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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 05-24-23, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by rjones28
I just grease cleat threads. Re-tighten after first ride. Good to go.
Yep. And if I get a creak that sounds like cleat screws, instead of just tightening down again, I back off half a turn and THEN tighten down.
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Oh no it smashes me in the face (always does), but I've learned the thing to do is work out as much as possible to speed the adaptation. Waiting just makes it take for actual ever. The hit was more why I woke up with a Body Battery of 37 instead of at least double that for a "bad" night in Austin. We'll see what I have on Monday for the race.
Yeah, I like to take a nice long walk as soon as I get to Flagstaff (6900'). Last time I got there I thought I'd take an easy MTB ride but the trail closest to the hotel had a nice 12-15% 1/2 mile climb right out of the gate, almost passed out.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
There's a Morristown, AZ not terribly far from Lake Pleasant but I don't think there's a NWS station there.
NWS Morristown is not terribly far from an actual lake.

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Old 05-24-23, 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Body Battery? Like....
That never made sense and they should have stayed as processors.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I'd estimate < 3% of watercraft on Tennessee east coast waterways have sails, so that was an odd picture choice to begin with.
There are also bridge fenders to prevent barges, ice, etc from doing damage to the piers. I bet you have those on the big rivers.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
That never made sense and they should have stayed as processors.
I know, right?
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
There are also bridge fenders to prevent barges, ice, etc from doing damage to the piers. I bet you have those on the big rivers.
I had a case involving the construction of bridge fenders on a railroad bridge not long ago. Unfortunately/fortunately the case settled rather quickly.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
NWS Morristown is not terribly far from an actual lake.

Hey, Rusty Wallace Toyota right there, could get yourself a new Camry from this guy

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Old 05-24-23, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
NWS Morristown is not terribly far from an actual lake.
Lake Pleasant is more real than Cherokee Reservoir, ranked by storage capacity

781633 acre feet vs 749,406 acre-feet

Nice try, though
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Lake Pleasant is more real than Cherokee Reservoir, ranked by storage capacity

781633 acre feet vs 749,406 acre-feet

Nice try, though
No. Both these are Google maps set at 2-mile measurement sticks.



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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
No. Both these are Google maps set at 2-mile measurement sticks.



So Cherokee is better for shallow water fanatics. Noted.

Neither Cherokee nor Pleasant are in the top 20 for surface area. #sad.

Pleasant is 16th in the US for capacity. #winning

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Originally Posted by genejockey
Body Battery? Like....
Hokey but useful Firstbeat-Garmin metric. Essentially 100 – normalized HRV x time, seasoned with a pinch of 1/HR.
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Originally Posted by thin_concrete
What is everyoneís thoughts on using the lowest tiered Loc-Tite on cleats? I took a spin on the MUP this past weekend and when I got back, both cleats were loose. It didnít happen while Zwifting away (at least I donít think it did), and I didnít do any walking/stopping (except for crossings and wide groups of pedestrians and someone was coming towards us).

I just want to put a dab on the screws that lock the baseplate in. I just bought the shoes and like them, so I donít anticipate moving them off the shoe for some time.
I have never used cleats, but I use blue Loctite on bb threads. It should be fine.
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Nope.
Properly taxes are quite high. And a teenager was bitten by a shark in Stone Harbor last week.
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Scored some nice looking soft shells for the grill.
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Properly taxes are quite high. And a teenager was bitten by a shark in Stone Harbor last week.
Morristown has a sweet logo tho!

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The first rider is almost done with the Cross-Washington. 3 days and a few hours is pretty impressive. I'd be happy to finish in 10 days...

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So daughter #1 is looking to rent a house with some friends. They have seen numerous houses and applied to several but are getting turned down.

They got accepted for a nice looking place in a great neighborhood but the property management company has AWFUL reviews online so she is all stressed out. It’s not easy being 23.
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So daughter #1 is looking to rent a house with some friends. They have seen numerous houses and applied to several but are getting turned down.

They got accepted for a nice looking place in a great neighborhood but the property management company has AWFUL reviews online so she is all stressed out. Itís not easy being 23.
The management companies are insane these days. When my 20-something daughter was looking for a house rental in Austin to share with two friends, they ran into all sorts of obstacles. Several places required that they each have an annual salary at least three times the rental rate. With rental rates at roughly $35-40k per year, that was impossible even though all three had business related masters degrees, two were licensed CPAs, each made roughly $100k/year, and they could each easily pay the rent.
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The management companies are insane these days. When my 20-something daughter was looking for a house rental in Austin to share with two friends, they ran into all sorts of obstacles. Several places required that they each have an annual salary at least three times the rental rate. With rental rates at roughly $35-40k per year, that was impossible even though all three had business related masters degrees, two were licensed CPAs, each made roughly $100k/year, and they could each easily pay the rent.
Yeah, the 4 of them combined have over 200k in annual income and they got turned down multiple times for 3k/month properties. I donít know why but itís their journey. The house is ok and in a great neighborhood so I think they are going to take it and cross fingers the roof wonít leak and the heater wonít die etc
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