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    Death fork? Naaaah!! top506's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh View Post
    As a Presbyterian I know a thing of two about Predestination.
    Look up 'McAndrew's Hymn' by Rudyard Kipling sometime. Calvinism and wrenching were meant to go hand in hand.

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    You know it's going to be a good day when the stem and seatpost come right out.

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    Bummer, Arnold's isn't open till mid may. Not sure about Cobie's ..

    Top, I can't wait to see that purple furple ...

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    I've been a no show the last few times, but I will put it on my calendar. 6 weeks away and already close to 200 posts.
    Looking for 25 or 26T Dura Ace uniglide cogs both cassette and FW. Can trade NOS 22 or 24T.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikemore View Post
    I've been a no show the last few times, but I will put it on my calendar. 6 weeks away and already close to 200 posts.
    Six weeks to go and it was still 12 degrees out this a.m.! Brutal .... I hope you can make it!

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    Death fork? Naaaah!! top506's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottRyder View Post

    Top, I can't wait to see that purple furple ...
    Superbe Pro and Retrofrictions.......smooth!

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    You know it's going to be a good day when the stem and seatpost come right out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rootboy View Post
    OK yous guys. No arguing over the beer. I'm ordering Coors, direct from Utah, where it's 3 %.

    I can bring a selection of beers. Hope it's warm enough to enjoy it! But you have to give me some hints. I drink one….um…Bud a day.
    Along with the beer, Scott is also keeping this little gem safe for me until our ride. He drove to Hyannis to pick this up from the ebay seller I bought it from last week. If you are wondering, it's an '86 Schwinn High Sierra. There's just something about a fillet brazed Schwinn, even if only partially so.

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    I'm getting worried I won't be in proper shape for this ride, I have a lot of catching up to do. We just lost our last dirty pile of snow .. so this weekend is some scheduled riding.

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    Death fork? Naaaah!! top506's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottRyder View Post
    I'm getting worried I won't be in proper shape for this ride, I have a lot of catching up to do. We just lost our last dirty pile of snow .. so this weekend is some scheduled riding.

    Scott
    Aw, come on Scott, first ride of the season you gotta go in cold! No training and sucking wind by mile 2.

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    You know it's going to be a good day when the stem and seatpost come right out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by top506 View Post
    Aw, come on Scott, first ride of the season you gotta go in cold! No training and sucking wind by mile 2.

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    Did you get more snow this week? Or was it further north? With my lungs I suck wind at two miles when I'm in shape!

    Scott

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    Scott,

    Me too. Maybe tomorrow, but I'm just back from my road trip to Nashville and back and have buckets of church stuff to catch up on. But guess what is expected Friday-Saturday? Rain changing to sleet and freezing rain. Maybe Sunday afternoon.

    Top, our ground is still covered and in places the natural snow is still 2 feet deep. The pile at the end of the driveway is still 8 feet tall and about a 30X30 foot square.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh View Post
    The pile at the end of the driveway is still 8 feet tall and about a 30X30 foot square.
    Oh wow, I feel lucky! I bet it's pretty dirty too.

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    Spring sprang here on Monday. I feel like dancing outside naked.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by noglider View Post
    Spring sprang here on Monday. I feel like dancing outside naked.

    Just do it when it's dark please!
    Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. Albert Einstein
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    Quote Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh View Post

    Top, our ground is still covered and in places the natural snow is still 2 feet deep. The pile at the end of the driveway is still 8 feet tall and about a 30X30 foot square.
    The thaw line is about 30 miles south of here; no shortage of snow with a couple or three feet of ground cover and high banks.
    But my dooryard is about 6 inches deep in first-quality Maine mud, so hope is in sight.
    I'm so psyched for this ride! I'm headed down to Chatham the week before as well, and will do a recon run up the OCRT, weather permitting, and get my new French fancy dialed in.
    In fact, I'm getting my swap & trade box together, along with the 50cm Miyata 1000 and a very nice 52cm Shogun 500.

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    You know it's going to be a good day when the stem and seatpost come right out.

