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Old 08-29-21, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Sub five hours?
Kudos anyway.
Too hilly for that. Sub 6 hours, though.
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Again, today I had a ride planned. The wife got home from a week long trip to Belize, yesterday afternoon. We passed the entire morning in a bull session. Neither of us was wearing cotton Dockers. I'll try again tomorrow.
September is here. The March of the quasi-North. So ready for it to be over, but it won't be for one more month, and change.
After that, you'll see. You'll ALL see!
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Old 08-29-21, 05:19 PM
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As I neared home, about 3 miles out, I was passed on a little short climb by a guy on an Ebike. Half a mile later, there he was on the side of the road, obviously having some problem. I confess to smiling a bit inside.
I rode by myself yesterday. I was crossing a valley which is very popular with cyclists and a guy on an e-bike passed me. After a couple miles he was still in sight and the road tilted down a bit so I went after him. He had a rear rack and a duffel and a strap was hanging down into the rear wheel.

When I pulled up alongside him he was so startled I thought he might fall off. I warned him about the strap and he stopped to fix it. Shortly after that there was a slight uphill and he caught me easily and thanked me profusely I guess he hasn't received a lot of love from the local roadies.

Today I went to the bike path north of here. I usually don't go there on weekends I was extra careful as there were knuckleheads about. I also saw some of those huge fat tired e-bikes. It looks strange to see a 100 pound girl on a gigantic fat bike. Reminds me of when I saw a lady pushing her e-fat on the bike path looking for a place she could get the thing rolling.
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Broke a spoke with about 17 miles left in my 50+ mile ride. It broke in the middle, suggesting debris was the cause. I cannot remember breaking a spoke during this millennium.
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Old 08-29-21, 06:08 PM
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Maybe I should move in with the Bills until the Giants figure their ish out.
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[QUOTE=rjones28;22205720]No ladder required. 10 foot pole gets most of it.

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IF one bad app[e does not ruin the whole bunch, is that where " I wouldn't touch that with a ten foot pole" came from?
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Again, today I had a ride planned. The wife got home from a week long trip to Belize, yesterday afternoon. We passed the entire morning in a bull session. Neither of us was wearing cotton Dockers. I'll try again tomorrow.
September is here. The March of the quasi-North. So ready for it to be over, but it won't be for one more month, and change.
After that, you'll see. You'll ALL see!
.We'll rue the day
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Old 08-29-21, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Broke a spoke with about 17 miles left in my 50+ mile ride. It broke in the middle, suggesting debris was the cause. I cannot remember breaking a spoke during this millennium.
You remember the last millennium?
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Just waiting for the Imitrex to start working.
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Old 08-29-21, 06:23 PM
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You remember the last millennium?
20 years ago. Seems like yesterday
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And for the dog to stop sleeping on the edge of the keyboard.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Maybe I should move in with the Bills until the Giants figure their ish out.
Josh Allen all the way!!! This could be the Bills' season.

Sports books are ranking Seattle higher than I expected for a Superbowl win.


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20 years ago. Seems like yesterday
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Originally Posted by 2manybikes View Post
You remember the last millennium?
I do, but not all of it.

I, too, have not broken a spoke this millennium. Probably jinxed it now.
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Old 08-29-21, 06:31 PM
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You just have a very narrow range in tastes.
I just heard this "new" song on Music Through the Night last night. Pretty good, eh?

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Flower songs? Sweet!

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Back when I was obsessed with the Shimano Sante groupset, I found a Schwinn Circuit, 22" frame. It's small for me, but I added a longer seatpost and stem, and Highway One bar in 44cm to replace the Cinelli Giro d'Italia in 40 cm. It works. The bar is a bit low, but I can ride it comfortably - even took it for a 65 mile jaunt back in July!

But I've wished I could get one the next size up. Problem is, they're hen's teeth. I haven't seen one. Till today - on Ebay. 23" frame. 1989, like mine. Original components mostly intact. Seller's asking $800, plus another $200 to ship. That's more than twice what I paid for mine, AND I got ALL the original components.

I think I'll wait a couple months and see if he sells it. If not, I'll lowball him.
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Some real KOM potential.

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I like music. KCB starts Tuesday.
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Josh Allen all the way!!! This could be the Bills' season.

Sports books are ranking Seattle higher than I expected for a Superbowl win.
Looks like Washington Football Team will be in the middle of the NFC East race!
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Strava has a feature where they show you matched rides you've done on the same route, and tells you whether you're faster or slower than average. Today's ride was the same route as one I did back in May. I gotta say, as someone who spends a lot of time trying to figure out the best way to present data, I think Strava may be somewhat exaggerating a 24 second difference over 3 1/2 hours.....
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I don't recommend it.
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I am suitably crushed.
If you could eliminate all the recreational/Fred riders it would be cool cruising through the city with no traffic.

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