Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Road Cycling
Reload this Page >

Addiction LXXVIII

Notices
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

Addiction LXXVIII

Old 06-13-20, 10:55 AM
  #9226  
Mostly Harmless
 
rjones28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: At Large
Posts: 56,848

Bikes: Have two wheels

Liked 4,707 Times in 2,577 Posts
Originally Posted by noodle soup
rjones28 Pretty good for something put together in a few days, eh?
yup
__________________
Originally Posted by patentcad
If this thread doesn't go 10 pages I'm quitting BF.
rjones28 is offline  
Old 06-13-20, 10:58 AM
  #9227  
Mostly Harmless
 
rjones28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: At Large
Posts: 56,848

Bikes: Have two wheels

Liked 4,707 Times in 2,577 Posts
Originally Posted by noodle soup
looks like the rack at my shop. I had 6 adult bikes when I left work Thursday, and 15 assorted 16"-24" wheeled bikes.

Now the adult bikes are gone, and nothing is on the way.
No 24" kids bikes (new or used) to be found in the Syracuse area.
__________________
Originally Posted by patentcad
If this thread doesn't go 10 pages I'm quitting BF.
rjones28 is offline  
Old 06-13-20, 11:01 AM
  #9228  
Mostly Harmless
 
rjones28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: At Large
Posts: 56,848

Bikes: Have two wheels

Liked 4,707 Times in 2,577 Posts
Originally Posted by seedsbelize
Slow morning. It must be Saturday
Cutting one of the lawns.
__________________
Originally Posted by patentcad
If this thread doesn't go 10 pages I'm quitting BF.
rjones28 is offline  
Likes For rjones28:
Old 06-13-20, 11:04 AM
  #9229  
Senior Member
 
WhyFi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: TC, MN
Posts: 39,521

Bikes: R3 Disc, Haanjo

Liked 9,462 Times in 4,673 Posts
Originally Posted by datlas
That was a good ride.
Kudos.

My ride was going well until some construction crew decided to go all Gandolf on a bridge with no reasonable detour.

WhyFi is offline  
Old 06-13-20, 11:07 AM
  #9230  
Should Be More Popular
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 43,422

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Liked 9,348 Times in 4,328 Posts
Originally Posted by WhyFi
Kudos.

My ride was going well until some construction crew decided to go all Gandolf on a bridge with no reasonable detour.

No detour options, obv. Sad!
__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is offline  
Old 06-13-20, 11:21 AM
  #9231  
Senior Member
 
kissTheApex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Posts: 1,439

Bikes: Yes please

Liked 308 Times in 199 Posts
Originally Posted by datlas
But did you wave?
No one waves to me. I must not be elite.
kissTheApex is offline  
Old 06-13-20, 11:23 AM
  #9232  
Senior Member
 
kissTheApex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Posts: 1,439

Bikes: Yes please

Liked 308 Times in 199 Posts
Originally Posted by kissTheApex
No one waves to me. I must not be elite.
Or perhaps they’re intimidated by my massive guads.
kissTheApex is offline  
Old 06-13-20, 11:23 AM
  #9233  
Senior Member
 
kissTheApex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Posts: 1,439

Bikes: Yes please

Liked 308 Times in 199 Posts
Originally Posted by kissTheApex
Or perhaps they’re intimidated by my massive guads.
If only they knew I’m “big boned”.
kissTheApex is offline  
Old 06-13-20, 11:24 AM
  #9234  
Senior Member
 
kissTheApex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Posts: 1,439

Bikes: Yes please

Liked 308 Times in 199 Posts
Originally Posted by kissTheApex
If only they knew I’m “big boned”.
Oh shut up, you Fred!
kissTheApex is offline  
Old 06-13-20, 11:30 AM
  #9235  
Senior Member
 
WhyFi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: TC, MN
Posts: 39,521

Bikes: R3 Disc, Haanjo

Liked 9,462 Times in 4,673 Posts
Originally Posted by datlas
No detour options, obv. Sad!
Of course I *had* to do that cyclist thing wherein signs are ignored in favor of checking it out firsthand to see it's actually not passable on two wheels. I wasn't.

