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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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Old 11-05-20, 08:11 AM
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Rain. Again.

Your puddle jumping game must be on point.
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Slow day. Everyone must be intermittent fasting.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Slow day. Everyone must be intermittent fasting.
Nope, was actually out riding.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Slow day. Everyone must be intermittent fasting.
nope. people watching.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Slow day. Everyone must be intermittent fasting.
Nope.

Handwringing over what looks like a really special frameset but would delay some other bike related things that I've been wanting to take care of.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Nope, was actually out riding.

how was it?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Slow day. Everyone must be intermittent fasting.
Im sitting in my office twiddling my thumbs because our IT is down. Its quite nice out. Think Ill go for a walk to scrounge up a NYT. Hard to find these days now that the Wawas in center city are boarded up and the 7-11 down the street is closing for good.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Nope, was actually out riding.



"What's it like?"
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
nope. people watching.
How do they look? Anxious?

Originally Posted by indyfabz
Hard to find these days now that the Wawas in center city are boarded up
Oh noes.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Slow day. Everyone must be intermittent fasting.
It's sunny and 60F. Outside with Benson.
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Feel your pain. My wife's car windshield got hit by a rock the other day, and cracked it beyond repair. The replacement will cost as much as a nice bike.
What kind of car? Are you paying for it, or insurance?

I was driving my old Blazer @65 mph and something hit the windshield low and to the right. I thought it was a bullet and powdered glass flew in like a cloud of dust.
Never found out what it was but the hole went all the way through and during the next few years got bigger and would whistle when I got up to speed so I put duct tape over it. It also spiderweb cracked all over until a cop pulled me over and told me I had to get it fixed.
I think I paid $150 for the new windshield and within 3 months it was hit by a rock on the same freeway and I had a cracked windshield again.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Slow day. Everyone must be intermittent fasting.
I tried that earlier this year. Turns out I get incredibly irritable if I don't eat before 9 or 10.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Slow day. Everyone must be intermittent fasting.
Nope, bird shooting.

With a camera.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Porsche Macan. For a number of reasons, our deductible is $1k, so I'll be paying at least that much. Because of the type of car it is, I want OEM glass, and since it has lane detection, rain sensing wipers, and some other features, in addition to the roughly $1k cost of the glass, it may require some sensor recalibration by the dealer which can run as much as $750.

I've learned with these cars that sometimes you just have to suck it up and pay the "Porsche tax" (or BMW/MB/Audi tax) that comes with owning them. Don't have to like it though.
I thought it must have rain sense and other stuff if it cost as much as a nice bike.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
I tried that earlier this year. Turns out I get incredibly irritable if I don't eat before 9 or 10.
I haven't eaten today. I'm my normal, cheerful self.
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Old 11-05-20, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Nope, bird shooting.

With a camera.
Don't they all migrate south?
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Old 11-05-20, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Nope, was actually out riding.
same
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I was way underdressed this AM w/ just a thermal base layer, tights and jersey. My lungs were burning when I got home from sucking wind in the dry, cold air.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
same
On the suspected cracked R3?

Everything feel normal?
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Originally Posted by abshipp
On the suspected cracked R3?

Everything feel normal?
Yah, appears to be just the paint, tapping sounds sharp and nothing felt amiss. Going to take it to lbs to see what they think, but Im far less concerned now.



the apparent crack can be seen here on the lower right of the dig into the paint.

it looks like a scratch

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TV News choppers hovering around City Hall. Must be a rally or protest.
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Went out for a casual ride, set my best 3 min power for the season, and bumped my eFTP back to the late summer level. ...and not too bad a number an alter kacker, either.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
how was it?
Interesting - cool for the first half, especially in valleys, but it got warmer throughout. There were flat layers of fog to go through, and the temp variations meant everything was fogging over badly. It was beautiful though, and felt great to be outside again.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I haven't eaten today. I'm my normal, cheerful self.
UPDATE: Now eating.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
I tried that earlier this year. Turns out I get incredibly irritable if I don't eat before 9 or 10.
Thus my last meal no later than 5:30. I can wait til 8:30 and have 15 hours of fasting.
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