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Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 11-16-15, 06:29 PM
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The extra weight helps you go downhill faster.
I've already got that covered.
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All I gotta say is, never, ever look into the portapotties at a big race or charity ride. Preferably hit the coffeeshop nearest the event on the way so you don't even have to get close to them.
On a long ride yesterday, I had to sneak into one in the dark at a construction site. Good thing it was there. Bike shorts and tights make it difficult to go behind a tree.
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I must confess. I am extremely disappointed that our resident scientist (Mr. repen) did not jump all over the scientific faux pas in post 30 of the Silly Road Cyclist thread.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
I've already got that covered.
I'm with you brother. But, even more weight means more downhill speed.
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Originally Posted by Doug28450
I must confess. I am extremely disappointed that our resident scientist (Mr. repen) did not jump all over the scientific faux pas in post 30 of the Silly Road Cyclist thread.
...there's a lot of faux pas masquerading as science in the road forum, and [MENTION=183557]rpenmanparker[/MENTION] is only just one guy.
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer
...there's a lot of faux pas masquerading as science in the road forum, and @rpenmanparker is only just one guy.
...this really calls out for the position of road forum science monitor, don't you think ?
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...this really calls out for the position of road forum science monitor, don't you think ?
...no, not really.
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Old 11-16-15, 08:38 PM
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"It's the wood that makes it good" - Neuman
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Is the point of rollers basically to bore you till brain dead?
Yes. Yes it is.
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer
...there's a lot of faux pas masquerading as science in the road forum, and @rpenmanparker is only just one guy.
Wouldn't that be pseudo science or junk science?
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Think this tandem has too much flop? That and the small captain's quarters have me concerned but I'm totally digging it otherwise.

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Only the Captain gets water?
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Only the Captain gets water?
I usually hand bottles back to the little lady while riding. Tightly rationed, of course
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Originally Posted by Doug28450
Only the Captain gets water?
It's good to be the king.
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It's good to be the king.
I tried that philosophy in the house in which I reside.....once.
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Originally Posted by Doug28450
I must confess. I am extremely disappointed that our resident scientist (Mr. repen) did not jump all over the scientific faux pas in post 30 of the Silly Road Cyclist thread.
I just assumed he meant light years/eon. No sense jumping all over a guy for a typo omission.
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker
I just assumed he meant light years/eon. No sense jumping all over a guy for a typo omission.
Are you mellowing?
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Must be getting old... Ordered a compact crank today.
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Originally Posted by Doug28450
Are you mellowing?
Only when I'm not serious.
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Originally Posted by Doug28450
Wouldn't that be pseudo science or junk science?
...maybe. Doesn't the science of junk usually come up in the bibs threads ?
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More progress:



Since the pic, the through tenons on the bottom have also been cut and trimmed flush to match those on top. The goal for tomorrow is to get the surface prep done so that I can slap a few coats of clear poly on it on Wed. After that, it's a matter of installing the leveling feet and calling it done.
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer
...maybe. Doesn't the science of junk usually come up in the bibs threads ?
No - saddle threads.
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Cookin' with Crisco, [MENTION=185471]WhyFi[/MENTION]. Looks great.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
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Since the pic, the through tenons on the bottom have also been cut and trimmed flush to match those on top. The goal for tomorrow is to get the surface prep done so that I can slap a few coats of clear poly on it on Wed. After that, it's a matter of installing the leveling feet and calling it done.

Beautiful!
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Danke, danke. It's certainly not perfectly executed but it's been a really good learning experience and I'm happy with how it's gone so far. Can't wait to get it set up - it's a sturdy as a brick **** house, so the gear should be happy sitting on it (though the cats will be pissed that they're probably not going to have enough room to sleep on the amp when I listen to the music anymore).
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Eddy Current to provide resistance for the rollers.
Correct. DIY resistance for rollers:
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