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Old 03-07-21, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
nope. I'm still broken.

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

Did anyone yell at you?
No yelling on todays ride. 100% fun.

When is Velo Vol coming back??
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
nope. I'm still broken.

in other news my MRI is scheduled for Wednesday with results on 3/15.
I hope it reveals something which results in the doc saying "Oh, I see. I got this!"
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Originally Posted by datlas
No yelling on today’s ride. 100% fun.

When is Velo Vol coming back??
I have a theory on the whereabouts of Velo Vol I think he is busy scouring the internet looking for the perfect Christmas gift for me. It's never to soon to do the right thing. My other guess is he has run off with la chica.

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Originally Posted by datlas
I mentioned this on todays 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.
They are just cars at the end of the day. Somebody always has more and somebody always has less, no matter where one falls on the spectrum. I've known some really rich people with the coolest of toys who were very miserable in their lives.

Character is much more important.

But, you know that.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
I have a theory on the whereabouts of Velo Vol I think he is busy scouring the internet looking for the perfect Christmas gift for me. It's never to soon to do the right thing. My other guess is he has run off with les chica.
Or she smoked him and left him for dead.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I hope it reveals something which results in the doc saying "Oh, I see. I got this!"
I hope so the weather is starting to get nice in the quasi-south.
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Four days in the 60s this coming week. Bring em on!
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On this day in 1957, Way Out West was released. Gonna celebrate with a little ride out to the desert.

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Back from a 5 mile hike with mrs datlas. The sky is such a beautiful dark shade of blue. I did not Strava the walk, does that mean it didn’t happen?
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
On this day in 1957, Way Out West was released. Gonna celebrate with a little ride out to the desert.

Love this album. Used it for demos quite a bit, too.
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Windy, but had a good group ride. Wasn't nearly as sore as I'd expected and even felt frisky enough to run at a few town signs. Also, doesn't the Cervelo look 153% hotter with the trimmed steerer?

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Oh, and now my Form is sitting at -95. I think I'll take tomorrow off.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Windy, but had a good group ride. Wasn't nearly as sore as I'd expected and even felt frisky enough to run at a few town signs. Also, doesn't the Cervelo look 153% hotter with the trimmed steerer?

Like the core of a blue star on July 16th.
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I just realized velo was missing.
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I just realized velo was missing.
Self-imposed. He made a mildly in-bad-taste joke about earthquake in NZ so teacher slapped his wrist.

I wish they would kiss and make up. Metaphorically speaking, of course.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Self-imposed. He made a mildly in-bad-taste joke about earthquake in NZ so teacher slapped his wrist.

I wish they would kiss and make up. Metaphorically speaking, of course.

how unfortunate. Im just sorry I missed it.

Has anybody had an experience with GP3000? My ritchey came with a brand new, havnt seen the light since 2006 pair, Size 23. Plan on using them unless they are prone to explosions. I was actually hoping to throw my 28 gators on but I dont think Ill have the clearance.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Metaphorically speaking, of course.
Oh hell, Id watch.
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Oh, and now my Form is sitting at -95. I think I'll take tomorrow off.
Naw, man. Hammer that steel while its still red hot!
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
how unfortunate. Im just sorry I missed it.

Has anybody had an experience with GP3000? My ritchey came with a brand new, havnt seen the light since 2006 pair, Size 23. Plan on using them unless they are prone to explosions. I was actually hoping to throw my 28 gators on but I dont think Ill have the clearance.
Not personally but if they have been in a cool dark place I expect they should be ok. You may want to inflate to max as a stress test and inspect. If all good, drop to preferred PSI and ride on!
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Oh hell, Id watch.
Chance, is that you?

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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Windy, but had a good group ride. Wasn't nearly as sore as I'd expected and even felt frisky enough to run at a few town signs. Also, doesn't the Cervelo look 153% hotter with the trimmed steerer?

where did all the snow go?
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It's been a beautiful day for a ride, so I decided to take the Cannondale for a spin. My thought was to do a 16-25 mile out-and-back, and then switch to another bike. But I was having so much fun, I decided to keep going and do the whole ride on the C'dale! I took along 4,5, and 6mm Allen keys for any adjustments to saddle or stem/bars, as well as a screwdriver for things like limit screws or brake centering screws. Never touched 'em. I think I set it up perfectly!

I did manage to dig up a pair of 25mm Contis, so I ran those today instead of the 20 year old, dry-rotted Vredesteins. I would not have risked a 51 mile ride with those! Ran them at 90/95 F/R and that made a big difference. I'm not going to mistake the C'dale for the Canyon, but I didn't feel like I could read the print on manhole covers with my ass, like it was riding with 23s at 120 psi! The ride is firm, but with the lower psi no longer 'skippy' on rough pavement. Still not gonna take it off road!

I spent the first 2-4 miles trying to make the brake levers shift, before getting used to the DT shifters. They're so simple with the indexing! *click*-*clank*, and you're in the new gear. The front was even smoother than with STIs or Ergos - move the lever and the chain is on the new chainwheel, instantly, silently. I found I shifted less, meaning my cadence was more varied. I remember when I bought this bike in 1995, I hated the DT shifters. Couldn't stand having my hands off the bars! Now, it's no big deal. I think years of riding with STIs or Ergos allowed me to be comfortable enough on the bike that taking a hand off and reaching down to shift was no problem

I didn't mount a head unit to the bike, leaving the bar completely clear of stuff. I haven't ridden that way in years! Just riding, all by feel and perceived exertion. It was a blast! Of course, I mounted cadence and speed sensors on the bike and wore a HR strap, but I tucked the head unit in my jersey pocket, so I only know how fast I went etc. after the fact. Still got 6 PRs on various segments that I've ridden between 20 and 150 times before, so clearly I wasn't dawdling.

Here's a pic after 11 miles -



Obligatory pic at Frenchman's Tower, along Old Page Mill Road:

Kinda blends in there, don't it? Here's a closeup:

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
On this day in 1957, Way Out West was released. Gonna celebrate with a little ride out to the desert.
Also probably sometime around this day in 1957, my Mom probably said something to my Dad like, "So, Bob. You know how we thought Margaret was going to be our last kid? Yeah. About that."
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While I was riding, I decided to stop treating the C'dale as if it were 1) a toy or 2) made of glass. I have a rule for my watch buying - I won't own any watch that I won't wear. No 'Vault Queens' for me, and that goes for the 150 year old key wind pocket watches as well. So I decided it's the same with bikes - if I'm going to own a bike, make it part of the stable, I have to be willing to RIDE IT. Turns out it was up to it! So now it's officially part of the stable! I decided to call it "Jackhammer", for reasons anyone who's ridden an early Cannondale can understand.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
where did all the snow go?
We've spent a decent amount of time above freezing in the last week or so. Still some snow/ice going east (buildings/trees shade the snow from the southerly sun), but the roads are pretty clear otherwise.
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