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Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-23, 08:49 AM
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Posted By abshipp

Sold some bike parts, bought some bike parts. ...

Sold some bike parts, bought some bike parts.

Excel had some really great prices, so I've got a polished silver Ritchey Classic stem and seatpost on the way for the Holdsworth :bday:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-23, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 135,740
Posted By abshipp

I have a delivery scheduled today, but I know...

I have a delivery scheduled today, but I know what it is.

New-take-off Praxis Alba crank arms in 170mm. Been riding Alba 175s for a while on the road bike and it's been fine, but all my other...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-23, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 135,740
Posted By abshipp

I've been riding 170mm cranks on my commuter so...

I've been riding 170mm cranks on my commuter so much that the 175mm on my road bike feel really weird now.

Was the only bidder on an auction today for a set of 170mm arms someone took off of a new...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-23, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 135,740
Posted By abshipp

I guess the shoes didn't match well enough. ...

I guess the shoes didn't match well enough.

At least it's still on brand :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-23, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 135,740
Posted By abshipp

Some of the best $20 I've spent.

Some of the best $20 I've spent.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-23, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 135,740
Posted By abshipp

We had a regular rider at the shop rides who...

We had a regular rider at the shop rides who would ride her TT bike for similar reasons.

Her tri bike was DI2 though, and she always stayed on the base bars where she could still shift and brake....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-23, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 135,740
Posted By abshipp

Frankie is a beautiful calico girl with a very...

Frankie is a beautiful calico girl with a very distinctive orange striped leg :)

I remind her that shes an orange cat regularly.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-23, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 135,740
Posted By abshipp

:love:

:love:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-23, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 135,740
Posted By abshipp

:foo:

:foo:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-23, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 135,740
Posted By abshipp

I mean, I did say that I was bad at group riding....

I mean, I did say that I was bad at group riding. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-23, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 135,740
Posted By abshipp

Also I'm bad at group riding so it was 45 minutes...

Also I'm bad at group riding so it was 45 minutes of falling off the back -> chase back on.

I blame the rain, whenever I would get close enough to get a draft the spray from the riders front wheel...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-23, 07:15 AM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 135,740
Posted By abshipp

Crashing someone out is my worst nightmare. ...

Crashing someone out is my worst nightmare.



It is for extended periods, anything above 150 will wear me out pretty quick. I spent lots of time ~160-180, I can't sustain that for very long.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-23, 05:50 AM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 135,740
Posted By abshipp

Last night was kind of dumb. A buddy of mine...

Last night was kind of dumb. A buddy of mine invited me out to a shop ride and despite the threat of thunderstorms I went anyways.

I was told there was going to be a B group. There wasn't. I also...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-23, 05:32 AM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 135,740
Posted By abshipp

Hi, it's me.

Hi, it's me.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-23, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 135,740
Posted By abshipp

Im sure my slippery carbon 27.2 seat post is a...

Im sure my slippery carbon 27.2 seat post is a bit of the problem. Thankfully the $20 Garmin hard mount eliminated that issue completely.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-23, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 135,740
Posted By abshipp

Also, everyone must have much smoother roads than...

Also, everyone must have much smoother roads than I do - I see so many Varias posted with the o-ring mount and I couldn't stand mine.

It would repeatedly rotate 15-20 degrees through the course...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-23, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 135,740
Posted By abshipp

So nice of you to let the Propel outside :lol:

So nice of you to let the Propel outside :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-23, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 135,740
Posted By abshipp

That's when I started getting really in to forums...

That's when I started getting really in to forums like this. Maybe I'm romanticizing it but it feels like that was the peak interest in this kind of social media.

BF has a very similar feel to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-23, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 135,740
Posted By abshipp

I finally went out to the big local group ride...

I finally went out to the big local group ride (https://www.greenvillespinners.org/sctac-south-carolina-technology-and-aviation-center/) last night. Had a much more enjoyable time than I expected.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-23, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 135,740
Posted By abshipp

It's been 3 weeks to the day since wife's injury....

It's been 3 weeks to the day since wife's injury. It's absolutely shocking how much muscle mass has been lost already.

They are doing daily exercises to try and maintain some strength, but it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-23, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 135,740
Posted By abshipp

She has been drinking more water lately and...

She has been drinking more water lately and urinating a larger volume, but I don't know if that was a product of the UTI or something related to the diabetes. Otherwise no other obvious changes, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-23, 06:11 AM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 135,740
Posted By abshipp

She will be, we've still got a lot of learning to...

She will be, we've still got a lot of learning to do.

I would like less major changes in my life, please.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-23, 05:05 AM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 135,740
Posted By abshipp

The good news is that the rest of her tests were...

The good news is that the rest of her tests were excellent, all other organs are healthy. The diabetes likely facilitated the UTI, and since this is the first one she's had we're thinking that the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-23, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 135,740
Posted By abshipp

Yesterday we took Frankie to the vet for a UTI. ...

Yesterday we took Frankie to the vet for a UTI.

Today bloodwork came back and we found out she has diabetes :(

...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-23, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 135,740
Posted By abshipp

I never lock out my fork, but I've found that...

I never lock out my fork, but I've found that even on fairly smooth fire roads it's better to climb with the shock in the middle "trail" position instead of fully locked out.

Of course, your...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-23, 05:36 AM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 135,740
Posted By abshipp

This whole primary caregiver thing is exhausting....

