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Old 08-08-21, 01:36 PM
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Woof. Glad he’s getting better. Fewer people are masked in Boulder than Austin and it wigs me out.
However, the riding here makes Austin look like a ****hole.
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Old 08-08-21, 01:38 PM
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Also, the smoke appears to have not deterred the endurati one iota. The half-iron was yesterday, too.
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Old 08-08-21, 01:39 PM
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It was a fantastic day to be a road cyclist in Upstate SC



I'm loving this bike so much. Can't wait to start taking it into the mountains.
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Old 08-08-21, 02:01 PM
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Yeah, I have never actually taken my bike in for ANY servicing. The only thing I can’t do is wheel truing/broken spoke type repairs, and for those rare situations I only drop off the wheel.
You can do it Doug.
It was the first thing I learned about wrenching on bikes, back in the early 70s.
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Old 08-08-21, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Woof. Glad he’s getting better. Fewer people are masked in Boulder than Austin and it wigs me out.
Hardly anyone was masked in Ohio. Freaked me out too.
Sure was nice riding maskless though. It went back on for this morning's ride.

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Old 08-08-21, 02:25 PM
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I was looking over my few recorded rides, while up north. There was one with 13 and 14% grades. I walked that grade, in both directions.
Full disclosure.
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Old 08-08-21, 02:59 PM
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It was a fantastic day to be a road cyclist in Upstate SC



I'm loving this bike so much. Can't wait to start taking it into the mountains.
Aluminium? Crabon?
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Old 08-08-21, 03:01 PM
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Aluminium? Crabon?
Steel frame. Crabon fork.
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Old 08-08-21, 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
You can do it Doug.
It was the first thing I learned about wrenching on bikes, back in the early 70s.
I suspect I can, although the idea is intimidating. Will put on my “to do list” but first must get daughter #2 to LA and sister (who has been with us for 9 weeks now and improving mightily) out on her own.
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I suspect I can, although the idea is intimidating. Will put on my “to do list” but first must get daughter #2 to LA and sister (who has been with us for 9 weeks now and improving mightily) out on her own.
Start on a cheap/free used wheel, deconstruct it, then build it.

Grease those spoke threads! I like to grease the nipple beds too, just a dab with a Qtip.
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Old 08-08-21, 03:58 PM
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won't survive in Zone 8.

We don't have deer.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Woof. Glad he’s getting better. Fewer people are masked in Boulder than Austin and it wigs me out.
Heading back from College Station. Saw 2 people with masks over two days.
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Old 08-08-21, 04:32 PM
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I had a pretty scary wheel failure yesterday.


I pumped this up before leaving for the ride. On the way there, it exploded in the back of the truck. Glad I wasnt riding it when it when it blew up. This was the wheelset I built with the tubless rims. Im waiting for a response from "Candie" at Princess Bike about my warranty.
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Old 08-08-21, 04:38 PM
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Free baseball
In the same vein I trimmed at a lot this afternoon that offers free brush to anyone who wants some.
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Old 08-08-21, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
won't survive in Zone 8.

We don't have deer.
You can get one of these to keep the trees warm in a cold snap.


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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
It was a fantastic day to be a road cyclist in Upstate SC
Definition for this

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upstate_South_Carolina

It's like upstate NY.


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Tennessee has no upstate. Or downstate.
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One interesting snafu happened on yesterday’s ride. One of my friends, who is a good triathlete, started to suffer about 3 hours into the ride. He asked to stop to adjust his saddle height.

Long story short, his saddle was way too high and causing all kinds of knee problems. He said his bike had been in the LBS for servicing and he said the guy who works on his bike is taller than him and must have done a test ride and jacked up the seat.

I did not want to badmouth his shop, but if someone ****s with something like that, they should at least have the courtesy to mark the owner’s positions and return it with the owner’s fit.
Sometimes they do that to expose more seat post for the bike stand clamp. I agree they should either measure first or mark it.
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Free baseball
Poor Angels. They hinted at a rally in the 8th but nope.


Now our ABC affiliate is showing the White Sox vs. Cubbies game!

#baseballallday
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Old 08-08-21, 05:22 PM
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Woof. Glad he’s getting better. Fewer people are masked in Boulder than Austin and it wigs me out.
We believe in the vaccine here. We also believe in an overall healthy lifestyle, for the most part.
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Old 08-08-21, 05:23 PM
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I had a pretty scary wheel failure yesterday.


I pumped this up before leaving for the ride. On the way there, it exploded in the back of the truck. Glad I wasnt riding it when it when it blew up. This was the wheelset I built with the tubless rims. Im waiting for a response from "Candie" at Princess Bike about my warranty.
Dang. Not good.
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We believe in the vaccine here. We also believe in an overall healthy lifestyle, for the most part.
Everyone?
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Everyone?
Knock that **** off.
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