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Old 03-17-23, 07:50 AM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Itís also worth noting that this mud is probably mostly going to be soft-ish roads. Itíll be deep in a few spots and likely not rideable in one location.
So it'll just make you use more power? A friend was in a muddy 'cross race when it was so nasty they had to cut steps into a run-up for the racers. One woman just thrived in the mud and dropped everyone. Of course, your event will be a lot longer.
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Originally Posted by big john
So it'll just make you use more power? A friend was in a muddy 'cross race when it was so nasty they had to cut steps into a run-up for the racers. One woman just thrived in the mud and dropped everyone. Of course, your event will be a lot longer.
Itís not quite that bad for most of it- Iíd describe it as riding on a waterbed type of feel.

A few spots are like this:




Itíll really depend on how warm it gets- if it stays really cold, there may be no snow melt, if it gets really warm and doesnít rain, itíll be dry. If weather is normal, itíll be like above in some spots at a temp of about 40-50 degrees
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Originally Posted by t2p
I think it is a challenge (if almost impossible ?) to find good corn at this time of year ?
Corn on the cob is a seasonal treat. Don't even bother offseason.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Corn on the cob is a seasonal treat. Don't even bother offseason.
Thatís how we do it. Really good in August and September. Otherwise not so much. But maybe thatís a NE thing.
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I just measured my chain and it’s worn to barely 0.5%. I usually have not bothered changing chains until 0.75% worn or even (gasp!) 1%, but that was for 10s. Now I am up to 11s, is the cutoff 0.5% or can I wait until 0.75%??
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I just measured my chain and itís worn to barely 0.5%. I usually have not bothered changing chains until 0.75% worn or even (gasp!) 1%, but that was for 10s. Now I am up to 11s, is the cutoff 0.5% or can I wait until 0.75%??
Park Tool says 0.5% but they may be paid off by Big Chain.


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Originally Posted by datlas
I just measured my chain and itís worn to barely 0.5%. I usually have not bothered changing chains until 0.75% worn or even (gasp!) 1%, but that was for 10s. Now I am up to 11s, is the cutoff 0.5% or can I wait until 0.75%??
Speaking of wear and tear, discuss.

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Originally Posted by datlas
i just measured my chain and itís worn to barely 0.5%. I usually have not bothered changing chains until 0.75% worn or even (gasp!) 1%, but that was for 10s. Now i am up to 11s, is the cutoff 0.5% or can i wait until 0.75%??
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Originally Posted by datlas
I just measured my chain and itís worn to barely 0.5%. I usually have not bothered changing chains until 0.75% worn or even (gasp!) 1%, but that was for 10s. Now I am up to 11s, is the cutoff 0.5% or can I wait until 0.75%??
what kind of cassette?

i was dismayed to learn that running my chain a bit past .5 managed to wear my 11t and 12t hard enough to skip in 4-500 miles. happened twice, like clockwork. working on my chain maintenance regime now, but i wonít go past .5 again.
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Originally Posted by mschwett
what kind of cassette?

i was dismayed to learn that running my chain a bit past .5 managed to wear my 11t and 12t hard enough to skip in 4-500 miles. happened twice, like clockwork. working on my chain maintenance regime now, but i wonít go past .5 again.
Running 11-28 11s Ultegra R8000. No skipping. Probably will change out chain in next 2 weeks.
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I replaced the chain in the Canyon when it hit 0.5, even though it was JUST at 0.5 - i.e. the tooth only just went onto the slot, with a small amount of resistance. Changing a chain is, what, $40? Chain and cassette? More like $100. I don't even want to think of what chainrings cost.
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If I have any Irish ancestry, it is very distant.
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I don't know about San Mateo County, but I do know that I myself am about 30% Irish, at least according to Ancestry's DNA test.
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If I have any Irish ancestry, it is very distant.
I'll buy that. I can trace my Irish roots through my mother's side to 1440 but DNA results show an estimate of 3%. A lot of dilution over the years.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
I replaced the chain in the Canyon when it hit 0.5, even though it was JUST at 0.5 - i.e. the tooth only just went onto the slot, with a small amount of resistance. Changing a chain is, what, $40? Chain and cassette? More like $100. I don't even want to think of what chainrings cost.
I can tell you. I just bought a set for the pegboard. The small chainring is $20-25, the big one is $120-130.


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Half Irish here.
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Speaking of wear and tear, discuss.

https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/1636565623911137280
One expert on the matter comments:
"Itís concerning, the number of runners who are being advised by their physician to reduce or eliminate their running,Ē Driban said. ďThe evidence we have so far suggests that running, for most people, is a safe activity. We need to step away from this wear-and-tear philosophy.Ē

I remember way back in the 80s a prominent surgeon told me that my knees were shot and I had to stop running and playing basketball, and take up swimming instead. Instead, through persistence, I found that you have to "use it or lose it". To this day those "shot knees" are still doing fine. It's my hip that's giving me cause for pause now.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
If I have any Irish ancestry, it is very distant.
Same.
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Not a drop of Irish blood here. My ancestry is mostly in order Hungarian, English, Welsh, German and Austrian.

I can trace my paternal grandmotherís family back to the 1500s in England. Sheís also descended from a tea party participant though I donít recall who.

My maternal grandfather had a cousin thatís really into genealogy and was able to trace our roots back to the 900s. He is directly descended from the Salisburys that were killed at the start of King Phillips war in the early 1600s on MA and Henry VII was his 11th great grandfather, which I find to be pretty cool.
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Originally Posted by mschwett
i was dismayed to learn that running my chain a bit past .5 managed to wear my 11t and 12t hard enough to skip in 4-500 miles. happened twice, like clockwork. working on my chain maintenance regime now, but i wonít go past .5 again.
11t and 12t cogs? I thought they were for purely cosmetic reasons.
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11t and 12t cogs? I thought they were for purely cosmetic reasons.

drink more milk and do squats.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
I don't know about San Mateo County, but I do know that I myself am about 30% Irish, at least according to Ancestry's DNA test.
I haven't done any DNA tests, but family lore has me at approx 1/4 Irish, 1/4 German, 1/2 Welsh
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