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Title: Twitter Feed II
Post by: MidgetMaestro on April 06, 2014, 07:12:57 PM
In light of the fact that the previous (http://socialcyclists.org/road-racing/the-twitter-feed/) twitter thread is literally a post or two away from 1000 pages, it's time to start a new Twitter Feed.  :bday:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 06, 2014, 07:48:48 PM
You're gonna confuse people
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: jsutkeepspinning on April 06, 2014, 08:32:38 PM
me no like
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: <gmt> on April 06, 2014, 09:21:09 PM
In
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 06, 2014, 09:52:34 PM
I am going to get my bike re-cabled next month, probably will go with gold cable housings to match the gold chain, I think it'll look slick with the blue of my bike.

Other than Nokon, does anyone know of gold housings?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 06, 2014, 10:06:20 PM
No one, for a reason.  Don't do it.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: jsutkeepspinning on April 06, 2014, 10:11:43 PM
serious question, when do i get my chat function back?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on April 06, 2014, 10:12:15 PM
serious question, when do i get my chat function back?


When you click on the right link
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: jsutkeepspinning on April 06, 2014, 10:23:51 PM
i am not a smart man
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on April 06, 2014, 10:45:36 PM

Quote from: ygduf
not mine, but this was back in the shop when I stopped in so I snapped a pic. Rear end of an 11-speed mtb with the 11-38? range. I dunno, check the cog vs. the rotor!

SRAM XX1 casettes are 10-42.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on April 06, 2014, 11:03:15 PM

When you click on the right link


how did the ajax chat just break? no one has answered this.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 07, 2014, 08:13:21 AM

When you click on the right link

 :lol:


i am not a smart man

You are not even a man, you are a boy  :D
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Herbie53 on April 07, 2014, 08:45:55 AM
why the split twit?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: <gmt> on April 07, 2014, 09:12:24 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSqkdcT25ss
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on April 07, 2014, 10:07:03 AM
So much for a weekend of racing the first weekend in may. Can't do the friday crit because of work month end and the saturday crit was just cancelled.  Im really going to consider that 50 mile road race now for that Sunday
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: smarkgraf on April 07, 2014, 01:38:55 PM
I am going to get my bike re-cabled next month, probably will go with gold cable housings to match the gold chain, I think it'll look slick with the blue of my bike.

Other than Nokon, does anyone know of gold housings?

This just screams FRED. What's next Sammy Sanchez, gold bar tape?  ;) FWIW, Jagwire makes a set.
Title: Re: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: wens on April 07, 2014, 01:49:40 PM
So much for a weekend of racing the first weekend in may. Can't do the friday crit because of work month end and the saturday crit was just cancelled.  Im really going to consider that 50 mile road race now for that Sunday

Which road race?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 07, 2014, 01:50:12 PM
This just screams FRED. What's next Sammy Sanchez, gold bar tape?  ;) FWIW, Jagwire makes a set.

the gold plastic ones look fred, the metal ones do not.
Title: Re: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on April 07, 2014, 02:04:28 PM
Which road race?

Germantown, OSRS #7
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: MidgetMaestro on April 07, 2014, 02:36:00 PM

how did the ajax chat just break? no one has answered this.

We have. We really don't have an answer. None of the files seem to have changed, none of the server settings seem to have changed. AjaxChat has always been fragile, we were emulating a previous forum edition to make it function..this option does not seem to work any longer.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on April 07, 2014, 03:07:31 PM
We have. We really don't have an answer. None of the files seem to have changed, none of the server settings seem to have changed. AjaxChat has always been fragile, we were emulating a previous forum edition to make it function..this option does not seem to work any longer.


Was there an update to the forum software?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 07, 2014, 03:45:26 PM
Call the hosting support, we DEMAND the old chat back :D
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on April 07, 2014, 05:01:16 PM
http://vimeo.com/91123616
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: MidgetMaestro on April 07, 2014, 11:24:36 PM

Was there an update to the forum software?

Only a "mandatory" security update after chat broke.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: MidgetMaestro on April 07, 2014, 11:25:26 PM
Call the hosting support, we DEMAND the old chat back :D

Hah! Hosting support? This host is the most reliable we've ever been with, but support is limited to poking around and looking at some file types, and repeating whatever the datacenter sends him as far as downed servers.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on April 08, 2014, 02:52:44 PM
Only a "mandatory" security update after chat broke.


Has anyone looked at log files?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 08, 2014, 09:43:39 PM
I need a tire and a chain. Should I get it off amazon for cheap or should I use my gift cards and get it from the shop?

I sort of want an excuse to use my gift cards for toys rather than necessities.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on April 08, 2014, 11:05:09 PM
I need a tire and a chain. Should I get it off amazon for cheap or should I use my gift cards and get it from the shop?


Do you really need to ask?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 08, 2014, 11:06:45 PM

Do you really need to ask?
Good question.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on April 08, 2014, 11:08:22 PM
Good question.


You haven't, nor will you likely ever, be a positive ROI for that shop. Support the damn shop.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 08, 2014, 11:12:56 PM

You haven't, nor will you likely ever, be a positive ROI for that shop. Support the damn shop.

It's a gift card they gave me, I'll spend it either way. I just don't know whether I'd rather pay amazon for the necessities and buy toys with my card, or forego the toys and buy the necessities with the card.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: MidgetMaestro on April 08, 2014, 11:59:42 PM
If you're in a financial place that you can spend a bit more at the shop, spend a bit more at the shop. If you need to scrape every penny together to ride, then buy from amazon.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 09, 2014, 07:41:18 AM
Just found out we get a team deal on Conti's
(http://replygif.net/i/840.gif)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: MidgetMaestro on April 09, 2014, 07:58:22 AM
Just found out we get a team deal on Conti's
(http://replygif.net/i/840.gif)

That gif is great!  :D


Annual bonus (note, just an example, not a reality  :o ):
(http://replygif.net/i/840.gif)


Spring is coming:
(http://replygif.net/i/840.gif)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 09, 2014, 08:21:57 AM
Contis are awful man! Hard ride, feel like pencils in a corner, and they definitely don't look great.

Get some Michelin or something.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on April 09, 2014, 08:30:02 AM
Contis have been great for my fat ass...I wish I had a team deal on them!
 
Which tires did you use VL?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: mike868y on April 09, 2014, 08:36:23 AM
Contis are awful man! Hard ride, feel like pencils in a corner, and they definitely don't look great.

Get some Michelin or something.


You're right VL,  you're the only one who knows a good tire when you ride one,  you're the only one who knows how to judge tires.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 09, 2014, 08:36:41 AM
Pro 4 service course have been my go to for at least a year,  and I've convinced at least two team mates to try them (both conti people) and they echoed my sentiments about supple ride and better feel in corners. Look is subjective but I don't think any tire looks as good as the Michelin either,  except maybe schwalbe. 
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 09, 2014, 08:45:54 AM
Whatevs, I used gp4000 years ago, they were ok, I used PR 2's around the same time, they wore out faster and sucked in the rain.  I need a decent tire for training and racing and that is pretty durable, our roads are covered in debris, we don't have pristine AZ quality road surfaces here and it rains.  I've been using Bontrager PR 2 and 3's for the last few years, they were fine.  I'll mount up the conti's tonight or tomorrow and try them, then decide if I want to buy a few more pairs.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 09, 2014, 08:47:34 AM
Comparing pro2 and pro4 is like comparing continental sport to gp400s fwiw.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on April 09, 2014, 08:48:38 AM
Whatever happened to your love for the mavic (I think thats what they were) tires?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 09, 2014, 08:52:14 AM
I would ride them again in a heartbeat if they would go back on sale, but the Michelson have been the same price and I like slightly better.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: mike868y on April 09, 2014, 08:54:50 AM
if we're talking looks (and honestly, ride quality as well. although i wouldn't train on them), you can't beat vittoria (http://instagram.com/p/lMIqtlD-xe/).
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 09, 2014, 08:59:40 AM
I don't care how my tire looks, except that it be all black.  I used vittorias in the past, 1 for racing and 1 for training, I forget which ones, whatever EDR recommended, they were nice but I can only get them from PBK or other online sites and I prefer to buy from da LBS.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: <gmt> on April 09, 2014, 09:00:33 AM
our team got a deal on gp4000.  I bought some.

they are tires.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 09, 2014, 09:02:01 AM
I disagree that tiers are tires
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on April 09, 2014, 09:02:12 AM
I don't care how my tire looks, except that it be all black.  I used vittorias in the past, 1 for racing and 1 for training, I forget which ones, whatever EDR recommended, they were nice but I can only get them from PBK or other online sites and I prefer to buy from da LBS.

Tires are one thing I have a hard time buying at the LBS.  Since I don't get any sort of deals/discounts...I would be paying almost twice as much at the LBS
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: heppm01 on April 09, 2014, 09:17:34 AM
I doubt most of us do true side-to-side comparisons of different tires. Most of the time we are replacing a worn tire with dry rubber and a pronounced shoulder with a new, sticky well-rounded tire. So no duh that it is going to feel better.

My preference is GP4Ks, although I have a pair of Pro4 here to try as well.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 09, 2014, 09:35:24 AM

Tires are one thing I have a hard time buying at the LBS.  Since I don't get any sort of deals/discounts...I would be paying almost twice as much at the LBS

No LBS discount?  If you want, I can get you some conti GP4000's at my discount, I need to order by monday.  PM me if you want me to.

I doubt most of us do true side-to-side comparisons of different tires. Most of the time we are replacing a worn tire with dry rubber and a pronounced shoulder with a new, sticky well-rounded tire. So no duh that it is going to feel better.

My preference is GP4Ks, although I have a pair of Pro4 here to try as well.

Very true, where is Teton Rider when we need him :D
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: <gmt> on April 09, 2014, 09:39:09 AM
He's out buying a durometer testing gauge
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on April 09, 2014, 09:42:31 AM

No LBS discount?  If you want, I can get you some conti GP4000's at my discount, I need to order by monday.  PM me if you want me to.


Thanks for the offer, but I think I have 2 or 3 in the box still at home (I bought some over the winter when pbk had a deal on them). I will check when I get home later and let you know though
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 09, 2014, 11:11:30 AM
He's out buying a durometer testing gauge
:lol:
And a new tire pressure gauge, the one he had no longer is up to snuff.  I miss his posts.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on April 09, 2014, 11:12:37 AM

You're right VL,  you're the only one who knows a good tire when you ride one,  you're the only one who knows how to judge tires.


 :thumbsup:


good. goooooood.


point: Mikey.


now you both will live happier lives if you lighten the **** up.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 09, 2014, 11:40:07 AM
I was sitting downtown in front of CARTEL COFFEE this morning, enjoying my very high end espresso shot pulled by a well-trained barista when all of a sudden some scrawny guy was asking me about how I liked Bicycle Haus (very much, I told him) and that he was working with the Audi team to start a developmental squad here in Phoenix.

Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 09, 2014, 12:00:50 PM

:thumbsup:  good. goooooood. point: Mikey. now you both will live happier lives if you lighten the **** up.

 :lol:


I was sitting downtown in front of CARTEL COFFEE this morning, enjoying my very high end espresso shot pulled by a well-trained barista when all of a sudden some scrawny guy was asking me about how I liked Bicycle Haus (very much, I told him) and that he was working with the Audi team to start a developmental squad here in Phoenix.

Is it that dude from WA who used to frequent here, took or posted those sweet racing shots?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on April 09, 2014, 12:06:46 PM
Contis are awful man! Hard ride, feel like pencils in a corner, and they definitely don't look great.

Get some Michelin or something.

Da Fuq are you talking about?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 09, 2014, 01:41:46 PM
New Garmin Edge (http://www.bikeradar.com/us/road/news/article/garmin-edge-1000-to-launch-at-sea-otter-40676/) coming out, looks nice, expensive, but IMO, showing txt nessages on the screen is a recipe for disaster.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on April 09, 2014, 01:49:25 PM
but IMO, showing txt nessages on the screen is a recipe for disaster.

I thought the same thing.  If someone is texting me during a ride..I don't really care.  I dont need to be able to look down and read it
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on April 09, 2014, 02:02:28 PM
New Garmin Edge (http://www.bikeradar.com/us/road/news/article/garmin-edge-1000-to-launch-at-sea-otter-40676/) coming out, looks nice, expensive, but IMO, showing txt nessages on the screen is a recipe for disaster.


let me know when the next garmin streams Hulu+
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 09, 2014, 02:05:33 PM
good to know, I have been mulling over buying an 810, guess I wont now.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 09, 2014, 02:19:09 PM



I thought the same thing.  If someone is texting me during a ride..I don't really care.  I dont need to be able to look down and read it
Exactly, unless I am on call, then I ride with 1 ear bud in and do everything voice activated, except on group rides, then it waits til I stop.




let me know when the next garmin streams Hulu+
:lol:

good to know, I have been mulling over buying an 810, guess I wont now.
Buy 810 now for less monies, buy 1000 later after bugs are worked out.  Or buy my 800 so I can buy 810.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 09, 2014, 02:23:14 PM
the bugs are all software so that wouldn't bother me knowing that it will improve later. If I can score a deal on the 810 I'll buy it, there's a local girl selling hers for $300 but the timing isn't right for me.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: mike868y on April 09, 2014, 02:35:08 PM
meh, i'll stick with my stopwatch and iphone for strava.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: guttertech on April 09, 2014, 04:54:46 PM
I think my Edge 500 will outlast me. I haven't felt compelled to upgrade. At what point do I transition from utilitarian to just plain crotchety?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 09, 2014, 05:13:42 PM
I think my Edge 500 will outlast me. I haven't felt compelled to upgrade. At what point do I transition from utilitarian to just plain crotchety?
one generation behind is utilitarian,  two generations behind is crotchety,  but the generations behind is hipster!

Wait it out,  man!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: MidgetMaestro on April 09, 2014, 06:41:06 PM
I'm still using umd's 305  :lol:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ericm979 on April 09, 2014, 08:05:41 PM
I run gp4000s on training wheels and pro4s on race wheels.  They're both good.  Pro4s feel sticker in corners but that might just be feel, or their cross section.  They wear faster.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: guttertech on April 09, 2014, 08:30:07 PM
I run gp4000s on training wheels and pro4s on race wheels.  They're both good.  Pro4s feel sticker in corners but that might just be feel, or their cross section.  They wear faster.


I am on my first set of pro4s now and that's exactly how I feel about them. They seem stickier in the corners but I can tell they won't last as long as the Contis. I really like the Contis and only switched because I got a great deal on the Michelins.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 09, 2014, 08:35:09 PM
Race car tires wear faster than what comes on a Toyota Corolla,  too. I'd run race car tires allday long of I could afford it.

I can afford it on a bicycle so that's all I got lol
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on April 09, 2014, 08:47:22 PM
Speaking of the 500...


(http://img.artscyclery.com/site13/fp/RDGARMIN501.jpg)


artscyclery.com
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: mike868y on April 09, 2014, 08:47:23 PM
want to ride (~25 miles) to race and back on sunday. don't want to do that ride on race wheels. can't find anyone willing to take my race wheels from the baltimore area. grrrrrr.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 09, 2014, 10:18:15 PM
Race car tires wear faster than what comes on a Toyota Corolla,  too. I'd run race car tires allday long of I could afford it.

I can afford it on a bicycle so that's all I got lol
FFS, it's not like we're talking about $15 tires vs PR4's, I imagine GP4000's are fine for any bike rider/racer.  I'll find out soon enough as I flatted tonight, my bonty pr3 and multiple slices in it, it finally caught up to me :(   After every ride lately I said to myself, that's the last ride for these tires...
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 10, 2014, 07:58:43 AM
Now THIS  (http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2014/03/mio-di2-wireless-control.html)looks promising, if it becomes more popular and available in the US, I will try it out. And if it does, garmin will need to step up it's game.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on April 10, 2014, 08:17:42 AM

Thanks for the offer, but I think I have 2 or 3 in the box still at home (I bought some over the winter when pbk had a deal on them). I will check when I get home later and let you know though

Checked last night after I got home from riding...still have 3 brand new tires.  So I think im good for now
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 10, 2014, 08:25:14 AM
I'm totally happy with Garmin products and mashing a switch to try someone else's just wouldn't make sense for me,  but that does look pretty sweet.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Herbie53 on April 10, 2014, 08:47:50 AM
Now THIS  (http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2014/03/mio-di2-wireless-control.html)looks promising, if it becomes more popular and available in the US, I will try it out. And if it does, garmin will need to step up it's game.


what does the "Surprise Me" button do?.. browse randon interweb pron sites maybe?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 10, 2014, 09:37:52 AM
I'm totally happy with Garmin products and mashing a switch to try someone else's just wouldn't make sense for me,  but that does look pretty sweet.
Well, it could control the ant+ trainers, which would be cool, provided you had an ant+ trainer, it's also bluetooth which is where products are heading. I believe Garmin invented ant+ and they are reluctant to move away from it.  Don't get me wrong, my edge 800 has been spectacular, except for 1 mishap which it wouldn't connect to my laptop, Garmin wanted me to pay $150 for a refurb, an uninstall/reinstall of communicator solved that.  I have 0 other complaints about it.  But the lower price than the 1000 makes the Mio interesting to me.



what does the "Surprise Me" button do?.. browse randon interweb pron sites maybe?

One can dream...
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 10, 2014, 09:39:22 AM

Checked last night after I got home from riding...still have 3 brand new tires.  So I think im good for now
:thumbsup:  Plus you should switch to PR 4's anyway  :D


I also got notice you applied for that job here, let me know if you hear anything.  That would be awesome if you got it and moved here, than you could be on my team and we could be riding buddies :hug:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on April 10, 2014, 09:43:02 AM
:thumbsup:  Plus you should switch to PR 4's anyway  :D


I also got notice you applied for that job here, let me know if you hear anything.  That would be awesome if you got it and moved here, than you could be on my team and we could be riding buddies :hug:

Hopefully your referal actually leads to something
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on April 10, 2014, 09:50:03 AM
:thumbsup:  Plus you should switch to PR 4's anyway  :D

Maybe I like riding on pencils in corners!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: mike868y on April 10, 2014, 10:15:42 AM
i raced on pr4 service course all year last year. liked them. durability wasn't great, though.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 10, 2014, 10:43:21 AM

Hopefully your referal actually leads to something
Unfortunately I do not know anyone in Accounting or even work in that building or I would personally put in a good word for you.  The only negative I can thing of is, if they see you are from Ohio, they may think, hmm, he'll have to move, let's look for someone local.  I know someone in HR  (http://www.vishay.com/company/)here, you can see if they are hiring for something you can do, this is also near me.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on April 10, 2014, 10:47:10 AM
I think just having an employee referal helps, even if you don't know anyone in that department...we will see
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on April 10, 2014, 12:32:23 PM

Maybe I like riding on pencils in corners!


So, coincidently I almost crashed yesterday because I rode over a pencil as I turned from the sidewalk into the road outside my office. The pencil rolled sideways so my back tire jumped like an inch and a half with it.


"almost crashed" is dramatic, but I didn't see it so it surprised me. Looked back and yep, full length yellow #2.



Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 10, 2014, 12:42:09 PM
A little pencil on pencil action in the corner is never good. Might as well have been marbles.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 10, 2014, 01:17:25 PM

So, coincidently I almost crashed yesterday because I rode over a pencil as I turned from the sidewalk into the road outside my office. The pencil rolled sideways so my back tire jumped like an inch and a half with it.


"almost crashed" is dramatic, but I didn't see it so it surprised me. Looked back and yep, full length yellow #2.
God damned college kids.  Someone must have finished their scantron test and just discarded their yellow #2 :P
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on April 10, 2014, 01:40:58 PM
Power just went out to half of the office.  What seems like every other cubicle is out. 
 
They are doing work outside at the road but I didn't think they were doing power lines today. 
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 10, 2014, 02:19:52 PM
Backup Generator?  You need to always be thinking about disaster recovery and BCP, have the owner call me ASAP, I can set him up with some excellent disaster recovery services :D
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on April 10, 2014, 02:28:22 PM
lol
 
A generator that has blown 4 or 5 times in the past couple years went out again.  Yay Toledo Edison! 
 
Its just weird that the generator is working for as much of the building as it is, it normally doesnt power this much
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: smarkgraf on April 10, 2014, 03:41:54 PM
I think my Edge 500 will outlast me. I haven't felt compelled to upgrade. At what point do I transition from utilitarian to just plain crotchety?

I'm the same way. And @guttertech, the answer is when you are as old as me and not until then.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 10, 2014, 03:45:51 PM
I was asking about cables and housings in the app today and when I said nokon about 5 people around me said no and all had a list of reasons. The owner's reason was the funniest "because I dont want to deal with a return when you dont like the creaking,  vanderweasel." Another reason was they are bobo.

They highly recommended da9000 cables with shimano housings.

Opinions on that?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: smarkgraf on April 10, 2014, 03:53:37 PM
@VL, http://biketestreviews.com/cablesets-part-4-shimano-bc-9000/

They also reviewed the Nokons and reported creaking issue.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 10, 2014, 04:04:00 PM

lol A generator that has blown 4 or 5 times in the past couple years went out again.  Yay Toledo Edison!   Its just weird that the generator is working for as much of the building as it is, it normally doesnt power this much

Weird, there should be certain outlets/circuits on the generator feed, they should always get power when the genny kicks in, oh well, I am sure no one here cares about generators and DR except me.

@VL, http://biketestreviews.com/cablesets-part-4-shimano-bc-9000/ (http://biketestreviews.com/cablesets-part-4-shimano-bc-9000/)

They also reviewed the Nokons and reported creaking issue.

I have never heard anyone say a bad thing about shimano cables/housings.  I don't like creaking/noises coming from my bike.


Guess that means you can't get gold housings, thank god!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on April 10, 2014, 04:33:32 PM

Weird, there should be certain outlets/circuits on the generator feed, they should always get power when the genny kicks in, oh well, I am sure no one here cares about generators and DR except me.

There are 2 cubicles that will have power from the generator.  What was odd about this time though, was half of the building was without power (Accounting is above the Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge service department).  Some of us up in accounting had power, and some of the techs had power/lights. 
 
All I know is they need to fix that transformer.  I watched it blow up a few years ago when I was still in detail.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on April 10, 2014, 07:27:47 PM
When you click on the right link

I finally figured out how to get server information into the URL for the new web client I found. It's way better than mibbit

https://kiwiirc.com/client/irc.mibbit.com/socialcyclists

I pointed it to the same server so it doesn't really matter if you use mibbit or this or some other one, but thought I would share and so that I can find it again later.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on April 10, 2014, 07:28:47 PM
They also reviewed the Nokons and reported creaking issue.

I love nokons and re: the creaking issue, a little bit of oil from time to time takes care of it.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 10, 2014, 08:04:50 PM
I am on my first commercial flight (countless flights) that is not southwest airlines. I was really concerned about riding in an aircraft other than a 737 but they delivered me one!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 10, 2014, 09:58:08 PM
You got your own aircraft?  Sweet.  Where are you?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on April 10, 2014, 10:55:23 PM
You got your own aircraft?  Sweet.  Where are you?


Somewhere in the Indian Ocean
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 11, 2014, 07:32:52 AM
 :lol:  I just cracked up!  Good one.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 11, 2014, 04:04:06 PM
It's 74 deg right now and I have yet to ride without warmers this year, rain is on the way, I don't want to ride the trainer, gonna be a race:
(http://i.imgur.com/KTdH5Q9l.jpg)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on April 11, 2014, 07:53:45 PM
I submitted my cat 3 upgrade, but it turns out that one race last summer reported incorrect results to USAC.  Way too long ago to get fixed now.  Leaving me exactly one point short of the upgrade.


I'm sure I'll pick up that point (I have scored points in every race this year so far), but I kind of wanted this to be done already.  Oh well.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on April 11, 2014, 08:13:06 PM
 :(
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on April 11, 2014, 08:34:35 PM
I submitted my cat 3 upgrade, but it turns out that one race last summer reported incorrect results to USAC.  Way too long ago to get fixed now.  Leaving me exactly one point short of the upgrade.


I'm sure I'll pick up that point (I have scored points in every race this year so far), but I kind of wanted this to be done already.  Oh well.

When they tried to bend me over about a single point on a technicality like that, I said eff that and just went around their rules with the experience upgrade. I knew I had earned the points, so screw them.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 11, 2014, 08:49:12 PM
I submitted my cat 3 upgrade, but it turns out that one race last summer reported incorrect results to USAC.  Way too long ago to get fixed now.  Leaving me exactly one point short of the upgrade.


I'm sure I'll pick up that point (I have scored points in every race this year so far), but I kind of wanted this to be done already.  Oh well.
Your upgrade official is a d'bag, how many cat4 races have you done?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on April 11, 2014, 08:51:21 PM
I don't blame the upgrade guy, the rules are the rules. 

What's annoying is the situation with this one race: I finished 2nd in a crit I did last summer, which was shortened by a thunderstorm, so the finish was hectic.  The promoter put the correct results on their web site the next day, but never reported results to USAC that I could find, despite my nagging.   Now it turns out they did report results to USAC at the end of the season, but they are incorrect, and the online results don't exist any more, I can't dredge them up using any sort of wayback caching, and it doesn't matter anyway because the promoter didn't respond to my emails a year ago so there's no reason to expect them to make the effort to correct year-old results now.  So, three points vanished.

What's extra annoying is I thought I needed one more point before Battenkill, and I got 3 points there.  And now I need one more point again!

@WCRoadie: I think I've done 14 races as a cat 4.

But like I said, whatever.  I'll get one more point eventually.  It was just a goal of mine, silly as it might be, to have Battenkill be my last 4 race, just as it was my last 5 race last year.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on April 11, 2014, 09:28:28 PM
Chainlove is dangerous. I saved $70 on the bars but spent an additional $50 on something else I put in my cart earlier by accident. whoops.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: guttertech on April 11, 2014, 11:03:47 PM
Got my upgrade today. First cat 3 crit will be in San Diego and it's 55 minutes long. Beginning to think I made a mistake!  :o
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 11, 2014, 11:36:32 PM
You did make a mistake because who will I race with now?

Dead to me.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: guttertech on April 11, 2014, 11:37:13 PM
You did make a mistake because who will I race with now?

Dead to me.


:(
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on April 12, 2014, 06:37:26 AM
You did make a mistake because who will I race with now?

Dead to me.


That just means you need to hurry up and get some more points!




Says the guy with none.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: heppm01 on April 12, 2014, 08:49:44 AM
Congratulations Gutter! You'll be fine after a few races as a 3.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 12, 2014, 12:15:38 PM
I don't blame the upgrade guy, the rules are the rules. 

What's annoying is the situation with this one race: I finished 2nd in a crit I did last summer, which was shortened by a thunderstorm, so the finish was hectic.  The promoter put the correct results on their web site the next day, but never reported results to USAC that I could find, despite my nagging.   Now it turns out they did report results to USAC at the end of the season, but they are incorrect, and the online results don't exist any more, I can't dredge them up using any sort of wayback caching, and it doesn't matter anyway because the promoter didn't respond to my emails a year ago so there's no reason to expect them to make the effort to correct year-old results now.  So, three points vanished.

What's extra annoying is I thought I needed one more point before Battenkill, and I got 3 points there.  And now I need one more point again!

@WCRoadie: I think I've done 14 races as a cat 4.

But like I said, whatever.  I'll get one more point eventually.  It was just a goal of mine, silly as it might be, to have Battenkill be my last 4 race, just as it was my last 5 race last year.
That goal is not silly, it's actually cool.  Here, we are told to keep track of our own results and we are supposed to submit them when we put in for our upgrade.  I would think, the official would see you did 14 races as a 4 and are 1 point shy, you will not be a risk racing as a 3.  I personally know a handful of guys who have gotten their 2 upgrade with no where near enough points.


Go win your next race, so there's no doubt!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on April 12, 2014, 08:57:21 PM
Anybody else got this happening?


(http://i.imgur.com/FLU6oAf.png)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 12, 2014, 09:40:55 PM
Yes
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on April 12, 2014, 09:47:57 PM
Yes


Arizona doesnt count for high temp readings :P
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on April 13, 2014, 01:28:25 AM
was 148f here, today.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on April 13, 2014, 06:02:14 AM
I thought it got warm yesterday...I mean, the average temp was only 167.

Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on April 13, 2014, 06:55:58 AM
I wasn't expecting to race in just shorts and jersey yesterday..


I got a jump start on my "tan"..eff
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 13, 2014, 07:33:50 AM
I got some tan lines going yesterday!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on April 13, 2014, 07:35:49 AM
My arms are a little burnt.  Going to have to put spf 1000 on today!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: MidgetMaestro on April 13, 2014, 12:09:05 PM
Supposed to have a high of 81 here today.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 13, 2014, 08:37:34 PM
It was 74, sunny and very windy today.  I had to take the little one to her soccer game (wife was away) so I couldn't ride til 4 this afternoon.  Drivers were dicks, even at 4 in the afternoon on a sunday :banghead:


This morning, after watching P-R, I took my youngest up to the school to teach her how to ride a 2-wheeler, she's been bugging me all winter, took the old bike since it's smaller, after about 3 minutes she had it down, proud father moment right there.
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/t1.0-9/p600x600/10176183_10203471851387746_5646442716994778847_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 13, 2014, 08:40:27 PM
The plane was broken so the pilot made them bring another. Now 45 minutes delayed :-(
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: jonesy on April 13, 2014, 11:40:59 PM
This morning, after watching P-R, I took my youngest up to the school to teach her how to ride a 2-wheeler, she's been bugging me all winter, took the old bike since it's smaller, after about 3 minutes she had it down, proud father moment right there.
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/t1.0-9/p600x600/10176183_10203471851387746_5646442716994778847_n.jpg)

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on April 14, 2014, 12:12:13 AM
WC, I met Salvitti today. And another guy, Matt Stone(?) or something from your neighborhood.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 14, 2014, 08:53:54 AM
WC, I met Salvitti today. And another guy, Matt Stone(?) or something from your neighborhood.
Did they race with you?  Salvitti is a nice young kid, Matt Spohn, he's nice too, used to race for mountain khakis, he's had a bunch of crashes/been injured a lot.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: mike868y on April 14, 2014, 10:03:30 AM
Salvitti! I know that name. A buddy of mine who went to grad school at Hopkins went to bucknell undergrad with him. Super super nice guy.

In other news, this weekend was all the convincing I could ever need to be on the wide rim/low pressure band wagon. We raced on some really rough roads on Saturday and I was running 85psi and could just float over stuff like nothing. It was awesome. Really want to get on a wide setup for training. Might ask the local wheel builder what a 32 spoke ultegra/a23 setup would run me...
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on April 14, 2014, 11:05:16 AM
Did they race with you?  Salvitti is a nice young kid, Matt Spohn, he's nice too, used to race for mountain khakis, he's had a bunch of crashes/been injured a lot.


Yep, they were in my race, the p12 at least. Not sure about 2/3.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Herbie53 on April 14, 2014, 11:06:44 AM
Salvitti! I know that name. A buddy of mine who went to grad school at Hopkins went to bucknell undergrad with him. Super super nice guy.

In other news, this weekend was all the convincing I could ever need to be on the wide rim/low pressure band wagon. We raced on some really rough roads on Saturday and I was running 85psi and could just float over stuff like nothing. It was awesome. Really want to get on a wide setup for training. Might ask the local wheel builder what a 32 spoke ultegra/a23 setup would run me...


I think the course description over sold the road condition a bit... #feltlikeparisroubaix


"Large "D" shaped course (http://tinyurl.com/756oblk), run in clockwise direction. 1.23 mile long with two 90 degree corners, with a slight uphill on the back side, on excellent road surfaces. The last corner is 200 meters from the start/finish line."
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 14, 2014, 11:12:25 AM

Yep, they were in my race, the p12 at least. Not sure about 2/3.
Well Spohn is a Pro or maybe he downgraded to a 1 and Salvitti may be a 1.  So they couldn't race the 2/3, or he could still be a 2, not certain.


Salvitti! I know that name. A buddy of mine who went to grad school at Hopkins went to bucknell undergrad with him. Super super nice guy. In other news, this weekend was all the convincing I could ever need to be on the wide rim/low pressure band wagon. We raced on some really rough roads on Saturday and I was running 85psi and could just float over stuff like nothing. It was awesome. Really want to get on a wide setup for training. Might ask the local wheel builder what a 32 spoke ultegra/a23 setup would run me...


Yes he went to Bucknell, I think he works for teh Googles now, what a life, live in California, work at Google, ride bikes, does it get any better?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: mike868y on April 14, 2014, 11:25:47 AM

I think the course description over sold the road condition a bit... #feltlikeparisroubaix


"Large "D" shaped course (http://tinyurl.com/756oblk), run in clockwise direction. 1.23 mile long with two 90 degree corners, with a slight uphill on the back side, on excellent road surfaces. The last corner is 200 meters from the start/finish line."

I didn't think it was that bad at all! I'll take my aluminum wide low pressure rims over deep carbon on that course any day.

Sunday too, man. Kept getting caught in that damn crack down the center of the lane. The event was absurdly well run though.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Seth on April 14, 2014, 12:44:48 PM
We got our new kits in. We went with Capo this year. Reeeeeally like the stuff, nice high quality stuff it seems. However, the bib short legs go for days. Do you guys think this material is possibly to have tailored well? I would like them to be at least 2 inches shorter. Is that dumb?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on April 14, 2014, 12:51:45 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vH7ckrixptQ
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Seth on April 14, 2014, 01:01:32 PM
[cool video]

Hahaha LOVE IT.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 14, 2014, 09:20:26 PM
We got our new kits in. We went with Capo this year. Reeeeeally like the stuff, nice high quality stuff it seems. However, the bib short legs go for days. Do you guys think this material is possibly to have tailored well? I would like them to be at least 2 inches shorter. Is that dumb?
IDK if you can have spandex tailored, maybe hit up your local seamstress.


Our kits are from voler this year, the jury is still out on quality.  I got last years kit from my new team as they had some extra, they were from castelli, that stuff is nice, I don't know why they changed.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Herbie53 on April 14, 2014, 09:32:24 PM
Ajax chat seems to almost work... almost.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 14, 2014, 09:44:30 PM
We got our new kits in. We went with Capo this year. Reeeeeally like the stuff, nice high quality stuff it seems. However, the bib short legs go for days. Do you guys think this material is possibly to have tailored well? I would like them to be at least 2 inches shorter. Is that dumb?
you must have got the good capo or you have low standards, ours fits so bad.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: mike868y on April 14, 2014, 10:02:42 PM
or he has a different body shape than you. "fit" is subjective.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 14, 2014, 10:07:29 PM
Ajax chat seems to almost work... almost.
You're right, it almost does!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: MidgetMaestro on April 14, 2014, 11:53:07 PM
Yup. Now just to get the database actually communicating.  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 14, 2014, 11:57:05 PM
or he has a different body shape than you. "fit" is subjective.

Except when a company's smallest fit could still be smaller. I'm little but by cyclist standards I'm not thaaaaaat little.

Capo - for the American fit.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on April 15, 2014, 07:14:51 AM
I have no experience with capo but I like Voler. In many ways I liked it better than the Squadra.

Despite sounding Italian, Capo is an American company. California actually... May as well be a different country  :lol:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 15, 2014, 07:53:18 AM
 :lol:


Well that's good that you like the voler stuff, the first few rides seemed ok, some of my teammates were complaining about the chamois, I have no issues thus far.  The jerseys fit nice, they are really thin though and you need to use sunscreen underneath.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on April 15, 2014, 08:04:54 AM
2 days ago it was in the mid 70's, Saturday I got a little sun burnt.  This morning its 28 degrees and it snowed enough last night to cover the cars with ~1.5 inches and cover the roads.  Only supposed to be mid 30s today...
 
 :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 15, 2014, 08:33:09 AM
 :(
Still warm here, windy though and lows tonite in the 20's.  Mother Nature is a cruel *****.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 15, 2014, 10:14:27 AM
My capo clothing all says made in Italy
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: heppm01 on April 15, 2014, 10:26:15 AM
2 days ago it was in the mid 70's, Saturday I got a little sun burnt.  This morning its 28 degrees and it snowed enough last night to cover the cars with ~1.5 inches and cover the roads.  Only supposed to be mid 30s today...
 
 :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

Yep, same here but this is a recovery week for me so the timing is perfect. It's the second time this year I've had a spell of bad weather coincide with an easy week - usually it is just the opposite.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Seth on April 15, 2014, 11:43:27 AM
Capo is made in Italy, but is an American (well, Californian) company.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 15, 2014, 12:34:40 PM
Capo is made in Italy, but is an American (well, Californian) company.
which makes it seem even sillier that they delivered our team order this year in three shipments separated by almost a month, with the first one arriving mid January when the order was placed on October, 31.

Then they had logo overrun on all of the M and larger bibs.

Then all the sizes are ill-fitting.

Seth, you must have got the carbon ones that are top end, because there is no ****ing way anyone could like the stuff we have, which is second from the top in their lineup.

edit: just got news that a guy I've raced with a bunch, and who crashed this past weekend in a race in Austin, is paralyzed from mid-chest down. He had a huge gap going into a 180 right before the finish line and looked back to see how much he could/could not sit up and still win, and went through the corner into a tree. Underwent spinal reconstructive surgery on T4-T10 and the surgeons sliced his whole back open to use bones from his pelvis to reconstruct, but they don't think he will walk again as he sliced open his dural sac and had a complete tear of his spinal cord.

We should all be greatful for what we have, he could be dead right now, and will spend the rest of his life being limited in every way.  :(
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Seth on April 15, 2014, 12:54:35 PM
which makes it seem even sillier that they delivered our team order this year in three shipments separated by almost a month, with the first one arriving mid January when the order was placed on October, 31.

Then they had logo overrun on all of the M and larger bibs.

Then all the sizes are ill-fitting.

Seth, you must have got the carbon ones that are top end, because there is no ****ing way anyone could like the stuff we have, which is second from the top in their lineup.

Haha yeah they effed up our shipment a little too.

We went with Super Corsa, probably same you have. We had Hincapie last year and year before. I didn't mind Hincapie, but the jersey material was less than desirable in the heat. I ordered medium jersey and bibs. I wore small jersey and medium bibs from Hincapie. This Capo jersey material seems like it will breathe better. Bib shorts fit pretty much perfect in terms of comfort and tightness in all the right places, buuuuut the legs are a couple inches longer than I would prefer. Small would have been too tight. Jersey sleeves are longer than I am used to and I wish they were tighter. Also wish I didn't get jersey penis from the jersey, but oh well. Only sucks in pictures.

For $155 for a full kit (bib/jersey) I think it is a good value. I may be easier to please than you, however.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 15, 2014, 12:59:35 PM
Haha yeah they effed up our shipment a little too.

We went with Super Corsa, probably same you have. We had Hincapie last year and year before. I didn't mind Hincapie, but the jersey material was less than desirable in the heat. I ordered medium jersey and bibs. I wore small jersey and medium bibs from Hincapie. This Capo jersey material seems like it will breathe better. Bib shorts fit pretty much perfect in terms of comfort and tightness in all the right places, buuuuut the legs are a couple inches longer than I would prefer. Small would have been too tight. Jersey sleeves are longer than I am used to and I wish they were tighter. Also wish I didn't get jersey penis from the jersey, but oh well. Only sucks in pictures.

For $155 for a full kit (bib/jersey) I think it is a good value. I may be easier to please than you, however.
Did you get the top level jersey?  It's like skinsuit material, very tight, mesh sides?  That was just fine for me in the heat, I do have some of their other jerseys which yes, are thicker and don't breath as well.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on April 15, 2014, 01:02:18 PM
$155 for a kit?  Nice.  My club switched to Voler this year and as much as I want another kit (or 2)...they are $198 for a jersey and bibshorts. 
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 15, 2014, 01:04:24 PM

edit: just got news that a guy I've raced with a bunch, and who crashed this past weekend in a race in Austin, is paralyzed from mid-chest down. He had a huge gap going into a 180 right before the finish line and looked back to see how much he could/could not sit up and still win, and went through the corner into a tree. Underwent spinal reconstructive surgery on T4-T10 and the surgeons sliced his whole back open to use bones from his pelvis to reconstruct, but they don't think he will walk again as he sliced open his dural sac and had a complete tear of his spinal cord.

We should all be greatful for what we have, he could be dead right now, and will spend the rest of his life being limited in every way.  :(
:(  Damn I am so sorry to hear, that is terrible, prayers to he and his family.  Not the news I ever like to hear. 


Saw my neurologist today, he was adamant that I think long and hard about racing on the road again, I've had 4 concussions since 2006 and he stresses that I should not have another.  IDK, on  one hand, I can crash just as easily riding down the road, chances are more in a race though, maybe.  I may just do a handful of crits and then concentrate on CX.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 15, 2014, 01:05:34 PM
$155 for a kit?  Nice.  My club switched to Voler this year and as much as I want another kit (or 2)...they are $198 for a jersey and bibshorts.
:o
You're getting robbed, I think I paid $150-$160/kit for their top level stuff.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 15, 2014, 01:18:32 PM
Jersey sleeves are longer than I am used to and I wish they were tighter. Also wish I didn't get jersey penis from the jersey, but oh well. Only sucks in pictures.

For $155 for a full kit (bib/jersey) I think it is a good value. I may be easier to please than you, however.

So I agree with everything you say, but especially the zipper dick part. That's honestly the biggest thing for me. The material is too stiff and the fit is baggy in the torso which is what causes that. I have a hincapie jersey that is a size too big and it fits better. And yeah we have the super corsa stuff too.

I agree the price is good.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on April 15, 2014, 01:21:59 PM
:o
You're getting robbed, I think I paid $150-$160/kit for their top level stuff.

How many people ordered and how many pieces were ordered?  I think that may be part of it.  I havent noticed the prices go down so i'm guessing not many people are ordering.  I wish they would have stayed with Verge.  I really like last years bib shorts.  If I would have known they were switching I would have ordered more in our last order
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 15, 2014, 01:26:41 PM
when our team put in the order we had 90 doctors, dentists, and lawyers ordering every item under the sun x5 so the order was big enough to get prime pricing. It definitely makes a big difference.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on April 15, 2014, 01:37:58 PM

edit: just got news that a guy I've raced with a bunch, and who crashed this past weekend in a race in Austin, is paralyzed from mid-chest down. He had a huge gap going into a 180 right before the finish line and looked back to see how much he could/could not sit up and still win, and went through the corner into a tree. Underwent spinal reconstructive surgery on T4-T10 and the surgeons sliced his whole back open to use bones from his pelvis to reconstruct, but they don't think he will walk again as he sliced open his dural sac and had a complete tear of his spinal cord.

We should all be greatful for what we have, he could be dead right now, and will spend the rest of his life being limited in every way.  :(


Buried in an edit so I missed it.


That's terrible. Here's hoping he makes the unexpected recovery, or we figure out the stem cell stuff soon enough that he can benefit.


I'm sure he's super depressed and devastated, but waist-down is one million times better than neck down, and better yet than dead. It's tragic, but there are many people living fulfilled and happy lives despite being bound to the chair.


Not trying to belittle the injury at all, mind you.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 15, 2014, 02:00:16 PM
I hear you.

It's very difficult for me to even pass judgement either way because I'm not, and hopefully never will be in that situation. A rough reminder of how quickly one's life can change.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on April 15, 2014, 02:07:06 PM
I hear you.

It's very difficult for me to even pass judgement either way because I'm not, and hopefully never will be in that situation. A rough reminder of how quickly one's life can change.


Yeah, my close call the other week reminded me of that. Not exaggerating at all when I say I believed I was about to either lose my life or be involved in a catastrophic accident.


It is scary ****.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 15, 2014, 03:37:50 PM
So I just realized several things that I have an aversion to which form a pattern that is kind of strange to me, I need to see a shrink!

Desktop shortcuts
speed dial buttons
the button on the tv remote that says last channel
car radio presets
cruise control

there are others, I obviously have control issues.
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Post by: ericm979 on April 15, 2014, 03:57:45 PM
That's weird for sure, but in the general scheme of things it seems fairly benign.

It must be interesting explaining that to people you're dating though.
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Post by: Vicelord on April 15, 2014, 04:04:31 PM
First I'd have to find a woman who wants to go on a date with me.  :lol:
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Post by: WCroadie on April 15, 2014, 05:55:15 PM
So I just realized several things that I have an aversion to which form a pattern that is kind of strange to me, I need to see a shrink!

Desktop shortcuts
speed dial buttons
the button on the tv remote that says last channel
car radio presets
cruise control

there are others, I obviously have control issues.
I could have told you that long ago  :D


I too don't use speed dial buttons and I hate desktop shortcuts, I like to keep my desktop nice and clean, I have like 4 icons.
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Post by: jonesy on April 15, 2014, 05:55:20 PM
Desktop shortcuts are the worst.
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Post by: ygduf on April 15, 2014, 06:05:27 PM
That's weird for sure, but in the general scheme of things it seems fairly benign.

It must be interesting explaining that to people you're dating though.


you mean explain what a speeddial button is? I haven't seen one for years.

Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 15, 2014, 06:06:00 PM

you mean explain what a speeddial button is? I haven't seen one for years.
don't you have an iPhone?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on April 15, 2014, 06:06:13 PM
Desktop shortcuts are the worst.


if you really want a shortcut, pin it to your start menu. desktop shortcut is 1993.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 15, 2014, 06:09:18 PM
I also don't use favorites.

I'll type the website in the address bar all day long.
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Post by: ygduf on April 15, 2014, 06:11:14 PM
do you let chrome auto-complete?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 15, 2014, 06:12:31 PM
do you let chrome auto-complete?
I don't use chrome, but I also have auto complete turned off on IE.
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Post by: Wylde06 on April 15, 2014, 06:21:30 PM

if you really want a shortcut, pin it to your start menu. desktop shortcut is 1993.


As is Internet Explorer
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 15, 2014, 09:47:21 PM

Desktop shortcuts are the worst.

Amen brother.  I can't stand looking at people's desktops with like 500 word and xls files all over, tools!



if you really want a shortcut, pin it to your start menu. desktop shortcut is 1993.

Exactly. I also have about 4 on my taskbar, that's it!


VL - I use the favorites numbers on my iphone, I thought you meant speed dial on my office phone.  I use chrome and bookmarks.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: jonesy on April 15, 2014, 10:02:30 PM

if you really want a shortcut, pin it to your start menu. desktop shortcut is 1993.

Taskbar pin for the win.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on April 15, 2014, 10:14:28 PM
Speaking of work computers...my computer has XP on it.  Not sure what they are going to do since Windows stopped supporting it.  Maybe I should say something and I will get a new computer with 7 on it?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on April 15, 2014, 10:27:29 PM
I could have told you that long ago  :D
I too don't use speed dial buttons and I hate desktop shortcuts, I like to keep my desktop nice and clean, I have like 4 icons.

I don't use desktop shortcuts because I use the desktop for catch-all file storage. It looks very similar to the floor in my living room in that regard.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on April 15, 2014, 10:28:42 PM
Speaking of work computers...my computer has XP on it.  Not sure what they are going to do since Windows stopped supporting it.  Maybe I should say something and I will get a new computer with 7 on it?

Windows 7 is the best version of windows for desktop/work computers that they ever put out.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on April 15, 2014, 10:30:50 PM
just starting Pacific Rim.


As a Robotech and Godzilla fan, my pants are pretty tight right now.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on April 15, 2014, 10:34:26 PM
Windows 7 is the best version of windows for desktop/work computers that they ever put out.


mmhmm
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on April 15, 2014, 10:44:03 PM
mmhmm

ok...
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Post by: Vicelord on April 15, 2014, 10:47:42 PM
I have always used windows except for a couple of home computers over the years that were macs, and I can honestly say that every single one of them was a piece of **** in terms of usability, except for the windows 8 ones.

I hated windows 8 at first, as well, and it's become so usable, almost dummy proof.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: jonesy on April 15, 2014, 11:22:11 PM
Hey VL, what's the FD clamp size on the Allez?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on April 16, 2014, 12:56:34 AM
(http://instagram.com/p/m1oYhGgV0w/media/?size=l)(http://instagram.com/p/m1oYhGgV0w/media/?size=l)(http://distilleryimage2.ak.instagram.com/ea3b6c32c52211e38d420002c9e19562_8.jpg)
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Post by: Speciale on April 16, 2014, 07:41:53 AM
which makes it seem even sillier that they delivered our team order this year in three shipments separated by almost a month, with the first one arriving mid January when the order was placed on October, 31.

Then they had logo overrun on all of the M and larger bibs.

Then all the sizes are ill-fitting.

Seth, you must have got the carbon ones that are top end, because there is no ****ing way anyone could like the stuff we have, which is second from the top in their lineup.

edit: just got news that a guy I've raced with a bunch, and who crashed this past weekend in a race in Austin, is paralyzed from mid-chest down. He had a huge gap going into a 180 right before the finish line and looked back to see how much he could/could not sit up and still win, and went through the corner into a tree. Underwent spinal reconstructive surgery on T4-T10 and the surgeons sliced his whole back open to use bones from his pelvis to reconstruct, but they don't think he will walk again as he sliced open his dural sac and had a complete tear of his spinal cord.

We should all be greatful for what we have, he could be dead right now, and will spend the rest of his life being limited in every way.  :(


https://www.facebook.com/infantryfamily/posts/10202870255310255?stream_ref=1
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 16, 2014, 08:04:40 AM
Hey VL, what's the FD clamp size on the Allez?
the what?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 16, 2014, 08:05:14 AM

https://www.facebook.com/infantryfamily/posts/10202870255310255?stream_ref=1
your link is broken so I'll just assume you were being rude.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: jonesy on April 16, 2014, 08:43:27 AM
the what?

Front derailleur clamp. Is it 31.8mm or 34.9mm?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 16, 2014, 08:44:05 AM


Speaking of work computers...my computer has XP on it.  Not sure what they are going to do since Windows stopped supporting it.  Maybe I should say something and I will get a new computer with 7 on it?
Just cause windows doesn't support it doesn't mean you should stop using it.  You'd be surprised how many companies are using unsupported OS's.  That being said, I would upgrade to win7 at least.


I don't use desktop shortcuts because I use the desktop for catch-all file storage. It looks very similar to the floor in my living room in that regard.
I hope you are joking...


I have always used windows except for a couple of home computers over the years that were macs, and I can honestly say that every single one of them was a piece of **** in terms of usability, except for the windows 8 ones.


I hated windows 8 at first, as well, and it's become so usable, almost dummy proof.
I mostly agree with this, tho each windows version gets better than the last, I have only used win8 a little bit, but it seems decent and the laptop I bought for my dad came with that, and he's been pretty could with not calling me asking how to do stuff, so it must be user friendly.


the what?
Front Derailleur clamp size, c'mon!

your link is broken so I'll just assume you were being rude.
Don't assume that, the link is broken but I assume he was linking to a similar tragic story.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 16, 2014, 08:50:00 AM
Front derailleur clamp. Is it 31.8mm or 34.9mm?
Oh. I'm sorry I'm not any help with that stuff, didn't know there were multiple sizes and Anyway I thought it went on with a bolt to the frame?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: mike868y on April 16, 2014, 09:09:56 AM
ok, so I've been thinking of getting a set of training wheels built. went to the lbs to see what they would run me. they quoted me ~$600 for the set i'm looking for. now, velomine.com has the exact same set for sub $300. I can't blame the shop, I know they have to make a profit, but I simply cannot pay double for the same thing just to support the shop, I gotta eat too. does this make me a terrible person? i'm worried if I buy the mail order version the shop'll give me looks if I bring my bike in with the wheels, but like...hate the game, not the player, right?
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Post by: Wylde06 on April 16, 2014, 09:35:56 AM
ok, so I've been thinking of getting a set of training wheels built. went to the lbs to see what they would run me. they quoted me ~$600 for the set i'm looking for. now, velomine.com has the exact same set for sub $300. I can't blame the shop, I know they have to make a profit, but I simply cannot pay double for the same thing just to support the shop, I gotta eat too. does this make me a terrible person? i'm worried if I buy the mail order version the shop'll give me looks if I bring my bike in with the wheels, but like...hate the game, not the player, right?

