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Old 01-01-23, 01:02 PM
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decent start to the year, but was very slow on my most ridden, 21 mile climby loop. not sure if it’s wind direction, wet roads, or just getting slower!

also, what is this thread about 😂
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I am more mad at the tube. To me it’s a stupid design, and guess who just bought 4 more of these stupid tubes.

I hit glass, I never saw it. It was 50 degrees and damp and dark when I changed the first tube. I found one shard and assumed that did the deed, did not inspect my tire further. More becuase I was cold than anything. That bit me in the ass. I stopped to stretch, and whenever I stop I always grab my tires to check pressure, rear tire was squishy.
You could always squirt a couple ounces of tubeless sealant in it and maybe you won't even have to stop for the next puncture.
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Originally Posted by mschwett
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decent start to the year, but was very slow on my most ridden, 21 mile climby loop. not sure if it’s wind direction, wet roads, or just getting slower!

also, what is this thread about 😂

What do you want this thread to be about?
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
You could always squirt a couple ounces of tubeless sealant in it and maybe you won't even have to stop for the next puncture.

In the tire or the tube or are you being funny?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
In the tire or the tube or are you being funny?
In the tube. That's the beauty of tubes with removable cores. Drawback is you'll probably want to toss the tube after a couple years of tubeless goop build-up if you're re-upping every 4-6 months.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
In the tube. That's the beauty of tubes with removable cores.

That’s, just about the smartest thing I have ever heard. You sir are a genius.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
After my 2-flat ride ended in the call of shame the other day, I put a patch kit in the seat bag.

Luckily I've never had a Road Morph or Zefal frame pump remove a valve core, but I have had that happen with a Lezyne with screw-on chuck.
I had a Road Morph explode its own head. So, there are other failures.

Running is much simpler.
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Originally Posted by mschwett
Wordle 561 3/6

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decent start to the year, but was very slow on my most ridden, 21 mile climby loop. not sure if it’s wind direction, wet roads, or just getting slower!

also, what is this thread about 😂
It's about a day old.

In spirit it's like a decade old. I'm too lazy to dig up the exact number.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug

Running is much simpler.

And absolutely dreadful.
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I don’t drink much or often, but mrs datlas opened a bottle last night and the three of us shared it. I don’t think I felt the least bit tipsy, but the wine tasted fine.

I learned later that the wine, Moscato, has HALF the typical alcohol concentration of “normal” wine.
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Whyfi comes to the burg, we instantly get polar like conditions.

Whyfi leaves the burg, we instantly get spring like conditions.


coincidence? I think not.
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Originally Posted by datlas
I don’t drink much or often, but mrs datlas opened a bottle last night and the three of us shared it. I don’t think I felt the least bit tipsy, but the wine tasted fine.

I learned later that the wine, Moscato, has HALF the typical alcohol concentration of “normal” wine.
I haven't looked at Moscatos much but a lot of them are pretty low, the highest I saw was a 9%, which is approaching "normal" wine content.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I blame the brown squirel.
Speaking of which, it was a roller coaster ride last week.

On Wednesday I was slowly driving down a side street when a squirrel darted in front of me. I avoided him, but then there was a second squirrel chasing him which I hit. First such tragedy for me in many years.

Then on Friday, a breakout game for an up-and-coming college football star.


Tears of sadness, tears of joy, in a span of a couple days.

The entire spectrum of human emotions, courtesy of a rodent.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
After my 2-flat ride ended in the call of shame the other day, I put a patch kit in the seat bag.

Luckily I've never had a Road Morph or Zefal frame pump remove a valve core, but I have had that happen with a Lezyne with screw-on chuck.
Can confirm.
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Originally Posted by mschwett
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decent start to the year, but was very slow on my most ridden, 21 mile climby loop. not sure if it’s wind direction, wet roads, or just getting slower!

also, what is this thread about 😂
You had better luck than me. First thing I discovered was that Crystal Springs Road through Hillsborough had multiple DEEP pools of water the entire width of one or the other lane of traffic, which required lucky timing, or understanding motorists behind you. I had both.

