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Old 01-03-23, 05:38 PM
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Hmmm...I have a growing suspicion that our wives have been talking to each other.

I hope all goes well with Simon tomorrow.

Thank you. I have a pretty cool video of her belly looking like an Alien trying to come out. I donít remember this ever happening with Amelia.
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...I told her that I was finally content with my bikes.
I had that feeling for a bit. I started buying bike clothes until I thought of more bike parts to buy. I have a power meter crankarm for my gravel bike coming Friday, and I'm currently looking into power meter options for my MTB.
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What are you waiting for. Ride you Fool! you have atleast 3 hours of daylight left.
The reason I'm posting here now is that I'm still at my desk at work. My only ride this week will be (hopefully) a Zwift session tomorrow evening. The younger kid heads back to college on Friday morning.
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What do you do with the cut-off bits?
This was my reaction.

Unless the cactus is edible?
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The city has bulk trash pickups every quarter.
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I'd rather have snow.
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We were asleep by 9:30 pm.
wut

Even I'm not that old. Also missed a good ending to UGA/OSU.
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I had that feeling for a bit. I started buying bike clothes until I thought of more bike parts to buy. I have a power meter crankarm for my gravel bike coming Friday, and I'm currently looking into power meter options for my MTB.
I have significantly upgraded my cycling wardrobe this year. My latest score was a LeCol Sport Jacket, which is perfect for weather in the 50s, worn like a jersey with just a bas layer underneath. It's allegedly "Shower Proof", which I haven't been able to test yet.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
This was my reaction.

Unless the cactus is edible?
I wondered about that. some parts of some cacti are edible, but I don't know about THAT part of THAT cactus.
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I have significantly upgraded my cycling wardrobe this year. My latest score was a LeCol Sport Jacket, which is perfect for weather in the 50s, worn like a jersey with just a bas layer underneath. It's allegedly "Shower Proof", which I haven't been able to test yet.
A jacket upgrade is my next clothing target. Probably LeCol or Endura.
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I wondered about that. some parts of some cacti are edible, but I don't know about THAT part of THAT cactus.
It doesn't really look like any of them on this page, but that's not dispositive.

https://matadornetwork.com/read/can-...-edible-cacti/
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I had that feeling for a bit. I started buying bike clothes until I thought of more bike parts to buy. I have a power meter crankarm for my gravel bike coming Friday, and I'm currently looking into power meter options for my MTB.

There is a ritchey in Jacksonville Florida in my size for only 750.00. I have been eye balling for a couple of weeks. If it wasnít 9 hour drive I would consider it. But other than that Iím content.









Velo, I would rather wake up early and ride on a day where I know everyone else is hung over and asleep than stay up late the night before.



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Man, it is supposed to be 63 degrees tomorrow morning at 4 am. Iím so tempted to get a ride in.

Well the emonda creates one more bike part I would like to buy. It comes with 175 mm cranks but I am putting my 172.5 mm cranks because I have the stages. I would like to put the 175mm on at some point, so another stages would be needed. No rush though.

For the ritchey I would like a new fork. One with more tire clearance. Ritchey makes 2 forks but the one that would offer 32 mm tire clearance only comes in 1Ē1/8. I need 1Ē. Long term plans. Nothing Immediate.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
It doesn't really look like any of them on this page, but that's not dispositive.

https://matadornetwork.com/read/can-...-edible-cacti/
It has fruit. The only ripe one (upper right portion of plant) I've seen has been half eaten by birds already so I'll pass on consuming any part of this cactus. Just a few big hunks to get to along the fence but I need to talk to the neighbor when he gets home before proceeding any further.

