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Old 09-01-20, 09:06 AM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
I rode one of the bikes in the rjones28 fleet 15 miles or so today
E-bike?
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
We closed. Spent last night cleaning and patching walls. No riding today.
Looks like a nice lawn except something going near the front door.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
I'd use something besides gasoline.
Be more specific.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
But on bicycles the wheels don't stay wheels unless you have special tools and an advanced degree to keep them round.
Is an imperfect wheel not still a wheel?

Back in the stone age when wheels were first invented and it still had what we would call today "irregularities", but which at that time was the norm, was it not called a wheel?
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Bests for 30', 40' and 60' - Looks like some Type III fun, though!

I'm not familiar with/have never seen the W'bal field... what is it? Looking at my activity chart, I see that I have the option checked but I still don't see the field.
The bests are all related to finally getting a PM.

As I understand it W' is the amount of work in Joules that you can do before exhaustion. W'bal is essentially an estimate of "matches burned." There should be an estimate of W' under your overall curve on your power page. I think if you plug that number in in the settings, it will do W'bal for you. I have read that this measurement is tricky to do right, so this must just be a rough estimate. My W'bal sometimes dips a little below zero, which is obviously impossible. However, it clearly behaves the way I feel and I like seeing that I didn't leave anything on the course.

What's Type III fun?
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
The bests are all related to finally getting a PM.

As I understand it W' is the amount of work in Joules that you can do before exhaustion. W'bal is essentially an estimate of "matches burned." There should be an estimate of W' under your overall curve on your power page. I think if you plug that number in in the settings, it will do W'bal for you. I have read that this measurement is tricky to do right, so this must just be a rough estimate. My W'bal sometimes dips a little below zero, which is obviously impossible. However, it clearly behaves the way I feel and I like seeing that I didn't leave anything on the course.

What's Type III fun?
Okay, so maybe Type II Fun.

Type I Fun
Type 1 fun is enjoyable while its happening. Also known as, simply, fun.

Type II Fun
Type 2 fun is miserable while its happening, but fun in retrospect. It usually begins with the best intentions, and then things get carried away.

Type III Fun
Type 3 fun is not fun at all. Not even in retrospect. Afterward, you think, What in the hell was I doing?

I'll have to poke around more for the W'bal - thanks. That does seem like it'd be a tricky, tricky thing to pin down.
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We closed. Spent last night cleaning and patching walls. No riding today.

I like it. But my paranoid ass would have to have two security cameras facing the roadway before I could be comfortable. And at least one dog.

But that's just me.
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Hey phrantic09 - did you end up getting one of those Rapha hoodies? If so, have you gotten it/what do you think? I did not, but I see that they still have some Large available in decent colors. Complicating matters, though, is that they've now got a steep discount on the Explore Technical Hoodie...
I got a zip up hoodie in olive green and really like it. I sized down to a medium in that and it fits fine.
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I like it. But my paranoid ass would have to have two security cameras facing the roadway before I could be comfortable. And at least one dog.

But that's just me.
No cameras, but 170 pounds of dogs.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Ive always thought or the body like a bicycle wheel. It starts off in fine shape, smooth bearings, true, shiny, etc. and gradually, it starts to wobble or run rough and the mechanic or doc puts it right and it rolls on again until the next time it needs attention. But eventually, spokes break, races fail, rims crack, or whatever and the wheel has run its last revolution.

Whatever you've been doing you're doing right considering all the bumps in the road you've overcome.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Looks like a nice lawn except something going near the front door.
Lawn needs a little work, looks like it got beat up by some grubs this year. Im going to reseed a few spots in a week or so after I dethatch.

Are you referring to the sea grass???
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No cameras, but 170 pounds of dogs.
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I got a zip up hoodie in olive green and really like it. I sized down to a medium in that and it fits fine.
ORLY? Do they run a little big? I'm wearing a L in the Core jerseys and they're slim but not sausage casings.
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E-bike?
Yup.
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Be more specific.
Keep reading.
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ORLY? Do they run a little big? I'm wearing a L in the Core jerseys and they're slim but not sausage casings.
I wear the L for jerseys too and its snug but not a sausage casing like you said.

all of my regular clothes are medium, so I figured it would be fine
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Whatever you've been doing you're doing right considering all the bumps in the road you've overcome.
Another bone scan and PSMA PET-CT tomorrow, Feel great so Im optimistic that the injections have kept everything under control.
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I like it. But my paranoid ass would have to have two security cameras facing the roadway before I could be comfortable. And at least one dog.

But that's just me.
And a wall and a moat?
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I tried fighting the spindle sticking out of be lock ring it would move at all. I dont know what else I can try to tighten.
Shimano freehubs are held on with a sleeve that threads into the hub. It requires removing the cassette, brake disc, cones, ball bearings and axle to tighten with an Allen wrench, then reassemble.

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Shimano freehubs are held on with a sleeve that threads into the hub. It requires removing the cassette, brake disc, cones, ball bearings and axle to tighten with an Allen wrench, then reassemble.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SZZdB_P3mmc
sounds absolutely dreadful.
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Is an imperfect wheel not still a wheel?
Only bombproof wheels.
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Lawn needs a little work, looks like it got beat up by some grubs this year. Im going to reseed a few spots in a week or so after I dethatch.

Are you referring to the sea grass???
wut

The brown/barren patches. At least its flat.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
No cameras, but 170 pounds of dogs.
Multiheaded dogs are better deterrents
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sounds absolutely dreadful.
It's not that bad, I've done it a couple times. Just be patient, and layout the parts in order.
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Okay, so maybe Type II Fun.

Type I Fun
Type 1 fun is enjoyable while it’s happening. Also known as, simply, fun.

Type II Fun
Type 2 fun is miserable while it’s happening, but fun in retrospect. It usually begins with the best intentions, and then things get carried away.

Type III Fun
Type 3 fun is not fun at all. Not even in retrospect. Afterward, you think, “What in the hell was I doing?

I'll have to poke around more for the W'bal - thanks. That does seem like it'd be a tricky, tricky thing to pin down.
Ha! Love it. Yes, definitely Type III. Like a so-so day in the Gulf Stream. And yet, we keep going back for more.


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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
We closed. Spent last night cleaning and patching walls. No riding today.

That's a lot of grass to cut. Might have to get @Velo Vol take care of that for you.
Glad you closed.
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Like a so-so day in the Gulf Stream.
That looks like Type IV fun. Yikes.
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