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Mojo31 04-11-22 05:26 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22469190)
I went to the Great Western Bicycle Rally a few times. It's a 3 day event with multiple rides, a bike show, guest speakers, etc. in Paso Robles on Memorial Day weekend. Also that weekend is a huge car show event so the motels fill up. Nothing like riding bikes all day and passing out in your room to be awakened by drunk car show revelers @ midnight and after. The only way to do that event is to camp at the fairgrounds. Once I had the camper that's what I did.

My ex and I reserved a non smoking room for some event, a century ride. When we checked in they said only smoking rooms were open so that's what we got. It was disgusting. After that we decided to get another camper since I had sold the other one.

Staying in a campground in an RV is so much better than a motel.

Depends on the hotel. For our 25th, I sprung for a suite at the Four Seasons on Anguilla for two weeks. Man, was that ever sweet. Could have bought an RV for the cost, but could not replicate the trip. First and only time I've done something like that, and doubt it happens again. But, it sure was a good time.

You are right, smoking room suck. These days, I only stay in smoke free hotels since I'm pretty allergic to it.

Velo Vol 04-11-22 05:29 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22469115)
The trailer hitch didn't break (brake).

came apart = break

Mojo31 04-11-22 05:30 PM

I've driven straight thru to Austin a few times.

Mojo31 04-11-22 05:31 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22469281)
came apart = break

Came apart = faulty installation.

More prolly.

Velo Vol 04-11-22 05:34 PM

Hey, P & R is back.

This probably belongs there, but DougRNS needs to see it.


Mojo31 04-11-22 05:38 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22469289)
Hey, P & R is back.

This probably belongs there, but DougRNS needs to see it.

https://twitter.com/MarshaBlackburn/...49304359129091

She's a winner.

big john 04-11-22 05:46 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22469273)
Depends on the hotel. For our 25th, I sprung for a suite at the Four Seasons on Anguilla for two weeks. Man, was that ever sweet. Could have bought an RV for the cost, but could not replicate the trip. First and only time I've done something like that, and doubt it happens again. But, it sure was a good time.

You are right, smoking room suck. These days, I only stay in smoke free hotels since I'm pretty allergic to it.

That anniversary trip sounds epic. A lifetime memory, for sure.

For the things I've done when I'm not riding or busy with some activity just being in a motel room is boring. Being in a nice campground is fun hanging out.

We had some fun motel trips, too. A bunch of us used to go to the eastern Sierra Nevada mountains and do day rides. One friend who makes his own beer brought a small keg thing on ice and after rides we all sat around the motel pool and told stories and the drinkers got buzzed and we went out for dinner together, etc.

LesterOfPuppets 04-11-22 05:52 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22469289)
Hey, P & R is back.

This probably belongs there, but DougRNS needs to see it.

https://twitter.com/MarshaBlackburn/...49304359129091

That tweet needs the new downvote feature, or maybe that's only for replies. hmmm. Well all Marsha's tweets need a downvote button :)

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...cda9bc22a1.png

Mojo31 04-11-22 05:55 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22469303)
That anniversary trip sounds epic. A lifetime memory, for sure.

For the things I've done when I'm not riding or busy with some activity just being in a motel room is boring. Being in a nice campground is fun hanging out.

We had some fun motel trips, too. A bunch of us used to go to the eastern Sierra Nevada mountains and do day rides. One friend who makes his own beer brought a small keg thing on ice and after rides we all sat around the motel pool and told stories and the drinkers got buzzed and we went out for dinner together, etc.

We rarely hang out in hotel rooms. We're always out and about doing something.

Bah Humbug 04-11-22 05:57 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22469251)
We do a similar distance to my momís in SC in one shot, usually leave at 2AM and get there around 5pm

My preference is to leave 5-6am, depending on when I wake up, and arrive like 6-7pm. Only works one direction, of course.

genejockey 04-11-22 06:07 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22469289)
Hey, P & R is back.

This probably belongs there, but DougRNS needs to see it.

https://twitter.com/MarshaBlackburn/...49304359129091

Anyone with Mississippi and Alabama on their Southern border would feel the same.

Velo Vol 04-11-22 06:09 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22469309)
That tweet needs the new downvote feature, or maybe that's only for replies.

I don't have a downvote feature.

bampilot06 04-11-22 06:09 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22469218)
Exponential wind resistance. You are a pilot and know this or should.


I am very familiar with parasite drag, just shocked by the difference. I was sitting up right with my hands on the tops too, where usually I am much more aero.

bampilot06 04-11-22 06:11 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22469289)
Hey, P & R is back.

This probably belongs there, but DougRNS needs to see it.

https://twitter.com/MarshaBlackburn/...49304359129091


Is that to keep you all in?

LesterOfPuppets 04-11-22 06:14 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22469326)
I don't have a downvote feature.

You're obviously not elite level twitterati like I am

#sad

DougRNS 04-11-22 06:21 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22469326)
I don't have a downvote feature.

I do.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5954cb4f1e.jpg

LesterOfPuppets 04-11-22 06:23 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22469335)
You're obviously not elite level twitterati like I am

#sad

I guess they started testing in February, and today's the first time I've noticed it. I guess I'm more like 3rd tier twitterati

https://www.businesstoday.in/technol...0the%20replies.

Velo Vol 04-11-22 06:25 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22469348)
I do.

Fear not. Should the wall to keep Georgians out be built, I will magnanimously arrange for you to get a pass so you can see the Brown Squirrel once again.

Velo Vol 04-11-22 06:34 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22469350)

Reminds me of my annoyance with YouTube for hiding the downvote score. If you saw a video with smaller than a 10:1 ratio, chances were pretty good that it's bad.

LesterOfPuppets 04-11-22 06:47 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22469065)
A drive to Roane County could be considered a road trip.

Just stay out of Anderson county. Excellent campaign sign placement :lol:

https://scontent.fphx1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...YQ&oe=6259D6CC

Velo Vol 04-11-22 07:13 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22469376)
Just stay out of Anderson county. Excellent campaign sign placement :lol:

What a random thing to post.

I haven't done it in a number of months, but I have a route that goes into Anderson County. The road on the other side of the ridge as you enter the county is very rough, so much so that I have to ride my brakes for part of it.

Now I know who to blame.

genejockey 04-11-22 07:17 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22469329)
Is that to keep you all in?

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e13c1a3a82.jpg

LesterOfPuppets 04-11-22 07:22 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22469391)
What a random thing to post.

You know me, finger on the pulse of Oak Ridge goings on.

LesterOfPuppets 04-11-22 07:45 PM

OMG, is that a blue heeler/corgi mix?

https://scontent.fphx1-2.fna.fbcdn.n...YA&oe=62592570

Velo Vol 04-11-22 07:54 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22469406)
You know me, finger on the pulse of Oak Ridge goings on.

You didn't tell me when they moved Lemond from Oak Ridge to nearby the office park.


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