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Old 05-27-20, 06:36 AM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Car tire shopping isn't as fun as bike tire shopping. That said, I think I'm going Yokohama. Why? I don't know.
Neither do I.
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Man, the kids must be wrecked with all of the activity over the extended weekend - almost 8am and they're still sleeping.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
You have got to try harder to keep up.
No one told me. Interesting.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Just watched this. Thanks for posting.
One question I had was on the first climb they did they said it was 5000 meters up, and that seems high to be in short sleeves. Maybe it's warmer there?
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Car tire shopping isn't as fun as bike tire shopping. That said, I think I'm going Yokohama. Why? I don't know.
Oh I disagree. I just wish something would give me an excuse to put a set of KO2s on the GX. Not to mention, the feeling of attacking 6" of fresh-fallen snow with new Blizzaks...
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Old 05-27-20, 08:37 AM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Why do you hate your car this much?
No ****.

Yokohama makes a very good tire.
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Old 05-27-20, 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
One question I had was on the first climb they did they said it was 5000 meters up, and that seems high to be in short sleeves. Maybe it's warmer there?
I've gone to the top of Evans in short sleeves. It's important to do it early, as the world is different at 14,000 feet. Clouds and weather tends to roll in every afternoon, and it can soon go from 50+ degrees, to under 30, in a heartbeat.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
No ****.

Yokohama makes a very good tire.
Though I did roll a set of Continental's on the Ranger about 10 years ago, with no issue.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
I've gone to the top of Evans in short sleeves. It's important to do it early, as the world is different at 14,000 feet. Clouds and weather tends to roll in every afternoon, and it can soon go from 50+ degrees, to under 30, in a heartbeat.
I once went to the top (in auto) and it was cold in August.
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Old 05-27-20, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I once went to the top (in auto) and it was cold in August.
Correct. That's why you bring stuff to descend in.
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Woo hoo! It finally arrived -

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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Woo hoo! It finally arrived -


sick!!!!! what is it?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
sick!!!!! what is it?
A participation award/patch.

It was for the Festive 500 that I did in Virginia the last week of the year. 500 km between Christmas Eve and New year's Eve.
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Old 05-27-20, 09:09 AM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
sick!!!!! what is it?
He's gonna put it on his vest!

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
He's gonna put it on his vest!
I really should have put together a battle vest when I was a young metalhead. I feel like it's too late now to start.
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I was thinking of writing a letter to Strava giving them some feedback about their recent change in service. It may feel good to get it off my chest, but now I wonder if it’s even worth my time.
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The sourdough is baking. It could be fail.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
I really should have put together a battle vest when I was a young metalhead. I feel like it's too late now to start.
I do have a black waxed canvas rando bag with a lot of free real estate though...
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Old 05-27-20, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
what list?
The list in the multiquote. The point being: do you have any idea about what AG has been working on?
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
The list in the multiquote. The point being: do you have any idea about what AG has been working on?

I know nothing about computers. It looks very impressive though.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
And I haven't ridden Conti on the bike in... probably 7 years. They're good tires, but there's no way to meet or exceed the hype that some BFers project upon them. I've been happy trying out a variety of offerings from other manufacturers and most don't seem to have a problem putting out a pretty damn competent product.
I put off buying that heavily hyped Conti, until the price came down to close-out level. And I was more impressed than I thought I would be. Wish I'd bought more, at that price.
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Originally Posted by datlas
I was thinking of writing a letter to Strava giving them some feedback about their recent change in service. It may feel good to get it off my chest, but now I wonder if it’s even worth my time.

From what I have been reading about them, as in the creators, they are very receptive to feed back.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
I really should have put together a battle vest when I was a young metalhead. I feel like it's too late now to start.
I think think that there's an inverse relationship. The older you get the more acceptable it is to revel in your glory days. That or, as you just get older, you just don't give a ****.
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Originally Posted by datlas
I was thinking of writing a letter to Strava giving them some feedback about their recent change in service. It may feel good to get it off my chest, but now I wonder if it’s even worth my time.
More worthwhile than posting about it here, probably.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
I think think that there's an inverse relationship. The older you get the more acceptable it is to revel in your glory days. That or, as you just get older, you just don't give a ****.
I think I peaked as a metalhead when I was in the pit when I saw Meshuggah and they played "Bleed". Absolutely exhilarating and terrifying.
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