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Old 01-24-23, 06:18 AM
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Last day of isolation- it sure has been fun. I ďget outĒ tomorrow but we are supposed to get more snow- and Iím not sure Iíll be ďallowedĒ to ride in the garage without a mask until Sunday when I can officially be unmasked. I feel like a lazy **** having not rider in 5 days. Still have an annoying dry cough, but otherwise feel fine.

We got 8 ish inches of snow overnight Sunday- wife had to snowblow (she wonít let me walk through the downstairs). It was really wet and heavy and the trusty Ariens bogged down. Luckily our neighbor helped out.

I donít like the feeling of uselessness.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Last day of isolation- it sure has been fun. I ďget outĒ tomorrow but we are supposed to get more snow- and Iím not sure Iíll be ďallowedĒ to ride in the garage without a mask until Sunday when I can officially be unmasked. I feel like a lazy **** having not rider in 5 days. Still have an annoying dry cough, but otherwise feel fine.

We got 8 ish inches of snow overnight Sunday- wife had to snowblow (she wonít let me walk through the downstairs). It was really wet and heavy and the trusty Ariens bogged down. Luckily our neighbor helped out.

I donít like the feeling of uselessness.

Your wife sounds like my wife.
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Originally Posted by datlas
So your 250+ mile weeks are in jeopardy??

Actually, yes. More because the wife canít make up her mind If I can actually ride outside or not.

One second she says ride in the afternoon, the next second she says ride when you to Am to school. Last night when I was getting my stuff ready for today, she was like you have to do the trainer.

I laughed and said noÖÖ.



If I am restricted to the trainer or only an hour of outside time then, yes, my 250 me weeks are over.


Donít sound so excited.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Your wife sounds like my wife.
She's a great lady. I get it, she doesn't want to get sick and she hasn't got her bivalent booster because of some crazy side effects she got from the first 3. She grew a lump from a swollen lymph node and thought she had breast cancer and felt generally bad for weeks.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
We got 8 ish inches of snow overnight Sunday- wife had to snowblow (she won’t let me walk through the downstairs). It was really wet and heavy and the trusty Ariens bogged down. Luckily our neighbor helped out.
I was told is was a year without winter.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Actually, yes. More because the wife canít make up her mind If I can actually ride outside or not.

One second she says ride in the afternoon, the next second she says ride when you to Am to school. Last night when I was getting my stuff ready for today, she was like you have to do the trainer.

I laughed and said noÖÖ.



If I am restricted to the trainer or only an hour of outside time then, yes, my 250 me weeks are over.


Donít sound so excited.
Sounds like youíll regress to the point that we could have a pleasant ride together.
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Sounds like youíll regress to the point that we could have a pleasant ride together.
Have you been talking to Mrs Bam? I should have known you were behind it.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I was told is was a year without winter.
It is. We've only had a couple of feet of snow, so far this season. We should be at about five and a half feet of snow by now.
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At least we have some snow on the ground. There was enough yesterday that I got to use the snowblower, but not so much that the SportWagen couldn't clear it. So, less than five and a half inches.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
It is. We've only had a couple of feet of snow, so far this season. We should be at about five and a half feet of snow by now.
Just because you don't have snow that matches your expectations doesn't mean it's not cold.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
At least we have some snow on the ground. There was enough yesterday that I got to use the snowblower, but not so much that the SportWagen couldn't clear it. So, less than five and a half inches.
We got about 4.5-5Ē yesterday. Snow blowing at 7PM when itís pitch black isnít fun, but itís better than shoveling. Got everything done in time for Jeopardy (and promptly got smoked by my wife).
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Chilly rainy dark blah day. Awesome Pilates session with the jump board - first time they made me sweat. Wanted to just call in sick and nap on the couch for a dreary day.

Haven’t even gotten to the puzzles yet.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Just because you don't have snow that matches your expectations doesn't mean it's not cold.
It's been 40F and raining way more than it should this year.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
What's fun about it?
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It's been 40F and raining way more than it should this year.
The average December 2022 temperature was in the middle third of all years. #AverageWinter


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What's fun about it?
Imagine mid-level bicycles being sold for the same price as they were in 1960.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Imagine mid-level bicycles being sold for the same price as they were in 1960.
I would imagine that the mid-level bikes from the 60s are selling for about the same price as they did then. Assuming they are in good condition.

In 1960, a Schwinn Continental Sports was priced at $86.95. That's about what that bike would cost today.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I would imagine that the mid-level bikes from the 60s are selling for about the same price as they did then. Assuming they are in good condition.

In 1960, a Schwinn Continental Sports was priced at $86.95. That's about what that bike would cost today.
Depending on the brand you choose, many vintage watches are the same price as they sold for originally, or less. Mind you, some are A LOT more.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
The average December 2022 temperature was in the middle third of all years. #AverageWinter
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This is what greeted me, when I dropped the SportWagen off for service this morning.

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