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Velo Vol 01-02-22 07:11 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22359508)
remember, nature hates him.

Are you real life stalking me? It's like you saw me battling against the cold harsh winds, then rain drops, this afternoon.

DougRNS 01-02-22 07:13 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22359512)
Since it's obvious I don't mind beating a dead horse, and we're on the topic of maps, I'll leave this here for quiet reflection.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5b3878ac9a.jpg

Note: I've passed through Corbin, Kentucky* many times on the way to/from the frozen tundra.

*Home of KFC

DougRNS 01-02-22 07:18 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22359517)
Are you real life stalking me? It's like you saw me battling against the cold harsh winds, then rain drops, this afternoon.

no, I was working this afternoon. Tomorrow I'll toil away by myself in the office. Loud, jangly guitar music will emanate from my office like a jackhammer busting up concrete on a sweaty July afternoon.

seedsbelize2 01-02-22 08:06 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22359466)
The grudge you harbor is legendary.

These days it only flares up on rare occasions. It's a goal of mine that it eventually go away altogether.

Mojo31 01-02-22 08:06 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22359487)
Velo Vol is stealing our winter.

I’d let the fraudster have it.

LAJ 01-02-22 08:33 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22359569)
These days it only flares up on rare occasions. It's a goal of mine that it eventually go away altogether.

Understood. Your time here, Belize and there, are who you are. Embrace it.

Velo Vol 01-02-22 08:42 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22359524)
Loud, jangly guitar music will emanate from my office like a jackhammer busting up concrete on a sweaty July afternoon.

You must be a joy to work with. :rolleyes:

Velo Vol 01-02-22 08:50 PM

I just watched a programme on gravity/space/time. It's a weighty subject, but I think a real world application of Einstein's theory of general relativity would reveal that Strava has been underestimating my average speed.



DougRNS 01-02-22 08:52 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22359602)
You must be a joy to work with. :rolleyes:

I'll be there by myself it's a company holiday.* I'm using it as a floating holiday to be used later.

* TTKU

DougRNS 01-02-22 08:57 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22359613)
I just watched a programme on gravity/space/time. It's a weighty subject, but I think a real world application of Einstein's theory of general relativity would reveal that Strava has been underestimating my average speed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qGucb958rI

you only need distance and time and solve for Ave speed.
D/T=A
Where D= distance, T=time and A= average speed
#3rdGradeMath

Velo Vol 01-02-22 09:01 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22359616)
I'll be there by myself it's a company holiday.*

Might need to take off on the holiday and bring you snow shovel for emergency assistance north of the border.


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22359618)
Where D= distance, T=time and A= average speed
#3rdGradeMath

Gravity, speed affect the rate of time.

DougRNS 01-02-22 09:16 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22359624)
Might need to take off on the holiday and bring you snow shovel for emergency assistance north of the border.


Gravity, speed affect the rate of time.

A wise man once told me every day has 24 hours.:foo:
#FuzzyMath

LesterOfPuppets 01-02-22 09:35 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22359635)
A wise man once told me every day has 24 hours.:foo:
#FuzzyMath

How many minutes does this hour have?


genejockey 01-02-22 10:21 PM

The Litespeed is starting to look more like a bike, as I work my way through the interim build.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c45d21d3ad.jpg

I changed the 120mm Pro Chrome Corsa stem in the picture for a 110mm Nitto Dynamic The mix of bright aluminum with gray titanium is enough, Tossing bluish-gray stainless steel on top of that is just too much. That, and I think it will work better with a 110.

LesterOfPuppets 01-02-22 10:28 PM

I like the triple. I have a feeling I'm gonna have to leave my bike with the double in Phoenix, unless I end up somewhere flatter. I'm getting too old not to have a 30t chainring.

Is that a Sachs RD? Don't see those much these days.

genejockey 01-02-22 10:49 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22359689)
I like the triple. I have a feeling I'm gonna have to leave my bike with the double in Phoenix, unless I end up somewhere flatter. I'm getting too old not to have a 30t chainring.

Is that a Sachs RD? Don't see those much these days.

Yeah. It came with a 170mm Racing T crankset with a cracked NDS crank - somebody greased the spindles. I happened to have a 75mm Racing T, and the BB that came with it feels glassy smooth, and it's the next level up from the one I have so I thought I'd just leave it and use it with my cranks.

It came with First Generation Chorus Ergo levers, but the hoods were ripped. And short cage Chorus RD, which seems inadequate for the spread of gears. And I happened to have Sach New Success long cage RD and Ergos (also First Generation). 8sp Sachs Ergos with Sachs RD work with Shimano spacing, so I put together a wheelset with that looks matched, but is actually an Ultegra/MA3 rear and a Chorus/Reflex front. The FD that came with it is a Racing T, so I'm keeping that on it.

Like I said, though, this is just an interim build. For the final build, I'm planning something much more modern. I prefer doubles to triples, and I don't feel any need to keep this bike C&V.

Velo Vol 01-03-22 02:49 AM

It's snowing. :rolleyes:

datlas 01-03-22 04:27 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22359773)
It's snowing. :rolleyes:

:bday:

ls01 01-03-22 05:07 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22359227)
Sadly, Benson is too big for my basket.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ef3dcc1238.png

get a burly trailer or a bigger basket.

ls01 01-03-22 05:11 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22359306)
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c2eea21ff0.jpg
Map of people who piss me off, by state.
Grey = piss me off
Not Grey = Don't piss me off

Ok. I'm doing my share I see.

ls01 01-03-22 05:14 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22359337)
That's one way to say it. Wink wink.
Bonus points for zero map content.


he is supposed to end that statement with " if you know what I mean". Kudos to you for figuring it out without the identifier.

ls01 01-03-22 05:18 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22359487)
Velo Vol is stealing our winter.

stealing is so harsh, how about appropriating?

Trsnrtr 01-03-22 06:35 AM

I find the first snowing day of the season sort of exciting, pretty, etc. and brings back a lot of pleasant memories as a child.

I find the first 0F day absolutely depressing.

datlas 01-03-22 06:56 AM

Back at work. About 1/3 of my staff is out due to illness and/or quarantine. We are trying to do as much telemedicine as possible since 5 of the usual 6 front staff people are out.

Phooey.

seedsbelize2 01-03-22 06:59 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22359773)
It's snowing. :rolleyes:

It's January

seedsbelize2 01-03-22 07:03 AM

Today's forecast calls for a high of 74A. 18 lower than yesterday. It appears the cold front has arrived.

Velo Vol 01-03-22 07:04 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22359773)
It's snowing. :rolleyes:

Not as bad as the estimates they were trying to scare us with last night. An inch or so. Still gross.

MoAlpha 01-03-22 08:01 AM

A propos of nothing in particular, I can't believe how much people seem to eat on casual/training rides. Actually, I can't believe how much they eat in general.

rjones28 01-03-22 08:01 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22359773)
It's snowing. :rolleyes:

Same.

rjones28 01-03-22 08:06 AM

I remembered to put the SportWagen in the garage last night, so Mrs. rjones28 didn't need to remove snow and ice this morning. :)


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