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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 03-28-23, 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Thats the thing, I canít just relax for a day. I come home to having to try and catch up to where I was already behind from the last time I was home.
Maybe trying to do too much, or have unrealistic expectations of what you can or should be doing?

Gotta find your Zen.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Grass Valley, CA weather

Looked like that here this morning. Melted by lunchtime.
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Nothing really matters. Anyone can see...

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C'dale touring bike weight reduction report:

next destination : Hummer bike
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We had a nice ride today. Sunny, light winds, high temp in the upper 60s. Lots of water running across the roads because the hills are saturated. Glad I didn't clean my bike.
We stopped at the Noah's Bagels where we have been many times and they normally put the cream cheese on thick but this time there was barely enough to coat the bagel.
Noah frustrated due to the glowing talk about NYC bagels
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Interesting new Specialized frame - https://www.bikeradar.com/news/2023-...lery&gallery=1
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Originally Posted by t2p
next destination : Hummer bike
I've ridden a Hummer bike before. Not exactly pleasant.
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Noah frustrated due to the glowing talk about NYC bagels
We were all pissed about it but none of us went back to complain. I got a receipt with a promise of 2 free bagels if I go online and answer a survey.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I've ridden a Hummer bike before. Not exactly pleasant.
The Hummer thread is actually funny in spots. The bicycle sustainability thread is downright ugly.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
c. The old two-storey McDs in downtown Portland
That's not a choice.

Which floor was the food on?
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Iíve been in a funk lately.
Switch to walking for a while. Join a community band.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
C'dale touring bike weight reduction report:

Not a bad reduction. Although I think that you should have left the kickstand on. They're a very useful feature on a touring bike. Not really required on a road-bike though.
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Originally Posted by big john
The Hummer thread is actually funny in spots. The bicycle sustainability thread is downright ugly.
I tend to keep out of general as much as possible. I'll only see things that make me want to use my modly powers for bad.
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Originally Posted by gnome
Not a bad reduction. Although I think that you should have left the kickstand on. They're a very useful feature on a touring bike. Not really required on a road-bike though.
I'm usually just opt to lay the bike down, but I've typically been touring on flatbar bikes. Might not be such a swell idea with barend shifters. I'll have to experiment and see what works.

I've found a reasonably light saddle and lost another 235 grams! Will post another update after I get some 32mm tires. I have a feeling that'll be a wash even if these 23mm CSTs are wire bead.
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Originally Posted by big john
The Hummer thread is actually funny in spots. The bicycle sustainability thread is downright ugly.
that it is. disappointing because it would be an interesting thing to have a civil and informed discussion about.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Interesting new Specialized frame - https://www.bikeradar.com/news/2023-...lery&gallery=1
Reminds me of this.

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Originally Posted by gnome
Not a bad reduction. Although I think that you should have left the kickstand on. They're a very useful feature on a touring bike. Not really required on a road-bike though.
Found a pic of how I park when there's no fence post around:



It's also a nice pic of the dry bag that you were asking about, Velo Vol It's the blue bag strapped to the drive side of the rear rack.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I'm usually just opt to lay the bike down, but I've typically been touring on flatbar bikes. Might not be such a swell idea with barend shifters. I'll have to experiment and see what works.

I've found a reasonably light saddle and lost another 235 grams! Will post another update after I get some 32mm tires. I have a feeling that'll be a wash even if these 23mm CSTs are wire bead.
I only ever toured with bar ends and never had a kickstand. I found if the rear pannier is packed it's really east to lean the bike against things.

btw, the last time I did a little tour I took the wheels off my road bike with 23s and put them on the tourer.
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You've probably seen my Cannondale touring bike. Just before I sold it I threw some parts from stock on and took the rack off.
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You've probably seen my Cannondale touring bike. Just before I sold it I threw some parts from stock on and took the rack off.
Oooh, now I gotta go check for bottom of the downtube bottle cage mounts!
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Oooh, now I gotta go check for bottom of the downtube bottle cage mounts!
Hey, it's got 'em. I should rig up a tool bottle for down there.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
That's not a choice.

Which floor was the food on?
Food was dispensed on the ground floor. Upstairs you could grab a spot by the windows and watch the city hustle and bustle.

There was a cigar shop/newsstand next door.

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Originally Posted by big john
I only ever toured with bar ends and never had a kickstand. I found if the rear pannier is packed it's really east to lean the bike against things.

btw, the last time I did a little tour I took the wheels off my road bike with 23s and put them on the tourer.
I'm starting to think I'll run skinny tires for a while. Thinking about doing RAGBRAI on this thing, and won't be packing much on the bike. Road snacks in bar bag, jacket in the trunk bag, leaving plenty of room for stupid souvenirs I pick up along the way
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Food was dispensed on the ground floor. Upstairs you could grab a spot by the windows and watch the city hustle and bustle.
I wonder what building rules are in the current new franchisee agreement?
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