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Old 08-12-20, 04:43 PM
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I think new 66 got wiped out by i40 right here. It's about .75 miles to the south.
Did you get your kicks there?
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Old 08-12-20, 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
more concerned about datlas dropping ALMOST centuries back to back.
It could happen, but depends on the weather.
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Old 08-12-20, 04:55 PM
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My friends are plotting a ride out to Floyd’s Cafe in Lancaster. That’s Floyd Landis if anyone is not aware.

Plan is for this Saturday.
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Old 08-12-20, 05:18 PM
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Uh, wouldn't it be safer riding to the left of traffic here (center lane)?

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Uh, wouldn't it be safer riding to the left of traffic here (center lane)?
You mean CLOSER to the cars with the 50+ mph closing speed?
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Old 08-12-20, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
You mean CLOSER to the cars with the 50+ mph closing speed?
Yes (but still 3/4 of a lane away from them).
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Old 08-12-20, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Uh, wouldn't it be safer riding to the left of traffic here (center lane)?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cs2DNq0NYvc
I would never do that. I hate that road and dread the times I have to ride on it. The last time was 2 weeks ago we went North/West in the morning and it was quiet but at noon I had to ride a few miles on it and it sucked out loud.
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Old 08-12-20, 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Yes (but still 3/4 of a lane away from them).
That would be even crazier. They use that lane for left turns and come into it at speed, coming toward you. The other traffic which is going the same direction wouldn't even look for you before pulling into the center lane.
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Old 08-12-20, 05:56 PM
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Yes (but still 3/4 of a lane away from them).
Well, I guess the advantage would be being killed outright, rather than being gravely injured and suffering a long recovery.
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Old 08-12-20, 05:57 PM
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That would be even crazier. They use that lane for left turns and come into it at speed, coming toward you. The other traffic which is going the same direction wouldn't even look for you before pulling into the center lane.
Yeah, that is literally the left turn lane. For both sides.
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That would be even crazier. They use that lane for left turns and come into it at speed, coming toward you. The other traffic which is going the same direction wouldn't even look for you before pulling into the center lane.
I would agree if there was normal cross traffic, but in the stretch of road being shown there's no left turning taking place. There's hardly any roads to make a left turn to.

To state the obvious, what happens at 2:11 is why riding between lanes is a bad idea.
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Old 08-12-20, 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I would agree if there was normal cross traffic, but in the stretch of road being shown there's no left turning taking place. There's hardly any roads to make a left turn to.

To state the obvious, what happens at 2:11 is why riding between lanes is a bad idea.
No, it's not that bad - I've ridden in worse in Manhattan. First, the wide angle camera makes spaces look tighter - he didn't get squeezed that badly. Second, with heavy traffic, cars are more predictable because there's less room to move - you really only need to be cognizant of when a gap opens up and who can/will move in to said gap. It's actually less stressful than free-flowing traffic.
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Did you get your kicks there?
Many kicks were gotten
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I would agree if there was normal cross traffic, but in the stretch of road being shown there's no left turning taking place. There's hardly any roads to make a left turn to.

To state the obvious, what happens at 2:11 is why riding between lanes is a bad idea.
People make left turns into driveways and businesses all along PCH.
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Got a picture from today. This cafe is the only thing up there and it's closed. We used to get fries there on the last leg of longer rides. Fries and cokes.

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Many kicks were gotten
They seem harder to find:

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I regret to inform that people on this website are wrong.
Shocking news. Are you putting it to right?
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When did you enter the economic data?
Just before I posted on BF.
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In reference too?
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Tire change today.
I was hoping to be back on my CAAD12 that is being held hostage before I wore this out. No dice.

It is now 3 weeks and 2 days since I bought the new frameset. Still not at the LBS. SMFH.
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Ahhhh - memories. I had to dig this up off of my old google email address -

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Tire change today.
I was hoping to be back on my CAAD12 that is being held hostage before I wore this out. No dice.

It is now 3 weeks and 2 days since I bought the new frameset. Still not at the LBS. SMFH.

what you gunna replace it with?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Uh, wouldn't it be safer riding to the left of traffic here (center lane)?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cs2DNq0NYvc
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Ahhhh - memories. I had to dig this up off of my old google email address -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDeMy9DYu-Q

i think i would have picked up water polo instead.
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