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Old 03-14-20, 01:02 PM
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^^^Yeah, I don't know what that means either.
However, I do remember the midnight movies. It was sponsored by our local radio station Waco 100 with the call letters actually W-A-C-O (I think its the only radio station in the country with the same call letters as the town it's in ). The admission price was 1 dollar. Anyways, man I was a teenager and hung around with my cousin if I wasn't with a girlfriend. One time he decided to pay with pennies, 99 pennies to be Exact. So the girl starts counting and it's short a penny, she says don't worry about it But he says I know it's 100 count again. So she starts counting again....I couldn't take anymore so I threw her a penny. My cousin could talk Me in to anything including jokes like that. I don't know how he had my number but man the things I did cause he thought it was a good joke. Man I gotta give him a call.
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^^^Yeah, I don't know what that means either.
However, I do remember the midnight movies. It was sponsored by our local radio station Waco 100 with the call letters actually W-A-C-O (I think its the only radio station in the country with the same call letters as the town it's in ). The admission price was 1 dollar. Anyways, man I was a teenager and hung around with my cousin if I wasn't with a girlfriend. One time he decided to pay with pennies, 99 pennies to be Exact. So the girl starts counting and it's short a penny, she says don't worry about it But he says I know it's 100 count again. So she starts counting again....I couldn't take anymore so I threw her a penny. My cousin could talk Me in to anything including jokes like that. I don't know how he had my number but man the things I did cause he thought it was a good joke. Man I gotta give him a call.
I was right, then. That's the concert ticket flyer/stub from the show in the Richmond. Ellen Aim is the greatest fictional rock goddess of all time. The Attackers, and later the Sorels also were/are her backup bands. Here is the beginning and the end of Streets Of Fire. Bad A$$ Tom Cody exits the stage as Ellen begins to bring it in the second one. Awesome!


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However, I do remember the midnight movies. It was sponsored by our local radio station Waco 100 with the call letters actually W-A-C-O (I think its the only radio station in the country with the same call letters as the town it's in ).
My roommate in college was in Rocky Horror midnight showings. Never saw it, but I saw Rocky way more than I wanted to.

The standard is that the "W" radio stations are east of the Mississipi and the "K" stations are west. However, the Mississippi River wasn't always the standard line for east-west divide. Previously, it was the state boarders from the Great Lakes to the Texas/New Mexico boarder. I believe established stations that continue to run still continue with their old naming convention, dating back to pre-1923. This is standard, except for a K that is notable because it's in Pittsburgh (KDKA). there are a couple of three-letter call signs West of the Mississippi that start with K. WACO is also one of three stations where the call sign is also the city/town where the station is located. The other two are WARE (Ware, Ma) and WISE (Wise, Va). There are several three-letter call signs that do not follow the K/W division.

And that, folks, is $45k in college loans in a nutshell...
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Sundays on a oldies station here in town they rebroadcast a Casey Kasem top 40 from first the '70s then the '80s. I'm usually not up in time to listen to the '70s but enjoy listening to the '80s on my longer bike rides. It's a cool concept, the play the same weekend top 40 from a given year in that decade. I rather like the mid to late '80s and early to mid '70s. Anywho, I'm pretty sure that's where I heard Waco has the same call letter radio station. In fact those top 40 rebroadcast is where I get most of my pop music trivia(l) answers.
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Still doing Hotter'n Hell, but came across different wheels...went ahead and finished up.



I kind of like the red spokes. Need to touch them up a bit. Old school carbon wheels, lighter than most. Should be able to go 100 miles on it.

Hot! It makes me think of this song. A Texas classic if there ever was one.

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Old school carbon wheels, lighter than most.
Speaking of old school wheels, Araya has an update of their Super Aero from back in the day. If a person wants a modern version of an old school classic, it might be worth a look. I can't get myself to go full aero, yet. Maybe someday. I'll stick with semi aero for now.

SA-30 Super Aero ? Araya USA

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Hot! It makes me think of this song. A Texas classic if there ever was one.

