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Mojo31 06-14-22 02:02 PM


Originally Posted by topslop1 (Post 22541452)
Rolled with the local group last night; thought I was immune from a beat up road on 32mm's. Not quite. Got sucked into a seam between the road that looked like it had been filled (shadows playing tricks). Rode it like a rail mine car; carbon on concrete for about 6-7 feet before getting tossed off. Never a dull moment over here. Elbow and knee took the heat, will be, OK. Had a thought of running slick 38's just to combat all the CRAP roads around here but ultimately I don't have tire clearance in the frame for it, nor the extra wattage to push 'em.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...4f4cf7742b.jpg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...226546f3a0.jpg

That sucks. We have those seams in Arlington/Mansfield as well. I almost hit one on Saturday that was about 1.25" wide and displaced about .25" Fortunately, saw it before it bit me.

I did go down due to something similar last spring. Knee and shoulder took the brunt. You can still see a scar on my shoulder from the road rash. Wife was behind me and watched it happen. By the time I realized what happened, she was on the phone to the life insurance company. :lol:

seedsbelize2 06-14-22 02:07 PM


Originally Posted by topslop1 (Post 22541441)
North DFW, Frisco; with Shawnee Trail Cycling Club nowadays. Novice and C rides for now.

You're a better man than I if you can stand the novice crowd.
Maybe the novice crowd has changed some. My last experience was around 15 years ago and they were whining about the hills coming up on the cue sheet.

seedsbelize2 06-14-22 02:09 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22541277)
I mentioned at home that I would like another Lazer G1 as it is the best I've used in the heat. If I had two, I could rotate. That was met with, "How many helmets do you need? Can't you just rinse it off after a ride?" My response was, "That would be like owning one pair of underwear and washing it every night before bed."

My logic was not appreciated.

Pretty demanding for someone who doesn't work. And has a Shyster for a candyman.

WhyFi 06-14-22 02:16 PM


Originally Posted by topslop1 (Post 22541452)
Rolled with the local group last night; thought I was immune from a beat up road on 32mm's. Not quite. Got sucked into a seam between the road that looked like it had been filled (shadows playing tricks). Rode it like a rail mine car; carbon on concrete for about 6-7 feet before getting tossed off. Never a dull moment over here. Elbow and knee took the heat, will be, OK. Had a thought of running slick 38's just to combat all the CRAP roads around here but ultimately I don't have tire clearance in the frame for it, nor the extra wattage to push 'em.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...4f4cf7742b.jpg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...226546f3a0.jpg

Ouch - heal well and heal fast! Wheel-grabbers like that are dangerous - I would make a call to the city to report it.

Also, I hate to say it, but another few mm of tire isn't going to meaningfully improve your protection from crap like this and certainly wouldn't free you from the responsibility of looking out for yourself.

bampilot06 06-14-22 02:19 PM


Originally Posted by topslop1 (Post 22541452)
Rolled with the local group last night; thought I was immune from a beat up road on 32mm's. Not quite. Got sucked into a seam between the road that looked like it had been filled (shadows playing tricks). Rode it like a rail mine car; carbon on concrete for about 6-7 feet before getting tossed off. Never a dull moment over here. Elbow and knee took the heat, will be, OK. Had a thought of running slick 38's just to combat all the CRAP roads around here but ultimately I don't have tire clearance in the frame for it, nor the extra wattage to push 'em.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...4f4cf7742b.jpg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...226546f3a0.jpg

Black sharpie will cover that up.


Didnt ride much outisde when I was in Dallas, but this was def. one of my biggest fears. Figured a car would be approaching from behind and I would have no where to go.

topslop1 06-14-22 02:20 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22541490)
You're a better man than I if you can stand the novice crowd.
Maybe the novice crowd has changed some. My last experience was around 15 years ago and they were whining about the hills coming up on the cue sheet.

