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Old 09-08-22, 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
Because you donít like Pittsburgh or just itíd take a lot to get you to move?

I just flew into Pittsburg last week, and from what I saw, it looked like an awesome place to cycle. This was all observed from the air, so I donít know how the roads are or drivers views on cyclists.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
I just flew into Pittsburg last week, and from what I saw, it looked like an awesome place to cycle. This was all observed from the air, so I donít know how the roads are or drivers views on cyclists.
Thereía a great network of MUPs in town and you can ride one all of the way to DC. I was considering driving and bringing my bike this trip, but flying is still a little easier
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My oldest kid started middle school this week. Itís done a real number on my ability to ride now that she is up an hour earlier than last year. I normally like to be home before the kids wake up, but that means I need to finish my ride by 6.

As a result- I have ten miles so far this week 😢. I fly to Pittsburgh Sunday and am not home until Wednesday afternoon, so mileage next week isnít looking good either.

This makes me feel better about my situation. Thanks for sharing.


It is gratifying to get a ride done super early, but itís also a pain to wake up. Pros: cooler temperatures, less cars, stop lights can be ignored. Cons: Hard to wake up, Spiders, pitch black, spiders, the one car that does pass you is possibly drunk from the night before, the rest of the day you are exhausted, stores arnt open yet, if you do crash no one is awake to care. ask me how I know.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
Thereía a great network of MUPs in town and you can ride one all of the way to DC. I was considering driving and bringing my bike this trip, but flying is still a little easier

Thats dope, if they ever finish the mup from norfolk to Willyburg and Richmond to DC, I could ride from Norfolk all the way to Pittsburgh! Wife will approve as long as I am back by 830.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
This makes me feel better about my situation. Thanks for sharing.


It is gratifying to get a ride done super early, but itís also a pain to wake up. Pros: cooler temperatures, less cars, stop lights can be ignored. Cons: Hard to wake up, Spiders, pitch black, spiders, the one car that does pass you is possibly drunk from the night before, the rest of the day you are exhausted, stores arnt open yet, if you do crash no one is awake to care. ask me how I know.
How do you know?

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The thing about the Sante groupset is that there's a plastic cover that goes over the top of the headset. It's two pieces - a darker gray ring that goes around the wrench flats of the white upper bearing race, and then a larger silver piece that covers the rest of it.



So I can't really jam a 1" spacer in there.
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How do you know?


I donít want to bore you with the details again.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
Because you don’t like Pittsburgh or just it’d take a lot to get you to move?
It will be tough getting used to being in the trees again. Like my dad said when he went to West Virginia for the first time. Must be tough to live here, it's like living in a hole.

It wouldn't take a ton of money to twist my arm, but some.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
I donít want to bore you with the details again.
Bore me. I don't think I've heard the story.

When are you coming to Dallas?
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
Bore me. I don't think I've heard the story.

When are you coming to Dallas?
Dark morning, brand new madone, vdot sign stand. The stand won. blew my front tire, bent my front rim, I got some pretty gnarly road rash and a really bad hematoba or whatever on my leg. Head also hit the ground. It was around 5 am and my wife didnít wake up til 7. I was stranded for 2 hours.
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Iíll be in Dallas the 13. I was thinking dinner maybe the 13 or 14th still waiting on my training schedule. I think I have early mornings.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
It will be tough getting used to being in the trees again. Like my dad said when he went to West Virginia for the first time. Must be tough to live here, it's like living in a hole.

It wouldn't take a ton of money to twist my arm, but some.
Mrs. GeneJockey was talking about that. Living in CA, we tend to think of trees as a fire hazard, so seeing them all around a house gives one pause.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Dark morning, brand new madone, vdot sign stand. The stand won. blew my front tire, bent my front rim, I got some pretty gnarly road rash and a really bad hematoba or whatever on my leg. Head also hit the ground. It was around 5 am and my wife didnít wake up til 7. I was stranded for 2 hours.
I recall that one. Messy.
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Apparently, California is a fire hazard.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Iíll be in Dallas the 13. I was thinking dinner maybe the 13 or 14th still waiting on my training schedule. I think I have early mornings.
I'll be in Houston the 12th and 13th, so the 14 would be the only day that should work.
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I'll be in Houston the 12th and 13th, so the 14 would be the only day that should work.

iíll keep you posted. iíll be staying over in Ivring near the walmartÖ..
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Arriving this friday. Looking for build suggestions..... thinking towards 105 and Hson wheels.
I have it on good authority that 105 and H Plus Son wheels are a good option for an orange steel bike Sweet frame!


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I have it on good authority that 105 and H Plus Son wheels are a good option for an orange steel bike Sweet frame!
Wow! No I cant wait to get it built up.
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That's what I'm hoping. The way the medical system is at the moment, I might not be able to get the surgery before winter anyway.

I do admit to having pain so I might not be able to put it off for long. I see the CT ordering doc in two weeks and intend to get his impression from the CT. I'm hoping that he says it's not that bad.
Sorry to hear that. Hope you can put it off, too.
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Apparently, California is a fire hazard.
Except when it's a flooding hazard.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
dark morning, brand new madone, vdot sign stand. The stand won. Blew my front tire, bent my front rim, i got some pretty gnarly road rash and a really bad hematoba or whatever on my leg. Head also hit the ground. It was around 5 am and my wife didnít wake up til 7. I was stranded for 2 hours.
omg!
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omg!
I know, it was like, totally, like the worst.

my best valley girl impression.
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Iíve been dealing with some issues lately that necessitated a CT scan. One of the incidental findings was an inguinal hernia. I knew that I sometimes have pain but I didnít think much about it until my family doctorís nurse called today to tell me that my guy wants to discuss surgery. Crap. Weíre entering the perfect Fall riding season and Iím not in the mood for surgery.
All the best for a speedy recovery.
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The Queen is dead.

Long live the queen. King
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