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Old 10-07-21, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Eric F
We have visited the local urgent care for my daughter's injuries so many times over the years that I'm a tiny bit surprised no one has raised a question about it. I always make sure to let my daughter tell the story of what happened.
Same with the daughter who played volleyball and the son who is a daredevil. Lots of potentially awkward conversations at the hospital.

When our daughter was about 4 months old, I had to go to the ER with a kidney stone in the middle of the night. But, we were in a Jeep and had to go down a very rough road that was under construction. For whatever reason, when we got to the parking lot I suddenly felt better as if the little biatch had passed. Wife said we were going in any way. I grabbed the kid and we strolled in.

Immediately upon entering, we were hit with a barrage of questions about what happened to the little girl. Didn't take long to see where the questions were leading. I stopped the people mid-sentence, and said, "Look, the kid is fine. I'm having a kidney stone attack."
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
I blame Vol's competition for the demotivation of the group.
Maybe we need more trash talk?

Gulf Stream current rules.
North Pacific current drools.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Might be rained out tomorrow, too.

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Big Rain hates the East Coast!
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No rain here. But there were cows.

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Originally Posted by rjones28
You did a legitimate ride?
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Originally Posted by genejockey
And furthermore......

I went ahead and wrapped the bars on the Ironman last night. Still trying to come up with a name for it. Obvious ones are "Tony" (like Tony Stark), or "Starkers", but what occurred to me was something based on being Number 9: Deadman, as in "Turn Me On Deadman". Now, how many understand why?
Pics???
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Originally Posted by rjones28
No rain here. But there were cows.
No cows, but I did see a few llamas on the ride today.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Big Rain hates the East Coast!
I dunno. I'd suggest that avoiding us entirely is evidence that Big Rain hates us.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
No rain here. But there were cows.

Them's some dandy Holsteins.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Pics???
I'll try to snap some tonight. At the moment all I have are the seller's pictures.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
"Thick fog"
Yesterday's excuse - work
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Maybe we need more trash talk?

Gulf Stream current rules.
North Pacific current drools.
Weak
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
You did a legitimate ride?
I passed a cyclist that was riding an e-bike. On an upgrade.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
No cows, but I did see a few llamas on the ride today.
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Originally Posted by datlas
I think I have everything either ordered or in-hand for the Habanero rebuild this winter. The only item I am unsure about is the handlebars. I love the current bars, they are Ritchey WCS Aluminum. My plan is to inspect carefully after unwrapping for signs of oxidation. Assuming they look ok, is there any reason to buy new bars when the 12 year old ones look and work fine?
My carbon FSA K-wing compacts are about that old and still my favorite. Shape and width are perfect for my hands. Old bars rule.

I switched to the R3SL and immediately thought the Enve compacts were too wide. First time I've ever felt that. Too bad because sizing down would have saved me a few grams back then.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
I passed a cyclist that was riding an e-bike. On an upgrade.


Take that, west coasters. rjones28 has been unleashed!
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
It started on Monday, the first full Strava week of the month.
My mileage last week was equally as low as this week. Weak.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Yeah, all those busted fingers....

One of my sisters has been accident prone all her life - things like closing her finger in a car door, that kind of thing. The guy she married became a Personal Injury lawyer. We figure it was a match made in heaven.
Funny!

My kid has fractured fingers 6 times. Only 3 were on a softball field, however. 2 were PE basketball. 1 was getting squished between her knee and the ground on a playground. Her 2 concussions were definitely softball, however.
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Waiting on a hiking stove to come from the US. It's being shipped by USPS. On 4th Oct USPS said it was suspending mail to NZ. My last tracking update was that it was processed through a international distribution centre on 28th Sep. I'm now not sure if my stove is stuck in a warehouse in the US, has been put on a ship or plane or is being processed here. I remain hopeful I may receive the stove before Christmas. At least I have four other hiking stoves to choose from so it's not super urgent.
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Waiting on a hiking stove to come from the US. It's being shipped by USPS. On 4th Oct USPS said it was suspending mail to NZ. My last tracking update was that it was processed through a international distribution centre on 28th Sep. I'm now not sure if my stove is stuck in a warehouse in the US, has been put on a ship or plane or is being processed here. I remain hopeful I may receive the stove before Christmas. At least I have four other hiking stoves to choose from so it's not super urgent.
Kiss your stove goodbye

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol


Take that, west coasters. rjones28 has been unleashed!
Unleash the beast!

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol


Take that, west coasters. rjones28 has been unleashed!
All of those summer e-bike miles have paid off.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Oh,, yeah - so on top of needing a root canal, Mrs. GJ tripped while working on the front yard and faceplanted, so now she's got a black eye. I worried the dentist would report me to the cops, but Mrs. GJ reassured me that she'd tell them she'd walked into a door.
A month or so ago I walked into two plate glass doors a couple days apart. I never saw them. I will admit to being distracted by the woman on the other side of one of them.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Big Rain hates the East Coast!
Video evidence.

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