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 12-31-17, 11:45 PM
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Addiction LXIX

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Hi! What’s this thread about?
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Being an early riser, even on your day off.
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Being an early riser, even on your day off.
True. I do have a small Zwift ride with friends in a couple hours, but I can't seem to acquire the fine art of sleeping in.

It's 4F here. That's too cold. Time to follow Trainsnorter's lead and head South.
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Happy new year all you reprobates. I realize that, though I'm up early, many of you are still partying. I have exciting news! I figured out a way to get the antibiotc into Spot, without getting bitten or otherwise freaking anybody out. I got up and did it before I could talk myself out of it. It was a rousing success--a great way to kick off a new day, let alone a new year. Carry on.
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So... three hours of swimming make you sleep like a rock. Plus there's more snow on the ground. The high today will be 34Puritanical, and tomorrow's will be 32. How long does winter last?
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So... three hours of swimming make you sleep like a rock. Plus there's more snow on the ground. The high today will be 34Puritanical, and tomorrow's will be 32. How long does winter last?
This year? Too long.
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I got up early and did a Zwift ride for an hour. We were supposed to do it with a few friends, but one friend has a busted pipe and one friend slept in, so I ended up doing the ride with one other friend, plus a huge group of anonymous Zwifters.

In Korean culture, New Year's Day is a big holiday, so we are heading up to NJ for the usual observances, which include eating LONG noodles (for a long life) and wishing our elders a happy and healthy new year.
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-15C here; "feels like" -25C. 42cms of fresh snow Saturday evening/into Sunday a.m.

78 days to March 20.
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wishing our elders a happy and healthy new year.
Who does that leave for you?
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Who does that leave for you?
We are in the middle, actually. So we all do the wish to the older generation. Later the younger generation does the wish to us.

BTW it's expected that after you get the wish, you give the younger ones (kids etc.) some money. The kids really clean up with this.
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-17º F. I guess I picked the wrong week to start nude sunbathing.
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True. I do have a small Zwift ride with friends in a couple hours, but I can't seem to acquire the fine art of sleeping in.

It's 4F here. That's too cold. Time to follow Trainsnorter's lead and head South.
How do I get -17º and you get 4º? That's just not fair.
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How do I get -17º and you get 4º? That's just not fair.
One could say that it means you are cooler.
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Happy New Year you road cycling addicts!
Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year. Health, wealth and happiness to you all! Oh, and to a at least one of you I wish a new home somewhere warmer. Not saying who, just one of you.
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-16°F this morning. No New Year's Day ride for me.
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So far 2018 doesn't seem much different than 2017.

Oh well.
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BTW it's expected that after you get the wish, you give the younger ones (kids etc.) some money. The kids really clean up with this.
Even your kids?
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-15C here; "feels like" -25C. 42cms of fresh snow Saturday evening/into Sunday a.m.

78 days to March 20.
Sunny and no wind again this morning. So, it feels just as cold as it is.
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