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Old 11-07-23, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Of course, Nutter Butter is the serious cyclist's cookie.
Fig Newtons all the way!
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Old 11-07-23, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28
I don't choose them in the candy isle, but I'll take a 3 Musketeer when offered.
Reminds me, we took three musketeers with us up Pike’s Peak, in 1969. They blew themselves out of their wrappers in the low ambient air pressure.
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Originally Posted by SW84
I'm curious what everyone deems a small town? The population of mine was under 600.
Mine went from ~1600 when I was born to ~1800 now. It had trended higher but then dropped.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Fig Newtons all the way!
They don't help with saddle chafe.
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I spent a couple hours this morning, putting a Blackburn modular front rack on the Trek 414. It took way longer than it should have. Chalk it up to being old and no longer dexterous. And no longer able to see well. And missing the use of the left index finger. I will soon mount my Ostrich canvas bag on it; otherwise I will find no use for that nice bag. Maybe I can do an overnight tour or two, if the wife allows it.
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I lived in Santa Cruz for a couple months, in 1972. It was way too hip for the likes of me though. Sacramento was more my speed.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
I lived in Santa Cruz for a couple months, in 1972. It was way too hip for the likes of me though. Sacramento was more my speed.
Also lived in Davis as an undergrad but would hit the bars in old Town Sacto. They have on helluva rail road museum. Fly to Sacto 2x a year for family.
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Originally Posted by datlas
How did they Disney-fy that story?
all things are possible in a world of make believe.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Looks okay to me.
There's a guy on you tube I watch, he has a saying. "It's going to get worse...before it gets worse....
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Old 11-07-23, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by ls01
all things are possible in a world of make believe.
Coming next: The Silence of the Lambs, Disney style??
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
This day, and week, are beyond horrible.
Don't be negative, there are still three potentially awesome days left in this week.

But then again your handle is Bah Humbug.
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Originally Posted by SW84
I'll bet there's a lot of these people on this forum....


Yes, there are.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I have a USB hub on my work bench that plugs into a wall outlet. The hub allows me to charge 6 units at a time, and have never had any problems with doing it that way.

It's amazing how may batteries it takes to ride a bike these days.
Same. I have a Garmin, two Varias, a Hammerhead K2, and two SRAM batteries charging at the moment.
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Originally Posted by SW84
I'll bet there's a lot of these people on this forum....



After our tandem crash in 2016.
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Reminds me of these Jeep spare covers:

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Friend moved out of the area couple months back and found a new group to ride with. He has an S-Works Tarmac which was included in the Shimano crankset recall. He took the bike to a shop and they told him he needed to get the crank replaced but Shimano said it could take a long time and they couldn't say when they would get a replacement.
He has a back up bike but said he can't keep up with his group on it. This guy is pretty fast and it's hard to believe the bike is making that much difference.

Anyway he went off on an anti Shimano rant about how he'll never buy Shimano again, I hate Shimano, etc. etc. Says he has to buy a new bike right away so he can ride with friends, etc. Next day he sends a pic of a Canyon that he ordered and it has Dura Ace DI2. WTF? Next day after ordering the Canyon he writes my friend and says the new crank came in for his Tarmac.
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Had a good Tuesday ride, just 2 of us, so we could talk smack about everyone else. Kinda breezy and high 60s but we both were still tired from the weekend. We stopped for a bagel, so that was nice.
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Old 11-07-23, 05:09 PM
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even with the recall im still a Shimano fan. I had one affected crankset that broke with the described failure mode a few years ago..... and another one on my trainer bike right now. dont wanna bother dealing with the recall since its an indoor only bike
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Agree the recall is bad PR but I think Shimano will weather the storm. If they loose a smidge of market share to SRAM or others, that's ok it's better to have more competition in the market anyway.
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Zwift TT today, fun course too, Watopias Waistband. Undulating profile with some "kicker" hills suits my style well, versus a pancake flat TT where I get steamrolled by larger, more powerful riders. Kept it a hair under what I thought I could average for the first flat part, so I could surge over some of the hills in the middle, then empty the tank at the end. Fun!


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Overall effort. Rode it somewhat conservatively, had maybe 5-10 more watts on a max effort (on a good day)
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Originally Posted by TMonk
even with the recall im still a Shimano fan. I had one affected crankset that broke with the described failure mode a few years ago..... and another one on my trainer bike right now. dont wanna bother dealing with the recall since its an indoor only bike
This guy wasn't upset about the recall itself, just when they said it could be a long time to get the part he went off. My other friend told him to just buy a cheap crank to put on and sell it when the new Dura Ace came in. Or, just ride your other bike, duh.
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Originally Posted by TMonk
Zwift TT today, fun course too, Watopias Waistband. Undulating profile with some "kicker" hills suits my style well, versus a pancake flat TT where I get steamrolled by larger, more powerful riders. Kept it a hair under what I thought I could average for the first flat part, so I could surge over some of the hills in the middle, then empty the tank at the end. Fun!


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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Same. I have a Garmin, two Varias, a Hammerhead K2, and two SRAM batteries charging at the moment.
That reminds me. I need to charge the front and rear lights and the Varia before Sunday morning. Now that we're back to Standard Time, I don't need them for midweek rides - they're not much use on Zwift.
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Originally Posted by big john
Friend moved out of the area couple months back and found a new group to ride with. He has an S-Works Tarmac which was included in the Shimano crankset recall. He took the bike to a shop and they told him he needed to get the crank replaced but Shimano said it could take a long time and they couldn't say when they would get a replacement.
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Come on, man. You know how this works. If he hadn't ordered the Canyon, he'd still be waiting on the crank for the Tarmac.
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Originally Posted by TMonk
even with the recall im still a Shimano fan. I had one affected crankset that broke with the described failure mode a few years ago..... and another one on my trainer bike right now. dont wanna bother dealing with the recall since its an indoor only bike
I managed to avoid that by being too cheap to buy DA or Ultegra till they started clearing out R8000 to make way for R8100, so the crank on my Litespeed is post-recall.
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