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Old 10-24-20, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Life is all about compromises and trade-offs. I love my group thrashes on the road and they’re a risk I’m willing to take. The crash risk probably outweighs the risk of infection, anyway. A party could be just as important to someone, but I’d turn right around if it didn’t look safe. I’m not clear on how masks and/or distancing go with eating drinking and yukking it up.
There are advantages to being a low social needs introvert in these times.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
And that's why we're going to brave a trip to HI in January.
Going to climb Haleakala?
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Originally Posted by LAJ
Test results yet?

finds out monday.
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RIP Jerry Jeff Walker
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Going to climb Haleakala?
That depends how AG is doing with the Lisfranc. Personally, I'm happy sitting in the warm and drinking lava flows.
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Are the mighty Vols going to shock the world today against the Crimson Tide?
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Are the mighty Vols going to shock the world today against the Crimson Tide?
Does covering the spread count as shocking the world?

I mean, still probably not.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Will the Steelers take the Titans tomorrow???
Don't watch the NFL. Can't provide a meaningful response.

I can tell you that the awesome shovel is securely stored in an undisclosed location in Northwest Metro Atlanta. I can also tell you that it is still awesome.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Don't watch the NFL. Can't provide a meaningful response.

I can tell you that the awesome shovel is securely stored in an undisclosed location in Northwest Metro Atlanta. I can also tell you that it is still awesome.
You should set aside tomorrow for some NFL viewing. Undefeated Steelers vs undefeated Titans. And the undefeated Seahawks vs the slightly defeated Cardinals. 10am and 5pm MST.
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Old 10-24-20, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Doesn't count.
Maybe you should take a little drive up interstate 81 and visit the Blue Ridge Mountain Maze, by the Wood Bridge Brewery.

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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Does covering the spread count as shocking the world?

I mean, still probably not.
The V'ols just won the toss. A foreshadowing of things to come? You decide
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
You should set aside tomorrow for some NFL viewing. Undefeated Steelers vs undefeated Titans. And the undefeated Seahawks vs the slightly defeated Cardinals. 10am and 5pm MST.
Not gunna do it, wouldn't be prudent.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
The V'ols just won the toss. A foreshadowing of things to come? You decide
And B'ama has an injury already. Ouch.
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Is there a specific time when we all sing Rocky top or do they just start when the mood strikes?
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Is there a specific time when we all sing Rocky top or do they just start when the mood strikes?
it's always a good time to sing Rocky Top.
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Poor Stephen the cat got blocked again just a couple of days after his release. He’s going under the knife early next week.
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The vols' are hanging tough. Held 'bama to 7 on that drive.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Poor Stephen the cat got blocked again just a couple of days after his release. He’s going under the knife early next week.
Awww. Poor kitty.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
it's always a good time to sing Rocky Top.
Maybe not in a library.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Something I keep wondering about - why am I so much slower on my Trek than my Schwinn? Like on average by around 2mph, regardless of ride length.

38mm tires vs 28mm? (Compass extralights vs Panaracer GK slicks)
Much less aggressive position plus big ol' handlebar bag on the Trek?
30-35lbs vs 22lbs?

Not sure what I can do fit-wise. The frame is so big, and the stem can only go so low...

Sometimes I feel like just embracing the slow life and throwing flat pedals on the thing. But I'm also frustrated at how slow I am when I'm on it.
I am faster on my Paramount OS(PDG), always. It just slices through the air better, especially a headwind. It is the lightest bike I own. Does that have anything to do with it?
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
They're a poorly-run program that would probably fail to be remarkable in the MAC.
The ruing, weeping, and gnashing of teeth builds character. The post-game/call-in radio shows are quality entertainment.

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Maybe you should take a little drive up interstate 81 and visit the Blue Ridge Mountain Maze, by the Wood Bridge Brewery.
Too much trouble going that far.

Originally Posted by DougRNS
it's always a good time to sing Rocky Top.
Correct. Or playing it.

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Yesterday, I intentionally went for a PB on a 5 mile Strava segment, and while I came close, I didn't get it. I thought it was because I blew up near the end, but it turns out that the segment starts right at my turnaround point on yesterday's ride, and Strava in its infinite wisdom started my time the FIRST time I passed the beginning of the segment, GOING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION! I figured this out by doing a 'Compare' with my PR on that segment. In the replay, yesterday's dot goes backwards then forwards. If I figure subtract the time I spent going past the start, turning around, and getting back to it, I was actually 35 seconds FASTER.

BTW, you can also see the point where I blew up. If I'd known I was doing that well, I might have kept going a bit longer.



This was the last post-work ride of the next-to-last week of post-work riding. The sun had just dropped below the hills when I got back to the car.

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Originally Posted by genejockey
If I figure subtract the time I spent going past the start, turning around, and getting back to it, I was actually 35 seconds FASTER.
Strava has been shaving mileage off my rides. It's very bad.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
finds out monday.
Give him hell until then.
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Pitt is getting beat 45-3 by ND. Sad. The Vols are not fairing well against the Tide.
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