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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Those are either small trees or that's a big wolf. Maybe a mountain lion with pup.
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Those are either small trees or that's a big wolf. Maybe a mountain lion with pup.
I see mamma bear and @Velo Vol
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Cool photo from Glacier National Park's plowing album.


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Very little coffee consumed this week since I am sick. None on Tuesday and wed. A cup on Thursday and fri, none yesterday and 2 small cups today.
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I haven't had coffee in years.
I think we have identified the problem.
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Did a little wrenching after lunch; swapped wheels, reinstalled fenders, lubed and tuned the Fuji.

Went for a short, rainy ride on the Fuji.
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They could just run through the yard without a mower, steal the KOM, and not do anything to the grass.
No idea is perfect.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Did a little wrenching after lunch; swapped wheels, reinstalled fenders, lubed and tuned the Fuji.

Went for a short, rainy ride on the Fuji.
be more specific.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Did a little wrenching after lunch; swapped wheels, reinstalled fenders, lubed and tuned the Fuji.

Went for a short, rainy ride on the Fuji.
lots of work for a short rainy ride. Cost vs. benefit

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I see mama bear and baby bear, papa bear must be taking a nap
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Those are either small trees or that's a big wolf. Maybe a mountain lion with pup.
I enlarged the photo and can see it's a bear. Must be VV on vacation.
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be more specific.
Lunch is kind of a grand description. I had a protein bar.
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lots of work for a short rainy ride. Cost vs. benefit

I work quickly.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Did a little wrenching after lunch; swapped wheels, reinstalled fenders, lubed and tuned the Fuji.

Went for a short, rainy ride on the Fuji.
Did you then dry, wipe off, clean and re-lube it?
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be more specific.
Swapping wheels included moving the cassette from the race wheel to the training wheel.
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Did you then dry, wipe off, clean and re-lube it?
Naturally.
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Naturally.
That being said, I use Chain-L. That stuff is tenacious. A little soaking rain doesn't wash it away.
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Swapping wheels included moving the cassette from the race wheel to the training wheel.
Don't the other racers laugh that you still ride with training wheels.
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Also, full fenders cut down on road grit accumulation.
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Don't the other racers laugh that you still ride with training wheels.
No. Because I ride race wheels, when I'm around those guys.

Don't tell on me.
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And they have plenty of other reasons to laugh...
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Narrarator:Requests to be more specific can and probably should be ignored.
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That being said, I use Chain-L. That stuff is tenacious. A little soaking rain doesn't wash it away.
Why didn’t you use Phil Wood Tenacious Oil?

I bought some around 1982 and it’s still sticking around in my cycling paraphernalia.
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I enlarged the photo and can see it's a bear. Must be VV on vacation.
The eyes are the first to go.
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The eyes are the first to go.
Have you seen my keys?
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Naturally.
OK good, I'm not too OCD.

Does the chain-l attract dirt?
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