Although I didn't get a quote for wheels from them before I bought mine..I have brought my Boyds in and they had no problem with it.  I bought a crank online a few years ago and brought it in for them to install it.  I support them when I can but they don't seem to mind that I have bought stuff online.  I was talking to the owner one day and told him the deal I got on my Quarq online. 
 
I still buy stuff from them often, but some things are hard to justify the price difference on
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on April 16, 2014, 09:45:27 AM
Oh. I'm sorry I'm not any help with that stuff, didn't know there were multiple sizes and Anyway I thought it went on with a bolt to the frame?

FDs either clamp onto the seat tube or bolt onto a "braze on" that is already attached to the seat tube. If clamp on, then it depends on the diameter of the seat tube.

Fortunately some googling shows that despite some conflicting information, it appears to be a 34.8 clamp.
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Post by: jonesy on April 16, 2014, 09:48:27 AM
Oh. I'm sorry I'm not any help with that stuff, didn't know there were multiple sizes and Anyway I thought it went on with a bolt to the frame?

No problem
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: jonesy on April 16, 2014, 09:50:33 AM
FDs either clamp onto the seat tube or bolt onto a "braze on" that is already attached to the seat tube. If clamp on, then it depends on the diameter of the seat tube.

Fortunately some googling shows that despite some conflicting information, it appears to be a 34.8 clamp.

Thanks. My Google-fu was weak on this one.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 16, 2014, 11:06:46 AM
ok, so I've been thinking of getting a set of training wheels built. went to the lbs to see what they would run me. they quoted me ~$600 for the set i'm looking for. now, velomine.com has the exact same set for sub $300. I can't blame the shop, I know they have to make a profit, but I simply cannot pay double for the same thing just to support the shop, I gotta eat too. does this make me a terrible person? i'm worried if I buy the mail order version the shop'll give me looks if I bring my bike in with the wheels, but like...hate the game, not the player, right?
You could tell them you found them online much cheaper and see if they can give you a better deal, if not, they can't blame you for wanting to save 50%
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on April 16, 2014, 11:11:03 AM
machine built, vs hand built. what kind of wheels are you getting for $300 anywhere? $70/rim, $70/hub (cheapos), $1/spoke...


that doesn't actually leave any room for profit or the time to assemble.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 16, 2014, 11:42:16 AM
Tested myself this morning on the South Mountain TT course.

My TT time in the race last year was 21:50 and prior to that my best was 23:32 so big race day improvement!

Today my time was 21:53 and I felt pretty tired at the top, probably from the trip to Illinois and a pretty hard ride yesterday.

All in all I'm fairly certain I can improve on last year's time, so good thing I went out there to test, encouraging ... really helps having a power meter I think.
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Post by: umd on April 16, 2014, 12:09:52 PM
nice
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: mike868y on April 16, 2014, 12:47:02 PM
machine built, vs hand built. what kind of wheels are you getting for $300 anywhere? $70/rim, $70/hub (cheapos), $1/spoke...


that doesn't actually leave any room for profit or the time to assemble.
 


would probably go with these: http://www.velomine.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=86_235_350&products_id=3067


honestly, at this price i could pay a wheelbuilder $100 to retrue/tension everything and still come out way way ahead...
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on April 16, 2014, 12:48:33 PM
yeah, that is super cheap.


even I don't train on 32h fronts, though!
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Post by: mike868y on April 16, 2014, 12:51:14 PM
yeah, that is super cheap.


even I don't train on 32h fronts, though!


dude i train on 36 spoke 2500g wheels now, because it's all i got!


more because i'll be commuting on these all summer once i move to boston and the roads are absolute ****. don't really care about bike weight when training, durability is way more important to me.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on April 16, 2014, 01:52:24 PM
don't really care about bike weight when training, durability is way more important to me.

You weigh like 110 pounds. Spokes are not important.

I blew out 4 spokes on a 20 spoke rear wheel when a branch (like 1" circumference) went through my rear triangle and the wheel rode fine.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on April 16, 2014, 01:54:51 PM
I am 180lbs, ride 250+ miles most weeks, and have killed a handful of rear wheels due to age, but never a front (24h) rim.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: mike868y on April 16, 2014, 02:32:44 PM
say what you will, but I want a 32 spoke set for training/commuting.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 16, 2014, 02:47:16 PM
the only guy i know riding 36 hole wheels is my buddy stephen and the only reason he got them is because he blew spokes on his r-sys 24 spoke rear on a monthly basis for 6 months.

It looks silly having boat anchors on his s works tarmac with srm and all that stuff.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: mike868y on April 16, 2014, 04:30:12 PM
Yeah the 36 are definitely overkill. Only riding them because I had them lying around.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: jsutkeepspinning on April 16, 2014, 04:33:05 PM
i break everything, and i weigh 155. I think i'm just bad luck. Hell i ripped the drops off of my bars teh other day climbing in the drops...
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on April 16, 2014, 04:42:57 PM
i break everything, and i weigh 155. I think i'm just bad luck. Hell i ripped the drops off of my bars teh other day climbing in the drops...

fatty
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: jsutkeepspinning on April 16, 2014, 04:51:42 PM
;) you saw my fat in person the other day. With my 8 thousand layers trying to stay warm!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on April 16, 2014, 05:16:00 PM
Greetings from Panama!

Fun wake up call on the first morning:
http://instagram.com/p/mzoaX6Q2sa/

Today:
(http://i.imgur.com/TpIx9Jr.png)

Isla de Iguanas, home of the largest colony of frigatebirds in the world.  You can see then riding the thermals overhead.
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Post by: alexvpaq on April 16, 2014, 11:17:06 PM
Greetings from Panama!

Fun wake up call on the first morning:
http://instagram.com/p/mzoaX6Q2sa/ (http://instagram.com/p/mzoaX6Q2sa/)

Today:
(http://i.imgur.com/TpIx9Jr.png)

Isla de Iguanas, home of the largest colony of frigatebirds in the world.  You can see then riding the thermals overhead.

It's funny how iquana's island is the home to a largest bird colony in the world and not some lizards colony.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 17, 2014, 07:50:57 AM
It's funny how iquana's island is the home to a largest bird colony in the world and not some lizards colony.
:lol:


Looks beautiful GC.  Are you gonna do any fishing down there?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 17, 2014, 07:51:40 AM
Tested myself this morning on the South Mountain TT course.

My TT time in the race last year was 21:50 and prior to that my best was 23:32 so big race day improvement!

Today my time was 21:53 and I felt pretty tired at the top, probably from the trip to Illinois and a pretty hard ride yesterday.

All in all I'm fairly certain I can improve on last year's time, so good thing I went out there to test, encouraging ... really helps having a power meter I think.
Awesome, I am sure if you are rested and it being a real race, you will improve!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on April 17, 2014, 09:29:39 AM
They have lizards too:

(http://distilleryimage8.ak.instagram.com/98c4ca7ec5a911e3bae00002c99b2cdc_8.jpg)

I'm not much of a fisherman so that hasn't been on our agenda. My kids are having an amazing time, it's really cool how playing is a universal language.

(http://distilleryimage10.ak.instagram.com/fc98cf50c5c211e38e720002c9dd0416_8.jpg)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 17, 2014, 09:52:04 AM
 :thumbsup:  that's awesome!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 17, 2014, 11:47:06 AM
Someone pushed me into a curb today, and it happened so fast all I could do was try to save it, which I did thankfully.

I don't know why he did it other than he must have been having a bad day and thought hitting someone would make him feel better. This was on a two lane in each direction road and there were a few cars that passed me, but traffic was generally very light. He laid on his horn and drifted into me while yelling something that I couldn't make out. I believe he had intention of running me over because when I braked and went into the curb his car was now just a couple of inches from the curb itself.

I don't know if it is more sad or more scary.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on April 17, 2014, 12:12:08 PM
Both, and it sucks.


Remember maybe 2 years ago when a guy I know was riding with his family and had the same thing happen? The dude ran my friend's foot over in that case, and WC blamed the cyclist.


I forgive but will not forget WC! Not forget!! ;)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on April 17, 2014, 01:19:37 PM
A couple weeks ago a douchebag in a bently and a suit that probably cost more than my bike tried to take me into to the parked cars. Some people are just poor excuses for bags flesh.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on April 17, 2014, 01:24:55 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jZ_nj3lnJiY
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 17, 2014, 04:00:28 PM

Someone pushed me into a curb today, and it happened so fast all I could do was try to save it, which I did thankfully.I don't know why he did it other than he must have been having a bad day and thought hitting someone would make him feel better. This was on a two lane in each direction road and there were a few cars that passed me, but traffic was generally very light. He laid on his horn and drifted into me while yelling something that I couldn't make out. I believe he had intention of running me over because when I braked and went into the curb his car was now just a couple of inches from the curb itself.I don't know if it is more sad or more scary.

Damn dude, get a camera and record that stuff and press charges!


Both, and it sucks.


Remember maybe 2 years ago when a guy I know was riding with his family and had the same thing happen? The dude ran my friend's foot over in that case, and WC blamed the cyclist.


I forgive but will not forget WC! Not forget!! ;)

Incorrect, I said he could have avoided it by just stopping.  Then you cursed me and about a week later I got hit by some a-hole driver :P
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 17, 2014, 04:52:08 PM

Damn dude, get a camera and record that stuff and press charges!


i have a camera but I don't use it every day, and press charges for what? Being an *******?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: wens on April 17, 2014, 05:00:27 PM
i have a camera but I don't use it every day, and press charges for what? Being an *******?

Can't remember which, but either assault or battery doesn't even require contact. Same as if someone took a swing at you with a baseball bat, just because you dodge it doesn't mean they didn't commit a crime.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on April 17, 2014, 05:01:34 PM

Damn dude, get a camera and record that stuff and press charges!


Incorrect, I said he could have avoided it by just stopping.  Then you cursed me and about a week later I got hit by some a-hole driver :P



Keep arguing with me and I'll do it again!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 18, 2014, 08:49:22 AM

Keep arguing with me and I'll do it again!
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!  I am not arguing, I will never argue with you, don't put the voodoo on me again, please! :D
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on April 19, 2014, 03:44:12 PM
One of these days I will figure out this bike racing thing..
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 19, 2014, 04:10:50 PM
You have to pedal moderately hard until it's time to pedal much harder.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on April 19, 2014, 05:09:05 PM
My preferred method is to pedal kinda of harder for a while so that you don't have to pedal much harder later.
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Post by: Wylde06 on April 19, 2014, 05:16:02 PM
My preferred method is to pedal kinda of harder for a while so that you don't have to pedal much harder later.


Thats kinda how this damned crit has been.  Pedal harder for a while, then pedal hard off the back by myself. 
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on April 19, 2014, 08:52:05 PM
I've got two teammates moving in in the next two weeks...after today's 95 miler, I figured I should prepare.


(https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/t1.0-9/10294429_1500433680184417_7866424055594847393_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 20, 2014, 09:56:43 PM
I had a 2 hour window this morning to ride, 7-9, was just getting dressed when I got a call from work, finished working at 9:55 :(  Oh well, time and a half at least, but I really wanted to ride.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 21, 2014, 01:34:53 PM
Well this sucks, I would have raced this event, not this cat, had I been able to Saturday, guy went straight into a tractor Linky (http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/bicyclist-seriously-injured-when-he-crashes-head-on-into-a/article_878c03bc-c7d9-11e3-8392-0017a43b2370.html)  I heard he was pushed over the yellow coming around a curve :(
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 21, 2014, 01:50:18 PM
That's bad, WC. I have more bad news to add.

A teammate I ride with 2-3 times a week crashed going down south mountain yesterday. I saw him going up as I was coming down and the story I got is that he went off the edge and hit a boulder.

No updates came my way except for he was rushed to the hospital and is still there.

 :/
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ericm979 on April 21, 2014, 02:05:39 PM
everyone be careful out there.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 21, 2014, 02:19:29 PM
+1 man. 


I hope your friend recovers VL.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on April 21, 2014, 02:48:25 PM
There was some pushing and shoving on sunday and someone took someone over a double yellow. Nobody was hurt, but some words and spitting ensued. Not worth getting hurt over such petty ****, and news of real incidents like those two really hammer that point home.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on April 21, 2014, 02:51:02 PM
I don't know how to work the multi-quote, apparently, but try to keep the rubber down, dudes. fuuuck.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 21, 2014, 03:10:47 PM
I don't know how to work the multi-quote, apparently, but try to keep the rubber down, dudes. fuuuck.
I think it only works with firefox
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 21, 2014, 03:15:59 PM
I think it only works with firefox

I don't know how to work the multi-quote, apparently, but try to keep the rubber down, dudes. fuuuck.

I did this on IE
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 21, 2014, 04:19:46 PM
I did this on IE
I did this on chrome, it didn't work.  No one used IE!  It's garbage.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: MidgetMaestro on April 21, 2014, 04:35:44 PM
Geez, lots of bad stuff happening...ride safe folks. :beer:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 21, 2014, 05:10:09 PM
I did this on chrome, it didn't work.  No one used IE!  It's garbage.

Can't tell if sarcasm
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: jonesy on April 21, 2014, 10:42:59 PM
Can't tell if sarcasm

That's one of the reasons that no one used IE.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on April 21, 2014, 11:23:07 PM
That's one of the reasons that no one used IE.


It's like reverse sarcasm
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on April 22, 2014, 12:58:19 AM

It's like reverse sarcasm




...sincerity?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 22, 2014, 08:35:45 AM
Can't tell if sarcasm
No sarcasm, IE is not the greatest browser, chrome and firefox are better/faster.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on April 22, 2014, 09:00:58 AM
No sarcasm, IE is a piece of ****, chrome and firefox are better/faster.

fify :D
 
Im stuck using IE at work and hate it.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 22, 2014, 11:19:24 AM
No sarcasm, IE is not the greatest browser, chrome and firefox are better/faster.

In the above exercise, IE worked and Chrome did not.

I like IE, I'm used to it.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 22, 2014, 11:28:20 AM
That's fine, I can get around multi quotes by copy and paste.  I am not knockin you, just IE.  The mazdaspeed forum, multi quote works just fine with chrome.  Plus all my bookmarks, etc. can be synced on everything I use, since I have Mac only at home, no IE.


Any word on your buddy who hit the boulder?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on April 22, 2014, 11:33:38 AM
Ive never been able to get multiquote to work.  I hit the multiquote button but nothing ever happens, regardless of the browser I use.  Obviously I'm doing something wrong, but I assume you tag multiple posts and go to reply?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 22, 2014, 11:36:53 AM
I think he is still in the hospital, but I did hear no broken bones...
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 22, 2014, 12:10:48 PM
I think he is still in the hospital, but I did hear no broken bones...
That's good, hopefully his head is ok too.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on April 22, 2014, 12:57:52 PM
Had a phone interview on my lunch break with a local Credit Union for an Accounting position.  I feel like it could have gone a lot better..
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on April 22, 2014, 05:46:23 PM
Vacation photos:  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152339444815688&type=1&l=4e681b716c


We had a great time!



Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 22, 2014, 09:45:35 PM
looks awesome!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 22, 2014, 09:46:24 PM
I want a vacation!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on April 22, 2014, 11:38:07 PM
The tires fit. It's not even a particularly tight fit.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 23, 2014, 08:22:05 AM
The tires fit. It's not even a particularly tight fit.
:/
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on April 23, 2014, 09:05:37 AM
:/

wut
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 23, 2014, 11:02:26 AM
The tires fit. It's not even a particularly tight fit.
what tires?

wut?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on April 23, 2014, 11:11:29 AM
umd has a similar disorder to one my wife has, where he has a conversation with somebody and then continues that conversation with other people and assumes they will know what he is talking about.


As discussed in chat, he put 27c tires on his Tarmac.  I didn't think they would fit, but apparently I was wrong.




Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 23, 2014, 11:42:11 AM
ha, oh.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on April 23, 2014, 12:25:28 PM
I figured the people I discussed it with would understand and everyone else could suck it.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 23, 2014, 12:27:43 PM
great attitude.

 ;)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on April 23, 2014, 12:29:35 PM
Like I care
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on April 24, 2014, 12:32:35 AM
walks in....


walks out...
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: wens on April 24, 2014, 08:36:53 PM
umd has a similar disorder to one my wife has, where he has a conversation with somebody and then continues that conversation with other people and assumes they will know what he is talking about.


As discussed in chat, he put 27c tires on his Tarmac.  I didn't think they would fit, but apparently I was wrong.

Sl4? 25s are snug enough to rub a bit in my sl3 if my wheel goes out of true.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on April 24, 2014, 08:45:28 PM
I might be around Cleveland on Memorial Day weekend with my bike...
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on April 24, 2014, 08:46:20 PM
I might be around Cleveland on Memorial Day weekend with my bike...


Im sorry.




Well, its probably better than Toledo..
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 24, 2014, 09:47:36 PM
I might be around Cleveland on Memorial Day weekend with my bike...
Come to the Jersey Shore, it's much nicer than Cleveland, then we can ride bikes!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on April 24, 2014, 09:55:14 PM
I would, except, my 25th college reunion isn't on the Jersey Shore.  In fact the Jersey Shore is the exact opposite of college. :)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: wens on April 24, 2014, 10:27:28 PM
I might be around Cleveland on Memorial Day weekend with my bike...

What college?

I might be in Iowa racing my bike that weekend. If not let me know where you're staying and we should ride. Either way I'm sure I have some food suggestions.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on April 25, 2014, 12:27:46 AM
Sl4? 25s are snug enough to rub a bit in my sl3 if my wheel goes out of true.

SL2
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 25, 2014, 09:05:22 AM
I would, except, my 25th college reunion isn't on the Jersey Shore.  In fact the Jersey Shore is the exact opposite of college. :)
Nice, have fun.  To be clear, the shore town I go to, Sea Isle City, is nothing like the stupid MTV show or anywhere close to that town.


Since you can't make it, I'll have to hit this woman up and see if she wants to ride that weekend (I went to HS with her and she has a house down there too)
(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTM6w_RoQOoy2iYIJ1jnV78aNJz8X7j45NQrXbjKXi9xCJ0TiOD)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on April 25, 2014, 09:18:37 AM
Since you can't make it, I'll have to hit this woman up


Hmm... now that I think of it, I did go to college on the Jersey Shore!  See you there!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on April 25, 2014, 09:23:31 AM
What college?

I might be in Iowa racing my bike that weekend. If not let me know where you're staying and we should ride. Either way I'm sure I have some food suggestions.


Oberlin, which is about a half hour west of Cleveland. 
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 25, 2014, 09:36:58 AM

Hmm... now that I think of it, I did go to college on the Jersey Shore!  See you there!
:beer:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 26, 2014, 12:02:34 AM
I just installed my own chain for the first time, and I really hope I don't get hurt because I did it wrong and it snaps.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 26, 2014, 07:18:39 AM
Meh it's easy, you'll be fine.  You use KMC correct?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 26, 2014, 08:31:16 AM
Yes. Can't see how I could have wakened the chain but I'm sure I found a way.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on April 26, 2014, 10:35:38 AM
https://vine.co/v/MvaJPKqUIzd
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on April 26, 2014, 10:39:01 AM
https://vine.co/v/MvaJPKqUIzd (https://vine.co/v/MvaJPKqUIzd)


I hope that's not you.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: <gmt> on April 26, 2014, 10:41:54 AM
http://www.gizoogle.net/index.php?search=http%3A%2F%2Fsocialcyclists.org%2Froad-racing%2Ftwitter-feed-ii%2Fmsg101432%2F%3Ftopicseen%23new&se=Gizoogle+Dis+Shiznit
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on April 26, 2014, 10:47:24 AM

I hope that's not you.


Nope, teammate's chain got jammed 500 meters away I guess. I wouldn't know, I was 30 mins behind this because i'm fat and slow.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on April 26, 2014, 11:22:08 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/3D8nzRS.jpg)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 26, 2014, 11:43:54 AM
http://www.gizoogle.net/index.php?search=http%3A%2F%2Fsocialcyclists.org%2Froad-racing%2Ftwitter-feed-ii%2Fmsg101432%2F%3Ftopicseen%23new&se=Gizoogle+Dis+Shiznit (http://www.gizoogle.net/index.php?search=http%3A%2F%2Fsocialcyclists.org%2Froad-racing%2Ftwitter-feed-ii%2Fmsg101432%2F%3Ftopicseen%23new&se=Gizoogle+Dis+Shiznit)
Im confused
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on April 26, 2014, 01:39:05 PM
http://www.gizoogle.net/index.php?search=http%3A%2F%2Fsocialcyclists.org%2Froad-racing%2Ftwitter-feed-ii%2Fmsg101432%2F%3Ftopicseen%23new&se=Gizoogle+Dis+Shiznit (http://www.gizoogle.net/index.php?search=http%3A%2F%2Fsocialcyclists.org%2Froad-racing%2Ftwitter-feed-ii%2Fmsg101432%2F%3Ftopicseen%23new&se=Gizoogle+Dis+Shiznit)


That is awesome, especially with the Jersey Shore conversation  :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 26, 2014, 09:45:44 PM
http://www.gizoogle.net/index.php?search=http%3A%2F%2Fsocialcyclists.org%2Froad-racing%2Ftwitter-feed-ii%2Fmsg101432%2F%3Ftopicseen%23new&se=Gizoogle+Dis+Shiznit (http://www.gizoogle.net/index.php?search=http%3A%2F%2Fsocialcyclists.org%2Froad-racing%2Ftwitter-feed-ii%2Fmsg101432%2F%3Ftopicseen%23new&se=Gizoogle+Dis+Shiznit)
:lol:
I actually read the posts this time
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 26, 2014, 10:01:22 PM
My neighbors are a-holes, I was cutting the lawn today and they were planting stuff about 20 ft away, they looked right at me as I passed several times, I waved, 3 effing times and they never waved back.  This isn't the first time, I've never done anything to them, I've spoken to them a few times in the 3 years they lived here, they never wave or say hi.  1 of their kids will, the other 2 don't.  I wanted to run over the new tree they planted to see if they would say something then.


Last Sunday my girls were outside riding bikes, my little one went into the street and fell, she was screaming crying and the other girl ran in to get my wife, the wife goes out to get the little one, notices the whole family of sh!t tards out front totally ignoring a crying little kid in laying in the street. /rant
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: MidgetMaestro on April 27, 2014, 11:27:48 PM
Last Sunday my girls were outside riding bikes, my little one went into the street and fell, she was screaming crying and the other girl ran in to get my wife, the wife goes out to get the little one, notices the whole family of sh!t tards out front totally ignoring a crying little kid in laying in the street. /rant

Arseholes. A kid (in plain view of his druggie parents) was trying to "ride" up and off of the sides of a tunnel on the bike path today....he didn't gain enough speed one time as I was riding through and slid out and hit the ground pretty hard. Stopped long enough to make sure everything was okay and then gtfo.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: guttertech on April 27, 2014, 11:43:42 PM
Warning: crash video. The real ****storm happens about a minute in. Should have neutralized the race until they cleared the course, but hindsight is 20/20, right?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bz2kFxki1F0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bz2kFxki1F0)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on April 28, 2014, 07:47:51 AM
Saw that.  Horrible communication and decision making.  Obviously the race should have been neutralized immediately.  There are protocols in place for that sort of thing, the officials just failed.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 28, 2014, 07:48:59 AM

Arseholes. A kid (in plain view of his druggie parents) was trying to "ride" up and off of the sides of a tunnel on the bike path today....he didn't gain enough speed one time as I was riding through and slid out and hit the ground pretty hard. Stopped long enough to make sure everything was okay and then gtfo.

Good on you for stopping, then getting the hell outta there.  People never cease to amaze me.


Warning: crash video. The real ****storm happens about a minute in. Should have neutralized the race until they cleared the course, but hindsight is 20/20, right?



Wow amazing, I can't believe the moto parked his motorcycle right there, but in the heat of the moment he was just trying to protect the injured and not thinking, obviously, but damn, what a terrible situation.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Seth on April 28, 2014, 11:47:33 AM
Have any of you ever done the Copper Triangle t-shirt ride? A friend of mine is going and has already booked a house to stay in. Says I can come along for free (I'll buy him lots of beer) if I'd like. Seriously considering it as I've always wanted to ride in Colorado, but never have. Seems like a good route. I think.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ericm979 on April 28, 2014, 02:54:25 PM
Warning: crash video. The real ****storm happens about a minute in. Should have neutralized the race until they cleared the course, but hindsight is 20/20, right?


The moto ref did the right thing to use his bike to protect the guy who was down. 

Since the moto refs are in radio contact with the other officials I'm guessing that the leaders were already too far for the officials at the start/finish to stop the race.  Or they thought the down riders would get up in time.

Some of those spectators are real douche bags.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on April 28, 2014, 03:46:17 PM

Some of those spectators are real douche bags.


this was my take away



Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 28, 2014, 04:18:12 PM
haha, yeah, that was my main take away too, forgot to mention that.


Tho I am not so sure that was the best place to park the bike, but again, hindsight is 20/20
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: <gmt> on April 28, 2014, 04:42:01 PM
I have some personal experience in this sort of thing.  When the Markus crash happened at Bethel two years ago, I was on the ground next to him.  Since he was no longer conscious we absolutely could not move the body.  He was still on the race course so we had no choice but to do the best we could to protect him and keep the riders away on the next lap.  We succeeded in protecting him and warning the riders, although it was not in a corner so there was more time to do it.  Once the EMS arrived, the race was clearly neutralized and eventually cancelled given the severity of the situation.

As far as the Athens situation goes, it's such a short lap that I cannot imagine it's easy to assess the situation and make reasoned decisions in time.  Considering the fact that there was no other vehicle inbetween the pack and the riders who ended up on the ground at first, it seems to me that any communication designed to stop or slow the pack down would be difficult.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 28, 2014, 04:54:30 PM
Your reference to "the body" makes me think someone died...  :o
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on April 28, 2014, 04:58:55 PM
http://sprinterdellacasa.blogspot.com/2012/10/promoting-sort-of-markus-bohler.html
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 28, 2014, 08:51:55 PM
I have some personal experience in this sort of thing.  When the Markus crash happened at Bethel two years ago, I was on the ground next to him.  Since he was no longer conscious we absolutely could not move the body.  He was still on the race course so we had no choice but to do the best we could to protect him and keep the riders away on the next lap.  We succeeded in protecting him and warning the riders, although it was not in a corner so there was more time to do it.  Once the EMS arrived, the race was clearly neutralized and eventually cancelled given the severity of the situation.

As far as the Athens situation goes, it's such a short lap that I cannot imagine it's easy to assess the situation and make reasoned decisions in time.  Considering the fact that there was no other vehicle inbetween the pack and the riders who ended up on the ground at first, it seems to me that any communication designed to stop or slow the pack down would be difficult.
As I said, hindsight is 20/20, I am not blaming the moto, I am saying like, wow I can't believe he parked it there, right where people would be exiting the turn, I was not blaming him, I am sure he thought about the injured first, and yeah the laps are so short and there was no time.


Any update on the injured rider?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on April 28, 2014, 09:05:08 PM
As I said, hindsight is 20/20, I am not blaming the moto, I am saying like, wow I can't believe he parked it there, right where people would be exiting the turn, I was not blaming him, I am sure he thought about the injured first, and yeah the laps are so short and there was no time.


Any update on the injured rider?


It looks like there just wasn't time to neutralize before the next lap.  In the video the moto ref may not have even seen the rider on the ground until 0:30 when he appears to use his radio.  The break comes through 10 seconds later.


The race should definitely have been neutralized before the 2nd lap though.  It's pure luck that the racers didn't hit the EMTs.


About the injured racer, somebody else on the internet wrote:


"He posted on his facebook account today and had 6 stitches above his eye, broken nose and a bunch of road rash and stuff, but will be ok and out of the hospital soon."
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on April 28, 2014, 10:00:47 PM
and then somebody replied, "but how's the bike?"
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 28, 2014, 10:32:36 PM
I need to buy a refrigerator soon and while it's an unplanned expense I figure might as well get something decent. Looks like a French door is the current trend.

What does everyone have and are you happy with it?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on April 28, 2014, 11:34:52 PM
french door w/freezer on the bottom. we have a maytag, but the ice maker just broke :(
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: mvnsnd on April 29, 2014, 07:50:46 AM
I need to buy a refrigerator soon and while it's an unplanned expense I figure might as well get something decent. Looks like a French door is the current trend.

What does everyone have and are you happy with it?


I bought one of these about a year ago under similar circumstances.


http://www.homedepot.com/p/LG-Electronics-20-7-cu-ft-French-Door-Refrigerator-in-Stainless-Steel-Counter-Depth-LFC21776ST/202362228?N=5yc1vZc3ooZ21j


It's worked very well so far and I have no complaints.  I like the drawers inside.  Has been easy to clean too.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 29, 2014, 08:54:57 AM
I need to buy a refrigerator soon and while it's an unplanned expense I figure might as well get something decent. Looks like a French door is the current trend.

What does everyone have and are you happy with it?
Yeah the french doors are nice, we had a nice slate colored GE picked out but it wouldn't fit in my 1960's built house, was 1 inch too effing tall, this is the one we wanted - linky (http://www.homedepot.com/p/GE-22-1-cu-ft-French-Door-Refrigerator-in-Slate-GNE22GMEES/204487197?N=5yc1vZc3ooZloZ1z0xavc) The slate looks really nice in person and no finger prints!!!


We ended up with this (http://www.homedepot.com/p/Whirlpool-Gold-21-2-cu-ft-Top-Freezer-Refrigerator-in-Monochromatic-Stainless-Steel-WRT771REYM/203560773?N=5yc1vZc3nsZ4l4), which is OK, I doubt you will run into the space issue we had, but almost all refrigerators are built bigger than before, our neighbor across the street had the same problem we had recently.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 29, 2014, 11:10:07 AM

I bought one of these about a year ago under similar circumstances.


http://www.homedepot.com/p/LG-Electronics-20-7-cu-ft-French-Door-Refrigerator-in-Stainless-Steel-Counter-Depth-LFC21776ST/202362228?N=5yc1vZc3ooZ21j


It's worked very well so far and I have no complaints.  I like the drawers inside.  Has been easy to clean too.

That's perfect. After much research last night I kept going back to that one and a similar Samsung. I don't want/need the water dispenser, nor do I even have a hook up for it so meh.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on April 29, 2014, 11:21:45 AM
I don't ever use the water dispenser but I love having an ice maker. It's not hard to tap off the sink line for it.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 29, 2014, 11:23:20 AM
I don't ever use the water dispenser but I love having an ice maker. It's not hard to tap off the sink line for it.
it is if your fridge and sink are on opposite sides of the kitchen.  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on April 29, 2014, 11:32:26 AM
#firstworldproblems
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on April 29, 2014, 11:43:06 AM
it is if your fridge and sink are on opposite sides of the kitchen.  :facepalm:

Is it near a bathroom?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on April 29, 2014, 11:46:55 AM
I was going to say that we ran a line under our floor, but I think VL is in a condo.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 29, 2014, 12:03:22 PM
no it's against the side of my building, block wall behind it. There are no water lines on that side of the kitchen, and I really like my water dispenser that does hot/cold on demand from a five-gallon jug. Also, this is weird, but I *hate* ice. I cannot stand it, nothing about it is good to me. I prefer my beverages free of obstacles.

I'm going to hopefully not buy anything, but the one mvnsnd posted is my favorite thus far, plus it will match my washer, dryer, and dishwasher.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: jtm54 on April 29, 2014, 01:05:46 PM
Have any of you ever done the Copper Triangle t-shirt ride? A friend of mine is going and has already booked a house to stay in. Says I can come along for free (I'll buy him lots of beer) if I'd like. Seriously considering it as I've always wanted to ride in Colorado, but never have. Seems like a good route. I think.


It is a fun ride for what it is. It is a ton of people, IIRC about 2200. Everyone starts over a couple hours, so it will be consent people even if you start early. It's one of the prettier routes in Colorado until you go up Vail Pass, then its just next to the highway. Might still be pretty I just go over it often enough I don't enjoy as much. Also plan to start at 30 degrees and finish at 80.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Seth on April 29, 2014, 02:16:03 PM

It is a fun ride for what it is. It is a ton of people, IIRC about 2200. Everyone starts over a couple hours, so it will be consent people even if you start early. It's one of the prettier routes in Colorado until you go up Vail Pass, then its just next to the highway. Might still be pretty I just go over it often enough I don't enjoy as much. Also plan to start at 30 degrees and finish at 80.

Sweet. Thanks for the info.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on April 29, 2014, 03:05:04 PM
My right leg is still sore...kind of like it was at this time last year when im pretty sure I strained my hamstring  :banghead:
 
Hopefully it isn't anything and I can still race Thursday and Sunday..
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: jonesy on April 29, 2014, 03:41:41 PM
I prefer my beverages free of obstacles.

Phrase of the day. :)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on April 29, 2014, 07:42:34 PM
Email:

Due to budgetary and schedule constraints, we are reconfiguring our 7th Annual Tour of the Catskills. The event schedule will now follow the tradition of our popular Tour of the Battenkill featuring a 1-day classic on Saturday, August 2 and a gran fondo the following day on Sunday, August 3.

Due to rising costs and a gradual decline in participation for stage races across the region, the Tour of the Catskills as a stage race was no longer sustainable.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on April 29, 2014, 07:56:43 PM
^^ sucks, but is the way of the world. I can't go to some stage race thurs-sunday more than once a year.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 29, 2014, 08:32:40 PM
There is a promoter near here who is doing more Gran Fondo's now, when I first started racing in 07 most races were sold out, now, not so much.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on April 29, 2014, 08:51:33 PM
The Catskills fondo will feature... Eddy Merckx!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on April 29, 2014, 09:04:39 PM
I think a lot of people like the idea of racing but not actually doing it. Especially since most of us aren't very good at it most of the time.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: mike868y on April 29, 2014, 09:33:39 PM
oh, dieter drake.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 29, 2014, 11:23:37 PM
And some of us hate the idea of racing yet do it anyway.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on April 30, 2014, 01:28:49 AM
Give it time, it's still new and shiny for you.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 30, 2014, 08:06:10 AM
Give it time, it's still new and shiny for you.
??

So I'll go back to liking it?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: <gmt> on April 30, 2014, 08:06:53 AM
it could happen.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on April 30, 2014, 08:14:52 AM
And some of us hate the idea of racing yet do it anyway.

If you don't like racing then why race?
 
 
I've been pretty much horrible at it from Day 1...but I still have fun and like (trying) to race my bike.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 30, 2014, 08:40:28 AM

If you don't like racing then why race?
+1
I am in a spot now where my neurologist tells me not to race on the road anymore, I am not sure what I am gonna do.  I miss racing my bike.  However, I can understand why you may not like it, there are lot's of d'bags and idiots in the sport, aside from all the danger.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Seth on April 30, 2014, 08:43:27 AM
+1
I am in a spot now where my neurologist tells me not to race on the road anymore, I am not sure what I am gonna do.

Find a new neurologist?


lololol jk - be safe
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on April 30, 2014, 09:01:31 AM
Find a new neurologist?


lololol jk - be safe

 :lol:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 30, 2014, 09:12:48 AM
Find a new neurologist?


lololol jk - be safe
I've been to 2 neurologists and a sports doctor who specializes in concussions, they all agree each time I hit my head from here on out, the affects will be worse than before, the concussion specialists says, live your life, limit your risks, bot neurologists said, don't race on the road and rethink riding your bike even. I am not gonna stop riding... 


I am averaging 7 migraines a month, a result of my last concussion, it's not fun and I'd prefer it not to get worse.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on April 30, 2014, 09:35:33 AM
I've been to 2 neurologists and a sports doctor who specializes in concussions, they all agree each time I hit my head from here on out, the affects will be worse than before, the concussion specialists says, live your life, limit your risks, bot neurologists said, don't race on the road and rethink riding your bike even. I am not gonna stop riding... 


I am averaging 7 migraines a month, a result of my last concussion, it's not fun and I'd prefer it not to get worse.

How many concussions have you had?  A lady I know who used to race was in a bad accident a couple years ago and she decided to not ride anymore...it sucks, but she has had 3 bad concussions..
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 30, 2014, 09:40:11 AM

How many concussions have you had?  A lady I know who used to race was in a bad accident a couple years ago and she decided to not ride anymore...it sucks, but she has had 3 bad concussions..
4 Since 2006, I have no plans to stop riding, still not sure about racing road, I am planning to race sunday in a crit, but that could change.  I am planning on a full season of CX in the fall.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: mike868y on April 30, 2014, 09:57:33 AM
And some of us hate the idea of racing yet do it anyway.


as someone who has struggled with a lot of head **** this year, both related and unrelated to cycling, this post comes from a good place and i hope you take it seriously.


find what you love about this sport and embrace the **** out of it. don't force yourself to be someone you're not. if you don't like driving 2 hours to race an hour long crit in some ****ty industrial park, then don't. life's too short to fulfill someone else's image of what you should be doing. i used to make fun of gravel rides and grand fondos and stuff. now i'm looking at getting a cross bike as soon as possible so i can do some gravel rides this summer.


after his crash i don't think umd has done much racing at all, but still rides his bike all the time and (presumably) has a great time doing it. tim is clearly a competitive person and likes smashing himself and others in race environments. i'm not that good at bike racing, but i love the speed and the thrill of rocketing around a crit course at 30mph in a p123 field, it's exhilarating. that being said, i'm no longer at the point where i can motivate myself to do intervals on my trainer because it's raining today and i've accepted what that means for my fitness and race success and am ok with that. just do you man and have a good time doing it.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on April 30, 2014, 10:02:39 AM
My right leg is still sore...kind of like it was at this time last year when im pretty sure I strained my hamstring  :banghead:
 
Hopefully it isn't anything and I can still race Thursday and Sunday..

Now im on the fence about racing at all this week..
 
Leg is feeling better, although still a little sore.  At this rate I feel like it will be fine by Sunday...but maybe I should play it safe?  I was actually looking forward to doing this road race but don't want to risk blowing my season the first weekend of May.   :banghead:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 30, 2014, 10:31:57 AM
Y - pm me ur address. I got your tires with me and ready to mail. Respond to my message on FB damnit!  And remember, I only accept gold or silver bits  :P
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on April 30, 2014, 10:33:27 AM
I only accept gold or silver bits  :P

Delivered only by carrier pigeon, I hope.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 30, 2014, 01:25:20 PM

Delivered only by carrier pigeon, I hope.
Or pony express, I'm flexible.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on April 30, 2014, 02:49:59 PM
some of you are reading a lot into one very short and broad sentence.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on April 30, 2014, 03:18:46 PM
some of you are reading a lot into one very short and broad sentence.

Reading into and poking fun at are not the same thing...
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on April 30, 2014, 05:09:10 PM
some of you are reading a lot into one very short and broad sentence.


everyone reflects meaning into what they read as if they themselves had written it.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: <gmt> on April 30, 2014, 05:15:49 PM
I don't see a short broad. 
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on April 30, 2014, 08:13:46 PM
They just hung this banner in downtown West Chester, this is awesome!
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/t1.0-9/10155141_10152475237639009_8557124373149873809_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 01, 2014, 08:33:15 PM
I dont know what I did, but **** my neck/right side of shoulder hurts.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 01, 2014, 08:36:14 PM
Helped work the club TT...easiest club points ever!


I kind of wish I rode it :( but didn't want to hurt my leg again...finally woke up this morning and it wasnt bothering me.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on May 02, 2014, 09:10:13 PM
This guy was South mountain kom for over a year.

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2014/04/bicyclist_gravely_injured_in_v.html
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: mike868y on May 02, 2014, 09:56:50 PM
damn, that's awful to hear. too many stories like that lately. hopefully he makes a full recovery. although i'm not sure what it matters that he held a strava kom.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on May 02, 2014, 09:58:46 PM
He had jaw surgery the other day and has been strava'ng his walks around the hospital today. Seems in good spirits now.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on May 02, 2014, 10:02:23 PM
although i'm not sure what it matters that he held a strava kom.
that's the only reason I know who he is and some explanation of why I shared the article... He's a Starava celebrity.

Gfy miley.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on May 02, 2014, 10:06:52 PM
lol
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on May 02, 2014, 10:08:24 PM
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0399536493/ref=pd_aw_sims_2?pi=SY115
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 02, 2014, 10:26:42 PM
that's the only reason I know who he is and some explanation of why I shared the article... He's a Starava celebrity.

Gfy miley.
+1
(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS10jXW1WNEJQBiGOUkem9I0n3ihVCEswbJCyE-Fg45WWnAr1f3)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on May 02, 2014, 11:23:09 PM
I friended him on facebook, was going to say something, but the sheer volume of the word "prayer" on his comment feed is off putting.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on May 02, 2014, 11:34:20 PM
He lives in "that" part of the country.

There's a song by NOFX called leaving jesusland which basically sums up every Midwest and South experience I've ever had.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on May 03, 2014, 11:35:35 AM
It's the Jesus belt. NTTAWWT.

From Toone's Instagram photos the face/jaw injuries look terribly painful. Poor guy.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 03, 2014, 02:45:17 PM
So windy out today.  Nothing like doing 11-12mph at 250+watts. 
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 04, 2014, 08:36:40 PM
Sometimes you should heed the Road Closed sign, the weather has really $*%@ed up the roads around here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfA9NA01A2E


This is around the corner from my video, my buddy took this pic yesterday
(https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1.0-9/10169297_10152318311064694_4618910358350825499_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 04, 2014, 08:47:26 PM
 :wha:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on May 04, 2014, 08:48:10 PM
did you kill your wheel?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 05, 2014, 08:01:02 AM
did you kill your wheel?
Nope, wheel still true as ever, #bombproof
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Seth on May 05, 2014, 09:11:46 AM
Why did you ride right into that hole?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 05, 2014, 09:26:50 AM
Thats how they do things in PA.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 05, 2014, 09:58:34 AM
The internet is apparently having a case of the Mondays today.  2 of the banks I need to log into wont work..and its pissing me off
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 05, 2014, 10:01:51 AM
The internet is apparently having a case of the Mondays today.  2 of the banks I need to log into wont work..and its pissing me off

make that 3
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 05, 2014, 10:46:27 AM
And now my account on another website I need to use is locked... :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on May 05, 2014, 10:48:40 AM
At what point do you think "it must be me"?

 :P
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on May 05, 2014, 10:51:37 AM
lol, was thinking the same thing
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on May 05, 2014, 10:54:52 AM
Seth, wheels for cry baby hill: 1300g alu or 1800g 60mm carbon?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 05, 2014, 11:05:14 AM
I had two other people in the office who have access try and the same thing happened.  2 of them finally worked..the other is still down.  My account was locked on the other website because I rarely have to log in, and havent in the last 3 months.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on May 05, 2014, 11:16:19 AM
Still seems likely that the issue is on your end. Several people in the same office points to a network issue.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 05, 2014, 12:11:40 PM
Its definitely on the banks end.  They switched servers a couple months ago and it has been screwy since.  It was down for a week when they did make the switch because someone did something wrong causing a nationwide outage.
 
 
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on May 05, 2014, 12:17:59 PM
3 different banks?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on May 05, 2014, 12:20:47 PM
3 different banks?
that's what I thought haha

Also yesterday kale told me some little guy at bwr asked him if he knew "a guy who is really active on online forums named john vandercook".   :lol:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 05, 2014, 12:45:54 PM
Yea..3. I actually log into 5 different banks through out the day. 
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on May 05, 2014, 12:46:13 PM
I didn't actually say really active in the online forums, that was them.


I just said I knew a guy from their team and they volunteered a bunch of dirt :D
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on May 05, 2014, 12:47:33 PM
Anyway I rode with a big group of them. We all stayed pretty much together for like 30 miles or so, until they were lounging around at the top of double peak and I just wanted to get it over with.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on May 05, 2014, 01:30:03 PM

I just said I knew a guy from their team and they volunteered a bunch of dirt :D
Such as?  :lol:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 05, 2014, 01:43:43 PM





Its definitely on the banks end.  They switched servers a couple months ago and it has been screwy since.  It was down for a week when they did make the switch because someone did something wrong causing a nationwide outage.

3 different banks?

W - the problem with this logic is that 3 different banks would have had to make "changes to their servers" at the same time,  I find it hard to believe 3 different banks did an upgrade at the same time and all three went wrong.
Maybe someone at your location made a change, that seems more likely, but whatever, nbd.



I just said I knew a guy from their team and they volunteered a bunch of dirt :D
Spill it!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 05, 2014, 01:53:33 PM
I read/typed that wrong I guess.  1 of the banks made a server switch.  The other 2 just werent working this morning.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on May 05, 2014, 03:24:45 PM
Such as?  :lol:

What happens on BWR stays on BWR.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on May 05, 2014, 03:25:21 PM
Although one of the things was that you were online way too much :lol:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on May 05, 2014, 04:44:42 PM
haha. what can I say I have lots and lots and lots of time, and not very much to do! Also more to say than I should.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: MidgetMaestro on May 05, 2014, 07:20:20 PM
A few close calls here lately, myself, family and a couple good friends....stay safe out there guys. :beer:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on May 05, 2014, 07:35:20 PM
Also something about strava
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on May 05, 2014, 08:01:16 PM
Anyone know what a canon poiny and shoot with an eyefi card might be worth. I upgraded and don't need it anymore but no clue what price to put on it.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on May 05, 2014, 08:12:04 PM
Poiny?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 05, 2014, 08:17:47 PM
Anyone know what a canon poiny and shoot with an eyefi card might be worth. I upgraded and don't need it anymore but no clue what price to put on it.
Ebay/Amazon are your friends.  Or since you are afraid of technology, put an ad in the local paper :D
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 05, 2014, 08:19:47 PM
Ebay/Amazon are your friends.  Or since you are afraid of technology, put an ad in the local paper :D


I dont know if carrier pigeon delivered silver bullion is an accepted payment option on ebay or amazon
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on May 05, 2014, 10:22:50 PM
A few close calls here lately, myself, family and a couple good friends....stay safe out there guys.




How random and scary is this: our friend and neighbor is in critical condition after a wheel that came off a car on the highway bounced through the window of the bus he was on.

(http://i.imgur.com/xILJAg2.jpg)

http://www.dailyfreeman.com/general-news/20140505/rosendale-man-49-critically-injured-when-kingston-to-nyc-trailways-bus-is-struck-by-flying-tire-in-nj (http://www.dailyfreeman.com/general-news/20140505/rosendale-man-49-critically-injured-when-kingston-to-nyc-trailways-bus-is-struck-by-flying-tire-in-nj)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: rando on May 06, 2014, 05:24:53 AM
Best wishes for your friend and neighbor.  You never know when tragedy can strike.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 06, 2014, 08:27:02 AM
Best wishes for your friend and neighbor.  You never know when tragedy can strike.
+1
Good to see you again rando!


I dont know if carrier pigeon delivered silver bullion is an accepted payment option on ebay or amazon

True, he can get an idea of what the camera is selling for on ebay/amazon, then put an ad in the classifieds or hang a sign in the local grocery store with the little phone number pieces of paper to tear off and call him.

Or he can go down to the general store and barter, the possibilities are endless.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 06, 2014, 08:31:34 AM



How random and scary is this: our friend and neighbor is in critical condition after a wheel that came off a car on the highway bounced through the window of the bus he was on.


http://www.dailyfreeman.com/general-news/20140505/rosendale-man-49-critically-injured-when-kingston-to-nyc-trailways-bus-is-struck-by-flying-tire-in-nj (http://www.dailyfreeman.com/general-news/20140505/rosendale-man-49-critically-injured-when-kingston-to-nyc-trailways-bus-is-struck-by-flying-tire-in-nj)
That's freaking scary, I always get nervous passing tractor trailers, thinking a lug nut could come flying off through my window and kill me, weird, I know.


Kudos to the bus driver for keeping calm and not causing an accident.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 06, 2014, 08:37:22 AM
That's freaking scary, I always get nervous passing tractor trailers, thinking a lug nut could come flying off through my window and kill me, weird, I know.

 
I have never liked driving behind flatbed trucks with stuff strapped down. 
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on May 06, 2014, 10:57:14 AM
When I was young I saw some "believe it or not"-type show where a guy got impaled to his car seat by a 8' long piece of rebar in a similar thing.


It's easy to forget how fast cars travel until you hit something stationary.


Hope the injured make full recoveries.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on May 06, 2014, 01:25:49 PM
I don't drive anywhere near big trucks, and I'll do whatever possible to make sure I am in front of them. I've been pulled over going very fast and got away with it because the officer watched me gas it to get around a truck then slow back down, but he still felt the need to give me a "warning."  :banghead:

and ha ha ha to your jokes about me doing business like I'm in 1895, you guys won't believe me probably, but I don't have email and am able to keep customers and keep them very happy while doing a great job for them.

Technology does not always make life easier, in fact, it mostly complicates it. I like some things, but most are just bull****.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 06, 2014, 02:07:08 PM
One of the used car salesmen here at work absolutley hates technology and refuses to use a computer.  He prefers to use eleventy billion sticky notes. 
 
 
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 06, 2014, 09:24:21 PM
 :lol:
jackass, you should take a few of those sticky notes and toss them in the trash, to teach him a lesson.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 06, 2014, 09:30:35 PM
Me and another guy were riding back after the group ride tonight...and we totally Fred raced some dude.  We crushed that guy like he has probably never been crushed before.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on May 06, 2014, 09:51:44 PM
When I was young I saw some "believe it or not"-type show where a guy got impaled to his car seat by a 8' long piece of rebar in a similar thing.


Reddit.


The video...Russians...driving...husband & wife...brick through the windshield...fell off a truck...wife hit in the face...nothing visual was bad...all audible...still the worst video i've seen
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on May 06, 2014, 09:55:27 PM
Things liveleak is great for: watching people die in gruesome fashion.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 07, 2014, 09:34:58 AM
Been kind of having hamstring issues again lately..rest week last week helped clear it up, but Monday when I went out to do intervals it was still a little sore.  Dropped my saddle a bit and moved it forward some and it seemed to help on last nights ride (which I realized was a risky move before riding like I had planned...but everything was fine and feels fine today).  We will see how things go over the next week or so but I think that may have been the problem.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 08, 2014, 11:50:17 AM
Somebody say something, damnit!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on May 08, 2014, 11:50:38 AM
Something, damnit
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on May 08, 2014, 11:56:20 AM
I'm tired. I feel like I rode 90 miles on a Wednesday.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 08, 2014, 11:57:58 AM
LOUD NOISES
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 08, 2014, 12:05:32 PM
Something, damnit
:thumbsup:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 08, 2014, 02:25:05 PM
It is 2:30...I don't leave until 5.  AND I AM BORED OUT OF MY MIND RIGHT NOW.
 
