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Bah Humbug 08-24-22 06:08 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22622479)
Oh, but she is, right? Simply because blonde. 😜

Weve finally reached the point where I can comment that a woman is attractive without fear of having to call a divorce lawyer or having to buy flowers.

I don't even think it needs to be commented on. Our dinner show right now is Food Network Star 7 (the one Jeff Mauro wins) (no spoiler complaints people, it's old enough it's in SD and a great test of the Z9J upscaling). One contestant is a blonde pretty model. AG just can't not bring it up. I don't know if it's looking down on blondes or insecurity about not being one herself, but I'm not prying.

Mojo31 08-24-22 06:49 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22622482)
I don't even think it needs to be commented on. Our dinner show right now is Food Network Star 7 (the one Jeff Mauro wins) (no spoiler complaints people, it's old enough it's in SD and a great test of the Z9J upscaling). One contestant is a blonde pretty model. AG just can't not bring it up. I don't know if it's looking down on blondes or insecurity about not being one herself, but I'm not prying.

No benefit to you saying anything. Just agree and pretend not to pay attention to the blonde.

bampilot06 08-24-22 07:44 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22622163)
I've got 50/34, 52/36, and 53/39 cranks. I really prefer the latter two over the first. Shifting's better, and the gear range requires less FD shifting. With 50/34 I keep finding my self in Biggie Bigs and Smallie Smalls at normal human speeds.


My mechanic is pretty confident he can rig it to work. Said he did something similar before.
They also have the full R7000 group with 175mm arms. Only asking 20.00 more than merlin.

bampilot06 08-24-22 07:45 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22622479)
Oh, but she is, right? Simply because blonde. 😜

Weve finally reached the point where I can comment that a woman is attractive without fear of having to call a divorce lawyer or having to buy flowers.


How long did that take? Trying to figure out how many more years I will have to endure.

seedsbelize2 08-24-22 08:08 PM

We've both been able to mention who is attractive, throughout.

Mojo31 08-24-22 08:12 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22622580)
We've both been able to mention who is attractive, throughout.

Are you married to a blonde?

Mojo31 08-24-22 08:13 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22622568)
How long did that take? Trying to figure out how many more years I will have to endure.

28 years and 95 days.

bampilot06 08-24-22 08:35 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22622585)
28 years and 95 days.


im almost half way there! :bday:

Mojo31 08-24-22 08:39 PM

Ran Wardell, RIP.

Heart attack at age 37.

Mojo31 08-24-22 08:45 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22622602)
im almost half way there! :bday:

Good luck, its a moving target. And, dont forget, what was okay yesterday may not be okay tomorrow.

big john 08-24-22 08:53 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22622604)
Ran Wardell, RIP.

Heart attack at age 37.

Didn't know of him, but that's awful.

Mojo31 08-24-22 08:57 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22622610)
Didn't know of him, but that's awful.

XC mountain bike champ.

seedsbelize2 08-24-22 08:58 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22622583)
Are you married to a blonde?

No

big john 08-24-22 08:59 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22622615)
XC mountain bike champ.

Yeah, I read an article after you posted that. He died in bed a few days after winning his National title.

mschwett 08-24-22 09:47 PM

pulled a staple out of my rear tire (GP 5000S TR, 30mm, tubeless) and while there was no immediate PSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH it was fully deflated when i came back to it this evening. about 800 miles on it.

spun it around a few times, pumped it up to 40psi... tiny little dot of sealant at the staple location. waited an hour. still at 40 ish. spun it some more, pumped up to 70psi. holding steady. LOVING ROAD TUBELESS at the moment. would otherwise be f'ng around with tire levers and tubes at the moment, wondering if i'd have a ride in the morning or not! fingers crossed, knock wood.

LesterOfPuppets 08-24-22 11:11 PM

PAOTD, colourful edition.

https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net...vA&oe=630C441B

datlas 08-25-22 06:12 AM

We got back late last night from the game so of course I am dragging.

Even so, 4/6 today. :bday:

Mojo31 08-25-22 06:37 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22622617)
No

There's your answer.

datlas 08-25-22 07:05 AM

There were lots of attractive blondes at the baseball game last night. Mrs datlas did not comment. She did mention that most of the players were hunks, though.

LesterOfPuppets 08-25-22 07:11 AM

I had a dozen wings at 11pm last night, washed em down with some Colorado Kool aid.

This morning...


seedsbelize2 08-25-22 07:41 AM

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WhyFi 08-25-22 07:42 AM

I went too hard on my morning ride yesterday - I really thought that the evening ride would get rained out - but still had just enough go juice to keep things interesting for the boys on the group ride.

At the first highly contested sign, I couldn't make my little breakaway attempt stick, but I did at least make a few of the guys gas themselves to spring one of them ahead of me. At the other big sign, I kept it to a sprint. The guy that took the first sign came around me pretty hard, but I've got a better jump and he went a little early, so I cleared him by 10 yards or so. After that, I didn't see him until we stopped for food and beer about 5 miles later - turns out he pulled over immediately after the sign and lost his lunch :lol:

big john 08-25-22 07:44 AM

He needed some food and beer after that.

