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I won the slow-roll !!!

Old 07-29-22, 02:44 PM
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I won a strider crit once. It was supposed to be for kids, but the rules didn't specifically state adults couldn't enter. I destroyed all those little punks!!!
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Old 07-29-22, 08:34 PM
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Wow, I did not see that clip. The "free press" actually blurred out the back of the shirt to censor it out, amazing. Thanks for digging that up. I can't believe they did not censor the "Free Palestine" on the front too, odd.

My rear freewheel is a 16.17.18.19.21. I spaced the rear wheel as far as it would go towards the drive-side dropout and re-dished the rear wheel to suit, so the gears I use the most, the 19/52 and 18/52 work just fine, and if I am going downhill the ninth and tenth gears work fine too. The only time i use the 21 rear cog is if I am on the small sprocket up front when spinning up steep grades. Ten-speed bikes don't have the ridiculously wide rear cog-set and cross-chaining as the garbage-bikes they sell people now have, so it is no big deal to use three or four different gears with one front chainwheel, especially when you do the work I did to put the rear hub where you want it.
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Old 07-29-22, 08:41 PM
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It just keeps getting better.
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It just keeps getting better.
Is that what that was? Better?
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Old 07-29-22, 09:32 PM
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Originally Posted by beng1 View Post
Wow, I did not see that clip. The "free press" actually blurred out the back of the shirt to censor it out, amazing. Thanks for digging that up. I can't believe they did not censor the "Free Palestine" on the front too, odd.

My rear freewheel is a 16.17.18.19.21. I spaced the rear wheel as far as it would go towards the drive-side dropout and re-dished the rear wheel to suit, so the gears I use the most, the 19/52 and 18/52 work just fine, and if I am going downhill the ninth and tenth gears work fine too. The only time i use the 21 rear cog is if I am on the small sprocket up front when spinning up steep grades. Ten-speed bikes don't have the ridiculously wide rear cog-set and cross-chaining as the garbage-bikes they sell people now have, so it is no big deal to use three or four different gears with one front chainwheel, especially when you do the work I did to put the rear hub where you want it.
what is your small chainring? Thats actually pretty cool, did not know that older bikes had such a narrow range. Your top end is kind of lacking
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Old 07-29-22, 10:04 PM
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
Thats actually pretty cool, did not know that older bikes had such a narrow range.
Some do, some have a wide range freewheel. I had a wide ratio 5 speed freewheel on one of my old bikes. Corn cobs have been around since way back.
Now I only ride garbage bikes with wide ratio 10 speed out back. Except my garbage mtb, which has a wide 11 speed.
My next garbage bike will probably have a 12 speed wide range cassette.

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Old 07-29-22, 11:02 PM
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Originally Posted by beng1 View Post
Wow, I did not see that clip. The "free press" actually blurred out the back of the shirt to censor it out, amazing.
Sure they did.
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Old 07-30-22, 04:32 AM
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Originally Posted by beng1 View Post
The "free press"
You clearly donít know what that means.
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Old 07-30-22, 06:30 AM
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
what is your small chainring? Thats actually pretty cool, did not know that older bikes had such a narrow range. Your top end is kind of lacking
At 100 pedal rpm 52/16 is just under 26mph, at 90 pedal rpm it drops to about 23mph. For riding and racing on mostly flat or shallow grades that is more than enough gearing for me as I am not young or strong enough to cruise at 30-40mph average like you are. I am sure the 52/19, which I like to do most of my riding in, is good for 18mph to over 21mph on routes without large grades at between 88-100 or so pedal rpm, which I know for sure because I have tested it many, many times and done the math.
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Old 07-30-22, 06:35 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
You clearly donít know what that means.
That would be off-topic to discuss and against forum rules, as this forum has already censored many of my posts concerning such things even though I can directly tie them to bicycling, so you will have to enlighten me through a PM if you want me to understand what you are talking about, thank-you.
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Old 07-30-22, 06:45 AM
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Originally Posted by hazetguy View Post
the video is a bit out of focus (depth of field and all)/grainy, but it does look like there is something scribbled on the back of the shirt in thin (black) marker/ink.
perhaps the op can ask his wife to take a pic of him in the shirt, and he can post it here? bonus points for having a dumpster in view.this sounds like the dumpster vodka talking.
This is the shirt I rode on this bike-ride, they obviously used software to blur the footage. Obviously they have something against real cyclists.


