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genejockey 08-29-22 01:08 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22628414)
Extra points if when you stir it the spoon stands upright.

How many points if it dissolves?

datlas 08-29-22 01:08 PM

Here is one of my favorite local climbs. It's pretty tough.

https://www.strava.com/segments/580243

p.s. if you follow the grade, it does have some pitches of 15-20% the last quarter mile. Ouchie!

datlas 08-29-22 01:11 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22628420)
How many points if it dissolves?

:twitchy:

Mojo31 08-29-22 01:19 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22628421)
Here is one of my favorite local climbs. It's pretty tough.

https://www.strava.com/segments/580243

p.s. if you follow the grade, it does have some pitches of 15-20% the last quarter mile. Ouchie!

At .8 mile (elevation 744) it shows a 60% grade. WTF????

Bah Humbug 08-29-22 01:40 PM

I made a cup of coffee for myself last week that was too strong even for my taste, at least black. Four heaping scoops of finely-ground Bulletproof French Roast, thick filter, took 90 minutes even with stirring it so the water would even get through eventually.

bampilot06 08-29-22 01:53 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22628201)
I had that kind of experience with the Canyon. Part of my brain was thinking, "Why do I need THIS bike if I have the Litespeed?", and between the *click* in the seatpost and the strange phenomenon where when I don't ride it for a month or so, something happens to the brake pad/disks that makes them initially poor stopping and hooty and has to be burned off, I was distinctly falling out of love with it. But that all went away with a few miles and by the end of the ride I was back to loving it again. Not sure where I'm going to make cuts to reduce the lineup when I retire. Can't move 10 bikes Back East! (Or can I?)


ship them east to me, Iíll look after them.

datlas 08-29-22 01:54 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22628431)
At .8 mile (elevation 744) it shows a 60% grade. WTF????

It's certainly a nasty climb, but I highly doubt it ever gets worse than 20%. That is probably an error.

big john 08-29-22 02:14 PM

Nino Schurter won his 10th World Championship race. He's 36.
https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/9y...bhQ-415-80.jpg

genejockey 08-29-22 02:30 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22628466)
ship them east to me, Iíll look after them.

What, with your history of crashing? As if!

genejockey 08-29-22 02:31 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22628504)
Nino Schurter won his 10th World Championship race. He's 36.
https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/9y...bhQ-415-80.jpg

So you're saying there's hope for us?

Mojo31 08-29-22 02:39 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22628469)
It's certainly a nasty climb, but I highly doubt it ever gets worse than 20%. That is probably an error.

Has to be error. Or be a mountain goat.

big john 08-29-22 02:40 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22628526)
So you're saying there's hope for us?

Nope, unless we adopt the TimTak position he uses. (almost)
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5c35650f02.jpg

Mojo31 08-29-22 03:05 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22628540)
Nope, unless we adopt the TimTak position he uses. (almost)
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5c35650f02.jpg

He doesn't look like us (at least not me).

big john 08-29-22 03:09 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22628570)
He doesn't look like us (at least not me).

I could look like that if I was 5 inches shorter and my legs were a lot bigger, waist a lot smaller, and I was 32 years younger.

Still wouldn't be able to ride an mtb with the bar that low, though.

Eric F 08-29-22 03:11 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22628504)
Nino Schurter won his 10th World Championship race. He's 36.
https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/9y...bhQ-415-80.jpg

Extremely strong performance by NS from start to finish, and a tight battle deep into the last lap. Great race.

Eric F 08-29-22 03:15 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22628540)
Nope, unless we adopt the TimTak position he uses. (almost)

I don't recall, is the TimTak position extreme forward or extreme backward?

big john 08-29-22 03:16 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22628582)
Extremely strong performance by NS from start to finish, and a tight battle deep into the last lap. Great race.

I haven't actually watched it yet but when he's on, he's a machine. I don't know what happened to him in the Olympics, maybe he wasn't prepared. Pidcock, who won Olympic gold, finished 4th in the WC.

Eric F 08-29-22 03:17 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22628579)
I could look like that if I was 5 inches shorter and my legs were a lot bigger, waist a lot smaller, and I was 32 years younger.

Still wouldn't be able to ride an mtb with the bar that low, though.

Don't forget about an aerobic system that is among the best ever installed in a human.

Bar drop looks similar to that of a high-level roadie.

big john 08-29-22 03:17 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22628591)
I don't recall, is the TimTak position extreme forward or extreme backward?

Face just above the front tire. Among other things.

genejockey 08-29-22 03:17 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22628540)
Nope, unless we adopt the TimTak position he uses. (almost)
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5c35650f02.jpg

That looks to be a fairly small bike. I'd probably keep hitting my knees on the bars.

genejockey 08-29-22 03:19 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22628579)
I could look like that if I was 5 inches shorter and my legs were a lot bigger, waist a lot smaller, and I was 32 years younger.

Still wouldn't be able to ride an mtb with the bar that low, though.

So, if you were him, you could look like him? A = A?

big john 08-29-22 03:21 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22628594)
Don't forget about an aerobic system that is among the best ever installed in a human.

There is that.

I think you run your mtb bar pretty low. I like it almost saddle level, I can't ride off stuff like he does .I think he's one of the last to use a dropper, too.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...eabaa202a2.jpg

Eric F 08-29-22 03:22 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22628592)
I haven't actually watched it yet but when he's on, he's a machine. I don't know what happened to him in the Olympics, maybe he wasn't prepared. Pidcock, who won Olympic gold, finished 4th in the WC.

Pidcock started from a position WAY back in the field, battled hard through everyone, caught the lead group, and was leading the race at one point about mid-race. That effort might have taken too much out of him to respond to the pace at the end. In his social media, he also posted about having caught a bug that some other racers had also struggled with during the weekend. I would like to see Pidcock race against a top field from a front-row starting position.

big john 08-29-22 03:23 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22628598)
So, if you were him, you could look like him? A = A?

That's the only way!

big john 08-29-22 03:25 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22628602)
Pidcock started from a position WAY back in the field, battled hard through the field, caught the lead group, and was leading the race at one point about mid-race. That effort might have taken too much out of him to respond to the pace at the end. In his social media, he also posted about having caught a bug that some other racers had also struggled with during the weekend. I would like to see Pidcock race against a top field from a front-row starting position.

Pidcock is only 23. He's a phenom and only going to get better. He might even become a good road racer.


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