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Old 01-22-22, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
another airport, I am blessed to never ever have to walk through again.
wut
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Their separation in terms of w/kg isn't that much, but the fact that Brevet is significantly heavier means that he puts out quite a bit more power; this means that some diesels will have trouble keeping up with his w/kg on the climbs, whereas some climbers may have trouble hanging on in the flats or downhills.

Anquetil has a significantly higher w/kg, but swings back the other way and is light, which makes me wonder how long I could hang on to that group ride - I should be fine on the flats and downhills, but I'd have to be feelin' my Wheaties if there's an extended climb. Actually, I did ride with Anquetil for a little bit, once - I caught them from behind, somehow. I hung around for a bit, but was ultimately on a different course and ended up splitting off at a fork in the road.

But yeah, part of me thinks that varying only the w/kg of the pace partners, while keeping the weight constant, might make the groups more evenly spaced... but it might also make them more boring and give riders fewer niches to identify with.
Thats interesting. I actually didn’t have trouble with staying ahead of brevet during the climbs. Descents and flats were harder. The flats were weird, I couldn’t figure out the correct power to stay with the group. I was either pulling ahead or getting dropped, and when I was pulling ahead I was red lining.
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It's under forever construction, and it is in the billions of dollars spent.
Temporary Inconvenience - Permanent Improvement!!
PennDOT used to put those signs up in construction zones. One time Dad and I were in Pittsburgh, about to head up I-79 to drop me off at college. I saw one of those signs near the on ramp, where there was, of course, construction.

The sign was covered in rust.
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Leaves don’t change color. They go from green to crunchy brown. No fall colour.
Hmmm. I've never lived in your climate, but we've had a few Japanese maples. My understanding was that they're green if they're not getting enough light - they ditch the red and kick in the green for more photosynthesis. All of your Japanese maples down there are green, even in good sun?
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wut

I think the largest plane that flies to KTYS is the 175, so I won’t be flying there anymore.
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Thats because the Illuminati has a secret city underneath it.

Watchout for the gargoyles as well.
Shouldn't that be "...the Illuminati HAVE a secret city..." Or do they take the corporate singular, like General Motors?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Thats interesting. I actually didn’t have trouble with staying ahead of brevet during the climbs. Descents and flats were harder. The flats were weird, I couldn’t figure out the correct power to stay with the group. I was either pulling ahead or getting dropped, and when I was pulling ahead I was red lining.
Makes sense. Your FTP a little lower than what what he runs at, but you're lighter. A big part of the downhills is just staying on top of the pedals, though. You need to get in to a tall gear before you need it on a descent, or you may find yourself madly spinning and shifting while the group pulls away.
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Hmmm. I've never lived in your climate, but we've had a few Japanese maples. My understanding was that they're green if they're not getting enough light - they ditch the red and kick in the green for more photosynthesis. All of your Japanese maples down there are green, even in good sun?
They get red in the spring.

Around here they will only survive on the east or north side of the house, or as understory plantings. South and west exposures will kill them if not shaded.

In the fall months, we usually go from hot to frost, and don’t have the weather that brings out the pretty fall colors.
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We have a normal, quasi-north climate, and our trees season normally.
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Old pic, but we in da house!

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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
They get red in the spring.

Around here they will only survive on the east or north side of the house, or as understory plantings. South and west exposures will kill them if not shaded.

In the fall months, we usually go from hot to frost, and don’t have the weather that brings out the pretty fall colors.
Well, that sounds like a bummer of combination of conditions.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
I find cadence is way too easy, but brevet is way to hard. Wish there was a goldilocks version..
That's in Watopia, right? Try Cadence in the Makuri Islands. It's a totally different experience.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
We have a normal, quasi-north climate, and our trees season normally.
Same in the actual north.

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What's on the top bar?
Storage bag, it’s coming off
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We have a normal, quasi-north climate, and our trees season normally.
Our native trees are either evergreen, or drop leaves in July/August. That's mostly the California Buckeye. After the leaves drop, their seedpods keep growing, eventually looking like a bunch of scrota hanging on a tree.

When our development was built back in 1946, the developer wanted big leafy trees like Back East, so he planted a bunch of Liquidambars. Swamp trees. Grow fast, send roots everywhere. Colorful foliage in the Fall. And they drop something every season - first there's stuff like sand, followed by little black seeds. Then the leaves. Then seedpods an inch in diameter with spikes on them, which fit PERFECTLY into a Greyhound's foot, between the main pad and the toe pads. We'd be walking along and suddenly one of the dogs would slow down and limp. There'd be a spiky ball from a Liquidambar stuck in one of their feet.

We used to have TWO of the damn things, but we got the city to let us cut one down because we were putting in new hardscaping where it was, and the other one based on our agreement to replace the old tree with one of the Approved Trees, none of which are native. That was 8 years ago and they haven't tried to make us do it. And what with droughts and such, they likely won't.
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Perhaps Liquidambar and Greyhounds co-evolved.
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Perhaps Liquidambar and Greyhounds co-evolved.
The perfect seed carrier, like birds and chiles.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
How old is the cemetery?

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Storage bag, it’s coming off
Seems like it could be handy.
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The perfect seed carrier, like birds and chiles.
Thats how Mesquite trees propagate around here. Cows eat the seeds off the trees, then they poop them out. Perfect little seed/fertilizer combo. The trees are very thorny and a huge pita.
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We didn't even reach freezing yesterday on the frozen tundra of Knox County. #LandWithOutWarmth
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This football game is making me chilly. Had to put on my hoody.
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Helpfully pointing it out, in case he didn't notice.
so unappreciative.
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This football game is making me chilly. Had to put on my hoody.
Could be a west coast NFC final.

Crazy.
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I made a couple of mistakes on that one. I didn't think I would pull it off the way things were looking after 4 guesses.

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