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Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-21, 07:05 PM
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Views: 174,101
Posted By MoAlpha

Agree!

Agree!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,101
Posted By MoAlpha

Good people are good to ride with. The last hill...

Good people are good to ride with. The last hill or two on a long ride is usually the only time I can deliver a little punishment to the guys who’ve been rotisserieing my skinny old ass all day.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,101
Posted By MoAlpha

That really robs the old man of his last...

That really robs the old man of his last effective strategy.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,101
Posted By MoAlpha

Freedom isn’t free or something.

Freedom isn’t free or something.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,101
Posted By MoAlpha

No, but I did once spend the night space-A at the...

No, but I did once spend the night space-A at the SAC Inn on the former Carswell AFB. We had to sneak the baby we were traveling with into the room because the management were afraid she might cry...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,101
Posted By MoAlpha

John Howard mighta ridden it!

John Howard mighta ridden it!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,101
Posted By MoAlpha

Where’s the fun in that?

Where’s the fun in that?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,101
Posted By MoAlpha

The financial wisdom depends on your interest and...

The financial wisdom depends on your interest and pay-down rates and what you think the opportunity cost of not investing the money elsewhere is, doesn't it?

You do make golf sound like a sound...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,101
Posted By MoAlpha

Just canceled next month's trip to Iceland to...

Just canceled next month's trip to Iceland to visit daughter while we try to find a plastic surgeon who a. can play nicely with breast surgeon in the OR; b. takes Medicare/Tricare for Life; and c....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,101
Posted By MoAlpha

At least you picked a good time to sell a boat...

At least you picked a good time to sell a boat and the deal went smoothly. It would have sucked to get bogged down in something you didn't really want to do. Going to buy yourself a new bike?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-21, 03:49 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,101
Posted By MoAlpha

Has it really been that long? That album was art...

Has it really been that long? That album was art song at the Schubert/Schumann level, except she wrote the texts too.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,101
Posted By MoAlpha

”My name a Velo Vol. You vant have sexy time?”

”My name a Velo Vol. You vant have sexy time?”
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,101
Posted By MoAlpha

Yeeeoww!

Yeeeoww!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,101
Posted By MoAlpha

This would be a problem if watermelon were edible.

This would be a problem if watermelon were edible.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,101
Posted By MoAlpha

My feelings exactly.

My feelings exactly.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,101
Posted By MoAlpha

An old Icelander once told me yacht racing was...

An old Icelander once told me yacht racing was just golf on the water.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,101
Posted By MoAlpha

As Woody Allen said, Eighty percent of success in...

As Woody Allen said, Eighty percent of success in life is just showing up. She’ll start winning the big fields soon.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,101
Posted By MoAlpha

Horse to water. She rides with you, though,...

Horse to water. She rides with you, though, doesn’t she?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,101
Posted By MoAlpha

Awww, sorry. So much for that “second happiest...

Awww, sorry. So much for that “second happiest day” of boat ownership, right?

While racing is off for the foreseeable future, LSS and I have had a wonderful day-sailing season and have been...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,101
Posted By MoAlpha

That sounds amazing. The hardest ride I ever did...

That sounds amazing. The hardest ride I ever did was six (?) notches in the Whites, one of which was all dirt. We did it on 20 mm sew-ups. I was by far the weakest rider, as usual, and guys were...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,101
Posted By MoAlpha

Submitted without comment. ...

Submitted without comment.

https://twitter.com/barcajim3/status/1405452969659731971?s=10
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,101
Posted By MoAlpha

I lived on that stuff when I was on call as an...

I lived on that stuff when I was on call as an intern.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,101
Posted By MoAlpha

True, true, and many other perquisites.

True, true, and many other perquisites.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,101
Posted By MoAlpha

A subpoena?

A subpoena?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,101
Posted By MoAlpha

No one ever puts anything on my desk.

No one ever puts anything on my desk.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,101
Posted By MoAlpha

Several years ago and for no good reason at all,...

Several years ago and for no good reason at all, someone put me on a patent he filed and some corporation licensed the device. Looks like enough royalties have accumulated that the gov't is going...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,101
Posted By MoAlpha

This story suggests they were underdosing you...

