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Old 08-23-20, 12:45 PM
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Don't think I'll get in a ride today.
What about a walk?
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex View Post
WhyFi, when you traveled to SoVA, last year, did you carry the bike inside your car, or on a rack? Iím trying to explore options for the upcoming trip. It looks like thereís only a single shop that rents road bikes where Iím going and I missed their closing time yesterday to talk to them about the details.
Priorities - I keep the bike in the car and I put the kids baggage in a Thule luggage compartment mounted on the roof rack.

In my calls to shops on the peninsula, road bike rentals were pretty spendy, IMO. I *might* consider it if I were flying in, but if I'm driving anyway, it's just easier (and probably cheaper) to figure out a way to bring it along.
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Got another good ride in. I am on top of the leaderboard, but askeered it wonít last.
With reduced riding load, I can't even sniff the top of the leaderboard.
BITD I was always on the podium C'est la vie.
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I am thinking a decent dose of diazepam will solve the problem, but that has its drawbacks.
Baclofen might work better. I wouldnít want to take either one.
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Old 08-23-20, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
What about a walk?
Probably not the best idea, with the AQI in the mid to high 200s.

BUT it may have started blowing out. That cluster of 500s? It's now down to the 160-170 range. Mind you, the winds are blowing from them to me, so it might be a while before I see anything I'd want to go outside and breathe....
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Baclofen might work better. I wouldnít want to take either one.
Yeah. Dougs donít do drugs.
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Priorities - I keep the bike in the car and I put the kids baggage in a Thule luggage compartment mounted on the roof rack.

In my calls to shops on the peninsula, road bike rentals were pretty spendy, IMO. I *might* consider it if I were flying in, but if I'm driving anyway, it's just easier (and probably cheaper) to figure out a way to bring it along.
How much is "spendy"?
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Old 08-23-20, 01:11 PM
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So for the past two weeks Iíve been working on a huge RFP for my company that has severely impacted my ability to ride (have been too busy to do it).

We got it submitted Friday and the wife and I did a little celebrating because if the business lands, Iíll get a bonus of 1.5x my annual salary. As a result, my Saturday 100 turned into 100k. Iíll take it either way though.
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Yeah. Dougs donít do drugs.
Humbugs do though. Fortunately I haven't needed that one in a while.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Priorities - I keep the bike in the car and I put the kids baggage in a Thule luggage compartment mounted on the roof rack.

In my calls to shops on the peninsula, road bike rentals were pretty spendy, IMO. I *might* consider it if I were flying in, but if I'm driving anyway, it's just easier (and probably cheaper) to figure out a way to bring it along.
Yeah, I wish I took the virtual curb alert for a Thule roof rack in my neighborhood seriously a couple months ago .

I really do not want to keep the bike on a hitch rack for that long, but probably will have to, pending the call to the single bike shops that rents road bikes in the area.

Or I could run.....


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Old 08-23-20, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Humbugs do though. Fortunately I haven't needed that one in a while.
Itís funny, when I am in good shape (like now) my cycling friends say ďoh, heís a doctor so he has access to the best drugsĒ and I hope they are joking but sometimes I wonder.
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So for the past two weeks Iíve been working on a huge RFP for my company that has severely impacted my ability to ride (have been too busy to do it).

We got it submitted Friday and the wife and I did a little celebrating because if the business lands, Iíll get a bonus of 1.5x my annual salary. As a result, my Saturday 100 turned into 100k. Iíll take it either way though.
Sounds like it may be time for a bonus bicycle.
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Old 08-23-20, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
How much is "spendy"?
More than I want to spend.

I think that, for the week and change that I would have needed it, we were talking $300+
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Sounds like it may be time for a bonus bicycle.
Caledonia and paying off the new mortgage probably
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More than I want to spend.

I think that, for the week and change that I would have needed it, we were talking $300+
Seems high. I guess it depends on what bikes they offer.

Our shop charges $200/week for an 11 speed Fuji Roubaix. Including pedals, if needed.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Seems high. I guess it depends on what bikes they offer.

Our shop charges $200/week for an 11 speed Fuji Roubaix. Including pedals, if needed.
We do not, however, rent shoes.
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We do not, however, rent shoes.
But, I once loaned a desperate out-of-town rider my shoes and pedals for a day.
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I don't get it.
I watch auto racing for the crashes. And itís gross here today.
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Caledonia and paying off the new mortgage probably
Caledonia *5*, por favor. Iffin' you're going to do it, do it and get the nicer cable routing.
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Caledonia *5*, por favor. Iffin' you're going to do it, do it and get the nicer cable routing.
In memoriam, "don't be a Johnny Lunchpail".
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Seems high. I guess it depends on what bikes they offer.

Our shop charges $200/week for an 11 speed Fuji Roubaix. Including pedals, if needed.
Depends on the area. Iíve seen $300 in touristy areas like parts of Colorado.
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex View Post
Yeah, I wish I took the virtual curb alert for a Thule roof rack in my neighborhood seriously a couple months ago .

I really do not want to keep the bike on a hitch rack for that long, but probably will have to, pending the call to the single bike shops that rents road bikes in the area.

Or I could run.....


Oh, who am I kidding
Because of the prodding from rjones, I re-checked the pricing with main shop in the area (Conte's) and, due to covid, they're not ever renting at this time.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Seems high. I guess it depends on what bikes they offer.

Our shop charges $200/week for an 11 speed Fuji Roubaix. Including pedals, if needed.
That's probably about where they were, too, but I needed/wanted it for a little more than a full week.

I already had everything necessary to get my bike there, so it was basically a matter of bringing the luggage box, and taking the gas mileage hit, or not having to deal with that and spending a few hundred bucks on a rental that wouldn't be as nice as my own bike. It was an easy choice for me.
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Anyone know much about stormwater drainage/management? The stupid Toll Bros development behind us initially dug a big basin for stormwater, which is reasonable and required. I understand the need for good stormwater management....

However, the land they are developing is FULL of sinkholes. So of course after a few rain storms, there were some sinkholes in the basin. They got someone to pour concrete into them and dug a larger drainage area.

The next big rainstorm saw more new sinkholes opening up and water literally FLOWING into one of the big sinkholes. I think I have a picture I will post, if I can find it.

So next, they dug like 20 feet deeper, laid out a HUGE bunch of rolled out material that looked kinda like shiny fabric, covered it all up with soil to make a newer drainage basin. That was about 1 month ago.

So far, there have been no new sinkholes that I see. HOWEVER, even several days after a rainstorm, there are several feet of standing, stagnant water in the drainage field. Not coincidentally, there seems to be a huge increase in the mosquito population.

My sense is that the material they buried to seal the basin prevents sinkholes by preventing water to percolate/drain, but at the expense of creating stagnant water and although I don't want to be a NIMBY about it, I am not happy about gettin eaten alive by skeeters in the evenings when that did not happen before.

Comments?

ps: pic of water flowing into sinkhole
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Because of the prodding from rjones, I re-checked the pricing with main shop in the area (Conte's) and, due to covid, they're not ever renting at this time.
We weren't renting bikes most of this year, because of COVID. It's our first full year in our new location, which is prime day-rental territory. We ordered a fleet of cruiser-style bikes for Erie Canal riders, but that obviously became a no-go.

And we didn't end up even getting the bikes for the fleet until July, because of manufacturing delays.

We just started renting our road bike fleet again a few weeks ago. There have only been a couple of takers.
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