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Road Cycling It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle. -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 07-22-21, 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
I have the same problem.
Youre easy on tires, in addition to being light and weak? What are the chances?
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Old 07-22-21, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
I liked it, except the end part.
Remember when Jose Feliciano was on "Kung Fu"?
Yeah, the end was particularly tough to take and no, but I didnt watch much TV.
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Old 07-22-21, 07:08 PM
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Yeah, the end was particularly tough to take and no, but I didnt watch much TV.
I was living in an apartment with my girlfriend and 2 other roommates in 1972 when it came out. It was a small building, like 8 units, and a guy in another unit told us about the show and we would go to his place to watch it and sample his herbs. I was 18, she was 21 and had the I.D. to get the beer.
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The organist at Busch Stadium just played this. That was pretty sweet.

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Old 07-22-21, 07:14 PM
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Incorrect. Crows will raid an unguarded bird nest to take nestlings. And cats are a serious threat to small bird species everywhere. TTKU
Well, maybe some crows do that in the wild, but the incidents I see are nothing of the sort. The crows are minding their own business, waddling on the lawn, sitting on the roof, flying in the open. The cats were walking down the driveway, or around the house. No nests anywhere nearby. Attackers gonna attack.
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The lawns here were mowed as well, then the swims were swum. Your favorite palms are not fairing well.
Oh noes! Have you done everything possible to revive them? Maybe fertilizer?

Testing my tree IDing--that looks like crape myrtle nearby.
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Youre easy on tires, in addition to being light and weak? What are the chances?
I'm quasi-light and fully weak. Expect at least 5,000 miles from a good tyre.
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Old 07-22-21, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Youre easy on tires, in addition to being light and weak? What are the chances?
Well, we are members of the same tribe.
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Old 07-22-21, 07:21 PM
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I spent $100 in the shop of a man who did me a great service two years ago. He did me a great service again by pointing out that one front brake pad was not fully on the rim.This bike really would do better with 27" wheels. I left, and did a little shopping, and the rear tire blew out while parked. Tube and tire. Brand new Vittoria Open Pave. This is how I wear out tires. I sat down and pulled out the new tube I'd just bought. Shrader valve. I was a couple blocks from my daughter's house, and walked over to make the call of shame.Two new gatorskins incoming and three new tubes.The second hundred dollars.Supposed to arrive Saturday.
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Old 07-22-21, 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Whoooo wee!
​​​​​Now THAT'S a bike!

Spirit tubing?
Yep!
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No. The bird wont sit still long enough.
Quality

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Old 07-22-21, 07:28 PM
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gatorskins
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
I was living in an apartment with my girlfriend and 2 other roommates in 1972 when it came out. It was a small building, like 8 units, and a guy in another unit told us about the show and we would go to his place to watch it and sample his herbs. I was 18, she was 21 and had the I.D. to get the beer.
I was in second year of high school. I thought it was older than that.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post

Oh noes! Have you done everything possible to revive them? Maybe fertilizer?

Testing my tree IDing--that looks like crape myrtle nearby.

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Everything. All the palms around here are gone. 😞

Two Crepe myrtles in the first pic.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Oh noes! Have you done everything possible to revive them? Maybe fertilizer?
I think we can write those two off.
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Old 07-22-21, 07:35 PM
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Well, we are members of the same tribe.
but from different hollers!
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I think we can write those two off.
Spring project.
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Old 07-22-21, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
I was in second year of high school. I thought it was older than that.
Kung Fu ran 1972-75. Fun Fact: Phil Ahn, who played Master Kan on the show, had a Cantonese restaurant near here back then. We used to go there and I thought it was the best Chinese food I'd ever had.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I think we can write those two off.
Sad. And therein is why we can't have palms in the quasi-north.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Sad. And therein is why we can't have palms in the quasi-north.
They lived a reasonably long life.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Sad. And therein is why we can't have palms in the quasi-north.
I have to get out and weed a bunch of baby palms on the side yard.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
When do you hit I-75 N?
I was driving by the Brown Squirrel at 8:20.
Staying in an undisclosed location in Kentucky.
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I was driving by the Brown Squirrel at 8:20.
Staying in an undisclosed location in Kentucky.
We could have met at the Squirrel.
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Here's how we can equalize tyre wear.

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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Yes, and I did it this week.

For the record, I bought the bike at Velomine in Springfield, IL. They are generally mail order but they are local to me so I just walk in. They specialize in a lot of Italian close outs and special deals.
Good folks, I buy from them on ebay from time to time.
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You mean that I should wheelsuck? Yeah, you're probably right.
I prefer the term motor pacing, since it's an e-bike it applies.
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It's called motor pacing.

Oh yeah!
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These Michelin that I'm running are actually looking pretty decent (for my expectations). I've got almost 3k on 'em and the rear is starting to square off, but the TWI dimples are still visible - I'm usually playing chicken with the cords at about this time.
Are they pro 4s by chance? How is your flat per ride ratio on them? I had a set of the Endurance version but got multiple flats on several rides. I gave up on them. They showed a lot of promise ride wise.
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