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 10-11-18, 07:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Today I received a pair of cycling shoes from @MoAlpha.

They are a bit big for me. I will have to do a test ride to determine if they are too big.
That's awesome. The extra room should come in handy for thicker socks during your frigid winter rides.
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Old 10-11-18, 07:37 AM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Bumper crop.
Are you canning applesauce?

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I don't sit down all day, when I work at the bike shop.
See post #788 .
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...The old man is snoring. Looking forward to not having to use my AC after today.
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That's awesome. The extra room should come in handy for thicker socks during your frigid winter rides.
Bloody oath. Or if my feed swell again.
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Bloody oath.
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Old 10-11-18, 08:23 AM
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Are you canning applesauce?

See post #788 .
Mrs. rjones28 does the canning. Applesause and apple butter. We also press cider.
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...The old man is snoring. Looking forward to not having to use my AC after today.
I need to put the storm window back in the front door pretty soon.
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Old 10-11-18, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
I need to put the storm window back in the front door pretty soon.
We are supposed to have lows in the 40s Friday and Saturday night. Saturday high of only 58. It was in the 80s the last couple of days.

BTW...I like apple butter. Have ever since I was a kid.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Mrs. rjones28 does the canning.
Why don't you help? Too tired from all the standing?

On a related note, I searched for extra cleats I have in storage and discovered I also have a Halo II pullover headband I ordered at least two years ago, but never opened. Also, a cassette.
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We are supposed to have lows in the 40s Friday and Saturday night. Saturday high of only 58. It was in the 80s the last couple of days.

BTW...I like apple butter. Have ever since I was a kid.
I should have done it yesterday. I'll do it today, since the highs are barely above 50F in the coming week.
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Sadly, sweating season is over.
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Why don't you help? Too tired from all the standing?

On a related note, I searched for extra cleats I have in storage and discovered I also have a Halo II pullover headband I ordered at least two years ago, but never opened. Also, a cassette.
I do the menial tasks like cleaning up. I also press the cider.
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I do the menial tasks like cleaning up. I also press the cider.
When does the bike shop close for the winter?
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Sadly, sweating season is over.
Not for me. Each of the last 3 mornings have felt like riding through soup. Must be 90+% humidity, I'm sick of it.
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We had 43° this AM and headed for 35° tonight. High of 50° today and windy. Turned the furnace on this AM.
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Not for me. Each of the last 3 mornings have felt like riding through soup. Must be 90+% humidity, I'm sick of it.
Went for a lunchtime 25 mi. yesterday. Thought I was gonna dzoy. At least the air quality wasn't bad.
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Went for a lunchtime 25 mi. yesterday. Thought I was gonna dzoy. At least the air quality wasn't bad.
Just checked the forecast. Apparently Fall decided to give us 1 hour notice on its appearance. High today is 81 with 90% humidity and afternoon thunderstorms (hurricane remnants), tomorrow the lows are in the high 40s with 50% humidity. Guess I'll go from no base layer to full warmers overnight.
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Old 10-11-18, 09:41 AM
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We had 43° this AM and headed for 35° tonight. High of 50° today and windy. Turned the furnace on this AM.
That winter chill is coming our way. Sad!
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No buzz about Knoxville coming in at #49 ?
The other interesting thing in that post:

While Knoxville may not have as many bike lanes as the top cities, it's hosting a research project which could make a big difference for cyclists everywhere. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is using the city as a testing grounds for a safe passing law study. “The police department will be actively enforcing the safe passing law using a 3 foot detection device that uses sonar. Meanwhile a group of civilians will be riding with these detection devices outfitted on bikes to gather data on motorists behavior,” says Amy Johnson, a cyclist, advocate, and bike-focused lawyer in the community.
Has anyone here seen this device?
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Has anyone here seen this device?
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Is that the sonar equipped model?

It would be interesting to get a real-time readout on how close the pickup trucks are roaring by.
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Is that the sonar equipped model?

It would be interesting to get a real-time readout on how close the pickup trucks are roaring by.
C3FT is the one to get:

C3FT v3 | Codaxus LLC
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Saturday is No Bra Day, in case any of you are interested.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
When does the bike shop close for the winter?
It doesn't.
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