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Old 06-27-22, 02:15 PM
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I used to do long mountain bike rides with multiple water crossing and sandy ground. Chainsuck happens often on these rides and I resorted to smearing sunscreen and even Chapstick on the chain. Started carrying chainlube for anyone who needed it. This was with triple ring cranksets.
Also, on a muddy ride the chainsuck is terrible.

To me, this is the big advantage of a 1x set up. No chainsuck in wet conditions.
I recall chainsuck issues - too common

I've been checking out off road bikes recently when I see them in parking lots, etc - many if not most had 1x drivetrains

one LBS near me has converted most of the bikes they maintain for a local school district to 1x drivetrains (advanced PE has MTB units)
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Tulsa? I don't think Oklahoma is ready for the Korean Jewish family with the vegetarian father in lycra and the lesbian musician daughter.

Amiright?
I don't think you'd have any problems. Tulsa is nicer than you'd think.

It's got its share of redneck rancher/farmer types, but they aren't any worse than coal miners.

Cycling is actually a pretty big deal in Tulsa. Check out the Tulsa Tough for example: Tulsa Tough | Saint Francis
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Old 06-27-22, 02:23 PM
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https://www.framedbikes.com/products...39690952442052




This seems to good to be true. Granted I have never heard of this company, but am I missing something?
I've seen a few Framed carbon fiber bikes in the past year or so - LBS near me used to carry them

they currently have one in the shop they recently worked on

but have not seen a Framed titanium bike / frame
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Old 06-27-22, 02:28 PM
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I don't think you'd have any problems. Tulsa is nicer than you'd think.

It's got its share of redneck rancher/farmer types, but they aren't any worse than coal miners.

Cycling is actually a pretty big deal in Tulsa. Check out the Tulsa Tough for example: Tulsa Tough | Saint Francis
I will keep that in mind. With aging parents in NJ we are kinda stuck in the NE for the time being.
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I will keep that in mind. With aging parents in NJ we are kinda stuck in the NE for the time being.
I don't know that you would like it any more than where you are. I just don't think you would be an outcast in any way.

Despite what you hear about Texas, Oklahoma, etc., the big cities are not really any different than anywhere else. You might run into issues with isolated individuals and in small towns, but that's about it. Same with politics for the most part - there is a difference between rural and urban areas just like in Pennsylvania and other states.
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Old 06-27-22, 02:38 PM
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I don't know that you would like it any more than where you are. I just don't think you would be an outcast in any way.

Despite what you hear about Texas, Oklahoma, etc., the big cities are not really any different than anywhere else. You might run into issues with isolated individuals and in small towns, but that's about it. Same with politics for the most part - there is a difference between rural and urban areas just like in Pennsylvania and other states.
I reckon you are right. I observed the same dynamic in Asheville NC and even in Metro Philly vs. Central PA.
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Peeing in the pool is actually bad for you: Peeing in the Pool Isn’t Just Gross—It’s Actually Bad for You (msn.com)

Good to know.
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That black mold is going to be expensive to eradicate! If you don't die first.
Yeah, and I'd probably do it myself, as I was involved in a couple back in my housepainting days. That would be a brutal couple of months.
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I will keep that in mind. With aging parents in NJ we are kinda stuck in the NE for the time being.
Mrs. GJ is still visiting in SoCal. She just sent me a Redfin listing down there. I think she's unclear on the whole "Equity Pirates" thing, not to mention what we will be living on.
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I reckon you are right. I observed the same dynamic in Asheville NC and even in Metro Philly vs. Central PA.
The area around Gettysburg is so bad in some ways you might have thought Lee managed to successfully pull off Pickett's Charge.
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Old 06-27-22, 03:00 PM
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The area around Gettysburg is so bad in some ways you might have thought Lee managed to successfully pull off Pickett's Charge.
Agree. I did my medical residency in Hershey, which was fine because Metro Harrisburg, but if you went into the boonies you would see more confederate flags than in Dixie.
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I reckon you are right. I observed the same dynamic in Asheville NC and even in Metro Philly vs. Central PA.
The DFW area is a huge melting pot of different races, religions, sexual preferences, cultures, etc.

