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Old 09-23-22, 06:46 PM
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It's usually printed or etched on the post.

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Old 09-23-22, 06:53 PM
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I have the seat push all the way back, almost beyond limits. The seat post that is on it, only has 10 mm set back, I’m lookin to replace it with 20 mm set back or more.
I was going to say if you couldn't read it you could measure it with a micrometer or vernier.
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We've installed a few of those kits for customers at the shop. Not recommended.
At that point just get a small motorcycle.
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We've installed a few of those kits for customers at the shop. Not recommended.
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At that point just get a small motorcycle.
I suspect these customers don't qualify for a motorcycle license.
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Old 09-23-22, 08:30 PM
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I suspect these customers don't qualify for a motorcycle license.
But are those contraptions legal to ride on the street?
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Speaking of contraptions. It’s “new” bike day today

it needs a bit of servicing but is very comfortable to ride.
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Speaking of contraptions. It’s “new” bike day today

it needs a bit of servicing but is very comfortable to ride.
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It got cool, suddenly. It’s 44F out. Time to bundle up and ride!
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Woke up to this this morning after riding wooded trails in Ohio yesterday for 3-4 hours. I’m guessing allergic conjunctivitis as I’ve had it before during hay fever season. The trails were loaded with ragweed. Started swelling during the ride.


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Good morning




I want to go on a bike ride but we’re hiking at Chimney Rock with the family and then some boating. Should be a nice day.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Woke up to this this morning after riding wooded trails in Ohio yesterday for 3-4 hours. I’m guessing allergic conjunctivitis as I’ve had it before during hay fever season. The trails were loaded with ragweed. Started swelling during the ride.


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It was freezing this morning. I thought I was looking forward to the colder temperatures but I changed my mind.
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On last night's ride, when it started it was in the mid 80s, but I passes through some places where the temps got down to 73. Those felt almost chilly. I must be fairly well acclimated, which is good because there's still a week of September and then all of October to go with potential for temps in the 90s and 100s here. At least the days are short.

I TRIED to keep to a recovery pace last night, after really hammering on Thursday, but sometimes it's hard to hold back. I did manage to keep it all at Tempo or below. The race I rode the other night - 35 minutes, basically, was all higher than Tempo. 90% Threshold, according to Strava. No wonder I couldn't hold on. This was the pace I used to ride in the Crits, but for twice the time! I thought I was doing okay, riding with a group of 4 other riders, mostly sitting in but sometimes on the front. Then at the start of the next-to-last lap, one of them dialed it up from 2.5 w/kg to 3 and they left me for dead. I dunno - more Sweet Spot? I was responding okay to surges, but couldn't hold 3+ w/kg for very long.
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First time back on the bike since hurting my back. Slow and easy, but felt good to be back out. Maybe more tomorrow. Can still feel some twinges when I do certain things.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Woke up to this this morning after riding wooded trails in Ohio yesterday for 3-4 hours. I’m guessing allergic conjunctivitis as I’ve had it before during hay fever season. The trails were loaded with ragweed. Started swelling during the ride.


Dang, get better soon. Whats the treatment steroids or antihistamines or some other potion?
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
On last night's ride, when it started it was in the mid 80s, but I passes through some places where the temps got down to 73. Those felt almost chilly. I must be fairly well acclimated, which is good because there's still a week of September and then all of October to go with potential for temps in the 90s and 100s here. At least the days are short.

I TRIED to keep to a recovery pace last night, after really hammering on Thursday, but sometimes it's hard to hold back. I did manage to keep it all at Tempo or below. The race I rode the other night - 35 minutes, basically, was all higher than Tempo. 90% Threshold, according to Strava. No wonder I couldn't hold on. This was the pace I used to ride in the Crits, but for twice the time! I thought I was doing okay, riding with a group of 4 other riders, mostly sitting in but sometimes on the front. Then at the start of the next-to-last lap, one of them dialed it up from 2.5 w/kg to 3 and they left me for dead. I dunno - more Sweet Spot? I was responding okay to surges, but couldn't hold 3+ w/kg for very long.
You have a Circuit and a Tempo?
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Woke up to this this morning after riding wooded trails in Ohio yesterday for 3-4 hours. I’m guessing allergic conjunctivitis as I’ve had it before during hay fever season. The trails were loaded with ragweed. Started swelling during the ride.

Allergic issues are unlikely to affect only one eye. @datlas would know better, but I’d assume that’s infectious.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Woke up to this this morning after riding wooded trails in Ohio yesterday for 3-4 hours. I’m guessing allergic conjunctivitis as I’ve had it before during hay fever season. The trails were loaded with ragweed. Started swelling during the ride.


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Speaking of contraptions. It’s “new” bike day today

it needs a bit of servicing but is very comfortable to ride.
I see what you did there . . . negative points for using the cat to lean the bike on.
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Dang, get better soon. Whats the treatment steroids or antihistamines or some other potion?
I take antihistamines but I also picked up OTC pink eye drops. They seem to help a little.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Allergic issues are unlikely to affect only one eye. @datlas would know better, but I’d assume that’s infectious.
I agree since a sty popped up on the upper lid late morning.

Jeez, you’d think with all of the hand washing and hand sanitizers that things like this would be uncommon. It’s not like I’m around a bunch of children or anything.
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