Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Road Cycling
Reload this Page >

Addiction 2021.1

Notices
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

Addiction 2021.1

Old 03-04-21, 06:46 PM
  #8576  
-------
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Tejas
Posts: 12,808
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9664 Post(s)
Liked 6,377 Times in 3,507 Posts
Originally Posted by MoAlpha
MoeAlfa. Yours?
This is going to sound lame, but I just can't remember. I've tried to go back and log on from time to time, but could never get on based on the usernames that I thought I used. I also changed it once or twice when you could do that as boat names changed. To give you an idea, Mojo is the name of my boat, and it's 31'.

I'm going to go back and see if I can figure it out just out of curiosity.
Mojo31 is offline  
Old 03-04-21, 06:52 PM
  #8577  
Should Be More Popular
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 43,186

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 561 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22711 Post(s)
Liked 9,070 Times in 4,213 Posts
Originally Posted by Mojo31
This is going to sound lame, but I just can't remember. I've tried to go back and log on from time to time, but could never get on based on the usernames that I thought I used. I also changed it once or twice when you could do that as boat names changed. To give you an idea, Mojo is the name of my boat, and it's 31'.

I'm going to go back and see if I can figure it out just out of curiosity.
So when the tide comes in, are you Mr Mojo Risin’??
__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is offline  
Old 03-04-21, 06:55 PM
  #8578  
• —
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Land of Pleasant Living
Posts: 12,308

Bikes: Shmikes

Mentioned: 59 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10217 Post(s)
Liked 5,927 Times in 3,194 Posts
Originally Posted by Mojo31
This is going to sound lame, but I just can't remember. I've tried to go back and log on from time to time, but could never get on based on the usernames that I thought I used. I also changed it once or twice when you could do that as boat names changed. To give you an idea, Mojo is the name of my boat, and it's 31'.

I'm going to go back and see if I can figure it out just out of curiosity.
You won’t find my best work, if you look. The archive for the new site doesn’t go back that far.
MoAlpha is offline  
Old 03-04-21, 06:59 PM
  #8579  
Should Be More Popular
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 43,186

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 561 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22711 Post(s)
Liked 9,070 Times in 4,213 Posts
Originally Posted by datlas
So when the tide comes in, are you Mr Mojo Risin’??
Fun fact: it’s an anagram of Jim Morrison.
__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is offline  
Likes For datlas:
Old 03-04-21, 07:05 PM
  #8580  
• —
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Land of Pleasant Living
Posts: 12,308

Bikes: Shmikes

Mentioned: 59 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10217 Post(s)
Liked 5,927 Times in 3,194 Posts
Originally Posted by WhyFi
Were you the The Imperturbable Ry- oh hell - were you the Razor of that forum?
Who’s that? I was generally friendly, but argumentative and occasionally piled on in a not-so-nice way, but God did some of those guys ask for it! I remember writing some trolling posts about a totally insufferable guy in bad Hemingway, with a sock I used for hit jobs or saying things that could get me in trouble in real life, since a bunch of people knew me. It was a basically unmoderated and very active forum with a lot of very funny people.
MoAlpha is offline  
Old 03-04-21, 07:07 PM
  #8581  
Senior Member
 
indyfabz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 39,529
Mentioned: 211 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18540 Post(s)
Liked 15,908 Times in 7,469 Posts
Originally Posted by datlas
Eroica comes up in the NYT occasionally because of the high vowel content.
indyfabz is offline  
Old 03-04-21, 07:25 PM
  #8582  
Senior Member
 
WhyFi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: TC, MN
Posts: 39,520

Bikes: R3 Disc, Haanjo

Mentioned: 354 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20810 Post(s)
Liked 9,456 Times in 4,672 Posts
Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Who’s that? I was generally friendly, but argumentative and occasionally piled on in a not-so-nice way, but God did some of those guys ask for it! I remember writing some trolling posts about a totally insufferable guy in bad Hemingway, with a sock I used for hit jobs or saying things that could get me in trouble in real life, since a bunch of people knew me. It was a basically unmoderated and very active forum with a lot of very funny people.
Heh. He was just a relentlessly annoying Addiction kid. Razor in KC was his original user name, but then he decided to change it to some weird manga-like name for a short time. I don't recall if he changed it back shortly thereafter or if he was booted from the site shortly thereafter. Our Addiction historians would know better.
WhyFi is offline  
Old 03-04-21, 07:32 PM
  #8583  
Mostly Harmless
 
rjones28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Chittenango, NY
Posts: 56,690

