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bampilot06 07-01-22 07:41 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22560116)
Busy family day, today, and my travel coffee solution arrived yesterday, so I decided to take the day off from the bike, sleep in to a gloriously late 6:15am, and brew some coffee.

I ended up with a Clever Dripper instead of the Hario Switch; same concept, slightly different implementation (the Clever came several years before the Switch). First cups have been good, but I need to get my ratios down and I don't have a scale. Bah humbug.

Family activities today will be right up my son's alley: boat tour of the harbor, including close-ups of Navy ships, and an Air & Space museum visit.

Oh, and a donut shop visit for me :D


you will be in the general area. Go to Donuts on a stick.

thatís the name, they have ice cream too.

seedsbelize2 07-01-22 07:58 AM

I had to close up the entire east side of the house, a few minutes ago, due to an idling diesel rig blessing us with it's effluvium. I finally walked out there to find a tractor/trailer rig with a police escort attempting to turn around. Our house is at the butt end of the street. My wife told me she sat behind a different effort, on a different day. I guess they just have to get as close as they can. Or perhaps they use it as a training exercise.
Rant off

seedsbelize2 07-01-22 08:01 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22560228)
The new madone looks pretty awesome.
:notamused:

You have fallen victim to the shackles of our corporate overlords. Big Bicycle in particular. Free yourself.

genejockey 07-01-22 08:25 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22560098)
Man, I'm the exact opposite - I can't sleep when it's too quiet and absolutely need the white noise of a fan.

That's why I like to leave the window open just a little from April through November, so I can hear the frogs down in the creek. Little guys, so they're high pitched. I think it gradually changes over to mostly crickets over the months.

phrantic09 07-01-22 08:45 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22560228)
The new madone looks pretty awesome.
:notamused:

Pretty pricey too. 8 grand for 105?!

BillyD 07-01-22 08:59 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22560098)
Man, I'm the exact opposite - I can't sleep when it's too quiet and absolutely need the white noise of a fan.

That's cuz you used to live in NY. :lol:

BillyD 07-01-22 09:02 AM

Can't believe it's Q3 already.

genejockey 07-01-22 09:06 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22560315)
That's cuz you used to live in NY. :lol:

When Mrs. GJ and I got married, we moved to a flat in The Richmond in SF. We were just off a secondary East-West street, Balboa, and there was a 4-way stop at the corner, so all night it was buses and bikers starting up. 6 years later, with The Younger Boy about to be born, we moved to the suburbs where we lived in a quiet neighborhood.

The first night, we couldn't sleep. Too quiet.

Eric F 07-01-22 09:14 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22560106)
Wordle 377 3/6

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4/6 for me today.

Eric F 07-01-22 09:17 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22560098)
Man, I'm the exact opposite - I can't sleep when it's too quiet and absolutely need the white noise of a fan.

My wife is like that. I prefer silence. Of course, this means I've had to learn to live with the fan noise.

ls01 07-01-22 09:18 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22560300)
Pretty pricey too. 8 grand for 105?!


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22560214)
They're not making multi tools out of hardened steel anymore?

Not that one anyway ...

bampilot06 07-01-22 09:28 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22560300)
Pretty pricey too. 8 grand for 105?!


You are paying 8 grand for the R in SLR, not for the 105.

Price will come back down eventually.

Mojo31 07-01-22 10:59 AM

There will be a Madone SL with 105 Di2 some day. Prolly just like Bams, but with different drive trains. Prolly less than Bam paid, too.

Eric F 07-01-22 11:12 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22560208)
This will be our 6th Fourth of July at this house. In the past there have been fireworks for weeks before and after the holiday. An absurd amount of fireworks. This year has been mostly quiet. A few loud explosions, sure, but the nightly house rattling, car alarm triggering barrage has been absent. My neighbor mentioned this lack of "world war three" as he put it and the only thing we could think of is it must be money. People are not buying the rockets or not driving to wherever they have to go to get them.

For years the city has had a hot line and supposedly enforcement but it never mattered.

I suppose it's possible they are hoarding their munitions for a hellish weekend ahead. We shall see.

Similar in my 'hood.

Enforcement of illegal fireworks activity is pretty ineffective. By the time cops show up in response to a report, people are long gone.

big john 07-01-22 11:16 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22560365)
You are paying 8 grand for the R in SLR, not for the 105.

Price will come back down eventually.

What does the R mean? Is it a different frame?

