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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 01-20-22, 02:38 PM
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I think I am going to make Hassenpfeffer next weekend. Never had it. The recipe I have calls for at lest 48 hours of marinating.
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Hey, I dont want you to hear the burden and I dont have all the answers, but we, as a society, are doing expensive, politically difficult, and inefficient things all over the place. This is, at least, an effective approach.
I'm not disagreeing with the concept. I would hope that would be the types of things addressed by the "Build Back Better" and other plans. I'm just saying that you cannot put the burden of "the common good" on the shoulders of the private business sector. It's getting damn hard to run a private business these days and keep it profitable at some level. If you start throwing "common good" costs onto the pile, you'll just start seeing them close. I don't know too many people who want to work at a loss or for free for very long.

I also don't think the burden of pandemics and the likes should be put on the shoulders of the medical community, especially when that burden results from people pontificating about their "personal rights." I'm a big believer in natural consequences and that there doesn't always have to be a safety net to protect people from their poor decisions.

Interesting fact: Did you know that almost 85% of small business owners make less than $100k per year?
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Originally Posted by Eric F View Post
Those that get it fall into the "old" and "old AF" categories, I believe.
Guilty AF.

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"Old as dirt", also.
Guilty as well.

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I approve. I am running an iPhone 8 while the rest of my family, I believe are on the 6 or 6s.

You can likely get a battery replaced at one of those ifixit kiosks for $50-75.
Wow! That's borderline spouse and child abuse.
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Yes. Actually, the STATE (PENN-DOT) takes care of the major roads but the minor roads are handled by the townships which are fairly small. So even though work is only 8 miles from home, I go through 3 different towns/townships for work.
Standard U.S. townships are 6 miles x 6 miles. Of course, there are non-standard townships generally due to terrain.

Anyway, in Illinois, IDOT handles State and Federal Highways, Counties handle County highways, Cities handle their own unless it's a State route, and lastly, Townships handle the vast majority of rural roads.
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Your knowledge of the state of cycling has been shown to be suspect, at best. Got any other, more reputable sources?
I've got my ear to the road/MUP (but not gravel), mister!
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People here don't get it.
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Yankees hired a woman to manage one of its minor league teams: Rachel Balkovec Becomes First Female Manager In Professional Baseball (msn.com)

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I've got my ear to the road/MUP (but not gravel), mister!
Admitting that you're ignoring the fastest growing road cycling segments is supposed to convince me that you're on top of things?
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Standard U.S. townships are 6 miles x 6 miles. Of course, there are non-standard townships generally due to terrain.

Anyway, in Illinois, IDOT handles State and Federal Highways, Counties handle County highways, Cities handle their own unless it's a State route, and lastly, Townships handle the vast majority of rural roads.
Someone told me that if a road has a double-yellow line that it's maintained by the state, while those without a double yellow line are maintained by the township. I know you are not in my state, but does that sound right or is it an old wives' tale??
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Someone told me that if a road has a double-yellow line that it's maintained by the state, while those without a double yellow line are maintained by the township. I know you are not in my state, but does that sound right or is it an old wives' tale??
Double yellow means do not pass.

Now sure how it would work if it also had a maintenance meaning.
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Those that get it fall into the "old" and "old AF" categories, I believe.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Someone told me that if a road has a double-yellow line that it's maintained by the state, while those without a double yellow line are maintained by the township. I know you are not in my state, but does that sound right or is it an old wives' tale??
I've heard that said but that is not standard striping and doubtful that it applies to PA, either. Pavement markings, signage, etc. in the US are governed by the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices as any tort lawyer who handles traffic accidents knows word for word better than most highway engineers. Take my word for it.

Anyway, the MUTCD is followed religiously as far as I know. It would be chaos for out of state drivers if states did what they wanted.

BTW, I don't think TN uses township government but I'm not sure.
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Admitting that you're ignoring the fastest growing road cycling segments is supposed to convince me that you're on top of things?
But it he puts his ear to the ground on a gravel road, it will get dirty.
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Double yellow means do not pass.

