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BillyD 10-01-18 08:58 PM

Addiction LXXII
 
The Holiday season has officially begun.

http://i.imgur.com/JCeAEOQ.jpg

Velo Vol 10-01-18 09:05 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 20595618)
The Holiday season has officially begun.

Nope.

LAJ 10-01-18 09:06 PM

:thumb:

gnome 10-01-18 10:24 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 20595625)
Nope.

correct.

Rowan 10-01-18 11:19 PM

Howdy all.

rpenmanparker 10-02-18 12:00 AM

Not keeping up with you guys the last few days, but I have a funny thought to share. Although we have a house for 10 days in a small village NW of Nice, we spent last night Bandol area to taste Provencale wine yesterday and today. Stayed in a boutique hotel. The bathroom reminded me that all meanings of the term “French shower” are funny.

Deal4Fuji 10-02-18 12:33 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 20595618)
The Holiday season has officially begun.

http://i.imgur.com/JCeAEOQ.jpg


https://www.bikeforums.net/foo/97456...halloween.html

Velo Vol 10-02-18 02:05 AM

Egun on @rpenmanparker.

datlas 10-02-18 05:25 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 20595618)
The Holiday season has officially begun.

http://i.imgur.com/JCeAEOQ.jpg

Should I be askeered??

What's this thread about?

indyfabz 10-02-18 05:30 AM

The tour of the LIRR extension was neat, although I had the wrong idea of the project. It will extend the LIRR from Queens to Grand Central via a currently unused tunnel under the East River that was built decades ago when a subway tunnel was built. When completed, it will take passengers 9 min. to get from the platforms to street level. One of the escalator rides alone will take 2 min. At this phase, there are about 1,200 workers on site deep below GCT. About 30 seemed to be actually doing work. :D

MTA | Capital Programs East Side Access

Completion now scheduled for 2022. New estimated cost of over $11 billion.

indyfabz 10-02-18 06:13 AM

And it's new touring/commuting wheels day!

datlas 10-02-18 06:21 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 20595900)
And it's new touring/commuting wheels day!

Pics?

WhyFi 10-02-18 06:25 AM

So this is the new hotness?

Velo Vol 10-02-18 06:51 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 20595867)
Completion now scheduled for 2022. New estimated cost of over $11 billion.

For a project where the tunnel is already built?

SMH.

The Chinese would do this in half the time at half the cost.

indyfabz 10-02-18 07:17 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 20595931)
For a project where the tunnel is already built?

SMH.

The Chinese would do this in half the time at half the cost.

Take it to P&R.

indyfabz 10-02-18 07:19 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 20595907)
Pics?

Pump your brakes, doc. Taking the bike to the shop for the switch after lunch and will likely pick it up after work.

LAJ 10-02-18 07:31 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 20595960)
The East River Tunnel was only part of it. They had to tunnel under Manhattan to reach GCT. Two giant caverns deep underground that will each hold two levels of tracks. We had to walk down to the platform levels and back up. There were 17 landings on the stairway. Plus, construction came to a halt at one point for various political and funding reasons. You have to see the scope of this project to understand it. It even involves constructing access to new office buildings that haven't even been built yet. A couple of existing buildings are going to be razed and replaced, so they have to try to coordinate with the building designers to solve engineering issues that are unknown.

One really interesting issue is what sort of technology features should be built in. The MTA has actually been having discussions with people like Apple and Google to anticipate what technology will likely be the standard for years from now. Think back to the 1800s, when some canals were made obsolete by railroads not that long after construction was complete. Today's technology development moves even faster.

And it would be easy to build it cheaper and faster with slave labor and lax safety standards.


In case you haven't figured it out, @Velo Vol loves to goad people into political discussions outside of P&R.

indyfabz 10-02-18 07:41 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 20595983)
In case you haven't figured it out, @Velo Vol loves to goad people into political discussions outside of P&R.

Thanks. I thought that might be the case, but I was willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. Not any more.

Dan333SP 10-02-18 07:43 AM

Anyone ever had an HR strap give intermittent wonky data because of possible corrosion on the contacts between the strap and the sensor itself? Mine keeps doing weird stuff/dropping out despite a battery change, and I see some sweat-induced corroded metal on the little metal bits that snap into the strap. Not sure if that affects its ability to pick up HR, or if it's just a bad unit.

BillyD 10-02-18 07:45 AM


Originally Posted by rpenmanparker (Post 20595746)
Not keeping up with you guys the last few days, but I have a funny thought to share. Although we have a house for 10 days in a small village NW of Nice, we spent last night Bandol area to taste Provencale wine yesterday and today. Stayed in a boutique hotel. The bathroom reminded me that all meanings of the term “French shower” are funny.

Don't get Datlas started.

BillyD 10-02-18 07:50 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 20595867)
At this phase, there are about 1,200 workers on site deep below GCT. About 30 seemed to be actually doing work. :D

That's what I've always called the "Necessary evil" of unions. Can't live with them, can't live without them.

datlas 10-02-18 07:51 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 20596005)
Don't get Datlas started.

lol

Ask at the hotel if your room comes "avec d ouche." So funny!!

BillyD 10-02-18 07:55 AM


Originally Posted by Deal4Fuji (Post 20595760)

That list starts and pretty much ends right here.


rjones28 10-02-18 07:59 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 20595900)
And it's new touring/commuting wheels day!

:)

rjones28 10-02-18 08:00 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 20595931)
For a project where the tunnel is already built?

SMH.

The Chinese would do this in half the time at half the cost.

And it would last half as long.


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