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Road Cycling ďIt is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.Ē -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 12-06-22, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Currently 40F and raining. No snow. Sad.
Similar. Not rain, but heavy fog/drizzle.
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Old 12-06-22, 09:47 AM
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I fixed my toilet valve already. A very small piece of gravel was keeping the valve from completely shutting off. I assume it's sediment from somewhere in the line from either the softener or water heater and also assuming it got stuck in there after we came home and flushed the toilet a time or two.

Bike content: I wiped the bikes down before taking them to the shop. Mechanics hate filthy bikes.
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They are being shipped slowly. Some people already have them. My wife likes her Madone bars that they substituted because they are adjustable and may not take the new ones when they come in. I'd take them but I think the reach is too short for me. I'm headed to the Trek store so I'll find out if they came in yet.
If you get them and don't want to keep them, I may be interested in taking them off your hands.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Similar. Not rain, but heavy fog/drizzle.
I said "no" to IL 41 years ago. Still visit though, but try to avoid doing so in the winter.
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Old 12-06-22, 09:54 AM
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Back in the early days of our marriage (before kids), I got my wife to try mountain biking. She did pretty good, but one day hit a big root sticking out of the ground and went over pretty hard. She got really mad, picked up the bike, and threw it to the ground and busted the RD. The only thing I could say at the time was, "Honey, if you are going to throw your bike, throw it with the drive side up."
lol. I took my ex on her first tour of more than an overnighter and we did a loop of 600+ miles in Oregon. One day we were on a long climb and I think it was drizzling. She pushed her bike into the bushes along the road and started kicking it. She was having a bad day.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
Road and tri.

Most of the stuff sheíd be doing would be on pretty tame dirt roads, really she would just need some 35s to be good. When I do gravel east of here I never see cars except for 10 miles in and out, most of the dirt roads are empty except for the occasional farm truck or tractor.
Don't start her with some of the crazy stuff that you do. The lack of cars on a nice, quiet dirt road is a big plus.

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I keep waiting, patiently, for DCRainmaker's updated annual trainer guide. So far, zip.

I wonder if the new Zwift Hub has made it a no-brainer??
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2 days in a row fog and clouds in PHX. What is happening.
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2 days in a row fog and clouds in PHX. What is happening.
It's a beautiful thing!
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I forgot to mention, my mechanics 2023 project one madone was at the shop the other day. Muy Caliente!


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He did petty blue and smoke grey. Looks sweet, and itís way lighter than mine.
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PAAOTD vanlife edition.

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It's a beautiful thing!

Not according to PHX ATC.
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I keep waiting, patiently, for DCRainmaker's updated annual trainer guide. So far, zip.

I wonder if the new Zwift Hub has made it a no-brainer??

We all know you will ride that snap, until it breaks beyond repair.


# saturn life.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
We all know you will ride that snap, until it breaks beyond repair.


# saturn life.
That's true, but I still like to stay on top of things.
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Is she a road rider? No dirt experience? They can be the toughest converts but you never know until you get them on the dirt.

My ex wife was scared at first, partly because her dumbass husband took her on a black diamond type trail way too early but she became a skilled mountain bike rider. The only time I ever saw her fall was when she hit a big patch of ice and slid out.
She loved the no cars aspect of it.

A lot of roadies try the dirt once and say "never again".
Often, that's the right choice.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Don't start her with some of the crazy stuff that you do. The lack of cars on a nice, quiet dirt road is a big plus.

Where is this? My gravel bike wants to know. It looks a lot like the Mt. Hillyer Rd. that starts at Chilao Flats.
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Don't start her with some of the crazy stuff that you do. The lack of cars on a nice, quiet dirt road is a big plus.

Pretty much what most of it is like here.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
I forgot to mention, my mechanics 2023 project one madone was at the shop the other day. Muy Caliente!


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He did petty blue and smoke grey. Looks sweet, and itís way lighter than mine.
I like the Azure blue on that bike. And, the Quicksilver.
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Originally Posted by Eric F View Post
Where is this? My gravel bike wants to know. It looks a lot like the Mt. Hillyer Rd. that starts at Chilao Flats.
I think it's Santa Clara truck trail near Mt Gleason, but I could be confused. I'll check later.
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Most of ours is like this, thereís some gnarly deep stuff on some roads, but generally you can get a nice ride in with nothing but roads like this. This is looking East, that first ridge is VT.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Not according to PHX ATC.
Someone should tell them to man up.
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This was from my ride on Saturday. Don't be fooled. This is one of the few sections of the dirt part of my ride that wasn't significantly uphill or downhill.
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Are those roads/lands that you are showing private or public roads?

I can't think of anywhere in the DFW area that has those types of publicly accessible roads.
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2 grand and no crankset? I'm way out of touch.
Serious question - why canít I keep my existing crankset? Iíve been thinking about switching to Di2 (6800 now) and that price is really attractive. I donít mind spending the additional $300ish for the crank, but am curious why I canít keep my existing one.
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