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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 01-12-18, 10:03 PM   #1776
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Disneyland.

Breakfast was a Mickey-Mouse-shaped beignet and I thought "this is really delicious"

Lunch was a corn dog and I thought, "Fabulous"

Dinner was a tasting menu: Red lentil falafel, citrus salad, seared duck breast, bone marrow with garlic toasts, filet mignon and a raspberry hazelnut torte with dark chocolate ganache. Perfect.

And that is California in a nutshell. A ridiculous mix of highbrow and lowbrow. On the same day. Each within walking distance of the other. You're served a wine pairing with dinner, and you remember sitting in that guy's vineyard tasting wine one fabulous summer day 4-5 years ago and your waiter telling you how the guy got a new dog, a huge spotted Great Dane as tall as the tall chair you're sitting in.

California has lots of naysayers but it does have this weird unique 'anything goes' aspect that I find hugely appealing.
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I liked Minnesota more than I thought I would.

If only it had mountains.
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If only it had mountains.
There are some here. And polar temperatures, too.
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Bicycle Thieves

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With a young James Earl Jones as the bombardeer.
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4A and I’m not riding. In fact, my wife is going to the gym and wanted to know if I was going, too.

I said, “Yes, I’ll drive you and then go to breakfast at the greasy spoon while you work out. What time do I pick you up?”
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Old 01-13-18, 07:46 AM   #1783
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Since we have black ice this morning, I rode the trainer. I wanted to do a group Zwift ride with a few friends, but one of them really wanted to do a "workout" that she made so I reluctantly agreed.

Doing a group "workout" on Zwift is kinda stupid because you end up not really riding together.

Life lesson.
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Bicycle Thieves

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That movie is a classic and on most top 100 of all time movie lists.

The interesting thing is that I remember the movie being called "The Bicycle Thief" but it seems it's changed to "Bicycle Thieves" kinda like Bombay now is Mumbai?
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If only it had mountains.
Sweden or Norway should fill the bill.
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4A and Im not riding. In fact, my wife is going to the gym and wanted to know if I was going, too.

I said, Yes, Ill drive you and then go to breakfast at the greasy spoon while you work out. What time do I pick you up?
I'll join you. Stop by my place on the way to pick me up.
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Sweden or Norway should fill the bill.
That's stupid. We have to discourage folks from wanting to go there. We want them to come here. Now where did I hear that.
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That's stupid. We have to discourage folks from wanting to go there. We want them to come here. Now where did I hear that.
You mean they are not ****hole countries?
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Mrs datlas is interested in seeing the film "Darkest Hour," any thoughts?
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4A and Im not riding. In fact, my wife is going to the gym and wanted to know if I was going, too.

I said, Yes, Ill drive you and then go to breakfast at the greasy spoon while you work out. What time do I pick you up?
Sounds good to me.
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So, yesterday it was 60F and raining. Today it is 11F and snowing.
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Went from rain to sleet to snow, after sunset. When I woke up there was and inch or so of sleet covered by four or five inches of snow.
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There's also mountains in Antarctica.
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4A and Im not riding.
I'm taking it easy for a few days and see if my knee improves. It's another dumb week ahead anyway.

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I discovered you can watch some stuff free thanks to the library.

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Regarding driving to the gym. Mission accomplished. Two eggs, hash browns, sausage and a biscuit.
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Regarding driving to the gym. Mission accomplished. Two eggs, hash browns, sausage and a biscuit.
And that reminds me how long it's been since I ate at a greasy spoon. My dad and I used to do that a lot.
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Since we have black ice this morning, I rode the trainer. I wanted to do a group Zwift ride with a few friends, but one of them really wanted to do a "workout" that she made so I reluctantly agreed.

Doing a group "workout" on Zwift is kinda stupid because you end up not really riding together.

Life lesson.

A group workout leaves the cyclists together, whatever the potency of each. Or am I wrong?
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Mrs datlas is interested in seeing the film "Darkest Hour," any thoughts?
Worthwhile. Not wonderful, but good. The views of the Dover cliffs as the Dunkirk "fleet" was departing are kind of goose bumpy. It is just so evocative of everything British from that era.
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