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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 01-08-23, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by DangerousDanR
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...
If you watch "Cops" or "Jail" or similar shows you will see so many obnoxious drunks. It's amazing that the police are able to deal with them without going medieval on their ass.
And, of course, meth. An extremely destructive drug. I end up feeling sorry for some of the meth heads they show. I had a girlfriend who was into that stuff. I shudder to think about it.
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I had a good ride yesterday, felt better on the bike than the previous Saturday, for sure. When this happens I tend to overdo it and act like I'm 55 again.

I think there were about 20 of us, maybe more, and some only wanted 50ish and when they turned back I started harassing them. Especially this one lady who drops me at will. I teased her about being a wuss and I think she took me serious. I don't really know her all that well so I backpedaled a bit and she finally smiled. It's hard enough for women to do this stuff and train to a fairly high level without some geezer giving her grief if she needs to turn back.

Anyway I'm tired and I need to decide on a ride before it starts raining again.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Something tells me, you are completely miserable.
I am near the end of my Remicade cycle (infusion Wednesday) and don't feel great in the mornings before the prednisone kicks in.

Thanks for asking!
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Does the above routing look correct. I feel like such a dumb ass, I thought the lines coming out of the back of the hoods were the shifting, the cables coming out of the top of the hoods were brakes. Thank god I donít own a pair of cable cutters, I couldnít get the cables routed last night, wouldnít fit through the routing holes.
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No.




You’re welcome.
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Will the Bills rally and win? Or are they too emotionally drained?

If only they weren't facing the Fighting Corkles.
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Originally Posted by big john
The first Supercross of the year is on t.v. Big boy main is about to start.
What do you think of the new program, supercross and outdoor combined for one champion.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
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Youíre welcome.

What do I owe you?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I feel like such a dumb ass
Tell me about it. My shifting is off (cable stretch, I think), and last ride I was trying to figure out how to adjust it. I did not succeed.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
That leader board though.


How about now?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Tell me about it. My shifting is off (cable stretch, I think), and last ride I was trying to figure out how to adjust it. I did not succeed.
Also, I still haven't gotten the cable in the groove thing under the bottom bracket.
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Originally Posted by datlas
How about now?

You are prolly going to get this week. I was up all night after that ride and currently feel like iím going to vomit. Kudos.
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I can't tell what I'm seeing. BUT, I'd run fresh cables and housing - I do that on every used bike I get. Mostly, I use JagWire Sport, with the polished stainless cables, and all the housing the same color. I rout the housing and tape it to the bar before I even think about cutting.

I talked to the owner of my LBS, who said basically the shortest cable run that doesn't stop the fork turning. So, on an old STI setup like that, the shifter cables should kiss without overlapping. Brake cable should be long enough not to bind, but should run straight into the barrel adjusters, not make S-bends.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Also, I still haven't gotten the cable in the groove thing under the bottom bracket.
I had that problem with the Litespeed, which has channels on the BB. I shifted to the largest cog, then stopped pedaling and clicked the shifter down enough to put slack in the cable, popped it into the groove, and then clicked it back up to match the derailleur.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
you were really high? Dougs don't do drugs.
I c wut u did there...
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
That is a problem as well. We like to say that if you see an iPad at the counter youíre about to tip for something that youíve never tipped before.

There are a couple of small locally owned restaurants around that I would like to see stay around. Iíll tip at those even though you order at a counter, and all they do is bring you the order.
Yeah, I don't like the whole leverage feeling to it. It's like welfare for the business. Pay your employees if you think theyre worth it.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol

That's another thing. Perhaps I'm wrong but I also have the notion that if someone hacks your card it's harder to get your money back from a debit card than a credit card
My debt card has been skimmed/hacked 3 times. I've never Payed a cent. The second time a guy hit 3 T-Mobile stores with my debit card info, paid off 3 accounts and purchased several new phones. Since I am with T-mobile as my carrier I also had the pleasure of calling and informing them of what happened . So it wouldn't effect my account.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
See what he thinks of Cervelo.
He going to spit up!
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I am near the end of my Remicade cycle (infusion Wednesday) and don't feel great in the mornings before the prednisone kicks in.

Thanks for asking!
Yikes! Remicade worked really well for me until it didnít. Iíve been on Entyvio for 4+ years now and have been in remission the whole time (knocks on wood). I canít imagine having a serious flare with a 2 year old.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Gorgeous weather today, and it is unclear whether I will be able to get out. I posted. back at the beginning of Winter, that, come Summer, I can never figure out why I ride so little in the beautiful winter weather. Now I know. I'm keeping myself busy and still falling behind on my projects. It's a time issue. Why I have more time in the summer I can't say. Perhaps I am simply more driven in the summer. Winter has always been for re-charging. And it is a very easy thing to fall into in this weather.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
He was crying because you were cheaping out with the Ultegra Di2 talk. If you want to talk Dogma, you better talk about DA Di2. Kids twodays old and you're already embarrassing him.
No no no, you gotta it all wrong there son, I say! It's an Italian bike! It's gotta have, I say, it's gotta have Italian groupset! That's what's causing all the tears! Boys right to! Campagnolo! That's what that Eyetalain bike needs!
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Originally Posted by datlas
We had a good ride today, it was chilly and grey skies with moderate wind, but temps above freezing and dry roads.

One of our usuals could not ride but snapped some pics as we went by his neighborhood.

#grateful


Looks cold...hard pass...
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Reel to reel is real old.

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Well that's one way to start things.
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