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Old 11-09-20, 08:07 AM
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Strava?
Off-grid.
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Yesterday I drove on roads I usually ride on. I saw three cyclists coming the other way and had the urge to wave at them.
While driving the other day, I hand-signaled/pointed a lane change to the right
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I'm working on embedding hidden computer code in my posts that will control what the reader thinks.
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Old 11-09-20, 08:47 AM
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While driving the other day, I hand-signaled/pointed a lane change to the right
Those signals are unknown here. And turn signals in cars are just newly catching on. But the continuous turn signal has been around forever. Never ever trust a turn signal here. It's likely been on for days, or weeks. On the bike, I just stick out one arm or the other. And I'm the only one doing it. Many folks don't use their mirrors either. Or look before pulling into traffic. It keeps our brains sharp.

All that said, we must be aware that well over half(3/4? More, likely) of the drivers in the state are first generation drivers. And a pigeon could pass the official license test.
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Old 11-09-20, 08:49 AM
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I'm working on embedding hidden computer code in my posts that will control what the reader thinks.
Why bother when you can do that right out in the clear?
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Old 11-09-20, 09:39 AM
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LPLO


Is that something I should recognize? I do have acronym FOMO.
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Is that something I should recognize? I do have acronym FOMO.
Last Page Lock Out - for whatever reason, the last page can't be accessed until (for me, at least) I submit a new post. A few others experience it now and then.
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My son is on a Zoom meeting for math class. One of the other kids has a smoke alarm with a dead battery; it only took me 3 or 4 chirps to realize that it wasn't one of mine.
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Last Page Lock Out - for whatever reason, the last page can't be accessed until (for me, at least) I submit a new post. A few others experience it now and then.
I have heard of this but luckily have not experienced it.
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Disturbing picture. That's a Garmin in that mess.

C@rp! I hope everyone’s ok.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Yesterday I drove on roads I usually ride on. I saw three cyclists coming the other way and had the urge to wave at them.
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While driving the other day, I hand-signaled/pointed a lane change to the right
My friend rides to work, also does club rides on weekends. He was in a business meeting in a restaurant and felt the need to blow his nose. He caught himself just before he blew a snot rocket.
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I bet you'd be fine, maybe a bit of a tendency to flare high

I was actually shocked at how well things went, I had about a 10kt crosswind on the asphalt takeoff and didn't get too far off the centerline. Thankfully the landing was straight in to the wind on the grass. I had a bit of an incomplete flare so I skipped a little bit but no real drama. The highlight of the day was being really high on final and throwing the thing in to a massive side slip - very thankful I still remembered how to do that

When I flew the dash 8 I always wanted to do that. Slip it to the numbers, mainly because it flew like one big 172. Only issue, the tail would have torqued the fuselage and I would have been the star of Why airplanes crash.
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Nice weather really brings out the crazies in the big city.
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Disturbing picture. That's a Garmin in that mess.

Off topic, but this terrain is just startling to me. With great difficulty I'm trying to think of anywhere near me that's anywhere near this flat.
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Wow, Pleasantville, NY put in a serious bike lane




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When I flew the dash 8 I always wanted to do that. Slip it to the numbers, mainly because it flew like one big 172. Only issue, the tail would have torqued the fuselage and I would have been the star of Why airplanes crash.
My dad was a bomber pilot and, while in occupied Germany with nothing to do, he hopped into a Piper Cub that was sitting on the runway. His only problem, he said, was the landing. In the bomber you cut power and you are down. Not so in the Piper.
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My plan was to ride the 25 mile round trip to Motul, to get nails, after the electrician left. He's gone now, but rain. Yesterday's forecast was for no rain for the coming week. Surely it will end by the first of Dec.
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My plan was to ride the 25 mile round trip to Motul, to get nails, after the electrician left. He's gone now, but rain. Yesterday's forecast was for no rain for the coming week. Surely it will end by the first of Dec.
There's a Motul down there? Was the oil named after it?

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Why bother when you can do that right out in the clear?
It's way better when you can control without the victim realizing it. An Inception type thing
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When I flew the dash 8 I always wanted to do that. Slip it to the numbers, mainly because it flew like one big 172. Only issue, the tail would have torqued the fuselage and I would have been the star of Why airplanes crash.
Is that common for airplanes with a tube style fuselage to have a slip prohibition or just specific to the dash 8?
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It was a J/105 in a big OD fleet on the Chesapeake. Skipper is a good guy and and we were well supplied with everything.

I got sick of buoy racing a few years ago, along with a lot of other people it seems. A big part of what turned me off was the drinking. These days, I do the occasional distance race on our boat and a Bermuda race with friends every now and then.
I had sail and power boats on the Chesapeake most of my adult life. The last boat was more like a floating condo for us. We would walk in cycling clothes past people on the docks with Bloody Mary’s and beers every weekend morning.
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Is that common for airplanes with a tube style fuselage to have a slip prohibition or just specific to the dash 8?

It has an extremely large tail, put the drag force on the tail would cause things to bend that arnt suppose to bend. 145 is the same way, and as far as I know all US carriers land crosswinds by kicking the rudder in the flare.
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