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Velo Vol 01-22-22 07:48 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22383759)
another airport, I am blessed to never ever have to walk through again.

wut

bampilot06 01-22-22 07:50 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22383760)
Their separation in terms of w/kg isn't that much, but the fact that Brevet is significantly heavier means that he puts out quite a bit more power; this means that some diesels will have trouble keeping up with his w/kg on the climbs, whereas some climbers may have trouble hanging on in the flats or downhills.

Anquetil has a significantly higher w/kg, but swings back the other way and is light, which makes me wonder how long I could hang on to that group ride - I should be fine on the flats and downhills, but I'd have to be feelin' my Wheaties if there's an extended climb. Actually, I did ride with Anquetil for a little bit, once - I caught them from behind, somehow. I hung around for a bit, but was ultimately on a different course and ended up splitting off at a fork in the road.

But yeah, part of me thinks that varying only the w/kg of the pace partners, while keeping the weight constant, might make the groups more evenly spaced... but it might also make them more boring and give riders fewer niches to identify with.

Thats interesting. I actually didnít have trouble with staying ahead of brevet during the climbs. Descents and flats were harder. The flats were weird, I couldnít figure out the correct power to stay with the group. I was either pulling ahead or getting dropped, and when I was pulling ahead I was red lining.

genejockey 01-22-22 07:50 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22383735)
It's under forever construction, and it is in the billions of dollars spent.

Temporary Inconvenience - Permanent Improvement!!
PennDOT used to put those signs up in construction zones. One time Dad and I were in Pittsburgh, about to head up I-79 to drop me off at college. I saw one of those signs near the on ramp, where there was, of course, construction.

The sign was covered in rust.

WhyFi 01-22-22 07:51 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22383731)
Leaves donít change color. They go from green to crunchy brown. No fall colour.

Hmmm. I've never lived in your climate, but we've had a few Japanese maples. My understanding was that they're green if they're not getting enough light - they ditch the red and kick in the green for more photosynthesis. All of your Japanese maples down there are green, even in good sun?

bampilot06 01-22-22 07:51 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22383762)
wut


I think the largest plane that flies to KTYS is the 175, so I wonít be flying there anymore.

genejockey 01-22-22 07:53 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22383744)
Thats because the Illuminati has a secret city underneath it.

Watchout for the gargoyles as well.

Shouldn't that be "...the Illuminati HAVE a secret city..." Or do they take the corporate singular, like General Motors?

WhyFi 01-22-22 07:55 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22383767)
Thats interesting. I actually didnít have trouble with staying ahead of brevet during the climbs. Descents and flats were harder. The flats were weird, I couldnít figure out the correct power to stay with the group. I was either pulling ahead or getting dropped, and when I was pulling ahead I was red lining.

Makes sense. Your FTP a little lower than what what he runs at, but you're lighter. A big part of the downhills is just staying on top of the pedals, though. You need to get in to a tall gear before you need it on a descent, or you may find yourself madly spinning and shifting while the group pulls away.

Mojo31 01-22-22 08:03 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22383769)
Hmmm. I've never lived in your climate, but we've had a few Japanese maples. My understanding was that they're green if they're not getting enough light - they ditch the red and kick in the green for more photosynthesis. All of your Japanese maples down there are green, even in good sun?

They get red in the spring.

Around here they will only survive on the east or north side of the house, or as understory plantings. South and west exposures will kill them if not shaded.

In the fall months, we usually go from hot to frost, and donít have the weather that brings out the pretty fall colors.

Velo Vol 01-22-22 08:09 PM

We have a normal, quasi-north climate, and our trees season normally.

MoAlpha 01-22-22 08:13 PM

Old pic, but we in da house!

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...139640cca.jpeg

WhyFi 01-22-22 08:14 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22383783)
They get red in the spring.

Around here they will only survive on the east or north side of the house, or as understory plantings. South and west exposures will kill them if not shaded.

In the fall months, we usually go from hot to frost, and donít have the weather that brings out the pretty fall colors.

Well, that sounds like a bummer of combination of conditions.

genejockey 01-22-22 08:17 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22383668)
I find cadence is way too easy, but brevet is way to hard. Wish there was a goldilocks version..

That's in Watopia, right? Try Cadence in the Makuri Islands. It's a totally different experience.

rjones28 01-22-22 08:26 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22383787)
We have a normal, quasi-north climate, and our trees season normally.

Same in the actual north.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...cbaa278e32.png

phrantic09 01-22-22 08:27 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22383454)
^^^ what tires?

S-Works turbo rapid air

phrantic09 01-22-22 08:29 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22383695)
What's on the top bar?

Storage bag, itís coming off

genejockey 01-22-22 08:29 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22383787)
We have a normal, quasi-north climate, and our trees season normally.

Our native trees are either evergreen, or drop leaves in July/August. That's mostly the California Buckeye. After the leaves drop, their seedpods keep growing, eventually looking like a bunch of scrota hanging on a tree.

When our development was built back in 1946, the developer wanted big leafy trees like Back East, so he planted a bunch of Liquidambars. Swamp trees. Grow fast, send roots everywhere. Colorful foliage in the Fall. And they drop something every season - first there's stuff like sand, followed by little black seeds. Then the leaves. Then seedpods an inch in diameter with spikes on them, which fit PERFECTLY into a Greyhound's foot, between the main pad and the toe pads. We'd be walking along and suddenly one of the dogs would slow down and limp. There'd be a spiky ball from a Liquidambar stuck in one of their feet.

We used to have TWO of the damn things, but we got the city to let us cut one down because we were putting in new hardscaping where it was, and the other one based on our agreement to replace the old tree with one of the Approved Trees, none of which are native. That was 8 years ago and they haven't tried to make us do it. And what with droughts and such, they likely won't.

seedsbelize2 01-22-22 08:43 PM

Perhaps Liquidambar and Greyhounds co-evolved.

genejockey 01-22-22 08:44 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22383814)
Perhaps Liquidambar and Greyhounds co-evolved.

The perfect seed carrier, like birds and chiles.

Velo Vol 01-22-22 08:49 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22383800)

How old is the cemetery?


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22383803)
Storage bag, itís coming off

Seems like it could be handy.

Mojo31 01-22-22 09:03 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22383816)
The perfect seed carrier, like birds and chiles.

Thats how Mesquite trees propagate around here. Cows eat the seeds off the trees, then they poop them out. Perfect little seed/fertilizer combo. The trees are very thorny and a huge pita.

Velo Vol 01-22-22 09:45 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22383285)
We didn't even reach freezing yesterday on the frozen tundra of Knox County. #LandWithOutWarmth

Nearby:

LesterOfPuppets 01-22-22 09:59 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22383862)

This football game is making me chilly. Had to put on my hoody.

DougRNS 01-22-22 10:10 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22383663)
Helpfully pointing it out, in case he didn't notice.

so unappreciative.

Velo Vol 01-22-22 10:14 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22383867)
This football game is making me chilly. Had to put on my hoody.

Could be a west coast NFC final.

Crazy.

LesterOfPuppets 01-22-22 10:42 PM

I made a couple of mistakes on that one. I didn't think I would pull it off the way things were looking after 4 guesses.

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