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Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3,620
Views: 38,407
Posted By Eric F

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3,620
Views: 38,407
Posted By Eric F

I hope not. My wife's sister is a...umm...she's...

I hope not. My wife's sister is a...umm...she's not a nice person to be around.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3,620
Views: 38,407
Posted By Eric F

No thanks. Too much fur. I already have...

No thanks. Too much fur. I already have tumbleweeds of dog fur constantly lurking in the corners of every room in my house from my mutts. Honestly, considering how much is on my floor, I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3,620
Views: 38,407
Posted By Eric F

I find the ceremonial routine of playing a...

I find the ceremonial routine of playing a record, and listening to a full side of an album to be calming and rewarding. The digital music format eliminates the ceremony, and invites ADD listening...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3,620
Views: 38,407
Posted By Eric F

I listen to a lot of music, too. My vinyl rig...

I listen to a lot of music, too. My vinyl rig also has a bluetooth receiver hooked up to the AUX inputs on the preamp. However, I sometimes enjoy the ceremony of whipping out a 12", giving it a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3,620
Views: 38,407
Posted By Eric F

I used to waste time on the Audio Karma forum. ...

I used to waste time on the Audio Karma forum. Good place. There is definitely "a guy" over there. He and I have traded messages about my Marantz, but I haven't pulled the trigger to make the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3,620
Views: 38,407
Posted By Eric F

Nice! I suffer from the same "busy" issue. ...

Nice! I suffer from the same "busy" issue.

A few years ago, I found a vintage Marantz 1250 integrated amplifier on a curb among a pile of junk that someone has dumped while moving out of their...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3,620
Views: 38,407
Posted By Eric F

I'm proud to say that there are currently 2...

I'm proud to say that there are currently 2 functional record players in my house. There were 3 until my older daughter moved out. Both my girls enjoy spinning vinyl, and a record from one of their...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3,620
Views: 38,407
Posted By Eric F

Wordle 220 5/6 ⬜⬜🟨🟨🟨 🟨🟨🟨⬜⬜ ⬜🟨🟨⬜🟨 🟩⬜⬜🟩🟩...

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Guess #3 was dumb.
01-24-22, 10:35 PM
Replies: 4,833
Views: 511,217
Posted By Eric F

New (used) FSA carbon cranks and Truvativ ISIS...

New (used) FSA carbon cranks and Truvativ ISIS bottom bracket with new Wolf Tooth NW chainring for the Ď99 Trek 9900 1-speed automatic. ...
01-24-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 2,530
Posted By Eric F

I never personally raced this iron, but it's...

I never personally raced this iron, but it's pretty racy...
https://i.imgur.com/0QoSf4q.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3,620
Views: 38,407
Posted By Eric F

For outright performance, you can't beat a modern...

For outright performance, you can't beat a modern automatic (or semi-auto) transmission. The need to actually push a clutch pedal is archaic and slow.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3,620
Views: 38,407
Posted By Eric F

I did, too, because that was the car we had.

I did, too, because that was the car we had.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3,620
Views: 38,407
Posted By Eric F

Neither of my daughters have learned how to drive...

Neither of my daughters have learned how to drive a stick. This is directly related to the fact that all the cars in our household are automatics. I would guess this is why most millennials don't...
01-24-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 416
Posted By Eric F

https://sayingimages.com/wp-content/uploads/double...

https://sayingimages.com/wp-content/uploads/double-facepalm-memes.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3,620
Views: 38,407
Posted By Eric F

I would have gotten it in 1, but I guessed all...

I would have gotten it in 1, but I guessed all the wrong letters.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3,620
Views: 38,407
Posted By Eric F

Wow. Your process is peculiar, but the net...

Wow. Your process is peculiar, but the net result is the same.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3,620
Views: 38,407
Posted By Eric F

Understood. It will still be fun. There's also...

Understood. It will still be fun. There's also the significance of the "happy wife" factor at play.
01-24-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,123
Posted By Eric F

So it's just a significant lack of knowledge and...

So it's just a significant lack of knowledge and understanding about bicycles then?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3,620
Views: 38,407
Posted By Eric F

I recently drove my step-father's '16 Miata for a...

I recently drove my step-father's '16 Miata for a couple of days. It's a blast. I haven't driven a stick for a while. I had forgotten how much fun it is.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3,620
Views: 38,407
Posted By Eric F

Wordle 219 6/6 ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ ⬜⬜⬜🟨🟨 ⬜🟨🟨⬜⬜ 🟨⬜🟩🟨⬜...

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Yeah. Tough one.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3,620
Views: 38,407
Posted By Eric F

First miss?

First miss?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-22, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3,620
Views: 38,407
Posted By Eric F

Wordle 218 4/6 ⬜⬜⬜🟨⬜ ⬜🟩⬜⬜⬜ ⬜🟩🟩🟨⬜ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3,620
Views: 38,407
Posted By Eric F

High winds all night and expected to continue...

High winds all night and expected to continue throughout the day. We lost power sometime early this morning and itís still not on. No coffee for me. Old dog isnít bothered. Young dog is unsettled,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3,620
Views: 38,407
Posted By Eric F

That went better than expected. Wordle 217...

