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Old 01-30-23, 11:46 AM
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Meanwhile in Wyoming, they're blowing the snow from one side of the highway to the other. Maybe they have a good reason for that...

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My old bike isn't quite 10 years old -- just 9. Seen here in it's original configuration. Spring of 2014.

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Meanwhile in Wyoming, they're blowing the snow from the southbound lanes to the northbound lanes. Maybe they have a good reason for that...

The only lanes I'd want to be in if I were in Wyoming right now would be the southbound lanes.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
My old bike isn't quite 10 years old -- just 9. Seen here in it's original configuration. Spring of 2014.

fat road tyres are out again. 21mm is where it's at!
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Meanwhile in Wyoming, they're blowing the snow from one side of the highway to the other. Maybe they have a good reason for that...

I’m no DOT expert, but that seems counterproductive.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
My old bike isn't quite 10 years old -- just 9. Seen here in it's original configuration. Spring of 2014.

Has its configuration changed?
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Originally Posted by rjones28
My old bike isn't quite 10 years old -- just 9. Seen here in it's original configuration. Spring of 2014.

My Marvel turns 8 this year.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
The only lanes I'd want to be in if I were in Wyoming right now would be the southbound lanes.
My mistake, I assumed from the sun's position this was a N/S highway but apparently it's the I-80, right in here somewhere

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Originally Posted by Mojo31
The only lanes I'd want to be in if I were in Wyoming right now would be the southbound lanes.
Back in September.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
My mistake, I assumed from the sun's position this was a N/S highway but apparently it's the I-80, right in here somewhere

Nope, not going to go there.

Bad enough I have to go to St. Louis this week.

Already below my comfort zone down here. It's currently 28F.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Back in September August.
No, earlier.
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Don't blame the dog.
I blame both.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
fat road tyres are out again. 21mm is where it's at!
I'm sticking with fat tires.

The Allez had 25mm GP4000s on Kinlin XC-279 rims (17mm internal width). Currently, 28mm Vittoria Corsas on Roval CL50 rims (20.7mm internal width).
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Meanwhile in Wyoming, they're blowing the snow from one side of the highway to the other. Maybe they have a good reason for that...

Wind direction?
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Meanwhile in Wyoming, they're blowing the snow from one side of the highway to the other. Maybe they have a good reason for that...

That's a highway??
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That's a highway??
Interstate 80. Teaneck to San Francisco!

For much of yesterday I think you were lucky to get as far west as Laramie, however.
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This sucks.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Has its configuration changed?
Only the frame is the same.

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Originally Posted by indyfabz
This sucks.
Agreed. Probably more for you than for me.
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This sucks.
Sure sounds like it does. Good to hear from you! Are you still in the hospital?
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Only the frame is the same.
And the brake calipers.
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Originally Posted by datlas
I am no longer a GCN fanboy but I still sometimes watch their videos.

There is a recent one where Si rides a couple courses with his 10-year old bike and his current one, and in both cases he was about 3KPH faster on the newer bike.

As a retrogrouch, I like to think it's 99% the engine, and I reconcile the moderate difference in the video based on sample error, placebo effect, more aggressive (aero) body position, and possibly aero wheels.

Any thoughts?
The difference on the flat between 6:41 and 6:17 works out to 6.4%. So, maybe it's 93.6% rider and 6.4% bike?

When I was benchmarking my bikes on my 25 mile route, the difference between the fastest bike (Canyon) and the slowest(Mrs. Peel) was 0.9 mph, which worked out to about 5%. Now, I am not an ex-pro, AND I have 25 years and probably 45 lbs on Si, so I was undoubtedly going considerably slower, so the aero gains would be less important.

The faster you go, the bigger the difference will be.
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This sucks.
Hi. Hope the suck decreases with each coming day.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
This sucks.
How ya doing? You've been missed.
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A reviewer indicates the GPS tracking is only modestly accurate. So the walk measurements might be a tenth of a mile off.

The more fundamental question is, do I need walk tracking? I roughly know how far I'm walking. Do I need a sleep monitor (whatever that is)? Will it help my sleep? Do I need a step counter? No.

Seems the only real reason to get this over a basic watch is to have some numbers to look at when I'm bored.
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