I've mentioned before that our suburb is about 1/3 each of white, Hispanic and black, and I don't ever see any type of racial discrimination or profiling. That's not saying it's not happening, but it is not very open or obvious. I don't ever hear our black friends complaining about it. Our neighborhood is pretty affluent and also very mixed - just on our street you will find 6 white households, 3 black households, 1 Kalifornians (they deserve their own distinction ), 1 Black/Asian couple, 1 Baptist who goes by Weinstein, 2 Hispanic households, and 1 Vietnamese family. The rest of the neighborhood is much the same. Our kids went to an elementary school where the students came from families that spoke 26 different native languages. Gay or straight - no big deal.

Dallas has been very Democratic for a while, and Fort Worth seems to be moving in that direction. It'll be interesting to see what the latest news does to that.
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Been napping almost all day and am finally feeling awake. I think I'll go for the extremely rare afternoon ride
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Random thoughts...As I was rolling among on my usual Sunday group ride, I was reminded of an observation while overlooking the Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach, CA sometime last year. Lots of cyclists were out, enjoying the So Cal sunshine. Lot of groups of various sizes. As I observed, one particular group of about a dozen(ish) stood out to me simply because of their formation. Most groups were some sort of random blob, or maybe stretched out with a few gaps. This one group caught my attention because they were in a orderly and tight double line. They weren't going exceptionally fast, but there was a calm smoothness to the group that was vivid. There was little doubt that this was a group of high-quality, experienced riders, most likely with a history of racing,.

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Over 100 here today. Tomorrow's ride should be interesting. One of the women hates the heat and she has spent the last several weeks up at 8000 feet so she is not acclimated at all. I don't know why she agreed to come. I'm hoping TPTB will pick a nice, easy route.
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Agree. I did my medical residency in Hershey, which was fine because Metro Harrisburg, but if you went into the boonies you would see more confederate flags than in Dixie.
Whish is sad, because since I grew up there, I feel a tug on my heart when I see things like the Battlefield, or the orchards, or the way the houses just sit right ON THE STREET. It's the place the feels like Home in a lot of ways but I don't think I could stand living there.
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Been napping almost all day and am finally feeling awake. I think I'll go for the extremely rare afternoon ride
I napped quite a bit during the hours in the day with survivable temperatures. Might do a night ride around 1900 hours.
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OMG. Really bad crash on the Southwest Chief today. Train hit a dumptruck, and it kinda looks like every single car rolled over on its side.
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Plumbing quiz of the day:

Q: How long does it take for the bolt connecting a typical toilet tank to the bowl to rust out and cause a wet mess in the bathroom?

A: About 15 years.

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OMG. Really bad crash on the Southwest Chief today. Train hit a dumptruck, and it kinda looks like every single car rolled over on its side.
people died.
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Over 100 here today. Tomorrow's ride should be interesting. One of the women hates the heat and she has spent the last several weeks up at 8000 feet so she is not acclimated at all. I don't know why she agreed to come. I'm hoping TPTB will pick a nice, easy route.
Hot. It was about 90 with high humidity for yesterday’s century. It ended up being a ride of attrition. I felt great at the end but I don’t mind the heat, the few that finished with me were not looking strong, and we shed a lot on the way. We started with 20 riders and ended with 4.
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people died.
​​​​​​Yes fatalities are increasingly being confirmed. So sad.
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The DFW area is a huge melting pot of different races, religions, sexual preferences, cultures, etc.

I've mentioned before that our suburb is about 1/3 each of white, Hispanic and black, and I don't ever see any type of racial discrimination or profiling. That's not saying it's not happening, but it is not very open or obvious. I don't ever hear our black friends complaining about it. Our neighborhood is pretty affluent and also very mixed - just on our street you will find 6 white households, 3 black households, 1 Kalifornians (they deserve their own distinction ), 1 Black/Asian couple, 1 Baptist who goes by Weinstein, 2 Hispanic households, and 1 Vietnamese family. The rest of the neighborhood is much the same. Our kids went to an elementary school where the students came from families that spoke 26 different native languages. Gay or straight - no big deal.

Dallas has been very Democratic for a while, and Fort Worth seems to be moving in that direction. It'll be interesting to see what the latest news does to that.
Our town is still mostly white, but the new Toll Brothers McMansion development next door is about 90% Indian. Diversity around here is a work in progress.
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And then I remembered I have a dentist appointment at 6:30. A short ride is better than no ride
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Our town is almost entirely brown. Very little diversity.
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