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Old 07-03-20, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
I marveled at you elevation gain for the ride.

That's a new long ride for you, innit? Kudos!

longest ride to date. should have been closer to 90 but the heat got to me.
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Old 07-03-20, 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Oh?
Oh yeah.
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Old 07-03-20, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
There are living hawks there?
The area is a stopover for migrating hawks. There’s an interpretive center at the top of the climb. Great hike up that way too with terrific views.
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Old 07-03-20, 02:42 PM
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How on earth could I convince my friend to not ride against traffic?

I know it's literally illegal to do, but he says that he's scared of getting hit from behind.

Today I saw he rode down the wrong side of a busy 55mph road
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Old 07-03-20, 02:46 PM
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Finger update:
Its flexibility is not improving rapidly, but it is improving. The prognosis is 6 months and that feels about right. The pain from bumping it is practically gone, and feeling is returning. The finger tip can now tell what kind of surface it is against. The rest of the hand has strengthened considerably and the index finger is learning its new role as a non-bender. No more is it difficult to insert the hand into a sleeve. It has even begun to step into specific situations all on its own, without any thought from me. I am still in the phase of being surprised by that
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Old 07-03-20, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
longest ride to date. should have been closer to 90 but the heat got to me.
Probably for the better - if you would have dragged yourself to 90, you would have been tempted to round it out to 100 and been a little more hurty than you'd like.
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Old 07-03-20, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
How on earth could I convince my friend to not ride against traffic?

I know it's literally illegal to do, but he says that he's scared of getting hit from behind.

Today I saw he rode down the wrong side of a busy 55mph road
Tell him that at intersections drivers on the side roads might not see him when they turn onto his road because they aren't looking in his direction.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
How on earth could I convince my friend to not ride against traffic?

I know it's literally illegal to do, but he says that he's scared of getting hit from behind.

Today I saw he rode down the wrong side of a busy 55mph road
You could ask him if you can have his bike when he's dead, but I don't think that the bike is going to survive, either.
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Old 07-03-20, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Should I start a poll on the 41 about what saddle to buy? Or should I buy some random saddle and then ask if I should like it?
I’d go for option 2. With a poll to verify if it was a good deal or not.
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Old 07-03-20, 03:17 PM
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Hawk Mountain Century done. It was effing hot. I went through 9 water bottles. Sorry if that disappoints Velo Vol.

Did I miss much while out riding?
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Old 07-03-20, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post

Did I miss much while out riding?
He’s been (@Velo Vol) sexually harassed when he was out riding. indyfabz camped in a lake, WhyFi survived an old lady and Trainsnorter wanted to send out a search party for you but we didn’t.
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Old 07-03-20, 03:23 PM
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New wheel day!
Still threatening thunderstorms, so no ride until tomorrow.
DT Swiss 350 hubs, LB R45 u-shape rims.
52 mm stem tubes just barely fit, but it's all I have on hand, 7mm of stem is just enough to get the pump head on.
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Old 07-03-20, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex View Post
He’s been (@Velo Vol) sexually harassed when he was out riding. indyfabz camped in a lake, WhyFi survived an old lady and Trainsnorter wanted to send out a search party for you but we didn’t.
Got it. Thanks.
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Old 07-03-20, 03:26 PM
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At start of ride, I heard a rider in front of me make a funny sound and saw 2/3 of a chainring fly off his bike.

Apparently he cracked his inner chainring. I suggested he should do the ride in the big ring, but he bailed.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
How on earth could I convince my friend to not ride against traffic?

I know it's literally illegal to do, but he says that he's scared of getting hit from behind.

Today I saw he rode down the wrong side of a busy 55mph road
Just hit him in the head with a ball bat, that way the motorist that kills him won't have the associated guilt. Obviously, those idiots piss me off.
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I generally wave to most cyclists going the opposite way, and offer a verbal greeting to those going my way as I go past them.

Shirtless guys with homemade aero bars on their hybrid scare me, though. I try to keep my distance and avoid eye contact.




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Old 07-03-20, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Pirkaus View Post
New wheel day!
Still threatening thunderstorms, so no ride until tomorrow.
DT Swiss 350 hubs, LB R45 u-shape rims.
52 mm stem tubes just barely fit, but it's all I have on hand, 7mm of stem is just enough to get the pump head on.
Nice!

How long did it take from order to delivery?
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Old 07-03-20, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
How on earth could I convince my friend to not ride against traffic?

I know it's literally illegal to do, but he says that he's scared of getting hit from behind.

Today I saw he rode down the wrong side of a busy 55mph road

I witnessed this yesterday when I was driving to the grocery store. I immediately turned around and went home. I was scared of what I would see next.
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Old 07-03-20, 03:37 PM
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Hawk Mountain Century done. It was effing hot. I went through 9 water bottles. Sorry if that disappoints Velo Vol.
I pardon you.

100 miles (in July) is too far for pre-hydration only. Nine bottles seems excessive, though.

Birding report?
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Originally Posted by Pirkaus View Post

New wheel day!
Still threatening thunderstorms, so no ride until tomorrow.
DT Swiss 350 hubs, LB R45 u-shape rims.
52 mm stem tubes just barely fit, but it's all I have on hand, 7mm of stem is just enough to get the pump head on.

That’s a nice looking bike. Congrats on the wheels.
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Old 07-03-20, 03:38 PM
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Just hit him in the head with a ball bat, that way the motorist that kills him won't have the associated guilt. Obviously, those idiots piss me off.
Don't hold back LAJ , tell us what you really think.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I pardon you.

100 miles (in July) is too far for pre-hydration only. Nine bottles seems excessive, though.

Birding report?
The climb was killer and the visitor center at the top was closed because COVID19.

No report.
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Just hit him in the head with a ball bat, that way the motorist that kills him won't have the associated guilt. Obviously, those idiots piss me off.
Don't hold back LAJ , tell us what you really think.
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The climb was killer and the visitor center at the top was closed because COVID19.

No report.
You didn't see any birds?
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At start of ride, I heard a rider in front of me make a funny sound and saw 2/3 of a chainring fly off his bike.

Apparently he cracked his inner chainring. I suggested he should do the ride in the big ring, but he bailed.
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