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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 03-29-23, 12:14 AM
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Looked like that here this morning. Melted by lunchtime.
Four more inches of snow on the ground when I went to work today. Commuting on the fat bike. Getting very tired of it.

The biggest problem is that there is nowhere to put the new snow. We will have flooding later this spring when the piles of snow melt. But a flood here comes with two week's notice.
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Does anyone have strong opinions about Sidi versus Lake? Seems like Lakes are better suited for wider feet and mine are a very normal size 10.
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Originally Posted by gnome
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.
Yep, advocacy and safety forum, too. And P&R.
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Originally Posted by thin_concrete
Does anyone have strong opinions about Sidi versus Lake? Seems like Lakes are better suited for wider feet and mine are a very normal size 10.
Yes, my experience, too. I was a diehard Sidi fan for many years, decades actually. Back in the late 2010s, i started having sore protruding bones and decided to find something else. A quick search yielded LAKE shoes and i remembered back in the '80s, my team had a shoe sponsorship from LAKE when Lee Katz was just getting started. The shoe uppers felt like they were just made for me but after a few years, I was back riding Sidis and sort of forgot about them.

Anyway, I have wide feet and I now own two pair of LAKEs, one pair for road and one MTB pair.
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Woke up to rain. Day light I would have gone, but after yesteday didnít want to take a chance. Rain wasnít in the forecast. Maybe I can get 5 miles in today. Sigh.
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Flying to Sacramento tonight for AG's ultramarathon. Hopefully my last time ever through AUS.
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Flying to Sacramento tonight for AG's ultramarathon. Hopefully my last time ever through AUS.

AUS has those UV cleaners every five feet for your glasses and personal items.


So I only bring cash on trips, and you canít use cash at that airport. Really pisses me off. I wonder what happens when the card readers glitch out?
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Old 03-29-23, 05:31 AM
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I have not gone to every restaurant to try this, but every store and the taco place wouldnít not take cash.
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Originally Posted by thin_concrete
Does anyone have strong opinions about Sidi versus Lake? Seems like Lakes are better suited for wider feet and mine are a very normal size 10.
I have a pair of Lake C238s and a pair of SWorks 7s, both wide. I haven’t worn Sidis since the slot cleat era, so this is probably less than helpful. However, the Lakes have lovely, soft, leather uppers and the Sworks have TPU on aramid cloth, making the feel very different. The Lakes also have a last with a deeper depression for the forefoot, which might be more comfortable, but it’s hard to tell, since I generally do shorter rides with them. Both are great shoes.
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Originally Posted by big john
The Hummer thread is actually funny in spots. The bicycle sustainability thread is downright ugly.
What is a Hummer bike? I havenít bothered to look into that thread, too busy riding herd on other threads.
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Originally Posted by DangerousDanR
Four more inches of snow on the ground when I went to work today.
Isnít it wonderful?

Getting very tired of it.
Oh.
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Interesting new Specialized frame - https://www.bikeradar.com/news/2023-...lery&gallery=1
I'm a Specialized fan, no question, but this one ... ugh. Call me shallow, but I'm glad I bought my crabon Sirrus X in '19, when they still looked like bikes. Now, if Spec put out a flat-bar version -- with properly-adjusted reach -- of the Aethos ...
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Originally Posted by DangerousDanR
Four more inches of snow on the ground when I went to work today. Commuting on the fat bike. Getting very tired of it.
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What is a Hummer bike? I havenít bothered to look into that thread, too busy riding herd on other threads.
The one in the thread is a folding mountain bike that looks like the old Klein Mantra. Department store bike, for sure, but now there are Hummer branded e-bikes, too.

The name is actually licensed from GM.
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The latex tube adventure is over. Last night before I was going to go ride I pushed the pump head on to the rear stem and the tube tore at the stem base. The valve stems are smooth so they always pushed in to the rim when I stuck the pump head on since the tubes lose so much air in between inflations. Since the front tube has gone through just as many inflation cycles I lost my trust in it, so I was going to replace both tubes and go ride.

I then discovered that I didn't have any butyl 28s, all my spares are 25s.

Would have probably been fine, but I just said screw riding the road bike and just cruised around on the fixed gear.
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Originally Posted by big john
The Hummer thread is actually funny in spots. The bicycle sustainability thread is downright ugly.
Just popped in there.
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Originally Posted by thin_concrete
Does anyone have strong opinions about Sidi versus Lake? Seems like Lakes are better suited for wider feet and mine are a very normal size 10.
This is exactly why I went with Sidis. They're built on a last that's more like my feet, which are normal width but with and low volume. All my shoes that fit width and length have the parts with the eyelets for the laces almost touching.
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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 tried to take personality out of it, and I note that my post is being ignored by the people it was aimed at, who went right back to "pig wrassling." Horse. Water. Drink.
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Discharge date of 4/5.
You'll be going home then? Will you need help around the house? A lift, as you had mentioned earlier?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
AUS has those UV cleaners every five feet for your glasses and personal items.

So I only bring cash on trips, and you canít use cash at that airport. Really pisses me off. I wonder what happens when the card readers glitch out?
The UV cleaners are nice but don't make up for the constant deafening roar.

When the card readers glitch out we go back to the stone age, just like when it gets a little cold.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
The latex tube adventure is over.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
What is a Hummer bike? I havenít bothered to look into that thread, too busy riding herd on other threads.
They were given away with H2s during the last gas crisis. I think the same as the Denali.
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