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rjones28 08-05-21 08:51 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22172798)
In other tyre news, I just put fresh meats on the boat trailer. I should probably repack the bearings too, but maybe I'll wait 'til a wheel starts smoking.

Repacking wheel bearings by the side of the road, in the dark, is no fun.

Velo Vol 08-05-21 08:53 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22172832)
Winter is ideal for sailing Tempe Town Lake.

Guess there's good wind to work with.


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8b1137b2b8.jpg


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22172872)
No

No confidence in your welding skills?

rjones28 08-05-21 08:57 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22172818)
anybody have a 100/110 mm stem 6 degree drop?

I have a ritchey 120 mm I can trade if interested.

With my stem slammed all the way down the 120mm feels a little too long. Want to try a shorter one before I have the steerer tube cut.

Probably.

rjones28 08-05-21 08:59 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22172886)
Guess there's good wind to work with.


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8b1137b2b8.jpg


No confidence in your welding skills?

I don't own any welding equipment.

genejockey 08-05-21 09:55 PM

Have now been at The Ancestral Home for a day. It looks much the same - which in itself requires some doing. Siblings look much the same too. Scrapple for Sunday breakfast has been obtained. we had corn the last two days, each time picked that day. Peaches for dessert.

Wishing I had a bike here, because then I'd have a reason and a method to escape the more talkative. Instead, I just kept making noises that indicated I was listening until he went away.

big john 08-05-21 10:31 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22172808)


It's going to be winter before you have this fake lake-worthy.

There is no winter there.

ls01 08-06-21 03:48 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22172241)
Half the 14 guys on this a.m.'s ride were scratching oak mite bites.

LSS's path came back with > .3cm clear margins and negative sentinel node. Looks like they got the little bastard.

👍:bday:

ls01 08-06-21 04:04 AM

Had a not as good as usual ride yesterday. Which is odd gor this bunch. Some guys didn't show up, some didn't bring their game faces. It was slow. One left the group on the way back. 2 went to look for him. Then we all had to wait for them to come back. I punished them all by going up front and pulling. Hard into a headwind for as long as I could. At least they stayed on my wheel.....
Good sprint at the end.

Trsnrtr 08-06-21 05:45 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22172877)
I installed the new tire this evening. It went on the rim easily, as had the previous. Just for gits and shiggles, though, I decided to try seating it with just the floor pump, something that I've never done. After the first couple of strokes, I didn't think it was going to happen, but then I noticed the tire filling out a bit more with each pump, despite all of the hissing. The encouraged me to pump a bit manically. The tire kept hissing, but also kept filling out until both sides finally snapped in to place at the same time - sweet!

:bday:

datlas 08-06-21 06:21 AM

Something has been getting into our garden/compost pile.

Today, mrs datlas found the culprit:


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...fd11ee2a6.jpeg


p.s. btw if any serious gardeners are looking, you might notice my asparagus patch to the right of the fence.

WhyFi 08-06-21 06:26 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22173153)
Something has been getting into our garden/compost pile.

Today, mrs datlas found the culprit:

Woodchuck? Groundhog? Capybara?

Velo Vol 08-06-21 06:36 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22172947)
Peaches for dessert.

South Carolina?

datlas 08-06-21 06:40 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22173159)
Woodchuck? Groundhog? Capybara?

Fat Groundhog.

ls01 08-06-21 07:09 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22173159)
Woodchuck? Groundhog? Capybara?

chukacabrea...

datlas 08-06-21 07:33 AM

Ok, we are going to be in LA starting in 1 week and I do want to download some possible routes onto my Garmin as I will likely NOT be taking my computer with me.

Any tips on finding/choosing a good route online? Reminder we are staying in West LA so my inclination is to head out to some of the gorges north of Malibu (eg Latigo/Gibraltar) but I am open to other options.

indyfabz 08-06-21 07:36 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22172541)
They are flirting with first place in the NL East!

They start a series with the Mets today. Mets are in 1st.

datlas 08-06-21 07:39 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22173245)
They start a series with the Mets today. Mets are in 1st.

Yeah but Phillies are only 0.5 game behind, so if they win the series they will be in first.

#Bestoftheworst

Velo Vol 08-06-21 07:42 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22173242)
Any tips on finding/choosing a good route online?

How hard can it be to find bike routes in SoCal?

WhyFi 08-06-21 07:49 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22173242)
Ok, we are going to be in LA starting in 1 week and I do want to download some possible routes onto my Garmin as I will likely NOT be taking my computer with me.

Any tips on finding/choosing a good route online? Reminder we are staying in West LA so my inclination is to head out to some of the gorges north of Malibu (eg Latigo/Gibraltar) but I am open to other options.

You can check do searches for full, user-made routes on Ride with GPS and on Strava. Those routes may or may not have comments on them (it's helpful when they do). They both also have popularity/heatmaps to show the roads that people are riding with the most frequency - putting together a route yourself with the heatmaps can work well, but note that MUPs will be very well represented on their maps, so routes created will often snap to the MUPs more readily than to roads.

The other thing that I like to do in conjunction, and this can be a bit time consuming, is to check with Google Maps, both the satellite view and the StreetView, so that you can get a feel for the road surface and the shoulder situation. StreetView is slow going, but zoomed in on the satellite images, you can see the shoulders pretty well. I still like to confirm with a StreetView peek every so often and will pay particular attention to points where the satellite view might indicate trouble spots, like pinched bridges, etc).

DougRNS 08-06-21 07:51 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22173251)
How hard can it be to find bike routes in SoCal?

as a former cyclist I have no opinion on this topic. Especially in SoCal.

Velo Vol 08-06-21 07:57 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22173267)
as a former cyclist I have no opinion on this topic. Especially in SoCal.

When you were a cyclist did you literally ride the same route every day?

indyfabz 08-06-21 07:58 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22173159)
Woodchuck? Groundhog?

Same thing.

WhyFi 08-06-21 08:01 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22173280)
Same thing.

Really? Those tricky bastards.

indyfabz 08-06-21 08:02 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22172638)

At least they were in a car. I had to pass these guys while riding in SD.


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b48aad7b1.jpeg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9f0da96a3.jpeg

datlas 08-06-21 08:02 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22173251)
How hard can it be to find bike routes in SoCal?

My bigger concern is how easy it can be to get hurt by a motorist in SoCal.

#SafetyFirst


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