Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Road Cycling
Reload this Page >

Addiction 2023.2

Notices
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

Addiction 2023.2

Old 05-18-23, 06:29 PM
  #4226  
Mojo31
-------
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Tejas
Posts: 12,306
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9252 Post(s)
Liked 6,123 Times in 3,366 Posts
Originally Posted by MoAlpha



Funnest thing I've driven since my 1986 GTI, but much faster, fancier and more refined.
I’m sorry.
Mojo31 is offline  
Old 05-18-23, 06:31 PM
  #4227  
Velo Vol 
VFL For Life
 
Velo Vol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 50,678

Bikes: Velo Volmobile

Mentioned: 779 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 28085 Post(s)
Liked 1,788 Times in 1,270 Posts
Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
They changed the icon. Change is bad.
It depends.

I didn't think anything was going to change on this site ever again.
__________________
Originally Posted by Velo Vol
People here don't get it.
Velo Vol is offline  
Old 05-18-23, 06:43 PM
  #4228  
LesterOfPuppets
cowboy, steel horse, etc
 
LesterOfPuppets's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: The hot spot.
Posts: 44,506

Bikes: everywhere

Mentioned: 71 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12453 Post(s)
Liked 7,329 Times in 3,871 Posts
Originally Posted by Velo Vol
That's not a pitch.
It was a warmup pitch. I mean if he was practicing throws to first, with a windup like that, everyone will be safe
LesterOfPuppets is offline  
Old 05-18-23, 06:46 PM
  #4229  
datlas 
Should Be More Popular
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 42,837

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 558 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22402 Post(s)
Liked 8,713 Times in 4,061 Posts
Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
They changed the icon. Change is bad.
Yes! The old icon was so tiny, I never paid it any attention but I looked back and it’s always been there.
__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is offline  
Old 05-18-23, 08:43 PM
  #4230  
Velo Vol 
VFL For Life
 
Velo Vol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 50,678

Bikes: Velo Volmobile

Mentioned: 779 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 28085 Post(s)
Liked 1,788 Times in 1,270 Posts
Originally Posted by DangerousDanR
I have three bailout gears with the Ekar groupset. The first three cogs are 30-36-42 and with a 38 tooth chain ring I don't find myself spending much time in any of those three.
KCB is playing this in its Sunday concert and it is my long-distance dedication to you.

__________________
Originally Posted by Velo Vol
People here don't get it.
Velo Vol is offline  
Likes For Velo Vol:
Old 05-18-23, 09:13 PM
  #4231  
LesterOfPuppets
cowboy, steel horse, etc
 
LesterOfPuppets's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: The hot spot.
Posts: 44,506

Bikes: everywhere

Mentioned: 71 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12453 Post(s)
Liked 7,329 Times in 3,871 Posts
Originally Posted by Velo Vol
KCB is playing this in its Sunday concert and it is my long-distance dedication to you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dGk96sFzSo
Hope you'll be playing a Felix the Cat cartoon on the big screen behind you.
LesterOfPuppets is offline  
Old 05-18-23, 09:18 PM
  #4232  
rjones28 
Mostly Harmless
 
rjones28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Chittenango, NY
Posts: 56,265

Bikes: Have two wheels

Mentioned: 169 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13480 Post(s)
Liked 4,361 Times in 2,423 Posts
Originally Posted by Velo Vol
With great regret I have concluded that this appears to be another dreaded #YearWithoutSummer
It's still Spring.
__________________
Originally Posted by patentcad
If this thread doesn't go 10 pages I'm quitting BF.
rjones28 is offline  
Old 05-18-23, 09:56 PM
  #4233  
DangerousDanR
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Fargo ND
Posts: 861

Bikes: Time Scylon, Lynskey R350, Ritchey Breakaway, Ritchey Double Switchback, Lynskey Ridgeline, ICAN Fatbike

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 446 Post(s)
Liked 507 Times in 280 Posts
Originally Posted by Velo Vol
KCB is playing this in its Sunday concert and it is my long-distance dedication to you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dGk96sFzSo
I actually wanted to move just over the mountains from Chattanooga (Boone NC), but Mrs. Dan wanted to stay in Fargo. Then I got a job here that is just too much fun to leave behind, so we stay in Fargo, which is a beautiful small city.

