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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 07-10-23, 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Your location says the Hudson Valley.
wut


Debatable if the highlighted two were ever habitable.
Have you ever been to Texas or Arizona?
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People haven’t fled to Pittsburg in 60 years.



Seriously, if you want, genejockey, I’ll connect you to a friend there. He’s about our age, has lived there a while, and recently bought a house. He’s also a science type, so you may hit it off.
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I still use Look Delta pedals and they squawk something awful sometimes. I was riding Sunday and it was quite annoying so I stopped and smeared Blistex on them. Left one was still noisy even after I stopped a couple more times to add more schmear. When I stopped to eat a banana I rubbed the banana peel all over the pedal and it was quiet the rest of the ride.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Have you ever been to Texas or Arizona?
Arizona = no

Texas = a few times in the late '80s - early '90s
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Old 07-10-23, 06:56 PM
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PAOTD

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Arizona = no

Texas = a few times in the late '80s - early '90s
So, when you were 5 or 6.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
So, when you were 5 or 6.
Maybe.
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Originally Posted by big john
I still use Look Delta pedals and they squawk something awful sometimes. I was riding Sunday and it was quite annoying so I stopped and smeared Blistex on them. Left one was still noisy even after I stopped a couple more times to add more schmear. When I stopped to eat a banana I rubbed the banana peel all over the pedal and it was quiet the rest of the ride.
Look squeak is a well known phenomenon. I used one of my kidsí crayons to quiet it, but any port in a storm.
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Wrong.
Incorrect.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Maybe.
Obviously old enough to develop expertise.
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Old 07-10-23, 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Your location says the Hudson Valley.
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No longer live there, just havenít changed the tag yet. Still not very far away.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
You got any flooding in your neck of the woods?

How 'bout rjones28 ?
No flooding here.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Incorrect.
The only one that a case can be made for is the "what road bike do you have" thread.
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Obviously old enough to develop expertise.
And drive.
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No longer live there, just havenít changed the tag yet. Still not very far away.
Where do you live?
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Hey Diminutive Doug have you ever considered moving back to the homeland to flee climate change?
Hell no.
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Meh
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11.35 miles. Tried to change my battery on my Garmin speed sensor but garmin was having none of it. Have no idea why I can't twist the battery cover to the locked position. I guess I don't have the strength. It figures, I am diminutive.

Speaking of being diminutive, I am working on changing that. I followed up my bike activities with some weight lifting. 💪
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Hell no.
Why not? You would get to use your snow shovel and jacket again.
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Long Beach aeroport update:


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Why not? You would get to use your snow shovel and jacket again.
the awesome shovel is doing just fine and is securely stored in an undisclosed location in the Northwest Metro Atlanta area. The awesome Marigold jacket will be deployed in November or December when temperatures go below 50 F.
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Look squeak is a well known phenomenon. I used one of my kidsí crayons to quiet it, but any port in a storm.
I use Pledge to wipe the bike and it works well to quiet the cleats. Last time I bought some generic polish and it doesn't seem to help the noise at all.

Someone told me to try Armor-All. I have some that was given to me years ago. I should try it tomorrow.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Long Beach aeroport update:
Only minor injuries and he was able to climb out by himself.
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Originally Posted by big john
I still use Look Delta pedals and they squawk something awful sometimes. I was riding Sunday and it was quite annoying so I stopped and smeared Blistex on them. Left one was still noisy even after I stopped a couple more times to add more schmear. When I stopped to eat a banana I rubbed the banana peel all over the pedal and it was quiet the rest of the ride.
Time for new cleats. Never heard of the banana peal trick.

I bought Look Keos carbons and the lesser Keos for my backup bike. New, the squeak and squawk even with new cleats. Took them apart and tried lubing them and no love. Read the interwebs and apparently Keos are known to squeek when putting the power down. Changed to Shimano pedals and blessed silence.
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Time for new cleats. Never heard of the banana peal trick.

I bought Look Keos carbons and the lesser Keos for my backup bike. New, the squeak and squawk even with new cleats. Took them apart and tried lubing them and no love. Read the interwebs and apparently Keos are known to squeek when putting the power down. Changed to Shimano pedals and blessed silence.
On my 4th pair of Delta pedals. Last pair wore through almost to the axle. The bigger problem is the latch, the part that moves, wears down too.

When I got the current pair I found them on e-bay in new condition and bought new cleats to go with them. Just as noisy then as they are now. I used to be able to get aftermarket cleats and some of them were quiet but did wear out faster than genuine Looks.

I use pedal extenders so I need wrench flats because I can't access the 8mm Allen on the end of the pedal shaft, which most higher end pedals have. Also, I've had pedals snap off while riding so I am leery about trying different pedals.

I did use SPD mountain bike pedals on the road for a few years and I think that contributed to the problems I have with foot pain. I am considering trying them again but using stiffer shoes this time. I can still get decent SPD pedals with wrench flats and I have never broken an SPD pedal.
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Not here or Syracuse area, but south of here the Mid Hudson Valley got hit hard. The rails of the main commuter railway got washed out, leaving thousands of folks who work in NYC looking for a way to get to work. West Point got 8 inches of rain in just hours, by comparison I got 2.
We were in Bethlehem for a softball tourney when the first one came through. They kept the kids on the field way too long IMO. It unleashed about 3 minutes after we got them off the field and the dugout cleared. 4 teams were huddled in a pavilion.
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Originally Posted by rsbob
Time for new cleats. Never heard of the banana peal trick.

I bought Look Keos carbons and the lesser Keos for my backup bike. New, the squeak and squawk even with new cleats. Took them apart and tried lubing them and no love. Read the interwebs and apparently Keos are known to squeek when putting the power down. Changed to Shimano pedals and blessed silence.
I moved away from Speedplay because I ended up losing one of the walkable covers and never bothered to get another set, so. I've been using an ancient set of the Performance house brand Forte Keo pedals for a while but they're starting to get noisy and I've been thinking about new pedals.

Might go back to my Speedplays, but why the heck are a set of cleat covers $30 and an entire set of cleats $55
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