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Old 04-30-22, 01:17 PM
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I can't even think how you would do this:


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Originally Posted by Aardwolf
I can't even think how you would do this:


Piece of cake!
Step 1: start your turn early and sharp.
step 2: wedge the bollard under the frame
Step 3: lose road contact in that side, resulting in complete loss of traction as the differential throws all the torque to the wheels with the least resistance.

If the bollard was modern, the vehicle would have a crushed left side door to the center pillar instead.
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Old 05-02-22, 03:23 AM
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Look for "cars vs rising bollards" on that video site.
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Old 05-02-22, 03:45 AM
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Rising bollard I could understand
Somehow he/she has managed to lift the car up about 2 feet and park it on top of a fixed bollard.
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Originally Posted by Aardwolf
I can't even think how you would do this:
Dollars to do nuts, this was the result of (a) alcohol), (b) a cell phone or (c) both.
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Originally Posted by Aardwolf
I can't even think how you would do this:
Dollars to donuts, this was the result of (a) alcohol, (b) a cell phone or (c) both. My vote is for (c).
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Originally Posted by bikingshearer
Dollars to donuts, this was the result of (a) alcohol), (b) a cell phone or (c) both.
What does a donut cost these days? I wouldn't know, because I only eat healthy foods. But I'm guessing that a dollars-to-donuts bet is pretty much at par now.

I will add that I once rode a bike directly into a bollard while squinting at a trailside sign. Luckily, I was hurt in pride only.
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Took my Legnano Condorino out for a quick spin to see if all was well. It was brilliant! Shifts well, stops marginally (needs Kool Stops) and the seat needed a slight adjustment. I saw landscape guys doing their thing, my allergies went into overdrive, I went home. So much for seeing stuff. 🤧
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Old 05-09-22, 04:19 PM
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Pictures from N.Y. 5 Borough

Statue of Liberty, Freedom Tower. Just some of what I saw on the May 1st 5 Borough Tour. I grew up in Brooklyn, later Long Island, now live in N.C. so it was a real thrill on those roads!


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Originally Posted by jonwvara
What does a donut cost these days? I wouldn't know, because I only eat healthy foods. But I'm guessing that a dollars-to-donuts bet is pretty much at par now.
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for a lovely handmade donut here in the middle of Illinois, the cost is a bit over $1, so the dollar to donut ratio is close to 0.95 or so (edit: oops. that should be 1.05). Still a good value, and a nice treat during a long ride..
The photo was taken last December, hence the Christmas themed sprinkles.



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Old 05-15-22, 04:01 PM
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Came across Nuffield Man today. Nuffield was William Morris' tractor brand.

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Old 05-15-22, 05:27 PM
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Old 05-15-22, 06:43 PM
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Gopher didn't make it? Nice King.
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Old 05-15-22, 06:45 PM
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Gopher didn't make it? Nice King.
Yep.
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Pretty sure there's a dead guy in here.... Spotted roadside in Falmouth, Maine. Or maybe I've just been reading too much Steven King.
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Old 05-17-22, 09:06 AM
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I've no idea what this is, very cute though.
Wondering what the pedal at the back is for since there's no way of putting a foot on it while seated.

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Kick start.
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Old 05-17-22, 09:52 AM
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Kick start.
Doh, almost certainly
It's probably a bit too small to have an electric starter.
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Originally Posted by Straightblock
Orange blossoms along Avenue 10 near Road 38, Madera County.

My brother lives pretty close to there. Road/Avenue grid system in Madera County makes directions unnecessary.
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Saw this gorgeous '55 Chevy in Bethany Beach, De this afternoon. The interior was just as sweet. A true Classic & Vintage.
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I'd guess a brake pedal for the rear drum, hand activated by the seated rider.
Originally Posted by Aardwolf
Wondering what the pedal at the back is for since there's no way of putting a foot on it while seated.

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Sandy Creek Covered Bridge, a scenic stop on Sunday's ride near High Ridge, Missouri (south edge of St. Louis).
The route was recommended to me by the folks at Billy Goat Cycles on Manchester road, which is much appreciated!
I've got a RideWithGPS route created if anyone is interested.



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