The "Wild West" part of the state is the other side of the state. The Theodore Roosevelt National Park is way out west by Medora.
DangerousDanR is offline  
Old 05-19-23, 04:51 AM
  #4234  
datlas 
Should Be More Popular
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 42,837

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 558 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22402 Post(s)
Liked 8,713 Times in 4,061 Posts
Getting ready to ride. Most of my friends do not ride on Fridays (saving themselves for Saturday and/or working), so after last week’s solo Friday ride I mentioned this on Strava…and two acquaintances said they would like to ride the next Friday (today), so fingers crossed we will have 3 riders today. Vamos a ver.
__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is offline  
Likes For datlas:
Old 05-19-23, 05:18 AM
  #4235  
Velo Vol 
VFL For Life
 
Velo Vol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 50,678

Bikes: Velo Volmobile

Mentioned: 779 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 28085 Post(s)
Liked 1,788 Times in 1,270 Posts
Originally Posted by DangerousDanR
I actually wanted to move just over the mountains from Chattanooga (Boone NC), but Mrs. Dan wanted to stay in Fargo. Then I got a job here that is just too much fun to leave behind, so we stay in Fargo, which is a beautiful small city.

The "Wild West" part of the state is the other side of the state. The Theodore Roosevelt National Park is way out west by Medora.


Where's DougRNS and his map highlighter?

Also, all of North Dakota is the wild west.
__________________
Originally Posted by Velo Vol
People here don't get it.
Velo Vol is offline  
Likes For Velo Vol:
Old 05-19-23, 05:23 AM
  #4236  
indyfabz
Senior Member
 
indyfabz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 38,806
Mentioned: 210 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18208 Post(s)
Liked 14,968 Times in 7,085 Posts
Originally Posted by Velo Vol
KCB is playing this in its Sunday concert and it is my long-distance dedication to you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dGk96sFzSo
I’ve been to ND. Twice. It’s an interesting place. Saw, among other things, the bed in which Lawrence Welk was born.

But it’s not the place to ride if you hate wind.
indyfabz is offline  
Old 05-19-23, 06:28 AM
  #4237  
DangerousDanR
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Fargo ND
Posts: 861

Bikes: Time Scylon, Lynskey R350, Ritchey Breakaway, Ritchey Double Switchback, Lynskey Ridgeline, ICAN Fatbike

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 446 Post(s)
Liked 507 Times in 280 Posts
Originally Posted by indyfabz
I’ve been to ND. Twice. It’s an interesting place. Saw, among other things, the bed in which Lawrence Welk was born.

But it’s not the place to ride if you hate wind.
Once you are out of town and out on the prairie, it can be quite beautiful. There are still farms that include sunflowers in their crop rotation, as well as flax and rapeseed. Or canola as they call it to avoid the censor.

The latter two will give you a beautiful blue and yellow pattern when they are in bloom.

Yes, we have wind instead of climbs. And the wind direction can shift in a heartbeat, turning your easy ride home into an ordeal.

The only reason to move away for me is the winter weather.
DangerousDanR is offline  
Old 05-19-23, 06:48 AM
  #4238  
indyfabz
Senior Member
 
indyfabz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 38,806
Mentioned: 210 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18208 Post(s)
Liked 14,968 Times in 7,085 Posts
Originally Posted by DangerousDanR
Once you are out of town and out on the prairie, it can be quite beautiful. There are still farms that include sunflowers in their crop rotation, as well as flax and rapeseed. Or canola as they call it to avoid the censor.

The latter two will give you a beautiful blue and yellow pattern when they are in bloom.

Yes, we have wind instead of climbs. And the wind direction can shift in a heartbeat, turning your easy ride home into an ordeal.

The only reason to move away for me is the winter weather.
Missed the flax and rapeseed both times I was there. Had already been harvested. The woman who drove us back to Bismarck at the end of the ride said when caught from the proper angle and with the right light, the flax fields can look like lakes.

