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Old 07-14-23, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by big john
A married couple I ride with had matching bikes until she recently got a new different one. They still dress the same for every ride, matching helmets and all.
There's an older couple in my area who dress the same. They're usually on a tandem, though, so it doesn't look out of place at all.
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Also, he’s clearly surrendered his man card.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Is it tacky if a married couple both have the same (matching) bike?
I would LOVE for Mrs. GJ to show even the slightest interest in cycling. But we'd have to decide which bike to match.
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It's cute.
In other words, "yes."
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Originally Posted by Eric F
There's an older couple in my area who dress the same. They're usually on a tandem, though, so it doesn't look out of place at all.
These two rode tandems for years. They both raced bitd and she progressed further than he did. When he started having heart issues they stopped riding the tandem and eventually went to e-bikes. Now, she is back on a regular bike and is climbing and riding very well.

Last Saturday 2 of us bailed on the 85 mile ride and shortened it to 65. The pace was too high and I got burned out but the matching couple kept on the route and I guess she was fine at the end on her Roubaix but he was shot and having a-fib even though he was electrified.

I'm trying to decide what to do tomorrow. Some friends are driving to Ventura but I don't really want to do that. I also don't want to chase rabbits again for four hours.
I think if I get done by noonish it will only be about 95 degrees.
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Originally Posted by big john
These two rode tandems for years. They both raced bitd and she progressed further than he did. When he started having heart issues they stopped riding the tandem and eventually went to e-bikes. Now, she is back on a regular bike and is climbing and riding very well.

Last Saturday 2 of us bailed on the 85 mile ride and shortened it to 65. The pace was too high and I got burned out but the matching couple kept on the route and I guess she was fine at the end on her Roubaix but he was shot and having a-fib even though he was electrified.

I'm trying to decide what to do tomorrow. Some friends are driving to Ventura but I don't really want to do that. I also don't want to chase rabbits again for four hours.
I think if I get done by noonish it will only be about 95 degrees.
Hmmm...I thought I saw them on a tandem recently. Maybe I'm remembering wrong.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
My Ultegra 12 speed Is dead silent when properly waxed. No DR rub in big/bid thanks to the auto-trim.
She doesn't have a rubbing sound, more like a low hiss sound. And for Eric, the hanger has been checked twice.

Shop says it sounds fine to them but it's definitely noisier than my Force 12 speed or my old Ultegra and Campy 11 mechanical drivetrains.

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Originally Posted by Eric F
There's an older couple in my area who dress the same. They're usually on a tandem, though, so it doesn't look out of place at all.
Tandem riders often dress as a "team." Not unusual at all. When we go to tandem rallies or tours, it's rare to see a team not dressed the same.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Are you in Asia?

He's always posting weather data anyway.
A - No

B - I'm not posting weather data now.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Tandem riders often dress as a "team." Not unusual at all. When we go to tandem rallies or tours, it's rare to see a team not dressed the same.
I don't see a problem with it tandem or not. MYOFB
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
I went out in a light fog this morning, and discovered that I can now ride without corrective lenses, if need be. The focus isn't perfect, but good enough. I wouldn't want yo drive under those conditions, however.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Hmmm...I thought I saw them on a tandem recently. Maybe I'm remembering wrong.
We're talking about 2 different couples. These people live west of your area.
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A - No
It is not Saturday in NW Metro Atl..
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Speaking of a-fib, just got an appointment for a stress test with the cardiologist's office. It will be near the end of September which means about 7 months from the time of the referral. Maybe by then all symptoms will be gone.
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Almost went to gym, but decided to ride instead.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
She doesn't have a rubbing sound, more like a low hiss sound. And for Eric, the hanger has been checked twice.

Shop says it sounds fine to them but it's definitely noisier than my Force 12 speed or my old Ultegra and Campy 11 mechanical drivetrains.

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I don't have any his.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I don't have any his.
So, no snakes in your drivetrain?
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So, no snakes in your drivetrain?
Just the snake running the drive train.
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Originally Posted by big john
Speaking of a-fib, just got an appointment for a stress test with the cardiologist's office. It will be near the end of September which means about 7 months from the time of the referral. Maybe by then all symptoms will be gone.
Suerte. I am currently in the pipeline to discover which type of a-fib it is. The first instance was triggered by dehydration; my doctor and I agree on that one. Subsequent episodes are generally more common when I'm sedentary for long stretches, such as recovering from eye surgery, or being on vacation in Ohio and it being too rainy to ride much at all. Since I've been back, and am active again, it has subsided significantly. I do make a point of being hydrated though, to the point of drinking a liter of water throughout the night, at least in the hot season. I make frequent trips to the bathroom anyway, with or without the extra water.
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Surprised at the matched bike reactions. The Topstone was just a great deal from our LBS and the blue was the only decent color available.

Good thing you're all just figments of my imagination.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Suerte. I am currently in the pipeline to discover which type of a-fib it is. The first instance was triggered by dehydration; my doctor and I agree on that one. Subsequent episodes are generally more common when I'm sedentary for long stretches, such as recovering from eye surgery, or being on vacation in Ohio and it being too rainy to ride much at all. Since I've been back, and am active again, it has subsided significantly. I do make a point of being hydrated though, to the point of drinking a liter of water throughout the night, at least in the hot season. I make frequent trips to the bathroom anyway, with or without the extra water.
I don't know what's going on. It was bad in 2017 when I was still working and had work insurance and the insurance denied the referral to the cardiologist. By the time doctors got approval the symptoms were gone. Came back in 2021 in various degrees, not too bad lately.

Doctors want to see me when things are bad but if it takes 8 or 9 months to see that doctor who knows what they'll find?
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10.08 miles from home which was much more challenging. 76 dew point is yucky. I have been riding again for 6 weeks, i think this going to work. I might try to up my seat time since I've handled things well so far. Only talking about an hour once or twice a week and 45 minutes the rest of the days. Maybe ride 4 days a week. I'll just have to increase gradually. I've got plenty of time until i get my surgery.

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