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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 04-25-20, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Hmm... my laptop screen just went black for a few seconds. That's not reassuring.
Cold front. 33°C. With the humidity it feels like 38. We blew a 50% chance of thunderstorms this afternoon.
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Originally Posted by Jadesfire
I stopped by my LBS today after work in an attempt to throw some money at a local small business...yeah, they didn't really need my help. I walked in and their comfort and kids bikes in the center of the store are almost wiped out. The sales manager said they are building up 3 bikes and selling 5, regularly, and they've got a 2 week long wait list for repairs.

What this tells me is that the MUP is crowded in town.
Gaggles more of kids riding here on the trails and in the streets. Passed a group of probably 10 with a few adults thrown in while driving home this afternoon. Taking advantage of lighter traffic, although today it was nice out so there was more traffic.
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Old 04-25-20, 04:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
High quality picture in every way.

Indeed.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Kudos. But this finishing touch ruined what looks to be a perfectly good cake. SMH.
No cake for you.
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Old 04-25-20, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28
No cake for you.
Agree.

NEXT!
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
You don't like raspberries, either? Goodness gracious, man - what's wrong with you?
Try to keep up.

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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
Cold front. 33°C. With the humidity it feels like 38. We blew a 50% chance of thunderstorms this afternoon.
I can't even. wut
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
Yes.
If seedsbelize is to be believed, I could be the George Washington Carver of Belize.

I'd bring calendars, peanuts, crop rotation planners, drones, super sperm, and robots. They'd erect a statute of me at the farmer's market.

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Originally Posted by datlas
Leaderboard shows all 3 podium spots taken by the docs.

Hmm....
Hmm?

After my ride, I ate lunch, hopped in the car with long-suffering spouse, (she) drove to Nap, and we worked on the boat for 3 hrs. This here small Beefeater and Fever Tree Aromatic is tasting a-mighty good.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
The army ants are on the move, as a result of all the burning. You don't want to get bit by the army ants, as they pack a punch. But not to worry. The anis(birds) monitor said ants and forage on either the ants themselves, or the critters fleeing them. Army ants fan out over the area they are traversing and consume every lving thing that can't get away. Scorpions, cockroaches, small rodents, etc.
Slash and burn 101
We got marched on in our sleep by army ants in Belize, not once but twice.
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Old 04-25-20, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas
On my ride I did see a group of 4 riders in team kit for a local racing club. They were riding more or less in a pace line, i.e., quite unsafe given COVID19 situation. They may be serous cyclists, but also seriously foolish.

I did not wave. I bet that taught them a lesson!
Lol I do this too. I think my impact has been yuge.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Leaderboard shows all 3 podium spots taken by the docs.
Oh?
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
The cake baking, while mom slept in, went off without a hitch. Then these two took care of the finishing touches after lunch (excuse the we-haven't-been-out-in-several-weeks messy house).

Girl is yuge!
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Old 04-25-20, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
You don't like raspberries, either? Goodness gracious, man - what's wrong with you?
I eat raspberries like a grizzly in summertime
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Originally Posted by Heathpack
I eat raspberries like a grizzly in summertime
By ripping them off the bush with your mouth?
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
For LoP


They're shipping that worthless oil up north huh?
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Old 04-25-20, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
By ripping them off the bush with your mouth?
I probably would, if the berries presented themselves in bush form.

However I was referring to volume and greediness. When I encounter raspberries, my strategy is to eat them. All of them.

I bearish on raspberries.
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Old 04-25-20, 05:28 PM
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Grocery shopping is exhausting, even more so nowadays.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Leaderboard shows all 3 podium spots taken by the docs.

Hmm....
I really think that I'm going to be lucky to get to 100 miles per week. I'm down to three ride days per week and, with the family home-bound, I feel a little guilty about skipping out for three, four, five hours at a time.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Oh?
As of my posting. Are you saying it changed?
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Fired up the lawn tractor for the first time this year. Cut a couple of lawns.
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Originally Posted by Heathpack
Girl is yuge!
Three-and-a-half going on 15 and workin' on that Rapunzel hair.
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Originally Posted by datlas
As of my posting. Are you saying it changed?
Looks like LAJ was sandbaggin' some rides.
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Originally Posted by datlas
As of my posting. Are you saying it changed?
I didn't realize LAJ is a doc. Ph.D.?
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Fired up the lawn tractor for the first time this year. Cut a couple of lawns.
Ambitious. I usually only mow one per day.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
This here small Beefeater and Fever Tree Aromatic is tasting a-mighty good.
The other day, for the first time in...oh, at least 8 years, I made myself a martini. 8/10, would recommend.
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