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WhyFi 07-22-21 03:52 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22153496)
Hot, smoky day on the lawn,

Which one?

genejockey 07-22-21 03:54 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22153478)
So slamdancers like me need not apply? :(

I remember watching a video a few months ago from NorCal Racing (or whatever) and he talked about looking at the gap between average power and NP to get a good idea of how smoothly you're riding (smaller gap = smoother). Even on longer rides, I'm ******g horrible by that metric.

Well, yeah, but that's in a race where a larger gap indicates repeatedly burning matches to catch up again. On a non-race ride, would you really expect a small gap?

WhyFi 07-22-21 03:59 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22153503)
Well, yeah, but that's in a race where a larger gap indicates repeatedly burning matches to catch up again. On a non-race ride, would you really expect a small gap?

Understood, but we're talking big gaps, huge. Like, the gap between Michael Strahan's front teeth kind of big.

BillyD 07-22-21 04:09 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22153058)
The orange part outside the foul line is called the "safety base". The idea is to give the runner and fielder more space from each other, and reduce injuries due to collision. This is common for softball. Interestingly, it's not a part of of all softball rule sets. For example, HS and college softball doesn't use the "safety base", but most youth-level rule sets do. There are a few other little details that vary depending on which organization's rules you're playing under. It's kind of irritating, and definitely causes some confusion on the field.

In senior softball we have a safe base at 1st, 3rd and home plate, and based on a recent close play at second we need one at 2nd too. Old guys mostly just play for fun, no need for anybody to get hurt. In fact I've only witnessed one fool slide into base in the last 7 years.

Touching the wrong home plate results in an out.

LAJ 07-22-21 04:09 PM

A technical crit, 60 of us on the course, and me tailgunning. I swear I was in rush hour traffic, and I couldn't pick the right lane to move up. Nominal power/real power. The gap is yuge. Those dang 50+ kids wouldn't give me a break.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...67775b265d.png

sshakari 07-22-21 04:14 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22153461)
Man, all I have to do is lose 50 lbs or so and my tire expenditures will go down about 60-70%

me too!

BillyD 07-22-21 04:17 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22153158)
I like the Doors and have a Doors channel on Pandora.

There, I've said it.

I like 'This is the end" and "Light my fire". What more can you ask from a band?

Velo Vol 07-22-21 04:21 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22153502)
Which one?

The one I mowed.

A number of years ago I guess you could have said I mowed two lawns, as it's two lots and the small one used to be owned by another group. But one ownership now and I mow it all at once, obviously.

Velo Vol 07-22-21 04:27 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22152818)
Very appropriate behavior from my POV. Drive out the threats, duh.

The crows aren't threatening the mockingbirds. Neither did the cats. They just like to attack things.

Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22152363)
Going to visit family for first time in 2 years and I get poison ivy. More steroids!

When do you hit I-75 N?

Eric F 07-22-21 04:40 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22153523)
In senior softball we have a safe base at 1st, 3rd and home plate, and based on a recent close play at second we need one at 2nd too. Old guys mostly just play for fun, no need for anybody to get hurt. In fact I've only witnessed one fool slide into base in the last 7 years.

Touching the wrong home plate results in an out.

I suspect the talented, athletic young women that I get to watch play have a slightly different definition of "fun" on a softball field. That said, they're also probably less likely to blow a hammy when legging out a double - LOL

MoAlpha 07-22-21 04:46 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22153535)
I like 'This is the end" and "Light my fire". What more can you ask from a band?

Remember the Jose Feliciano version (gag)?

abshipp 07-22-21 04:46 PM

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5ea973b9dc.jpg

Velo Vol 07-22-21 05:05 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 22151238)
I'll post pictures once I get it, but here's an approximation of the color scheme :D

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3e590e44d3.jpg


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 22153570)

The blue is off.

Repaint.

big john 07-22-21 05:19 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22153569)
Remember the Jose Feliciano version (gag)?

I liked it, except the end part.
Remember when Jose Feliciano was on "Kung Fu"?

LesterOfPuppets 07-22-21 05:29 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 22153570)

Whoooo wee!
​​​​​Now THAT'S a bike!

Spirit tubing?

datlas 07-22-21 05:32 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22153480)
I have no ******g idea why I donít wear tires out, other then being light and weak.

I have the same problem.

Trsnrtr 07-22-21 05:33 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22153535)
I like 'This is the end" and "Light my fire". What more can you ask from a band?

There's a youtube video where Ray Manzarek explains in detail how "Riders on the Storm" was recorded. Those type of videos mesmerize me probably because I have zero musical ability.


ksryder 07-22-21 05:38 PM

To be fair I never said I didn't like The Doors. I just recognize that they are a lot sillier and not nearly as deep as I thought they were when I was a teen. Still have some catchy tunes though.

datlas 07-22-21 05:39 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22153590)
The blue is off.

Repaint.

No. The bird wonít sit still long enough.

ksryder 07-22-21 05:42 PM

Oh are we talking about Velomine? I've bought several wheelsets from them. Fantastic outfit.

BillyD 07-22-21 05:52 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22153546)
The crows aren't threatening the mockingbirds. Neither did the cats. They just like to attack things.

Incorrect. Crows will raid an unguarded bird nest to take nestlings. And cats are a serious threat to small bird species everywhere. TTKU

genejockey 07-22-21 05:54 PM


Originally Posted by ksryder (Post 22153631)
To be fair I never said I didn't like The Doors. I just recognize that they are a lot sillier and not nearly as deep as I thought they were when I was a teen. Still have some catchy tunes though.

When you're a teen, and especially when you're high, everything is either much funnier or more profound than when you're older and sober.

ksryder 07-22-21 06:12 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22153654)
When you're a teen, and especially when you're high, everything is either much funnier or more profound than when you're older and sober.

Except for sad country songs which just hit harder the older I get.

Mojo31 07-22-21 06:14 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22153496)
Hot, smoky day on the lawn,
but HTFU is my creed
so I mowed on.

The lawns here were mowed as well, then the swims were swum. Your favorite palms are not fairing well.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...23c78a476c.jpg
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1bbd426ae2.jpg

Trsnrtr 07-22-21 06:33 PM


Originally Posted by ksryder (Post 22153634)
Oh are we talking about Velomine? I've bought several wheelsets from them. Fantastic outfit.

Yep. I call them my Campy toy store. They are an hour away from me.


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