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jonwvara 06-25-19 10:39 AM


Originally Posted by conspiratemus1 (Post 20995260)
Outside the Hamilton Air Force Association hall in Dundas today.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...fddf949c8d.jpg

The CT-133 Silver Star (as the Canadair-built jet trainer version flown by the RCAF & RCN was designated) used a Rolls-Royce Nene engine, more powerful than the Allison used in the American original. Incredibly, (or perhaps sadly predictably when you stop to think), the postwar British Labour government had sold the Nene, blueprints and all, to the Russians, who reverse-engineered it into the powerplant that drove the MiG-15. Over North Korea, the power of the Nene gave the MiG-15 an advantage in rate of climb that made it a formidable adversary to the F-86 Sabre especially in cases where it was flown by a skilled seasoned Soviet pilot who could approach the prowess of the USAF (which included RCAF volunteers during the hostilities.) The 1800-odd Canadian-built Sabres were eventually "up-motored" with Avro Canada Orenda engines, not in time for Korea but the Korea experience gave assurance that souped-up Orenda-powered Sabres defending European airspace would be able to prevail against MiG-15s in those dangerous times. The F-86 was, and is, far and away the best-looking jet aircraft ever built, but it needed the Orenda to give it soul.

Now, for extra credit, who are the two people in the photo below? The plane is an F-86 (or CL-13 as we called them officially.) No bicycling content.
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3eaaa75cb5.jpg
If you're stumped, check out the Wikipedia page, "Canadair Sabre"

Chuck Yeager and what's-her-name--that woman who ran the bar near Edwards Air Force Base?

No, on second thought it couldn't have been her--I don't think she was a jet pilot.

jonwvara 06-25-19 10:45 AM


Originally Posted by SpeedofLite (Post 20995349)
OK, I'll play.

I snapped these photos (360 degrees) of a roundabout (aka traffic circle, rotary) in the middle of nowhere while riding cross country in 2014.
I was riding from Blythe. CA to Wickenburg, AZ that day, and I think these photos were taken on Arizona State Rd 60 East (SR60E).

Not certain if massive rapid development of the area was expected and civic planners were getting a jump on things, or if it was some payback in Congress for a vote, or whatever.
It reminded me of the Blazing Saddles scene in which the good guys placed a toll booth in the middle of the desert to delay the arrival of a gang of bad guys.
Maybe now that it's 5 years later, the roundabout there makes more sense than it did then.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XUCdDJwvaP...rg,+AZ+009.jpg






I remember that place! Rode by it while doing the Southern Tier in 2017.

Man, you rode from Blythe to Wickenburg in one day? That's quite a haul.

xiaoman1 06-25-19 12:39 PM


Originally Posted by jonwvara (Post 20996404)
I remember that place! Rode by it while doing the Southern Tier in 2017.

Man, you rode from Blythe to Wickenburg in one day? That's quite a haul.

Great Artistic Photos!
Ben

xiaoman1 06-25-19 12:45 PM


Originally Posted by SpeedofLite (Post 20995349)
OK, I'll play.

I snapped these photos (360 degrees) of a roundabout (aka traffic circle, rotary) in the middle of nowhere while riding cross country in 2014.
I was riding from Blythe. CA to Wickenburg, AZ that day, and I think these photos were taken on Arizona State Rd 60 East (SR60E).

Not certain if massive rapid development of the area was expected and civic planners were getting a jump on things, or if it was some payback in Congress for a vote, or whatever.
It reminded me of the Blazing Saddles scene in which the good guys placed a toll booth in the middle of the desert to delay the arrival of a gang of bad guys.
Maybe now that it's 5 years later, the roundabout there makes more sense than it did then.



http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XUCdDJwvaP...rg,+AZ+009.jpg










SOL,
I meant to give you credit for the artistic eye, not Jonwvara...but I guess you can share, I am sure Jonwvara won't mind. :)
Best, Ben

dgodave 06-25-19 12:48 PM

While riding a remote mountain road between Taketa and Takachiho, Japan:

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ec9e4a42e1.jpg

mgopack42 06-25-19 01:11 PM

Random carving in the woods, along the road near Asolo Italy.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ea70ffae66.jpg

SpeedofLite 06-25-19 01:42 PM


Originally Posted by jonwvara (Post 20996404)
I remember that place! Rode by it while doing the Southern Tier in 2017.

Man, you rode from Blythe to Wickenburg in one day? That's quite a haul.

Yeah. I wrote a blog about the trip, so "remembering" details is easy. :)

We rode 116 miles that day, most of it uphill and about half of it on damaged rutted roadways.
The temperature peaked at 107F.
One of my 10 hardest days on a bike.






jonwvara 06-25-19 02:02 PM


Originally Posted by SpeedofLite (Post 20996712)
Yeah. I wrote a blog about the trip, so "remembering" details is easy. :)

We rode 116 miles that day, most of it uphill and about half of it on damaged rutted roadways.
The temperature peaked at 107F.
One of my 10 hardest days on a bike.





