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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 06-08-24, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by DougRNS;[url=tel:23262834
23262834[/url]]This device is programmable for various frequencies. Today I talked with the representative who programs it and he made adjustments to dial it in. He is going to call tomorrow afternoon but once it is changed, it probably will take 12 hours to kick in so I might not know how it goes until tomorrow morning. I did not take my pain pill yesterday so I should be feeling worse than normal so it is an improvement but hard to quantify. It's a process.
You’re wearing this thing? Wild!
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Originally Posted by datlas
Mrs datlas wants to take a road trip (probably a 2 or 3 day stay) to Pittsburgh mainly to go to a Pirates game. I am considering trying to find a way to ride part way there and have her pick me up on my bike. Main barrier is crossing the Susquehanna.
sounds like a great idea all the way around. I echo the Cleveland - Detroit option that LOP suggested. Cincy on I70 & I71 then I71 up to Cleveland could work depending on schedules. 2 games near the Ohio river could be interesting with Lake Erie as a juicy bonus.
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Originally Posted by datlas;[url=tel:23262982
23262982]Mrs datlas wants to take a road trip (probably a 2 or 3 day stay) to Pittsburgh mainly to go to a Pirates game. I am considering trying to find a way to ride part way there and have her pick me up on my bike. Main barrier is crossing the Susquehanna.
Does the bike fit easily into the new car?

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets;[url=tel:23262998
23262998[/url]]Train came through already but they can't find their coin. Probably better to wait til the next Southwest Chief to arrive. Since they're barely moving at this point your money won't get flung so far.

UPDATE: He and his SO have terminated search efforts and he has taped another coin to the track. I've run out of coffee and it's getting a little hot to be railfanning in the sun, so I'm gonna go do something in the woods.
****? Urinate?
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
You’re wearing this thing? Wild!
external on a trial basis. If significant pain reduction is achieved, then it's buried internally. Like a pacemaker below the skin except in upper butt or above waistline

Wild wacky stuff.
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A few days more than a month ago I lost an old friend to a heart attack. The man who reported that incident to me suffered his own a month later almost to the day.. A mild one, and he had an open heart procedure yesterday, I believe.

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After 24 hours of travel we have reached our destination.

This is the Union Island international Airport, passenger count maybe 6 people day:

Our view :


Rum tasting at 7:00. Dinner follows.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
After 24 hours of travel we have reached our destination.

This is the Union Island international Airport, passenger count maybe 6 people day:

Our view :


Rum tasting at 7:00. Dinner follows.
How is the cycling there??
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Does the bike fit easily into the new car?
It should fit fine with rear seats down and front wheel removed. We won’t get the car for another 2 weeks.
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Originally Posted by datlas
How is the cycling there??
There is cycling. Both road cycling and Monk style somewhat fake cycling.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Teton Pass travel alert: gonna be closed for a little while
Going to need a few loads of fill dirt.
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sounds like a great idea all the way around
Agree to disagree.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
****? Urinate?
17 mile MTB ride. I did have one nature break.

Wildlife spotted:
2 hawks
Got smacked by a couple grasshoppers
Said hi to this little guy:
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
17 mile MTB ride. I did have one nature break.

Wildlife spotted:
2 hawks
Got smacked by a couple grasshoppers
Said hi to this little guy:
Answered to Chip or Dale?
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Answered to Chip or Dale?
or stumpy?
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Had a fun day on the bike. 63 miles in cool, cloudy weather. Started out with about 18 riders but 6 split off at mile 12 to go on a century route. I felt pretty good and finished strong but when I got home some pain started in the outer tendon area of my right knee. Like nasty pain. Put some ice and a Salon pas. Hard to get comfortable. Want to ride tomorrow.
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Old 06-08-24, 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
The movie looked mostly filmed in the winter, but most of the snow shown is at the beginning. I overlooked that grossness and watched anyway.
YouTube live sporting event stream notice:

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Originally Posted by Mojo31
This is the Union Island international Airport, passenger count maybe 6 people day:
Seems like a great place to celebrate the start of hurricane season. Can you place bets there?

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Wildlife spotted:
2 hawks
Earlier a young hawk (hawkette?) landed on the fence about 20 feet from the window I was looking out. Sadly I did not have a camera nearby. #BackYardBirding
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
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Rachel McAdams night. #Canadian

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Rachel McAdams night. #Canadian

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Y2nzRdWuWs
She doesn't hold a candle to Japanese umbrella and flag girls. Glad I tuned in early

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Originally Posted by DougRNS
or stumpy?
He kinda looks like a Specialized guy!
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Rachel McAdams night. #Canadian

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Y2nzRdWuWs
Not available in my country. Drat.
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Not available in my country. Drat.
Are you OK? Waking up in the middle of the night seems to be taking its toll.
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My front brake on my emonda makes this horrible screeching noise when I try and brake. It also feels like there is very little braking action. I assumed the pads were done, so I pulled them out with the intent to replace but they actually have a lot of life left. I wiped them down real good with a clean microfiber cloth. Plan was to hit them with some sand paper but I couldn’t find any.
Next I hit the rotor with some brake cleaner. I put it all back together and the braking action is a touch better but that screeching noise is still there.

Thoughts?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
My front brake on my emonda makes this horrible screeching noise when I try and brake. It also feels like there is very little braking action. I assumed the pads were done, so I pulled them out with the intent to replace but they actually have a lot of life left. I wiped them down real good with a clean microfiber cloth. Plan was to hit them with some sand paper but I couldn’t find any.
Next I hit the rotor with some brake cleaner. I put it all back together and the braking action is a touch better but that screeching noise is still there.

Thoughts?
Brake cleaner- set it on fire.
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Rode the Black Fly Challenge up in the Adirondacks yesterday. Was an amazingly awesome time. It rained pretty much from start to finish and my glasses were so mud covered that I had to take them off for probably half of the race.

Witnessed one nasty crash, looked like it was caused by a guy who almost put me in the road about 10 minutes earlier. All involved ended up being transported via ambulance but no idea how bad.

Didn’t manage my effort well in the climbs- I hit the last 5-10 miles and had way too much gas in the tank. I don’t know if it was adrenaline or something else but I ended up pulling a line of guys at about 25mph for 20​​​​–30 minutes. Every time I got off the front we slowed down, so I just stayed up there. I think I probably could have finished 5 - 8 minutes faster had I pushed harder in the middle. Still, pretty satisfied. Finished 10th in the fat and 40 category.
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