This whole primary caregiver thing is exhausting.

Trying to remain thankful that we're just dealing with a mobility issue and not an illness.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-23, 05:32 AM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 135,740
Posted By abshipp

Fixed for me. Glad you're getting back on...

Fixed for me.

Glad you're getting back on the bike DougRNS :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-23, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 135,740
Posted By abshipp

Ah man they're going to be in Asheville on the...

Ah man they're going to be in Asheville on the 15th :(

Would love to see them sometime, although I bet they're LOUD live.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-23, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 135,740
Posted By abshipp

Experienced this a month or so ago. At the...

Experienced this a month or so ago.

At the halfway point we were 7 miles in to a 10 mile out-and-back with a decent amount of elevation.

We took a road shortcut back.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-23, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 135,740
Posted By abshipp

The really fun part was that I had done this...

The really fun part was that I had done this route before but it's been almost a year and had forgotten a lot about it, so it was an adventure for everyone. Today my legs are wrecked, most likely...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-23, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 135,740
Posted By abshipp

I dragged a couple of friends from Illinois up...

I dragged a couple of friends from Illinois up and over a mountain yesterday.

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-23, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 135,740
Posted By abshipp

Velo Vol I rode out to my favorite bench and...

Velo Vol I rode out to my favorite bench and there was an outdoor wind band concert going on.

Disappointed that the authorities allowed people to drive on the MUP so that they could get closer via...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-23, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 135,740
Posted By abshipp

I kind of miss the ease of entry of Speedplays...

I kind of miss the ease of entry of Speedplays but man are they a PITA in so many ways.

Plus, mine never stopped squeaking.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-23, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 135,740
Posted By abshipp

Thanks. Wife's appointment with surgeon is in 4...

Thanks. Wife's appointment with surgeon is in 4 weeks. Going to be a long summer in not a fun way, but we'll do our best.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-23, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 135,740
Posted By abshipp

Ortho surgeon follow up in 4 weeks. Well see...

Ortho surgeon follow up in 4 weeks. Well see from there.

Oh and kitty seems fine, nice $200 scare this morning.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-23, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 135,740
Posted By abshipp

Full thickness ACL tear. Severe grade 2 MCL...

Full thickness ACL tear. Severe grade 2 MCL sprain. Small lateral meniscus tear.

Wife is getting FMLA papers from work.

One more acronym:

FML
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-23, 06:52 AM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 135,740
Posted By abshipp

Still no diagnosis, sports doc last night said...

Still no diagnosis, sports doc last night said "could be ACL, MCL, meniscus, or a combination of the three. Hopefully MRI within the next two days.

Now kitty is at the vet.

I'm basically...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-23, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 135,740
Posted By abshipp

Thanks. Still playing the waiting game to see an...

Thanks. Still playing the waiting game to see an ortho. Definitely freaked out, won't be able to relax (maybe) until we get some more info.





This is 100% knee. Collapses forward under any...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-23, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 135,740
Posted By abshipp

Such a strange night. Thankfully wife is in...

Such a strange night.

Thankfully wife is in good spirits and generally without pain and I'm consistently being reassured that it's not my fault, but they don't ride bikes much and I just feel...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-23, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 135,740
Posted By abshipp

Didn't get home until about 3:30 last night. ...

Didn't get home until about 3:30 last night.

We rode bikes to meet some of wife's coworkers from their new job. Got some tacos, did some axe throwing - which was frankly way more entertaining than...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-23, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 135,740
Posted By abshipp

Does it always happen to you with brand new...

Does it always happen to you with brand new contacts, too?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-23, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 135,740
Posted By abshipp

No contact lenses for you, then? I rubbed my...

No contact lenses for you, then?

I rubbed my eyes a little too aggressively the other day and one of my contacts got folded up and started playing a game of hide-and-seek in my eye socket. Had to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-23, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 135,740
Posted By abshipp

Pretty nice 50 miles today. Should have previewed...

Pretty nice 50 miles today. Should have previewed the route a little more and made some edits since some of the roads weren't my favorite and drivers weren't as courteous as I would have liked.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-23, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 135,740
Posted By abshipp

Singlespeed is all of the work of a fixed gear...

Singlespeed is all of the work of a fixed gear without any of the fun.

You'll be fine. Trying to stop pedaling is thankfully an immediately self-correcting behaviour.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-23, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 135,740
Posted By abshipp

A tortoiseshell and a calico! I've had both...

A tortoiseshell and a calico!

I've had both and they are the best cats I've ever met.

Very sassy, though.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-23, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 135,740
Posted By abshipp

I have a front derailleur from that group in my...

I have a front derailleur from that group in my parts stash that I would love to use someday on a nice lugged frame with my 7800 derailleur and DT shifters. Only problem is that it's in such nice...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-23, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 135,740
Posted By abshipp

Ah I hadn't heard about that one. When the N.EXT...

Ah I hadn't heard about that one. When the N.EXT came out it was supposedly a direct competitor to the GP5K.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-23, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 135,740
Posted By abshipp

Corsa N.EXT?

Corsa N.EXT?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-23, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 135,740
Posted By abshipp

Yep!

Yep!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-23, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 135,740
Posted By abshipp

I didn't do very much climbing this morning: ...

I didn't do very much climbing this morning:

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