The real bummer is that that road is central to my westerly rides. I'll have to see if I can find out the schedule for re-opening and look at some alternatives for loops to the north or to the south of the lake, rather than the usual through/around.
WhyFi is offline  
Old 06-13-20, 11:30 AM
  #9236  
smelling the roses
 
seedsbelize's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Tixkokob, Yucatán, México
Posts: 15,320

Bikes: 79 Trek 930, 80 Trek 414, 84 Schwinn Letour Luxe (coupled), 92 Schwinn Paramount PDG 5

Liked 901 Times in 612 Posts
Today is the first day in 6? 8? weeks that the people of Tixkokob can legally acquire alcoholic beverages. I will refrain from riding out on the open roads. Prolly tomorrow too.
On Tuesday, coming home from my visit with the plastic surgeon, we stopped at a fruit stand in a village we don't normally shop in. Their apples put to shame the Walmart apples I've been eating for years. It will be a good excuse to get back out on Monday. Maybe even on a roadbike. I'm an apple or two a day kinda guy
__________________
Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Auto-pause is a honey-tongued devil whispering sweet lies in your ear.


seedsbelize is offline  
Old 06-13-20, 11:30 AM
  #9237  
Senior Member
 
WhyFi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: TC, MN
Posts: 39,521

Bikes: R3 Disc, Haanjo

Liked 9,462 Times in 4,673 Posts
Originally Posted by kissTheApex
If only they knew I’m “big boned”.
Reported. Family forum.
WhyFi is offline  
Old 06-13-20, 11:38 AM
  #9238  
cowboy, steel horse, etc
 
LesterOfPuppets's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: The hot spot.
Posts: 45,602

Bikes: everywhere

Liked 8,188 Times in 4,363 Posts
Originally Posted by rjones28
Cutting one of the lawns.
Looks like the back lawn is due for a mow, so I guess I'll head out there at some point. Gonna spread some of this on the NW lawn too.

LesterOfPuppets is offline  
Old 06-13-20, 12:13 PM
  #9239  
VFL For Life
 
Velo Vol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 51,963

Bikes: Velo Volmobile

Liked 1,992 Times in 1,402 Posts
Originally Posted by rjones28
No 24" kids bikes (new or used) to be found in the Syracuse area.
Why not?
Originally Posted by seedsbelize
I'm an apple or two a day kinda guy
Who eats two apples in one day?
__________________
Originally Posted by Velo Vol
People here don't get it.
Velo Vol is offline  
Old 06-13-20, 12:23 PM
  #9240  
VFL For Life
 
Velo Vol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 51,963

Bikes: Velo Volmobile

Liked 1,992 Times in 1,402 Posts
Originally Posted by WhyFi
I'll have to see if I can find out the schedule for re-opening and look at some alternatives for loops to the north or to the south of the lake, rather than the usual through/around.
MN-7.

You're welcome.
__________________
Originally Posted by Velo Vol
People here don't get it.
Velo Vol is offline  
Old 06-13-20, 12:31 PM
  #9241  
Senior Member
 
WhyFi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: TC, MN
Posts: 39,521

Bikes: R3 Disc, Haanjo

Liked 9,462 Times in 4,673 Posts
Originally Posted by Velo Vol
MN-7.

You're welcome.
East of Excelsior, it's *very* not bike friendly, and I'm not terribly familiar with it to the west of Excelsior, so I'll have to either drive it or click through a bunch of Google streetview before I'd feel comfortable with it.
WhyFi is offline  
Old 06-13-20, 12:31 PM
  #9242  
cowboy, steel horse, etc
 
LesterOfPuppets's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: The hot spot.
Posts: 45,602

Bikes: everywhere

Liked 8,188 Times in 4,363 Posts
Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Who eats two apples in one day?
I've done it.