 
That is all.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: MidgetMaestro on May 08, 2014, 11:27:08 PM
I'm mastering recordings right now. My ears are fried and I can't use monitors because we have a house guest staying here.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on May 08, 2014, 11:43:57 PM
Wednesday night practice crit got a drone


http://vimeo.com/94489799
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: mike868y on May 09, 2014, 06:37:32 AM
awesome. i love weeknight crits. low stress, nothing at stake, just bike racing for the love of bike racing. i really hope i can make getting to the womp part of my schedule this summer.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 09, 2014, 08:28:58 AM
Wednesday night practice crit got a drone


   
That is so badass.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Seth on May 09, 2014, 09:13:13 AM
That IS indeed badass.

I also love weekly practice crits. Lots of fun.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on May 09, 2014, 02:15:42 PM
Well I can't get into the mibbit chat anymore... I don't know if it's on the server end or my end.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on May 09, 2014, 02:23:40 PM
it opened for me. but it's lonely in there. :(
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on May 09, 2014, 02:27:28 PM
works now
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 09, 2014, 02:39:38 PM
JFC, really?
(http://oi58.tinypic.com/6joynl.jpg)
Full thread of stupidity - http://forum.slowtwitch.com/gforum.cgi?post=5077096;sb=post_latest_reply;so=ASC;forum_view=forum_view_collapsed;;page=unread#unread
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on May 09, 2014, 02:46:17 PM
These arguments are always funny. I have several great spots to do all kinds of different intervals minutes from my house, and since I want to warm up and cool down anyway the "time efficiency" argument is lost on me. It may be a valid argument for some but for me its not relevant. In the end, I say, whatever works for you!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 09, 2014, 05:28:41 PM
Yeah I get that, I know the trainer can be very efficient, but, races are done on the road, no TT is gonna be completely flat.  I pretty much said that on there, I usually don't post but I had to.


Like you said, there is a sorta kinda flattish road near me, so I ride over to warm up, perfect.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: wens on May 09, 2014, 09:26:03 PM
JFC, really?
(http://oi58.tinypic.com/6joynl.jpg)
Full thread of stupidity - http://forum.slowtwitch.com/gforum.cgi?post=5077096;sb=post_latest_reply;so=ASC;forum_view=forum_view_collapsed;;page=unread#unread

You're right, the cost to performance ratio of carbon faired aluminum wheels is fairly silly.


Oh, not what we were talking about?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on May 09, 2014, 10:36:27 PM
TT tomorrow. 

Excited.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: guttertech on May 09, 2014, 11:55:35 PM
TT tomorrow. 

Excited.


Don't forget to win.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: wens on May 10, 2014, 08:19:24 AM
TT tomorrow. 

Excited.

Doing it wrong.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on May 10, 2014, 11:04:57 AM
Racing at 60F with 80% humidity.  Warmest day this year so far.  I completely forget how to dress for this!  Thinking summer kit, no arm/leg warmers, but it seems so weird...

Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on May 10, 2014, 07:23:12 PM
Email from promoter of tomorrow's race:



Racers,

We are pleased to announce another fun addition to tomorrow’s Lucarelli & Castaldi CRCA Bear Mountain Classic (#bearmountainclassic): the STRAVA TIORATI KOM/QOM COMPETITION. The fastest men’s and women’s times on the Bear Mountain Classic Tiorati Climb
 will receive $250 each. We will give everyone until Wednesday at noon to upload their files and then we’ll announce the winners. Can anyone beat the 8:01 KOM time set at the 2010 Bear Mountain Fall Classic?

Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 11, 2014, 07:39:48 AM
(http://replygif.net/i/635.gif)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 12, 2014, 10:23:19 AM
I just signed up for a 36 mile road race Saturday and a crit Sunday. 
 
I did these races last year..the plan is to do better than last year.  Which means don't get dropped.  I got dropped last year at the start of the last lap in the road race and halfway into the crit. 
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on May 12, 2014, 10:27:02 AM
course profile? is it local to you?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 12, 2014, 10:35:39 AM
course profile? is it local to you?

2 hour drive
 
Road Race: http://www.strava.com/activities/54971868/overview (http://www.strava.com/activities/54971868/overview)
Crit: http://www.strava.com/activities/55194547 (http://www.strava.com/activities/55194547)
 
The forecast is showing (so far) ~25 degrees cooler than last year...so that will be nice.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on May 12, 2014, 10:41:30 AM
good luck, with that little elevation I assume it is pretty fast tuck in behind some guys and spin.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on May 12, 2014, 02:38:11 PM

I thought this was somewhat interesting.  Also helps explain why 10 ft/mile is a "hilly" ride for Rando.


(http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/newsroom/img/mt/2014/03/Screen_Shot_2014_03_10_at_2.50.54_PM/lead.png?n2ac3b)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 12, 2014, 02:51:52 PM
10ft/mile would probably kill me.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 12, 2014, 04:19:43 PM
PA 45th!  F you ninnies :D
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on May 12, 2014, 04:21:57 PM
CA would be way higher (than it is) if you didn't include the great expanse of the middle of the state that is desert. :)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on May 12, 2014, 04:25:16 PM
Same here with arizona. This place has huge mountains or areas of flat and not much in between.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 12, 2014, 04:36:40 PM
I think Northwest Ohio is the only flat part of Ohio.  Illinois is ranked 3rd for flatness and I climbed a bigger hill last summer than anything ive come across by me. 
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: wens on May 12, 2014, 09:55:21 PM
Same here with arizona. This place has huge mountains or areas of flat and not much in between.

So... You're saying if you don't count the flat parts, your states would be more hilly?

And if my aunt had balls, she'd be my uncle...
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on May 12, 2014, 09:59:00 PM
Ha. Ha.

I'm saying we don't have any rolling terrains, just one extreme or the other.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on May 12, 2014, 10:48:41 PM
States are really artificial constructs anyway. A state like California is huge and is basically 2 large mountain areas with a central valley in between. I'm more saying that if you looked at more specific areas it would give a better idea of how hilly somewhere might be for riding, since that is the context in which this information was presented.


There are a bunch of proposals to split California up into several (e.g. 6) smaller states. I wonder how that would affect the relative rankings.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on May 12, 2014, 10:51:43 PM
"Proposals" is being generous.

More like hair-brained schemes.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on May 12, 2014, 11:01:49 PM
They are gaining momentum
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 13, 2014, 09:16:18 AM
They are calling for strong to severe thunderstorms this afternoon/evening.  It better not be thunderstorming when I get off work.  I need to get a workout in because I don't want to miss any these next few weeks.
 
There were a few confirmed Tornados yesterday with all the stuff that was popping up because of the sudden warm temps...:effyou: to Mother Nature
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: mike868y on May 13, 2014, 10:25:31 AM
just reg'd for the wilmington 2/3 race this weekend. almost didn't do it because i'm a little nervous about where my fitness is but i decided to do it anyway and see what happens. i've finished 2/3 races this season and i finished thater 2/3 last season. and it's a technical course and if any type of crit "suits" me, it's a technical one. i got this. anyone who's done the race before and has comments about the course, feel free to pm!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 13, 2014, 11:59:14 AM
I've done that race before, you don't want to hear my comments about it, trust me.  I will say this: Get to the staging early and get a good starting position!!!  This is a technical crit, keep your eyes open and stay alert.  This race blows up early.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 13, 2014, 04:15:54 PM
:effyou:
 
Gusty (30+) winds...on and off thunderstorms..87 degrees. Eff.  If it was just rain I would go out anyways.  Hopefully its done at 6 and the radar is clear. 
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 13, 2014, 04:54:15 PM
And now the temperature dropped to 70 degrees and its clear out...but looking at the radar there is another rain/storm cell that will be right on top of us during my window to ride outside  :banghead:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: mike868y on May 13, 2014, 08:48:07 PM
I've done that race before, you don't want to hear my comments about it, trust me.  I will say this: Get to the staging early and get a good starting position!!!  This is a technical crit, keep your eyes open and stay alert.  This race blows up early.


crashfest or just massive attrition? I seriously debated not doing it and racing soyoco circuit race instead, but ultimately decided it was something to be said for doing big events and pushing yourself beyond your comfort levels. i also figured i wanted to do it before moving out of the mid atlantic.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 13, 2014, 08:58:55 PM
The storm blew by quick and it was nice and sunny when I got out at 6:15.  Skies were black when the storm rolled through when I was driving home and you couldn't see 25 feet in front of you when it started raining.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 13, 2014, 09:06:52 PM

crashfest or just massive attrition? I seriously debated not doing it and racing soyoco circuit race instead, but ultimately decided it was something to be said for doing big events and pushing yourself beyond your comfort levels. i also figured i wanted to do it before moving out of the mid atlantic.
I just looked at bikereg, only 44 signed up so far, if it stays low, it'll be much better.  When I did it there was 120 people and it was awful.  Regardless of the size of the field, you really must do all you can to stay up front, it'll get blown apart.  The back side is a slight downhill to a 90deg right, be careful, the finish is a long false flat.  I believe there are bricks on the course and it's supposed to rain all day friday so hopefully it dries up before you race.


Don't leave your car unlocked or anything laying around, not the nicest part of town.  Have fun and stay safe.


Also, come up in August and do Iron Hill, it's a faster race with a much bigger crowd and only 15 more miles from Wilmington.  The atmosphere is like nothing else.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on May 13, 2014, 10:00:51 PM
Ran into Katie's boyfriend on today's ride.  That was...interesting.  Set some PRs
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 13, 2014, 10:07:20 PM
Did you drop him?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on May 13, 2014, 10:09:45 PM
Is she a cyclist too or just a groupie?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on May 13, 2014, 10:11:34 PM
Did you drop him?


The guy that get's dropped in 30+ Cat 4/5 races? yes...yes I dropped him.


Is she a cyclist too or just a groupie?


She met me, I got into cycling.  I introduced her to a friend I met through cycling. She ****ed him. They are living happily ever after.  They truly deserve each other.  I wish them the best.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: mike868y on May 13, 2014, 10:12:19 PM
I just looked at bikereg, only 44 signed up so far, if it stays low, it'll be much better.  When I did it there was 120 people and it was awful.  Regardless of the size of the field, you really must do all you can to stay up front, it'll get blown apart.  The back side is a slight downhill to a 90deg right, be careful, the finish is a long false flat.  I believe there are bricks on the course and it's supposed to rain all day friday so hopefully it dries up before you race.


Don't leave your car unlocked or anything laying around, not the nicest part of town.  Have fun and stay safe.


Also, come up in August and do Iron Hill, it's a faster race with a much bigger crowd and only 15 more miles from Wilmington.  The atmosphere is like nothing else.


thanks for the info.


i'm moving back up to boston/new england next week and iron hill is simply too far, although i've always heard it's an awesome race. one day.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 13, 2014, 10:16:45 PM

thanks for the info.


i'm moving back up to boston/new england next week and iron hill is simply too far, although i've always heard it's an awesome race. one day.


If I can drive to Tulsa from Toledo Ohio (NEVER AGAIN WILL I DRIVE TO OKLAHOMA) only to get dropped in both races less than halfway in you can go to the Iron Hill race :D



Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on May 13, 2014, 10:18:51 PM
You're more dedicated and less of a wuss,  wylde.

Embrace that.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 14, 2014, 07:51:58 AM

thanks for the info.


i'm moving back up to boston/new england next week and iron hill is simply too far, although i've always heard it's an awesome race. one day.
You're welcome.
Ah, I thought you'd still be in the MD area, yeah Boston is a tad bit farther than Baltimore.  If I didn't have 5,000 things to do Saturday I would come down and watch the race.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 14, 2014, 07:52:56 AM

The guy that get's dropped in 30+ Cat 4/5 races? yes...yes I dropped him.



She met me, I got into cycling.  I introduced her to a friend I met through cycling. She ****ed him. They are living happily ever after.  They truly deserve each other.  I wish them the best.

:lol:
I hope you made some derogatory comments before you dropped him.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: mike868y on May 14, 2014, 09:26:07 AM

If I can drive to Tulsa from Toledo Ohio (NEVER AGAIN WILL I DRIVE TO OKLAHOMA) only to get dropped in both races less than halfway in you can go to the Iron Hill race :D


ha, i mean, it's not that i wouldn't make the drive, more so that there's so much quality racing in new england that it's not worth the drive.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 14, 2014, 09:58:19 AM
Makes sense.  I have to drive 1.5-2 hours to most races..occasionally one will be "nearby". And by "nearby" I mean an hour drive or less away.  This weekend im driving 2 hours, the end of the month I will probably drive 2 hours to do a crit (or 2). 
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on May 14, 2014, 10:33:54 AM
a certain expert-on-everything with whom I stated just yesterday I would stop ****ing with chose today to admit in public that he believes in acupuncture AND cupping/scraping.


I feel like Charlie, if only he'd opened his golden ticket the day after the factory tour.  :(




Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on May 14, 2014, 11:19:27 AM
cupping/scraping.

What are these things?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on May 14, 2014, 11:24:31 AM
 A VACUUM GLASS CUP ATTACHED TO BACK OR LEGS OR FEET THAT DRAWS OUT TOXINS WHICH ARE THEN SCRAPED AWAY!

TOXINS!!

primarily it was invented to suck $$$ out of pockets of gullible white people


Now me, I prefer to stick with my time-honored tradition of bloodletting. Later I'm going to get a transfusion from a baby to keep me youthful, too.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 14, 2014, 11:29:43 AM
 :lol:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on May 14, 2014, 11:42:26 AM
A VACUUM GLASS CUP ATTACHED TO BACK OR LEGS OR FEET THAT DRAWS OUT TOXINS WHICH ARE THEN SCRAPED AWAY!




Isn't that how Michelle Pfeiffer died in Dangerous Liaisons?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on May 14, 2014, 11:48:31 AM
Also, where are you getting this from?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on May 14, 2014, 11:57:05 AM
getting what? you can google hundreds of studies on acupuncture and the cup/scrape massage stuff. the only benefit either has is placebo, or pyscho-social contact with another human being who pretends to care about you.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on May 14, 2014, 12:40:59 PM
Sounds like you get a good massage out if it
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 15, 2014, 10:16:16 AM
3 weeks to Tulsa Tough  :wha: :wha:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 15, 2014, 10:44:11 AM
The forecast for this weekend is showing 30-35 degrees cooler than last year.  Which is going to be awesome
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Seth on May 15, 2014, 11:04:09 AM
3 weeks to Tulsa Tough  :wha: :wha:

:|

My crash diet starts NOW.

Wait, nevermind - I didn't register for Sunday.

GC - you got everything you need figured out? Are you shipping your bike to town or flying with it? Got someone lined out to assemble or can you do that yourself? What wheels did you decide on? Sorry I forgot to answer that one. I would probably opt for lighter (over aero) wheels on that Sunday course, but Saturday aero is golden. If you have to choose one for the weekend just go with those aero ones I think.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 15, 2014, 11:11:02 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PAzqBUNlCs&list=AL94UKMTqg-9DHNoaFX9ny6xo-EvKGklIt
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on May 15, 2014, 11:11:33 AM
Hi Seth!  I'm flying my bike out and assembling myself.  Your sponsor had a loaner "race" bike but it was fredly and poo.


Racing only Sunday, thinking light wheels (despite ygduf's advice to the contrary).  I'm in the 40+ 3/4, first field of the day. 


You're not racing Sunday?  Maybe there won't be a SC meetup after all... :(
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on May 15, 2014, 11:13:26 AM
getting what?


I meant where are you getting that people we know actually do this nonsense.  But I answered my own question in the meantime.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 15, 2014, 11:21:23 AM
Im pretty sure Seth plans on getting drunk Sunday and spectating.  I will be racing Sunday also...then probably drinking after since I don't have to drive an hour after the race this time.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on May 15, 2014, 11:38:45 AM
Yeah probably best to wait two hours before driving if you're going to drink beers.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 15, 2014, 11:41:10 AM
Im staying in a hotel ~1 mile from the race course.  No driving involved this time.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Seth on May 15, 2014, 01:31:45 PM
Hi Seth!  I'm flying my bike out and assembling myself.  Your sponsor had a loaner "race" bike but it was fredly and poo.

Racing only Sunday, thinking light wheels (despite ygduf's advice to the contrary).  I'm in the 40+ 3/4, first field of the day. 


You're not racing Sunday?  Maybe there won't be a SC meetup after all... :(

Ahhh yes - they do mostly carry fredly poo stuff unless we make them special order it for us. Sorry about that.

And I do plan on being there most of the day Sunday, even though I am not racing. I really should have raced it. If for nothing else other than the cool FB photos of racing up Cry Baby Hill. Oh well.

Just checked and your race is 8AM!!! Dayum. I will try to make it out there to yell at you some. I suspect you will do great on the race. Are you heading out ASAFP after your race or sticking around a while?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on May 15, 2014, 01:49:01 PM
I suspect you will do great on the race. Are you heading out ASAFP after your race or sticking around a while?


I have very little idea what to expect.  There are a few reasons not to expect much:  it's much later in the season where you are, so all else being equal, guys should be fitter; the locals will be acclimated to the heat; it will be an A+ event for most of the racers.  On the other hand I'm going in with no expectations and sometimes being loose makes for a good outcome. 


In any case, I'm really looking forward to it.  It will be the very first race my wife and kids have ever watched!


I'm in town Friday to Monday.  I don't know what we'll be doing afterwards.  My sister's family is visiting too, and my stepmom is doing one of the fondos, so there could be all sorts of scheduling trauma, or it might be free and easy, probably won't know until the moment.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 15, 2014, 01:55:43 PM

thanks for the info.


i'm moving back up to boston/new england next week and iron hill is simply too far, although i've always heard it's an awesome race. one day.
Hey Mikey, FYI, the weather idiots said today that it will rain like a SOB tomorrow but the rain will move out by midnight, so the course should be nice and dry saturday.  Keep the rubber side down and good luck.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on May 15, 2014, 02:22:19 PM
You want me to do something for you?  Fine in happy to do it but make it easy for me at least right?

**** you,  America.

Report for jury duty at 0745 and not a minute later but I'm still in the cattle call room at 1145.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on May 15, 2014, 02:34:13 PM
sitting around is pretty easy. that's the way it works.  ;)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on May 15, 2014, 03:05:40 PM
sitting around is pretty easy. that's the way it works.  ;)
The alternative is being able to make some money, since jury duty is only going to pay me 43 cents a mile to commute. I live .7 miles from the courthouse and walked here.

This is all around the most annoying thing I've ever had to do.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on May 15, 2014, 03:19:05 PM
You've never had to deal with jury duty before?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on May 15, 2014, 03:20:41 PM
You've never had to deal with jury duty before?
least time I spent 20 minutes in the moo pen,  went to a courtroom, then got dismissed by lunch.

Haven't made it to a courtroom yet.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on May 15, 2014, 03:41:31 PM
When I get a summons I just figure it's a wasted day. But I still get paid for it so I don't really care.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 15, 2014, 04:06:19 PM
Last time I got selected to the jury, it was such a stupid case and was obvious the guy was setup by his crazy psycho pill popping girlfriend.  I can't believe the police did what they did and even brought this thing to court.  Needless to say, he was not guilty of anything.  I actually felt bad for the guy.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on May 15, 2014, 04:07:01 PM
When I get a summons I just figure it's a wasted day. But I still get paid for it so I don't really care.

See that's the thing, I can't make money unless I can work.

Meanwhile I just listened to my 27 voicemails I've accumulated today, even though my recording says don't leave a message because I'm at jury duty. There are several people who have called multiple times complaining that they have been leaving messages all day. :banghead:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: mike868y on May 15, 2014, 10:49:37 PM
Hey Mikey, FYI, the weather idiots said today that it will rain like a SOB tomorrow but the rain will move out by midnight, so the course should be nice and dry saturday.  Keep the rubber side down and good luck.


thanks for the kind words...super nervous/excited. trying to channel the nerves into positive energy as opposed to negative which is what i normally do. in retrospect maybe I should have skipped wilmington and just focused on kelly cup on sunday, but so it goes.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 16, 2014, 08:08:29 AM
Don't second guess now, stay positive.  Are you gonna do Kelly Cup as well?  I really liked that race, was fun and fast, same thing tho, you need to stay up front for the first 1/3-1/2 of the race as people get shelled until it settles down. Some nasty crashes there too.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: mike868y on May 16, 2014, 09:47:21 AM
yeah gonna do kelly cup, it's like a 20 minute ride from my house so I can't NOT do it. but yeah, the only time i've one it i got crashed out with like 1 to go.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 16, 2014, 09:36:00 PM
Rode through the crit course that my club uses for races...and got charged by a ground hog.  Full on grunting and growling at me running full speed.  Great way to get your heart rate up.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 16, 2014, 09:40:25 PM
Even thought its just a 4 corner course in an industrial park..im kind of sad that we wont be able to use the course this year.  As simple of a course as it is, it is fun to race there  :/


Hopefully one of the businesses decides to call and get the craters in the pavement/concrete fixed and we can race there this year. Winter was not nice to it
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on May 17, 2014, 01:26:57 PM
10 minute power pr today, pretty happy.

306w = 4.65/kg

Still not that impressive, but it's at least improvement!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on May 17, 2014, 01:39:40 PM
Better than me VL! 




In other news, the Tour of the Catskills has historically been a 3-day stage race (TT, RR, RR).  For 2014 it started out that way.  Then the promoter anounced it would be a 2-day stage race, with a hill climb and RR on Saturday and another RR on Sunday.  Then he announced it would be just a 1-day RR.  Today he announced it would be a 3-day omnium, with a TT, RR, and crit. 


It's getting tough to plan around this one...






Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on May 17, 2014, 11:34:32 PM
Phinney's SRM data from the SB stage

http://www.srm.de/news/road-cycling/tour-of-california-stage-5/
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 17, 2014, 11:42:31 PM
"The last marker illustrates the final section as Phinney powered on his own to the finish with a cadence of 100 and an average power of over 400 watts."
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[/size]Insane.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on May 18, 2014, 12:05:10 AM
Yes, quite.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on May 18, 2014, 07:58:48 PM
what the hell am i going to do for 2 months?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on May 18, 2014, 08:30:14 PM
"I broke my arm racing my bike" at the local yoga spot, coffee shop, etc. should help you find ways to stay busy if you catch my drift.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 18, 2014, 08:45:38 PM
"I broke my arm racing my bike" at the local yoga spot, coffee shop, etc. should help you find ways to stay busy if you catch my drift.


I was thinking the same thing.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on May 18, 2014, 08:51:03 PM
Use your other arm?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on May 18, 2014, 09:00:18 PM
Hahahha umd
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 18, 2014, 09:15:16 PM
 :lol:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on May 18, 2014, 10:40:20 PM
..(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/10/15/article-1220536-06D40AE6000005DC-59_468x358.jpg)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: rando on May 19, 2014, 12:39:46 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/g2oyhyz.gif)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on May 19, 2014, 12:51:55 AM
I lolled
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 19, 2014, 08:04:37 AM

Use your other arm?

 :lol:


(http://i.imgur.com/g2oyhyz.gif)

 :lol:


Ride the trainer???
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 19, 2014, 08:12:10 AM
Cav was almost embarrassingly pipped at the line yesterday, that would have sucked
(http://cdn.velonews.competitor.com/files/2014/05/CavendishwinsATOC8_514-004-659x440.jpg)


But not sucked as much as thinking you won when there was still 1 to go!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NDYpOJgyZQ
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: jonesy on May 19, 2014, 08:39:29 AM
Oops.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on May 19, 2014, 08:48:40 AM
They should have just given it to him.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on May 19, 2014, 10:29:28 AM

note the screeching tire...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IhP6dKEZ4Y&feature=em-upload_owner
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: alexvpaq on May 19, 2014, 10:40:57 AM
Phinney's SRM data from the SB stage

http://www.srm.de/news/road-cycling/tour-of-california-stage-5/ (http://www.srm.de/news/road-cycling/tour-of-california-stage-5/)
Crazy young guy. I was wondering how much W/kg that was and just realized he's not a small guy at all.
Height: 1.97m or 6f 5''  Weight: 85kg

And uh 4.7w/kg for that last effort.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on May 19, 2014, 11:19:43 AM
Tim, what tires? Sound like they have good grip.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on May 19, 2014, 11:22:12 AM
Tim, what tires? Sound like they have good grip.


corsa cx
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 19, 2014, 11:29:29 AM
Go big or go home..right?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on May 19, 2014, 11:31:26 AM
Go big or go home..right?


That was the plan....i woulda won
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 19, 2014, 11:45:04 AM
As if sliding across the pavement wasn't bad enough, hitting that curb sure as hell couldn't have felt good, ouch!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: rando on May 19, 2014, 11:58:28 AM
I'm a bit amazed you even attempted that lean angle. 


What sort of shape is the Colnago in after that?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on May 19, 2014, 11:59:50 AM
did you slide out on a manhole cover or something?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 19, 2014, 08:19:22 PM
Good for him for 1. Cycling and 2. Having a good attitude about this
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/cycling/10842025/Amateur-cyclists-celebrations-that-were-his-downfall.html
(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02915/Cycle1_2915906b.jpg)


Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on May 19, 2014, 08:28:21 PM
What sort of shape is the Colnago in after that?

#scratchesaddcharacter
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on May 19, 2014, 10:22:58 PM
#scratchesaddcharacter


Nope. The only thing effed are the shifters. Kinda odd.


The lean angle wasn't off, the speed was.  39 was too much.


No manholes. Just too fast.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on May 19, 2014, 10:49:16 PM
Looked like maybe a little early on the apex?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on May 19, 2014, 10:58:42 PM
Looked like maybe a little early on the apex?


Could be.  I think I turned in too hard which caused my wheel to come off the ground a bit and lose traction.  At 35mph the curb I ran into sneaks up pretty quick. I hit that turn at 39...Again...too fast.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on May 19, 2014, 11:28:34 PM
The guy behind you did a good job of staying up.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 20, 2014, 08:17:07 AM
I didn't notice that guy at first...he almost went over his handlebars in the grass.  That was a pretty awesome bunny hop of the curb at that speed
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: jonesy on May 20, 2014, 09:27:21 AM
Good for him for 1. Cycling and 2. Having a good attitude about this
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/cycling/10842025/Amateur-cyclists-celebrations-that-were-his-downfall.html
(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02915/Cycle1_2915906b.jpg)

And he got much more interesting pictures than if all had gone to plan.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on May 20, 2014, 09:59:02 AM
The guy behind you did a good job of staying up.

He use to race motocross so he can handle a bike. Honestly I think he could have made the turn fine but you know how it goes...brain stem takes over and what not.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 20, 2014, 10:33:51 AM
And he got much more interesting pictures than if all had gone to plan.
Lol, true
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 20, 2014, 01:32:31 PM
Pretty sure im going to get a BG Fit done soon.  I need to get my fit straightened out so my leg doesn't become too big of an issue.  A guy I ride and race with on Thursdays (he also used to race in the 2's) is the fitter and he recently got BG Fit certified.  I had a retul fit done a few years ago (2011) but things have changed with my fit so much since then.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 20, 2014, 09:10:48 PM
Y - one of your teammates is really lost
(http://i.imgur.com/Q7U1Xkll.png)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on May 20, 2014, 09:55:48 PM
saaaalllllvvveeeeettttiiiiiiii
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 21, 2014, 08:02:11 AM
Awesome video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeCRnFq_9Lo
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on May 21, 2014, 09:52:47 AM
I found that really interesting.  At the start Degenkolb muscles a bunch of guys out of the way to stay behind his train.  1:07 is great where he closes the door on some poor guy and yells "no! go away!".  Then at 2:25 he gets shut out himself, by Cavendish and I think Thor?  Who aren't taking any of his crap.


It's cool how low on the bike Cavendish is, too.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 21, 2014, 09:58:15 AM
Yeah that video is cool in so many ways.  According to bikeradar, the UCI is considering allowing cameras in races, which will be awesome!!!  Did you notice the UHC(I think) squeeze through behind and bump the Garmin rider? Also Degenkolb elbows the Jelly Belly did almost pushing him into the car.  There was some serious bumping going on.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on May 21, 2014, 10:02:13 AM
There were a lot of these shimano cameras at the race. One of the two belkin guys who crashed (not the one who went over the guardrail) had one. I would like to see that video.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 21, 2014, 10:26:36 AM
Yeah that would be interesting.  I watched a min of Craddock's final descent on stage 8, it was ok. 


BTW, I watched some Youtube vids of motorcycles and cars going up Mulholland Dr. and many crashes, etc.  I probably wouldn't drive up that let alone ride my bike.  Some of those drivers are asshats.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on May 21, 2014, 10:54:37 AM
Yeah that would be interesting.  I watched a min of Craddock's final descent on stage 8, it was ok. 

Where was that?

Edit: Nevermind, I found it. And I found myself, at 2:48 :)

BTW, I watched some Youtube vids of motorcycles and cars going up Mulholland Dr. and many crashes, etc.  I probably wouldn't drive up that let alone ride my bike.  Some of those drivers are asshats.

I assume you mean Mulholland Highway. Mulholland Drive is something else. Most of the road isn't bad it's just that one stretch by "the Rock Store" where the motos like to go show off, and It's not too bad if you time it right.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 21, 2014, 11:04:52 AM
They were talking about something called snake alley? Not sure if it's the drive or highway, but it's full of nuts.  I watched a car show where they closed the road and raced up it, then searched youtube and found the idiots.  I think it's the same section where the moto hit the cyclist from behind last year???
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on May 21, 2014, 11:15:34 AM
The Snake, is the top part of the Rock Store climb that they did in the tour. Yes, it can be crazy with motorcyclists, but when I've done it, it hasn't been too bad. It's just a small part of Mulholland Highway.

Here it is, descending

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrOAk7vseOM
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 21, 2014, 01:10:15 PM
Looks like fun, I want to do that.  This is one of the longest, fastest descents near me
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkv7fY-ljO8
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on May 21, 2014, 01:33:36 PM
Descent videos whee.  This is the road I live on, nice technical descent:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUlSNxPoCC0
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on May 21, 2014, 01:55:40 PM
I was reminded today, while trying to "descend" an 18% hill, how much I am scared of descending.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 21, 2014, 03:53:04 PM
Post Video or it didn't happen  :D
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ericm979 on May 21, 2014, 04:28:19 PM
The Snake, is the top part of the Rock Store climb that they did in the tour. Yes, it can be crazy with motorcyclists, but when I've done it, it hasn't been too bad. It's just a small part of Mulholland Highway.


I've done it a few times, it's not bad.  Last time was last month during an organized ride.  Jay Leno and a bunch of his buddies drove by in expensive supercars on a different part of Mulholland before the Rock Store climb and were parked at the top when I went by.

The Rock Store descent is a lot of fun.

There aren't many motorcycles or fast cars out in the morning.  And the rest of the time most of them are polite.  We also have a hangout up here called Alice's which is similar to the Rock Store.  I think that our motorcyclists and fast cars are a bit less polite than the ones around Mulholland.  I've had more close calls per ride here than in the SoCal mountains and more single finger salutes.

Sometimes I stop at Alices and check out the interesting motorcycles.  It always surprises the moto people when they find out a cyclist knows a lot about motorbikes.  They tend to think we're a different species.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 21, 2014, 06:05:45 PM
Heh, I guess people don't post the un-interesting videos on Youtube.  :P
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 21, 2014, 08:54:02 PM
Looks like Jens had a camera also


https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ufgbLNBCxH4
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 22, 2014, 07:50:14 PM
My commute home
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUflimm7QhM
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 22, 2014, 09:07:14 PM
Too bad you didnt ride today!  PERFECT RIDING WEATHER
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 23, 2014, 08:11:26 AM
I did ride, I did hill repeats in my neighborhood between storms.


AND... the roof of my car has dents from that stupid ****ing hail :banghead:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 23, 2014, 08:13:31 AM
I did ride, I did hill repeats in my neighborhood between storms.

 :thumbsup:
 
AND... the roof of my car has dents from that stupid ****ing hail :banghead:

 :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on May 24, 2014, 01:02:08 AM
Wylde, send me your resume, Kim's work is looking for accountants and I can forward it on.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on May 24, 2014, 01:34:12 PM
I was just reading about a shooting at UCSB that killed 7 people, what's going on over there, umd?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 24, 2014, 03:07:19 PM
Wylde, send me your resume, Kim's work is looking for accountants and I can forward it on.

I sent it this morning to the email that I assume is one you still use..I had emailed you something before I think and it was still in my contact..let me know if you got it
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on May 24, 2014, 04:45:18 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/t1.0-9/10302646_1516603521900766_1139885074285815963_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on May 24, 2014, 08:00:38 PM
Wylde, I got it.

VL, a sexually frustrated rich entitled brat decided all attractive women had to die because he couldn't get laid.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 25, 2014, 08:25:58 AM
Wylde, I got it.

VL, a sexually frustrated rich entitled brat decided all attractive women had to die because he couldn't get laid.
Too bad innocent people had to die and the pos didn't just kill himself. Thankfully he is dead so no waste of tax money on trials and housing him in jail.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 25, 2014, 08:28:20 AM
I brought my alu wheel set down the beach with me.  I hit something yesterday and the tire blew.  Flatted again when I was almost home. Upon further inspection there is a giant slice in the tire, I tried to patch but it ain't gonna work.  It was the first ride on the gp4000  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on May 25, 2014, 08:41:02 AM
I watched his YouTube video... Holy narcissism.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: alexvpaq on May 25, 2014, 09:23:00 AM
I watched his YouTube video... Holy narcissism.
I know, it was so weird to watch, almost unrealistic. Even how he laughed... On some other posts and comments there were links to forums he went too and it wasn't any better, on a bodybuilding forum he went to he complained about seeing a small indian man with a hot blonde and how he did not understand how he got a girlfriend so hot while he was so ugly. When he, a white man with a BMW couldn't attract hot chicks and then he basically got bashed for racism and he got what he basically deserved. Even a guy commented something like : Looks like you took off of youtube your serial-killer esque video ? And he said he would put them back on later that day.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on May 25, 2014, 01:37:52 PM
everyone knows that if you have all the things, but are a complete dickhead, you can still have all the girls.


 :banghead:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: mike868y on May 25, 2014, 07:12:22 PM
"He basically got what he deserved"

Really? Because from what I've seen he didn't get precisely what he did deserve - mental help. The fact that he was so public about his intentions and mental issues and somehow got no mental help or attention demonstrates that the system has failed the American people.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on May 25, 2014, 07:59:14 PM
The "system" didn't fail anyone. Bad parenting failed him,  and his narcissism shows that clearly.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: rando on May 25, 2014, 10:46:35 PM
VL, come at me bro about the stravas.  Explain yo self.


Ygduf, come at me bro about the stravas.  "Trail of Tears"?


(http://i.imgur.com/CaTwx.gif)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on May 25, 2014, 11:20:36 PM
You explain yourself,  you're the dick.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: rando on May 25, 2014, 11:36:42 PM
Fair enough.  One more notch in my dick holster. 


Next.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on May 26, 2014, 12:27:48 AM


Ygduf, come at me bro about the stravas.  "Trail of Tears"?





65mi rr over mt hamilton into the central valley. 2.5 hour wait after race finished for my bag to show up, in the heat/sun. no escape. Then have to ride 40mi back to the car against a solid 20mph headwind. There was a procession of strung-out heat exhausted racers that we were slowly passing and gathering. A crazy forced march of heat, hot, sunburn, dehydration, pain and discomfort.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: rando on May 26, 2014, 01:45:38 AM
Personally challenging day in the elements doesn't equate to that but I appreciate you offered an adult explanation.   
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on May 26, 2014, 02:23:39 AM
Wut
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: mike868y on May 26, 2014, 09:19:19 AM
fudgy named his strava post for some race as "trail of tears"


rando clearly finds that offensive, and i've got to say i agree.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on May 26, 2014, 09:35:08 AM
Alright, you guys are clearly looking for trouble. Better get flagging!
(http://i.imgur.com/JzBqIGg.png)


And I'll understand if we don't hear back for a while because you're out front of the BBC for producing this, or out front of google picketing for youtube to take it down. People were burned at the ****ing stake!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vt0Y39eMvpI
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on May 26, 2014, 09:43:30 AM
rando clearly finds that offensive, and i've got to say i agree.


Really? Do you?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on May 26, 2014, 10:04:30 AM

Really? Do you?


If I could bet money, I would that one of these two activists uses the word "gypped" without concern for the Roma they offend.


p.s. I don't say "gypped" or "jewed" and even had to stop using "retarded" despite it being a staple for 90s midwest boys.


But seriously, the Trail of Tears was in the 18!!!30s. If it can't be used analogously (and harmlessly without malice) to describe a long slow procession of people suffering together from a race finish back 40mi into a 20mph 90f headwind without offending you, you might be hypersensitive.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: <gmt> on May 26, 2014, 11:29:40 AM
http://usapro.thetourtracker.com/
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on May 26, 2014, 12:14:43 PM
There's a whole lot of dumb on the last two pages...
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: rando on May 26, 2014, 12:34:00 PM
Y, a reaction comment was left on your ride.  You offered a brief explanation of your reasoning here.  I'm not attempting to make it out as more than something I considered to be in poor taste.  I did give you kudos for the race and the ride back under less than ideal conditions.  My point and your refuting of it are not likely to change.     


History is always sensitive.   
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on May 26, 2014, 01:13:40 PM
are you easily offended, rando?



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Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: rando on May 26, 2014, 05:38:58 PM
You have attacked my German heritage and ***************** more than should have been tolerated.  This is now twice I've had to remind another poster of Godwin's law on this forum.  You are consistently callow and I refuse to tolerate the racism, bigotry, and hate that is a mainstay of your dialogue.  This thread is finished and I will be sending the administrators a request to intervene.


(http://i.imgur.com/PrNV7Yg.gif)


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Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 26, 2014, 06:11:17 PM
You come on here to start ****, now you are gonna hide behind the mods.  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on May 26, 2014, 06:43:30 PM
You're German?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on May 26, 2014, 06:55:03 PM
This thread is worse than the Holocaust.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on May 26, 2014, 07:07:54 PM
And to bring it back on topic... (there's a topic?)


VL's going to cream his shorts


(https://scontent-a-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t31.0-8/1497879_10152199624610838_7244062713014335762_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on May 26, 2014, 07:27:16 PM
BTW Anne Frank was Dutch.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: <gmt> on May 26, 2014, 07:43:01 PM
ok.. 

We keep a "hands off" policy here but since we've been asked to pretend to moderate I am going to say, as a mod:

Enough of this crap.

that is all.  resume normal bickering.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 26, 2014, 08:27:56 PM
Wow, I am speechless for once.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on May 26, 2014, 08:50:26 PM
So the guy who started **** got offended and cried?

Anyway yeah I heard marcotte won a race but I didn't even know there was a race today.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on May 26, 2014, 09:04:48 PM
He won a pretty big race. Expect him to have some new colors on his jersey.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 26, 2014, 09:15:22 PM
Very nice to see a Master's dude school the young guns, good for him!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on May 26, 2014, 09:24:40 PM
Was this the big boy race???

Dang
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on May 26, 2014, 09:25:58 PM
Is that dude real life?


Apply to whomever in this thread you'd like.

Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on May 26, 2014, 09:37:15 PM
Was this the big boy race???

Yeah, he beat out Taylor Phinney* for the win





* There may have been extenuating circumstances...
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on May 26, 2014, 09:48:54 PM
Define "beat out"... I'm not finding any info online.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on May 26, 2014, 09:49:43 PM
Define "beat out"... I'm not finding any info online.

Well, they were in the same race, and Marcotte won and Phinney did not.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on May 26, 2014, 09:50:32 PM
Enzo's Sponsored...


http://teamsmartstop.com/category/sponsors/
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on May 26, 2014, 09:54:47 PM
That team is a ringer away from being UHC status!

edit: found the results. Travis got second, and now that I looked on instagram everyone around here is posting podium shots. Wow, national championship. smarkgraf was updating me on a race but I was driving around running errands so I didn't really pay attention. I should have watched :-(
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on May 26, 2014, 10:30:01 PM
So I tried Enzo's today..


Can't say I felt like it did much. So far, of chamois butt'r, enzos and assos, I'm liking the chamois butt'r stuff best. Am I bobo for liking the cheap stuff?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on May 26, 2014, 10:38:57 PM
So I tried Enzo's today..


Can't say I felt like it did much. So far, of chamois butt'r, enzos and assos, I'm liking the chamois butt'r stuff best. Am I bobo for liking the cheap stuff?


Nah, use what you like.

What specific differences are you feeling though 
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on May 26, 2014, 10:41:37 PM
Have you tried donkey label?  I like it because it's a balm rather than a cream,  which seems to last all day and has a slicker feel.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on May 27, 2014, 09:30:45 AM
Well, they were in the same race, and Marcotte won and Phinney did not.




Also, Marcotte finished with two unbroken legs and Phinney did not.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on May 27, 2014, 10:15:30 AM
That's a minor detail
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 27, 2014, 10:30:55 AM
Week and a half to Tulsa Tough  :wha: :wha:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on May 27, 2014, 11:10:07 AM

Nah, use what you like.

What specific differences are you feeling though


the butt'r felt sort of greasy and slick, even when I was sitting on the saddle. The enzo's feels like after shave. A little menthol sensation, but less lubrication.


We'll see. I re-opened my saddle sore on my Mt. Ham ride. Probably the 40mi return ride after sitting for 2.5 hours after riding for 3. After everything heals, I'm sure both the Enzo's and assos are enough, given that I never really needed anything prior.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 27, 2014, 11:21:45 AM
Had insurance inspection this morning, 206 dents in my car from the hail storm last week :banghead:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on May 27, 2014, 11:26:11 AM
Had insurance inspection this morning, 206 dents in my car from the hail storm last week :banghead:


dimpled like a golf ball will improve your mpg
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on May 27, 2014, 11:30:17 AM
the car you just got? that sucks, probably totaled.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 27, 2014, 11:30:56 AM

dimpled like a golf ball will improve your mpg

Quote from: wikipedia mythbusters page
After testing model cars in a wind tunnel, Adam and Jamie put a layer of clay on a full-size car and did two more sets of runs on their track - one with a smooth clay surface, the other with dimples pressed into it. The respective fuel efficiencies were calculated as 26 and 29 miles per gallon
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on May 27, 2014, 12:43:52 PM
The shop has a rapha lightweight in my size in stock which feels really nice but I'm concerned about how quickly it will wear out given how much I would want to wear it in the Phoenix summers. Does anyone have experience with that short?

Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on May 27, 2014, 12:44:01 PM
Week and a half to Tulsa Tough




I just did a crybaby hill simulator ride.  2:30 laps with a 50 second hill, 10 times.  Felt surprisingly good, times were all within 3 seconds of each other, and I had enough energy left to go ride another hour. 


Looking forward to the race.  I just have no idea at all what to expect in terms of competition.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 27, 2014, 01:06:06 PM




dimpled like a golf ball will improve your mpg
:(


the car you just got? that sucks, probably totaled.
Yeah, fortunately the dimples are shallow enough where they can be fixed without paint damage.  The inspector found more dimples that I even noticed.  It was a drive through process at State Farm, there were lines of cars all from hail damage.


Quote from: wikipedia mythbusters page
After testing model cars in a wind tunnel, Adam and Jamie put a layer of clay on a full-size car and did two more sets of runs on their track - one with a smooth clay surface, the other with dimples pressed into it. The respective fuel efficiencies were calculated as 26 and 29 miles per gallon
:lol:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 27, 2014, 01:25:40 PM



I just did a crybaby hill simulator ride.  2:30 laps with a 50 second hill, 10 times.  Felt surprisingly good, times were all within 3 seconds of each other, and I had enough energy left to go ride another hour. 


Looking forward to the race.  I just have no idea at all what to expect in terms of competition.

I haven't been able to do exactly what I wanted to the last couple weeks thanks to my leg/screwed up fit.  Going to just hope for the best for Saturday's race and whatever happens on Sunday happens.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 27, 2014, 08:03:45 PM
Just got back from riding.  During the ride my foot kept coming unclipped.


(https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t31.0-8/10321117_10101085770364582_1607042963090746177_o.jpg)


Something tells me I need a new cleat
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 27, 2014, 09:41:40 PM
Speedplay, FTW!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on May 27, 2014, 09:47:39 PM
speedplay never malfunction.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on May 27, 2014, 09:49:45 PM
At a rave this year a teammate was on his trainer and fell over. Turns out it was because his cleat separated from his shoe and shifted his weight enough to topple. It broke his thousand dollar Mavic cosmic.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 28, 2014, 08:17:55 AM
At a rave this year a teammate was on his trainer and fell over. Turns out it was because his cleat separated from his shoe and shifted his weight enough to topple. It broke his thousand dollar Mavic cosmic.

Dude must have been raving hard.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 28, 2014, 08:19:40 AM
speedplay never malfunction.
Wylde's cleat wasn't a malfunction, it's worn to ****.  Looks wear so fast, a lot faster than speedplay cleats.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 28, 2014, 08:27:58 AM
I think this cleat has been on my shoe for at least a year and a half..so I can't really complain too much.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on May 28, 2014, 09:31:26 AM
At a rave this year a teammate was on his trainer and fell over.




Raves are a lot less fun where you are.

Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: <gmt> on May 28, 2014, 09:39:17 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRVaU9X0rOs
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 28, 2014, 04:55:11 PM
Im getting a BG fit done tomorrow. Hopefully we figure out why my right leg moves out like it does.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: mike868y on May 28, 2014, 05:12:11 PM
good luck, i really enjoyed the bg fit system, although a good technician is definitely important.


I think I've finally settled on a cross bike - caad x w/ 105 and disc brakes. somewhere around $1500 - seems to be a really solid build and obviously a good frame. now i just have to save some cheddar.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 28, 2014, 05:53:15 PM
It's raining AGAIN, the weather here has sucked ass since November and I refuse to ride the trainer, it's after Memorial Day FFS
(http://replygif.net/i/1065.gif)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on May 28, 2014, 06:25:00 PM
a+ gif right there.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on May 28, 2014, 06:50:37 PM
What is she saying?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on May 28, 2014, 06:54:28 PM
I got as far as


" NOOOOOO... NOOOOO. WHAT THE ****ING NOOOO..... "

There's more though, I just can't decipher it.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on May 28, 2014, 07:51:00 PM
"no, no, what the **** is" (presumably "this") gets cut off.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 28, 2014, 08:41:07 PM
****.  Broke a front spoke.  3rd one. 


:effyou:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 28, 2014, 09:35:05 PM

a+ gif right there.

 :thumbsup:   Seriously. that is how I feel.  Weather said 10% chance of rain between 5-8, I figured I could get a solid 2hr ride in, I get just about home and it starts raining again.  Rained most of the day, same thing yesterday.  Ever see the movie falling down with Michael Douglas, where he just snaps?  That's how I feel. (I am not seriously gonna snap, don't call the police or anything)

What is she saying?

IDK, I can't make out any more than what Y or Nabisco made out already, I just can relate to her freaking out.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on May 28, 2014, 09:49:22 PM
I'm Nabisco now?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on May 28, 2014, 11:00:56 PM
I'm Nabisco now?

You are what you eat
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 29, 2014, 08:09:42 AM

I'm Nabisco now?

Well I figured since you love oreo's so much  :D


You are what you eat

 :lol:


There is a giant, 5lb Hershey Bar on a table at work
(http://i.imgur.com/1HTWskvl.jpg)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on May 29, 2014, 08:11:42 AM
Ew
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on May 29, 2014, 08:44:58 AM
I probably wouldn't get down on that.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: mike868y on May 29, 2014, 08:48:17 AM
Ew


+1 if you're going to eat chocolate at least eat good chocolate.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 29, 2014, 09:14:12 AM
Whoa, I didn't say I was eating it, I just walked in to the cafe and it was sitting there.  I just saw a guy walking back to his desk with a huge chunk, had to be 800 calories right there :o


And VL, you have no room to talk...  :P
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on May 29, 2014, 11:38:11 AM
I don't really like chocolate...
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 29, 2014, 11:51:04 AM
I don't really like chocolate...

Yet you ate a box of oreos, which are basically chocolate cookies.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on May 29, 2014, 12:00:07 PM
Oreos are as chocolate as a carrot.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 29, 2014, 01:00:41 PM
 :lol:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: mike868y on May 29, 2014, 03:04:41 PM
my roommate from college would aways say he didn't like cheese. yet he ordered pizza from papa johns at least 3x a week...
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 29, 2014, 03:14:52 PM
Papa Johns is complete crap as pizza, it's an insult to pizza to even call it pizza!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 30, 2014, 01:26:23 PM
My wheels have Sapim CX Rays on them now...just talked to the owner of the lbs im going to take my front wheel to and he recommended DT Comp spokes based on my weight (and price), and he said he was going to rebuild it 2x instead of radial like it is now
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on May 30, 2014, 01:39:57 PM
 :hug:
Papa Johns is complete crap as pizza, it's an insult to pizza to even call it pizza!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on May 30, 2014, 02:19:52 PM
My wheels have Sapim CX Rays on them now...just talked to the owner of the lbs im going to take my front wheel to and he recommended DT Comp spokes based on my weight (and price), and he said he was going to rebuild it 2x instead of radial like it is now


That sounds like extremely good advice.  Do your wheels really have radial cx-rays on the rear?  That would be like a ballerina build.

[edit]  you said front.  Still.  Do what he say.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 30, 2014, 02:48:33 PM

That sounds like extremely good advice.  Do your wheels really have radial cx-rays on the rear?  That would be like a ballerina build.

[edit]  you said front.  Still.  Do what he say.

lol
 
The rear is 2x with cx-rays..but 2 spokes have gone on that wheel so its only a matter of time before I have that one rebuilt.
 
While im sure the bladed cx-rays offer some sort of advantage..im tired of breaking spokes on the wheel (2 front spokes broke within 4 weeks of each other last august/september, then this one a few days ago) and will go with what he recommends.  I can't justify the price difference per spoke right now to stick with aero/bladed. 
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 30, 2014, 04:00:30 PM
This nugget of great information was seen on slowtwitch today in a thread when someone asked about a cyclocomputer, what a jack ass
"With the things you want, distance, speed, etc...GPS is definitely needed. No way to measure those without it." The guy was serious.


And if you are bored you can read the whole thread - http://forum.slowtwitch.com/gforum.cgi?post=5104380;sb=post_latest_reply;so=ASC;forum_view=forum_view_collapsed;;page=unread#unread (http://forum.slowtwitch.com/gforum.cgi?post=5104380;sb=post_latest_reply;so=ASC;forum_view=forum_view_collapsed;;page=unread#unread)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 30, 2014, 04:17:00 PM
 :lol:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on May 30, 2014, 04:56:59 PM
That was fun.


Best line was "Before we put geostationary satellites in space, speed was impossible to measure"
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 30, 2014, 07:56:26 PM
yeah that was funny.  What's scary is that person has to function in society with that type of thinking.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: alexvpaq on May 31, 2014, 01:36:22 PM

lol
 
The rear is 2x with cx-rays..but 2 spokes have gone on that wheel so its only a matter of time before I have that one rebuilt.
 
While im sure the bladed cx-rays offer some sort of advantage..im tired of breaking spokes on the wheel (2 front spokes broke within 4 weeks of each other last august/september, then this one a few days ago) and will go with what he recommends.  I can't justify the price difference per spoke right now to stick with aero/bladed.

Interesting, I'm currently waiting for my frontwheel to be rebuilt. IIRC my bike mech. is going with DT spokes too and non aero. Last year he repaired my front wheel with the last ''soul'' spoke I had and like... not even 10 miles later, another spoke broked.

Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on May 31, 2014, 06:25:31 PM
I don't like what Strava did to the power curve.  You used to be able to go to a spot and it would tell you the time.  Now it just shows 1 sec, 15 sec, 1 min, 5, 10, 20, 30 min, ect..



Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on May 31, 2014, 09:49:10 PM
Today was almost perfect weather wise, a bit less wind and it would have been.  Bright sunshine and mid to upper 60's for the whole ride.  After all the sh!t weather we had, it was great to get out for a 3+hr ride.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on May 31, 2014, 10:29:30 PM
I don't like what Strava did to the power curve.  You used to be able to go to a spot and it would tell you the time.  Now it just shows 1 sec, 15 sec, 1 min, 5, 10, 20, 30 min, ect..
I was assuming this was a bug and it would be fixed. Do you think it's intentional?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on June 01, 2014, 05:35:20 AM
Do you think it's intentional?


I hope not.




Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: alexvpaq on June 01, 2014, 09:04:13 AM
I don't like the new strava.  I can't even zoom on a specific part of a ride. How dumb is that?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on June 01, 2014, 09:09:19 AM
Can't create a segment from a selection. There's no longer a comparison. It's watered down
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on June 01, 2014, 10:29:16 AM
We are no longer the customers, so they no longer care.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: alexvpaq on June 01, 2014, 11:38:14 AM
I guess you're right. Back to garmin connect then. ;)


Ah I forgot. There was this debate on helmets on slowtwitch and these debates annoy me to no end in the sense that Yeah. when you crash,  you may not hit your head but in the off chance you do... seriously. Wear one. Ain't it enough we're wearing freaking lycra while riding at 20-30mph and that's our only protection...
And I searched for a comparison to bike helmets and think I've found a pretty good one.

http://forum.slowtwitch.com/cgi-bin/gforum.cgi?post=5106495#5106495
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on June 01, 2014, 12:16:48 PM
Another beauty of a day, too bad I've been working since 5:30am #lifeofanitperson
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: jonesy on June 01, 2014, 07:09:31 PM
Hey WC,

Recommend a bike shop in West Chester for my sister-in-law. I just built up a MTB/Hybrid for her. I'm thinking Bike Line. Others?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on June 01, 2014, 08:28:06 PM
My friend, who 6 months ago couldn't crack 30 minutes up south mountain, and is 6'1" 210lb, held my wheel 3/4 of the way up the hill today on his way to setting a pr of 27:21, which puts him 69/1950 on the leaderboard. I really enjoy watching people improve with such big gains.

He repaid the favor by showing me the way back down the hill so I could finally pr over my time from two years ago.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on June 01, 2014, 08:35:27 PM
Nice
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on June 01, 2014, 08:46:58 PM
Hey WC,

Recommend a bike shop in West Chester for my sister-in-law. I just built up a MTB/Hybrid for her. I'm thinking Bike Line. Others?
Yeah in WC, BikeLine is the place to go, the other few shops, well, don't go there.  Is she right in WC?  There's a better shop in Ardmore, but that is ~20 miles east of WC.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on June 01, 2014, 08:48:58 PM
And now I'm reading that one of my regular customers from the hotel died in a fiery plane crash. He owns a 7000 ft home within the resort and worth 2bil.

 :o
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: jonesy on June 01, 2014, 09:41:59 PM
Yeah in WC, BikeLine is the place to go, the other few shops, well, don't go there.  Is she right in WC?  There's a better shop in Ardmore, but that is ~20 miles east of WC.

She's on the outskirts of WC near Westtown.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on June 01, 2014, 09:46:28 PM
Scary. Private plane? Small plane?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on June 01, 2014, 09:50:19 PM
Private jet. Its on every news site in america.

http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-massachusetts-plane-crash-lewis-katz-inquirer-20140601-story.html
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on June 02, 2014, 07:51:22 AM
She's on the outskirts of WC near Westtown.
Nice, I too live in Westtown Township :thumbsup:   Yeah Bike Line is the place to go then.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on June 02, 2014, 08:39:17 AM
"John it's my pleasure to upgrade you. Thank you for not whining and begging. "


- NYC USAC upgrade guy

Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on June 02, 2014, 08:43:12 AM
 :bday:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on June 02, 2014, 08:48:12 AM
Anyone here good at looking at data in WKO?  I may or may not have hit 1500+ watts yesterday (coming out of a turn, the only time I was in a good gear, high cadence jump to get around someone).  It almost looks legit to me, but ive never really looked at spikes this close before.  I want to believe I did hit that number but im not 100% positive about it
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: jsutkeepspinning on June 02, 2014, 10:38:45 AM
what was your previous max? if it was something like 1400+ it might be legit. If it was closer to 1000 or 1100 it probbaly was just a spike (i had a similar thing happen on one of my rides back when i used a quarq. I hit something like 1750 over 200 watts higher than my peak ever).
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: <gmt> on June 02, 2014, 10:39:57 AM
if you see one data point where the power and cadence are doubled compared to their neighboring data points then it's likely an error.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: jsutkeepspinning on June 02, 2014, 10:41:19 AM
Just took a quick look via strava. The next number is 900 something. Looks like an error. Sorry.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on June 02, 2014, 01:27:55 PM
Cycling friend of mine died yesterday. Nobody knows anything, except that he just didn't wake up.  :(
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on June 02, 2014, 01:30:32 PM
 :/
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on June 02, 2014, 01:32:17 PM
 :( :(
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on June 02, 2014, 01:46:42 PM
Sorry to hear umd, that's terrible.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on June 02, 2014, 01:54:04 PM
This very much could have cost Bongiorno a win, idiot fan.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKn5IoR5ylg
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on June 02, 2014, 02:02:01 PM
god I hate cycling fans that get so close. stay at the edge of the road!

Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: <gmt> on June 02, 2014, 02:04:48 PM
sorry to hear about your friend umd
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on June 02, 2014, 02:30:49 PM
god I hate cycling fans that get so close. stay at the edge of the road!

(http://texastailwind.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/contador-alpe-duez.jpg)
 
 
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on June 02, 2014, 03:04:07 PM
Mick Rogers was telling some folks to F off and the idiot in the rainbow stripes was getting real close to Quintanna and Uran when they came by as well, he didn't learn.  The English announcers were saying someone from Bongiorno's team car would pay the guy a visit, I hope they did.


That win would have been huge for Bongiorno and his team, and the dude might have ruined it.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ericm979 on June 02, 2014, 03:38:15 PM
Bongiorno got dropped hard by Rodgers, so he probably would not have been able to keep up.

But since that idiot shoved him we'll never know.


Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on June 02, 2014, 06:09:33 PM
Bongiorno got dropped hard by Rodgers, so he probably would not have been able to keep up.

But since that idiot shoved him we'll never know.
Did you even watch the clip I posted?  He was right on Roger's wheel when the fan pushed him
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on June 02, 2014, 08:57:45 PM
Did you even watch the clip I posted?  He was right on Roger's wheel when the fan pushed him


Any close and they may as well have been riding the same bike
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on June 02, 2014, 10:04:18 PM
Just changed teams officially.   Switched from the hardcore super-local team with the elite/1/2 young guys, to a mellower team with a bunch of other 40+ cat 3s, who also happen to be my friends and the guys I ride and race with all the time.


Both teams are small.  I didn't know whether to write an email to the old team, tell them in person, or just blow it off and let them figure it out when I show up in a different kit.  Decided on an email, even though it seems so weird -- like breaking up with somebody who probably doesn't really care if you break up with them, but on the other hand would be annoyed if they saw you with somebody else. 


Anyway, it's done!  Looking forward to racing with actual teammates and peers.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on June 03, 2014, 08:27:03 AM
Nice, good luck!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: jonesy on June 03, 2014, 10:03:53 AM
Nice, I too live in Westtown Township :thumbsup:   Yeah Bike Line is the place to go then.

Thanks.

And sorry about your roads this year. That's some rough stuff.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on June 03, 2014, 11:26:43 AM
today I get home from the tuesday ride and think "man, I really suck" then see a 5m power pr  :thumbsup:

I still wasn't first up the hill though, went too early and ended up being the lead out for some other guys.  :hammer:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Seth on June 03, 2014, 11:29:32 AM
Just changed teams officially.   Switched from the hardcore super-local team with the elite/1/2 young guys, to a mellower team with a bunch of other 40+ cat 3s, who also happen to be my friends and the guys I ride and race with all the time.


Both teams are small.  I didn't know whether to write an email to the old team, tell them in person, or just blow it off and let them figure it out when I show up in a different kit.  Decided on an email, even though it seems so weird -- like breaking up with somebody who probably doesn't really care if you break up with them, but on the other hand would be annoyed if they saw you with somebody else. 


Anyway, it's done!  Looking forward to racing with actual teammates and peers.

Awesome! Sounds like a good/better fit. Congrats on the upgrade btw. Now come to Tulsa with that new kit and kick some Cry Baby Hill ass!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on June 03, 2014, 02:11:41 PM

Thanks.And sorry about your roads this year. That's some rough stuff.

No problem, and if she needs any help or anything feel free to reach out to me.  Rough is putting it nicely.


today I get home from the tuesday ride and think "man, I really suck" then see a 5m power pr  :thumbsup:

I still wasn't first up the hill though, went too early and ended up being the lead out for some other guys.  :hammer:

You still might suck  :P
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on June 03, 2014, 02:15:07 PM
no way dude, ewang chart says i'm cat 1.  :lol:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: mike868y on June 03, 2014, 03:45:39 PM
is it weird that i'm actually looking forward to the bike commuting/early morning training/9-6 lifestyle? maybe i'm just bored of not being busy, but I'm really excited to start working/bike commuting again. nothing beats that sunrise ride.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: guttertech on June 03, 2014, 04:54:41 PM
is it weird that i'm actually looking forward to the bike commuting/early morning training/9-6 lifestyle? maybe i'm just bored of not being busy, but I'm really excited to start working/bike commuting again. nothing beats that sunrise ride.

I think it's cool. I found out we have showers and bike lockers at work so I'll be on that bandwagon too a couple times a week. It's nice to start the day with a ride.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: mike868y on June 03, 2014, 04:59:12 PM
yeah we have showers and a gym. no bike lockers but last summer when I interned they let me keep my bike in a supply closet. haven't yet confirmed if i can do that again, but I see no reason why I wouldn't be able to. i'd definitely be bummed if i couldn't.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on June 04, 2014, 12:03:01 PM
a bike commuter was sitting in on my casual coffee ride with a friend today, then attacked. We didn't know he was there, then laughed, then I chased after him.

Fred racing on a Wednesday morning!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on June 04, 2014, 01:08:31 PM
Dropped off my car to get fixed, this is the only rental they had, I don't like it one bit, seriously. Steers like a boat.
(http://i.imgur.com/PPuaNgAl.jpg)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on June 04, 2014, 02:24:56 PM
That's a Fred car.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on June 04, 2014, 02:36:21 PM
(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01728/flintstone-car_1728691a.gif)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on June 04, 2014, 02:44:29 PM
glad some linked it before I was forced to
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on June 04, 2014, 04:44:44 PM
 :lol:  to all three of you.  A mustang GT may be nice, but this bobo v6 isn't.  The interior is terrible, steering box is so loose, merican made!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: alexvpaq on June 04, 2014, 07:20:44 PM
My uncle had an older V6 automatic mustang. He let me drive it and I had a hard time reaching 60mph on the highway, it drove like a boat, at least it was comfortable inside and it was nice not to have a roof but my suzuki aerio had way more torque than that and feels better.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ericm979 on June 04, 2014, 07:22:53 PM
Did you even watch the clip I posted?  He was right on Roger's wheel when the fan pushed him

I saw it on the coverage.  He was on Roger's wheel then.  But he dropped much more time than simply having to stop would have cost.  So I think he was getting close to cracking already.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on June 05, 2014, 10:40:24 AM
I saw it on the coverage.  He was on Roger's wheel then.  But he dropped much more time than simply having to stop would have cost.  So I think he was getting close to cracking already.
Maybe and I am not trying to argue with you, but when something like that happens, it could do all kinds of funny things to your body and mind, this guy was close to the biggest win of his career and would have been great for his small team, then all the sudden some a hole almost knocks you off your bike!


I know personally, when I crashed in races and got back in, my HR would skyrocket, my adrenaline is pumping and it takes a while to settle down, he had no time to settle as he was climbing a massive mountain.  An I am sure in his mind he was thinking, "that just cost me the win".


Mick Rogers looked super string, but we'll never really know, and it's a shame it happened.


 
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on June 05, 2014, 11:51:53 AM
getting pushed, having to go anaerobic to try and make it up... could be catastrophic.


Probably didn't change the outcome, but it may have and we can't really know. Either way, you have to be a huge ****ing idiot to think it's OK to touch a pro athlete while they are racing like that.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on June 05, 2014, 12:05:57 PM
ride this morning was hard, since we are trying to revive the old training ride I took more than my share of time in the wind and am really curious what my NP was for just the effort part of the ride, which was 35 minutes out of a 2.25 hour ride, how do I do this? I can get NP for the whole ride and AP for any selection. Garmin Connect does NP but wont lme select a specific area, Strava doesn't do NP, and Golden Cheetah is complicated as ****.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on June 05, 2014, 12:09:44 PM
quit paying for strava, quit using golden cheetah, pay for cyclinganalytics.




or do the free bit on cyclinganalytics and select that portion of your ride.

for example, here is the meat of my ride last night, selected, out of the longer ride.
(http://i.imgur.com/MpKwkHS.png)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on June 05, 2014, 12:28:09 PM
You could probably crop your ride on connect to get the NP of that part, and then delete and re-upload it.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on June 05, 2014, 12:30:17 PM
that was pretty easy, ygduf, thanks!

EP + NP? 291 is like, harder than any crit I did all season.  :hammer:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on June 05, 2014, 12:41:13 PM
EP = xP = NP .. roughly. all the same idea.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on June 05, 2014, 12:43:08 PM
Couldn't you also just hit the lap button at the start of the hard part of the ride, then hit it again at the end of the hard part?  Then you could see all the neat info on the Garmin itself, then upload to GC and you will see the laps and all the data for each.


I believe you can also select a specific time frame in GC and get similar results.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on June 05, 2014, 12:49:25 PM
Making a selection in GC, then going back to the summary page, shows you x-power (which is their version of NP) for the selection.  This is a lot easier to do in CA though.


NP for a short time period sometimes isn't reflective of the actual effort though, especially if the period started or ended with a hard effort (like a sprint).
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on June 05, 2014, 01:22:05 PM
It was 35 minutes... as long as you keep it over 20 it should be pretty reasonable.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on June 05, 2014, 01:27:41 PM



NP for a short time period sometimes isn't reflective of the actual effort though, especially if the period started or ended with a hard effort (like a sprint).
I disagree, 35 minutes is a decent sample size, and was about the average length of my crits this season.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on June 05, 2014, 01:32:19 PM
anything over 15 minutes is pretty reliable. per cyclinganalytics guy.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on June 05, 2014, 01:41:43 PM
That's fine.  I didn't read carefully enough to get the actual length you were looking at.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on June 05, 2014, 01:53:43 PM
If I were still gonna race, I would get CyclingAnalytics, I like that it is all online and the guy contacted me himself after my trial and I did not buy.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on June 06, 2014, 08:04:26 AM
dislike

(http://i.imgur.com/G4rOILt.png)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on June 06, 2014, 11:05:56 AM
dislike. too hot.


(http://i.imgur.com/mYgMlP8.png)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on June 06, 2014, 11:54:10 AM
(http://scontent-a.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xpa1/t51.2885-15/923981_532659653512271_1392599104_n.jpg)


This definitely makes up for the coffee I had with breakfast at the restaurant in the hotel.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on June 06, 2014, 12:24:40 PM
88f was our low the other night  :lol:

The first couple of hot days were rough, but it's already getting easier. It's just that first week of thinking the world is going to end because both of the A/C in the house are running non stop, the car's gas mileage plummets to 18mpg, and wearing jeans is like going swimming.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on June 06, 2014, 01:14:55 PM
dislike

(http://i.imgur.com/G4rOILt.png)
Looks like perfect weather for a downtown crit, have fun :D   Keep the rubber side down GC.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on June 07, 2014, 10:59:34 AM
Watching UHC is nuts.  They let the break stay out until ~10 to go then they caught them with 3 to go...then they absolutely detonated the field.  With 4 UHC guys on the front (they have 5 here...one guy lead out a lap then pulled off) they controlled that race like it was theirs.  Crazy watching those guys
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on June 07, 2014, 11:07:40 AM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t1.0-9/10349091_10101098858795262_1953012191120343809_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: <gmt> on June 07, 2014, 12:36:30 PM
America needs a second crit domination team.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on June 07, 2014, 03:03:06 PM
I heard Ken won.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on June 07, 2014, 04:08:57 PM
That was hard.  Got pulled ~18 minutes in.  Had a good start...but man. 


Good thing I didn't come here just to race, otherwise it would make for a disappointing trip.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on June 07, 2014, 04:09:32 PM
I saw you on the TV
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: <gmt> on June 07, 2014, 04:56:06 PM
America needs a second crit domination team.

not Monster Media either.  I meant in the P1  :P
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on June 08, 2014, 08:13:56 AM
It's raining pretty good right now..and some lightning. Ugh
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on June 08, 2014, 10:00:41 AM
Didnt get a chance to see GC's race..hope it went well.  About to head down there now.  Will warm up on the trainer and maybe I will just start the race and stay on the back (as bad of a place as that is) as long as I can..since thats how it was going to happen anyways.  I didn't come here just for todays race, the course doesn't suit me very well...and by that I mean crybaby hill is a *****
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on June 08, 2014, 11:19:29 AM
I won :)   Race report later.




Wylde I saw you chatting with Seth from across the course but by the time I got over there you had split.  Got to meet Seth in person though which was cool.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on June 08, 2014, 12:47:55 PM
Wylde, are you racing today? I simply don't understand how you can drink all that beer you've been posting on instagram and still get on the bike the next morning. If I have so much as one drink, I can't even ride the next morning.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on June 08, 2014, 05:57:57 PM
For vicey


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CK9YjEBM_GY
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: <gmt> on June 08, 2014, 06:50:42 PM
that cry baby race was amazing.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on June 08, 2014, 06:55:43 PM
Best rave I've ever watched by far
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on June 08, 2014, 07:23:29 PM
I wasn't there :(    are the streams available for re-watching?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on June 08, 2014, 07:35:13 PM
They should be once they upload them
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on June 08, 2014, 09:00:35 PM
Watching UHC is nuts.  They let the break stay out until ~10 to go then they caught them with 3 to go...then they absolutely detonated the field.  With 4 UHC guys on the front (they have 5 here...one guy lead out a lap then pulled off) they controlled that race like it was theirs.  Crazy watching those guys


Sounds about right...
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on June 08, 2014, 09:01:46 PM
America needs a second crit domination team.


Give us a few years
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on June 08, 2014, 09:14:05 PM
I spread almost 10 yards of mulch today, holy **** I am sore as hell, I hurt al over.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on June 08, 2014, 10:36:55 PM
Wylde, are you racing today? I simply don't understand how you can drink all that beer you've been posting on instagram and still get on the bike the next morning. If I have so much as one drink, I can't even ride the next morning.


Yes I did "race".  I had just as much water as I did beer (which really wasnt much), plus I weigh quite a bit more than you and my body has always been awesome when it comes to processing alcohol/beer.



Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on June 08, 2014, 10:40:33 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t1.0-9/984092_10101100969305782_5002128225675859829_n.jpg)


Back in the box :(
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Seth on June 09, 2014, 10:25:53 AM
I wasn't there :(    are the streams available for re-watching?
They usually put them on their vimeo channel within a week or two after the races.

http://vimeo.com/user4010404
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on June 09, 2014, 12:53:13 PM
Watching UHC is nuts.  They let the break stay out until ~10 to go then they caught them with 3 to go...then they absolutely detonated the field.  With 4 UHC guys on the front (they have 5 here...one guy lead out a lap then pulled off) they controlled that race like it was theirs.  Crazy watching those guys


We did exactly this at the Tour of Galena Crit
http://www.snowymountainphotography.com/Sports/Road-Racing/TourofGalena-2014/i-xg6C5RB/A
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on June 09, 2014, 01:00:19 PM
I want to play.


(http://i.imgur.com/Im7a6kol.jpg)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on June 09, 2014, 02:21:18 PM
Four cat 2 upgrade points in my first race as a 3... that was unexpected.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on June 09, 2014, 04:00:33 PM
3 hours in Chicago is looking like 7. This isn't looking good for Southwest as far as me using them again
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on June 09, 2014, 04:06:00 PM
Four cat 2 upgrade points in my first race as a 3... that was unexpected.

baller
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Seth on June 09, 2014, 04:43:59 PM
Four cat 2 upgrade points in my first race as a 3... that was unexpected.
Haha nicely done! You played that race perfectly.

I never give a crap about upgrade points or how them are earned really, but I didn't think you got upgrade points in the Masters races? Do you?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on June 09, 2014, 04:53:35 PM
I didn't think you got upgrade points in the Masters races? Do you?


You do, they count like any other mixed category race, meaning only the racers of equal or better category count in the field size, for the points calculation.


It doesn't really matter though, even if through some miracle I earned enough points to upgrade to 2, I probably wouldn't upgrade.  i am fairly confident I am approaching my maximum potential right here :)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on June 09, 2014, 04:55:50 PM
There's a max number of points that can come from Master's fields, otherwise you're right. You might surprise yourself. Sneak into 2s and live forevermore as a m123 guy.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: <gmt> on June 09, 2014, 04:56:56 PM
that rule only applies to 2-1 upgrades
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on June 09, 2014, 05:22:21 PM
oic!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on June 09, 2014, 05:36:41 PM
3 hours in Chicago is looking like 7. This isn't looking good for Southwest as far as me using them again

About to board plane number 2. I've been in this airport too long.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on June 09, 2014, 05:39:13 PM
Some masters races may not meet distance or time requirements, but as long as those requirements are met and you only count your category or higher then it doesn't matter (10 points max for 2->1 notwithstanding).
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on June 09, 2014, 07:16:17 PM
3 hours in Chicago is looking like 7. This isn't looking good for Southwest as far as me using them again
It's not a Southwest thing, it's an airport/airlines thing, and it sucks.  Safe travels!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on June 09, 2014, 09:02:46 PM
3 hours in Chicago is looking like 7. This isn't looking good for Southwest as far as me using them again
lol. My experience with Southwest is that they are 99.9% on time, in fact, I've never been late to my destination with them, yet it seems like with other airlines I'm ALWAYS late. Hawaiian, American, Delta, America West... I can count on one hand how many times I've flown each one of those, and I've been late almost every time. Southwest? Probably boarded 50+ times and NEVER late.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on June 09, 2014, 09:22:27 PM
Most of the time, planes are late because of factors outside of the airlines control.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on June 09, 2014, 10:14:15 PM
the whole operation of airports is beyond complex. it's amazing they are as close as they generally are.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on June 09, 2014, 11:17:21 PM
There was something wrong with the plane they first put us on. We sat on the plan for an hour, then they told us we were going to have to switch planes...they never did tell us why. They weren't sure when or what plane. One was scheduled to land at 4:35 so we ended up using that one. Got to Detroit at 7est.   Had to wait an extra 4 hours for a ~60 minute flight
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Seth on June 10, 2014, 12:43:54 PM
http://vimeo.com/97758269
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: heppm01 on June 10, 2014, 01:50:10 PM
Is there some process to contest somebody flagging a Strava segment as hazardous? There is a half mile climb on a lightly traveled road, repaved last year, with a good 2' of clean asphalt to the right of the white line. The only thing I can think of is that the speed limit there is 55 mph but the same it true for basically every road in the county and most of them are in far crappier shape.

Segment: http://app.strava.com/segments/1109312
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on June 10, 2014, 01:58:34 PM
1. Tulsa Tough is a top notch event. It's well run from start to finish, the city supports it enthusiastically, the courses are great, the crowds are insane and it's just the coolest thing to see yourself on the jumbotron. Plus it's a fun place to visit. I grew up in Tulsa and couldn't wait to move away, but this was the first time I've ever been back (since 1985!) where I really had a good time. Some great restaurants, fun stuff to do, and it's all easygoing. I wouldn't want to move back there or anything, but I had a very enjoyable weekend. Next year I'd like to do both the Masters A and B fields for all three races.

2. Crits are way more fun than road races. From now on I think I'll do RRs only when there's a compelling reason to (local races, supporting teammates, etc).
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on June 10, 2014, 01:59:23 PM
Is there some process to contest somebody flagging a Strava segment as hazardous?


You could try emailing support@strava.com.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on June 10, 2014, 02:24:36 PM
There were no masters for Friday, but you would still be able to do the Cat 3 race.  If I ever make it out of cat 4, I would like to race Friday nights course
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Seth on June 10, 2014, 02:26:56 PM
1. Tulsa Tough is a top notch event. It's well run from start to finish, the city supports it enthusiastically, the courses are great, the crowds are insane and it's just the coolest thing to see yourself on the jumbotron. Plus it's a fun place to visit. I grew up in Tulsa and couldn't wait to move away, but this was the first time I've ever been back (since 1985!) where I really had a good time. Some great restaurants, fun stuff to do, and it's all easygoing. I wouldn't want to move back there or anything, but I had a very enjoyable weekend. Next year I'd like to do both the Masters A and B fields for all three races.

2. Crits are way more fun than road races. From now on I think I'll do RRs only when there's a compelling reason to (local races, supporting teammates, etc).
Yes! You should absolutely do more races next time. And yes... crits are way more fun than road races (IMO) also. Such a blast.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on June 10, 2014, 06:00:49 PM
Is there some process to contest somebody flagging a Strava segment as hazardous? There is a half mile climb on a lightly traveled road, repaved last year, with a good 2' of clean asphalt to the right of the white line. The only thing I can think of is that the speed limit there is 55 mph but the same it true for basically every road in the county and most of them are in far crappier shape.

Segment: http://app.strava.com/segments/1109312 (http://app.strava.com/segments/1109312)


Nope. And I wouldn't bother emailing them. Re-make the segment. If you want one to stick around, make a private one, and then you can at least see your times.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on June 10, 2014, 06:52:08 PM
Nope. And I wouldn't bother emailing them. Re-make the segment. If you want one to stick around, make a private one, and then you can at least see your times.

This. Although they have told me that they are working on some kind of system to deal with it. The only way they will reverse a segment flag is if you were the one who flagged it.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on June 10, 2014, 07:15:26 PM
And ambassadors cannot remove flags or edit flagged segments. Sorry
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: heppm01 on June 10, 2014, 08:26:20 PM
And ambassadors cannot remove flags or edit flagged segments. Sorry
Kinda what I was hinting at but I didn't want to take advantage. Thanks anyways - I've made a new segment.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on June 10, 2014, 09:25:33 PM
I don't mind fixing segments when I can. It's interesting to see different stuff. And there's like a 50% chance I put your name in the segment title!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: wens on June 11, 2014, 06:28:45 PM
There were no masters for Friday, but you would still be able to do the Cat 3 race.  If I ever make it out of cat 4, I would like to race Friday nights course

That race last year ranged from nerve racking to terrifying. A whole lot of people for how tight that course is.

I'd probably do it again, but if you do it you need to be ready for people drive bombing every corner, and all of the associated crashing.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on June 12, 2014, 08:12:51 AM
I'm starting to get the feeling again that I wasted my time and money getting my MBA  :banghead:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on June 12, 2014, 06:59:23 PM
Southwest sent everyone in my flight a $100 voucher
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on June 12, 2014, 07:07:05 PM
I recommend using it to visit California where it's nice and cool. Do Swamis then head up for Simi, then visit umd for whatever reason and learn what a hill is.  :D :P :P
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on June 12, 2014, 07:11:54 PM
then visit umd for whatever reason

lol
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on June 12, 2014, 09:17:35 PM
heh...I wont be doing another trip until next year.  Im going to see if they can extend the expiration of the voucher by a few days..you need to have traveled by the time it expires.  It expires on June 10th 2015...Tulsa Tough is June 12-14th (which would likely be the next time I would fly).


Although, California does sound tempting..just no time soon
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on June 13, 2014, 08:10:02 AM
I got a new computer at work..runs so much nicer (with windows 7) that I didn't even realize the old one was slowing down
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: makel on June 13, 2014, 09:33:12 AM
TwitterII?
 Wow!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on June 13, 2014, 09:59:33 AM
TwitterII?
 Wow!
:wha:
Look who it is!
 
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on June 13, 2014, 03:25:29 PM
If my life were uneventful I don't know what I would do.  Got a call round midnight that my mother in law had to be taken to hospital, had surgery today.  My in laws have been in the hospital more times than I can count, all of them.  Work has been chaos lately, kinda good as there is plenty of work to do, and my kids and their activities are becoming more demanding of my time.  Don't get me wrong, it could be much worse, I just feel like I can't ever catch my breath.  I have come to the realization that I have very little free time anymore, and my activities may have to take a back seat.


Might look like this soon
(http://www.tritalk.co.uk/forums/userpix/15875_20071014hippy_fat_lampre_vegemite_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: <gmt> on June 13, 2014, 03:38:27 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTDEVUlCClk
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: jonesy on June 13, 2014, 03:59:47 PM
Epic.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: MidgetMaestro on June 13, 2014, 04:08:57 PM
If my life were uneventful I don't know what I would do.  Got a call round midnight that my mother in law had to be taken to hospital, had surgery today.  My in laws have been in the hospital more times than I can count, all of them.  Work has been chaos lately, kinda good as there is plenty of work to do, and my kids and their activities are becoming more demanding of my time.  Don't get me wrong, it could be much worse, I just feel like I can't ever catch my breath.  I have come to the realization that I have very little free time anymore, and my activities may have to take a back seat.


Might look like this soon
(http://www.tritalk.co.uk/forums/userpix/15875_20071014hippy_fat_lampre_vegemite_1.jpg)

I feel ya WC. No kids, but all the other issues.  :hug:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on June 13, 2014, 08:27:50 PM
 :beer:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on June 13, 2014, 11:39:10 PM
Got home today and one of my air conditioners (upstairs where my bedroom is) was blowing hot air so now I'm in a hotel and it's cold.

Ugh
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on June 14, 2014, 12:25:54 AM
lol
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on June 14, 2014, 08:19:56 AM
That wasn't my reaction. I hope it's a cheap fix, worried it might be done for since the unit is 30 years old.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on June 14, 2014, 11:18:37 AM
it's inconceivable for me to think that your post was anything other than baiting someone to say you're silly for staying in a hotel because 1/2 your air conditioners are out of order so you could argue and say how hot Phoenix is at night.



Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on June 14, 2014, 12:17:04 PM
This is the twitter thread,  I just thought it was for random things.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on June 14, 2014, 12:53:12 PM
ok then. how hot was it? looks like nighttime temps are around 80 and you have half ac downstairs.

also, no couch to sleep on where there is AC? Seems like a lot of hassle & $$ to get a motel because it's like 80f for a couple nights, no? Maybe you still have some hookup where you used to work that makes it nbd.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: guttertech on June 14, 2014, 02:06:45 PM
Our teammate Sally won cat 2 state championship RR today, so that's cool.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: mike868y on June 14, 2014, 03:29:09 PM
ok then. how hot was it? looks like nighttime temps are around 80 and you have half ac downstairs.

also, no couch to sleep on where there is AC? Seems like a lot of hassle & $$ to get a motel because it's like 80f for a couple nights, no? Maybe you still have some hookup where you used to work that makes it nbd.


sometimes i think vl just likes spending money for the sake of it.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on June 14, 2014, 03:45:22 PM
ok then. how hot was it? looks like nighttime temps are around 80 and you have half ac downstairs.

also, no couch to sleep on where there is AC? Seems like a lot of hassle & $$ to get a motel because it's like 80f for a couple nights, no? Maybe you still have some hookup where you used to work that makes it nbd.

it was 95f not 80. I'm not going to lay in bed sweating all night not sleeping because I'm too cheap to spend 50 bucks on a hotel room with air conditioning, that's silly, being miserable for the sake of saving a few bucks.

Our low temperatures happen about 4am, and typically at midnight it's still close to 100f. I don't live in the suburbs where it cools off at night.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on June 14, 2014, 03:45:58 PM
Our teammate Sally won cat 2 state championship RR today, so that's cool.
and won it like a boss. And won the state championship crit, too.

That woman is going places!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on June 14, 2014, 03:46:20 PM
I just thought it was funny, so I laughed.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: <gmt> on June 15, 2014, 04:53:06 PM
(http://i59.tinypic.com/4hr15.jpg)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on June 15, 2014, 05:28:15 PM
pure o2 in that suit!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on June 16, 2014, 01:09:49 PM
So tired today.  I just want to go back to sleep!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on June 17, 2014, 08:22:33 AM
Like a dick I'm always the first one to the ride,  now I just wait wait wait.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: jsutkeepspinning on June 17, 2014, 08:56:24 AM
I'm normally early. Having missed the start of a few different rides before, it isn't worth it to not be 5 minutes early.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on June 17, 2014, 11:39:39 AM
usual gibberish:

teammate says to me today, while pointing at his capo team kit, "this is the worst kit I have, I hate wearing it, I just didn't do my laundry". He wears rapha, donkey label, and assos usually and then I realized what I sound like when I ***** about the team kits...

actual question:

What's the expected life of a dura ace cassette? I'm at 9,100 miles on mine and just installed the third chain of its life and it's skipping a bit at times, mostly when pulling away from an intersection and then when I was setting strava records up short hills today.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on June 17, 2014, 11:45:06 AM
Ive never used Dura Ace...but I would guess not that much?  Arent the last few cogs titanium?  If its skipping I would replace it, especially with that many miles on it.  I think im close to 6k on my Ultegra and im going to get a new one soon.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on June 17, 2014, 12:19:10 PM
9,100 miles on mine and  it's skipping a bit at times


seems likely the lifecycle is about 9100 miles.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on June 17, 2014, 12:37:55 PM

seems likely the lifecycle is about 9100 miles.
Oh come on. You know you don't have to be snarky 24/7, right?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on June 17, 2014, 01:00:25 PM
what kind of answer do you want? you rode it 9000 miles and it's about dead. That is self-answering!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on June 17, 2014, 01:05:03 PM
 :lol:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on June 17, 2014, 01:23:54 PM
That actually seems like a lot on a cassette. Especially if you then go put a new chain on it.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on June 17, 2014, 01:49:28 PM
That actually seems like a lot on a cassette. Especially if you then go put a new chain on it.


I think I have cassettes with more miles on them, but they aren't DA and they aren't being ridden in Phoenix. I'm sure the weather/dust/grit/rain in different places leads to different life spans.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on June 17, 2014, 02:10:37 PM
I have no idea how many miles are on mine, since I change wheels around, and cassettes around between wheels, so often.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on June 17, 2014, 02:10:49 PM
I think your cassette is dead.  I also think DA cassettes have about the shortest lifespan of any cassette out there.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on June 17, 2014, 03:11:49 PM
I got a new cassette, will find out tomorrow if that was the problem.

all I could get in 11-28t was ****ty ultegra, probably not even worth riding my bike now.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on June 17, 2014, 03:26:06 PM
I got a new cassette, will find out tomorrow if that was the problem.

all I could get in 11-28t was ****ty ultegra, probably not even worth riding my bike now.

Nope, might as well throw it out. 
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on June 17, 2014, 03:35:57 PM
I'm going to sell the frame soon. When I do that maybe I'll get the right cassette.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Seth on June 18, 2014, 12:06:34 AM
http://vimeo.com/98460227
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on June 18, 2014, 07:45:00 AM
I'd like to be in that race next year
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on June 18, 2014, 07:54:30 AM
I'd like to be in that race next year


That's a P/1 race, is that in the cards for you by next year?  Or do you mean not that field specifically.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on June 18, 2014, 09:28:58 AM
That's a P/1 race, is that in the cards for you by next year? 


Yes
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on June 18, 2014, 02:11:19 PM
Awesome.  They are calling for potentially severe thunderstorms right when I am able to get on the bike, lasting through the early evening. 
 
:effyou:
 
I will get my workout in one way or another.  It just better be on the road.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on June 19, 2014, 11:53:28 AM
@WCRoadie:  if I were to come down for Iron Hill, potentially along with another NE masters racer named after a gardening implement, can we hang out at your house all day between the 4am Masters qualifier and the midnight headliner (or whatever the actual times are)?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Seth on June 19, 2014, 01:50:05 PM
I'd like to be in that race next year
Do it!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Seth on June 20, 2014, 09:19:35 AM
Speciale, I have a friend that is in Algonquin, IL right now and he has offered to bring me back some beer from the area. I was looking for Half Acre and Pipeworks. I think he has found most of that, but do you have any suggestion on a great bottle shop that has a good craft beer selection near the Algonquin area? I don't think he really has any plans to drive into the city.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on June 20, 2014, 09:31:03 AM
I know you asked Tim, but the Binny's in St Charles had an awesome selection.  I would think the rest of them do too?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on June 20, 2014, 10:31:54 AM
I know you asked Tim, but the Binny's in St Charles had an awesome selection.  I would think the rest of them do too?


Pretty much the case, especially in Algonquin. Off the top of my head I can't think of anything in the area that is unique. 


If he's here for TOAD he should stop at a gas station in Wisconsin and pick up some New Glarus brews.  Spotted Cow, Totally Naked, Fat Squirrel.  They are all good...
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Post by: Seth on June 20, 2014, 10:46:23 AM
Pretty much the case, especially in Algonquin. Off the top of my head I can't think of anything in the area that is unique. 

If he's here for TOAD he should stop at a gas station in Wisconsin and pick up some New Glarus brews.  Spotted Cow, Totally Naked, Fat Squirrel.  They are all good...

He actually isn't there to race, unfortunately. However, his first few days were with family in Lake Geneva so I did have him grab me a handful of New Glarus brews. I'm looking forward to getting into those.
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Post by: globecanvas on June 22, 2014, 07:51:43 AM
@WCRoadie:  if I were to come down for Iron Hill, potentially along with another NE masters racer named after a gardening implement, can we hang out at your house all day between the 4am Masters qualifier and the midnight headliner (or whatever the actual times are)?


bumpy bumpy!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on June 23, 2014, 07:24:25 PM
@WCRoadie:  if I were to come down for Iron Hill, potentially along with another NE masters racer named after a gardening implement, can we hang out at your house all day between the 4am Masters qualifier and the midnight headliner (or whatever the actual times are)?
Sorry bro, been so damn tied up with work the past few days I have not felt like being on a computer when I was not working.  I sent you some FB messages not too long ago.  Absolutely you can and that is so thoughtful of you to bring a hoe with you, but I have a wife and kids, but...  maybe I can send them away for the weekend and we can party, I'll get some coke, bring two hoes tho so we don't have to share  :D


Dudes, I am leaving the country tomorrow for a few days, I will be thinking of you guys while laying on the beach sipping pina colada's getting fat(er) sunning myself in the Dominican Republic.
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-KJ8t6ej_dsE/UjzqCq-HNgI/AAAAAAAAHC8/6iv-NLi8efQ/s1600/fat+guy.jpg)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on June 23, 2014, 07:30:45 PM
Back from a weekend of camping and it warmed up to 109 while I  was gone. Eff!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on June 25, 2014, 04:23:20 PM
Pouring again.  Gotta love summer pop up storms. As long as it isnt a downpour I will ride tonight.  I kind of need to ride tonight..TT tomorrow.  Dont want to race without riding the day before
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on June 25, 2014, 09:20:44 PM
I have consistently had much better race results when I have not ridden the day prior. I know that this defies all logic.
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Post by: Wylde06 on June 26, 2014, 01:56:27 PM
Not exactly sure why, but I am kind of looking forward to the TT tonight.  Clearly something is wrong with me.
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Post by: Seth on June 26, 2014, 02:15:45 PM
You might be a triathlete.
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Post by: ygduf on June 26, 2014, 02:20:06 PM
please. TTs are a cycling discipline. Does no one respect Cancellara or Martin?
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Post by: <gmt> on June 26, 2014, 02:24:03 PM
me
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on June 26, 2014, 02:45:08 PM
You might be a triathlete.

No.  Running is dumb and the only swimming I do is post ride usually with a beer.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on June 26, 2014, 10:38:21 PM
I want a TT bike
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Post by: Speciale on June 29, 2014, 10:13:48 PM
Rabble rabble
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Post by: MidgetMaestro on June 29, 2014, 10:56:51 PM
 :sleepy:
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Post by: Wylde06 on June 30, 2014, 08:11:55 AM
I wish there were more races scheduled for July.  The one that I was going to do isn't happening now...and im pretty sure im not going to bother with the state road race.  There are like...2 or 3 races all month.  One of them, the cat 4 race starts at 8am and is 2 hours away...
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Post by: Vicelord on June 30, 2014, 02:11:58 PM
Looking at either west LA or Santa Barbara in october. Will be nice riding stoneware new.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on June 30, 2014, 02:13:32 PM
what is stoneware?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on June 30, 2014, 02:21:00 PM
Stoneware is best when new.  Can't settle with that used crap
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on June 30, 2014, 03:10:35 PM
what is stoneware?
a bizarre side-effect of overzealous autocorrect.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: <gmt> on June 30, 2014, 03:24:05 PM
(http://www.frommiryclaypottery.com/images/Bicycle_Mugs_July_2012.JPG)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on June 30, 2014, 03:45:04 PM
I want one of those
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on June 30, 2014, 03:51:39 PM
I want the black one.  It is special.  Must have the black one.  HOW MUCH FOR THE BLACK ONE!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: <gmt> on June 30, 2014, 05:53:25 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvZgwtpPmLY
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on June 30, 2014, 06:30:17 PM
Define "west LA"


Come to SB. I'll be nice to you, I promise.
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Post by: guttertech on June 30, 2014, 10:37:09 PM
Define "west LA"


Come to SB. I'll be nice to you, I promise.


Answering for VL because I'm going with him. Santa Monica/Pacific Palisades area. I'd say we're 90% coming to SB instead though.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on June 30, 2014, 11:37:19 PM
There's some good riding out in the Santa Monicas. You can take a day trip out there though. Or vice-versa.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on July 01, 2014, 10:47:26 AM
I should be able to get a good couple days of riding in this weekend.  Race Thursday, ~70 miles Friday, then whatever Saturday and Sunday. 
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Post by: heppm01 on July 02, 2014, 12:06:02 PM
Has anybody set up a Velogames TdF league yet?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on July 02, 2014, 03:02:51 PM
I completely forgot about that, I should probably do one...someone should set up a SC league
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: jsutkeepspinning on July 02, 2014, 04:03:11 PM
Enjoy fools. Here's my pretending to ride my bike (yes we actually hit 39.5 mph in the sprint)


http://youtu.be/m5gB4GWC7-k (http://youtu.be/m5gB4GWC7-k)
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Post by: jsutkeepspinning on July 02, 2014, 04:08:03 PM
3rd times a charm


enjoy


Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: guttertech on July 02, 2014, 08:05:35 PM
Enjoy fools. Here's my pretending to ride my bike (yes we actually hit 39.5 mph in the sprint)


http://youtu.be/m5gB4GWC7-k (http://youtu.be/m5gB4GWC7-k)


Nice. I like your position at 7:50 - almost at the front, just a little bit into the wind, but can respond to any move that goes.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: heppm01 on July 03, 2014, 10:40:44 AM
I completely forgot about that, I should probably do one...someone should set up a SC league
I just set one up - the code is 03153633.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on July 03, 2014, 11:54:32 AM
Enjoy fools. Here's my pretending to ride my bike (yes we actually hit 39.5 mph in the sprint)


http://youtu.be/m5gB4GWC7-k (http://youtu.be/m5gB4GWC7-k)


PFFFT

I had 39.5 in a turn
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Post by: makel on July 03, 2014, 01:22:46 PM
What happened to the website yesterday? I thought it was gone forevers  :'(
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: heppm01 on July 03, 2014, 01:28:29 PM

PFFFT

I had 39.5 in a turn
Airborne doesn't count.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on July 03, 2014, 01:50:37 PM
Connecting today still is spotty for me...anyone else?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: makel on July 03, 2014, 02:13:40 PM
It's just really slow.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: heppm01 on July 03, 2014, 03:26:09 PM
Connecting today still is spotty for me...anyone else?

Same here.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on July 03, 2014, 04:46:50 PM
Yeah
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on July 03, 2014, 05:34:47 PM
Website, Y U suck lately?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: jsutkeepspinning on July 03, 2014, 06:45:11 PM

PFFFT

I had 39.5 in a turn


Don't hate.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: MidgetMaestro on July 03, 2014, 10:38:41 PM
DC issues. Nothing I can do about it, supposedly shouldn't have any further issues.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on July 04, 2014, 07:12:02 AM
Installed Garmin Express the other day.  Bad idea.  Slowed my laptop down really bad..super laggy mouse movement, nothing was running right.  Finally got it uninstalled last  night and now everything works perfect.  Don't download/install garmin express.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on July 04, 2014, 10:05:10 PM
Sold my mountain bike today. Sale price was the same as my purchase price, only rode it about a dozen times. 
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Post by: WCroadie on July 05, 2014, 07:10:48 AM
Installed Garmin Express the other day.  Bad idea.  Slowed my laptop down really bad..super laggy mouse movement, nothing was running right.  Finally got it uninstalled last  night and now everything works perfect.  Don't download/install garmin express.
I've had no problems at all with it, but I am using a Mac.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on July 05, 2014, 07:16:32 AM
The Tour has started, not my favorite race, but it means cycling on TV everyday
(http://replygif.net/i/279.gif)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on July 05, 2014, 10:21:44 AM
I've had no problems at all with it, but I am using a Mac.


I don't think that was the whole problem...I found a process running that was taking up 4.5gb of memory.  I installed garmin express the same time I did a ton of windows updates (I rarely install them/shut my laptop completely down) and I think one of the updates installed something that my laptop uses.  I need to figure out how to disable that.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on July 05, 2014, 10:39:33 AM
Google the process and see what it is.  Also you should install the important/security updates, the others you can discard.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on July 05, 2014, 10:56:16 AM
When I saw it I did a search on it.  Its something for VAIO Care, which I don't think I need because I never run it.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on July 05, 2014, 04:57:55 PM
Delete that sh!t
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Creatre on July 07, 2014, 08:04:57 AM
Sold my mountain bike today. Sale price was the same as my purchase price, only rode it about a dozen times.

Nice!

I had a similar experience. I made $500 profit from my buy/sell price of the mountain bike I used 4 or 5 times. Mountain biking is meh, but was worth a shot! The profit I made was just an accidental bonus.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on July 07, 2014, 10:30:17 AM
Took my bike to the LBS Saturday.  Bottom bracket shell is all bubbled up..looks to me like some sort of corrosion, but im not sure so thats why I took it in.  Owner of the LBS took some pictures and is going to send them to Cannondale.  Lifetime warranty on the frame so we will see what happens.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on July 07, 2014, 10:51:17 AM
Took my bike to the LBS Saturday.  Bottom bracket shell is all bubbled up..looks to me like some sort of corrosion, but im not sure so thats why I took it in.  Owner of the LBS took some pictures and is going to send them to Cannondale.  Lifetime warranty on the frame so we will see what happens.

 :bday:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on July 07, 2014, 02:46:19 PM
I hate to say it, but this place is teh suck lately.  I am not blaming anyone or anything here, I guess just lack of participation.  It's sad cause I really like it here, I lurked on BF quickly today, I just don't think I could go back there.  I wish it weren't the case but I think this place is dying...
(http://rack.3.mshcdn.com/media/ZgkyMDEzLzA3LzIyL2I0L3NhZHB1Zy41YTliNC5naWYKcAl0aHVtYgk5NTB4NTM0IwplCWpwZw/60e01848/c20/sad-pug.jpg)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on July 07, 2014, 03:11:46 PM
We need to find a way to attract the ones that left/don't post anymore. 
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on July 07, 2014, 03:29:23 PM
We need to find a way to attract the ones that left/don't post anymore.


... everyone?


UMD barely posts in here, and he's the only one I think not posting to BF at this point.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: MidgetMaestro on July 07, 2014, 03:47:53 PM
I just don't have the time to put into the site anymore....real life sucks and there's a lot going on right now - work and family.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on July 07, 2014, 04:01:06 PM
UMD barely posts in here, and he's the only one I think not posting to BF at this point.

I haven't had much to say
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on July 07, 2014, 04:16:49 PM
Again, it's of no fault of anyone and I am not blaming anyone, just saying I am saddened about the state of SC.  I like it here a lot better than BF, and I feel like I am/was friends with the regulars here.  Like MM, my life has been an absolute whirlwind lately, I don't have a bunch of free time, it's a lot easier to browse here than BF.  I don't feel like dealing with all that other nonsense that happens there and reading 600 posts a day.


Maybe it's different now, who knows, but I like being able to come here and spend 5-10 minutes at the start of my day catching up with the folks here.  It's dying, no one's fault and I was just saying that it sucks, IMO.


I believe I am friends with most of the people here on FB so there's always that.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on July 07, 2014, 04:17:38 PM

... everyone?


UMD barely posts in here, and he's the only one I think not posting to BF at this point.
umd and WC
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Post by: Wylde06 on July 07, 2014, 04:19:34 PM
(http://carbonmarketwatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Resuscitate-credit-photobucket.gif)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on July 07, 2014, 04:37:08 PM
I love you guys, but we're way below critical mass here. 


The road racing (and masters racing) subforums over at the other place seem like a manageable size without too many irritating people (though there are some).  I often post the same thing in both places and there's just not enough activity here to start a conversation.  It's nobody's fault, it's just the way it is. 


I'll continue to read and contribute here as long as it continues to exist, though.  I sincerely appreciate the effort and soul that MM has put into this place.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: MidgetMaestro on July 07, 2014, 09:12:51 PM

I'll continue to read and contribute here as long as it continues to exist, though.  I sincerely appreciate the effort and soul that MM has put into this place.

Thanks GC. It's been the effort of every member of the community  :hug: . My mom's health has declined quickly and severely and all I do is drive back and forth between Ohio and NY. My work branch keeps getting bigger and bigger and the pressure is on to perform at 150%. The good news? If we hit $200k/wk profit for 4 weeks, we all go on a cruise...and that's looking more and more likely!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on July 07, 2014, 10:23:40 PM
Umd what day is the good ride in Santa Barbara?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on July 07, 2014, 11:46:52 PM
Umd what day is the good ride in Santa Barbara?

Sunday is the fast ride but the time of year you are looking at, it can really be hit or miss. There's a "lite" version on Tuesday / Thursday mornings. The Saturday ride is a longer ride with a bigger climb. Up until the climb its mostly the same course as Sunday; the pace over the shared portion is a little lighter than Sunday but you get a chance to hit the climb hard if you want.

Edit: There's also a group of us that hits Old San Marcos thursdays at lunch. And of course I can probably take some time off during the week to ride.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on July 07, 2014, 11:47:47 PM
The good news? If we hit $200k/wk profit for 4 weeks, we all go on a cruise...and that's looking more and more likely!

