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Old 10-14-20, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by LowCel
I just read the article. I'm speechless.
We all were when it happened.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
Most likely series numbers. 1xxx, 2xxx, and so on.
Union Pacific had something like 1500 steam locomotives on the roster in 1940s.

Sad thing is looking post 1945 at the number retired per year.

The locomotives would either be on the rails, or in the roundhouse, or in the shop - because they needed A LOT of maintenance - or on sidings and in railyards. That 1500 is JUST Union Pacific.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
You don't have any to give away.
Something is making my 30 mile rides feel like 70 mile rides. It’s not the gators.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
It’s not the gators.
You sure about that?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
It's later.
That was earlier.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
You sure about that?

now, not so sure.....
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
This is our third 20+ mph day in a row, not to mention terrible gusts, too. So, it was a shock when my wife suggested getting the tandem out for a 23 miler. We had to stop twice for her to stretch her back but she seemed in good spirits afterward or at least I didn't get scolded. I think that I'll take our CoMotion off the market for now.

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Now and then.

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Shouldn’t all of our bottle cages be getting lighter year by year just from wear and sublimation?
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Now and then.

Weight weenie!!
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Shouldn’t all of our bottle cages be getting lighter year by year just from wear and sublimation?
Depends. If you don't wipe the Skratch off after the ride, they tend to get heavier.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Shouldn’t all of our bottle cages be getting lighter year by year just from wear and sublimation?
Same with tires. I had a PR on one of my rides a couple of weeks ago and a day or two later, a friend pointed out that my tires had cords showing. My first thought was, that explains why I was flying - light tires.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Shouldn’t all of our bottle cages be getting lighter year by year just from wear and sublimation?
How much variation is there in wear and sublimation?
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Originally Posted by datlas
Weight weenie!!
The Allez is 24g lighter, but I'm still too fat for this sport.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
The Allez is 24g lighter, but I'm still too fat for this sport.
You use TWO bottle cages? See now, there's your problem right there.
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I regret to inform that Strava is at it again.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I regret to inform that Strava is at it again.
Can't find la chica on the FlyBy any more?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I regret to inform that Strava is at it again.
Originally Posted by WhyFi
Can't find la chica on the FlyBy any more?
Sad
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Can't find la chica on the FlyBy any more?
wut happened to FlyBys?

Why did it not start recording until I was about half a mile into my ride?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
wut happened to FlyBys?

Why did it not start recording until I was about half a mile into my ride?
You have to opt in for flybys.

Maybe Strava wants you to get the premium version?
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I have an old water bottle that got so thin my finger went through the side of it.
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Originally Posted by datlas
You have to opt in for flybys.
Opt in? Or be a subscriber? I don't remember anyone asking in the few days since I last checked.
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OK. There is a FlyBy setting that must have been switched to no one can see. I switched to everyone, and now the FlyBy thing appears on my ride again. But there are no FlyBys today.
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Speaking of cages, I used to use the old Tacx cages that had a plastic loop at the bottom to support the bottle. If you hit a bump hard enough a full bottle will break through the loop. Happened at least 4 times before I stopped using them. The other thing is they don't grip the bottle, it just sits in there, so they can launch a bottle if the plastic thing doesn't break. Launched one in an intersection when I was chasing and I tried to pin it against the frame and it locked up the rear wheel. Thought I was going to have an epic high-side crash but my cat-like geriatric reflexes saved the day. Or dumb luck did.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
OK. There is a FlyBy setting that must have been switched to no one can see. I switched to everyone, and now the FlyBy thing appears on my ride again. But there are no FlyBys today.
Yes. Everyone got set to no/private for the flyby feature.

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