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Old 12-02-20, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by LAJ
No doubt. I now have a drain cleaner that I'll never use again. I knew there was a root problem, so I figured what the hey, I can do that...... Dangit he says.

Pipe Burst method is cool stuff though.

We had the same thing happen like 2 weeks after we moved in. Luckily we had a close friend that showed me how to cut the pipe out and install the new piece. It would have been costly if we didn’t know him.
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Old 12-02-20, 04:29 PM
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That’s a nice looking bike.
Yup, too bad it's not a 58cm or I could see if he would be willing to pay it forward to a fellow airman. He is now retired, lucky guy!
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Originally Posted by datlas
Yup, too bad it's not a 58cm or I could see if he would be willing to pay it forward to a fellow airman. He is now retired, lucky guy!

it looks like a 54 if I had to guess.
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There is a circular dent around my ring finger, so I'm married ring or not.
Within a few months of getting engaged, my wife developed a freckle on her ring finger.

A bit after we got married, I developed one on mine.

Weird.

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electrics....soundproof room
Do tell. Got any fun amps?
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
I could see being frustrated if the group was regularly waiting on one person in particular, but that doesn't seem to be the case, here, so he should just stuff it.

Beyond that, though, and I can only speak of my own club, groups are often more than just a collection of people that ride together. Even within a fairly well-matched group, there's an ebb and flow and some people will be faster some years, slower others. When someone starts lagging, usually because they've been kept out of the saddle by life, we will, at the very least, regroup. Often, we'll dial it back after we've had a chance to burn some matches. Sometimes, we'll dial it back and shelter someone if they're really hurting.

That and there's also different expectations for different rides - the pace is pushed on Wed, whereas weekends are usually longer, easier rides, but with some taking it upon themselves to go for town signs, etc.
Back in the early 90s our group in the club did a century every Saturday and the leader was a friend who rode 25,000 miles per year. He wasn't the fastest climber I knew but his endurance was unreal and he tolerated a lot of sniveling from me. He was also a fantastic cook and he fed me after rides for years. He reached a point eventually where he didn't want to fight off every youngster who came along and he quit the club. I still see him once in a while, he's 10 years older than I am and has had a lot of physical problems.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I'm not very good, but I enjoy the diversion and can actually make some music.
Same, except on the trumpet. I was formerly in the Knoxville Community Band. #RIP
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This got me thinking: if you wired your helmet with strategically placed electric stimulants, could you improve your average speed?
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Old 12-02-20, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
This got me thinking: if you wired your helmet with strategically placed electric stimulants, could you improve your average speed?
as long as it didn't interfere with your aluminium foil hat, sure.
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Old 12-02-20, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
This got me thinking: if you wired your helmet with strategically placed electric stimulants, could you improve your average speed?
depends on the weight of the battery pack I reckon.
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Old 12-02-20, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
depends on the weight of the battery pack I reckon.
Easily remedied with a long extension cord.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
Easily remedied with a long extension cord.
Dyno hub - the faster you go, the faster you go.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Same, except on the trumpet. I was formerly in the Knoxville Community Band. #RIP
I've been encouraging my son to sign up for one our local bands when he finishes school as a way to keep it going. He played in the Aggie wind symphony until last spring semester when his classes conflicted with rehearsal times. He still plays in the school pep band,, and has taken some really cool trips with the basketball teams, including the mens' NCAA Sweet 16 round his first year. For doing that he gets a lot of swag and a free all sports pass each year.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
depends on the weight of the battery pack I reckon.
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think theoretically (1) the brain/motor signals could somehow be enhanced, or (2) possibly the "pain" of exertion could be deadened?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think theoretically (1) the brain/motor signals could somehow be enhanced, or (2) possibly the "pain" of exertion could be deadened?
Come on down. I can borrow a taser and you can tase yourself while riding to see what happens.

You'd have to sign a waiver, of course.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
This got me thinking: if you wired your helmet with strategically placed electric stimulants, could you improve your average speed?
The question has been asked and money has been spent, but I haven’t seen anything dramatic from the sports world. We can, however, make you remember things better, among other parlor tricks.

We also used to be ”good” at causing seizures.

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
depends on the weight of the battery pack I reckon.
There’s heat dissipation too. Big problem with miniaturized coils.
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Old 12-02-20, 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Come on down. I can borrow a taser and you can tase yourself while riding to see what happens.

You'd have to sign a waiver, of course.
I don't think you know the proper spot to tase.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
The question has been asked and money has been spent, but I haven’t seen anything dramatic from the sports world.
Sounds like you need to do more work before the book is ready for prime time.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
This got me thinking: if you wired your helmet with strategically placed electric stimulants, could you improve your average speed?
It's the body not the brain. Besides, it's probably cheaper to just get an e-bike.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Just had an idea pop in my head, figured this is the place for feed back.

Theoretically, could I buy a steel or aluminum frame, cut it in half and install SS couplers myself.

If yes, does anybody have such a frame laying around preferably size 58 rim brake.
I've heard it's difficult to get the couplers unless you're a frame builder, dunno if that's still the case.

Sorry, no big frames sitting around. This hotttttt complete is for sale locally, and I was wishing it was smaller...

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I don't think you know the proper spot to tase.
Try, try, and try again.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
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Originally Posted by big john
It's the body not the brain. Besides, it's probably cheaper to just get an e-bike.
Well that's not very sporting. I'm all for doing it the old fashioned way and shocking the hell out of VV.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Try, try, and try again.
I don't think stimulation as pictured on the book cover requires a shock.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Well that's not very sporting. I'm all for doing it the old fashioned way and shocking the hell out of VV.
I'll happily volunteer to be a member of the non-shocked control group.
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