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Old 01-20-23, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas
Addiction club on Strava. Who gives out the secret password to join? Maybe WhyFi ?? I forget.
Speaking of whom, he's been scarce for a week or so.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Daughter's wedding video. I got best supporting actor. Featured at 4:30.

https://films.yoderand.co/amandacharlie
Looks like a nice event.

I don't care for the filmmaking style.

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People here don't get it.
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I have nothing to add.
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Our plane and accommodation reservations are in for our trip to Mallorca in April which will culminate with riding the 312. Now I have to figure best way to get my bike there. I am looking at a hard shell case on Craigslist that looks pretty good.
I have read that softshell cases are treated with more dignity by the airlines. But I too have a hard case for my coupled bike.
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Old 01-20-23, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Interestingly, 9 speeds is one thing I've never owned. I had 5 when I was a ute. The Cannondale I bought in 1995 had 7, which I converted to 8 a year later. The Ritchey (1997) had 8, converted to 10 in 2019. The Bianchi (2007) has 10. The Battaglin (built in 2007) has 10. The Canyon(2020) has 11, as does the Litespeed(built in 2022). My various C&V bike have 6, 7, or 8. But never 9. Funny, that.
Current cassette types on bikes in the rjones28 collection:

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Well the single speed isn't a cassette.
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One of the 7 speeds is actually a freewheel.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
"Kissing a smoker is like licking an ashtray."
Well I liked it. In my early days of sex, everyone smoked weed. Maybe that's where I got the habit from. It's certainly better than alcohol breath.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
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I'm skipping 12 I think. Should be several years before I get on the lucky 13.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
"Kissing a smoker is like licking an ashtray."
Mnyeh, so is drinking Islay malt.
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Old 01-20-23, 07:39 PM
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Old 01-20-23, 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
11,200 miles on the cervelo never replaced the cables, or flushed the brakes.

500 miles on the emonda and I might have to replace a cable.


What do we learn from this.
Stick with the Cervelo.
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Originally Posted by thin_concrete
There has to be 4K+ miles on my Marvel and my 6800 cables are just fine. I live in a hilly area so thereís a fair amount of shifting. Interesting.

Today I realized most of my bibs and jerseys are Castelli and Pearl Izumi. Iíve gotta diversify beyond the 2 or 3 other brands that are in the closet, but I get this stuff on sale and it fits well. Thatís not counting the jacket my wife lost. To get anything else, Iíd have to spend money and get rid of existing gear and I have no desire to do either.
Bibs; Verge, Castelli, Pearl Izumi, Specialized.

Jerseys include those and a few other brands I've accumulated.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I'm skipping 12 I think. Should be several years before I get on the lucky 13.
I've had 8 speed in the past. With bar-end shifters.

I kind of want to put Ekar 13 speed on something, just to round things out.
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Sold the 8 speed stuff to 3alarmer a few years ago.
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One is a close cousin, though.
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So after a summer of very few Zwift rides, my "minimum category" for Zwift races had dropped back to D. I did a few races in D and did pretty well - always on the podium. Then I do a couple Tour de Zwift rides, and damned if I'm not back to C again. Farewell podium.
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I think i have every variation of freeweel/cassette in my fleet. Actually on reflection I have: 1 speed fixed, 1 speed freewheel, 3 speed freewheel, 6 speed freewheel, 8 speed freewheel, 9 speed cassette, 10 speed cassette. Oh and 3, 5 & 8 speed IGHs.
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Speaking of whom, he's been scarce for a week or so.

He got a bunch of wood working toys. Currently building a wooden monument to honor me. Such a nice guy.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Stick with the Cervelo.

Rear derailer and shifter were rusted to hell. Itís gone.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Bibs; Verge, Castelli, Pearl Izumi, Specialized.

Jerseys include those and a few other brands I've accumulated.

Most of my jerseys are hand me downs, the few bibs I have are either no name or cutaway. my jackets are pearl, castelli and rapha.

Honeslty for the price. Castelli stuff I like the most. You can always find it on sale and the quality is great.

They just need to update their sizing.
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Originally Posted by big john
I'm getting the same vibe. I posted a lot in some of the troll threads. Some of the stuff is interesting but some pig-headed people show up. Some are just looking to argue. I'm fine with a good argument but an idiot will just bring you down to their level and beat you with their greater experience.
Average time spent at the grand canyon is something like 15-20 mins.

Bamís average time in general is 15-20 seconds.
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First day back to work, and my alarm didnít go off.

New Iphone to me. 11. I have the sleep schedule set up, but I didnít use that for the alarm, I set two other alarms.

Thank god my sleep schedule was set for 5:15 or I would have some explaining to do.






Simon is starting to smile, but itís quick. I never have my camera ready. Looks like mrs. bam just missed it.
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Itís rare that I can convince my cycling friends to do a relatively long ride in the winter, but somehow I was able to get them to agree to an 80 miler for today. Itís a destination ride to a really good donut shop in Kutztown.

I would like to think itís my cycling persona that sealed the deal, but itís more likely that it was the promise of epic donuts.

I found a hard shell travel case on CL so will go check it out after the ride.
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