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Old 08-30-21, 12:37 PM
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Do you call him Cav?
lol, no. Mostly we call him Kitty.
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Speaking of kitty, there is a calico white/ginger cat that has been coming to our back porch the past week or two. Jackie does NOT like this invasion and sits at the window making very guttural angry cat sounds and hissing. This may be natural and normal behavior but at 2AM it's quite disruptive to our sleep. The last two nights we have actually banished her to the basement ("the dungeon") in order to be sure we are able to sleep.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
If you were a dentist you'd have a $13,000 Cervelo
That replaced the old Serotta ti.

I know it's a stereotype, but I did used to ride with a dentist who had a Serotta ti.
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Old 08-30-21, 12:52 PM
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Do you call him Cav?
How did Cav do in the TdF?
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Old 08-30-21, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
That replaced the old Serotta ti.

I know it's a stereotype, but I did used to ride with a dentist who had a Serotta ti.
I'd ride a new Serotta ti
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Broad-winged in a tree and same in flight. Note the broad black band in the tail.





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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
How did Cav do in the TdF?
He did quite well, although that is likely in part due to weak sprinters.
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They might be unwilling to work in a tube of recycled air with a few hundred of their best friends.
. . . some of whom would rather fight than wear a mask.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
What size do you need/want?
59. Smallest size with a long enough top tube and tall enough head tube.
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Wow, not only am I suspecting to have to cancel the Wednesday bike ride, but the current forecast says 3.5 inches of rain on Wednesday courtesy of Ida.

That's a lot of rain.
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How did Cav do in the TdF?
He won 4 stages. True, a lot of his competition wasn't there but he still showed up, stayed upright, and climbed all those mountains.
Tour de France: Mark Cavendish denied record by Wout Van Aert - BBC Sport
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Wow, not only am I suspecting to have to cancel the Wednesday bike ride, but the current forecast says 3.5 inches of rain on Wednesday courtesy of Ida.

That's a lot of rain.
That's all? This morning Action News was saying possibly 5".
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Old 08-30-21, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
59. Smallest size with a long enough top tube and tall enough head tube.
Jonesing again?
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59. Smallest size with a long enough top tube and tall enough head tube.
I'll keep my eyes open in this area for you. There are some around for sale, but not that big.
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Broad-winged in a tree and same in flight. Note the broad black band in the tail.





Your snaps?
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Jonesing again?
Not so much. Not like with the Circuit or the Supreme. I don't even have a build in mind. More opportunistic. The other thing is I know the Classic is substantially more flexy than the Ultimate I originally pined for, and at 200# I'm kinda borderline.

Basically I have two days to decide and I'm not finding myself having to hold back from hitting "Accept Offer", so I'll most likely let it go. I mean, for cripes sake, I have EIGHT BIKES. I already feel bad for the ones that don't get enough road time. (Probably shouldn't anthropomorphize so much)
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
I'll keep my eyes open in this area for you. There are some around for sale, but not that big.
Thanks!
It's been my observation that there are a crap-ton of 54s and 56s of every bike I might be interested in, and surprisingly some 60s and 62s, but not a hell of a lot of 58-59s.
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. . . some of whom would rather fight than wear a mask.
… that, yes. Or just spend the entire flight slowly eating a bag of peanuts to have an excuse to leave the mask down the entire time.
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Old 08-30-21, 01:31 PM
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I suppose the interesting question is, are pilots in short supply for companies like UPS, or only commercial passenger airlines?
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Not so much. Not like with the Circuit or the Supreme. I don't even have a build in mind. More opportunistic. The other thing is I know the Classic is substantially more flexy than the Ultimate I originally pined for, and at 200# I'm kinda borderline.

Basically I have two days to decide and I'm not finding myself having to hold back from hitting "Accept Offer", so I'll most likely let it go. I mean, for cripes sake, I have EIGHT BIKES. I already feel bad for the ones that don't get enough road time. (Probably shouldn't anthropomorphize so much)
I sold two bikes last year. The touring bike I had not ridden in 13 years and the mountain bike I had not ridden in 3 years since I got the new one. When I got the Seven I didn't ride the Gunnar unless the Seven was down. Since I found the crack in the crankarm I am riding the Gunnar again. I could be happy with one road bike but obviously I need a back-up.
The Gunnar also has rack eyelets and a triple so it can carry panniers if need be. If I bought a new road bike now I would try to sell the Seven and keep the Gunnar.
I've given my old bikes away or sold them cheap. The only one I sold for reasonable (for me) money was the Landshark.
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It's time.


Having a cockpit seems redundant in this case.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Not so much. Not like with the Circuit or the Supreme. I don't even have a build in mind. More opportunistic. The other thing is I know the Classic is substantially more flexy than the Ultimate I originally pined for, and at 200# I'm kinda borderline.

Basically I have two days to decide and I'm not finding myself having to hold back from hitting "Accept Offer", so I'll most likely let it go. I mean, for cripes sake, I have EIGHT BIKES. I already feel bad for the ones that don't get enough road time. (Probably shouldn't anthropomorphize so much)
Every time I read your posts and think, "something like that would be cool", I have to step back and tell myself that I'm not a Doug.
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Am I a serious rider? I’m seriously not sure.
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They might be unwilling to work in a tube of recycled air with a few hundred of their best friends.
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. . . some of whom would rather fight than wear a mask.
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… that, yes. Or just spend the entire flight slowly eating a bag of peanuts to have an excuse to leave the mask down the entire time.
So glad my employer is on essential travel only status for the foreseeable future.
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