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Old 02-24-22, 10:45 AM
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I can ride 45mph…

if you round:


"I've developed a novel propulsion system powered by loss of precision in unit conversion."
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Old 02-24-22, 10:59 AM
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wonder if she was impressed
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
wonder if she was impressed
that's what the strava PR stats are for.
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With this new design of speedometer I find it easy to go 45mph (or thereabouts)

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Originally Posted by ted_major View Post
if you round:


"I've developed a novel propulsion system powered by loss of precision in unit conversion."

Please credit the creator of this, and if it's you, take a bow.
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Old 02-24-22, 01:51 PM
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https://xkcd.com/2585/



This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 License.

This means you're free to copy and share these comics (but not to sell them). More details.

This means that you are free to copy and reuse any of my drawings (noncommercially) as long as you tell people where they're from.
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Originally Posted by Polaris OBark View Post

That guy is funny, but for some reason I always forget about him.

BTW, the OP cartoon can double as an intro to chaos theory.
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Old 02-24-22, 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
Please credit the creator of this, and if it's you, take a bow.
Nope, not mine. It's by Randall Munroe of XKCD. (The image links to the source.)
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Old 02-24-22, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by ted_major View Post
if you round:
"I've developed a novel propulsion system powered by loss of precision in unit conversion."
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Old 02-24-22, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
That guy is funny, but for some reason I always forget about him.

BTW, the OP cartoon can double as an intro to chaos theory.
He lives around the corner.

p.s. Little known fact. Dilithium alone propels a starship at 1 furlong/fortnight. Warp drive is rounding.
"Cap'n, we can't round anymore, she'll tear herself apart!"

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Old 02-25-22, 03:02 AM
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Originally Posted by mr_bill View Post
He lives around the corner.

p.s. Little known fact. Dilithium alone propels a starship at 1 furlong/fortnight. Warp drive is rounding.
"Cap'n, we can't round anymore, she'll tear herself apart!"

-mr. bill
According to J. Michael Straczynsk, space ships in a TV series travel at the speed of plot.
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Old 02-25-22, 03:36 AM
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Well done 👊 i done a video the other day me nearly hitting 60mph on a MTB 180 rpm and over took a car cant post links yet as i am new here
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Originally Posted by ted_major View Post
if you round:


"I've developed a novel propulsion system powered by loss of precision in unit conversion."
Who needs all that gyration? We have the Internet! My average speed is whatever I say it is and you can't prove me wrong!
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Old 02-25-22, 10:41 AM
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Meh, that’s barely 7.5E-10 parsecs/fortnight (rounding up).
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
BTW, the OP cartoon can double as an intro to chaos theory.
That's right. Tiny changes at the input can be amplified through multiple steps to result in huge differences, like the butterfly in China causing a Caribbean hurricane.
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Originally Posted by Broctoon View Post
That's right. Tiny changes at the input can be amplified through multiple steps to result in huge differences, like the butterfly in China causing a Caribbean hurricane.
Leaving us all to still wonder how Dr. Malcom gets paid
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Originally Posted by ted_major View Post
if you round:


"I've developed a novel propulsion system powered by loss of precision in unit conversion."
I actually did ride 42 mph on flat ground. But I had one hell of a tailwind pushing though a valley where Carnegie Park is. I was also spinning like you couldn't imagine. It took me several minutes to loosen up enough to spin that fast. The reading was on the Garmin
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Originally Posted by RiceAWay View Post
I actually did ride 42 mph on flat ground. But I had one hell of a tailwind pushing though a valley where Carnegie Park is. I was also spinning like you couldn't imagine. It took me several minutes to loosen up enough to spin that fast. The reading was on the Garmin
Only a little more rounding needed.
'one hell of a tailwind' and 'spinning like you couldn't imagine' are just the precision needed to jump to the 2nd level of rounding! Go for 60 on a 'notso steep' descent.
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I nearly hit 60mph doing 180 rpm on a MTB down the tumble in south wales and over took a car on a flatish part

Watch the gopro video showing the descent and garmin its called

The Tumble Descent on a MTB
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I can’t ride 55
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Originally Posted by ted_major View Post
if you round:


"I've developed a novel propulsion system powered by loss of precision in unit conversion."
It is funny unless you have worked with an engineer who did that kind of crap!
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I don't have to cheat. My SA XL-RD5w heavyweight went 46 mph on a medium slope hill with a tailwind.
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Old 02-28-22, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by RiceAWay View Post
I actually did ride 42 mph on flat ground. But I had one hell of a tailwind pushing though a valley where Carnegie Park is. I was also spinning like you couldn't imagine. It took me several minutes to loosen up enough to spin that fast. The reading was on the Garmin
Strava link or it didn't happen. /s

I once did 31 mph on the flats with a 25 mph tailwind I'm guessing. The weirdest part is that I was going relatively fast for the flats, and with a semi-vigorous 360 - 380w effort, but because there was practically no wind going across my ears (because I was moving at the same speed as the wind around me), that there was this odd serene silence. I mean I guess this occurs any time your forward speed matches the tailwind speed, but the silence I experienced was much more obvious due to the more intense speed. Sort of like (but not really like) watching the ISS astronauts doing space walks while travelling 17,500 mph (10x faster than a bullet), yet everything looks so calm and windless (yes, I know that's because there's no air in space, and this is an apples/oranges comparison).

Anyone else ever experience this fast-moving-tailwind-silence phenomenon?


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