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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 12-30-22, 08:57 AM
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I'm happy with unclothed.
Fun with editing.
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Old 12-30-22, 08:58 AM
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Upgrades gone, but still on time at least.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
10,000 miles and festive 500 officially done.

Simon now has my blessings to come into the world.
Kudos and congratulations!
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
I've worked on bikes for over forty years and have tools to do anything, including headsets and bottom brackets up to about the time of press fit bottom brackets. After that, BBs had to go to the LBS if creaking set in. Now, I've added hydraulic brakes to my LBS trips. Then, I buy a 2022 bike with Force eTap and it comes with all of these adjustment gizmos. I figure my wrenching abilities have been reduce to putting air in the tires.
The rear shock on my mtb has lost enough of it's oil that it has lost damping. I looked at a rebuild video yesterday and there are special tools and I might just send it to Fox along with a couple hundred bucks. Or I could buy a new shock for $329.

May as well refresh the drivetrain and pick up a couple tires for it. And rotors, the rear is thin again and the front is original. The road bikes need a little cash infusion, as well. And the tires on the car are almost 9 years old.

I should start buying lottery tickets.
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I think its possible that in a big field and a tight, dog-leggy, start like SydHob, a very fast boat could capitalize on clean air and leg out to a significant early lead, which might matter in such a short race sailed under fast conditions. For the rest of us slobs in 7KSBs on longer races, its just ego and nerves.
Watching the start, it surprised me that Andoo hit the mark. While the other boat on port probably should have given way a bit, it looked like Andoo had plenty of space to fall off and then come back up. A loss of a couple of lengths and flying the flag would have been a lot better than doing circles. And, yet, it still won.

Once it hit the mark, though, it was likely a good decision to spin.

Looked like it was a fun ride!
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
10,000 miles and festive 500 officially done.

Simon now has my blessings to come into the world.
Now it's time to get a life.
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Old 12-30-22, 10:30 AM
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Wife had contractions all last night. I suspect the little man might arrive today.
Wishing y'all a smooth journey for the new guy. Make sure you get the extended warranty.
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That reminds me, I have new shifters and tape for my Propel sitting on my work bench just staring at me.
How I Spent My Winter Vacation...



Only took a couple hours. I'll try to get a pic of the finished product soon. 1 1/2 feet of baseball stitch per side. At that, I only had to go back a stitch or two twice, once when I ran through the same hole twice and once when I skipped a hole.
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Wishing y'all a smooth journey for the new guy. Make sure you get the nanny.
Fixed.
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I've been chasing a creaking noise in the rear wheel of my road bike for a long time. It's definitely something in the rear hub area (Powertap hub, Enve 3.4 wheel). It's not the cassette. It's not the freehub pawls. It's not the spokes. I found some discussion about the Powertap hub and people commented about issues with the outboard freehub bearing going bad. I have purchased a pair of freehub bearings and bearing press tool, and will be attempting to do the replacement tomorrow (there's a good YouTube video for a guide). I would replace the hub bearings, too, but I found some comments that removal of those bearings by a home mechanic can damage the torque tube that is the critical piece for power measurement, and is best left for factory service. If the freehub bearing replacement doesn't fix the issue, I may look at making the move to a new wheelset I like the Powertap hub, but I am also coming to an understanding of why it has disappeared from the market.
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Old 12-30-22, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Watching the start, it surprised me that Andoo hit the mark. While the other boat on port probably should have given way a bit, it looked like Andoo had plenty of space to fall off and then come back up. A loss of a couple of lengths and flying the flag would have been a lot better than doing circles. And, yet, it still won.

Once it hit the mark, though, it was likely a good decision to spin.

Looked like it was a fun ride!
Yeah, looked like an unforced error. Hitting the mark with a few thousand people watching is a good reason to do your turns.
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Old 12-30-22, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Yeah, looked like an unforced error. Hitting the mark with a few thousand people watching is a good reason to do your turns.
Crazy number of boats in the Harbor. Makes for some interesting tactics in the pre-start stages as well as the way out.
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Old 12-30-22, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by genejockey
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Only took a couple hours. I'll try to get a pic of the finished product soon. 1 1/2 feet of baseball stitch per side. At that, I only had to go back a stitch or two twice, once when I ran through the same hole twice and once when I skipped a hole.
That looks fantastic! Very classy/classic.

