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I've riden 36 km today including my commute and my 2 hours of deliveroo riding, it was a good day. Trying to make my best of the early autumn conditions before shit gets Flandrigan.
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>>1239854
I fucked up here's the link

>>1222042
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77km+ getting groceries here.
Went to Maastricht, did ride a little there and went back.

Downsides:
>lost inner tube strapped to saddle rail
>25mm tires and cobble are no fun

Upsides
>bikeshop on route was open
>most of the bikepaths where great
>practised descending position

What position, except for superman, should I try for descending next time?
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Snow in the forecast for tomorrow, fucking snow! High of 3C. 3 solid weeks of shit weather aside from Thursday which was at least sunny. I've been taking my rigid mtb out more lately, since I don't mind as much getting that one muddy.
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>>1239856
Sit on top tube, legs crossed around steering tube, be sure to film it
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>>1239884
That sounds rather unstable...
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>>1239856
Get 30mm+ tires bud
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Saw a pupper get hit by a car today

There was a litterof about 15 puppers with their momma crossing a road. 3 cars had stopped, the litter crossed. Then there was one straggler slowly meandering along. One of the cars hit the gas to try to get across before the straggler made it. Ran right into him

It was a chevy too. Fucking chevy owners are cunts
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riding the other day
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that was a good race. there was really good riders there. a dixie guy beat all the road bikers. you know how i knew there was good riders? more people got hit by cars and ran into walls and managed to pedal out of it than the people who are shit from it. i got cut off while experienceing speedwobble and sent into a wall and rode out of it and later on the guy who cut me off got his rear end hit by a car but his giant basket was full of beer and acted as a weight to keep the front end going straight as his backend got knocked out
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>>1239952
;)
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>>1240524
Is that a gun holster, Bacon?
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>>1240018
Not going to happen since I like to go fast and most roads are good enough to go down to 23 or 19 mm, although my frame fits 35 mm.
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>>1240569
You can go just as fast on 35mm tires.
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>>1240574
No, because they have significantly higher deformation losses and aerodynamic drag than 25mm while offering only marginaly lower suspension losses on a normal road.
By adjusting pressure on my 25mm tires I can alter the ballance between deformation- and suspension-losses to a certain degree for different roads:

>9 bar
perfectly smooth
>5 bar
rather smooth
>4 bar
little rough
>3 bar
verry rough, some risk of pinchflats
>2 bar
Only good for gravel, high risk of pinchflats

5 bar is my go-to pressure, as it is the fastest on most roads.
However If I was riding mainly on cobble, you might be correct since here the much higher suspension losses outweight the deformation losses.
But at that point my 2,6"/2,25" hardtail would probably be more appropriate anyway.
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>>1240556
Holdsall things.,lastweek Geiger counter and pepperspray,,,now loose change and 5$.,
,,,fits 38 Warpistol., i holster in town,otherwise they laff atmy "toygun.,
,,3-22shorts,,2-22longsand acowboy round in 6shooter., in thenear holster.,
i useit as hammer,, handelis chiped,,barrel shiney from constant rides!,
,,,,I use gunoil,,onmy chain.
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"Cowboy round",is just an empty chamber.so fastdraw finger on trigger isless likley to blast your foot.,,also,less sleepy shots.,
,,,its little bullets.,,,youll befine!,
,unlessquirel in animal pasture leaving legbreaking holes.,,,thenitsa Kennedy Haircut!
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more, Victory!
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Kisss
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>>1241186
: O
is that drugs?????
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>>1241186
lol, nice score bacon!
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icared,,befortoo.
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>>1241220
>>1241186

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNjyll3zb7o
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25 miles in the suburbs rolling through two neighborhoods where the roads are built but not the houses yet.

60 degrees, cool enough thst it was the first time since April ive had to take a pee break on a normal ride. Luckily I found a Mexican space shuttle at one of the homesites.

Half built neighborhoods are so comfy to ride in.
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>>1242312
Oh yeah I had favorable winds and maxpressure. Got a top ten on a well travelled sprint segment. 2 other prs on longer flat segments.
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>>1240556
and now we know that you are new around here
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>>1242496
I KNEW IT
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>>1242750
It wouldn't be late summer if you didn't pick a whole bunch of apples that aren't yours then eat way too many in one sitting and get the apple shits.
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>swap out shitass panaracer tour tires for slightly less shitass skinwall pasela pts that I had lying around
>go on a 13 mile ride with 1500' of climbing
>demolish previous times set on the same bike on the same segments
was it the tires or the tasty fried chicken I mashed down my face last night?
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>>1242822
was the tailwind generated by said fried chicken
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ahhhhh.... spring's here!!
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>>1242822
Don't be talking shit about panaracer I've got good tyres from then that I've done 315 km brevets on without any flats and doing a decent pace.

