Bicycle thread

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Zodiac, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. Maritimer

    Maritimer Bikeless Adventurer

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    I rode outside today! Just below freezing after a -10C day so I was hoping for some hero dirt. A little icy but overall pretty clear and frozen. Made it through with non-stud skinny (2.25) tires.

    Soooonice to be outside
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  2. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie

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    [​IMG]
    Balloon man. No grip. Made making dinner fun.
    Good news I still have all my fingers after dicing up onion and peppers. Pasta and meat balls. Home made sauce.
    Well yeah, just be cause my hand is crap doesn’t mean I’m a barbarian.


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  3. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Good thing you weren't me then. Halfway thru a 4hr ride, a bee stung me on the TONGUE!

    Since I was halfway, it was just as easy to keep going as go back, so I kept going. Tongue pounded in time to my heartbeat.

    I'll pass on a tongue piercing. :nod

    I'm thinking of riding tomorrow. My bruise is no longer a violent purple. It's shading towards yellow and green. :thumb Doesn't hurt except for on odd occasions. :clap

    M
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  4. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    Once the weather warms up, I have to carry an Epi Pen in the jersey pocket until turkey day.:dirtdog Those greedy pharma fucks jacked the price through the roof a couple of years ago.:finger:topes I bought a Smith Overtake helmet in 2016 that lessens the chances of getting stung on the scalp. It has a honey comb koroyd material that acts like a screen in the vents. Keeps the bugs out and the head cool. Saved my ass one summer day when a huge hornet got jammed in the front slot and I could hear it scratching around in there.:doh I was 25 miles from home when that happened.:pep Stopped and dug him out of there with a stick.:amazon
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  5. chippertheripper

    chippertheripper motorcycle junkie

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    I definitely paused and considered a jumbo pbr, but I used to drink (regular) Busch all the time, so I figured why not.
    Also, I’m not allowed to have a beard, and would probably look like Joe Dirt if I tried to grow one. So I’m not ingrained with hipster dna no matter how much flannel I wear.
    Also, also, I’m fat.
    That is all.
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  6. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Fat is relative.

    ...and round is a shape. Right now, it's MY shape, but that'll change when I get back on the bike. :nod

    M
  7. zouch

    zouch part-time wanderer

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    trust me on this one; i work in one of those allegedly groovy tech startups South of Market in San Francisco. being fat does not exclude one from being a hipster (or a hipster-wanna-be; it's so hard to tell the difference).


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  8. enduro Dan

    enduro Dan Sticks and Stones™..

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    @Gummee!

    How much should I be charged for wheel truing at LBS?

    Thanks
  9. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    $20-50 depending on how much time it takes.

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  10. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    When I was in SF, SoMa was a shithole. That changing?

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  11. enduro Dan

    enduro Dan Sticks and Stones™..

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    Thanks

    I’ve had it “close“ for three years but got sick of the small wobble
    it’s on my hybrid commuter so I haven’t been to fussy about it

    Warmer weather predicted up here made me decide to pull it off the bike this morning and drop it off
    They quoted me 30
    I was hoping for 20 seeing how close it is to being good
  12. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie

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    I was stung on the neck once just below my adams apple. While I was riding the moto as official at the Junior world in C Springs. That made my neck swell shut.
    :yikes


    :muutt Nope.
    I rolled into the medivac pit, paramedic sticks me with a pen after extracting the stinger and sack.
    Breathing returned to normal.
    Only one lap of semi-breathing was in order. turned from slightly blue back to pinkish and I was off and running again.
    Later I got stung on my shoulder, under full leathers. Neck was unzipped since it was 100+ F. I was in the same parking lot as my doc, so walked in. he looked and pronounced me fine. Off I went.
    No reaction outside of being a little sore. There were four holes punched with that one.
    Got stung on the scalp riding without a head scarf once. local bump/knot. Finished that ride.
    Got stung on the knuckle of a thumb once. Removed stinger, and no reaction other than the usual burning fire thing.
    This time, ack!

