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Old 01-28-23, 09:38 AM
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Mrs BD tells me I'm cussing and fighting folks 'all the time' in my sleep. Of course she exaggerates, however I have caught myself occasionally taking a swing at someone.
no doubt a byproduct of being a Cowboys fan
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It has warmed up nicely to 34F. Time to ride!
39į here, so I'm gonna wait 'til lunchtime to ride
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
We eat at 5:30 now generally. 10 and 11 year old girls with lots of evening activities. When they’re with their mom we generally eat later.

We go to bed at 9:15 and get up at 4:30 generally as well.
I admire this approach - but unfortunately we were not even close

many periods during the year we/kids would not get home until 8:30 or so - then shower - then eat - and then often homework (that was not finished earlier in the day)

bus arrived early the next morning (before 7 am) - so often bypassed the bus and drove them to school
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Never once had a problem with customs or immigration coming into the US other than some long lines in over 20 international trips.

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Alta, UT snow report:

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Alta, UT snow report:

Time to ride!?
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Alta, UT snow report:

Are they building a bomb shelter? Somebody should prolly tell them snow wonít survive the massive heat wave following the concussion.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
No worries. It was the shifter, and it flashed green when I did the press check which means it should last more than 12 miles.

Live and learn.
Determining battery life remaining can be difficult. I mean for the product engineering team. The discharge vs voltage is not linear for the battery chemistries I have worked with.

Some are worse than others. Never played with LiMnO2 but the curves I found on line make me think it will be problematic when used the way the ETAP works. Doubt that anything else is better. And I can't think of anything that has a higher energy density that is commonly available.

Let's just say I have spent a few hours geeking out about that particular issue.
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Bought this chain lube yesterday at trek. Put it on the emonda, and I really like it. Quietest the chain has ever been.

My buddy, the manager, did stress that the chain needed to be super clean before you use it, and it is stressed on the bottle.

But ainít nobody got time for that!!!!!!!!!


It is supposed to get really wet here the rest of the week so I figured I would wait before I do a deep cleaning of the chain, cassette, chain rings.
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Originally Posted by DangerousDanR
Determining battery life remaining can be difficult. I mean for the product engineering team. The discharge vs voltage is not linear for the battery chemistries I have worked with.

Some are worse than others. Never played with LiMnO2 but the curves I found on line make me think it will be problematic when used the way the ETAP works. Doubt that anything else is better. And I can't think of anything that has a higher energy density that is commonly available.

Let's just say I have spent a few hours geeking out about that particular issue.

I didnít understand have of what you just said. I bought a pack of 2032 at the pharmacy. I donít know anything else about them.


I still have not changed the batteries. Still pretty sour over the issue.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Alta, UT snow report:
Malta, NY Snow Report




Was very windy this AM. Iím irritated that I cannot maintain power for any length of time but assume itíll come back soon enough.
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Third day in a row we won't reach 80. I rode Thu, and was chilly. Will likely ride today, and plan to be chilly. 82 is the temp at which I reach for a wrap. 21 years in the subtropics
I just Zwifted in my 68* basement and had to unzip my jersey. And I had the fan on.

The heat is one of the biggest reasons I left Florida though. Now that our Christmas trip was cancelled for us by the fine folks at JetBlue, weíre looking at heading down in June after my my tri. I shudder at the thought of the heat and humidity then.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Malta, NY Snow Report




Was very windy this AM. Iím irritated that I cannot maintain power for any length of time but assume itíll come back soon enough.
Did your batteries last the entire ride, or is that just where you abandoned the bike?

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Originally Posted by bampilot06



Bought this chain lube yesterday at trek. Put it on the emonda, and I really like it. Quietest the chain has ever been.

My buddy, the manager, did stress that the chain needed to be super clean before you use it, and it is stressed on the bottle.

But ainít nobody got time for that!!!!!!!!!


It is supposed to get really wet here the rest of the week so I figured I would wait before I do a deep cleaning of the chain, cassette, chain rings.
You need a quart of mineral spirits and a couple jars!
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Bought this chain lube yesterday at trek. Put it on the emonda, and I really like it. Quietest the chain has ever been.

My buddy, the manager, did stress that the chain needed to be super clean before you use it, and it is stressed on the bottle.

But ainít nobody got time for that!!!!!!!!!


It is supposed to get really wet here the rest of the week so I figured I would wait before I do a deep cleaning of the chain, cassette, chain rings.
Explains a lot...
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Originally Posted by genejockey
You need a quart of mineral spirits and a couple jars!

Thatís what I use, plus a paint brush, and when iím doing with the mineral spirited I use fuel alcohol.

But I didnít se the point of doing all that if itís just going to get filthy the next time I ride.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Thatís what I use, plus a paint brush, and when iím doing with the mineral spirited I use fuel alcohol.

But I didnít se the point of doing all that if itís just going to get filthy the next time I ride.
That's why I don't do that. I spray the whole drivetrain with Simple Green (undiluted), run the chain between a pair of toothbrushes - top and bottom, and then the sides - then rinse with a lot of water. In the summer it dries in an hour outside in the sun, but in the winter I often turn on the oil-filled radiator and a fan in the garage, and leave it for 3-4 hours.
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Explains a lot...




I keep my drive trains pretty clean.

And yes I know the cassette on the ritchey is too large.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Did your batteries last the entire ride, or is that just where you abandoned the bike?

oh man..
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Originally Posted by bampilot06

And yes I know the cassette on the ritchey is too large.
Small cassettes are lighter AND more aero
Unfortunately I think I'm getting too old for this ****, gonna put a 12-32 on there today

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Snowed this AM but then the sun came out and now it's just super wet so I'm getting out the three wheel assault vehicle because it has fenders... and it has Di2.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Small cassettes are lighter AND more aero
Unfortunately I think I'm getting too old for this ****, gonna put a 12-32 on there today

I am not sure if I adjust the B screw if it will take the cassette. Itís a med Rd and 32 cassette.
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Central New York snow report.

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I am not sure if I adjust the B screw if it will take the cassette. Itís a med Rd and 32 cassette.
Should work.
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