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Old 07-20-17, 11:32 AM
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Are speedplays the best most bulletproof clipless pedal for road cycling??
Yes. Want to buy a pair?
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I walked down to the Subway to get a sammich for lunch and ran into an old coworker from 6 years ago or so.
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Old 07-20-17, 11:54 AM
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My computer was dead but I'd be surprised if I topped 40 m.p.h.
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Old 07-20-17, 11:55 AM
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I walked down to the Subway to get a sammich for lunch and ran into an old coworker from 6 years ago or so.
I hope you helped him up and said you were sorry.
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I hope you helped him up and said you were sorry.
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Went for a ride early today and got rained on, dried out, rained on again.

Great ride!
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Old 07-20-17, 12:08 PM
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I walked down to the Subway to get a sammich for lunch and ran into an old coworker from 6 years ago or so.


I hear the pizza in the subway is much better.


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Yes. Want to buy a pair?
No thanks. I have been using Looks since 1987.
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As I anticipated, needs work. Good avatars need high contrast. Gotta change that background.
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Ride too much, no time for maintenance.
There's always time for maintenance.
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Old 07-20-17, 01:14 PM
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No way am I replacing $40 lizard skins prior to annual bar tape day!
That stuff should last more than a year.
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Also, not a fan of Lizard Skins bar tape.
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19883.9 rods
That clears it up.
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Also, not a fan of Lizard Skins bar tape.
I'm not either. It's a pain to install since you can't stretch it or it wears prematurely. It's expensive. Even without stretching I've had some durability issues. However, the dark blue lizard skin tape matches the dark blue on my bike really well so I live with it for vanity reasons.

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Swimming is stupid.

I've got the 100k charity ride with @WhyFi this Sunday and then my second duathlon of the year the following Sunday. My cycling calendar opens back up after that until September when I have my last du of the year.
Disagree, I'd do swim and bike all day and drop the run from any event if I could. At the speed that I run I should do just aquabikes, but training weaknesses makes you great or some such thing, right?

Signed up for a 40 miler charity, would like to do the hotter than hell, but I'm thinking cutting it in half and doing the 50 mile option for right now would make sense. Especially as a crappy non heat ready northerner.
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I'm not either. It's a pain to install since you can't stretch it or it wears prematurely. It's expensive. Even without stretching I've had some durability issues. However, the dark blue lizard skin tape matches the dark blue on my bike really well so I live with it for vanity reasons.

Nice shot. I'm sure someone else in the world makes a nice blue tape.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Also, not a fan of Lizard Skins bar tape.
Same here. Had it put on when I bought my new road bike a few years ago. Stuff started wearing away in less than one full season. It's still on but there are some worn spots.


Got my touring bike bars re-taped this spring. A LBS gave me a great discount on some tape they were no longer carrying. (Can't remember the brand, but I like it so far. One mechanic there told me they don't like Lizard Skins. He said it is a great "race day tape" but does not hold up well over the long haul.
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I walked down to the Subway to get a sammich for lunch and ran into an old coworker from 6 years ago or so.
I haven't stayed put long enough to run into anyone that old. I'm just a road gypsy. Did he/she have good things to say? How's the interaction go.
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Disagree, I'd do swim and bike all day and drop the run from any event if I could. At the speed that I run I should do just aquabikes, but training weaknesses makes you great or some such thing, right?

Signed up for a 40 miler charity, would like to do the hotter than hell, but I'm thinking cutting it in half and doing the 50 mile option for right now would make sense. Especially as a crappy non heat ready northerner.
Hotter than hell is not worth it unless you do the 100. Just the logistics of getting out there, 18,000+ other riders and no hotels in town, and the fact that it's the most god awful boring and flat place on earth. You can't endure all of that madness and then not be able to say you did the Hotter'n Hell Hundred. There's lots of better metrics that are worthwhile around here.
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Nice shot. I'm sure someone else in the world makes a nice blue tape.
Are you sure?
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The Trek Alpha is ready when I get back from the weekend. I had to change the pedals, and buy tire levers, pach kit, and borrow a pump. How many cyclists do you know who don't carry these things? I don't leave home without them. I also bought a tube, for good measure.
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The Trek Alpha is ready when I get back from the weekend. I had to change the pedals, and buy tire levers, pach kit, and borrow a pump. How many cyclists do you know who don't carry these things? I don't leave home without them. I also bought a tube, for good measure.
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I haven't stayed put long enough to run into anyone that old. I'm just a road gypsy. Did he/she have good things to say? How's the interaction go.
For the longest time I've been working in other cities so didn't know anyone outside of work when I was in that city, but I'm currently working back in my home town (which I don't live in). We had a good chat. Talked about how things are at the company I used to work. He is also a runner (he did the Boston Marathon the year after the bombing) so we discussed running and cycling (his son is a triathlete).

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Are you sure?
Yeah, who knows. I don't want to go through the effort of finding another one. Besides as much as I sweat on the bars doing indoor training it's good to take off the tape and clean them once a year.
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Are you sure?
I use Sram blue bar tape. When I use blue.
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