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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 06-20-20, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I brought my bike to williamsburg to ride while my dog was getting groomed yesterday. The road I was gunna ride on was a 15 mile loop 1/4 had a bike lane the rest did not. The speed limit started at 35 mph and increased up to 55 mph. As I was unpacking my bike I watched car after car going way above the speed limit and a lot of them were half way into the bike lane. I decided to not ride, my bikes to pretty to get mangled by a car.
A lot of the roads there have little-to-no shoulder and high speed limits that are routinely exceeded. I tend to avoid those, unless it's just a short stretch. For as many deer and blind curves as they have, people there drive like *******.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
No YouTube for me, apparently.
Sad.
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Old 06-20-20, 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by LAJ
"Everything is ruined by people that are better than us."

Get in line for your participation medal, *****.....
Lol - you know that he has a dry sense of humor and that was said very much tongue in cheek?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Lachlan just did it again this morning, with elevation to spare - https://www.strava.com/activities/3645344044

Imagine not only doing it in the first place, but to turn around and do it again a week later. Jeezuz.

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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Lol - you know that he has a dry sense of humor and that was said very much tongue in cheek?
I definitely missed it. Seemed to me he was on a bit of a rant.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Sad.
I did the Microsoft thing -- restart -- and it works now. I guess it's been a while since I've done an actual restart.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Chattanooga is not ideal for an evening ride. TYS would be, with bicycles. This is not far from there, where we could make a run at Solitary Man's KOM.


why don't you take a run at the KOM at nearby Mount Mitchell
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Originally Posted by LAJ
I definitely missed it. Seemed to me he was on a bit of a rant.
Nope, not in the least. A lot of people don't get his humor, just like a lot of people don't get British humour. If you do get it, though, it's apparent that he's a super chill guy.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
I did the Microsoft thing -- restart -- and it works now. I guess it's been a while since I've done an actual restart.
Be sure to watch the video so you'll know what mistake not to make on your next Everesting effort.
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Old 06-20-20, 07:09 PM
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Having a Heathpack dessert. Deglet noor dates and raw almonds. She would also have home made ice cream and a margarita.
#howtheotherhalflive
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Be sure to watch the video so you'll know what mistake not to make on your next Everesting effort.
I missed some of it, because I was distracted by the fly.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Nope, not in the least. A lot of people don't get his humor, just like a lot of people don't get British humour. If you do get it, though, it's apparent that he's a super chill guy.
I thought it was a very serious video shot in front of "The Wattage Cottage."
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I thought it was a very serious video shot in front of "The Wattage Cottage."
Phil's not a serious cyclist. He advocates waving to other cyclists even if they have their sock height all wrong, among a number of other unforgivables.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
Having a Heathpack dessert. Deglet noor dates and raw almonds. She would also have home made ice cream and a margarita.
#howtheotherhalflive
Sounds pretty good. That's the kind of stuff I eat.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Phil's not a serious cyclist. He advocates waving to other cyclists even if they have their sock height all wrong, among a number of other unforgivables.
I just bought some socks that come at least three inches above my malleoli. Pactimo, no less. I have gone full Fred.
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Old 06-20-20, 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I thought it was a very serious video shot in front of "The Wattage Cottage."
I do altitude training at the Fred Shed.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
I missed some of it, because I was distracted by the fly.
I saw not a hint of a rant.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi

Imagine not only doing it in the first place,.
No.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Lachlan just did it again this morning, with elevation to spare - https://www.strava.com/activities/3645344044

Imagine not only doing it in the first place, but to turn around and do it again a week later. Jeezuz.
Doing it at 7500 feet is not all that easy, either.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
I just bought some socks that come at least three inches above my malleoli. Pactimo, no less. I have gone full Fred.
You went full [Fred] man. Never go full [Fred].
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I wear short socks in the summertime, sometimes.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
I wear short socks in the summertime, sometimes.
I rode sockfree once last week.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
why don't you take a run at the KOM at nearby Mount Mitchell
Maybe if I double the mileage I've been doing for a number of weeks I could survive it again.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I rode sockfree once last week.
My feet stick to the inside of my shoes, if I don't wear socks. It's kind of annoying.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
It's gross.
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