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Old 03-01-14, 09:26 PM   #151
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what is distinctive about norwegian pancake?
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so what did i say about climbing? i must have lost it because i am back to my pitiful efforts. i hate climbing. give me rolling hills any day. going up and up and up followed by a quick descent is boring as hell.
Some folks told you to lower your saddle just a tad, grab the flats, and scootch back on the saddle. Heel down on the down stroke, and lift with the other leg. Concentrate on the lift, as the down stroke is natural.

Sorry I ws so late.... 2.5 on the rollers. Then, some tile and grout work. I was ready to get off the rollers at an hour, but the tile work ahead kept me on the rollers another hour and a half.
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I was ready to get off the rollers at an hour, but the tile work ahead kept me on the rollers another hour and a half.
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On today's ride I was first up the climbs. The other two riders were 30 and 95 pounds heavier than me.

Coincidence? Maybe, maybe not.
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Some folks told you to lower your saddle just a tad, grab the flats, and scootch back on the saddle. Heel down on the down stroke, and lift with the other leg. Concentrate on the lift, as the down stroke is natural.

Sorry I ws so late.... 2.5 on the rollers. Then, some tile and grout work. I was ready to get off the rollers at an hour, but the tile work ahead kept me on the rollers another hour and a half.
oh yes!! that was when my 2 racer friends dragged me screaming up a steep short hill yelling at me. both road nazis...aka racers. one of them is a Texan. Need I say more?
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what is distinctive about norwegian pancake?
...most of them are blonde.
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hey 3a...did you ever drive the fire truck?
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Golden Eagles are my favorite avian ***holes. Here's a nice vid of them killing goats by throwing them off of a cliff. Smart bastards.

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that is nasty.
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hey 3a...did you ever drive the fire truck?
...trucks, engines, articulated trucks (front and back), and some miscellaneous stuff like hazmat units.
I had a class A license, so when they were short I was forever moving around to drive something.

Just so you know why you should stay a safe distance fro emergency equipment on the road, they
often woke me up at midnight to move to some station to drive something I'd never seen before, let
alone driven. In the dark. With lights and siren. Uncomfortably fast. I still drive like an ******* most of
the time because of that, even though I'm in no particular hurry.
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i wish i could do a non-desk job. i think we would all be healthier if we moved more routinely instead of having to do exercise.
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Goshawks are kinda badass. For a bird that size they can catch birds in flight, and medium size ones too. They will jack up a crow, a bird too big for most other raptors to bother with.
Have you captured a Goshawk on film?
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I tiled the kitchen and two bathrooms at my old house. It's out of my system now.
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Are you nuts? I have a "non desk job", you want it? You think you will want to exercise after busting your ass all day at work?
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4 more inches so far and still coming down. Old man winter is a dick.
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raining here. i don't want to ride in the rain.
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have some ice cream instead
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ice crem makes my stomach hurt.
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i'm contemplating walking 16 blocks to the paint store because the bright green living room is really starting to annoy me, and i didn't find another color in the paint collection in the basement that i cared for and i want to get it painted since i'm having a sofa and mattress delivered on monday.
Low budget painting tip: with the colors you don't like, mix two opposing colors to get a gray. The bright green is going to need a gray primer to not show through your final color. Make one for free, paint it on, and then your color of choice will only take one to two coats. I recommend a cool blueish gray (more blue than gray) for your final color choice. It is soothing, won't offend ownership, and shows less dirt. Also will cover gray primer in one coat. .
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have you tried beet flavored ice cream?
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have you tried beet flavored ice cream?

sound nasty. beetroot has a muddy flavour.
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