 :bday:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on July 08, 2014, 07:59:21 AM
MM - thoughts and prayers for your Mom
W - that is funny


Here is why I am fat, walk into work today, BOOM!  But, I will not eat any
(http://i.imgur.com/QCwVimsl.jpg)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on July 08, 2014, 08:06:05 AM
But, I will not eat any
(http://i.imgur.com/QCwVimsl.jpg)

DONT DO IT.  KEEP AWAY FROM THE EVIL
 
We have bagel day on Thursdays..I used to eat one on the Thursdays I race, then I realized I have no reason to be eating a bagel..race or not. 
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on July 08, 2014, 08:07:59 AM
Speaking of Thursday racing.  This Thursday is our Club Championship Omnium.  We really havent had a crit course to use this year, but one of the main guys in the club may have secured use of the race track in Toledo for this weeks race.  ~.7 mile oval with 14 degree banked turns.  Should be fun
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: heppm01 on July 08, 2014, 10:28:58 AM
Maybe it's different now, who knows, but I like being able to come here and spend 5-10 minutes at the start of my day catching up with the folks here.  It's dying, no one's fault and I was just saying that it sucks, IMO.

I just assumed it is a seasonal variation; I recall the same thing happening last summer. People's training is generally on autopilot, they are outside doing summer things, not a lot of new gear being purchased - the only thing really "new" for most people is what is going on in the pro race scene. I wouldn't give the eulogy quite yet.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on July 08, 2014, 12:01:10 PM
Sunday is the fast ride but the time of year you are looking at, it can really be hit or miss. There's a "lite" version on Tuesday / Thursday mornings. The Saturday ride is a longer ride with a bigger climb. Up until the climb its mostly the same course as Sunday; the pace over the shared portion is a little lighter than Sunday but you get a chance to hit the climb hard if you want.

Edit: There's also a group of us that hits Old San Marcos thursdays at lunch. And of course I can probably take some time off during the week to ride.

thanks. Guttertech is doing all of the planning, so I don't know what days we will be there. He wants to go to LA for two days and SB for two days, but I think there is plenty of good riding in SB for more time there.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on July 08, 2014, 11:41:41 PM
Selling house.


That's all.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on July 09, 2014, 01:47:28 AM
Moving to CO?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on July 09, 2014, 07:39:16 AM
We could be neighbors  :thumbsup:  (maybe)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on July 09, 2014, 12:38:25 PM
my effing power meter died, I think. I tried new battery, powering the garmin off/on, disable/enable power sensor, etc. It won't pair. HRM works fine... eff.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on July 09, 2014, 12:51:02 PM
my effing power meter died, I think. I tried new battery, powering the garmin off/on, disable/enable power sensor, etc. It won't pair. HRM works fine... eff.
my $2500 offer for my still working like a champ PT deep dish carbon clinchers still stands, hardly ridden this year  :P


Sorry to hear, that stuff pisses me off when things break.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on July 09, 2014, 01:56:43 PM
Power meters are inherently flaky. I'm surprised they ever work at all.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on July 09, 2014, 01:58:57 PM
my $2500 offer for my still working like a champ PT deep dish carbon clinchers still stands, hardly ridden this year  :P


Sorry to hear, that stuff pisses me off when things break.


... deep section. deep dish is pizza.


and you can get a set of 68mm clinchers at racerims right now for $700, new.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on July 09, 2014, 02:05:27 PM

... deep section. deep dish is pizza.


and you can get a set of 68mm clinchers at racerims right now for $700, new.
Don't ever question me about pizza, EVAR!


But do they come with a G3 powermeter?  Answer me that.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on July 09, 2014, 02:43:38 PM
It works now.

There is no explanation why.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on July 09, 2014, 02:59:57 PM
I should send my Dr's office a bill for cancelling my apointment today..this morning.  Didn't find out until I showed up.   :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: rando on July 09, 2014, 09:12:31 PM
I hate to say it, but this place is teh suck ... this place is dying...

I'll miss you.  No one else though.  Maybe Y but just a little.  Possibly a few others not actively driving the site down.
 
(http://i.imgur.com/hlsvsUi.gif)
 
Much Love,
 
Randonneuse
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on July 09, 2014, 09:32:00 PM

I'll miss you.  No one else though.  Maybe Y but just a little.  Possibly a few others not actively driving the site down.
 

This is a very interesting quote.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on July 10, 2014, 07:50:58 AM

I'll miss you.  No one else though.  Maybe Y but just a little.  Possibly a few others not actively driving the site down.
 
(http://i.imgur.com/hlsvsUi.gif)
 
Much Love,
 
Randonneuse
:hug:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on July 10, 2014, 11:20:08 AM

I'll miss you.  No one else though.  Maybe Y but just a little.  Possibly a few others not actively driving the site down.
 
(http://i.imgur.com/hlsvsUi.gif)
 
Much Love,
 
Randonneuse


this kid looks JUST LIKE my nephew in Phoenix
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: guttertech on July 10, 2014, 11:24:55 AM
VL went down today when a landscaping truck pulled in front of him/hit him. I skipped the ride this morning so I don't have a lot of details - he's alive and responsive in the right ways but it sounds like he got banged up pretty badly. They're running xrays/tests/etc. at the hospital now. It happened on a descent so I suspect he was going pretty fast. Stay safe guys.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on July 10, 2014, 11:48:11 AM
Ouch, that sucks. Sending positive thoughts his way.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on July 10, 2014, 11:48:25 AM
 :(
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Creatre on July 10, 2014, 11:54:08 AM
Dang hope he's all good.

Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: jonesy on July 10, 2014, 11:55:33 AM
 :(

Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on July 10, 2014, 12:31:43 PM
 :( :(



Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on July 10, 2014, 12:58:13 PM
 :( :( :(
Idiot drivers, hope he had his camera on and caught it, unless of course it was his fault.  Tell him I/we are all wishing him a speedy recovery.


Oh, how's the bike?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on July 10, 2014, 01:29:31 PM
He wanted to sell it and buy a new bike anyway. So hopefully the bike is trashed and he can use the insurance money to buy the new one :D
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on July 10, 2014, 02:24:49 PM
c'mon dudes. broadsiding a garbage truck is no joke. let's wait until we hear from him before being too light. :/
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on July 10, 2014, 02:28:17 PM
Landscape truck, not garbage, if we ever meet in real life, remind me to tell you the story about me and a garbage truck, classic.


I wasn't making a joke.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on July 10, 2014, 02:29:57 PM
I wasn't really joking. I was also thinking of my crash, I would have gladly traded a destroyed bike for less body damage.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Seth on July 10, 2014, 02:52:23 PM
Oh damn. Keep us updated, guttertech.

Heal up, VL!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on July 10, 2014, 02:58:34 PM
VL went down today when a landscaping truck pulled in front of him/hit him. I skipped the ride this morning so I don't have a lot of details - he's alive and responsive in the right ways but it sounds like he got banged up pretty badly. They're running xrays/tests/etc. at the hospital now. It happened on a descent so I suspect he was going pretty fast. Stay safe guys.


Fack
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: MidgetMaestro on July 10, 2014, 03:43:51 PM
VL went down today when a landscaping truck pulled in front of him/hit him. I skipped the ride this morning so I don't have a lot of details - he's alive and responsive in the right ways but it sounds like he got banged up pretty badly. They're running xrays/tests/etc. at the hospital now. It happened on a descent so I suspect he was going pretty fast. Stay safe guys.

****. Sending positive thoughts your way VL.  :hug:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: <gmt> on July 10, 2014, 08:51:16 PM
We are here for you vl.

Get well soon!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: guttertech on July 10, 2014, 09:27:14 PM
Update on John: I went to visit at the hospital today and it's not good, but he's alive. He'll be sedated in ICU for the next several days while they monitor his condition. After that a likely long recovery ahead. From what I understand (and what I know about the route), the crash was not his fault. His bike is definitely done for. The driver has insurance.


It was really sobering to see him laid up in a hospital bed, but I am looking forward to when he can talk about what happened and we can tell him how many people care for/are concerned about him.
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Post by: mike868y on July 10, 2014, 09:41:22 PM
damn. heal up vl. i give you a lot of ****, but at the end of the day i wouldn't wish that on anyone :(
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Post by: globecanvas on July 10, 2014, 10:19:39 PM
Update on John: I went to visit at the hospital today and it's not good, but he's alive. He'll be sedated in ICU for the next several days while they monitor his condition. After that a likely long recovery ahead. From what I understand (and what I know about the route), the crash was not his fault. His bike is definitely done for. The driver has insurance.


It was really sobering to see him laid up in a hospital bed, but I am looking forward to when he can talk about what happened and we can tell him how many people care for/are concerned about him.




When they let him wake up, I hope you can pass along all the concern and well wishes from his virtual friends here.
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Post by: rando on July 10, 2014, 10:29:43 PM
This is a very interesting quote.

Damn it, if you ****ing leave on that note. You cannot realize the crushing guilt that will saddle me with. The fact you answered to it means you know it was aimed at you Knowing it was a bait you couldn't resist.

I will be thinking of you and waiting for further news of your very serious struggle.
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Post by: guttertech on July 10, 2014, 10:44:46 PM



When they let him wake up, I hope you can pass along all the concern and well wishes from his virtual friends here.


Yes, I will pass all of that along and keep you all updated. Hopefully he can update himself, sooner rather than later.
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Post by: rando on July 10, 2014, 10:50:07 PM
Thanks guttertech.
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Post by: WCroadie on July 11, 2014, 08:13:43 AM



When they let him wake up, I hope you can pass along all the concern and well wishes from his virtual friends here.
+1
Please let him know we are all thinking/praying for a speedy full recovery and can't wait til he can get back online.


Thanks Guttertech and please keep us posted.  ****ing a hole drivers!!!
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Post by: rando on July 11, 2014, 09:25:36 AM
Can you give us some insight into the nature of his injuries?  Is there brain or spinal damage? I realize a prognosis is hard. Just looking to hear whatthe most concerning factor is at this time.
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Post by: Speciale on July 11, 2014, 10:10:15 AM



When they let him wake up, I hope you can pass along all the concern and well wishes from his virtual friends here.


+1000
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Post by: heppm01 on July 11, 2014, 10:37:45 AM
Pulling for you, VL.
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Post by: guttertech on July 11, 2014, 03:06:37 PM
Can you give us some insight into the nature of his injuries?  Is there brain or spinal damage? I realize a prognosis is hard. Just looking to hear whatthe most concerning factor is at this time.


From what I understand, he has some injuries to his back (compression fractures in/around his spine? Not 100% sure of the terminology here), punctured lungs. Various other injuries but I think those are the big ones. Our good friend visited him this morning and he was responsive - moving his eyes, hands, and making gestures, so things are looking up! I am hoping to visit again this weekend when his family is comfortable with more traffic.
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Post by: WCroadie on July 11, 2014, 03:44:09 PM
Well that's good news considering, man, I feel horrible for him.
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Post by: rando on July 11, 2014, 04:56:14 PM
Actually glad to hear he isn't in ICU with brain hemmorrhaging or worse. Hope he improves instead of declining with further conditions making themselves known.
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Post by: mvnsnd on July 11, 2014, 06:38:58 PM
+1
Please let him know we are all thinking/praying for a speedy full recovery and can't wait til he can get back online.


Thanks Guttertech and please keep us posted.  ****ing a hole drivers!!!


+1


Just read about the accident.  I hope John has a speedy recovery. 
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Post by: mike868y on July 11, 2014, 08:22:38 PM
ugh. so for the past few weeks i've noticed my chain dropping when i shift while cross chained. figured i just needed a new chain. was al amped up cleaning my bike and putting my race whees on for capital region. noticed my crank was lose, but it turns out that my crank was tight and the plastic derlin cups (spec. frame) the bb30 bearings fit in were lose in the frame causing the crank to have a ton of play. brought it to the local shop and they tried some quick fixes so I could race tomorrow, but nothing helped. they can make the chain drop while on the stand. they said i should go to a spec shop because the frame is toast. great. [/size]in other words, no capital region rr for me :(2014, the season that never got started. [/color]
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Post by: guttertech on July 11, 2014, 08:32:12 PM
ugh. so for the past few weeks i've noticed my chain dropping when i shift while cross chained. figured i just needed a new chain. was al amped up cleaning my bike and putting my race whees on for capital region. noticed my crank was lose, but it turns out that my crank was tight and the plastic derlin cups (spec. frame) the bb30 bearings fit in were lose in the frame causing the crank to have a ton of play. brought it to the local shop and they tried some quick fixes so I could race tomorrow, but nothing helped. they can make the chain drop while on the stand. they said i should go to a spec shop because the frame is toast. great. in other words, no capital region rr for me :(2014, the season that never got started.


That sucks. I just went through the same thing (loose plastic cups causing issues) but we remedied it before any major problems.
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Post by: WCroadie on July 12, 2014, 07:12:36 PM
I can't get enough of the onboard race footage(click watch it now)
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Post by: mike868y on July 12, 2014, 08:17:35 PM

That sucks. I just went through the same thing (loose plastic cups causing issues) but we remedied it before any major problems.

Yeah it is what it is. Honestly, best case scenario I get a warrantied frame, buy an Alu race frame (allez or caad likely), sell the warrantied frame, and pocket the difference.
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Post by: MidgetMaestro on July 13, 2014, 06:53:23 AM
Ahhh, yet again reminding me why I stick with external bearing BBs.  ;)
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Post by: globecanvas on July 13, 2014, 09:07:40 AM
I can't get enough of the onboard race footage(click watch it now)


Where are you seeing it?  I just see a few minutes each from stages 1-3.
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Post by: WCroadie on July 13, 2014, 09:51:43 AM

Where are you seeing it?  I just see a few minutes each from stages 1-3.
Yes on that site, but there are some of other non tdf vids on different sites, not a whole lot, but I love seeing that stuff first hand, up close.  Makes crit racing look like a walk in the park.
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Post by: Speciale on July 13, 2014, 11:01:13 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=md7hjNEnxvA&feature=youtu.be
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Post by: guttertech on July 13, 2014, 12:28:40 PM
No real updates on John's condition - he's still in ICU but there have been some positive signs. I'm confident that he'll recover but don't know much more so I don't want to speculate beyond that. Keep thinking good thoughts, everyone.
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Post by: WCroadie on July 13, 2014, 01:07:34 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=md7hjNEnxvA&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=md7hjNEnxvA&feature=youtu.be)
That was awesome, I was really hoping he was gonna take the W
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Post by: WCroadie on July 13, 2014, 01:08:17 PM
No real updates on John's condition - he's still in ICU but there have been some positive signs. I'm confident that he'll recover but don't know much more so I don't want to speculate beyond that. Keep thinking good thoughts, everyone.
Damnit i was hoping he would be reading these posts by now.  Well tell him I am thinking and praying for him.
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Post by: rando on July 14, 2014, 02:47:45 PM
WAKE UP JOHN!
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Post by: WCroadie on July 14, 2014, 04:32:09 PM
someone fix the chat asap so I can get back in
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Post by: <gmt> on July 14, 2014, 04:33:28 PM
keep trying.  I noticed the same error message but then it worked on the second try
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Post by: MidgetMaestro on July 14, 2014, 06:16:29 PM
It's not working for me. I don't know how mibbit works, that's something I wasn't hands-on involved in setting up.
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Post by: umd on July 14, 2014, 06:30:25 PM
Try this one https://kiwiirc.com/client/irc.mibbit.com/socialcyclists
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Post by: Wylde06 on July 15, 2014, 09:15:48 PM
Broke ANOTHER spoke today :|


Time to have the rear rebuilt.   :hammer: :hammer: :hammer:
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Post by: MidgetMaestro on July 15, 2014, 09:53:52 PM
Get a stand, spoke tension gauge, and spoke wrench and learn how to do it yourself - I just recently relaced my rear wheel and it was the best money I've spent/saved!
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Post by: alexvpaq on July 16, 2014, 01:01:34 AM
Yesterday while riding I had a really fun moment.
I was riding with a strong tailwind, pushing hard and at some point I hear a scooter behind me and he's there buzzing for a long while and finally he reaches me, it's an old man and he yells at me : 30MPH!?! KEEP IT UP BOY!!!

That was a very fun moment :)
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Post by: WCroadie on July 16, 2014, 07:30:12 AM
That's awesome.
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Post by: WhyFi on July 16, 2014, 10:08:18 AM
News of VL's bang-up has made it to the other side of the internet, wanted to drop by to add to the well wishes and hopes for continued improvement.
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Post by: LAJ on July 16, 2014, 11:48:54 AM
I'm sending positive thoughts John's way, and as WhyFi said, hopes that the healing process continues to improve.


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Post by: RUOkie on July 16, 2014, 12:01:53 PM
News of VL's bang-up has made it to the other side of the internet, wanted to drop by to add to the well wishes and hopes for continued improvement.


This.


Hope you heal up fast Vicey. 
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Post by: makel on July 16, 2014, 12:36:18 PM
Hope you heal up quick VL.
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Post by: rando on July 16, 2014, 01:31:30 PM
WAKE UP JOHN!
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Post by: ygduf on July 16, 2014, 01:42:40 PM
He's not in a coma. He's sedated.



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Post by: guttertech on July 16, 2014, 02:48:51 PM
He's not in a coma. He's sedated.


Yes, this.


I haven't been by the hospital since Sunday since his parents wanted to limit visitors at the moment (which I completely understand). However, I do believe he continues to make progress and have been told he is communicating with his parents. He's a tough dude.


No real info beyond that and don't want to speculate, but it was great to hear.
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Post by: jonesy on July 16, 2014, 02:53:21 PM
Yesterday while riding I had a really fun moment.
I was riding with a strong tailwind, pushing hard and at some point I hear a scooter behind me and he's there buzzing for a long while and finally he reaches me, it's an old man and he yells at me : 30MPH!?! KEEP IT UP BOY!!!

That was a very fun moment :)

 :thumbsup:
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Post by: rando on July 16, 2014, 03:39:20 PM
I was under the impression he was in a medically induced coma.  Meaning they brought him partially out of it at times to wiggle his toes and let his family look him in the eyes.


By definition this is probably a close description. 
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Post by: Speciale on July 16, 2014, 07:02:15 PM
I was under the impression he was in a medically induced coma.  Meaning they brought him partially out of it at times to wiggle his toes and let his family look him in the eyes.


By definition this is probably a close description.

I was under the impression he was on some wicked dope. 
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Post by: WCroadie on July 16, 2014, 07:11:19 PM
I was under the impression he was in a medically induced coma.  Meaning they brought him partially out of it at times to wiggle his toes and let his family look him in the eyes.


By definition this is probably a close description.
Yeah close - [size=78%]Medically induced comas differ from sedation in the level of unconsciousness, according to a release issued by the American Society of Anesthesiologists.[/size][/color][/size][size=78%] [/size]According to the ASA, a medically induced coma occurs when a patient receives a controlled dose of an anesthetic, typically propofol, pentobarbital or thiopental, to cause a temporary coma or deep state of unconsciousness. Patients in medically induced comas generally have brain injuries with swelling that have not responded to other treatments. The coma is able to protect the brain from swelling by reducing the metabolic rate of brain tissue and cerebral blood flow.Sedation, on the other hand, puts the patient in a "semi-conscious state" rather than a very deep unconscious state, allowing the patient to be comfortable during surgery with minimal side effects. Sedation can be administered in ASCs and physician offices, whereas medically induced comas are only appropriate in ICUs.


Rando, how have you been my friend?
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Post by: rando on July 16, 2014, 08:08:45 PM
At times the differentiation between the two seems minimal but I was concerned about the extent of head injuries with a understanding of the difference.  "Sedation" at least lets a few intelligible words escape cognizant of the people around.


Been reasonably fine, WC.  Put away the carbon bike and stretchy clothing long before Summer officially started.  Took to even turdlier tires on the fendered steel bike after wearing out one set riding in the daily flooding.  Basically rolling around really slow using awful platform pedals that make pedaling nigh on impossible compared to modern clipless pedals and stiff carbon soled shoes.  Oh, all of the above has been done wearing a 30# backpack in preparation of hauling 2-4 gallons of water on my back on a unsupported ride through a desert with zero water or places to any way to procure it. 


Pretty amazing the difference it makes riding a **** box bike in street clothes for how people treat you.  Little old ladies smile and wave instead of cowering at the approach of another self concerned MAMIL warrior about to brush past at warp speed with indifference.  On the reverse none of the serious riders recognize me or acknowledge my waves.  Been more funny haha than funny vibes. 
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Post by: WCroadie on July 17, 2014, 08:01:35 AM
That's cool, glad you are well.  Good luck in the desert trek, keep us updated.


That's funny about the old ladies and the serious cyclists.  I witnessed the other day while riding past the college, cars stopping and letting the lacrosse camp players cross the street at various points, and there were a ton.  I thought to myself, these drivers will come to a complete stop and let all these lax players cross, but won't slow down for a few seconds to safely pass a cyclist???


When I am riding, I wave to everyone, freds, kids on bikes, people on hybrids, runners, walkers etc...
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Post by: WCroadie on July 17, 2014, 08:07:17 AM
Yesterday we had a picnic at work, I swear I put my oakley's on my desk when I came in, before going to the bathroom, I did a little more work then got up to leave, can't find them anywhere :banghead:   I was home, dressed and literally walking out the door to meet some folks for a ride when my cell rang, work calling.  1.5hrs later I didn't feel like riding and it was too late anyway, the ***** of it all, was that the problem should have been discovered monday afternoon, but the "testers" apparently did not really test :banghead:   Yesterday kinda sucked, but it could be worse.
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Post by: ygduf on July 17, 2014, 12:48:19 PM

When I am riding, I wave to everyone, freds, kids on bikes, people on hybrids, runners, walkers etc...


everyone outside a car is my friend. I make an effort to say hello to pedestrians at stops, other riders, etc.
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Post by: WCroadie on July 17, 2014, 01:32:16 PM
Yeah likewise, that's what I meant.
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Post by: ygduf on July 17, 2014, 01:39:50 PM
People in convertibles too! They always seem super surprised so it's kind of fun.
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Post by: Wylde06 on July 17, 2014, 01:49:13 PM
The rare occasion that someone yells or honks at me, I like to wave.  Throws them off and they don't know how to respond.
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Post by: WCroadie on July 17, 2014, 02:40:08 PM
Yeah?  The motorists here know how to respond  :D
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Post by: Speciale on July 19, 2014, 08:57:33 AM
I'm racing today.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lb1-2d8hazA&feature=em-upload_owner
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Post by: Wylde06 on July 19, 2014, 09:10:41 AM
 :bday:


lol at the video
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Post by: mike868y on July 19, 2014, 11:55:06 AM
if you were buying your first cross bike (to use as commuter, winter bike, some racing)…canti or disk? same frame/build kit otherwise, disk is ~$300 more.
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Post by: Speciale on July 19, 2014, 12:26:47 PM
if you were buying your first cross bike (to use as commuter, winter bike, some racing)…canti or disk? same frame/build kit otherwise, disk is ~$300 more.


Pass on the disc.
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Post by: <gmt> on July 19, 2014, 12:46:25 PM
disc.  cantis suck. lots.
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Post by: WCroadie on July 19, 2014, 01:08:59 PM
Canti's so I can put my road wheels on when weather sucks and I can ride the CX bike on the road.  i did this last fall.
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Post by: guttertech on July 19, 2014, 04:28:48 PM
if you were buying your first cross bike (to use as commuter, winter bike, some racing)…canti or disk? same frame/build kit otherwise, disk is ~$300 more.


Disc 10 times out of 10.
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Post by: Wylde06 on July 19, 2014, 06:17:11 PM
****


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/WyldeMan/1A1749BE-293B-4FB8-9604-034D8DF4FA0A_zps6ujxnkvw.jpg)


Blurry picture..phone was having a hard time focusing
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Post by: globecanvas on July 19, 2014, 06:27:40 PM
if you were buying your first cross bike (to use as commuter, winter bike, some racing)…canti or disk? same frame/build kit otherwise, disk is ~$300 more.




In the absence of budget factors I would say definitely disc, but I know you have budget issues so I will second what WC said. Being able to swap wheels between road and cross bike potentially saves you a lot of $.



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Post by: guttertech on July 19, 2014, 06:35:02 PM
Why do I crave milk after a hard ride?
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Post by: mike868y on July 19, 2014, 07:04:21 PM



In the absence of budget factors I would say definitely disc, but I know you have budget issues so I will second what WC said. Being able to swap wheels between road and cross bike potentially saves you a lot of $.


i do have budget constraints, but now that I'm working a "real" full time job they should be alleviated a little bit. by the time cross rolls around, I should be able to afford a second disc wheelset, so I think I'm going to do that. especially for commuting/off road riding, people seem to really prefer disc.
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Post by: <gmt> on July 19, 2014, 08:17:25 PM
some TTs feel like this

(http://cdn.diply.com/img/09d4055b-7f75-4199-ba34-13c69ea18232.jpg)
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Post by: jmilliron on July 20, 2014, 02:12:48 AM
I haven't been by the hospital since Sunday since his parents wanted to limit visitors at the moment (which I completely understand). However, I do believe he continues to make progress and have been told he is communicating with his parents. He's a tough dude.


No real info beyond that and don't want to speculate, but it was great to hear.

Heard anything new?  Thanks for keeping us updated. 
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Post by: guttertech on July 20, 2014, 02:32:37 PM
Heard anything new?  Thanks for keeping us updated.


Not too much to report - he's still in the hospital but making steady improvements. I don't think he has access to his phone or anything like that yet, but I'm sure he would love to. I suspect the doctors and nurses want him to take it easy/move as little as possible so his body can start to heal. Have to admit that I'm bummed this first part of recovery is taking longer than I expected, but I just want the dude to get better.
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Post by: ygduf on July 20, 2014, 05:18:47 PM
when he is awake and able to take calls and the like, let us know.
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Post by: ygduf on July 21, 2014, 09:23:33 PM
..(http://i.imgur.com/G0UDQLP.gif)
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Post by: Wylde06 on July 21, 2014, 10:30:30 PM
 :lol:
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Post by: alexvpaq on July 22, 2014, 11:45:06 AM
So today someone told me he had an old bike he wanted to give to someone, I said why not since even if it's crap and I can't do anything with it I'll just give it to a friend of mine who's running a school project that teach kids with difficulty at school to restore these old beater and then they give them away to those in need.

However, I have no clue what the bike looks like lol. I'll see that later today but if it can make for a cheap commuter, I'll be really glad.


Oh the terribad news of the day though, yesterday, I walked in the walmart with my oakley sunglasses.
Walked out without them.
Walked back in, didn't found them, I am pretty sure I'll never see them again... Glad they lasted over 3 years, that's a fairly good life for some sunglasses...
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Post by: ygduf on July 22, 2014, 11:59:31 AM
you lost your glasses in a walmart. How does that even happen?
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Post by: Creatre on July 22, 2014, 12:01:57 PM
Ouch, bummers. I've only lost one pair of oakley's, it was during a rainy ride. It got bad enough that I took them off and put them in my back pocket. Rode home 10 miles and they were no longer in my back pocket. Sigh. Miss those glasses.
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Post by: umd on July 22, 2014, 12:27:18 PM
It's ok alex, I bought another pair to balance the scales.
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Post by: ygduf on July 22, 2014, 12:38:05 PM
From walmart? In Canada?!
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Post by: umd on July 22, 2014, 12:51:48 PM
From walmart? In Canada?!

No, just another pair of oakleys
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Post by: alexvpaq on July 22, 2014, 01:04:51 PM
you lost your glasses in a walmart. How does that even happen?
I walked in walmart with my girlfriend to go and grab some crap, it's unrelevant to the story, realized I had still my glasses on when I walked in so I ''clipped'' them to the side of my pocket. Wasn't a good idea. They must have fell somewhere and I have very little hope that they'll ever show up again.

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Post by: Wylde06 on July 22, 2014, 04:28:42 PM
Someone is going to go tell all their friends that they got a pair of Oakleys at Walmart.  Now everyone is going to go to Walmart looking for cheap Oakleys
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Post by: alexvpaq on July 23, 2014, 08:33:21 AM
Someone is going to go tell all their friends that they got a pair of Oakleys at Walmart.  Now everyone is going to go to Walmart looking for cheap Oakleys

Went at the bike shop to look at sunglasses yesterday... tried all of them, they all made me look weird. *sighs* Why aren't cheap *coughs*still expensive 70$ damn *Cough* fitting my head shape correctly!?
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Post by: Wylde06 on July 23, 2014, 09:13:29 AM
Get on eBay and get a new pair of oakleys?  Will probably pay a little more than what you can get in the bikeshop, but if you liked your Oakleys why not just get those again?
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Post by: mike868y on July 23, 2014, 08:45:30 PM
i just got a pair of Spy glasses I'm really happy with.
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Post by: Wylde06 on July 23, 2014, 09:49:05 PM
I think we need some pics of the new bike
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Post by: mike868y on July 24, 2014, 05:43:44 AM
Still waiting on some parts to round out the build, so pics will come in due time. That being said - it's an awesome awesome bike. The road feel/ride quality is better than my carbon Tarmac but it's still nimble/stiff. Just begs to be ridden hard.
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Post by: Wylde06 on July 24, 2014, 08:13:52 AM
I haven't even been to work for 15 minutes and my day is already ruined.  All I know is I better be able to leave on time today.
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Post by: guttertech on July 24, 2014, 11:38:47 AM
Latest on John: He's out of ICU and our friend has been visiting and said he is looking really great and has a great attitude right now. I'm told he's not yet ready for more visitors, but the good news made my week.
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Post by: alexvpaq on July 24, 2014, 11:54:06 AM
that is great news about john! I'm glad to hear it!

On other news, went at walmart, with something like... electron sized parcel of hope since well... walmart. Asked if they had found some oakley sunglasses, the girl looked at everything and everywhere and at the last second she's like : Oh! *opens a drawer* are those yours?

me : OH MY GOD YES!


found my sunglasses. I'm happy :) Who could have thought someone would actually bring back some oakley!?
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Post by: umd on July 24, 2014, 12:48:37 PM
Latest on John: He's out of ICU and our friend has been visiting and said he is looking really great and has a great attitude right now. I'm told he's not yet ready for more visitors, but the good news made my week.

That is good news, thanks for updating us.
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Post by: jonesy on July 24, 2014, 03:21:24 PM
Latest on John: He's out of ICU and our friend has been visiting and said he is looking really great and has a great attitude right now. I'm told he's not yet ready for more visitors, but the good news made my week.

excellent
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Post by: rando on July 25, 2014, 09:15:39 AM
Good looking and a positive attitude sounds especially charitable. I feel for him but let's not add to his troubles with unrealistic expectations in his weakened state.

That is to say I'm glad he is going to pull through and seems to be improving by the day. The friendly ribbing can commence now as far as I'm concerned.

Be better VL!
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Post by: mike868y on July 25, 2014, 02:20:02 PM
heal up fast vl, this place isn't the same without you  ;)


debating buying a sscx bike instead of a geared one. it'd be a) cheaper, b) easier to maintain, c) I can still race on it (sscx is blowing up or something like that), and it'd make a better winter (fixed gear winter rides...gotta perfect that spin...or something)/commuter bike (and let's be honest, at this point I'm little more than a fred commuter). it would, however, limit the "adventure" types of rides/events I can do on it, which is part of the reason why I want a cross bike to begin with so would probably still leave me yearning for a "real" cross bike. but, it would allow me to sell the bike I use as my bar/beater bike now and use this as an around town bike instead.
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Post by: globecanvas on July 25, 2014, 03:58:41 PM
I coveted a SSCX bike last year, but my requirements were threaded BB and horizontal dropouts, and there were basically no options.  If you don't need a threaded BB, there are plenty of cool choices.

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Post by: heppm01 on July 25, 2014, 05:24:14 PM
I need to replace my big ring. As a 155lb rider with a 290w FTP and 1400w sprint (that I hardly ever get to use) is there any compelling reason why I should go with a SRAM Red over Force? I really doubt that the chainring is the flexiest part of my bike.
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Post by: WCroadie on July 26, 2014, 08:14:45 AM
I need to replace my big ring. As a 155lb rider with a 290w FTP and 1400w sprint (that I hardly ever get to use) is there any compelling reason why I should go with a SRAM Red over Force? I really doubt that the chainring is the flexiest part of my bike.
I weigh more than 155, closer to 180 right now, I've ridden force for years and rival on my CX bike.  I don't flex the chainring.  I used to have red rings a few years ago that would flex, that was a problem on their end and they updated the rings with the "sprinter"ring.  Anyway, get Force, I highly doubt you will flex the rings.
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Post by: WCroadie on July 26, 2014, 08:16:36 AM

Latest on John: He's out of ICU and our friend has been visiting and said he is looking really great and has a great attitude right now. I'm told he's not yet ready for more visitors, but the good news made my week.

That is awesome news!!!!!!!


OH MY GOD YES!


found my sunglasses. I'm happy :) Who could have thought someone would actually bring back some oakley!?

Glad you got your oakley's back, I still have not found mine that I lost at work.  I think someone swiped them.
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Post by: alexvpaq on July 26, 2014, 09:01:54 AM

That is awesome news!!!!!!!


Glad you got your oakley's back, I still have not found mine that I lost at work.  I think someone swiped them.

That'S what I thought would have happened but I got very lucky!


So I'm still working on that beater I got, I Managed to get the front and rear Canti to work well enough. However, the shifters are dead and very likely beyond repair. Managed to get it set through cable tension in the mid plate and halfway through the cassette so it's at least a somewhat okay single speed. I just currently have no trust in the tires. They are beaten to death and I have no spare tube lol.
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Post by: heppm01 on July 26, 2014, 11:34:29 AM
Anyone ever hear of spoke tension changing depending on whether the tire is pumped up or not? I'm sending a wheel back because several spokes on the NDS are so loose they are rattling in the hub (although the wheel is true). After I deflated the tire I noticed the same spokes are much tighter. Seems really weird to me.
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Post by: Wylde06 on July 26, 2014, 12:00:00 PM
I was doing some web searching trying to find out how spokes would loosen on their own, and found a bunch of websites that said it is common on tubeless for that happen
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Post by: mike868y on July 26, 2014, 12:03:10 PM
yeah that's pretty common.
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Post by: heppm01 on July 26, 2014, 12:20:20 PM
Okay common, but normal? Some of the spokes have essentially no tension and I am one pothole away from a bent rim.

And I forgot to mention, but I also get some chainstay rub when I'm rocking it hard up a hill.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: guttertech on July 26, 2014, 02:25:42 PM
Waiting for the new bike to come in on a slow boat from Taiwan so I borrowed a friend's Synapse for the group ride today. Observation: small changes in frame geometry really do make a huge difference. The bike itself is a hair too big for me but he had a 90mm stem on it so it worked out. Was really surprised at how comfy it was and felt like I could ride all day long on it. I wouldn't want it as a race bike, but liked it more than I thought I would.
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Post by: WCroadie on July 26, 2014, 02:57:31 PM
Waiting for the new bike to come in on a slow boat from Taiwan so I borrowed a friend's Synapse for the group ride today. Observation: small changes in frame geometry really do make a huge difference. The bike itself is a hair too big for me but he had a 90mm stem on it so it worked out. Was really surprised at how comfy it was and felt like I could ride all day long on it. I wouldn't want it as an race bike, but liked it more than I thought I would.
I always chuckle when I see people say this, I feel like I can ride all day long on any of the race bikes I've had, I think the longest ride I ever did was on my caad9.  If a bike fits properly, it should be comfy for all day long use.
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Post by: guttertech on July 26, 2014, 03:13:03 PM
I always chuckle when I see people say this, I feel like I can ride all day long on any of the race bikes I've had, I think the longest ride I ever did was on my caad9.  If a bike fits properly, it should be comfy for all day long use.


That's fair and probably true for me too when I think about it - the longest ride I've ever done was on a race bike with a lot of drop and it was fine, but this was more upright so it kind of felt like I was in a lounge chair by comparison. I think it's reasonable to say that there can be different degrees of comfort given different geometry.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on July 26, 2014, 04:11:22 PM
Yeah I agree with that, a hybrid is a lot more comfy than a road bike... 
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on July 27, 2014, 04:31:36 AM
4:30am, been at the hospital since 1:30... my 10 year old fell out of his brother's loft bed and broke his leg. Spiral fracture of the tibia and fibula. Splinted now, may need plating.

Urban ER no fun on a Saturday night. Poor kid is in a lot of pain.
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Post by: <gmt> on July 27, 2014, 06:18:31 AM
 :(   sorry to hear it gc.
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Post by: rando on July 27, 2014, 08:27:24 AM
That is awful GC. I hope the hospital out there is competent and he is getting the level of care he needs. Accidents happen and I hope he doesn't have any lasting effects or need plates implanted. Came here hoping for more good news about VL not to hear about another bad injury. Always hard to hear someone is in a lot of pain and there is nothing you can do. He'll be in my thoughts as will you and your wife.

Miley, another option is a bike with replaceable dropouts for slightly more money. You can hang on longer rides with some work using a SS but fast group rides are hard if they have anything steep. I rode a SS all Winter and the lack of a RD led to some bikinis I might not have got by with otherwise. Mine is a old steel road bike designed for 27" wheels that fit 32c tires with enough clearance to be usable in deep snow. So maybe a CX bike and a cheap vintage bike could be a good solution.
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Post by: globecanvas on July 27, 2014, 09:19:50 AM
Pretty sure this is going to need plating.


(http://i.imgur.com/ddpqUal.jpg)
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Post by: WCroadie on July 27, 2014, 12:13:57 PM
Damn GC, sorry to hear  :(


There's been an awful lot of bad things happening to people I know the last few weeks, injuries, deaths...
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Post by: rando on July 27, 2014, 12:55:46 PM
Poor kid will probably be getting back on his feet just in time for school to start.
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Post by: alexvpaq on July 27, 2014, 01:03:25 PM
Poor kid will probably be getting back on his feet just in time for school to start.

Sad but almost probably true. They do not put a plate in kids all that often, most of the time they just put a cast on it and wait like 5 or 6 weeks and it's better than it used to be. If that had happened to me... ish.. months of recovery.

Keep us updated GC. I'm curious to see what they'll do about it.

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Post by: Wylde06 on July 27, 2014, 01:31:29 PM
4:30am, been at the hospital since 1:30... my 10 year old fell out of his brother's loft bed and broke his leg. Spiral fracture of the tibia and fibula. Splinted now, may need plating.

Urban ER no fun on a Saturday night. Poor kid is in a lot of pain.


:(  Sorry to hear
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Post by: Vicelord on July 27, 2014, 04:18:37 PM
I got cards from a couple of you.

Thanks. That meant a ton. Really.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on July 27, 2014, 04:21:53 PM
Heyyyyyyy!   It's awesome to hear from you!   This place has just been boring and predictable without you.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on July 27, 2014, 04:31:56 PM
I got cards from a couple of you.

Thanks. That meant a ton. Really.

I'm an electronic kind of guy, or I would have. So they finally let you back on the internets? How are you doing?
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Post by: Vicelord on July 27, 2014, 05:19:35 PM
Yeah my mom brought my phone to me and I started going through all my messages. Started therapy today so I hope to go home in if somewhat near future.
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Post by: <gmt> on July 27, 2014, 05:26:02 PM
glad to see you back vl!

 :bday:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on July 27, 2014, 05:37:34 PM
Yeah my mom brought my phone to me and I started going through all my messages. Started therapy today so I hope to go home in if somewhat near future.

What's the prognosis? Did you have any kind of surgery or will you heal naturally?
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Post by: Vicelord on July 27, 2014, 05:46:25 PM
I did not have any surgery and it seems I escaped any permanent trauma. 


I'm very lucky to have no paralysis.  Long rutted of rehabilitation but I'll make it
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on July 27, 2014, 06:08:30 PM
That's very good news. I was relieved when they told me I would likely not have paralysis as well, so I know the feeling and how good it is to have that weight lifted.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on July 27, 2014, 07:57:04 PM
It's the simple things in life sometimes. 
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Post by: ygduf on July 28, 2014, 01:03:59 AM
I did not have any surgery and it seems I escaped any permanent trauma. 


I'm very lucky to have no paralysis.  Long rutted of rehabilitation but I'll make it


 :hug:
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Post by: <gmt> on July 28, 2014, 07:29:02 AM
this interview

http://www.steephill.tv/players/720/bicyclingbc/?title=Jens+Voigt%27s+Final+Tour+Stage&dashboard=tour-de-france&id=3699633721001&yr=2014
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on July 28, 2014, 07:55:52 AM
I got cards from a couple of you.

Thanks. That meant a ton. Really.
I tried to get my kids to draw a picture to put in the card, my 11yo said it's weird for her to do that for someone she doesn't know, my youngest was excited to, but I wanted to mail the card before it got lost in my hectic shuffle.


I am very happy to see you back online, we were all concerned when we heard the news.  If there is anything I can do for you from here, please let me know.  If you want to ship your car here, I will take good care of it until you are ready to tear up the streets in it again :D
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: MidgetMaestro on July 28, 2014, 12:54:03 PM
I did not have any surgery and it seems I escaped any permanent trauma. 


I'm very lucky to have no paralysis.  Long rutted of rehabilitation but I'll make it

 :hug: :hug: glad to have ya back John.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on July 28, 2014, 09:39:34 PM

20 of the past 40 hours have been spent in the hospital. But finally the saga is over, my 10 year old is home and happy. The happiness is partly thanks to the Percoset, but mostly because his leg is finally stabilized. No more bone crepitus (or screaming).

So tired.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: rando on July 28, 2014, 09:49:52 PM
I had a feeling it was going to be almost as painful for the parents as it was the patient.  At least now you can take turns monitoring him while he is knocked out cold on painkillers.  Get that boy a big bell to annoy his manservant brothers with his every whim.


VL, good to see you got your internet privileges back.  I would have sent you and embarrassingly sensitive card but ICU's normally frown on flowers/gifts/cards.  When you are ready I, and probably a few others, would like to hear your recollection of events.  Have fun tapering off the good drugs and heal up.   
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on July 29, 2014, 05:43:04 AM
Was out riding on some back country roads with my buddy on Sunday, when this ******* decided to pass us, could have been a disaster.  Some jackass in an old celica with a big monster energy sticker, waiting 5 more seconds for a safe pass would have made no difference in his pathetic life.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYlre4qINXU&list=UUfiMaUfpm6qnSzqcPlt9jaw
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on July 29, 2014, 08:51:40 AM
MRI needed, $425 co-pay, fantastic!!!!!  When I went to schedule, I noticed this good piece of info - "Siemens Espree 1.5T Shortbore - 550 lb. weight limit (Fern Hill Medical Campus Location)" I think I am just under that limit now.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on July 29, 2014, 09:19:31 AM
MRI?
 
 
So much for racing this weekend.  Effing bills and effing not having a job that pays enough money for me to do things.  I have like $5 to get me through next Friday now.  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
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Post by: ygduf on July 29, 2014, 12:06:09 PM
at least that guy in the celica looked like he was giving you plenty of room!  :wha:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on July 29, 2014, 12:28:21 PM
at least that guy in the celica looked like he was giving you plenty of room!  :wha:
Lol yeah, he did not almost hit us, but almost killed the other driver.  I am glad that guy was paying attention.  The d bag in teh celica passed us going the other way a few minutes earlier, typical d'bag looking asshat with giant flat brimmed hat, shaggy hair, you know the type.


W - I need to get MRI on my brain, it doesn't function as it once did.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on July 29, 2014, 02:46:36 PM
I need to get MRI on my brain, it doesn't function as it once did.


Hmm, is that how I fix that?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on July 29, 2014, 04:57:01 PM
technically, none of our brains work today as they did yesterday. memories, etc.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on July 29, 2014, 07:04:38 PM
You know what I mean, damnit!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on July 29, 2014, 07:25:15 PM
You know what I mean, damnit!

You should hurry up with that MRI. Ask for it "stat".
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on July 30, 2014, 10:45:51 AM
Tomorrow marks 3 weeks in the hospital, at least half of which I wasn't awake for. Looking like I may be able to go to my parents house sometime fairly soon for further recovery since I won't be able to be on my own for a while yet.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on July 30, 2014, 10:54:01 AM
Tomorrow marks 3 weeks in the hospital, at least half of which I wasn't awake for. Looking like I may be able to go to my parents house sometime fairly soon for further recovery since I won't be able to be on my own for a while yet.
I'm surprised you were ever able to live on your own :P   Seriously, that is great news, keep on getting better.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on July 30, 2014, 10:55:12 AM
Last night I made some almond cinnamon pancakes from the Feed Zone cookbook, they are soooooooooooooooo delicious.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on July 30, 2014, 12:34:00 PM
Tomorrow marks 3 weeks in the hospital, at least half of which I wasn't awake for. Looking like I may be able to go to my parents house sometime fairly soon for further recovery since I won't be able to be on my own for a while yet.




I'm really glad to hear you are improving, and especially that you don't seem to have any cognitive issues.  Keep on getting better!
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Post by: ygduf on July 30, 2014, 12:54:29 PM



I'm really glad to hear you are improving, and especially that you don't seem to have any cognitive issues.  Keep on getting better!


to be fair, he seems to just still have the same cognitive issues.




/* we can tease now that we're pretty sure he isn't going to die, yes?
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Post by: Vicelord on July 30, 2014, 01:01:18 PM
They are somewhat worried about me having cognitive issues which doesn't excite me. At this point I don't find it funny yet.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on July 30, 2014, 01:06:29 PM
Ah c'mon, we're all excited to have you back!


I still have cognitive issues and I wasn't hit nearly as hard as you, hence my scheduled MRI and Neuropyschological Testing I need to have done.


Feel free to tease me...
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Post by: globecanvas on July 30, 2014, 01:12:33 PM
They are somewhat worried about me having cognitive issues which doesn't excite me. At this point I don't find it funny yet.




Well, you seem totally normal from here! 


Are you going stir crazy in the hospital?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: rando on July 30, 2014, 01:30:42 PM
This must be where we playfully drop things into conversation that may or may not have happened in the last three weeks.


So can we safely assume you are going to be recumbent only from now on, VL?  We won't chide you one bit unless you insist on mounting one of those 15' flag poles for posterity.  I hear they are doing amazing things with e-bike motors and 'bents nowadays so you'll even be able to resume group rides in a shorter timeframe. 


Keep healing up.



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Post by: ygduf on July 30, 2014, 01:33:13 PM
They are somewhat worried about me having cognitive issues which doesn't excite me. At this point I don't find it funny yet.


are you having headaches? as bad as it was, if you were severely concussed the week of medicated rest was probably the best thing for your brain. I hope you weren't, though. That's kind of my worst fear.


Have you seen your helmet?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: rando on July 30, 2014, 01:35:00 PM
Ah c'mon, we're all excited to have you back!


I still have cognitive issues and I wasn't hit nearly as hard as you, hence my scheduled MRI and Neuropyschological Testing I need to have done.


Feel free to tease me...


Were you under the impression that some form of personal expenditure was required before your consent was offered?  I personally wouldn't think of taking advantage of the situation when all I need to do is watch for signs of how much sharper your wife and daughters are than you. 
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Post by: WCroadie on July 30, 2014, 01:54:05 PM

are you having headaches? as bad as it was, if you were severely concussed the week of medicated rest was probably the best thing for your brain. I hope you weren't, though. That's kind of my worst fear.Have you seen your helmet?

Yeah that week of medicated rest would be great for brain injury, which is probably why he was medicated.
As for headaches, they suck, thankfully my medicine usually keeps them under control, here is my migraine journal for July so far:




7/6/2014     Migraine
7/13/2014   Migraine
7/19/2014   Migraine
7/20/2014   Migraine
7/24/2014   Migraine
7/25/2014   Migraine


I am seriously considering taking your advice about the trail running, etc.


Were you under the impression that some form of personal expenditure was required before your consent was offered?  I personally wouldn't think of taking advantage of the situation when all I need to do is watch for signs of how much sharper your wife and daughters are than you.
Just when I was glad to see you back, you go ahead and write this  :D 
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on July 30, 2014, 02:31:52 PM
I have not seen my bike or helmet but I did see the notes on my CT scans and they improved each time. I had some bleeding and bruising to go with the accident but everyone here thinks that with the way I'm progressing that I should continue to do better.
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Post by: ygduf on July 30, 2014, 02:41:25 PM
fingers are all crossed.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on July 30, 2014, 03:00:05 PM
I have not seen my bike or helmet but I did see the notes on my CT scans and they improved each time. I had some bleeding and bruising to go with the accident but everyone here thinks that with the way I'm progressing that I should continue to do better.

Glad you're here.
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Post by: umd on July 30, 2014, 03:47:14 PM
but everyone here thinks that with the way I'm progressing that I should continue to do better.

 :bday:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on July 30, 2014, 07:39:26 PM
I'll leave this right here, watch the whole thing - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=321236888044617
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on July 31, 2014, 09:12:45 AM
Club Championship crit tonight..hopefully I dont get pushed into the grass on the 3rd lap like last week
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Post by: jonesy on July 31, 2014, 10:19:26 AM
I'll leave this right here, watch the whole thing - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=321236888044617

 :o
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Post by: guttertech on July 31, 2014, 11:59:07 AM
I'll leave this right here, watch the whole thing - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=321236888044617 (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=321236888044617)


I don't know exactly where this took a wrong turn, but I'm guessing sometime around "you have to be into vampires."
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Post by: WCroadie on July 31, 2014, 12:47:53 PM

I don't know exactly where this took a wrong turn, but I'm guessing sometime around "you have to be into vampires."
I'd say well before that, like "I'm looking for an internet or real life girlfriend..."
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on July 31, 2014, 12:48:35 PM
In case it's not obvious, that video is intentional comedy.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on July 31, 2014, 01:06:49 PM
Universal probably
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Post by: guttertech on July 31, 2014, 03:24:04 PM
I'd say well before that, like "I'm looking for an internet or real life girlfriend..."


I have obviously been desensitized to internet weirdness then, because that didn't even phase me.  :lol:
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Post by: WCroadie on July 31, 2014, 03:34:14 PM
 :o
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on July 31, 2014, 05:48:39 PM
I met my wife on the internet and look at me now!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on July 31, 2014, 06:08:52 PM
I met my wife on the internet and look at me now!


Yeah, we all know who got the better end of that deal
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Post by: ygduf on July 31, 2014, 06:26:24 PM

Yeah, we all know who got the better end of that deal


Exactly, right?


Winner, winner, chicken dinner.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on July 31, 2014, 09:44:31 PM
Whatever tiny bit of race fitness that I had a month and a half ago (wasnt much...but it gave me hope) is apparently gone.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 01, 2014, 09:15:46 AM
I met my wife on the internet and look at me now!
I'm not making fun of meeting girlfriends/wives online, but he said he was looking for an internet girlfriend or a real girlfriend.  Having an internet girlfriend is dumb.  Meeting your wife online is not.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 01, 2014, 09:26:16 AM
Isn't it possible an Internet girlfriend could become a wife?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 01, 2014, 09:28:05 AM
So there is a very nice young lady I work with, and I always help her with our training environment and certain databases she needs, today she brings my team a box of donuts with this note on it, even she makes fun of my waistline  :(
(http://i.imgur.com/u5Wp2cLl.jpg)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on August 01, 2014, 09:37:35 AM
 :lol:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on August 01, 2014, 10:59:36 AM
I think I might know what is up right my leg lately...or at least have an idea.  Ive been foam rolling the eff out of my legs the past week and a half and have found a bunch of sore/tight spots/trigger points.  One in particular in the middle of the thigh that was making my knee kind of hurt during the day.  The last couple days my leg hasnt been nearly as bad as it has the last 2 months (not really "painful"..probably like a 4, but enough to make me stop intervals when it would start to bother me, or back off and drop off of group rides..wasn't sure what was up so I figured I shouldn't push through it) and during last nights race it was fine.  If this is all I need awesome..but im sure there is a reason why it got like this.
 