Bikes: Have two wheels

Mentioned: 169 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13767 Post(s)
Liked 4,578 Times in 2,530 Posts
Originally Posted by datlas
So when the tide comes in, are you Mr Mojo Risin’??
Ugh.
__________________
Originally Posted by patentcad
If this thread doesn't go 10 pages I'm quitting BF.
rjones28 is offline  
Old 03-04-21, 07:36 PM
  #8584  
Senior Member
 
big john's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: In the foothills of Los Angeles County
Posts: 25,465
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8384 Post(s)
Liked 9,283 Times in 4,559 Posts
Originally Posted by indyfabz
Eroica comes up in the NYT occasionally because of the high vowel content.
Some of my friends have done the Eroica rides in California and one guy did one in Italy. You have to ride a vintage bike with exposed brake cables and I forget what else except you can't use clipless pedals. They said people were attaching toe clips and straps to their shoes and using clipless anyway.

The one they did in Central California had rain and the steep dirt sections were difficult with the vintage gears.
big john is offline  
Old 03-04-21, 07:41 PM
  #8585  
-------
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Tejas
Posts: 12,808
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9664 Post(s)
Liked 6,377 Times in 3,507 Posts
Originally Posted by datlas
So when the tide comes in, are you Mr Mojo Risin’??
Damn, you are good! That was one of my names on that site. Seriously.

Took the name Mojo from Austin Powers since the boat was the essence of my sex drive and that which give me my legendary sexual prowess and potency. But, I was only fooling myself in thinking that.
Mojo31 is offline  
Old 03-04-21, 07:49 PM
  #8586  
-------
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Tejas
Posts: 12,808
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9664 Post(s)
Liked 6,377 Times in 3,507 Posts
Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Who’s that? I was generally friendly, but argumentative and occasionally piled on in a not-so-nice way, but God did some of those guys ask for it! I remember writing some trolling posts about a totally insufferable guy in bad Hemingway, with a sock I used for hit jobs or saying things that could get me in trouble in real life, since a bunch of people knew me. It was a basically unmoderated and very active forum with a lot of very funny people.
Yes, it was essential to have a sock or ten.

Brings back to mind a story about when I was the head of our club's handicap committee. Had one guy who was trying to get something like a 186 rating on a boat that should not have been over 150ish. He tried to tell me that the rating numbers on Wiki were the right thing to look at when I was showing him actual club ratings in our area. He kept trying to argue, so I went into Wiki and changed all the number for his boat. Then printed it out and told him that Wiki now rates your boat at 32. He caved, but it got a lot of laughs among our long time "serious racer" members.

SA was how I met Favela and the Mauri Pro guys, among a lot of other people that were fun to hang around with on the water or over a drink.
Mojo31 is offline  
Old 03-04-21, 08:12 PM
  #8587  
• —
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Land of Pleasant Living
Posts: 12,308

Bikes: Shmikes

Mentioned: 59 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10217 Post(s)
Liked 5,927 Times in 3,194 Posts
Originally Posted by Mojo31
Yes, it was essential to have a sock or ten.

Brings back to mind a story about when I was the head of our club's handicap committee. Had one guy who was trying to get something like a 186 rating on a boat that should not have been over 150ish. He tried to tell me that the rating numbers on Wiki were the right thing to look at when I was showing him actual club ratings in our area. He kept trying to argue, so I went into Wiki and changed all the number for his boat. Then printed it out and told him that Wiki now rates your boat at 32. He caved, but it got a lot of laughs among our long time "serious racer" members.

SA was how I met Favela and the Mauri Pro guys, among a lot of other people that were fun to hang around with on the water or over a drink.
Nice.

Sailing in general has provided us more community than we’ve had since our grad student and postdoc days. Kids and work didn’t seem to select people in the same way.
MoAlpha is offline  
Old 03-04-21, 08:15 PM
  #8588  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: 757
Posts: 11,297

