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Old 01-05-23, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by big john
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.
I have no idea what their celebrity is, and I've never heard of them (but that doesn't mean a thing).

The 2300 feet is not a deal breaker at all. There are 25 - 30 mile routes that I ride that have over 1000 feet (no where near what you and the Dougs do). It's more the 19 mph average over 93 miles that will result in me getting spit out the back pretty quickly.
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Causal? As in, "He really makes things happen!"?
He has cause to be casual.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I have no idea what their celebrity is, and I've never heard of them (but that doesn't mean a thing).

The 2300 feet is not a deal breaker at all. There are 25 - 30 mile routes that I ride that have over 1000 feet (no where near what you and the Dougs do). It's more the 19 mph average over 93 miles that will result in me getting spit out the back pretty quickly.
Is it a free thing? Might be fun, depending on who shows up. I've dropped in on fast rides before, just chatted a bit and went off by myself when toasted.

I did a century once when a group of continental pros showed up. They passed me in some rolling hills and I tried to stay within sight for a while just to marvel at how smooth they were. Like a machine.

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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.

The 32 GP5000 clinchers were easy to put on, so weíre the 28s. The 30s though. MFers need to be set on fire.


The 25s were easy to put on too. Just the 30s on the super teams were hard. Just getting them on the rim before I even put a tube in, was enough to make me want to start roller blading.

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Congrats on the new addition, Bam

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Originally Posted by big john
The year is still young.
I expect there will be more!
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Surprised he didn't name his son "Damone."

Diego was actually the original choice.


Wife wanted something biblical. So she picked Peter Simon. I wanted the middle name to be Alexander after cousin who passed away 3 years ago.

I didnít like Peter Alexander so we both agreed on Simon Alexander.



But now that I think of it. Ritchey Magee has a nice ring to it.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
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?

ďIf you are not first, youíre lastĒ - Thomas Jefferson.


He finished 5th.


Mojo you got this.
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Originally Posted by big john
Is it a free thing? Might be fun, depending on who shows up. I've dropped in on fast rides before, just chatted a bit and went off by myself when toasted.

I did a century once when a group of continental pros showed up. They passed me in some rolling hills and I tried to stay within sight for a while just to marvel at how smooth they were. Like a machine.
I'm not really interested in doing it. I'd have to drive about an hour just to get to the start. Also, I really don't know my way around that part of Dallas, and the traffic can get really heavy, so not my thing too much.

Originally Posted by bampilot06
ďIf you are not first, youíre lastĒ - Thomas Jefferson.


He finished 5th.


Mojo you got this.
I'd have to have a SAG wagon following me around to pick my sorry ass off the pavement around mile 44. Or, maybe mile 2.

It's supposed to be nice on Saturday, so hopefully I can get out for a decent local ride in the morning.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Diego was actually the original choice.


Wife wanted something biblical. So she picked Peter Simon. I wanted the middle name to be Alexander after cousin who passed away 3 years ago.

I didnít like Peter Alexander so we both agreed on Simon Alexander.



But now that I think of it. Ritchey Magee has a nice ring to it.
You missed the boat not going with "Diego."
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You missed the boat not going with "Diego."
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Initial Impressions. Responsive, tad bit longer reach
Looks like I could put 34 mm tires on it.

Only gripe, seems like a lot of toe over lap. I didnít notice it when I test rode it. Wore the same shoes, maybe cleat position changed? Itís the same rake as the madone, my madone has toe over lap, this seems more. They added a pedal spacer on the drive side, so the right foot does appear to have a little bit more clearance. Comfortable with it slammed, which means I could prolly lower the madone stem some.

The cables have got to be cut shorter. Like ASAP. I have a feeling they put the hoods on and the stem and bars, wrapped it and then remember I wanted it slammed. Itís fine, they didnít make me pay for any of the labor at all, even cut my steerer tube at no charge.

Anyways Thoughts?


18 IBLs. cervelo was 18.5 ish. Throw on Ultegra cassette, pedals and crank set might be able to get it to 17ibls.
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The year is still young.
Better to be leading, though, than trailing, I suppose.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06



Initial Impressions. Responsive, tad bit longer reach
Looks like I could put 34 mm tires on it.

Only gripe, seems like a lot of toe over lap. I didnít notice it when I test rode it. Wore the same shoes, maybe cleat position changed? Itís the same rake as the madone, my madone has toe over lap, this seems more. They added a pedal spacer on the drive side, so the right foot does appear to have a little bit more clearance. Comfortable with it slammed, which means I could prolly lower the madone stem some.

The cables have got to be cut shorter. Like ASAP. I have a feeling they put the hoods on and the stem and bars, wrapped it and then remember I wanted it slammed. Itís fine, they didnít make me pay for any of the labor at all, even cut my steerer tube at no charge.

Anyways Thoughts?
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18 IBLs. cervelo was 18.5 ish. Throw on Ultegra cassette, pedals and crank set might be able to get it to 17ibls.
Iím digging that color a lot. Not sure if the 105 to Ultegra would yield a full pound of saving, but itís been an eternity since Iíve compared them so Iím sure itís changed. Canít help with toe overlap at all. Iím dealing with a seat position issue and am doing a horrible job of troubleshooting, so Iím not sure youíd want my help anyway.

Im more impressed that you had the time and energy a day after your sonís birth to go pick up a bike! I get it - you were looking forward to it given the surprise (ring upgrade notwithstanding), but still!
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Originally Posted by thin_concrete
Iím digging that color a lot. Not sure if the 105 to Ultegra would yield a full pound of saving, but itís been an eternity since Iíve compared them so Iím sure itís changed. Canít help with toe overlap at all. Iím dealing with a seat position issue and am doing a horrible job of troubleshooting, so Iím not sure youíd want my help anyway.

Im more impressed that you had the time and energy a day after your sonís birth to go pick up a bike! I get it - you were looking forward to it given the surprise (ring upgrade notwithstanding), but still!

MIL is staying with the wife at the hospital. She didnít sleep at all last night, and Simon was asleep the whole time we were there today. She was in a lot of pain and just wanted to sleep, while this was going on the manager of trek called about my bike so she said get your bike and take your daughter outside.

Didnt have to ask me twice.
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pedal to tire is the same. Prolly just noticed it more because we were riding super slow.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTjswqEDgbY

Correct. Very 2023.
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The problems our utes face these days.
40 is ute?
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Hmmmmm, something more glorious than the Empire?
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Originally Posted by Eric F
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.
Wait - your phone came with a C-Lightning cable, but can't possibly have a USB-C port on it unless I'm hallucinating. It'll charge just fine with a regular A-Lightning cable.
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Work was good and then bad. A meeting that had been supposed to be me bring some more senior devs into the project I've been working (which needs more and better hands) and went well yesterday... one of them brought in the boss. I like my boss, but she doesn't need to be in the weeds, and this was supposed to be a players-only meeting. Then it became a her meeting, and me getting grilled about code others wrote years ago. And my putative team lead was silent the entire time. Am furious, and back dreaming about just walking away.
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In other words, in no mood to be told how my charging ecosystem should be blowed up because USB-C is awesome except it'll generate a ton of e-waste.
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