My shitty news is it looks like I have an infected ingrown toenail so I may not be able to ride for a few weeks in the near future :(
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>>1242986
Chill brah, they make good tires, but you get what you pay for. Tour is the lowest of their low end (made in China, wouldn't be shocked to find that they're rebranded CSTs), roll extremely poorly, and have little puncture protection. Pasela PTs are OK as fuck, Gravelkings are only $10 more and are much better. Their Race Evo3 tires are outstanding. They make a lot of good MTB tires, too. Then there's the Grand Bois/Jack Brown/Compass stuff, which are nice although in the case of the Compass EL, maaaaaybe not worth $80 per.
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Did my first ride with my new cross bike at the local track. Got beat the fuck down.
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>>1239854
B O O M E R R U N
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>>1243128
Riding around NYC during sunset C O M F Y
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>>1243061
Are you weak or just bad at humping your bike over the broken lawnchairs and shitpits they put on the course?
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>>1243128
More of your track bike please
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-9°C this morning when I started my commute. Absolutely stunning sunrise accompanied me the entire way to work.
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>>1242496
That’s fucking gorgeous
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Got drunk and went on a road ride with the guys from the shop tonight. Blasting through a neighborhood loop with your boys is top tier.
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>>1243132
orange basket bro here. track bike belongs to maglia rosa, nyc.
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>>1243585
Forecast predicted snow for this morning so I changed studs to my bike. As I'm leaving for work I noticed the front tire is empty. REEEEEEEEE
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>>1242496
love you bro
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I was contemplating getting another Ice Spiker Pro for my mtb to replace the Schwalbe Winter in the rear. But since I've got a fat bike fork on the bike I decided to get a Bontrager Gnarwhal 3.8 tire for winter fun and put my current Ice Spiker in the back. I have plenty of salvaged studs from old tires, so I got the unstudded version to save some bucks.

Chainreaction has a pretty good price on 26 x 2.1 Ice Spiker Pros. Great tire for uneven ice that forms on side streets.

Sunny and 8C for tomorrow which is fantastic weather compared to the shit we had the past week.
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Went out trail grinding today. Ended up with 75 miles, but my drivetrain was begging for mercy at the end. Found a great brewery along the way

>first 30 miles no problem aside from a flooded section from an earlier rain
>wet trail grit getting kicked up past the fenders when the trail went to gravel at mile 30. No Bueno
>find a brewery off the trail with 24 beers on tap. Pic related was solid
>10% chance of rain? Got shit on around mile 50. The one shelter I found was flooded recently with several inches of mud on everything. Figure riding in the shit is better than standing in it.
>the last 25 miles were a horror of grinding sounds

And that kids is how you burn your only day off this week.
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>>1239854
Took the boomer machine for a spin at a local park. I had a very interesting conversation with a homeless man about his bike and how he uses it.
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>>1240027
True that Chevy owners are all dicks
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50k comfy ride through ultra flat deserted rural roads to camp in a nearby pond.
it´s spring here so beautyful. absolutely no one in the place so great because i love solitude.
bikebags and no bikepacking because it was a short trip and i like to carry a bottle of wine, a little grill, and some meat for a one person barbecue.
coming back for a longer road, it's still dry season so dusty as fuck, but great anyway.
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>>1244943
>>1244941
>>1244939
>>1244938

I love that Baconator loves horseys. Always delivering the sweet horse pics.
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25 miles through jackson and cass county missouri. 4 days straight of rain, had a 6 hour sunshine break today thank god. Flash floods the last couple of days. Missouri clay can only absorb so much
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>>1244951
Dam spillway. This is usually a foot wide trickle
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>>1244952
Chiefs are 5-0 so all is right in the world. Mahomes could run and win Mayor's election now.
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>>1242151
saved
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>>1242912
where??
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>>1245185
córdoba, argentina.
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>>1245315
also this place >>1244637
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>>1245318
looks extremely comfy
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>>1245323
it is, but also located in the middle of an ethernal plane, a green desert of basedbean fields flat and green as a billiard table.
so to get to a decent uneveness of the ground you have to ride at least 200km through mad traffic highways or an alternate 300+km through rural roads, and it can get a little boring.
so dayly rides are flat and always look the same and there's no relatively close interesting place to go but this pond.

