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Addiction LXXIII

Old 04-01-19, 09:14 AM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Colder than Minnesota?

Did you go ride with Dan?
34°A. Cold enough, specially when I hadn't packed my thermal bib knickers or leg/knee warmers. It did warm me up to see a couple of cyclists in parkas, though.

Nah, Dan was out of town when I arrived. Bhutan, I think. I believe that he's back now, but working a normal person schedule, so a ride probably isn't in the cards this trip (we head back on Friday, so no more weekend days for me).
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Old 04-01-19, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by jtaylor996 View Post
I got cancer just now while reading the comments on a facebook post about a cyclist hit and killed in my local area. RIP.

Also, RIP humanity.
Never read the comments. Not even when it's posted in a supposed cycling group. It's ridiculous.
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Never read the comments. Not even when it's posted in a supposed cycling group. It's ridiculous.
Yeah, this was on a group "DFW Scanner" which is just general emergency stuff that happens around town, so unfortunately it's a pretty good cross section of the area's opinions. Not surprising, but people hate cyclists.
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Old 04-01-19, 09:28 AM
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I was freezing my ass off on my morning ride in VA.

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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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Old 04-01-19, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by jtaylor996 View Post
I don't know. You're my internet doctor. What's the prognosis?
I think it's quite serious.
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Old 04-01-19, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by jtaylor996 View Post
Yeah, this was on a group "DFW Scanner" which is just general emergency stuff that happens around town, so unfortunately it's a pretty good cross section of the area's opinions. Not surprising, but people hate cyclists.
The silver lining is that people are even more invincible behind the keyboard than they are behind the wheel and this kind of stuff draws all the worst moths to the flame. I wouldn't take the commenting as a representative sample.
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Old 04-01-19, 09:34 AM
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Oh yeah, time for a new thread chapter. I've been slacking long enough.

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