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Old 01-19-07, 08:42 PM   #1
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Snow covered roads are like Pizza.

This thought occured to me today. Snow covered roads are a lot like Pizza. They are an absolute blast right after they are delivered and even a couple days later can be a lot of fun. But week old pizza and week old snow....not so much.

After many freeze thaw cycles the roads can get pretty nasty. I prefer new pizza, and I prefer new snow.
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This thought occured to me today. Snow covered roads are a lot like Pizza. They are an absolute blast right after they are delivered and even a couple days later can be a lot of fun. But week old pizza and week old snow....not so much.

After many freeze thaw cycles the roads can get pretty nasty. I prefer new pizza, and I prefer new snow.
Excellent analogy! We've got week old snow/pizza right now...it's just gross.
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Old 01-19-07, 09:39 PM   #3
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Sex is like pizza...

When it's good, it's very good.

When it's bad...it's still pretty good!
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Old 01-19-07, 09:42 PM   #4
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This thought occured to me today. Snow covered roads are a lot like Pizza. They are an absolute blast right after they are delivered and even a couple days later can be a lot of fun. But week old pizza and week old snow....not so much.

After many freeze thaw cycles the roads can get pretty nasty. I prefer new pizza, and I prefer new snow.
True. This morning's commute sucked, the ride back was even worse. I like when there's ice and a little thin layer that crunches under my weight. This afternoon, it was a mess of road grime, ice boulders, weaving tracks, and frozen stuff that would stay firm under me one second and collapse a few feet later, engulfing my tires in a sand-trap-esque mess.

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Old 01-19-07, 11:24 PM   #5
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Pizzaaaaaa! yea!
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Old 01-19-07, 11:28 PM   #6
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It's all good


BTW, to me, the best Pizza, is Free Pizza!
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Snowy roads are like pizza... so I should only eat it on the south side of Chicago?

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I'm eating pizza that hasn't been fresh since October 2006. They just keep spreading more cheese on it!
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I wish they wouldn't clean up the pizza so quick. I'd much rather have a snow covered road that one that is wet, icy and slushy near the edges and full of salt and whatever that other crap is they are treating them with nowadays. Gimme snow or gimme dry - the inbetween sucks.
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Pizza is best when they rub olive oil on the curbs.

No, I have no idea what that means either, but I could go for a Villa Rosa special right about now. Too bad they're a thousand miles away. :'(
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Pizza is Italian, too!
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Humm, (with my Road Bike forum hat on) that makes me wonder.... Are Italian Pizzas made better than Taiwanese Pizzas?
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Humm, (with my Road Bike forum hat on) that makes me wonder.... Are Italian Pizzas made better than Taiwanese Pizzas?
Yes, I was thinking of you* out in snowy Saskatchewan when I wrote that. =) On a tangental note, I did notice that the road bike forum got collectively grumpier right around November.

* well, more that black Colnago Master that I am going to steal from your garage tonight
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Yes, I was thinking of you* out in snowy Saskatchewan when I wrote that. =) On a tangental note, I did notice that the road bike forum got collectively grumpier right around November.

* well, more that black Colnago Master that I am going to steal from your garage tonight
I think you know the trend


BTW, thanks for the warning "yeah, I keep it in the garage...."
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i think i recognize the picture in your avatar portis. are you on the icebike listserve?
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i think i recognize the picture in your avatar portis. are you on the icebike listserve?
That's not me. He has about 30 years on me.
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BTW, thanks for the warning "yeah, I keep it in the garage...."
Satellite photos show you forgot to lock the door last night.
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That's not me. He has about 30 years on me.
ah well... he sure takes interesting photographs!
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Sex is like pizza...

When it's good, it's very good.

When it's bad...it's still pretty good!
I'm not much one to subscribe to that notion... bad sex is VERY VERY BAD. Bad pizza still nourishes... sort of.

This Pizza // Snow analogy works much better.
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Satellite photos show you forgot to lock the door last night.
It was a trap
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I'm not much one to subscribe to that notion... bad sex is VERY VERY BAD. Bad pizza still nourishes... sort of.

This Pizza // Snow analogy works much better.
Are you a member of the opposite sex? If so I can understand that comment... However I can't remember a male every saying they had bad sex... It's just not in our chromosomes

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I'm not much one to subscribe to that notion... bad sex is VERY VERY BAD. Bad pizza still nourishes... sort of.

This Pizza // Snow analogy works much better.
Maybe you just need to eat more...pizza? or have less sex?? im sure it's a combination thing! Just keep doing it till you get it right! (There is such a thing as bad sex??)
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Excellent analogy! We've got week old snow/pizza right now...it's just gross.
The analogy only works if the snow is a week old. A better analogy would be that snow is like turkey. Excellent fresh out of the oven. Good a day later. Okay the next week. Two weeks later: "Turkey again?" Three weeks later: "Haven't we finished that yet?" Four weeks later: "Give me the damned turkey I gonna bury it!" Five weeks later: "You stupid #$^&((@#@ dog! Why'd you dig that up? And why are we having turkey soup again?! "

Five weeks. Five storms. My street is 12" higher than my sidewalk. I can ride over curbs without hopping them because there are no curbs...just ice sheets that run from one side of the street to the other. There is not a single bare patch of ground from Cheyenne, WY to Trinidad, CO! Everything is just white. White. White. White. Please stop snowing
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At least you can ride. I can't afford a MTB due to my heating bill.
A road bike does not work in this crap. ugh
I can't wait for the melt to start and finish. Give me a day or two and I should be able to make it from my home to union station. I was able to make it last week. Then it snowed....again!
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