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phrantic09 02-03-22 10:25 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22397243)
That system that hit the midwest is coming here and dumping a ton of rain on us the next 2 days. Then temps will plummet.

I am hoping there will be enough time for roads to dry before the temps go below freezing. If not, there will be more weekend basement fake miles in my future.

What county are you in? My boss is in Bucks and he said there could be some significant icing?

we are supposed to get over a foot

phrantic09 02-03-22 10:25 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22397269)

That looks awful

datlas 02-03-22 10:33 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22397347)
What county are you in? My boss is in Bucks and he said there could be some significant icing?

we are supposed to get over a foot

I am in Chester County, which is in a similar weather pattern as Bucks. But Bucks is NORTH of Philadelphia while we are WEST.. The weather patterns and demographics are similar.

I am willing to ride in seasonably cold winter temps (down to maybe 15F) but no effing way I am going to ride with ice risk.

WhyFi 02-03-22 10:39 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22397311)
Itís supposed to be 12 to my mom, but Northern VA traffic can really screw that up

You're telling me.

LAJ 02-03-22 10:45 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22397242)
My dad did this to his 1977 Silverado crew cab, before our big month-long family trip, BITD. He even built a frame around the fuel cell that he covered in carpet, so us kids could sit on it.


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22397257)
Was that a big rig?

It was a crew cab dually with a 2 axle open trailer. It had a storage box ahead of the car and racks for two rows of tires above it. It had a shell, with a sleeping compartment above the auxiliary fuel tank.

Here's an interesting picture... This is at the Phoenix mile, and we had to do a bit of bodywork bracing because we were going quite a bit faster than expected. The pole position for that race would have started 23rd in the Indy Car race that year.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1063015ad.jpeg

LAJ 02-03-22 10:50 AM

POS

Wordle 229 5/6

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MoAlpha 02-03-22 11:17 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22397243)
That system that hit the midwest is coming here and dumping a ton of rain on us the next 2 days. Then temps will plummet.

I am hoping there will be enough time for roads to dry before the temps go below freezing. If not, there will be more weekend basement fake miles in my future.

Itís sick how accustomed to fake miles I am becoming.

MoAlpha 02-03-22 11:26 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22397293)
Por casualidad, the increments are getting bigger by the day, and I expect to ride a bike within the coming week. The key will be getting it past the naysayers who insist it's too soon. There's an itch building, that will need scratching sooner than later. The first one or two will likely be uptown for supplies. Not much to go wrong there.

Just take it very easy at first and don’t over-commit. Anyway, your heirs and assigns will be comforted by the fact that you were doing what you loved, even if you go wishing you’d stayed in the rack.

Velo Vol 02-03-22 11:29 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22397361)
I am in Chester County, which is in a similar weather pattern as Bucks. But Bucks is NORTH of Philadelphia while we are WEST.. The weather patterns and demographics are similar.

We need a map.

datlas 02-03-22 11:31 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22397440)
We need a map.

PA Counties:

Pay attention to the lower right hand corner for metro Philly.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f1cc0f912a.gif

DougRNS 02-03-22 11:32 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22396633)

spider web design is interesting. Not as hi viz as I would like but does it even matter? Stay safe.

DougRNS 02-03-22 11:33 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22397444)
PA Counties:

Pay attention to the lower right hand corner for metro Philly.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f1cc0f912a.gif

Enabler.

datlas 02-03-22 11:34 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22397449)
Enabler.

Possibly

Velo Vol 02-03-22 11:48 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22397444)
Pay attention to the lower right hand corner for metro Philly.

Thank you for the helpful tip to locate Philadelphia.

Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22397444)

Velo Vol ancestors lived in Luzerne County for over 100 years, until my grandfather left there, as a ute.

datlas 02-03-22 11:53 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22397463)
Thank you for the helpful tip to locate Philadelphia.
Velo Vol ancestors lived in Luzerne County for over 100 years, until my grandfather left there, as a ute.

