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Old 08-09-23, 01:49 PM
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For those that did not see this glorious puncture on Strava a little while back, bask in the glory -


No, it didn't seal when I removed the tree trunk, but after an internal patch, it was good until the tread wore out, about 6-700 miles later.
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Old 08-09-23, 02:18 PM
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Mrs BD is looking for a reliable mounting bracket for her phone to her cockpit. She's currently eyeballing a Glub (sp) unit that screws into her headset . . . is that safe?

PS: Sorry, I couldn't convince her to buy first and ask questions later. smh
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Old 08-09-23, 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas
We had a good ride, but I had two effing flats. The second one was an obvious pinch flat from hitting a small “surprise” rock, but the first one is still a mystery. I could not find an obvious shard when changing tube, but will have to do a post mortem later.

My friends are teasing me about not going tubeless. Will not give into peer pressure. Yet.
If you put some air in those tyres, you could avoid the pinch flats. A cushy ride isn't the be all end all
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Old 08-09-23, 02:23 PM
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For example, I'm currently riding 32mm gatorskins front and rear, pumped to 100psi. The only place it's inordinately rough is the in town part.
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Old 08-09-23, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Mrs BD is looking for a reliable mounting bracket for her phone to her cockpit. She's currently eyeballing a Glub (sp) unit that screws into her headset . . . is that safe?

PS: Sorry, I couldn't convince her to buy first and ask questions later. smh
When this comes up in the greater 41, Quad Locks are usually mentioned as the best... but that's about the extent of my knowledge on this class of device.
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I could easily nap right now, but I'll have a cup of instant instead. The last one of the day, so I'll be able to fall asleep at a reasonable hour. I was up at 3:30 again this morning and it was like a breath of fresh air.
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Old 08-09-23, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
We have 4.5 baths right now, so technically I could say that we each have our own two baths plus a guest half-bath!

While our house is a bit overkill right now, it could be a good set up if and when grandchildren come strolling into our lives.
You’re ballin with 4.5 baths.

If I wasn’t dropping 3k a month on child support even though the kids spend 50% with me, I’d have 4.5 baths too!
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Have used Quad Locks on various bikes at various times, and the best. My wife still uses it on her hybrid.
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Time to kit up and see if I can avoid being dropped by the fast boys and girls in Williamsburg.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
You’re ballin with 4.5 baths.

If I wasn’t dropping 3k a month on child support even though the kids spend 50% with me, I’d have 4.5 baths too!
We bought the thing from the builder in the 2008 crash when his bank was putting the screws to him to sell it. We got a "deal."

Coincidentally, the bank's president at the time was a good friend of mine.

I'm fortunate to have never had to pay child support. And, I no longer support any kids financially.

While it was all good when the house was full, it now takes a lot of effort to keep it nice, especially considering that we don't really use the second floor much (except the exercise room). We'd like to downsize, but the economics don't work, and I refuse to pay more for less.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Time to kit up and see if I can avoid being dropped by the fast boys and girls in Williamsburg.
BAM is in Dallas so you may have a chance.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Texas is not currently part of Mexico.
See the first clause of post #3051
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Define a "horseshoe width" in this setting.
Two standard deviations.
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It was?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol

It was?
Civic pride promotes good customer service!
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
See the first clause of post #3051
The incident occurred in Texas. Why bring Mexico into it?

Two standard deviations.
That sounds like more than one horseshoe to me.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
The incident occurred in Texas. Why bring Mexico into it?.
Because the Mexican flag features a snake and an eagle?
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A first, in a long life of swimming in various bodies of water. A bee floating on the surface of the pool, stung me in the armpit as it’s last act in this world. Painful. It got my attention. A warning to all.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Two standard deviations.
Show your work.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Having a "water closet" with a door is a marriage saver. So are separate vanities.

We recently saw a floor plan that would be a perfect house for us. It wasn't big, but it had the type of space we would like at our ages. Best of all - other than a shared shower with a doorway on two sides, it had "his" and "hers" bathrooms off the master bedroom. Separate sinks/vanities, separate toilets (fully enclosed), and separate closets. The "her" side also had a tub.
Yep. AG wants a closeted toilet. Hard to find in Boulder. One caddy-corner from Mom's was for sale and needed a ton of work... but no way to make the bathroom work. At all.

We don't need THAT much separation, but that's a target feature.

Still want a super shower.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
You’re ballin with 4.5 baths.

If I wasn’t dropping 3k a month on child support even though the kids spend 50% with me, I’d have 4.5 baths too!
That's the thing though... there are houses here with four baths where they're all one toilet, one sink, and shower-tub.

Others where you could make a proper master bath by combining two... as long as we live in the house forever because then there'd be no bath for the other upstairs rooms we'd use as office/ gym/ etc but would be poison for resale.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
I could easily nap right now, but I'll have a cup of instant instead. The last one of the day, so I'll be able to fall asleep at a reasonable hour. I was up at 3:30 again this morning and it was like a breath of fresh air.
when I was in an undisclosed location a couple weeks ago I had my first cup of instant coffee in decades and it was surprisingly good.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
when I was in an undisclosed location a couple weeks ago I had my first cup of instant coffee in decades and it was surprisingly good.
Instant has come along - from the packaging it says they now include "microgound" coffee which probably helps. I had some in Switzerland and occasionally have it here when I wake up on the late side and don't want to wait.

Fresh is better obviously.
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Beautiful day in a beautiful town.




Now to get acclimatized. Gonna try another fartin around ride tomorrow and a proper ride Friday. Only 6800' elevation on this spot. Seems to be a glitch in the moonrise...

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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
That's the thing though... there are houses here with four baths where they're all one toilet, one sink, and shower-tub.

Others where you could make a proper master bath by combining two... as long as we live in the house forever because then there'd be no bath for the other upstairs rooms we'd use as office/ gym/ etc but would be poison for resale.
Who needs that many anyway- I bet dollars to donuts there’s at least 1 bathroom in his house Mojo31 has never taken a **** in
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Good group ride. Brisk pace with a few hard pushes, but nothing totally bonkers. Almost every wheel that I was on was a good wheel (one guy was a bit pedal-pedal-coast). And it's always fun to work near threshold while trying to figure out group dynamics and where the eff you're going. 9.5/10, would do again.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Civic pride promotes good customer service!
A day after the Civic Pride holiday I waited on the phone 90 minutes to speak to a human and then was put on hold four times awaiting an answer to my tough question of if I could put a U.S. address on a form.
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