This story suggests they were underdosing you with morphine.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,101
Posted By MoAlpha

Whoa. Hang in there and I hope you pass it/them...

Whoa. Hang in there and I hope you pass it/them soon or some one goes after it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,101
Posted By MoAlpha

Agree.

Agree.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,101
Posted By MoAlpha

They retrofitted the 1950s restrooms in my...

They retrofitted the 1950s restrooms in my building at work. Now one gets a prostatic dribble for two seconds before the thing times out and you have to make just the right gesture to get it to go...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,101
Posted By MoAlpha

True, but the question is can a clever machine...

True, but the question is can a clever machine use wind energy and momentum to go faster than that wind and the answer is yes.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,101
Posted By MoAlpha

Surfing doesn't count.

Surfing doesn't count.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,101
Posted By MoAlpha

Here is a bit of real sailing nerdism. Fast...

Here is a bit of real sailing nerdism. Fast sailboats have no problem sailing faster than the true windspeed experienced by a stationary object, but they can't do it directly downwind. There's been...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 04:08 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,101
Posted By MoAlpha

I’d still pick up a real precision one, but those...

I’d still pick up a real precision one, but those seem to fall off trucks less.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,101
Posted By MoAlpha

Maybe they think it’s like male childbirth.

Maybe they think it’s like male childbirth.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,101
Posted By MoAlpha

Having anything threaded up there is most...

Having anything threaded up there is most unpleasant. Not a fun job either.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,101
Posted By MoAlpha

Damn. Sorry to hear. First time or ongoing...

Damn. Sorry to hear. First time or ongoing thing?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,101
Posted By MoAlpha

Being in the drops really helps with control,...

Being in the drops really helps with control, too, and gives you a more secure grip if you hit the rough stuff.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,101
Posted By MoAlpha

I think I would also have to perform some good...

I think I would also have to perform some good works...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,101
Posted By MoAlpha

We got wet too, but that was the least of my...

We got wet too, but that was the least of my problems.

Those adjustments probably shifted your COG forward, affecting the handling. Try to shift weight aft by sliding back on the saddle when...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,101
Posted By MoAlpha

Hey, if it feels good, ride it! That said,...

Hey, if it feels good, ride it! That said, rotating the bars will make you look more "elite," even at the cost of a spacer. Uptilted bars are a bit of a wanker look in my opinion.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,101
Posted By MoAlpha

Looks good. No spacer required under stem. Yes,...

Looks good. No spacer required under stem. Yes, your bars should probably rotate a bit; however, that will also increase your effective drop in the hoods and you may have to compensate with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,101
Posted By MoAlpha

Nah, same ****.

Nah, same ****.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,101
Posted By MoAlpha

Thanks, all. It was 1 cm on 3D mammography and...

Thanks, all. It was 1 cm on 3D mammography and needle Bx showed Grade 2, all receptors positive, HER2 negative. All in all, could be a lot worse.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,101
Posted By MoAlpha

Going to be a not-so-great summer: LSS was just...

Going to be a not-so-great summer: LSS was just diagnosed with breast cancer.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,101
Posted By MoAlpha

I have one brake on one bike where the pressure...

I have one brake on one bike where the pressure on the lever has to be super-high to get a quick alignment for wheel changes, hence the bungie. And yeah, one-side shimming is a good idea, which is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,101
Posted By MoAlpha

“Higher” is a relative term.

“Higher” is a relative term.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,101
Posted By MoAlpha

Haven’t taken one in the face on the bike yet,...

Haven’t taken one in the face on the bike yet, but they’ve hit my helmet and I’ve had to forcefully dislodge a few freeloaders from my clothing. I clean (true) bug guts off the bike after every...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,101
Posted By MoAlpha

Mine is actually a slightly different tool and...

Mine is actually a slightly different tool and maybe I’m not using it right. I’m sure your higher skill level makes everything a lot easier.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,101
Posted By MoAlpha

I have something similar and have not found it...

I have something similar and have not found it very useful. On one particularly tricky setup with brand new pads, it seemed no better than simply squeezing the brake to get the approximate position...
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