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t2p 09-10-22 10:33 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22642420)
That happens to me, too. Mostly because I always "need" stuff and I never have the funds.

ditto

I curse the day I wasn't born filthy rich !

bampilot06 09-10-22 10:41 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22642420)
That happens to me, too. Mostly because I always "need" stuff and I never have the funds.


Depressing. I mean I donít actually need those wheels, I plan on going super team anyways but 500.00 dollars is a lot better than 800.00.

datlas 09-10-22 11:48 AM

Had a good ride. One of my friends decided to do his 100th century and invited anyone who wanted to join him. The problem is his century started/ended in Dover, Delaware which is a 90 minute drive each way. I cannot justify 3 hours driving for a bike ride, so I rode locally with a handful of guys who also chose to skip the century.

The century ride was super flat, so of course they came in under 5 hours. I do have a sub 5 hour century on my bucket list, but it must wait for another time.

Mojo31 09-10-22 11:57 AM


Originally Posted by t2p (Post 22642426)
ditto

I curse the day I wasn't born filthy rich !

Or marry filthy rich.

Mojo31 09-10-22 11:58 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22642420)
That happens to me, too. Mostly because I always "need" stuff and I never have the funds.

Wife's not increasing your allowance to meet your needs? SMH

😁

big john 09-10-22 11:59 AM

The weather reports have been saying rain all day and possible lightning so I rode around here by myself. No rain but there were some interesting clouds.
A little sun early.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0c3d49f707.jpg
A little higher and it's starting to cloud over.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c9a84ce61b.jpg
Looking back, getting a little darker.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f99a22db92.jpg
On top of the ridge looking over the other side.
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c3b7d1f561.jpg

big john 09-10-22 12:05 PM

Going downhill into that I thought it was going to be wet but just super humid.
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...bc3303189b.jpg
Headed back toward home.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ce8483e554.jpg
The lower part of the descent has been graded so fire trucks can use it if need be, It was more fun when it was all rutted and bumpy but it's faster now.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...81a2b1c227.jpg

WhyFi 09-10-22 12:11 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22642507)
Wife's not increasing your allowance to meet your needs? SMH

😁

My needs : my funds :: goldfish : aquarium

Mojo31 09-10-22 12:26 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22642516)
My needs : my funds :: goldfish : aquarium

:roflmao2:

seedsbelize2 09-10-22 12:41 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22642414)
my LBSís lube selection has me extremely frustrated lately. Iím gunna have to drive all the way across the bridge tunnel just to get some dry wax, and rock and roll gold.

I tried a bottle of Gold, and found it to be no better than the Tri-Flow I've been using for years. I couldn't find Tri-Flow at the time.

'

Mojo31 09-10-22 01:22 PM

Does this fall into the category of wasting money? Kind of sweet.


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c8751cf8b.jpeg
https://www.competitivecyclist.com/s...q2geBSBRhPdsiY

genejockey 09-10-22 02:04 PM


Originally Posted by t2p (Post 22642426)
ditto

I curse the day I wasn't born filthy rich !

Wouldn't that be every day, ever?

datlas 09-10-22 02:46 PM

Got the bivalent booster shot this afternoon. I hope to not feel doubly achey tomorrow, but time will tell.

Trsnrtr 09-10-22 03:19 PM


Originally Posted by t2p (Post 22642328)
have you considered a second opinion ?
.

I see another doc in 12 days.

genejockey 09-10-22 03:21 PM

The guy on Ebay with the 24" 1988 Schwinn Circuit frame and fork dropped his opening bid last night, so I set up a snipe and got it. Paid too much, IMO, but I can't think of any other way to get the correct fork with a long enough steerer for the 23" frame. The 23" has a complete Sante BB in good condition, which is nice. I washed it this morning and the next step was to polish the paint with Scratch-X. The frame came from Colorado, so although there are a LOT of chips in the paint I see no rust. I touched it up with the paint I used on the 22" Circuit.

Here's a pic of the frame as it is now...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...dd73311a9a.jpg

The decals are looking slightly scabrous, especially the "SCHWINN" on the drive side of the seat tube. I MAY try to touch those up. Not decided yet. VeloCals does not have these, unfortunately.

ls01 09-10-22 05:03 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22637327)
You could start a thread in the 41 or General. People really seem to love discussing chain stuff.;)


Originally Posted by Rowan (Post 22642043)
The people posting on these Addiction threads are very similar to those when I was more active on BFs around five years ago. Still good talk about many aspects of cycling, and the occasional post about sailing. And the ways of life.

Yes, I am still riding with Machka, although not as far as it was annually five years ago. But I am gradually returning to doing more and will hopefully tick over 3,000km this year (don't ask me what that is in miles, because we don't deal with miles in Australia, but getting close to 2,000 I think).

Our bike list hasn't changed at all, so we are still on the various bikes we were five years ago, including our ttitaniums and tourers. I still have a CF bike I am aiming to get to 10,000km total distance by the end of the year after the Hasa titanium gets to 15,000km. Disc brakes are rare among the 20-plus bikes we own, but Machka is keen on the idea of getting electronic shifters in her next bike, whenever that might be.

