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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

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Old 03-30-21, 05:14 AM
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We all know what the road to hell is paved with.
pot holes?
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Since it was windy and warm, we did the take-out tacos at the airport viewing area. Just stupid windy and pretty much perpendicular to the prevailing wind direction, so it made for some unusual take-off and landing patterns. At one point, a plane a took off in to the wind and curled around to the heading for wherever it was going, while another plane was maneuvering with the wind, too. For a while, the two planes took up an uncomfortably small arc in the sky. I get the whole "big sky" thing and forced perspective, but man did it look scary from our angle.
It's a big sky until it isn't, then it becomes the scene of the tragedy
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There is a Unicanitor in my spare parts bin. It was on the Schwinn for a while.
What color?

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My road bikes all have Specialized Toupes.
What are they, bald?
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DougRNS, howya feeling? You should be getting some relief at this point.
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The end of something is always near. Be more specific, please.
Of course, you knew I meant the end of the self-imposed exile of our very own [MENTION=25227]Velo Vol[/MENTION].
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Old 03-30-21, 05:28 AM
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A small group of club-mates are doing a 5PM 30 mile ride today out of West Chester (where I work and where our club is based), so I put a hold on my last appointment of the day and will join them. It's supposed to be in the low 60's and sunny. How could I say no?
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So is the end near??
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Even with Bro Pricing, it's an expensive saddle.
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Also, there are none available.
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Originally Posted by datlas
A small group of club-mates are doing a 5PM 30 mile ride today out of West Chester (where I work and where our club is based), so I put a hold on my last appointment of the day and will join them. It's supposed to be in the low 60's and sunny. How could I say no?
Going to try to get out between meetings, talks, and delivery of a clothes washer, for which I am going to have to dismantle part of our tiny and minutely organized basement. Cold here at the moment.
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My road bikes all have Specialized Toupes.
Same, for the last 6 years.
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But they never lie
We were talking training stress and related form/freshness numbers. Oh, those boys'll lie to your face sometimes.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Of course, you knew I meant the end of the self-imposed exile of our very own [MENTION=25227]Velo Vol[/MENTION].
He's still posting on twitter if you really need your VV fix.
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I see that the forecast for tomorrow, one of my ride days, is free of rain... but is also free of above freezing temps.

Oh well, I need to get some stuff done, anyway, so this'll encourage me to not spend too much time riding.
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He's still posting on twitter if you really need your VV fix.
This place is the closest I come to any type of "social" media. No FB/Twitter/Snapchat/Instagram/TikTok etc. for this guy.

And I don't even have social media FOMO.

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Originally Posted by WhyFi
I see that the forecast for tomorrow, one of my ride days, is free of rain... but is also free of above freezing temps.

Oh well, I need to get some stuff done, anyway, so this'll encourage me to not spend too much time riding.
Yep. Our next two days are chilly but we will be ~40s.
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Originally Posted by ls01
The end of something is always near. Be more specific, please.
You sound like VV. You sure you're really gone?
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
You sound like VV. You sure you're really gone?
I never left. V. V has abandoned us ,not I.
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My realtor is coming by for a look see tonight. I am just about done with the fixing up. My Daughter and S.i.l were a huge help.
The ceiling in the garage had an area that was cracked and had a pronounced sag to it. I had originally elected to not fix it. S.i.l and I discussed this very fact on Saturday while moving items out of the garage to storage.
Sunday morning I worked on several small items and did a 30 minute zwift ride. Until the kids showed up. I changed clothes and opened the door to go into the garage to find a 5' x 4' hole in the ceiling in the garage located where the cracked and sagged area was. Also of note was a large amount of styrofoam chunks blowing around mixed in with some chunks of thin black vinyl/ rubber.
Squirrels. Apparently I was making to much progress towards moving out. So the Squirrels attacked.
There is a large gable vent in front of the garage. The roof would just be a normal hip roof were it not for this small gable. It's 10' across and 2' tall, all vent, and sits right on the roof. The squirrels ripped through the screen, fell through the bad area of the ceiling just below it. And proceeded to chew and claw @ the back of the garage door insulation and sill seal at the bottom trying to escape.
I ended up replacing 4' x 7' of wet plaster with 5/8 drywall. I will attempt to throw on another coat of compound tonight. That will be that.
EDIT: I still have to clean carpets. And some wall repairs upstairs but small potatoes.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
I see that the forecast for tomorrow, one of my ride days, is free of rain... but is also free of above freezing temps.

