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datlas 04-30-22 06:42 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22490486)
How long are you there for?

If you have another day, you really head south on the BRP (cycling or driving). The section between Mount Pisgah and Waterrock Knob is very scenic (Velo Vol approved). The climb up 215 from the valley (north side) to the BRP is great.

We are here for a whole week. I am hoping to get in several rides, although the forecast looks mostly wet. I plan to try part of the Asheville Gran Fondo route tomorrow before the rain, and Mount Mitchell on Monday. Stay tuned. Will consider your suggestions.

Velo Vol 04-30-22 08:06 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22490541)
We are here for a whole week. I am hoping to get in several rides, although the forecast looks mostly wet. I plan to try part of the Asheville Gran Fondo route tomorrow before the rain, and Mount Mitchell on Monday. Stay tuned. Will consider your suggestions.

Oh wow. Did you think about visiting nearby Cades Cove? It's car-free on Wednesday. :bday:

https://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/cadescove.htm

genejockey 04-30-22 08:31 PM

I figured out the drag problem on the Fulcrum wheels. Too much bearing preload. I undid the grub screw, turned the preload collar just about 1/8 of a turn and it was already better. Another 1/8th and it would turn from its own weight. No play, so I tightened it up again. Tomorrow will tell the tale.

ls01 04-30-22 09:44 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22490614)
I figured out the drag problem on the Fulcrum wheels. Too much bearing preload. I undid the grub screw, turned the preload collar just about 1/8 of a turn and it was already better. Another 1/8th and it would turn from its own weight. No play, so I tightened it up again. Tomorrow will tell the tale.

nice!

genejockey 04-30-22 09:53 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22490663)
nice!

The best part is, you can do it while the wheel is clamped in the dropouts, so you can test it really easily.

ls01 04-30-22 09:55 PM

Washed the car and put one if those highphalutin type of ceramic coatings on it. Smelled good..... detailed the 09 Tarmac, and swapped in the carbon wheels. (Which is a pain in the ass because I have to swap out the brake pads and reset the brakes for wider carbon rims)I had to grind the rivets off on the cassette. They were making contact with the hub shell. It wouldn't freewheel. All fixeded now.
Think I'll start working on Contador next week. I need one bike ready for Kentucky next month.

gnome 04-30-22 11:56 PM

Non lazy Sunday afternoon. mowed the lawns and then spent about an hour and a half of feeding branches into a woodchipper. hopefully that will be the last mowing required before winter. Woodchippers are fun though. relaxing with a milk stout with dinner.

LAJ 05-01-22 05:02 AM

Head fully inserted this morning.

Volunteering at a crit this am, then racing after my volunteering duties are over. Not quite as close to the Wyoming border this time.

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Trsnrtr 05-01-22 05:24 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22490614)
I figured out the drag problem on the Fulcrum wheels. Too much bearing preload. I undid the grub screw, turned the preload collar just about 1/8 of a turn and it was already better. Another 1/8th and it would turn from its own weight. No play, so I tightened it up again. Tomorrow will tell the tale.

Wow. I've owned several sets of Fulcrum/Campy wheels and they tend to get loose, not tight. I have to check mine periodically to make sure that they have enough load.

Bah Humbug 05-01-22 05:29 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22490497)
When I've had those "pinched nerve" type pains they take a few days to go away. Heat helps but doesn't fix it.

This, exactly. Hopefully tomorrow will be noticeably better.

Bah Humbug 05-01-22 05:29 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22490766)
Head fully inserted this morning.

Volunteering at a crit this am, then racing after my volunteering duties are over. Not quite as close to the Wyoming border this time.

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Jinxed myself yesterday...

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phrantic09 05-01-22 05:31 AM

Yesterday was awesome.

The course was super dry and amazingly difficult. Many 18+ grades to climb with quite a few hike a bikers. The steepest segments were at nearly the end and the course finished with a steep 200 foot climb.

I was pleased with the effort considering I woke up at 5 and couldn’t keep anything down. Didn’t have enough breakfast so I had to eat a lot on the course. Took a shot of fireball from someone at mile 40 and that kept me going.

Boswell won, averaged something like 20, which is insane. I think I could have averaged maybe 15 if I had felt better in the morning and ate more- oh well, there’s always next year.

We met the owner of Mid South at a restaurant later yesterday and talked to him for quite a while. He’s really cool- I enjoyed talking to him. He said he’d put us in for 23 if we want, I’m considering it.

Official numbers for the day according to the race timing we’re 58 miles, 7350 feet and 13.8 average. All in dirt.

Here’s a crappy picture of some of the roads.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...158b5707f.jpeg

DougRNS 05-01-22 05:51 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22490376)

Doesn't compare to the 37 story Cathedral of Learning.
Hail to Pitt!https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...4fd17894f2.jpg

DougRNS 05-01-22 05:56 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22490766)
Head fully inserted this morning.

Volunteering at a crit this am, then racing after my volunteering duties are over. Not quite as close to the Wyoming border this time.

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So, are you the Emperor of Wyoming or is that Lester?


bampilot06 05-01-22 06:01 AM

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a63db9c571.png



Wut.

DougRNS 05-01-22 06:04 AM


Originally Posted by gnome (Post 22490718)
Non lazy Sunday afternoon. mowed the lawns and then spent about an hour and a half of feeding branches into a woodchipper. hopefully that will be the last mowing required before winter. Woodchippers are fun though. relaxing with a milk stout with dinner.

I hope you followed this advice.
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3dbcefae79.jpg

WhyFi 05-01-22 06:11 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22490799)

Looks legit.

WhyFi 05-01-22 06:15 AM

I had about a week or so of feeling fatigued with a sore throat and congested lungs - thanks, preschool.

Now that I'm feeling somewhat better, this weather, 40-55⁰ and rain, just won't go away. May had better be ******g glorious. :notamused:

DougRNS 05-01-22 06:16 AM

Watch out Velo Vol My weather app with superior accuracy says bad weather is on the way. You're welcome.

Sincerely,
Your friend and neighbor
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5c58ccb911.jpg

DougRNS 05-01-22 06:21 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22490806)
Looks legit.

might be a 100% reduction if the car doesn't run. Stellar idea.
#TooLegitToQuit

Bah Humbug 05-01-22 06:22 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22490809)
I had about a week or so of feeling fatigued with a sore throat and congested lungs - thanks, preschool.

Now that I'm feeling somewhat better, this weather, 40-55⁰ and rain, just won't go away. May had better be ******g glorious. :notamused:

I'm sure it's concerned with your opinion.

LAJ 05-01-22 06:46 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22490797)
So, are you the Emperor of Wyoming or is that Lester?

https://youtu.be/v90dPbrlM_c


I will never be the emperor of Wyoming. My Dad attempted to move us to Rock Springs when I was a yute. The whole family put the kabosh on that. Bear in mind this was the early seventies and it was a total ****hole at that time.

indyfabz 05-01-22 07:03 AM

Same creek, different day.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...65383baaf.jpeg

LesterOfPuppets 05-01-22 07:46 AM

Quattro. I'll take it.

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seedsbelize2 05-01-22 07:54 AM

Sunday used to be long ride day. But now that I'm trying to get back in shape, for my age anyway, it's my day off. I ride every other day--14 miles at present--and do floor workouts the other three days. I tried both together and it was exhausting to the point of my being useless the rest of the day. I will do a light workout in a few, just to get the blood moving and avoid being a potato for the day.


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