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  1. There's lots of things "nobody needs" in this...

    There's lots of things "nobody needs" in this world.... to include homes beyond a certain size, clothing that is anything beyond functional, and on and on. I submit its improper to cast the ol' hairy...
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    I shamed myself, with this thread, into an...

    I shamed myself, with this thread, into an evening ride yesterday. :)

    Was so whipped at 5:45 that I was sitting on my front porch trying not to throw up the water I'd drunk. By 6:00 and some...
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    I deplore debt and in fact carry none. If I can...

    I deplore debt and in fact carry none. If I can keep this thing on budget, I'll still have money in the bank when it's done.

    I was quoted $20k for the move and foundation work. I'm thinking I can...
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    I'll be "hiring guys" at some stages but at this...

    I'll be "hiring guys" at some stages but at this point, not. I've got a guy helping me move the house (he's actually done it before, haha) but dammit Jim, I'm a DIY guy, not a hirer! :)

    I'm...
  5. I'm embarked on a ridiculously physical home...

    I'm embarked on a ridiculously physical home building project that stretches out as far as the mind can see and then some. I'm in the ditch digging phase right now. Gonna try to keep riding but it's...
  6. Next up: the Daemon. You saw it here first!

    Next up: the Daemon. You saw it here first!
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    Shovel = bike? No sir. Not hardly.

    I'm embroiled in a massive home project involving demo'ing half my house, moving the remainder about 50 feet, putting it on a foundation, then building a new 825 ft/2 addition. I'm currently digging...
  8. 34/32 for me, on 6800 Ultegra. A few of my climbs...

    34/32 for me, on 6800 Ultegra. A few of my climbs are so stupidly steep that I'd go one lower, if I had it, too.
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    Run 28mm tires, worry less, enjoy!

    Run 28mm tires, worry less, enjoy!
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    Sorry. I can see how my post was misleading. My...

    Sorry. I can see how my post was misleading. My current tires are Specialized Roubaix Endurant Pro or something like that. Came with the bike. The GP-4000's are the on-deck replacements. The Spesh...
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    Noob here, ran my last rear to the cords, then...

    Noob here, ran my last rear to the cords, then had a hernia/bulge that developed on the last ride, which then blew out badly, necessitating a Call of Shame.

    My current rear is worn quite square;...
  12. Thread: Gout

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    Gout is pure misery. My wife is a prodigious...

    Gout is pure misery.

    My wife is a prodigious assimilator of information. Since I had my attacks (2) she's started turning her Eye of Sauron on the issue, lol.... anyway, I'm now drinking about 8...
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    I knew that I was at some risk here, in my...

    I knew that I was at some risk here, in my relative noobiness, saying that they were nice shorts. :) It's good to hear that there's better still. But I was really digging them. I've only used three...
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    Yeah? Like what?

    Yeah? Like what?
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    My butt fell in love yesterday

    With a pair of Pearl Izumi Elite shorts. I did a hot, very hilly 33 miles in them yesterday and was thoroughly impressed. Spendy as heck but the chamois is really awesome.
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    Just another thought to add... for myself, foot...

    Just another thought to add... for myself, foot numbness is exacerbated by mashing rather than spinning circles. Often paying attention to that during a ride will take care of it. It greatly reduces...
  17. The 41 can take it all downhill from here.

    The 41 can take it all downhill from here.
  18. They are the Roubaix Pro tires I think. It was a...

    They are the Roubaix Pro tires I think. It was a $3800 bike so I think they out their good tires on it.

    It'd be sorta ironic if I liked them better than the Conti's, considering I just had a...
  19. Just bought a set of GP 4000s, the new ones. I'll...

    Just bought a set of GP 4000s, the new ones. I'll be sure to hit lots of stuff with them. :)

    I'm curious if I'll feel a diff between them and the stock (Specialized) tires that came on my Roubaix....
  20. It is NOT "all good" until your punishment is...

    It is NOT "all good" until your punishment is deemed complete!



    I sure don't miss goatheads. Those things were the bane of my desert-rat childhood. Not so much for biking reasons but because...
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    But of course! :) I'm very curious myself....

    But of course! :) I'm very curious myself. Hopefully the wheels are similar enough to not make a significant diff in ride.

    As you know, because I did my agonizing publically, lol, I gave the...
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    I have a 2014 Expert. You might compare the...

    I have a 2014 Expert. You might compare the specs... for ~$800 more you do get a few significant upgrades over the Comp. Most notably, the CG-R seatpost, which does work well and seems well-matched...
  23. I have a factory Specialized with 9-sp Tiagra...

    I have a factory Specialized with 9-sp Tiagra brifters* and a 105 RD. Works fine.



    *I just can't help it.
  24. Thread: Everesting

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    I'm simultaneously repulsed and intrigued....

    I'm simultaneously repulsed and intrigued. Cognitive dissonance- always interesting! Hmmm.
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    Did 55 with a couple guys today. One was my...

    Did 55 with a couple guys today. One was my riding buddy, the other his friend from Colorado. It was the Colorado guy's birthday (51) so we knew we needed to hit at least that number. Lots of...
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