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Road Cycling “It 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.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 05-31-23, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by genejockey
I was just out in the yard, getting ready to grill the traditional burgers and dogs, when I looked at out little apple tree. This tree has given us a maximum of half a dozen apples a year in the dozen years we've had it. This year it's got DOZENS of little apple-ettes!
The next KCB concert theme is patriotic music (is there anything more American than KCB?)

One of the songs is a medley of WWII-era tunes, including the following. I'll make it a long-distance dedication to you and rjones28

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Not even gonna hit 90 for a couple days so I'm gonna dig out my knee warmers and do an impromptu overnight credit card tour.
Touring wut?
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Will you abandon the addiction thread for the 50+ forum next year?
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Nope.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I don't play video games.
I do.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Nope.
The whole addiction thread breathes a huge sigh of relief.
you can begin using this anytime you want.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
All I see is six trips to Home Depot, and some potential stuttering.
Better get the manager's home phone number, too, in case he has to come to the store and open up for you after hours.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
The next KCB concert theme is patriotic music (is there anything more American than KCB?)

One of the songs is a medley of WWII-era tunes, including the following. I'll make it a long-distance dedication to you and rjones28

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSPHfbHy2Bw
RMOT
I listened to this classic today.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Touring wut?
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Phoenix, Cave Creek, Carefree, Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, then Phoenix some more.

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First stop: allowing the bike to channel some power and luck through this modestly-sized crystal

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I usually pack more than this on a charity ride with full feed tables every 15 miles. I hope I can last two days without a kitchen sink.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Are you sure it's not the connection with the brifters?

I am not sure of anything.
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Mine are creaking. Not the connection.
Sure it's not at the stem clamp? I've had that with Al bars. Try a dab of grease or CFRP assembly goo.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I don't play video games.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
First stop: allowing the bike to channel some power and luck through this modestly-sized crystal

Do they have mated pairs of crystals there? Might want to make sure anything you get has been vortex charged as well.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Better get the manager's home phone number, too, in case he has to come to the store and open up for you after hours.
Good idea.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
All I see is six trips to Home Depot, and some potential stuttering.
Already one trip to HD. Minor stuttering and some chin scratching.

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Better get the manager's home phone number, too, in case he has to come to the store and open up for you after hours.
​​​​​​​You'll see.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
The next KCB concert theme is patriotic music (is there anything more American than KCB?)

One of the songs is a medley of WWII-era tunes, including the following. I'll make it a long-distance dedication to you and rjones28

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSPHfbHy2Bw
My Great Uncle Carl Biesecker played Tenor Sax in the Glenn Miller Orchestra in the late 30s. I don't know if he'd be on that disc, though.
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Wow! Can see the haze and smell the smoke from the Nova Scotia fire.
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Sounds like a bargain. datlas




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Old 05-31-23, 02:25 PM
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Union regulations - 15 min break.
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Headed home from a morning in Austin. Too hot here. Hope to squeeze in a ride after I get home, otherwise this will be the first month in quite a while that I missed my goal, which is a modest 500 miles and 30,000 feet.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I am not sure of anything.
Realizing this is the first step to true enlightenment.
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Originally Posted by mschwett
Headed home from a morning in Austin. Too hot here. Hope to squeeze in a ride after I get home, otherwise this will be the first month in quite a while that I missed my goal, which is a modest 500 miles and 30,000 feet.
What, they couldn't manage a 50 degree day with 20 mph winds for you, so you'd feel at home?
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Originally Posted by mschwett
Headed home from a morning in Austin. Too hot here. Hope to squeeze in a ride after I get home, otherwise this will be the first month in quite a while that I missed my goal, which is a modest 500 miles and 30,000 feet.
It's only 90 today with an 8 mph wind - perfect ride day!
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Union regulations - 15 min break.
I hope you have 5 other guys standing around watching. If not, you are breaching the regs.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
What, they couldn't manage a 50 degree day with 20 mph winds for you, so you'd feel at home?
touché! The quickest way for me to end my complaining about California weather is to go almost anywhere else. I would have to ride at the middle of the night here. And then I’d probably get run over.
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