    Woke up to a balloon hand and my forearm has entered the play. Can't wear my usual sweater/mid-layer. Fortunately I have a hoodie that fits and doesn't bind on the swollen wrist/forearm.
    Hand/fist is most comfy balled into a slight fist. Doesn't fit any of my gloves. Not enough grip to use the brakes on the bicycle or the clutch on the moto, so the car gets the call. I need to go buy some tubes and CO2 cylinders anyway along with groceries. Maybe kick bicycle tires too.
    [​IMG]

    Oh, more fun.... Got a letter telling me my medical insurance was stopped last November 1.
    It wasn't really.
    What they did was stop coverage as an employee, then start as retiree. But, that isn't what the letter says. This is like having an engine warning light come up to tell you the engine warning light is on.
    I then went and began again trying to figure out the medicare sign up thing since I have to do that by March 6.
    I gave up after an hour and clicked the "live Chat" icon.

    Half hour of that I am led through the steps to click to get where I should be. The link provided in the online message doesn't take you there. It drops you at a crossroads where only one option applies, but that option is very much non-obvious.

    Once Lois gets back I see one full day of wrestling this to ground. And we'll end up with two different medical coverage plans since she isn't medicare age and won't be for more than two years.

    end of rant:lol3

    Oh, and topper of the day was turning on the Olympics to watch something and found mixed pairs curling.
    That really seems like a dumb activity. Take the brooms outside and do my driveway. At least that would be constructive.
    Invention of that sport had to involve a lot of alcohol. :photog

    Having one functional hand and one that works like a hook, but only for somethings is interesting. The feed-back loop is pain and release. As in try and pick up a pasta pot with the wrong hand and you can't, and you get this nice shot of pain. I could lift a hook, so used the hook-hanger for the potrack as a tool. That got from the stove to the sink. Then mostly tipped and controlled with the good hand to dump contents into strainer thing. Getting the sauce out of the skillet and into the container for the fridge was more fun. I need two hands to lift it normally. Ended up scooping sauce out until I was mostly done, then one-handed the skillet to a bowl, where I could rest the edge and hold with the puffy hand, then scrape the last bits into the bowl. Then I could hold the bowl with the puffy hand tipped into the container for the fridge and scrape out the contents with the other using the spatula.

    Sitting on the couch, typing with one hand while resting the puffy hand on the top of the couch back to keep it elevated with ice on it.

    This takes forever to type.
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  13. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    This got rid of the sock monster in my leg after being punished by the old man last Friday for 63 miles.:deal
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  14. zouch

    zouch part-time wanderer

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    not so much.
    picture what you remember, add in techies, hipsters, and homeless camps (nay, tent villages!) and you're about right.
    sprinkle in the ever-present smell of weed, urine and fecal matter (that you can almost convince yourself came from a dog) as you dodge the needles on the ground, and remember that this is where the "cool" companies are working in glorified converted auto body shops.


  15. k7

    k7 Almost retired....tick..tick..tick..

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    If you ordered a Massdrop jacket a few weeks ago, did yours arrive yet? Mine did - very pleased with it.
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  16. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Sounds about right. Longest weeks of my life were spent getting experience drawing blood at one of the free clinics.

    Interesting people in that neighborhood

    M
  17. expatbrit

    expatbrit Still pretty much a n00b.

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    Cleared to weight bear yesterday by the ortho surgeon — 76 days on from the hit. Pelvis and hardware healing, joint gap looks good.

    Stuck an old 38mm tyre on the Trek X-cal and now to see if I can get it on the trainer and do something other than a recumbent. Fun times!!!!


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  18. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Great news! :clap

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  19. Ridge

    Ridge Mischevious Disruptor

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    Received mine yesterday. A little more snug than my Mtn. Hardwear jacket in the same size, but I guess that was to be expected since the SP is designed for cycling application. Still fits well, even with a soft-shell vest underneath. The SP jacket has a nice little stretch to it.
  20. k7

    k7 Almost retired....tick..tick..tick..

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    Putting on weight?

    :lol3
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