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There is a ritchey in Jacksonville Florida in my size for only 750.00. I have been eye balling for a couple of weeks. If it wasnít 9 hour drive I would consider it. But other than that Iím content.
I'm content with the number and variety of bikes I have. Now, it's about fine-tuning the parts. Assuming all is well with my rear hub, my road bike is where I want...unless I spend big for Dura Ace Di2 complete kit, which would also require rebuilding the rear wheel with a Shimano-compatible hub, and a different power meter device. Those changes would be more than I paid for the bike. Not gonna happen. My gravel bike is very close...CF wheels, maybe. My MTB needs a power meter, but is otherwise pretty close to perfect. My trainer bike needs new bar tape (I have it, I just need to put it on. I can do it all by myself ).
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For the ritchey I would like a new fork. One with more tire clearance. Ritchey makes 2 forks but the one that would offer 32 mm tire clearance only comes in 1”1/8. I need 1”. Long term plans. Nothing Immediate.
The Lemond has a fork that'll clear 30mm tires no problem, but I'd like a new fork, don't really care about tyre clearance.

Torn between going lighter with a Columbus Minimal or going heavier (but sexier) with a Soma Corsa.




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I put everything back together and...SUCCESS!! No more weird noise! I then pulled off the old cassette and chain, and replaced them with new parts that I've been sitting on until I got the hub noise issue solved. Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to actually go for a ride. Soon...
When the bearings went bad in my Record hub I wanted to just buy bearings but you need a special tool to press the inner one in and nobody wanted to do it. I called Velo Pasadena because I thought Don was a Campagnolo expert. He advised me to buy the whole freehub body because he said he couldn't get the bearing in right even with the tool.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
This was my reaction.

Unless the cactus is edible?

That's not very often.

Seek help

wut

Even I'm not that old. Also missed a good ending to UGA/OSU.
When you are married, "was asleep by 9:30" does not necessarily mean you were asleep.
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When you are married, "was asleep by 9:30" does not necessarily mean you were asleep.
Your wife keeps you up with her complaining, too, eh? Same.
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The Lemond has a fork that'll clear 30mm tires no problem, but I'd like a new fork, don't really care about tyre clearance.

Torn between going lighter with a Columbus Minimal or going heavier (but sexier) with a Soma Corsa.




Is your Lemond fork 1 inch?
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Your wife keeps you up with her complaining, too, eh? Same.
Just kidding, honey.

(In the event that she reads this after I'm flattened by a car).
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When you are married, "was asleep by 9:30" does not necessarily mean you were asleep.

When one is 9 months pregnant it does.
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Is your Lemond fork 1 inch?
Yes indeedy. 1" threaded. The Columbus is threadless, so I'd also have to source a stem to go that route. I think I already have 1" threadless headset in the junk drawer.
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Velo, I would rather wake up early and ride on a day where I know everyone else is hung over and asleep than stay up late the night before.
It doesn't get light until 8 a.m.

Also, how do you sleep with fireworks going off?

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It has fruit. The only ripe one (upper right portion of plant) I've seen has been half eaten by birds already so I'll pass on consuming any part of this cactus.
Live a little.

What tool do you use to "trim" such a thing?
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Just kidding, honey.

(In the event that she reads this after I'm flattened by a car).

When you are flattened by the car, I claim the cervelo.
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What tool do you use to "trim" such a thing?
Bow saw. Kinda wish I had a machete for it, but didn't feel like going to the store.

I've had my share of cactus fruit. Been a while since I've had prickly pear jam, but I had a couple of prickly pear margs at the ball park last season.
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It doesn't get light until 8 a.m.

Also, how do you sleep with fireworks going off?

Live a little.

What tool do you use to "trim" such a thing?

I have a fantastic head light. Williamsburg has a lot of old people, I never heard any fireworks.
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I saw that headline late last night, but I didn't want to even see the video. I can only imagine how much it shook anyone on the field.
We saw it live. Absolutely freaky. The energy was palpable through the TV.

I swear I remember a long stoppage with a restart after maybe half an hour a decade or so ago, involving the Vikings. That was a prosaic broken leg, though. Unless I'm hallucinating the whole thing,
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