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DougRNS 04-11-22 04:18 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22468805)
Noticed something today. Zero wind condition, flat ground I was putting out 140 watts at 96 rpm and was holding 18 mph.

Seems crazy that when I go harder and my power increases by 100 watts I only go 3 mph faster.

Just an observation, today I was really trying to keep the zone power at 2. Made hills take forever.

Exponential wind resistance. You are a pilot and know this or should.

big john 04-11-22 04:19 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22469193)
I've wound up in a couple of "party" campgrounds before.

​​​​​​The worst is getting a spot near someone who runs their Genny til 1am +.

I've been lucky with campgrounds that way. We camped at Jalama beach for Y2K New Years Eve and it was a party but not a problem.

My favorite was Fallen Leaf Lake campgrounds near Tahoe. Awesome riding and swimming in the cold water after, then cooking out and having a campfire. Good times.

Bah Humbug 04-11-22 04:24 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22468538)
This is a question for those who use hotels sometimes.

Mrs datlas and I are traveling to Asheville in a few weeks. Although we could do the full 9 hour drive at once, we are thinking of breaking it into two. So I got online and looked for budget hotels in Virginia.

The usual "Chain" budget hotels all look reasonable on their websites, but the online reviews are typically not good stating the places are disgusting and dirty and awful etc., do we think these are just angry Karens or is any hotel under $100/night a squalid rat's nest?? We have not stayed in a Hotel like that for several years so have no frame of reference.

I read this earlier in the day but was too busy to respond. The best thing is to find the newest hotel you can - that matters more than brand. The two hotels in Amarillo I described a week ago match that. The Fairfield was old; the Springhill or whatever was newer. I've been in a Best Western in FoCo, actually, which was HORRIBLE - damp sheets and everything, morning before a race. Other Best Westerns are great.

As for reviews, those mean very little - see if you can figure out when the places were built. Remodeling helps but only a little. A new La Quinta is a million times better than an old Fairfield.

Bah Humbug 04-11-22 04:25 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22469022)
Y'all are really making the idea of a road trip seem either expensive or disgusting.

I mean, there's a reason I like to one-day the 970 miles between Austin and Boulder.

Well, "like" is a strong word for the feeling.

ls01 04-11-22 04:35 PM


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

Pshhh! The flight computer know all that gobbledygook. He just has to sit there and look dashingly confident in his Ray-Bans. And sound cool on the radio....

Trsnrtr 04-11-22 04:40 PM

For those keeping score, I got let out of jury duty at 12:30. :bday:

ls01 04-11-22 04:41 PM

Upgrade complete. And successful. Chinese cassette and chain work very well and silently. Sunshine cassette and SwishTi k11s chain. $57.00 for both. Windy out there tonight. Made the ride home kind of tough at times. But I htfu, and persevered.

WhyFi 04-11-22 04:41 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22469228)
I mean, there's a reason I like to one-day the 970 miles between Austin and Boulder.

Well, "like" is a strong word for the feeling.

Ouch. I've done the ~1300 miles to VA with a ~4 hour nap in KY, but that wasn't exactly fun.

ls01 04-11-22 04:42 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22469241)
For those keeping score, I got let out of jury duty at 12:30. :bday:

congrats.

phrantic09 04-11-22 04:58 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22469228)
I mean, there's a reason I like to one-day the 970 miles between Austin and Boulder.

Well, "like" is a strong word for the feeling.

We do a similar distance to my momís in SC in one shot, usually leave at 2AM and get there around 5pm

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


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