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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 06-08-20, 08:11 AM
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Trouble in paradise. There was an assemblage of five friendly neighborhood crows in the lawn. Two or more mockingbirds were in a tree above, screeching away. One began dive-bombing operations. Hoo boy.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
67 degrees at 5am in Sun City AZ. It might not hit 90 today.
Hot dog! I'll be venturing outside today...
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
Eight km ride yesterday, on the little bike. I slept better last night than I have in a month. I awoke feeling human, and whole. The Trek 414 is out on the porch prepped and ready to go. The tail light is charging. There will, of course, be a test ride on the bike path out front, to see if I'm roadbike capable.
Addicted, and happy
Edit: I just realized that was my first ride in two months.
Is it bad if I say, “fingers crossed”?
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
67 degrees at 5am in Sun City AZ. It might not hit 90 today.
#YearWithoutSummer
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Old 06-08-20, 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Correct.

Why do you need a tail light?
I run one full time. Plus, this is the first day out of complete lockdown. I find that I am not fully on my game behind the wheel after an extended period away from it. And I don't text while driving. Many of whom I share the road with do.
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Old 06-08-20, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Is it bad if I say, “fingers crossed”?
Not at all. I find myself delaying the start for no particular reason. I might just decide to take the little bike again. It only takes one fall to nullify two months of healing.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Damn, beat me to it.
One of the few benefits of having a very early alarm cat.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Who wants to discuss my seat post woes?

buy the zipp seat post and do a review for me.
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wut is the little bike?
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100 avg pwr
15.0 avg spd

Unfortunately 20.10 miles. I gotta see if I can shave a tenth mile off that route, so I can get the even Steven trifecta.
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Old 06-08-20, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
wut is the little bike?
That's what I've been wondering. How is it easier on the fingers than vintage steel?
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Hey guys. I hope you are all well and the virus didn't strike anyone in my absence. All good here. I actually just came in to put my steel bike up for sale but thought I should say hello while I am signed in.
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker
Hey guys. I hope you are all well and the virus didn't strike anyone in my absence. All good here. I actually just came in to put my steel bike up for sale but thought I should say hello while I am signed in.
There he is!!!

Sorry, I just bought a steel bike Saturday.
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do fake miles count toward the leader board?
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker
Hey guys. I hope you are all well and the virus didn't strike anyone in my absence. All good here. I actually just came in to put my steel bike up for sale but thought I should say hello while I am signed in.
Hola.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
do fake miles count toward the leader board?
According to Strava, yes.
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According to Strava, yes.
Strava - wrong again!
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker
Hey guys. I hope you are all well and the virus didn't strike anyone in my absence. All good here. I actually just came in to put my steel bike up for sale but thought I should say hello while I am signed in.
Hey Roberto. I am trying to fill big shoes in the grammar police department.
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16 km on the little bike. This time I feel it in the legs.

I ride 60 cm road bikes
Edit: 32 oz pre-hydration. None on the bike. It's tough to drink with a mask on. And masks are required, away from home.

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Old 06-08-20, 10:46 AM
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Hey guys. I hope you are all well and the virus didn't strike anyone in my absence. All good here. I actually just came in to put my steel bike up for sale but thought I should say hello while I am signed in.
No more riding?? Sad!
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
do fake miles count toward the leader board?
They are not supposed to, but they do.
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They are not supposed to, but they do.
then i’ll go walk instead. Beautiful today in harrisburg pa.
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Originally Posted by datlas
No more riding?? Sad!
Maybe he bought a soulless plastic bike
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I’m getting ads on how to kill off mice now......
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
There he is!!!

Sorry, I just bought a steel bike Saturday.
Uh, and your point is?
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