I'm the one doing the crashing apparently; as much a hazard to the newbies out there. There's a couple of sandbaggers with me that make the ride enjoyable. Realistically if they had a D group on Mondays I would hit that for a relaxed easy ride/recovery ride but Novice it is. Been taking it a touch easier in the 95+ degree heat and 15mph crosswinds we've been having because I just don't know how my HR will play out. We'll play more with C and eventually flirt with B after I get some miles back in the legs. The work and drink DFW lifestyle has not done any favors to getting back out and riding.

Mojo31 06-14-22 02:23 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22541494)
Pretty demanding for someone who doesn't work. And has a Shyster for a candyman.

I don't even dare mention dropping that policy.

topslop1 06-14-22 02:23 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22541513)
Black sharpie will cover that up.


Didnt ride much outisde when I was in Dallas, but this was def. one of my biggest fears. Figured a car would be approaching from behind and I would have no where to go.

Oh we had a merge lane car-hero on our ride that almost waxed 2 people in front of me too. I was ready to go back to being inside-couch-bubble-boy after this ride.

Half of these rides take off 2-3 miles from my house and would be easily ride-able-to but I don't trust being a singular rider out on the roads in rush hour traffic. Gotta cart the bike on the back of the car to get there. Be a hood ornament on an f250 in a week of that practice.

Mojo31 06-14-22 02:28 PM


Originally Posted by topslop1 (Post 22541516)
I'm the one doing the crashing apparently; as much a hazard to the newbies out there. There's a couple of sandbaggers with me that make the ride enjoyable. Realistically if they had a D group on Mondays I would hit that for a relaxed easy ride/recovery ride but Novice it is. Been taking it a touch easier in the 95+ degree heat and 15mph crosswinds we've been having because I just don't know how my HR will play out. We'll play more with C and eventually flirt with B after I get some miles back in the legs. The work and drink DFW lifestyle has not done any favors to getting back out and riding.

Speaking of which, I had an outstanding Old Fashioned Sunday evening before dinner.

It was made with Ron Zacapa 23 Rum, a Rye that I didn't catch, bitters, and Demerara. Magnifico!

Velo Vol 06-14-22 02:33 PM


Originally Posted by topslop1 (Post 22541452)
Got sucked into a seam between the road that looked like it had been filled

wut is a "seam"?

bampilot06 06-14-22 02:34 PM


Originally Posted by topslop1 (Post 22541521)
Oh we had a merge lane car-hero on our ride that almost waxed 2 people in front of me too. I was ready to go back to being inside-couch-bubble-boy after this ride.

Half of these rides take off 2-3 miles from my house and would be easily ride-able-to but I don't trust being a singular rider out on the roads in rush hour traffic. Gotta cart the bike on the back of the car to get there. Be a hood ornament on an f250 in a week of that practice.


I was close enough to a mup that I could access through this neighborhood. Veridian Park or something like that. Once I found that neighborhood, if I did ride outside, this is where I stayed.

Mojo31 06-14-22 02:40 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22541539)
I was close enough to a mup that I could access through this neighborhood. Veridian Park or something like that. Once I found that neighborhood, if I did ride outside, this is where I stayed.

That was River Legacy Park that is adjacent to the Veridian neighborhood.

A lot of cyclists us the RLP trail because the popular section (east) runs 5 miles to a turnaround, and there really isn't any intersectional traffic, only two access points, and not much pedestrian traffic. You can do pretty fast 10 mile loops. It gets a lot of tri folks working out because it is fast for the most part. It's also heavily shaded which is worth its weight in gold in the summer. Have to watch for stray kitty cats though.

The west section is not so good due to families and such due to it being closer to the playgrounds.

topslop1 06-14-22 02:45 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22541530)
Speaking of which, I had an outstanding Old Fashioned Sunday evening before dinner.

It was made with Ron Zacapa 23 Rum, a Rye that I didn't catch, bitters, and Demerara. Magnifico!

I told myself I'd stop buying bottles for now and just watch everything run down over time :) But there has been some interesting rum recommendations I've seen lately...that is a new one for me.

https://www.centraltrack.com/bar-rai...ng-march-2022/

topslop1 06-14-22 02:46 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22541537)
wut is a "seam"?

each lane is its own separate concrete slab around here; so the seam is just the two separating and creating a gap. not a deal at all in a car, but it'll end your ride on a bike pretty quick; you can basically fall into them as I did.

