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WhyFi 10-18-21 01:29 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22274464)
I've been looking at the free trial of Wahoo's Syst'm, what with it's 4DP test. I need to decide what the goal of my winter riding will be. Previous years, I just kinda stopped riding after October, made a few half-hearted efforts at riding on a dumb trainer, maybe a couple Sunday rides under 30 miles and then started rebuilding fitness after DST started again and I could ride after work. Last winter I rode through the whole time, and in fact since July of 2020 I have not fallen below 20 hours of riding/ month. But there's been no structure. So, do I WANT structure? And if so, to accomplish what, exactly? Previously, I never had to think beyond building my my fitness over the summer, losing it during the winter, building it up again next summer. And Now I'm facing the reality that you don't just keep getting faster and faster, that there will be some sort of periodicity to it.

Life was less complicated when I was lazier.

The 4DP test is awesome and the absolute worst. I rode Sufferfest for a couple of winters and really appreciate the approach with four distinct power zones, since my profile doesn't adhere well to the typical power curves.

genejockey 10-18-21 01:37 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22274491)
The 4DP test is awesome and the absolute worst. I rode Sufferfest for a couple of winters and really appreciate the approach with four distinct power zones, since my profile doesn't adhere well to the typical power curves.

I almost jumped on the free trial this weekend, but I thought maybe I should finish the last 3 rides of Zwift Academy first. I still have one workout, a recovery ride, and the 'Finish Line' test to do. Maybe then. I don't want to cross the streams....
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...4647a7956.jpeg

indyfabz 10-18-21 01:38 PM

Popped up on Facebook. From my 2017 hi-rail trip in NJ. Probably cannot see it, but there is a dainty fox on the outside of the right rail. It was so small it could run along the railhead. I got to drive for a while.


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...667c0ecbe.jpeg

genejockey 10-18-21 01:39 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22274468)
Yep.

Now align the B's on the top cap properly, please. It looks like the Cane Creek is OK as long as it's Cane Creek on both sides.

Maybe he's into wabi sabi.

genejockey 10-18-21 01:41 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22274502)
Popped up on Facebook. From my 2017 hi-rail trip in NJ. Probably cannot see it, but there is a dainty fox on the outside of the right rail. It was so small it could run along the railhead. I got to drive for a while.


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...667c0ecbe.jpeg

They weren't afraid you'd take a wrong turn?

indyfabz 10-18-21 01:53 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22274505)
They weren't afraid you'd take a wrong turn?

True story: In college I had a FWB (before that term existed) who thought locomotives had steering wheels. When I told her otherwise, she asked "But how does it stay on the tracks?" Bless her little heart.

BTW...There is a Velcro harness system that immobilizes the steering wheel so you cannot steer it off the tracks.

genejockey 10-18-21 01:58 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22274523)
True story: In college I had a FWB (before that term existed) who thought locomotives had steering wheels. When I told her otherwise, she asked "But how does it stay on the tracks?" Bless her little heart.

BTW...There is a Velcro harness system that immobilizes the steering wheel so you cannot steer it off the tracks.

I wonder if that, like so many safety devices, was added in response to discovering that somebody would do something nobody would have thought anyone would do. Like the sign on the dessicant pack in vitamins that says "Do Not Eat", or the one telling you not to stick your hand underneath a running lawnmower?

BillyD 10-18-21 02:08 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22274530)
I wonder if that, like so many safety devices, was added in response to discovering that somebody would do something nobody would have thought anyone would do. Like the sign on the dessicant pack in vitamins that says "Do Not Eat", or the one telling you not to stick your hand underneath a running lawnmower?

Well, apparently there's an irresistible urge, amongst some, to stick one's hand down a running snowblower chute as well, so . . . . lol

LesterOfPuppets 10-18-21 02:16 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22273911)
LesterOfPuppets So you wait and wait for that pic of that rare oldie train and...

https://twitter.com/NoContextBrits/s...780295172?s=20

Ooof. 50/50 chance you get the wrong platform.

Trsnrtr 10-18-21 02:22 PM

True story: My uncle was mowing tall wet grass and his mower kept clogging and dying. He was wearing ear protection and he thought the mower had died and lifted the deck and cut all 4 fingers off one hand.

The fingers were reattached but had to have a couple more surgeries to make them work properly. It was a success and you would never know it had happened.

Anyway, he grew up on a farm working around farm machinery and was an agg professor at a Big 10 university. However, like wood shop teachers that cut their fingers off, it only takes a slip of mind…

genejockey 10-18-21 02:27 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22274550)
Ooof. 50/50 chance you get the wrong platform.

Years ago, when The Older Boy was going through his "Obsessed with trains" phase (ages 2-6), it coincided with the completion of the restoration of SP 2472, a 1921 passenger locomotive. So it ran numerous excursions on the old SP tracks on the Peninsula. One time, we were there for the "Christmas Train", and as the train was pulling into the station, of course people were trying to get the best shots. I was videotaping. As I watched, some guy who'd set up on the other side of the tracks decided to move. He crossed the tracks no more than 2 seconds ahead of the engine barreling into the station. On the video, you could hear me say, "Jesus Christ!"

