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Road Cycling ďIt 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.Ē -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 01-05-23, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by datlas
Not me. I even have a hard time throwing away mostly-worn chains. I figure maybe I should/could reuse them on a project bike or bike art or something.

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Consumables like chains and brake pads I don't have a problem with throwing away if they are really worn. That said, I have at least one 9-speed chain, and many cantilever brakes pads that are still in very good condition.
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Old 01-05-23, 11:23 AM
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While the school sent my daughter home with an iPad, for distance learning, they neglected to include a way to charge it and now it's almost dead. Whoops.
You don't have one? You've got to keep up, man, this Apple hate is going to bite you in the *** one day.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
You don't have one? You've got to keep up, man, this Apple hate is going to bite you in the *** one day.
Why would I have one? Besides, the EU will submit Apple soon enough and their, "but we're special!" connectors will go away.
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You mean it doesn't have USB-C?

I haven't paid close attention, but figured by now they'd be on standard power connectors.

Actually kinda surprised they're not wireless charge only considering industrial designer's general disdain for good stuff like headphone jacks/SD slots/removable batteries/etc
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
It's a bridge over Cow Creek. The rails down the middle keep your hay wagons centered on the bridge.

The old Milwaukee Road bridge is out so this is the easy way across Cow Creek.
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Originally Posted by datlas
#htfu
OK, I might brave the elements this afternoon.

Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
The old Milwaukee Road bridge is out so this is the easy way across Cow Creek.
Thanks for the update.
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Just suicide squirrels. I don’t know how they are where you guys ride, but they have gotten extremely bad her over the last two weeks.
Yep. I theorize that the squirrels that ran in front of me were extra frisky because we were thawing out from mini Siberia.
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We haven't had rain in so long I'm happy to see it.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Thanks. I figured the rails were something like that because of the closed ends. Makes sense,

BTW, the pic appeals to me and is now the wallpaper for my Macbook and my Windows PC.
Glad you like it. Sure is a magical area. Someone posted a pic of the Palouse in springtime yesterday and that has me thinking I should head up twice this year. I haven't driven or ridden through there in spring, just winter and late summer.

Oh and the one time not late enough into summer, when it was 105 in Ellensburg, but I'm not gonna do that on the bike again.
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Originally Posted by datlas
I figure maybe I should/could reuse them on a project bike or bike art or something.
Let's see it.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Let's see it.
You know about the best laid plans of mice (sic) and men....
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No capitalization on "old".

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You threw away bike parts? Who does that??
Originally Posted by datlas
Not me. I even have a hard time throwing away mostly-worn chains. I figure maybe I should/could reuse them on a project bike or bike art or something.

#hoarder
Same here. I still have the Shimano 600 6 speed parts from my first race bike. Some day I'll put them on an old frame.... maybe.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
You threw away bike parts? Who does that??
They were worn completly out. Stopped by the bike shop to explain the situation, showed anger towards myself for throwing those away.

He was not amused that I would even consider putting those on it. For someone else to use.

Oh well,just a thought.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Today I learned that bike-mounted garage door openers are a thing.

12 Speed Doormate Universal Garage Door Opener at BikeTiresDirect
What makes it 12-speed now?
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Glad you like it. Sure is a magical area. Someone posted a pic of the Palouse in springtime yesterday and that has me thinking I should head up twice this year. I haven't driven or ridden through there in spring, just winter and late summer.

Oh and the one time not late enough into summer, when it was 105 in Ellensburg, but I'm not gonna do that on the bike again.
I like the photo as well. Pretty place.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Why would I have one? Besides, the EU will submit Apple soon enough and there, "but we're special!" connectors will go away.
Next year. Some iPads (maybe the Pro?) are already C.

Mind, AG and I (and a bunch of her family) got phones now to continue having cable compatibility with each other on trips, and will likely all switch to C at roughly the same time.

The C takeover is already frustrating, where my new headphones use it but the 6-port charger on the coffee table has none. I can reuse the MBA charger for now, but it's annoying. And the C charging blocks tend to have fewer ports (a 6 is supposed to be available in "late spring").

It may be better in the end, but right now it makes me want to scream.
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Originally Posted by datlas
You know about the best laid plans of mice (sic) and men....
You need your own art studio (not Mrs. datlas') and some creative inspiration. Maybe play some KCB tracks to get the juices flowing.
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KCS calendar pic for January.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Let's see it.
"Could/should" is a whole lot different than "did'.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Not me. I even have a hard time throwing away mostly-worn chains. I figure maybe I should/could reuse them on a project bike or bike art or something.

#hoarder
Here's your first idea:

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
You need your own art studio (not Mrs. datlas') and some creative inspiration. Maybe play some KCB tracks to get the juices flowing.
Maybe. One of my cycling friends did his 100th century this year, and another one of our friends did a really cool bike part bike art piece to commemorate it. I think I posted a picture of it when you were on hiatus.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Next year. Some iPads (maybe the Pro?) are already C.

Mind, AG and I (and a bunch of her family) got phones now to continue having cable compatibility with each other on trips, and will likely all switch to C at roughly the same time.

The C takeover is already frustrating, where my new headphones use it but the 6-port charger on the coffee table has none. I can reuse the MBA charger for now, but it's annoying. And the C charging blocks tend to have fewer ports (a 6 is supposed to be available in "late spring").

It may be better in the end, but right now it makes me want to scream.

Didnít even know this was a thing. Man I am old.


My iphone 8 is starting to struggle to charge, and my wife iphone 8 only works on speaker phone. For what ever reason she wonít let us get new phones.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Next year. Some iPads (maybe the Pro?) are already C.

Mind, AG and I (and a bunch of her family) got phones now to continue having cable compatibility with each other on trips, and will likely all switch to C at roughly the same time.

The C takeover is already frustrating, where my new headphones use it but the 6-port charger on the coffee table has none. I can reuse the MBA charger for now, but it's annoying. And the C charging blocks tend to have fewer ports (a 6 is supposed to be available in "late spring").

It may be better in the end, but right now it makes me want to scream.
The problems our utes face these days.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Didnít even know this was a thing. Man I am old.


My iphone 8 is starting to struggle to charge, and my wife iphone 8 only works on speaker phone. For what ever reason she wonít let us get new phones.
​​​​​​MY last phone was speaker only for about a year before I got rid of it. Finally got a new one once a charge only lasted 3 hours or so.
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On Monday's ride, a fellow cyclist had a pinch flat. He had a very hard time replacing the tube and as a result pinched the spare tube. He finally was able to get the flat fixed on the second try but remounting the tire was a big struggle.

He was using Conti GP5000s. Clincher.

As a hoarder of consumables, I only recently used up my GP4000s tires and am running GP4000sII now, I find them reasonable to mount, tight but doable. Obviously in another 1-2 years I will have to get tires and would ordinarily get the newer GP5000s.

Can anyone confirm or refute that the CLINCHER GP5000s is a much tighter/tougher mount than the GP4000?? I know the tubeless "ready" one was a ***** but that's not what I am asking.
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