Bikes: Madone, Emonda, 5500, Ritchey Breakaway

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10265 Post(s)
Liked 5,240 Times in 2,244 Posts
Had an amazing ride today. Had a lot of pent of aggression and stress from the past couple of weeks. Work has been getting me down and it’s really all just me and dealing with my issues. I typically judge how the ride is going by how I meet miles vs time. So typically a good day I reach 10 miles close to 30 mins and 20 miles close to an hour but usually not on the money. Today I blew the 10 mile mark by over a minute. 20 miles was right on the money and that would have been faster but some people on the jamestown island were blocking my path. I couldn’t find my summer gloves so I went out in my winter gloves and they got to hot so opted for nothing. I didn’t really mind it at all. I unlocked some achievement on intervals.icu for holding my heart rate at a certain level.
Saturday is looking like I might have some good news to share, don’t want to spoil it until then.
bampilot06 is offline  
Likes For bampilot06:
Old 03-04-21, 08:19 PM
  #8589  
Klaatu..Verata..Necktie?
 
genejockey's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 18,227

Bikes: Litespeed Ultimate, Ultegra; Canyon Endurace, 105; Battaglin MAX, Chorus; Bianchi 928 Veloce; Ritchey Road Logic, Dura Ace; Cannondale R500 RX100; Schwinn Circuit, Sante; Lotus Supreme, Dura Ace

Mentioned: 41 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10555 Post(s)
Liked 12,150 Times in 6,219 Posts
Cannondale reacquired! Evening blocked off......
__________________
"Don't take life so serious-it ain't nohow permanent."

"Everybody's gotta be somewhere." - Eccles
genejockey is offline  
Old 03-04-21, 08:43 PM
  #8590  
-------
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Tejas
Posts: 12,808
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9664 Post(s)
Liked 6,377 Times in 3,507 Posts
Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Nice.

Sailing in general has provided us more community than we’ve had since our grad student and postdoc days. Kids and work didn’t seem to select people in the same way.
Agreed. Our best friends for the last 10-12 years are boat neighbors four slips down.
Mojo31 is offline  
Old 03-04-21, 09:09 PM
  #8591  
Mostly Harmless
 
rjones28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Chittenango, NY
Posts: 56,690

Bikes: Have two wheels

Mentioned: 169 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13767 Post(s)
Liked 4,578 Times in 2,530 Posts
Originally Posted by genejockey
Cannondale reacquired! Evening blocked off......
__________________
Originally Posted by patentcad
If this thread doesn't go 10 pages I'm quitting BF.
rjones28 is offline  
Old 03-05-21, 02:18 AM
  #8592  
Klaatu..Verata..Necktie?
 
genejockey's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 18,227

Bikes: Litespeed Ultimate, Ultegra; Canyon Endurace, 105; Battaglin MAX, Chorus; Bianchi 928 Veloce; Ritchey Road Logic, Dura Ace; Cannondale R500 RX100; Schwinn Circuit, Sante; Lotus Supreme, Dura Ace

Mentioned: 41 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10555 Post(s)
Liked 12,150 Times in 6,219 Posts
Cannondale rebuilt! No pics yet. I'll take some tomorrow when I do the shakedown cruise. Still waiting on the matched RX100 wheelset, but I'll make do with the mismatched 105 wheelset I have. Not sure I want to ride the dryrotted Vredesteins, though, even on a short, mostly flat ride. But we'll see.

After I built it up I measured it to compare with my other bikes. It's got the largest saddle-to-bar drop of my bikes, though only by 3mm. I'm curious to see how it feels. The fit seems closest to the Battaglin, which has been my raciest bike.

Setting up the indexed DT shifting was a snap, or perhaps more accurately 7 clicks. The action is very positive, and once adjusted the indexing works perfectly. The front took a little fiddling, because the center of the seat tube attaches to the BB in front of the BB center, so the derailleur is hard to align with the teeth of the big ring. The derailleur itself is the braze-on type, with a clamp-on adapter. I used a shim between the adapter and the derailleur to line it up better and now it shifts great. It's friction anyway, so as long as it goes from one ring to the other on command it doesn't have to be perfect.

Gearing should be interesting. It's got the same 53/39 and 12-25 that I used to run on the Ritchey, and I used to climb a lot with that gearing. But I was younger then! Don't think I'll do any LONG climbs with it, but there are some short ones that may be worth trying.
__________________
"Don't take life so serious-it ain't nohow permanent."

