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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 02-26-21, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
I make up for it by carrying less water.
I assume that Velo Vol approves.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
My mom didn't have a basement.
We don't have one either. Good thing, too. I wouldn't want our kids living there anymore.
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Did you ever hear of Doctor Demento? He had a radio show here for years. That Camaro song would have been right in line with his show.
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Indeed, although the last time I heard his radio show was in the early 1980's.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
I assume that Velo Vol approves.
I'm sure he does.

I actually don't carry much water unless it's hot because a. I have an old man's hyperactive bladder and b. the prosthetic discs in my C-spine make it difficult for me to drink on the bike. Aspirating fluid and coughing fits are slow.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
We don't have one either. Good thing, too. I wouldn't want our kids living there anymore.
You don't like having them in the crawl space?
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
I actually don't carry much water unless it's hot because a. I have an old man's hyperactive bladder and b. the prosthetic discs in my C-spine make it difficult for me to drink on the bike. Aspirating fluid and coughing fits are slow.
Same. Except my bladder is younger and my discs are original.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
You don't like having them in the crawl space?
I wouldn't, but it doesn't matter since we don't have a crawl space or basement. Everything here goes up, and nothing goes down. Has to do with the soil type.

We really love our kids, and love having them around, but we've come to realize that we love that they have their own homes now.
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Final tally is in for the freeze damage - $400 for plumbing, $1500 for pool, and $500 for ceiling repair. Consider myself lucky!

Still will have a pretty large amount of landscape replacement due to freeze damage, but that can be done over the spring/summer. Going to have to wait to see what recovers when it warms up.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
My mom didn't have a basement.
Shed?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Do a Zwift on it.
No Zwift account.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
No Zwift account.
Also, my trainer cannot accommodate the 197mm read axle.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Try doing 10 exclamation points in a row. Very disappointing.
It's for your own safety.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Final tally is in for the freeze damage - $400 for plumbing, $1500 for pool, and $500 for ceiling repair. Consider myself lucky!
Iceberg damage?
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Originally Posted by ls01
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I never owned a fast car. I did get a ride in a friends Firebird 400. Fun getting your back pushed into the seat. Here's some cars that I've owned (not mine, just pics)



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Originally Posted by rjones28
Shed?
Well, we actually had a few sheds and a dank, dark, unfinished cellar from the 1800s at the place upstate, but I never wanted to move there. In the City it was an apartment.
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Originally Posted by Jack Tone
I never owned a fast car. I did get a ride in a friends Firebird 400. Fun getting your back pushed into the seat. Here's some cars that I've owned (not mine, just pics)


wut
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Good grief.
what are you planning for 50,000?

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Iceberg damage?
Blowout.

The connection between the pump and filter froze causing the coupling to become decoupled. Then, when the power came back on, the pump ran due to the freeze guard turning it on, but it was just working against the ice in it rather than water. So, replacement pump, plumbing, and labor.

The iceberg did not seem to do any damage.
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Velo Vol I apologize for suspending your music education during my convalescence. I will resume as soon as I can. Stretching takes up more time than I realized.
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Originally Posted by Jack Tone
I never owned a fast car. I did get a ride in a friends Firebird 400. Fun getting your back pushed into the seat. Here's some cars that I've owned (not mine, just pics)
I've been around a lot of fast cars. This one was owned by a good friend of mine:


Highly modified to put out something like 1200 hp on race fuel. The owner took me for a ride in it, and scared the living sheet out of me. Would have loved to drive it, but didn't as it was beyond my comfort level.
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Time to roll our tandem out of storage. Appropriate to recent threads, it weighs around ~30#, IIRC, but maybe I should weigh it.
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Velo Vol I apologize for suspending your music education during my convalescence. I will resume as soon as I can. Stretching takes up more time than I realized.
How long do you stretch? You should stream it on Twitch, with music.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Time to roll our tandem out of storage. Appropriate to recent threads, it weighs around ~30#, IIRC, but maybe I should weigh it.
Man, that's an average of 15lbs of bike per rider...

BRB - gonna cut the Cervelo in half and lighten it up.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
I'm sure he does.

I actually don't carry much water unless it's hot because a. I have an old man's hyperactive bladder and b. the prosthetic discs in my C-spine make it difficult for me to drink on the bike. Aspirating fluid and coughing fits are slow.
I am sure you know, but aspiration risk is lower with neck flexion. So get a bidon with a straw.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Man, that's an average of 15lbs of bike per rider...

BRB - gonna cut the Cervelo in half and lighten it up.
I just weighed it and it's 32# with pedals and pump and computer mounts, etc.
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