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big john 04-02-22 05:25 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22459617)
any drama?

No drama and no sniveling, although my friend called his wife when we stopped to eat and he put her on speaker so I told her he was sniveling about forgetting his warm gloves. She laughed.

Trsnrtr 04-02-22 05:36 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22459586)

Yum, concrete open spandrel arch. My favorite. Don’t see those in the Midwest very often. Too susceptible to salt damage.

big john 04-02-22 05:42 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22459624)
Yum, concrete open spandrel arch. My favorite. Donít see those in the Midwest very often. Too susceptible to salt damage.

It's a pretty neat bridge. People were bungy jumping from it at one time. Now there is a "No bungy jumping" sign.
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/hVf4u2yPUo0/maxresdefault.jpg

Trsnrtr 04-02-22 05:43 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22459602)
My 50mm wheels are about as well-behaved in the wind as my 28mm wheels. It's usually the rider that is getting pushed around. :o

My Propel with 55mm rims and wide aero frame sections gets knocked around a lot. Even with 30mm rims, it does some side hopping. My Colnago with 45mm rims is pretty stable.

Last summer, I was drafting my 128# wife with a severe cross wind and a gust shifted her sideways. I swear it was at least 6-8Ē. :lol:

big john 04-02-22 05:47 PM

There is another canyon near here that has 2 of these wooden framed bridges. I don't know what they're called but the only other one in the county burned down a few years ago. I think they're from the 30s.
https://i1.wp.com/www.socalregion.co...6/DSCN7160.jpg

genejockey 04-02-22 05:47 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22459614)
Current situation. Made mint sauce to go with.


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3f29a76a8.jpeg

Your current situation is you're trapped in a fish torturing device?

Trsnrtr 04-02-22 05:49 PM

If I recall, California has quite a few open spandrel arches on the Pacific Coast Highway. :thumb:

LAJ 04-02-22 05:52 PM

My early Reynolds rims are the worst, and a very close second were the Mavic Kryserium Equipe wheels. Those big fat spokes loved to latch onto the air. Trainer wheels now, and that's fine.

big john 04-02-22 05:55 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22459633)
If I recall, California has quite a few open spandrel arches on the Pacific Coast Highway. :thumb:

Yep. Here is the other wooden one I can ride to from home.
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7F4dbe_lt...0/_MG_0166.JPG

bampilot06 04-02-22 05:57 PM

I think the problem was, even those it was windy I wasnít expecting the sudden wall of air. Going down the hill I was shielded by trees, but at the very bottom it opens up and thatís where I got blasted. I was so focused on my non UCI super tucked position I forgot about the wind and it caught me by complete surprise. Plus have you seen the madone from the side? Itís got more surface area than a barn door.

With these facts I rest my case.

big john 04-02-22 05:58 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22459633)
If I recall, California has quite a few open spandrel arches on the Pacific Coast Highway. :thumb:

Here is the famous one near Big Sur.
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-IVlK_VTqg...0/DSC00458.JPG

Bah Humbug 04-02-22 06:00 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22459616)
I mean, we do have some self-respect and dignity.


:p

I'd cheerfully contribute to a GoFundMe for a mirror.


;)

Trsnrtr 04-02-22 06:01 PM

Classic! :thumb:

As for the wooden ones. They are a little odd. :foo:

MoAlpha 04-02-22 06:03 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22459581)

I canít find that in my pocket constitution. Must be a TN thing. Maybe GA, if Newtís name is on it.

big john 04-02-22 06:12 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22459645)
Classic! :thumb:

As for the wooden ones. They are a little odd. :foo:

They are. I read an article about them years ago but don't remember much of it. There is a metal arch bridge above Santa Barbara.
https://hosting.photobucket.com/albu...=278&crop=fill

big john 04-02-22 06:21 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22459641)
I think the problem was, even those it was windy I wasnít expecting the sudden wall of air. Going down the hill I was shielded by trees, but at the very bottom it opens up and thatís where I got blasted. I was so focused on my non UCI super tucked position I forgot about the wind and it caught me by complete surprise. Plus have you seen the madone from the side? Itís got more surface area than a barn door.

With these facts I rest my case.

Yes. I get blasts of wind on roads with a deep cut through the hills. As soon as you pass the cut you get strange air flow. You can get the venturi effect while between the sides of the cut and when you come out the other side you don't know what to expect.

Trsnrtr 04-02-22 06:28 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22459652)
They are. I read an article about them years ago but don't remember much of it. There is a metal arch bridge above Santa Barbara.
https://hosting.photobucket.com/albu...=278&crop=fill

My boss always said (jokingly) that we should build a titanium open spandrel arch. :lol:

LAJ 04-02-22 06:31 PM

Love this.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8e61a3244c.jpg

big john 04-02-22 06:37 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22459666)

A Yeti on a Caddy.

LAJ 04-02-22 06:41 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22459672)
A Yeti on a Caddy.

In Boulder

Velo Vol 04-02-22 06:45 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22459607)
I already did.

Nope. I asked a factual question and no one tried to work out the math.

No physics majors here, apparently.

rjones28 04-02-22 06:48 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22459666)

I love everything about this.

Velo Vol 04-02-22 06:49 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22459615)
As I've mentioned numerous times, this wouldn't be a problem if my insurance company and the hospital system that has a monopoly in my county could agree on reimbursement rates. Now they are out of network and I'd have to travel 20 miles to the nearest Coumadin clinic. If they were in network, there is one 10 minutes from my house. Big medicine and big insurance are fighting and I'm stuck in the middle.

Big insurance/medical hates you.

Same.

Velo Vol 04-02-22 06:51 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22459630)

I don't get what the point of the wooden beams is.

Trsnrtr 04-02-22 06:53 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22459639)
Yep. Here is the other wooden one I can ride to from home.

I found a report from CalTrans that said ďAt least thirteen A-frame truss bridges were constructed by Los Angeles County from 1926 to 1959.Ē The report shows a pic of the Cayucos Creek Bridge A-Frame truss built in 1940.


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...76b2f1c02.jpeg


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