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Old 06-27-14, 10:21 PM   #126
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You must be a non-player to consider a descent into that kind of madness to be lacking in edginess. It's not just a game ... But yeah I can see how this direction could lack general appeal.[/QUOTE]

I'm not a playa. The intrigue for chess is there though, I'm trying to limit mad pursuits.
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Old 06-28-14, 05:25 AM   #127
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Old 06-28-14, 07:24 AM   #128
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I haven't studied any Queen side openings except the Tarrisch defense yet. I'm getting my ass kicked in a closed game right now, but what the heck. And I just can't get my rating over 1000 to save my soul.
Closed position is all about pawn structure (mainly pawn breaks), and control of key lines and squares. Learn just that and you will dominate at that level, I guarantee it.

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But you're a cyclist? I understand, but the madness is part of the allure.
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Old 06-28-14, 08:13 AM   #129
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I like to ride my bicycle or tricycle for exercise...and it is rare that I have a rant...I used to play chess... have had zumba classes here at church but did not participate... I like this thread, it has been sewing together some random thoughts of many... now I have wasted enough time, so back to work...since I am the pastor, I have to work on the weekend.
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Old 06-28-14, 12:47 PM   #130
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Lycra, good lord! At my age I'm happy with a good fitting pair of undershorts to keep the fellas up where they used to be and not between my thigh and the edge of the saddle!

DAMHIKT!
I can sympathize, but a good pair of cycling shorts does that better than a good pair of y-fronts! At least when you're on the bike and the wayward fellas are threatened with pinching!
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Old 06-28-14, 01:00 PM   #131
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"I can sympathize, but a good pair of cycling shorts does that better than a good pair of y-fronts! At least when you're on the bike and the wayward fellas are threatened with pinching!"

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Three more pounds and I'll feel comfortable with cycling shorts.

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Old 06-28-14, 01:20 PM   #132
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Riding shorts? Any ideas how to protect knees from inevitable road rash?
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Old 06-28-14, 03:06 PM   #133
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Old 06-28-14, 03:59 PM   #134
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Old 06-28-14, 05:45 PM   #135
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Use the rear brake first!

Fall on your side first. I did a slow speed U-Turn today from the street onto the sidewalk and landed on my right butt cheek first. The cause was the freshly edged sidewalk, with a trench so big it caught my front tire. Luckily, no damage to me or to my Trek.
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Old 06-28-14, 06:01 PM   #136
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Old 06-28-14, 06:42 PM   #137
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Use the rear brake first!

Fall on your side first. I did a slow speed U-Turn today from the street onto the sidewalk and landed on my right butt cheek first. The cause was the freshly edged sidewalk, with a trench so big it caught my front tire. Luckily, no damage to me or to my Trek.
Similar fall on my left side, a month ago, cracked ischium, off the bike for a month now
Am feeling better though, just a little grumpy about the circumstances.
NOW get the hell off my lawn.
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Old 06-28-14, 11:36 PM   #138
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Snow suit.

Don't own one.

If I did it would be too warm, no, hot.

I was dismounting and snagged my foot as I swung it over the saddle. Gravel on top of asphalt was not kind to my knees. They smart.
I was wearing full gloves so hands did just fine.

Ego fine. At my age and life experience not much ego left to bruise.
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Old 06-29-14, 05:59 AM   #139
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I like to ride my bicycle or tricycle for exercise...and it is rare that I have a rant...I used to play chess... have had zumba classes here at church but did not participate... I like this thread, it has been sewing together some random thoughts of many... now I have wasted enough time, so back to work...since I am the pastor, I have to work on the weekend.
You ruined the post with the last sentence. Up to that I had visions of some creepy old guy sneaking into a building to watch young winsome babes contort themselves in a Zumba class.

Of course, you could still be creepy, and the winsome babes might all tip the scales at 200#.
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Old 06-29-14, 07:08 AM   #140
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Old 06-29-14, 12:21 PM   #141
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Dude...no 200 pounders...just average people trying to get into shape....I should have joined them but prefer the two or three wheels for my "getting rid of extra-size"...
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Old 06-30-14, 08:17 AM   #142
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So I've achieved my goal of playing attack chess, often having little regard for the welfare of any given piece, not unlike a Russian infantry general. That means if I make it endgame I typically get clobbered. Got to work on the patience bit. One game under .500. Yelling at grandkids during the games doesn't help, wither.
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"Yelling at grandkids during the game doesn't help......"

Laughing at the grandkid when he says "Excuse me while I fart. I hope I didn't ruin your lunch" (He's five)

is also frowned upon!
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Old 07-09-14, 03:27 PM   #144
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This belongs here if it isn't already...

[video=youtube;fZa7hU6tP_s]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZa7hU6tP_s[/video]

I never cried during a Pixar movie.

Never.

Homeward Bound and Old Yeller don't count.
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Old 07-17-14, 10:14 AM   #145
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You haven't lived until you've spend some time on a chess forum. I've introduced to them the Alphonso Butthurt Attack and everyone is rushing off to the literature to check it out.
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Old 07-18-14, 03:37 AM   #146
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Old 07-24-14, 09:41 AM   #147
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Why is this on Page 2?

I'm walking again, sort of. 1/2 hour shots on the trainer. Hide and watch, folks. A quick 100 miles is in my near future.
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Old 07-26-14, 06:36 PM   #148
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I'm posting this as the zenith of my chess career:



That player #4 forfeit his games, to my chagrin, doesn't detract from the fact that, for this one precious moment, I sit on top of the leader board.
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Old 07-26-14, 06:58 PM   #149
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I never cried during a Pixar movie.

Never.

Homeward Bound and Old Yeller don't count.
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Old 07-29-14, 04:33 AM   #150
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I never cried during a Pixar movie.

Never.

Homeward Bound and Old Yeller don't count.
That is really clever. It begs for a sequel with the Grand-dad life. Give me some time.

All vacation I struggled with the Spaniard to a draw. The rematch was over in less than 20 moves, vaulting me to the top. Pretty much a lock to move on to round two, where I intend to receive a thrashing.
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