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Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,141
Posted By ksryder

I had to replace my car a couple years ago and I...

I had to replace my car a couple years ago and I very strongly considered one for my 30-mile commute to work, but the realities of winter around here plus the need to haul more cargo than a bike can...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,141
Posted By ksryder

Like so many things the conversation (not this...

Like so many things the conversation (not this thread but usually) is presented in terms of a false binary. Either you're cool with e-bikes everywhere at all times under all circumstances or you...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,141
Posted By ksryder

ftfy Shots fired.

ftfy

Shots fired.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,141
Posted By ksryder

That's why I don't go to my National Guard unit...

That's why I don't go to my National Guard unit reunions or join veterans' organizations.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,141
Posted By ksryder

It's kind of a shame, Suzuki made some fun cars,...

It's kind of a shame, Suzuki made some fun cars, but from what I gather they couldn't support their dealer network in North America with enough inventory and interested customers went elsewhere. They...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,141
Posted By ksryder

Semi-related rant. My wife had a Suzuki with a 10...

Semi-related rant. My wife had a Suzuki with a 10 year warranty but Suzuki shuttered their North American automobile operations about 7 or 8 years into the warranty. They worked out arrangements with...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,141
Posted By ksryder

Aww I sometimes wonder about her. I always felt...

Aww I sometimes wonder about her. I always felt bad -- mom ponied up the money so 13-year-old daughter could do a thing she wanted to do and then the internet mocked and ridiculed her mercilessly...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,141
Posted By ksryder

I made plans last night to ride with a friend...

I made plans last night to ride with a friend bright and early this morning. Forecast only showed a 10% chance of showers.

Got up earlier than normal and... thunderstorms everywhere. So I lost out...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,141
Posted By ksryder

I've had two memorable wasp encounters: once I...

I've had two memorable wasp encounters: once I was stung by a wasp on a motorcycle and once on a bike.

How those wasps got on those vehicles I'll never know! </groucho>

But seriously that...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,141
Posted By ksryder

There was a Property Brothers episode where they...

There was a Property Brothers episode where they homeowner was a woman with a comically squeaky voice who apparently made a decent living doing voice acting work. I know people can't help the voice...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,141
Posted By ksryder

It wouldn't surprise me if HVAC has gone up...

It wouldn't surprise me if HVAC has gone up astronomically like everything else.

I just ordered more water filters for our fridge. 6 months ago they were $45. Now they are $65. Like, did the cost...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,141
Posted By ksryder

Wasn't there some sort of infighting between the...

Wasn't there some sort of infighting between the owners of Peloton in recent years? Seemed like everyone involved was a dirtbag.

When I bought a house last year the sellers had a nice treadmill...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,141
Posted By ksryder

I'm getting soft -- I used to tough it out and...

I'm getting soft -- I used to tough it out and ride nearly year round, from sub-freezing to 100 degrees. Or I'd get up real early and squeeze in 20 miles before work.

It's been in the mid-90s...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,141
Posted By ksryder

That's only true if your local college football...

That's only true if your local college football team doesn't suck.

Our basketball team, on the other hand, is a religious experience.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,141
Posted By ksryder

I like Wahoo computers and Garmin peripherals. My...

I like Wahoo computers and Garmin peripherals. My Wahoo Bolt Just. Works. But I've sweated through three Wahoo HRMs in an unreasonably short amount of time. I use the Garmin HRM, cadence and wheel...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,141
Posted By ksryder

I noticed the sidewalls starting to crack on my...

I noticed the sidewalls starting to crack on my turbos the other day so I thought I'd switch it up and get GP5000s to see what the fuss is about and my LBS couldn't get them in stock. So I just got...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,141
Posted By ksryder

Few things send me into a fury like people who...

Few things send me into a fury like people who clearly didn't read the email.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,141
Posted By ksryder

I feel like NHL teams shouldn't be in places...

I feel like NHL teams shouldn't be in places where it is not possible, at least in theory, to play hockey outside at some point during the year.

Kansas City's NHL franchise, the Scouts, moved 40+...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,141
Posted By ksryder

Yeah that was the point the comedian was making...

Yeah that was the point the comedian was making -- baseball will be the first sport to die.

I like going to a game in person but watching on TV is... well I have limited free time in my life and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,141
Posted By ksryder

Can't read it because paywall but this reminds me...

Can't read it because paywall but this reminds me of a comedian who is on a lot of podcasts I listen to; he was talking about Star Trek Deep Space Nine and one of the characters was really, really...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,141
Posted By ksryder

I'm too lazy to look it up right now but if you...

I'm too lazy to look it up right now but if you google around you can find this -- back in the late 90s/early 00s someone at Hot Rod magazine stuffed a Cadillac 500 big block into a Chevy Chevette...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,141
Posted By ksryder

I used to have a sign that said "don't mistake...

I used to have a sign that said "don't mistake your google search for my law degree" and I'm guessing doctors have it worse.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,141
Posted By ksryder

Hmm I'm not sure I understand what is being...