"Everybody's gotta be somewhere." - Eccles
genejockey is offline  
Likes For genejockey:
Old 03-05-21, 04:33 AM
  #8593  
he said member
 
ls01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: is everything
Posts: 13,802

Bikes: yes please

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2789 Post(s)
Liked 1,951 Times in 1,207 Posts
Originally Posted by genejockey
You know what they say about big wheels, right?
big fenders?
ls01 is offline  
Likes For ls01:
Old 03-05-21, 06:12 AM
  #8594  
Senior Member
 
WhyFi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: TC, MN
Posts: 39,520

Bikes: R3 Disc, Haanjo

Mentioned: 354 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20810 Post(s)
Liked 9,456 Times in 4,672 Posts
Originally Posted by genejockey
It's got the same 53/39 and 12-25 that I used to run on the Ritchey


I've been running a 50/34 with a 12-25 for the last few years. I like it quite a bit for my terrain and strengths (we do have some steep-ish pitches, but they're short enough that I can torque it out). Going to even taller gearing in hillier country? Yow. I'd have to stop alongside the road to look for my patellae after they blow off and in to the shrubbery.
WhyFi is offline  
Likes For WhyFi:
Old 03-05-21, 06:31 AM
  #8595  
Should Be More Popular
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 43,186

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 561 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22711 Post(s)
Liked 9,070 Times in 4,213 Posts
Originally Posted by WhyFi


I've been running a 50/34 with a 12-25 for the last few years. I like it quite a bit for my terrain and strengths (we do have some steep-ish pitches, but they're short enough that I can torque it out). Going to even taller gearing in hillier country? Yow. I'd have to stop alongside the road to look for my patellae after they blow off and in to the shrubbery.
I run that now, but before I got the Habanero 12 years ago, I was running "old school" 39/53 and 12-21 and somehow was able to go up our killer climbs. I would NOT want to do it now with that gearing.
__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is offline  
Old 03-05-21, 06:40 AM
  #8596  
Senior Member
 
WhyFi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: TC, MN
Posts: 39,520

Bikes: R3 Disc, Haanjo

Mentioned: 354 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20810 Post(s)
Liked 9,456 Times in 4,672 Posts
Originally Posted by datlas
I run that now, but before I got the Habanero 12 years ago, I was running "old school" 39/53 and 12-21 and somehow was able to go up our killer climbs. I would NOT want to do it now with that gearing.
Featherweight. Yeah, I suspect that I could make that gearing work if I dropped 35lbs.

WhyFi is offline  
Old 03-05-21, 06:42 AM
  #8597  
• —
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Land of Pleasant Living
Posts: 12,308

Bikes: Shmikes

Mentioned: 59 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10217 Post(s)
Liked 5,927 Times in 3,194 Posts
Originally Posted by datlas
I run that now, but before I got the Habanero 12 years ago, I was running "old school" 39/53 and 12-21 and somehow was able to go up our killer climbs. I would NOT want to do it now with that gearing.
I have no idea how I used to do that, but I did. 34-50/11-25 now and I use the 11
MoAlpha is offline  
Old 03-05-21, 06:51 AM
  #8598  
Super Modest
 
Trsnrtr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 23,528

Bikes: Trek Emonda, Giant Propel, Colnago V3, Co-Motion Supremo, ICE VTX WC

Mentioned: 107 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11009 Post(s)
Liked 4,694 Times in 2,155 Posts
Originally Posted by genejockey
Cannondale reacquired! Evening blocked off......
__________________
Keep the chain tight!







Trsnrtr is offline  
Old 03-05-21, 07:29 AM
  #8599  
Senior Member
 
WhyFi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: TC, MN
Posts: 39,520

Bikes: R3 Disc, Haanjo

Mentioned: 354 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20810 Post(s)
Liked 9,456 Times in 4,672 Posts
Originally Posted by MoAlpha
I have no idea how I used to do that, but I did. 34-50/11-25 now and I use the 11
Huh. I didn't even realize that there was an 11-25 option. Vs the 12-25, it looks like they take away the 18t in exchange for the 11t... Hmmm. I'm sure that I use the 18t a *lot* more than I'd ever use an 11t - hell, the 12t is the shiniest cog on the cassette - but I do get over 40 on occasion and gap between the 17t and 19t is pretty manageable within my preferred cadence range..

Oh hell - who am I kidding? It probably wouldn't move the needle much for me, either way. Now if there were a 12-28 available, that'd be a serious consideration.
WhyFi is offline  
Old 03-05-21, 07:33 AM
  #8600  
Senior Member
 
WhyFi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: TC, MN
Posts: 39,520

Bikes: R3 Disc, Haanjo

Mentioned: 354 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20810 Post(s)
Liked 9,456 Times in 4,672 Posts
Originally Posted by WhyFi
Now if there were a 12-28 available, that'd be a serious consideration.
AAAAAND now I see that, of course, Shimano offers this in Dura Ace at $200+
WhyFi is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.