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by troyguitar
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Gym Class
Topic: Dem bicicletas dos, doe.
Replies: 605
Views: 17291

Re: Dem bicicletas dos, doe.

67 today. Great ride out to a local beast of a climb called Welsh Valley. Dropped my sunglasses and had to go back and get them because poor. Then a kick ass descent down Clothier Springs which winds along a creek down the side of the mountain. Easy ride on the river trail back home. Felt great to ...
by troyguitar
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: The Mudroom of Miscellany
Topic: OT 18: Anti-Social Distancing
Replies: 7336
Views: 106349

Re: OT 18: Anti-Social Distancing

I don't know about those falkens specifically, but most tires seem to do better after a good heat cycle or two. I wanted to try to heat cycle them and let them rest for 24 hours before the track but never really had time, nor is there anywhere to really get them that hot on the street. :ohwell: :bu...
by troyguitar
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: The Mudroom of Miscellany
Topic: OT 18: Anti-Social Distancing
Replies: 7336
Views: 106349

OT 18: Anti-Social Distancing

Did you break them in at all or did they still have mold-release on them? No, I wasn't able to, so that could play a part as well. They had like 20 street miles on them and then straight onto the track. They did perform better on the third session, could be that the coating was burned off and it ha...
by troyguitar
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: The Mudroom of Miscellany
Topic: OT 18: Anti-Social Distancing
Replies: 7336
Views: 106349

OT 18: Anti-Social Distancing

SAWCE wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:32 pm
Apex wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:00 pm


There were also 4 people in the car. :mindblown:
They needed the extra weight to keep it from floating away
Gotta put weight on the rear tires to get traction on the boat launch. :truckyeah:
by troyguitar
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Gym Class
Topic: Dem bicicletas dos, doe.
Replies: 605
Views: 17291

Re: Dem bicicletas dos, doe.

Also I cheated today, I put 6 oz of vodka in my Gatorade to cut the sugar. :drunk:
by troyguitar
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: The Mudroom of Miscellany
Topic: OT 18: Anti-Social Distancing
Replies: 7336
Views: 106349

Re: OT 18: Anti-Social Distancing

That jetski is as big as the car. :notbad:
by troyguitar
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: The Mudroom of Miscellany
Topic: OT 18: Anti-Social Distancing
Replies: 7336
Views: 106349

Re: OT 18: Anti-Social Distancing

:fancy: It's uncivilized. Plus for whatever reason I'm a condiment whore and so are the women in my life to date PLUS I always have way too much beer on hand to crowd up the main fridge PLUS I like keeping that beer a c-hair away from being frozen, which is not compatible with produce, etc. Yeah I ...
by troyguitar
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: The Mudroom of Miscellany
Topic: OT 18: Anti-Social Distancing
Replies: 7336
Views: 106349

Re: OT 18: Anti-Social Distancing

Do you guys have standalone freezers? With COVID and making everything at home now, our freezer is basically 100% full all the time. If I had a freezer I'd be able to stock up for longer duration than 1-2 weeks at a time... like bulk order chickens or something. I have not had a single refrigerator...
by troyguitar
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: The Mudroom of Miscellany
Topic: OT 18: Anti-Social Distancing
Replies: 7336
Views: 106349

Re: OT 18: Anti-Social Distancing

Do you guys have standalone freezers? With COVID and making everything at home now, our freezer is basically 100% full all the time. If I had a freezer I'd be able to stock up for longer duration than 1-2 weeks at a time... like bulk order chickens or something. We don't have one but up here in Tru...
by troyguitar
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Gym Class
Topic: Dem bicicletas dos, doe.
Replies: 605
Views: 17291

Re: Dem bicicletas dos, doe.

Zillon wrote:I’m stoked that :mahtroy: has finally caught the stoke.
Today was the first time that I actually felt good for most of the ride, only took almost 1000 miles and a year of fucking with it. No clue how anyone just jumps on a bike and is immediately all :fuckyeah:
by troyguitar
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Gym Class
Topic: Dem bicicletas dos, doe.
Replies: 605
Views: 17291

Re: Dem bicicletas dos, doe.

So uhhh, I don't what to make of this, but, combining wind other conditions I went not only further but much faster than I have ever gone. I took 1 day off riding and tried to take the flatter paths. I fucking kicked ass.

https://strava.app.link/PHHPuOJ637
by troyguitar
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Gym Class
Topic: Dem bicicletas dos, doe.
Replies: 605
Views: 17291

Re: Dem bicicletas dos, doe.

We made a run to the dump today and got rid of enough shit that I was finally able to uncover the wife's bike and see what's on it - she's got a circa 2005 Giant cruiser with disc brakes and shimano alivio 8-speed stuff. 28/38/48 front and 11-30 rear. I think that I might be able to get her out if I...
by troyguitar
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Gym Class
Topic: Dem bicicletas dos, doe.
Replies: 605
Views: 17291

Re: Dem bicicletas dos, doe.

