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MoAlpha 12-20-21 08:19 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22346741)
Jeez - you could have used some of that to come ride with bam and I. Then again, with bam's recent track record, maybe you're just keeping a proper safe distance. :innocent:

So many things I could have done,
But clouds got in my way

Yeah: guy sounds dangerous. ;)

seedsbelize2 12-20-21 08:25 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22346855)
This one was a doozy! Only a short section was hike-a-bike with MTB gearing. Coming down it on this bike made me want disc breaks.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c98bd544ff.jpg

...

LesterOfPuppets 12-20-21 08:31 PM

They're going to need surveillance set up on every sign on this interstate.

https://www.wrtv.com/news/local-news...n-martinsville

Velo Vol 12-20-21 08:34 PM

You people live in the boondocks.

big john 12-20-21 08:39 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22346846)
I love me some good climbs, but if >15%, I will pass. I recall trying to go up Smuggler’s Notch (in Stowe, Vt) a few years ago from the south, and it had to be 20% or more, I came to damn near a full stop and had to turn around in defeat.

Balcom Canyon is a short climb they used in the ATOC. It has a short 22% bit. I've climbed it 3 times, always with a low gear that wasn't low enough.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...853dca7898.jpg

BillyD 12-20-21 10:14 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22346847)
Theres a few climbs on both sides of the Mohawk River that exceed 20% for spots. On the other side of the Hudson from me you start getting some really good climbs as well.

I have some doozies around here also . . . part of the reason I'm still cycling retired. Did I ever mention my driveway is 25%?

Eric F 12-21-21 12:44 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22346792)
Two problems with 8:

it's slower

you can start the letter in the wrong place

Not slower. 8 finishes closer to the next letter. It's a net equal to 7.

After writing the letter for a couple of years now, I've figured out how to make it work. When exact spacing is critical, I lay out guide lines for ALL letters. Working as a draftsman back in the days when that work was done with a pencil taught me a few things about lettering

ls01 12-21-21 04:44 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22346141)
There is a member named Richard Cranium.

ehh heh heh...he said member...

ls01 12-21-21 04:59 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22346715)
A fake climb in the land of fake rides.

it's a good one though, feel wasted after that one. I've done that one a handful of times. I'm @ 90% and full weight. It's great on downhills. ......
whyfi, are you on a laptop, desk top, ? Apple made this way better for me, much more realistic. Climbs aren't so abrupt, etc.I can actually gain "momentum" and excellarate, it's not as much of a slog.

ls01 12-21-21 05:02 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22346766)
UPS Tracking sez the Litespeed will be here next Tuesday. I'll have ground all my teeth down to nubs by then.

Have you started looking for homes for the other bikes yet?

phrantic09 12-21-21 05:04 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22346882)
You people live in the boondocks.

no

ls01 12-21-21 05:05 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22346777)
HA!

I saw an interesting thing on the tame foxes that Russian scientist made - he bred the least wary/most human-oriented ones for several generations. Turns out that a domesticated fox is not like a dog. Because foxes are more solitary animals than wolves, they don't bond to humans like the wolf-derived dog. They don't especially want to cuddle, for example.

check out Save a fox on you tube. It's a fur factory sanctuary. The woman running it has a good grasp of how they think.

datlas 12-21-21 05:38 AM

More news. The monoclonal antibodies we offer for covid infections has no activity against Omicron so our hospital is stopping their program effective Friday. There apparently is/will be a new version but not available.

Sigh.

WhyFi 12-21-21 06:16 AM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22347063)
it's a good one though, feel wasted after that one. I've done that one a handful of times. I'm @ 90% and full weight. It's great on downhills. ......
whyfi, are you on a laptop, desk top, ? Apple made this way better for me, much more realistic. Climbs aren't so abrupt, etc.I can actually gain "momentum" and excellerate, it's not as much of a slog.

I'm running a desktop with plenty of horsepower.

Trsnrtr 12-21-21 06:47 AM

Hmm.. maybe I should rethink my tubeless tires. :D

https://twitter.com/masaccio60/statu...894105094?s=21

datlas 12-21-21 07:11 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22347110)
Hmm.. maybe I should rethink my tubeless tires. :D

https://twitter.com/masaccio60/statu...894105094?s=21

Looks staged. Fake news. Sad.

datlas 12-21-21 07:14 AM

Fun fox hunting fact: in Pennsylvania (with rare exceptions), you cannot hunt on Sundays. But you can hunt/kill a fox on Sundays. I am guessing that's because foxes are considered pests while deer/bears/etc. are not.

ls01 12-21-21 07:21 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22347075)
More news. The monoclonal antibodies we offer for covid infections has no activity against Omicron so our hospital is stopping their program effective Friday. There apparently is/will be a new version but not available.

Sigh.

wut

phrantic09 12-21-21 07:22 AM

For you Velo Vol


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c174af8ff.jpeg

datlas 12-21-21 07:53 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22347129)

Are you using studded tires or just regular ones? I would be ascared to ride in that without studs due to possible ice lurking under the snow.

phrantic09 12-21-21 07:56 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22347158)
Are you using studded tires or just regular ones? I would be ascared to ride in that without studs due to possible ice lurking under the snow.

Just Terra Speed 35s without studs. There was a wintry mix so there was some ice under but the snow actually provided plenty of traction.

MoAlpha 12-21-21 08:00 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22347075)
More news. The monoclonal antibodies we offer for covid infections has no activity against Omicron so our hospital is stopping their program effective Friday. There apparently is/will be a new version but not available.

Sigh.

Looks like daughter and husband have COVID after exposure to a family all of whom recently tested positive. He was sick for a day two and she’s asymptotic so far. They’re in Iceland at the moment.

datlas 12-21-21 08:04 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22347164)
Looks like daughter and husband have COVID after exposure to a family all of whom recently tested positive. He was sick for a day two and she’s asymptotic so far. They’re in Iceland at the moment.

Ugh. It's very contagious. I expect they will be ok but still sucks.

phrantic09 12-21-21 08:15 AM

This morning further convinced me that a one-bike solution is probably the best way to go. By the time I had everything swapped, I only had time for a short ride.

I just have to convince my wife now.

phrantic09 12-21-21 08:16 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22347164)
Looks like daughter and husband have COVID after exposure to a family all of whom recently tested positive. He was sick for a day two and she’s asymptotic so far. They’re in Iceland at the moment.

Bummer. Hopefully they stay not that sick.


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