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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 10-30-23, 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Tubeless question. My rear tire was about 10 pounds lower than my front tire when I checked the pressure before the ride. Does this mean anything? Does the rear tire need more sealant or something? Iím absolutely clueless about tubeless.
I have that from time to time. No idea why.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Just went for an easy ride around the neighborhood on the checkpoint. Was actually enjoying myself and not doing anything in particular. I love how that bike feels and handles just wish the tires were quicker. So we a loop in my neighborhood, itís a half a mile long and descents on one straight away slight slope and inclines the other straight away. Sometimes iíll just go around that over and over anyways, today I am cruising down the straight away downhill going 18 or so, and I see this lady standing on the opposite of the street in the gutter talking to someone. This is right at the turn of the loop, and as I get closer I realize she has a leash in her had but I donít see a dog, The dog was on the other side of the street in the yard to my right, still on the leash which was in her hand. I locked my breaks up which made a pretty big noise. She screamed and started going off how I should look where I am going. If I was a car the white puff would no longer be with us. She is on one side of this pretty wide road at a blind turn and her dog is on other side of the street. I hate people.
what a moron. did you explain that she should probably not let her dog wander across an open street?
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Originally Posted by TMonk
what a moron. did you explain that she should probably not let her dog wander across an open street?

She had one of those telescopic leashes, So even If I didnít hit the dog I would have been clotheslined by the leash. I told her I couldnít even see the dog. She apparently has done the same thing to my wife when she runs in the morning. Just a complete idiot.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
She had one of those telescopic leashes, So even If I didnít hit the dog I would have been clotheslined by the leash. I told her I couldnít even see the dog. She apparently has done the same thing to my wife when she runs in the morning. Just a complete idiot.
I almost ran afoul of one of those leashes years ago on the MUP. Young couple who obviously JUST GOT skates and thought it would be fun to take them on the MUP. With their dog. On an Extendo-leash. They were on the other side of the path, trying real hard NOT to fall on their asses, with the dog all the way over in the bushes on my side. I couldn't see the dog, but I saw the leash - neat trick, it being black against a background of the asphalt path.

That's when I gave up riding on MUPs, to the extent possible.
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Thinking about adding an OSPW to this thing. Thought is red cages, silver wheels and black screws. I know the watts are not there, but the cool/fool factor is. Thoughts on color scheme?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
She had one of those telescopic leashes, So even If I didnít hit the dog I would have been clotheslined by the leash. I told her I couldnít even see the dog. She apparently has done the same thing to my wife when she runs in the morning. Just a complete idiot.
Ya that's how I visualized it. No possible way she could have been at fault there. She should be able to have free reign over the roadway and sidewalk and everyone needs to cater to her (instead of using it properly)
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Originally Posted by TMonk
Ya that's how I visualized it. No possible way she could have been at fault there. She should be able to have free reign over the roadway and sidewalk and everyone needs to cater to her (instead of using it properly)

For a second, I thought you were being serious. I lost all hope for man kind in that second.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Thinking about adding an OSPW to this thing. Thought is red cages, silver wheels and black screws. I know the watts are not there, but the cool/fool factor is. Thoughts on color scheme?

OSPW what?
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Hey I have a question. Not sure anyone knows but worth a try.

On our ride through Lancaster County, we obviously saw lots of small Amish farms. I saw various crops growing which I could identify, including tobacco and numerous vegetables and grains.

But I saw ONE medium size plot of interesting plants. Each plant was 2-3 feet apart, they were green with a LONG green cylindrical stalk that was about 2 feet high, and a floret/wide area at the top of the plant. Total height might be 3 feet tall.

They almost looked like all green miniature palm trees.

Any idea what these things are/were?!?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
OSPW what?
I got no idea what that is. I was trying to guess, got as far as One Smoke...

Then RMOT

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Originally Posted by bampilot06
OSPW what?
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Originally Posted by big john
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Maybe. Or Brussel Sprouts.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
OSPW what?
Over Sized Pulley Wheels
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Originally Posted by big john
Orange Pulleys, SUPER WATTS ?
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Originally Posted by datlas
Maybe. Or Brussel Sprouts.


What's the difference between boogers and Brussel sprouts? You can't get kids to eat Brussel sprouts.
Bike racer friend we called "Chef Ed" told me that joke around 1990.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Orange Pulleys, SUPER WATTS ?
Makes it so you can drop e-bikes on the climbs.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Thinking about adding an OSPW to this thing. Thought is red cages, silver wheels and black screws. I know the watts are not there, but the cool/fool factor is. Thoughts on color scheme?

I would go deeper wheels rather than the goddy OSPW. But what do I know.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Orange Pulleys, SUPER WATTS ?
I agree that orange is faster, but it would clash with the red on the bike.

This is what i have in mind.
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I would go deeper wheels rather than the goddy OSPW. But what do I know.
Might do that too. Jingle bells are starting to ring.
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Originally Posted by big john
Makes it so you can drop e-bikes on the climbs.
All I want to do is keep up with old ladies on beach bikes. But, one's gotta look good doing it.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Might do that too. Jingle bells are starting to ring.

Some 62 RSLs would look realllllll nice.
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East Coast news you can use! Someone took out the Main St. Fountain in Nantucket

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
East Coast news you can use! Someone took out the Main St. Fountain in Nantucket

https://twitter.com/ACKCurrent/statu...32232784068926

I honestly canít tell if that was intentional or he was just drunk.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Hey I have a question. Not sure anyone knows but worth a try.

On our ride through Lancaster County, we obviously saw lots of small Amish farms. I saw various crops growing which I could identify, including tobacco and numerous vegetables and grains.

But I saw ONE medium size plot of interesting plants. Each plant was 2-3 feet apart, they were green with a LONG green cylindrical stalk that was about 2 feet high, and a floret/wide area at the top of the plant. Total height might be 3 feet tall.

They almost looked like all green miniature palm trees.

Any idea what these things are/were?!?
Remind me tomorrow and I can ask Mombug. She's a plant sort and loves to point out the crops whenever we're driving across the prairie.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Might do that too. Jingle bells are starting to ring.
I would have thought both.

But OSPW without fancy wheels is a Honda with a Spirit of Ecstasy.
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