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Old 05-28-24, 10:56 AM
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I guess I missed something but where are those eagles at?
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Moving day and Roscoe is bored so he's switched to the default setting which is napping.
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Moving day and Roscoe is bored so he's switched to the default setting which is napping.
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Moving day and Roscoe is bored so he's switched to the default setting which is napping.
I hope he settles In easily.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Moving day and Roscoe is bored
With you around? Interesting.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
With you around? Interesting.
I'm at work. The retired Mrs. RNS is feeding me play by play.
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But, got to see what a 22 mph pace line feels like!
22 mph feels like...victory!

That speed on residential streets feels really fast -- and a bit scary. Lots of potential hazards.

I did 22.4 for a short residential segment on yesterday's ride, avoiding walkers, dodging cars that roll through stop signs, negotiating a narrow bike bridge, and now I'm atop the old guy leaderboard. Whoop tee doo. Fastest rider overall is 31.1 mph -- I can't imagine what that was like. Yikes!
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I spent yesterday afternoon washing 5 bikes. This was the first big Bike Wash since the Fall. Checked chains as I was re-lubing, and 2 of them need new. I had to order an 11 speed for the Canyon, but I had a 10 speed for the Ritchey. I used to just put them on with the goo that they come coated it, since it's supposedly a good lubricant. But geez! It's so sticky! SO I soaked it in Mineral Spirits for a couple hours, which made a big difference. Now I have a pint of mineral spirits contaminated with chain goo. Yuck.

I also realized that the 7800 RD is really not designed for a 30t cog. With the B-screw all the way in, it still goes *thrum, thrum, thrum" when in that gear. My first thought was, "Can I scrounge a longer screw?", but then I discovered the Wolftooth "Roadlink", which is designed for just such a situation. Now one is on its way.

On the Lemond Project, the last bits I need have arrived, and the next-to-last tools. I'm just waiting on a fork crown race removal tool, which should come in next week. Maybe this week if I'm lucky!

Oh, and an amazing thing is happening - I had cleaned up the garage as an isolation suite when I got COVID, before Mrs. GJ tested positive. The amazing thing is, it's STILL reasonably neat!! Mrs. GJ hasn't crapped it up yet! I know, it's only a month, but you guys have no idea how fast she can fill a space. It's like a gas filling all the available space. So far, so good, but I have to stay vigilant. Eternal vigilance is the price of having a Man Cave.
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Old 05-28-24, 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I guess I missed something but where are those eagles at?
The eagle’s nest is in Dutchess County, NY. The photos of these two baby eagles were taken in 2011. I’ve never publicly shown these shots before because the photos were not up to my standards, after all this was my very first time shooting birds. But this year I decided to post these photos to mirror the development stages going on in real time at the nest. I just got a little behind time with the live eagle’s nest which I hear may still be producing eaglets.

I’ll try to keep up.
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Bill Walton - Deadhead, cycling, great guy. Man after my own heart.
Just learned he was a San Diegan too. He entered and left the world here. RIP indeed!
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Originally Posted by genejockey
fork crown race removal tool,

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Mostly joking. But I did use this method on a carbon fork the other day...
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Moving day and Roscoe is bored so he's switched to the default setting which is napping.
He and I share a default setting.
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Hoping to dust off (literally and figuratively) the road bike tomorrow and have a go.
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Old 05-28-24, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by abshipp

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Mostly joking. But I did use this method on a carbon fork the other day...
The HP-7410 headset I got the other day has a slight dent on one edge of the crown race, which was pretty clearly removed similarly. I checked carefully, and I'm 99% certain it's not a problem.
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Originally Posted by abshipp

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Mostly joking. But I did use this method on a carbon fork the other day...
I have a specially sharpened screwdriver for crown races, but the other day I picked up a groundscore chisel which might be better suited for the task
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The price is about half as well. The whole point is to set my emonda up just like my madone. My madone is 110x40. Since these don’t match I don’t think I am going to do it. If the stem length was correct I would be all over it. If he drops price another 50 I may consider.

I don’t know if these are post recall either.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Loven' 'em.

Do you normally run your head unit with 10 data fields (12 if you count the two at the top of the screen)? I'd have to wear reading glasses!
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Do you normally run your head unit with 10 data fields (12 if you count the two at the top of the screen)? I'd have to wear reading glasses!
Yep, besides having bi-focal riding glasses, the Karoo has a higher resolution than a Garmin. This is a K2 and supposedly the K3 is higher resolution yet.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Yep, besides having bi-focal riding glasses, the Karoo has a higher resolution than a Garmin. This is a K2 and supposedly the K3 is higher resolution yet.
So far, my distance vision is good enough that I don't need glasses to ride, but that does effectively limit me to 4 fields on my Garmin, which is a 6 year old 520.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
So far, my distance vision is good enough that I don't need glasses to ride, but that does effectively limit me to 4 fields on my Garmin, which is a 6 year old 520.
I'm pretty sure that I can add a couple more lines if i want. I can also make the screen white.
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Pretty/Pleasant ~3 min John Scofield track. I think it counts as fusion - LMK if you think otherwise

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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
I'm pretty sure that I can add a couple more lines if i want. I can also make the screen white.
Hat size? Distance since last pee stop? How far ahead Mrs.Trsnrtr is?
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Originally Posted by genejockey
How far ahead Mrs.Trsnrtr is?
dang, sick burn
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man my youtube feed is fire rn. forgot about this Miles track, what a blast. Gotta suggest it to the jazz group. 20 year old Herbie Hancock on this one.

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Just learned he was a San Diegan too. He entered and left the world here. RIP indeed!
Today my friend, who used to be fast on doubles, told me about meeting Bill Walton at the Death Valley double around 2005. Bill had done the century route and my friend had come in first on the double. Bill wanted to meet the "winner" so Keith agreed. He said Bill was as nice as he could be. He asked questions about training and diet and how Keith got to the point of beating other doubles riders. Keith said he was starving and had 2 slices of pizza but he wanted to answer all of Bill's questions before diving in.
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