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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 02-28-23, 01:09 PM
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Must we re-live DougRNS's urine posts?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Must we re-live DougRNS's urine posts?
It was Roscos actually, unless Doug is just blaming Rosco.
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I spent the last 4 days, 12 hours plus each, checking on the elderly customers in areas where the electricity was out. Ice storms knocked out 100s of thousands of customers here. Today I have returned to my normal work duties.
An Ironic twist; Yesterday while I was out checking on the well being of our elderly customers. A recorded thank you from our CEO was texted to all employees who threw in to help out and get the job done. Except one. Some days I don't know why I still come here.
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And In bike related content. Last Thursday, getting ready to Zwift with the rest of the suspects. My almost new Tickr X, decided it was done. One of the snaps on the strap broke off the rivet. I contacted Amazon. Who informed me I had a 1 year manufacturers warranty. And yesterday received a brand new Tickr X. Complete unit. Even though I told him (wahoo agent) I only needed a strap. It'll get its metal tested tonight.
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Originally Posted by datlas
It’s 25F out. My usual friends insist on doing a short 2 hour gravel ride. I don’t really like short OR gravel. My club has only one ride today, my plan is to ride along their route backwards and find them, and do most of their ride before turning back to ride home.

I think the Zwift option has turned many cyclists into weather wimps.
Counterpoint: The Zwift option has turned many "Old Guys Who Get Fat In The Winter" into year-round cyclists.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Snowed over night here. Still snowing. Got to use the snow blower this morning -- first time in 2023.
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Originally Posted by ls01
I spent the last 4 days, 12 hours plus each, checking on the elderly customers in areas where the electricity was out. Ice storms knocked out 100s of thousands of customers here. Today I have returned to my normal work duties.
An Ironic twist; Yesterday while I was out checking on the well being of our elderly customers. A recorded thank you from our CEO was texted to all employees who threw in to help out and get the job done. Except one. Some days I don't know why I still come here.
Maybe he's going to thank you in person?
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Originally Posted by ls01
put up a little fight, it's unattractive to be that easy.
Some just don't have a choice.
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Old 02-28-23, 01:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Maybe he's going to thank you in person?
Damn that was funny! Youre a hoot!

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Still six weeks to go.

Is it difficult to get a battery for it?
surprisingly not, it uses 3 standard 357 coin cells. they even come in 3 packs.



too bad it doesn't use a type shared by my groupset, power meter, hrm ...
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Counterpoint: The Zwift option has turned many "Old Guys Who Get Fat In The Winter" into year-round cyclists.
Counter-counterpoint: An icky weather ride is more enjoyable than an indoor trainer session.

SF Bay Area content: It looks like there's a time window of not wet this afternoon, starting around 1:30. I plan to be out there.


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Originally Posted by ls01
Damn that was funny! Your a hoot!
Kudos on helping the elderly in your frozen hellscape.


How's that? Much better than a text message.
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
Counter-counterpoint: An icky weather ride is more enjoyable than an indoor trainer session.
I think my Sunday ride was the maximum degree of ickiness at which I'd agree with this. And even a 4 hr Zwift session would not leave me with a road grit covered bike to wash.

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The sun is currently shining in Brisbane, at the bottom of Mt San Bruno. The pavement may even be drying. But I have work.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Still six weeks to go.

Is it difficult to get a battery for it?
We're four and a half feet below the historical average, so far. Gonna need a big storm to catch up.
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Originally Posted by ls01
Jesus, I remember when you got her, it's been that long?....
First day home, Summer 2011.

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Originally Posted by ls01
Got to?
It's like a rare treat this year.
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I will say, however, that I wouldn't mind ditching the pull-starter for push button.
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Greetings from Midwest Fest.

Go Brew Crew!

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Okay, experts. The bleed bolts on all 4 of my brake reservoirs are over tightened or frozen and I’m certain I’m going to round off the hex sockets if I honk on them. Heat? Penetrating oil? Mystic incantations?
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
Counter-counterpoint: An icky weather ride is more enjoyable than an indoor trainer session.

SF Bay Area content: It looks like there's a time window of not wet this afternoon, starting around 1:30. I plan to be out there.


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. Not if the icky level is Michigan in February level icky.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Kudos on helping the elderly in your frozen hellscape.


How's that? Much better than a text message.

I deserve a soft pat on the head at least, but that's ok, it'll do.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Okay, experts. The bleed bolts on all 4 of my brake reservoirs are over tightened or frozen and Im certain Im going to round off the hex sockets if I honk on them. Heat? Penetrating oil? Mystic incantations?
Try hammering a torx head wrench into it?
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Originally Posted by rjones28
It's like a rare treat this year.
does not compute
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Originally Posted by datlas
Try hammering a torx head wrench into it?
I havent done a datlas on it yet!
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Okay, experts. The bleed bolts on all 4 of my brake reservoirs are over tightened or frozen and Im certain Im going to round off the hex sockets if I honk on them. Heat? Penetrating oil? Mystic incantations?
put a little valve lapping compound on the wrench. It'll provide extra friction. And make sure it's a newish/good condition wrench.
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