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Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 12,707
Views: 224,895
Posted By abshipp

You betcha! ...

You betcha!

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12,707
Views: 224,895
Posted By abshipp

Eh, I guess I can live with this: ...

Eh, I guess I can live with this:

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 12,707
Views: 224,895
Posted By abshipp

Heading North to a rental house with a dock in...

Heading North to a rental house with a dock in Eagle River WI with my wife and my parents. Brother was supposed to come but he's in Dallas and didn't feel comfortable traveling with the recent COVID...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 12,707
Views: 224,895
Posted By abshipp

If it makes you feel any better, I thought that...

If it makes you feel any better, I thought that Cervelo was an Italian brand until just a few months ago :o
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12,707
Views: 224,895
Posted By abshipp

I went on a short little night ride yesterday...

I went on a short little night ride yesterday evening. Beautiful night - warm, calm, and clear skies with a full moon. Zero traffic, so when I got out of town I turned my front light off and just...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 12,707
Views: 224,895
Posted By abshipp

I was wondering where you were at. Your absence...

I was wondering where you were at. Your absence is conspicuous!

Cliffs give me the heebie jeebies. Any tall thing, really.

We're heading up to northern WI soon for a family vacation. My...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 12,707
Views: 224,895
Posted By abshipp

Maybe you're asleep and all of this is a dream. I...

Maybe you're asleep and all of this is a dream. I hear that lucid dreamers test to see if they are in a dream by trying to read something,

Don't wake up bampilot06 ! I like my life, if you wake up...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12,707
Views: 224,895
Posted By abshipp

I've made the mistake before of placing one of...

I've made the mistake before of placing one of those on my nightstand in case I wake up thirsty.

Instead I wake up to a disorienting but quiet "eeeeeeeeeeeee"
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 778
Posted By abshipp

You're making me want to put drops back on my...

You're making me want to put drops back on my fixed gear! It's a little MUP cruiser right now with porteur bars and road quill pedals sans clips and straps, but you did remind me how much fun it can...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 12,707
Views: 224,895
Posted By abshipp

Happy Canada Day Velo Vol ! Hope you're...

Happy Canada Day Velo Vol !

Hope you're doing all right.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 12,707
Views: 224,895
Posted By abshipp

Also, Bah Humbug you're an absolute legend. Thank...

Also, Bah Humbug you're an absolute legend. Thank you so much, again, I can't wait to throw these on my Trek
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 12,707
Views: 224,895
Posted By abshipp

Evidence that I kind of know what I'm doing: ...

Evidence that I kind of know what I'm doing:

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12,707
Views: 224,895
Posted By abshipp

My wife has told me ever since we met how she's...

My wife has told me ever since we met how she's always wanted to learn to weld.

I'm hoping that once we buy a house a welder and OA torch setup will show up as well.

At least the welder. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12,707
Views: 224,895
Posted By abshipp

I generally have no idea what ads I get targeted...

I generally have no idea what ads I get targeted with.

#adblockplus (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=adblockplus)
#BFPremium...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12,707
Views: 224,895
Posted By abshipp

I wasn't expecting gunmetal but I'll take it...

I wasn't expecting gunmetal but I'll take it :love:

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12,707
Views: 224,895
Posted By abshipp

Thanks. She's about to start, hopefully this will...

Thanks. She's about to start, hopefully this will just be a weird anecdote here in a few days.



​​​​​​I know :(
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12,707
Views: 224,895
Posted By abshipp

In happier news, my hubs are out for delivery...

In happier news, my hubs are out for delivery :bday:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12,707
Views: 224,895
Posted By abshipp

My worry was that this guy is fairly well...

My worry was that this guy is fairly well connected in the Rockford area. He and a lot of other business owners like to do favors for one another.

Thankfully it seems like the law firm employee...
Replies: 93
Views: 8,312
Posted By abshipp

I rode a solo 200k Saturday. Overall it went...

I rode a solo 200k Saturday.

Overall it went quite well, I felt like I paced things pretty good and ate and drank well. Hit a wall with an hour to go that made the last little bit kind of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 12,707
Views: 224,895
Posted By abshipp

I've put 2112 miles on my Trek since I bought it...

I've put 2112 miles on my Trek since I bought it in early 2019. Nothing to really brag about, but it's an excuse to listen to this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZm1_jtY1SQ
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 12,707
Views: 224,895
Posted By abshipp

:notamused:

:notamused:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12,707
Views: 224,895
Posted By abshipp

Looking pretty good to me ... :D Oh...

Looking pretty good to me ... :D



Oh you're #3 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) now? :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12,707
Views: 224,895
Posted By abshipp

I really wish I had a better camera with me...

I really wish I had a better camera with me yesterday.

About 20 minutes after setting off I had to stop for a nature break so I found a access point to a farmers field through some trees.

It...
06-27-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 15,670
Views: 1,594,556
Posted By abshipp

I'm beat. Hot and muggy 200k today. ...

I'm beat.

Hot and muggy 200k today.


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Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12,707
Views: 224,895
Posted By abshipp

I know I'm going to need to spin some of this out...

I know I'm going to need to spin some of this out tomorrow, but it's hard to imagine getting on a bike right now.

I felt great all day, but hit a freaking wall at 110 miles.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12,707
Views: 224,895
Posted By abshipp

Kudos. They look great! I should have gotten...

Kudos. They look great!

