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Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 06-14-22, 06:06 PM
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Old 06-14-22, 06:08 PM
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where the wahoo?
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Old 06-14-22, 06:08 PM
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Is that the race whip?
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Yup. That’s the ride. We are in Portsmouth RI.
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Road damage causes so much financial damage, I have always wondered why humanity who is close to quantum computing can't figure out a way to drastically reduce the occurrence of road damage. We even know why it happens.

Maybe it just isn't possible.
Here in the Los Angeles area it's really a mixed bag. Some areas have beautiful road surfaces while many others are terrible. Some major roads are broken and full of holes with big chunks of asphalt bouncing around. Some of this may be due to roads which were built as residential have become carriers of tens of thousands of cars and trucks.

A lot of the older areas have roads made of concrete. These roads can be some of the worst with sharp edged and heaves and huge cracks. This is earthquake country, after all.

It costs a lot to fix roads and we have a lot of roads that need fixing.
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Ha! No, I met him once at Indian Dunes. He was with Wolfman Webb and he was friendly and funny and willing to chat about anything. I enjoyed his writing in Dirt Bike and Modern Cycle before that. A guy I met on the Forum told me Rondo Talbot was one Rick's pen names.
When I raced Motocross, I lined up with Jody Weisel a few times. I didn't talk to him, though.
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Old 06-14-22, 06:47 PM
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Purdy yacht!
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Old 06-14-22, 06:49 PM
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Yup. That’s the ride. We are in Portsmouth RI.
You rollin with the canvas?

Not very aero. 😜
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Old 06-14-22, 06:55 PM
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You rollin with the canvas?

Not very aero. 😜
dodgers only.
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Old 06-14-22, 07:14 PM
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Nice. Is that the boat that looks C&V but is a modern race boat underneath?
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Old 06-14-22, 07:24 PM
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Boat name again?
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Old 06-14-22, 08:00 PM
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What??? Where is this coming from?

The problem in north and central Texas is that the soils are predominantly clay. During wet months it absorbs water and expands. Then in dry months it contracts to the point of large cracks developing. Those cracks pass through to whatever is on top of the soil.

Putting more sand or gravel between the dirt and paved surface does not really help because then the base is not stable. Buildings are built on engineered slab foundations that include piers where appropriate. The piers either bottom on rock, or they are drilled deep with bell shaped bottoms (in this case they depend on friction so as not to move up and down). It all works well if designed and maintained properly.

People run into issues with their foundations when the soil around it is not kept uniformly moist throughout the year. You simply cannot let it dry out in the summer. That’s why irrigation systems and well-designed drain systems are so important.

We have had zero foundation issues in 14 years in our current place, and no issues with our pool deck or pool she’ll. The foundation is rock solid. We also make sure soil moisture levels are maintained as much as possible. That requires maintaining the landscape so the plants don’t suck all the water out of the soils around the foundation.

The soils do suck, but they can be managed.
Maybe there, but in Austin this is what I've been told by a vast array of independent people over the years. Do you have the same thin soil over limestone, which is I think the issue there?
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Old 06-14-22, 08:04 PM
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When I raced Motocross, I lined up with Jody Weisel a few times. I didn't talk to him, though.
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.
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Old 06-14-22, 08:14 PM
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The power is out for the second time today, for no reason.

It’s like I have been transported to DumbDumb Land SW, where they have seams in the road
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Old 06-14-22, 08:15 PM
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The power is out for the second time today, for no reason.

It’s like I have been transported to DumbDumb Land SW, where they have seams in the road
I have driven through your state. Your roads are worse.
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Maybe there, but in Austin this is what I've been told by a vast array of independent people over the years. Do you have the same thin soil over limestone, which is I think the issue there?
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.
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Nice. Is that the boat that looks C&V but is a modern race boat underneath?
Yep! Underneath and in the air. Wolf in sheep’s clothing.
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Old 06-14-22, 09:19 PM
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Weird. They were showing so much in stock at the time. I blame abshipp , of course.
45X, huh? Well isn't that the exact size I have in my house right now

When I ordered it showed 4 in stock, and they appeared to ship from HK, may explain some communication/inventory delays. I didn't get a ship notification for about a week after my order.

That's super frustrating that you and Trsnrtr aren't getting yours
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Old 06-14-22, 09:30 PM
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Speaking of white road shoes, I need another pair because my new pair are no longer white.
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Here in the Los Angeles area it's really a mixed bag. Some areas have beautiful road surfaces while many others are terrible. Some major roads are broken and full of holes with big chunks of asphalt bouncing around. Some of this may be due to roads which were built as residential have become carriers of tens of thousands of cars and trucks.

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It costs a lot to fix roads and we have a lot of roads that need fixing.
That is exactly my point. Invest in research to prevent roads needing fixing. Because that will save a huge amount of money down the line.

So likely is that it isn't possible givennature (freeze and thaw in the north that messes up the road, earthquake as you describe it that breaks it, some mentioned poor soil underneath the roads in Texas).
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The power is out for the second time today, for no reason.

It’s like I have been transported to DumbDumb Land SW, where they have seams in the road
Just because you don't know the reason doesn't mean there isn't one. You should call the power company and demand answers.
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