Yes, that would meet my standard for "quite a haul." They must have repaved soon after you went thrugh, because I remember that stretch as pretty good. From Globe to Pima, on the other hand, was really rough.

jonwvara 06-25-19 02:30 PM


Originally Posted by xiaoman1 (Post 20996631)
SOL,
I meant to give you credit for the artistic eye, not Jonwvara...but I guess you can share, I am sure Jonwvara won't mind. :)
Best, Ben

Yes, happy to share the credit that rightfully belongs to others--that's how I roll.

trailangel 06-25-19 02:39 PM


Originally Posted by Slightspeed (Post 20991900)
The weirdest thing I've seen on a ride was a guy towing a full size fiberglass rhinoceros on the bike path north of Ventura, CA. He was towing this critter southbound down the whole west coast to raise awareness to protect the rhinos. Funny thing is that a friend in Seattle saw the same guy on a bike path up there, a few weeks earlier and sent me a picture. I made a donation, and posed for a picture.
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1b3e0fe0a7.jpg

I've seen this guy a couple of times on PCH around Malibu. He's been doing it for years.

xiaoman1 06-25-19 02:42 PM


Originally Posted by jonwvara (Post 20996788)
Yes, happy to share the credit that rightfully belongs to others--that's how I roll.

Roll on :lol:

hay 06-25-19 03:35 PM

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...55e71c1ec8.jpg
public disply of falconry.

Bad Lag 06-25-19 03:43 PM


Originally Posted by iab (Post 20991913)
A jet. Middle of nowhere. Farm 013 by iabisdb, on Flickr

F-86, my favorite jet of all time!

RobbieTunes 06-25-19 06:14 PM

I believe that one may be the F-84? predecessor to the F86. Not sure, and I'm not looking it up.

Originally Posted by sdn40 (Post 20991998)
You are correct. They are everywhere. Even though I'm sure I've see the one above, there is also this one 35 miles south of me.

http://www.warbirdregistry.org/jetre...6-515938-1.jpg


iab 06-25-19 06:55 PM

Some old church. :innocent:

https://live.staticflickr.com/4704/3...a1cb5e87_h.jpg
Ghisallo 063 by iabisdb, on Flickr

iab 06-25-19 07:26 PM

Snow. On April 28. So wrong.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...1ba62f53_h.jpg
Spring Classic 14 by iabisdb, on Flickr

Hudson308 06-25-19 07:43 PM

Eldorado Hilton
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c81c3d600c.jpg

Stegasaurus on a stick
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...eebcc7ad74.jpg

nesteel 06-25-19 07:47 PM


Originally Posted by RobbieTunes (Post 20997098)
I believe that one may be the F-84? predecessor to the F86. Not sure, and I'm not looking it up.

F-86D, affectionately know as the Dog Sabre.

stardognine 06-25-19 08:39 PM


Originally Posted by jonwvara (Post 20996404)
I remember that place! Rode by it while doing the Southern Tier in 2017.

Man, you rode from Blythe to Wickenburg in one day? That's quite a haul.

I remember that place too, lol. 😁 They just put in a couple/few more, going towards Chino Valley from Prescott. Right near that one airport, where the Circle K is considered big business. At least if you like coffee. 🙄😁

noglider 06-26-19 11:59 AM


Originally Posted by gugie (Post 20991830)
Post your oddities seen out riding.

I live in New York, so oddities are par for the course. We roll our eyes at stuff that makes everyone else's mouth hang open. But that doesn't mean we are not amazed. Let me see if I can dig up some pictures.

noglider 06-26-19 12:01 PM

Well, this isn't in New York. We were in Hungary three weeks ago. In the countryside, they have storks who build nests on top of utility poles. I hope you can get an idea of how big the nest and bird are. I'm told the storks migrate from Africa.

https://ridewithgps.com/photos/5405549/large.jpg

Phil_gretz 06-26-19 12:03 PM


Originally Posted by gugie (Post 20991830)
Saw this out on the Fanno Creek Trail near my home.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...43e78d9866.jpg

After partying non-stop for two weeks celebrating the Blues first ever Stanley Cup victory, Fozzie Bear finally collapsed along the MUP from acute alcohol poisoning. He was revived by paramedics and is listed in stable condition at a nearby hospital.


Captioned...

Salamandrine 06-26-19 12:04 PM


Originally Posted by RobbieTunes (Post 20997098)
I believe that one may be the F-84? predecessor to the F86. Not sure, and I'm not looking it up.

I'm enough of a geek to know. It's an F86D, a later variant with a radome in the nose.

noglider 06-26-19 12:09 PM


Originally Posted by iab (Post 20997144)

That's not some random church. That's the shrine to Madonna del Ghisallo, the patron saint of cyclists.

gugie 06-26-19 12:13 PM


Originally Posted by noglider (Post 20998307)
I live in New York, so oddities are par for the course. We roll our eyes at stuff that makes everyone else's mouth hang open. But that doesn't mean we are not amazed. Let me see if I can dig up some pictures.

Yeah, I guess it's a sliding scale!

Please use some self-censorship and consider mid-western values before posting...

:innocent:


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