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LAJ 12-22-21 03:24 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22348658)
Okay, OCD sufferers - if the logos on the top cap of your stem are bilaterally symmetrical, do you place them at 12:00 and 6:00 or 3:00 and 9:00?

It depends what it is. If it's like a star, there's only one way to look at it. and that would be 12/6

LAJ 12-22-21 03:24 PM


Originally Posted by gnome (Post 22348685)
no. no it's not. their accent is worse.

:) I was thinking of you as I typed it out. Yes indeed, there is a difference.

Trsnrtr 12-22-21 03:26 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22348658)
Okay, OCD sufferers - if the logos on the top cap of your stem are bilaterally symmetrical, do you place them at 12:00 and 6:00 or 3:00 and 9:00?

Yes.

That reminds me, my Colnago has Ernesto's trademark logo on it and it's slightly rotated at the moment. I really need to change that.

ls01 12-22-21 03:44 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22348502)
And then are we going to just bang on the drum all day?

well, I don't wanna work....

ls01 12-22-21 03:45 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22348515)
It was nasty icey up here today. I ate **** walking outside to start my car.

Did that help keep you warm?

genejockey 12-22-21 04:08 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22348697)
Yes.

That reminds me, my Colnago has Ernesto's trademark logo on it and it's slightly rotated at the moment. I really need to change that.

This is the Ritchey stem on the old Cannondale, which despite being from the early 90s and close to the bottom of Cannondale's range, has a threadless headset. So, 2x "Ritchey" 180 degrees opposed. I decided on 3:00 and 9:00, since I figured then neither one is upside down. Or both are. One of those.

Mojo31 12-22-21 04:09 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22348658)
Okay, OCD sufferers - if the logos on the top cap of your stem are bilaterally symmetrical, do you place them at 12:00 and 6:00 or 3:00 and 9:00?

Depends on the logo

Just landed in Flagstaff. There is snow on the ground. Wasn't expecting that.

Velo Vol 12-22-21 04:11 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22348479)

Let's see about that.

Hey bampilot06, having ridden the roads near where I live in the day time, would you want to ride them at night?

genejockey 12-22-21 04:12 PM

Since Thanksgiving, I have been afraid to step on a scale, knowing for absolute certain that I'd be well above my target weight, given all I've been eating. Today, I threw caution to the wind. 200.2 lbs. Pretty much my target weight for the moment. I have no idea how I didn't gain at least 5 lbs in the last month. But apparently I didn't, so I bought a dozen donuts and ate all of them I made myself a nice lunch of slices of dry salami with an apple and some leftover broccoli. And I did not feel deprived, because I LOVE dry salami and apples and broccoli.

Velo Vol 12-22-21 04:15 PM

Already waved the white flag of surrender.


Mojo31 12-22-21 04:16 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22348739)
Since Thanksgiving, I have been afraid to step on a scale, knowing for absolute certain that I'd be well above my target weight, given all I've been eating. Today, I threw caution to the wind. 200.2 lbs. Pretty much my target weight for the moment. I have no idea how I didn't gain at least 5 lbs in the last month. But apparently I didn't, so I bought a dozen donuts and ate all of them I made myself a nice lunch of slices of dry salami with an apple and some leftover broccoli. And I did not feel deprived, because I LOVE dry salami and apples and broccoli.

I lost about 5 during my trial. Now the challenge is to keep it off.

LAJ 12-22-21 04:17 PM

A guy at work just got back from Bahrain, and he brought back chocolate covered dates. I love dates, and I love chocolate, but never once thought to put them together. I could have sat down on the floor with them right next to me, and not stood back up until they were gone. So good. I only had 3.

Mojo31 12-22-21 04:18 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22348742)
Already waved the white flag of surrender.

https://twitter.com/Brett_McMurphy/s...17931783737345

A third of their starters weren't going to play anyway. Sad that these kids feel that they just don't have to play if they don't want to.

genejockey 12-22-21 04:19 PM

My plan for this Christmas break was to take advantage of having all kinds of time when the sun was up to ride outside A LOT, get more miles on my C&V bikes, enjoy the crisper air, etc.

Hahaha. Haha. Ha.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1ee0e22945.jpg
Fate is a witty little MF'er, isn't he?

Mojo31 12-22-21 04:20 PM

Everything is good, or at least tolerable, when coated in chocolate.

genejockey 12-22-21 04:26 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22348745)
A guy at work just got back from Bahrain, and he brought back chocolate covered dates. I love dates, and I love chocolate, but never once thought to put them together. I could have sat down on the floor with them right next to me, and not stood back up until they were gone. So good. I only had 3.

My BIL was enlisted in the Navy, an electronics specialist, in satellite communications. Back in the mid-70s he was stationed in Bahrain. My sister HATED IT. "Armpit of the World" - hot, but not dry because of being in the Persian Arabian Gulf. Lizards. Bugs. Couldn't wait to come home, though she did bring something good back from there - my nephew.

Fast forward several decades. BIL retired from the Navy, and went to work for the DoD as a civilian. The people he'd had to salute now called him sir. His job takes him to Bahrain, and my sister goes with him. This time, it's MUCH better! Turns out the problem was mostly being enlisted, vs. civilian employee. Better pay, better treatment.

genejockey 12-22-21 04:31 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22348751)
Everything is good, or at least tolerable, when coated in chocolate.

Hmmmmm......
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...418a01b250.jpg

Velo Vol 12-22-21 04:39 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22348490)
I know how much you like videos.

I like a lot of videos. I just watched one with actual cycling content.


Mojo31 12-22-21 04:44 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22348759)

If I had to eat it, I'd prefer it be coated with chocolate. Heavily coated.

Trsnrtr 12-22-21 04:46 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22348734)
This is the Ritchey stem on the old Cannondale, which despite being from the early 90s and close to the bottom of Cannondale's range, has a threadless headset. So, 2x "Ritchey" 180 degrees opposed. I decided on 3:00 and 9:00, since I figured then neither one is upside down. Or both are. One of those.

You could pick out a solid colored one here or a pattern that won't trip the OCD switch. :)

https://www.purelycustom.com/product...e-accessories/

Trsnrtr 12-22-21 04:50 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22348745)
A guy at work just got back from Bahrain, and he brought back chocolate covered dates. I love dates, and I love chocolate, but never once thought to put them together. I could have sat down on the floor with them right next to me, and not stood back up until they were gone. So good. I only had 3.

Wow. I bet those are calorific.

genejockey 12-22-21 04:56 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22348782)
Wow. I bet those are calorific.

Like fried butter.

genejockey 12-22-21 04:57 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22348780)
You could pick out a solid colored one here or a pattern that won't trip the OCD switch. :)

https://www.purelycustom.com/product...e-accessories/

My choices were a bit limited by the fact that it's a 1" headset, and I figured since the stem is heavily emblazoned with the Ritchey name, the cap might as well be. I had had a Bontrager cap on it, since I had that lying around, but it bothered me.

LAJ 12-22-21 04:59 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22348782)
Wow. I bet those are calorific.

I didn't even look and I'm just surprised I kept it to three. One white chocolate, one regular chocolate, and one dark chocolate.

Velo Vol 12-22-21 04:59 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22348747)
A third of their starters weren't going to play anyway. Sad that these kids feel that they just don't have to play if they don't want to.

College students got things to do, besides college.


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