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Old 07-24-23, 12:11 PM
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Somebody worked too hard for too long yesterday, and can't move today. It felt so good at the time though. I feel.like I rode a century yesterday, with the exception of the legs.
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Old 07-24-23, 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
I had a single Apostolic classmate, in the greater Mennonite community. She was a hot number.
Hot odd religion girls are hot. This little cutie started chatting me up while we were playing beach volleyball one evening and she asked me to go to bible study with her on Wednesday, so I did and that went well and we went over to someone's house for a little afterparty - of the pretzels, chips and Pepsi variety - but I played it slow because church girl. Then we went out for dinner Friday, still playing it slow though. Then went to church with her on Sunday and they were speaking in tongues!!! I kept my cool and didn't leave immediately, partially because I was curious if there would be snakehandling...but yeah, that was that.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Sent the seller the blue book value for the scott, he wasn’t impressed. Said the 10 speed ultegra was worth more than my 275 offer. Also, I wouldn’t be able to find a race bike for that cheap. I am currently looking at 2 in my garage that were both cheaper than 275. I have raced both of them, and they performed great.
When is the "Hoarders" TV crew going to film the episode in your garage?

Yeah, I'd wouldn't reach for that bike. 10 speed, cables jutting out of the side of the levers, canti brakes, etc. And are you actually going to use it for CX? If not, it may sit higher than you'd like it to, anyway (higher BB than road/gravel, typically, for clearance).
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Old 07-24-23, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by big john
That was one of the insults my father used on me. Average, middle of the road, mediocre, those sorts of things. One of my sisters and one of my brothers got the verbal abuse way worse than I did so I didn't mind so much. The physical abuse was the sucky part. And the threat of physical abuse was the worst because I didn't know how far he would go.

Sharing too much again?
Re-reading that, it could be construed differently than I intended. Or not.

I got the same from my dad. For example, when I got my bar exam results, I called my parents to share my joy. My dad's only response was to ask what my score was (76) and what was needed to pass (75). When I told him, his only comment was something to the effect of, "Well, you didn't do very well, did you." No congratulations.

That came from a guy who didn't advance a day past high school, and worked as a construction worker his whole life. My dad is a good guy, and I don't think he understood what he was saying when he said things like that, but those are the things that stick with you. That and the memories of the belt hitting skin.

I always vowed to support and encourage my kids rather than deflate their accomplishments. I hope I've done that.
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Old 07-24-23, 12:20 PM
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I am woefully pushup and pull-up deficient, but my goal is to be reasonably good at both before age 70.
I can't do a pull up to save my life!
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Old 07-24-23, 12:23 PM
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That looks like it might fit me. But I heard that rim brakes are passe.
So are skinny tires and cables run outside.
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Old 07-24-23, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
When is the "Hoarders" TV crew going to film the episode in your garage?

Yeah, I'd wouldn't reach for that bike. 10 speed, cables jutting out of the side of the levers, canti brakes, etc. And are you actually going to use it for CX? If not, it may sit higher than you'd like it to, anyway (higher BB than road/gravel, typically, for clearance).
To be fair, that generation of 10-speed Shimano shifted really nicely - maybe the best Shimano has ever made (for mechanical shifting). That said, I agree that it might not be a great choice, except as a dirt-cheap bike for actual CX racing.
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Old 07-24-23, 12:24 PM
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No kudos. Just wanted to make sure I'm not falling behind. #oldsucks
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Old 07-24-23, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I can't do a pull up to save my life!
There was a brief time in my life that I was able to do exactly 1 pull-up. That time is a long way behind me.
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Old 07-24-23, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
When is the "Hoarders" TV crew going to film the episode in your garage?

Yeah, I'd wouldn't reach for that bike. 10 speed, cables jutting out of the side of the levers, canti brakes, etc. And are you actually going to use it for CX? If not, it may sit higher than you'd like it to, anyway (higher BB than road/gravel, typically, for clearance).

Woah. Is this what took you to come back to the living? Me making a bad purchase?

And yes, I would race it for the one CX event in my Local area.
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Old 07-24-23, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
So are skinny tires and cables run outside.
Maybe. Plus, that's what I already have on my Habanero anyway.

