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Old 02-19-23, 07:25 AM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
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
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these are things that I want to spend money on.
I found when I was sailboat racing that you had to have a budget for repairs.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I found when I was sailboat racing that you had to have a budget for repairs.
Does anybody have insurance for their pricey bikes? I don't ever recall seeing a discussion about that.

I don't see why not, I have all my photo equipment covered.
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Originally Posted by thin_concrete
Might have to stop racing then. Accidents happen. A fork can be replaced easily, broken bones take time to heal.

Not arguing that.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
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.
what about Wegmans?
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Does anybody have insurance for their pricey bikes? I don't ever recall seeing a discussion about that.

I don't see why not, I have all my photo equipment covered.

I know itís a thing, but I feel that bike depreciation is so huge that it might not be worth it.

Interestingly enough, when you sign up for UsAcing liscense, there is an option for accident insurance. But that is strictly health, it would be cool if they had a bike option.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I found when I was sailboat racing that you had to have a budget for repairs.

I never claimed to be smart.

Also, with this season just racing for experience and not pushing it, I thought by being defense and smart I would avoid crashes.

My ignorance knows no bounds.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Does anybody have insurance for their pricey bikes? I don't ever recall seeing a discussion about that.

I don't see why not, I have all my photo equipment covered.
I have a rider on my homeowners specifically for bike theft but nothing else
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Whatís the old saying? Donít race what you canít replace
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I know itís a thing, but I feel that bike depreciation is so huge that it might not be worth it.

Interestingly enough, when you sign up for UsAcing liscense, there is an option for accident insurance. But that is strictly health, it would be cool if they had a bike option.
I think those bike specific policies donít take depreciation into account, itís full replacement value, same as if you get nailed by someone.
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Other than life insurance, we only have insurance for buildings (and included contents, but no riders), cars, liability and malpractice. We insured the boats when we had them.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I never claimed to be smart.

Also, with this season just racing for experience and not pushing it, I thought by being defense and smart I would avoid crashes.

My ignorance knows no bounds.
I bought a new racing boat once that cost about $75k. The first race I did with it, another boat pushed me into a third boat. $5k in damage to my boat. That stung.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
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.
Only two of the above around here.

I took the scenic route (Highway 11) on my drive toward the GA border last week, and discovered there's a Piggly Wiggly in Charleston. #GroceryStoreDiscovery
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Does anybody have insurance for their pricey bikes? I don't ever recall seeing a discussion about that.

I don't see why not, I have all my photo equipment covered.
I just had a replacement survey of my house and belongings and the insurance person said every object we own is insured for theft up to $10,000 subject to depreciation on my existing policy.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
I just had a replacement survey of my house and belongings and the insurance person said every object we own is insured for theft up to $10,000 subject to depreciation on my existing policy.
But what about fire? And flood coverage is usually separate, too.
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I need a bunch of new bike crap including chains and rings and cassettes for the Seven and the mtb, tires and a shock rebuild for the mtb, and rotors for the mtb.

Most of my bike clothes are trashed and I'm down to one decent pair of shorts. Others are nearing the dreaded see-through stage. My mtb shoes pulled apart and I switched back to older shoes that still work but are crap.

Been thinking about just buying stuff with savings because it's hard to get ahead of the monthly stuff with prices going up for everything. Spent thousands at the dentist in late summer, too. Here, natural gas has gone nuts. Until the end of 2022, $50 was a high gas bill. The recent one for January was $300, $200 for December and $100 November. Almost makes me want to get a job. Almost.

OK, end of money sniveling, time to get ready for a short ride.
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Lovely dogOne of my uncles who lives in Switzerland has one.It is one of my favorite breed of dogs
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Originally Posted by thin_concrete
Might have to stop racing then. Accidents happen. A fork can be replaced easily, broken bones take time to heal.
I wish you a quick and speedy recovery.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I never claimed to be smart.

Also, with this season just racing for experience and not pushing it, I thought by being defense and smart I would avoid crashes.

My ignorance knows no bounds.
Accidents happen to people who are doing everything right when someone else does something wrong.
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Originally Posted by georges1
Lovely dogOne of my uncles who lives in Switzerland has one.It is one of my favorite breed of dogs
They're really smart, high energy, velcro dogs. "Velcro" because they want to be with you constantly.
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Just back from a lively “recovery” ride. It was a bit warmer than yesterday and 100% fun.

It won’t last, but anyone notice the leaderboard and KOM standings?
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Originally Posted by BillyD
They're really smart, high energy, velcro dogs. "Velcro" because they want to be with you constantly.
This is true, every time I have visited my uncle, his dog jumped on me and wanted to play with me all the time.
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Seems like every day for the last few weeks where it's been warmer and I thought about venturing out on the bike again, we've had gusting winds 20+ mph.
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