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Old 12-05-20, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by berner
I think I like cats better than dogs. Cats seem to feel the same about me. I've never been bitten by a cat.
My cat bit my hand and the tooth went deep into the joint. Had to get anti-biotics as it swelled up pretty bad. He was sick and I was trying to clean his hind quarters and he was not having it.
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Old 12-05-20, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Okay, but they like cheap ****.

It’s actually the cheapest we have found in Willyburg. It’s 4 bucks for a small, but it’s delicious. They have vanilla and chocolate custard everyday. Everyday they have two different flavors. So the first time we went it was death by chocolate, and the second flavor was pistaschio. We went again last night and they had praline and cream, and Strawberry short cake. I split one with the off spring and my wife gets her own. Less than 10 bucks out the door. They also sell pints and quarts and they have like 20 flavors to choose from. Really want to go back and get some pumpkin cheesecake.
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Old 12-05-20, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
That might scratch the retail itch, but a bike with fenders is a really great thing.
Ugh... you guys are going to cost me like 5 grand!

BTW, my wife worked in BH in the past, I told her the guy that invented TMS for depression posed on bike forums and her exact words were “you’re full of ****, that’s really cool”
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Old 12-05-20, 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas
Same here, maybe even a couple degrees colder. I am a little worried about possible ice patches from any lingering puddles or wet roads. Will ride but with extra vigilance.

Just makes it harder for me get out of bed. Plan on 40 in the morning, but then the family and I are spending the day in Newport News. If I plan it right I might be able to join the scalpers on their recovery ride.


Bike is going to the shop on Monday, while we head to Leesburg for a couple of days.
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Old 12-05-20, 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Should be BYU/C. Carolina.
We PHX OTA people get Bama/LSU and Baylor/Sooners
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Old 12-05-20, 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
You must be numb to this by now.
Football hates me.
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Old 12-05-20, 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
You were hoping to watch the exhibition match against my Giants with Colt McCoy?
Division leader vs division leader! I was indeed hoping to watch. Might roll by and check out the patio at the cantina. If we can grab a table with a view of the game that's well away from other tables I might catch the second half there. I did recon one Sunday afternoon and there was NOBODY out there.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Football hates me.

how do you keep track with everything that hates you?
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Old 12-05-20, 07:30 PM
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Originally Posted by BillyD
I should give some (more) thought about getting a parrot now that we're at home a lot. Maybe a nice African Gray.
I lived with some bikers (Harley type) and one of them had an Amazon Orange Wing parrot. The thing had a huge vocabulary and quite a personality. We had a Doberman named Cougar. One night the bird screams "Cougar...shut up" Then about 10 seconds later "Goddamnit shut up".
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Old 12-05-20, 07:30 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Division leader vs division leader! I was indeed hoping to watch. Might roll by and check out the patio at the cantina. If we can grab a table with a view of the game that's well away from other tables I might catch the second half there. I did recon one Sunday afternoon and there was NOBODY out there.
Russel Wilson vs Colt McCoy. I expect to be giving away 14 points minimum.
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Old 12-05-20, 07:35 PM
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2018? I probably would have cellared it for a while.
most wines, including this one, are not meant for aging but for consumption upon release. Reload with next vintage. Lather rinse repeat.
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Old 12-05-20, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Oh hey, WhyFi, I'm going to need wheels for the Topstone, and wide ones. If I spring for carbon, do you think the Zipps are higher quality than Reynolds? It'd be down to the 303S, ATR 700C, or R37s, and the first two I can get a discount on. Even I'm not running tubes on this, so hookless isn't a concern but easy seating of tires is.
I was looking at the aluminum Topstone. If I get a gravel bike, that will probably be my choice. The geometry agrees with me. The Trek ALR is very close.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Sad.


That you?

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Old 12-05-20, 07:43 PM
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Originally Posted by big john
I was looking at the aluminum Topstone. If I get a gravel bike, that will probably be my choice. The geometry agrees with me. The Trek ALR is very close.
It keeps getting good reviews and the price is certainly right. And the geometry... well it matches the R2 so it's at least ok.

I'm going to need to figure out something to add some color though.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
how do you keep track with everything that hates you?
I'm reminded, often.
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That you?
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Old 12-05-20, 07:57 PM
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Meanwhile, at The UT.


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Old 12-05-20, 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Meanwhile, at The UT.


I watched most of that one, was hoping they'd get to 80.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
It keeps getting good reviews and the price is certainly right. And the geometry... well it matches the R2 so it's at least ok.

I'm going to need to figure out something to add some color though.
I got the impression you had one already?
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Meanwhile, at The UT.


You can always count on UT (the real one) to conquer all in meaningless games. When it counts? Choke city. When the season is ruined and it's time to just have fun? They play loose and smooth. Ehlinger even told the team ahead of the game that it was time to just focus on enjoying the game. Apparently they should have done that all along.
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She keeps pushing on the new bike. Did she get one?
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Originally Posted by big john
I got the impression you had one already?
Oh, no, the shop has one. I'll have them build it up appropriately, but haven't hashed out the final details nor bought it.
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Herman was never one to run up the score. Always tried to run out the clock when they were ahead rather than play their offense. Most often the defense would screw it up, and they would lose. Now that Hermanis likely out the door, he’s changing his game perhaps.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
You can always count on UT (the real one) to conquer all in meaningless games. When it counts? Choke city. When the season is ruined and it's time to just have fun? They play loose and smooth. Ehlinger even told the team ahead of the game that it was time to just focus on enjoying the game. Apparently they should have done that all along.
Yep!
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Old 12-05-20, 08:10 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas
I don’t do FaceBook but mrs datlas does. She says she got a request to friend someone who has taken my dad’s FB pic and name, ie a fake duplicate account

Is doing this a thing and what’s the point of the deception??
I don't know what they're after. I get friend requests from friends and later the actual friend will send a message that they have been hacked/cloned. Must be after personal information.
The ones I can't understand are the ads for a perfectly cherry truck for sale for $1000 or even $800. Seen a ton of them and if you click on the ad it asks for your contact info.
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Maybe Bama can run it up to 80...
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