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Old 05-13-24, 12:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
No Pretenders record available.
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Here ya go. Hope the Rush Limbaugh flashbacks aren't too traumatic

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Big news, I got passed by the first Cybertruck I've ever seen this evening.
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Earlier in the day at the DQ, saw the Pfar belonging to this guy riding it across America:
https://www.luckypennyusa.com/
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Big news, I got passed by the first Cybertruck I've ever seen this evening.
I saw one on Saturday while waiting for the bus. Couldn't remember that name of it at that moment. How FUGLY.
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Car is in "cleanup". Will be ready either today or tomorrow.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Damn that's soon. I wonder if the PAs will even get there by then
How slow do they go?
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Has this ever been successfully executed in the real world?

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Has this ever been successfully executed in the real world?

https://twitter.com/MarkNagiTDOT/sta...98018248204780
It requires humans to be smarter than a zipper. Confidence is low that this is common.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
It requires humans to be smarter than a zipper. Confidence is low that this is common.
Maybe if there were multiple flashing signs with instructions, they could get 70% of drivers to follow suit. But with just one or two? Nope.
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Old 05-13-24, 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Maybe if there were multiple flashing signs with instructions, they could get 70% of drivers to follow suit. But with just one or two? Nope.
Humans would just run into the signs.
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Originally Posted by TMonk
I have a mid compact (so I think 36t?) and a 30t on the outside of my 12sp Ultegra cassette on the TCR. There are times when I wish I would have one extra click when things are really steep and I don't want to force it so hard. But that's quite seldom so maybe I'm alright.

On my Venge, standard 53/39 and 28t on a Force 22 groupset. Bike's a total POS (as is the gearing) but I only ride it when I am going to be pressing hard on the pedals.
The Litespeed has 53/39 (I'm a traditionalist) and 11-32, and yesterday, since I'm currently trying to stay in Zone 2, I found myself wishing for one more cog. No problem on the Canyon, with 52/36 x11-34. I still managed to keep HR no higher than low Z3.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
I saw one on Saturday while waiting for the bus. Couldn't remember that name of it at that moment. How FUGLY.
They make a statement, but what that statement is, is in the eye of the beholder.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
I saw one on Saturday while waiting for the bus. Couldn't remember that name of it at that moment. How FUGLY.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
The Litespeed has 53/39 (I'm a traditionalist) and 11-32, and yesterday, since I'm currently trying to stay in Zone 2, I found myself wishing for one more cog. No problem on the Canyon, with 52/36 x11-34. I still managed to keep HR no higher than low Z3.
Eddie thinks 52/42 or GTFO.
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Old 05-13-24, 09:02 AM
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Eddie thinks 52/42 or GTFO.
52/42 and Z2 are not compatible, unless you live in Florida or Nebraska.
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I rode 53/42 and 13-21 6 speed for decades. Would NOT go back to that. No thanks.
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Originally Posted by datlas
I rode 53/42 and 13-21 6 speed for decades. Would NOT go back to that. No thanks.
My C&V ride co-organizer is really into bikes from before 1980, so he's often doing our rides with that kind of cassette freewheel. Mostly, it's not a problem, but there's one 1/4 mile long, 8% pitch where he has not choice but to stomp up it.
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Here ya go. Hope the Rush Limbaugh flashbacks aren't too traumatic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WXcexId5s8
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Originally Posted by genejockey
52/42 and Z2 are not compatible, unless you live in Florida or Nebraska.
sounds like you're a modernist.
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Originally Posted by big john
You know Lockwood Valley road. Friends went up there yesterday (I wussed out) and this is that low point before the climb to Heartbreak Hill.
Lockwood, yes, I remember that road. Oof! That must have been quite the flood to scour away the road bed like that. And in such a flat area!

All of our local slip outs are mountain slides, usually on some pretty steep grades.
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Regarding Cybertrucks, my son has one almost delivered. He also has two model 3s and my wife drives a Y so make fun all you want. I can take it.
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Padres game was quite nice. Gorgeous out, low 70s and lightly breezy. Parked ~1.5 miles away above downtown and walked in to avoid the post game traffic and parking fees. And we won! We scored HRs on our second and third at-bats and were up 4-0 by the time I left in the 8th. Had a mother's day gathering to attend at my godmother's place.

Here's a photo of our group, I'm in blue. The lady on the far right was not part of our group, but she did a most excellent job of photo-bombing IMO


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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Regarding Cybertrucks, my son has one almost delivered. He also has two model 3s and my wife drives a Y so make fun all you want. I can take it.

No doubt. May as well get accustomed to it.... Elon isn't the darling anymore.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
sounds like you're a modernist.
I don't know about that. But I am an Old.
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We've reached That Time Of Year, when weather forecasting becomes boring here....


OTOH, it's nice for riding!
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I don't know about that. But I am an Old.
perhaps proto modernist.
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