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Old 03-26-19, 06:43 AM
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Real guess would be a C'dale - they have the stripey-stripes like that on some of their current offerings (like before Phil Gaimon's rides before his recent swap to Nove).
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Agreed. SystemSix seems to fit the image. I would be curios to hear your impressions, Bah Humbug.
*ding ding ding*

Ironic picture:



It's still down at the shop - these and a couple others were taken of it half-assembled on the stand; they asked to see her R3 before finishing so they could get the hoses to the right length.

I don't know what impressions I can give of it; it's a 47 and I'd ride a 56. That said, the shop had a 54 on markdown that got the lust going, but it's the wrong size. Probably for the better.
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Me, just before I found cycling

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Whoa. Well that's a difference, innit?
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Remember when the pannier and rack company, Cannondale, started making bikes and the tubes were ginormous? They also had some weird bowing in the tubes occasionally. Anyway, back then we called them Canonwhales because of the huge tubes.
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Whoa. Well that's a difference, innit?
Plus one.
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Plus one.
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Old 03-26-19, 08:23 AM
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I know the feeling. During my senior year of college I lost 90 lbs. in 9 months, solely through diet change and taking up cycling. Of course, being young made that easier to do.
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Of course^^^
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I have a picture of myself from way back when I was 240lbs. I'm only down ~70lbs from there, though.
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Welp. I have had to break down and admit I'm ill. Been overly tired for the past few days, coupled with some kind of digestive issue. I have time now, to ride, and the weather is nice, but I will rest the day away. And likely a few days hence.
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BF has failed to deliver to my standards today.
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BF has failed to deliver to my standards today.
I am afraid you may need to lower your standards a few notches. Sad!
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I am afraid you may need to lower your standards a few notches. Sad!
So I just saw an email from an M.D. riding "bud" who was with my ex when she crashed. For some reason, the email just showed up in my in box even though it was sent yesterday.

A dog did, in fact, run into her rear wheel while descending in the Kimberton area. She suffered a small temporal lobe bleed but was doing much better as of yesterday afternoon. She'll probably be moved from ICU today to a regular room or re-hab.

Hope they can identify the dog's owner, if only to pick up the hospital tab.
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So I just saw an email from an M.D. riding "bud" who was with my ex when she crashed. For some reason, the email just showed up in my in box even though it was sent yesterday.

A dog did, in fact, run into her rear wheel while descending in the Kimberton area. She suffered a small temporal lobe bleed but was doing much better as of yesterday afternoon. She'll probably be moved from ICU today to a regular room or re-hab.

Hope they can identify the dog's owner, if only to pick up the hospital tab.
Crap, I hope she does ok. I ride through the Kimberton area all the time, including this past Sunday. It's practically in my backyard.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
So I just saw an email from an M.D. riding "bud" who was with my ex when she crashed. For some reason, the email just showed up in my in box even though it was sent yesterday.

A dog did, in fact, run into her rear wheel while descending in the Kimberton area. She suffered a small temporal lobe bleed but was doing much better as of yesterday afternoon. She'll probably be moved from ICU today to a regular room or re-hab.

Hope they can identify the dog's owner, if only to pick up the hospital tab.
OMG, sounds serious. Hope she does OK.

I hadn't had a dog problem for years, til a month ago or so, I rode through a small town on the reservation. Happens every time.
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Speaking of the reservation, Sunday, we did a day trip up to Grand Falls. I rode out there once when I lived in Flagstaff but it wasn't flowing. Now, thirty years later, I get to see the chocolate milk flow in all its glory!!!!






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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
So I just saw an email from an M.D. riding "bud" who was with my ex when she crashed. For some reason, the email just showed up in my in box even though it was sent yesterday.

A dog did, in fact, run into her rear wheel while descending in the Kimberton area. She suffered a small temporal lobe bleed but was doing much better as of yesterday afternoon. She'll probably be moved from ICU today to a regular room or re-hab.

Hope they can identify the dog's owner, if only to pick up the hospital tab.
Yow! Fingers crossed. Someone had let the dog out without a leash while I was running in the early morning last week, and then she thought that yelling at the dog was enough. Meanwhile, the dog was being aggressive enough that I felt it necessary to stop and stay facing it, which is rare.
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Crap, I hope she does ok. I ride through the Kimberton area all the time, including this past Sunday. It's practically in my backyard.
Thanks, and I know. I ride out there several times/year. Since there were likely at least two people with her (the M.D. and her boyfriend), I hope they were able to identify the residence of the dog. As you know, I.C.U. ain't cheap, and I don't know how good her health insurance is. I will try to find out which road. My guess is that they were doing a loop from V.F. that went by the Kimberton W.F.
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Is it the biggest advancement in cycling over the past 30 years??
Clearly must be.
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Me, just before I found cycling

I visit that botanical garden every time I visit Phx, lovely place. Photographed several unique bird species there.
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I have a picture of myself from way back when I was 240lbs. I'm only down ~70lbs from there, though.
That should be interesting.
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Speaking of the reservation, Sunday, we did a day trip up to Grand Falls. I rode out there once when I lived in Flagstaff but it wasn't flowing. Now, thirty years later, I get to see the chocolate milk flow in all its glory!!!!

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I have a picture of myself from way back when I was 240lbs. I'm only down ~70lbs from there, though.
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That should be interesting.
Agree. I would love to see it. That said, based on the last picture you posted (remember high hands??) I am not holding my breath on this one.
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Real guess would be a C'dale - they have the stripey-stripes like that on some of their current offerings (like before Phil Gaimon's rides before his recent swap to Nove).
Good eye!
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So I just saw an email from an M.D. riding "bud" who was with my ex when she crashed. For some reason, the email just showed up in my in box even though it was sent yesterday.

A dog did, in fact, run into her rear wheel while descending in the Kimberton area. She suffered a small temporal lobe bleed but was doing much better as of yesterday afternoon. She'll probably be moved from ICU today to a regular room or re-hab.

Hope they can identify the dog's owner, if only to pick up the hospital tab.


Hope she recovers well.
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