That went better than expected.

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3,620
Views: 38,407
Posted By Eric F

My first real race bike was a LeMond Zurich. ...

My first real race bike was a LeMond Zurich. Very nice ride. I wish I still had it.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3,620
Views: 38,407
Posted By Eric F

We have a very large Sycamore in our yard, east...

We have a very large Sycamore in our yard, east of the pool. Our neighbor to the west has a very large evergreen (Deodar Cedar, I think). The pool is a constant battle of leaves, needles, and cones,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 27,104
Views: 17,527,526
Posted By Eric F

This one... https://i.imgur.com/hruTmne.jpg ...

This one...
https://i.imgur.com/hruTmne.jpg

That one...
https://i.imgur.com/vh7TxLR.jpg

The other other one (currently on trainer duty)...
https://i.imgur.com/veBPy8E.jpg

The old one...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3,620
Views: 38,407
Posted By Eric F

Due to a couple of big trees, our pool is only in...

Due to a couple of big trees, our pool is only in full sun for a short time during a summer day. Even when the air temp is over 100 for an extended stretch, the pool water never gets much over 80...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3,620
Views: 38,407
Posted By Eric F

Damn. He made me laugh a lot over the years.

Damn. He made me laugh a lot over the years.
01-21-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 418
Posted By Eric F

I'll never be the rider I was 20 years ago when I...

I'll never be the rider I was 20 years ago when I was an active racer, but Zwift has been an important part of being able to return to a moderate level of fitness mixed in with the schedule demands...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3,620
Views: 38,407
Posted By Eric F

No.

No.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3,620
Views: 38,407
Posted By Eric F

Wordle 216 4/6 ⬜⬜⬜⬜🟨 🟩🟩⬜⬜⬜ 🟩🟩🟩⬜⬜ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3,620
Views: 38,407
Posted By Eric F

Call them "vintage agility hurdles", and this...

Call them "vintage agility hurdles", and this will definitely happen...
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/0f/25/ee/0f25ee2d869ef533343ffaed0b830712.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3,620
Views: 38,407
Posted By Eric F

Now ya do. :thumb:

Now ya do. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3,620
Views: 38,407
Posted By Eric F

Nope. Low hurdles commonly used in athletic...

Nope. Low hurdles commonly used in athletic agility training.

https://www.amazon.ca/Trademark-Innovations-Training-Hurdles-6-Inch/dp/B00M1S0XHY
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3,620
Views: 38,407
Posted By Eric F

"There's no 'I" in team...but there's no team...

"There's no 'I" in team...but there's no team without 'me'"!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3,620
Views: 38,407
Posted By Eric F

Our local hills - the San Gabriel mountain range...

Our local hills - the San Gabriel mountain range - are basically a giant pile of decomposing granite with very little clay content. This means water runs through it or off it pretty efficiently,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3,620
Views: 38,407
Posted By Eric F

I'm not talking about only the superstars. There...

I'm not talking about only the superstars. There is a long-standing prevailing opinion in baseball that you can't be an effective coach at the pro level if you haven't played at the pro level. It...
01-20-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 418
Posted By Eric F

You are correct that Strava has a significant...

You are correct that Strava has a significant social media components, but it also captures data from your rides that tracks progress. If you don't want the social part of it, set your account to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 3,620
Views: 38,407
Posted By Eric F

It's A-ball, and it's unlikely that there is a...

It's A-ball, and it's unlikely that there is a realistic path for her to get to the MLB level as a Manager...but it's a start. In 2020, the Cubs hired Rachel Folden as a hitting coach, the first...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3,620
Views: 38,407
Posted By Eric F

It's the indicator of the performance of one...

It's the indicator of the performance of one company. I haven't been watching that market closely, but I get the impression that there are a growing number of competitors at a more budget-friendly...
01-20-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 430
Posted By Eric F

No. Learn how to properly ride the bike you have....

No. Learn how to properly ride the bike you have. It's clear that you don't have enough knowledge about how shifting works to start making modifications to the drivetrain.

EDIT: Also, changing...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3,620
Views: 38,407
Posted By Eric F

I thought you didn't consider that to be...

I thought you didn't consider that to be "cycling".
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3,620
Views: 38,407
Posted By Eric F

Those that get it fall into the "old" and "old...

Those that get it fall into the "old" and "old AF" categories, I believe.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3,620
Views: 38,407
Posted By Eric F

Suspicions are high. Or... ...

Suspicions are high.

Or...
https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/92714948/carnac_400x400.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3,620
Views: 38,407
Posted By Eric F

Wordle 215 3/6 ⬜⬜⬜⬜🟨 🟨🟨🟨⬜⬜ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3,620
Views: 38,407
Posted By Eric F

The one with more shipping will actually work out...

The one with more shipping will actually work out to be slightly cheaper. You don't get taxed on shipping charges.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3,620
Views: 38,407
Posted By Eric F

Is that 2 in a row that you've gotten on the...

Is that 2 in a row that you've gotten on the first try? Are you really that lucky?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3,620
Views: 38,407
Posted By Eric F

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