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Old 10-04-20, 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
That's what a regular road looks like.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inters...1_in_Tennessee

Sadly this one has noticeably more traffic than it did a few years ago. You can see on the left side of that Google image where a subdivision was being added.
Looks to me like the kinda road that has a posted speed limit of 45 and locals are pulling their wide ass boat trailer down the road at 60 mph. They never get over because of the sanctity of the double yellow so you get to share that little 15' lane with them.
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I gotta have at least a couple feet worth of bailout lane.

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Originally Posted by big john
I buy a bunch and they are either too green and all become perfect the same day or I get one perfect one the day i bring them home and the rest are over-ripe.
That sounds like avocados.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
Eventually, she flew away with the pizza crust.
This was not far my house:

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
wut


"Come to our clinic and get hammered"

EDIT: Also reminds me of umpteen Dracula films, but that's not where the stake goes.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Looks to me like the kinda road that has a posted speed limit of 45 and locals are pulling their wide ass boat trailer down the road at 60 mph. They never get over because of the sanctity of the double yellow so you get to share that little 15' lane with them
I think that area it's 40 mph. Not many boats because it's inland. Biggest nuisance are roaring pickup trucks. This is where there's a rumble strip on the center lane so passing vehicles sound like a machine gun.
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Rode 60 miles today, with 4500 feet of climbing. Garmin 520 says "Recovery Time = 53 hours" - Wut? I may need to refine my HR target zones. It thinks I spent most of the ride in Z4.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Looks to me like the kinda road that has a posted speed limit of 45 and locals are pulling their wide ass boat trailer down the road at 60 mph. They never get over because of the sanctity of the double yellow so you get to share that little 15' lane with them.
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I gotta have at least a couple feet worth of bailout lane.

I am so lucky in my route options. You guys prolly see more traffic in an hour than I see in a hundred mile ride.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I think that area it's 40 mph. Not many boats because it's inland. Biggest nuisance are roaring pickup trucks. This is where there's a rumble strip on the center lane so passing vehicles sound like a machine gun.
That's if they move over.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
"Come to our clinic and get hammered".
If I had someone hammer a rod into my lower back, would it loosen it up?

Discuss.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
If I had someone hammer a rod into my lower back, would it loosen it up?

Discuss.
Probably not if they left it in, but if they pulled it out, all the bones that were broken would be pretty darn loose.
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Tomorrow morning:




I may also be seeing a nurse, but I'm not entirely sure because that place is weird.
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That's some height

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Originally Posted by genejockey
That sounds like avocados.
Or pears.
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Originally Posted by big john
Or pears.
I LOVE pears. And yeah - they either NEVER ripen, or they all ripen at once, or when they ripen, it turns out the core was already rotten.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Go Ducks!
Why do you have a Sun Devil avi if you're a Ducks fan?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Why do you have a Sun Devil avi if you're a Ducks fan?
Supporting the local team!
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Originally Posted by rjones28
I ride on quite a few roads that look like that.
Same, or none at all. Actually get the most respect from vehicles on those roads
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Originally Posted by rjones28
I ride on quite a few roads that look like that.
Yeah, same here. Also some roads that not only don't have a shoulder, but also don't have a yellow line in the middle because they're narrower than two lanes.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Yeah, same here. Also some roads that not only don't have a shoulder, but also don't have a yellow line in the middle because they're narrower than two lanes.
Those usually aren't bad. Very low traffic. Still a bit nerve wracking on blind corners.

This one was beautiful!

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Those usually aren't bad. Very low traffic. Still a bit nerve wracking on blind corners.

This one was beautiful!
Wow, it's got foglines! Luxury! Luxury!
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Wow, it's got foglines! Luxury! Luxury!
Well it IS a state hwy
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The road pictures are interesting. I am sure it's regionally different, but around here a "double yellow line road" typically has more traffic and should be avoided. The back-roads typically do not have these lines. The irony is the double-yellow lined roads usually do not have chipseal or stupid potholes, so it's a tough balance to find the sweet spot. There are a few lined roads that are not used much and are actually pretty good to ride on.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I think that area it's 40 mph. Not many boats because it's inland. Biggest nuisance are roaring pickup trucks. This is where there's a rumble strip on the center lane so passing vehicles sound like a machine gun.
I don't mind the noise. It means the driver's probably not gonna put me in the ditch.

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Originally Posted by genejockey
I LOVE pears. And yeah - they either NEVER ripen, or they all ripen at once, or when they ripen, it turns out the core was already rotten.
Our little pear tree yielded about a dozen good pears this year. Many of them went into chutney. We ate the rest.
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