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Addiction LXV

Old 04-17-17, 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
My understanding is that the banana industry has a strain or two waiting in the wings, but that's about it at this point (and we've been on the current variety for decades), so yeah, they're rather protective.
I still prefer the mark Cavendish variety.
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Originally Posted by topslop1
Making a great case to get on a mountain bike
Well the only skill that's required to keep you safe is the ability to say "I can't do that". It's surprising how many people have issues with that.

I took my buddy out there and we did most of the East side and he didn't even crash once. Compared to my own first time out...
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Ya know the New England missionaries on their way to Hawaii in the early 19th century forced themselves to eat bananas to accustom themselves to the indigenous foods. Between the seasickness and the strange taste, they couldn't keep them down.

Damn I love those things. And ripe, I like them ripe. None of this half green crap that so many people insist on. Fruit is supposed to be ripe dammit.
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Old 04-17-17, 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by datlas
I still prefer the mark Cavendish variety.
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker
Damn I love those things. And ripe, I like them ripe. None of this half green crap that so many people insist on. Fruit is supposed to be ripe dammit.
I don't like 'em green, but I like 'em firm.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
I don't like 'em green, but I like 'em firm.
twss
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Is @Bah Humbug doing the Boston Marathon?

There's people on the watch.

Meet 2 Race Sleuths Trying to Keep Marathoners Honest
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Old 04-17-17, 11:21 AM
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Wife apparently just woke up. She also went to bed at 9 PM. She's getting some high volume base training in for the upcoming sleep championships, I guess.
I slept in an hour and a half later than nomal. Something in the air(tonight)
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Old 04-17-17, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I finally ended my stint of Russian tyre roulette and have retired my rear (it started showing threads in February). It rendered thousands of miles of faithful service. No flats (as I recall) RIP.

I rotate my tyres so I had to take off and replace both the front and rear ones.

I should do something with my chain but that's enough dumb bike stuff for now; I'm exhausted.
I see what you did there.
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Old 04-17-17, 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
I don't like 'em green, but I like 'em firm.
Yet supple.
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Old 04-17-17, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Is @Bah Humbug doing the Boston Marathon?

There's people on the watch.

Meet 2 Race Sleuths Trying to Keep Marathoners Honest
I think this was shared a couple months ago, but it deserves a re-post.

https://www.marathoninvestigation.co...iming-2nd.html

Crazy attempt at deceit. Even crazier sleuthing.
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Ripe with tumescence.
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Originally Posted by Dan333SP
I think this was shared a couple months ago, but it deserves a re-post.

https://www.marathoninvestigation.co...iming-2nd.html

Crazy attempt at deceit. Even crazier sleuthing.

Runners cheat??? I thought that was our sole bailiwick?
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I read the wikipedia article about Lucy.

Fun fact: Lucy is a male elephant (because tusks).
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I once worked with a man named Shirley
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Leave it to a Minnesotan to sunbathe in a Speedo at 53°.

No, I didn't take pictures.
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Originally Posted by Scarbo
Runners cheat??? I thought that was our sole bailiwick?
There once was an addictionite who apparently cheated on the Ironman....but that's old news.
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Also, I finally tried the much ballyhooed sofritas burrito at Chipotle. Well, by [MENTION=107711]datlas[/MENTION], at least. It was okay. In terms of texture, it often got lost in the other mostly soft contents like the rice and beans and I would have liked a little more spice/flavor mixed in, but I'd get it again when I'm not feeling the meat.
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Well, it would make sense that runners, to some extent, cheat just like everybody else involved in sport. But for some reason I have trouble thinking of them that way.
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Originally Posted by Scarbo
Ripe with tumescence.
I don't think bananas can have tumescence. Isn't that reserved for fuzzy things?
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^^^^^

I think you're right. Clear misuse of the word on my part. We don't even have to call in the resident grammarian on this one.
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Originally Posted by Scarbo
We don't even have to call in the resident grammarian on this one.
Nonsense - let's double-check our triple-check.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Leave it to a Minnesotan to sunbathe in a Speedo at 53°.

No, I didn't take pictures.
Thank you, [MENTION=185471]WhyFi[/MENTION]
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Going to Thailand reminded me that being tan is fun. My wife reminded me that being tan is going to turn me into a shriveled peanut with melanomas requiring removal.

Win some, lose some.
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Originally Posted by Dan333SP
Going to Thailand reminded me that being tan is fun. My wife reminded me that being tan is going to turn me into a shriveled peanut with melanomas requiring removal.

Win some, lose some.
Everybody turns into a shriveled peanut sooner or later, with or without the help of the sun.

So, go forth and sun yourself my son!
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