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Old 11-12-21, 02:41 PM
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currently participating in the quintessential activity that does not require much in the way of smarts.
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Today in Gross Stupidity - people who had to get vaxxed are trying to 'undo the effects'.

I can guarantee you that if you get the shots, then sit in a bath of epsom salts, bentonite, and borax, that you will not be magnetic. Also true if you skip the bath.
In related news...
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
That is a better solution, although ideally I wish the RR would change the approach from both sides so the crossing is closer to perpendicular from the road.
Which is not going to happen. The engineering and construction, assuming it would be possible, would be extremely expensive. You'd also have land acquisition costs and public outcry over land taking.
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Certainly that's sarcasm? Because if it's not.. I guess it wouldn't surprise me.
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Certainly that's sarcasm? Because if it's not.. I guess it wouldn't surprise me.
Every time I think people can't be THIS stupid, I get proven wrong.
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Time to give some new fangled tech wizardry a try.

Interestingly, the rails are not level with the saddle surface. Which should I level as a starting point?

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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
That is a better solution, although ideally I wish the RR would change the approach from both sides so the crossing is closer to perpendicular from the road.

The tracks in question are hazardous not only because of the angle but also the huge gaps between the asphalt road and the tracks. The combination is not good. I avoid this crossing, but if I have to cross it nowadays I often will stop/put a foot down.
Considering the relative inflexibility of trains, it probably makes more sense to move the road so it crosses the tracks at a right angle.
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I think he was referring to mowing lawns.
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But...
That's.....
I mean,.....
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
Time to give some new fangled tech wizardry a try.

Interestingly, the rails are not level with the saddle surface. Which should I level as a starting point?

Put a small board, tablet, etc. on top of the saddle, and level that.

EDIT: Also, never ride this saddle naked.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Which is not going to happen. The engineering and construction, assuming it would be possible, would be extremely expensive. You'd also have land acquisition costs and public outcry over land taking.
Correct. If anyone was going to fix that, I'm pretty sure that that the highway jurisdiction would have to realign their road, almost never the other way around. The only time that I've eve seen the RR change an alignment is in the case of massive reconstruction like in the case of a new interstate or something and I'm pretty sure they aint paying for it.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Put a small board, tablet, etc. on top of the saddle, and level that.

EDIT: Also, never ride this saddle naked.
Not gonna ride it nekkid - would probably get my peepee stuck in one of the holes.
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I really feel like I should get a halfway decent fat bike first... and then maybe a fun casual, plain-clothes bike... and then maybe a TT bike.

I really just need all the bikes. All of 'em.
Every darn one of them. I'm with you, but right now, roadie and speed are my deal. Fat bike? Maybe later.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
Time to give some new fangled tech wizardry a try.

Interestingly, the rails are not level with the saddle surface. Which should I level as a starting point?

Sweet! I'd like to try the similarly constructed Specialized Power Mirror (I think that's the name), but that kind of coin on a saddle is a tough pill to swallow (unless I was unable to find a saddle that agreed with my ass, otherwise - then it's money well spent). Let us know how you get along.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
I think he was referring to mowing lawns.
Is that what the kids call it these days?
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Every darn one of them. I'm with you, but right now, roadie and speed are my deal. Fat bike? Maybe later.
My thing with old bikes now is like my thing with old watches - they're SO CHEAP for what you get, if you know how to work on them! But what stops me on the bikes is that my 9 bikes take up about a 7'x7'x7' cube, whereas I have at least 100 watches in 6 smallish dresser drawers, with room for more.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
Not gonna ride it nekkid - would probably get my peepee stuck in one of the holes.
I confess I was thinking more of the waffle-butt problem.
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I don't know about that but there were some turkey farms in Lockwood Valley. Might still be there.
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Every darn one of them. I'm with you, but right now, roadie and speed are my deal. Fat bike? Maybe later.
I feel ya, but I'm thinking about utility and what bikes would cover new ground, rather than cover the same ground a little differently. A fattie would get me out more in the winter and even allow me to hit some MTB trails. The casual bike gets me to the grocery store or nearby social gathering and allows me to wear my Rapha sweaters unironically.
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Correct. If anyone was going to fix that, I'm pretty sure that that the highway jurisdiction would have to realign their road, almost never the other way around. The only time that I've eve seen the RR change an alignment is in the case of massive reconstruction like in the case of a new interstate or something and I'm pretty sure they aint paying for it.
Those trains and that pesky right of way thingy again.
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Sweet! I'd like to try the similarly constructed Specialized Power Mirror (I think that's the name), but that kind of coin on a saddle is a tough pill to swallow (unless I was unable to find a saddle that agreed with my ass, otherwise - then it's money well spent). Let us know how you get along.
Will do. I was first really considering the Power Mirror, but could not find clamp ears in 7X9 for my seat post. Trek only makes 7 X 10, and that is what the fi'zi:k requires. This one was about $200 less than the Mirror after a coupon.
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Is that what the kids call it these days?
I believe so!
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
My thing with old bikes now is like my thing with old watches - they're SO CHEAP for what you get, if you know how to work on them! But what stops me on the bikes is that my 9 bikes take up about a 7'x7'x7' cube, whereas I have at least 100 watches in 6 smallish dresser drawers, with room for more.
I can't do vintage for a drop bar bike - just a part of me that wants some level of interchangeability with my existing bikes - but I really should look at used bikes for a dapper casual ride.
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I feel ya, but I'm thinking about utility and what bikes would cover new ground, rather than cover the same ground a little differently. A fattie would get me out more in the winter and even allow me to hit some MTB trails. The casual bike gets me to the grocery store or nearby social gathering and allows me to wear my Rapha sweaters unironically.
Bingo. That I do get. I like their stuff, but the team reimbursement is such, it would be seriously silly to go out in anything but team kit at this point.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
Will do. I was first really considering the Power Mirror, but could not find clamp ears in 7X9 for my seat post. Trek only makes 7 X 10, and that is what the fi'zi:k requires. This one was about $200 less than the Mirror after a coupon.
I had the 7x9 ears - they're hard to find, but they're out there. Well, unless Trek completely changed the rotary clamp between the '19 and '20 model years.
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