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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 04-19-23, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Those things are a lot more work than one would think, though faster by far than splitting by hand

splitting firewood is one of my least desirable things

I used to get trees / logs from the woods behind us and cut and split it - PITA

buy it now - much better
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Originally Posted by BillyD
This is Flaco, an escaped Eurasian Eagle owl that now lives in NY's Central Park. He is almost certainly the only Eurasian Eagle Owl living wild in the United States.


Photo by David Lei
more likely to spot at a certain part of Central Park ?

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Old 04-19-23, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09

Also quietly turned 43 Monday

To offset all of that, I just found out the size of my annual bonus, more than 2x my “target” which is crazy. Might be time to do that pool…
happy birthday !

big bonus > jelly of the month club
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
The PT who has been making home visits thinks Iím ready to move from the walker to a cane.
Kudos! I hear the ladies love canes.

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Am I the last one to realize Trek bike names Domane, Emonda, and Madone all use the same letters ?

#latetotheparty
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Originally Posted by t2p
Am I the last one to realize Trek bike names Domane, Emonda, and Madone all use the same letters ?

#latetotheparty

itís okay, no one expected you to get it.
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Originally Posted by t2p
Am I the last one to realize Trek bike names Domane, Emonda, and Madone all use the same letters ?

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All the while, Nodame was sitting right there.
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Am I the last one to realize Trek bike names Domane, Emonda, and Madone all use the same letters ?

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Yes.

Simon even knows that.




Waiting for the e-Nomad. They missed an opportunity by not jumping on that.
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Old 04-19-23, 12:53 PM
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you got away with murder?
So far.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Just put up 2 more wall mounts in the garage. Now I have all 5 road bikes hanging on the wall. Only issue, these 2 are not easily accessible, I have to have the ladder to get to them. Mrs Bamís Domane is officially on the trainer, and the treadmill is set up.
Simon must have sensed mammas will to improve herself. He has been a terrorizer all morning.
Babies know when their Moms are not totally focused on them. Hence, their amazing ability to interrupt...well, you know.
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
All the while, Nodame was sitting right there.
Trek's Male version of their WSD?
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Originally Posted by t2p
Am I the last one to realize Trek bike names Domane, Emonda, and Madone all use the same letters ?

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Yes and Madone is the only real name. If you don't mind reading about the dope guy, you can find info on where the name Madone comes from.

https://www.ultimatefrance.com/road-...l-de-la-madone
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Originally Posted by genejockey
So far.
Yep. My brother has the weapon and his DNA now coats it so I'm not worrying. I love you, Bro, but...
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No, never hated them. Just bought the wrong size. It was my first new real road bike, should have prolly bought it at a local shop instead of online. I was so new to the sport and of course Competivie Cyclist wonít tell you what size you need. They donít want the fall out on them. If I found a C3 in a 58 for a good price I would grab it and build it. Tire clearance was nice, and the frame was pretty light.


Edit: and I really do like the Soloist, and the S5 space ship. Not sure I would ever buy one, but if it fell into my lap I wouldnít be complaining. A guy I ride with has 2 of the space ships.
Mine is a 56, which I think was the same as yours?


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happy birthday !

big bonus > jelly of the month club
The gift that keeps giving all year, Clark.
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Originally Posted by t2p
more likely to spot at a certain part of Central Park ?
He likes the north end, according to the article.
https://www.nytimes.com/2023/03/03/n...p_links_recirc

The twitter group Manhattan Bird Alert asserts he's the King of North Woods.
https://twitter.com/birdcentralpark?...r0kg1X0Wuj87VQ
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Talking of birds, eagles have proliferated a lot in the last decade or so but it’s still eye-catching when you spot one up close. Last Saturday while riding, I saw one land in a field, pick up lunch and then fly across my path maybe 30’ above me and not 50’ in front. Red-tailed hawks are dime a dozen here but eagles are nowhere as rare as they were, especially along the rivers.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Itís really strange, nobody seems to be able to figure out what happened with the install, by all accounts thereís nothing wrong except for how they operate. I meanÖ itís not like this is a Mr. Cool system, itís Carrier.

Iíll be fine with Samsung
Well and it's weird because I'd at least think they'd be able to see which part wasn't working. The whole thing just saying "no" is odd.
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Originally Posted by t2p
Am I the last one to realize Trek bike names Domane, Emonda, and Madone all use the same letters ?

#latetotheparty
I always wished for a Demona, or Daemon.
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Well and it's weird because I'd at least think they'd be able to see which part wasn't working. The whole thing just saying "no" is odd.
The system ďworksĒ in the sense that it heats and cools, the issue is that of one zone calls for heat (or cooling) all zones throw heat, which isnít how itís supposed to work. So certain rooms are freezing or baking when they should just be off
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
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strange, all three men look familiar to me.
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Originally Posted by t2p

splitting firewood is one of my least desirable things

I used to get trees / logs from the woods behind us and cut and split it - PITA

buy it now - much better
I didn't mind it for the few years I did it. My friend in the mountains had multiple chainsaws and we could cut 2 cords on a single permit which cost $20 or so.
My ex wife went to the hardware store and bought me a maul and wedges. She got the biggest maul they had which was too heavy and I almost hit myself in the shin with it. They were nice enough to exchange it for a lighter one even after I damaged the handle hitting logs with it.

People also gave me firewood they had for years and didn't use down here in the lowlands. A guy at work had a stack of hardwood and told me to come and get it. Nice guy, smoked more than just about anyone I ever met and tried to help me load the wood into the truck. He started wheezing and leaned over and I thought he was going to drop. I told him to relax and I would load the truck.
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My Seven was a nasty mess and I have been riding the Gunnar for a couple weeks while I cleaned and serviced it, put the new seat on, etc. Today I took it for a ride and there is a bunch of noise when pedaling under load. Very irritating, crunching, clicking noise that seems to be from the hub.

Came back home and took the hub apart and lubed everything except the sealed bearings in the freehub body. Noise is still there. Maybe some water got into the sealed bearings? I'll take it apart again tomorrow. Last time I had to buy a whole freehub because nobody would put bearings in it. Genuine Campagnolo, made in Taiwan.
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