Saw a lot of canola back in '99. We had to ask what it was. A waitress told us that farmers were starting to experiment with it due to the healthy oil movement that was gaining steam back then.

As for sunflowers, they were everywhere in 2006, when CANDISC went through the Germans From Russia area.




One day it took me and my friend 1 hr. to cover 9 miles of gently rolling terrain on road bikes. I remember being in tuck going down one hill and being able to hit only 12 mph. At the next rest stop, the SAG bus pulled in. It was packed with people who could not hack it.

Last edited by indyfabz; 05-19-23 at 06:53 AM.
indyfabz is offline  
Likes For indyfabz:
Old 05-19-23, 07:45 AM
  #4239  
seedsbelize2
Senior Member
 
seedsbelize2's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Yucatán. México
Posts: 5,792

Bikes: 79 Trek 930 is back on the road, 80 Trek 414, 84 Schwinn Letour Luxe,87 Schwinn Prelude, 92 Schwinn Paramount PDG 5

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2953 Post(s)
Liked 1,719 Times in 1,088 Posts
Originally Posted by Velo Vol
How so?
Year round Summer, for starters. You could relate to that, I believe. Not the USA. A very tranquil, slow paced lifestyle. I don't know if Mexico even has type A personalities. I haven't run across any. Money isn't God, etc., etc.
seedsbelize2 is offline  
Old 05-19-23, 07:46 AM
  #4240  
Mojo31
-------
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Tejas
Posts: 12,306
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9252 Post(s)
Liked 6,123 Times in 3,366 Posts
Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Year round Summer, for starters. You could relate to that, I believe. Not the USA. A very tranquil, slow paced lifestyle. I don't know if Mexico even has type A personalities. I haven't run across any. Money isn't God, etc., etc.
They have Type As. I went to school with one. The guys that run the cartels certainly are.
Mojo31 is offline  
Old 05-19-23, 07:51 AM
  #4241  
seedsbelize2
Senior Member
 
seedsbelize2's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Yucatán. México
Posts: 5,792

Bikes: 79 Trek 930 is back on the road, 80 Trek 414, 84 Schwinn Letour Luxe,87 Schwinn Prelude, 92 Schwinn Paramount PDG 5

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2953 Post(s)
Liked 1,719 Times in 1,088 Posts
Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Arrows have always been there for me, but the arrows got a re-design today. The display of first page, then loading of quoted post has been around for a while, too.
I've never noticed the arrow. And have frequently wondered how to arrive at said post
seedsbelize2 is offline  
Old 05-19-23, 08:08 AM
  #4242  
seedsbelize2
Senior Member
 
seedsbelize2's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Yucatán. México
Posts: 5,792

Bikes: 79 Trek 930 is back on the road, 80 Trek 414, 84 Schwinn Letour Luxe,87 Schwinn Prelude, 92 Schwinn Paramount PDG 5

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2953 Post(s)
Liked 1,719 Times in 1,088 Posts
Long days ahead. No movement beyond walking. No bending over to pick things up. No carrying anything over 10 kilos. Head must be upright, or face down. In past laid-up situations, I had my hammock for respite. Under no circumstances am I to assume the position I was in during surgery--on my back. Except, of course to administer eye drops every four hours.
The saga continues @BillyD
But. With simple cataract surgery there is none of this tomfoolery.
seedsbelize2 is offline  
Likes For seedsbelize2:
Old 05-19-23, 08:42 AM
  #4243  
phrantic09
Fat n slow
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Saratoga, NY
Posts: 4,145

Bikes: Cervelo R3, Giant Revolt

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3143 Post(s)
Liked 1,964 Times in 937 Posts
Had a really nice run Wednesday morning in Pittsburgh with one small exception. Was running down Penn Ave and some dude hid behind a building as I was coming down the street. He caught up to me and was yelling at me to walk and not run. He was clearly unhinged in some way, so I did as he asked. I was totally freaked the **** out, especially since he kept watching me. Ended up walking half a mile until I was out of sight before running again.

