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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 03-10-21, 12:38 PM
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Woke up with a touch of the dread piriformis syndrome today. The deadlifts are working!
I...... well.... I don't know what to do with this...
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Front windows of the crib rear-screened. Took them longer than I expected. Now back to mind numbing, on-line continuing legal education.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
what kind grease do you ladies and gents use on your seatpost?
Park polylube for metal on metal. Whatever carbon paste is handy for carbon stuff (Finishline, FSA, etc...).
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
what kind grease do you ladies and gents use on your seatpost?
Metal:metal I use regular bike grease.

CF:anything I use 'assembly paste'.
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I told you if you blab I gotta charge you double! Now shush!
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
what kind grease do you ladies and gents use on your seatpost?
Thatís a rather personal question.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
what kind grease do you ladies and gents use on your seatpost?
carbon friction paste or white lithium lubriplate 386
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thatís a lot of different lube.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Referencing the ritchey, currently all I have is a tub of this penzoil bearing grease. Didnít know if it would hurt to use it, I have keep the connections on the frame lubed to prevent rust. If the grease I have isnít recommended then Iíll go get some.
it'll work just fine
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Front windows of the crib rear-screened. Took them longer than I expected. Now back to mind numbing, on-line continuing legal education.
Feel your pain. What you learning about?

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Finished round 1 of sanding in the basement last night. Touched up a couple, 6 or 7 spots. Getting ready for round 2 tonight.
Plus as a bonus I need to pick a color for paint. As I am color blind for the most part, I hate this part of a job. I have to rely on sales people for color selection. Some are reluctant to stick their necks out that far. So frustrating. But I want to be into ceiling work this weekend, so forward we go. The rest of my guitar cases/bags showed up yesterday too. So they all came down and got put away.
I can't believe this is finally happening, I've waited so long.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Feel your pain. What you learning about?
COVID issues in the workplace. "Learning" is debatable.

Five more minutes and I will need six more hours before the end of April.
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Scheduled to get our first shot on Friday. We got in line this morning and were told that, as foreigners, we have to come back Friday, with the rest of the stragglers. We also had to go to the Palacio and get a Carta de Residencia to prove we actually live here.The woman in that office echoed the Friday thing. It's always good to hear something like that twice. I stepped into the Police station to ask where to find said carta, and one of them came with us and introduced our issue to the woman in charge. Such a difference from what we have experienced elsewhere in the world. Authorities falling all over themselves to be helpful.
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COVID issues in the workplace. "Learning" is debatable.

Five more minutes and I will need six more hours before the end of April.
I sent a newsletter to my clients on that topic about a year ago. Now that Texas is "open for business", I'm going to have to send another warning them that just because the Governor says we're "open" doesn't mean we can disregard employee safety. OSHA is always looking for new business!
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
COVID issues in the workplace. "Learning" is debatable.

Five more minutes and I will need six more hours before the end of April.
I've been guilty of letting the video roll while going to the bathroom or lunch.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
thatís a lot of different lube.
The current requirements for certification to work on major Swiss watch brand products involves correctly using 5-6 different lubricants in different spots on each movement. These come in tiny aliquots at ridiculous cost, with remarkably short theoretical shelf lives.

But at least it's no longer porpoise jaw oil.
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Does anyone else find you have to talk yourself down from projects you really don't want to undertake, but which won't leave you alone?

I'm trying really hard to convince myself that I don't want to get YET ANOTHER old steel frame, and build it up with Shimano's Sante groupset. It would be silly and quixotic AF. And I'm already having parking issues in the garage. At least with the C'dale I already had the frame, seatpost and saddle, and stem, as well as the brakes and levers, and a couple 12-25 8sp Dura Ace cassettes that were just lying fallow. This would be completely new, from the ground up. And now I already HAVE a vintage bike. Hell, THREE vintage bikes, if you count the Ritchey and Battaglin, since their frames are from the early 90s and their groupsets from the early 00's.

Cripes. The Bianchi is 15 years old now. Is IT vintage?
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Jumped on the tire-buying bandwagon and picked up a new set of Gravelking slicks in 28mm.

I thought about trying something new but I seriously doubt I'm giving up much with these and I've already had a good experience with them, plus they're fairly inexpensive
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Oh my, a big rig decided to try a shortcut on the olde Lincoln Highway between Rock Springs and Green River today. That mud gets pretty nasty when the snow is melting like that.

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Originally Posted by genejockey
Does anyone else find you have to talk yourself down from projects you really don't want to undertake, but which won't leave you alone?

I'm trying really hard to convince myself that I don't want to get YET ANOTHER old steel frame, and build it up with Shimano's Sante groupset. It would be silly and quixotic AF. And I'm already having parking issues in the garage. At least with the C'dale I already had the frame, seatpost and saddle, and stem, as well as the brakes and levers, and a couple 12-25 8sp Dura Ace cassettes that were just lying fallow. This would be completely new, from the ground up. And now I already HAVE a vintage bike. Hell, THREE vintage bikes, if you count the Ritchey and Battaglin, since their frames are from the early 90s and their groupsets from the early 00's.

Cripes. The Bianchi is 15 years old now. Is IT vintage?
You have a small collection compared to some on the forum. I never got bitten by the vintage bug, I only lust after new bikes. My lack of income makes it a self-regulating deal. Plus, I'm a known tightwad.
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I've been guilty of letting the video roll while going to the bathroom or lunch.
I do this with the annual HIPAA and compliance training video I can't skip through before taking the quiz at the end. I get that it's a CMS requirement but good lord, make it interesting.

I'm really tired today and my ride this morning was a slog where I struggled to hold power - wondering if it's vax fatigue or something else.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
I do this with the annual HIPAA and compliance training video I can't skip through before taking the quiz at the end. I get that it's a CMS requirement but good lord, make it interesting.

I'm really tired today and my ride this morning was a slog where I struggled to hold power - wondering if it's vax fatigue or something else.

sounds like three days ago.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
I do this with the annual HIPAA and compliance training video I can't skip through before taking the quiz at the end. I get that it's a CMS requirement but good lord, make it interesting.

I'm really tired today and my ride this morning was a slog where I struggled to hold power - wondering if it's vax fatigue or something else.
We have Sexual Harassment Training every year, with a time requirement of maybe 2 hours, since I manage a group. They toss in 'interactives' every couple minutes to make sure you're not just running it on screen 2 while you work. But of course, I've been taking these things since 1990 or so, so there's never anything new and I know all the answers. Plus which, you already SHOULD know all the answers by applying the Don't Be A Dick Standard.

Which reminds me I have to do two training sessions this afternoon after my last Zoom. Oh, joy. Oh, rapture.
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Originally Posted by big john
You have a small collection compared to some on the forum. I never got bitten by the vintage bug, I only lust after new bikes. My lack of income makes it a self-regulating deal. Plus, I'm a known tightwad.
Not really helping, here.....
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Not really helping, here.....
Just to make sure we're helping in the right way, what country would you like the frame to be from? And what size?

Might be easier for us to help you avoid something too tempting that way
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