Dan333SP 08-25-22 07:47 AM

Howdy Addiction folks, been a minute. I'm still here lurking and posting from time to time, been through a bunch of major life events since I was a regular poster here. Anyway, a good friend of mine was hit by a drunk 18 year old last weekend while riding at 7 AM and is in intensive care at the hospital. Her friend was also hit and passed away. I know everyone who rides on the road for some length of time and makes connections within the cycling community eventually has stories like this, and it's just the reality we live in on shared roads with very low levels of driver accountability.

Anyway, lately I've been thinking I'd like to get some front/rear cameras set up on my bike. They won't keep me alive if I get hit, but they will at least help hold a hit/run driver accountable if the worst were to happen. Any recommendations on a setup for that? I'm not opposed to a helmet-mounted 360 cam too, that may result in some cool race/ride footage.

WhyFi 08-25-22 07:53 AM


Originally Posted by Dan333SP (Post 22622894)
Howdy Addiction folks, been a minute. I'm still here lurking and posting from time to time, been through a bunch of major life events since I was a regular poster here. Anyway, a good friend of mine was hit by a drunk 18 year old last weekend while riding at 7 AM and is in intensive care at the hospital. Her friend was also hit and passed away. I know everyone who rides on the road for some length of time and makes connections within the cycling community eventually has stories like this, and it's just the reality we live in on shared roads with very low levels of driver accountability.

Anyway, lately I've been thinking I'd like to get some front/rear cameras set up on my bike. They won't keep me alive if I get hit, but they will at least help hold a hit/run driver accountable if the worst were to happen. Any recommendations on a setup for that? I'm not opposed to a helmet-mounted 360 cam too, that may result in some cool race/ride footage.

:(

One thing to look at with typical action cams is battery life; they can really suck - many don't hit 90 minutes. For the front, I have a Cycliq mostly because of the battery life - it'll go 8hrs or so on a full charge - and the integrated headlight. It is a little spendy, the image quality isn't the bestest, but it was the best overall package for my needs at the time. Cycliq just announced that they're releasing a new front-facing camera very soon, though, so I would take a look at that or at least look for discounts on the current model (Fly12 HD).

For the rear, I would probably go with the new Garmin Varia with radar and video.

seedsbelize2 08-25-22 07:55 AM

Blood work this morning so I'm just now having my coffee. I apparently let a lot of stuff go during covid, when they wouldn't let us through the door of the clinic. Eyes and skin atm, with ears coming up a little later. Or it could just be '70'.
I haven't ridden all week because the electrician has been here for half days, and it's good to hang around in case he needs anything. I mentioned him earlier, and yesterday he figured it all out and got everything going. I know enough about electricity to be impressed. And relieved. We thought we might have to tear up the tile floor to get to the kitchen island.

seypat 08-25-22 07:57 AM


Originally Posted by Dan333SP (Post 22622894)
Howdy Addiction folks, been a minute. I'm still here lurking and posting from time to time, been through a bunch of major life events since I was a regular poster here. Anyway, a good friend of mine was hit by a drunk 18 year old last weekend while riding at 7 AM and is in intensive care at the hospital. Her friend was also hit and passed away. I know everyone who rides on the road for some length of time and makes connections within the cycling community eventually has stories like this, and it's just the reality we live in on shared roads with very low levels of driver accountability.

Anyway, lately I've been thinking I'd like to get some front/rear cameras set up on my bike. They won't keep me alive if I get hit, but they will at least help hold a hit/run driver accountable if the worst were to happen. Any recommendations on a setup for that? I'm not opposed to a helmet-mounted 360 cam too, that may result in some cool race/ride footage.

The lady that passed away was also a triathlete. That incident shook the whole RVA outdoor fitness community hard. Lot of chatter about it on MTT. Sad, sad situation. You do need some type of camera setup. I'm getting tired of watching the Phil videos. They're good, but need some more from a different person.

seedsbelize2 08-25-22 08:05 AM


Originally Posted by seypat (Post 22622902)
The lady that passed away was also a triathlete. That incident shook the whole RVA outdoor fitness community hard. Lot of chatter about it on MTT. Sad, Sad situation. You do need some type of camera setup. I'm getting tired of watching the Phil videos. They're good, but need some more from a different person.

Has the driver been lynched?

Dan333SP 08-25-22 08:13 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22622906)
Has the driver been lynched?

Surprisingly, he's actually facing charges-

https://www.wtvr.com/news/local-news...august-23-2022

If you know Richmond geography, the fact that he thought he was on Cherokee (a twisty suburban road near the river south of the city) and was actually on Osbourne (dead straight, flat road east of the city) shows that he was cooked out of his mind and shouldn't have been anywhere near a vehicle.

Mojo31 08-25-22 08:18 AM


Originally Posted by seypat (Post 22622902)
The lady that passed away was also a triathlete. That incident shook the whole RVA outdoor fitness community hard. Lot of chatter about it on MTT. Sad, Sad situation. You do need some type of camera setup. I'm getting tired of watching the Phil videos. They're good, but need some more from a different person.

That happened to a local woman in 2008. She and a friend were out training (she was a triathlete) early on a Sunday morning when they were hit by a 24 year old drunk driver. Both riders were killed. A charity 5k was started in her honor and has been running ever since.


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