Believe it or not, back in the day before we had kids, I would sing my wife to sleep at night with a medley of George Straight, Del Amitri, Blue Rodeo and Bodeans songs. Come to think of it, when my son was a baby I would sing him to sleep with Roy Orbison's "In Dreams." I could hang with Roy until he took that last ascension "Onnnnnly in Dreeaams." Then the difference in talent became apparent.
Maybe when the kids are out of the house the singing will begin again. They don't want to hear it.
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Classic Texas Songs? I've got a million of 'em. Hehe. Here's one that'll jolt your memory.

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Nice job Robbie.

Are two bottle holders enough water for that ride?

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Classic Texas Songs? I've got a million of 'em. Hehe. Here's one that'll jolt your memory.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EcXT1clXc04
I saw them as the headliner at an all day festival type of event in Wichita Falls in the 1985-86 timeline. They really put on a good show. They played a song, something or other "Blues" and Jimmy was killing it. The stage faced east. The sun was setting, it was getting dark and the wind was beginning to howl. Great atmosphere/backdrop for that song.

I'm kind of partial to this version of Powerful Stuff. That mullet Kim is wearing might be the worst of all time.


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Nice job Robbie.

Are two bottle holders enough water for that ride?
There are rest stops every 10 miles so water is no problem. Maybe by then it will even be virus free water.
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I saw them as the headliner at an all day festival type of event in Wichita Falls in the 1985-86 timeline. They really put on a good show. They played a song, something or other "Blues" and Jimmy was killing it. The stage faced east. The sun was setting, it was getting dark and the wind was beginning to howl. Great atmosphere/backdrop for that song.

I'm kind of partial to this version of Powerful Stuff. That mullet Kim is wearing might be the worst of all time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaEHFxlmf-k
Texas Flood by the late great Stevie Ray Vaughn
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Two water bottles...

Thanks

Two are enough.

RAIN ‘19 was 88 at 5:30 am, 96 by 10:00 am. Heat index averaged 106 from noon to 6 pm. 170 miles. I barely remember a lot of it.

Averaged 19.9 mph out of desperation.

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Are two bottle holders enough water for that ride?
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
Still doing Hotter'n Hell, but came across different wheels...went ahead and finished up.



I kind of like the red spokes. Need to touch them up a bit. Old school carbon wheels, lighter than most. Should be able to go 100 miles on it.

My loaner/beater IM is a "classic" with the same color saddle/bar tape. Not near as snazzy as yours. I'll snap a pic tomorrow at the office.
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Here you go. Not as cool as RT's, but it does have snazzy chainrings. We seem to be getting lots of questions about gearing. I have bikes with with the 600 and the 105 drivetrains. I also have all of the props, etc. to give a how to on all of the gear changing possibilities. Let me get some stuff together. I will go over the options, we can discuss it and we can get people set up for the season.

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Seypat, you're Classic looks pretty original except for Saddle, Stem, Chainrings, and Pedals. Oh and consumables.
When you Loan it out they're gonna be surprised at the Ride. Those '86 Ironman made everyone want one.
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I rode mine the other day...lots of time to ride all my bikes recently 🙃.
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Here you go. Not as cool as RT's, but it does have snazzy chainrings. We seem to be getting lots of questions about gearing. I have bikes with with the 600 and the 105 drivetrains. I also have all of the props, etc. to give a how to on all of the gear changing possibilities. Let me get some stuff together. I will go over the options, we can discuss it and we can get people set up for the season.

ummmm...The handlebars?
Here's mine on a 30 miler today.


Need black Velox plugs.
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ummmm...The handlebars?
Here's mine on a 30 miler today.


Need black Velox plugs.
The original were chrome and they would chip revealing the white . Are those original plugs?
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I rode mine the other day...lots of time to ride all my bikes recently 🙃.
What a view and What a bike.
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The original were chrome and they would chip revealing the white . Are those original plugs?
I've got the original chipped ones but I like the feel of the Velox and spend significant time in the drops. The current plugs in my Classic are old dry Velox from a PX-10. My fresh pairs are on my Sachs and my Turbo.
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I've got the original chipped ones but I like the feel of the Velox and spend significant time in the drops. The current plugs in my Classic are old dry Velox from a PX-10. My fresh pairs are on my Sachs and my Turbo.
"feel" of plugs? I'm confused.
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ummmm...The handlebars?
Here's mine on a 30 miler today.


Need black Velox plugs.
It's a loaner. Subject to fitting when needed.
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