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Dingman last won the day on December 19 2017

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  1. I'm not good at social media and didn't update you guys with my new bike - spoiler, I didn't get the Anthracite (sad face). But I have a blood red\maroon fade that's pretty cool. As I said above, it is a 2018 Domane SL8. I was delivered last July, I got about a 1K mikes on it before winter hit. It is themed off of "Smaug" from Lord of the Rings. You'll see several touches for that effect, LOL. The bike is named Smaug, although the text on the bike is elvish, so you can't really read it. It's a fun bike but still evolving, for example, I just put a set of aerobars on it, and some Garm
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    Carver C-1 - BillD build

    Just a couple of photos from my C-1 BillD that I did in 2017
  4. I certainly understand what you're saying. I haven't reached your age yet but I've also thought about making a similar list. We have simply too much gear to just let it be sold off by people who don't know what it's worth. Obviously, we need to put the mods and assumed value in the list. Good luck to all of us. Good job on being proactive.
  5. Merry Christmas fellers and families. We also got some snow, just in time - Christmas here just isn't right without snow - it's a good day.
  6. Hey jidnei, that looks sweeeeet! Man, I'm gonna have to test ride a fat bike, people won't stop telling me how nice they are - and sounds like once you get the wheels turning, it's not so bad? I think a few guys around here with fat bikes are a bit bummed, we've had zero snow so far this year. What's that Sturgis Bullet gonna weigh in at? I can't quite see - SRAM in the rear?
  7. That's all amazing. Everything - the units, the work, the enclosure. Very Impressive.
  8. Jim, Looks like you are in the Trek world as well. I thought about a Madone but have test ridden both and really like the front\read vibration dampening on the Domane SL®6(8). And I already have the nice lightweight Emoda and man, is that a hill climber. I'm weighing in a about 125lbs, and with the 16lb stiff Emonda, I do really well on the small hills we have here in Iowa - and the acceleration is fantastic. So, the next will be a Domane and ya, I might get the Di2. It's been out long enough, it has enough history for me to be confident it won't be failing in a few years. I'm not crazy abou
  9. Yup, crazy prices, I hesitate to tell non-cyclists how much I'll be paying for the new bike. I've "tested" with a few bike clubs, but as an older rider, I find too much testosterone which does lead to jostling and crashing - I've see it and an certainly not interesting in that. I live in Iowa and so have done muliple RAGBRAI's and that's enough excitement in a crowd - good lord, what a crowd!
  10. And I think that's great, Chops, for many years I was the same. But I saw specific and critical services and polices that I had taken for granted removed, shut down. I saw things that I thought I'd just ignore affect my life in huge ways. I didn't like it, and the more I watched how decisions were made, the angrier I got. But you have a great point - there has to be a balance. And some people, like myself, don't handle it well. I'm not sure what the solution is.
  11. Huh, well darn. G-Drive does say "share" and "anyone can view" but maybe that doesn't mean download. It's just an MP3. I generated a link again, and I'll go read to see if download is possible. I used to have a website that I put these things on, but don't have that anymore. New Link: (it does look diff, has "sharing" at the end of link) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iZe9W3PKSP-Hq8yBhm03OZVtJepnVatQ/view?usp=sharing
  12. That is one heck of a loop - didn't know Illinois was one of the first. That photo does exaggerate the glow, it's LED, but I understand the point. They now turn the lights off at 10PM - not because of energy but because it became a late night destination, mostly for kids. So, the organized "midnight' rides we used to have to the trestle won't be happending anymore I think. And look what Trek just posted to Twitter - gee, they like Anthracite as well.
  13. Here in Iowa, we used to have a radio book club on Public Radio station. A long time reader was Doug Brown, who has now passed away. This is his reading of Charles Dickens - Christmas Carol. Of course you guys know the story, but this is an excellent reading of the book. It is in the public domain, so no copyright issues. We typically listen while cooking, wrapping presents - you know, Christmas Stuff. Really, it is entertaining, Doug Brown always did a good job. Share as much as you wish, and enjoy. Merry Christmas to all. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iZe9W3PKSP-Hq8yBhm03OZVtJepnV
  14. That's cool bike Zu, Bianchi used to be big around here, not really sure what happened to them. I've ridden a bit in illinois, in the Chicago area, but didn't know about a 575 mile loop! Man, that sounds like quite a trip. Here in Iowa, we're trying to connect some trails for a long loop, not quite sure how long yet tho. One of the neatest things we've added recently, this was paid for by the railroad when they decommissioned on of their trestles - Iowa used to mine alot of coal, especially in this area, so the artist tried to create lights that when heading to\thru the trestle, it's suppo
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