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Old 07-22-20, 08:46 PM
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I received this awesome marigold bike into inventory at the shop today.

Marigold products tend to be awesome.
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Old 07-22-20, 08:52 PM
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Just found out about this.

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Old 07-22-20, 09:00 PM
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Even worse than hats on a dog.
Right. Dogs should never wear hats. They are allowed to wear costumes.
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Wait. Aren't you supposed to wear coveralls? So confusing.
If you see someone in coveralls, and he has a greasy rag hanging out of his back pocket, ask him to check your oil.
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I am not an expert in grass-growing soils.
You would be if you had a vest.
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As long the pump is doing its job, there's nothing for a trained athlete to be scared of about a high number.
Thank you. Still ticking. Thinking back, I think I've seen 188, but that was many years ago. 186 was just surprising to me.
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No, not mine. I obv know who they are; must mean that we're in a nice neighborhood.
Serotta is right down the street from my church. I’ve never walked into the studio even though it’s right there, I should be ashamed.
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Old 07-23-20, 04:45 AM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Apart from inventory management, I was on wheel duty today. All I have to say, is that I dislike aluminum spoke nipples.
And yet there are very few options for things like the TriSpoke. The current options are either painfully narrow, front-only, or both.

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Old 07-23-20, 04:46 AM
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Serotta is right down the street from my church. I’ve never walked into the studio even though it’s right there, I should be ashamed.
Didn't it close?
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Didn't it close?
Don’t think so. They closed for a while then came back. Looks like they’re making titanium now based on the website.
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Old 07-23-20, 04:56 AM
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It rained overnight and the roads are wet, we also celebrated a bit too much. Trying to drag myself out to ride, but this coffee is too good.
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
You would be if you had a vest.
I'm an expert now.

Soil Handbook of Tennessee - TN.gov
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Old 07-23-20, 05:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
but did you get a vest?
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Don’t think so. They closed for a while then came back. Looks like they’re making titanium now based on the website.
Ah I see. The initial press release indicates steel and aluminum as well, and Ti beginning in early summer. That was in February though, and this has been a year of best-laid plans. When it's time for my next I may give them a call; that'd be a very special brand for me.
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Old 07-23-20, 05:42 AM
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New saddle is fantastic. First 10 miles were a mix between pleasure and pain. Every time I was about to stop to make an adjustment it would start to feel good. At the 10 mile mark I lowered it another degree, and fhat made a world of difference. thanks
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
but did you get a vest?
Nope.
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Nope
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I felt like Velo Vol or Bah Humbug this morning - it was a chilly 55° and I wasn't planning on keeping my HR much higher than 100, so I donned my thermal knickers and a LS thermal jersey. Brrrrr.
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I felt like Velo Vol or Bah Humbug this morning - it was a chilly 55° and I wasn't planning on keeping my HR much higher than 100, so I donned my thermal knickers and a LS thermal jersey. Brrrrr.


I can’t even imagine what 55 feels like right now. Heat index over 105 again today.
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No vest

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I felt like Velo Vol or Bah Humbug this morning - it was a chilly 55° and I wasn't planning on keeping my HR much higher than 100, so I donned my thermal knickers and a LS thermal jersey. Brrrrr.
I somehow got a 2.5 hour break between meetings today so I decided to wait until then to go ride. It’s humid AF here right now anyway
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Coffee is barely helping this morning.

Trying to decide what's the lesser of two evils, tossing and turning all night or a groggy melatonin hangover.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
I can’t even imagine what 55 feels like right now. Heat index over 105 again today.
IKR?

Not that gross here, but we've been a pretty consistent 70°/85-90° for a while now.

We had a 60° low this morning when I was off to work, but it was already sunny and humid so it certainly didn't feel that way.
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Not that gross here, but we've been a pretty consistent 70°/85-90° for a while now.
Pretty much what we've had for the last 3 or 4 weeks, maybe a few degrees cooler.
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Old 07-23-20, 06:44 AM
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You do know that the soil in the three "I" states is agriculturally very good? Growing grass is not much of a challenge as long as we have rain.

We've had 10-13" of rain the last two weeks. I mowed Saturday and again yesterday and it would have choked my mower by tomorrow.
Dang, I wish you could send some this way. Yesterday evening we were forecast to get an intense soaker. Instead we got one of those 20 minute showers which are only useful if you get them daily.
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