WhyFi 07-01-22 11:20 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22560516)
What does the R mean? Is it a different frame?

SLR are their best frames in a given model: best carbon/layup, often with features and/or geometry options not available in the SL.

ls01 07-01-22 11:42 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22559641)
We had a cold front come through this week. Temp is down to 98 right now. Will ride about 7:00 as it should cool off to about 96 by then.

Brrrr, put on a sweater...

datlas 07-01-22 11:43 AM

Somehow my browser logged me out of BF. I got a glimpse of all the ads that non-paying members get. What a distraction!

Eric F 07-01-22 11:48 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22560516)
What does the R mean? Is it a different frame?

It means you have to be Rich to afford it.

big john 07-01-22 11:57 AM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22560566)
Brrrr, put on a sweater...

I went out and rode around for a couple hours this morning and it was in the high 70s when I started. It felt amazing to have cool air compared to riding into a hair dryer on Tuesday.

bampilot06 07-01-22 12:02 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22560568)
Somehow my browser logged me out of BF. I got a glimpse of all the ads that non-paying members get. What a distraction!


It keeps me up at night.

bampilot06 07-01-22 12:04 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22560526)
SLR are their best frames in a given model: best carbon/layup, often with features and/or geometry options not available in the SL.

Weight savings typically were not much. I think the new frame saves a lot of weight. Havnt gotten a chance to really do any research other than drool over the picture.


Im really interested in what the new emonda will look like and how light it will be in the future.

indyfabz 07-01-22 12:16 PM

Opening lines describe the current weather conditions here.


indyfabz 07-01-22 12:23 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22560208)
This will be our 6th Fourth of July at this house. In the past there have been fireworks for weeks before and after the holiday. An absurd amount of fireworks. This year has been mostly quiet.

You know...I didn't think about it until I read your post but the same is true here. Two years ago was probably the worst, with last year being better. I don't think I have heard anything at all while out on my back deck. During the height of the pandemic there seemed like constant fireworks weeks before the holiday and for a good while afterwards. People were even shooting off rockets before dark, which seemed stupid to me.

Trsnrtr 07-01-22 12:23 PM

When I was a wee bairn, we had a railroad track within 500' of my bed room window and a train would wake me up every night. I found the sound comforting. Many of the railroads have disappeared in my area and I miss the rumbling sound. Don't miss the crossings, though.

big john 07-01-22 12:33 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22560624)
You know...I didn't think about it until I read your post but the same is true here. Two years ago was probably the worst, with last year being better. I don't think I have heard anything at all while out on my back deck. During the height of the pandemic there seemed like constant fireworks weeks before the holiday and for a good while afterwards. People were even shooting off rockets before dark, which seemed stupid to me.

Exactly! I remember commenting to Mrs John how they were blowing their stuff up in daylight.

Mojo31 07-01-22 12:36 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22560625)
When I was a wee bairn, we had a railroad track within 500' of my bed room window and a train would wake me up every night. I found the sound comforting. Many of the railroads have disappeared in my area and I miss the rumbling sound. Don't miss the crossings, though.

Its crazy how quiet the newer locomotives are.

big john 07-01-22 12:36 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22560601)
Weight savings typically were not much. I think the new frame saves a lot of weight. Havnt gotten a chance to really do any research other than drool over the picture.


Im really interested in what the new emonda will look like and how light it will be in the future.

2 Saturdays ago a friend showed up on a new Canyon and she said it was under the UCI limit, like 14 pounds or so. I picked it up, it was feathery.

Mojo31 07-01-22 12:38 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22560601)
Weight savings typically were not much. I think the new frame saves a lot of weight. Havnt gotten a chance to really do any research other than drool over the picture.


Im really interested in what the new emonda will look like and how light it will be in the future.

New frame and bars supposedly shed 300 grams. Gets it down to Emonda SL weight. Supposedly.

Brought up the desire for a lighter bike again as it seemed the door might be a bit open. If there was a crack, it was quickly slammed shut in my face.

seedsbelize2 07-01-22 12:51 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22560647)
New frame and bars supposedly shed 300 grams. Gets it down to Emonda SL weight. Supposedly.

Brought up the desire for a lighter bike again as it seemed the door might be a bit open. If there was a crack, it was quickly slammed shut in my face.

And you, my friend, have fallen unde the spell of our domestic overlords. *****whipped mayhap?
Go out and buy the damned thing!


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