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Old 06-14-19, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Yes, but you gave your money to evil Trek.

On the same subject, Breakaway Bikes on 19th & Chestnut sold out to Trek, but I hear Trek is going to keep the mechanics on. Probably want to stick with the "alt"/non-corporate vibe for we urban types.
You may be familiar with the regional chain of "Bike Line" stores. They sold to Trek a year or two ago, and now are all Trek Factory Stores (I think the owners may have kept a couple Bike Lines in Delaware but all the ones around here are now Trek).
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I had two meals in a Chipotle while trapped in the airport all day. Somebody behind me ordered sofritas, but they were not on the menu. What, exactly, are they?
Sky blue tape? Sky blue anything a mi mi me gusta.
Sofritas are a vegetarian protein option that is kinda like crumbly tofu with spices and it's pretty good. A mi me gustan las sofritas.
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The guy at the bike shop called the bar tape "Sky Blue," I was going to joke that they need to change the name to "Ineos Blue" but I don't know if he would get the joke.
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Setting out of office email and voice mail notices is liberating.
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My trees like the rain, so I'm good with it.
I will rarely complain about rain either, now included. The thing is that it is just so unusual to get this much rain in this part of the world outside of a hurricane. It's raining as we speak. We will likely get our entire season's average rainfall during these two weeks. It feels like when we lived in the rainforest. It was normal there.
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I will rarely complain about rain either, now included. The thing is that it is just so unusual to get this much rain in this part of the world outside of a hurricane. It's raining as we speak. We will likely get our entire season's average rainfall during these two weeks. It feels like when we lived in the rainforest. It was normal there.
We are getting more rain as well, I'll take it over a drought or tornados though.

Do get tired of muddy paw prints, the male schnauzer digging holes to China in the house, the other schnauzer doesn't like to get her paws wet, and the mud loving bulldog is a nasty ho that can't clean herself.
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My 11:45 cancelled so I was able to sneak out to Chipotle for carry-out lunch. I got a big bowl with sofritas and it's really good.

In other good news, there is a "Trek Factory Store" 3 doors down from Chipotle and I am on their mailing list, they emailed a "Father's Day Coupon" for $20 off any purchase. The Habanero has bar tape that is 10 years old so time for an update. I got Bontrager Supertack tape in "Sky Blue" the usual price is $30 so after tax/coupon it was $11.

Did I get a good buy??
Maybe
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Shopping completed, crap taken off boat, stuff put on boat, stuff put away, broken things fixed, personal gear sorted, tanks filled, emergency drills done, briefings listened to, strategy discussed, parties attended, spouses called, and we start tomorrow at about 1250!

The first 24 hrs will be a slog, but fast. Later should be beautiful with a moderate sea state, but enough wind to keep moving well, sunny days, and moonlit nights. Might even be able to open some hatches to air out the stank and crack open a book on the off watch.

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How 'bout those Raps!?
They were hungry, they wanted it. I love the Warriors but I'm glad to see Lowry and Leonard get one.
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The guy at the bike shop called the bar tape "Sky Blue," I was going to joke that they need to change the name to "Ineos Blue" but I don't know if he would get the joke.
I don't get it.
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Because of rains, we're 7 weeks into the season but I've only played 3 games. Ridiculous.
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Old 06-14-19, 04:06 PM
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I don't get it.
The biggest powerhouse team in pro cycling? Team Sky, is now Team Ineos.
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Oh. Really? Where are they from?
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Oh. Really? Where are they from?
Beats me but we have a big Ineos facility/refinery on I-55 near Joliet, IL.
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The guy at the bike shop called the bar tape "Sky Blue," I was going to joke that they need to change the name to "Ineos Blue" but I don't know if he would get the joke.
My favorite color is sky blue. That is the first time I actually ever paid attention to color names it was corn flower blue, and I used it as my sky, it was the only color I had, so I used it and imagined it as sky, sky blue.

Smart dorky people like me get it.

Also, tonight I have vodka!
Woot!
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The biggest powerhouse team in pro cycling? Team Sky, is now Team Ineos.
They still have sponsorship?
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60 billion a year sales all over the globe. I never heard of them until just now.

https://www.ineos.com/company/
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Maybe
Maybe not.
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My favorite color is sky blue. That is the first time I actually ever paid attention to color names it was corn flower blue, and I used it as my sky, it was the only color I had, so I used it and imagined it as sky, sky blue.

Smart dorky people like me get it.

Also, tonight I have vodka!
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I'm adult, idrink g2 now.
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I'm adult, idrink g2 now.
I might have an ipa on father's day.

Maybe.
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Leaving on a jet plain.
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Leaving on a jet plane.
Don't know when you'll be back again....
No, seriously, I don't know.
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I might have an ipa on father's day.

Maybe.
Not a huge fan of beer, that's beer right?

Looks like it's going to rain, need to get my walk/jog in before that happens. Thinking about putting coffee in my water bottle.
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60 billion a year sales all over the globe. I never heard of them until just now.

https://www.ineos.com/company/
I knew them well when I was still in the plastics field. And when I consulted after retirement, they were a supplier to one of my clients who had me as a go between for technical issues involving plastics selection and usage. So I worked with them at their facility at their Houston facility on Galveston Bay. IIRC they were formed out of the old Amoco petrochemical businesses. Maybe 15 years ago or so.
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