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seedsbelize2 09-30-21 02:43 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22251747)
Dude.

I actually am so square I have never tried any form of cannabis. But some of my patients clearly benefit from it so I jumped through the hoops to get credentialed in my state. Luckily the state allows me to "opt out" of the online listing of cannabis physicians, so no one will find me by google etc., I am only willing to do this for established patients.

The beauty of riding stoned is that you get to hit all the reflectors without even trying.

genejockey 09-30-21 02:49 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22251749)
Everyone is different. I actually like the group ride/social aspect of Zwift and do group rides with my friends and chat on Discord when the roads are unsafe to ride outside. It makes a 1-2 hour ride go by tolerably, compared to the trainer without Zwift which is sheer torture.

Everyone IS different. I ride on Zwift like I ride IRL - alone, no group rides. I like racing, perhaps because I've done pretty well at it, being near the top of the D category. If I ever graduate to C, that might change my views! I like marking a rider ahead of me, catching and dropping them, and I like sometimes doing the Innsbruck climb, or the Epic KOM with Radio Tower. Structured workouts are kinda new to me, but I do like the challenge, if I can actually manage them.

big john 09-30-21 03:00 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22251597)

What are they going to do about it? Likely nothing. I've seen it argued that it is a harmless prank and the people who complain about it are "snowflakes" or some such less manly thing.
The other thing they don't mention in this statement is the fact that these sadistic bastards have to modify their vehicles to get them to spew the smoke in the first place. I think they alter the boost control or make it manual control. Yes, they change their vehicle with the intent of blowing clouds of black smoke on others. Nice.

MoAlpha 09-30-21 03:23 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22251735)
My trainer supposedly includes one free month of Zwift. If that applies to me (I have done the trail membership in the past), I'm going to give it another whirl.

...but I expect that I'll still be thoroughly disinterested and only want to ride intervals and get the **** on with my day.

I have found no better way to get a straight hour of Z4 than a group ride on Zwift.

MoAlpha 09-30-21 03:24 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22251781)
Everyone IS different. I ride on Zwift like I ride IRL - alone, no group rides. I like racing, perhaps because I've done pretty well at it, being near the top of the D category. If I ever graduate to C, that might change my views! I like marking a rider ahead of me, catching and dropping them, and I like sometimes doing the Innsbruck climb, or the Epic KOM with Radio Tower. Structured workouts are kinda new to me, but I do like the challenge, if I can actually manage them.

Mid-C is hopeless.

gnome 09-30-21 03:25 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22251646)

Oof. nasty. and of course that smoke obscures the number plate. Even my old van with it's worn late 1980s diesel isn't that bad.

indyfabz 09-30-21 03:47 PM


Originally Posted by gnome (Post 22251827)
Oof. nasty. and of course that smoke obscures the number plate. Even my old van with it's worn late 1980s diesel isn't that bad.

Someone tried that on me in a town in Pennsyltucky last year. Fortunately for me, I had just stopped to check out something, so he “missed.”

genejockey 09-30-21 03:57 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22251857)
Someone tried that on me in a town in Pennsyltucky last year. Fortunately for me, I had just stopped to check out something, so he “missed.”

Sadly, I'm not the least bit surprised that this would happen in my home state.

BillyD 09-30-21 03:57 PM


Originally Posted by sbxx1985 (Post 22251697)
I did not know this. So they modify their exhaust so they can roll coal?

Yes. So you know what category they automatically fit in, right?

BillyD 09-30-21 04:00 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22251700)
Of course, it's 88 degrees this afternoon so i think that I'll put it off for now.

Wut, really? 88 degrees? Usually your weather rolls our way but I'm glad this isn't.

Velo Vol 09-30-21 04:07 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22251799)
I think they alter the boost control or make it manual control. Yes, they change their vehicle with the intent of blowing clouds of black smoke on others. Nice.

I thought it just did that if you punch the gas pedal hard enough.

LesterOfPuppets 09-30-21 04:20 PM

They got a little snow out by Greer, AZ today.

https://scontent.fphx1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...fa&oe=617D08C5

Trsnrtr 09-30-21 04:21 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22251869)
Wut, really? 88 degrees? Usually your weather rolls our way but I'm glad this isn't.

Yep. It's been ridiculous here this week.

Trsnrtr 09-30-21 04:23 PM

When I was a ute, we amused ourselves by making our jalopies backfire when passing pedestrians.

Velo Vol 09-30-21 04:34 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22251890)
Yep. It's been very pleasant here this week.

Fixed.

WhyFi 09-30-21 04:51 PM

We've been in the 80s, too. I've actually had to mind my hydration on rides. Yesterday, I ran out of water (3 bottles) and Gatorade (1 bottle) and called it quits at 88 miles instead of pushing on to 98 miles.

LesterOfPuppets 09-30-21 04:53 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22251918)
We've been in the 80s, too. I've actually had to mind my hydration on rides. Yesterday, I ran out of water (3 bottles) and Gatorade (1 bottle) and called it quits at 88 miles instead of pushing on to 98 miles.


Should've at least done 96.


WhyFi 09-30-21 04:56 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22251921)

I wanted 98 so that I'd hit 1000 for the month with a day to spare. Then I could have taken today off, if I'd wanted to. I mean, I wouldn't have taken the day off, but the option would have been nice.

LesterOfPuppets 09-30-21 04:57 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22251700)
Of course, it's 88 degrees this afternoon so i think that I'll put it off for now.

It was only 88° here also, so I got some yardwork in.

Dug up a bunch of American agave, and transplanted a couple.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c48dbe22a2.jpg

WhyFi 09-30-21 04:58 PM

How much got turned in to mezcal?

Velo Vol 09-30-21 05:03 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22251926)
I wanted 98 so that I'd hit 1000 for the month with a day to spare. Then I could have taken today off, if I'd wanted to. I mean, I wouldn't have taken the day off, but the option would have been nice.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a2c753f0e0.jpg

big john 09-30-21 05:03 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22251879)
I thought it just did that if you punch the gas pedal hard enough.

Modern diesel pickups do not smoke at all. If they emit any visible smoke when revving they fail the Cali emission test.

MoAlpha 09-30-21 05:18 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22251467)
Time for a new bag. What do you think of the color combo? I get things dirty easily so I avoid bright colors.

https://img.timbuk2.com/image/c31cc3...6078c7d0?w=&h=

Strong colors. I remember ordering one of those for daughter’s birthday many years ago and a long discussion of the perfect combo.

DougRNS 09-30-21 05:23 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22251436)
Venus has been beating me up with her cone of shame, I had to tape the edges to minimize damage. She had surgery on her knee to repair a ruptured tendon. The hardest part is containing all the energy she wants to expend so the knee can heal. No more reckless running around for 8 weeks. She's tethered and she hates it.


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...4802925258.jpg

Sorry to hear your pup is on the DL. Get well soon.

Velo Vol 09-30-21 05:28 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22251943)
Modern diesel pickups do not smoke at all. If they emit any visible smoke when revving they fail the Cali emission test.

And yet smoke billows nonetheless.


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