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Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10,166
Views: 128,397
Posted By Eric F

From the way you describe it, it sounds like he...

From the way you describe it, it sounds like he is putting himself in a bad situation for both of you, but more so for him.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10,166
Views: 128,397
Posted By Eric F

Maybe a cat ran across the street. Just...

Maybe a cat ran across the street. Just guessing...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10,166
Views: 128,397
Posted By Eric F

Random thoughts...As I was rolling among on my...

Random thoughts...As I was rolling among on my usual Sunday group ride, I was reminded of an observation while overlooking the Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach, CA sometime last year. Lots...
06-27-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By Eric F

Is there any expectation that it won't be a...

Is there any expectation that it won't be a Slovenian show-down?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10,166
Views: 128,397
Posted By Eric F

Correct. "Close enough" is not a term they...

Correct. "Close enough" is not a term they use.
06-27-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3,212
Views: 824,675
Posted By Eric F

Latest addition to my stable - 2019 Trek...

Latest addition to my stable - 2019 Trek Procaliber 9.9 SL...
https://i.imgur.com/G71TMxl.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10,166
Views: 128,397
Posted By Eric F

Fun Fact: A friend of mine (our daughters played...

Fun Fact: A friend of mine (our daughters played softball together for a few years) is one of the lead engineers of the team that built both Mars Rovers. On the first one, my friend got a seat on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 10,166
Views: 128,397
Posted By Eric F

Saturday was the first ride on my new (to me)...

Saturday was the first ride on my new (to me) dirt rig. There are some maintenance issues to sort out, and some changes to be made, but this thing is light, fast, and fun....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10,166
Views: 128,397
Posted By Eric F

Same

Same
06-27-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1,800
Views: 184,527
Posted By Eric F

Saturday - Shakedown ride on the new dirt rig...

Saturday - Shakedown ride on the new dirt rig (Flint Canyon - Cherry Canyon - 14 mi). This bike is light, fast, and exciting. However, I have some maintenance issues that need to be addressed,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10,166
Views: 128,397
Posted By Eric F

Big dog (Riley)......

Big dog (Riley)......
06-23-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3,212
Views: 824,675
Posted By Eric F

Growing up, there was a Corvair van parked in my...

Growing up, there was a Corvair van parked in my backyard for years. My dad had intended to put a V8 in it, but the project never happened, and it was eventually towed out by someone he sold it to. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10,166
Views: 128,397
Posted By Eric F

I'm running 32x19 on this. I can handle sustained...

I'm running 32x19 on this. I can handle sustained climbs up to about 10%, and short pitches a bit steeper. 26x2.1 tires.
https://i.imgur.com/d5rRB0g.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10,166
Views: 128,397
Posted By Eric F

It pisses me off that this has become a necessity...

It pisses me off that this has become a necessity for far too many lines of work.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10,166
Views: 128,397
Posted By Eric F

Sometimes people shoot video during a ride. I've...

Sometimes people shoot video during a ride. I've done it a few times (GoPro on the handlebar).
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10,166
Views: 128,397
Posted By Eric F

A buddy of mine posted a video on one of his...

A buddy of mine posted a video on one of his recent rides. Apparently, it's your problem. ;)
06-22-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,534
Posted By Eric F

I was feeling a bit stale doing the same road...

I was feeling a bit stale doing the same road rides with the same people, and don't really love riding solo on the road, so I took the only MTB I had (at the time), and stripped it down to a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10,166
Views: 128,397
Posted By Eric F

Yesterday, I rushed home after work to unbox my...

Yesterday, I rushed home after work to unbox my new (to me) MTB. As expected, the bike was partially disassembled, but appeared to be pretty well protected for shipping. As I unwrapped everything,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 05:26 PM
Replies: 10,166
Views: 128,397
Posted By Eric F

Soon. Somehow all the clocks slowed WAY down...

Soon.

Somehow all the clocks slowed WAY down after I got the delivery notification. I was also reminded that I need to pick up dog food. Grrr...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 10,166
Views: 128,397
Posted By Eric F

UPS tracking..."Delivered". My wife has already...

UPS tracking..."Delivered". My wife has already acknowledged that she probably won't see me much tonight - LOL.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10,166
Views: 128,397
Posted By Eric F

Other than the number on the thermometer, that...

Other than the number on the thermometer, that sounds like a really excellent way to spend a day.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 10,166
Views: 128,397
Posted By Eric F

Yes. Moar turboz!!!!

Yes. Moar turboz!!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10,166
Views: 128,397
Posted By Eric F

Loud AF.

Loud AF.
06-21-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,097
Posted By Eric F

Meh. I can top that. I fell over while riding...

Meh. I can top that. I fell over while riding my Zwift rig.

In the middle of a workout, I needed to tip my fan up just a little, and was pretty sure I could just reach it without having to get...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10,166
Views: 128,397
Posted By Eric F

Hawt!

Hawt!
06-21-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 287
Posted By Eric F

I just use one, and pay attention to keeping the...

