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Old 03-24-21, 06:18 AM
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i made the mistake of doing a search of an acronym in a new member's custom title. Yikes.
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Old 03-24-21, 06:20 AM
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pretty bike genejockey. although left hand front brake just looks wrong to me.
I have a right front brake on 2/5 of my bikes. It used to be 3/5.

Granted, both of those are fixed gears running old single-pivot calipers with old pads so it's not like grabbing the lever does much anyways
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Old 03-24-21, 06:23 AM
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Yet more rain on my day off.

I was really hoping to get in at least a metric today, but I'll be lucky if the skies part for an hour.

And no, I'm not going to just HTFU - 40° and rain is just about the most miserable riding weather that I can think of.

Maybe I'll do a little prep and maintenance ahead of my trip - freshly wax the chains, make sure that I have my caliper spacers and brifter locks together, etc.
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Old 03-24-21, 06:46 AM
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I rode 17.5 miles in drizzle today. Started and finished in drizzle. Yep, I’m a HTFU guy.
Currently raining. I have a short ride scheduled after lunch. Rain gear is on standby.
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Old 03-24-21, 06:48 AM
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And now all I can hear in my head is
"...The mornin' sun is shinin' like a red rubber ball nub"
Trumpet concerto. But, I'm listening to the radio.
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Hotel in Paris “avec ******.”

Edit: shower in French did not work for me.
That stinks.
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Wet morning. Time for fake miles. My Zwift account expires in 11 days, so it might be the last indoor ride of the season.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Yet more rain on my day off.

I was really hoping to get in at least a metric today, but I'll be lucky if the skies part for an hour.

And no, I'm not going to just HTFU - 40° and rain is just about the most miserable riding weather that I can think of.

Maybe I'll do a little prep and maintenance ahead of my trip - freshly wax the chains, make sure that I have my caliper spacers and brifter locks together, etc.
Hopefully we get all the rain now. Crazy how it wasn’t forecasted at all and now it’s pouring.


edit: I just realized I will have gutter duty when I get home.
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Old 03-24-21, 07:36 AM
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It's going to start raining here soon. I missed my ride window this morning because I stayed up too late last night and needed to be out the door by 5:30 in order to get home in time for the personal trainer. I had an easy 20 on the MUP planned. It's going to be nice tomorrow, so I guess there's that. Friday looks like a washout, Saturday looks too windy and Sunday is another rainy day. I feel like doing Zwift like a hole in the head, but may have to just deal with it.
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Just wait a year for Favero to come in and cut the price in half with their spd power pedals
Apparently, you can put the new pedal bodies on Vector 3 pedals. This makes this far more interesting, although changing pedal bodies every time I want to switch from the R3 to the Revolt sounds like an incredible ass pain.
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Hopefully we get all the rain now.
It's got a week and a half to get it out of its system. Or else.
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...although changing pedal bodies every time I want to switch from the R3 to the Revolt sounds like an incredible ass pain.
Yeah... no.
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It's got a week and a half to get it out of its system. Or else.

If it rains we can go buy walmart bikes hit the cap trail and then return them. Whichever bike survives the ride up there buys lunch.
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DCR has the review up for the new pedals -

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Pouring here, so fake miles pour moi.

Daughter is in Iceland defending her PhD thesis to a committee in Ireland as we speak, having already started as a post-doc in California.

BTW, the local fast men have picked started using "fake miles" on Strava. Not so much the others. Says something.
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Stupid windy again here. I like to ride my mtb up the mountain on Wednesdays but NOAA says 50 mph gusts up there this morning. Gotta do something.

re: Pioneer Chicken, there were some around here in the 70s. You could get livers, hearts, and gizzards there. A bucket of gizzards, no kidding.
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Pouring here, so fake miles pour moi.

Daughter is in Iceland defending her PhD thesis to a committee in Ireland as we speak, having already started as a post-doc in California.

BTW, the local fast men have picked started using "fake miles" on Strava. Not so much the others. Says something.
Hope it goes well for her!
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Hope it goes well for her!
Thanks! Will post before we open the champagne here.
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Stupid windy again here. I like to ride my mtb up the mountain on Wednesdays but NOAA says 50 mph gusts up there this morning. Gotta do something.

re: Pioneer Chicken, there were some around here in the 70s. You could get livers, hearts, and gizzards there. A bucket of gizzards, no kidding.
Wind continues here too, but to be fair, tis the season.
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Thanks! Will post before we open the champagne here.

Will be watching for your news.

Found out today that our son received a fellowship for grad school next year. It's always good to see the kids do well, isn't it?
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re: Pioneer Chicken, there were some around here in the 70s. You could get livers, hearts, and gizzards there. A bucket of gizzards, no kidding.
The chicken place I worked at in Texas served livers and gizzards. Mojo31 or DougRNS might know the place - Chicken Express

I ended up liking the gizzards, but could never enjoy the livers.

Plus those stupid things would explode in the fryer spraying you with 350° grease
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Sometimes when I check my profile page for post quotes I see "deleted posts" and nothing explaining it. Are these post of mine which were deleted or someone else replying to me and then deleted?
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Fake miles done. Stupid rain.

Recall we updated our internet speed and paid a fee for a new connection/box. The new setup seems to work better with Zwift. Zero drops during my 1 hour ride.
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Are these post of mine which were deleted or someone else replying to me and then deleted?
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Which pedal/cleat system is best??
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