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So how was the Tour of Palm Springs? I saw the Strava — 100 miles isn’t enough, let’s get some extra credit!!!
Kinda brutal since I haven't rode in 2+ weeks and than go out and ride 115
wasn't as fast as last yr, wind was brutal in some err most sections. But at least it didn't rain on us. I started the official course late, so I had no giant groups to draft off.

I need to ride more and ***** less. Iduno how I'm gonna pull a 200 mile ride in 5weeks. But whatever, this pain is only temporary
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@jsigone re: the double you refer to above - is that the Solvang double?
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@jsigone re: the double you refer to above - is that the Solvang double?
Yes..all this rain and 30mph winds doesn't help the riding plans. Hope it stays clear enough for a few hours tomorrow morning.

the waiver's opening line

I certify that I am physically fit, have sufficiently trained and prepared for participation in this event and have not been advised otherwise by a qualified medical person. I acknowledge that this event is an extreme test of a person’s physical and mental limits and carries with it the potential for death, serious injury and property loss.
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Yes..all this rain and 30mph winds doesn't help the riding plans. Hope it stays clear enough for a few hours tomorrow morning.

the waiver's opening line

I certify that I am physically fit, have sufficiently trained and prepared for participation in this event and have not been advised otherwise by a qualified medical person. I acknowledge that this event is an extreme test of a person’s physical and mental limits and carries with it the potential for death, serious injury and property loss.
By the standard of "physically fit, have sufficiently trained" the roster would be about a dozen
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the waiver's opening line

I certify that I am physically fit, have sufficiently trained and prepared for participation in this event and have not been advised otherwise by a qualified medical person. I acknowledge that this event is an extreme test of a person’s physical and mental limits and carries with it the potential for death, serious injury and property loss.
So even though the waiver points out the ride is "an extreme test of a person’s physical and mental limits", they ask only that you certify that you are "physically fit". I suppose if they asked riders to certify that they were mentally fit, there wouldn't be a lot of doubles!
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ahhh BWR is now paid for . let the suffering begin!! I still think BWR will be harder than the solvang double next month. I'll find out in 4 weeks if that will be true assessment
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How much climbing is BWR? As I recall, quite a bit and quite a bit on not-pavement... it probably is harder. Solvang is about 8k, but I don't think there's any "serious" climbing, just a lot of tilting up and down. The last bit near Foxen canyon should wake everybody up.
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12k of downhill
46 of 135 miles is over sand/rocks and roadies laid in faceplant or fetal position
my estimated moving time is 10-11hours for BWR


the WAFFER ride is the smarter ride, more time to enjoy beer garden and good food.
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Well, heck, it's all down hill. Just bunny hope the roadies in the fetal position and off you go!

FWIW, this is RIGHT NEXT DOOR to the start of solvang: https://www.firestonebeer.com/visit/buellton.php

And up there, you can probably mix in a few more stops too if you really need the medicine. I found a ride somebody else did 2 years ago, it's not really 8k feet, more like 6k.
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I’ve been off bike and admit being lazy while recovering from surgery. Cleared to ride and haven’t yet. I’m out of shape and it’s my fault.

That said... I am buying another Bianchi Vigorelli but with 11 spd. I plan to commute on it and use on trainer.

Sent $ to Lisa with The Unlikely Cyclist and she’s ordering today.

Photo is of my previous one
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I commend your bike hoarding skills, the new ones is a BEAUT!!
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I commend your bike hoarding skills, the new ones is a BEAUT!!
my husband bid on a classic impala this weekend when he already has a Chevelle SS in garage. There is really no room for another 60’s era muscle type car. He didn’t win it but I figured we had room for another bike and I regretted selling the Vigorelli. I put my hybrid up for sale on LetGo
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Nice, and will take up a lot less room than an Impala!
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my husband bid on a classic impala this weekend when he already has a Chevelle SS in garage. There is really no room for another 60’s era muscle type car. He didn’t win it but I figured we had room for another bike and I regretted selling the Vigorelli. I put my hybrid up for sale on LetGo
TAKE THAT HUBBY!

OK, so correct me if I'm wrong but you really didn't like the vigorelli when you had it, did you? Something about the fit.

