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WhyFi 04-27-22 06:30 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22486960)
Know yet what it is?

Not COVID. My son is the only one that's puked, though, and has no throat or respiratory symptoms, so maybe he's got a different bug than the rest.

Bah Humbug 04-27-22 06:45 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22486962)
what would be some good 32 mm tires for cycle cross, and what pedals and shoes? I don’t think a new bike will happen by then, so I will just use the C2. I can put mud guards on it so I guess I need help figuring that out too.

There was a time - you know, just over six months ago - when I was looking at the Michelin Jets for all-road type tires, and they're dedicated CX so 32c.

LesterOfPuppets 04-27-22 06:57 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22486876)
My Trailblazer has that. It's an algorithm but it's pretty simple. The newer cars are more sophisticated and are supposed to be more accurate.

Hmm, wonder what triggers the minivans oil change light. I never paid much attention. In fact I just left the light on the whole time between the last oil change and the one before last. I just go by look, smell, alignment of the stars, etc. :)

DougRNS 04-27-22 07:09 PM

I'm just glad they recognized the Mighty Owls as the big dog in Georgia. #1 in your hearts and on the playing field.

rjones28 04-27-22 07:12 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22486962)
what would be some good 32 mm tires for cycle cross, and what pedals and shoes? I don’t think a new bike will happen by then, so I will just use the C2. I can put mud guards on it so I guess I need help figuring that out too.

CX tire choice can get complicated. But, for a beginner, start with a good all-rounder like one of these:

Grifo | Challenge Tires
Cyclocross | MXP - Tubeless Ready – Donnelly Cycling

Pedals

I use these - Eggbeater 3 – Crankbrothers
Many like Shimano MTB - PD-M540 (shimano.com)

Shoes

The mountain bike version of your favorite cycling shoe.

No mud guards in cyclocross racing.

Mojo31 04-27-22 07:32 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22486869)
On the other side, my Dodge tells me when it wants its oil changed, which is supposedly based on use. Every time, it gets to about 10,000 miles. That's why I switched to synthetic.

Porsche’s interval is 10k or 1 year, and synthetic is required. The dealer I’ve used for the last four cars told me there is no need to change more frequently unless the car is tracked.

Velo Vol 04-27-22 07:50 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22487015)
I'm just glad they recognized the Mighty Owls as the big dog in Georgia. #1 in your hearts and on the playing field.

No.

Velo Vol 04-27-22 07:51 PM

YouTube Find Of The Day



I am now an expert at mountain railroading, as I have long been on NCAA sports.

LesterOfPuppets 04-27-22 07:57 PM

Hmmm, wonder if it's time to buy Shimano stock. They're at their one year low, but not yet at 5 year low.

I haven't checked on average parts availability in a couple months.

LesterOfPuppets 04-27-22 07:59 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22487069)
YouTube Find Of The Day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IABM8UPplY


I am now an expert at mountain railroading, as I have long been on NCAA sports.

Saluda reminds me of Salida, CO. But also this:


Mojo31 04-27-22 08:00 PM

You should ask Indy for a job.

BillyD 04-27-22 08:35 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22486921)
My son was feeling a little off, so he came home from school an hour early. He just puked all over the place, making it official - everyone under our roof is sick. Good times.

Meh. Those scars will be well healed once they become teenagers. :lol:

BillyD 04-27-22 08:51 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22486791)
2007 Toyota Camry Engine Blew Up: 18 Complaints (carcomplaints.com)
2003 Toyota Camry Engine Died: 19 Complaints (carcomplaints.com)
Toyota Camry Blown Head Gasket → Symptoms, Causes, and Cost | Drivetrain Resource (700r4transmissionhq.com)
Toyota Camry Blown Head Gasket Problems (carproblemzoo.com)

They may have a reputation for durability and it may be deserved, but they are still machines which will fail when neglected. From what I hear, their reliability has suffered in the more recent models.
I actually had a Toyota. It was a bit of a P.O.S. and suffered more failures than I felt it should have. Not the worst car I've had but, meh.

My friend who runs an independent garage sends his Prius customers to a guy who does nothing but head gaskets or heads on Prius cars. He will even do it at the customer's house for extra $$.

I'll stick with GM cars, at least the ones I like. I understand them and can get help when I need it.

If somebody gifted me a brand new G.M. car I'd sell it immediately and buy me a Toyota. I've owned nothing but Toyotas primarily since 1977, and despite 21 years of commuting over 800 miles a week not a single one let me down prematurely. A Toyota with 100K miles isn't even broken in yet.

Velo Vol 04-27-22 09:04 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22487077)
I haven't checked on average parts availability in a couple months.

Where do you check?

Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22487079)
You should ask Indy for a job.

I have thought it would be neat to cruise around on one of those vehicles that drives on the tracks. Got any occasional jobs in Knox and neighbouring counties?

LesterOfPuppets 04-27-22 09:06 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22487133)
Where do you check?

https://elite.shimano.com/US
https://www.jbi.bike/site/

etc

big john 04-27-22 09:40 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22487119)
. A Toyota with 100K miles isn't even broken in yet.

This is just hyperbole. I'm glad you have had good luck with them but they are just cars.

big john 04-27-22 09:42 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22486996)
Hmm, wonder what triggers the minivans oil change light. I never paid much attention. In fact I just left the light on the whole time between the last oil change and the one before last. I just go by look, smell, alignment of the stars, etc. :)

No Ouija board?

bampilot06 04-28-22 02:41 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22487020)
CX tire choice can get complicated. But, for a beginner, start with a good all-rounder like one of these:

Grifo | Challenge Tires
Cyclocross | MXP - Tubeless Ready – Donnelly Cycling

Pedals

I use these - Eggbeater 3 – Crankbrothers
Many like Shimano MTB - PD-M540 (shimano.com)

Shoes

The mountain bike version of your favorite cycling shoe.

No mud guards in cyclocross racing.


Thank you!

indyfabz 04-28-22 03:45 AM

Grrr.

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Bah Humbug 04-28-22 04:34 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22487265)
Grrr.

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Trsnrtr 04-28-22 06:21 AM

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Velo Vol 04-28-22 06:25 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22487136)

wut access code? What is this?


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6d493ee8bd.png

WhyFi 04-28-22 06:39 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22487384)

Serious cyclists only.

Velo Vol 04-28-22 06:42 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22487403)
Serious cyclists only.

Where does one get the secret serious cyclist access code?

Mojo31 04-28-22 06:59 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22487413)
Where does one get the secret serious cyclist access code?

That's a secret.

phrantic09 04-28-22 06:59 AM

Both of our cars have over 100k and are 2016s.

The Acura has 135 and runs like the day it was bought inside and out. The VW is a little rough, not sure how long it will last but I hope to get at least another year out of it.

WhyFi 04-28-22 07:13 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22487413)
Where does one get the secret serious cyclist access code?

Step 1: be a serious cyclist
Step 2: we'll talk about that when you've got Step 1 out of the way

Trsnrtr 04-28-22 07:16 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22487465)
Step 1: be a serious cyclist
Step 2: we'll talk about that when you've got Step 1 out of the way

Harsh!

WhyFi 04-28-22 07:22 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22487470)
Harsh!

No punches pulled until after the second coffee of the day. :p

Velo Vol 04-28-22 07:33 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22487465)
Step 1: be a serious cyclist

So you don't have one either.


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