LesterOfPuppets 10-18-21 02:31 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22274460)
I've been trying to find shock mount bolts for my mtb. No luck and the dealer I got it from has changed hands and they weren't sure how to get them but I told them to hold off for now. I wrote an e-mail to the company (KHS) and a guy from there called me today to discuss things and told me he would send out some bolts, no charge.

Excellent service!

Hmm, maybe I should drop them a line about my '97 ish Montana Comp that I broke the right rear dropout on. :)

indyfabz 10-18-21 03:17 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22274530)
I wonder if that, like so many safety devices, was added in response to discovering that somebody would do something nobody would have thought anyone would do. Like the sign on the dessicant pack in vitamins that says "Do Not Eat", or the one telling you not to stick your hand underneath a running lawnmower?

Somewhere on my computer I have a photo of a pack of peanut butter crackers I bought during a tour. It warns consumers that the product contains nuts. It may even read “peanuts.”

big john 10-18-21 04:04 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22274571)
Hmm, maybe I should drop them a line about my '97 ish Montana Comp that I broke the right rear dropout on. :)

Seems like a pretty old bike but you never know what they might have. I didn't expect to hear from them but the guy was on the phone with me twice to make sure he had things right.

Velo Vol 10-18-21 06:07 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22274403)
Nice tape job.

Finally someone noticed.

Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22274415)
IKR. Looks like a classic ends-to-stem without reversing direction.

Because it's impossible to reverse directions and keep the dimples visible all the way around. TTKU

Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22274468)
Now align the B's on the top cap properly, please

No. The camera angle makes it look worse than it is.

Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22274558)
True story: My uncle was mowing tall wet grass and his mower kept clogging and dying. He was wearing ear protection and he thought the mower had died and lifted the deck and cut all 4 fingers off one hand.

The fingers were reattached but had to have a couple more surgeries to make them work properly. It was a success and you would never know it had happened.

wut

First, I wish my ear protection worked that good.

Second, he chopped his fingers off, and you now can't tell, but they say they aren't able to fix my joint that won't straighten out all the way?

DougRNS 10-18-21 06:08 PM

Pretty slow night, everyone must be streaming the ALCS game 3 with Joe Suck at Fenway.

DougRNS 10-18-21 06:11 PM

Vol in case you missed it see below.
https://www.bikeforums.net/22273920-post2680.html

bampilot06 10-18-21 06:21 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22274558)
True story: My uncle was mowing tall wet grass and his mower kept clogging and dying. He was wearing ear protection and he thought the mower had died and lifted the deck and cut all 4 fingers off one hand.

The fingers were reattached but had to have a couple more surgeries to make them work properly. It was a success and you would never know it had happened.

Anyway, he grew up on a farm working around farm machinery and was an agg professor at a Big 10 university. However, like wood shop teachers that cut their fingers off, it only takes a slip of mind…

My grandad lost an eye chopping wood on his parents farm back in the 20s. During World War 2 he tried to hide it to become a pilot but they figured it out. He painted P-47 thunderbolts instead.

LAJ 10-18-21 06:28 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22274783)
Finally someone noticed.

No. The camera angle makes it look worse than it is.

The parallax effect doesn't change the fact that the B is not even close to being inline with the split in the stem. I tried to give you the benefit of the doubt, but it was just a bridge too far.

Velo Vol 10-18-21 06:30 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22274784)
Pretty slow night, everyone must be streaming the ALCS game 3 with Joe Suck at Fenway.

Nope.

bampilot06 10-18-21 06:37 PM

Bars and stem ordered. :bday:

DougRNS 10-18-21 06:38 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22274805)
Nope.

I guess I can rule out you streaming the 1971 world series. The Pittsburgh Pirates vs The Baltimore Orioles. Fun fact: the first night game ever in the world series was in Pittsburgh that year. I watched it live.

MoAlpha 10-18-21 06:38 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22274558)
True story: My uncle was mowing tall wet grass and his mower kept clogging and dying. He was wearing ear protection and he thought the mower had died and lifted the deck and cut all 4 fingers off one hand.

The fingers were reattached but had to have a couple more surgeries to make them work properly. It was a success and you would never know it had happened.

Anyway, he grew up on a farm working around farm machinery and was an agg professor at a Big 10 university. However, like wood shop teachers that cut their fingers off, it only takes a slip of mind…

Horrifying, but classic. Like as not, the fingers were reattachable only because he honed his blade to a razor edge like the pro he was and they came off clean as a whistle.

Mojo31 10-18-21 06:40 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22274468)
Yep.

Now align the B's on the top cap properly, please. It looks like the Cane Creek is OK as long as it's Cane Creek on both sides.

The Bs have to either be inline or on either side of the centerline in a symmetric fashion. Anything else fails OCD scrutiny.

Trsnrtr 10-18-21 06:42 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22274783)

Second, he chopped his fingers off, and you now can't tell, but they say they aren't able to fix my joint that won't straighten out all the way?

It took a few surgeries to make them perfect. Maybe he had better doctors than you. :innocent:


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