Fun fact: we lived in Dauphin County for 3 years when I did my medical residency at Hershey Medical Center.

genejockey 02-03-22 11:59 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22397302)
That stupid wordle game is addictive. I am typically getting the answer in 3 or 4 tries.

Mostly 3 for me, with the occasional 6(!), but today the Wordle Gods were on my side.

Wordle 229 2/6

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genejockey 02-03-22 12:03 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22397469)
Fun fact: we lived in Dauphin County for 3 years when I did my medical residency at Hershey Medical Center.

Fun fact - I grew up two counties away in Adams County, but I had relatives in Hershey, whom we visited frequently when I was little - it was my Dad's sister's family, and Dad was really close to his siblings. BUT I never smelled chocolate there or visited the Hershey Chocolate Factory.

LAJ 02-03-22 12:08 PM

Fun fact. I live in Adams county and don’t smell any chocolate

rjones28 02-03-22 12:09 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22397494)
Fun fact. I live in Adams county and donít smell any chocolate

Sad

BillyD 02-03-22 12:11 PM

Fun fact, I grew up in Manhattan county and smelled a lot of things non-chocolate.

MoAlpha 02-03-22 12:18 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22397445)
spider web design is interesting. Not as hi viz as I would like but does it even matter? Stay safe.

I always ride with a rear blinker, but I had it on when I got hit and runned. If they ainít lookin, they ainít seein.

datlas 02-03-22 12:20 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22397484)
Fun fact - I grew up two counties away in Adams County, but I had relatives in Hershey, whom we visited frequently when I was little - it was my Dad's sister's family, and Dad was really close to his siblings. BUT I never smelled chocolate there or visited the Hershey Chocolate Factory.

When I was a kid in the 1970's we went to Hershey and back then you could actually get a tour of the chocolate factory.

When we moved there in the late 90's, they had eliminated the factory tour and replaced it with a Disney-esque faux factory *** giftshop travesty called "Hershey's Chocolate World."

edit: fun fact, the stupid censor won't let me use the 3 letter word, starting with c and ending with m, that means "combined with" because it's stupid.

MoAlpha 02-03-22 12:23 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22397509)
When I was a kid in the 1970's we went to Hershey and back then you could actually get a tour of the chocolate factory.

When we moved there in the late 90's, they had eliminated the factory tour and replaced it with a Disney-esque faux factory *** giftshop travesty called "Hershey's Chocolate World."

edit: fun fact, the stupid censor won't let me use the 3 letter word, starting with c and ending with m, that means "combined with" because it's stupid.

Always wanted to do that when I was a kid. Had to settle for the Beechnut factory in Canajoharie, NY. They gave out gum and Lifesavers but no baby food.

Velo Vol 02-03-22 12:24 PM

Yesterday during my Hamblen County walk I smelled doughnuts.

Velo Vol 02-03-22 12:28 PM

When I was a ute our class took a field trip to the bread factory.

phrantic09 02-03-22 12:34 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22397513)
Always wanted to do that when I was a kid. Had to settle for the Beechnut factory in Canajoharie, NY. They gave out gum and Lifesavers but no baby food.

That joint is closed now.

phrantic09 02-03-22 12:36 PM

Think I figured out the chain skip-

1 - there was about 15mm between top of pulley and bottom of cog on the biggest cog, fixed that

2- high limit was a little inside the smallest cog

3- took off and reinstalled cassette, nothing wiggled, but figured why not.

it all sounds better, Iíll know how it took when I ride outside this weekend (hopefully)

MoAlpha 02-03-22 12:38 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22397524)
That joint is closed now.

Yes. Sad.

BillyD 02-03-22 12:43 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22397509)

edit: fun fact, the stupid censor won't let me use the 3 letter word, starting with c and ending with m, that means "combined with" because it's stupid.

:roflmao:

WhyFi 02-03-22 12:45 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22397421)
It’s sick how accustomed to fake miles I am becoming.

I was looking though an email from some cycling apparel manufacturer or another and briefly got excited about sale on some winter boots before coming to my senses and getting real with myself. I haven't been out on the ice yet this year and probably won't unless my trainer ***** the bed.


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