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Old 06-15-22, 07:13 AM
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pic of the back - can't find pic of the front
Radical RXC

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radical_RXC
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Old 06-15-22, 07:14 AM
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And as a result I'm just now finishing my first cuppa. That was rough hour and a half. Been awhile.
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super congested today. Sigh.
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Train just left St. Albans right on time.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
I never met him but some of his writing was good. Back in the 80s Zapata Espinoza was racing MX and writing in to MX Action magazine. I guess he connected with those guys and became editor of some of their magazines, including Road Bike Action, which is where he is now.

I met him out on the road bike. He was friendly enough but wanted to go more than he wanted to chat. Some of my friends have ridden road bikes with him. That's the extent of my interactions with the Hi-Torque guys.
early 80's - Mt Morris (High Point Raceway)

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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Train just left St. Albans right on time.
Amtrak? Seems unlikely
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Old 06-15-22, 07:32 AM
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Boat name again?
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In a lot of ways much the same: https://www.douglasfoundationrepair....undations.html

When you get into the hills it gets different since you have areas of very stable limestone with pockets of unstable clay. That presents some foundation engineering issues.

The problem is that a lot of volume builders will throw a slab foundation down that is only supported with grade beams. It usually takes piers to have a stable slab. Piers are expensive.
So yeah, similarly, building roads cheaply results in them falling apart without freeze/ thaw cycles.

Though of course, we do get freeze/ thaw cycles in Texas, as you know. So there's that too.
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Old 06-15-22, 07:35 AM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 View Post
I had blood drawn this morning. An older woman ahead of me signed her name with her thumbprint. Not at all uncommon here.
#differentworlds
I believe it was the old Moby Dick movie in which I first saw a man signing by "making his mark" (an X) on the contract. That one took some explaining as I was about 5 at the time and able to write my name...
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Speaking of white road shoes, I need another pair because my new pair are no longer white.
back in the day went with silver instead of black or white (or blue or whatever)

outstanding shoe
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
super congested today. Sigh.
My sister and her husband had pure head cold symptoms. Couldn't breathe for a week. Major sinus headaches. I had only cold symptoms and a terrible sore throat for three nights. And fatigue. Lots of fatigue.
Hang in there. Don't do damage with impatience.
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Old 06-15-22, 07:40 AM
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For our owner, we would need one from the Colorado School of Mines. He’s the black sheep of a prominent RI Quaker family, didn’t go to Brown, made it big in the oil patch, and comes off like an edgy, non-teatotalling, GWB.
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For our owner, we would need one from the Colorado School of Mines. He’s the black sheep of a prominent RI Quaker family, didn’t go to Brown, made it big in the oil patch, and comes off like an edgy, non-teatotalling, GWB.
Always good to see the black sheep make the big time.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 View Post
My sister and her husband had pure head cold symptoms. Couldn't breathe for a week. Major sinus headaches. I had only cold symptoms and a terrible sore throat for three nights. And fatigue. Lots of fatigue.
Hang in there. Don't do damage with impatience.

Yesterday I literally felt fine. Not even fatigue, today it feels like everything is starting over.
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back in the day went with silver instead of black or white (or blue or whatever)

outstanding shoe
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Actually only ended up with white because when I bought the madone, we realized my current shoe was too big. The XXX white in maroon was on sale, and the price was too good not to get it. Some point I would like a white shoe just for racing, for everyday riding I am not that vain.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
So yeah, similarly, building roads cheaply results in them falling apart without freeze/ thaw cycles.

Though of course, we do get freeze/ thaw cycles in Texas, as you know. So there's that too.
Lots of factors at play:

Environmental issues - freeze/thaw, thermal expansion, snow and ice treatment (salt, which breaks down pavement and corrodes the reinforcing steel), etc.

Truck and vehicular traffic - the heavier the vehicle and the more dense the traffic, the more wear and tear. An 18-wheeler stresses the surface more than 6,000 times as much as the average car. If the truck is overloaded by just 10%, the road stress increases by 46%.

Money - US interstates are built to last about 20 years whereas roads in some European countries are built to last 40 years. Thicker concrete can prolong life, but it is very expensive in terms of materials, labor, etc. Asphalt is cheaper than concrete, but concrete is much harder and more expensive to repair. To put it in perspective, the twelve foot wide bike path they are building between Dallas and Fort Worth is currently costing about $1 million per mile. Actual roads are many multiples of that.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Actually only ended up with white because when I bought the madone, we realized my current shoe was too big. The XXX white in maroon was on sale, and the price was too good not to get it. Some point I would like a white shoe just for racing, for everyday riding I am not that vain.
You need these for your racing -



Let 'em know you are there.
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Originally Posted by t2p View Post



early 80's - Mt Morris (High Point Raceway)

guess the rider
Guessing Kent Howerton.
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You need these for your racing -



Let 'em know you are there.
I'm gonna get a dual BOA on my next shoe. I'd be all over that if it was CX/XC style.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
You need these for your racing -



Let 'em know you are there.
I loved those when they were released. It's too bad that I have particular feet. It's also too bad the fun, snazzy shoes are always $$$.
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You need these for your racing -



Let 'em know you are there.

eh, I didn’t particularly care for these.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I'm gonna get a dual BOA on my next shoe. I'd be all over that if it was CX/XC style.
Dual boa is the way to go. I have a pair with duals and a pair with a single. I reach for the duals virtually all the time.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Amtrak? Seems unlikely
Yes. The train originated there, and the lines it uses in the state are not that busy with freight. Supposed to arrive in Brattleboro at 12:59. We shall see.
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Dual boa is the way to go. I have a pair with duals and a pair with a single. I reach for the duals virtually all the time.
I don't have boas, but I do have one pair with two different ratchet systems plus velcro for the toe box, and and another with one ratchet and two velcro straps. The former is much preferable. I can tighten the on the fly without looking, like before a climb.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Yes. The train originated there, and the lines it uses in the state are not that busy with freight. Supposed to arrive in Brattleboro at 12:59. We shall see.
The train that goes to Morrow is a mile upon its way.
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