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Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-21, 12:24 PM
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Posted By abshipp

Kudos. I had a 40mi climbing ride planned for...

Kudos. I had a 40mi climbing ride planned for today but ended up bailing on that idea this morning. Maybe was a good idea since today's turned out to be quite steamy.

So I ended up doing what I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,148
Posted By abshipp

Lit and rotating! ...

Lit and rotating!

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,148
Posted By abshipp

Foggy here this morning too. ...

Foggy here this morning too.

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bampilot06 this is the beacon at GYH
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,148
Posted By abshipp

Velo Vol https://youtu.be/e8PodEM4Y8g

Velo Vol

https://youtu.be/e8PodEM4Y8g
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,148
Posted By abshipp

Yeowch! That's new on my list of fears. I'm...

Yeowch!

That's new on my list of fears. I'm a mouthbreather on the bike so I've eaten quite a few bugs.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,148
Posted By abshipp

Also some small yellow insect got caught in...

Also some small yellow insect got caught in between the tongue of my shoe and my foot today. I have a small bump where it may have tried to sting me. Never had that happen before.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,148
Posted By abshipp

First longer ride in a while today. May need to...

First longer ride in a while today. May need to throw looks to the wayside and raise my stem a bit. Hard and painful to hold my head up towards the end.

Helped someone cross the road:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,148
Posted By abshipp

My wrists were done before my legs were on the...

My wrists were done before my legs were on the MTB this morning. Bit chunky at times around here.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,148
Posted By abshipp

Never thought I would ever say this: Really...

Never thought I would ever say this:

Really nice climb today. Main section is 6.5 miles and averages just 3.5% with a few 7-8% sections that takes you up just over 1k feet. Overall it was 40 miles...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,148
Posted By abshipp

fifm

fifm
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,148
Posted By abshipp

This place is getting too damn crowded. Damn...

This place is getting too damn crowded. Damn out-of-towners messing up the place :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,148
Posted By abshipp

Top 10! :bday:

Top 10! :bday:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,148
Posted By abshipp

Wahoo Bolt has a few quirks that I learned about...

Wahoo Bolt has a few quirks that I learned about today.
Double check cue sheet output from RWGPS.
Swamp Rabbit Trail is not paved the entire length.
Avoid Falls Park at all costs, no matter how...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,148
Posted By abshipp

Hindsight is telling me that today's ride was a...

Hindsight is telling me that today's ride was a bit too ambitious. Only had two bottles of water and didn't bring enough food so I blew up and limped home the last hour.

Also was my first time...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,148
Posted By abshipp

I've now joined the Speedplay club. Keos are just...

I've now joined the Speedplay club. Keos are just too annoying to ride in a more traffic heavy environment.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,148
Posted By abshipp

Maybe they felt embarrassed that it took so long...

Maybe they felt embarrassed that it took so long if it was really simple. I feel like undercharging work is stranger than comping though.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,148
Posted By abshipp

Some nice views today: ...

Some nice views today:

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No bikes involved.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,148
Posted By abshipp

Oof, I did not watch until the end. I...

Oof, I did not watch until the end.

I watched a few laps, they were hauling out there!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,148
Posted By abshipp

I started watching and someone immediately ate it...

I started watching and someone immediately ate it during the transition. Sorry :(
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,148
Posted By abshipp

Pretty toasty on my ride today but I made it up...

Pretty toasty on my ride today but I made it up the local climb without stopping this time.

The last little kick up at the top is still really rude, though.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,148
Posted By abshipp

​​​​​​I would love to have anything in a size...

​​​​​​I would love to have anything in a size medium right now :rolleyes: Would make my life a while lot easier.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,148
Posted By abshipp

When I have a crick that definitely isn't coming...

When I have a crick that definitely isn't coming from the seatpost, it's pretty much always the seatpost :rolleyes:



Or that, more likely
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,148
Posted By abshipp

10s 105 (5700 I think) today. Now that I...

10s 105 (5700 I think) today.

Now that I know what this failure mode feels like hopefully I'll be able to identify it quicker next time. Wasn't sure what on earth was happening at first.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,148
Posted By abshipp

Customer's bike I was repairing at work today. ...

Customer's bike I was repairing at work today.
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Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,148
Posted By abshipp

I asked to start doing some service work at the...

I asked to start doing some service work at the shop.

My first job:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,148
Posted By abshipp

I was looking up some road routes on RWGPS and...

