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bampilot06 10-05-21 05:31 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22258632)
Yes. R8000 full groupset. Mechanical shifting and rim brakes.


fantastic.

Mojo31 10-05-21 05:50 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22258618)
Depends on where you are. Riding at night at home I feel very safe as long as I avoid Monticello, and the colonial parkway ( serial killer).

Riding at night here in Irving. Guaranteed GSW, followed by repeatedly being run over by cars.

I donít know if they second statement is true, but I would hate to be proven right.

The GSW part is not true. This isnít Chicago. You have to go to south Dallas for that.

the part about getting run over is probably true.

big john 10-05-21 05:51 PM

Today I rode with 3 others and it was a spectacular day. I'm so glad the heat is off, down into the low 80s. We did a little climbing, had a snack, did some bike path, a canyon climb, a short back road with some 14% on it, then a different canyon with a 50mph descent, but I don't do 50 there anymore, then 15 miles of headwind.

We rode above the largest reservoir in the area and it's so low it's frightening. I've never seen it that low, not even close.

bampilot06 10-05-21 05:55 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22258661)
The GSW part is not true. This isnít Chicago. You have to go to south Dallas for that.

the part about getting run over is probably true.


noted. iím testing my experiment when I have to come back in 3 weeks. This time weíll be for a month so I am bringing the bike for sure. Also staying right across the training academy place, and the roads look much more cycle friendly.

datlas 10-05-21 06:07 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22258662)
Today I rode with 3 others and it was a spectacular day. I'm so glad the heat is off, down into the low 80s. We did a little climbing, had a snack, did some bike path, a canyon climb, a short back road with some 14% on it, then a different canyon with a 50mph descent, but I don't do 50 there anymore, then 15 miles of headwind.

We rode above the largest reservoir in the area and it's so low it's frightening. I've never seen it that low, not even close.

We have plenty of water on this side of the country. Itís something to consider.

bampilot06 10-05-21 06:09 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22258662)
Today I rode with 3 others and it was a spectacular day. I'm so glad the heat is off, down into the low 80s. We did a little climbing, had a snack, did some bike path, a canyon climb, a short back road with some 14% on it, then a different canyon with a 50mph descent, but I don't do 50 there anymore, then 15 miles of headwind.

We rode above the largest reservoir in the area and it's so low it's frightening. I've never seen it that low, not even close.


Back in 2013 I was flying over lake meade and lake mohave. I was told over and over again how that was the lowest it ever had been. It was pretty low. Now itís even lower.

bampilot06 10-05-21 06:17 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22258685)
We have plenty of water on this side of the country. Itís something to consider.


As in transfer water across the country?

big john 10-05-21 06:18 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22258685)
We have plenty of water on this side of the country. Itís something to consider.

Will you send us some?

datlas 10-05-21 06:20 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22258698)
As in transfer water across the country?


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22258701)
Will you send us some?

You would need an awfully big pipeline to satisfy your stateís needs.

bampilot06 10-05-21 06:21 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22258704)
You would need an awfully big pipeline to satisfy your stateís needs.


The plan worked perfectly the first timeÖÖÖ..

big john 10-05-21 06:21 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22258688)
Back in 2013 I was flying over lake meade and lake mohave. I was told over and over again how that was the lowest it ever had been. It was pretty low. Now itís even lower.

Here is a pic from back then, it's lower now.
https://signalscv.s3.us-west-1.amazo...vel-dw-01A.jpg
This is when it's higher.
https://signalscv.s3.us-west-1.amazo...KL_01-copy.jpg

bampilot06 10-05-21 06:26 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22258706)
Here is a pic from back then, it's lower now.
https://signalscv.s3.us-west-1.amazo...vel-dw-01A.jpg
This is when it's higher.
https://signalscv.s3.us-west-1.amazo...KL_01-copy.jpg


that looks like lake mohave.


it was crazy the amount of abandoned dry docks there were on lake Meade.

big john 10-05-21 06:30 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22258704)
You would need an awfully big pipeline to satisfy your stateís needs.

There has been talk of a pipeline from the Mississippi to the headwaters of the Colorado. The theory is that would be the shortest route.

It's not just California, parts of Arizona, Utah, and Nevada, too.

bampilot06 10-05-21 06:33 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22258717)
There has been talk of a pipeline from the Mississippi to the headwaters of the Colorado. The theory is that would be the shortest route.

It's not just California, parts of Arizona, Utah, and Nevada, too.


just build a desalination plant already.

big john 10-05-21 06:36 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22258714)
that looks like lake mohave.


it was crazy the amount of abandoned dry docks there were on lake Meade.

It's Castaic Lake.
https://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.U...=0&w=267&h=178

big john 10-05-21 06:38 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22258722)
just build a desalination plant already.

I hear the technology is getting better with them but I think they are still expensive, consume lots of power, and don't produce enough water.

datlas 10-05-21 06:43 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22258728)

Looks like an alligator to me.

LAJ 10-05-21 06:47 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22258717)
There has been talk of a pipeline from the Mississippi to the headwaters of the Colorado. The theory is that would be the shortest route.

That would be a bag of nopes.

big john 10-05-21 07:02 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22258743)
That would be a bag of nopes.

Yeah I don't know what the answer is. It would be nice if it would snow in the Sierra and rain everywhere else. I think we may be in deep ****.

genejockey 10-05-21 07:17 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22258626)
The 58 madone comes with 175 mm cranks.

As far as I know all of my bikes are 172.5 mm.

Is this something that is going to be noticeable?


If the silver and red 56 is still there I might be able to switch them, Waiting for them to order a set would take longer than what my patience would allow. (monthS)

Hard to say. I can feel the difference between 170s and 175s. I can spin the 170s faster, but only by maybe 5 rpm or less. It's more a case of being able to spin a higher cadence for longer. BUT it could also be that I expect it.

Velo Vol 10-05-21 07:49 PM

Another 24-hour fast in the books.

Velo Vol 10-05-21 07:51 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22258685)
We have plenty of water on this side of the country. Itís something to consider.

Well, most of it.

Originally Posted by big john (Post 22258701)
Will you send us some?

Nope.

bampilot06 10-05-21 07:51 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22258808)
Another 24-hour fast in the books.

why?

Mojo31 10-05-21 07:55 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22258667)
noted. iím testing my experiment when I have to come back in 3 weeks. This time weíll be for a month so I am bringing the bike for sure. Also staying right across the training academy place, and the roads look much more cycle friendly.

Some ride ideas close to the AA campus:

Hwy 360 frontage road north of Hwy 183 runs on the west side of the airport. Itís has pretty light traffic, and there are frequently cyclists out there.

River Legacy Park MUP in Arlington. 5 miles out and then back. Good number of cyclists east of Collins Street. Fewer walkers. Not congested. Ten minutes from AA.

Roads north of the airport in the Founders Plaza area. Light traffic, but mostly commercial traffic. Park at Founders Plaza and take off.

Velo Vol 10-05-21 07:57 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22258566)
if you had a proper light it wouldn't be dangerous. They're cheap and work very well. I've been trying to tell you but you won't listen. SMH

Oh? Tell me how safe it is on the roads, former Silver Comet Fred.

Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22258604)
It's a miracle that you ever leave your house.

Just got home from another successful band practice.


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