Possibly a lot. How many apples are in an apple pie?
LesterOfPuppets is offline  
Old 06-13-20, 12:38 PM
  #9243  
Senior Member
 
WhyFi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: TC, MN
Posts: 39,521

Bikes: R3 Disc, Haanjo

Liked 9,462 Times in 4,673 Posts
Originally Posted by Velo Vol
MN-7.

You're welcome.
Originally Posted by WhyFi
East of Excelsior, it's *very* not bike friendly, and I'm not terribly familiar with it to the west of Excelsior, so I'll have to either drive it or click through a bunch of Google streetview before I'd feel comfortable with it.
Strava Heatmap on the Route Builder says that it's not ridden much, if at all. I'm guess there's a reason for that.
WhyFi is offline  
Old 06-13-20, 12:39 PM
  #9244  
Senior Member
 
WhyFi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: TC, MN
Posts: 39,521

Bikes: R3 Disc, Haanjo

Liked 9,462 Times in 4,673 Posts
Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I've done it.

Possibly a lot. How many apples are in an apple pie?
Oooooh - I like where this transitive effect is going. How much apple pie per day to keep the doctor away?
WhyFi is offline  
Old 06-13-20, 12:39 PM
  #9245  
Senior Member
 
indyfabz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 39,950
Liked 16,486 Times in 7,730 Posts
57 miles, complete with sex on the beach.


indyfabz is offline  
Likes For indyfabz:
Old 06-13-20, 12:48 PM
  #9246  
VFL For Life
 
Velo Vol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 51,963

Bikes: Velo Volmobile

Liked 1,992 Times in 1,402 Posts
Originally Posted by WhyFi
East of Excelsior, it's *very* not bike friendly, and I'm not terribly familiar with it to the west of Excelsior, so I'll have to either drive it or click through a bunch of Google streetview before I'd feel comfortable with it.
YOLO.

Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I've done it.

Possibly a lot. How many apples are in an apple pie?
Raw apples. I could probably eat three or four apples worth of applesauce.
__________________
Originally Posted by Velo Vol
People here don't get it.
Velo Vol is offline  
Old 06-13-20, 12:52 PM
  #9247  
Administrator
Thread Starter
 
BillyD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hudson Valley, NY
Posts: 33,244

Bikes: Merlin Cyrene '04; Bridgestone RB-1 '92

Liked 7,020 Times in 3,625 Posts
Originally Posted by rjones28
Cutting one of the lawns.
My big one in the back is done. As for the front, tomorrow's another day.
__________________
See, this is why we can't have nice things. - - smarkinson
Where else but the internet can a bunch of cyclists go and be the tough guy? - - jdon
BillyD is offline  
Old 06-13-20, 01:20 PM
  #9248  
Should Be More Popular
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 43,422

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Liked 9,348 Times in 4,328 Posts
Anyone notice a big change in the leaderboard?
__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is offline  
Old 06-13-20, 01:39 PM
  #9249  
Mostly Harmless
 
rjones28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: At Large
Posts: 56,848

Bikes: Have two wheels

Liked 4,707 Times in 2,577 Posts
Originally Posted by WhyFi
Of course I *had* to do that cyclist thing wherein signs are ignored in favor of checking it out firsthand to see it's actually not passable on two wheels. I wasn't.

The real bummer is that that road is central to my westerly rides. I'll have to see if I can find out the schedule for re-opening and look at some alternatives for loops to the north or to the south of the lake, rather than the usual through/around.
I've shouldered my bike on more than one occasion, to traverse unrideable road construction.
__________________
Originally Posted by patentcad
If this thread doesn't go 10 pages I'm quitting BF.
rjones28 is offline  
Old 06-13-20, 01:43 PM
  #9250  
Mostly Harmless
 
rjones28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: At Large
Posts: 56,848

Bikes: Have two wheels

Liked 4,707 Times in 2,577 Posts
Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Why not?
Bike production shut down for a few months and everybody has discovered family bike rides.
__________________
Originally Posted by patentcad
If this thread doesn't go 10 pages I'm quitting BF.
rjones28 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Your Privacy Choices -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.