Mojo31 06-14-22 02:46 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22541537)
wut is a "seam"?

This nonsense.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...21c6a69bda.jpg

bampilot06 06-14-22 02:47 PM

For the doctors out there, any reason I shouldnít be doing low intensity riding while recovering from covid. I literally feel fine, and my HRV numbers, O2 saturation as well as my fatigue management (app uses my heart rate data) all say Iím functioning normally.

A friend of mine brought up myocarditis which concerned me, but from what I am reading, seems like that should only be an issue for people who were hit heavy by covid.

Mojo31 06-14-22 02:49 PM


Originally Posted by topslop1 (Post 22541555)
I told myself I'd stop buying bottles for now and just watch everything run down over time :) But there has been some interesting rum recommendations I've seen lately...that is a new one for me.

https://www.centraltrack.com/bar-rai...ng-march-2022/

Gave my friend a bottle of this for his birthday Sunday:

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2d71917ffb.png

I also extended myself an invitation to his house for a drink one night.

topslop1 06-14-22 02:49 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22541560)

and it feels like this when you ride into it;

https://c.tenor.com/r5JKHS5Jv_UAAAAd...-mine-cart.gif

genejockey 06-14-22 02:51 PM


Originally Posted by topslop1 (Post 22541521)
Oh we had a merge lane car-hero on our ride that almost waxed 2 people in front of me too. I was ready to go back to being inside-couch-bubble-boy after this ride.

Half of these rides take off 2-3 miles from my house and would be easily ride-able-to but I don't trust being a singular rider out on the roads in rush hour traffic. Gotta cart the bike on the back of the car to get there. Be a hood ornament on an f250 in a week of that practice.

Riding from my house is great for me, but riding anywhere from work would be nuts - although I do see a lot of cyclists hereabouts. There are too many cars and big trucks going too fast with a bike lane that's too littered with stuff, and then that runs out and you're stuck riding on suburban stroads.

topslop1 06-14-22 02:52 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22541571)
Gave my friend a bottle of this for his birthday Sunday:

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2d71917ffb.png

I also extended myself an invitation to his house for a drink one night.

Got to after that.. don't blame you. Neighbor across the way had a whole bunch of rare/odd/only sold in Europe even editions of Blantons - ended up being the hot stuff too, 129? 128? proof bottles. Wooooowee, crept up fast.

Mojo31 06-14-22 02:53 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22541563)
For the doctors out there, any reason I shouldnít be doing low intensity riding while recovering from covid. I literally feel fine, and my HRV numbers, O2 saturation as well as my fatigue management (app uses my heart rate data) all say Iím functioning normally.

A friend of mine brought up myocarditis which concerned me, but from what I am reading, seems like that should only be an issue for people who were hit heavy by covid.

COVID-19: Exercise when ill; what's okay and what's not - Mayo Clinic News Network

bampilot06 06-14-22 02:54 PM


Originally Posted by topslop1 (Post 22541572)
and it feels like this when you ride into it;

https://c.tenor.com/r5JKHS5Jv_UAAAAd...-mine-cart.gif


Brings back memories.

bampilot06 06-14-22 02:55 PM


This is kind of what I was thinking, but notice it doesnít mention the myocarditis.

topslop1 06-14-22 03:03 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22541582)
Brings back memories.

on my bucket-list as a game to complete; not a high priority unless I've got friends around that are into it.

bampilot06 06-14-22 03:08 PM


Originally Posted by topslop1 (Post 22541597)
on my bucket-list as a game to complete; not a high priority unless I've got friends around that are into it.


I beat the one on 64 a bunch of times, I donít think I ever beat the ones on super nintendo. I was super young when that was out, and my parents screen time limit made it impossible to beat most super nintendo games.

One super nintendo game I want to play again is Jurassic Park. Talk about no help or idea of what to do.


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