I should have gotten a tiny bit more lost today, datlas is ahead of me by 1/2 mile.

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 12,707
Views: 224,895
Posted By abshipp

1994 Cannondale R900. Polished :love:

1994 Cannondale R900.

Polished :love:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12,707
Views: 224,895
Posted By abshipp

Organized through my club....

Organized through my club. (https://glr.greatlakesrando.org/stats/pages/myClub.xhtml) Not a typical brevet though since it's not going to be RUSA sanctioned and instead of brevet cards the route will...
06-23-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 15,670
Views: 1,594,556
Posted By abshipp

First time on the SLT in a while - found where...

First time on the SLT in a while - found where northern Illinois hides a few of it's hills. Nothing too wild but 50ft / mile on this ride was about twice what I get on some of my regular routes.
...
06-22-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 15,670
Views: 1,594,556
Posted By abshipp

Lots of birds out today despite the stormy...

Lots of birds out today despite the stormy weather.

One of them even flew out of a ratty dodge pickup!
...
06-18-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 15,670
Views: 1,594,556
Posted By abshipp

Brought my bike to work today so I could go ride...

Brought my bike to work today so I could go ride south of town.

Planned out a 50 mile route that took me through the little towns of Byron and Oregon Illinois. Oregon is right on the Rock River,...
06-15-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 15,670
Views: 1,594,556
Posted By abshipp

23 lovely miles. Trying out a different saddle...

23 lovely miles. Trying out a different saddle for a while.

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06-14-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 15,670
Views: 1,594,556
Posted By abshipp

Rode the MUP out to a forest preserve on my fixed...

Rode the MUP out to a forest preserve on my fixed gear.

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12,707
Views: 224,895
Posted By abshipp

I found it in myself to go be a muppet for a...

I found it in myself to go be a muppet for a couple of hours.

The fixed gear is a 1.5 hour bike, I found out today on a 2.25 hour ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12,707
Views: 224,895
Posted By abshipp

A visual representation of how much motivation I...

A visual representation of how much motivation I have this weekend:

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 12,707
Views: 224,895
Posted By abshipp

I'm not expecting perfection, but it's really...

I'm not expecting perfection, but it's really unlistenable. Thankfully I figured out that audio is being sent to my main monitor over HDMI and there's a 3.5mm jack on the back of the monitor. Need to...
06-04-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,165
Posted By abshipp

I do think about making this a triple, but in my...

I do think about making this a triple, but in my (albeit limited) experience with triples I usually just use the middle and granny ring, any situation that warrants changing in to the biggest ring...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By abshipp

The only black R700 I can find is the 1994 model...

The only black R700 I can find is the 1994 model (https://vintagecannondale.com/year/1994/1994.pdf), but even then the logos don't completely match so I'm not exactly sure. Assuming it is a 1994:
...
05-30-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 15,670
Views: 1,594,556
Posted By abshipp

Rode 23, thought the route was more like 30. Oh...

Rode 23, thought the route was more like 30. Oh well, still a nice day!
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12,707
Views: 224,895
Posted By abshipp

Also good for cleaning airplane windows and...

Also good for cleaning airplane windows and leading edges.

Leaves a nice thin waxy coating that makes it easier to wipe the bugs off. And smells great, too :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 12,707
Views: 224,895
Posted By abshipp

The way I understand it is that the shape and...

The way I understand it is that the shape and size of the tubes that make up the instrument are sized in order to facilitate resonance of the air at certain frequencies. The instrument is at...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12,707
Views: 224,895
Posted By abshipp

Very nice. What finish do you have? I really like...

Very nice. What finish do you have? I really like the look of the "copper bell" on some of their other horns.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12,707
Views: 224,895
Posted By abshipp

I think I peaked as a metalhead when I was in the...

I think I peaked as a metalhead when I was in the pit when I saw Meshuggah and they played "Bleed". Absolutely exhilarating and terrifying.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12,707
Views: 224,895
Posted By abshipp

I do have a black waxed canvas rando bag with a...

I do have a black waxed canvas rando bag with a lot of free real estate though...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 06:10 AM
Replies: 12,707
Views: 224,895
Posted By abshipp

Today's the day! WhyFi ...

Today's the day! WhyFi

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1265315536084369408
05-26-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 15,670
Views: 1,594,556
Posted By abshipp

Care to live vicariously? Saw this guy on the...

Care to live vicariously? Saw this guy on the local bike path last summer :D
...
05-26-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15,670
Views: 1,594,556
Posted By abshipp

Sunday I rode a route that I've known about for a...

Sunday I rode a route that I've known about for a year or so but finally decided to give it a go.

Kettle Grand Tour...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12,707
Views: 224,895
Posted By abshipp

I should have ridden just a little bit more! You...

I should have ridden just a little bit more! You sneaked a podium spot from me by 5 miles!

Fun ride this morning. The first 50 was super nice with mostly overcast and very shaded roads. The last...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 12,707
Views: 224,895
Posted By abshipp

I found a 10mm box end wrench in a really...

I found a 10mm box end wrench in a really annoying way:

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I still...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 12,707
Views: 224,895
Posted By abshipp

Slow afternoon. Everyone must be reading...

Slow afternoon.

Everyone must be reading about glacier mice. (https://www.npr.org/2020/05/22/858800112/herd-like-movement-of-fuzzy-green-glacier-mice-baffles-scientists)
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