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Old 11-30-22, 05:13 PM
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You personally, or your knives?
Some of both, probably.
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Old 11-30-22, 05:14 PM
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Real athletes detrain just for the challenge of coming back.
I'm super-real, then. I detrained for 15 years.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
I can’t believe that people on a bike board care more about a singer than a professional bike racer who got run over today.

#NotSeriousCyclists
Maybe because it hits too close to home.
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Is this actually a movie??!!
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocaine_Bear
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Real athletes detrain just for the challenge of coming back.
"Detrain"? Is that what I was doing all those years!

I remember a conversation with another cyclist, who said sadly that now that we're getting older, we won't be getting PRs on Strava anymore. But I think he had underestimated just how out of shape I was. Here I am, 65 years old, faster than I've been since my 40s, and all because I was a fat lazy slob for 20 years.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
I can’t believe that people on a bike board care more about a singer than a professional bike racer who got run over today.

#NotSeriousCyclists
I didn't recognize the name. I'll look into it.
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Jack plane?

Oh, and one other thing that I'd omitted from the list, but tangential to the plane talk - a Worksharp 3000. I like sharpening kitchen knives on the stones, but don't want to futz as much with plane blades and chisels.
The #5 is my most used plane. The bevel up block plane is a solid second.
I like sharpening plane blades and chisels on stones, but don't want to futz much with kitchen knives. I use a hand held wusthof for that.
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Is this actually a movie??!!
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I’m not much of a movie person and I don’t do any drugs, but I might have to get high one day and watch that. That looks terrible on so many levels. Also, I can’t imagine Ray Liotta wanted this to be his last movie. Was he that hard up for cash?

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I had all their albums from the Peter Green, and Bob Welch years, I don't know if I bought any from the new version. I did have a live bootleg album of Rumours.
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Old 11-30-22, 06:23 PM
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I had all their albums from the Peter Green, and Bob Welch years, I don't know if I bought any from the new version. I did have a live bootleg album of Rumours.
The only Fleetwood Mac album I ever had was Future Games, the one the video is from. The copy I have is a pale yellow, not green like the one pictured.

I never liked any of the Stevie Nix stuff but I heard her perform live on the radio and I enjoyed that.
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The founder of one place I worked had a 308. Nobody cared about that car. He also had a Jag. Nobody cared about that car either. He also had 10(!) Austin Healey 3000s which he had lovingly restored. Those were special cars.

And when I was looking for some vintage 1965 Land Rover parts long after I had left the company and he had retired, a parts store who couldn't source the parts asked me if I knew Bill. He had a 10 bay shop, so he couldn't get any more Austin Healeys.
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Old 11-30-22, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by thin_concrete View Post
I’m not much of a movie person and I don’t do any drugs, th I might have to get high one day and watch that. That looks terrible on so many levels. Also, I can’t imagine Ray Liotta wanted this to be his last movie. Was he that hard up for cash?
Kind of has a Sharknado kind of vibe. Win!
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The founder of one place I worked had a 308. Nobody cared about that car. He also had a Jag. Nobody cared about that car either. He also had 10(!) Austin Healey 3000s which he had lovingly restored. Those were special cars.

And when I was looking for some vintage 1965 Land Rover parts long after I had left the company and he had retired, a parts store who couldn't source the parts asked me if I knew Bill. He had a 10 bay shop, so he couldn't get any more Austin Healeys.
I passed on a drop dead AH 3000 about 4 years ago. I badly wanted that car, but good sense prevailed.
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Ha! I don't have any goals for the off-season, but if I can hit the roads in the spring at ~175lbs or so and not feeling horribly unfit, I'll be fine with it.
Lots of time in the weight room and fake base miles for me.
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Lots of time in the weight room and fake base miles for me.
I'd love to do some weight training in the winter, but just bundling up against the cold and getting to a gym is enough of an obstacle. That reminds me that I still have some resistance bands from my PT last year; maybe I'll look in to incorporating that.
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This is my favorite song of hers. Angelic voice.

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I passed on a drop dead AH 3000 about 4 years ago. I badly wanted that car, but good sense prevailed.
Time to re-post:


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Time to re-post:


That yours?
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They inherited Dad's Citroen DS21 Pallas, which had been sitting for probably 20 years. It's apparently restored, but she's a little afraid to drive it - which is funny, because when I was 17, I got to drive it to school for like 6 weeks while Dad was recovering from hernia surgery. It's not hard to drive! Just pretend there's a clutch when you're shifting, remember the pattern


and don't stomp too hard on the brake pedal mushroom.
Got to love that rubber mushroom. no travel but a pressure switch instead. I can remember warning people who I let drive my DSuper that the brakes were sensitive and not to treat the mushroom like a regular brake pedal. It was still fun when they first pressed it.
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That yours?
No, I saw it a car show a couple weeks ago.
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Yeah, the issue is that when I am doing a "real" ride I can bridge a gap or nail a climb by going from 85-90% of FTP up to maybe 100-110% of FTP for 30s, and I am fine....

The problem on Zwift is that it exaggerates the benefits of drafting, so in order to bridge a gap in the fake world I have to go up to say 120-140% of FTP to bridge a gap...and then once I get on with the group, I struggle to stay with them.

Long story short, it feels like the world of Zwift forces me to burn big matches while in the real world they are small matches or maybe even just little sparks.

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I can’t believe that people on a bike board care more about a singer than a professional bike racer who got run over today.

#NotSeriousCyclists
It's sad news indeed.

A collegiate cyclist I know was also hit by a car this week. She got banged up pretty bad, but will be okay.

The bike, not so much.
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oh experts, does this rubbing off of the finish on my seat clamp mean

1) nothing
2) legs too fat
3) seat too far back (professionally fitted but between frame sizes)
4) bad clamp/seat combo
5) other


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Originally Posted by mschwett View Post
oh experts, does this rubbing off of the finish on my seat clamp mean

1) nothing
2) legs too fat
3) seat too far back (professionally fitted but between frame sizes)
4) bad clamp/seat combo
5) other


It doesn't mean much. Some, including myself, don't like under-seat mounted bags, with Velcro straps that go around the post, for the same reason. Bigger thighs = bib abrasion.

If your saddle works for you, don't change it for this. If the position works for you, don't change it for this. Saddle rail widths are standard, so there's no changing that...

All that said, you've got a post with very little setback and your saddle is clamped at the very front of the usable rail range. You could go to a ~25mm offset post and clamp further back on the rails while maintaining the same saddle position. Putting the clamp a little further back, and under a wider portion of the saddle, might give you just enough to avoid rubbing... No guarantees, though.
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