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    Spring in Ohio cancelled again?

    Hope you folks cycled your guads off this weekend,even Gary will think twice about cycling next week.
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    I don't believe in snow. It will not snow, and I will ride this week.
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    What's frightening is how coherent Hickey was in posting that.

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    I will ride, it might be just across town to work, but I will ride. Who cares what the roads are like thats why I have fenders
    If it looks like the $3000 bikes but costs less than a decent helmet, it probably isn't a wise investment.


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    Quote Originally Posted by spry View Post
    Hope you folks cycled your guads off this weekend,even Gary will think twice about cycling next week.
    50 and sunny here foretasted Wednesday and Thursday. Think Ill take a pass on Monday and Tuesday though. I bet Crimson will be out riding though.

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    I thought he,s overwhelmed in the bike store assembly dept?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spry View Post
    I thought he,s overwhelmed in the bike store assembly dept?
    Good point.......forgot about that....

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    Quote Originally Posted by spry View Post
    I thought he,s overwhelmed in the bike store assembly dept?
    har har har.
    Have you ever had to assemble bikes? It's a punishment.

    A customer asked me the other day if we worked on commision, and we're not supposed to say, so I just said "It's less of commision, and more like the salesman who has the least amount of sold bikes assembles them"

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    I assembled one Friday....that was enough for me and it was a kids bike.

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    kids bikes are the worst. Every time I sell one I'm both happy and sad, because I know I'll probably have to build another one.
    I feel for you at Spin, because you assemble the bikes in that dank-ass basement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonKarter21 View Post
    I feel for you at Spin, because you assemble the bikes in that dank-ass basement.
    Nope.....Majority are built upstairs. If we have an extra wrench working who is just building bikes and nothing else he may work downstairs but that's not the norm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonKarter21 View Post
    kids bikes are the worst. Every time I sell one I'm both happy and sad, because I know I'll probably have to build another one.
    I feel for you at Spin, because you assemble the bikes in that dank-ass basement.
    Im turning wrench for Orrville Cycle and Fitness and I will agree about the kids bikes. Nothing like trying to true the wheels on a 12 inch bike.
    If it looks like the $3000 bikes but costs less than a decent helmet, it probably isn't a wise investment.


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    i got a whopping 17 miles in this weekend. i will ride this week. though maybe not the next 2 days. Race saturday and i'm hoping its stays dry
    Last edited by nocondorfx; 04-05-09 at 07:42 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nocondorfx View Post
    i got a whopping 17 miles in this weekend. i will ride this week. though maybe not the next 2 days
    Let me know your riding plans once the weather clears out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milice View Post
    Im turning wrench for Orrville Cycle and Fitness and I will agree about the kids bikes. Nothing like trying to true the wheels on a 12 inch bike.
    You true those things!?

    Oh wait, you sell Treks

    We had a discussion the other day about one of our reps who used to rep Trek and I said "Well that was probably an easy job. He probably just walked in, looked around and told them what to buy, and if they got lippy he'd pull out the "Trek" red pen."
    I'd imagine it isn't far off the mark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garysol1 View Post
    Let me know your riding plans once the weather clears out...
    will do. Tomorrow is gonna be rays. maybe tues as well. I'm gonna do Spin weds if its dry and above 40. work thurs and fri. saturday race and sunday im open.

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    Ill be in Pittsburgh at the inlaws over the weekend. Luckily they live right on the old Murrysville Classic course!
    The course has a few brutal climbs and nice smooth country roads. I love it out there.

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    you able to do weds night?

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    I should....I may need to work at the other store though. In that case I would never get back in time.

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    This title should read as "Spring canceled in Midwest" as it's snowing pretty good here this late evening here in Chicagoland. Think we're going from winter to summer by end of month...watch.

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    Snowing here in Lafayette tonight and tomorrow as well, accoring to the weatherman!

    Let's try some HTML or XML Commands see if they work

    </winter>
    <XSLSpring>
    <run>
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    typical cleveland spring going on. i read somewhere 60 and nice on sunday. kind of get use to the snow, and wonder what it will be doing the next day

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    No commute yesterday or today, after rocking 4 out of 5 last week, but this is typical for April in the Oh. Right?

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    rode today anyway 36 miles in lots of snow, it can be done, one good thing is that the temps are high enough to keep the snow from sticking and building up on the roads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patester242002 View Post
    This title should read as "Spring canceled in Midwest" as it's snowing pretty good here this late evening here in Chicagoland. Think we're going from winter to summer by end of month...watch.
    Used to live in Illinois, now North Carolina, so I sometimes check in on the Great Lakes.

    Here in Raleigh, Sunday, Apr-5, 84F in the pm. This morning, Tuesday, Apr-7, 36F around dawn. Tomorrow morning, Wed, Apr-8, 32F at dawn.

    Summer to Winter in 36 hours.


    I used to live in Kansas City. One night a couple of colleagues from Wash, DC were visiting, so we went out to dinner. We were having a good time talking (they were late 50s / early 60s, I was in my 40s), and they were oblivious to the coming weather because it was 59F and pouring rain. Managed to get them to the hotel and me home by 11 pm, still 59F and pouring. Come 5 am, it was 9F, and the ground was covered with ice and snow and what all. Spring to Winter in 6 hours.


    Back to the present. In the 70s by Thursday or Friday. Winter to late Spring in 48 hours.

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