but i don´t complain too much, at least now i can get out of the small city i live in in no more that 15 min, go to a river, watch beautiful sunsets everyday...
used to live in buenos aires and riding there was hell. to get out of the city you have to ride tens of km throuhg super dangerous traffic and bike thiefs are a thing all the time.
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>>1245359
>basedbean
basedbean, wtf
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>>1245361
>>basedbean
wtf, /n/ ?
i'm trying to type "porotos de soja" in english
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>>1245361
>>1245359
>still getting owned by the word filter this long after it was put into place
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>>1245364
In English they're "soya beans" or just "basedbeans"
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>>1245478
apparently there's a wordfilter for s - o - y
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>>1245478
sóybeans
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>>1245364
>>1245478
>>1245479
>>1245532
>sjws censoring shit again
this shit has to stop
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So much wet
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>>1245476
>>still getting owned
well, i'm not posting too often, and i think is the first time i write soya in 4chan
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i didn't have to stop once on my commute today. 2+ miles of riding through nyc, graceful and without any encumbrance. i had some music on, then got a bacon egg and cheese from the deli across from campus. bliss/10
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>>1245657
>full metal fenders
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>have good job
>awesome bike commute, 25 miles daily
>get kind of bored of job after 6 years
>quit job, get a new one
>enjoy the work, get along well with the guys
>quickly realize new commute is boring as hell
>too short and uninspiring
>don't look forward to riding anymore
>start driving and taking the ferry
>getting weak
>getting tired
>getting depressed

>6 months later, can't do it anymore
>get old job back
>start bike commuting again
>seeing those same old sights
>the bluejays on the trail
>the old man walking his dog
>the jogger
>the guy waiting at the bus stop
>getting strong again
>having energy
>feelsgoodman.png

I quit my job because I missed my old commute. I realized that the ride was what got me through the week, more than anything. It's like being reunited with an old friend. I'm happy and comfy again, even if a bit bored... nothing that a couple of rides at 6:30am and 4pm can't take care of.
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Did a 65km mtb tour today with 1150m elevation, also saw this train pass by. Are trainfags even in this thread? Anyways, forgot to bring enough water and started feeling shit at km52 or so. Also...
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>>1246209
...this is for bacon, enjoy.
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>>1246210
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>>1246210
??horned, cowgoat?
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26 miles on the upper 40s. Got to bring out the baselayers and glove liners. Been raining all week so no leaf change yet.
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>>1246382
Oh yeah and heres another horse for baconrider...
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It's that time of the year again boys. I love raiding abandoned orchards.
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Temperature has only reached 10C 3 times since mid-September, today its only getting up to 0. The middle of this week is looking pretty nice and Saturday is supposed to hit 18C. It looks like 30 kph + winds though.
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>>1246485
Give them back Tyrone
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>>1246506
I don't think anyone's going to mind.
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>>1246522
fond memories of biking up in my blue roadmaster as a kid and picking apples at the abandoned orchard.
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>>1239854
Someone caption this image with something funny.
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>>1239854
Burgers n bikes
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Sure enough there were 2 more segments before these that I happened to miss. Very windy ride, it was much warmer but didn't really feel it.
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>>1246707
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>>1246821
That'll do pig.

That'll do.
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>>1246821
I was thinking more

"where a isa da pizza?"

And briek is like "I fuckin swear bruv.."
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I was doing some maintenance yesterday waiting for it to warm up. I saw the RD guide pulley teeth on my old rigid mtb had worn down to sharp points (again). There don't seem to be many places online where you can get small parts like that. A few Amazon sellers had it for a very rapey price. And as in 9 times out of 10, I ended up having to order it on ebay.

Until then I'm using a guide pulley from a BBB universal kit I bought last time I wore it out. Unlike the Shimano part, the universal one has not lateral play. Last time I tried that one it didn't shift well, no issue this time though.
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>>1244140
Thats a short giraffe
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>>1246870
Nah, it's a regular sized giraffe. You're just used to seeing Bacon sitting down.
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How the hell do my fellow burgers ride to the grocery store and around town? Where I live there are pretty much zero bike lanes off campus. But I want to start hauling my groceries since I don't have a car and want to stay active on my off days.
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>>1246980
most people use a big ass wald style wire basket attached to the front frame and a milk crate attached to the back rack. That's good for 4 full grocery bags.
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>>1246980
If I understand your question correctly the answer is that riding on most roads in US cities sucks, but we do it anyways. Claim your lane.
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Did some light touring.
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comfy climbin
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>>1247268
Who shared a sleeping bag with the guy in the front?
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breake brake.,nobleed.,, bikarma istrong!
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>>1247272
No one, I did not spend the night. I had work the day after.
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>>1247392

