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Old 03-07-21, 08:07 AM
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It just went above freezing. Time to get ready to ride!
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Itís a 720S Spyder. Is that a serious sports car??
Thatís a very serious sports car. Entry price new is close to $400k.

Tell your friend heís a poser though unless he steps up his game to a Senna GTR. 🏎.😜 If you can get one, it costs $1.7mm or more.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
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.
If you do that, youíll have to add cargo shorts to the mix.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
If you do that, youíll have to add cargo shorts to the mix.

Instead of my super short basketball shorts?
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Decided to ring out winter with a ride "sur les graveaux" today. Also because it's a bit sheltered from the equinoctial gales. And flat. And too cold and windy for droves of walkers.
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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.
if I could get my hands on a regular Caledonia frameset, Iíd just swap stuff over and get new shifters.

Di2 is nice, but I could live without it. I find that I donít even miss it when riding the Giant with GRX except for top button Garmin page navigation.

Iím excited about the POA, interested in what you think of the Michelin. Iíd like to try the new Enve tires too, but heard itís tough to get them to seat.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Instead of my super short basketball shorts?
High top Chucks with the basketball shorts.

Donít mix wardrobe styles.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
It’s 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.
Ah - I got the prospective purchases confused. Cool that it has some wheels. So yeah - get some pedals and then pow- pow- power meter.

(it's fun to spend other people's money)

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That’s the best money to spend.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Ah - I got the perspective purchases confused. Cool that it has some wheels. So yeah - get some pedals and then pow- pow- power meter.

(it's fun to spend other people's money)

Lily wants a trainer. So prolly wahoo kickr first then power meter but I donít know how to read stars.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Iím excited about the POA, interested in what you think of the Michelin. Iíd like to try the new Enve tires too, but heard itís tough to get them to seat.
The Michelin were definitely tighter than the POA , probably the tightest I've mounted in years. That said, I still didn't need anything but hands to get them on (I never have, knock on wood), but I did need to be deliberate in making sure that the beads were in the center channel and to take up any slack in order for the last bit to get over the edge of the rim. Once on, the Michelin snapped in to place nicely, though, with the first try with the blast canister for each.

I'm going to order the Pirelli P Zero Race TLRs this afternoon, I think.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Lily wants a trainer. So prolly wahoo kickr first then power meter but I donít know how to read stars.
In VA? In the spring/summer?!

Dude. Bro. Dude bro - that's a fall/winter purchase.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Lily wants a trainer. So prolly wahoo kickr first then power meter but I donít know how to read stars.
She would be much better served by you getting a power meter.
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Ask, and ye shall receive.
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Are you feeling okay?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Instead of my super short basketball shorts?
Hopefully not 1960s short. Ewwww!
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
In VA? In the spring/summer?!

Dude. Bro. Dude bro - that's a fall/winter purchase.
I could make a case for riding inside in VA in the summer - heat and humidity.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
In VA? In the spring/summer?!

Dude. Bro. Dude bro - that's a fall/winter purchase.

Im hoping they go one sale. Her trainer would allow her to ride when Iím at work. Currently she can only ride once a week.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Im hoping they go one sale. Her trainer would allow her to ride when Iím at work. Currently she can only ride once a week.
You restrict her to the house while you're gone?



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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.
Oh man that sucks. I'm not very familiar with those, are the couplers easy to come by, and are they easy to install?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Instead of my super short basketball shorts?
Super short basketball shorts only. Don't let him lead you astray!

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Originally Posted by Mojo31
You restrict her to the house while you're gone?



JK

confined to quarters. I take the wifi router with me to. You guys donít do this???
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Oh man that sucks. I'm not very familiar with those, are the couplers easy to come by, and are they easy to install?
Between 16 and 30 bucks online. Just found out most breakaway owners always spare sets. Installation is easy, I just chose to not follow any instructions or guides by ritchey and do it myself. The hinge coupler is just a small piece of aluminum.

glad it happened at home instead of while at work.
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Chilly and windy out, but the sunshine and camaraderie made today’s ride go by quickly. Did I miss anything while I was away?
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Thatís a very serious sports car. Entry price new is close to $400k.

Tell your friend heís a poser though unless he steps up his game to a Senna GTR. 🏎.😜 If you can get one, it costs $1.7mm or more.
I mentioned this on todayís ride. He said he is not interested. I expect he could afford it. He is former CEO of a fairly large software company that was sold to private equity a few years ago. His proceeds from the deal I am sure were UGE.

The cool thing is he is down to earth and not a French shower in any way. He seems to be a normal well-adjusted guy and fairly modest.

I asked if he could adopt me, but he has 2 kids of his own.
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Chilly and windy out, but the sunshine and camaraderie made todayís ride go by quickly. Did I miss anything while I was away?
nope. I'm still broken.

in other news my MRI is scheduled for Wednesday with results on 3/15.

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