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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 10-08-21, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Why not? They've got lots of coupons. Something for everyone.

You didn't mow while it was raining. Come on.
Professional lawn services do it all the time.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
more impressive if shifting was involved……
He was shifting the whole time.

I reckon you mean with a stick and a clutch pedal though...
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Hyperbole much? Try going a month or two without riding.

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So how'd you find out about that, then?







I got nothing.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Hyperbole much? Try going a month or two without riding.


“A month or two”. would be bad for all parties involved. So let’s prey it never comes to that.


In all seriousness the first 12 ish miles or so felt absolutely terrible. Like I have never ridden a road bike before. Once that **** show passed my form felt good but my heart rate was through the roof.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Professional lawn services do it all the time.
Nope.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
took the wife test driving new cars today.



I learned that basically any brand car is going to cost me 10 thousand more than I wanted to spend.

And the used car version is going to cost even more.

Wife is not happy at the moment.
There is a chip shortage, and tons of cars are sitting in lots waiting for them. Dealer lots around here are pretty much empty compared to pre-covid.

I've heard of various cars selling for above sticker. Not high end cars, but mainstream "family" type cars.

What are you considering?

Newer used car prices are through the roof. My kid's Mazda is worth more as a 3 year old than I paid for it new.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Nope.
yep.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
more impressive if shifting was involved……
He was shifting. PDK.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
See post #1262
"Stand by for an important post."?
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Just finished Workout #3 of the Zwift Academy series. Managed to get all the way through, mostly by reducing the FTP bias for the last set to 98%. I've reached the conclusion that FTP Bias button > pause button > Tab > Esc. All it did was reduce the hard effort from 325 to 315, but that made all the difference.

Still, decidedly unpleasant.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
He was shifting. PDK.
PDK is awesome. Best tranny out there.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Nope.
Incorrect.
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5 Reasons Not to Mow Wet Grass
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
HGTV is a bunch of babies.

That said, ain't no way I'm mowing my own lawn in the rain.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Nope.
golf courses.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
golf courses.
#MicDrop
I'm not around golf courses when it's raining.

I'm not saying no mowing happens in Knox County on rainy days, but I rarely see anyone doing it.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
There is a chip shortage, and tons of cars are sitting in lots waiting for them. Dealer lots around here are pretty much empty compared to pre-covid.

I've heard of various cars selling for above sticker. Not high end cars, but mainstream "family" type cars.

What are you considering?

Newer used car prices are through the roof. My kid's Mazda is worth more as a 3 year old than I paid for it new.
It's a terrible time to buy a new vehicle. Better to wait if you can.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Pretty dumb.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol

I'm not saying no mowing happens in Knox County on rainy days, but I rarely see anyone doing it.
How about singing?

NSFW for a couple seconds

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Originally Posted by Mojo31
There is a chip shortage, and tons of cars are sitting in lots waiting for them. Dealer lots around here are pretty much empty compared to pre-covid.

I've heard of various cars selling for above sticker. Not high end cars, but mainstream "family" type cars.

What are you considering?

Newer used car prices are through the roof. My kid's Mazda is worth more as a 3 year old than I paid for it new.

So originally it was either going to be a honda civic, honda hrv, subaru outback, subaru cross trek. The original plan was to spend no more than 20k. After doing research I realized that wasn’t realistic, but 25k should work.

I talked her out of the civic it’s just too small. Hondas are extremely hard to come by in my area, and the mark up is huge.

Well I stumbled on a mazda CX-5 so I took her to try that out. She loved it, but the price after all the fees and bs, was 10,000 over budget. We offered 28k cash to see if that would make a difference and she wouldn’t negotiate at all. ( I told my wife that wouldn’t work, but italians have this view of the world that is hard to explain)

Went to the honda lot next to test ride the HRV, and we quickly realized the HRV was not going to work. We’re not big on the bells and whistles but it has nothing, and to get some of the simple things the car was going to cost only a couple thousand cheaper than the cx5
She test drove a CRV and it was nice, had a lot of neat features, but was just boring. The gave us a quote and it was 2 thousand more than the CX5.

We will go look at subarus today but I think we will end up with the Mazda.


Since the car budget jumped up 10k it’s only fair that my bike budget jumps 10k right? I mean the S works tarmac is only 13k……..
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
if it makes you feel better, I replaced my bb a couple months back and it’s already started creaking again when I climb hills.

edit: it can only go downhill from here…..
At least mine is threaded. Internet says plumber’s PTFE tape!
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Time to ride. We are doing another Kutztown Donuts ride, it’s a fun route we do every 2 months or so. It will likely be the last one of the year.
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Re car prices, our local Honda dealer is listing all new cars at MSRP plus $1000.

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Time to ride. We are doing another Kutztown Donuts ride, it’s a fun route we do every 2 months or so. It will likely be the last one of the year.
I have my DotM meetup this morning, too. It's not a ride, but I always ride to it, if possible.
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