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Road Cycling ďIt 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.Ē -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 06-16-20, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
It was approx 1/4 after 10 according to the sundial. Cell phone said 10:13. Not bad sundial, not bad.
4 corners?
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Old 06-16-20, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
4 corners?
Hahaha! I've thought about riding out there from Flag.

But nope. Vistancia. https://goo.gl/maps/rcaXQvErMju9AmaR6
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File Transfer Protocol.
Remember way back when that was how we transferred files up and down to the mainframe? I used FTP a lot.

It upset me a little when my internet provider revoked our file storage as thatís where I stored all of my pics and some files back before the current messed up storage solutions.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
Are the grooves for the freehub all equal? That's what I'm looking for. Cassette wise. I can buy new six speed cassettes here, but the don't fit my freehubs.
Probably not. If I remember, I'll look at one the next time I'm at the shop.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Remember way back when that was how we transferred files up and down to the mainframe? I used FTP a lot.

It upset me a little when my internet provider revoked our file storage as thatís where I stored all of my pics and some files back before the current messed up storage solutions.
I think the last time I used ftp was 10 or 12 years ago. We use Dropbox for file sharing these days.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
I think the last time I used ftp was 10 or 12 years ago. We use Dropbox for file sharing these days.
That seems about right.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
I think the last time I used ftp was 10 or 12 years ago.
I FTPed within the last couple months. There used to be an add-on in Firefox that I used, but I had to download another one because they stopped.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Hahaha! I've thought about riding out there from Flag.

But nope. Vistancia. https://goo.gl/maps/rcaXQvErMju9AmaR6
10 miles from home, and Iíve never seen that.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I FTPed within the last couple months. There used to be an add-on in Firefox that I used, but I had to download another one because they stopped.
Do you also perform batch processing?
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Do you also perform batch processing?
That's what the computer is for.

I had something on my website that wouldn't update automatically, so I had to upload the newer version manually. #KnowJustEnoughToBeDangerous
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Why do I find File Transfer Protocol more satisfying than Functional Threshold Power?
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Why do I find File Transfer Protocol more satisfying than Functional Threshold Power?
Hurts a lot less after a few minutes.
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Hurts a lot less after a few minutes.
I think it's because I've been there and have the scars. Different approach to cycling in my twilight years.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Remember way back when that was how we transferred files up and down to the mainframe? I used FTP a lot.

It upset me a little when my internet provider revoked our file storage as thatís where I stored all of my pics and some files back before the current messed up storage solutions.
I think we still use it, itís just hidden behind in slick user interfaces.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
12 speed is my favorite configuration in road bikes. Six speed freewheels and cassettes are decidedly not easy to find anymore.
I had a sweet Nishiki hardtail with a 6 speed freewheel. The bearings are inboard so the axle isn't supported as well as a freehub. I used to bend axles so often that I kept an axle at home. Eventually the frame broke at the dropout/chainstay area. I really liked that frame.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Back when bikes were bikes and men were men
and when the tires were thin and men were fat. Oh, it didnít change much? Never mind then.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Hahaha! I've thought about riding out there from Flag.
Uh huh.
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I've never been to Phoenix. Per that map it looks like there's city and suddenly it stops.
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Today I drove to an area where there are a lot of fireroads for mountain biking. I did a 20 mile out and back and it was glorious. On a long climb a skinny kid on an e-bike passed me and he called me "sir".
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
It just feels right. I really prefer a six speed rear to a seven, for no real reason. And frankly, I don't have much experience with five. I have a five speed corncob here, that I've been awaiting the right application for. Whatever I have back there, I never use them all, unless I'm in the US, where they have actual hills. What makes friction shifting preferable to indexed? Same question/same answer.

Edit: Actually, the six speed rear more easily fits into 126 mm dropout spacing as well.
I see.

Understanding the irony re: music from yesterday, I quite like the cycling technology from when I started. Ten speeds on the back, English threading, rim brakes, and everything simple. Except of course, I'd have those feelings about quill stems and nine speeds if I'd started a few years sooner, or pressfit bottom brackets if I'd started a few years later. It's all an illusion.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
I see.

Understanding the irony re: music from yesterday, I quite like the cycling technology from when I started. Ten speeds on the back, English threading, rim brakes, and everything simple. Except of course, I'd have those feelings about quill stems and nine speeds if I'd started a few years sooner, or pressfit bottom brackets if I'd started a few years later. It's all an illusion.
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A year or so ago, I asked my (3) subordinates that I needed their TPS reports by the end of the week. I had one laughter and two empty looks. Needless to say, we have two different workers now and the one laughed is now my second in command.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol

I've never been to Phoenix. Per that map it looks like there's city and suddenly it stops.
It's a desert thing.
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex
and when the tires were thin and men were fat. Oh, it didnít change much? Never mind then.
+1

I'm 6'2" 185lbs, and I want to drop 5-10lbs.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
I see.

Understanding the irony re: music from yesterday, I quite like the cycling technology from when I started. Ten speeds on the back, English threading, rim brakes, and everything simple. Except of course, I'd have those feelings about quill stems and nine speeds if I'd started a few years sooner, or pressfit bottom brackets if I'd started a few years later. It's all an illusion.
I started with quill stems, downtube shifters, and toe clips. I do not have nostalgia for them.
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex
A year or so ago, I asked my (3) subordinates that I needed their TPS reports by the end of the week. I had one laughter and two empty looks. Needless to say, we have two different workers now and the one laughed is now my second in command.
I guess the other two didn't get the memo.
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