Now sure how it would work if it also had a maintenance meaning.
I don't know how there could be any other meaning. In Illinois and I'm sure elsewhere, low volume roads often have no striping of any kind.
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In a thrifty move perhaps only you will appreciate, I'm not paying $1,000 for a phone. "F that noise," to quote a drug user here.

I'm getting an ancient one which still should have two or so years of life. May require an eventual battery replacement.
You don't need to spend a grand for a phone, not at all. If you'd leave the house every now and then you'd know that.

Now if you're trying to duck spending a few hundred, well good luck with that.

Oh wait, you were using a Blackberry until last week weren't you?
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Yankees hired a woman to manage one of its minor league teams: Rachel Balkovec Becomes First Female Manager In Professional Baseball (msn.com)

Pretty cool!
It's A-ball, and it's unlikely that there is a realistic path for her to get to the MLB level as a Manager...but it's a start. In 2020, the Cubs hired Rachel Folden as a hitting coach, the first female on-field coach in pro baseball. We're also continuing to see an increase in females on the broadcast/analysis side of the game. I'm a fan.

The old-school attitude that you have to play at a high level to be able to coach at a high level continues to be challenged. Another example is the Dodger's hitting coach, Robert Von Scoyoc - a young guy whose playing peak was being mediocre in HS. He became a student of the swing, learned from some of the most respected hitting coaches in the same, and helped JD Martinez rebuild his swing into what we see today.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I've got my ear to the road/MUP (but not gravel), mister!
That's the spirit.

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Admitting that you're ignoring the fastest growing road cycling segments is supposed to convince me that you're on top of things?
You say that like it's a good thing. More likely folks are just bored with riding on paved surfaces, next thing you know everyone except Vol and I will be flocking to riding in the mud. Some do that already, I hear.
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Someone told me that if a road has a double-yellow line that it's maintained by the state, while those without a double yellow line are maintained by the township. I know you are not in my state, but does that sound right or is it an old wives' tale??
State roads that are not marked as state highways will sometimes have little white signs along the side that read SR and then the road number along with some sort of location code Im not sure I understand.
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i watched johnny when he was still on the air. How many (current, regular) addicts are younger than me (45 - egads!)? Bam and abshipp, but i'm not sure of anyone else.
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I used to love that bit. That was before some of youz time, though.
Carnac the Magnificent. The action between Johnny and Ed was usually funnier than the jokes.
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Yes. Actually, the STATE (PENN-DOT) takes care of the major roads but the minor roads are handled by the townships which are fairly small. So even though work is only 8 miles from home, I go through 3 different towns/townships for work.
When I used to go to the office 15 miles away I went through the towns of:
Malta, Clifton Park, Halfmoon, Colonie and Niskayuna
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You say that like it's a good thing. More likely folks are just bored with riding on paved surfaces, next thing you know everyone except Vol and I will be flocking to riding in the mud. Some do that already, I hear.
Aligning yourself with VV. Oh, how the mighty have fallen.
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I'm not riding in mud either, but I'm not aligning with VV. I'm not that new here.
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The old-school attitude that you have to play at a high level to be able to coach at a high level continues to be challenged. Another example is the Dodger's hitting coach, Robert Von Scoyoc - a young guy whose playing peak was being mediocre in HS. He became a student of the swing, learned from some of the most respected hitting coaches in the same, and helped JD Martinez rebuild his swing into what we see today.
I've always found credence in the old expression "It takes a chump to make a champ". Superstars don't make good coaches. Other than Lenny Wilkins, I can't think of another instance, in any sport, where a superstar became a championship calibre coach.
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Aligning yourself with VV. Oh, how the mighty have fallen.
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I'm not riding in mud either, but I'm not aligning with VV. I'm not that new here.
Well, I have been drinking the strong stuff lately, that might explain it.
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