I might be borrowing a friend's Domane this weekend just to taste what a "modern" road bike has to offer. Geometrygeeks say it's the closest to my bike's geometry in a modern production frame.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I always vowed to support and encourage my kids rather than deflate their accomplishments. I hope I've done that.
Same. However, my kids brought to my attention that I had a habit of following my compliments of their accomplishments with "but...". My intent was always to offer guidance on how they could reach an even higher level, but it was interpreted as minimizing their success. They were right.
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Old 07-24-23, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Seems like a lot for that IF. I paid less than that for my Seven 11 years ago. Also, it looks like a mix of Ultegra groups.
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Old 07-24-23, 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by big john
There is no way in hell that an average man can do 40 push ups. "Should be able to" is pretty optimistic.

When I was weight training and wrestling I could not do 40, don't think I could ever do 20. Something about my back, maybe. Now, with 2 back injuries and shoulder surgery, forget it.
Maybe you are perhaps no longer middle-aged?
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Old 07-24-23, 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Re-reading that, it could be construed differently than I intended. Or not.

I got the same from my dad. For example, when I got my bar exam results, I called my parents to share my joy. My dad's only response was to ask what my score was (76) and what was needed to pass (75). When I told him, his only comment was something to the effect of, "Well, you didn't do very well, did you." No congratulations.

That came from a guy who didn't advance a day past high school, and worked as a construction worker his whole life. My dad is a good guy, and I don't think he understood what he was saying when he said things like that, but those are the things that stick with you. That and the memories of the belt hitting skin.

I always vowed to support and encourage my kids rather than deflate their accomplishments. I hope I've done that.
I understood your other post. I just have a tendency to go off on tangents.
WRT what your father said about the bar, a friend got the same treatment from her father when she passed it. Only 2 kids, her and her brother. She is by far more successful, accomplished, and self--sufficient. But her dad can't get passed the fact that she is a woman and should have had babies by now. He heaps praise on his son but will barely acknowledge her existence, it seems. It's done a number on her head.

My parents were the same about women. They couldn't understand why my older sister wanted to go to college.
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Old 07-24-23, 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted by rsbob
Maybe you are perhaps no longer middle-aged?
No, I'm 69, but I don't understand your point?
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Old 07-24-23, 01:00 PM
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No, I'm 69, but I don't understand your point?
Typically 40-60 is considered in that group. The point is, you’re off the hook.
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Old 07-24-23, 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Do you have a Caledonia now?
Aspero
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Originally Posted by big john
Seems like a lot for that IF. I paid less than that for my Seven 11 years ago. Also, it looks like a mix of Ultegra groups.
Agree. It looks to be 15+ years old based on the components.
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Originally Posted by big john
I ran into the ground shoulder first after my front wheel collapsed when another rider touched my rear wheel.

I had similar discussions with doctors and even the surgeon wouldn't recommend one way or the other. I didn't like the feeling of movement in the shoulder so I had it done. Had great insurance then, covered everything.

Sorry to hear about the leg.
Thanks. It's much better today, but it's still prone to swelling if I sit with my foot on the floor. So now I'm sitting at the dining table with my foot up on the chain opposite. Funny thing I remembered from April is that I put off doing any riding for several days because I thought it was basically sitting with my foot down, but after maybe an hour on the trainer, my leg was almost back to normal size. I've got no pain there, and the red area is only warm, not as hot as it was on Saturday, so maybe I'll try a spin this afternoon.
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Know anything about Caledonia? Where do they fit in the race/endurance spectrum? Jarringly stiff or comfortable to ride? Asking for a friend.
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Old 07-24-23, 01:16 PM
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Know anything about Caledonia? Where do they fit in the race/endurance spectrum? Jarringly stiff or comfortable to ride? Asking for a friend.
More on the endurance end- same geometry as the R3 with better tire clearance. It’s meant to be compliant, so I’d imagine not jarringly stiff.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Maybe. Plus, that's what I already have on my Habanero anyway.

I might be borrowing a friend's Domane this weekend just to taste what a "modern" road bike has to offer. Geometrygeeks say it's the closest to my bike's geometry in a modern production frame.
You should do that. Gen 3 or Gen 4 Domane?

I think you would enjoy the bike, especially on the longer rides that you do. I can tell a difference between the Emonda and Domane ride feel, but not much difference in overall speed.
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Woah. Is this what took you to come back to the living? Me making a bad purchase?

And yes, I would race it for the one CX event in my Local area.
For one race, I'd see if somebody will loan you a bike.
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For one race, I'd see if somebody will loan you a bike.
That might be hard. This is Bampilot06 we're talking about.
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