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Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 3,016
Views: 32,873
Posted By abshipp

:love: Sippi only likes eyeliner on one eye...

:love:

Sippi only likes eyeliner on one eye :)

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3,016
Views: 32,873
Posted By abshipp

No rides at all for me this week. I had time...

No rides at all for me this week.

I had time this morning, but chose this instead:
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Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3,016
Views: 32,873
Posted By abshipp

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3,016
Views: 32,873
Posted By abshipp

LPLO ...

LPLO
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Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3,016
Views: 32,873
Posted By abshipp

There is carbon involved :) I'll post...

There is carbon involved :)

I'll post pictures once I get it, but here's an approximation of the color scheme :D

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3,016
Views: 32,873
Posted By abshipp

Delivery scheduled for Thursday :)

Delivery scheduled for Thursday :)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3,016
Views: 32,873
Posted By abshipp

New-to-me frameset is shipping tomorrow :)

New-to-me frameset is shipping tomorrow :)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2,606
Views: 388,016
Posted By abshipp

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3,016
Views: 32,873
Posted By abshipp

Sweat doesn't bother my eyes, but I really hate...

Sweat doesn't bother my eyes, but I really hate it when it drips on my glasses.
07-18-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,489
Posted By abshipp

Which very much ended up inspiring this build: ...

Which very much ended up inspiring this build:

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07-18-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 17,574
Views: 1,925,724
Posted By abshipp

55 miles and 3800' yesterday. A bit milder...

55 miles and 3800' yesterday.

A bit milder 28 miles today.

Nasty humidity and hot the last few days, though.
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Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3,016
Views: 32,873
Posted By abshipp

Awesome, where are you going? I've actually...

Awesome, where are you going? I've actually enjoyed climbing a lot more than I thought I would.

Speaking of, I did our local climb "backwards" today just to see what it's like. It's about a mile...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 154,842
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, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 154,842
Posted By abshipp

Foggy here this morning too. ...

Foggy here this morning too.

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bampilot06 this is the beacon at GYH
06-26-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 17,574
Views: 1,925,724
Posted By abshipp

More fixed gear riding this morning. Did a couple...

More fixed gear riding this morning. Did a couple of laps around one of the local airports frequented by cyclists in the area. Mostly rolling terrain and I ended up averaging a little over 17mph for...
06-26-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 35,565
Posted By abshipp

Bit moody this morning ...

Bit moody this morning

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06-25-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 17,574
Views: 1,925,724
Posted By abshipp

Short 1hr ride up to Furman University and back...

Short 1hr ride up to Furman University and back home before work this morning. Haven't ridden my track bike in a while - felt nice to get back on it ...
06-23-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17,574
Views: 1,925,724
Posted By abshipp

Haven't done a proper longer ride all year, so...

Haven't done a proper longer ride all year, so today I took advantage of the cooler temperatures and took the SLT out for 61 miles and 4k of climbing.

Felt pretty good overall, aside from the last...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 154,842
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:
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Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 154,842
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...
06-09-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 17,574
Views: 1,925,724
Posted By abshipp

Really lovely ride this morning. I'm finally...

Really lovely ride this morning.

I'm finally starting to explore a bit more around the area - today was up and around one of the Greenville Watershed reservoirs to the little town of Saluda NC....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 154,842
Posted By abshipp

Top 10! :bday:

Top 10! :bday:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 154,842
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
05-30-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 154,842
Posted By abshipp

Some nice views today: ...

Some nice views today:

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No bikes involved.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 154,842
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.
05-26-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 17,574
Views: 1,925,724
Posted By abshipp

After moving from Illinois, I'm trying to find...

After moving from Illinois, I'm trying to find some climbing legs. So today I hit our local climb for the second time. Not too long at 2.2 miles but you do gain 800'.

Halfway up (well, halfway...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 154,842
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, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 154,842
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: 154,842
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, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 154,842
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
05-16-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 154,842
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: 154,842
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...
05-16-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 17,574
Views: 1,925,724
Posted By abshipp

Nice 15 mile ride on the local MUP with Mrs....

Nice 15 mile ride on the local MUP with Mrs. abshipp this afternoon :)
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Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 154,842
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, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 154,842
Posted By abshipp

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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: 154,842
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
05-05-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 154,842
Posted By abshipp

Oof. ​​​​​​ ...

Oof.

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I got taken up over Paris Mountain this...
05-01-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 17,574
Views: 1,925,724
Posted By abshipp

After a week of hell trying to find a place to...

After a week of hell trying to find a place to live I went on our Saturday AM shop ride.

No pics of the bike but there was one person in particular who quite appreciated my chrome SLT :thumb:
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Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 154,842
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 154,842
Posted By abshipp

I've been informed that since the Mason-Dixon...

I've been informed that since the Mason-Dixon line doesn't even reach as far West as Ohio, I'm not a Yankee.

I'm just a Midwesterner.

Not sure if that's better or worse :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 154,842
Posted By abshipp

Finally! Change of address request to our...

Finally!

Change of address request to our new apartment submitted.

Maybe next week I can actually start living again.We got a little 800sqft 1bed/1bath apartment in the oldest neighborhood in...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 154,842
Posted By abshipp

Phew! Apartment didn't fight us about...

Phew!

Apartment didn't fight us about refunding our deposits and such.

Major relief for sure.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 154,842
Posted By abshipp

We're unloading our truck right now. Very...

We're unloading our truck right now.

Very happy to report that all bikes made the trip unharmed :bday:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 154,842
Posted By abshipp

Oh there's pictures and video. We didn't move...

Oh there's pictures and video. We didn't move anything in and I don't even have the keys. Didn't fill out the incoming inspection report either. I also sent them an email with pics and descriptions...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 154,842
Posted By abshipp

Peace out, Illinois! ...

Peace out, Illinois!

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 154,842
Posted By abshipp

:thumb: Awesome! We're getting into...

:thumb:



Awesome! We're getting into town on Saturday.

I'm really looking forward to checking that trail out :)

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 154,842
Posted By abshipp

Not really... Hell, I lurked this thread for...

Not really...

Hell, I lurked this thread for a couple of years before I finally got the nerve to actually post something.
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Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 154,842
Posted By abshipp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1v3CzvQ9e_w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1v3CzvQ9e_w
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 154,842
Posted By abshipp

I'm sure a lot of you know this, but it's always...

I'm sure a lot of you know this, but it's always worth pointing out how thoughtful JPL can be when they pull off missions like this --

The Ingenuity helicopter carries with it a swatch of fabric...
04-19-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 17,574
Views: 1,925,724
Posted By abshipp

So sorry to hear DD. She looks like such a sweet...

So sorry to hear DD. She looks like such a sweet kitty. I'm sure you gave her a long life full of love and comfort -- we should all be so lucky :)
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