I haven't looked at it yet but they're tektro lyra mechanicals. I don't remember the caliper position being adjustable, maybe just via the slop in the mounting points? In other news, gravel has gone full circle: there's now a full suspension gravel bike. https://www.competitivecyclist.com/niner-mcr...
by troyguitar
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Gym Class
Topic: Dem bicicletas dos, doe.
Replies: 605
Views: 17291

Re: Dem bicicletas dos, doe.

Got out for a little bit harder ride this morning and, yeah, this thing is awesome now. It would be nice to have an even bigger top gear, but I think that 43 mph is probably already faster than I have any business going when I have no idea how to handle a bike. Related to that: the brakes still nee...
by troyguitar
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: The Mudroom of Miscellany
Topic: OT 18: Anti-Social Distancing
Replies: 7336
Views: 106349

Re: OT 18: Anti-Social Distancing

Yeah I had no idea that those guys existed in the waters this far North.
by troyguitar
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: The Mudroom of Miscellany
Topic: OT 18: Anti-Social Distancing
Replies: 7336
Views: 106349

Re: OT 18: Anti-Social Distancing

Occasionally in the middle of summer it's OK to live in the middle of nowhere. :thisisfine:

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by troyguitar
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: Obligatory C5 Thread
Replies: 6754
Views: 128393

Obligatory C5 Thread

When are you switching to r-comps? Never? It just opens up a big can of worms I don't want to go down. I would need to invest in a hitch basket to get them to the track, probably would need to rethink all of my brake/suspension parts as well to not tear shit up, add additional cooling, etc. I think...
by troyguitar
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Gym Class
Topic: Dem bicicletas dos, doe.
Replies: 605
Views: 17291

Dem bicicletas dos, doe.

Up here I want to go to the wineries/restaurants on the lakes and drink/eat lunch on the lake, generally 25-75 miles each way to get to any of them :doe: My favorite winery is a ~70 mile round trip, would like to make it this year. Dunno if they're even open yet though, :thankstrump: :word: that so...
by troyguitar
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Gym Class
Topic: Dem bicicletas dos, doe.
Replies: 605
Views: 17291

Re: Dem bicicletas dos, doe.

Got out for a little bit harder ride this morning and, yeah, this thing is awesome now. It would be nice to have an even bigger top gear, but I think that 43 mph is probably already faster than I have any business going when I have no idea how to handle a bike. Related to that: the brakes still need...
by troyguitar
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Gym Class
Topic: Dem bicicletas dos, doe.
Replies: 605
Views: 17291

Dem bicicletas dos, doe.

I wish I had friends to ride with out here. I'd love to do something like that with a night camping in the middle or something. There's really no "destinations" around here I can bike to other than non-'VID approved thing like breweries. I really don't miss going to bars and shit at all :doe: There...
by troyguitar
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Gym Class
Topic: Dem bicicletas dos, doe.
Replies: 605
Views: 17291

Dem bicicletas dos, doe.

:notbad: :math: How long do real tires last anyway? My stockers show zero wear after 600ish road miles. Probably 3k on the Nanos before you see the side knobs start to tear. Can still ride them though. There’s a lot of rubber on them and they wear nicely. How you liking the velocitas now that you h...
by troyguitar
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Gym Class
Topic: Dem bicicletas dos, doe.
Replies: 605
Views: 17291

Re: Dem bicicletas dos, doe.

WOW. So, to back up to last year when I got my bike. First "real" bike, hadn't really been on one in 20 years. I got everything adjusted into the right ballpark but it seemed like there was a lot of drivetrain noise. Not just noise, but I could feel a grinding sensation through the pedals. I re-adj...
by troyguitar
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: The Mudroom of Miscellany
Topic: OT 18: Anti-Social Distancing
Replies: 7336
Views: 106349

Re: OT 18: Anti-Social Distancing

SAWCE wrote:Image

Most of the way there.
Whoa oh, lemon on a pear
by troyguitar
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: Car Talk 5: The Coronaball Rally
Replies: 3463
Views: 59416

Re: Car Talk 5: The Coronaball Rally

Desertbreh wrote:
wap wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:31 pm
DFD bros are a great collective resource for sure :like:
I got a lot of good help here when my :mk6: got totaled and when I was shopping for the Blue Meanie
I you would have listened to it you would be driving a BMW 550i manual with a tune.
:plaid:
by troyguitar
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: The Mudroom of Miscellany
Topic: Career Chat
Replies: 3157
Views: 59790

Re: Career Chat

:dat: I don't have a lot of sympathy for inheritance getters so I'm not worried about it, but in general the double dip feels kinda :really: to me. Protip. The only people getting double dipped are people with a net worth of 11M or higher. But they are not getting double dipped either because peopl...