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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 02-18-23, 07:00 PM
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Which one is you?
I'm taking the picture.
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Old 02-18-23, 07:03 PM
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I always say nothing goes better with sausage and kraut than beer - except more beer. A 24 ounce IC Light could finish you off.
It's been way too long since I had a knockwurst and sauerkraut sandwich.
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Old 02-18-23, 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I'm glad it's been several years since I had an IC.

For some reason the Polish beer kicked my ass today. Those ol' biddies were trying to get me drunk over there! I ordered my sausage and sauerkraut, she asked here or to go, I said I'll eat here, she said Good, you can have a beer too then.
I had a delicious brown ale from a local brewery with my beef on weck at lunch.

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Racing the 5200 tomorrow. Atleast if that wrecks it is what it is.

I think the thing that I am most upset about other not finishing, and possibly down a bike, is the fact that my wife gave me a whole day to ride, and all I managed was 26 miles. If I had known this was going to happen, I would have rather rode 100 miles.

Tomorrow with the crit, Iíll get another 25 at best.


I like to ride distance. Anything less than 50 seems like a waste.

Donít even get me started on that leader board.


I have the whole week off, so unless it rains I plan on redeeming myself.
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Old 02-18-23, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
There were many ice fishing huts on Cazenovia lake today.
Ice fishing pic of the day:

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Old 02-18-23, 07:17 PM
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Second ride in the rain in a row, a week apart. For today's ride though, I had located the rain jacket. When not in use, it stuffed nicely into the spare bottle cage on the bars.
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Old 02-18-23, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Ice fishing pic of the day:


That looks like cheating.
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Old 02-18-23, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 View Post
Second ride in the rain in a row, a week apart. For today's ride though, I had located the rain jacket. When not in use, it stuffed nicely into the spare bottle cage on the bars.

doesnít sound aero at all.
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Old 02-18-23, 07:27 PM
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Just checked the race for tomorrow, same college kids will be in race. Sigh, makes me not even want to do it. This crit is even sketchier than this one.
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Old 02-18-23, 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
doesnít sound aero at all.
Parachute-like. The jacket wouldn't zip up. But it kept me dry and warm
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Old 02-18-23, 08:12 PM
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What do you hope to learn?
Improved breathing, embouchure, and lots of tonguing, of course. I could find out what makes her tick.
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I watched a video on the Baroque horn a while back. What I hadn't realized was that the notes you can play are limited by the physics to wavelengths that are fractions of the length.




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A. I assume we are talking about a trumpet lesson?
Likely the only one-on-on I could get. But one can dream.
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Old 02-18-23, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Likely the only one-on-on I could get. But one can dream.
Play this tune for her and you're in like Flynn. (but you'll have to play it on sax)


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Old 02-18-23, 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
That looks like cheating.
They probably ride ebikes
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Old 02-18-23, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Racing the 5200 tomorrow. Atleast if that wrecks it is what it is.

I think the thing that I am most upset about other not finishing, and possibly down a bike, is the fact that my wife gave me a whole day to ride, and all I managed was 26 miles. If I had known this was going to happen, I would have rather rode 100 miles.

Tomorrow with the crit, Iíll get another 25 at best.


I like to ride distance. Anything less than 50 seems like a waste.

Donít even get me started on that leader board.


I have the whole week off, so unless it rains I plan on redeeming myself.
This is why I donít race. I hope you bike turns out okay.

Went out this AM trying to do 50 on dirt- met up with some buddies 15 miles in and rode with them- it was slow and enjoyable until we got down by the Hudson, then it was windy and cold.

Wish for more climbing- 2200 feet was all packed into 10 miles in the middle, the rest was flat.
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Old 02-18-23, 09:46 PM
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Where is Kroger in your rankings?
1) HEB
6) Hannaford
7) Whole Foods
8) Kroger's/ King Soopers
9) Price Chopper
10) Stop & Shop
17) Safeway

Numerical omissions intentional. Sometimes you're just not good enough to deserve the next number.
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Old 02-18-23, 09:58 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
that gouge in the fork goes deep, i did the tap test but I canít tell if itís bad or not.
You can get a new fork for about $300.
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Old 02-18-23, 10:35 PM
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replaced rotors and pads today with fresh ones. rotors may have had some life left (resurfaced once, 6,000 hilly miles, not yet paper thin), but it feels and looks nice. also, i hope i don't die on my ride tomorrow AM. working on brakes makes me super nervous. but i rode up and down the block for 10 minute to get them bedded and all seems well.



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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
that gouge in the fork goes deep, i did the tap test but I canít tell if itís bad or not.
The trick is to tap it hard enough with a big enough hammer that is is bad. That's the only way to be sure.
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Originally Posted by mschwett View Post
replaced rotors and pads today with fresh ones. rotors may have had some life left (resurfaced once, 6,000 hilly miles, not yet paper thin), but it feels and looks nice. also, i hope i don't die on my ride tomorrow AM. working on brakes makes me super nervous. but i rode up and down the block for 10 minute to get them bedded and all seems well.



Those are the rotors I want on the emonda. Shop didnít have my size. I think I am going to wait until I get new super teams.



Speaking of that, can a shop straighten a spoke? or do they replace that? I have spare spokes, but I am a little worried that the shop wonít be able to straighten the wheel. The only consistent complaint with these wheels is that they are hard to true, and in some cases shops refused to work on them.


If I can get these straighten and I donít need a new fork, then I will get a new set at some point in the future, and only use these old ones for racing.
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The trick is to tap it hard enough with a big enough hammer that is is bad. That's the only way to be sure.

As I had the hammer in hand I re read your post and realized that everyone is a comedian.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
You can get a new fork for about $300.

Yes, but my bike fund is empty, several big purchases the last couple of months. A new fork is not what I want to spend money on.

Stages power meter
Super team wheels
Carbon Bars
Pedals


these are things that I want to spend money on.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
1) HEB
6) Hannaford
7) Whole Foods
8) Kroger's/ King Soopers
9) Price Chopper
10) Stop & Shop
17) Safeway

Numerical omissions intentional. Sometimes you're just not good enough to deserve the next number.

We have whole foods and krogers, have not shopped at Safeway since I lived in Arizona.

Alaska had fred myers and Carrs I think. Fred myers had some good food.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Yes, but my bike fund is empty, several big purchases the last couple of months. A new fork is not what I want to spend money on.

Stages power meter
Super team wheels
Carbon Bars
Pedals


these are things that I want to spend money on.
Might have to stop racing then. Accidents happen. A fork can be replaced easily, broken bones take time to heal.
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Might have to stop racing then. Accidents happen. A fork can be replaced easily, broken bones take time to heal.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Just checked the race for tomorrow, same college kids will be in race. Sigh, makes me not even want to do it. This crit is even sketchier than this one.
Them damn young bastids.
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