Strava continues to be our faithful recording system for all rides, and we even connect it with Zwift trainer resullts, although I am not a racer in that (and neither is she), but the TV images are great when using our old-fashioned trainer set-ups. I can even identify some of the spots we ride through because we have really been there in the past.

We are spending this weekend away at our favourite destination, and plan to do a ride up to 100km depending on the weather which is currently rainy. If the rain does persist, we will do a 50km ride tomorrow -- the 50s have been recognised by Audax and we have been doing one a month together for around three years. The 100 would be a breakthrough for me... the longest "50" was really about 73, so I am getting back there. And Machka has shown her incredible ride planning skills that originated in Canada by coming up with excellent routes that even help to minimise the dangers from other road users.

Anyway, I may drop in a bit more often to join the discussions.

Wow! A Rowan sighting! Good to see ya!

ls01 09-10-22 05:07 PM


Originally Posted by t2p (Post 22642203)
got rock and roll chain lube - 'gold' and 'holy cow'

tried holy cow on a few bikes

amazing stuff - never used anything like it - really cleans the chain when applied

messy to apply - but not an issue after the chain is wiped and sits / dries

I recently started using Gold on my etap bike. For some reason it doesn't like the hot wax I had been using. It's satisfactory with r&r gold. I think I might need to change out the wax in my crock pot.

Mojo31 09-10-22 05:28 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22642432)
Depressing. I mean I donít actually need those wheels, I plan on going super team anyways but 500.00 dollars is a lot better than 800.00.

Removed my Sora cassette today, and the 11-speed 105 cassette fit fist fine.

big john 09-10-22 05:45 PM

Low 80s here today. It feels wonderful, cool and comfortable. More than 20 degrees cooler than yesterday and the last 2 weeks. What a relief.

seedsbelize2 09-10-22 05:52 PM

Evenepoel wouldn't even have the red jersey, if Jumbo Visma hadn't so cavalierly given up their 5 minute lead way back on stage 4? 5?. They thought they had it in the bag. They were toying with the peloton. He took the lead from the break a couple stages later, iirc.

seedsbelize2 09-10-22 05:54 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22642811)
Low 80s here today. It feels wonderful, cool and comfortable. More than 20 degrees cooler than yesterday and the last 2 weeks. What a relief.

I have a like button on every post, except this one.
"Like"

rjones28 09-10-22 06:53 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22642575)

It's on sale!

Mojo31 09-10-22 07:45 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22642878)
It's on sale!

Makes it downright affordable!

indyfabz 09-10-22 09:06 PM

Wimped out and got a room for the night in DuBois so I donít have to pack up in the early morning rain before crossing the Alleghenies.

The 5 mile descent into Clearfield could be interesting. There is a sign at the top of the hill telling trucks to test their brakes.

bampilot06 09-11-22 04:57 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22642575)


But But But, where does your light attach?

bampilot06 09-11-22 04:59 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22642796)
Removed my Sora cassette today, and the 11-speed 105 cassette fit fist fine.


That solved just one of my many problems.

bampilot06 09-11-22 05:03 AM

Should be able to get home today around 3 pm, If the commuting Gods allow it. Come to think of it, itís been awhile since Iíve made a sacrifice to the commuting Gods, probably should get on that.

I kind of hoping the wife will let me ride when I get home, however, If I plan on this than I wonít make it home. Best to leave these kinds of things open.

I need 50 miles to make my mind at peace, but Iíll take as low as 10. Iím not even going to bother looking at the leader board. Trainsnorter I imagine is winning.

datlas 09-11-22 05:28 AM

I learned there was an “accident” on the century my friends rode yesterday, a rider was hit by a pickup and died. So sad. My friends did not see the incident but passed the site before the ambulance came. They said it was very disturbing. :(

bampilot06 09-11-22 05:32 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22643093)
I learned there was an ďaccidentĒ on the century my friends rode yesterday, a rider was hit by a pickup and died. So sad. My friends did not see the incident but passed the site before the ambulance came. They said it was very disturbing. :(


Sorry to hear this. Do the roads you ride on have a bike lane and or shoulder?

phrantic09 09-11-22 06:02 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22642575)

No

Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22642964)
Wimped out and got a room for the night in DuBois so I donít have to pack up in the early morning rain before crossing the Alleghenies.

The 5 mile descent into Clearfield could be interesting. There is a sign at the top of the hill telling trucks to test their brakes.

No hand super tuck imo


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22643086)
Should be able to get home today around 3 pm, If the commuting Gods allow it. Come to think of it, itís been awhile since Iíve made a sacrifice to the commuting Gods, probably should get on that.

I kind of hoping the wife will let me ride when I get home, however, If I plan on this than I wonít make it home. Best to leave these kinds of things open.

I need 50 miles to make my mind at peace, but Iíll take as low as 10. Iím not even going to bother looking at the leader board. Trainsnorter I imagine is winning.

I gave up on the week. Once I knew I wasnít going to get over 100 decided it was a ďrest weekĒ

Still need to figure out how Iím going to make it work on weekdays when the kids are here.


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22643093)
I learned there was an ďaccidentĒ on the century my friends rode yesterday, a rider was hit by a pickup and died. So sad. My friends did not see the incident but passed the site before the ambulance came. They said it was very disturbing. :(

Uff, I canít even imagine


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