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Road Cycling “It 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.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 02-27-23, 07:12 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
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Non-Shimano components can be maintained at home.
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both my bikes are 58s but listening to what various people here are riding, i’m actually wondering if the 61 would have been the right size. all the online calculators return 58-61 depending on the methodology, and my fitter was happy with the result on bike. but i feel like it would be nice to stretch out more and my saddle is all the way back. and out of the saddle, the hub is way out front of the bars when i look down!
The one new road bike I ever bought, before I knew about fit and such, was a 56(fitted by the shop owner). I was never able to get comfortable on that bike, and soon moved on to 58, which I rode for years. Then my grail bike came up in a 61 and I bought it and made it fit. Now I ride 60 exclusively, except for that one. And that one remains my favorite bike to ride. 92 PDG Paramount. Tange Prestige tubing. Tubular tires add to the fun.

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I think most of us here except datlas are flesh eating creatures.
Moi. And Vol
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I have not been riding enough of late. Averaging one ride per week, and am quickly losing fitness at that rate, Tomorrow starts 4 months of t, th morning spanish classes, and I've been quite busy with other stuff even without that. If I can talk myself into shorter rides, it will be much easier to get out
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I got treated for irritable bowel syndrome today. Good to know what it was. Knowing this will also make it easier to get out. Eye surgery is next on the agenda. Very soon, I hope. i wanted to get a few medical things out of the way first. And now my plate is clear. Vamos a ver
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I've found a 1-hour MTB ride that I can fit in when my sunset time is 6:00 or later. We're getting close to that now, but I think we will hit the time change before it we get all the way there.
It's amost 7 p.m. for civil twilight.



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Velo Vol UNG started making me some money, wonder if I should gamble on it hitting $10. I need it to pay off a little bit better to overcome the taxes on short term gains.



I did come to realize that UNG, being mostly futures contracts, is not a buy-and-hold type security. Short-term trading only.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Non-Shimano components can be maintained at home.
Easily?
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Non-Shimano components can be maintained at home.
I was specifically referring to hydro brake systems. I heard SRAM was a major pain to bleed.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
I got all of my wet weather riding for the week done yesterday, so it's Zwift for me till next weekend. Still have to wash all the grit off the Canyon though...
  1. As of this morning, Zwift Hub* is on order
  2. Bike got a quick hose down on the driveway, more attention needed
  3. Low temp. on today's ride was 41F, in the middle of the "can't see where I'm going" downpour
(*) I wonder if Zwift Hub sales go up when it's raining
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
  1. As of this morning, Zwift Hub* is on order
  2. Bike got a quick hose down on the driveway, more attention needed
  3. Low temp. on today's ride was 41F, in the middle of the "can't see where I'm going" downpour
(*) I wonder if Zwift Hub sales go up when it's raining
I bought a Zwift Hub around Thanksgiving last year and really like it.
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Also, as a follow-up to our polar plunge discussion, these whackos go for a mile long swim in frigid waters. For fun.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2023/02/...eres-ice-mile/

The rules for an “ice mile” are rather simple: Competitors must swim a mile, unassisted, and can only wear a standard bathing suit, goggles, and a swim cap. Oh, and the water temperature can be no higher than 41 degrees, according to the standards set by the International Ice Swimming Association, which also requires competitors to have a sign-off from a doctor, including a clean EKG, and a 1-kilometer qualifying swim.

On a recent morning in South Boston, three accomplished open-water swimmers — each woman with the English Channel on her résumé — plunged into the frigid waters of Pleasure Bay to attempt to swim six lengths of a marked course. They were supported by safety personnel in the water and on shore, including a hired ambulance crew that had a stretcher at the ready.

The water temperature was 39 degrees. Each woman hoped the swim would take her a little over 30 minutes. Here’s how they described the experience.
Link has too many pictures to cut/paste the entire article.
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
Low temp. on today's ride was 41F, in the middle of the "can't see where I'm going" downpour
wut
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Easily?
For some.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
I was specifically referring to hydro brake systems. I heard SRAM was a major pain to bleed.
I haven't bled their road brakes in a while, but I don't remember it being annoying.
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Hoo boy. This is not a repeat.

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Originally Posted by rjones28
For some.
Be more specific.
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I saw a brilliant but angry at the world patient today.

I told him he needs a misanthropectomy.
Wonder what you’d tell me.
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Love the delayed "oh no" by whoever recorded this. It you wait that long, why even bother?
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
Low temp. on today's ride was 41F, in the middle of the "can't see where I'm going" downpour
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wut
Yeah, rapidly changing weather is kind of a late Winter/early Spring thing around here. You can be riding along comfortably under a blue sky, when this sneaky little cloud will come out of nowhere, bringing darkness, wind, a big temperature drop, and sheets of sideways rain.

One year, I got snowed on by one of those sneaky clouds -- in April! Here's what that same spot looked like last Saturday (not my bike):

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Be more specific.
People who can follow directions and have some mechanical aptitude.
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here you go Velo Vol an 80's classic with a 1 minute 58 second intro. You are welcome.
#EmbraceTheReality
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Texas has your state beat - it had the most rail crossing collisions in 2021.

Your state was not far behind though.

https://oli.org/track-statistics/col...talities-state
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol





I did come to realize that UNG, being mostly futures contracts, is not a buy-and-hold type security. Short-term trading only.
Definitely, the trend line from inception to now is horrible. It's had a couple of good bounces, so just gotta get out quick before it resumes its slide.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
I think most of us here except datlas are flesh eating creatures.
me too. vegetarian since i was 18. i hope the zombies spare me.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
The one new road bike I ever bought, before I knew about fit and such, was a 56(fitted by the shop owner). I was never able to get comfortable on that bike, and soon moved on to 58, which I rode for years. Then my grail bike came up in a 61 and I bought it and made it fit. Now I ride 60 exclusively, except for that one. And that one remains my favorite bike to ride. 92 PDG Paramount. Tange Prestige tubing. Tubular tires add to the fun.
i will have to try a 60 or 61 at some point. i imagine with a lower and shorter stem the difference might be more about proportion of frame to seatpost/cockpit than the touch points.
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