I was looking up some road routes on RWGPS and found a metric that begins a few houses down from mine :D
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,148
Posted By abshipp

Front suspension fork and rear shock. My personal...

Front suspension fork and rear shock. My personal mountain bike only has a front suspension fork.

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,148
Posted By abshipp

Yeah, that was stupid amounts of fun. We...

Yeah, that was stupid amounts of fun.

We rode DuPont State Forest in NC. I'm definitely wanting a full squish of my own now, although for the interim it looks like I'll be able to take the Intense...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,148
Posted By abshipp

Intense Sniper. Carbon bars and wheels. GX Eagle.

Intense Sniper. Carbon bars and wheels. GX Eagle.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,148
Posted By abshipp

Somewhat embarrassingly I think the MTB I'm...

Somewhat embarrassingly I think the MTB I'm riding tomorrow may be close to if not under the weight of my main road bike.

And it's squishy on both ends.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,148
Posted By abshipp

Rear for me is typically for minor speed...

Rear for me is typically for minor speed modulation, the front would usually get involved if I'm actually stopping.

Living here where there are real hills I'm actually having to learn how to brake...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,148
Posted By abshipp

Had a lovely ride on the Swamp Rabbit with Mrs....

Had a lovely ride on the Swamp Rabbit with Mrs. abshipp today :)

I had done some work on her bike to improve the braking which was successful. A little too successful when she grabbed a little too...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,148
Posted By abshipp

Looks like you have the inside scoop :thumb: ...

Looks like you have the inside scoop :thumb:

I was confused since I looked at their website as well and did not see a GVL location.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,148
Posted By abshipp

:foo: Are they opening a new location here?

:foo:

Are they opening a new location here?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,148
Posted By abshipp

Not a bad place for a glass of wine. ...

Not a bad place for a glass of wine.

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,148
Posted By abshipp

I may be a bit jealous that I don't have a...

I may be a bit jealous that I don't have a Jazzmaster of my own.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,148
Posted By abshipp

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Everything I cut looks like it's been cracked and rusting...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,148
Posted By abshipp

Zero room inside the apartment. The space...

Zero room inside the apartment.

The space they are in is restricted to 6 people max, and only three that live on that level - me, my wife, and my neighbor.

Extinguisher is to cool down...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,148
Posted By abshipp

This is the space I have to work with. I think...

This is the space I have to work with. I think some two place vertical wall racks would be the best use of space. That door isn't used, and unfortunately I think that damn elliptical has to stay.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,148
Posted By abshipp

That's what I was going to ask. I have a bit of a...

That's what I was going to ask. I have a bit of a space issue and I'm trying to figure out the best way to keep my 5 bikes. I don't think there will be a really easy way to get to any one I want at...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,148
Posted By abshipp

50F and rainy on my day off :notamused: I...

50F and rainy on my day off :notamused:

I thought it was supposed to be warmer down here :foo:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,148
Posted By abshipp

Long lines at some gas stations this morning. ...

Long lines at some gas stations this morning.

I filled up on Sunday so I'm not worrying about it.

I'm also within bicycle commuting range to the shop :)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,148
Posted By abshipp

I concur, based on the three times I have driven...

I concur, based on the three times I have driven through Knoxville.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,148
Posted By abshipp

It feels weird to be so tired from only riding...

It feels weird to be so tired from only riding for an hour.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,148
Posted By abshipp

Oof. ​​​​​​ ...

Oof.

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I got taken up over Paris Mountain this...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,148
Posted By abshipp

That's correct. Like I said before, we are in a...

That's correct. Like I said before, we are in a very old neighborhood.

The living room is going to get warm but thankfully the bedroom is quite shaded. I've been spending a lot of time plugging up...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,148
Posted By abshipp

You don't need to say the same thing twice...

You don't need to say the same thing twice...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,148
Posted By abshipp

I miss the stability I used to have. ...

I miss the stability I used to have.

​​​​​And I miss central air conditioning.

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,148
Posted By abshipp

They're Made Out Of Meat...

They're Made Out Of Meat (https://www.mit.edu/people/dpolicar/writing/prose/text/thinkingMeat.html)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,148
Posted By abshipp

Please elaborate. Where does the title "yankee"...

Please elaborate. Where does the title "yankee" cease to be appropriate?



Yep! I have no clue what I'm doing, but still sold 4 bikes this week.

Helps that we actually have bikes to sell on...
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