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    I'm still hoping to make it and bring along Pastor Bob's 144 BCD triplizer, which I borrowed as a pattern. Not sure what I'll ride--maybe my triplized TdF.

    The snow is going fast here in Cabot. On Sunday the 31st, you could barely see the top bar of the lawn chair in our backyard, which faces south so the snow melts there first. Today it's melted almost down to the level of the seat. It's a great sight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonwvara View Post
    I'm still hoping to make it and bring along Pastor Bob's 144 BCD triplizer, which I borrowed as a pattern. Not sure what I'll ride--maybe my triplized TdF.

    The snow is going fast here in Cabot. On Sunday the 31st, you could barely see the top bar of the lawn chair in our backyard, which faces south so the snow melts there first. Today it's melted almost down to the level of the seat. It's a great sight.

    JV
    Isn't it crazy the things we watch as a sign of the snow disappearing! I have a bench near my gazebo that I watch. I'm also watching for a clear path down to the creek. I spotted beaver activity when I came home this evening. Never a good sign.
    Quote Originally Posted by top506 View Post
    The thaw line is about 30 miles south of here; no shortage of snow with a couple or three feet of ground cover and high banks.
    But my dooryard is about 6 inches deep in first-quality Maine mud, so hope is in sight.
    I'm so psyched for this ride! I'm headed down to Chatham the week before as well, and will do a recon run up the OCRT, weather permitting, and get my new French fancy dialed in.
    In fact, I'm getting my swap & trade box together, along with the 50cm Miyata 1000 and a very nice 52cm Shogun 500.

    Top
    I need to start working on my box of trade swag. I also have a 50-52cm Univega I should unload (I'll get a better measurement). I'm tempted to ride Sporty, but it lacks in carrying capacity.

    Quote Originally Posted by noglider View Post
    Spring sprang here on Monday. I feel like dancing outside naked.
    Not certain I would want to see this on the streets of Manhattan. You didn't eat what you posted about on FB that your dog ate recently?

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottRyder View Post
    Oh wow, I feel lucky! I bet it's pretty dirty too.

    Scott
    Yucky, ugly, dirty, messy, arrrrrgggggh!!!!!! My driveway looks like a dirt path because of all the sand that was thrown down over the winter.
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    Really looking forward to meeting up with everyone, I'm bringing the Holdsworth that I got as a bare frame last fall. Going to put a box 'o parts together soon. That Shogun 500 and Univega bikes are my size, oh no! I need help. Pastor Bob, It would be great to see Sporty in person.

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    Bumpola…getting close
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    I need to abstain. I got a new job. Really happy about it, but it takes all my time.
    I have spoken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rootboy View Post
    Bumpola…getting close
    Finally! First week on the bike since early November. Had a great week riding and made it out 5 out of 7 days and logged 100 miles, which for me is fantastic! I even took a selfie today. Found this hubcap on the road. I'll bring it along but with the dirt removed and some nice polish applied!



    Quote Originally Posted by sailorbenjamin View Post
    I need to abstain. I got a new job. Really happy about it, but it takes all my time.
    Ben, sorry you can't make it. I'll box and ship the unicycle this week. Have had a hard time finding the best box.
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    Thanks! Yeah, I've never packed one of those either. Weird.
    Not sure if I have a bike that would go that far. I just took all my favorite ones apart and rearranged all the pieces. They look cool but there's a lot of bugs to work out.
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    Rode in shorts today, first time this year. Hope the 26th is as nice.

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    FYI (the Y being for plural "You"), we may not ride the tandem for this run. I posted this in the MetroBoston regional forum but not here yet. A few days ago Sharon fell and broke her arm and thumb and is now in a cast. They weren't serious breaks and nothing hurts. The cast was optional but recommended. She sees a doc tomorrow for the start of rehab. In the meantime we are being, ah, shall we say, adaptable.

    So today we are going to try the tandem, perhaps on the MM. If it works okay we'll both be there for the CCRT run. If not, I'll probably ride a solo bike.
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    Dang, Jim. That's a shame. Hope Sharon heals up OK.
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    Give Sharon my best and here's my hope for a speedy and complete recovery!
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