I would be interested in how it feels on the road.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Crazy number of boats in the Harbor. Makes for some interesting tactics in the pre-start stages as well as the way out.
From a very experienced friend on another forum. Someone also asked about the buttons on the helm console

I haven't ever been onboard WildOats, but on Comanche, the buttons at the helm position control the keel position. It has been a few years since I was aboard, but I think there is an "all the way to port" and "all the way to starboard" button that you push once and the boat does it. Then there are a pair of "move to port" and "move to starboard" buttons that you can use to adjust the canting keel. The goal is to heel the boat just enough to leeward that a big part of the windward hull is out of the water. Both Comanche and LawConnect want to be heeled at least around 15(as I recall). When those boats sit flat on the water they are amazingly slow. By contrast, both BlackJack and WildOats have far narrow hulls and don't have the chopped-off transom that causes drag in the water at the stern. That makes them MUCH faster in light air. You would not believe how slowly Comanche powers with a pretty large engine. The drag is immense.

As to the verbal activities of the WildOats skipper, he's legendary for yelling at his crew and ordering them about. Over the years he has clearly done well with the boat, but he also cost them the win when he tried to lee-bow Comanche and fouled a few years ago. You could see and hear him arguing with his massively more experienced America's Cup skipper (Ian Murry?) about doing his penalty turns. He finally did them, but I believe he had to be reminded how poorly his decision a few years earlier had gone. There are a lot of folks who don't like his style, but he's certainly good at ocean racing WildOats. You don't see him sailing other boats much, if at all.
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Happy 87th birthday to this Hall of famer.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
From a very experienced friend on another forum. Someone also asked about the buttons on the helm console
I have never been on a maxi. The largest mono I've sailed was 40'. The largest cat was 52'. Largest racing boat has been 36'. Would love a ride on one of the big racers.
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Happy 87th birthday to this Hall of famer.

datlas is 87 years old?
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get off my lawn!
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Originally Posted by datlas
That looks fantastic! Very classy/classic.

I would be interested in how it feels on the road.
Thanks! It wasn't hard at all, just really tedious! When you start out, you've got something like 15 feet of thread between the needles, so you start out pulling over 7 feet of thread through each hole, every stitch. You have to settle into an almost mechanical rhythm - both needles on top, put the trailing needle through the first empty bottom hole, pull both threads tight, feed same needle through next empty top hole. Now repeat, hundreds of times! You have to keep them correctly oriented, too, or you end up grabbing the wrong needle, or looping over when you want to loop under.

It's one of those things I wanted to do, and now that it's done, I thin that'll be enough for the entire rest of my life!

As for how it feels - it's a lot firmer, and smaller diameter than the Cinelli cork tape it replaced! But maybe more padded than the cloth tape that was prevalent then. I should have taken it out the other day, when it was clear, but the leather was still wet. Now I have to wait till it's dry out again, and I have no idea when that will be!
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datlas is 87 years old?
No but he's a hall of fame Doctor. Unfortunately, he's in the filter's hall of shame.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I have never been on a maxi. The largest mono I've sailed was 40'. The largest cat was 52'. Largest racing boat has been 36'. Would love a ride on one of the big racers.
Me neither; me too. The fastest thing I've ever raced on was a J/120 and that was just about right for my level of skill and sphincter control. I was once invited to do a practice on this:




when it still had the unfortunate name, "Sjambok." For various reasons, I never took the owner up on the offer, but it would have been fun.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Me neither; me too. The fastest thing I've ever raced on was a J/120 and that was just about right for my level of skill and sphincter control. I was once invited to do a practice on this:




when it still had the unfortunate name, "Sjambok." For various reasons, I never took the owner up on the offer, but it would have been fun.
That would have been fun.

The craziest boat I ever sailed on was an E-Scow when I lived in IL. Small boards and rudders, draft (w/o appendiges) of a couple inches, and a very large amount of sail cloth.

Unfortunately, I've never lived anyplace where bigger boats or fast keelboats (other than sport boats) were sailed.
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Okay, not the best pics, but they show the finished job. I'll have to wait for a nice day to show the whole bike, since I don't have a nice background indoors for it.

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Originally Posted by Mojo31
That would have been fun.

The craziest boat I ever sailed on was an E-Scow when I lived in IL. Small boards and rudders, draft (w/o appendiges) of a couple inches, and a very large amount of sail cloth.

Unfortunately, I've never lived anyplace where bigger boats or fast keelboats (other than sport boats) were sailed.
Yeah, scows are legendary! Never seen one of any type that I know of.
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Stopped by trek to pick up a sweater I ordered. They have an olive green sweater and a blue sweater. Wife got me the olive green sweater for my birthday and I absolutely loved it so I ordered the blue one.

While there I asked them about routing the cables for my new bars. Sounds like a Fin nightmare for the cervelo. So as soon as I get the mini van back ill run both bikes over.

I picked up new tape today, blender system, lube and 4 tubes. Proline bontrager black on blue for the ritchey and just gel cork for the cervelo. Kept it orange.
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