Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 09-28-17, 06:42 PM
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That's a creepy ass story.
Totally. That was one of many strange experiences through the adoption process.
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Totally. That was one of many strange experiences through the adoption process.
So you adopted your son from Ethiopia? Before my time, I missed that art of the story.
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I would get into CX too but what is the point of sucking in another sport/fitness activity?
Two's my limit. I also suck at XC running.

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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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It's like you want me to take another three month sabbatical.
Oh no! Not my intention. Stick around.
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Since I can't embed tweets.

These people are the worst.

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Maybe this will get me in the mood. Just add a balaclava + cycling shoes and you're ready to roll.

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Maybe this will get me in the mood. Just add a balaclava + cycling shoes and you're ready to roll.

Is this the future of winter cycling gear?
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In the tire repair shop. Something looked odd.
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Old 09-28-17, 07:04 PM
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You're thinking of gravel, CX's more laid-back sibling.
A third sport/activity I'll suck at in the Spring.
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Two's my limit. I also suck at XC running.

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Kudos on running. My knees won't allow me to run. But that is ok because running is stupid, so I hear. How is anyone going to throw back beer, pizza and donuts if you are consumed with many activities?

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LOL @sbxx1985

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RIP coasting
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Kudos on running. My knees won't allow me to run. But that is ok because running is stupid, so I hear. How is anyone going to throw back beer, pizza and donuts if you are consumed with many activities?

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The run was at a brewery, so there was beer at the finish.
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It is a shame. We were ready to start it again, but the country was closing to adoptions. Emotionally, it would have been too difficult to wait for years and get nowhere. Not many kids got out after my son.

I remember posting photos in Addiction from the room of our guest house in Addis. Crazy. That was July 2011.
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Yikes.

Speaking of strangulation and Addis Ababa, my wife and I were eating lunch in the hotel (Hilton) restaurant our first trip there. There was a dude staring at my wife from the entrance of the restaurant and no matter how much I stared back, he wouldn't stop. He just walked from the buffet to the entrance staring at her.

Then he starts walking directly towards our table in the packed restaurant. I'm watching this happen and when he gets to the table, I expected him to say something. Instead, he reaches out and tries to grab my wife by the throat. The cops later told us they thought he was trying to kiss her, but strangling someone first is an odd way to kiss someone.

I grabbed him by the collar of his Members Only jacket and started pushing him backwards through the other tables. Plates and food were flying. It ended when he flipped over a chair and I rammed his head into the floor. The Foreign Minister was apparently dining in the restaurant so I was surrounded by black suited dudes.

When I later asked what would happen to the guy, they said they would probably shoot him. We requested that not happen.
I remember.

Everyone thinks they have had a long strange trip, until they look at other folks journey. Then they realize everyone has had a long strange trip, just using different modes of transportation.
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The run was at a brewery, so there was beer at the finish.
Clearly acceptable reason to run. A bonus shall be awarded if it was recovery beer.
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Clearly acceptable reason to run. A bonus shall be awarded if it was recovery beer.
I demo'd a pair of shoes and got a free recovery beer as a reward.
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Everyone thinks they have had a long strange trip, until they look at other folks journey. Then they realize everyone has had a long strange trip, just using different modes of transportation.
How would I go about adding this as a quote in my sig line? And would you mind if I used this?
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Everyone thinks they have had a long strange trip, until they look at other folks' journeys. Then they realize everyone has had a long strange trip, just using different modes of transportation.
"The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience."
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I demo'd a pair of shoes and got a free recovery beer as a reward.
Free beer? That has a very nice ring to it. Well done.
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I've been here four years... so I'm more Texan than you?
36 years for me.
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No matter where I go, here I am...
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...my mom (god rest her soul) used to knit me stuff, and you really had to be secure in your personal image to wear some of it.
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How would I go about adding this as a quote in my sig line? And would you mind if I used this?
Quote it, then copy and paste it to your sig on the edit page.
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RIP coasting
Nice. RIP coasting.

The Bears and Mike Glennon suck so bad. But there's still a chance.
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If all the Packers offensive players are hurt, we have a better chance.
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The people here were ready to get the pitchforks out after the loss to the Bills. Broncos fans expect it, and expect it now.
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Generally so. As long as what they are doing is not dangerous, I am pretty much hands off. For example, my mom is totally into Reiki which is some type of "energy" healing, and also reads up on Deepak Chopra. She talks about it a little to me. It's totally unscientific but it's probably harmless. Live and let live.
My mom said she has arthritis that was acting up last night because a weather front is coming.

It was sunny/partly cloudy all day today.
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Marcell Ozuna was running back to the dugout yesterday after tossing a ball in the stands. My pals were yelling at him and pointing to this little kid that looked to be four or five with a mitt on as big as him. When he took the field the next time, he brought a ball out and put it in the youngsters glove. I was smiling and enjoying that moment so much, I forgot to take a picture. That's OK, as I'm still smiling about it.
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