This was in broad daylight at around 5:45 or so. It was never really bad down there before, but the last couple of trips downtown has seemed a little sketchy
phrantic09 is offline  
Old 05-19-23, 08:58 AM
  #4244  
thin_concrete
Achtung!
 
thin_concrete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: New England
Posts: 1,673

Bikes: 60.1, Marvel

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 515 Post(s)
Liked 268 Times in 161 Posts
Originally Posted by BillyD
Oh I don’t know what that is.
It’s been happening for me for months with the small icon.
thin_concrete is offline  
Old 05-19-23, 09:23 AM
  #4245  
seedsbelize2
Senior Member
 
seedsbelize2's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Yucatán. México
Posts: 5,792

Bikes: 79 Trek 930 is back on the road, 80 Trek 414, 84 Schwinn Letour Luxe,87 Schwinn Prelude, 92 Schwinn Paramount PDG 5

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2953 Post(s)
Liked 1,719 Times in 1,088 Posts
But then there's always the Giro, which I haven't really been in a position to watch, until now.
seedsbelize2 is offline  
Old 05-19-23, 10:07 AM
  #4246  
DougRNS
Silver Comet Fred
 
DougRNS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: NW Metro Atl.
Posts: 11,718

Bikes: 1

Mentioned: 145 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8582 Post(s)
Liked 2,760 Times in 1,630 Posts
I guess I'll have to add the mighty red highlighter to my suite of awesome products. This is in addition to the awesome shovel, awesome Marigold jacket and the lightweight aero and awesome seat post.

I can live with that.
DougRNS is offline  
Old 05-19-23, 10:16 AM
  #4247  
DougRNS
Silver Comet Fred
 
DougRNS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: NW Metro Atl.
Posts: 11,718

Bikes: 1

Mentioned: 145 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8582 Post(s)
Liked 2,760 Times in 1,630 Posts
Originally Posted by Velo Vol


Where's DougRNS and his map highlighter?

Also, all of North Dakota is the wild west.

Since it's so awesome I'll oblige.
DougRNS is offline  
Old 05-19-23, 10:24 AM
  #4248  
BillyD
Administrator
Thread Starter
 
BillyD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hudson Valley, NY
Posts: 32,784

Bikes: Merlin Cyrene '04; Bridgestone RB-1 '92

Mentioned: 324 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11798 Post(s)
Liked 6,322 Times in 3,345 Posts
Originally Posted by thin_concrete
It’s been happening for me for months with the small icon.
I misspoke, I have been seeing that quirk for the last couple of months, I was just too lazy to go back and correct the post. (I almost got away with it . . . until you came along, all eagle-eyed and everything.) But that's small potatoes compared to the previous condition, where pressing the arrow wouldn't take you back to the original post at all (once the thread got too heavy with posts).
__________________
See, this is why we can't have nice things. - - smarkinson
Where else but the internet can a bunch of cyclists go and be the tough guy? - - jdon
BillyD is offline  
Likes For BillyD:
Old 05-19-23, 10:40 AM
  #4249  
Velo Vol 
VFL For Life
 
Velo Vol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 50,678

Bikes: Velo Volmobile

Mentioned: 779 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 28085 Post(s)
Liked 1,788 Times in 1,270 Posts
Originally Posted by DougRNS
Seems like Boone is closer to Jefferson City (oddly not on your map) than Chattanooga.
__________________
Originally Posted by Velo Vol
People here don't get it.
Velo Vol is offline  
Old 05-19-23, 10:56 AM
  #4250  
Velo Vol 
VFL For Life
 
Velo Vol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 50,678

Bikes: Velo Volmobile

Mentioned: 779 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 28085 Post(s)
Liked 1,788 Times in 1,270 Posts
Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Hope you'll be playing a Felix the Cat cartoon on the big screen behind you.
Sadly I don't think we'll be adding a visual element to our performances anytime soon.
Originally Posted by indyfabz
I’ve been to ND.
I drove through part of it many years ago. During the summer.
Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Year round Summer, for starters. You could relate to that, I believe.
We're lucky to get three months.
__________________
Originally Posted by Velo Vol
People here don't get it.
Velo Vol is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.