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Old 01-19-22, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by ls01 View Post
I must have been tired to bring it inside and leave it there and not remember doing it.
Welcome to our world.

Fasten your seat belt, it gets bumpier.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
Done that more times than I care to admit.

I always find the stuff in the last place I look.
See post 2701.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Supposed to do it every three months with purified water or softened water.
That's madness.
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Because I'm nice, stuff doesn't break.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
I always find the stuff in the last place I look.
That's good. If you keep looking for something after you've found it, there might be some deeper issues going on.
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Old 01-19-22, 05:37 PM
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Please do. I've only had it a month or so but I'm shocked how fast it loads my sensors from 3 different bikes without hesitation and that's a lot of sensors. Besides my HR and Varia, that's three different PMs and electronic shifting systems. It seemed like I always fiddling with sensors on my Garmins. Also, the thing uploads to Strava quickly by using my phone as a hot spot. My Garmins would upload for a week or two and then decide to just screw it.

Anyway, tell him that I'm happy.
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I have a softner but my Gaggia seemed to have trouble with the three-way solenoid plugging up. My Rancillio doesn't seem to have that problem. In fact, I would see mineral bits in the water when descaling my Gaggia but I couldn't't detect any in my Rancillio.

As for frequency, Rancillio wants you to run a little through the machine and then wait 25' and do it a 1/4 tank at a time. Then rinse with two tanks of fresh water. That's a couple hours. Supposed to do it every three months with purified water or softened water. I use both.
French press needs no descaling. Low maintenance.
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French press needs no descaling. Low maintenance.
I agree. Same with my aero press and if the taste suits your pallet, it's a winner.
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We were a couple of days without internet. We went to the Guatemala border and down the Usamacinta River to the ancient Maya site of Yaxchilan, a ruin that's been on my list for 35 years, due to its location. It can be reached by river or by air(and probably on foot). We stayed two nights in the Lacandon forest.
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We were a couple of days without internet. We went to the Guatemala border and down the Usamacinta River to the ancient Maya site of Yaxchilan, a ruin that's been on my list for 35 years, due to its location. It can be reached by river or by air(and probably on foot). We stayed two nights in the Lacandon forest.
Pics??
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Coming out this morning we noted lots of people walking on the side of the road. Our driver informed us they are refugees from further south, trying to get to the USA.
Sobering.
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Pics??
Sorry, no. We don't do pics. We imprint memories in our psyches. Those around us though took more than enough for all of us.
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Got a fancy new outdoor light fixture today, hooked it up, and it blew up within minutes. It’s got $150 worth of electronics sitting on the board with the LEDs. They blamed it on the photocell switch I replaced at the same time, so they’re shipping out a new board, but asked me to skip the photocell. The photocell has failed in the “on” state and is only showing 9 kOhms between the hot neutral feeders, which seems low, and the insulation is burned on the hot wire of the light. Best hypothesis is the photocell shorted and overloaded the LED circuit. I actually think that’s where the spark was.
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We don't do pics. We imprint memories in our psyches.
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That was supposed to be one of my chores for today but instead, I got waylaid by dismantling my Kickr (belt inspection/tensioning), riding my Kickr, descaling my espresso machine (2 hours), book reading (Lincoln Highway), and lastly, now wasting my time on here.
I have the Lincoln Highway Companion on my Scribd reading list. Don't know when I'll get to it.
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I'm eating Brussels sprout. #Supper
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I'm eating Brussels sprout. #Supper
Just one?
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Just one?
At a time.
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I'm eating Brussels sprout. #Supper
I had a bowl of creamy tortilla soup and some chips and guacamole. And a cup of hot Chiapas chocolate.
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I'm eating Brussels sprout. #Supper
Just one?
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At a time.
Click bait.
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Had real food for supper - chicken enchiladas with a verde sauce, and cilantro-lime rice.
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That's another $150 or so. The gettin just keeps gettin better!
It was “to make up for spending 4 hours in the car”

and look at this color up close!


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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 View Post
I have the Lincoln Highway Companion on my Scribd reading list. Don't know when I'll get to it.
I grew up about 4 miles from the Lincoln Highway, which became Route 30 across most of the US. There's a segment nearby where it was rerouted to make it a bit flatter and also to go around a town or two, so there's a couple miles of "Old Route 30", which still had the original markers with the big copper Lincoln head medallions. HAD. I tried to find them a couple decades ago, but they were gone.

Route 30 was also the alternative way to get to Pittsburgh, if you didn't want to take the Turnpike. It's WAY hillier than the Turnpike, since it has to go OVER instead of THROUGH a couple of the ridges of the Alleghenies.
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Boringly technical discussion of bike geometry and fit follows. Feel free to scroll past:

I was puzzling over why the saddle on the Litespeed seems to be slammed forward in the cradle of the zero setback post I bought. After a bit of analysis, I conclude it's a combination of several factors.

1. Because I have short thighs for my leg length, my saddles are generally farther forward than average.
2. Because my legs are long for my height, and I point my toes when I pedal, my saddle height is higher than average.
3. Because the virtual seat tube angle at 73 degrees is more slack than my other bikes
4. Because the ACTUAL seat tube angle is even more slack than 73 degrees, since the seat tube is curved to shorten the seat stays
5. Because the clamping part of the saddle rails on the Fizik Aliante VSX is about 1 cm farther forward, relative to the contact points, than my other saddles.

The funny thing is, with the saddle slammed all the way forward in a zero-setback post, the saddle setback (measured saddle nose to center of BB) is about a cm greater than my other bikes with different saddles. So I measured the distance between what is functionally the back of the saddle and the tip of the nose, and the Fizik is a cm shorter. Which just goes to show you that measuring setback that way only works when all your saddles are the same.

In any case, Sunday's ride confirmed that the saddle height and setback are correct, no matter how odd they may look.
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