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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Bill ‘em $50 regardless. You could have had a paying customer in those slots. Irresponsibility must be discouraged.
I saw that episode of "Seinfeld."
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I was only 175 lbs.
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. . but it seemed as though just anybody could jump in and ban someone.
Not sure what you saw, but clearly that can’t be. Can you imagine if anybody could ban someone they just got angry with? LOLOL. The place would be a ghost town.
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Many people are taller than 5’-something.
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Many people are taller than 5’-something.
Speaking of which, doctor said just the other day that my BMI was ideal, 24.9 if I recall.
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This is really something.


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Not sure what you saw, but clearly that can’t be. Can you imagine if anybody could ban someone they just got angry with? LOLOL. The place would be a ghost town.
Nobody had stars by their names. And there were a lot of people. Clearly that can't be, but it appeared that way. Even jschaar was banning people. You know, for the kids.
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This is really something.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TlNdNuyQ38

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Just in from my ride. If it wasn't so early in the day, I'd wish for a Guinness right now.
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Pretty light for 6' 2" with a big frame (e.g., broad shoulders). I had gotten fat in college--up to 265 lbs. Lost 90 lbs. in 9 months solely through riding and diet change. Since I have more muscle than I did when I was 175 I don't think I could get back down to that weight without losing muscle. Maybe 190 would be more like it.
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Nobody had stars by their names. And there were a lot of people. Clearly that can't be, but it appeared that way. Even jschaar was banning people. You know, for the kids.
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Fun fact for the day... I passed a couple dudes this morning during an effort. Per my usual level of creepiness, I checked Flybys and found out one of them is the guy that sold me the HED wheels I bought a few weeks ago. I wonder if he recognized the hubs?
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Many people are taller than 5’-something.
I'm of above-average height.
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Lost 90 lbs. in 9 months solely through riding and diet change.
Wow, I've basically stayed within a 20-pound window my adult life. It would be closer to 10-pounds had I not had autoimmune woes.
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Wow, I've basically stayed within a 20-pound window my adult life. It would be closer to 10-pounds had I not had autoimmune woes.
In college I drank a lot of beer my first three years and worked around food (in the cafeteria) during three of my four years and during the summer before my senior year at a deli-cheesesteak place. I was a stock room boy during my last two years in college. Always on my feet lifting and carrying heavy things. The union employees loved me as I was a Philly native and not some spoiled Penn student from somewhere else, so they would often make me special stuff. When the head chef, Marge, had a birthday my senior year I was the only student worker invited to her party at a bar off campus and near where I grew up. Place had Colt 45 in 12 oz. bottles.

Anyway...My feet started to hurt. Went to see a doctor thinking I had stress fracture. After examining me it basically went like this:

Dr.: You know why your feet hurt?
Me: No. Why?
Dr.: Because you're fat. You need to lose weight.

That last line is a direct quote. One of the best pieces of medical advice I ever got.
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Nobody had stars by their names. And there were a lot of people. Clearly that can't be, but it appeared that way. Even jschaar was banning people. You know, for the kids.
They were all former mods. When your status changes, it changes in all of your posts throughout your entire posting history. For example, I used to have a red star but you would never know it. If your premium membership ever changed your status would return to show you as non-paying. Etc.
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In college I drank a lot of beer my first three years and worked around food . . . .
Lol I had a similar experience except back then I was a rake, 6'4 and 160 pounds. It was all genetics, beer and food had no impact except when I got the job in the school cafeteria where I could eat at will, up to 5 meals a day. The cafeteria ladies used to joke - "If his hand isn't going up to his mouth, it's coming back from his mouth". Finally I was able to balloon up to 165 pounds. But soon as I went home for the summer I immediately dropped back to 160.
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I have no idea. Y'all are slacking.

Me, I was working.
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Slow afternoon, must be taking happy hour.

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Took on an undergrad with autism spectrum disorder this summer. I almost returned her after a few meltdowns, but she turned out to be freaking brilliant and fun to have around. We had some interesting conversations about what life, learning to act normal, and maintaining all day, was like for her, i.e., not easy.

We gave her a project using structured equation modeling to make sense of a bunch of functional brain imaging data and she simply killed it. This p.m. she gave about the best undergrad talk I ever heard, in front of at least 100 people, as cool as a cucumber and hitting questions out of the park. I guess talks don't make you nervous when you simply don't deal in the concept of what other people are thinking. Big learning experience for me.
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Took on an undergrad with autism spectrum disorder this summer. I almost returned her after a few meltdowns, but she turned out to be freaking brilliant and fun to have around. We had some interesting conversations about what life, learning to act normal, and maintaining all day, was like for her, i.e., not easy.

We gave her a project using structured equation modeling to make sense of a bunch of functional brain imaging data and she simply killed it. This p.m. she gave about the best undergrad talk I ever heard, in front of at least 100 people, as cool as a cucumber and hitting questions out of the park. I guess talks don't make you nervous when you simply don't deal in the concept of what other people are thinking. Big learning experience for me.
Great post about a brilliant realist. I want her here on this side of the world. Some of the people I have come across two or three months after my life-threatening accident have demonstrated almost zero ability. Nasty as it sounds, but that is way things can happen in medical care slightly more complicated than simple.

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Great post about a brilliant realist. I want her here on this side of the world. Some of the people I have come across two or three months after my life-threatening accident have demonstrated almost zero ability. Nasty as it sounds, but that is way things can happen in medical care slightly more complicated than simple.

Up going out see Machka at a graduation ceremony for her uni. Some nice to look forward to.
We’ll do our best, Rowan. She wants to be a MD, PhD and I doubt she can handle the clinic, but I don’t think she’ll go to waste.
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Craft beer has arrived in Mexico in a big way just in the last year or so. On my last two trips to the affluent part of the city, I picked up a variety of singles to try. Last evening I had a stout, which wasn't very, and now I'm sipping on a double malt. None of these beers stand out, but all of them are drinkable. I rarely drink more than one at a time anymore, and I've never been able to get down your run-of-the-mill horse piss beer. Summertimes are looking up.
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@MoAlpha. I was recommended the book "The strange case of the dog in the night". Do you know it? Autism is the paradigm of the book. I've yet to read it, other than a short intro.
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@MoAlpha. I was recommended the book "The strange case of the dog in the night". Do you know it? Autism is the paradigm of the book. I've yet to read it, other than a short intro.
Heard it’s excellent.
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