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datlas 11-18-21 04:54 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22312537)
If you tested more you could upgrade that Saturn! :innocent:

I donít get paid for tests I order. Specialists typically do, which is one reason why most specialists make 2-5x what I make. Sigh.

seedsbelize2 11-18-21 04:58 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22312405)
You guys actually care about the epithets of an algorithm?

Algorithms are the bain of my existence.

Mojo31 11-18-21 05:07 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22312576)
This is my favorite descent in my local area. I used to do it quite a lot faster.
https://youtu.be/ljln8FpJ2t4

I would be ascared. The longest descent that I know of around here is about 200 yards, and I can get to about 30. Any more, and I'd probably go full wuss.

Nice thing is that they are in the process of repaving that street. Just hope they don't chip and seal it as that would ruin it. It's a long country road popular with our types that has a bunch of rollers.

Velo Vol 11-18-21 05:07 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22312634)
Algorithms are the bain of my existence.

wut

Mojo31 11-18-21 05:07 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22312626)
I donít get paid for tests I order. Specialists typically do, which is one reason why most specialists make 2-5x what I make. Sigh.

You gotta find a way to get on the gravy train!

genejockey 11-18-21 05:12 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22312598)
Com'on, man! Where's the GPS and performance metrics overlay?!

;)

Also the arrows showing wind direction, and the rear camera view.

Eric F 11-18-21 05:13 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22312647)
I would be ascared. The longest descent that I know of around here is about 200 yards, and I can get to about 30. Any more, and I'd probably go full wuss.

Nice thing is that they are in the process of repaving that street. Just hope they don't chip and seal it as that would ruin it. It's a long country road popular with our types that has a bunch of rollers.

Big John and I live next to a fairly significant mountain range featuring lots of fun roads. You learn how to turn your bike. The guys who are really good at it are pretty amazing.

LesterOfPuppets 11-18-21 05:13 PM

Lake Superior update: ideal sailing weather.

https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net...ee&oe=619BF957

genejockey 11-18-21 05:16 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22312576)
This is my favorite descent in my local area. I used to do it quite a lot faster.
https://youtu.be/ljln8FpJ2t4

Nice!

Fun thing is the perspective makes it look like you're climbing. To my eyes, anyhow.

Run it at 2x, and it'll look like one of SAFA's videos!

WhyFi 11-18-21 05:17 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22312656)
Lake Superior update: ideal sailing weather.

....said the Captain of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

Mojo31 11-18-21 05:19 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22312655)
Big John and I live next to a fairly significant mountain range featuring lots of fun roads. You learn how to turn your bike. The guys who are really good at it are pretty amazing.

Yeah, I would think so.

I think I have about 1,000' of climbing this year, if that tells you anything. ;) Actually, average 20 mile ride ascent is between 140' and maybe 800'.

WhyFi 11-18-21 05:19 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22312660)
Run it at 2x, and it'll look like one of SAFA's videos!

I've only watched a handful of his videos, but I can't believe that he hasn't yet departed from this world.

Eric F 11-18-21 05:21 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22312660)
Nice!

Fun thing is the perspective makes it look like you're climbing. To my eyes, anyhow.

Run it at 2x, and it'll look like one of SAFA's videos!

The camera position relative to the road is the same, regardless of the incline direction. If you want to make it look like I'm climbing, run it at 1/4 speed. :lol:

Eric F 11-18-21 05:22 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22312667)
I've only watched a handful of his videos, but I can't believe that he hasn't yet departed from this world.

Same.

big john 11-18-21 05:28 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22312655)
Big John and I live next to a fairly significant mountain range featuring lots of fun roads. You learn how to turn your bike. The guys who are really good at it are pretty amazing.

Here is someone's Hwy 39 descent which doesn't include the top section, or the bottom which has a couple climbs. Those climbs are a lot more significant when your legs are weary and you've been descending for 20+ miles.

Eric F 11-18-21 05:29 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22312666)
Yeah, I would think so.

I think I have about 1,000' of climbing this year, if that tells you anything. ;) Actually, average 20 mile ride ascent is between 140' and maybe 800'.

Wow. That's REALLY flat. A 20 mile ride in my area is almost always going to be more than 1000', even when I'm trying to do a "flat" ride,

big john 11-18-21 05:31 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22312667)
I've only watched a handful of his videos, but I can't believe that he hasn't yet departed from this world.

I don't like watching his videos except one which was on dirt trails.

seedsbelize2 11-18-21 05:46 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22312664)
....said the Captain of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

Edmund Fitzgerald Porter is sent from the gods.

Mojo31 11-18-21 05:55 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22312678)
Wow. That's REALLY flat. A 20 mile ride in my area is almost always going to be more than 1000', even when I'm trying to do a "flat" ride,

I once reached 1,027 on a 30 mile ride.

Another 30 miler about that same time was good for about 150'.

Crazy challenging, I know.

There are some areas will more elevation changes. Just not where it's logistically easy to get to for a ride on a regular basis.

Eric F 11-18-21 05:58 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22312710)
I once reached 1,027 on a 30 mile ride.

Another 30 miler about that same time was good for about 150'.

Crazy challenging, I know.

There are some areas will more elevation changes. Just not where it's logistically easy to get to for a ride on a regular basis.

Does it get windy? I hate windy.

Mojo31 11-18-21 06:09 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22312713)
Does it get windy? I hate windy.

Wind is common. Either from the north or south.

genejockey 11-18-21 06:14 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22312713)
Does it get windy? I hate windy.

I get both.

Eric F 11-18-21 06:15 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22312727)
Wind is common. Either from the north or south.

I don't like long climbs, but I will take them over a strong headwind any day. The only time I wanted to get off my bike and cry was because of wind.

LesterOfPuppets 11-18-21 06:18 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22312698)
Edmund Fitzgerald Porter is sent from the gods.

Man that sounds good about now. I shoulda hit Total Wino on my way home.

Alas the casa is booze free ATM. Need to get some Maker's for the egg nog (we got a jug of fake nog - AKA nog flavoured oat milk), and some tasty porter and/or stout.

WhyFi 11-18-21 06:26 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22312710)
I once reached 1,027 on a 30 mile ride.

Another 30 miler about that same time was good for about 150'.

Crazy challenging, I know.

That's what's fun about riding in bam's back yard/my in-laws - flat roads with few intersections. My average speed is always a couple mph higher than in MN.


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