Oh well, I need to get some stuff done, anyway, so this'll encourage me to not spend too much time riding.
It dipped down to 24 this AM on my ride. It's either wind or freezing temps. Can't a guy get a break? It felt like I was riding through sludge, I blame the cold.
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My realtor is coming by for a look see tonight. I am just about done with the fixing up. My Daughter and S.i.l were a huge help.
The ceiling in the garage had an area that was cracked and had a pronounced sag to it. I had originally elected to not fix it. S.i.l and I discussed this very fact on Saturday while moving items out of the garage to storage.
Sunday morning I worked on several small items and did a 30 minute zwift ride. Until the kids showed up. I changed clothes and opened the door to go into the garage to find a 5' x 4' hole in the ceiling in the garage located where the cracked and sagged area was. Also of note was a large amount of styrofoam chunks blowing around mixed in with some chunks of thin black vinyl/ rubber.
Squirrels. Apparently I was making to much progress towards moving out. So the Squirrels attacked.
There is a large gable vent in front of the garage. The roof would just be a normal hip roof were it not for this small gable. It's 10' across and 2' tall, all vent, and sits right on the roof. The squirrels ripped through the screen, fell through the bad area of the ceiling just below it. And proceeded to chew and claw @ the back of the garage door insulation and sill seal at the bottom trying to escape.
I ended up replacing 4' x 7' of wet plaster with 5/8 drywall. I will attempt to throw on another coat of compound tonight. That will be that.
EDIT: I still have to clean carpets. And some wall repairs upstairs but small potatoes.
Hope it works out. Bummer about the vermin.
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Well, well, well - it looks like I won't be needing that Bro Pricing on the saddle or much else. As of receipt of an email this morning, I'm working with a lawyer in the UK on being recognized as the heir to the £14.8 million estate of his recently deceased client.. Of course, we'll be splitting this, so I'm not getting the full £14.8 million, but half of that will still leave me with enough for saddles and plenty of other goodies, too... in fact, it'll be NBD for all Addicionites!
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
What color?
Black

What are they, bald?
All of my bikes are hairless.
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Originally Posted by datlas
So is the end near??
Patience
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
I see that the forecast for tomorrow, one of my ride days, is free of rain... but is also free of above freezing temps.

Oh well, I need to get some stuff done, anyway, so this'll encourage me to not spend too much time riding.
We had some good salt-clearing rain in the last week. Then yesterday, Bam. Inch of snow. Freezing temperatures. Salt on the roads.
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Originally Posted by ls01
My realtor is coming by for a look see tonight. I am just about done with the fixing up. My Daughter and S.i.l were a huge help.
The ceiling in the garage had an area that was cracked and had a pronounced sag to it. I had originally elected to not fix it. S.i.l and I discussed this very fact on Saturday while moving items out of the garage to storage.
Sunday morning I worked on several small items and did a 30 minute zwift ride. Until the kids showed up. I changed clothes and opened the door to go into the garage to find a 5' x 4' hole in the ceiling in the garage located where the cracked and sagged area was. Also of note was a large amount of styrofoam chunks blowing around mixed in with some chunks of thin black vinyl/ rubber.
Squirrels. Apparently I was making to much progress towards moving out. So the Squirrels attacked.
There is a large gable vent in front of the garage. The roof would just be a normal hip roof were it not for this small gable. It's 10' across and 2' tall, all vent, and sits right on the roof. The squirrels ripped through the screen, fell through the bad area of the ceiling just below it. And proceeded to chew and claw @ the back of the garage door insulation and sill seal at the bottom trying to escape.
I ended up replacing 4' x 7' of wet plaster with 5/8 drywall. I will attempt to throw on another coat of compound tonight. That will be that.
EDIT: I still have to clean carpets. And some wall repairs upstairs but small potatoes.
Friggin' squirrels, man.
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