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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 06-17-20, 02:04 PM
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so basically I need to ride ALL the miles by sunday and I might possibility be number one.
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Old 06-17-20, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Jadesfire
Hot sauce is something that is only supposed to be used as a garnish to bring a little bit of heat to a dish. I've never used it more in my life than I did on that trip to add something resembling any kind of flavor. Maybe we just had a succession of bad cooks, but Wyoming is not remembered fondly for the food.
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Thar wasn't my experience in Wyoming. We stayed in Medicine Bow at the hotel and the menu was limited. One of our riders was vegan and didn't want anything on the menu. They told us to go to the store and get whatever we wanted and they would cook it for us. I was very good. Then we stayed in Rock Springs and all the restaurants were Chinese. It was good, too.
The food didn't get bad until the south. Not all of it but they seemed more geared toward quantity instead of quality.
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Old 06-17-20, 03:42 PM
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I'm just a ute.
I. am. Groot.

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MoAlpha add a sail and you have the best of both worlds
Ocean

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I rode today with one clubmate. She has an S Works Tarmac with Red ETap and disc brakes, deep crabon wheels. It’s a gorgeous bike but prolly costs 5-6K. I would not mind riding one, but mucho dinero.
One of my coworkers had red/force (Only the brakes) mix of SRAM axs Put on his custom SS coupled steel frame. Mostly for the wireless shifting so he didn’t have to deal with tangled cables/housing when he traveled. He also had the wheels rebuilt with white industries hubs. Overall invoiced amount? $4100+ .

He now walks the bike inside to his office everyday instead of locking it to the bike racks outside our office, less than 20 feet away.
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Old 06-17-20, 03:47 PM
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Yesterday on my way back home, I got whizzed by (can’t really call it ”passed”) someone on what I like to assume to be an eMTB, going uphill on the MUP .

I mean, I’m not the best of my shape to begin with, and riding a 29lbs steel bike with panniers full of clothing, shower supplies etc adds up too, but getting whizzed by someone leisurely pedaling on an MTB is reaaally demoralizing.
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Old 06-17-20, 03:50 PM
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I just googled the price of an S-Works Tarmac with Red eTap. 11K.



https://www.specialized.com/us/en/s-...p-axs/p/171346
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Old 06-17-20, 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas
I just googled the price of an S-Works Tarmac with Red eTap. 11K.



https://www.specialized.com/us/en/s-...p-axs/p/171346

One of the guys I ride with has an S work Roubiax with E tap. Me likey.
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Old 06-17-20, 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex
I. am. Groot.

Ocean


One of my coworkers had red/force (Only the brakes) mix of SRAM axs Put on his custom SS coupled steel frame. Mostly for the wireless shifting so he didn’t have to deal with tangled cables/housing when he traveled. He also had the wheels rebuilt with white industries hubs. Overall invoiced amount? $4100+ .

He now walks the bike inside to his office everyday instead of locking it to the bike racks outside our office, less than 20 feet away.
In all the years I've owned my coupled bike, I have not once had to deal with tangled cables.
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Originally Posted by datlas
I just googled the price of an S-Works Tarmac with Red eTap. 11K.



https://www.specialized.com/us/en/s-...p-axs/p/171346
It's only money.
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Old 06-17-20, 04:20 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas
I just googled the price of an S-Works Tarmac with Red eTap. 11K.



https://www.specialized.com/us/en/s-...p-axs/p/171346
More than I would pay for a bike, but it's just biggish part for a biggish sailboat or a quarter of a year of private school.
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Old 06-17-20, 04:20 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas
I just googled the price of an S-Works Tarmac with Red eTap. 11K.



https://www.specialized.com/us/en/s-...p-axs/p/171346
But why?
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
In all the years I've owned my coupled bike, I have not once had to deal with tangled cables.
Wouldn’t know, never had one. I believe he meant it as a “convenience of not having to deal with derailleur cables”.
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Old 06-17-20, 04:29 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
More than I would pay for a bike, but it's just biggish part for a biggish sailboat or a quarter of a year of private school.
A guy I used to ride with also raced road motorcycles. He spent at least $20k a year on keeping it going. But yeah, I wouldn't spend that much for a bicycle but I know people who do.
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Old 06-17-20, 05:08 PM
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I just noticed the fb, twitter, ******, pinterest logos across every page. How long has that been around?
Edit: We can advertise for ****** but we can't say it. Beautiful
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Old 06-17-20, 05:33 PM
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cable
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In all the years I've owned my coupled bike, I have not once had to deal with tangled cables.
Don't folks know you set them up with couplers? You unscrew the couplers and take apart the cables before breaking down the bike.

By the way I have some couplers lying around if anyone wants them now that I am out of this sport. It was too fat for me.
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Old 06-17-20, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
I just noticed the fb, twitter, ******, pinterest logos across every page. How long has that been around?
Edit: We can advertise for ****** but we can't say it. Beautiful
Are you saying red dit??

I am a cheapskate but pay for BF. So no ads for me.
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker
cable
Don't folks know you set them up with couplers? You unscrew the couplers and take apart the cables before breaking down the bike.

By the way I have some couplers lying around if anyone wants them now that I am out of this sport. It was too fat for me.

you don’t happen to have a ti ritchey breakaway laying next to the couplers do ya?
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Old 06-17-20, 05:51 PM
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker
cable
Don't folks know you set them up with couplers? You unscrew the couplers and take apart the cables before breaking down the bike.

By the way I have some couplers lying around if anyone wants them now that I am out of this sport. It was too fat for me.
Cable couplers? I've been meaning to buy a new set of three. I can give you a US mailing address and pay you for shipping.

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Old 06-17-20, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas
Are you saying red dit??

I am a cheapskate but pay for BF. So no ads for me.
Hmmm. I was a paid member. Maybe it ran out.
I do use an ad-blocking browser. Maybe this one slipped through.
Either way, it seems odd that we would advertise for an entity whose name we are forbidden to mention.

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Old 06-17-20, 05:59 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I still love quill stems and DT shifters.
If I want old school simplicity, I ride the single speed.
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Old 06-17-20, 06:00 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas
Are you saying red dit??

I am a cheapskate but pay for BF. So no ads for me.
He's not talking about ads - he's talking about social media links for the site.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
Lotus at 7 weeks.

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Originally Posted by WhyFi
He's not talking about ads - he's talking about social media links for the site.
I didn't realize that's what they are.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
I bet it was hard to get them to serve you a cup of weak coffee with that first course too. :Þ

Actually, those late dinners drive me crazy too. Half the time we just had tapas and called it a day.
Dinner around 7pm, at the earliest, on bike shop days.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
It's a Stihl. Of course it starts every time.
My Echo starts every time too.
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Originally Posted by datlas
I just googled the price of an S-Works Tarmac with Red eTap. 11K.



https://www.specialized.com/us/en/s-...p-axs/p/171346
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