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indyfabz 05-15-22 08:20 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22507906)
Seems the Suns are about to set in Phoenix.

:D

Totally eclipsed.

BillyD 05-15-22 08:29 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22507825)
That belly needs a rub.

Just a hussy.

Velo Vol 05-15-22 08:32 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22507923)
Eclipse watch underway. :bday:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MII89TZ63NE

There's a thin layer of haze, but the sky is mostly clear.

BillyD 05-15-22 08:34 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22507888)
Today was rough. I ended up going down three times. The first time, I was riding back to my car from packet pickup, some guy wasnít paying atttention coming around a bend and pushed me into a field. Said field had 3 foot deep potholes in it and I went over the bars. Crash two was on some stupid rooty rocky muddy single track that I would really only classify as dangerous. Lost traction and went down against some rocks- my right cleat got stuck and I twisted my knee all up. Crash three was pretty much the same, just an even worse segment that took out about ten people in my near vacinity.

My knee, shoulder and hip hurt so bad that the rest of the day was torture.

I had a ton of mechanicals and probably wasted about an hour dicking around with them. Iím really disappointed in the outcome, but itís over at least

All in the name of fun? Does not compute.

rjones28 05-15-22 08:40 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22507888)
Today was rough. I ended up going down three times. The first time, I was riding back to my car from packet pickup, some guy wasnít paying atttention coming around a bend and pushed me into a field. Said field had 3 foot deep potholes in it and I went over the bars. Crash two was on some stupid rooty rocky muddy single track that I would really only classify as dangerous. Lost traction and went down against some rocks- my right cleat got stuck and I twisted my knee all up. Crash three was pretty much the same, just an even worse segment that took out about ten people in my near vacinity.

My knee, shoulder and hip hurt so bad that the rest of the day was torture.

I had a ton of mechanicals and probably wasted about an hour dicking around with them. Iím really disappointed in the outcome, but itís over at least

Oof

rjones28 05-15-22 08:41 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22507903)
No comment.

Comment.

Velo Vol 05-15-22 09:28 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22507949)
Comment.

See my previous posts on gravel riding.

genejockey 05-15-22 10:39 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22507741)
anyway you can take a picture of how you did this? I know my three bikes are not the same, but I’m also not experiencing pain.

For me the key thing is that I do all measurements from fixed points. I have the bike on a level floor, with the rear wheel right up against a wall. I try to level the handlebars. I start by measuring from BB center to the floor and the wall. Then the center of the top of the headtube to the floor and the wall. Then the handlebar, by the stem, to the floor and the wall. Then I put the board on the saddle, check with a level that it matches the other bikes. Then I measure from the floor to the bottom of the board at the predetermined point, and then from BB center to the same point, and then from saddle nose to wall. I also use a dowel, which I put in the place on the hoods where your hands go, fix it in place with rubberbands, then measure from there to the back of the saddle.

Floor to BB center...
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...472283bd5e.jpg

Here's the saddle height measurement. Sorry it's blurry, but I had to hold the tape measure in my right hand while trying to snap the pic with my left!
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...85de9c5174.jpg

This shows the basic problem with measuring saddle height - different bikes have different seat tube angles. But if you set the saddle angles all the same, and the setback relative to the BB the same, you can measure the saddle height, from BB center to the same point on the saddle. I used the Ritchey as the standard because it's so conventional, and it's my most comfortable bike. I put that board on the saddle, with the back of the board even with the back of the saddle. Then I lined up the tape measure from BB center to the bottom of the board, with the edge of the tape measure lined up with the center of the seat tube, and then marked the point where it lined up with the bottom of the board.