Then, at Polhemus and Crystal Springs, I discovered that Crystal Springs was closed beyond that point. "No sweat!", I thought, "I'll just ride up Polhemus to the Ralston Trail!"

Then, at the trailhead, I discovered it was closed. I BRIEFLY considered taking Ralston to Alameda, Alameda to Edgewood, and Edgewood to Cañada Road. Then I remembered reading Edgewood was closed at some point between Alameda and 280.

So I turned around and headed home, back through all the puddles and mud on Crystal Springs. Two miles from home, while thinking about chucking the bike in the Dodge and driving over to Edgewood and Cañada, I was taking a turn and the bike got distinctly squirmy. My front tire was soft. I stopped, and picked 3 pieces of embedded debris out of the tread, and got out my mini pump, and started the long, laborious task of trying to pump it up enough to get home. Just then, a guy across the street, in his driveway putting bikes into (or maybe taking bikes out of) a pickup, while wearing cycling kit, offered me the use of his floor pump! That got me home.

Once there, I looked at the bike, which looked as if it had been hosed down with sand, and my clothes, which looked similar, and decided the best use of my time would be washing the bike and my clothes, and doing a virtual ride later in the day.

Upon sober reflection, I think it's just possible that there may be better uses of my time than trying to ride a bike after an historic deluge. At least I got in 13.3 IRL miles to start 2023.
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PAOTD Le Mans, 1974

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Originally Posted by genejockey
You had better luck than me. First thing I discovered was that Crystal Springs Road through Hillsborough had multiple DEEP pools of water the entire width of one or the other lane of traffic, which required lucky timing, or understanding motorists behind you. I had both.

Then, at Polhemus and Crystal Springs, I discovered that Crystal Springs was closed beyond that point. "No sweat!", I thought, "I'll just ride up Polhemus to the Ralston Trail!"

Then, at the trailhead, I discovered it was closed. I BRIEFLY considered taking Ralston to Alameda, Alameda to Edgewood, and Edgewood to Cañada Road. Then I remembered reading Edgewood was closed at some point between Alameda and 280.

So I turned around and headed home, back through all the puddles and mud on Crystal Springs. Two miles from home, while thinking about chucking the bike in the Dodge and driving over to Edgewood and Cañada, I was taking a turn and the bike got distinctly squirmy. My front tire was soft. I stopped, and picked 3 pieces of embedded debris out of the tread, and got out my mini pump, and started the long, laborious task of trying to pump it up enough to get home. Just then, a guy across the street, in his driveway putting bikes into (or maybe taking bikes out of) a pickup, while wearing cycling kit, offered me the use of his floor pump! That got me home.

Once there, I looked at the bike, which looked as if it had been hosed down with sand, and my clothes, which looked similar, and decided the best use of my time would be washing the bike and my clothes, and doing a virtual ride later in the day.

Upon sober reflection, I think it's just possible that there may be better uses of my time than trying to ride a bike after an historic deluge. At least I got in 13.3 IRL miles to start 2023.
ouch! There were some rockslides blocking the bike lane up conzelman and a lane of the road in a few spots; the upper part was gated off from a larger slide, but still only one lane. Lots of rocks on the road. One tree limb, lots of puddles, but no cars. Pretty nice morning otherwise - https://imgur.io/a/l80Fo3F
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
PAOTD Le Mans, 1974


Yes please.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
PAOTD Le Mans, 1974

Originally Posted by bampilot06
Yes please.
You would kill yourself.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
You would kill yourself.
my body my choice. Now hold my sparkling water.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
my body my choice. Now hold my sparkling water.
Maybe, but the owner of the car might not like you smashing it up.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Maybe, but the owner of the car might not like you smashing it up.

Picture is from 1974, he/she may no longer be with us.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Picture is from 1974, he/she may no longer be with us.

https://www.goodingco.com/lot/1974-p...rsr-2-1-turbo/
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This one might fit your budget (and mine) better.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/115543050734
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So much want.




Draws attention to all the right places. 🤣
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