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 01-05-19, 09:10 PM
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Just dropped some coin on this jacket.

Did you make your decision based on that one review?
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Did you make your decision based on that one review?
went to the store and was suitably impressed but they didn't have my size. So I used the www to procure one.

The color is Marigold. It is better than the Nashbar pullover I have been using since 1992.
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wth? It was only 55 here. I want my money back. Sad!
#FreezingMyAssOff
We're expecting a high of 54° tomorrow.

#notcomplaining
#mightweartights
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Old 01-05-19, 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
went to the store and was suitably impressed but they didn't have my size. So I used the www to procure one.

The color is Marigold. It is better than the Nashbar pullover I have been using since 1992.
Marigold? Looks more like Ochre to me.

Either way,
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We're expecting a high of 54° tomorrow.

#notcomplaining
#mightweartights
your 'hawks are still in it against @BillyD's 'boys.
the preds beat the Habs in Montreal tonight.

54 is cool for Phoenix but it happens.
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Not as sexy but I needed some and it got me free shipping.
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Lube is always a good idea.
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Lube is always a good idea.
Especially that one which has become my favorite, for it is easy putting on the right one drop per link, and longevity. Excellent choice. And I kinda like the top.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
your 'hawks are still in it against @BillyD's 'boys.
the preds beat the Habs in Montreal tonight.

54 is cool for Phoenix but it happens.

RIP Seahawks.
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I got the most delicious peanuts at Aldi. They are labelled “blistered peanuts”. Never heard of em but it’s some technique where the peanuts are boiled then roasted (what is the normal process, I have no idea).

Anyway, the peanuts were so good that I whirled up some peanut butter. Just peanuts and a little roasted walnut oil. The peanut butter is uber tasty.
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RIP Seahawks.
Yeah, but nasty leg injury to Cowboys player cut him out of any ultimate outcome... perhaps he'll be a Seahawks sympathiser now.
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Rain is gone, thank goodness. Time to ride.
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Rain is gone, thank goodness. Time to ride.
Good for you. I was hugging the porcelain appurtenance about 2 AM last night. Should never have eaten a taco salad in a tavern mid-ride yesterday. Anyway, feel ok this morning but may have to rest my raw throat and sore ribs today.
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Not as sexy but I needed some and it got me free shipping.
#StickingItToTheMan
​​​​​​​The ONLY chain lube.
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Good for you. I was hugging the porcelain appurtenance about 2 AM last night. Should never have eaten a taco salad in a tavern mid-ride yesterday. Anyway, feel ok this morning but may have to rest my raw throat and sore ribs today.
Lo siento.
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Wind has turned around and coming out of the north again, just in time for the arrival of two of my three sisters from the fatherland. Humid 90s would have been rough. 70s/80s will be better.
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Not as sexy but I needed some and it got me free shipping.
#StickingItToTheMan
Just looking at the ratings I had to chuckle: if they had taken 18 BF opinions the average score would have been 2.5, not 4.8, because as we all know BF members by nature cover the entire range of opinions, from "love it" to "hate it" and everything in between.
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Good for you. I was hugging the porcelain appurtenance about 2 AM last night. Should never have eaten a taco salad in a tavern mid-ride yesterday. Anyway, feel ok this morning but may have to rest my raw throat and sore ribs today.
Bummer.
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. . . because as we all know BF members by nature cover the entire range of opinions, from "love it" to "hate it" and everything in between.
. . . no matter what the product.
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I mainly use Chain-L at home, but have a bottle of Tri-Flow in my tool box.
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. . . no matter what the product.
I have observed that people on BF have strong opinions about things. I have strong opinions about shovels. I only like awesome shovels so I am lucky to have one.
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I also have a spray can of One-Step on hand.
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I make my own chain lube from bacon grease, PTFE, titanium nanoparticles, and Astroglide, in a toluene carrier. I also drink a little of it every day, which is why I look so good at my advanced age.

Gute Besserung, Hr. Tresenreiter.

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I also have a spray can of One-Step on hand.

aerosol is murder.
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Ouch. That hurt.
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