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Old 01-24-24, 09:37 PM
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Whitewalls!

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I did just get new tires! Didn’t think about whitewalls till afterwards…next time!
It’s 10:25 down here in central Florida and am actually planning to get dressed and head into Kissimmee for late night putt!

This afternoon’s picture…
Ooooo! New Carolina’s!
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Didn’t think about whitewalls till afterwards…next time!

YES

Certain bikes, Especially Ones With Spokes, have to have Wide Whitewalls!


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You guys are missing the pedals and training wheels. . But nice pics of Fall.

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Saw one of these today.

Supposedly, they have lots of orders and are backlogged. As for me, I see a modern Edsel.

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Originally Posted by Biker395
Saw one of these today.

Supposedly, they have lots of orders and are backlogged. As for me, I see a modern Edsel.

Marketing for the Roblox kids.

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Old 01-26-24, 08:34 AM
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Nicely shaped snack shack and a Bottecchia in the winter sun.
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That is a very cool looking snack shack.

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Originally Posted by Biker395
Saw one of these today.

Supposedly, they have lots of orders and are backlogged. As for me, I see a modern Edsel.
In a word, fugly.
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It was too nice not to get out today. But the window was short, so I set off with the bars 3/4 taped, so as not to hurry the last part.


Blue Bella on her first ride, Jan. 28, 2024
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Originally Posted by Biker395
Saw one of these today.

Supposedly, they have lots of orders and are backlogged. As for me, I see a modern Edsel.

I think that is an insult to Edsel, which is a thing of beauty in comparison to this poorly sculpted block of stainless. Seriously. It looks like a 6-year old kids drawing you'd see on someone's refrigerator.
I saw one on the freeway in San Jose a couple of days after they started shipping and was taken aback at just how ugly it was. Since then I've only seen two and they were parked in front of a Tesla dealership. I also heard they are losing thousands on each one shipped due to the high cost of manufacturing. It will be interesting to see how successful it is.
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Old 01-30-24, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Ogsarg
It looks like a 6-year old kids drawing you'd see on someone's refrigerator.
Precisely what I told my SO. It looks like it was created from a child's scrawlings. Hope I'm wrong!
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I'm still drawn to the steel


The day of this Saturday ride I was bonking bad and struggling when I shouldn't have been. I can usually manage a better camera face (below) than I did this historic day for me. Historic because I felt bad all day after the ride and at 3 AM woke my wife to say let's go to the ER, I was very dizzy. I didn't come out till Tuesday after having a pacemaker implant Monday morning. I'd mentioned over in Pills & Ills I had a very low heart rate and frequent PVC's Long warmup to reduce PVCs

My cardiologist has said for years I had a pacemaker in my future, but I wasn't expecting it this soon. I'm thankful I got through the ride without passing out and maybe falling into the path of a car. I'll be off the bike for a while so the area around the pacemaker & leads heals and becomes more anchored, but I just finished a 3 mile walk tonight and everything felt great. Happy to be here !

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Originally Posted by Deal4Fuji
I'm still drawn to the steel

Digging those brake pad holders ... where did you find them?
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Originally Posted by Biker395
Digging those brake pad holders ... where did you find them?
Thanks, I do too ! They were on the bike when I got it

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Old 02-05-24, 07:15 PM
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weaving through the trees on a brisk winter afternoon
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Originally Posted by Deal4Fuji

My cardiologist has said for years I had a pacemaker in my future, but I wasn't expecting it this soon. I'm thankful I got through the ride without passing out and maybe falling into the path of a car. I'll be off the bike for a while so the area around the pacemaker & leads heals and becomes more anchored, but I just finished a 3 mile walk tonight and everything felt great. Happy to be here !
We are happy (and relieved) also - get well soon !
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My new velotank on the outskirts of lovely Ft. Pierce.

Oh, can someone give me a crash course on sizing these photos down?
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Maybe it’s just the changing rhythm of the sea, Rising from the shore the ocean came Walking on the waves of velveteen…
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Atmospheric River is still stalled over us so no riding today. Took a walk 3 miles (880 ft. Climb) up a dead end road and back. Large umbrella kept me dry at least from the knees up. Supposed to be dry tomorrow through the weekend.

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Bike path today. Chilly but no rain.

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Originally Posted by big john
A statue of an extinct bear, painted with a defunct bike race.

Seems appropriate.
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I had a nice day with a 25 mile ride on my Orbea Avant, tried a new to me place for lunch, and fixed myself some fine dining, beef sirloin medallion and homemade crab cake.


I prefer this set up on this bike

My carry out lunch

Nice version of surf an turf
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