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Everything posted by jcarneytx

  1. I'd be cautious ordering from Chain Reaction. Last package I ordered from them arrived utterly destroyed. Thankfully it was just 2 tires. Anything from overseas is a risk these days.
  2. Converted my Mary SS into a "gravel" bike with drop bars. I have a 2011 (or so) Reba World Cup 100mm up front (and a frankenbike bar adapter for the remote lockout lever.) It's ok. Would really rather have an acutal, dedicated gravel bike, but it works.
  3. If you haven't watched yet, the new HBO Max series The Last of Us REALLY lives up to the quality of the game. Only two episodes so far, but really good.
  4. I've been very happy with BALEAF underwear-type chamois. They really just look like SHORT bike shorts, kind of 'meshy' I have about 4 pair. Butt...I am also ok wearing TRI shorts to ride in, so your butt might not like them.
  5. Surprisingly pretty ok, though I'd be the last person to stipulate a beer's "IPA-ness"
  6. Most all of my riding is done 4-7 pm. Yeah, usually hottest part of day, but more importantly, the least humid part of the day. I am not a heavy sweater, so I need the lowest humidity possible to keep cool. Another benefit for late in day is sun angle, with less overhead and more through trees. Rode Quarter Notch once about noon...never again. Unless it's overcast/cloudy, then that would be ok.
  7. This is exactly why I bought it. Bike was fine, but for a few gears down. Was driving me nuts, because that was the gear I used for the short, ledgy climbs (still easy to crank, but not enough to spin out.) All good now.
  8. Recently bought a Cyclospirit derailleur hanger tool (amazon). So much better shifting! Probably should've bought one years ago.
  9. Shocked myself this past week on Peddlers@Brushy. Rear slid out on one of the rocky turns, and before I had even thought about it, my foot was already unclipped and pushing me back upright through the turn. Also, had done the "ride flats for 12 rides" thing a while back. Did that. was even able to make the short rocky/rooty climb at back of Mulligan w/o falling off pedals or bike. But, in the end, didn't really like how they felt, so I went back to my trusty 1998 SPDs. Been meaning to move the flats to the gravel bike, but haven't gotten to it yet.
  10. didn't they only ever do 1 with Daniel Craig? Don't recall there being more. The original WAS much better. and they had all 3 movies. same with Let the Right One In. Fantastic movie (and book) English remake was ok, but nowhere as good as the original.
  11. I did it the easy way: packaged andouille sausage, a rotisserie chicken from the hot rack, and frozen, peeled shrimp. Fresh veggies, though, and handmade roux. Used canola oil for the roux, but now want to try with butter and then again with bacon fat. Smoked chicken sounds good, though I'd have to find it somewhere cooked, as I have neither tools nor skills to do it myself.
  12. Made gumbo, for the first time ever, a few weeks back. Didn't even know what "roux" was. Came out really nice. Definitely will be making it again soon, along with chili.
  13. Been listening to these girls since their first Enter Sandman cover went viral 7 years ago. And this is what they're doing now. SO good...
  14. This blew me away the first time I heard it. Got me looking into other nation/ethnicities "folk metal"
  15. Something a little too avant garde, for some. Clowns make fucking great music.
  16. Most won't likely care for the music, but bet there will be some that could identify with the fashion 😛 Since it's debut last year, there were 9 versions/covers made, from this, to rap, country, pop, and even viking folk metal version. They are all good. Eskimo Callboy-Hypa Hypa https://youtu.be/75Mw8r5gW8E
  17. Got that along with Rumpy. Drank one rumpy, but haven't tried this one yet.
  18. Sorry, just saw this. Friend gave me that one. Liked it so much, bought the Elysian 12 pack of pumpkin beers (not sold separately) at Total Wine. And yes, Elysian missed the boat, should've called it Pumpkin Patch
  19. I drink lactose free milk since regular milk always gives me a bit of bubble guts. I've not once felt that way after a lactose including beer. Not even a problem with other dairy products, just regular milk. Not sure if it's lactose intolerant in some way or something else.
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