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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 02-24-23, 07:46 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
If itís a united flight the service should be the same. That wouldnít be good for buisness for them to short change the countries they fly too. China would have kicked them out a long time ago.

If itís a code share flight from Mexico that ls different.

I still have my money on an airframe swap.
That makes sense. The site being broken though does not.

BTW, the airport was unable to print my boarding pass. The lady scanning the boarding passes had to use the camera on a phone for those of us who had the virtual boarding passes, as only one I saw actually scanned on the main machine. Yes, I will be printing them whenever I have a printer.
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Speaking of cold, it’s going to be a cold ride tomorrow. Start temps in the mid-20’s and will stay below freezing entire ride. Must find balaclava, mittens, and neoprene outer/fleece inner booties. My hope is this may be the last really cold ride of the season.
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Originally Posted by thin_concrete
Youíve mentioned 40* weather before though, right? Are you talking about a high of 40*?
According to NOAA it was about 40 degrees at 5:00 p.m. I mentioned I'm ok with riding in 40 degree weather assuming I'm dressed for it and it's not raining or crazy windy.
Sitting on the couch I'd like to be comfortable. When I lived in the mountains we had good insulation, double pane windows with lip seals, and a nice fireplace.
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Originally Posted by ummed
Math is a *****
So is getting old.
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Originally Posted by big john
So is getting old.
Yeah, I've been learning that one
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Originally Posted by datlas
Speaking of cold, itís going to be a cold ride tomorrow. Start temps in the mid-20ís and will stay below freezing entire ride. Must find balaclava, mittens, and neoprene outer/fleece inner booties. My hope is this may be the last really cold ride of the season.
Roads are dry? No worries about ice?
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Originally Posted by ummed
Yeah, I've been learning that one
How old is your oldest kid?
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Originally Posted by big john
How old is your oldest kid?
Almost 7. I'm not saying I'm old, but definitely feeling the effects of getting older
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
I've never seen the front skewer locked in that position, and here are two bikes in a row like that.
Back in the day, that was a fairly common skewer position (horizontal, facing to the rear). I don't know why, maybe more aero?
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Originally Posted by ummed
Almost 7. I'm not saying I'm old, but definitely feeling the effects of getting older
I think you might have a few good years left.
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
Back in the day, that was a fairly common skewer position (horizontal, facing to the rear). I don't know why, maybe more aero?
Ideally, you want to position the skewer were it won't get knocked open by another wheel.
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Originally Posted by big john
Did you take a nap with the dogs?
Itís on my to-do list for tomorrow. Today, I was at work.
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Originally Posted by big john
Roads are dry? No worries about ice?
Yup. Roads are bone dry.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
I've never seen the front skewer locked in that position, and here are two bikes in a row like that.
Where else would it go?
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
So you're suggesting that 1974 was 49 years ago? I must be old
Shocking, ainít it?
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Speaking of today is daughter #1’s 23rd. Makes me feel OLD.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
I've never seen the front skewer locked in that position, and here are two bikes in a row like that.
I sometimes to mine that way, but typically fold them up.

I have to fold my front Vittorias to the rear and rear ones to the front so they read right

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Originally Posted by rjones28
Where else would it go?
I position my skewer levers tucked close to the fork blade on the front, and between the chainstay and seatstay on the rear.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Itís on my to-do list for tomorrow. Today, I was at work.
I forget about the work thing sometimes. Or I forget what day it is.
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Originally Posted by big john
According to NOAA it was about 40 degrees at 5:00 p.m. I mentioned I'm ok with riding in 40 degree weather assuming I'm dressed for it and it's not raining or crazy windy.
Sitting on the couch I'd like to be comfortable. When I lived in the mountains we had good insulation, double pane windows with lip seals, and a nice fireplace.
Gotcha - I misread your original post.
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Originally Posted by big john
I forget about the work thing sometimes. Or I forget what day it is.
The pitfalls of retired life.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Shocking, ainít it?
In 1974 I rented a house in Granada Hills with 2 roomates. Rent was $250 but the house was trashed when we moved in.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Where else would it go?
Most of my front skewers are oriented thusly:



I don't break out the plumb bob or anything, but straight up just feels good
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Originally Posted by Eric F
The pitfalls of retired life.
It's my cross to bear.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Are the travel couplings tight?
I had noise issues with the tandem until I learned to follow the instructions to the letter.

Clean the frame coupling junctions with Isopropyl alcohol and tighten them with the correct torque. Grease the seat post. Enjoy the quiet ride.

Or it may be the rear wheel quick release needs just a little grease, or the chain ring bolts, or the saddle rail to seatpost junction or the bottom bracket ...

Have you tried oiling the spoke nipples?
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