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Road Cycling ďIt is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.Ē -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 08-21-22, 04:46 PM
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Subconsciously performed a Rapha bidon flip after grabbing my seat tube bottle today. I flip pedal wrenches at work a lot so muscle memory must have got to me.

Guess I have to turn in all of my Gore kit now
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I wonder if I should go ride a mile to get top spot on the leaderboard. I may have to settle for 2nd and KOM.
Do it. 2miles just in case.
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I wonder if I should go ride a mile to get top spot on the leaderboard. I may have to settle for 2nd and KOM.
I get to be POM (Prince Of the Mountain)
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To pay the snack bar tab prolly.
She doesnít eat such things.
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I recently found out a local ophthalmologist is a road cyclist, so I invited her to our Sunday ride. She rode safely and seemed to enjoy the experience. She has a Wilier that is tiny. I guessed its size as a 48 and I was right! Maybe I can get one of those circus sideshow jobs….guess your frame size. Or not.
My Colnago is a 48 but it’s really a 52 in old currency. My wife rides a 49 or 50 in standard sizing. Colnago sizing is weird.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
I recently found out a local ophthalmologist is a road cyclist, so I invited her to our Sunday ride. She rode safely and seemed to enjoy the experience. She has a Wilier that is tiny. I guessed its size as a 48 and I was right! Maybe I can get one of those circus sideshow jobsÖ.guess your frame size. Or not.
There is a woman who has been riding with us for a while and she is around 5 feet tall. We were stopped and people were discussing her bike and another woman who had opted for 650 wheels on her custom Moots. The subject of toe overlap came up and she didn't know what it was or if her bike had it. I showed her how to check and she had it, bigly.
She seemed disappointed and slightly miffed at me.
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At 170 cm, every bike that I ever owned has had toe overlap. No big deal.

The toes of my shoes are scuffed terribly, especially the right one because that’s the one that I leave clipped in at stops.

Reminds me, I need to polish the toes of my riding shoes.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
There is a woman who has been riding with us for a while and she is around 5 feet tall. We were stopped and people were discussing her bike and another woman who had opted for 650 wheels on her custom Moots. The subject of toe overlap came up and she didn't know what it was or if her bike had it. I showed her how to check and she had it, bigly.
She seemed disappointed and slightly miffed at me.
I had a coworker who was about 5'2" or so, but had short legs and arms for her height. She got a Klein*, but it had 700C wheels. She is really one of those for whom 650s would be perfect.
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So, I’m polishing my riding shoes and my wife asks me what I’m doing. I explained that I’m spiffing up in case I’m needed to read the Thursday Ladies Ride. Getting a haircut Wednesday, too.
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So, Iím polishing my riding shoes and my wife asks me what Iím doing. I explained that Iím spiffing up in case Iím needed to read the Thursday Ladies Ride. Getting a haircut Wednesday, too.
I rode with a lady with a custom Ti frame and 650c wheels. She wasnít fast but she was a high mileage rider. She did at least two trans ams.
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Thibodeaux just went down with his leg bent in. Of course.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
I had a coworker who was about 5'2" or so, but had short legs and arms for her height. She got a Klein*, but it had 700C wheels. She is really one of those for whom 650s would be perfect.
The lady with the Moots is about 4'10", I think. She quit riding to run a restaurant which surprised everyone. She said she would have preferred 700C wheels because of more choices of tires and wheels and the weird gearing caused by 650.

She was reasonably fast on climbs and could tuck in behind anyone on the flats but it was on twisty descents where she could really fly. The joke was if you tried to draft her all you would feel was a little less wind on your legs.
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The lady with the Moots is about 4'10", I think. She quit riding to run a restaurant which surprised everyone. She said she would have preferred 700C wheels because of more choices of tires and wheels and the weird gearing caused by 650.

She was reasonably fast on climbs and could tuck in behind anyone on the flats but it was on twisty descents where she could really fly. The joke was if you tried to draft her all you would feel was a little less wind on your legs.
I have occasionally seen truly amazing deals on tires, only to discover they were 650s.

It is a bit of a self-perpetuating phenomenon, of course - nobody buys bike with 650s because there aren't enough tire choices, the gearing is weird, etc, so nobody bothers to make tires or rational gears because nobody buys bikes with 650s.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
I have occasionally seen truly amazing deals on tires, only to discover they were 650s.

It is a bit of a self-perpetuating phenomenon, of course - nobody buys bike with 650s because there aren't enough tire choices, the gearing is weird, etc, so nobody bothers to make tires or rational gears because nobody buys bikes with 650s.
Wasn't it Quintana Roo who made all their tri bikes 650?
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Wasn't it Quintana Roo who made all their tri bikes 650?
Not all, but many. The founder has at least one in-depth article on ST about the reasoning.
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So, Iím polishing my riding shoes and my wife asks me what Iím doing. I explained that Iím spiffing up in case Iím needed to read the Thursday Ladies Ride. Getting a haircut Wednesday, too.
Oh boy.
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I thought this was an interesting pattern i made on today's puzzle.


Wordle 428 4/6

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So, Iím polishing my riding shoes and my wife asks me what Iím doing. I explained that Iím spiffing up in case Iím needed to read the Thursday Ladies Ride. Getting a haircut Wednesday, too.

Nice Knowing you.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
At 170 cm, every bike that I ever owned has had toe overlap. No big deal.

The toes of my shoes are scuffed terribly, especially the right one because thatís the one that I leave clipped in at stops.

Reminds me, I need to polish the toes of my riding shoes.

The madone overlap is pretty significant, which I found out the hard way. Luckily I didnít crash, but it was close. Riding through W&M right after my first crash on it, a car stopped enfront of me, I didnít unclip thinking he was gunna go. I turned my bars slight to help me balance and caught my foot. I looked like an idiot tryin to unclip before I fell. Crisis adverted.
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Originally Posted by hazetguy View Post
I thought this was an interesting pattern i made on today's puzzle.


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Fun one in general.

Wordle 429 3/6

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Originally Posted by hazetguy View Post
I thought this was an interesting pattern i made on today's puzzle.


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Nice symmetry!

Cinque day for me.
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I know small frames are notorious for toe overlap, but the Habanero sure has it (maybe because it's quite short in the top tube), it's really a non issue once you are aware of it and know to ratchet and not pedal through when you are turning the front wheel and going super-slow. I still recall the first time I noticed it in a parking lot...scared me for a second, and then I realized, toe overlap....duh.
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Wordle 429 4/6
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Your graph is linear today.

4/6 for me too.

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