>PLU CODE 4020
>golden delicious apples

Bacon didn't really steal those apples, he paid for them!!!! shame!
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>>1247414
>did not spend the night
>touring
pick one
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>>1247443
I accompanied my friends half way though their tour.
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>>1247475
You're the only one who doesn't appear to be a faggot.
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Got up to 20C both yesterday at today, but it was windy both days. Used up the last of my stock of chains yesterday and ordered some more. Reached 10,000 km for the year today. Toward the end of next year I should reach 100,000 logged km.

The few remaining unharvested fields look ok despite having been snowed on a few times.
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>>1247441
ithelaw!,,, alllll foods MUST,have stickers,,,tags,,labeled,,tested for foodyness.,
,,eartag,,red square=meat=fast life stuffing corn, slaughtered moments before your arterys clog shut with YUMMMY fat!,
,,blue triangle for milk/cheese.,
,yellowstar.
,,,, no,, applescape!


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I was a block away from home after riding 25 miles, I pedal struck the ground riding my fixie and low sided. Nothing broken on the bike, lost the outer bolt for the pedal spindle but I'm not too worried since there's another weather protection bolt before the spindle snap ring. No road rash thanks to jeans and gloves, just a bruise on my knee.

This was my dozenth time striking the ground this year so my nylon flats are getting really beat up but I haven't wiped out from a pedal strike since earlier last year.
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>>1247802

>white horse
>ashy black horse dick
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>>1239854
*** BLOCKS YOUR LUNGS ***

Wat do when air quality makes it impossible to ride without damaging your lungs?
>inb4 ride on a trainer
would rather become An Hero but still don't want to damage my asthmatic lungs
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I went around and rode 7.5 miles today looping around and around my neighborhood and covering some new roads they just built. Loosed the legs a bit.

It felt good to go out and just ride without any sort of goal in mind and without expecting to go for 20+ miles.

I was feeling cooped up and bored and now I feel great. The bike may be magic, bros.
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>>1247808
horses !
xD
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Finally had some higher temps than 4-5 degrees so I got a nice ride in. I really should get some warmer kit so I can go out on the colder days.

Went up this pretty popular climb just outside of town for the first time, it was great but going down again was terribly cold. Also the lighting when I got to the top was awful so please excuse the terrible photo.
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>>1249022
Here are the stats from Strava in case anyone cares.
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>>1249022
>>1249023

Looks like a fun climb. I miss big long hills- none where I'm at. Is that an M30?
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Nah, it's a 2008 Onix I believe, I got a really good deal on it from a guy in my dad's cycling club and it's still running well, the guy who owned it took very good care of it.

Also I see I wasn't very clear in my original post, the ride wasn't just the climb, the climb itself is only like 5km's long (pretty steep though, some small sections of like 13-15%), I just tacked that on to one of my normal routes, pic related is the profile.
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Rode over to a soon to open Costco to verify my mapping of the parking lot by riding up and down the lanes. Clearly the site diagram on the developer's website was drawn to scale because the roads I laid out a few months back are nearly perfect.

Wind was picking up to 50 km/h (again) on the way back home. Unlike yesterday's ride I decided to stay in town where there was some shelter. Tomorrow is the first time in a week with a very light wind.
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>>1249120
I like this autism very much. Do you contribute to OpenStreetMap?
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>>1249122
Yes, the picture is the JOSM desktop editor which is much more powerful, and fast than the web editor once you get past the learning curve.

The fall is a fun time as all the construction projects start wrapping up and there is plenty of new stuff to go map. Since satellite imagery only gets updated every couple of years, gps traces are needed for new roads most of the time.

