Riding inside photos

I’m too jealous of all the riding outside photos. Countering with a shot of my re-organized pain cave, where I can leave it setup without getting the evil eye from my wonderful wife! Happy wife, happy life (and more bikes)!



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A lot neater than my cellar crammed with old wheels, wheelbags, a turbo, christmas decorations and cider

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Ha! @Coach.Andy.T same. But beer fermenters.

Wouldn’t mind a window. Maybe if I ever get around to that remodel…

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Window? Window in a cave. Preposterous. How can you possibly suffer properly with that view?

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That’s just to scare the neighbors so nobody tries to steal my bike! Did I mention I live in Chicago? Here we eat pain shakes, nails and bullets for breakfast!

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Awww, best regards to my hometown!

#raisedatWrigley

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@Sir_Brian_M yes I guess living in Chicago is punishment enough for anyone. My condolences.

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Very organized clutter. Everything in it’s place (shoes on the table is bad luck tho’) Might I suggest an ‘al fresco’ ride to give the neighbors a thrill??

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I don’t want to be committed!! They already know I’m a crazy cyclist. All I’d need to do is give them proof. :crazy_face:

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Share your pain caves!!!

These aren’t all mine, but if you want to see a few…

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I’ve had a new roll of bar tape sitting on my desk since around August. After 2 years my old tape developed a gap in the top bend on both bars and I didn’t want to get sweat all over my bars under the bar tape especially since I sweat a lot.

Well, 6 months later…. Lol. I finally got around to putting it on. I was happy to see no sweat salt stains on my bars. And also happy to see how well my LBS has taped up my cables underneath!

My old tape was cushy, but a bit slick, especially when sweaty. In one my sprint tri’s two summers ago I rode with no gloves and was terrified of my hands slipping off the bars the entire time. This Supacaz bar tape is nice and grippy. And I think I wrapped it a bit tighter. Letting it sit and I’ll try it out in the morning!

My only problem was that the bar tape came with some fancy screw tight bar end caps, but they wouldn’t screw in tight enough on my bars. :pleading_face: I’ve had that problem with a lot of end caps. But they fit on the end of my Tri bars, so at least got some use out of them. Heh. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

Old bar tape:

New bar tape:

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That’s some funky Vegas glitz right there!

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I think I got a good workout just putting them on, too. Pouring sweat. I need a shower just from putting on bar tap! :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye::shower:

Haha! Matches the make-up and eyeliner I wear on Thursday nights. :rofl:

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Oh my. You can fill in for Adele since she’s not going to be on stage just yet.

In fact I’d fly in just to see that.

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I don’t think anyone really wants to see that. Lol!

:see_no_evil:

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Supacaz bartape is the BEST! I’ve had their Carbon Kushy on my Canyon for 4 years and several thousand km now and it still looks brand new. Am gutted they stopped making that particular one.

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+1

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How on earth @Sir_Brian_M did you manage to convince your wife that wheels make good wall art?!

I’d forgotten about that thread! Great stuff.

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