Now I need a new foam roller because ive been using mine so much lately that its pretty much collapsed. 
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 01, 2014, 11:43:54 AM
The front of the thigh or outside?  If outside, probably IT band, if so, you need to rest it and stretch the hell outta it.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on August 01, 2014, 12:04:55 PM
Inside.  Right at the top of the teardrop shaped muscle above the knee.  The other morning my knee was sore and thats when I found out about trigger points...found the knot deep in the muscle, worked at it a bit, then my knee was fine the rest of the day
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Creatre on August 01, 2014, 02:13:47 PM
I'm just getting over some sort of leg/knee injury too. I think mine is IT band though. Fun times. I notice that on the onset of the injury, it's not good to roll or stretch. It's better to just stay off the bike and rest. However, when easing back in, or trying to push through the problem, stretching and foam rollering like crazy can really help. I dunno why this is. But I'm in the same stage right now, where I can foam roller and massage the crap out of a certain couple areas and it makes everything 10x better for most of the day.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: rando on August 01, 2014, 02:22:10 PM

Isn't it possible an Internet girlfriend could become a wife?



I just damn well knew there was a future for Makel and you!  My heart swells knowing I was able to introduce you two.




So there is a very nice young lady I work with, and I always help her with our training environment and certain databases she needs, today she brings my team a box of donuts with this note on it, even she makes fun of my waistline  :(



Look up, at least she didn't specify leaving the box and note off limits after inhaling the main sources of sugar.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 01, 2014, 06:09:43 PM
Isn't it possible an Internet girlfriend could become a wife?
Possible, yeah.  Call me old or something, but I find it weird for people to call each other boyfriend/girlfriend when they never met in real life.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 01, 2014, 06:14:01 PM



I just damn well knew there was a future for Makel and you!  My heart swells knowing I was able to introduce you two.






Look up, at least she didn't specify leaving the box and note off limits after inhaling the main sources of sugar.

Lolz at Makel and VL, cept Makel is married now, not that that stops people from doing it.


The lovely your woman, she is definitely a catch for some 20 something, if I only was younger and not married...  I only ate 1 donut, to be polite.  I told her she was making me fatter and she said, if I wasn't so nice she wouldn't have to bring in treats.  Maybe she wants a sugar daddy?  She also drives a black Mazda and is active... :-*
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Post by: ygduf on August 01, 2014, 06:37:16 PM
and your post concussion symptoms include impulse control problems
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 01, 2014, 07:12:18 PM
lolz
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on August 02, 2014, 06:32:18 AM
Well, this is awesome... :banghead:


http://www.13abc.com/story/26178497/urgent-message-from-city-toledoans-asked-not-to-drink-or-boil-water (http://www.13abc.com/story/26178497/urgent-message-from-city-toledoans-asked-not-to-drink-or-boil-water)


Luckily when my parents hooked up to the city water a couple years ago, they left the faucets on the outside of the house hooked up to the well
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Post by: Vicelord on August 02, 2014, 10:23:06 AM
I bet it doesn't take long for some idiot to say he can drink it and be OK.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: heppm01 on August 02, 2014, 05:53:42 PM
The hard part about racing is supposed to be gaining the fitness, not knowing what to do with it once you have it. This should not be so hard for me to learn.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on August 02, 2014, 06:27:31 PM
The hard part about racing is supposed to be gaining the fitness, not knowing what to do with it once you have it. This should not be so hard for me to learn.

I see far more people with fitness who don't know what to do with it than the other way around. I would say actually learning how to race is far harder than just getting fitness.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 02, 2014, 06:29:39 PM
I gained the fitness to race decently in no time. 

I'm not sure I ever gained the knowledge to race well. 
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on August 02, 2014, 06:40:50 PM
The hard part about racing is supposed to be gaining the fitness, not knowing what to do with it once you have it. This should not be so hard for me to learn.


Completely disagree, to be honest.

Pedaling pedals hard is easy.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: guttertech on August 02, 2014, 07:00:59 PM
The hard part about racing is supposed to be gaining the fitness, not knowing what to do with it once you have it. This should not be so hard for me to learn.


I think fitness is the "easy" part and just gets you in the door, so to speak. I've outraced guys stronger than me, and been outraced by guys I could drop in a drag race. "Racing smarts" is the fun part to work on, IMHO.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: heppm01 on August 02, 2014, 07:24:57 PM
It was a kinda tongue-in-cheek remark - just venting a little frustration. I totally get what you guys are saying.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: heppm01 on August 02, 2014, 09:25:43 PM
Pro tip: when you are done putting latex sealant in your tire, make sure you don't have a big gob of it in your belly hair, because once it dries it is a real pain to remove. Time to find the scissors...
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 03, 2014, 03:16:39 PM
Well, this is awesome... :banghead:


http://www.13abc.com/story/26178497/urgent-message-from-city-toledoans-asked-not-to-drink-or-boil-water (http://www.13abc.com/story/26178497/urgent-message-from-city-toledoans-asked-not-to-drink-or-boil-water)


Luckily when my parents hooked up to the city water a couple years ago, they left the faucets on the outside of the house hooked up to the well
Damn dude, I saw that on the news, didn't realize you were affected.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 03, 2014, 08:33:16 PM
Cannondale has a sub 12lb evo available.  :wha:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 03, 2014, 08:41:01 PM
Cannondale has a sub 12lb evo available.  :wha:
Fragile - Must be italian :P
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on August 03, 2014, 09:02:25 PM
Damn dude, I saw that on the news, didn't realize you were affected.


Yea, the Toledo water department has a pretty big reach.  Its been kinda crazy.  Although we have well water still, my dad, sister, and I went up to one of the schools giving out free cases of bottled water just to have around...we gave two of them to my sister who lives an apartment in the city


They sent a bunch of water samples to a few different testing facilities that have better procedures (Cincinnati, Columbus, and I think the University of Michigan) but they haven't given any updates from their tests..or if they have they havent told the public.  From what iv'e seen on the news though the levels are getting better..but still not safe to drink or cook with.  This whole thing makes you really appreciate fresh water.  Its going to be a mess for them to fix this and prevent it from happening again
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 03, 2014, 09:04:53 PM
Fragile - Must be italian :P
haha.

I bet it's not that bad.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 03, 2014, 10:49:52 PM

Yea, the Toledo water department has a pretty big reach.  Its been kinda crazy.  Although we have well water still, my dad, sister, and I went up to one of the schools giving out free cases of bottled water just to have around...we gave two of them to my sister who lives an apartment in the cityThey sent a bunch of water samples to a few different testing facilities that have better procedures (Cincinnati, Columbus, and I think the University of Michigan) but they haven't given any updates from their tests..or if they have they havent told the public.  From what iv'e seen on the news though the levels are getting better..but still not safe to drink or cook with.  This whole thing makes you really appreciate fresh water.  Its going to be a mess for them to fix this and prevent it from happening again

That really sucks.


haha.

I bet it's not that bad.

Maybe, I still wouldn't want a super light bike, for durability reasons.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 03, 2014, 11:51:03 PM
I'm pretty light and it has a lifetime warranty. The frame is under 700g!!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Seth on August 04, 2014, 08:38:37 AM
I need this.


(http://www.giant-bicycles.com/_generated/_generated_us/bikes/models/images/2000/2015/Propel-Advanced-Pro-0.jpg)


Glad Giant has finally upped their colorway game.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on August 04, 2014, 09:56:13 AM
Looks like all water restrictions have been lifted...
 
 
I SURVIVED AQUAGEDDON 2014!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 04, 2014, 10:26:32 AM
I like the orange
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: jonesy on August 04, 2014, 11:16:38 AM
Looks like all water restrictions have been lifted...
 
 
I SURVIVED AQUAGEDDON 2014!

woohoo
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on August 04, 2014, 11:27:06 AM
It was bad Saturday when they first announced it.  At first it was no contact whatsoever with the water.  People were flocking to the store and buying any and all of the water.  I heard there were people fighting.  Some pictures were floating around facebook of people in the big discount stores (Costco, Sams Club) that more water than anyone needs.  Some people were buying so much it was weighing their car down so they couldn't drive.  People were setting up shop in their cars selling water for stupid prices right outside the store they bought it from.  This whole thing was nuts and the city needs to take action to prevent it from happening again.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on August 04, 2014, 12:09:06 PM
That kind of thing makes "preppers" seem not so crazy...
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 04, 2014, 12:28:06 PM
Meanwhile California is flooding away and nothing seems to be going crazy. 

Is campy worth the cost?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on August 04, 2014, 12:44:04 PM

Is campy worth the cost?


nope
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 04, 2014, 12:53:05 PM
Thanks that's what I needed to know. $500 cassettes seem excessive.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on August 04, 2014, 01:05:15 PM
Thanks that's what I needed to know. $500 cassettes seem excessive.


just going by performance, the answer is from the perspective of "is campy worth it to me" and that answer is "no" because I like SRAM and have no issue with its performance...
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: rando on August 05, 2014, 07:40:18 AM
Makel is married? 

Non-sequitir perhaps but...

Last week I was in one of the larger Trek dealerships talking to the manager about the burgeoning arrival of "Trek World" in Madison this week. Like most people hanging around in the middle of the day I wanted something without having to pay for it with hard currency. In my case the payment was made in the form of a one liner. Specifically, a joke about he little s with big RMA problem. Give myself a 50/50 chance of them grasping the implications, 100:1 on using it effectively, and railroading my name to the top of theist of people wanting some up close and personal time with a Pivot Mach4 demo before the demo itself.

sRMA < Campagnolo < Shimano
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on August 05, 2014, 08:18:33 AM
Have you ever used SRAM or do you just give people **** who do?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Creatre on August 05, 2014, 09:53:53 AM
I'll use SRAM as long as it's around. I got tired of sh!tty shifting with Shimano and constantly fiddling, where as shifting has been great and consistent since switching to SRAM. Other than replacing a broken rear Rival shifter 2 times, it's been all good. Just got a new bike and went with SRAM again. The only reason I'd go back to Shimano at this point is for electronic, but I haven't made that leap yet.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on August 05, 2014, 11:01:39 AM


Last week I was in one of the larger Trek dealerships talking to the manager about the burgeoning arrival of "Trek World" in Madison this week. Like most people hanging around in the middle of the day I wanted something without having to pay for it with hard currency. In my case the payment was made in the form of a one liner. Specifically, a joke about he little s with big RMA problem. Give myself a 50/50 chance of them grasping the implications, 100:1 on using it effectively, and railroading my name to the top of theist of people wanting some up close and personal time with a Pivot Mach4 demo before the demo itself.



(http://i.imgur.com/GxTnK.gif)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on August 05, 2014, 11:14:27 AM
 :lol:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 05, 2014, 12:16:01 PM
I'll use SRAM as long as it's around. I got tired of sh!tty shifting with Shimano and constantly fiddling, where as shifting has been great and consistent since switching to SRAM. Other than replacing a broken rear Rival shifter 2 times, it's been all good. Just got a new bike and went with SRAM again. The only reason I'd go back to Shimano at this point is for electronic, but I haven't made that leap yet.
I know a woman racer who just got a sweet guru with electronic ultegra, she's had nothing but problems with the electronic shifting.  I've had no issues with SRAM since 2009, rival/force/red except for the flexy red chainring which SRAM fixed with the "sprinter" ring back in 09.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 05, 2014, 12:21:44 PM
I'm not ready to jump to electronic, mostly because I know I'd do what a lot of people do, forget to charge it and get stuck in the small ring.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 05, 2014, 12:23:34 PM
Yesterday I did a Beach Boot Camp workout, I feel like I was hit by a truck, god damn that was a tough workout.  I thought I was gonna have a heart attack, the woman is one tough sob and a real looker too!  If you spot me, I will give you a prize.
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t31.0-8/460541_10152627627362792_2600175729828578871_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 05, 2014, 12:26:24 PM
Yesterday I did a Beach Boot Camp workout, I feel like I was hit by a truck, god damn that was a tough workout.

I can explain to you what getting hit by a truck actually feels like.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on August 05, 2014, 12:29:09 PM
Incorrect. I heard you hit the truck, not vicelord versa.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on August 05, 2014, 12:29:25 PM

If you spot me, I will give you a prize.


You're the one taking a dump on the beach over here, right?


(http://i.imgur.com/at3ROFZ.jpg)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: rando on August 05, 2014, 12:43:55 PM
You people are truly the lone inhabitants of and outpost incongnizant of the outside world.  The mass, as in complete and total (we ****ed up send everything back and in no way ever attempt to use it), of RMA's on sRMA components as well as those of companies within it's corporate group are staggering.  Stand on one leg and scream at me about ghost pains but reality is out there beyond your purview.



I ask in the face of criticism how many UCI pro teams are using sRMA road components? Nil nada nope not a one.  I know for a fact a number of them are paying out of pocket for Shimano or Campagnolo and the rest are officially sponsored.  This examination would be incomplete without examining the other side of the sales and marketing equation that is OEM.  sRMA screwed the pooch so badly they lost every single account not already signed for the '14 and '15 model years.  No ****s given what you champion in error but none of the above is debatable or fictional. 


As far as Shimano goes they are the current top of the pile in consumer and OEM satisfaction/preference.  Any knowledgeable mechanic willing to follow their quite good instructions very quickly comes to grips with the tolerances and order of operation necessary to exact optimal performance from their mechanical groups.  The above almost doubles in the case of the Di2 system.  This is partially opinion but the masses speak for themselves regarding the issues and their easy resolution.


Wylde, as always has the largest first most uninitiated right to complain about this post.  At least we can now confirm that along with being a ****e place to live Ohio def has something in the water.


Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on August 05, 2014, 12:57:44 PM
I ask in the face of criticism how many UCI pro teams are using sRMA road components? Nil nada nope not a one. 


SRAM claims to sponsor Cannondale, OPQS, and Tinkoff-Saxo.  A few minutes of casual googling turned up these images of Sagan's and Contador's bikes.


(http://cdn.velonews.competitor.com/files/2013/07/511.jpg)


(http://road.cc/sites/default/files/imagecache/galleria_900_nocrop/images/2014%20WorldTour%20bikes%20Tinkoff-Saxo%20Specialized%20Venge%20and%20Tarmac%20SL4/TINKOFF-SAXO%20SPEC%20TARMAC-SL4%20DRIVETRAIN.jpg)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 05, 2014, 01:04:49 PM
It's too bad red is so ugly because I know it works so well.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on August 05, 2014, 01:11:02 PM
You people are truly the lone inhabitants of and outpost incongnizant of the outside world.  The mass, as in complete and total (we ****ed up send everything back and in no way ever attempt to use it), of RMA's on sRMA components as well as those of companies within it's corporate group are staggering.  Stand on one leg and scream at me about ghost pains but reality is out there beyond your purview.



I ask in the face of criticism how many UCI pro teams are using sRMA road components? Nil nada nope not a one.  I know for a fact a number of them are paying out of pocket for Shimano or Campagnolo and the rest are officially sponsored.  This examination would be incomplete without examining the other side of the sales and marketing equation that is OEM.  sRMA screwed the pooch so badly they lost every single account not already signed for the '14 and '15 model years.  No ****s given what you champion in error but none of the above is debatable or fictional. 


As far as Shimano goes they are the current top of the pile in consumer and OEM satisfaction/preference.  Any knowledgeable mechanic willing to follow their quite good instructions very quickly comes to grips with the tolerances and order of operation necessary to exact optimal performance from their mechanical groups.  The above almost doubles in the case of the Di2 system.  This is partially opinion but the masses speak for themselves regarding the issues and their easy resolution.


Wylde, as always has the largest first most uninitiated right to complain about this post.  At least we can now confirm that along with being a ****e place to live Ohio def has something in the water.

k
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Creatre on August 05, 2014, 01:58:15 PM
You people are truly the lone inhabitants of and outpost incongnizant of the outside world.  The mass, as in complete and total (we ****ed up send everything back and in no way ever attempt to use it), of RMA's on sRMA components as well as those of companies within it's corporate group are staggering.  Stand on one leg and scream at me about ghost pains but reality is out there beyond your purview.



I ask in the face of criticism how many UCI pro teams are using sRMA road components? Nil nada nope not a one.  I know for a fact a number of them are paying out of pocket for Shimano or Campagnolo and the rest are officially sponsored.  This examination would be incomplete without examining the other side of the sales and marketing equation that is OEM.  sRMA screwed the pooch so badly they lost every single account not already signed for the '14 and '15 model years.  No ****s given what you champion in error but none of the above is debatable or fictional. 


As far as Shimano goes they are the current top of the pile in consumer and OEM satisfaction/preference.  Any knowledgeable mechanic willing to follow their quite good instructions very quickly comes to grips with the tolerances and order of operation necessary to exact optimal performance from their mechanical groups.  The above almost doubles in the case of the Di2 system.  This is partially opinion but the masses speak for themselves regarding the issues and their easy resolution.


Wylde, as always has the largest first most uninitiated right to complain about this post.  At least we can now confirm that along with being a ****e place to live Ohio def has something in the water.

Hey, if I had a professional mechanic to clean and maintain my drivetrain after ever ride and race, I would more than gladly ride Shimano. But until then, SRAM works consistently for me, and I don't know anyone that has been unhappy with it.

The only thing I've experienced and heard other people having issues with is the right Rival shifter snapping off. But it was a flaw in the design on that one Rival only shifter and not an issue on Red or Rival in the newer models.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on August 05, 2014, 02:03:09 PM
!  If you spot me, I will give you a prize.


front right, pink tank top?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on August 05, 2014, 02:04:05 PM
The only thing I've experienced and heard other people having issues with is the right Rival shifter snapping off


Happened to me :)  about 3 years ago.


FWIW, my LBS is definitely anti-SRAM, though they will say the quality has improved over the past couple of years.  They always push Campy for anyone who can afford it, and Shimano for those who can't.


Personally, I have SRAM road stuff on two bikes, no problems other than the shifter thing.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on August 05, 2014, 02:24:41 PM
I just got Rick Rolled by Spotify.
 
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t1.0-9/10509486_10101175505883882_1620085287360865060_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 06, 2014, 10:20:39 AM


Incorrect. I heard you hit the truck, not vicelord versa.
:lol:




You're the one taking a dump on the beach over here, right?


:lol:  incorrect




SRAM claims to sponsor Cannondale, OPQS, and Tinkoff-Saxo.  A few minutes of casual googling turned up these images of Sagan's and Contador's bikes.


Oh snap!  I believe the UCI teams use the equipment from their team sponsors, they do not use what they choose.  If shimano wants to give me Di2, I would happily use it.

front right, pink tank top?
d!ck  :P
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: rando on August 06, 2014, 12:46:39 PM
Yes, I meant to include the ones that weren't suffering under current contracts.  Most of whom tried to escape them but I won't bother bringing up the early/pre-season links covering the kerfuffle.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on August 06, 2014, 01:08:43 PM
whom -> them  ;)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: heppm01 on August 07, 2014, 11:20:38 AM
whom -> them  ;)

Please don't poke the bear with a stick.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on August 07, 2014, 11:31:08 AM
when one endeavors to cultivate appearance via tangled labrynthine script, right perception of the direct object adds value.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on August 07, 2014, 11:48:56 AM
There was nothing wrong with that particular rando sentence (at least syntactically).  ones (teams) => whom, contracts => them.  A team can be a "who".  For example:  "Teams who use SRAM exist."
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on August 07, 2014, 12:16:29 PM
There was nothing wrong with that particular rando sentence (at least syntactically).  ones (teams) => whom, contracts => them.  A team can be a "who".  For example:  "Teams who use SRAM exist."


I'll let Drew fill us in for certain, I could definitely be wrong. My understanding of who/whom is that "who" is a subject, and "whom" is a direct object.


Teams can definitely be a "who", but if "whom tried to escape" is correct then I have an earth-shattering epiphany to experience.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on August 07, 2014, 01:02:09 PM
"Most of whom" is correct.  Whom is the object, just as you would say "most of them" rather than "most of they."


But as the great Richard Feynman once said to the language-snob Murray Gell-Mann, the purpose of language is communication.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: rando on August 07, 2014, 01:07:31 PM
Surprised to see someone making an argument in my absence.  GC is a pretty decent fair minded guy though.


Y, American English is one of the two most complicated languages in current use.  It is also very much a living language that constantly grows further into unexplainable ways it works.  Many, many words are bastardizations or poor attempts to reproduce native terminology.  I know you know all of this and just like to bust balls in your disproportionate amount of free time out there in academia.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 07, 2014, 01:32:57 PM
No wonder we can't get any new members on here, you guys are "debating" the use of who and whom and someone said no uci teams use SRAM, this page of the twitter feed is worse than the 41  :D
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: rando on August 07, 2014, 01:53:19 PM
No wonder we can't get any new members on here, you guys are "debating" the use of who and whom and someone said no uci teams use SRAM, this page of the twitter feed is worse than the 41  :D


Good to see the guy with the clearest head stopped by to straighten us out.

(http://i.imgur.com/zrBx8Ab.gif)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on August 07, 2014, 02:17:30 PM
"Most of whom" is correct.  Whom is the object, just as you would say "most of them" rather than "most of they."


But as the great Richard Feynman once said to the language-snob Murray Gell-Mann, the purpose of language is communication.


krampus needs to issue a verdict. but your second point is the only reason I brought it up anyway. In that we agree.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Krampus on August 07, 2014, 03:03:28 PM
Very busy. Sorry.

(http://www.technologytell.com/entertainment/files/2014/04/krampus1.jpg)

Okay, first thing's first, "Most of whom tried to escape them but I won't bother bringing up the early/pre-season links covering the kerfuffle." is not a complete sentence.

I think this is part of the issue. From now on, we'll call it a Rando.

The Rando has no subject, only an object of a clause (whom) pulling ramshackle double duty. If you ram Rando 1 into Rando 2, you get, "Yes, I meant to include the ones that weren't suffering under current contracts, most of whom tried to escape them, but I won't bother bringing up the early/pre-season links covering the kerfuffle."

This sentence is now a run on, but it's less headache inducing. Chop off is everything after "but" and add a transition. "Yes, I meant to include the ones that weren't suffering under current contracts, most of whom tried to escape them. That said, I won't bother bringing up the early/pre-season links covering the kerfuffle."

With that square, we can get into whom v. them.

Nobody's right.

1. Even if "whom" was acceptable, it's problematic because you can't inflect number with who/whom, and you're referring to a group of groups with minimal immediate context. 2. Teams get "that," "which," or "that, which" because they are not people. They are made up of people, but they themselves are not. Can you get away it it? Meh, whatever. If it works, it works (spoiler: it doesn't work here). If we're going to fight over it, it is wrong by current official APA, AP, AMA, MLA, and Chicago standards. The urge to humanize groups grammatically is like the drive to capitalize job titles in a sentence; it makes sense, but doing so is almost always wrong.

Or put another way, you don't think it be like it is, but it do.

Fixing everything and going by the book, "Yes, I meant to include the teams that weren't suffering under current contracts, most of which have tried to escape them. That said, I won't bother bringing up the early/pre-season links covering the kerfuffle."

Yes, we're even introducing passive voice because this is one of the situations where the absence of greater context (because this is referring to an earlier post rather than including the full text here) allows it.

Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on August 07, 2014, 03:44:25 PM
Okay, first thing's first


I think Chicago would ding you for this.  The most common meaning of this phrase is that the first things -- plural -- in importance should also be first in sequence. 

Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 07, 2014, 03:52:04 PM

Good to see the guy with the clearest head stopped by to straighten us out.

(http://i.imgur.com/zrBx8Ab.gif)
I am brain damaged, you can't make fun of me for that :P
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: rando on August 07, 2014, 04:15:58 PM
WC, I value your life above your feelings. To that end I will cajole and insinuate with great care to make sure you aren't actually brain damaged. I know for a fact you enjoyed the gif of a beautiful woman
more than you were upset at me.

On to the officious determination of my written worth. Seemed a long winded way to say one has to know the rules in able to break them with a skill pretending to be overly apparent disregard.  The battleground Krampus is drawing on was established in the 60's by shorthand. Texting is too large of an abomination to tackle so I am being recruited to stand in.  Basically nobody cares but people who care too much and realize they will be ignored for making a big thing about it. 
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on August 07, 2014, 04:44:05 PM


Or put another way, you don't think it be like it is, but it do.


accepted.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 07, 2014, 04:52:18 PM
WC, I value your life above your feelings. To that end I will cajole and insinuate with great care to make sure you aren't actually brain damaged. I know for a fact you enjoyed the gif of a beautiful woman
more than you were upset at me.

On to the officious determination of my written worth. Seemed a long winded way to say one has to know the rules in able to break them with a skill pretending to be overly apparent disregard.  The battleground Krampus is drawing on was established in the 60's by shorthand. Texting is too large of an abomination to tackle so I am being recruited to stand in.  Basically nobody cares but people who care too much and realize they will be ignored for making a big thing about it.
Dude, I put a smiley at the end, that means I was not upset!


In all seriousness, my brain does not function like it did before, MRI was today, neuro psych testing scheduled for Oct. 1st, I have come to the realization that I may not ride a road bike again, it sucks bad, but in the grand scheme of things, I can find something else to get me back in fighting shape and other hobbies to enjoy.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 07, 2014, 04:55:30 PM
Whaaaaaat? What did I miss? 
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: MidgetMaestro on August 08, 2014, 07:43:46 AM
Hey there. Just checking in on everyone  :)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on August 08, 2014, 08:00:37 AM
hi
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 08, 2014, 08:30:58 AM

Whaaaaaat? What did I miss?

Me?  I am still having issues from when I got hit by the car last April, neurologist has been telling me to quit road cycling, I have been reluctant, but I think it's finally come to that, I can't risk another blow to the head.  Which means I will be having a big garage sale of all my road stuff, those ENVE 65's carbon clinchers with the G3 PT have your name all over them, for a low low price, when you are ready to ride again
:D

Are you having any post concussion symptoms?

Hey there. Just checking in on everyone  :)

(http://media.giphy.com/media/SBOAoIan6i1mU/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on August 08, 2014, 08:44:41 AM

ENVE 65's carbon clinchers with the G3 PT

$10.87
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Krampus on August 08, 2014, 09:33:56 AM
The battleground Krampus is drawing on was established in the 60's by shorthand. Texting is too large of an abomination to tackle so I am being recruited to stand in.  Basically nobody cares but people who care too much and realize they will be ignored for making a big thing about it.


There's no battleground. At all.


I mean, there's been controversy starting with the inkhorn debates in the mid 15th century (not the 1950s with shorthand, you goon), but even then, all that really kicked off was, "FFS, can we please codify this? Nobody spells any word the same way twice!" You should look at Shakespeare's cue scripts some time. They're a freaking nightmare.

Anyway, this just paved the way for academic and, eventually, publication standards. There's value in defending the status quo in that it maximizes communication, but that's it. The prestige associated with "correct" spelling and grammar is only in the minds of the uninitiated. For professionals, it's just a toolkit.

I'm a professional. I was asked to weigh in as a professional by Ygduf, so I did. I don't care about the rules in an informal setting, I just know them.

Personally, academically, philosophically, I do not care how anyone writes anything if their meaning is clear enough.


Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 08, 2014, 10:36:12 AM

$10.87
Deal! Shipping is $1489.13 Paypal me, I will send out monday :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 08, 2014, 11:00:49 AM
No symptoms.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on August 08, 2014, 12:14:49 PM
No symptoms.


(http://memecrunch.com/meme/2AQV/std/image.jpg)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 08, 2014, 01:10:05 PM
No symptoms.
Nice, you are lucky.  So about my wheels...
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 08, 2014, 01:20:44 PM
As much as this sucks yes, I'm a strangely lucky dude. Counting my blessings. 
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: rando on August 09, 2014, 07:22:23 AM
Good to see you are on the mend VL. For those of us in the cheap seats can you give a rough synopsis of how the incident happened. Did you T-bone the truck, do an impromptu acrobatic floor routine over the top of it, leave an pression of yourself in a body panel?  Still a bit fuzzy on the extent of your injuries too. Back damage was the largest concern but did you break any bones or tear any major muscle tissue?

If you are tired of the telling or just tired don't worry about it. Just focus on getting rest so you heal and keep improving in therapy.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 09, 2014, 09:38:55 AM
I don't remember the accident.  I broke a lot of bones. I'm recovering as I should be, I think.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on August 09, 2014, 10:17:39 AM
I don't remember the accident


Sometimes I think this can be a good thing.  My dad doesnt remember much when he was in a car accident a couple years ago when he went through a telephone pole and hit a tree, climbing out of the car over live electrical, and walking around trying to call the house.  I don't know that I would want to be able to recall any sort of traumatic accident like that or like what you went through
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: heppm01 on August 09, 2014, 11:27:08 AM
Anyone have any experience with the Smith's Dairy Milk Race near Wooster, OH? I'm thinking of a spur-of-the-moment road trip but the low number of pre-reg makes me wonder if perhaps the race has a less-than-stellar reputation.
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Post by: mike868y on August 09, 2014, 02:18:40 PM
Never heard of it, but fwiw around here people wait until just before reg closes to actually sign up.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: heppm01 on August 09, 2014, 02:45:27 PM
Race is tomorrow so pre-reg is already closed. The M40+ has 14 entered right now and I don't see myself making a 3+ hour drive for a field that small. The other fields are much smaller than I'm used to seeing at the close of pre-reg as well.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 09, 2014, 02:55:51 PM
That sounds like last season here. Many races there were fields less than 20 deep in a city of nearly 5 million people. I was happy to race in them but they were less than 30 minute drive.

Amazing.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on August 09, 2014, 03:42:37 PM
Ive never done it, but it was the championship rr last year I believe.  A few friends went but im not sure how many were in the fields

Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on August 09, 2014, 03:44:02 PM
Here are last years results/field sizes.  It may be influenced by it being the state road race last year though


http://www.usacycling.org/results/?permit=2013-2864 (http://www.usacycling.org/results/?permit=2013-2864)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: heppm01 on August 09, 2014, 05:16:47 PM
Thanks Dan. Looks like they didn't offer a masters category last year.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Herbie53 on August 09, 2014, 08:52:16 PM
Here are last years results/field sizes.  It may be influenced by it being the state road race last year though


http://www.usacycling.org/results/?permit=2013-2864 (http://www.usacycling.org/results/?permit=2013-2864)


I like small masters fields. I thought about traveling out for that one and visiting family, but they had other plans and I could not justify the trip without that as the primary purpose.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: heppm01 on August 09, 2014, 09:30:22 PM
Decided to sit it out. The idea of six and half hours in a car for just over an hour and half of racing just doesn't wash.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on August 10, 2014, 10:29:06 PM
I'm exhausted. Much riding. Much racing. No personal success. Much team success.

My season is essentially done.

On tap: Independence Pass and Mt. Evans.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Seth on August 11, 2014, 11:47:24 AM
Any of you guys ever done Levi's GranFondo? A group of friends/teammates are going this year and I'm thinking about joining them.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on August 11, 2014, 12:07:46 PM
Any of you guys ever done Levi's GranFondo? A group of friends/teammates are going this year and I'm thinking about joining them.


I don't do Fondos but if you come out this way and don't ride with me I'll cry.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 11, 2014, 12:39:06 PM
Any of you guys ever done Levi's GranFondo? A group of friends/teammates are going this year and I'm thinking about joining them.
Levi is a tool, you should not support him.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 11, 2014, 01:33:51 PM
Any of you guys ever done Levi's GranFondo? A group of friends/teammates are going this year and I'm thinking about joining them.
one of my teammates has a boner for that ride, does it every year, and insists it would be an enormous challenge for me.

That makes me want to do it as my first ride back and kill it.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 11, 2014, 01:40:09 PM
Does anyone know much about the Cannondale evo?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on August 11, 2014, 01:56:29 PM
Does anyone know much about the Cannondale evo?


I know that I have an Evo Red (lowest frame model) and it's both flexy and the clearance at the chainstays is so tight I can rub 23mm tires if the wheel dish is not center to center-right.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 11, 2014, 02:36:18 PM
Look at the new giant's or Venge
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 11, 2014, 02:56:15 PM
Look at the new giant's or Venge
I'm not into the venge and giant is out because haus no sell. 

Y, I'm looking at the hi mod frame, do you think it's as flexy? Most reviews call it super stiff.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on August 11, 2014, 03:06:12 PM
I'm not into the venge and giant is out because haus no sell. 

Y, I'm looking at the hi mod frame, do you think it's as flexy? Most reviews call it super stiff.


I don't know. I only know the frame I have. It looks great, is not my favorite.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 11, 2014, 03:09:16 PM
Well thanks. Leaves the window open for me to talk myself out of another bike! I have plenty of time though to figure it out.  :/
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Creatre on August 11, 2014, 03:44:56 PM
Fudgy also puts out way more watts and is way heavier and rides a way larger frame. All of which would lead to his frame being less stiff than a frame for you. I think the Evo's look sexy though.

Get a Tarmac sl4 maybe?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on August 11, 2014, 03:59:11 PM
I'm also looking at a new frame.  Currently on a 54 Tarmac SL3, looking at either the new Tarmac or Venge (for team sponsor reasons those are really the only choices), probably in a 52.






Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 11, 2014, 04:07:14 PM
If I got a specialized it would be a new one not an sl4 but frankly they just don't excite me. I was set on a dogma but I just don't know about something that heavy. It's 15.2lb to the comparatively priced evo which is 11.8lb. That's a big difference.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on August 11, 2014, 04:09:36 PM
Personally I think the Evos look great, and the weight is ridiculous.  Just not an option for me.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 11, 2014, 05:38:30 PM
I'm not into the venge and giant is out because haus no sell. 

Y, I'm looking at the hi mod frame, do you think it's as flexy? Most reviews call it super stiff.
Buy my madone?  With the CC wheels!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Creatre on August 12, 2014, 07:55:38 AM
If I got a specialized it would be a new one not an sl4 but frankly they just don't excite me. I was set on a dogma but I just don't know about something that heavy. It's 15.2lb to the comparatively priced evo which is 11.8lb. That's a big difference.

(http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/04/0434bf7e61b3a4cafd353f357cb79fff1d40cea2837116ba0278d23f55cad148.jpg)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Seth on August 12, 2014, 08:29:50 AM

I don't do Fondos but if you come out this way and don't ride with me I'll cry.
If I make it out there that will certainly be on the list of things to do, my friend.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: mike868y on August 12, 2014, 09:53:50 PM
VL - I know you won't agree with me, but if you're dropping that type of serious coin on a frame I would go custom. You can get an absolutely baller ti race frame in your price range or maybe even some custom carbon frames from Parlee or something. Would almost certainly have a nicer ride than factory made bikes and all the features/design would be perfectly tailored to you. Just a thought. I'd rather put money into something handmade in the us than made in Taiwan in a factory somewhere.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 12, 2014, 10:01:16 PM
Nothing baller about a metal frame in my opinion but I have been considering Parlee.

These stupid things are too expensive. I want my madone back and for things just to be like they were. I was happy, having fun, and riding really strong.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on August 12, 2014, 10:36:57 PM
Why not get another Madone?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 12, 2014, 11:28:04 PM
Because I really liked it and still want it but if I have to get another bike i might as well upgrade.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: mike868y on August 13, 2014, 07:07:33 AM
spending more $ isn't necessarily an upgrade if you don't like it that much. if you were that happy with your madone just get the top of the line model trek offers.


Nothing baller about a metal frame in my opinion but I have been considering Parlee.



to each their own but i'd take a handmade moots, seven, firefly, gaulzetti etc. over a madone any day.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: rando on August 13, 2014, 07:31:53 AM
Odd as it may sound I'm going to play the voice of reason.

No time like the present to put things in perspective and eliminate wildly toothsome thinking. The only immediate objective on your horizon is not on the bike fitness. Fixation or denial I won't further a guess. From a general health perspective a more realistic and immediately rewarding set of objectives in recovery will have greater long term benefit.

This is informed by having a fairly good pulse on the industry. Design and implementation of numerous sweeping changes mean todays frames won't be viable to use tomorrow in a very unfriendly to consumers shift to implementing dick brakes and electronics. Furthermore it would be frankly surprising if you returned the position you were able to use before the accident just as soon as you can lay your hands on a new frame. Honestly, tech and flexibility wise, a full suspension mtb would make a good transitional place to blow your wad. To be very clear your first priority is to heal not force the issue of your virility.

Tl;dr  Get a recumbent. You're officially in position of a old mans back.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 13, 2014, 08:20:56 AM
^^Lol, you are funny rando, recumbent.  Just be sure to get teh orange flag and some spd sandals.


Seriously VL, what size was your madone, I would sell you mine at a good price.  Also, I agree with you, no way would I get a ti frame, if I were going custom, it would be a Guru.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on August 13, 2014, 08:29:59 AM
I would venture to guess that (a) thinking about how to get back on the bike and regain previous form is motivational and positive, and (b) Vicelord has a practical assessment of his recovery path and mental health.


The point about any top of the line bike purchase being obsolete in a year is well taken though.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: heppm01 on August 13, 2014, 10:32:24 AM
I'm still trying to figure out what a "dick brake" is. Must be something aimed at a younger generation.

That aside - Rando, do you have any insight into when this sea change will occur? There is a new bike for me on the horizon and it seems like I am always on the trailing edge. It would be nice to ride the wave for once instead of doggy-paddling in the lagoon.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 13, 2014, 10:45:40 AM
Randi the statements you make about my recovery when you don't even know the injuries I had are somewhat mystifying.

I had some closed fractures in my spine. They were bad because they are spinal fractures but not as bad as they could have been because I was walking and acting normal almost immediately after they cut off the drugs.

Of course long term effects are haunting the back of my mind but everyone in the hospital was telling me I'll make a full recovery and be back to normal. I don't think a mountain bike or a recumbent is in my future. I know a few guys who had broken backs way more severe and we're back on their race setup as soon as the doc gave them ok to ride. One guy only rides his tt bike and never had an issue. I'm hoping to follow their lead.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: jonesy on August 13, 2014, 10:50:32 AM
The wave of the future...

(http://www.zensurweb.com/bikes/team_catrike001.jpg)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on August 13, 2014, 11:15:12 AM
I know that guy ^^ and he's pretty cool.

I would get a metal frame if I wanted a noodly-ass frame. I imagine my experience on metal at 61cm is slightly different than one on the triangles of a 48cm, though.



Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 13, 2014, 11:48:47 AM
The wave of the future...

(http://www.zensurweb.com/bikes/team_catrike001.jpg)
:lol:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 13, 2014, 11:50:56 AM
I'm in VMware training class all week, the instructor is the best instructor I ever had, what is awesome is the disgusted looks and sarcastic replies he gives to those who ask dumb questions.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: rando on August 13, 2014, 12:32:27 PM
The point about any top of the line bike purchase being obsolete in a year is well taken though.


Might not be and issue if he continues emulating UMD.   :P



I'm still trying to figure out what a "dick brake" is. Must be something aimed at a younger generation.

That aside - Rando, do you have any insight into when this sea change will occur? There is a new bike for me on the horizon and it seems like I am always on the trailing edge. It would be nice to ride the wave for once instead of doggy-paddling in the lagoon.


Dick = disc = new shimano mounting standard for road. 


As far as that goes you cannot spread a carbon frame to fit 135mm hubs.  Nor can you run a 650b wheel with a larger diameter tire on a normal rim braking 700c road bike with good result.  Forget about pulling your old 26" mtb wheels out for even more wild terrain.  The act of transforming a steel or aluminum bike to use discs with wider spread dropouts is one of diminishing returns.  Then we start to consider the routing configurations for hydraulic lines and electronic shifting and some hard to overcome updates make a new bike the only real decision.  Ride the wake of change until the next breaker comes in and the transitional first year foible type crap won't get in your way.  Then buy a bike with removable dropouts and a BB standard that both work without creaking or breaking.


Rando, thank you for your benevolent, thoughtful, sentiments overflowing with care.  I can recognize and take good advice of which yours indubitably was.  When the time comes I will proudly hoist a orange flag 10' above my prone body in recognition of your enduring prescience of my safe recovery.
 


<insert cognizance of mockery and concern interweaved> 
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on August 13, 2014, 02:04:43 PM
wut
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: jonesy on August 13, 2014, 03:09:19 PM
:lol:

You know you want one.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on August 13, 2014, 04:44:22 PM
I'm in VMware training class all week, the instructor is the best instructor I ever had, what is awesome is the disgusted looks and sarcastic replies he gives to those who ask dumb questions.


What's his name?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 13, 2014, 06:13:28 PM

What's his name?
Steve Jones, his consulting company is Project Virtualization, dude knows VM and Cisco insanely well - http://www.projectvirt.net/Pages/aboutus.aspx
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on August 13, 2014, 09:07:28 PM
State crit championship is this Sunday.  Since im not racing, I might as well spend the day at the race.  Its nice that the race is so close, yet sucks I'm not doing it.  Oh well, there is always next year
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 13, 2014, 09:13:50 PM
Be a photographer,  people will love  you for a few days.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on August 14, 2014, 08:04:37 AM
If I had a nice camera I would
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: heppm01 on August 14, 2014, 10:46:54 AM
If I had a nice camera I would
A world-renowned photographer was the guest of honor at a dinner party. As the hostess was looking through his portfolio, she remarked "These pictures are beautiful - you must have a very nice camera". The photographer smiled and said nothing. Later in the evening as he was taking his leave, he thanked her for the evening: "I had a delightful time. Dinner was wonderful - you must have very nice pots and pans".
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 14, 2014, 11:10:24 AM
^^^That was weak.


Wylde, just show up with this bad boy
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/88/Polaroid_OneStep.jpg/1280px-Polaroid_OneStep.jpg)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on August 14, 2014, 11:24:32 AM
 :lol:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 14, 2014, 11:58:35 AM
Around here it wouldn't surprise me if you could make more money selling race Polaroid shots than you could digital photos.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on August 14, 2014, 01:05:40 PM
Woo.  I have an interview next Tuesday at the university.  I applied for the job like a month and a half ago and just got called a little bit ago.  I thought for sure I wasn't going to hear anything back
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 14, 2014, 02:23:00 PM
The University?  Like THE Ohio State? 
Good luck!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 14, 2014, 02:36:27 PM
http://m.devry.edu
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on August 14, 2014, 02:46:04 PM
Toledo.  I guess I did miss something in there. 
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on August 14, 2014, 04:12:19 PM
For art photography the camera is pretty unimportant. For sports photography it's more important.

With digital photography the camera matters a little more than a film camera because it is essentially the film as well.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 14, 2014, 04:20:33 PM
http://m.devry.edu (http://m.devry.edu)
:lol:


There is one of them right near my work, parking lot is packed every day...
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on August 14, 2014, 08:22:06 PM
For art photography the camera is pretty unimportant. For sports photography it's more important.

With digital photography the camera matters a little more than a film camera because it is essentially the film as well.


I'm coming in here late...but this man speaks truth
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 15, 2014, 08:46:39 AM
But what about art cooking and sports cooking?  :P
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Seth on August 15, 2014, 08:52:01 AM

Or BEER?

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-TBF2OCdJtQc/U-1xuIFG9TI/AAAAAAAAr28/dGpvjkTpw9g/s690-no/20140814-DSC_7292.jpg)



Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 15, 2014, 10:06:05 AM
Cherry funk, is that like a wine cooler :o
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on August 15, 2014, 11:28:03 AM
lambic?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on August 15, 2014, 01:04:33 PM
road score this morning. saw a truck run it over. still works and matches the two identical cutters I have at home. (for my amazon package stations!)


(http://i.imgur.com/sNmfvkEl.jpg)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 15, 2014, 01:46:33 PM
Score!


I won a vMare t-shirt in class today, it's a size XL which is way too big for me (no comments[size=78%]) but from looking at the size of most of the others in the class, XL would be way too small. If only I could win something worthwhile.[/size]
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 15, 2014, 01:55:07 PM
Send me that xl shirt, I'll be there soon.  :banghead:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 15, 2014, 02:08:34 PM
OK, what's your addy?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 15, 2014, 02:22:11 PM
I should have known you'd say yes. I was kidding. If I gain that much weight I'll start riding the bike before I'm healed to keep the weight down.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on August 15, 2014, 03:57:41 PM
I lost a considerable amount of weight in the hospital
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 15, 2014, 04:13:12 PM
Yeah I did too but the month plus of sedentary life while I recover will make me gain. It's now been 6 weeks of doing nothing.

Also, time skylon??
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on August 15, 2014, 04:18:35 PM
Also, time skylon??

At first I thought that was a phone auto correct until I googled.
 
(http://bikewar.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/2015-time-skylon-road-bike-red.jpg?w=640&h=397)
 
Nice looking bike.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Creatre on August 15, 2014, 04:56:51 PM
Nice looking bike for sure. How much do those go for?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 15, 2014, 05:07:27 PM
No idea they aren't officially released as far as I know. My friend is a rep for them and told me about it.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on August 15, 2014, 07:05:58 PM
Made it

http://instagram.com/p/ru_ZSRTPFI/
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on August 15, 2014, 07:14:02 PM
Times look nice and they are all over Santa Barbara but a lot of people I know who have or have had them, don't like the ride.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on August 15, 2014, 09:38:49 PM
Made it

http://instagram.com/p/ru_ZSRTPFI/ (http://instagram.com/p/ru_ZSRTPFI/)


I would love to go out there some day.  Im still working on paying off my Tulsa trip and now with the impending xray/PT bill...I dont see going anywhere anytime soon :(
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on August 15, 2014, 09:39:39 PM
Also...


I was thinking earlier today.  This would be the 2nd time cycling has put me in physical therapy.


Doesnt mean **** though, because I plan on coming back from this.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 15, 2014, 09:53:21 PM
Made it

http://instagram.com/p/ru_ZSRTPFI/ (http://instagram.com/p/ru_ZSRTPFI/)
I see you found Jesus, nice  :thumbsup:
I would love to go out there some day.  Im still working on paying off my Tulsa trip and now with the impending xray/PT bill...I dont see going anywhere anytime soon :(

I would love to go there some day too, like Wednesday, can't F'n wait.


I should have known you'd say yes. I was kidding. If I gain that much weight I'll start riding the bike before I'm healed to keep the weight down.

I know you were kidding, no one wants this stupid shirt, especially you.
If I were buying a new bike I'd ride the Giant and Spec.  Or the new Trek, I believe they are doing away with the Madone.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: mike868y on August 15, 2014, 10:47:36 PM
Nice looking bike for sure. How much do those go for?


you guys think that bike is nice looking?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 15, 2014, 10:59:00 PM

you guys think that bike is nice looking?

Yeah.  It ****ing appears that at least one person does, in fact, think it's nice looking.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on August 16, 2014, 09:42:57 AM

I would love to go there some day too, like Wednesday, can't F'n wait.




:effyou:






 :P
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: rando on August 16, 2014, 01:58:19 PM
Inverse proportional relationship.  The uglier bikes get the better they care to paint them nowadays.  Lacks the subtlety of the steel era.


Remind me why you are shopping off the shelf for a bike again, VL.  TIME appears to be something you have lots of and I bet you have your pertinent measurements off the TREK/Specialized/BMC/etc. to shoot off in an email to a custom builder. 
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 16, 2014, 02:29:14 PM
Because the only custom carbon bikes haus carries is Parlee, and I'm considering them.

I'm not considering metal or brands I can't buy through my team's sponsor shop.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: alexvpaq on August 16, 2014, 03:57:49 PM
I like that Time bike but if it's anywhere close to what they usually go for at my LBS I don't even want to breath close to it for I am affraid to scratch that 10000$ frameset.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on August 16, 2014, 08:21:18 PM
I had a buddy riding a 12k Parlee.


When he crashed it was worth just as much as a broken 3k top-end Tarmac.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on August 16, 2014, 08:28:23 PM
I spotted UMD today, but he bailed and left before I got back to the cars!!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on August 16, 2014, 08:49:17 PM
Today was neat.

http://instagram.com/p/rxSUoNzPAV/
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on August 16, 2014, 08:56:29 PM
I spotted UMD today, but he bailed and left before I got back to the cars!!

I was pretending to race today while you were really racing. Since my teammate and I had no results to wait for we split as soon as we were packed and changed.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 16, 2014, 08:57:49 PM
I had a buddy riding a 12k Parlee.


When he crashed it was worth just as much as a broken 3k top-end Tarmac.
bike insurance is very nice to have.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on August 16, 2014, 09:39:52 PM
bike insurance is very nice to have.


to each their own.


I wouldn't take a Parlee at the same price as a Tarmac or Propel or Evo. When any of the latter have something go wrong, there's a big company to stand behind it. If something goes wrong with the Parlee, you're at the mercy of the turnaround time for this tiny outfit.


Again, that's my view. I don't care about my bikes much though. Function over form.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 16, 2014, 10:43:35 PM
Form is really nice to have.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 16, 2014, 11:44:21 PM
I am way too anal to purchase a $$$$$ bike, I would be sick to my stomach when a rock chips the paint, etc. But if I had 10,000 to spend on a bike I probably would be less anal about it.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: <gmt> on August 17, 2014, 04:47:41 PM
Has anyone tried https://www.madewithsisu.com/ ?

I got this output...

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5579/14950503732_c3911377cb_o.png)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on August 17, 2014, 05:01:18 PM
Cute.


(http://i.imgur.com/Du1lzSl.png)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 17, 2014, 05:03:56 PM
Mine are all the same shape so I am not posting it.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on August 17, 2014, 05:13:10 PM
On gmt's, 7 down 4 over, and 16 down 9 over, are Battenkill.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on August 17, 2014, 05:25:41 PM
gmt (or anyone), for the Gunks 10k, what do you think: 14.5 lb bike with 39/28, or 17.5 lb bike with 34/28?



Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Creatre on August 18, 2014, 08:52:52 AM
I dunno how you guys got yours so big, I'm assuming you didn't buy it. My recovery rides kind of ruin mine, lots of the same. Battenkill is on there somewhere I'd assume, have fun finding it lol.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v340/Creatre/ridepicthingy_zpsffb6404a.jpg)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Creatre on August 18, 2014, 08:56:12 AM
nevermind, I figured it out. I just assumed for a paying product they wouldn't allow you to save the image. D'oh. Shrinking mine to just 12-14 helped too.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v340/Creatre/ridepicthingy2_zpsdfa049d6.png)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on August 18, 2014, 09:01:20 AM
I will have to do it tonight when im not using IE
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Creatre on August 18, 2014, 09:01:35 AM
I think battenkill is (from the bottom right) 10 up and 8 left on mine. I have way too many out and backs.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 18, 2014, 09:23:00 AM
I think battenkill is (from the bottom right) 10 up and 8 left on mine. I have way too many out and backs.
Your 19 over, 10 down looks like a handgun
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on August 18, 2014, 10:01:09 AM
Your 19 over, 10 down looks like a handgun

Reported
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Creatre on August 18, 2014, 10:09:38 AM
Lol, actually looks even better on strava. This is the ride:

http://www.strava.com/activities/20642829
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on August 18, 2014, 11:09:30 AM
Mine is disproportionately commutes. A rendition.




O\\\\\\\\\\\\oO\\\\
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Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 18, 2014, 11:49:50 AM
Lol, actually looks even better on strava. This is the ride:

http://www.strava.com/activities/20642829 (http://www.strava.com/activities/20642829)
Nice.


Hey you don't know a guy named Mark Jew(at least that's what his paypal account name is) by any chance do you?  He just bought my contour off slowtwitch, lives in Greenville, probably a triathlete though.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Creatre on August 18, 2014, 12:27:40 PM
Nice.


Hey you don't know a guy named Mark Jew(at least that's what his paypal account name is) by any chance do you?  He just bought my contour off slowtwitch, lives in Greenville, probably a triathlete though.

