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Old 04-01-23, 09:48 AM
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And no, she didn’t buy me a Wilier.

My sister and brother in law were both just given full suspension specialized mountain bikes for free. My brother in law can’t even ride a bike. Trying to convince him to trade for the Marlin 7.
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I'm in a good mood. Hanging with both my kids today.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
And no, she didn’t buy me a Wilier.

My sister and brother in law were both just given full suspension specialized mountain bikes for free. My brother in law can’t even ride a bike. Trying to convince him to trade for the Marlin 7.
Give you a boot to the Willie?

Prolly.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
And no, she didn’t buy me a Wilier.

My sister and brother in law were both just given full suspension specialized mountain bikes for free. My brother in law can’t even ride a bike. Trying to convince him to trade for the Marlin 7.
I realized much too late. Being up and distracted I would never have caught on until people started talking about it.
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The drums at the beginning of the Bob Seger system song Ramblin' gamblin' man are ripped off by Led Zeppelin on their song When the Levee Breaks. Discuss.
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She's cranking along well, just over 21 miles now. Data looking strong; HR and cadence good and pace smooth except over jagged trails and her planned brief walking recoveries.

Being not even halfway through seems like craziness.
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Today I was given a Da Brim if I want it. I tried it out on the way back from dropping Bob off in Baca. It adds some weight and some drag, but I will likely keep it. His wife accidentally bought two.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Reminds me of this
https://youtu.be/p_nAheMqPwY
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
The drums at the beginning of the Bob Seger system song Ramblin' gamblin' man are ripped off by Led Zeppelin on their song When the Levee Breaks. Discuss.
Not surprised, music business is a cutthroat business.
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Another gusty day in the Valley.

If I had a wind farms in the back yard I could generate enough electricity to power DougRNS 's mower for the next 2,000 years.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
All of my bikes are 58 except one? The cervelo was a 56 but I don’t have that anymore.
not ‘too’ small - but maybe ‘tad’ on small side ?

58 cm - center-to-center or center-to-top ?

what length seat post ? how much seat post exposed ? (I realize that is not an indicator by itself - and given option I typically would go down size rather than go up)

( fumbled around but did not find pics I was searching for )

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Originally Posted by DougRNS [img]images/buttons/viewpost.gif[/img]
The drums at the beginning of the Bob Seger system song Ramblin' gamblin' man are ripped off by Led Zeppelin on their song When the Levee Breaks. Discuss.

Originally Posted by BillyD
Not surprised, music business is a cutthroat business.
Zep / when levee breaks not before Seger / ramblin gamblin man ?

( guess not - Seger / ramblin gamblin man 1969 )

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Zeppelin dodge a bullet here ?

https://www.usatoday.com/story/enter...ng/3624384001/

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Originally Posted by t2p



not ‘too’ small - but maybe ‘tad’ on small side ?

58 cm - center-to-center or center-to-top ?

what length seat post ? how much seat post exposed ? (I realize that is not an indicator by itself - and given option I typically would go down size rather than go up)

( fumbled around but did not find pics I was searching for )

Yea that one is prolly on the small side, but it’s for crits. The geometry is so aggressive I’m not sure how a larger one would feel. I do have access to one just havnt ridden it yet.

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Originally Posted by DougRNS
The drums at the beginning of the Bob Seger system song Ramblin' gamblin' man are ripped off by Led Zeppelin on their song When the Levee Breaks. Discuss.
my current fav drummer

mrs t2p said it’s because of the hair ... yeah that might be one reason


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Doesn’t look to small in this picture?
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Originally Posted by datlas
Another April Fools joke carried too far?

At least you did not tell them to prepare for an emergency landing.
or tell them next time we land sideways !

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Originally Posted by mschwett
holy carp, you’re a way better man than i! my total would have been the first 2.5 miles, period, plus the uber home once that happened. do you run any of your bikes tubeless?

three snakebite flats at once ?!! you should buy some lottery tickets.
2.5 miles in - I would have been tempted to walk back (in socks)
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
I hated April Fools until I realized that people aren't trying to fool others but are self-identifying which is good because now we have evidence.
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Originally Posted by t2p



not ‘too’ small - but maybe ‘tad’ on small side ?

58 cm - center-to-center or center-to-top ?

what length seat post ? how much seat post exposed ? (I realize that is not an indicator by itself - and given option I typically would go down size rather than go up)

( fumbled around but did not find pics I was searching for )
And I'm the opposite ;.I will always go up a size. I'd rather be stretched out than be cramped
That Wilier is just tiny

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There are five of us going to Mallorca for the 312. One of the guys could not weasel out of work for the 130 miler yesterday, so he did a long session today on the trainer. He does Rouvy and it said 110 miles and 6:15 on the trainer. There is NFW I could ever do over 6 hours on a trainer, my record I believe is about three and that sucked.
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Originally Posted by t2p
2.5 miles in - I would have been tempted to walk back (in socks)
I thought about it, but each time I went through the cycle I got closer to it being fixed. BTW, it held air all the way back to the car, but was totally flat 5 hours later.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
She's cranking along well, just over 21 miles now. Data looking strong; HR and cadence good and pace smooth except over jagged trails and her planned brief walking recoveries.

Being not even halfway through seems like craziness.
Kudos. I believe her initials are AC and I am see her on the website. Hope she keeps going and finishes strong!
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Bah Humbug should take this to Colorado.

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Originally Posted by datlas
Kudos. I believe her initials are AC and I am see her on the website. Hope she keeps going and finishes strong!
Yes and yes. Garmin 945LTE has her stuck ay 38.5, I assume due to cell signal issues. She has phone as well and there are semi frequent runners so not too worried. Used to constant tracking though. The course is gnarly.

Have pics but signal too weak to upload. Hard to hike the smoothest parts faster than 18:00 though.
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