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Road Cycling It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle. -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 02-02-23, 10:01 PM
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Originally Posted by big john
It's cracked sometimes? Maybe it's the wheel?

I had a Nishiki break the chainstay all the way through, just in front of the left dropout. It was making noise so when I got home I looked at it and the axle was bent. This happened to me a lot with 6 speed freewheel axles so I popped in a new axle and went riding. Still had the noise and I felt like a real dumbass for riding it with a broken frame.
My team was sponsored by Nishiki in '87 and '88. The vast majority of the frames broke near the right rear dropout and one (mine) also broke through the down tub.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
911 would come and tear that watch off my wrist within a week or two I'm sure.
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It's 12F and dropping right now, heading toward the forecast negative digits. An hour ago it was 14.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Heading in your direction in a couple hours.

When will I learn not to travel north in February. SMFH
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Heading in your direction in a couple hours.

When will I learn not to travel north in February. SMFH
Mid 40s tomorrow, but windy. Still, I'll take mid 40s. Also, no ice here.
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It’s actually not super cold here, yet. 25F with 15MPH winds, which is cold enough for me to do fake miles.
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I'm in the kitchen in my laptop and I play the 3 YouTube video very softly and I hear my wife in the living room start singing along.

#GoodHearing
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Short story: I go out for a 20 miler today, 35 with light winds, and I come across a stretch of ice on my local trail. I decide to walk and it's rough and me and the bike are slipping and sliding. I fall hard on my left side, nothing hurt, me or the bike, but I decide to look at my Apple Watch because being the nanny that is, I'm sure it wants to know if I've fallen. By the time I get to it, the damn thing is calling 9-1-1 without even asking. I get it hung up and sure enough, my phone starts ringing and it's county emergency services.

"You called; what's your emergency?"
"My watch called you because I fell but I'm ok.
"You sure you're ok?"
"Yes, I'm fine."
"You must have fallen hard for your watch to directly call 9-1-1."
"Well, it was on ice and I'm fine."
"ARE YOU SURE/"
"Yes, thank you for calling me back."
"One last time, do you need assistance?"
I finally convinced them that I'm fine and they hang up. I tell my wife about it and that I'm going to disable fall detection. She objected.

Anyway, I wonder what parameters the watch uses to go direct to calling 9-1-1.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
My team was sponsored by Nishiki in '87 and '88. The vast majority of the frames broke near the right rear dropout and one (mine) also broke through the down tub.
My LBS guy was a rep for Nishiki so he had access to a bunch of frames. He sold me a Seral touring frame for $50 in 1989. It's the one I went cross country on. It did not break.
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Sunshine alert!



There hasn't been much of it. rjones28


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Originally Posted by BillyD
It's 12F and dropping right now, heading toward the forecast negative digits. An hour ago it was 14.
5F on Benson's morning walk. A bit of snow. Lots of North wind. It will be getting colder throughout the day.

This is what a February day is supposed to look like.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
5F on Benson's morning walk. A bit of snow. Lots of North wind. It will be getting colder throughout the day.

This is what a February day is supposed to look like.
Damn right.

Two or three days of this every week, until March comes. Then only every other week.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Mid 40s tomorrow, but windy. Still, I'll take mid 40s. Also, no ice here.
DFW is going to be similar.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
This is what a February day is supposed to look like.
Seek help.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Making military balloons great again!
From real Vancouver.

Balloon bombs away: remembering an unsuccessful attack on Vancouver Island

For a time during WWII my grandfather worked as a cook for a forest firefighter crew in western Canada. It doesn't look like Japan started many fires, but there must have been some fires to fight.
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Holy crap the gym was packed.

Holy crap the wind is whipping.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Short story: I go out for a 20 miler today, 35 with light winds, and I come across a stretch of ice on my local trail. I decide to walk and it's rough and me and the bike are slipping and sliding. I fall hard on my left side, nothing hurt, me or the bike, but I decide to look at my Apple Watch because being the nanny that is, I'm sure it wants to know if I've fallen. By the time I get to it, the damn thing is calling 9-1-1 without even asking. I get it hung up and sure enough, my phone starts ringing and it's county emergency services.

"You called; what's your emergency?"
"My watch called you because I fell but I'm ok.
"You sure you're ok?"
"Yes, I'm fine."
"You must have fallen hard for your watch to directly call 9-1-1."
"Well, it was on ice and I'm fine."
"ARE YOU SURE/"
"Yes, thank you for calling me back."
"One last time, do you need assistance?"
I finally convinced them that I'm fine and they hang up. I tell my wife about it and that I'm going to disable fall detection. She objected.

Anyway, I wonder what parameters the watch uses to go direct to calling 9-1-1.

Are you sure you are okay?
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My day started at 3 am. It would be less frustrating if it started with a bike ride. It did not.






Simon makes it a little less frustrating.
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This weekend is supposed to be wet, but not wild. Looks like half an inch over the whole time. Saturday's the monthly SF Peninsula C&V Ride, which was canceled by rain the last two months. Tomorrow's rain is SUPPOSED TO BE limited to the afternoon/evening, so at the moment we're cautiously optimistic about the ride actually happening. Sunday is a different matter. For that, Weather Underground just says "Rain", but only 0.16 inches, so that's not strangling any frogs.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
My team was sponsored by Nishiki in '87 and '88. The vast majority of the frames broke near the right rear dropout and one (mine) also broke through the down tub.
I don't believe you. According to what I read on these forums, steel frames last forever. It's only crabon fiber frames that break so easily.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
I don't believe you. According to what I read on these forums, steel frames last forever. It's only crabon fiber frames that break so easily.

According to my Lance Armstrong training book, no frame should be used after one season. Especially Aluminum. I underlined and highlight the passage, put a book mark on the page and left it on my wifes night stand. The next day it was on my bag with no evidence that she read the passage. Its like she wants me to die.
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I should prolly say this passage was in the first chapter, and I stopped reading after that. I was hoping it was going to cut right to the EPO, but alas it wanted to talk about ride position and bike materials. Boring.
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