I enter the numbers, in inches, into an Excel spreadsheet, in which I added formulas to convert inches to cm, and also to subtract some numbers from others to give me others - like (Saddle to Floor) - (Bar Top to Floor) = Handlebar Drop. Here's the Litespeed's measurements, with the measurements in inches on the left and calculated values in cm on the right.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9a1f72b10b.jpg

Hope this helps!

genejockey 05-15-22 10:51 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22507888)
Today was rough. I ended up going down three times. The first time, I was riding back to my car from packet pickup, some guy wasnít paying atttention coming around a bend and pushed me into a field. Said field had 3 foot deep potholes in it and I went over the bars. Crash two was on some stupid rooty rocky muddy single track that I would really only classify as dangerous. Lost traction and went down against some rocks- my right cleat got stuck and I twisted my knee all up. Crash three was pretty much the same, just an even worse segment that took out about ten people in my near vacinity.

My knee, shoulder and hip hurt so bad that the rest of the day was torture.

I had a ton of mechanicals and probably wasted about an hour dicking around with them. Iím really disappointed in the outcome, but itís over at least

Yikes!

bampilot06 05-16-22 03:18 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22507888)
Today was rough. I ended up going down three times. The first time, I was riding back to my car from packet pickup, some guy wasnít paying atttention coming around a bend and pushed me into a field. Said field had 3 foot deep potholes in it and I went over the bars. Crash two was on some stupid rooty rocky muddy single track that I would really only classify as dangerous. Lost traction and went down against some rocks- my right cleat got stuck and I twisted my knee all up. Crash three was pretty much the same, just an even worse segment that took out about ten people in my near vacinity.

My knee, shoulder and hip hurt so bad that the rest of the day was torture.

I had a ton of mechanicals and probably wasted about an hour dicking around with them. Iím really disappointed in the outcome, but itís over at least

But is the bike okay?

bampilot06 05-16-22 03:21 AM

I use straight talk. I had this for the past 7 years or so and have never had any issues. 55 a month for unlimited. Currently running and Iphone 8 plus, I suspect my wife and I will be getting new phones before the end of this year. From experience Iphones only last me about 4 years and we are on year 3.5. The battery starts to become unreliable.

Ive tried android in the past and just hated everything about them. I must not know what I am doing but it seemed like after the first year they would get glitchy. I also not a fan of the lay out.


I donít know which Iphone we will go with, but I wonít spend more than 400.00 on a phone.

bampilot06 05-16-22 03:22 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22508038)
For me the key thing is that I do all measurements from fixed points. I have the bike on a level floor, with the rear wheel right up against a wall. I try to level the handlebars. I start by measuring from BB center to the floor and the wall. Then the center of the top of the headtube to the floor and the wall. Then the handlebar, by the stem, to the floor and the wall. Then I put the board on the saddle, check with a level that it matches the other bikes. Then I measure from the floor to the bottom of the board at the predetermined point, and then from BB center to the same point, and then from saddle nose to wall. I also use a dowel, which I put in the place on the hoods where your hands go, fix it in place with rubberbands, then measure from there to the back of the saddle.

Floor to BB center...
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...472283bd5e.jpg

Here's the saddle height measurement. Sorry it's blurry, but I had to hold the tape measure in my right hand while trying to snap the pic with my left!
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...85de9c5174.jpg

This shows the basic problem with measuring saddle height - different bikes have different seat tube angles. But if you set the saddle angles all the same, and the setback relative to the BB the same, you can measure the saddle height, from BB center to the same point on the saddle. I used the Ritchey as the standard because it's so conventional, and it's my most comfortable bike. I put that board on the saddle, with the back of the board even with the back of the saddle. Then I lined up the tape measure from BB center to the bottom of the board, with the edge of the tape measure lined up with the center of the seat tube, and then marked the point where it lined up with the bottom of the board.

