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Old 03-29-14, 05:00 AM   #2426
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today i learned why it is so worthwhile to wear ugly bike shorts. it was a hot humid day and i rode in big baggy shorts over big baggy underpants. oh boy. ouch!
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today i learned why it is so worthwhile to wear ugly bike shorts. it was a hot humid day and i rode in big baggy shorts over big baggy underpants. oh boy. ouch!
And it don't get better instantly.

I used to put dabs on tea tree oil on the chafed bits after randonnees which helped protect from infection and dry out the skin. And the monumental sting probably served to make the after-pain more bearable.
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Hey coasting, how are the plans for moving to Australia going? Any timetable yet?
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Our (Machka's and mine) "return" to cycling continues with some success.

We finished a 121km/75 mile ride today. Relatively flat in a hilly area. Took some doing to get the right profile.

Anyway, I was glad our unit has a bath tub... and... a spa bath arrangement. I feel much better now. But jeez, I am out of practice with this stuff.

Machka has a century planned for next weekend. We'll be 40km/25-mile out-and-back legs along what is a pretty decent cycleway we have here, then on to the road to a turnaround point. The weather has cooled off a bit which is great, and the tourists are going home, which is excellent, so the roads and the cycleway aren't nearly as crowded.

We'll see how it goes.
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Hey coasting, how are the plans for moving to Australia going? Any timetable yet?
it's in the wait for confirmation stage. the company i was talking to is planning a reorganisation. i was asked if i would be interested in filling a position that would come about from the reorganisation. I said yes. Now they have to decide if the reorganisation will definitely go ahead this year. So it is out of my hands and I am just waiting on the edge of my seat. one major hurdle in the planning is that HR has agreed that they would sponsor me for a work visa if it goes ahead, so at least that won't be a road block. probably nearer the 4th quater if it goes ahead.
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chafing day.
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wtf. that is gross.
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My wife has determined life is too short to not have an improved dining/living room. Dining room table, chairs, hutch, and coffee table. What a pain in the ass.
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wtf. that is gross.
They don't call him "Weird Al" for nothing.
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Who knew that interior decorating was a YOLO thing.
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I didn't, but in the grand scheme, there really is a lot I don't know. Which is reinforced daily.
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That's how wives roll.

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I went through the same thing 10 years and $7500 dollars ago. 3650 days and have used it 2x. Money well spent....
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Got new bike. sworks allez. I like it.
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Gave Lynskey total make over... It looks very sharp. Scared to post them in HOT OR NOT while moe and the sheriff are tossing verbal barrages....is amusing though. I thought moe was headed to the time out corner. Kids will be kids..
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Gave Lynskey total make over... It looks very sharp. Scared to post them in HOT OR NOT while moe and the sheriff are tossing verbal barrages....is amusing though. I thought moe was headed to the time out corner. Kids will be kids..

Don't be ascared. Curious to see the Allez, as well.

What's with all the Specialized stuff lately? For a brand I don't much care for, I sure am liking some of them lately.
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I went through the same thing 10 years and $7500 dollars ago. 3650 days and have used it 2x. Money well spent....
Around two bucks a day to keep peace. Worth it in spades. Mathing isn't my skill, but I know some things.
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