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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 06-19-20, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Same. I'm suspicious of a pedal.

No loaded bicycle, but that's about what I naturally top out at. I don't force the issue at that speed.
How did the unmountable saddle conundrum resolve itself?
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Old 06-19-20, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
How did the unmountable saddle conundrum resolve itself?
He's just been pedaling out of the saddle the whole time.
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Who’s the tandem guy in this thread? I have a couple of questions for him.
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Just said yes to Marion-Bermuda 2021. I have a year to train for tolerating: sleep deprivation; sitting on hard surfaces; scopolamine; living dirty, stinky, and wet; rich WASPs; and alcohol.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
Sure is a nice ride though, otherwise
I thought about you and your clouds of mosquitoes yesterday.

At the edge of the property I mow there's this thicket. In the summer it tends to be covered over by vines (wild grape, cinnamon vine(?)), looks terrible.





A few times a summer I venture into the thicket and try to kill the overgrowth by cutting vines. Every time I do it I'm amazed by the swarms of mosquitoes therein.

There's basically no mosquitoes out in the lawn, but step a few feet inside this area and they're buzzing all over. You got to keep moving, to the extent possible, because if you remain still for even four seconds they'll be on you. It's crazy.
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Old 06-19-20, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
As in titmouse. Still can't say ****** though. I would like a five year old level explanation for that. Especially now that we have the link.
I believe they are censored because their links are notoriously spam.
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Old 06-19-20, 12:40 PM
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Remember the George Carlin bit about the 7 words you can't say on TV?

We should come up with the equivalent but for the BF censor!
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The thing about the censor is it can't understand context.

Eg. "Everyone thinks Joe is a tough guy, but he is really a big ***** cat" the word before cat SHOULD be ok in this context, but in other circumstances it could be censored. The censor is a very blunt instrument.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
How did the unmountable saddle conundrum resolve itself?
The guy at the bike shop said they could mount it, but I've not taken it by yet. I probably should replace cables too. Rust.
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Originally Posted by datlas
The thing about the censor is it can't understand context.

Eg. "Everyone thinks Joe is a tough guy, but he is really a big ***** cat" the word before cat SHOULD be ok in this context, but in other circumstances it could be censored. The censor is a very blunt instrument.
So, it didn't know that by "tits" I was referring to male breasts, which are universally acceptable.
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Old 06-19-20, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Just said yes to Marion-Bermuda 2021. I have a year to train for tolerating: sleep deprivation; sitting on hard surfaces; scopolamine; living dirty, stinky, and wet; rich WASPs; and alcohol.
Kudos.

Will you be navigating celestially?
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
second concussions in the elderly are a very bad thing.
Is the first OK?
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Will you be navigating celestially?
Real sailing.
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Old 06-19-20, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas
I believe they are censored because their links are notoriously spam.
You could easily detect if there's a URL after the banned word and then scramble that.
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Old 06-19-20, 01:17 PM
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Well, using "Preview Post" revealed that they fixed the bug I used to use to bypass the filter. Now I know what I'll get up to this weekend.
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Old 06-19-20, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Just said yes to Marion-Bermuda 2021. I have a year to train for tolerating: sleep deprivation; sitting on hard surfaces; scopolamine; living dirty, stinky, and wet; rich WASPs; and alcohol.
I foresee tolerance to rich bees will give you the hardest time.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Kudos.

Will you be navigating celestially?
Don't know. We've done it both ways in past years.
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex
I foresee tolerance to rich bees will give you the hardest time.
I'm sure they'd be shocked to hear me say it and it's more my own prejudices and insecurities than anything about them and yet...

However, they let even Geraldo Rivera into the host club, so it's not that exclusive a group.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Is the first OK?
Yes. Amazingly, I experienced nothing but a few minutes of anterograde amnesia.
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Old 06-19-20, 02:36 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
Who’s the tandem guy in this thread? I have a couple of questions for him.
Dunno if I'd call myself the tandem guy but we do have a tandem...
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Dunno if I'd call myself the tandem guy but we do have a tandem...
Same here. Ask away.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Dunno if I'd call myself the tandem guy but we do have a tandem...

If the rear rider isn’t pulling their share of the weight, is it possible to eject them?
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
You could easily detect if there's a URL after the banned word and then scramble that.
Agree. The censor is stupid as said earlier. It actually once blocked a YouTube link I wanted to post because said link had a 3 character string in it that by itself could be offensive.
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Old 06-19-20, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
If the rear rider isn’t pulling their share of the weight, is it possible to eject them?
It's amazing how often I hear "She's not really pedaling!" from bystanders.

I wonder if it's because she usually isn't really pedaling. Why I oughtta...
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Same here. Ask away.
Do you consider LesterOfPuppets to be a serious tandem cyclist?
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