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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 01-07-23, 10:43 PM
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Originally Posted by big john
No matter what I tried my big problem was always alcohol. Haven't had a drop in over 30 years.
It seems that there are some people who just don't handle alcohol well. I am always glad to hear of someone who can recognize that and put it in the past. For many it is a struggle.

In my years of fire and rescue I saw a lot more people messed up by alcohol than anything else. Never saw a domestic violence situation where the violent person was a reefer head.

I actually never saw a vehicle collision where the only substance used was cannabis, and we had a lot of weed where I was. I better stop before I get flagged for being political...
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I know the Titans have a lot of injuries but the Jaguars defense is pretty good. Interesting game.
I thought it would be clearer than that.
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Speaking of intoxicants, shrooms are legal in Denver. I am tempted to give them a try, after moving, and see if they can help me.
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Originally Posted by big john

No matter what I tried my big problem was always alcohol. Haven't had a drop in over 30 years.
Same. Stopped cold in the fall of '83 and it was cycling that was the catalyst. Trying to ride centuries in 95 degree heat after a night of heavy drinking doesn't work and I decided I'd rather ride a bike than ruin my liver. The rest of my siblings haven't been so lucky. I've mentioned before that my sister (her birthday is today) died of cirrhosis of the liver at 48.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Same. Stopped cold in the fall of '83 and it was cycling that was the catalyst. Trying to ride centuries in 95 degree heat after a night of heavy drinking doesn't work and I decided I'd rather ride a bike than ruin my liver. The rest of my siblings haven't been so lucky. I've mentioned before that my sister (her birthday is today) died of cirrhosis of the liver at 48.

I think my wife stopped back in 2015. Took me a couple more years to figure out, what I thought it was doing for me was the complete opposite. Found cycling and the rest is history.


So a former champ just called me the most committed cyclist he knows.

#addicted.
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2:00: Wish me luck, gang. I'm about to re-cable the Canyon. I'm hoping/assuming that the whole thing is in cable liners since they're internally routed through the downtube and seatstay.

2:10: Yeah, I think it's about time.

2:30: Hmmm. The cable feeds right in, all the way from the STI. Seems like it does have an internal liner! That's handy. But why can't I get it out the end of the seatstay?

2:45: Okay! Rear cable done and dusted, cut off excess, installed cable crimp! Now for the front...

2:55: Hmm. Seems like pulling the old cable through at the STI end pulled the liner back into the frame. No worries! I'll just pull it back. It'll be....Oops. That's all of it out. Huh. And it's NOT long enough to go all the way to where the housing enters the frame....

3:00: Oh, THAT'S what this hatch under the BB is for! I'll just pop it off... See, there's the liner for the rear cable! Wait. The rear cable isn't in it. Oh, crap. This is how that guy with the Cannondale sawed through his crank spindle, isn't it?

3:20: Okay, I pulled off the crimp, undid the pinch bolt, and pulled the cable back through. Now I've fed the cable through the liner and the fitting. Can I get the liner and the cable back through the chainstay?

3:25: Okay, both cables are run through the liners and the fixture, and out their respective holes. Do I still have enough rear cable to set up the derailleur?

3:30: BARELY!!!!! But it's set up, it's adjusted, it's shifting fine. Now for the front.

3:45: FINALLY!!! Three tries and I finally have the rubber grommet on the frame in place, the cable in place, pinched down, the tension properly adjusted. Time to snip off the extra and crimp it down! And to put a crimp on the rear, where there's barely enough excess cable to put reach to put a crimp on!

So, NO, the Canyon Endurace does NOT have a full internal liner for each cable. They go into cable stops on the downtube, then run naked till they get to the liner and the fixture under the BB that keeps the cable off the spindle, then they run to wherever they exit the bike. Might have been nice to know that before I started.
Interesting, the Aspero had liners and housing all the way down the downtube to the port/guide under the BB.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Speaking of intoxicants, shrooms are legal in Denver. I am tempted to give them a try, after moving, and see if they can help me.
There is a lot of research on psychedelics for depression. Probably too early to make a firm recommendation on who is/is not a good candidate.
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There is a lot of research on psychedelics for depression. Probably too early to make a firm recommendation on who is/is not a good candidate.
Indeed. But, I figure it's worth a try. Are there any serious concerns?
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So 8 pm last night, Iím finally suited up to ride. I knew traffic was going to be bad, and I kept hearing sirens ( accidents) so I loaded the emonda up and drove over to the ďreservoirĒ. The reservoir is a 9 mile loop, first couple of miles are residential, then you enter the reservoir area which is no manís land, and then you come to a road about 4 miles long with a bike lane. Massive horse farms are on either side of you. I figured with the full moon visibility would be good, and traffic in that area would be minimal. The plan was to do 5 laps.

