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Old 04-12-24, 09:56 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Me? I'm having fish and chips for dinner.

And speaking of Aliens, I might watch that tomorrow, but tonight, this masterpiece:

I saw “Alien” the day it was released.
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I saw “Alien” the day it was released.
I saw it early at the theater with one of my GFs. Didn't care for it.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
I saw “Alien” the day it was released.
I saw it at Pitt during an overnight visit my senior year after I matriculated. It was at the William Pitt Union before renovation in 1981. They got somewhat recent releases to show on the weekends for a buck.
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Wet roads and 20-25MPH winds. Not riding. Phooey!
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Clarification: Only awesome shovels.
Correct.
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Today’s race:https://www.bikereg.com/Services/Red...&secc=32607096

The race director emailed yesterday and referred to the roads as like peanut butter
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Today’s race:https://www.bikereg.com/Services/Red...&secc=32607096

The race director emailed yesterday and referred to the roads as like peanut butter
have fun, and let us know how it goes!
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Today’s race:https://www.bikereg.com/Services/Red...&secc=32607096

The race director emailed yesterday and referred to the roads as like peanut butter
A whole lot of farm country out there I’m guessing.
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Originally Posted by TMonk
have fun, and let us know how it goes!
I will for both!

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A whole lot of farm country out there I’m guessing.
Yes sir
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Originally Posted by indyfabz;[url=tel:23213296
23213296[/url]]I saw “Alien” the day it was released.
I have never seen it. Doubt I ever will.

#notamovieguy
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Originally Posted by DougRNS;[url=tel:23213404
23213404[/url]]I saw it at Pitt during an overnight visit my senior year after I matriculated. It was at the William Pitt Union before renovation in 1981. They got somewhat recent releases to show on the weekends for a buck.
Matriculated. A big word. What does it mean?
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  • The 414(now the only road bike I have(while Bob is here). It’s been and continues to be a big adjustment)) was making a huge drivetrain racket yesterday . UGE. Couldn’t figure it out. How could it get so dirty so quick? This morning, in the stand, I saw that the chain was only riding on the upper pulley wheel of the rd. It’s a Suntour Cyclone first gen open cage number. Fixed that, did a little cable adjustment, a little limit screw adjustment and it’s good to go. While I had it in the stand I tweaked the spokes that needed tweaking to stop brake rub, and replaced the rear skewer. The old one wasn’t holding the wheel centered.
  • And while we’re here a tiny rant about closed cage derailleurs. The open cage is such a wonderful invention. And too short lived.
Edit: Why does this post have paragraph markers?
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It's about 50 degrees, 20mph with gusts to 30, but it hasn't started to rain yet. I could go out and get a couple hours in, maybe. Or not.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
  • The 414(now the only road bike I have(while Bob is here). It’s been and continues to be a big adjustment)) was making a huge drivetrain racket yesterday . UGE. Couldn’t figure it out. How could it get so dirty so quick? This morning, in the stand, I saw that the chain was only riding on the upper pulley wheel of the rd. It’s a Suntour Cyclone first gen open cage number. Fixed that, did a little cable adjustment, a little limit screw adjustment and it’s good to go. While I had it in the stand I tweaked the spokes that needed tweaking to stop brake rub, and replaced the rear skewer. The old one wasn’t holding the wheel centered.
  • And while we’re here a tiny rant about closed cage derailleurs. The open cage is such a wonderful invention. And too short lived.
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Technology is a cruel mistress
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Matriculated. A big word. What does it mean?
according to vol I'm a man of letters. Consider the source before believing that.

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Flying out tomorrow AM to Boston for a conference on using AI in Biopharma. Not looking forward to it - low social needs introvert and all that- AND I'll be off the bike for a week, because after the conference I'm flying down to visit The Home Office. Coming back Friday night.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Me? I'm having fish and chips for dinner.

And speaking of Aliens, I might watch that tomorrow, but tonight, this masterpiece:

Spoiler Alert:

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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Today’s race:https://www.bikereg.com/Services/Red...&secc=32607096

The race director emailed yesterday and referred to the roads as like peanut butter
So, ready to jam?
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Fiesta Island time trial, 1st/2 in 35+ division, fourth fastest time overall. I rode a 27:26 on 275w, at 26.9 MPH.

Windy today, speed band was 25 - 30 MPH depending on location on the island. These races are real early, so even though they are local, I never get enough warmup in and always feel like my cardio is a bit blocked and not ready. Mostly limited by discomfort in the legs, but HR is far from maxed out. Still, it was fun to get out and give it a go!

One of the three faster times was from an athlete in the Men's 60+ age division..... Wow. What a specimen. I know I have a ways to go as far as optimizing my equipment and position goes in time trial, but still, getting beaten by an old dude is very humbling! 60+ counts as old to you guys, right?

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Originally Posted by TMonk
Fiesta Island time trial, 1st/2 in 35+ division, fourth fastest time overall. I rode a 27:26 on 275w, at 26.9 MPH.

Windy today, speed band was 25 - 30 MPH depending on location on the island. These races are real early, so even though they are local, I never get enough warmup in and always feel like my cardio is a bit blocked and not ready. Mostly limited by discomfort in the legs, but HR is far from maxed out. Still, it was fun to get out and give it a go!

One of the three faster times was from an athlete in the Men's 60+ age division..... Wow. What a specimen. I know I have a ways to go as far as optimizing my equipment and position goes in time trial, but still, getting beaten by an old dude is very humbling! 60+ counts as old to you guys, right?
Good job! Do they go when it's raining?

And, yes, I remember 60 fondly.
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big john I think they go rain or shine. I was prepared to abandon given the weather report, but fortunately it held for us. Our forecast has rain in it for today, but looks like it will come a little later. Is it rainy up in the LA basin?
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Originally Posted by TMonk
Fiesta Island time trial, 1st/2 in 35+ division, fourth fastest time overall. I rode a 27:26 on 275w, at 26.9 MPH.

Windy today, speed band was 25 - 30 MPH depending on location on the island. These races are real early, so even though they are local, I never get enough warmup in and always feel like my cardio is a bit blocked and not ready. Mostly limited by discomfort in the legs, but HR is far from maxed out. Still, it was fun to get out and give it a go!

One of the three faster times was from an athlete in the Men's 60+ age division..... Wow. What a specimen. I know I have a ways to go as far as optimizing my equipment and position goes in time trial, but still, getting beaten by an old dude is very humbling! 60+ counts as old to you guys, right?
Kudos!

In my mind you’re not old until 70 arrives. Think young and live longer imho.
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Men's 60+ age division.....
So a young fella about my age?
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big john Is it rainy up in the LA basin?
Not yet. They keep moving the timing of the storm. Was supposed to start raining last night. I rode around for a couple hours and it got pretty dark but didn't drip on me.

edit, I actually live in the NE corner of the San Fernando Valley, so it could be raining in L.A. for all I know.
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