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Old 05-03-14, 09:33 PM   #326
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Recovery day today, after doing this yesterday:

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...I'm very impressed that you could do those on a bicycle. The uphill climb must've been epic.
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Recovery day today, after doing this yesterday:

Good to see you're staying busy and probably mostly out of trouble. What kind of car is the blue one on the right that appears to be smiling at us?
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How do you ride a bike up that?!!
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...so if you had only worn clothes to your calculus final, things might have been different ?
I think the dream revealed my vulnerability on the subject. It amazes that I still have the very same dream now as 40 years ago in college.
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The weird thing is that two of the times were *at* work and one of them was a supervisor. Wait. That was two weeks ago. I have been wearing more skirts with my army boots but that can't be it or they'd be calling me something other than "Miss", right?

Jane Addams shares a birthday with me which I think is very cool considering all the wonderful things she did for the underprivileged and folks who were immigrants. I'll never have the independent means to allow me to devote sufficient time to even distantly approach her achievements. And I applaud her for going about her business without worrying about the gossip regarding her involvement in a so-called Boston marriage. I believe she may have been in Seneca Falls a time or two.

And *I* have never spent $50 to buy something to support my boobs. For that kind of money, I ought to be able to pay someone to hold them up for me.
I'll volunteer and save you 50 bucks.
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And not fast with a 6:33 ride-time century? On a single-speed? In hills? You undersell yourself.
Indeed. Nicely done, RollCNY.
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Positive thoughts, ls01. I hope all goes well.
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is lester in europe somewhere? what did i miss?
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So legs feel good, and I'm heading for the gorge (right after my Quality Inn "hot" breakfast). I rearranged gear and moved two heavy items from my hydration pack to the frame bag. Should cut down on wear and tear.
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So legs feel good, and I'm heading for the gorge (right after my Quality Inn "hot" breakfast). I rearranged gear and moved two heavy items from my hydration pack to the frame bag. Should cut down on wear and tear.
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Apparently he's accustomed to embracing much heftier womenz.

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Recovery day today, after doing this yesterday:
Now that's a workout!

That scene definitely looks european, aided greatly by that license plate.

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Either that or raisin-girl said "If you lay one hand on me I'm calling the police".
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Good to see you're staying busy and probably mostly out of trouble. What kind of car is the blue one on the right that appears to be smiling at us?
Sorry darling, didn't notice car since I was awestruck by the stairs. I'll keep an eye out and see if I see another today. The silver one behind it is a Citroen, obviously.
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Can anyone recommend an affordable decent quality torque wrench? I've ordered new disc brakes (bb5 ----> bb7) and I want to install them properly.
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Not judging, just saying.

Doesn't make you a bad person.
I knew this.

Honestly, when I was just sitting there waiting to be "taken home", watching everyone else enjoying the day, I felt like I had glimpsed into the future and saw my life in a nursing home.

It was a depressing vision.
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Can anyone recommend an affordable decent quality torque wrench? I've ordered new disc brakes (bb5 ----> bb7) and I want to install them properly.
I've never used anything but the Park, but it's served me fine. They have two versions - one for less torquey bits and one for more torquey bits. That I'm aware of, the smaller one covers the torque range for most things on the bike, other than the crankset, but you may want to double-check.
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I knew this.

Honestly, when I was just sitting there waiting to be "taken home", watching everyone else enjoying the day, I felt like I had glimpsed into the future and saw my life in a nursing home.

It was a depressing vision.
There are alternatives, like cycling down a hill at 50 mph into the grill of a semi.
I realized after my collision and attack by the pitbull and he subsequent headoverheels fall and concussion, that there is no pain in a violent end. It just stops. Life that is.
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Can anyone recommend an affordable decent quality torque wrench? I've ordered new disc brakes (bb5 ----> bb7) and I want to install them properly.
Park Tools, Craftsman both make a decent one. Remember to unscrew the torque setting to zero when done.



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Honestly, when I was just sitting there waiting to be "taken home", watching everyone else enjoying the day, I felt like I had glimpsed into the future and saw my life in a nursing home.

It was a depressing vision.

That is honestly one of the more depressing posts I have read in a long while. I hope things turn positive for you, Dudelsack.
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My dad had a lump in his cheak. The dr. removed the lump last week. The lab says it is cancer. He is scheduled to have his salivary gland removed and exploritory/ reconstruction for the 12th. I can't write about it any more than that. He isnt in any danger from the cancer, so thet say,just his other health problems.
Sorry to hear ISO ,
That sucks
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Surgery sucks.......unless you need it.
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How do you ride a bike up that?!!
I don't see anywhere where he says he rode UP it.
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This actually brings up a personal subject I would very much like to hear the opinions of fellow addicts incorporated.
As you all know I am 60 and had my right hip replaced 5 years ago. My orthopod says my left hip is shot and needs replaced. The pain has been quite severe , at times causing my leg to give out at times almost causing a fall. I have been riding and like many of you, have difficulty making any ride an easy ride. The odd thing is that I'm pain free 2o minutes into the ride but later suffer from the effort. The doc says any time I want it done is good, that I pass muster, and until I get it done, ride as far and hard as I choose to. He also advised to put it off until I really need it due to my relative youth, likely longevity and future need for replacements.
This past week I have done no riding due to work and found my legs actually feeling much better with little to no pain.
Thus the question- get it done now so I can get back to riding or give up riding for a couple of years until symptoms require it in the future.
What would YOU do?
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I don't see anywhere where he says he rode UP it.
I kind of assumed it , what with its central location.
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I mean he does say, recovery after doing this with this seeming to be the stairway and this being a cycling forum and not a walking uphill forum

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