I started editing the local area after I put OSM on my Edge 800 and could as I was riding how much was missing or wrong. Very poorly drawn roads would make the Garmin go crazy when navigating. I found a government repository of road data and ended up doing a ton of cleanup for a few hundred thousand sq km.
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Came up to some guy with carbon rims and dura ace so I wheel sucked a bit, made sure to announce before I did this. At a stoplight I attempt to strike up a conversation yet he only responds in single word answers. Mind you this guy is at least 10 years my senior. Light turns red, 1 mile later I pass him and he never gets back. What is it that makes cycling such a magnet to anti social losers. I though the older generation might be more social but even they are prunes.
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>>1249311
>man finally some time to myself
>ok this guy wants to draft ok whatever
>shit now he wants to talk
>better let him go on his way before he invites me to dinner
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>>1249315
Yeah cept we were both commuting. If he wasn't on his morning routine maybe I'd understand his timidity.
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>>1249124
u inspri me
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>>1249124
Does the Edge 800 automatically update the installed maps? I'm assuming it doesn't but you never know. I got my dad's old 800 when he replaced it with a Wahoo and I haven't bothered with the maps yet but I'd wager it's well overdue for an update.
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>>1249344
To update the map, you have to replace the img file with a newer one. The Edge 800 is a USB 1 device, so file copies are super slow. For maps over 50 MB you are better off removing the micro sd card and putting it in a card reader.
I usually just generate a map for my area since I don't travel much.
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>>1249311

I ride way out in the country so the few times I run into a roadie they always want to talk. I'll even adjust my route so we can ride together for a bit. Midwest winds can be brutal and it's nice to have a second to split the leadout duty.

Plus old dudes are funny to ride with. Nobody under 40 rides a modern road bike. I'm mid 30s and ride one but Ive never seen anyone my age or younger.
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>>1249347
Yeah that's what I thought. I don't personally use the maps that much but if the time comes where I'll actually need to it would be nice to have updated maps. I'll look into it soon I guess.
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mighty marathon gt penetrated

i'm a bit surprised the replacement tube stayed up but it seems to be ok, so much for leaving work early though
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>>1249473
Fucking hell
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>>1249473
AACK!,,iwanthicker tires!,, and lesshit.,
,,,goatheads,, local Gov has 'Invasive species,program.,,blue herbicideath,,seems tofeed the next seasons thorns?,,
,Monsanto,spreading bikill,,,chocking fumes of many colors,pesticides,,herbicides,rodenticides,,fungalsides.,,, pfffft!Air isfor spreading Corprofits!, breathing is foretards.
,then i geto EATIT!!!,,metabalize That!
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>>1249473
Good grief.

I've only done deliveroo and commutes for the past few weeks but have scheduled a bike ride with some

>Friends

On Sunday. I haven't done a ride in a bike with gears in what seems like forever we'll see how it goes.
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This was supposed to be a 300km brevet with 3k+ elevation but we ended up doing it on two rides, Saturday and Sunday back to back. It was a good decision, shit was pretty brutal
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Seemly simple things end up frustrating the hell out of me. I was trying to measure my saddle height but kept getting different measurements each time I tried due to lining up differently with the seat tube each time ... FUCK YOU PARALLAX! I think the solution to this one is to buy a 3 ft straight edge and attach a guide in the middle that rests against the seat tube so I get consistent measurements.
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Went for a nice ride on Monday after a big storm on Sunday and found some lightning blasted a huge hole in our 90 million dollar over river bikeway :/
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>>1249610
if goatheads are ur trouble bacon get set up tubeless, they are no match for sealant
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25 miles in the chilly mist today here in KC. Autumn colors are out in full force despite us having a ton of rain this month.
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I just rode to the store and purchased some cannabis from my new local drug dealer, the federal government.

Now we can all be numb to the never ending flood of fake refugees and migrants.
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Got a wind assisted KOM on a road new enough that a faster rider hasn't got a wind assisted KOM yet. Also got 2nd place (missing first by 2 seconds) on a segment close enough that its in my privacy zone. Next time the wind is mostly west I'll make an effort to go KOM that one. In order to get that one to register I have to go down a gravel road about 100 meters to get out of my privacy zone.
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>>1249473
Solid tires wins again!
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Went riding today in chilly weather and it started raining. The parts of my body that got wet are all pink since they got really cold. My arms and legs look like I have sunburn. Wrapped up warm and cosy now though.
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First brevet of the 2019 season is coming up this Saturday. Forecast has -3C for overnight low and +3C for the daytime high. I'm not sure I want to do 200 km at that temperature. The wind forecast later this week will end up being the deciding factor.

I find riding solo in the cold easier since I can adjust exertion level to bring up body temp. Riding with other people my exertion level is usually much lower and I end up under dressed and cold.
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Went to my old highschool to vote and be the functional citizen im expected to be
Decided to put on more air on the front tire so i stopped at a gás station to use the air pump. There were some girls on a car trying to figure out how to use the pump, i decided to help them só i asked what psi is the tires on and they didnt know either. I taught them how to do it and let them fill the rear tires as i went my way, one of them reached out of the window and asked if i had a gf
i said "no" and sprinted out of the scène as fast as possible into the road
I bet they were drunk, stupid murderous cagers
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>>1250450
Not quite yet... they are pretty hard on your spokes because they aren't very good at distributing load.
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>>1250958
>Went to my old highschool to vote and be the functional citizen im expected to be

FYI if you go and vote on nov 6th and ride your bike you'll get a Strava Medal. It's under this month's challenges.

