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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I pump 'til the chuck pops off.
Or until the explosion sends the whole bike across the street.
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$1,500. 7 teeth gone. Poor Indy. Poor kitty.
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Must be the season.. just back from vet hospital.. I win.. $2K and 12 teeth.. poor

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Yum. but reported for cruel and unusual punishment. I'm still at work and it's a good few hours before I can knock off an have tasty food and beverages.
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been a few months since we've been here. I totally forgot how much I love 99’ margaritas.

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Are you channeling your inner Frank Berto?? Agree you can do the 15% rule but that is also still a guideline/starting point. You may want to aim for 18% if rough roads and 13% if smooth.
Right you are. And those levels can also be set with regard to pressure by the same technique. Then you would have all your riding conditions set with regard to a technically sound pressure determination for your total weight and weight distribution on the bike.
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I never thought Philly was a clean city.
One thing that really pisses me off is that people are lazy with recycling. If it's windy out they don't secure paper recycling and it ends up blowing around the streets and sidewalks. It also doesn't help that many collectors routinely miss the scoop and rarely bother to pick up the stuff that ends up in the street when they do. And don't get me started on the people who leave their dog poop bags on the curb. Collectors don't pick them up.
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One thing that really pisses me off is that people are lazy with recycling. If it's windy out they don't secure paper recycling and it ends up blowing around the streets and sidewalks. It also doesn't help that many collectors routinely miss the scoop and rarely bother to pick up the stuff that ends up in the street when they do. And don't get me started on the people who leave their dog poop bags on the curb. Collectors don't pick them up.
I remember hearing that the recycling companies won't even accept most of the city's collection of "recycling" because it's so full of other crap/trash so it all goes to the same trash place.

True??
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Right you are. And those levels can also be set with regard to pressure by the same technique. Then you would have all your riding conditions set with regard to a technically sound pressure determination for your total weight and weight distribution on the bike.
So I can stop worrying about my possibly faulty pressure gauge and simply use a vernier caliper for tire inflation??

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I remember hearing that the recycling companies won't even accept most of the city's collection of "recycling" because it's so full of other crap/trash so it all goes to the same trash place.

True??
Don't know if it's most, but yes. It's true. People recycle stuff they are not supposed to.

Another trash pet peeve of mine is people who cannot internalize the fact that trash day gets moved back a day when there is a city holiday. That means it has an extra day on the sidewalk to find its way into the streets, either through weather or thanks to people rummaging through it in the middle of the night. People just don't care enough. They are like programmed robots.
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I wish we could pay for our trash by the pound. We compost all our food scraps. We recycle all that we are allowed to. So our HUGE trash can is typically 10% full each week. It looks like our neighbors cans are typically overflowing by comparison.
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I wish we could pay for our trash by the pound. We compost all our food scraps. We recycle all that we are allowed to. So our HUGE trash can is typically 10% full each week. It looks like our neighbors cans are typically overflowing by comparison.
What do you do with your compost, do you plant with it?
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What do you do with your compost, do you plant with it?
Yes, after a few years it turns into dark compost which is great for the garden. I mix a little perlite in it for aeration and works great!
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One thing that really pisses me off is that people are lazy with recycling. If it's windy out they don't secure paper recycling and it ends up blowing around the streets and sidewalks. It also doesn't help that many collectors routinely miss the scoop and rarely bother to pick up the stuff that ends up in the street when they do. And don't get me started on the people who leave their dog poop bags on the curb. Collectors don't pick them up.
Happens here too. Very annoying. However, my neighbors are fastidious and put poop bags in my trash can, from which I have to take them out and put them in the bags with my trash or the collectors will leave them there.

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Don't know if it's most, but yes. It's true. People recycle stuff they are not supposed to.
Guilty, probably. The attitude is, "let it be on their conscience."

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I wish we could pay for our trash by the pound. We compost all our food scraps. We recycle all that we are allowed to. So our HUGE trash can is typically 10% full each week. It looks like our neighbors cans are typically overflowing by comparison.
Makes too much sense in economic and environmental terms for us ever to adopt such a scheme and would put a serious hurt on the people making money off of packaging, trash hauling, and land fills. Pricing externalities into commerce or paying for them with taxes is simply un-American.
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I wish we could pay for our trash by the pound. We compost all our food scraps. We recycle all that we are allowed to. So our HUGE trash can is typically 10% full each week. It looks like our neighbors cans are typically overflowing by comparison.
IKR. Other than whole fish remains, I don't generate a lot of food scraps that don't go into the garbage disposal, and I recycle everything I can. That too leaves me with very little trash in my large can. Sometimes only one plastic grocery bag worth.

BITD, Philadelphia used to collect food scraps (i.e., "garbage") and other trash separately. I believe the garbage was provided/sold to pig farmers in the S. Jersey area and possibly elsewhere.
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Another overnight planned for Saturday. This one will have hills. And I might get wet during Sunday's return home.
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Another overnight planned for Saturday. This one will have hills. And I might get wet during Sunday's return home.
Yeah I see that Saturday looks good. Sunday, wet. Where are you heading??

One of my club-mates is planning a 100 miler out to Lancaster County and back, which I am hoping to do on Saturday.
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Yeah I see that Saturday looks good. Sunday, wet. Where are you heading??
French Creek State Park. 47 miles with 2,700' of climbing. I leave for Montana on June 15th. Because I have to ship the bike there with some lead time there are not to many weekends left. (Memorial Day weekend is not good because of the crowds.)
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French Creek State Park. 47 miles with 2,700' of climbing. I leave for Montana on June 15th. Because I have to ship the bike there with some lead time there are not to many weekends left. (Memorial Day weekend is not good because of the crowds.)
Excellent. Bonus points if you do Shed Rd hill repeats. I believe it's the longest sustained climb in Chester County. It's not steep (maybe 4-5%) but goes on for a couple miles.
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That looks pretty good. Is it Veg or is there some animal flesh in there??
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Bonus points if you do Shed Rd hill repeats.
There will be no such thing. But I may stop at the Kimberton WF for a vegan, soy half-caf vente latte and a dirt and quinoa crunch bar with cruelty-free, fair trade, pure cane faux honey (a/k/a "funny"). I might even make an appointment at the colon hyrdrotherapy place above the store and pick up some healing crystals from the place across the road.
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There will be no such thing. But I may stop at the Kimberton WF for a vegan, soy half-caf vente latte and a dirt and quinoa crunch bar with cruelty-free, fair trade, pure cane faux honey (a/k/a "funny"). I might even make an appointment at the colon hyrdrotherapy place above the store and pick up some healing crystals from the place across the road.
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