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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 06-10-20, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
I'm going to be jealous if you ordered the silver camo.

My 237s have been great, BTW. Still waiting/hoping that some Red/Black CX-1 come back in stock. Prolly not going to happen, though.
Envious, not jealous.. Just ask datlas. He'll tell you. But good thing I came back.
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No matter where I go, here I am...

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Originally Posted by LAJ
Nothing.
On our walks the mask does restrict air flow some. We breathe easier without it. But when within 20 feet of anyone, the mask goes on.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Most food is gross when you really think about it.
I really think about it all the time. The chicken pot pie tonight was not gross.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Good God, man, I'm almost 64! Black. White is okay but I hate how dingy they get.
Bling it up, man.

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Envious. Just ask datlas. He'll tell you. But good thing I came back.
I wanted you to feel needed. You're welcome.
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Old 06-10-20, 06:43 PM
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Forgot to mention I sold the steelie. $950. No shipping. I am delivering it near New Orleans when we go back in a couple of weeks. So two down and one to go. The Ti bike went up on eBay today. That Merlin CR Works frame is sweet.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Bling it up, man.
I would have been tempted had they been available. Long-suffering spouse would have approved.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Yep, and it's awesome. Really sad I can't do it this year.
Whoa! I bet it’s awesome!
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Aww, Jeez. So sorry. It's demoralizing, but the world is full of sociopaths and they all drive.
Probably the only good thing the lockdown gave us was that there were less of them driving. Now they’re back
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Probably the only good thing the lockdown gave us was that there were less of them driving. Now they’re back
Were you out on the Beltway during the deep lockdown? Talladega, baby!
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Weighed in at the pharmacy machine this afternoon at 146 pounds.
Did you get a fortune, too?
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Originally Posted by LAJ
I've been a Lake fan for-almost-ever. You'll like them.

I keep looking at the HV Giro Empire's though, dangit.
I’d like some Empires, too.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Were you out on the Beltway during the deep lockdown? Talladega, baby!
No .

But I made it to my home in silver Spring from Fletcher’s Boat House in Georgetown in 26 minutes at the thick of afternoon rush hour!
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex
Probably the only good thing the lockdown gave us was that there were less of them driving. Now they’re back
Yup, they sure are. Just as ******g important as ever, too.
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex
Whoa! I bet it’s awesome!
Eat your heart out.

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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
I would have been tempted had they been available. Long-suffering spouse would have approved.
They would have hid the smudges pretty well.

I feel like I need to get some semi-obnoxious shoes. I really wish my Ronald McDonald Lakes were in stock.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Huh. That's not what I would call "hilly," but it's more elevation than I would have figured.
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Oh, and Bah Humbug, there are some folks on one of the CK2G boards that are getting in their 240mm Kono Fuji FMs in W#1 and they're coming in lighter than (they) expected, but bang on with what I want. I've contacted the shop owner and told him to contact me if any get returned. Now I'm tempted to start nudging some people on the boards to return their knives.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Huh. That's not what I would call "hilly," but it's more elevation than I would have figured.
It's not a flat course; they moved a LOT of earth to get that turn 1 hill. Less famous than Turn 1 is the esses going into... turn 12 I think, which are uphill and curvy and don't quite stop your heart like turn 1, but you notice the effort. A lot.

It's a really nice course where a high effort will reward you with 20mph. Love it. Miss it.
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker
I really think about it all the time. The chicken pot pie tonight was not gross.
Grilled sockeye with my secret rub for dinner tonight. #Yummy
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Yup, they sure are. Just as ******g important as ever, too.
Stupid cagers!

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Consider my heart eaten, and me officially green with envy.
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker
Envious, not jealous.. Just ask datlas. He'll tell you. But good thing I came back.
Woo hoo!! Good thing indeed.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
I'm not expecting perfection, but it's really unlistenable. Thankfully I figured out that audio is being sent to my main monitor over HDMI and there's a 3.5mm jack on the back of the monitor. Need to bring an extension from home to really make it usable in a non-annoying way. The headphone cable running across my keyboard isn't a sustainable solution

I've got a Focusrite recording interface at the house that I use as a DAC for my desktop, running into one of those cheap class D amps that drive a set of bookshelf speakers. I rarely use that setup but it's definitely a treat whenever I do. I'm sure some audiophiles would listen in disgust but it sounds great to me.
Sounds complicated.
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker
Right, but you can't keep cases from going up by not testing, can you? I mean the truth is eventually going to out. Except for a few asymptomatic cases, the sick are going to a medical facility and will be tested. And by not finding the sick and isolating and or treating them, aren't you certain to get more of them?
I expect cases to go up because more people are getting tested.
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I'm currently running a AudioQuest Dragonfly USB DAC/preamp in to a little Parasound amp... and in to some $4000 speakers. Yeah, I didn't have anything better to do with them and I can't bear to get rid of them.
Sounds complicated

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
<==Not shocked
It was warm and sunny here.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
weighed myself this morning. I’m down to 170. 10 more to go, to reach my goal. I was near 230 this time last year.
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