So you medalbois will like that. No riding 150km to get bling.
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>>1251333
That’s good to hear, I usually struggle to complete the 150 km over two week challenges
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>>1250444
Rather brutal straight west wind yesterday so I went to go collect my KOM. Averaged 47 km/h on a flat 1.4 km section with a max speed of 53 km/h. There is a 90 degree turn before the start of the segment so you can't get up to cruising speed before it start. Next year a new bridge off ramp will lead into the segment providing a nice boost at the start.

I went out again today and the wind was pushing 60 km/h, but the direction was not conducive to speed runs. I watched an old factory getting demolished for a while until I started freezing. Tomorrow will be a better day to watch and they should switch to the bigger machine to tackle the second story.

The jack rabbits are starting to turn from brown to white. Starting Saturday every day in the forecast is below freezing.
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i wanted some spooky vibes yesterday, so i went to high bridge after class, where edgar allan poe took his walks. it wasn't very spooky in the midday sun.
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>>1252467
Wheresthe bodys?,,moonvane.
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Tried out my new winter tire and made some seasonal saddle adjustments to accommodate my winter clipless boots. Still need to install the rear studded tire, but I'll wait until it snows.
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>>1252729
Hey, I have that same downtube mudguard!
Where'd you find a fat sized rear full fender?
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>>1252752
The back of the bike isn't fat. The front fender is a PDW Origami as well not the fat bike version. Both the Origami and Mud Shovel use the same snap pattern, so I can swap in the wider deflector that I have in the garage.

On a side note, full rear fenders and horizontal dropouts are a shitty combination. The fender gets in the way when removing the wheel. I just leave the fender sitting high enough that I can just barely get the rear wheel off. The new Surly frames have a modular rear dropout so you don't have to deal with that when running a geared QR setup.
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>>1252761
Only reason to have a track fork is to run single speed.

Looking at your picture again, I realise I also have that same bottle.
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>>1252729
Took it out for my first snow ride of the season. The snow was getting slushy as I headed back home.

The 7 speed mega range cassette I installed is really starting to annoy me. The huge jump between cogs 5 and 6 messes with my cadence. I've got a SRAM 9 speed shifter I accidentally ordered and a spare 9 speed cassette, so I think I'll order a SRAM 9 speed RD and crank.
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>>1253056
Seems I can cheap out and only buy an RD, no need for new crank.
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I rode 70 km today and picked pumpkins and then got the train home. It was a fun day out. I will get back to my studies tomorrow.

:)
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>>1253118
You are supposed to pick the pumpkins before Halloween.
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The roads dried up after yesterday's snow so I decided to go for a ride on my touring bike without studs. I only encountered a little ice on shaded parts of bridges. The wind was 30 gusting to 55 km/h and the temperature only got up to 1C. Aside from my feet I wasn't cold, but my nose ran a lot.

Snow and high winds forecast for tomorrow followed by daytime highs right around -10C, so its definitely time to put the studded tires on.
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>>1253163
That's the point m8 it was picking up the ones that weren't collected for soup kitchens to use.
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>>1253823

>that jealous horse boyfriend watching Bacon behind the bushes
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Went on a little biking/urbanexploration trip to the old decommissioned Richards-Gebauer AFB. here's a few pics.

It's mostly abandoned now with parts being used as an intermodal rail storage area, and a little part used by the Army Reserve.

Tinfoil hatters think Richards-Gebaur will be one of those FEMA camps used to detain US citizens. That's clearly not the case from the look of things (of course).
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Fighter-Bombers used to be stored here. Cold War seems like a century ago.
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Lots of ventilation for this tiny building build on the side of the hill. Computer building? Bomb shelter?
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Powered by mossy oak
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North runway is now ford trucks waiting to be loaded onto nearby rail line
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Gulf war one era humvees
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Some midwestern angus for Bacon. They like the bike bell
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Got some snow last night, the 50 kph wind should die down this evening so I can do a little fat biking. The snow was fairly moist when it came down and now the temp is dropping, so the roads should be extra slick. My studded tires handle that no problem, its out of control cars I need to watch for.

