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Old 08-27-20, 04:03 PM
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Free range organic Pop Tarts. What's the world coming to?
I know - isn't it wonderful?

FWIW, I still refer to these as Band-aids Pop-Tarts even though I know that they're adhesive bandages toaster pastries.
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Old 08-27-20, 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
My Domane is so stable at speed, that hands free riding is no problem.
Not surprisingly, I found my Domane to be very, very stable, too. Riding no-hands on the quicker-steering Cervelo was an adjustment at first, but I got used to it. I feel like I could probably do a metric century no-hands on a Domane, now.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Not surprisingly, I found my Domane to be very, very stable, too. Riding no-hands on the quicker-steering Cervelo was an adjustment at first, but I got used to it. I feel like I could probably do a metric century no-hands on a Domane, now.
I am not happy riding no-hands on the R3.
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Old 08-27-20, 04:14 PM
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I am not happy riding no-hands on the R3.
I've never been comfortable with it, but my main bikes have been the R2 and the even-twitchier S1.
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Old 08-27-20, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
I am not happy riding no-hands on the R3.
I'm definitely more cautious with the R3 than with the Domane, road condition and wind are bigger factors, but I don't find it to be too bad. I don't know that I'd strip off arm warmers on the go, but sitting up and unwrapping a granola bar or peeling a banana is no problem. Under power with a taller gear is definitely easier than when coasting.
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It was 100* today. Rumors of summer's death are greatly exaggerated.
Still plenty hot here, but Wunderground thinks we'll get a taste of Autumn Sunday-Tues before getting into Indian Summer

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Man, I wanna see if a 31mm Tirreno dry fits on the lemond and Competitive has 'em for 24 bones, but I can't find anything else I need/want to meet the $50 free ship threshold. This is causing me much consternation
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Old 08-27-20, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Man, I wanna see if a 31mm Tirreno dry fits on the lemond and Competitive has 'em for 24 bones, but I can't find anything else I need/want to meet the $50 free ship threshold. This is causing me much consternation
Two tires and an energy bar?
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OR . . . stuff the empty down your jersey and make the swap. Am I missing something?
there are so many ways to accomplish the swap, Im beginning to wonder if his account has been hacked by a newb.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
I'm definitely more cautious with the R3 than with the Domane, road condition and wind are bigger factors, but I don't find it to be too bad. I don't know that I'd strip off arm warmers on the go, but sitting up and unwrapping a granola bar or peeling a banana is no problem. Under power with a taller gear is definitely easier than when coasting.
I can just about unzip or scratch my nose. Is yours a 56 too? I know your chain stays are a bit longer.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Two tires and an energy bar?
I was hoping for a $30 saddle I like, or a nice 110 x 48 chainring or some other useful item.

I hate to buy a pair of those tires if they're not gonna fit into the ol' rimbrake calipers.

I reckon I could probably recoup most of the cost by reselling on FB. Might as well roll the dice.
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Old 08-27-20, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I was hoping for a $30 saddle I like, or a nice 110 x 48 chainring or some other useful item.

I hate to buy a pair of those tires if they're not gonna fit into the ol' rimbrake calipers.

I reckon I could probably recoup most of the cost by reselling on FB. Might as well roll the dice.
or you could return them to CC. Itll only cost about $7 for return shipping.
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Old 08-27-20, 05:04 PM
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Double flat yesterday, my second double flat in about a month after not having one for decades. Yesterday I hit a rock that was in a shadow and I never saw it. I was on the first descent a few miles into the ride and was going 30+. Cut the rear almost new tire which went flat quickly but the front held up until I got the thing stopped.

Scared the crap out of me. Couldn't tell which one was flat and the bike got shakey when I braked the rear but didn't seem to be slowing down. Grabbed a bunch of front brake and finally got stopped. My first flat at speed in a while. I booted the tire and threw in a couple tubes and finished the ride with a bit more caution on the descents.
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The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.
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I have not worn a tie in decades. I don't even know if I still have a sports coat that fits. The advantages of being a jumped-up lab dog - nobody expects me to dress nice. Plus the last 12 years I've been working in the West Coast Outpost of our company, and my boss is back in Maryland - and HE never wears a tie, either.
I still wear sports coats/blazers in the cooler months.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Not surprisingly, I found my Domane to be very, very stable, too.

I could probably do a metric century no-hands on a Domane, now.
I never wanted to buy a Domane, but it has the same stack/reach of my custom. When that bike was stolen, It was the only bike available that would fit. Now I can't imagine riding anything else.
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Traffic light? I purposely plan my rides so there aren't any. Luckily, the area has enough old and back-roads that this is easily done. Other than one traffic light that's about 1 mile away from me, none of my usual routes have any traffic lights.
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It was 100* today. Rumors of summer's death are greatly exaggerated.
Nope. The leaves are starting to pile up at the edge of the lawn.
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I can just about unzip or scratch my nose. Is yours a 56 too? I know your chain stays are a bit longer.
Yup, 56cm. I assume that the rake and trail is the same, though? I thought that had the biggest affect on no-hands-ish stability. If that's the case, even my 28mm tires could be making a difference, if you're running something smaller.
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Our youngest daughter just got her final grades, 3.87 in Forensic Psychology, and will graduate with honors. She did this while working full time as an investigator for the Public Defender's Office, Mrs. Pirkaus and I are very proud of her hard work, in case you can't tell.
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Our youngest daughter just got her final grades, 3.87 in Forensic Psychology, and will graduate with honors. She did this while working full time as an investigator for the Public Defender's Office, Mrs. Pirkaus and I are very proud of her hard work, in case you can't tell.


As you should be! Congratulations to all three of you.
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Yup, 56cm. I assume that the rake and trail is the same, though? I thought that had the biggest affect on no-hands-ish stability. If that's the case, even my 28mm tires could be making a difference, if you're running something smaller.
25s. No idea about the fork.
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Our youngest daughter just got her final grades, 3.87 in Forensic Psychology, and will graduate with honors. She did this while working full time as an investigator for the Public Defender's Office, Mrs. Pirkaus and I are very proud of her hard work, in case you can't tell.
So great. I dont love my kid any more when she scores, but it sure feels good.
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Our youngest daughter just got her final grades, 3.87 in Forensic Psychology, and will graduate with honors.
No such degree where I went to college.
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Why is DougRNS so hung up on dew point?
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