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Old 07-30-22, 06:56 AM
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That would be off-topic to discuss and against forum rules, as this forum has already censored many of my posts concerning such things even though I can directly tie them to bicycling,
I bet you can!
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Old 07-30-22, 07:43 AM
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That would be off-topic to discuss and against forum rules, as this forum has already censored many of my posts concerning such things even though I can directly tie them to bicycling, so you will have to enlighten me through a PM if you want me to understand what you are talking about, thank-you.
ďFree pressĒ means a press free from government interference. In fact, it means that it can censor anything it wants to. SoÖ.Assuming what you say happened actually happened, which I donít believe, the press was acting freely as there is no sign of government interference.

Itís not political but rather a lesson on 1st Amendment jurisprudence. And donít feel bad. A lot of people donít know how the amendment works.
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Old 07-30-22, 07:52 AM
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It's really just basic civics knowledge. A private company, even "the press", is not required to carry your message. Just like the first amendment doesn't mean I can go around trolling BF and sue in federal court if my post are deleted or I'm banned.

Don't feel bad though; certain factions are deliberately trying to confuse you about what it does mean.

Ok feel a little bad.
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Originally Posted by beng1 View Post
There are five more riding events as part of this "cyclefest" so stay tuned for more information on future victories.

Grape Escape Ride, Friday, July 29, 8 a.m., Cost: $45

Tour de West County, Saturday, July 30, 8 a.m., Cost: $45

Six Mile Creek Classic, Saturday, July 30, 2 p.m., Cost: $25

Presque Isle Sunrise Ride, Sunday, July 31, 6:15 a.m., Cost: $35

See Spot Ride, Ride for Animal Rescue, Sunday, July 31, 9 a.m., Cost: $45


i am waiting with bated breath! by the time of this post, you should have had two easy, triumphant finishes, replete with glorious drunken (real or feigned) finish line rampages.
i am also curious as to whether you are paying for registrations for these events, or just jumping on at some point in the route (you know, sticking it to -the man- and his money-machine!).
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I am also curious as to whether you are paying for registrations for these events....
I'll bet ya three half-bottles of dumpster hooch that he's not paying.
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I'll bet ya three half-bottles of dumpster hooch that he's not paying.
Thats a bad bet because even if you win you lose.
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Originally Posted by hazetguy View Post
i am waiting with bated breath!
Thank you for using the correct word!
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Old 07-30-22, 11:24 AM
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... humoring you and hoping to exit your vicinity as soon as possible.
Whoa! Weíre never gonna find that one. It went way outta the park! 👍

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I rode through Erie crossing the country back in Ď99. In 2017 I started a cross-PA tour from the airport there after dropping off my rental car.

Sorry. Just trying to add reality to this thread.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Thank you for using the correct word!
Eating raw squid gives one baited breath, or so Iíve heard.
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Eating raw squid gives one baited breath, or so Iíve heard.
Or just worms is what I always think.
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It's really just basic civics knowledge. A private company, even "the press", is not required to carry your message..
An entity which engages in censorship does not count as a Press at all, let alone a free one, that action defines it as a propaganda machine.
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Getting the Huffy ready for the "Sunrise Ride" this morning at 5:30AM. Since it was only 12 hours since I had to ride my last stage, I figured I needed extra starch to be in winning form, so tried to take some potato product with me, unfortunately my knees hit the container and demanded I splay them out into the wind-stream. Any real cyclist knows "Aero comes first.":, so I had to just take a few hits and leave the container home. More about this and other stages later after I recover a bit from the grueling schedule.;


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Originally Posted by beng1 View Post
An entity which engages in censorship does not count as a Press at all, let alone a free one, that action defines it as a propaganda machine.
Are you saying every "free press" outlet is required to publish everything you wish them to?
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