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Old 12-06-21, 10:46 AM
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The gators ride absolutely dreadful on the madone. Set out with 75 miles in mind. By mile 40 my brain was so rattled by the ride I lost all interest in continuing my ride. Unfortunately, I was still 20 miles from home.
I wish the madone could fit 32s.
Taking the bike to the shop today to get my new cockpit, wonít be able to pick it up until Friday most likely.

Just passed 7000 miles for the year. I might be able to make my goal of 7500 after all.
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Old 12-06-21, 11:15 AM
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The regular Caledonia probably makes the most sense for most people. The Cal 5 is there for the up-sale. The R5 appeals chiefly to the racer-boys.
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I wish I could get my hands on a regular Caledonia frameset. I considered ordering the 105 and selling off the parts but thatís too much of a pain.
I like the looks of the blue Caledonia and I think the geometry might work for me. I still fantasize about a new bike, especially when I do a long ride on crappy roads with the Seven. Sometimes I think what a great bike it is and sometimes after a long bumpy ride I don't want to ride it the next day so I take the Gunnar instead.

I like the Giant Defy and the BMC Roadmachine and the BMC has the highest stack of anything I have looked at. I need that. Since I don't have a job any money I spend on a bike will come from savings and not be replaced, so it's a bigger decision than in the past.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Yet the Eagles managed to make the Jets look decent for a while yesterday.

BTW...Did you see the Eagles backup QB who started for the injured Hurts? He reminds me of Lawrence from "Office Space."
Saw him. Did you see the backup QB for the Giants, he really looks like a Martian.
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caledonia is a nice looking bike, but the geometry seems super relaxed. Iím surprised that so many like that. Donít pay me any mind, Iím new and too far for this sport.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
The gators ride absolutely dreadful on the madone. Set out with 75 miles in mind. By mile 40 my brain was so rattled by the ride I lost all interest in continuing my ride. Unfortunately, I was still 20 miles from home.
I wish the madone could fit 32s.
Taking the bike to the shop today to get my new cockpit, wonít be able to pick it up until Friday most likely.

Just passed 7000 miles for the year. I might be able to make my goal of 7500 after all.
Can't you just drop the PSI some??
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
caledonia is a nice looking bike, but the geometry seems super relaxed. Iím surprised that so many like that. Donít pay me any mind, Iím new and too far for this sport.
I always liked the quicker handling bikes with steep steering angles but I'm looking for comfort for my aging bones and the bikes with tall headtubes and big stack numbers generally have relaxed angles. It's fine, I'm not going to be racing any crits and even a touring bike handles good enough for most stuff. It's a bike, after all.
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Saw him. Did you see the backup QB for the Giants, he really looks like a Martian.
Just looked him up.

"Take me to your leader."

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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Just looked him up.

"Take me to your leader."

That's a big neck and little head!
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
That's a big neck and little head!
And the sloping shoulders don't help.
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That's a big neck and little head!
The opposite of my Martha Stewart whisk, which has a skinny neck and an extra-large head.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Just looked him up.

"Take me to your leader."

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I looked up what aliens really look like, and it seems that they don't have the thick necks.


They do have the arms and chests of serious cyclists.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
I looked up what aliens really look like, and it seems that they don't have the thick necks.


They do have the arms and chests of serious cyclists.
Two points: First, he looks funny not because his neck is THICK, but because his neck is LONG.

Second, maybe what people interpret as aliens are actually cyclists wearing helmets and sunglasses?
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AITA? Is it too much to ask people joining your ride to wear a shirt?
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Is it too much to ask people joining your ride to wear a shirt?
Obv.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
AITA? Is it too much to ask people joining your ride to wear a shirt?
What's been more problematic is women refusing to take theirs off.


















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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Two points: First, he looks funny not because his neck is THICK, but because his neck is LONG.

Second, maybe what people interpret as aliens are actually cyclists wearing helmets and sunglasses?
You may be on to something.
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Time for another $21,000* infusion activity.
Remicaid?
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Ack-ack! Rack rack rack!
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
caledonia is a nice looking bike, but the geometry seems super relaxed. Iím surprised that so many like that. Donít pay me any mind, Iím new and too far for this sport.
Super relaxed? Compared to what?
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
I like the looks of the blue Caledonia and I think the geometry might work for me. I still fantasize about a new bike, especially when I do a long ride on crappy roads with the Seven. Sometimes I think what a great bike it is and sometimes after a long bumpy ride I don't want to ride it the next day so I take the Gunnar instead.

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That Oasis colored Caledonia is sweet
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
That Oasis colored Caledonia is sweet
I was thinking of this one.
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What's been more problematic is certain women refusing to take theirs off.
fify

There are both men and women who I do not wan to see shirtless.
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Someone, probably a vendor, brought in a box of donuts and left them in the break room, and my colleagues are not depleting them fast enough.
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