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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 03-15-21, 08:52 AM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
the wind here was brutal yesterday, at one point I felt like it was blowing me backwards
Nuking here too. Better today.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Nuking here too. Better today.
The feels like temp was one below this morning and Im a little banged up from going down yesterday so Im going to rest today.
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Dragged my sorry ass out of bed at 7 PDT for what I assumed was an 8 AM Zoom workshop with a software vendor in Germany - our early morning, their end of day. Turns out that Germany doesn't go on DST until March 28, so the workshop doesn't start till 9 AM PDT.
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So, a guy brought me my asking price on Saturday for the Camaro. S.o.B! Didn't think I'd feel this crappy about selling her. Ima miss her.

Frigging driveway looks so empty...
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
The feels like temp was one below this morning and Im a little banged up from going down yesterday so Im going to rest today.
You took a spill? I guess I missed that - what happened?
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Originally Posted by ls01
So, a guy brought me my asking price on Saturday for the Camaro. S.o.B! Didn't think I'd feel this crappy about selling her. Ima miss her.

Frigging driveway looks so empty...

Time for a new one.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
The feels like temp was one below this morning and Im a little banged up from going down yesterday so Im going to rest today.
Sorry! Missed the crash account. I'll look above.
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Originally Posted by ls01
So, a guy brought me my asking price on Saturday for the Camaro. S.o.B! Didn't think I'd feel this crappy about selling her. Ima miss her.

Frigging driveway looks so empty...
Condolences and congratulations.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
You took a spill? I guess I missed that - what happened?
Rode across what I thought was snow. It wasn't. Back end of the bike went out and I went down on my left hip. I couldn't get unclipped in time to get a foot down. Bike is fine, ego is bruised.
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No one said I still had to shovel if I had a snow blower. My little 80 volt battery powered jobbie had to work pretty hard today, but I give it kudos. 2 feet+ plus drifts... I think I spent 8 hours out there today. I also slid a nice little 8x2' 125% in there. I burned some calories today.
I've always looked at snow shoveling as a cross-fit workout. It's both aerobic, weight-bearing, and overall great for keeping your winter weight down. It's a gift from the heavens.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Sorry! Missed the crash account. I'll look above.
I didn't post one - yesterday was a crazy day. The whole weekend was nuts.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
I didn't post one - yesterday was a crazy day. The whole weekend was nuts.
Well, whenever you feel ready...
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Originally Posted by LAJ
This is a far cry from about a month ago when a few inches of snow and the temps that go with it, shut you guys down for a while. We'll be back to normal tomorrow. I let the first one slide, but when you keep at it, I'll poke back.
Yeah, we're a bunch of pansies when it comes to snow and cold.
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Looking back, quitting smoking after 43 years is one of the proudest accomplishments of my frikkin life. That's how bad that addiction is.
Amen Brother Bill! AMEN! Thought I was going to loose my mind for about a week, then I think I did. I had tried on many occasions to quit before but the one that stuck changed my life.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Well, whenever you feel ready...
I decided it would be a great idea to try and cross this at speed. I went down hard on my hip. I told my wife I was going 2, it was more like 18.




Im good today, just some bruises.
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The adverse reaction was not long in it's arrival. The fatigue was first, and I turned off the light at 8:30. And proceeded to pass the night exhibiting symptoms of food poisoning, without any of the violence of it; just steady pain moving around in the digestive tract. At 5:30 I got up and had a nice dump, and noticed the soreness in my upper arm. And then slept, pain free for the next three hours. At the moment I'm still in the hammock, gingerly sipping my coffee. The wife had a peaceful night's sleep and no soreness. Good for her. One down; one to go. I will make a point of not eating a largish meal after the next shot.
Do people tear off their masks and throw them in the air, after the second shot?
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
I didn't post one - yesterday was a crazy day. The whole weekend was nuts.
Sorry about the tumble, but good thing you're not hurt.

Wife sent me this the other day. I must of been whining about something. Might be relevant here.

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Originally Posted by ls01
So, a guy brought me my asking price on Saturday for the Camaro. S.o.B! Didn't think I'd feel this crappy about selling her. Ima miss her.

Frigging driveway looks so empty...
How many cars do you have now? I had 5 cars at one time and I hated getting rid of any one of them. I'm over that, at least for now.
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Sorry about the tumble, but good thing you're not hurt.

Wife sent me this the other day. I must of been whining about something. Might be relevant here.

setting the bar low
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
I decided it would be a great idea to try and cross this at speed. I went down hard on my hip. I told my wife I was going 2, it was more like 18.




Im good today, just some bruises.
Brutal.
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How many cars do you have now? I had 5 cars at one time and I hated getting rid of any one of them. I'm over that, at least for now.
I'm down to 2. Avalanche and firebird.
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I'm down to 2. Avalanche and firebird.

Don't ask me why, but at some point I think I'm going to buy a Kia Soul. They've been on my radar for a couple years now. I can't explain it. I've never owned a new car. So before I retire, if this next contract is OK, I might get one as my preretirement gift to myself.
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Originally Posted by ls01
I'm 6'-1" Generally I ride a 58cm, my cross bike is a 56 cm. Fits just great. On a 56 I need a 2cm set back post and 120 stem, 175 cranks. Then just beware of you overlap. Especially on the cross with the steeper geometry.
. On a 58Cm, 0 set back post, 110 or 120 stem 175 cranks, all is well.
Turns out I have a Centaur setback seatpost in 27.2 with enough extension to put my saddle at the right height. I would still need a new 130mm stem, probably new bars (this one came with a 40, I ride 44s, but I could compromise on a 42. Schwinn spec'd Cinelli stem and bars and there are lots of them still around. Cranks are 170s, and I wouldn't change them - probably couldn't find Sante in 175 anyway.

The seller's suggesting lower price to move it. I think he's not gotten much action.
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Originally Posted by big john
How many cars do you have now? I had 5 cars at one time and I hated getting rid of any one of them. I'm over that, at least for now.
We've had five, and that's a lot. Of course, two of them were kids' cars, but I still had to maintain them. Got rid of the extra at one time, but now it's back. We are now at four (with one being a kid's car), and that seems manageable. Technically, I have five, but one is mine in title and note only as I went on it to help my daughter get a decent financing rate.
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I just saw an ad for one of those remote home alarm/locking systems. Is it just me, or does a remotely activated locking and unlocking system seem LESS secure than simple mechanical locking? I figure if YOU can do it remotely so can someone else.
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