I enter the numbers, in inches, into an Excel spreadsheet, in which I added formulas to convert inches to cm, and also to subtract some numbers from others to give me others - like (Saddle to Floor) - (Bar Top to Floor) = Handlebar Drop. Here's the Litespeed's measurements, with the measurements in inches on the left and calculated values in cm on the right.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9a1f72b10b.jpg

Hope this helps!


thank you.

phrantic09 05-16-22 03:23 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22508098)
But is the bike okay?

yes

ls01 05-16-22 04:08 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22507888)
Today was rough. I ended up going down three times. The first time, I was riding back to my car from packet pickup, some guy wasnít paying atttention coming around a bend and pushed me into a field. Said field had 3 foot deep potholes in it and I went over the bars. Crash two was on some stupid rooty rocky muddy single track that I would really only classify as dangerous. Lost traction and went down against some rocks- my right cleat got stuck and I twisted my knee all up. Crash three was pretty much the same, just an even worse segment that took out about ten people in my near vacinity.

My knee, shoulder and hip hurt so bad that the rest of the day was torture.

I had a ton of mechanicals and probably wasted about an hour dicking around with them. Iím really disappointed in the outcome, but itís over at least

My condolences, 🙏 for healing

ls01 05-16-22 04:08 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22507903)
No comment.

wut

ls01 05-16-22 04:09 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22507910)
Sorry to read this. Hoping the knee is ok. And the other parts, too.

reported

phrantic09 05-16-22 04:12 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22507908)
That bites. There are days that the money spent is best forfeited, but we instead turn them into epic days. You'll look back and think it was pretty good that you persevered.

At the finish I said to myself I was never doing it again, Iíve already changed my mind.


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22507910)
Sorry to read this. Hoping the knee is ok. And the other parts, too.

Feel okay today, neck is a little stiff and my hip hurts, but no bruises other than ego


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22507911)
Oof. I know that you're competitive, but you really shouldn't try to out-bam bam.

WellÖ I crashed more yesterday than in my entire cycling career, so I hope thatís out of the way.


I think perhaps doing a 5k with the kids Saturday was just enough ďnot restĒ to wear me out. Or I should have kept up with the Rasputitsa and Battenkill trends and done this one hung over. I seem to be able to ride harder that way.

ls01 05-16-22 04:13 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22508098)
But is the bike okay?

Probably. If there was an injury to the bike, he would have lead with that report. Unless there was a head injury. Then proper format for race reports are off the table

bampilot06 05-16-22 04:17 AM

Just glad I am not alone in bike mishaps.

indyfabz 05-16-22 04:23 AM

Iím moving my play time to lunch time.

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Bah Humbug 05-16-22 04:36 AM


Originally Posted by gnome (Post 22507835)
If it is anything like my cat, that belly is a trap. You go for the rub and suddenly get the full pounce, chomp and disembowel treatment.

Mine was back and forth. A Schroedinger's belly rub, if you will.

Bah Humbug 05-16-22 04:40 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22508130)
Iím moving my play time to lunch time.

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It feels like that should matter, but it doesn't seem to affect mine.

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Bah Humbug 05-16-22 04:50 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22507888)
Today was rough. I ended up going down three times. The first time, I was riding back to my car from packet pickup, some guy wasnít paying atttention coming around a bend and pushed me into a field. Said field had 3 foot deep potholes in it and I went over the bars. Crash two was on some stupid rooty rocky muddy single track that I would really only classify as dangerous. Lost traction and went down against some rocks- my right cleat got stuck and I twisted my knee all up. Crash three was pretty much the same, just an even worse segment that took out about ten people in my near vacinity.

My knee, shoulder and hip hurt so bad that the rest of the day was torture.

I had a ton of mechanicals and probably wasted about an hour dicking around with them. Iím really disappointed in the outcome, but itís over at least

I'm, uh, glad it wasn't worse? :twitchy:

Trsnrtr 05-16-22 04:54 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22507825)
That belly needs a rub.

Carefully, and be able to pull your hand back in a hurry in case of detonation.

#CatAttack

Trsnrtr 05-16-22 04:59 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22507880)
I have a hard time turning off the Live Aid concert portion of ďBohemian Rhapsody.Ē

I watch that on You Tube occasionally and did last week.. It took three days to get Radio GaGa out of my head.

There's a great dissection of the performance on YT that shows every nuance of the performance and why it was so great.


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