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Road Cycling It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle. -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 02-15-21, 07:54 AM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Yeah.
PCR just came back negative too. Could be too soon though. Will have to retest depending on what happens with the girls.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Now there's something you don't see every day.
Thank God! Thats the worst of all winter scenarios.
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Vaccinations begin today in Mexico City, for people 60+. Astra Zeneca.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I guess he wasn't going slow enough? #IceDriving

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. . . and another thing, theres no way in Hell Im going to spend all that money on a McMansion and have neighbors that close to me. I place a high priority on privacy, if I wanted to live that close to strangers Id live in the city.
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We are in either the 5-6" or 7-10" band of snow depending upon the model. The snow is no concern but this never-ending cold is getting very, very tiresome. -2F this AM, -18 windchill. and snowing...

I feel for people with SADD; they've had a rough winter, I'm sure.
-2 will be our high for today, currently sitting at -17. I think that we're lookin' to get above freezing for a couple days at the end of the week, though, which will be nice reprieve.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I guess he wasn't going slow enough? #IceDriving

https://twitter.com/JoshBreslowWKRN/...59945999917062
I assumed that there was some extreme wide-angle distortion going on with the houses. Seeing that slide make me look more closely, though. Yeah, they're on a pretty significant incline. There's prolly more elevation in that frame than there is in a 30 mile bampilot06 ride.
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. . . and another thing, there’s no way in Hell I’m going to spend all that money on a McMansion and have neighbors that close to me. I place a high priority on privacy, if I wanted to live that close to strangers I’d live in the city.
I agree 100%, but these types of developments have become very popular with both builders and buyers. Toll Brothers is putting up 37 McMansions on a tract at the end of our street, and they sold out quickly.

I think developers like them because they can get more houses built per acre, and busy consumers want them because the HOA takes care of all the yardwork.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr

I feel for people with SADD; they've had a rough winter, I'm sure.
I suspect I get a variation of the traditional SAD, getting somewhat depressed with low energy in anticipation of summer arriving and winter departing. Not a big fan of the heat.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
I suspect I get a variation of the traditional SAD, getting somewhat depressed with low energy in anticipation of summer arriving and winter departing. Not a big fan of the heat.
There's no such thing.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
How slow do you think I slow jog?
I have determined that my pace counts as a proper slow jog. No "quasi" required,.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Yeah, they're on a pretty significant incline. There's prolly more elevation in that frame than there is in a 30 mile Velo Vol ride.
Good one.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I guess he wasn't going slow enough? #IceDriving

https://twitter.com/JoshBreslowWKRN/...59945999917062
Good thing he turned his lights back on!

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I agree 100%, but these types of developments have become very popular with both builders and buyers. Toll Brothers is putting up 37 McMansions on a tract at the end of our street, and they sold out quickly.

I think developers like them because they can get more houses built per acre, and busy consumers want them because the HOA takes care of all the yardwork.
Those aren't McMansions. These are McMansions: https://mcmansionhell.com/post/18899...ax-and-loudoun
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha

Those aren't McMansions. These are McMansions: https://mcmansionhell.com/post/18899...ax-and-loudoun
Oh, we have plenty of those in our area too. The ones they built in our backyard are under $1M (I think they went for 750-ish), the fancier ones are above $1M.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Those aren't McMansions. These are McMansions: https://mcmansionhell.com/post/18899...ax-and-loudoun
Oof - some of those (or at least some of the elements) are cringeworthy.

edit: I finally scrolled through all on that page. OUCH. Hideous.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
There's no such thing.
Wrong.

Don't make me have to post a reference. Don't make me go there.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Wrong.

Don't make me have to post a reference. Don't make me go there.
Getting depressed from more sunlight and more comfortable temperatures?
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Originally Posted by datlas
I agree 100%, but these types of developments have become very popular with both builders and buyers. Toll Brothers is putting up 37 McMansions on a tract at the end of our street, and they sold out quickly.

I think developers like them because they can get more houses built per acre, and busy consumers want them because the HOA takes care of all the yardwork.
"Tool Brothers" is the worst, they build cheap crap using low wage workers. Who TF wants styrofoam exterior window ledges and trim?
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Oof.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Getting depressed from more sunlight and more comfortable temperatures?
Yet on the other hand most people who complain all winter about temperatures in the 40s and 50s usually get up and move further south than they already are.
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Oh, we have plenty of those in our area too.
I'm sure you do!
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Originally Posted by BillyD
"Tool Brothers" is the worst, they build cheap crap using low wage workers. Who TF wants styrofoam exterior window ledges and trim?
Agree. I kinda feel bad for the people who are moving in. They are buying into the "American Dream" but these houses are not especially good quality. And the land is full of sinkholes, next to an active quarry.

When the developer applied for this monstrosity, we local residents made a big stink with the township but it got approved anyway. Sad.
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Originally Posted by datlas
When the developer applied for this monstrosity, we local residents made a big stink with the township but it got approved anyway. Sad.
Chain yourselves to the trees to stop it.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
I suspect I get a variation of the traditional SAD, getting somewhat depressed with low energy in anticipation of summer arriving and winter departing. Not a big fan of the heat.
I know a number of people who feel the same way. It happens to me after weeks of 100+ days but it was a lot worse when I was working.
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Not a big fan of the heat.
My ideal temp range tops out at about 80 and below at 45.
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Originally Posted by datlas
I agree 100%, but these types of developments have become very popular with both builders and buyers. Toll Brothers is putting up 37 McMansions on a tract at the end of our street, and they sold out quickly.

I think developers like them because they can get more houses built per acre, and busy consumers want them because the HOA takes care of all the yardwork.
That's what they do here, jam as many houses as possible onto small plots of land. They must have exemptions to how close they can be because you could jump from one roof to the next, they are so close. And to get the square footage up they always build 2 stories.
There is another deal here where they plant pre-fab houses on leased land. They have a full sized garage and look ok but the lot isn't much bigger than the house. Then there is the lease, or "space rent", which is $1400 per month for the area near me.
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