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Bah Humbug 07-25-21 01:39 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22157151)

It's not always a good idea to rely on modern dictionaries.

This is also why the people pushing to switch the language to phonetic spelling are wrong-headed.

big john 07-25-21 02:39 PM

Went out for 3 hours this morning, got scared by some drivers. Some days are like that, like they had a meeting last night with all the drivers deciding to drive crazy.
Anyway, got home ok and a realtor was showing the crap house to a family of 6. How 6 people could live in that thing is beyond me. (first world problem).

big john 07-25-21 03:08 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22157071)

There is a house called the Kinsey Mansion north of here, miles from anything, really. They use it for movie shoots, commercial, and stuff. We ride by it sometimes. It might be torn down to make room for the expansion of the aqueduct system.
https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3659/3...164e721f_b.jpg

seedsbelize 07-25-21 03:10 PM

I have a new respect for those of you who can (still) ride hills. I was never a good climber, but I could do it. I can't anymore. I spent an inordinate amount of time in the smallest ring. Back to the flatlands for me.

abshipp 07-25-21 04:06 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22157139)
and an AWESOME porch

A few days ago Mrs. abshipp & I got to sit on our porch during a reasonably strong thunderstorm, complete with close lightning strikes & loud thunder.

Didn't get wet except from a few wind gusts.

Lots of our neighbors came outside to watch the storm themselves.

Southern porches are awesome.

genejockey 07-25-21 04:06 PM

I had another "Oh, My God!! I LOVE this bike!!!" experiences, this time with the Schwinn Circuit. I felt like I'd been neglecting it, and I'd gone to the trouble of getting a 22t and a 26t cog, to make the gearing a little easier for my old legs. So I took it out for a 65 mile ride, and WOW, it was great!!! Not just a pretty face! Between the steel frame and the VIttoria Corsa tires, the ride was comfy but it never felt too mushy or flexy. The SIS gears work great, even on a Uniglide cassette. I think rotating the Biopace chainrings really makes the difference.

This is the 22" frame I dithered over, not sure I could make it fit me, since I usually ride 58 or 59 (23-23 1/2"). But with a longer seatpost and a 130mm stem, the length is good. The bar is a good 2cm lower than most of my other bikes, but with a Soma Highway One bar, I can still use the drops for riding into the wind. Surprisingly comfortable! And I was afraid I'd have to get a Nitto Technomic stem.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9c9d1b3d90.jpg

abshipp 07-25-21 04:20 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22157055)
Looks a bit like my Stephen.

:love:

Sippi only likes eyeliner on one eye :)

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5f7fc4d17c.jpg

Velo Vol 07-25-21 04:20 PM

SMH.


Mojo31 07-25-21 04:22 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22156967)
Nope. We missed the storms. We were just on the north edge and just got a few sprinkles and a lot of weather warnings. Belleville, OK? My wife's grandparents lived on "A" Street in Belleville.

The hotel bed in Fairview Heights rumbled this morning.

My parents and sister live in the 59th St area, just a few miles from your wife's grandparents.

Bah Humbug 07-25-21 06:18 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22157344)

Yeah someone effed that up but good. The finish was amazing though.

BillyD 07-25-21 08:07 PM

Really slow evening, everybody must be watching the olympics.

rjones28 07-25-21 08:15 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22157579)
Really slow evening, everybody must be watching the olympics.

Birthday party in Rochester.

Velo Vol 07-25-21 08:19 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22157579)
Really slow evening, everybody must be watching the olympics.

Correct.

LesterOfPuppets 07-25-21 08:33 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22157579)
Really slow evening, everybody must be watching the olympics.

I downloaded 117km of the women's road race earlier and I'm about to sit down and watch it. I only caught the final 15km or so this morning.

Velo Vol 07-25-21 08:41 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 22157261)
I have a new respect for those of you who can (still) ride hills. I was never a good climber, but I could do it. I can't anymore. I spent an inordinate amount of time in the smallest ring. Back to the flatlands for me.

Just got to HTFU and adapt to the road in front of you.

Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22157607)
I downloaded 117km of the women's road race earlier and I'm about to sit down and watch it. I only caught the final 15km or so this morning.

You already know what happened.

LesterOfPuppets 07-25-21 09:10 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22157609)

You already know what happened.

I do indeed, and it was quite the happening!

LAJ 07-25-21 09:12 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22157579)
Really slow evening, everybody must be watching the olympics.

Stupid crit at 4:30. Of course, that means I miss the Early Bird Special at Denny's. I guess it was worth it though, because I hit the podium in third again. Baby steps. The Grand Slam will have to wait.

Velo Vol 07-25-21 09:19 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22157627)
I hit the podium in third again.


Velo Vol 07-25-21 10:10 PM

Watching reruns when you could be watching whatever is going on here.


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b3de509f72.png

ls01 07-26-21 03:56 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22157627)
Stupid crit at 4:30. Of course, that means I miss the Early Bird Special at Denny's. I guess it was worth it though, because I hit the podium in third again. Baby steps. The Grand Slam will have to wait.

Kudos! They make Grand Slams everyday, you ain't missing nothing...

datlas 07-26-21 07:00 AM

Feels like a Monday.

Velo Vol 07-26-21 07:31 AM

The new Olympic sports are dumb.

Discuss.

seedsbelize 07-26-21 07:32 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 22157261)
I have a new respect for those of you who can (still) ride hills. I was never a good climber, but I could do it. I can't anymore. I spent an inordinate amount of time in the smallest ring. Back to the flatlands for me.

I might be able to do it again, somewhere further on down the road. I lost all of last year to a series of injuries, and find myself seriously lacking in fitness, since my last visit to hill country in 2019. I'm also two years older, in an age group where that matters.

seedsbelize 07-26-21 07:35 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22157579)
Really slow evening, everybody must be watching the olympics.

Recovering from a brutal ride

Mojo31 07-26-21 07:59 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22157949)
The new Olympic sports are dumb.

Discuss.

Street skateboarding is the real deal.


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