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Old 02-22-14, 04:23 PM   #5876
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Yesterday I found out that have kidney stones. All I can do is pop painkillers like candy and wait it out.

On a bike-related note: today I found out that the motor in a Di2 front derailleur is strong enough to bend the cage if misadjusted.
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Old 02-22-14, 06:23 PM   #5877
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http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/bik/4344898438.html has popped up on CL again and it takes everything I have not to go and buy it, I need to start being "responsible" with my money or something like that.
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Old 02-22-14, 06:40 PM   #5878
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today I opened the box to my new bike trainer bought of ebay and found this
Should have spent the extra $80 and bought it locally. The seller better pay for shipping back to them.
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Old 02-22-14, 06:49 PM   #5879
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Today I:

Rode 50 miles, perfect weather


It has come a long way from the -15F/-45F windchill we had a few weeks back, and the 24+ inches of snow we got last week is almost gone already.
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Old 02-22-14, 07:51 PM   #5880
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I got the Univega and now I need time to strip it down and rebuild.
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Old 02-23-14, 01:31 AM   #5881
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Today I took out my swagged out back up roadie for a ride and I think I like it more than my primary. I may end up selling the replacement frameset I get.

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Servo power! It'll open bottles too if you don't have one handy during a mid-ride drink..
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Old 02-23-14, 01:47 AM   #5882
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Nice! My old Univega Super Special was second only to my Pinarello Record on my all time favorite road bike I've owned list.
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Old 02-23-14, 01:49 AM   #5883
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http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/bik/4344898438.html has popped up on CL again and it takes everything I have not to go and buy it, I need to start being "responsible" with my money or something like that.

ooooh. Damn I'm glad that's not a 53-54 or I'd be real tempted.
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Old 02-23-14, 01:53 AM   #5884
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ooooh. Damn I'm glad that's not a 53-54 or I'd be real tempted.
It's so damn pristine, last time it came up I asked if he'd sell the frameset and he was down but i just couldn't pull the trigger.
I feel like I would beat the bike up too much to own it, only had the leader for a year and about half the paint is missing.
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Old 02-23-14, 08:01 AM   #5885
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Eddy won't mind.
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Old 02-23-14, 03:44 PM   #5886
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Nice! My old Univega Super Special was second only to my Pinarello Record on my all time favorite road bike I've owned list.
Sounds good. I hope this thing turns out well because it's what I have been looking for with in a long distance road bike except it doesnt have rack mounts and it's only a 62cm. I know a guy that picked up a 64cm Trek that is exactly what I want and he won't even consider selling it to me :-|
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Old 02-23-14, 11:38 PM   #5888
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Must have been scary as ****. I'm gonna bet he didn't see you until he had committed to passing. Any remote two lane road with minimal shoulder must be a bad scene on a bike.
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Old 02-24-14, 12:05 AM   #5889
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^^**** that guy. Kind of makes me miss Arizona though, I love desert landscapes.

I went on a twenty miler with the track bike today to dial in new pedal/shoes(woowoo ultegra 6800). Scotchguarded my new tent and grabbed some cheapish 6.5speAkers with box for the pick up. Also got my obra card/numbers for this year, ready to get my cat5 on.

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Old 02-24-14, 09:40 AM   #5890
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he probably couldn't see you from way back where he started his pass, and that was a totally legal maneuver...

im not so sure he did anything wrong. just another reason why cycling is so dangerous.

edit: what iTripped said.
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Yeah, I don't fault him too much...maybe a little cuz he was in 50mph and was going a lot faster.

It was a bunch clenching moment when he went by tho.
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Old 02-24-14, 11:33 AM   #5892
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You're allowed to briefly speed in order to safely pass.

I'd be just as rattled if I were the driver.
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Old 02-24-14, 11:52 AM   #5893
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I'd be just as rattled if I were the driver.
Really? Not here. That's interesting.
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Old 02-24-14, 12:43 PM   #5894
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You're allowed to briefly speed in order to safely pass.

I'd be just as rattled if I were the driver.

Depends where you're from.
It's not legal here, cops sit in most passing zones.
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It was a bunch clenching moment when he went by tho.
yeah that sux
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Today I am leaving from Tampa FL, flying back to New England, Maine just in time for another Polar Express, wondering WTF I'm doing, sticking to NE when there's riding weather elsewhere.
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Depends where you're from.
It's not legal here, cops sit in most passing zones.
That's true. I forgot California is more of a "go-fast" state.
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My lunch ride felt fantastic today! Feelin' fast, avg'd ~175bpm for the central hour.

I had to reign it in a few times and slow down in the middle because I was going to hard. Woah Nelly!
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I installed a new oven and microwave today. Looks good.
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today i'm getting back in the swing of riding consistently.
tough, but feels good.
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