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Old 06-15-24, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
MoAlpha would you like to sail on this vintage vessel?

https://x.com/USSConstitution/status...71991377719571

Fun Fact: I had a model of this when I was a ute.
i was on that boat in Baltimore harbor.
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Approximate technique for removing wires from spinal column:
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Second ride on the LeMond! It's a warm, sunny day here, so I decided to take a midday ride and avoid the afternoon winds. Well, I got the FIRST half rignt!

The groupset is working great! Shifts and brakes beautifully - especially with 27 year old brake pads! Position may need a little work, primarily saddle fore/aft and maybe height.

Obligatory barbed wire fence shot....

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How does one get a good picture of an owl in the tree, at night?
It’s not worth the effort at night, or the expense if you ask me. First, you’ll need a real camera, an SLR with a big sensor. Next you need a long lens because wildlife are not fond of letting humans get too close to them. The bottom line is you’d be better off trying to photograph it during the day. Trying to capture a useful image at night will take you forever. I wouldn’t even bother to try unless I was getting paid for it.
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Today is the hottest day of the year so far. It isn't really hot, maybe 95, but we haven't had any acclimation. Just cool and cloudy then 95.
Small turnout at the club this morning and a lot of them wanted to go to the coast and back. 6 of us started on an 85 mile route and 4 planned to cut it short but 2 did the whole thing.
65 was enough and I felt ok but definitely felt the heat a few times. One friend called for a ride about 20 miles from home. Out of water and wanting to get done I had a rear flat less than 2 miles from the end. frak.
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Did a west coaster write this headline?


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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Did a west coaster write this headline?


Still waiting for the quality. (Not holding my breath)
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Speaking of quality and music:

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Did a west coaster write this headline?


Right after big john says, " It isn't really hot, maybe 95".
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Right after big john says, " It isn't really hot, maybe 95".
But…but…it’s a dry heat.
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Bern raining steadily since noon. Not really steadily; that first hour it was torrential. Forecast to end sometime after nine. Chetumal, on the border with Belize, had a hellacious one hour of rain between 11:00 and midnight that flooded the whole city, and displaced many.
Our ten day forecast calls for no rain on days six and ten, and we’ve already had a week of rain. The wet/dry tropics.

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And I agree with Big John. 95 isn’t really hot.
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new griddle.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Still waiting for the quality. (Not holding my breath)
You'll find more excitement in this half inning of snoozeball than you will by watching 162 meaningless Pittsburgh Pirates games.


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new griddle.
What's on the menu?
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new griddle.
I have that but don't like the mess it makes. Sounded like a good idea before I bought it. I need to get used to it. Have had it for 2 years and used it about 6 times. Hope you like it.

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Originally Posted by genejockey
Right after big john says, " It isn't really hot, maybe 95".
Originally Posted by datlas
But…but…it’s a dry heat.
It was said to be 33% humidity today, so not terrible.

I think it depends on what you're used to and acclimated to. For riding, I don't get concerned until it goes above 95. In summer here 95 isn't a barrier to riding with climbing. Maybe I should be more careful at my advanced age but having worked outside I've adjusted to high heat in the past.
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Originally Posted by big john
What's on the menu?
Pancakes.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Right after big john says, " It isn't really hot, maybe 95".
Based on comments over a period of time big john Mojo31 and seedsbelize appear to be the only people here who live west of the Mississippi who aren't soft.
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95 is hot as hell bro idk wth you guys are talking about
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Barrio Logan GP, 35/45+ 50 minute criterium: pack finish

I had my eyes on the aforementioned super master's team (w three nat. champs), and specifically the two riders that I knew would not have already raced previously. After 10-15 min of patrolling the front, I marked an attack by one of them and the two of us stayed OTF for about half the race. Good buddy of mine too. Apparently his team respected the attack b/c they didn't pull it back; it was the other riders in the field. We almost got out of sight and had a healthy margin for a while.

But it didn't last. We needed more horsepower. If we had 1 more rider that was as good as us, I think we could have stuck it. Predictably, his other teammate (that I had my eye on) countered and that turned into the winning move of three riders. I had juice to go with it, was just a bit out of position. But that's racing for ya! Hammered hard and had a good time.

I almost had a very spectacular crash when my ill-fated breakaway started. My buddy attacks on the inside before a right turn, I launch out of the main group and move right to grab his wheel, he swings wayyyy wide before the corner to give himself more pedaling room, and our wheels were overlapped . I unclipped my right foot, moved my bike to the left, weighted my body to the right and kept it upright. It was a very spectacular save. Good thing I'm a good bike handler.

Liz and baby came to watch and cheer, and I was really hoping this would be my first podium photo with baby. Maybe next time!
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It was 81 today during the race and that was too hot. OK if you're in the shade but otherwise, naw man thats about 5 degrees too damn hot. I don't know how you guys do it.
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It was 81 today during the race and that was too hot. OK if you're in the shade but otherwise, naw man thats about 5 degrees too damn hot. I don't know how you guys do it.
When I was about your age I was climbing back to the valley on Sepulveda Pass. My white Trek top tube started turning red. It was about 115 degrees and I had a bloody nose.
In our last rental when the temp got to 110 or higher the a/c would quit. It didn't happen often, but one time we decided to go out to eat. The bank thermometer said 115.

The worst was where I worked in the early 1990s. The main shop was built as a bus depot in the 1930s. Brick walls with a domed roof and no ventilation except a roll up door on the west wall and another on the south wall. The west wall heated up in the afternoon and it got to 130 degrees in there near that wall, according to my thermometers. Absolutely inhumane. That building was destroyed in the 1994 earthquake, which I would argue was a good thing.
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new griddle.
smash burger time !
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Originally Posted by TMonk
It was 81 today during the race and that was too hot. OK if you're in the shade but otherwise, naw man thats about 5 degrees too damn hot. I don't know how you guys do it.
We got up to about 85 and it was pretty rough in the sun alright.

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