Hmm I'm not sure I understand what is being argued. Anyway in the midwest we're pretty used to 60 miles = 1 hour and distances are in terms of hours -- i.e. St. Louis is 4 hours away.

But I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,141
Posted By ksryder

Allied. Although interestingly it seemed that...

Allied. Although interestingly it seemed that Gates + Rohloff was the weapon of choice for a long time on the Tour Divide but the past few years everyone's gone back to derailleurs. I guess because...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,141
Posted By ksryder

These things made a big splash a couple years ago...

These things made a big splash a couple years ago when both the men's and women's overall winners at the race formerly known as the DK were riding them but I feel like I haven't heard a thing about...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,141
Posted By ksryder

Ugh I'm in bike shopping mode and while I was...

Ugh I'm in bike shopping mode and while I was well aware that things are backordered for months I figured as long as I was willing to wait I could just get on a list and maybe in a few months I'd get...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,141
Posted By ksryder

I had my Campy Potenza front shifter lever snap...

I had my Campy Potenza front shifter lever snap at about mile 120 of a 200-mile race, leaving me stuck in the 34-tooth little ring for the final 80 miles. It sucked at the time but I sure do get a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,141
Posted By ksryder

I've done things like that before -- I...

I've done things like that before -- I experimented a lot with homemade gels and energy drinks and... well I'd just rather spend the extra money and not deal with all the fuss. The homemade gels...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,141
Posted By ksryder

I'm going to have to start using energy gels for...

I'm going to have to start using energy gels for long rides. I've been using real food for years (mostly Medjool Dates) because it's easier on my stomach, but I got Invisalign a few weeks ago and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,141
Posted By ksryder

Law stuff. Prior to that, news stuff.

Law stuff. Prior to that, news stuff.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,141
Posted By ksryder

You know how people will use a particular word...

You know how people will use a particular word incorrectly long enough and eventually the English Language just says "well eff it I guess that's what it means now" (example: irregardless now being...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,141
Posted By ksryder

I pretend not to see them waving me on until they...

I pretend not to see them waving me on until they go. The problem in the midwest is that people are either...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,141
Posted By ksryder

Too bad you got overshadowed by the clip going...

Too bad you got overshadowed by the clip going around yesterday showing the judge chewing out a defendant for logging in as Buttf**** 3000. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,141
Posted By ksryder

If I thought I could've got it myself I would've...

If I thought I could've got it myself I would've tried, but in this case I didn't have a clue as to how I would've even started because there was no way to reach it, especially by myself with my...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,141
Posted By ksryder

So last night I dropped the dog's leash as I was...

So last night I dropped the dog's leash as I was walking in the house so I bent over to pick it up and somehow ended up running my finger along the door jamb and managed to lodge a splinter super...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,141
Posted By ksryder

No, I meet it at a designated spot in town. I...

No, I meet it at a designated spot in town. I have a little 50cc scooter I drive up there for about 3/4 of the year, I drive my car when it's too cold. Don't want to leave my bike locked up in that...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,141
Posted By ksryder

I bought a Dieselgate car a couple years ago --...

I bought a Dieselgate car a couple years ago -- 2013 Jetta, loaded with every available feature that year, manual transmission, low mileage. As a refresher, VW was forced to buy offer a buyback for...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,141
Posted By ksryder

I don't mind Bob Seger -- lots of catchy,...

I don't mind Bob Seger -- lots of catchy, inoffensive tunes, but nothing earth-shattering.

I said this in another thread but Bob Seger's whole thing is basically "dad who smoked a joint once in...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,141
Posted By ksryder

I'm a big fan of Stirling Soap Company -- it's...

I'm a big fan of Stirling Soap Company -- it's the right balance between affordable yet quality. They have about a million scents, I really like the Deep Blue Sea, Executive Man, and Benjamin...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,141
Posted By ksryder

It took me a while to get proficient at it with...

It took me a while to get proficient at it with my face compared to what I've read from others, I guess I'm just not as dexterous as some people. But I'm good now.

My main motivation was because...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,141
Posted By ksryder

I switched from cartridges to a double-edge...

I switched from cartridges to a double-edge safety razor a couple years ago and boy howdy was there a learning curve. First time I tried it on my legs it looked like a crime scene in the bathtub.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,141
Posted By ksryder

It taint an appropriate discussion for a public...

It taint an appropriate discussion for a public forum.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,141
Posted By ksryder

My legs are unshaven right now because it takes...

My legs are unshaven right now because it takes forever to shave and I can't be bothered, BUT

I've shaved in the past. I like the way it feels, and it makes putting sunblock on my legs much...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,141
Posted By ksryder

I'm glad we adopted littermates because...

I'm glad we adopted littermates because adolescent cat energy can be INTENSE so they do entertain each other to a certain extent but not entirely. I'd say maybe 50% of their energy is focused on each...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,141
Posted By ksryder

Got my second shot a few weeks ago and like many...

Got my second shot a few weeks ago and like many people I felt like absolute trash for 24 hours -- extreme fatigue and I took the day off work and lay on the couch watching crappy daytime TV. But...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,141
Posted By ksryder

One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How...

One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got into my pajamas I'll never know.
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