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Old 01-22-22, 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Actually, today’s workout was a slow “100k,”which would have taken about 2.5 hrs and I was doing fine at about 1:45 when 1. Apple Music radio stopped working and I had to pee and 3. I noticed I was putting out about 250W with no effort, which I quickly figured out was due to my tire going flat. So, I called it a day at 1:50 which, with my 15 min warmup, allowed be to claim 2 h.
It's the internet, you did 400w for 4 hours JRA.
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The jacuzzi has been a lifesaver. First thing in the morning and the stiffness is gone. A couple times during the day to keep things loose.
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Old 01-22-22, 05:51 PM
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Más vale tarde que nunca.
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Back atcha. 1,2 or 3 hours, the last half hour sucks.
IME, that can be said for 30 min rides.
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Bent downspout.
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In my mind’s eye, seeds’ glasses repair looks like nerd glasses with tape in the middle.
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IME, that can be said for 30 min rides.
You ride today?
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Glasses repaired. In the past I've taken the wire out of a twist tie. This time I bought a meter of phone cable(a meter was the smallest piece I could buy). Cut and stripped one strand about 8" long. Wrapped it up and finished it with duct tape. The problem was that the screw got jammed and couldn't be removed from the top piece, but had stripped out of the bottom. Insert lens, insert screw into hole, squeeze while the one who can see wraps the wire. It'll hold till I can get some new frames.
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Glasses repaired. In the past I've taken the wire out of a twist tie. This time I bought a meter of phone cable(a meter was the smallest piece I could buy). Cut and stripped one strand about 8" long. Wrapped it up and finished it with duct tape. The problem was that the screw got jammed and couldn't be removed from the top piece, but had stripped out of the bottom. Insert lens, insert screw into hole, squeeze while the one who can see wraps the wire. It'll hold till I can get some new frames.
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Glasses repaired. In the past I've taken the wire out of a twist tie. This time I bought a meter of phone cable(a meter was the smallest piece I could buy). Cut and stripped one strand about 8" long. Wrapped it up and finished it with duct tape. The problem was that the screw got jammed and couldn't be removed from the top piece, but had stripped out of the bottom. Insert lens, insert screw into hole, squeeze while the one who can see wraps the wire. It'll hold till I can get some new frames.
Glad you got them fixed.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
You ride today?
no. Status is still the same. I did walk 3.4 miles with wife and Roscoe. Also worked about 3 hours and napped for an hour.
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Siding complete. Gutters and odds and ends next week. There’s damage to a window, which needs to be replaced and a layer of sawdust and waste particles on everything, which needs to be cleaned up when we get some warm, dry weather.


Looks really nice!

The bent downspout is a punch list item. Critics. SMH
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Bent downspout.
All gets replaced next week.
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In my mind’s eye, seeds’ glasses repair looks like nerd glasses with tape in the middle.
Agree. In character.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
Looks really nice!

The bent downspout is a punch list item. Critics. SMH
See above. All gutters and downspouts are “basura.”
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
All gets replaced next week.
Is that a Crimson Queen Jap Maple by the entry?
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
Need to flip and drop the stem but…


Would like to see a picture in light that brings out the color more.

Nice ride!
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
In my mind’s eye, seeds’ glasses repair looks like nerd glasses with tape in the middle.
Seeds doesn't have a vain bone in his body. Much to the chagrin of Mrs. Seeds
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Need to flip and drop the stem but…



staging is terrible. cranks are not positioned right, you left the bag on the top tube, Don’t get me started on the lighting.

I give it a Meh…………….

















Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Critics. SMH
Helpfully pointing it out, in case he didn't notice.
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Decided to try brevet pace partner today. I have a lot of pent up rage at my job at the current moment.

Started me right at the volcano climb, which you all know I excel at climbing……. I hung for about 6 miles. Stopped when I started feeling pressure in my knee, and realizing it was more work than fun.

Spent the rest of my time with cadence. I find cadence is way too easy, but brevet is way to hard. Wish there was a goldilocks version.


Most of the snow is cleared off the roads but the temperature has already dropped to 24 degrees. I am hoping to ride early in the am but I would be lying if I wasn’t concerned about the ice. main roads are clear, but getting out of my neighborhood will be a challenge. I have to leave again tomorrow, would like to get one decent outdoor ride before then.


LAJ i’m in denver tomorrow night.
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Helpfully pointing it out, in case he didn't notice.
That would have been hard to notice without a sharp eye. I’m sure the input was invaluable.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Decided to try brevet pace partner today. I have a lot of pent up rage at my job at the current moment.

Started me right at the volcano climb, which you all know I excel at climbing……. I hung for about 6 miles. Stopped when I started feeling pressure in my knee, and realizing it was more work than fun.

Spent the rest of my time with cadence. I find cadence is way too easy, but brevet is way to hard. Wish there was a goldilocks version.


Most of the snow is cleared off the roads but the temperature has already dropped to 24 degrees. I am hoping to ride early in the am but I would be lying if I wasn’t concerned about the ice. main roads are clear, but getting out of my neighborhood will be a challenge. I have to leave again tomorrow, would like to get one decent outdoor ride before then.


LAJ i’m in denver tomorrow night.
All that more money carries a price tag. It always does.

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Today we took a river trip in the Sumidero Canyon. At one point the sheer sides were 1000 meters high and the water was 100 meters deep. We later found out the river is dammed for hydroelectric power. It produces half of the entire country's power. A fun trip. Tomorrow is the last day, a museum. And more importantly, the last night.
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