Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 05-16-19, 11:43 AM
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Lube stop in Wamsutter.

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Lube stop in Wamsutter.
I bet that guy doesn't use Finish Line.
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Oh we all have our biases. Some of them may be based on experience and probably most of them are unfair. But we should at least be honest with ourselves that we have biases, and strive to be better humans.
QFT. Biologically, my father was black. My mother is third generation Italian-American. Adoptive-wise was the exact opposite. (What were the odds of that?) From the very beginning I grew up with (i.e., lived around, was friends with, went to school with, etc.) nearly every type of person (racially, ethnically, religiously, etc.) one could possibly imagine. And yet I still have some biases.
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I bet that guy doesn't use Finish Line.
NixFrixShun if he's smart. It's the best lube in the universe.
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You guys ever take an IAT? It's scary.

https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html
Whoa
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I bet that guy doesn't use Finish Line.
Tri-Flow

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I bet that guy doesn't use Finish Line.
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Whoa
You're not kidding. Seems I have a strong automatic preference for gay people over straight people. NTTAWWT.
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Old 05-16-19, 02:00 PM
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Entering my b’day long weekend. Yep, in our family it goes on for days. Lemon custard cake ordered. Eating out tonight at the Armadillo Palace. Much better than it sounds. Family at our house tomorrow night for meatballs and spaghetti. Chef SIL invited us to a wine event his company is catering on Saturday night and to a family outing at the catering company on Sunday. I just hope we have time to catch a bite to eat being that busy and all.
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This transformer was transferred from a rail car. That's one big load.

Indeed
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This transformer was transferred from a rail car. That's one big load.

Rotating 40 tires would take a while.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
This transformer was transferred from a rail car. That's one big load.

I first thought it was this type of transformer...

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Lube stop in Wamsutter.

Please don't take this the wrong way because I think that is a marvellous shot, but the majority of rail lines where I live have steel sleepers which have replaced the timber ones over the past decade. Has the US done the same on any linesor is the shot representative of what still exists?
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Tri-Flow

#prolly
I actually meant Tri-Flow, the weeniest of all lubes. Has "Tri" right in the name!
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Please don't take this the wrong way because I think that is a marvellous shot, but the majority of rail lines where I live have steel sleepers which have replaced the timber ones over the past decade. Has the US done the same on any linesor is the shot representative of what still exists?
I've never seen steel. Concrete is used quite a bit, but wood is the most common.
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I've never seen steel. Concrete is used quite a bit, but wood is the most common.
Wood, Jerry. WOOD. Wood is good. That's all I've ever seen around here.

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Wood, Jerry. WOOD. Wood is good. That's all I've ever seen around here.
It's the wood that makes it good.
Steel is real.
Concrete is neat.
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Today’s ride was a reminder that I’m too fat for this sport.

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First ride on the new wheelset.

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Roval CL50s. Nice, stiff light wheels. Behaved well in the variable wind conditions we had around here today. Braking performance was also excellent.
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You're not kidding. Seems I have a strong automatic preference for gay people over straight people. NTTAWWT.
I have a weak preference for gay on that test. I don't know what it means. I have a gay brother and and typical lib attitudes, which might have something to do with it. However, the funny thing is that I have, or at least used to have, some conscious anti-gay feelings. I guess it's possible that biases may be shifting, as everything becomes more and more politically polarized. That is, which ever side you're on, you now identify more strongly, buy into the whole platform, and react negatively to anything associated with the other side.

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I have a strong preference to thin people.
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So, after the New Wheelset Ride, I went on a ride with Mrs. rjones28. I rode the Allez and she rode her Turbo Como.

She gapped me on the hills harder than Grandma Joan gapped Sagan.

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