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    I wish I remembered what my first Schwinn cost me, almost 40 years ago.
    Where else but the internet can a bunch of cyclists go and be the tough guy? - - jdon
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    Quote Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
    20 years, 1 month, 6 days. If I ever give the impression that I am displeased by that, then I am sending bad impressions. My wife improves me.

    Edit: #harrumph

    Please give your answer in decimal form.

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    My Lotus Prestige cost me $260 brand new in 1986, at bike shop cost. I still visit it at a friend's house (and lament it's loss).
    Quote Originally Posted by Man in Black
    Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by datlas View Post
    but what kind of a moran tells a newbie to buy a $3K bike??
    Maybe they're roughly the same size and his friend is looking for a discounted bike in a year or so.
    Quote Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
    I would wager that not riding in Minnesota is just as fatiguing as not riding in New York.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
    I wish I remembered what my first Schwinn cost me, almost 40 years ago.
    I actually used the proceeds from a Christmas Club account to pay for it.

    #oldschool

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    Sometimes I make really cynical remarks about marriage. Don't mean no harm, deep down I know that when they work, they work and they are beautiful.

    It's just that when they don't it can be the pits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
    I actually used the proceeds from a Christmas Club account to pay for it.
    Heh, I know it couldn't have been too daunting, I was in graduate school at the time.
    Where else but the internet can a bunch of cyclists go and be the tough guy? - - jdon
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    I even remember the other bike that was in the running. A 1987 Club Fuji. I think it was $300.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
    I wish I remembered what my first Schwinn cost me, almost 40 years ago.
    What I DO remember is asking the guy for the most durable of bikes, as I knew I would be riding the glass-filled, pot-holed streets of NYC. He got me a Schwinn Continental, a beast fondly regarded by many as bullet-proof. Also, boat anchor. And I still have her, proudly take her out for a ride now and then.
    Where else but the internet can a bunch of cyclists go and be the tough guy? - - jdon
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    Quote Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
    20 years, 1 month, 6 days. If I ever give the impression that I am displeased by that, then I am sending bad impressions. My wife improves me.

    Edit: #harrumph
    Unfortunately it takes a lot of us to offset the likes of @TampaRaleigh.
    Telemachus has, indeed, sneezed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by datlas View Post
    So a patient of mine who is a runner comes in today for a visit.

    He says he wants to ask my opinion about bikes. He wants to get one for fitness. He has a friend who told him he must spend $2500-3000 for a road bike.

    I told him his friend is clueless and you can get a perfectly good entry level road bike for roughly $1K. Sure, it will have aluminum frame and CF fork, not all CF....and maybe tiagra/105 instead of ultegra, but what kind of a moran tells a newbie to buy a $3K bike??
    You should have told him that his friend is a peasant and you can't possibly get anything worth riding for less than five figures.
    Telemachus has, indeed, sneezed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
    I thought that was a bathroom.
    Great minds...
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    Quote Originally Posted by datlas View Post
    Yeah. I can't get into them because she watches them via Korean sites which don't have subtitles. My Korean is pretty limited so it's too hard for me to follow.

    they are awful, just awful.
    coasting, few quotes are worthy of him, and of those, even fewer printable in a family forum......quote 3alarmer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona_W View Post
    Great minds...
    Spiral the bowl together.
    Quote Originally Posted by Man in Black
    Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
    I love pre-dawn rides when it's warmish, with the sun rising at the end.

    Did a night MUP ride last night. Great weather for it but the gale force wind was buffeting my backpack-as-tripod...


    great photo.
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    Not to be sappy, but as we rattle off positive things about marriage, I sincerely hope the Mrs. TS is doing OK with her's, regardless of what state it is in.
    Last edited by RollCNY; 01-30-14 at 05:39 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Man in Black
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    The snack shop at work added wasabi peas to the bulk snack stuff they have. I luv wasabi peas.

    However, having a crap ton of them the afternoon before doing a 20 minute FTP effort was not wise.
    "Today me will live in the moment, unless it's unpleasant, then me will eat cookie." -Cookie Monster

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    Quote Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
    Not to be sappy, but as we rattle off positive things about marriage, I sincerely hope the Mrs. TS is doing OK with here's, regardless of what stated it is in.
    +1
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    And I have to rattle off a pet peeve:

    Why does every gearing thread get into the "your cadence must never drop below 80" nonsense? This thought process would mean that everyone should always have a triple. It is goofy, and wrong, and just bad advice. Mashing is not a sin. Your knees don't explode if you go below 80. Almost every recreational cyclist pedals below that, and you don't find cyclist carcasses along side the road. Now, everyone doesn't need to ride a single speed, but they don't need wifli triples either. Grrrrr.
    Quote Originally Posted by Man in Black
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    Good morning, coasting!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
    And I have to rattle off a pet peeve:

    Why does every gearing thread get into the "your cadence must never drop below 80" nonsense? This thought process would mean that everyone should always have a triple. It is goofy, and wrong, and just bad advice. Mashing is not a sin. Your knees don't explode if you go below 80. Almost every recreational cyclist pedasls below that, and you don't find cyclist carcasses along side the road. Now, everyone doesn't need to ride a single speed, but they don't need wifli triples either. Grrrrr.
    I hear you. But a common newbie mistake is to put it in the big/big combo (because it's fastest!) and grind away at 45RPM. That's not good for anyone IMO.

    Personally, I like to spin at around 90 but on a long climb I will certainly drop down to 70ish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coasting View Post
    great photo.
    Yes, it is. He took it either on the way to or the way from the grocery store last night. Sometimes I ask how long he'll be gone but I'm getting more comfortable with figuring that he'll be back when he's back and if something desperate happens, he'll text. We're both used to being on our own and it's been interesting learning to share space and check in.
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    Good morning, coasting!!
    happy new year. going for a ride. the roads are never as empty as they are during this holiday.
    coasting, few quotes are worthy of him, and of those, even fewer printable in a family forum......quote 3alarmer

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    Quote Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
    And I have to rattle off a pet peeve:

    Why does every gearing thread get into the "your cadence must never drop below 80" nonsense? This thought process would mean that everyone should always have a triple. It is goofy, and wrong, and just bad advice. Mashing is not a sin. Your knees don't explode if you go below 80. Almost every recreational cyclist pedals below that, and you don't find cyclist carcasses along side the road. Now, everyone doesn't need to ride a single speed, but they don't need wifli triples either. Grrrrr.
    In my case it's not bad advice. My knees certainly are happier at 80 - 100 rpm. They aren't too bad down to about 75 rpm. I wouldn't want to spend a lot of time below that though. But you don't always need a triple. I've crawled up a hill on a road bike with a 39 x 21 low gear. It wasn't fun grinding away at 45rpm but my knees survived. Just stand for the lower cadences.

    Of course on my recumbents, I can't stand so need the triple so I don't try to blow my knees out pushing against the seat back at low cadences uphill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by datlas View Post
    So a patient of mine who is a runner comes in today for a visit.

    He says he wants to ask my opinion about bikes. He wants to get one for fitness. He has a friend who told him he must spend $2500-3000 for a road bike.

    I told him his friend is clueless and you can get a perfectly good entry level road bike for roughly $1K. Sure, it will have aluminum frame and CF fork, not all CF....and maybe tiagra/105 instead of ultegra, but what kind of a moran tells a newbie to buy a $3K bike??
    I work with a very bright lady who decided to train for an Ironman. She had never ridden a bike before. Her coach suggested one for her.

    She didn't know the make and model, so I described a TT bike to her and guessed how much it cost her. She thought I was a psychic. The cost was just less than twice what I paid for my first (new) car.

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