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Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 07-21-19, 06:28 PM
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I may need a big disco mirror ball suspended from my helmet.
They'll still try to kill you.
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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Old 07-21-19, 06:32 PM
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I stripped the paint on the Fuji fork I have in the Basso frame. Tempted to stick with it now instead of getting a crabon frok for it.

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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Actually just put that cage on another bike and get some stainless action on the Basso.
Stainless steel is more vintage.
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Old 07-21-19, 06:38 PM
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they'll still try to kill you.
qft!
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Please keep in mind that all of the forums rules and policies are in full effect here.
Uh huh.
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Hey, you silly old bear
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Old 07-21-19, 06:49 PM
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Front blinkie suggestions.
https://www.serfas.com/shop/products...ht-100-lumens/

This is what I run, minus the loud warning when the battery gets low. The stretchable straps let you mount it about anywhere.
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Originally Posted by Pirkaus View Post
I was running a Lezyne Femto and it didn't help.
I was still invisible to the driver.
Maybe a non-dorky helmet light?
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That's not a thing.
Except for miners, sand hogs, cavers, sewer workers, and maybe on an MTB in the woods.
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Uh huh.
Vbear :-)
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Cummins with compound turbos running 130 pounds of boost. 6 second 1/4 mile at 8,000 feet corrected altitude.

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https://www.serfas.com/shop/products...ht-100-lumens/

This is what I run, minus the loud warning when the battery gets low. The stretchable straps let you mount it about anywhere.
Serfas makes nice lights.
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Old 07-21-19, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Except for miners, sand hogs, cavers, sewer workers, and maybe on an MTB in the woods.
You said non-dorky.
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Old 07-21-19, 07:28 PM
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Cummins with compound turbos running 130 pounds of boost. 6 second 1/4 mile at 8,000 feet corrected altitude.
ET 7.235 @ 189.04 MPH. Electric.

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Old 07-21-19, 07:44 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
You said non-dorky.
Exactly. A helmet-mounted light on the road comes close to the quintessence of dorkism. Used in blinky-winky mode in daylight, it would transcend dorky and approach a plane of uncoolness for which there is no word.

Nothing dorky about the sewer, though.
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Old 07-21-19, 07:51 PM
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Exactly. A helmet-mounted light on the road comes close to the quintessence of dorkism. Used in blinky-winky mode in daylight, it would transcend dorky and approach a plane of uncoolness for which there is no word.

Nothing dorky about the sewer, though.
True. Sewers and mines are badass.
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Better to just stay out of the 41
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Uh huh.
What'd I miss?
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Old 07-21-19, 08:04 PM
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Uh huh.
Do you get notifications when they shut down an Addiction thread?
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
ET 7.235 @ 189.04 MPH. Electric.

With people taking pics at the 60 foot mark.... On the track.
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Old 07-21-19, 08:20 PM
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Message received. Loud and clear.

BTW what’s this thread about?
Message received, and you are cross-posting.

I’m Just breaking balls.

Just set your headlight to flash mode.

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With people taking pics at the 60 foot mark.... On the track.
And an 87 year old at the wheel.
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Rather him than Chris Karamesines. The Greek is still at it with lifetime sponsorship from Lucas. I think Big Daddy is still sharper then The Greek, but they're both still a little too close to 90 to be doing 300 mph, in my book. At least Garlits is toning it down a tad, but that electric thing does have its own challenges.
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Rather him than Chris Karamesines. The Greek is still at it with lifetime sponsorship from Lucas. I think Big Daddy is still sharper then The Greek, but they're both still a little too close to 90 to be doing 300 mph, in my book. At least Garlits is toning it down a tad, but that electric thing does have its own challenges.
Drag racing is for old guys,

https://autoweek.com/article/nhra/70...h-championship
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Drag racing is for old guys,
it sure is

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I stripped the paint on the Fuji fork I have in the Basso frame. Tempted to stick with it now instead of getting a crabon frok for it.

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