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Old 01-04-23, 05:40 PM
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I've been neglecting the birds, a nice winter scene seems appropriate for the conversation today.


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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
datlas IIRC, you’re the one who swears by Halo sweat bands. If so, which model do you use? I’d like to try the 4” Bandit but would want to make sure it fits under a helmet.
I have the band and the doo-rag. Doo-rag is far superior. IMO.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Oh boy.
The bike is currently on the trainer and I don't seem compelled to do it. However, Spring will come and the bike will come off the trainer and go in to rotation for road riding. At that point, I'll be kicking myself for not doing it when I had loads of time instead of watching Netflix or whatever.
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Originally Posted by fmy906
I have the band and the doo-rag. Doo-rag is far superior. IMO.
I can see that because you can adjust the tightness.
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Daughter #2 seems to be doing better. We went out to lunch, outdoors with temp 65F. She goes back to LA tomorrow. Pic from lunch today:




note cycling content in background
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Originally Posted by Eric F
I have a Halo II. Under my Scott helmet it doesn't work (too tight on the sides). It might work with my Ekoi helmet, but I haven 't tried it yet. I don't know if the Bandit is any different in thickness. I use my Halo when I'm on the trainer, and it does a better job than the generic headband I was using before.
I've been using skull caps for years that work fine and save the helmet but I feel like they are too hot on the trainer. I used my wife's Halo today, no idea which model but it's narrow. It worked great but was a little too tight.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
datlas IIRC, you’re the one who swears by Halo sweat bands. If so, which model do you use? I’d like to try the 4” Bandit but would want to make sure it fits under a helmet.
I use the basic “original” halo headband. The key is it has a silicone insert that is above the eyes so sweat goes down your temples and not in your eyes. It’s very comfortable and works well for me. YMMV.
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Vintage photo from the rjones28 archives:
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I am a lazy bike washer. Standard procedure after a wet/messy ride is shower bike with garden hose, spray chain/drivetrain with citrus degreaser, and re/rinse with hose on “spray” setting. It’s not perfect but good enough and takes only 3 minutes.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Mirrorless is definitely where it's at - very little interest in d/SLR moving forward. The only thing that I don't like vs dSLR is battery life, but you learn to carry two batteries and you're fine.

If you're having trouble moving your EF lenses, you can always get an adapter to use them on a mirrorless body. They'll obviously be bigger than their mirrorless counterparts but it's an inexpensive solution.
See I'd love me a 1DX, but really don't need to be spending money on it right now. Definitely prefer my 5D3 over the R for shooting tri, but we don't do that anymore. Would shoot more if we had a cat. But right now I'm completely uninspired in TX. Hoping CO is a chance for a reset and not acting being outside.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Mirrorless is definitely where it's at - very little interest in d/SLR moving forward. The only thing that I don't like vs dSLR is battery life, but you learn to carry two batteries and you're fine.

If you're having trouble moving your EF lenses, you can always get an adapter to use them on a mirrorless body. They'll obviously be bigger than their mirrorless counterparts but it's an inexpensive solution.
My thought was to get rid of the EF lenses and get two fast zooms to cover the entire 14-200 range. The R stuff is much better suited for travel which is when I do most of my shooting. But, even doing a trade in I couldn't get the 70-200 f2.8 that I would want. So I'm just going to keep it all and maybe pick up the 70-200 before our next fun trip.
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Originally Posted by thin_concrete
Well, I like to ski, and I’d rather be cold than dripping buckets of sweat. Seasons are good.
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There should be four distinct seasons.
I only like one season: summer.
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I have people in my Strava feed that post every activity they do - sightseeing walks while on vacation, playing frisbee golf, weightlifting, yoga...
You're in California.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
See I'd love me a 1DX, but really don't need to be spending money on it right now. Definitely prefer my 5D3 over the R for shooting tri, but we don't do that anymore. Would shoot more if we had a cat. But right now I'm completely uninspired in TX. Hoping CO is a chance for a reset and not acting being outside.
My 1DX goes back to my volleyball/football/baseball/basketball/band shooting days, so ive had it for a while.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I only like one season: summer.

You're in California.
Hey Velo Vol, you’d be safe and warm if you were in LA.

#CaliforniaDreaming
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Hey Velo Vol, you’d be safe and warm if you were in LA.
Debatable.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
My thought was to get rid of the EF lenses and get two fast zooms to cover the entire 14-200 range. The R stuff is much better suited for travel which is when I do most of my shooting. But, even doing a trade in I couldn't get the 70-200 f2.8 that I would want. So I'm just going to keep it all and maybe pick up the 70-200 before our next fun trip.
I'd shoot more if my kids weren't such pains in the ass every time I point a camera in their general direction. They *love* looking through old photos that I've taken of them, but get that, "ugh - pictures?" attitude when I'm taking new ones.
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Ridiculous but the coach’s name is blocked by the filter.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I love babies. I like holding them and playing with them.
I don't recall ever having the urge to hold a baby. They're like little aliens.
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Speaking of photos, my wife has been in a décor mood lately, so I squirreled away some landscapes, from the SD trip, without her seeing them. After much internal debate, I got one printed on canvas and made a frame for it out of white oak (her current favorite wood tone).

(white balance on this pic is all effed up and the colors are washed, but I'm happy with the colors as printed)



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Ugh. Son of a... just got the email, text, and voice mail indicating that tomorrow will be another distance learning day for the kids. :facepalm:
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I only like one season: summer.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Daughter #2 seems to be doing better. We went out to lunch, outdoors with temp 65F. She goes back to LA tomorrow. Pic from lunch today:
Tell her it's warmer there than L.A. Might even need an umbrella.
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Long Day.
Simons birth went well. He is a pretty chill baby so far. Doesn’t cry much at all. Wife is doing well. I think they will have her start walking soon.

Brought the daughter home and had dinner, bath time, story time and put her to sleep.

Immediately, took the carbon wheels and pads off the ritchey, but the standard pads on, put the mavic front wheel on and threw it on the trainer. Hope to get about 20 miles tomorrow morning before 630am. Have to wake the daughter up and get her ready for school. Neighbor is taking her and then I will go back to the hospital. Hoping when I pick her up at lunch time the bike will be ready. Her school is right by the bike shop.

Not sure why I want to pick it up so bad, it’s not like I can ride it.


Simons birth went well. He is a pretty chill baby so far. Doesn’t cry much at all. Wife is doing well. I think they will have her start walking soon.

Thank you all for the well wishes.
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