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Old 01-28-23, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Central New York snow report.

Frozen hot dog sounds terrible.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Central New York snow report.

Liverpool?
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Liverpool?
Yup
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That was a good ride! Now I am bushed. zzzzz
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Savage, horrid nightmares. Did I mention work is killing me ATM?
Weird dreamage here this a.m. The only part I remember is being in the back yard where I lived age 5-15, and seeing a tomato plant growing sideways along the ground. We actually did have tomatoes then, but they were staked up along the back wall.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Frozen air or water sounds terrible.
It is.
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Originally Posted by datlas
That was a good ride! Now I am bushed. zzzzz
Our local pro put up some new KOMs on Mallorca today - new goals for you
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Today it is 2 months since I broke my femur so I am cleared to ride tomorrow. The weather forecast is -3F, winds out of the west at 6-10 MPH, and partly cloudy. Great day to get back on a bike.
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Originally Posted by DangerousDanR
Today it is 2 months since I broke my femur so I am cleared to ride tomorrow.


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The weather forecast is -3F, winds out of the west at 6-10 MPH, and partly cloudy. Great day to get back on a bike.
Brrr. Recently broken bones in that cold doesn't sound fun.
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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 ain’t 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.
better come with a happy ending for $892/gallon.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Our local pro put up some new KOMs on Mallorca today - new goals for you
I think I may have to be satisfied with KOM of Addiction. Did you check the leaderboard?
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
better come with a happy ending for $892/gallon.

why would you need a gallon?
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Originally Posted by thin_concrete
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, we’re looking at heading down in June after my my tri. I shudder at the thought of the heat and humidity then.
When we moved to Belize, I had had no previous experience with it. It takes a long time to acclimate but once done, I wouldn't trade it for cold weather and snow. I would always rather be too warm than too cold. I wore a base layer on my ride, just to be sure.
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Originally Posted by datlas
I think I may have to be satisfied with KOM of Addiction. Did you check the leaderboard?

what about it?
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Central New York snow report.

Can you say wiener? As in wienermobile??
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
what about it?
I see what you did there
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Can you say wiener? As in wienermobile??
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
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I had no idea you were even Royalty.
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Originally Posted by datlas
That was a good ride! Now I am bushed. zzzzz
Looked like a great ride!

Oh, to be young, again.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
So realized a couple of things today.

Electronic shifting is dumb. Think about it, what does it do for anyone. Other than removing the cables for a cleaner look, my 105 mechanical shifts just as good.

Anyways, I charged the derailers last night on the madone. This morning I did a press check on the shifters everything showed green light. Get about 12 miles in, I am going down a hill so I am big Front ring, smallest cassette, start going up hill, try to down shift. Nothing happens. At first I thought it was the derailer so I swapped batteries and tried to shift the front derailer nothing happened. Then I realized I was ****ed. I tried swapping batteries out of the shifter but couldn’t get the bad battery out. Stupid, had to struggle back up the hill I just came down in big ring small cassette, and ride 8 miles back home. At some point it felt sorry for me and magically front shifted to small ring. Now I am in major cross chain issue, and it sounded terrible.

Something else I realized today.

The Madone brings me no joy. I never ride it. Really debating with myself to sell it. This was kind of the icing on the cake. I prolly won’t sell it because I would take such a huge hit. There’s a bike swap event tomorrow I wish I could go too.
use a pencil eraser to clean the brass contacts on the derailuer where the battery attaches. (I'm assuming this is the bike with Sram on it) how old are the coin batteries in the shifters?
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Originally Posted by ls01
use a pencil eraser to clean the brass contacts on the derailuer where the battery attaches. (I'm assuming this is the bike with Sram on it) how old are the coin batteries in the shifters?

The coin batteries are at the end of their advertised life. Still flashed green when I check it before I departed so it should have failed. Derailers were fine. left shifter battery died.
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Originally Posted by ls01
I had no idea you were even Royalty.
Royal pain in the keyster, I am.
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