Winter night rides involved a lot of battery charging. 4 batteries for heated gloves / insoles. 1 battery for helmet light, 1-2 batteries for handlebars depending if I'm going long enough to need a spare. Periodic tail light, phone and garmin recharge.
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>>1254082
u should get a dynamo
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>the mist falls down in a light drizzle and refracts the light of sodium lamps of nearby towns, giving the cloudy sky a soft orange glow
>leaves fall all around you
>everything is cold, wet and slippery
>except for you, who, in your technical clothes, are warm, wet and slippery instead

Autumn night rides are top comfy.
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>>1254305
>Autumn night rides are top comfy
certainly, and i enjoy them a lot.

but to me, for dayly rides, nothing beats an exhilarating run through woods and fields in full green spring, with cool shadows, warm breezes and sun, eating super sweet wild mulberries, and finishing swimming in a cool river.
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On my way home today.
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Once it snows the bunnies just chill out in the open. The older ones are much better at the "if I don't move, they can't see me" game. Little ones will run off and often the larger ones won't budge.

I think the one that lived under our deck during the winter for several years died during the spring. It was very territorial chasing out any other rabbit that came in the yard looking for food. A younger rabbit has taken its place.
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>>1254844
STOP RESISTING
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>>1254844
Who was chasing you? Do you use your feet to type, or do you peck?
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>>1254844
This reminded me, I met this guy a couple of weeks ago. This is by a relatively busy road, I made a sound to get his attention but he just looked at me and kept lying there.
I'm guessing he was really sick, or just ran out of fucks to give.
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>>1254844
>that epileptic headlamp
I hate you anon
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>>1255000
>>1254845
>>1254844
Sadly no pics, but in the past month a pack of coyotes has moved into the open space area I ride through on my way to and from work. Riding home at dawn or dusk I seem to spot them crossing/near at least once per week, and a few times now I've chased them up the trail with my headlights.
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>>1255003
People who hate their sad lives tend to hate strange things.
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Took the gravel thing up through a local national park, had a pretty good time. Ended up having to hike-a-bike some of the more ridiculous sections, saw some dudes going down the trail on mtbs and they were walking some of that shit too.

>>1255029
look I'm not going to deny that but it's really obnoxious. just put it on solid and actually see where ur goin
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>>1254844
is that a Guinea Hen?
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>>1255000
Is that a sinkyboi (elk)?

If it was mid morning to mid afternoon that's what whitetail deer do. they bed down in the forest and conserve energy after being more active in the early mornings.
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I organised a mini club ride today with a grill and a dude. The experience was so different to my usual ride. I'm still shocked. The amount of abuse, coal rolling, horn leaning was way way higher than what I usually get. Unreal man.
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504km rolled since i got a new cyclecomputer for the BSO three weeks ago
Average speed at 24.5km/h and max recorded at 61.8km/h
I want to up my average speed game
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Im snowed in today. 2 inches of snow has brought the city to a halt. Was shoveling the driveway and went to put back the shovel next to the old 26"er MTB with XC tires so I decided to take a ride.

Went out today for a 5 miler just to be the first person to run a track through the snowy park path.

It's getting cold so it was strictly winter coat and winter gloves with a ski hat- no bike gear today.

Yesterday was beautiful and I went 40 miles across the rural suburbs of Kansas City and visited each towns little War memorial for Veterans Day. I saw lots of Angus Cattle. Cows like the bike bell.
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>>1255990
We know horses are /n/, but are goats /n/? That's the real question.
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>get on a bike for commute to work
>wet
>cold
>dark
>heavy headwind
>riding easily at ~25 km/h
>get passed by a qt on an e-bike
>she has a 10/10 ass and is wearing skintight clothing
>jump into her draft
>now getting sprayed by wet dirt as well from her rear tire
>consider dropping back from the draft in order to not eat dirt constantly
>the ass and draft into headwind outweigh the dirt
>ride behind her for 10 km
>get to work covered in dirt
>jerk off
>shower
>all smiles as I get to my desk
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>>1256074
The Birth of a Cyclocrosser ~A Novel~ by A/n/on
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Got hit by a car and broke nose + my forks after 100km ride.
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>>1256135
That sucks man, fucking cagers
At least your legs are fine
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>>1256135
Coral reefs when?
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Warmed up to above freezing today. Last 1/3 of ride every time I put my foot down my cleat got packed full of stick snow and wouldn't clip back into the pedal without some tapping.

