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Road Cycling ďIt 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.Ē -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 03-06-21, 06:49 PM
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Next thing you know they'll start wearing NOT BIBS.
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How many calories does vacuuming burn? Asking for a friend.
What's your vacuuming suffer score?
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I decided on a club ride today. 13 of us started and one didn't show up at the top of the big climb, which was an out and back. 3 of the young bucks decided they wanted more (we were only doing 45 miles) and when it got all headwindy later it got down to just 4 of us finishing the route. Got blown around a bit and sandblasted at one point but I felt better on the climbs than I have in a while.
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Old 03-06-21, 07:09 PM
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So, one might say you were quite Taycan with it?
Quite Taycan with it, but unable to Taycan home.
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Old 03-06-21, 07:16 PM
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Got home from getting the tires done, and wanted to ride. Wife had other ideas. So, we trimmed all the freeze damaged shrubs in front, dug out half-dozen Azalias and put them out of their misery, then replanted new ones. Now icing L4-L5. How many calories did that burn?

was otherwise a perfect sunny, 70 degree, windless day.
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One of my riding buddies has one. I joke that he is envious of the Saturn but itís not for sale. He also has a fancy McLaren convertible that is apparently even a ďbigger dealĒ than his Porsche.
saw the picture of it you posted a while back. Curious what McLaren model he has.
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Got it home and started putting it together. I managed to snap the down tube coupler. He had warned me that it was easy to strip, and recommended 4 nm. I never felt my wrench click and was tightening it slowly. It didnít come with any spares, so will have to find a replacement. Almost N+1.
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Old 03-06-21, 09:12 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Got it home and started putting it together. I managed to snap the down tube coupler. He had warned me that it was easy to strip, and recommended 4 nm. I never felt my wrench click and was tightening it slowly. It didnít come with any spares, so will have to find a replacement. Almost N+1.
Aw, nuts.
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Old 03-06-21, 10:15 PM
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Old 03-07-21, 04:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
saw the picture of it you posted a while back. Curious what McLaren model he has.
Itís an orange convertible. I can ask him today.
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Old 03-07-21, 05:22 AM
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I got out for a ride on the Cervelo earlier today. It was good fun. Also, I popped on the new Michelin Power Road TLRs. At first blush, they don't feel quite as supple as the Pro One Addix, but they seem to roll pretty well and grip seems pretty good, though I wasn't exactly chucking it in to corners with all of the sand and salt on the roads. I'll try slightly lower pressure tomorrow.
Nice!!

Iím getting the orange bike cleaned up and hopefully ready to go this week. Putting Pro One Addix on, she needs a new chain and new brake pads (going with black prince).

The Revolt is going to get some new tires too for spring and summer dirt- probably some RH 38s.

Iím sometimes tempted to sell the R3 and pick up a Caledonia w/ regular ultegra or even 105, but I think I would miss Di2
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28 degrees this morning. I was convinced winter was over.

Did some more research last night on building the breakaway. recommended torque was 4 nm but the clamp lips are not suppose to kiss. Mine went to third base before they broke. Patience is a virtue I sometimes lack. Thankfully a replacement part isnít breaking the bank so hopefully back in business next week.
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Old 03-07-21, 06:34 AM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
28 degrees this morning. I was convinced winter was over.

Did some more research last night on building the breakaway. recommended torque was 4 nm but the clamp lips are not suppose to kiss. Mine went to third base before they broke. Patience is a virtue I sometimes lack. Thankfully a replacement part isnít breaking the bank so hopefully back in business next week.
Cold here too. We have a delayed 10AM start for our Sunday ride to allow temps to rise a few degrees.
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Old 03-07-21, 07:07 AM
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Old 03-07-21, 07:10 AM
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Supposed to be unseasonably warm today - we'll be in the 60s. The group wants to head out in the late morning, which is going to make for a temp transition that'll have me second-guessing my attire all morning.
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Old 03-07-21, 07:12 AM
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Strictly an afternoon ride day.
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Old 03-07-21, 07:17 AM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Nice!!

Iím getting the orange bike cleaned up and hopefully ready to go this week. Putting Pro One Addix on, she needs a new chain and new brake pads (going with black prince).

The Revolt is going to get some new tires too for spring and summer dirt- probably some RH 38s.

Iím sometimes tempted to sell the R3 and pick up a Caledonia w/ regular ultegra or even 105, but I think I would miss Di2
See, this is why I've avoided Di2 - I don't need to add another "must have" that carries a $1k premium.

The POA are really good tires - I think you'll like 'em. The only thing that I didn't like about them was that they don't stay bead-locked on to my wheels when deflated, which makes install and sealant maintenance a little more complicated and "a little more complicated" isn't something that I need or want. I've been wanting to taste-test a few of the better tires on the market anyway, so, if I don't find something that's as good and easier to live with, I'll go back to them and try double-wrapping the rim tape or something.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Strictly an afternoon ride day.
Training question: my Form yesterday was -75. Should I my easy ride today be 3 hours or 4?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06


Got it home and started putting it together. I managed to snap the down tube coupler. He had warned me that it was easy to strip, and recommended 4 nm. I never felt my wrench click and was tightening it slowly. It didnít come with any spares, so will have to find a replacement. Almost N+1.
Bummer.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Got it home and started putting it together. I managed to snap the down tube coupler. He had warned me that it was easy to strip, and recommended 4 nm. I never felt my wrench click and was tightening it slowly. It didnít come with any spares, so will have to find a replacement. Almost N+1.
I hereby dub thee "Hamfist"



That blows, but the bike looks sweet and it won't be too costly of a lesson. Now, once you get wheels for this thing, move a power meter to the top of your list, would ya?!
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
I hereby dub thee "Hamfist"



That blows, but the bike looks sweet and it won't be too costly of a lesson. Now, once you get wheels for this thing, move a power meter to the top of your list, would ya?!

Itís a complete bike, came with mavic pro concept wheels. Only thing I am missing are pedals, but for now I will throw on bontrager platforms. Might even start wearing flip flops again.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
saw the picture of it you posted a while back. Curious what McLaren model he has.
Itís a 720S Spyder. Is that a serious sports car??
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Training question: my Form yesterday was -75. Should I my easy ride today be 3 hours or 4?
More like six, I think, but keep the effort down to around 80% and get plenty of electrolytes. Li+ is particularly important early in the season.

Oh, and be sure to post your question in T & N for real pro input.

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