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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 04-14-24, 05:30 PM
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Steadily, all of my road riding routes are being taken over by heavy, heavy truck traffic. The mtb pump is three days away, so says Amazon.
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Old 04-14-24, 05:31 PM
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Photographic evidence.

Looks great- we won’t do ours until Memorial Day or later given current lawn status
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I’m trying to get my oldest frame set built up to use as a town bike, so I can tear down the current one(the 58 cm 87 Prelude), and send it packing with the two 60cm frame sets going to my friend’s rental place. So the tall Europeans have something bigger than a 54 that they can rent. That will leave me with only the coupled bike hanging as a frame set, and two road bikes, a town bike and a mtb. Building it entirely from the parts stash has been a challenge. I’ll likely have to put an old school cup and cone bottom bracket in it. Been awhile since I’ve done any of that. On the other hand, I might just keep the current town bike and give this one away. 27”wheels and all.

I would like to make it a single speed, but with a double chain ring and a seven speed on the back. Just no derailleurs. What say you LesterOfPuppets ?
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Originally Posted by TMonk
Also into my storage solution for tools/supplies on my MTB. Frame strap for tube at bottom of DT, Wolftooth axle handle multi tool, small pack for CO2, inflator, multi tool bits and tools. The WT axle handle tool is sweet, has a step/down 6 to 5 mm, then the other side serves as a lever/driver for other bits in the bag. Cute.

Stoked to ride it tomorrow before work!


What’s the green strap going through the triangle and around the seat tube?
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I rarely cramp on rides, like maybe twice or thrice. Like Bill, nighttime is my time of fun. Many times, I can wake up just in time and prevent it, but those times I don't, are memorable. As I'm walking it off, I make my way to the refrigerator, and bust out the bread and butter pickle/ghost pepper concoction so I can sleep again.

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Old 04-14-24, 05:56 PM
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What’s the green strap going through the triangle and around the seat tube?
My guess is bells, because jingle is fun.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
What’s the green strap going through the triangle and around the seat tube?
Jingle bell. Let’s other trail users know a bike is coming before getting surprised in a blind corner. I get thanked regularly for having mine.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
What’s the green strap going through the triangle and around the seat tube?
Jingle Bells! My favorite accessory. Alerts hikers and other trail users of my presence without me having to raise my voice.
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dangit EricF and LAJ beat me to the punch
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Looks great- we won’t do ours until Memorial Day or later given current lawn status
Thanks.
This time of year is the time most people in the Northwest Metro Atlanta area do their mulch.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Did you get a big trailer full?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Did you get a big trailer full?
in dumb dumb land (Ohio) I would buy 6 cubic yards delivered in a dump truck. They rarely do that here and the place I used in the past changed ownership and stopped delivering. It was a locally owned landscape place. Now I'm like all the other shlubs and buy it by the bag at a blue or orange themed big box store.

I was worried about you and thought you may have been abducted by aliens. Good to see you are unharmed. Please proliferate this thread with quality content.
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what is up with all the people at the Dodgers-Padres game wearing jackets? None are Marigold AFAICT.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
What’s the green strap going through the triangle and around the seat tube?
Jingle bells.

edit. beaten by dem guys.

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Originally Posted by DougRNS
I was worried about you and thought you may have been abducted by aliens. Good to see you are unharmed.
Coincidentally, I was just contemplating this (seen on Twitter). Where do you come out on the risks versus the potential benefits?

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what is up with all the people at the Dodgers-Padres game wearing jackets? None are Marigold AFAICT.
Much cooler than normal today. In the 50s downtown dropping to 46 for a low.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Coincidentally, I was just contemplating this (seen on Twitter). Where do you come out on the risks versus the potential benefits?

I decline to opine.
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Originally Posted by big john
Much cooler than normal today. In the 50s downtown dropping to 46 for a low.
F that noise. It was 84 with low humidity here today. Had to Intentionally stay hydrated.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
The only time I ever cramped was after an imperial century in hot weather. Never during a ride; only after and only sometimes. Almost always on the back of the thigh. What is that muscle called?
Hamstring. That's the cramp you get at the dinner table and kick the person sitting across from you.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
F that noise. It was 84 with low humidity here today. Had to Intentionally stay hydrated.
Lower here. It's 41 right now at the top of the ridge. I went up there Friday and it had been warm earlier in the week so I almost didn't take enough clothes. I did put leg warmers on at the last minute and when I was getting stuff out of the car I stuffed an extra cheap vest in my pocket.

It's always the coldest place around the house even though it's only 4K feet. I had 4 layers for the long descent and only wished I had long gloves. It was foggy and damp.

It can get warm, into the 80s, and after a few days it can drop back down. It can do that all spring.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Coincidentally, I was just contemplating this (seen on Twitter). Where do you come out on the risks versus the potential benefits?

Always struck me as a desperately bad idea. We should mind our own ******g business.
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Originally Posted by big john
Much cooler than normal today. In the 50s downtown dropping to 46 for a low.
Meanwhile, in bum**** Illinois, it hit 85° which is totally unseasonable.
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Always struck me as a desperately bad idea. We should mind our own ******g business.
Humans can't help themselves.
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It was 80 here too. Would have been another nice day to ride, but since it's the first weekend of two nice days, the yard called.
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Meanwhile, in bum**** Illinois, it hit 85° which is totally unseasonable.
Unusual weather all over. Double the average rain here, too. That is after a bunch of drought years of 5-7 inches of rain. I don't like road riding in the rain but the cooler temps are awesome. Friend told me last week that he wishes it was 60 degrees all year. I'm not that extreme but I've really enjoyed the last few months.
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