In this area, there really isnít a good place to park, except for a church, which happens to be right at. the top of car was hill. I get all the way to the top of car wash hill and I see blue lights flashing every where. Someone is in handcuffs, and the church parking lot is filled with cop cars. A tow truck was loading the car to take away.

I took this as a sign, more drunk drivers to follow, and I went home to ride in the neighborhood. Riding to almost midnight is tough.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Indeed. But, I figure it's worth a try. Are there any serious concerns?

You could enter a false reality, and never return!!!!!!!
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
So 8 pm last night, Iím finally suited up to ride. I knew traffic was going to be bad, and I kept hearing sirens ( accidents) so I loaded the emonda up and drove over to the ďreservoirĒ. The reservoir is a 9 mile loop, first couple of miles are residential, then you enter the reservoir area which is no manís land, and then you come to a road about 4 miles long with a bike lane. Massive horse farms are on either side of you. I figured with the full moon visibility would be good, and traffic in that area would be minimal. The plan was to do 5 laps.

In this area, there really isnít a good place to park, except for a church, which happens to be right at. the top of car was hill. I get all the way to the top of car wash hill and I see blue lights flashing every where. Someone is in handcuffs, and the church parking lot is filled with cop cars. A tow truck was loading the car to take away.

I took this as a sign, more drunk drivers to follow, and I went home to ride in the neighborhood. Riding to almost midnight is tough.
I donít know how you do it. I canít/wonít ride outside that late ever, let alone this time of year. Iíve had to get miles in just to keep with tri training and hopping on a bike after the spawn goes to bed at 7 is miserable. And I canít concentrate on Jeopardy when Iím on the bike, so itís a double suckfest.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
If you want a how-to, watch Ozark and Breaking Bad. But probably don't try it at home. It really is quite hard. At least, unless you pick the right bank (not mine).
I don't have Netflix. Plus entertainment shows are hardly ever like real life. You're an expert!
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There has been a rash of people breaking into the local blue mailbox drop off bins (not in an actual post office) stealing checks and altering them. This has been on the news everywhere, hasn’t it?
Nope.

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Kudos. I typically get 2500-3000 miles, but clearly I must shift more often than the average bear.
Can confirm.
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I don’t know how you do it. I can’t/won’t ride outside that late ever, let alone this time of year.
Summer evenings are the best time to ride/be outside in the entire year.
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Another rainy winter day in the Valley. At least it's in the 40s-50s, and not completely miserable.
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You could enter a false reality, and never return!!!!!!!
Or save the universe.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Another rainy winter day in the Valley. At least it's in the 40s-50s, and not completely miserable.

Something tells me, you are completely miserable.
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Originally Posted by thin_concrete
I donít know how you do it. I canít/wonít ride outside that late ever, let alone this time of year. Iíve had to get miles in just to keep with tri training and hopping on a bike after the spawn goes to bed at 7 is miserable. And I canít concentrate on Jeopardy when Iím on the bike, so itís a double suckfest.

Well, I usually ride at 430-5 am so the light conditions are about the same, and the temperature is about the same. I have the garmin varia camera plus the bontrager flare light. You can see me 3 miles away.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Indeed. But, I figure it's worth a try. Are there any serious concerns?
I can only say that shrooms are far more mellow and mild than other things out there, at least in the limited knowledge I have of them.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
You could enter a false reality, and never return!!!!!!!
These days that sounds more like a feature than a bug.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Kudos. I typically get 2500-3000 miles, but clearly I must shift more often than the average bear. Itís the only explanation that makes sense.
You're shifty?
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
These days that sounds more like a feature than a bug.

Not if itís the lizard world from Fear and Loathing. shudders.
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You're shifty?

And thrifty.
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