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    I enjoy looking at how I'm progressing via...

    I enjoy looking at how I'm progressing via numbers. This idea (calculating how many miles I would ride if I continued at current pace) sounds interesting. Out of curiosity I set it up to see what I'd...
  2. 07/03: 25 miles 07/04: 2 hours on the stationary...

    07/03: 25 miles
    07/04: 2 hours on the stationary bike
    07/06: 30 miles.
    07/10: 25 miles
    07/12: 40 miles
    07/13: 10 miles
    07/14: 10 miles
    07/16: 30 miles
    07/19: 1 hour on the stationary bike...
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    Same here, I rarely shop at regular grocery...

    Same here, I rarely shop at regular grocery stores. I'll shop at Walmart if I'm out of town for whatever reason (business, vacation). I actually prefer growing my own produce(or supporting local...
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    Anyone who can turn a wrench can service a bike,...

    Anyone who can turn a wrench can service a bike, its not rocket science. I refuse to pay my shop's inflated labor costs, same goes for auto repairs. However I do believe in supporting small...
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    Were they using race horses or are you a slower...

    Were they using race horses or are you a slower rider? I find the Amish buggies up here in NY are slower than molasses. I sustain about 16mph on my hybrid, if I get behind a buggy I'm forced to...
  6. Congrats on realizing your problem and coming up...

    Congrats on realizing your problem and coming up with a solution to fix it.
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    Some people just don't get it...

    I attended a family reunion yesterday where I saw relatives I haven't seen in since my childhood. I was always a chubby kid so when I spoke with them, many of them were stunned at the fact I wasn't...
  8. Slept in this morning, then had some errands to...

    Slept in this morning, then had some errands to run where I couldn't use the bike, now that I'm back home I'm seeing some nasty thunderstorms headed this way on the radar map on weather.com. So I...
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    Labor laws have made it nearly impossible for...

    Labor laws have made it nearly impossible for kids under 16 to work these days. However, there's nothing stopping the kid from working on a farm or mowing lawns, it may take some parental guidance...
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    OP, my only advice is to not judge a whole...

    OP, my only advice is to not judge a whole generation by the actions of one child. I've raised a millennial (born in 2005) for the past 8 years, I have to ask, would a wimp do the following:
    - Ride...
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    As much as I love living out in the country, I'm...

    As much as I love living out in the country, I'm being reassigned to a new job at a different facility and I've entertained the thought of relocating to be in a situation where I can use the bike for...
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    Sounds like a looooong but good ride! Sorry to...

    Sounds like a looooong but good ride! Sorry to hear of your auto troubles on the return trip
  13. After work 30 mile ride to celebrate my 30th...

    After work 30 mile ride to celebrate my 30th birthday today. PERFECT weather to ride in, calm winds, sunny skies, virtually no humidity...I'll take another day like today, please.

    07/03: 25 miles...
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    Wow, congrats on the 98 pound loss thus far. I...

    Wow, congrats on the 98 pound loss thus far. I assume by cutting out carbs and sugars you have only stuck with eating lean meats and fresh veggies? Not sure I could adapt to that type of diet (I...
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    We have these things called insulated coolers....

    We have these things called insulated coolers. They keep hot food hot, and cold stuff ... umm cold.

    It's 10 miles to the nearest grocery store but we never get ice cream there because they only...
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    It was my pride that led me to being car free...

    It was my pride that led me to being car free last year. I was too proud (eh, maybe a better way to put it is I was too cheap) to take my car to a "professional" and insisted on rebuilding the engine...
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    +1. This. I was commuting 40-ish miles a day on...

    +1. This. I was commuting 40-ish miles a day on top of 10-15 mile recreational rides back to back in May, and found myself burning out rather quickly. A couple days off and I was back to normal.
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    Why would you need to work your legs in a sweaty...

    Why would you need to work your legs in a sweaty gym when you could be outside riding your bike? Save the gym membership for the cold northeastern winters
  19. Another after work loop today. Although I was...

    Another after work loop today. Although I was just starting to enjoy having a low traffic 10 mile loop to ride, I was told by the rent-a-cops at the guard shack that once my shift ended I am supposed...
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    Keep it up Mike! I love those type of rides,...

    Keep it up Mike!

    I love those type of rides, I don't think I'm pushing myself too hard but end up with a fastest time or best average speed or something...
  21. New loop, around the inside perimeter of the...

    New loop, around the inside perimeter of the industrial park where I work, 10 miles exactly - good to know. Month's about half way through and I haven't even met half of my goal yet. Oh well , its...
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    Sticky: I could imagine living out of a small RV or even...

    I could imagine living out of a small RV or even a full size van, but a mini-van wouldn't be too much different than a homeless person coasting from town to town and living out of the backseat of an...
  23. 07/03: 25 miles 07/04: 2 hours on the stationary...

    07/03: 25 miles
    07/04: 2 hours on the stationary bike
    07/06: 30 miles.
    07/10: 25 miles
    07/12: 40 miles - Not quite as far as I was hoping for, but it was a nice ride with the daughter. Only one...
  24. Took the kiddo camping up in the Adirondacks for...

    Took the kiddo camping up in the Adirondacks for the July 4th weekend. Hiked about 10 miles on the 3rd, we were following a 6 mile trail to a waterfall but got kinda lost. Rained on the 4th, so we...
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    Not an option for me. I've always worked in the...

    Not an option for me. I've always worked in the service / manual labor industry. Construction, automotive, manufacturing...these jobs are just a handful that is simply not feasible to work from...
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