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Road Cycling “It 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.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 01-03-24, 12:10 PM
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Every time I think about a project car, I think about the space I'd need for it - at least a garage space and a half. And I think about the money it would cost. And I think about how little use it would be after. I'd rather do project bikes, but even there, the success I had in building up the Litespeed would be so tough to beat that 1) I'm afraid anything else would just fall short and 2) since I already HAVE the Litespeed, what project bike could be better?

I've watched a number of videos, buying and building up a top-level Chinese carbon frame, and they are interesting, but I already find myself not riding some bikes I really like - like the Bianchi. It used to be my main bike, but last year I only rode it 152 miles. I put over 1700 on the Litespeed, and if I could I'd ride it more than that!
Right now it's operating costs. Insurance went way up due to the scam our governor pulled on us and fuel costs. I can run it on regular, but it pulls timing if it knocks. Slows it down. Then It developed a transmission leak. Looks like front pump seal blew out. So gotta pull the trans, I'm getting a bit old for that flat on my back shiz.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Yes, it is no joke. The foothills should be a more realistic goal, though. I defer to LAJ.
Flagstaff and quite a few others basically head straight up. Getting up to that church, which is south of Estes Park on the Peak to Peak highway, is a 20 mile slog, no matter which way you go. Not super steep, just unrelenting. We have any terrain you choose, just not really anything we call foothills. Maybe NCAR type stuff I suppose.

This is the same road I took that pic that I put up of NCAR, just a bit further south.

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Originally Posted by BillyD
Running is better anyway.
I choose softball. More funner.

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Originally Posted by BillyD
I’d be insulted. West Virginia, yikes!
meh, I been called worse. It's a lateral move at worst.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Nope I was continuously improving
Is that what the kids are calling it nowdays?
go wash your hands
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Originally Posted by LAJ
A couple from Flagstaff

Yes, I took some shots from that overlook. Is that Broomfield we're looking out toward?
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Originally Posted by ls01
meh, I been called worse. It's a lateral move at worst.
It ain't lateral if you still have all of your front teeth.
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Old 01-03-24, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Yes, I took some shots from that overlook. Is that Broomfield we're looking out toward?
If I'm not mistaken, that's almost looking more straight east. It may be Louisville/Lafayette, with Broomfield straight south from there.
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NRSD!!!

LBS had this on a blowout sale for just $20 so figured I'd roll the dice on it.

They only had proper ones in i-spec format




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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
NRSD!!!

LBS had this on a blowout sale for just $20 so figured I'd roll the dice on it.

They only had proper ones in i-spec format




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Don't you need two?
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Don't you need two?
Nah, front shifter is still fine and dandy
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Wut? Looks like the top of a hill. How would I ride that?
To go down the other side, of course.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Running is better anyway.
Than what? A poke in the eye with a sharp stick? I'd say that's a near thing.
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The Older Boy is taking his Meat Cutter Apprenticeship seriously. He just dropped some coin on two big-ass knives and an enormous 3-sided whetstone thingie - a local knife shop gives discounts to Union members. They had some nice knives. They also had something that looked like the bastard child of a kitchen cleaver and a glaive. A literal Meat Axe. TOB says that's what they used to use for taking down whole carcasses, but now they use a bandsaw.

I told him he can practice sharpening on our knives. This shop does sharpening, but they want money for it.
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Oldy but goody.

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Originally Posted by LAJ
I finally stopped to get a pic of this church.


I've seen that pic before. You must have posted it or something similar on here or Twitter. Great pic.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
I've seen that pic before. You must have posted it or something similar on here or Twitter. Great pic.
Thank you.

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Originally Posted by genejockey

I've watched a number of videos, buying and building up a top-level Chinese carbon frame, and they are interesting, but I already find myself not riding some bikes I really like - like the Bianchi
rpenmanparker was the expert on building up a Chinese frame from scratch. He had a lot of posts about it, IIRC.
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You guys are moving too fast for me. Between dozing and spending time in the bathroom the last few days, I can't keep up.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
You guys are moving too fast for me. Between dozing and spending time in the bathroom the last few days, I can't keep up.
Sleep on the toilet. Save effort.
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Drove to work this morning, how abhorrent. It's 2 miles.... half that much if I travel by foot or MTB where I can cross a couple commercial lots and greenbelts.

It was raining. Usually I'll ask my boss if I can WFH until it does down, but I had some thing that I needed to take care of in the lab.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
You guys are moving too fast for me. Between dozing and spending time in the bathroom the last few days, I can't keep up.
That's about how it's been for me, only it was vacation quality time and now work.
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Originally Posted by TMonk
Drove to work this morning, how abhorrent. It's 2 miles.... half that much if I travel by foot or MTB where I can cross a couple commercial lots and greenbelts.

It was raining. Usually I'll ask my boss if I can WFH until it does down, but I had some thing that I needed to take care of in the lab.
I do now have a commute of walking from the ADU to the house. It involves under a dozen steps outside.
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