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WhyFi 10-07-22 06:40 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22671320)
I am trying to figure out what the filtered word is. Hint???

I'm thinking that "shifts" got misspelled. :innocent:

WhyFi 10-07-22 06:44 AM

Low 40s this morning and we'll be topping out in the high 40s. Gloomy 40s, too, not the bright and cheery 40s. I'm so not mentally ready for riding in this, yet.

datlas 10-07-22 06:55 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22671323)
I'm thinking that "shifts" got misspelled. :innocent:

That entered my mind but I figured it might be more nuanced.

datlas 10-07-22 07:56 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22671327)
Low 40s this morning and we'll be topping out in the high 40s. Gloomy 40s, too, not the bright and cheery 40s. I'm so not mentally ready for riding in this, yet.

Still, beats the trainer IMO.

WhyFi 10-07-22 08:04 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22671397)
Still, beats the trainer IMO.

Yes, but I'm not to that desperate, dead-of-the-winter mode where I *need* to get in a ride, real or fake; I might be able to take the day off without feeling like a schlub.

datlas 10-07-22 08:08 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22671399)
Yes, but I'm not to that desperate, dead-of-the-winter mode where I *need* to get in a ride, real or fake; I might be able to take the day off without feeling like a schlub.

It's funny how a day like that in October or April is usually skipped, while a day with the same conditions in January is like a gift from the weather cycling gods.

WhyFi 10-07-22 08:21 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22671402)
It's funny how a day like that in October or April is usually skipped, while a day with the same conditions in January is like a gift from the weather cycling gods.

Absolutely - it's all about context.

I think that I will get out for a ride, though. It's really that initial chill that I'm dreading, so I think that I'll slightly overdress to overcome that. Once underway, I can decide whether I want to keep it easy or if I want to unzip a bit and turn it up. I'm guessing that I'll keep it easy :o

WhyFi 10-07-22 08:40 AM

So I put on my SS base layer, bibs, socks, tights, LS jersey, vest gilet, gaiter, lightweight wool hat, gloves, helmet, and glasses. Filled up my water bottle, went downstairs, aired up the tires, carried my bike up, opened the back door... and saw the rain coming down. :bang:

genejockey 10-07-22 09:53 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22671434)
So I put on my SS base layer, bibs, socks, tights, LS jersey, vest gilet, gaiter, lightweight wool hat, gloves, helmet, and glasses. Filled up my water bottle, went downstairs, aired up the tires, carried my bike up, opened the back door... and saw the rain coming down. :bang:

Throw a rain cape over all that. Then, if you're like me, you get even more soaked from the sweat than you would from the rain.

bampilot06 10-07-22 10:51 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22671434)
So I put on my SS base layer, bibs, socks, tights, LS jersey, vest gilet, gaiter, lightweight wool hat, gloves, helmet, and glasses. Filled up my water bottle, went downstairs, aired up the tires, carried my bike up, opened the back door... and saw the rain coming down. :bang:


I donít see the issue.

genejockey 10-07-22 11:18 AM

Skin of my teeth....
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WhyFi 10-07-22 11:29 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22671499)
Throw a rain cape over all that. Then, if you're like me, you get even more soaked from the sweat than you would from the rain.


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22671557)
I donít see the issue.

Uh huh - a Californian and a Virginian nonchalantly talking about heading out in to 41į and rain.

indyfabz 10-07-22 11:38 AM

Phillies on ABC at 2. Think I will mosey over the lobby of Comcast World Headquarters to see if the game is on the big screen monitors.

genejockey 10-07-22 11:39 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22671611)
Uh huh - a Californian and a Virginian nonchalantly talking about heading out in to 41į and rain.

And I thought Minnesotans were supposed to be tough. SMH.

;)

indyfabz 10-07-22 11:40 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22671327)
Low 40s this morning and we'll be topping out in the high 40s. Gloomy 40s, too, not the bright and cheery 40s. I'm so not mentally ready for riding in this, yet.

'Pose to get close to 80 here in the big city. Brought shorts and a T-shirt to change into for the walk home.

genejockey 10-07-22 11:43 AM

Rain, BTW, is one thing I've gotten thoroughly messed up about, from living in CA. I looked into climate in a number of places. I heard something about Pittsburgh having a lot of rain, so I looked at Buffalo and Lancaster, and they have just about as much rain as Pgh. So then I looked at where I grew up, around Gettysburg, and damned if it's not just the same! Like maybe once a week or more often it rains. I think I'd largely forgotten that.