I just use one, and pay attention to keeping the blade against the band. I have never dressed the cut end with anything, and haven't had an issue. Superglue would probably work (let it dry before...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10,166
Views: 128,397
Posted By Eric F

It will only be totally empty for a little while....

It will only be totally empty for a little while. In Nov., we are expecting our first grandchild. I'm looking forward to weekend afternoon naps snuggling the little one.
06-21-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 287
Posted By Eric F

I've always had easy and clean results on carbon...

I've always had easy and clean results on carbon parts with a fine-tooth hacksaw, tape, and a hose clamp as an alignment guide. A quick rub with fine sandpaper eases the edges to finish the job.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10,166
Views: 128,397
Posted By Eric F

A MTB can go everywhere a gravel bike can go, but...

A MTB can go everywhere a gravel bike can go, but not the other way around. I don't foresee myself doing enough riding where the advantages of a gravel bike become a significant factor. For now, a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10,166
Views: 128,397
Posted By Eric F

It seems I had a luckier day than some… Wordle...

It seems I had a luckier day than some…
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Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10,166
Views: 128,397
Posted By Eric F

This thread, and this site.

This thread, and this site.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10,166
Views: 128,397
Posted By Eric F

The Supercaliber with the short-travel rear...

The Supercaliber with the short-travel rear suspension is really attractive to me, but way out of my price range. I was also considering a BMC Twostroke (new, mid-level spec), but this Trek was too...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 10,166
Views: 128,397
Posted By Eric F

Unfortunately, it has a Solo Cup motor. I was...

Unfortunately, it has a Solo Cup motor. I was considering buying a gravel bike, but decided to update the MTB part of my stable instead. I'm not sure where I would really ride a gravel bike around...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10,166
Views: 128,397
Posted By Eric F

Thanks, John. 2019 Trek Procaliber 9.9 SL. ...

Thanks, John.

2019 Trek Procaliber 9.9 SL. It 's a 20 lb, go-fast, pure XC machine, but it has a 10-52 cassette that should allow me to ride up the side of a building.
06-20-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1,800
Views: 184,527
Posted By Eric F

Struggles with schedule, health, and motivation...

Struggles with schedule, health, and motivation have kept my riding over the last few months pretty minimal, but I'm starting to get things turned around. Yesterday, I joined the group ride I used...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10,166
Views: 128,397
Posted By Eric F

Been gone for a bit, but it's good to be back. I...

Been gone for a bit, but it's good to be back. I had some schedule challenges, a nasty cold, and some motivation struggles that kept me off the bike for a while, and likewise didn't feel motivated to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10,166
Views: 128,397
Posted By Eric F

Same.

Same.
03-21-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1,800
Views: 184,527
Posted By Eric F

First dirt ride since I based my face in on this...

First dirt ride since I based my face in on this same ride. My face has recovered, but my left thumb is still a bit sore from a ligament strain. I've been riding the road on Sunday mornings, but...
03-17-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,252
Posted By Eric F

4 road bikes - Newest one gets the most miles,...

4 road bikes - Newest one gets the most miles, 2nd one lives on my trainer, 3rd is a former race bike of mine that I was able to buy back from a friend, 4th belonged to my dad as was renovated by me...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9,907
Views: 155,509
Posted By Eric F

That's very cool. I haven't seen one of those...

That's very cool. I haven't seen one of those before.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9,907
Views: 155,509
Posted By Eric F

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My lucky day.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9,907
Views: 155,509
Posted By Eric F

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9,907
Views: 155,509
Posted By Eric F

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9,907
Views: 155,509
Posted By Eric F

The WEN 4212T is the one on my list. Glad to hear...

The WEN 4212T is the one on my list. Glad to hear you like yours. I've seen quite a few good reviews online, but I know a lot of those tend to be sponsored. I have a 40-year-old jigsaw that I've had...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9,907
Views: 155,509
Posted By Eric F

Sounds like a great deal! I've got eyes on a...

Sounds like a great deal!

I've got eyes on a bench-top drill press and a cordless jigsaw, but haven't pulled the trigger yet. This past weekend, I got some corner squares and clamps, and the feet...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9,907
Views: 155,509
Posted By Eric F

I read "grinder" and I thought you were talking...

I read "grinder" and I thought you were talking about shop tools again. I had to read your post again to realize you're talking about coffee.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9,907
Views: 155,509
Posted By Eric F

Good luck with that.

Good luck with that.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9,907
Views: 155,509
Posted By Eric F

You know who else? People who live in places...

You know who else? People who live in places that don't freeze.

That said, I only have a pool because it was there when we bought the house. I wouldn't build a new pool for myself...and I'm a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9,907
Views: 155,509
Posted By Eric F

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9,907
Views: 155,509
Posted By Eric F

My pick would be...Base layer, jersey, arm...

My pick would be...Base layer, jersey, arm warmers, shorts, knee warmers, and vest (maybe, depending on how i felt after warming up).

With that short a race, be sure you warm up completely,...
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