I don't think so unless it's a fake name. Pretty sure I'd recognize that name lol. I'm not a very social real life cyclist though, that's what forums are for.  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on August 18, 2014, 09:51:34 PM
So rode with a group tonight...and on a slight downhill (as much of a downhill as we will see here) all of a sudden there are 4 or 5 deer off the side of the road in the woods.  I was at the front with one other guy and we yelled out deer....3 ran out in front, 1 of them jumped over the front quarter of the group..and im not sure what the other deer in the woods did.  Talk about making sure you are awake.  Luckily no one was hit by a rogue deer.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 18, 2014, 09:56:12 PM
Oh Dear, that was a close call!  (You see what I did there?)  I've almost hit one a few times, scary.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on August 18, 2014, 10:01:59 PM
It was nuts.  I looked behind me to see if everyone was ok and saw a blue of brown above and behind me.   This is the closest I have ever been to hitting/getting hit by one.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on August 19, 2014, 12:51:59 AM
So this happened today
(To be fair, I was really slow up it...because i'm fat...and about to have a second helping of lasagna)
http://www.strava.com/segments/1697435?filter=overall&gender=both (http://www.strava.com/segments/1697435?filter=overall&gender=both)


(http://imgur.com/0XbodE4.png)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Creatre on August 19, 2014, 07:09:08 AM
So rode with a group tonight...and on a slight downhill (as much of a downhill as we will see here) all of a sudden there are 4 or 5 deer off the side of the road in the woods.  I was at the front with one other guy and we yelled out deer....3 ran out in front, 1 of them jumped over the front quarter of the group..and im not sure what the other deer in the woods did.  Talk about making sure you are awake.  Luckily no one was hit by a rogue deer.

I was commuting at dusk a couple years ago and had a deer come from the bushes and jump across the road literally right in front of me. I dunno how close he was, but I could feel the wind from his jump and never saw him coming. If he had t-boned me I would have been a goner for sure.

Deer scare me more than cars tbh!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: rando on August 19, 2014, 07:54:07 AM
You ladies fascination with stag do's. One day they're over your head the next your hearts are all pitter patter overtouches so light they never touch. The buck stops here.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 19, 2014, 08:00:25 AM
So you're more of a buck fan? NTTAWWT  :P
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 19, 2014, 08:02:31 AM
So this happened today
(To be fair, I was really slow up it...because i'm fat...and about to have a second helping of lasagna)
http://www.strava.com/segments/1697435?filter=overall&gender=both (http://www.strava.com/segments/1697435?filter=overall&gender=both)


(http://imgur.com/0XbodE4.png)
Nice, I didn't know you were in the race :P
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on August 19, 2014, 08:08:24 AM
Kenny Powers descends like a cannonball on cocaine.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: jsutkeepspinning on August 19, 2014, 08:54:59 AM
Hi
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: rando on August 19, 2014, 09:02:00 AM
So you're more of a buck fan? NTTAWWT  :P

Ooooh, all velvet covered masculinity and musky symbolism. Making me want to go smother myself in the city of brotherly love. NTTAWWT.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on August 19, 2014, 09:04:02 AM
Hi

Why didnt you come race Sunday?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 19, 2014, 09:58:58 AM

Hi

Hey buddy, you at college yet?  All healed up? Last I saw was a photo of you in the hospital???
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 19, 2014, 09:59:39 AM
Ooooh, all velvet covered masculinity and musky symbolism. Making me want to go smother myself in the city of brotherly love. NTTAWWT.
Nah, don't go to Philadelphia, it's a dump.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 19, 2014, 11:22:56 AM
Laying in bed looking at strava and I see that everyone did the Tuesday morning ride despite almost an inch of rain in the span of an hour this morning.

I actually would have liked to go if I could. I hate rain but that's how badly I want to ride.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Creatre on August 19, 2014, 11:52:32 AM
Laying in bed looking at strava and I see that everyone did the Tuesday morning ride despite almost an inch of rain in the span of an hour this morning.

I actually would have liked to go if I could. I hate rain but that's how badly I want to ride.

You guys have had legit monsoon rainfall's this year. I don't remember anything like that when I lived there.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on August 19, 2014, 11:54:18 AM
My jersey shipped. I won't wear it in NorCal but when I travel I won't take it off!!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 19, 2014, 12:16:16 PM
You guys have had legit monsoon rainfall's this year. I don't remember anything like that when I lived there.

I feel like when I was a kid the storms were infinitely stronger.

Fudgy, wear it and make everyone call you champ.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: rando on August 19, 2014, 12:23:45 PM
My jersey shipped. I won't wear it in NorCal but when I travel I won't take it off!!


What are you championing?  Other than bringing and awareness of correctly written communication to internet forums.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on August 19, 2014, 12:25:38 PM
Kenny Powers descends like a cannonball on cocaine.

Kenny Powers is Mike Creed
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on August 19, 2014, 01:20:37 PM
Well that was fun.  Hopefully I hear something in the next couple days.  They have a few more interviews today and one more tomorrow and said hopefully by the end of the week they will be in contact.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 19, 2014, 01:23:20 PM

What are you championing?  Other than bringing and awareness of correctly written communication to internet forums.
:lol:
And champion of strava  :D


It was a masters race correct?  If so, you can only wear it in masters races...   I never wore my state champ jersey, it went right in a frame and on a wall, I was afraid to ruin it in a crash, which I crashed in crits numerous times the next year.  Perhaps in hindsight I should have worn it, maybe I would have had better results :P
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 19, 2014, 01:28:23 PM
I walked a mile! It wasn't comfortable but it wasn't as bad as moving around has been.

There was a rooster in a front yard and I got too close so it chased me away lol.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on August 19, 2014, 01:32:58 PM
I walked a mile! It wasn't comfortable but it wasn't as bad as moving around has been.

 :bday:
 
There was a rooster in a front yard and I got too close so it chased me away lol.

To go along with the deer at the end of my ride last night..in the middle of the ride a chicken crossed the road right as we came up to it.
 
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on August 19, 2014, 01:55:43 PM
:lol:
And champion of strava  :D


It was a masters race correct?  If so, you can only wear it in masters races...   I never wore my state champ jersey, it went right in a frame and on a wall, I was afraid to ruin it in a crash, which I crashed in crits numerous times the next year.  Perhaps in hindsight I should have worn it, maybe I would have had better results :P


again, I'll never ever wear it up here. I may have ordered 2, one to wear remotely, and one to hang on the wall. :P
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Seth on August 19, 2014, 02:26:39 PM
Registered for Levi's Gran Fondo and Airbnb house is booked. Commence hating.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 19, 2014, 02:31:02 PM
  a chicken crossed the road right as we came up to it.
why did the chicken cross the road?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 19, 2014, 02:33:35 PM

again, I'll never ever wear it up here. I may have ordered 2, one to wear remotely, and one to hang on the wall. :P
:thumbsup:

I thought maybe it was a socal race, maybe California is weird and you have separate regions of state champs or something.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on August 19, 2014, 02:35:33 PM
:thumbsup:

I thought maybe it was a socal race, maybe California is weird and you have separate regions of state champs or something.


We have NCNCA - northern california nevada cycling association


In SoCal I don't know what they have. Trailer parks and smog, mostly.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on August 19, 2014, 02:38:55 PM
We have SCNCA - southern california nevada cycling association

In NorCal I don't know what they have. Redwood trees and pot, mostly.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Seth on August 19, 2014, 02:40:18 PM
why did the chicken cross the road?

Well played.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 19, 2014, 02:42:41 PM

We have SCNCA - southern california nevada cycling associationIn NorCal I don't know what they have. Redwood trees and pot, mostly.

 :lol:  And Sons of Anarchy

Registered for Levi's Gran Fondo and Airbnb house is booked. Commence hating.

Just stay with Y or umd depending on where the fred ride fondo is
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Seth on August 19, 2014, 02:47:24 PM

 :lol:  And Sons of Anarchy

Just stay with Y or umd depending on where the fred ride fondo is


Haha - there are 7 of us going. I just jumped in on the trip. Everything is booked. VIP fred status. I'm just excited to ride out there. We will ride Thurs/Fri/Sat and Sunday I think. There is talk of Alpine Loop + Seven Sisters or some such ride on Thursday upon arrival. Sounds exciting. Pictures from the route look good. I'm excited.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 19, 2014, 03:00:47 PM
Haha - there are 7 of us going. I just jumped in on the trip. Everything is booked. VIP fred status. I'm just excited to ride out there. We will ride Thurs/Fri/Sat and Sunday I think. There is talk of Alpine Loop + Seven Sisters or some such ride on Thursday upon arrival. Sounds exciting. Pictures from the route look good. I'm excited.
All of you can stay with those guys, they seem like good people and neither have kids so they have plenty of room :D


I am jealous of you, I would love to be able to ride out there.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on August 19, 2014, 03:06:15 PM
Except I'm like an 8 hour drive away.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 19, 2014, 03:10:14 PM
That's why I said you or Y, cause I wasn't sure where this takes place.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Seth on August 19, 2014, 03:29:58 PM
That's why I said you or Y, cause I wasn't sure where this takes place.
Santa Rosa. Home of Russian River Brewing Co. Which is awesome too.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 19, 2014, 04:13:56 PM
I've never been that far north but when I was last at stone I discovered they sell Pliny.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: rando on August 19, 2014, 05:31:14 PM
For VL.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otXGqU4LBEI
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 19, 2014, 06:49:34 PM
WC, go to Hot Diggity!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on August 19, 2014, 07:02:47 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DclU3L3yfhg
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: jonesy on August 19, 2014, 07:53:12 PM
I walked a mile! It wasn't comfortable but it wasn't as bad as moving around has been.

There was a rooster in a front yard and I got too close so it chased me away lol.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 19, 2014, 07:55:19 PM
WC, go to Hot Diggity!
What is hot diggity?


Never mind, I just googled it.  I never go to south st cause it is a **** hole, but next time I am at a Flyers game, I will check it out there, the slap shot dog sounds delicious.


Oh, have you watched any of the USA Pro Challenge?  Did you see the commercial with your boy?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 19, 2014, 08:01:11 PM
For VL.



:lol:  da da dah...

Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 19, 2014, 08:28:32 PM
Yeah Eric has his own gloaty commercial, and that's pretty cool!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 19, 2014, 09:29:55 PM
Holy Sh!t, just watched the finish of today's stage, the winner, Robin Carpenter, I raced against him in 2008 when he was just a young kid, winning back then, good on him
(http://cdn.velonews.competitor.com/files/2014/08/CarpenterUSAP2-659x440.jpg)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 19, 2014, 09:32:31 PM
When he attacked I never thought it would be the winning move.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 20, 2014, 07:40:40 AM
Yeah me neither, then when they neutralized the race, I thought for sure he would not win.  That's got to be such an incredible feeling.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on August 21, 2014, 11:56:19 AM
Now I can go home.


http://www.strava.com/segments/738384?filter=overall&gender=both (http://www.strava.com/segments/738384?filter=overall&gender=both)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on August 21, 2014, 12:19:31 PM
At first I was like 9mi at 5%! and then I saw it was downhill.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on August 21, 2014, 01:52:46 PM
At first I was like 9mi at 5%! and then I saw it was downhill.


Fat man's gun'be fat
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 21, 2014, 11:11:05 PM
If you like bikes, Breckenridge is the place to go, my god there are bikes everywhere, such a bike friendly town.  This place is heaven on earth, now to get my wife on board with moving...




Oh, rando I saw this sweet recumbent tandom, we can get one and ride proud together  :P  2 chicks were riding it tonight...
(http://i.imgur.com/NvlTOZK.jpg)

Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on August 21, 2014, 11:48:32 PM
So, I am seriously starting to look at property in Colorado...
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on August 22, 2014, 12:22:21 AM
but... snow
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on August 22, 2014, 08:40:04 AM
I know
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: guttertech on August 22, 2014, 11:07:22 AM
My employer has a big presence in Colorado. I keep wishing they'll give me a reason to transfer there.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on August 22, 2014, 11:15:02 AM
So, I am seriously starting to look at property in Colorado...


Join the club
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 22, 2014, 11:20:11 AM
Too cold. If Denver didn't have an average low of 16 degrees in the winter I'd be wanting to move there as well. It's an amazing city and the rest of Colorado is beautiful and fun as well in the summer.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on August 22, 2014, 12:05:01 PM
I'd like to be able to support a family on my income alone but that's just not going to happen here.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 22, 2014, 12:07:35 PM
So, I am seriously starting to look at property in Colorado...
Was it something I said?


What annoys me the most is that I can move to Denver area and keep my job, my step brother lives near there and I know two other people near by so we wouldn't be alone, except my wife is not on board, her brother dying last month makes it even harder for her to leave, won't leave her family...


I just rented a MTB for tomorrow, gonna ride all over this mountain.


The thing about snow in Colorado, they know how to handle it and people know how to drive in it, so it would be much better than snow in Philly, plus, there is real snow boarding and skiing close by, not like that ****ty Pocono Mtns (hills) near philly.


Also everyone is friendly here, I talked to the people staying next door more yesterday than I have talked to both my immediate neighbors at home in years combined.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 22, 2014, 12:18:32 PM
It's not the snow, it's the cold. The bitter, frigid, cold. **** the child.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on August 22, 2014, 12:21:29 PM
Not something you said, and nothing to do with the tour there right now. We have offices in Denver and Tacoma where I should be able to move to and keep my job, and I'd rather CO than WA.

The main motivation is just cost of living as well as a bleak outlook for the long term economic viability of this state. The weather and scenery here are amazing but honestly that's all it has going for it right now for me.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on August 22, 2014, 12:22:41 PM
It's not the snow, it's the cold. The bitter, frigid, cold. **** the child.

I'd take the cold winters of CO over the stupid hot summers of AZ. Although to be fair I have no idea how how it gets in Denver...
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on August 22, 2014, 12:26:05 PM
I have never liked Denver. The airport is horrible, and the cold is so cold! The outskirts are good I guess, and you can grow your dreds and smoke a lot of reefer.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 22, 2014, 12:33:22 PM
This is the view from my step brother's deck in Littleton
(http://i.imgur.com/yOvt16bl.jpg)


And for scenery like this, I can handle the winter in Denver, I am amazed by the beauty of the mountains
(http://i.imgur.com/1CvszKTl.jpg)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on August 22, 2014, 01:09:15 PM
It wouldn't actually be Denver... the office is in the outskirts, just to the west of the city limits. I would probably try to get a somewhere between there and Boulder.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on August 22, 2014, 04:48:59 PM
I'd take the cold winters of CO over the stupid hot summers of AZ. Although to be fair I have no idea how how it gets in Denver...


It gets warm but it's never unbearable IMO.  And it's got the same dryness as AZ...just...not the absurd 100+ days
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: rando on August 22, 2014, 05:15:38 PM
Great, just what Colorado needs is another Californian. 
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on August 22, 2014, 07:33:06 PM
Great, just what Colorado needs is another Californian.

I love you too rando.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on August 22, 2014, 07:38:06 PM
I could totally live here... 3x the space, $1k less mortgage per month, $100k in my pocket and half the taxes.


http://www.trulia.com/property/3160881494-719-Mourning-Dove-Ln-Golden-CO-80401


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Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on August 22, 2014, 07:44:53 PM
You need sunglasses to live in Colorado. The altitude => sure HDR images!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: rando on August 22, 2014, 08:00:39 PM
10 million of you couldn't be wrong. Nor the scourge of health, societal, or environmental issues that came with the exodus.

Your ideas of love are misplaced as your fellow Californians.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on August 22, 2014, 08:38:55 PM
Steve and I are neighbors in 2015.

Sort of, I can't afford to live on top of a hill yet. But you know what I mean.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on August 22, 2014, 08:53:57 PM
 Woah...
http://imgur.com/a/IgoUq
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 22, 2014, 09:37:05 PM
Woah...
http://imgur.com/a/IgoUq
that's backwards, California is supposed to flood away into the ocean so Phoenix gets a beach.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 22, 2014, 10:43:39 PM
What an amazing day at the race today, went to Breckenridge Brewery afterwards for beer and dinner with my friend Rose who is married to Scott Zwizanski of Optum, who was in the break all day today, good times.
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Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on August 23, 2014, 12:50:08 AM
Steve and I are neighbors in 2015.

Sort of, I can't afford to live on top of a hill yet. But you know what I mean.

I honestly have no concept of the relative neighborhoods.

If I move there I'll probably buy a cheap condo or rent until I know where I want to settle. I'm looking at golden only because it's both a good distance to our office and not that far from boulder.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on August 23, 2014, 12:39:19 PM
So apparently Universal Sports is part of the Time Warner channel lineup..but of course it costs extra and I don't it  :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 23, 2014, 07:17:55 PM
Today was one of the best days of my life, this may be the greatest place I ever visited, it was cold, rainy, sunny, warm everything, I had no gloves and neither bike store I visited had long finger gloves that fit me, I froze at times, but I didn't care, it would be raining at the top of the mountain then sunny midway down, then rain, sun, etc.  I prob should have went full suspension, the fork on this bike was shot, felt like riding a rigid but I didn't care.  There are no words to describe the scenery and amazing views, some trails were scary especially in the rain.  Riding a bike at 11,000+ ft is challenging.  Probably the best bike ride I ever had except for winning the state crit.  I can't imagine I will ever top this.  This pic does it no justice
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10580111_10204490729059051_7182041170757793268_n.jpg?oh=64be1e414748c71313030983a7e783b2&oe=545D3B68&__gda__=1417787709_3740b4c29b31efadf82f10814ac17566)
(It's a rental, hence the reflectors)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ericm979 on August 23, 2014, 10:48:02 PM
I spent a week in Boulder about five years ago, visiting my dad.  Also did the Mt Evans race.

My wife and I loved Boulder.  It's large enough to be interesting but still has small town vibe.  Much more laid back than Silicon Valley.  People there are into fitness and don't think it's weird to ride your bike 15 hours a week like my co-workers here do.  And the drivers there know how to drive around bikes.

But, winter.  I'm a native Californian and have no body fat.  I don't deal with cold well.  It's about as cold as I can stand where I live now (about halfway between Silicon Valley and Boulder for winter low temps).  I have cycling friends who live in or lived in Boulder so I checked with them what its like.  Too cold and too much snow for me.

Biggest problem is there's not a lot of the work that I or my wife do.  We could find work but it would not pay as well and there would be a much smaller number of companies hiring for those type of positions.  So if the company you're with goes under or has a sucky situation you can't just go down the street and get another job.   My friends who moved from SF had that problem- he is a good journalist but could not find a job for a couple years, his wife had a good job at an ad agency which had problems and laid her off.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: makel on August 24, 2014, 12:21:49 PM
It's not the snow, it's the cold. The bitter, frigid, cold. **** the child.

I'm glad to see you're feeling better.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: makel on August 24, 2014, 12:23:49 PM
Has anyone heard from Joels?


Umd is moving to Colorado???

I need to check in more often.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on August 24, 2014, 02:23:58 PM
Everyone should move to colorado.


My instagram feed is enough to know why:


http://instagram.com/tspesh
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on August 24, 2014, 02:25:57 PM
I would love to
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on August 24, 2014, 05:23:02 PM
(http://imgur.com/MAAnAO5.png)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on August 24, 2014, 05:28:19 PM
Today was one of the best days of my life, this may be the greatest place I ever visited, it was cold, rainy, sunny, warm everything, I had no gloves and neither bike store I visited had long finger gloves that fit me, I froze at times, but I didn't care, it would be raining at the top of the mountain then sunny midway down, then rain, sun, etc.  I prob should have went full suspension, the fork on this bike was shot, felt like riding a rigid but I didn't care.  There are no words to describe the scenery and amazing views, some trails were scary especially in the rain.  Riding a bike at 11,000+ ft is challenging.  Probably the best bike ride I ever had except for winning the state crit.  I can't imagine I will ever top this.  This pic does it no justice
(It's a rental, hence the reflectors)




Dude.  Move to Colorado.  If you don't, I'm filing for divorce on your behalf.  Just kidding.  Sort of.  Yes, kidding.  But move.  For real.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 25, 2014, 12:26:48 AM



Dude.  Move to Colorado.  If you don't, I'm filing for divorce on your behalf.  Just kidding.  Sort of.  Yes, kidding.  But move.  For real.
I wish I could man, I really do, but iI can't leave the wife and kids...  I met a friend for dinner tonight, I used to work with him until he moved to Colorado, he was tellng me they snow plow and use street sweepers on the bike paths!!!!  There are bike paths and mtb trails all over the place.  This whole state is all about a healthy lifestyle and everyone is so friendly unlike the northeast.   


Also, we ran into this guy this morning when taking out the trash to the dumpster, thank god it was after I went mtb'ing, I would have been scared all alone in the wilderness had I knew this dude and his friends were lurking...
(http://i.imgur.com/bwuPpy0l.jpg)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on August 25, 2014, 05:22:20 PM
Friday at 9am I have a second interview.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on August 25, 2014, 06:09:07 PM
GODO
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 26, 2014, 09:37:56 AM
Friday at 9am I have a second interview.
Good luck W!  Feel free to use me as a reference  :D
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: <gmt> on August 26, 2014, 04:34:12 PM
http://www.suffervision.com/v/5684453372329984
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: MidgetMaestro on August 26, 2014, 07:22:40 PM
Waiting to hear about another promotion that may be coming down the road. *fingers crossed*
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on August 26, 2014, 07:50:00 PM
Waiting to hear about another promotion that may be coming down the road. *fingers crossed*

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 27, 2014, 08:39:59 AM
Yeah  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Seth on August 27, 2014, 09:51:44 AM
Waiting to hear about another promotion that may be coming down the road. *fingers crossed*

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on August 27, 2014, 01:35:51 PM
Friday at 9am I have a second interview.

Or not..apparently there was some sort of confusion along the line and they had to cancel the interview.  She said I should hear something next week sometime about a possible second interview.
 
 
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 27, 2014, 02:44:05 PM
Finally looked at my clothes from the accident. $350 shorts last about 4 wears. Boo.

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Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 27, 2014, 04:02:15 PM
Their insurance should pay for it.  Did you get a copy of the police report? I assume it was their fault?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 27, 2014, 04:09:43 PM
I'm sure it will all work out.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 27, 2014, 04:30:58 PM
It could take a while, and I speak from experience... 
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 27, 2014, 05:15:59 PM
Yup, could be a couple of years. I don't really want to discuss the legal and insurance parts of this.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: MidgetMaestro on August 27, 2014, 06:12:54 PM
Waiting to hear about another promotion that may be coming down the road. *fingers crossed*

The job is mine, but due to some large changes in the past couple weeks, I'm looking at a couple months before I'm in the position. So.....win!...or rather future win!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: MidgetMaestro on August 27, 2014, 06:13:07 PM
Yup, could be a couple of years. I don't really want to discuss the legal and insurance parts of this.

Smart man.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on August 27, 2014, 09:22:02 PM
$350?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: jonesy on August 27, 2014, 10:19:21 PM
The job is mine, but due to some large changes in the past couple weeks, I'm looking at a couple months before I'm in the position. So.....win!...or rather future win!

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 28, 2014, 06:14:46 AM
Yup, could be a couple of years. I don't really want to discuss the legal and insurance parts of this.
Right, I wasn't asking for the legal details.  Keep them off the interwebz!

Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 28, 2014, 06:16:02 AM
The job is mine, but due to some large changes in the past couple weeks, I'm looking at a couple months before I'm in the position. So.....win!...or rather future win!
:beer:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 28, 2014, 04:21:12 PM
Finally have seen my bike for the first time since the crash. It's definitely totaled unless I want to have a folding bike lol.

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d60/haulasshyena/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140828_125942_zpsd13ismsw.jpg)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on August 28, 2014, 05:09:50 PM
wheel looks ok!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 28, 2014, 05:24:00 PM
Haha that's what I thought but I found cracks. Those wheels are pretty tough!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: rando on August 28, 2014, 05:33:35 PM
Did your bottles seriously stay in those Mandibles? 
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 28, 2014, 05:44:00 PM
Did your bottles seriously stay in those Mandibles?
yes and the mandibles didn't break. Best cages.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on August 28, 2014, 08:47:36 PM
There's a unicycle in there just waiting to come out
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 28, 2014, 08:50:31 PM
Holy moly it never ends, got a ride home to check mail and stuff and noticed one of my air conditioners is blowing hot air. It was just repaired and serviced, really hoping it's not dead, can't take any more big financial hits with all these medical bills coming in.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: alexvpaq on August 28, 2014, 11:13:36 PM
just posting here to say I'm still alive, this new job is keeping me ultra busy. I'm doing like... 40-50h/week lol At least I'm learning a lot and having quite a lot of fun to be honest.

and VL, are you going to get another trek?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on August 28, 2014, 11:17:10 PM
I'm doing like... 40-50h/week


What would you suppose the rest of us have been doing all this time?


;)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 28, 2014, 11:19:28 PM
I haven't worked in 7 weeks lol

Alex, no, looking like s works tarmac is likely, if not then something  else from haus.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on August 28, 2014, 11:57:57 PM

What would you suppose the rest of us have been doing all this time?

I'm on vacation!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 29, 2014, 08:02:01 AM
just posting here to say I'm still alive, this new job is keeping me ultra busy. I'm doing like... 40-50h/week lol At least I'm learning a lot and having quite a lot of fun to be honest.

and VL, are you going to get another trek?
Glad to hear it Alex, I see your posts on FB so I know you are a live, but they are in French so I don't know what you are saying :P



What would you suppose the rest of us have been doing all this time? ;)

 :lol:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 29, 2014, 08:06:53 AM
I am selling my G3 PT rear wheel only (Aluminum rim), my set of Enve 65 Carbon Clinchers with G3 PT and my 2013 Trek Madone 5 series with SRAM Force, if anyone is interested send me a PM  :(
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on August 29, 2014, 12:52:07 PM
I am selling my G3 PT rear wheel only (Aluminum rim), my set of Enve 65 Carbon Clinchers with G3 PT and my 2013 Trek Madone 5 series with SRAM Force, if anyone is interested send me a PM  :(


sorry, man.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 29, 2014, 01:47:49 PM

sorry, man.
Thx.  I am keeping the cross bike for now and am gonna get a geared mtb, will ride on dirt, grass for the time being, at a relaxed/chill/fun pace, nothing aggressive...
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on August 29, 2014, 03:39:58 PM
take up randos and double centuries
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 29, 2014, 04:10:00 PM
Get a recumbent, I even think Rando can help you find one.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: rando on August 29, 2014, 05:04:02 PM
Nah WC, you need to get into motorcycles.  The girls can't be too far off from enjoying a set of 60cc bikes for good family fun while mother worries sick.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: jonesy on August 29, 2014, 05:37:37 PM
http://www.utahtrikes.com/

 :o
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on August 29, 2014, 05:54:05 PM
****. Flat tire. Left my saddlebag at home. :effyou:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: rando on August 29, 2014, 06:05:34 PM
The e-cumbent age is dawning in the Jonesy household.



Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on August 29, 2014, 06:12:00 PM
I was so close to the coffee shop I could almost smell the fresh ground coffee!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on August 29, 2014, 06:44:42 PM
I find catrikes to be kind of cool. If I weren't afraid of being run over in one I would like to take one touring. Seems like a fun human-powered way to get around.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: guttertech on August 29, 2014, 09:12:36 PM
New bike finally shipped. Specialized said early August, then late September, but it looks like I'll have it next week! Just in time for me to go on vacation and not ride it, but I can't complain.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: alexvpaq on August 29, 2014, 11:14:26 PM

What would you suppose the rest of us have been doing all this time?


 ;)


;) Being a student means I usually am not working that much so it's keeping much busier than usual. But I only begin my day at like 9am or 10 am so I get to run in the morning and commute by bike 4xper day which is pretty cool. Saturday and sunday I only begin at 3 or 4 PM so I have a lot of time to ride/run/sleep/whatever

 The chef is also a road cyclist which is pretty cool lol. And the owner of the restaurant is also the owner of the largest bike shop in town. Interesting place.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: jonesy on August 29, 2014, 11:29:00 PM
I find catrikes to be kind of cool. If I weren't afraid of being run over in one I would like to take one touring. Seems like a fun human-powered way to get around.

I zip around on Mrs. jonesy's catrike occasionally - post-maintenance test ride. It's kind of fun.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on August 30, 2014, 12:22:55 PM

 ;) Being a student means I usually am not working that much so it's keeping much busier than usual.


Full time gig + student = props
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 30, 2014, 04:29:59 PM

Get a recumbent, I even think Rando can help you find one.

 :lol:  The problem with recumbents, some ******* can still run you over. I'll stick to off road stuff, if I crash or get hurt, it will be my own fault.  Tho I just txted with a buddy about a road ride next sunday, I'm having a hard time walking away from road cycling, I love it too much.  I am still gonna sell all my road stuff,keep the CX bike and trough road tires on if I dare to ride on the road.

Nah WC, you need to get into motorcycles.  The girls can't be too far off from enjoying a set of 60cc bikes for good family fun while mother worries sick.

Now you're talking!  My girls, for some reason or other do love motor sports.  They will watch F1 and moto GP races with me, but we don't watch nascar.  My oldest keeps asking me to take her karting, I need to one of these days...
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on August 30, 2014, 05:53:59 PM
Last month I went with my team to an indoor electric kart place. It was a blast. Since we all knew each other and weren't douchebags the manager dialed the karts up to full speed (they normally limit the top end).  I promised my kid I'd take him there when he gets his cast off.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 30, 2014, 08:39:58 PM
Indoor kart racing is a blast!

I think I've narrowed my bike choice down to two options - S Works tarmac dura Ace or cannondale evo black Inc. The Cannondale is a bit more but almost two pounds lighter and is nice equipment including enve wheels and cockpit and a one piece saddle.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 30, 2014, 09:16:29 PM
This place is about an hour from me - http://slickwillyskarts.com/ supposed to be pretty decent.


I would choose SRAM over shimano every time, but that's just me.  I would get the spec over the cannondale, can you get a spec with SRAM?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on August 30, 2014, 09:25:42 PM
I'd definitely go for the Cannondale. 
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on August 30, 2014, 10:12:25 PM
Those Black Inc Cannondales look super nice in person.   I would personally go with the Cannondale only because I like the look of the flatter top tube on the Cannondales over the sloping top tube of the Specialized. 
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 30, 2014, 10:29:39 PM
Of course I *could* get sram but I like fancy nice things and prefer the soft silky smooth feeling of shimano vs the cheap feel of sram .
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on August 30, 2014, 10:31:05 PM
Of course I *could* get sram but I like fancy nice things and prefer the soft silky smooth feeling of shimano vs the cheap feel of sram .

Funny, that's how I felt when I switched in the other direction :D
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: alexvpaq on August 31, 2014, 09:53:19 AM

Full time gig + student = props
I think I didn't make myself clear though.
Right now I have the fall term off so I'm having a full time job in the meanwhile. lol I would DIE if I were doing both.


Also realized when uploading stuff to strava that some dude in town stravatized almost every road in town in small segments, there's like 4 segments on the km going from the bike path to my appartment. It's silly. There would be 3 segment but he redid one that was already there.  :hammer:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 31, 2014, 09:55:38 AM
Funny, that's how I felt when I switched in the other direction :D
:beer:   me too umd.  Either way VL, the bike you get will be awesome.  Make sure you get matte black in whichever bike you choose.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 31, 2014, 10:43:54 AM
Funny thing is I think matte black is the worst finish on a bike but the evo needs to be that finish.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on August 31, 2014, 12:51:23 PM
Of course I *could* get sram but I like fancy nice things and prefer the soft silky smooth feeling of shimano vs the cheap feel of sram .


All very personal.  I like how SRAM feels on my race bike.  I think Shimano shifts a bit better and is more consistent but I've come to dislike the squishy feel of the shifting.


It's kind of like how I like the tight ass suspension of my Audi a lot better than the forgiving cushy feel of my old pickup.


oh...and dem weights
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on August 31, 2014, 12:52:07 PM

All very personal.  I like how SRAM feels on my race bike.  I think Shimano shifts a bit better and is more consistent but I've come to dislike the squishy feel of the shifting.


It's kind of like how I like the tight ass suspension of my Audi a lot better than the forgiving cushy feel of my old pickup.


oh...and dem weights


With that said, you should get Shimano. In fact, you should buy the brand new  11 speed Ultegra groupset I have that came off my 'Nago.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 31, 2014, 01:23:01 PM
Ultegra is way heavy!

I agree that red feels tight but to me it just radiates cheapness. It may turn out I get red, who knows, something may be too good to pass up, in which case I would make the compromise. I don't dislike it so much I wouldn't ride it, but I'd do shimano eleventy times over it, with super record as a second choice.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on August 31, 2014, 05:37:17 PM
Might as well share my new gear handwringing here too!


I was just about set to buy a Venge, even going so far as ordering the frame.  Then I sort of came to my senses and canceled the order.  There's nothing at all wrong with my Tarmac SL3, and although I have no problem with buying new stuff just because it's fun, I also realized that if I wait a year there may be some more interesting options. 


The Venge has gone a long time in version 1.0, and according to my LBS buddies (who may or may not have any more information than I have) it has not been a winner for Specialized.  They think something is likely to happen for the 2016 model year: a significant Venge update, or dropping the Venge and either rolling some of the aero benefits into the Tarmac, or releasing a new model that is somewhere in between.


There's practically no information value in any of those rumors, but since I'm currently riding a perfectly fine bike, there's no harm in waiting.


So, I transferred my new gear handwringing to wheels.  I want to pick up a set of race-only tubulars.  Actually I want to get 2 sets, ~35mm and ~60mm.  The gold standard IMO would be the Hed Stinger 3 and Stinger 6.  But there are also some Chinese carbon wheels that cost less than 1/3 the price.  I've gone back and forth on the Chinese wheels, but am currently leaning toward dropping the big bucks on the Heds.  Part of what turned me off on the Chinese wheels was a couple of poor user reviews, and also the fact that I (stupidly, I know) created an online account with one of the vendors to save my preferred build options, and ever since I have received about 4 spam emails per hour.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on August 31, 2014, 06:07:06 PM
If they are race only get Farsport or the ones Creatre likes. No reason in my mind to buy fancy wheels and relegate them to race only.

Also I got over my venge idea too, for partially the same reasons, it doesn't seem like it's been that successful and it seems tired.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on August 31, 2014, 09:53:50 PM
GC - buy my Enve CC's with the PT ;)


I would agree with VL on not just getting race only wheels but considering where you live, it could be a bit rough on some carbon wheels.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on September 01, 2014, 10:27:38 AM
"seems tired"




wat.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on September 01, 2014, 11:47:48 AM
A bit long in the tooth, in need of a refresh, no longer exciting, etc.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on September 01, 2014, 12:05:40 PM
Mine still turns heads. Cyclists and nons alike.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on September 01, 2014, 01:00:44 PM
Hey that's just, like, my opinion, man.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: <gmt> on September 01, 2014, 01:20:32 PM
(http://blog.estately.com/assets/TheDude.jpg)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on September 01, 2014, 01:27:21 PM
I still think the venge is a hot bike.  I just think it might be even hotter next year.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: rando on September 01, 2014, 06:41:53 PM
That you are considering big S at all speaks volumes.  In a fit of humor I'll suggest the other big S, Surly.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on September 01, 2014, 07:00:36 PM
I don't  see the humor, mostly because I never know what the **** you're talking about.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on September 01, 2014, 07:18:32 PM
Not sure if the big S comment was to me, but my team sponsor is a Specialized dealer so I want to support them.

My buddy just built up a new Tarmac, it looks amazing.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: alexvpaq on September 01, 2014, 11:16:45 PM
Out of the blue this morning I decided to try and pop a wheelie with my road bike.

I failed miserably at landing it. It all torqued too much to the right and I feel on my left side. Left hip is painful and bruised, sternum got hit by something, no clue what but it hurts to move anything attached to it and is bruised quite a bit. Left knee is scratched. I'll probably feel terrible tomorrow. I'm an idiot, I know.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on September 02, 2014, 05:45:40 AM
I hope someone was around to witness this? You are no Peter Sagan :P   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAMR7ToP_Ag
Hope you feel better.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: alexvpaq on September 02, 2014, 08:16:41 AM
I was alone but man... Who thought you actually needed some skills to pull that thing off...
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on September 02, 2014, 11:16:40 AM
Why is it already September?!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on September 02, 2014, 11:19:05 AM
Because previously it was august.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on September 02, 2014, 11:31:37 AM
lies
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Creatre on September 02, 2014, 11:35:54 AM
Lol.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: jonesy on September 02, 2014, 11:39:26 AM
Why is it already September?!

 :hammer:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on September 02, 2014, 05:17:12 PM
Whelk, I bought a set of chinese 38mm tubulars.  25mm wide, 1215g claimed.  Less than 1/3 the price of Stinger 3s, less than 1/4 of Zipp 202s. 


I figured, why not give it a shot, for the ~6 hilly RRs I might do in a given year.  If they are awesome, I'll probably get a set in 60mm too, and sell my Jets.


Very curious to see how these work out!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on September 02, 2014, 05:24:40 PM
Post back your results, as I and at least one friend will be interested in a set as well. If I  get the red tarmac and put wheels that light is just above 13lb. That's light. 
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on September 02, 2014, 05:40:56 PM
Do you mean red or Red? 


My buddy just built up a new tarmac and I have to say, it is sweet looking.  The black/green one here:


http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bikes/road/tarmac/tarmac-pro-frameset
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on September 02, 2014, 05:46:06 PM
Red.  Clickity click BANG. "SOUNDS LIKE SOMEONE IS SPRINTING! LEFT SIDE LEFT SIDE!!!"

Red.

That's one of the better paint schemes, too bad not s works. The s works are for the most part really mellow paint jobs. I like the red/gold one.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on September 02, 2014, 08:01:34 PM
Red.  Clickity click BANG. "SOUNDS LIKE SOMEONE IS SPRINTING! LEFT SIDE LEFT SIDE!!!"


You know how I know you're a cat 4?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: rando on September 02, 2014, 08:27:48 PM
I don't  see the humor, mostly because I never know what the **** you're talking about.

That you are unable to see the humor in racing a Surly is no fault of mine. Figure it out like an adult instead of holding me responsible for your lack of interest. Or don't make a derogatory comment because you can't press the google button. Seems too easy.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on September 02, 2014, 08:38:41 PM

You know how I know you're a cat 4?

 :P :lol:

The ac guy was just at my house, compressor is dead, now I have to decide $1200 for a compressor or try to get a whole new ac. This **** is getting annoying.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on September 02, 2014, 09:35:05 PM
Red.  Clickity click BANG. "SOUNDS LIKE SOMEONE IS SPRINTING! LEFT SIDE LEFT SIDE!!!"


You know how I know you're a cat 4?


Because a cat 2 would say "PORT SIDE! PORT SIDE!"
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ericm979 on September 02, 2014, 11:32:28 PM
Whelk, I bought a set of chinese 38mm tubulars.  25mm wide, 1215g claimed.

Which brand?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on September 03, 2014, 07:38:31 AM
:P :lol:

The ac guy was just at my house, compressor is dead, now I have to decide $1200 for a compressor or try to get a whole new ac. This **** is getting annoying.
How old is the system and how much is a new one? If it's old, may make more sense to replace the whole thing.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Creatre on September 03, 2014, 09:12:30 AM
:P :lol:

The ac guy was just at my house, compressor is dead, now I have to decide $1200 for a compressor or try to get a whole new ac. This **** is getting annoying.

You could just be like my roommate and refuse to get the a/c fixed in the middle of summer. Hence why I am moving out asap!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on September 03, 2014, 09:18:16 AM
You could just be like my roommate and refuse to get the a/c fixed in the middle of summer. Hence why I am moving out asap!

He is just trying to help you get down to race weight.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on September 03, 2014, 11:29:24 AM
**** yeah
http://www.coldwellbanker.com/property?propertyId=284118998
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on September 03, 2014, 11:32:15 AM
**** yeah
http://www.coldwellbanker.com/property?propertyId=284118998 (http://www.coldwellbanker.com/property?propertyId=284118998)
Take some pics, it might sell faster :P


In other F'd up news:

Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Police say a Connecticut man who was biking from Maryland to Miami to propose to his girlfriend was fatally stabbed by a homeless man outside a McDonald's restaurant.

The[size=inherit] Vero Beach News Journal (http://bit.ly/1vMytn3)[/size] reports that 28-year-old Kevin Adorno stopped at the restaurant Monday night and was talking to his girlfriend on a cellphone when he was attacked.

Witnesses say Adorno stumbled into the restaurant. One person started administering aid while another called 911. He was pronounced dead a short time later.

Officers arrested 59-year-old Rene Herrera Cruz at a Burger King across the street. He is charged with first-degree murder. Cruz told officers he thought Adorno was directing people by cellphone to attack him.

Police Chief David Currey says the trip was a "bucket list" item for Adorno.


The homeless man should be put to death immediately.  What a F'd up world we live in.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on September 03, 2014, 11:37:11 AM
Take some pics, it might sell faster :P


There incoming ;)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on September 03, 2014, 12:25:40 PM

The homeless man should be put to death immediately.  What a F'd up world we live in.


Or maybe treated for his schizophrenia ... ?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on September 03, 2014, 12:29:52 PM
He killed at McDonald's and ran to burger King for safety.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on September 03, 2014, 01:22:09 PM
ran to burger King


That's how I knows he's schizophrenic.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on September 03, 2014, 01:35:39 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfHpU2DMNOU
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: alexvpaq on September 03, 2014, 01:48:06 PM

Or maybe treated for his schizophrenia ... ?

That is if he isn't believing his medication is a mind control drug created by the government and so he stopped taking it...
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on September 03, 2014, 03:28:26 PM

Or maybe treated for his schizophrenia ... ?
F that, everyone who kills someone is "insane" or has another excuse.  I am willing to bet his homelessness is his own doing.  If he was really sick, he should have been medicated and looked after, not out killing an innocent person.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: alexvpaq on September 03, 2014, 03:49:08 PM
F that, everyone who kills someone is "insane" or has another excuse.  I am willing to bet his homelessness is his own doing.  If he was really sick, he should have been medicated and looked after, not out killing an innocent person.

Many people with schizophrenia end up living on the street since they do not conform to social standards due to the illness. Their mental issue is often well known and they have prescribed medication. When they get in the psychiatric ward, they get treated well until the drugs are in full effect and then they are cleared for release often fully aware that they need to take the drug to keep the illness at bay however the same illness is affecting their overall scheme of thoughts, where unlike us, when we are treated for something that's permanent, we know it'll come back, while them, when the symptoms have disappeared, they start believing they have no issue, thus, they stop taking their med and slowly the symptoms come back. And there you have it, the full circle.

Why don't we force it upon them to take their medication? Because unless they are dangerous for themselves or for others, it is illegal to force someone to take a medication. Some new drugs have better prospect they can be injected under the skin and slowly deliver the drug over a few weeks maybe months I don't exactly know but they're not widespread. Also one major downside of psychiatry is often, drugs are a bit of a trial and error because some people do react well to a medication but some don't react at all. There also are some bad side effects from time to time that makes it even less interesting to take the medication. Schizophrenia is not a cool mental illness to develop seriously...
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on September 03, 2014, 04:21:58 PM
F that, everyone who kills someone is "insane" or has another excuse.  I am willing to bet his homelessness is his own doing.  If he was really sick, he should have been medicated and looked after, not out killing an innocent person.


is this real life?


Schizophrenia is a real thing and very likely the reason he is homeless. The better solution would be to go back in time and decide that homelessness is not an option (it costs more for everyone, in suffering and $$, btw) and get the man treatment for his illness before he killed someone.


Since that can't happen, we might as well get the man treatment so that he could possibly make a positive contribution to the planet, even if that is being a positive influence behind bars somewhere.
[size=78%] [/size]
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on September 03, 2014, 04:23:01 PM
If he was really sick, he should have been medicated and looked after, not out killing an innocent person.


That's the ****ing point dude.  No disrespect, but in regards to this topic you clearly don't know what you're talking about.


The murder is tragic, and he shouldn't be on the street...but you honestly don't get it which is a nation-wide epidemic right now.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on September 03, 2014, 04:26:05 PM
Many people with schizophrenia end up living on the street since they do not conform to social standards due to the illness. Their mental issue is often well known and they have prescribed medication. When they get in the psychiatric ward, they get treated well until the drugs are in full effect and then they are cleared for release often fully aware that they need to take the drug to keep the illness at bay however the same illness is affecting their overall scheme of thoughts, where unlike us, when we are treated for something that's permanent, we know it'll come back, while them, when the symptoms have disappeared, they start believing they have no issue, thus, they stop taking their med and slowly the symptoms come back. And there you have it, the full circle.

Why don't we force it upon them to take their medication? Because unless they are dangerous for themselves or for others, it is illegal to force someone to take a medication. Some new drugs have better prospect they can be injected under the skin and slowly deliver the drug over a few weeks maybe months I don't exactly know but they're not widespread. Also one major downside of psychiatry is often, drugs are a bit of a trial and error because some people do react well to a medication but some don't react at all. There also are some bad side effects from time to time that makes it even less interesting to take the medication. Schizophrenia is not a cool mental illness to develop seriously...
Dangerous as in killing a cyclist who was talking to his girlfriend on the cellphone?  And in the article I read, I did not see that the killer had schizophrenia I don't mean to offend anyone, I know mental illness exists, I am just sick and tired of the lack of accountability for anything and the gross disrespect people have for each other. 


And while I'm on a roll, the government, this country is a joke, no one fears us, we welcome anyone, legal or not, then give them more rights and handouts than US Citizens.  I read an article of an illegal sorry, "undocumented immigrant" who had prior run ins with the law, was driving without a license and ran over a motorcyclist. That guy should have been deported after his first run in with the law if he was here illegally.


I should probably stop reading the internet...
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on September 03, 2014, 04:32:09 PM

is this real life? Schizophrenia is a real thing and very likely the reason he is homeless. The better solution would be to go back in time and decide that homelessness is not an option (it costs more for everyone, in suffering and $$, btw) and get the man treatment for his illness before he killed someone. Since that can't happen, we might as well get the man treatment so that he could possibly make a positive contribution to the planet, even if that is being a positive influence behind bars somewhere.

Read what I posted above, I did not read anything about him being mentally ill, maybe he is, if so, then maybe I will eat my words, not all homeless people are mentally ill, many are homeless because of poor choices they make, like drugs...


That's the ****ing point dude.  No disrespect, but in regards to this topic you clearly don't know what you're talking about.


The murder is tragic, and he shouldn't be on the street...but you honestly don't get it which is a nation-wide epidemic right now.

None taken, you can tell me I have no idea what I am talking about and I won't take it personally, maybe I don't. But... what about the victim and his family, they just get well, sorry for your loss...


Again, I should probably just stop reading news sites...
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: alexvpaq on September 03, 2014, 04:36:09 PM
Dangerous as in killing a cyclist who was talking to his girlfriend on the cellphone?  And in the article I read, I did not see that the killer had schizophrenia I don't mean to offend anyone, I know mental illness exists, I am just sick and tired of the lack of accountability for anything and the gross disrespect people have for each other. 


And while I'm on a roll, the government, this country is a joke, no one fears us, we welcome anyone, legal or not, then give them more rights and handouts than US Citizens.  I read an article of an illegal sorry, "undocumented immigrant" who had prior run ins with the law, was driving without a license and ran over a motorcyclist. That guy should have been deported after his first run in with the law if he was here illegally.


I should probably stop reading the internet...

To be honest it's very very hard to tell from time to time.  Let's just say that maybe he didn't get evaluated for years, who knows really. Some people just like you and me may suffer from some form of schizophrenia and under treatment the person is perfectly fine, no real problem and when the shizophrenia is in its active form, all the person does is hear voices and talk to himself. The thing is, we don't always know how it can evolve. It may be a error of judgment from a nurse or a psychiatrist. Or like I said, the person may be off his/her med for a long while and someone didn't check on him and see there was an issue. It may have appeared suddenly, it's not so easy to understand what goes in the mind of these people.





Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: alexvpaq on September 03, 2014, 04:44:31 PM
On other news, it's official, I am an idiot and I have terrible luck.
This morning, before going to work my gf texted me to bring her some stuff she forgot. While I'm out the door I do that thing where I stop and rethink if I have everything and Yup, I forgot something my gf asked me to bring her so I walk back in, throw my keys on the bed, look around, pick the stuff I almost forgot, lock the door, go outside and then at the car I'm like. where the hell are my keys.

I locked myself outside. Oh well, won't be able to bring my gf the stuff she forgot but it's not a big deal and I can still take my bike to go to work. I go get my bike, as soon as I am on the street I can feel my rear tire feeling unusual...

The effin thing was flat. C'MON. First flat in YEARS. NOW?! Eff that. I just brought the bike back in the garage, picked the beater bike and went to work.


There are some days that have this magical touch of : you should have stayed in bed today.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Seth on September 03, 2014, 04:46:11 PM
You are on a roll! This is great. Keep it going.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on September 03, 2014, 04:50:15 PM

None taken, you can tell me I have no idea what I am talking about and I won't take it personally, maybe I don't. But... what about the victim and his family, they just get well, sorry for your loss...


Again, I should probably just stop reading news sites...


The whole thing is totally tragic.  It's also very possible that this bum was just a drunken bum that decided he was bored and murdered a guy in cold blood.  The description sounds very schizophrenic though.  And much of the homeless population has a mental illness of some kind, and very very often it's schizophrenia.  They get a bad rap because they are also very often drug users, which is a byproduct of the illness.


I'm not offended (to be clear) but I am very aware of how this plays out in an otherwise fairly normal family.  My brother (35) has been diagnosed with schizophrenia for the past 20 years.  He is generally very passive and friendly even when he's deeply psychotic (thankfully) but the rest of the stuff that is pervasive with the illness applies...and it's very difficult to get him to be even remotely productive as a member of society.

My mom, bless her, has not given up and that literally is the ONLY reason he is not on the street sitting outside of McDonalds making belligerent comments to anyone who looks at him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yL9UJVtgPZY
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: rando on September 03, 2014, 06:41:10 PM
My mom, bless her, has not given up and that literally is the ONLY reason he is not on the street sitting outside of Burger King making belligerent comments to anyone at McDonalds who looks at him.


Subtle but relevant edit.


WC, chill out on the direct consumption of popular media online.  I can guarantee indirectly coming by all the attitudes or information you listed has a drastically different effect on how they are perceived.  These are trying times and a lot of the negative stuff that would filter out slowly through word of mouth is sensationalized by disreputable sources.  The CNN's and NBC's of the world are among the worst offenders.  Faking live war coverage in Viet Nam stands out as a very publicly outed instance. 


Admitting to frustration or speaking without realizing the actual incomplete story you are reciting is human fallibility.  When you start openly wishing death to someone over the internet without compunction there is a problem.  That is why trial by media and public opinion are separate from the courts.  I do hope you realize all of this and came back to earth where you are a father and husband more often than a stressed out office worker.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on September 03, 2014, 06:59:10 PM
speciale, that video is amazing.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on September 03, 2014, 07:42:29 PM

Subtle but relevant edit.


WC, chill out on the direct consumption of popular media online.  I can guarantee indirectly coming by all the attitudes or information you listed has a drastically different effect on how they are perceived.  These are trying times and a lot of the negative stuff that would filter out slowly through word of mouth is sensationalized by disreputable sources.  The CNN's and NBC's of the world are among the worst offenders.  Faking live war coverage in Viet Nam stands out as a very publicly outed instance. 


