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Old 01-05-23, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
It never left.

Looks pretty good to me!

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Originally Posted by Mojo31
KCS calendar pic for January.
Speaking of trains, a couple weeks ago my former roommate came across this scene while he was jogging, right after it happened. They were bringing in the beam to build a nearby bridge. Oof.

Norfolk Southern.

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Originally Posted by big john
It's almost the same as our forecast except a few degrees colder there. We haven't had rain in so long I'm happy to see it. Of course, I don't have to commute or work in it any more.
As luck would have it, both last night's and this morning's commute seem to have been during the worst of it. Why they call it "a driving rain" I don't know. Seems like the last thing you want to do in it.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Speaking of trains, a couple weeks ago my former roommate came across this scene while he was jogging, right after it happened. They were bringing in the beam to build a nearby bridge. Oof.

Norfolk Southern.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5d3NGraRqA
Wow!
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
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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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.
They've already gone to C. My iPad has it and I've had that for almost a year, I think.
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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.
You probably remember I got 5 GP5000 tires from a friend after he decided they were too difficult to mount on his Dura Ace wheels. They are not tubeless ready and I can mount them easily on my Open Pro wheels, usually without a lever. I finally wore through one a couple weeks ago, cords were showing, so I popped on another new one.
I'm very happy with them after using Vittorias for decades. Never tried the GP4000s.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Didn’t even know this was a thing. Man I am old..
You're old? I don't even know what they are talking about.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Before I move in with you I need to know I'll be able to get my fix every six weeks.
Well your guess is as good as mine.
I don't think you'd like it here. You strike me as a modern man. We waffle between 2nd and third world. We never approach first world status.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
They've already gone to C. My iPad has it and I've had that for almost a year, I think.
Can confirm. All the Apple devices I've purchased in the past couple of years - including phones, laptops, and pads - have all been USB-C.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Wow!
Overhead view.

Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
You strike me as a modern man.
Correct. Very 2023.
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Congrats on the new addition, Bam
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Congrats on the new addition, Bam
Which one - Simon or Emonda?
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I have no more problems with 5000s than I did with 4000s.

Also, my iPad, not a pro, is USB C as is my wife’s older iPad.
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While talking Apple charging, my year old MacBook that I ruined by spelling water on, had a USB C on both side which was handy because you could charge it from the nearest outlet no matter which side. My replacement MacBook only has ports on the left side.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Well your guess is as good as mine.
You strike me as a modern man.
Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Overhead view.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTjswqEDgbY

Correct. Very 2023.
Laugh of the year!
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Which one - Simon or Emonda?
Surprised he didn't name his son "Damone."
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Local group posted this about a ride this Saturday:

We all share the passion of cycling, whether a pro cyclist or the most causal rider. In our midst we have a Professional Cyclist, well actually we have a couple Mat Stephens, and Lauren Stephens. Many of you know Mat as a pro cyclist, and as one of the very best bike fitter's anywhere! BTW, he came in 5th place overall at the Unbound XL (350 miles) gravel race this last year! Included in this super couple is Lauren, a Women's Pro Cyclist for EF Education-TIBCO-SVB. She is getting ready to race at the first World Tour Stage Race of 2023 at the Santos Tour Down Under in Australia, the women's stages will be Jan. 14th thru Jan 17th.
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Here is the deal, she has a ride, that yes you can ride and train with her. Now granted it's 93 miles and 2300'+ of climbing, with an average pace of about a 19 mph. So for those that have a bit more experience and some horsepower, what a fun way to spend a day on a ride, and getting in some excellent training! This is one of those things that makes cycling and the folks involved with it so great!


Thinking about showing up. Maybe make it a mile, perhaps 1.25 miles before getting dropped?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Didn’t 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 won’t let us get new phones.
Babies are expensive.
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Originally Posted by datlas
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.
Confirmed - the 4K S2s were silly putty in comparison to the 5Ks. I have a 5K that I’m going to give away. I went to Schwalbe and will see how they feel in the spring when I’m off the trainer.
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Originally Posted by thin_concrete
Babies are expensive.
They only get more expensive as they get older as well.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
They only get more expensive as they get older as well.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
They only get more expensive as they get older as well.
No kidding.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31

We all share the passion of cycling, whether a pro cyclist or the most causal rider.
Causal? As in, "He really makes things happen!"?
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Local group posted this about a ride this Saturday:
Here is the deal, she has a ride, that yes you can ride and train with her. Now granted it's 93 miles and 2300'+ of climbing, with an average pace of about a 19 mph. So for those that have a bit more experience and some horsepower, what a fun way to spend a day on a ride, and getting in some excellent training! This is one of those things that makes cycling and the folks involved with it so great!

Thinking about showing up. Maybe make it a mile, perhaps 1.25 miles before getting dropped?
You might surprise yourself. 2300 feet in 93 miles is pretty flat and 19 is not hard if you get in the draft.
I don't know how much celebrity these people have in your area but Peter Sagan hosted a charity ride here and some of the people who showed up were not ready for it. I was out there and if I am passing you on a hill you have no business trying to ride with Sagan.
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Laugh of the year!
The year is still young.
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