Also, in looking at the climate, I'd been worried that Pittsburgh would be too cold, but it turns out it's only slightly colder than Gettysburg.

datlas 10-07-22 12:02 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22671619)
Phillies on ABC at 2. Think I will mosey over the lobby of Comcast World Headquarters to see if the game is on the big screen monitors.

You sure?? Google says only on ESPN and MLB channels.

datlas 10-07-22 12:18 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22671642)
You sure?? Google says only on ESPN and MLB channels.

Google is wrong. Mrs datlas confirmed it's on ABC. Of course I am at work and cannot watch it.

seedsbelize2 10-07-22 12:41 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22671289)
Ours is only 2 years old, and no problems. Not aware of "smart charging" what is that??

edit: Google says smart charge relates to EVs, our Fit runs on 87 Octane gasoline.

Our first lasted from march 18 to december 20, We just replaced the second. 22 months. I'd keep an eye on it, especially during the cold months. It doesn't get weaker, and then die; it just dies. I took the old one back to Autozone, where I bought it, and they gave me $70 credit from the 5 year warranty. I doubt Honda would do that.
And the smart charging is on gasoline engines too. They try to improve the gas mileage by means of a) slowing the rpm and b) smart charging, among other things, I'm sure, Driving in 'eco' mode keeps the rpm down as well, though I don't know how that would affect charging, over the long haul. It appears we can have either decent gas mileage or decent battery life, but not both.

seedsbelize2 10-07-22 12:46 PM

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indyfabz 10-07-22 01:23 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22671642)
You sure?? Google says only on ESPN and MLB channels.

Channel 6 (ABC) is carrying it. ESPN is owned by ABC.

MLB playoffs live: How to watch Philadelphia Phillies vs. St. Louis Cardinals game today - 6abc Philadelphia

Comcast had some stupid videos playing. I told the security guard how they used to show the afternoon playoff games back in '08.

LesterOfPuppets 10-07-22 01:43 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22671736)
Comcast had some stupid videos playing. I told the security guard how they used to show the afternoon playoff games back in '08.

LIke we needed another reason to hate Comcast :)

I'm working through the first two Seattle games :(

I hope they sweep!

big john 10-07-22 02:21 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22671694)
Our first lasted from march 18 to december 20, We just replaced the second. 22 months. I'd keep an eye on it, especially during the cold months. It doesn't get weaker, and then die; it just dies. I took the old one back to Autozone, where I bought it, and they gave me $70 credit from the 5 year warranty. I doubt Honda would do that.
And the smart charging is on gasoline engines too. They try to improve the gas mileage by means of a) slowing the rpm and b) smart charging, among other things, I'm sure, Driving in 'eco' mode keeps the rpm down as well, though I don't know how that would affect charging, over the long haul. It appears we can have either decent gas mileage or decent battery life, but not both.

I'm not a Honda tech but the only "Smart Charging" I know about is for the electric cars. They couldn't turn the alternator off on a gas car to save load, if they did the load would be greater when they turned it back on. No free lunch.

I suspect your earlier theory is closer to the mark, the one about the battery being too small. Also, I think battery life is greatly dependent on luck.

indyfabz 10-07-22 03:41 PM

Red October, baby!

seedsbelize2 10-07-22 05:40 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22671806)
I'm not a Honda tech but the only "Smart Charging" I know about is for the electric cars. They couldn't turn the alternator off on a gas car to save load, if they did the load would be greater when they turned it back on. No free lunch.

I suspect your earlier theory is closer to the mark, the one about the battery being too small. Also, I think battery life is greatly dependent on luck.

I was hoping you'd weigh in. Thanks! The general consensus on the forum is that the key off draws on the battery are too great for the size of the battery. Unless it is commuted in every day, for a significant period of time, it doesn't charge fully. We take public transport whenever we can, because we hate driving in the city, so the car gets used little. maybe once a week sometimes. One poster postulated that if is let sit for a full week without being started, the offline draws would completely drain the battery, at least for being able to start it. I'm going to get a voltmeter that plugs into the cigarette lighter, in order to keep tabs on it. And maybe a portable jump start unit. Seems like it would be handy to have.


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