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genejockey 07-21-21 12:07 PM

I ended up missing my window to ride on the road last night, being distracted by work. So instead I Zwifted, and did the "Mountain 8" route. I'm not sure it was the best decision, having also done Old La Honda on Sunday. We'll see if I can still turn over pedals later today. The Mountain 8 route includes the Epic KOM in reverse, which has more steep pitches than the forward KOM, plus it has more and longer little descents during the climb, which may seem like welcome respites except you end up paying for the same real estate twice.

The biggest issue I'm having is that the laptop I'm running it on takes FOREVER to load Zwift, then FOREVER to load any Worlds. I think it's time to invest in a dedicated PC, with minimal everything but a killer graphics card......

genejockey 07-21-21 12:09 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22151707)
Well, then, alive in this universe and dead in the alternate universe.

Maybe this IS the alternate universe.

LAJ 07-21-21 12:13 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22151669)
Is that what they call people from the Isle of Wight?

BTW, Isle of Wight MC racing is supposed to go down in a couple months...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFMFvQkHeBY&t=686s

Like Pro Crit racers and sprint car racers, those guys are locked in the outhouse until it's time to race. Once you unlock and open the outhouse door, you point them to whatever they're riding or driving, and hope they can twitch their way to the proper machine. After that, you get to watch some poetry in motion.

Eric F 07-21-21 12:19 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22151725)
I ended up missing my window to ride on the road last night, being distracted by work. So instead I Zwifted, and did the "Mountain 8" route. I'm not sure it was the best decision, having also done Old La Honda on Sunday. We'll see if I can still turn over pedals later today. The Mountain 8 route includes the Epic KOM in reverse, which has more steep pitches than the forward KOM, plus it has more and longer little descents during the climb, which may seem like welcome respites except you end up paying for the same real estate twice.

The biggest issue I'm having is that the laptop I'm running it on takes FOREVER to load Zwift, then FOREVER to load any Worlds. I think it's time to invest in a dedicated PC, with minimal everything but a killer graphics card......

I'm running Zwift on on a 4th-gen Apple TV feeding a 24" monitor. It works great, loads fast, and has been very stable. That said, you will get better details (shadows, mostly) with a badass graphics card on a dedicated PC..

Velo Vol 07-21-21 12:27 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22151710)
First you usurp our burnt orange, now our Mockingbird. Can't your state come up with its own stuff and stop copying?


Mojo31 07-21-21 12:40 PM

First state to name the Mockingbird as state bird - Texas: The Texanist: Why Do We Share a State Bird With Five Other States? – Texas Monthly

Mojo31 07-21-21 12:40 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22151730)
Maybe this IS the alternate universe.

Looks like Tennessee is the alternate universe.

LesterOfPuppets 07-21-21 01:00 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 22151653)
Cant view page 82 at all :foo:

You're really missing out. Probably the best page in addiction history.

Velo Vol 07-21-21 01:09 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22151781)
First state to name a state bird - Texas

Fixed.

And that's an interesting source you use, one that says the mockingbird really isn't "Texas-y." :twitchy:

Bah Humbug 07-21-21 01:12 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22151783)
Looks like Tennessee is the alternate universe.


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22151819)
Fixed.

And that's an interesting source you use, one that says the mockingbird really isn't "Texas-y." :twitchy:

Gentlemen, allow me to be the voice of reason: both Texas and Tennessee are terrible states. With terrible football teams at all levels.

Glad I could clear that up for you.

Mojo31 07-21-21 01:20 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22151827)
Gentlemen, allow me to be the voice of reason: both Texas and Tennessee are terrible states. With terrible football teams at all levels.

Glad I could clear that up for you.

Ahem! The Aggies did pretty well last year.

Might be time for you to move to Gnu Yawk, you turncoat!

Velo Vol 07-21-21 01:22 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22151827)
Gentlemen, allow me to be the voice of reason: both Texas and Tennessee are terrible states. With terrible football teams at all levels.

Glad I could clear that up for you.

You've said you like Tennessee.

Mojo31 07-21-21 01:26 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22151819)
Fixed.

And that's an interesting source you use, one that says the mockingbird really isn't "Texas-y." :twitchy:

It's not, but the bird was selected by a bunch of womens' clubs, so what would you expect. Should have been some type of raptor. Something rugged and a predator. The Red Tailed Hawk would have been a good choice.

Bah Humbug 07-21-21 01:26 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22151843)
Ahem! The Aggies did pretty well last year.

Might be time for you to move to Gnu Yawk, you turncoat!

Last year isnít indicative of much.

And yes, yes it is. I like states that donít nearly turn into humanitarian disasters because of a winter storm.

Bah Humbug 07-21-21 01:28 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22151846)
You've said you like Tennessee.

I like Chattanooga, but had never spent any appreciable time in the rest of the state. Literally, because we came up from the south. Driving all the way across the state was miserable, with incredibly rough pavement poinding the snot out of the car the entire way.

Bah Humbug 07-21-21 01:32 PM

Also, this is probably not the week to take what I say too seriously. Only starting to recover.

indyfabz 07-21-21 01:33 PM

Holy crap! Looks like a major storm is brewing. It's so dark the street lights have come on. And me without and rain gear.

gnome 07-21-21 01:38 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22151861)
Holy crap! Looks like a major storm is brewing. It's so dark the street lights have come on. And me without and rain gear.

sounds like time to shelter in the nearest pub.

Velo Vol 07-21-21 01:50 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22151854)
I like Chattanooga, but had never spent any appreciable time in the rest of the state. Literally, because we came up from the south. Driving all the way across the state was miserable, with incredibly rough pavement poinding the snot out of the car the entire way.

If you came up from the south then you didn't drive across the state. It's right on the southern border. :foo:


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...fba32f811e.png

Velo Vol 07-21-21 01:59 PM

Oh boy.


Bah Humbug 07-21-21 02:09 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22151892)
If you came up from the south then you didn't drive across the state. It's right on the southern border. :foo:


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...fba32f811e.png

When we came to Chatty for the Ironman, we popped up from GA and it was fine. A couple of weeks ago we drove back from Albany and had to traverse the width of TN. Thatís when I got frustrated.

Bah Humbug 07-21-21 02:12 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22151909)

I thought we were done with realignment? The playoff was supposed to have stopped that.

Either way, if the Longhorns want to get smashed by the SEC instead of just beaten by the Big12, well, I guess bad decisions are legal.

Mojo31 07-21-21 02:19 PM

Nah, Texas would step on the necks of Bama, Auburn, LSU, etc. :roflmao2:

Velo Vol 07-21-21 02:35 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22151925)
I thought we were done with realignment?

The SEC wanted Texas and Oklahoma a few years ago, but that fell through so they went with the sloppy seconds: A & M and Missouri.

Who knows what's happening now.

LesterOfPuppets 07-21-21 02:36 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22151861)
Holy crap! Looks like a major storm is brewing. It's so dark the street lights have come on. And me without and rain gear.

Welp, hopefully it's a warm rain.


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