Having said that, it looks really bianchi-like, . I've got my old '92 campione on the kickr with 11 speed 105 (and no, I never had the damn rear triangle cold set... it's 2 mm for pete's sake)
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Having said that, it looks really bianchi-like, . I've got my old '92 campione on the kickr with 11 speed 105 (and no, I never had the damn rear triangle cold set... it's 2 mm for pete's sake)
OK, I see the term “cold set” a lot here on BF. Is this a fancy term for “bent”?
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you are not wrong about me saying the vigorelli was off fit wise. It wasnt all that bad but I needed to make myself feel better for selling it over the Madone. The Madone was my nearly original bike when I first started riding and I couldn’t let it go. Hubby told me I had to get rid of one bike when I got the Domane. So I chose this one tho I didn’t really want to.

Fit issue may have been related to setting it up similar to Madone w/o taking into account different bike geometry and my bad hip being compensated for?

Lisa will fit me on it and will see where we end up.

My commute is 6 flat miles (only “hill” is freeway overpass and an overpass over coyote creek)

What are you saying regarding setup on trainer?
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Told Hubby I bought another bike and he didn’t freak out! Progress!
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OK, I see the term “cold set” a lot here on BF. Is this a fancy term for “bent”?
Yes. If you take an older frame with a narrower rear hub standard, and just pull the stays apart to get a modern wider hub in there, I'm not sure if that counts as 'cold set' or not. It's only a mm or two and steel is flexible, so it's no big deal. But there's a process where you literally use a 2x4 as a lever to barely bend the stays and measure that they get the same bend (so the frame is not misaligned). That's 'cold set'.

Scroll down until you see the 2x4: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/frame-spacing.html
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Got it, what I figured. Cold set = bend carefully!
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my office bike hording skills..2 of them live at work for now. I bring in the pinarello when I want to ride bit faster

87 schwinn circuit, Columbus SL tubing and cool finger buzzer downtube shifter
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OK, I see the term “cold set” a lot here on BF. Is this a fancy term for “bent”?
"Bent with precision" I think. Never noticed any issues with my non-fancy-bent bike.


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you are not wrong about me saying the vigorelli was off fit wise. It wasnt all that bad but I needed to make myself feel better for selling it over the Madone. The Madone was my nearly original bike when I first started riding and I couldn’t let it go. Hubby told me I had to get rid of one bike when I got the Domane. So I chose this one tho I didn’t really want to.

Fit issue may have been related to setting it up similar to Madone w/o taking into account different bike geometry and my bad hip being compensated for?

Lisa will fit me on it and will see where we end up.

My commute is 6 flat miles (only “hill” is freeway overpass and an overpass over coyote creek)

What are you saying regarding setup on trainer?
my Bianchi Campione lives permanently on my kickr, it's never been ridden outside since I rebuilt it.
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my office bike hording skills..2 of them live at work for now. I bring in the pinarello when I want to ride bit faster

87 schwinn circuit, Columbus SL tubing and cool finger buzzer downtube shifter
Specialized Langster fixed/singlespeeder
Pinarello Gan S
Wow! The color scheme on that Schwinn, for a second I thought it was a Raleigh Technium same as I have at home (that I keep not getting around to posting on CL)
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matte black and chrome stays on the 87

only black roadie i've owned

Pretty "rare" bike, USA steel. 1 step down from the Paramont so often overlooked. I saw another guy riding a 58 on Pres day as I was riding back from the coffee shop. Was the only other Circuit I've seen in the flesh. He didn't have the OEM saddle or wheels. Everything else seemed legit, more banged up then mine. I had this copy since 2010, size 56 which in racer geo, fits comfy for me.
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matte black and chrome stays on the 87

only black roadie i've owned

Pretty "rare" bike, USA steel. 1 step down from the Paramont so often overlooked. I saw another guy riding a 58 on Pres day as I was riding back from the coffee shop. Was the only other Circuit I've seen in the flesh. He didn't have the OEM saddle or wheels. Everything else seemed legit, more banged up then mine. I had this copy since 2010, size 56 which in racer geo, fits comfy for me.
I keep forgetting whether my Technium is a 54 or a 56. Either way, way too small for anybody in my family.
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the sun is nice today, to bad it has to rain this weekend
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