I usually keep tabs on local edits to OpenStreetMap to see if anything stupid is being done. A guy in the area is going full retard mapping every little puddle in the satellite imagery. I mentioned to him that most of those are intermittent and dried up over the past 2 years. Now he's moved on to mapping every farmyard including trees. Weirdo.
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I went out for 2 hours tonight to enjoy some of my favorite fat biking conditions packed snow and refrozen slush. The packed snow is fast and the studs dig in easily enough grip is never a problem. It was just below freezing with almost no wind.

I must have come across well over 100 rabbits while I was out including a group of about a dozen. 2 groups of annoying partridges that stay hidden until you get really close then all fly away at once. Also came across an owl sitting on a bridge railing.
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Passed someone walking a doggo while riding a horse on a MUP.
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No ride today because we're all dying of smoke inhalation.
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>>1256551
man carry a rifle on your back and come home with a sling of rabbits and birds in your basket
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commute home today was a pain in my ass
>realise I hadn't locked the bike cage properly (that or someone's tampered with it, might have a look at the camera files on monday)
>get 1 km out before realising I forgot my bottle
>get maybe 2 out again before getting a fucking stick straight through my tyre

couldn't pull it OUT so I had to unseat the tyre and pull it through, surprisingly enough couldn't reseat the bead with my hand pump

am I supposed to carry a co2 thingy in case of events like this while running tubeless? Tube went in fine but I'm pretty sure it would've sealed.
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I was a huge dumbass last night. Went to remove a square taper crankset ... without removing the crank bolt. Ripped those threads right out of the crank arm. Going to have to dig around for my 3 arm puller to get the drive side crank arm off.
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Had a good deliveroo shift last night, made £16/hour and it wasn't raining.

I just confirmed my registration for Paris Roubaix 2019. Pray for my forearms anons.
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>>1257035
What bike are you riding the PR on?
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>>1257038
Gravel bike. Canyon Grail AL 6.0
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>>1257291
sounds good, make sure to jam in the biggest tyres you can fit
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I've done a bit more work on a heated glove I started last winter. The carbon heating rope frays very easily and weave is forced open when closing my hand. Having the heating elements touch each other could also create a short which would be bad causing localized heating in excess of 100C. To deal with those issues and ensure permanent attachment I coated the carbon with a flowable silicone. The silicone is stretchy but does make the glove somewhat stiff. A lower viscosity silicone would be ideal as I could achieve a thinner coating. Now that I think about it, pre-coating the rope with silicone then wiping most of it off would probably yield a better result as long as I could keep both ends of each of the 3 loops free of silicone to make the electrical connection.

The carbon rope I'm using is 3 mm wide which is extreme overkill for the application. I just noticed that the rope is made from a loose weave of 12 bundles of fibers which I should be able to separate. The pair of heated gloves I bought last year appear to use just a single one of those bundles. So for my 2nd glove I'm going to use just 1 or 2 of the 12 which should be a lot easier to work with and I can use much less silicone.
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>>1257464
I'm sure you know what you're doing and that the gloves will work, but holy fuck isn't that design just something, to say the least. I'm impressed you've made it this far.
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The past two days brought 4 very different commute rides:
Saturday to work: sunny and warm, usual 15 minute ride
Saturday home from work: ice storm, impossible to stay upright, very difficult to walk even, 1 hour home
Sunday morning with studded tires: fun 20 minute cruise to work
Sunday back home after the ice melted: 45 minute slog with studs on dry pavement and climbing up a trail with icy ruts
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>>1257471
I bought heated gloves last year, one thing I didn't like was the placement of heating elements on the back of the hand making them less effective, also they are a bit bulky. One of the heated gloves failed so they sent me a replacement and didn't want the dead one back. So I took it apart to see how it was constructed. They have 3 loops of heating fiber, 1 for the thumb, 1 for index / middle finger, and 1 for ring / pinky, with the loop connected to the power source in parallel.

Since I have some spare battery packs from a similar heater all I have to do is connect 3 of the wires to the positive, and 3 wires to the negative terminal of a DC connector. I don't have to make a switch or temperature control. The most difficult thing has been getting the rope tacked in place as it kept wanting to lift back up before the fabric glue dried.

I got the heat rope from a guy selling it from Russia accepting paypal. He has a bunch of tutorials on his website. Making heated gloves based on his tutorials would probably be harder because if you don't do it right you won't be able to close your hand. The last DIY section is the epitome of crazy russian, I wan't to make the carbon fiber torch from that section.
https://www.carbonheater.us/you_can_do_it.htm





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