Admitting to frustration or speaking without realizing the actual incomplete story you are reciting is human fallibility.  When you start openly wishing death to someone over the internet without compunction there is a problem.  That is why trial by media and public opinion are separate from the courts.  I do hope you realize all of this and came back to earth where you are a father and husband more often than a stressed out office worker.
I hear what you are saying, however in this case, a cyclist stopped to make a phone call and was killed, I could be wrong, but I am fairly certain there aren't relevant facts where the cyclist did something to warrant getting stabbed, again I could be wrong.


My cousin was murdered by someone when she was 18yo, the guy just "made a mistake" and "it wasn't his fault, he was under the influence of drugs and didn't realize what he was doing." So forgive me for not having sympathy for someone who I presume killed an innocent person.  Imagine if it was your wife, mother, sister, daughter, family member, imagine what it's like to sit across from an empty chair at the Thanksgiving or Christmas table, where your cousin sat for the last 18 years, imagine what it's like to get that knock on the door and see the police officer standing there, I talked with my Aunt/Uncle/cousins a lot when it happened and heard them tell me what it was like, I sat across from the empty chair at the Thanksgiving table for years after she was killed.  See if you would be as sympathetic to the person who killed your family member...


Speciale, I pray that your brother and mother keep doing what they are doing and nothing terrible happens, again in my examples I am not talking about schizophrenia as I have no experience with that.


Okay enough of this BS sad talk...


Alex, I hope tomorrow is better for you :P [size=78%] [/size]
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on September 03, 2014, 07:56:04 PM

And while I'm on a roll, the government, this country is a joke, no one fears us, we welcome anyone, legal or not, then give them more rights and handouts than US Citizens.  I read an article of an illegal sorry, "undocumented immigrant" who had prior run ins with the law, was driving without a license and ran over a motorcyclist. That guy should have been deported after his first run in with the law if he was here illegally.


I should probably stop reading the internet...




Sounds like it, dude.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on September 03, 2014, 08:32:11 PM
speciale, that video is amazing.


The incredible thing to me is the way in which I'm watching a very intelligent, successful, presumably healthy and productive member of society replicate the same mannerisms I've seen out of my brother for the past 2 decades.  It is uncanny...
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on September 03, 2014, 08:37:15 PM
*screeeeeech* topic change!


I am done with these KCNC superlightweight skewers.  They don't hold the wheel in place unless I crank the everloving **** out of them, and if I crank them down too close to a frame member then I can't get enough purchase on the lever to open them up again.


These things weigh like 50g, standard Mavic/Fulcrum/whatever steel skewers are about 125g.  What I want is a solid skewer with good lever action that weighs somewhere in between.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on September 03, 2014, 10:49:51 PM
kcnc skewer tip: close it about halfway around the dial, then turn it to tighten and push handle up against fork/chainstay. Then lefty-loosy twist it then open it up.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on September 03, 2014, 10:58:00 PM
The newer bontrager rl internal cam skewers are the best I ever used, I thought for years about trying the kcnc skewers but never did.  Link to the bonty's and they aren't too heavy http://www.bontrager.com/model/02343
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on September 03, 2014, 10:59:58 PM
I had a hard on for my Reynolds skewers. Those should be standard on every wheel.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on September 03, 2014, 11:34:54 PM
I'm all about shaving weight and all but...i mean...i want me wheels to stay put
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on September 03, 2014, 11:41:41 PM
n =1 for me, or like n = 25k for miles on these kcncs

to each their own
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on September 04, 2014, 06:06:38 AM
n =1 for me, or like n = 25k for miles on these kcncs

to each their own


Enough people run them that I wouldn't think they are actually a problem but...meh
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on September 04, 2014, 09:27:43 AM
Today I am not gonna read drudgereport, 6abc or any other "news" site :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on September 04, 2014, 10:58:33 AM
today I am not going to inject drain cleaner directly into my eyeballs.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on September 04, 2014, 11:02:14 AM
 :lol:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: alexvpaq on September 04, 2014, 02:59:16 PM
Changed my first tire this morning, went to work without issue, outside, I realized my tire was flat again, coworker I was with was like : oh man, it suck!
I then proceeded to blow his mind by changing my tube in like 5 minutes and using a co2, his jaw literally dropped. He pointed his old bike and Told me last time he had a flat it took him like 3 hours to fix it. He had never seen a co2 cartridge before nor tire levers or quick release skewers lol.

Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on September 04, 2014, 03:04:16 PM
Changed my first tire this morning, went to work without issue, outside, I realized my tire was flat again, coworker I was with was like : oh man, it suck!
I then proceeded to blow his mind by changing my tube in like 5 minutes and using a co2, his jaw literally dropped. He pointed his old bike and Told me last time he had a flat it took him like 3 hours to fix it. He had never seen a co2 cartridge before nor tire levers or quick release skewers lol.
(http://replygif.net/i/377.gif)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on September 04, 2014, 03:08:58 PM
My bike broke :(


There's very little clearance for 25mm tires under the fork, today going up a steep hill the front wheel just stopped.  A piece of gravel was stuck between the tire and the fork and wouldn't come out.  I had to pull the wheel...


(http://i.imgur.com/KMzRDpn.png)


Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on September 04, 2014, 03:14:05 PM
 :(
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on September 04, 2014, 03:58:48 PM
That sucks!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on September 04, 2014, 06:38:27 PM
new fork is cheaper than a new bike! don't even need to re-do the cables.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on September 04, 2014, 06:46:13 PM
Bummer!!!

CT scan was today to make sure my brain recovered and x ray on my neck Monday. If those both are good, I get my neck brace off Monday afternoon!!

Also, here I am being a total hypocrite/boob looking at a SRAM red bike, not because I would prefer it at, but because I'm being a weenie about 1/2 pound difference between dura ace and red. Probably couldn't go through with it though.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on September 04, 2014, 06:55:39 PM
if you think sram shifting is too loud, you should consider how hilarious it is to shift down loudly in a group and listen to a bunch of other people shift in response to your possible attack.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on September 04, 2014, 06:57:44 PM
Har har.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on September 04, 2014, 07:08:58 PM
Bummer!!!

CT scan was today to make sure my brain recovered and x ray on my neck Monday. If those both are good, I get my neck brace off Monday afternoon!!

Also, here I am being a total hypocrite/boob looking at a SRAM red bike, not because I would prefer it at, but because I'm being a weenie about 1/2 pound difference between dura ace and red. Probably couldn't go through with it though.


I still can't believe that Shimano can't close that gap.  I know it doesn't matter (especially in Illinois), but i'd be lying if I said that the weight thing didn't contribute a little to me running SRAM, but really I do prefer the shifting mechanism better while racing.  On a group ride or whatever it doesn't really matter to me.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on September 04, 2014, 07:18:23 PM
People I've been taking to lately have said if you race you want sram, but if you're just rising around get shimano because it's smoother. In all honesty the best sales pitch was "would you want a noisy and aggressive race clutch for your wrx?" it was hard to argue with that.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on September 04, 2014, 07:50:30 PM
In all honesty the best sales pitch was "would you want a noisy and aggressive race clutch for your wrx?" it was hard to argue with that.


I mean...i'm not sure what the answer is  :o
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on September 04, 2014, 07:57:15 PM
I like sram because my first bike had sram, and I've never snapped a cable.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on September 04, 2014, 07:59:36 PM

I mean...i'm not sure what the answer is  :o
the answer is always racecar for me. I have no concern for comfort when driving, I want snappy and tight.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: rando on September 04, 2014, 08:11:29 PM
GC, that is how you justify a new bike.  How is the brake bridge and chainstay clearance in the rear?

sRMA  :lol:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: mike868y on September 04, 2014, 09:23:31 PM
People I've been taking to lately have said if you race you want sram,


considering the number of pro tour teams running shimano, this is a pretty silly distinction to make. they feel different both in shifting action and in lever shape, but both perform plenty well that they aren't going to hold you back in a race. just run what you prefer, it's not that hard.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on September 04, 2014, 09:31:19 PM
 "its not that hard" is one of the most condescending things you can say, man. Every part you make has since similarly condescending sentence in it.

I don't find you to be a nice person because of that sort of thing.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on September 04, 2014, 09:32:21 PM
"its not that hard" is one of the most condescending things you can say, man. Every part you make has since similarly condescending sentence in it.

I don't find you to be a nice person because of that sort of thing.


Life is too short for this stuff
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on September 04, 2014, 09:37:14 PM

Life is too short for this stuff
hey, I agree. That's why it bugs me, it's persistent condescend garbage that there's no place in life for.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on September 04, 2014, 09:40:20 PM
GC, that is how you justify a new bike.  How is the brake bridge and chainstay clearance in the rear?


Brake bridge clearance is less than the fork clearance, maybe 2mm at most, I've had crap get stuck under there too.  I have already swapped out the 25mm tires for 23s.  I'm going to buy an Enve fork to replace this one (which is an Alpha Q). 


It's a shame because this fork is nicely painted to match the Ti frame, but I don't think it would be cost effective to have it repaired, and I don't want to always be wondering if it's going to fail. 


Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: alexvpaq on September 04, 2014, 10:20:20 PM
I like shimano because it was all I could afford and never got to try SRAM.

Honest answer.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on September 05, 2014, 12:06:35 AM
I like shimano because it was all I could afford and never got to try SRAM.

Honest answer.

Itsn't SRAM cheaper?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: alexvpaq on September 05, 2014, 08:03:42 AM
Itsn't SRAM cheaper?
Not here, not at all...  Rival is like 2-300$ over 105
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on September 05, 2014, 09:34:02 AM
the answer is always racecar for me. I have no concern for comfort when driving, I want snappy and tight.
:beer:
I prefer a stiffer suspension and harsher ride, as Speciale said the other day, I don't want a cushy, soft ride in my car.  Same for on the bike, I always wanted the stiffest frame I could get, I prefer SRAM, I like how it shifts, I like the feel of the shifting and I like the way the hoods feel in my hands.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on September 05, 2014, 10:06:23 AM
I prefer a stiffer suspension and harsher ride, as Speciale said the other day, I don't want a cushy, soft ride in my car. 

Thats why I got the Sport version of the Maxima.  Stiffer, more tuned suspension.  Felt better driving than the non sport Maxima. 
 
Shimano came on my bike, and when I did buy it I didn't the know the difference between Shimano and SRAM.  I would like to try SRAM.  Everyone I know that has it loves it
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on September 05, 2014, 10:30:26 AM
 :thumbsup:


Buy my madone, comes with SRAM Force, hardly used...
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on September 05, 2014, 10:35:55 AM
Wylde would **** himself if he had that bike.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on September 05, 2014, 10:48:17 AM
Why do you say that?


W - I can make you **** yourself  :P
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on September 05, 2014, 11:25:53 AM
 :o
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: mike868y on September 05, 2014, 01:02:56 PM
"its not that hard" is one of the most condescending things you can say, man. Every part you make has since similarly condescending sentence in it.

I don't find you to be a nice person because of that sort of thing.


that...escalated quickly.


honestly the "performance" difference between top level groups is so minimal it really is just personal preference. And our bike equipment preferences differ so much that my opinion probably won't help your opinion much. fwiw I've ridden red and dura ace and owned ultegra, 105, and rival. SRAM just feels cheap to me and I had significant durability issues. I also prefer the hood/lever shape of shimano.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: MidgetMaestro on September 05, 2014, 03:45:20 PM
Well if anyone's looking for a used DA 7800 set.... :innocent: :innocent: :innocent:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on September 05, 2014, 05:15:40 PM
. SRAM just feels cheap to me and I had significant durability issues. I also prefer the hood/lever shape of shimano.


I love that you guys are fighting over something about which you agree, and are also both wrong.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: heppm01 on September 06, 2014, 09:19:41 AM

I love that you guys are fighting over something about which you agree, and are also both wrong.  :thumbsup:

It's the very foundation of the Internet.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on September 06, 2014, 04:55:25 PM
 :lol:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on September 06, 2014, 06:53:55 PM
It's the very foundation of the Internet.

And pictures of kittens
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on September 06, 2014, 08:29:59 PM
I was going to ride my allez when I get the green light to ride while waiting for insurance money to get a new bike. The allez was at a lical shop my friend works in and he was selling it. It had been there so long without so much as a bite, so today I went to pick it up and it sold this morning. DOH!

I NOW DO NOT HAVE A BIKE. I also don't have money for a new one.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on September 06, 2014, 09:02:02 PM
Does that mean you are green lit to ride?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on September 06, 2014, 09:05:20 PM
Not yet but I will get the green before I get a bike that's for sure.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: mike868y on September 06, 2014, 09:57:44 PM
didn't you get money for the allez? if you're that tight on money, just get a caad10 or another allez with rival or force or something. better than no bike.




92 cat 3/4s registered for the race i'm doing tomorrow. damn. can't even remember the last time i was in a field that big. should be fun!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on September 06, 2014, 10:02:57 PM
Because I don't want one of those
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: mike868y on September 07, 2014, 07:45:48 AM
You do you, but personally I'd much rather ride a non top of the line bike than not be able to ride at all.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on September 07, 2014, 08:19:25 AM
If it comes to that I bet one of your buddies could lend you a bike to roll around on while you're getting your long term stuff sorted.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on September 07, 2014, 09:47:24 AM
VL is like your girlfriends and wives. He doesn't want solutions, he wants you to listen and empathize.


I'm sorry that your bike was sold just as you wanted it back!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on September 07, 2014, 10:16:47 AM
I would love a solution, but spending money on something I dint want, only to delay getting what I do want and setting me financially further back is not a solution in my mind.

I want insurance to not try to peace meal a bike out of a bunch of broken parts. It's not reasonable way to handle this.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on September 07, 2014, 03:35:38 PM
You can do what you want but if it were me... buy a ****ty old bike off CL for a couple of hundred and tool around on it when able to ride again. When its time to get a real bike it can be sold for what was paid for it.


I rode my crux around for like a month until I was able to rebuild my Tarmac. It kind of sucked but at least I was riding.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on September 07, 2014, 03:41:31 PM
Yup I was planning on riding my allez.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on September 07, 2014, 03:49:56 PM
Yup I was planning on riding my allez.

Clearly that is no longer an option
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on September 08, 2014, 08:43:51 AM
You could just calfee your madone :D   You have options! - not my words but Calfee's himself, per his website:

You Have Options
You are welcome to send your frame in directly yourself, with the help of your favorite local bike shop, or by visiting a shop that has joined our dealer program.  Our current turn-around time is 7 to 10 days without paint touch-up and 4 to 5 weeks with paint touch-up.  Electronic Retrofits require 4 to 5 weeks.  All repairs are protected by a 10 year warranty.


If you really only want a high end bike, buy one on credit if you don't have enough in savings and repay or pay it off once you get your insurance money. The options of getting a bike to ride now are limitless...
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on September 08, 2014, 10:10:44 AM
Crazy night here! Rain startrd about 130am and by 6am 3" has fallen. Global warming.

Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Creatre on September 08, 2014, 12:12:09 PM
Crazy night here! Rain startrd about 130am and by 6am 3" has fallen. Global warming.

Phoenix is broken. If I remember right from when I was there the average ANNUAL rainfall is only 3" combined.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on September 08, 2014, 12:14:04 PM
Yeah we exceeded monsoon season totals in one night. Schools and freeways are closed lol its like a snow day.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on September 08, 2014, 12:47:36 PM
Took my 10 year old to the doc today to get his full-leg cast off, hoping he'd just be in a brace for a couple of weeks. Unfortunately there wasn't as much bone regrowth as the doctor wanted to see, so he'll be in a short-leg cast for another 4 weeks.  Poor kid.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: rando on September 08, 2014, 05:26:00 PM
VL, water bikes are low impact. Just saying.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on September 09, 2014, 08:03:30 AM

Took my 10 year old to the doc today to get his full-leg cast off, hoping he'd just be in a brace for a couple of weeks. Unfortunately there wasn't as much bone regrowth as the doctor wanted to see, so he'll be in a short-leg cast for another 4 weeks.  Poor kid.

 :(  At least he got a cool neon pink cast.  Hope it heals up nicely for him, gotta be tough for a kid to be in a cast for so long.

VL, water bikes are low impact. Just saying.

So is not getting hit by vehicles...
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on September 09, 2014, 08:05:48 AM
On my way to work this morning, I saw a guy riding a shoddy walmart mtb down a 4 lane highway, then a few miles later so a jackass dressed in dark clothes listening to his beats headphones walking WITH traffic on the same highway, it was still not too bright outside. People are idiots, they will get hit then wonder why.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on September 09, 2014, 10:04:07 AM
On my way to work this morning, I saw a guy riding a shoddy walmart mtb down a 4 lane highway, then a few miles later so a jackass dressed in dark clothes listening to his beats headphones walking WITH traffic on the same highway, it was still not too bright outside. People are idiots, they will get hit then wonder why.


The sense that I get, also, is that these people don't get **** from motorists the same way.  Maybe that's justified...we're supposed to know better. But, it's a thing.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on September 09, 2014, 10:24:12 AM
Those people are hard working souls who need to get somewhere and have no other means. We are rich jerks who dress in expensive, stupid looking clothes and get in the way of traffic because we enjoy it.

Hard not to hate.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: mike868y on September 09, 2014, 11:36:03 AM
Those people are hard working souls who need to get somewhere and have no other means. We are rich jerks who dress in expensive, stupid looking clothes and get in the way of traffic because we enjoy it.

Hard not to hate.


realist **** you ever wrote
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on September 09, 2014, 11:50:08 AM

Those people are hard working souls who need to get somewhere and have no other means. We are rich jerks who dress in expensive, stupid looking clothes and get in the way of traffic because we enjoy it. Hard not to hate.


realist **** you ever wrote

Really?
My whole outfit I am wearing including the $100 I paid for my dr. martens cost less than the beats headphones he was wearing, also had on nike basketball sneakers which I would wager cost more than any pair of shoes I own, so ease up with the rich jerk comment.

My point, that the 2 of you missed was, people should use more common sense, dressing in dark clothing and riding/walking down a 4 lane road with a tiny or no shoulder, at dawn is not a good idea, not to mention there are signs posted saying no walking.

There have been a few people killed near me recently, they were hit at night while walking/riding on busy roads.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on September 09, 2014, 11:59:09 AM
Actually my experience is that those are precicely the people that the motorists hate the most. Whenever there are comments in the paper or online it's always about wrong way, sidewalks, stop signs, etc. sure spandex warriors also sometimes run stops and take the lane but for the most part we are generally respectful of the laws and it's those types that really cause the friction. Especially in the downtown corridor here.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on September 09, 2014, 12:44:12 PM
WC the difference is you paid for that outfit by lunch, he paid for his with 2 weeks pay.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on September 09, 2014, 12:57:30 PM
someone the other day yelled "get jobs!" at our Noon Ride peloton. I wanted to laugh. It's a ****ing rolling millionaires club out there.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on September 09, 2014, 02:12:42 PM
Me -  "I'm not willing to give up cycling, it's changed my life and made me so much happier. I lost 80 pounds since I started riding"

Doctor - "did you lose that much with surgery?"

Me - "-_-"

Its a sad society we live in that a even a medical professional can only believe someone lost weight with help of surgery.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on September 09, 2014, 02:29:56 PM
WC the difference is you paid for that outfit by lunch, he paid for his with 2 weeks pay.
If I was making $200 in 2 weeks, I wouldn't spend it on beats headphones or nikes, and actually, I believe he was a college kid walking back to the university. I live in a college town, he looked like a typical college kid, walking towards the university.  My point was not that he was a poor struggling person, the walker I believe was not, the guy on a bike, yeah, he was more than likely riding to meet his work crew, again I am not complaining about him riding down the road, only that it's not safe where he was riding, there are several different, much safer roads he could have taken to get to the same place, not much out of his way.  He could of at least used a tail light which he prob could afford or should use to help keep him safe.


I used to see a guy who rode his walmart mtb to his paper selling location, just outside of town, when I would ride my bike to work, he was always happy and smiling and we exchanged greetings each time I passed.  This guy looked poor, he still had a tail light.  I have driven that way in the past to stop and give him some money to buy lunch or whatever he chose, I have compassion for those struggling and who attempt to make ends meet by working, that was not my point, it was about safety and using common sense.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on September 09, 2014, 03:26:56 PM
Hard not to hate.


Uhhh...why?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: alexvpaq on September 10, 2014, 08:58:22 AM
http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2014/09/4iiiis-introduces-precision.html

Now that's a nicer price point for a power meter
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on September 10, 2014, 09:54:04 AM
I should have paid closer attention to the forecast for today and squeezed in a ride yesterday instead of running  :banghead:
 
 
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on September 11, 2014, 08:11:40 AM
umd, did you make this?  :P
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRPVxLIO79I#t=74
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on September 11, 2014, 11:13:45 AM
lol, I don't have the patience to make stop motion lego. It's cool though.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on September 11, 2014, 12:08:01 PM
Uh-oh
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biwjqA20zJQ
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on September 11, 2014, 02:26:56 PM
that's some Road-Rash punching right there!
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on September 11, 2014, 02:29:08 PM
that's pretty talented riding.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on September 12, 2014, 05:20:32 PM
First time in what seems like forever that I was slightly under dressed for a ride.  It rained all day Wednesday and the rain brought Fall with it
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on September 12, 2014, 08:02:02 PM
VL - you should seriously check out the Trek Emonda, I saw one in person today, it is pretty badass.


I ordered a MTB I also took this for a spin (specialized fatboy), WANT!
(http://cdn.mos.bikeradar.com/images/news/2013/07/13/1373856156755-1ft1lhepa6ajs-670-70.jpg)

Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on September 12, 2014, 09:03:51 PM
They are sweet, and I would highly consider one if:

1. Haus sold trek
2. If haus doesn't sell trek (they don't) but I had slub money for two bikes.

The two on my radar are tarmac and black Inc.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on September 13, 2014, 10:58:30 AM
I may have already said this before...but this whole thing with my hip has killed my motivation to ride lately.  Its 55 degrees right now, which is awesome...and I was planning on riding..but now I almost don't want to.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on September 13, 2014, 05:41:52 PM
Installed aerofly bars on the Tarmac. Took the opportunity to clean up the cables and attach the di2 junction underneath the stem (with a zip tie for now, I need to get some 2-sided tape). Looks good, I think.  (No comments on the spacers please)

It took me a few tries to work out how to finish the bar tape.


(http://i.imgur.com/hdmiLZG.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/gnjV8xE.png)




Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on September 13, 2014, 05:44:33 PM
I like those bars, and I have a hacksaw you can borrow of you want.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on September 13, 2014, 06:19:15 PM
Yeah yeah.  There's 20mm of spacers under the stem and 10mm above.  It is what it is.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on September 13, 2014, 10:43:49 PM
Is your saddle black or is that just the tip?  If the saddle is black, well...  The wires look clean, good work.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: MidgetMaestro on September 14, 2014, 05:23:56 PM
Is your saddle black or is that just the tip?  If the saddle is black, well...  The wires look clean, good work.

wut
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on September 14, 2014, 06:29:08 PM
Black is the only color saddles are allowed to be.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on September 14, 2014, 06:32:04 PM
If you say so
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Creatre on September 15, 2014, 07:57:56 AM
Those bars look awesome.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on September 15, 2014, 07:59:58 AM
Black is the only color saddles are allowed to be.


Nope


(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t31.0-8/10264006_10152090852077309_2129174914187585549_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on September 15, 2014, 09:24:31 AM
wut
If the saddle is black and the bartape white, that is a no-no.  I am all for white or black saddles as long as the tape matches.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on September 15, 2014, 09:46:08 AM
It's a white saddle with black trim.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on September 15, 2014, 09:47:24 AM
Black is the only color saddles are allowed to be.


White/red looks pretty good too.


(https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/10660223_10101213717652192_8804207618823057545_n.jpg?oh=b087ac78add2f1df526098a320b09c97&oe=54CF65E2)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Creatre on September 15, 2014, 09:57:36 AM
I ditched white saddles after mine turned yellow.

I had a white saddle but black tape on my last bike. I however had a white stem. Seemed to flow decent.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on September 15, 2014, 10:02:02 AM
It's a white saddle with black trim.
:thumbsup:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on September 15, 2014, 11:30:15 AM
I ditched white saddles after mine turned yellow.




triathlete problems.

I'm currently riding one of those allblack carbon saddles with no padding or anything, though.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on September 15, 2014, 11:40:48 AM
The new fabric buffalo saddles are the ones to buy and they come in black.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on September 15, 2014, 12:29:34 PM
This looks nice!
(http://brimages.bikeboardmedia.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/fabric-charge-saddles-3d-printed-ti-18.jpg)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on September 15, 2014, 01:17:55 PM
Yup and the rails are part of the shell, too.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on September 15, 2014, 01:35:06 PM
my hylix saddle is like 90g and costs $70. it also has no friction between the shorts and the saddle, so the shorts never rub your junk. It's kind of amazing.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on September 15, 2014, 01:53:10 PM
Are you uncomfortable sitting on something that hard though?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on September 15, 2014, 03:36:52 PM
padding in the bibshorts.

I am avoiding very obvious reference to me sitting on something "that hard".
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: mike868y on September 15, 2014, 04:58:40 PM
it's insane how quickly the weather changed around here. it feels like 2 weeks ago i was riding in 90F weather. now i need long finger gloves and knee warmers. gotta re-calibrate my internal thermostat to remember that 50F isn't cold.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on September 15, 2014, 07:35:34 PM
it's insane how quickly the weather changed around here. it feels like 2 weeks ago i was riding in 90F weather. now i need long finger gloves and knee warmers. gotta re-calibrate my internal thermostat to remember that 50F isn't cold.


Same thing here.  Last Friday it was 95 and humid. Today, I waited for it to warm up past 50 (and for the rain to clear out).  As much as I love this weather...need more than a week to readjust
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on September 15, 2014, 07:47:21 PM
Since this forum sees such little traffic I'm not gonna post in the For Sale thread, no one goes there.  I need to start getting rid of my road gear, no reasonable offer refused:


- 2013 Trek Madone 5.2 sz 56.  Shimano stuff taken off and replaced with new SRAM Force black 10sp, bike is in excellent condition, with Enve 65's and G3 PT - $3200
- Bike minus the wheels - $1800
- Wheels only - $1500
- G3 Powertap aluminum 32hole - $450
- Bontrager RXL shoes, warranty replacement, hardly used sz 43 black - $65
- Bontrager RXL shoes sz 43 white - $50


If you are interested and want pics let me know.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on September 15, 2014, 09:06:22 PM
Those are great shoes!  Such a bummer I wear 43.5...
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: umd on September 15, 2014, 09:10:50 PM
Gah they sent the wrong derailer.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: rando on September 16, 2014, 08:35:11 AM
No used bibs?

My reasonable offer is to totally smoke you up everytime we go out mountain biking if you send me the white shoes. What they are doing with miniaturizing bongs these days is nothing short of amazing. No need to be coy about why you bought a mtb, to get baked and be a rolling stone.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on September 16, 2014, 09:18:12 AM
No used bibs?

My reasonable offer is to totally smoke you up everytime we go out mountain biking if you send me the white shoes. What they are doing with miniaturizing bongs these days is nothing short of amazing. No need to be coy about why you bought a mtb, to get baked and be a rolling stone.
SOLD!


MTB'ing, my love for Colorado, you are putting all the pieces together, oh wise one  :D
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: rando on September 16, 2014, 10:36:45 AM
Stay safe out there. As we said in rock climbing; smoke dope, forget to tie your rope. Not feeling clever enough to make up a mtb specific iteration for one off purposes.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on September 16, 2014, 10:41:34 AM
Carve while high, maybe die.



Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on September 16, 2014, 01:07:26 PM
Get high and shred, end up dead.  If I smoked weed, probably one of the last things I'd want to do is exercise.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on September 16, 2014, 01:28:34 PM
Smoke that spliff then ride off a cliff.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: <gmt> on September 16, 2014, 01:36:13 PM
I still love CR
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on September 16, 2014, 01:58:16 PM
I kind of want to go live there. Monkeys are cool, and it was very relaxing. I guess that was vacation and not real life, though.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on September 16, 2014, 03:48:54 PM
So trek has a crash replacement program and does 20% off and in addition the shop would give me a similar discount.

That's really tempting but I can't go through with it. Can I? No. I can't.

Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on September 16, 2014, 04:02:53 PM
40% off?  What's the downside, grumpy looks from the sponsor shop that you don't like anyway?
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on September 16, 2014, 04:08:29 PM
Who said I don't like them? Yeah they've aggravates me in the past but am additional 10% is not worth burning bridges and being locked off the team for.
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Post by: Wylde06 on September 16, 2014, 04:16:12 PM
being locked off the team for.

They care that much about what bike you ride?
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Post by: Vicelord on September 16, 2014, 04:17:58 PM

They care that much about what bike you ride?
they care that much about not supporting the team's sponsors. I don't race for the shop, I race for a team that the shop is a sponsor of.
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Post by: mike868y on September 16, 2014, 04:36:49 PM
you'd get kicked off your team for buying a bike from a non sponsor shop? jesus, amateur teams (and to be honest, most "teams" at anything below the p12 level are really clubs) in AZ are serious. or am i misunderstanding? that's a huge discount and assuming you liked the bike before, would be hard to pass up. any shop that doesn't understand why you'd take a 40% discount sounds boneheaded.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on September 16, 2014, 04:50:53 PM
you'd get kicked off your team for buying a bike from a non sponsor shop?


Not sure you fully understand how this whole sponsorship thing works
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Post by: Wylde06 on September 16, 2014, 04:51:07 PM
any shop that doesn't understand why you'd take a 40% discount sounds boneheaded.

And as a crash replacement
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Post by: Vicelord on September 16, 2014, 05:35:31 PM
What, exactly, are you having trouble understanding, Miley?

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Post by: ygduf on September 16, 2014, 05:51:54 PM
bizzaro world where VL is trying to support his team sponsor/shop and you're all trying to talk him out of it.
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Post by: Wylde06 on September 16, 2014, 06:01:11 PM
tbh, I didn't even know it was an issue until he posted what he did a few posts up
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Post by: umd on September 16, 2014, 06:32:27 PM
you'd get kicked off your team for buying a bike from a non sponsor shop? jesus, amateur teams (and to be honest, most "teams" at anything below the p12 level are really clubs) in AZ are serious. or am i misunderstanding?

Nah, but he might get kicked off the team if he poses for another picture in his team kit in front of the competing shop for their facebook page  :lol:
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Post by: Vicelord on September 16, 2014, 06:35:41 PM
 :lol:
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Post by: WCroadie on September 16, 2014, 07:27:17 PM
If you like and care about your shop sponsor, you should support them, if you don't care for them, find another one.  You should just get something from them, your playing with house money really, you should eventually get reimbursed for the retail price of the trek.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on September 16, 2014, 07:53:11 PM
My bike and wheels are sold, going to a dude in La Mesa, CA so you California dudes, be on the lookout for a guy on it, he'll probably be kicking Y's but in races now that he'll be on my stuff  :P
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on September 16, 2014, 09:24:45 PM
At the prices you were asking in not the least bit surprised at the quickens of the sale.

Enjoy the newly found money for car mods :D
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Post by: umd on September 16, 2014, 10:16:13 PM
My bike and wheels are sold, going to a dude in La Mesa, CA so you California dudes, be on the lookout for a guy on it, he'll probably be kicking Y's but in races now that he'll be on my stuff  :P

I don't know what it's like you by you, but that stuff is not exactly uncommon here.  :D
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Post by: WCroadie on September 17, 2014, 08:39:46 AM
I don't know what it's like you by you, but that stuff is not exactly uncommon here.  :D
Haha
At the prices you were asking in not the least bit surprised at the quickens of the sale. Enjoy the newly found money for car mods :D

I sold the bike with the Enve's for $3200.  I prob could have gotten more but I wanted it done quickly, I paid a total of $3500, $1500 for wheels and $2000 for the bike, so I'm happy with $3200.

BUT, I am not getting car mods, I bought a MTB and sorry to say I will probably upgrade my snowblower :(
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: rando on September 17, 2014, 10:46:57 AM
Smoke that spliff then ride off a cliff.
That is about the speed of modern mtb. We're trying to convince him not to act like a stupid kid with no sense of their own mortality.

Maybe mushrooms are more his speed and we are being soft on him.

Trip you RIP
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on September 17, 2014, 11:25:29 AM
smoke that doobie; you don't want to be injured but now you do be.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: alexvpaq on September 18, 2014, 02:31:11 PM
watching the hour attempt by jens. Realizing it's a cool feat but not an awesome thing to watch lol.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on September 18, 2014, 02:33:38 PM
Imagine nascar with only one car.
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Post by: WCroadie on September 18, 2014, 03:00:07 PM
You mean qualifying ;)
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Post by: alexvpaq on September 18, 2014, 03:16:32 PM
Look at that!
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=735526843192896&fref=nf
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: makel on September 19, 2014, 10:30:46 AM
Friday at 9am I have a second interview.

How did it go?

I have yet to get a 2nd interview, I have no problem getting interviews but I guess that is where I'm choking.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: makel on September 19, 2014, 10:32:24 AM
The job is mine, but due to some large changes in the past couple weeks, I'm looking at a couple months before I'm in the position. So.....win!...or rather future win!

nevermind I found it... Congrats!
 :bday:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: makel on September 19, 2014, 10:34:31 AM
just posting here to say I'm still alive, this new job is keeping me ultra busy. I'm doing like... 40-50h/week lol At least I'm learning a lot and having quite a lot of fun to be honest.

and VL, are you going to get another trek?

I was wondering, good to hear.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: makel on September 19, 2014, 10:53:35 AM
Okay I stopped catching up on page 99 when the schizo argument happened. 

I got a temp job at one of the State Departments, it feels like a long job interview. I'm pretty sure they hire primarily through their temp pool due to little things permanent employees have said to me here and there. I hope I pass muster, it is a drama free low stress happy (and I mean everyone is happy) environment. I'm an introvert when it comes to meeting new people, but I've been forcing myself to get over it and introduce myself. I've also been making an effort to remember names and what people to do ask them how their day is going when I meet them.

I'm having a good week, meaning no fatigue, I'm really hoping this is the downslope of it. I'm tired of being tired.

WC I wish I could have bought one of your PT wheels, but since I'm not working full-time I think the hubby would kill me unless it's a killer deal.

I'm really glad you're doing well VC.
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Post by: Wylde06 on September 19, 2014, 12:16:59 PM
How did it go?

I have yet to get a 2nd interview, I have no problem getting interviews but I guess that is where I'm choking.


The lady called me 2 days later and had to cancel the interview.  They have since made an offer to someone (not me)
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on September 19, 2014, 08:04:55 PM
I just picked up the check for the sale of my allez, and the shop which sold it said it made a very happy woman. Glad someone will enjoy it but hell at 1500 bucks I don't know she should be thaaaaaaaat happy.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on September 19, 2014, 09:31:30 PM
I just packed up my bike to send to the dude in California.  I've sold bikes before and was always a little sad so see them go, but this time, I had tears in my eyes as I taped the box shut, knowing I'm not replacing the one I just sold.  I am ****ing gutted. :(
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Post by: Vicelord on September 19, 2014, 09:48:33 PM
I'm really bummed that you had to make that decision. I hope you find a hobby that makes you just as happy.
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Post by: ygduf on September 19, 2014, 10:34:09 PM
I just packed up my bike to send to the dude in California.  I've sold bikes before and was always a little sad so see them go, but this time, I had tears in my eyes as I taped the box shut, knowing I'm not replacing the one I just sold.  I am ****ing gutted. :(


Ahh, man. You love it, but now you gotta set it free. It's not worth the risk for the rest of your life. Sorry, still. You'll find something.
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Post by: WCroadie on September 20, 2014, 08:41:22 AM
VL, ygduf - thanks I honestly appreciate the kind words.  Perhaps in time I'll find something, I've been running but it's not the same.  I'm gonna do some trail running and easy MTB rides but with road cycling, I could walk out of my font door and ride for 100 miles on beautiful country roads.  I don't like having to drive to a place to ride or run.


I've been doing boot camp workouts at the Y, made some new friends and I like it, but it's not cycling.  I ran with the local running group yesterday, it was fun, again not the same. 


I went to a CX race last week to watch some of my friends race, saw a bunch of people I used to see at the races, it really made me miss everything.  Once I finally realized giving up the road was the right choice, I've been very depressed, like walking around in a daze.  Cycling was a way of life, a good way, I never imagined it would affect me like this.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on September 20, 2014, 09:17:51 AM
Forgive me, I was not comprehending well when you originally explained it, but what cod happen to your brain from riding more?
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Post by: umd on September 20, 2014, 09:54:22 AM
Forgive me, I was not comprehending well when you originally explained it, but what cod happen to your brain from riding more?

He could crash again
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on September 20, 2014, 10:15:22 AM
We could all crash again, so I assumed there was more to it than that.
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Post by: makel on September 20, 2014, 10:25:39 AM
i guess I missed a crash.



Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on September 20, 2014, 12:49:23 PM
If I remember correctly, WC has had multiple concussions.  Every concussion after the next is worse on the brain.  A lady I know had to make the same decision after having a third concussion two years ago and spending 2.5 weeks in the ICU.  She doesn't ride on the road anymore because it isnt worth the risk
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Post by: Vicelord on September 20, 2014, 01:16:40 PM
Ah. Was unaware there were multiples, that makes sense. My neurologist is telling me he thinks I will be better off not riding, but **** that.
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Post by: ygduf on September 20, 2014, 02:35:04 PM
concussions just get worse as they add up. WC still has symptoms from the car hit more than a year ago, iirc.
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Post by: rando on September 20, 2014, 04:48:42 PM
I've been doing yoga booty ballet camp workouts at the Y, made some new friends and I like it, but it's not cycling.  .


Had to go back and reread to make sure what I got out of it the first time wasn't correct.


I've made some rather hard comments about your restrictions and head injury but none of them were meant personally.  Shocked and a bit saddened to see you finally acknowledge they mean and end to the fun.  There are a lot of other activities you can do to keep the same level of fitness but none other than rock climbing or bull fighting offer the same type of thrill.  I'll suggest squash knowing you won't investigate it.  Next best thing may be playing with power tools in a fun manner like building a playhouse for the daughters in the back yard. 
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Post by: mike868y on September 20, 2014, 05:00:32 PM
WC also has kids which changes the equation (at least it would, for me).
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Post by: ericm979 on September 20, 2014, 09:17:11 PM
WC, I'm really sorry that you've had to give up road riding for now. 
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Post by: WCroadie on September 20, 2014, 09:54:58 PM

If I remember correctly, WC has had multiple concussions.  Every concussion after the next is worse on the brain.  A lady I know had to make the same decision after having a third concussion two years ago and spending 2.5 weeks in the ICU.  She doesn't ride on the road anymore because it isnt worth the risk

THIS

concussions just get worse as they add up. WC still has symptoms from the car hit more than a year ago, iirc.

And this.


I played ice hockey for years, definitely had concussions, last one was in 2006, was out cold on the ice, since then 3 more all from cycling, each one worse then the previous, I also hit my head in a crash two other times and never went to doctors, one of those cracked the helmet.  The last one, when the lady hit me, was by far the worst.


Right now I get frequent migraines, I have short term memory issues, I have a very short temper, like I just snap at people when I get annoyed, I have light and sound sensitivity, like if it's remotely sunny, I need to wear sunglasses, this will often trigger a migraine if I don't have them on, and certain sound pitches are piercing to my head/ears like the vacuum, clapping, the sound of some people's voices, it sends sharp pains that feel like it's going right through my brain.  And it seems like since the spring I have been depressed, not sure if it's from the crash or because I was battling with giving up road cycling, some days are fine, others I walk around in a fog, I don't wanna get out of bed or I just want to go be by myself somewhere.


The way my neurologist explained it to me is like this:  If I am riding down my driveway and tip over and hit my head(with my helmet on) it very well could cause these symptoms to get worse, if I hit my head again real hard, I could have real brain damage, like bad.  He had me watch a documentary called the Crash Reel - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2499076/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2499076/) and said another bad hit and that could be me.  My argument was, that could be anyone after one hit to the head, his argument is, a crash that wouldn't cause brain damage that bad to someone else could for me since each hit to the head will be worse than the previous. 


I finally came to the conclusion that it's just not worth the risk for me, there have been increasing close calls with cars, this summer was weird, I have seen or heard of a lot more crashes, I am just not willing to risk it.  My last road ride was July 27th, it's weird not spending all saturday or sunday morning on the bike, I miss it, I see people riding on nice days and is makes me sad.  Fall is my favorite time to ride and I won't be able to.  Sure I'll ride some MTB but it's not the same.


I appreciate everyone's kind words and thoughts and rando I can still take a ribbing/ball busting.  Finally shipping the bike was rough.



Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: mvnsnd on September 21, 2014, 10:08:51 AM
WC, I'm really sorry that you've had to give up road riding for now.


Same here.  Very sorry to hear, but I think you are making a wise decision. 
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Post by: makel on September 21, 2014, 11:16:43 AM
WC have you tried rowing?

What about swimming?

You could get your pilots license.
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Post by: WCroadie on September 22, 2014, 08:04:54 AM

Same here.  Very sorry to hear, but I think you are making a wise decision.

Thanks, I agree and appreciate it.

WC have you tried rowing?

What about swimming?

You could get your pilots license.

A few people have suggested rowing, the problem is, I'd have to drive into Philadelphia to the rowing club, that's at least an hour drive each way on a good day.


As for the pilot's license, sounds fun, I am afraid to fly and being a pilot won't necessarily keep me in shape  :P
I did ride my CX bike at the local course by the high school, my buddy met me there, it was great fun and I needed it.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Seth on September 22, 2014, 11:16:00 AM
As stupid as running is, why don't you take up trail running? I've only ever done it for a short period of time (last year for a few months), but it seemed to be an excellent use of your fitness in the fall time. Where you can enjoy your favorite season to be outside (the fall) like you did on your rides, but in a somewhat safer (debatable) way.
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Post by: WCroadie on September 22, 2014, 12:01:20 PM
Good idea, I don't think running is stupid, but I like bikes a lot more.  I posted this in the running thread last week:

Did my first trail run yesterday, it was insanely hot and humid, my observations:1. Trail runs are fun2. Get proper trail running shoes3. When alone in the woods or a middle of a corn field, you hear all kinds of scary sounds (you are not alone out there)http://www.strava.com/activities/190591693 (http://www.strava.com/activities/190591693)


And my trail running shoes should be delivered today.
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Post by: Seth on September 22, 2014, 12:10:54 PM
Good idea, I don't think running is stupid, but I like bikes a lot more.  I posted this in the running thread last week:


And my trail running shoes should be delivered today.

Haha running is fine. I kinda enjoyed it a little, but have done absolutely 0 running since the Tulsa Run 15k last November. Glad you enjoyed it. I ran in some Pearl Izumi Trail N1's and enjoyed them.
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Post by: WCroadie on September 22, 2014, 12:54:52 PM
I got some Brooks Cascadia's, when I was in colorado, I stopped in America's highest(in altitude) running store, vertical runner, and was talking to the dude there, he said the brooks, PI's and some solomon's were the best trail shoe's to get.  I didn't have room in my luggage for more shoes so I didn't buy any there, I ordered the cascadia's online for $64! They are $120 at my local running store.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on September 22, 2014, 02:14:31 PM
I have decided that this is what I want. I need insurance to send me some monies ASAP!

(http://livedoor.blogimg.jp/sbcbicycle-shop/imgs/8/4/84cc3d34.jpg)
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Post by: Wylde06 on September 22, 2014, 02:36:33 PM
 :wha:
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Post by: ygduf on September 22, 2014, 02:39:25 PM
mmmmm ketchup and mustard
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Post by: Speciale on September 22, 2014, 02:48:50 PM
dig it
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Post by: mike868y on September 22, 2014, 03:23:10 PM

I did ride my CX bike at the local course by the high school, my buddy met me there, it was great fun and I needed it.



do cx and mtb really have a lower chance of concussions v. road? granted, crashes on the road tend to be far more catastrophic, but I crash way more on my cx bike.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on September 22, 2014, 03:49:04 PM

do cx and mtb really have a lower chance of concussions v. road? granted, crashes on the road tend to be far more catastrophic, but I crash way more on my cx bike.
You make a valid point and a friend of mine did just get a concussion when he crashed at a CX race a few weeks ago.  It's about limiting risks, I crashed a bit in CX last year, when racing or going real hard at the weeknight practices, yesterday I was not going all out, I take it easy in the turns, etc. I am not gonna race CX, just ride it for fun.  Same with MTB, I am not gonna go bombing down descents and over rock gardens, just ride for fun. When I did crash on my CX or MTB my head did not hit the ground, I am going a lot slower and it's usually in grass or dirt. Yes there is a risk, but IMO not as big as riding on the road, plus as you know, we ride on the road 5,6,7 days a week, I'll probably only ride my CX or MTB on the weekends, well I guess I could only ride my road bike on the weekends, but I worry about cars, people, sliding out in gravel/wet leaves, etc.  I can't walk away from bikes all together, I thought about it, but I just can't right now.


I could trip running and hit my head, I could fall down the steps, anything, but as I said it's about limiting risk and I and the neurologist feels riding like I was is putting me at a high risk.


Also I am gonna get one of the POC or Smith helmets with MIPS technology which is supposed to reduce head impact by 40%.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on September 22, 2014, 03:52:47 PM
The new poc hats in more subtle colors look rad.
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Post by: Seth on September 22, 2014, 03:59:08 PM
I really liked the OG POC helmets in that blue color. And the orange for that matter. I almost bought them, but instead bought a Z1 that doesn't fit me right. Efff..

FS NIB
(http://cdn.mos.bikeradar.com/images/news/2013/09/20/1379710867233-ub3cgz3wythg-700-80.jpg)

Tempted to pick up a POC or one of those new Smith helmets tho.
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Post by: mike868y on September 22, 2014, 04:12:45 PM
if that lazer were black i'd buy it :/


what didnt' you like about it? I'm considering a lazer. either a z1 or just go budget with the tried and true o2. i certainly don't need a new helmet, but kind of want one.
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Post by: Vicelord on September 22, 2014, 05:04:39 PM
Of the 5-6 helmets I have had, the Lazer was my second favorite (by a very small margin) in terms of fit and comfort. One of us, Seth, has a funny head.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ygduf on September 22, 2014, 05:32:22 PM
my only cycling concussion came from a crash where I rode off the road and then crashed. My 5 seconds of CX glory.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: ericm979 on September 22, 2014, 05:53:01 PM
If I couldn't ride road I'd pick up motorcycle observed trials again.  It's a lot of fun and low speed.  The only head impact was when I forgot to duck for a low hanging branch, but at 5 mph that's not a big deal.  I would get injured all the time especially the first couple years but it was almost always scrapes and bruises.  One broken wrist.  It took me about five years but I started learning how to fall down gracefully.

The other cool thing is that you can practice just about anywhere.  When I started I lived in Palo Alto and would pull  the cars out of the driveway and practice there.  If I'd had an actual back yard I'd have used that.
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Post by: WCroadie on September 22, 2014, 09:06:43 PM
If I couldn't ride road I'd pick up motorcycle observed trials again.  It's a lot of fun and low speed.  The only head impact was when I forgot to duck for a low hanging branch, but at 5 mph that's not a big deal.  I would get injured all the time especially the first couple years but it was almost always scrapes and bruises.  One broken wrist.  It took me about five years but I started learning how to fall down gracefully.

The other cool thing is that you can practice just about anywhere.  When I started I lived in Palo Alto and would pull  the cars out of the driveway and practice there.  If I'd had an actual back yard I'd have used that.
If I didn't care about staying in somewhat decent shape, I would love to get a cafe racer, but I think we all know how that would end up.  I enjoy being outside too much, so I need to do some outdoor activities that keep me in pretty decent shape.


This is probably the POC helmet I will get:
(http://fcdn.mtbr.com/attachments/apparel-protection/810086d1371926874-poc-trabec-race-trabec-race-mips-troy-lee-a1-helmet-img_0973.jpg)


VL - that spec is sweet looking, just don't put red tape on it, go black, possibly white but nothing else.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: makel on September 22, 2014, 10:11:44 PM
What is web development? Is it hard? Can I learn it in a few days?
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Post by: umd on September 22, 2014, 10:28:50 PM
What is web development? Is it hard? Can I learn it in a few days?

It's programming of websites. Can be used loosey-goosey to mean anything from just superficial design, to hardcore, low-level database coding. Hard depends on what kind of computer experience you have, and how much of a logical thinker you are. If it's more to the coding side, and you don't know what a for loop or a table join is, you probably won't be able to learn it in a few days.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on September 22, 2014, 10:38:01 PM
What is web development? Is it hard? Can I learn it in a few days?
it's hard if you aren't good at it.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on September 23, 2014, 08:38:08 AM
What is web development? Is it hard? Can I learn it in a few days?
So easy anyone can do it - http://www.wix.com/  :D



Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Wylde06 on September 23, 2014, 08:45:06 AM
The only that sucks about taking a couple days off of work is the first day back...
 
And my head is super congested.  I need a quick way to fix that  :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Speciale on September 23, 2014, 09:10:01 AM
So easy anyone can do it - http://www.wix.com/ (http://www.wix.com/)  :D


 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: makel on September 23, 2014, 10:52:34 AM
Well, I'm just going to say, nah no experience you see what you get.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on September 25, 2014, 12:39:33 PM
VL, here's your boy, badass!
(http://i.imgur.com/jO3EaXGl.jpg)
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Post by: Vicelord on September 25, 2014, 01:59:22 PM
that looks like a Cuore jersey. We are using them for team kits this year and I have one that came in while I was in the hospital but obviously couldn't wear it yet.

Eric hasn't performed the last couple of races, I'm guessing he was looking ahead to World's. The course sets up well for him, I think, so he should be able to help the team.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: WCroadie on September 25, 2014, 06:19:51 PM
If I didn't care about staying in somewhat decent shape, I would love to get a cafe racer, but I think we all know how that would end up.  I enjoy being outside too much, so I need to do some outdoor activities that keep me in pretty decent shape.
MUST. RESIST. CALLING...
So tempting...
Craigslist Ad:
$1100, Absolutely in love with this bike, but it's time to part from it, as I have another project underway. Perfect platform to continue the progress of this once-cruiser to cafe racer/brat style bike. Runs amazingly, inspected as of 06/2014, tires about 65% life remaining, carburetors feeding smoothly, 18,xxx miles, Woodcraft Clip-On Bars (Made in USA!!!), Bates-style front headlight, no rust, garage-kept, clutch and tranny perfect- smooth clean shifts, no oil leaks, suspension fluids good- no leaks, tank clean- no rust, no dings, overall beautiful early 80s bike.
(http://images.craigslist.org/00M0M_3FiY0qdbAiF_600x450.jpg)
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Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: Vicelord on September 25, 2014, 07:50:26 PM
A lot of people think any older non sport bike with clip ons is a cafe racer lol.

Get a bike, they are tons of fun. I can assure you though much more dangerous than cycling.... In my experience anyway.
Title: Re: Twitter Feed II
Post by: globecanvas on September 25, 2014, 08:17:29 PM
I want a motorcycle.  Gave them up when I got married... I wouldn't get one now, I'd wait until my kids were out of high school... but that's not so far away.


UJM pseudo cafe, why not?  Back in the old days I had a Lightning 650, then a Bonneville 750, then a Yamaha 650. The British bikes never wanted to run.  The Japanese one was practically unkillable. 


Though, I sure do wish I had that Bonneville now.


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