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Road Cycling ďIt 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.Ē -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 01-24-23, 06:09 PM
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Originally Posted by genejockey
"Four Wheel Drive will help you go, but it won't help you stop" - A friend, driving rather slower than the other traffic one snowy pre-dawn on I-90 between Bozeman and Livingston, as we were being passed by other 4WD and AWD vehicles.
Winter tires >>>> AWD

Both are awesome, though. Can't wait to play with the GX in the snow.
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Old 01-24-23, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Almost ran over the male today. She should prolly tell him to not look for nest pieces by the side of the road. Or maybe she didnít want to settle.
That's odd. They would never build a nest close to the ground where critters, and worse, humans can reach it.
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Old 01-24-23, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by BillyD
That's odd. They would never build a nest close to the ground where critters, and worse, humans can reach it.

I think he was eating something but it was right by the interstate.


The bald eagle population exploded in my area.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I think he was eating something but it was right by the interstate.


The bald eagle population exploded in my area.
I think a lot of birds of prey might opportunistically eat carrion.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I think he was eating something but it was right by the interstate.


The bald eagle population exploded in my area.
Yes, happens to Red Tails all the time.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Were you late for the race? Were you wearing pajamas? Did you find yourself signed up for races you didn't remember signing up for but you had to race them anyway? Did you realize they weren't your pajamas, but actually your underwear? Did you find your bike had no chain? Did you realize they weren't your underwear at all and you were in fact stark naked, but nobody had noticed it yet and you had to walk a long way back to your care and you couldn't figure out how to do that without somebody noticing your nakedness?

No, does this happen to you often?
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Woohoo, I'm wearing the climbers jersey! Might have to do some repeats tomorrow to stay ahead of datlas
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
After my forrester. Iíll never buy a subaru ever again.

Just a garbage vehicle. I donít know why they are so popular. Knock for leaking oil, interior felt cheap and I had the top of the line. Gas mileage was terrible. Everyone assumed I was a hippie.

And no they, are not better in the snow.
I had one, a 1995 Legacy wagon with AWD. Actually it was a 4 year lease and was mostly for my wife. We put 60K on it and a wheel bearing went bad and it was under warranty. A plug wire went bad, too, but I got a used one from a local guy who worked on Subarus instead of driving 50 miles to the dealer.

I put studded tires on it for the winter and it was great on ice and snow. It got about 25 mpg and the only issue I had is the seat didn't go back far enough. I've had the same problem with other Subies.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
I hate when that happens. If you didn't fix it, you don't know what caused it and you can't be sure it won't start up again and you STILL won't know how to fix it.
In my business we learn early on to accept this.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Good news! My friend Michelle got an email from Indy. He is still in the hospital but obviously doing better since he can email. My hope is he pops in here soon.
I sure am happy to read that!
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Second pizza ride of the year today. Beautiful, no wind, and we did a bonus climb near the start. My friend flatted and I changed the tube for her so she bought my lunch.
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$2000 a pound coffee? And there's not even any mention of an animal pooping out the beans before roasting!

https://www.kptv.com/2023/01/24/this...up-coffee-150/
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Whew, what a night!
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Whew, what a night!
Did you have one marg too many at taco tuesday?
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Dang, so cheap! Wish they had places like this at this kinda price out here. Points off for being 2-story. 10000 bonus points for being on a brick road. Wonder how life is in Jamestown, NY. I see it's the home of the National Comedy Center AND the Lucille Ball/Desi Arnaz Museum...

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Did you have one marg too many at taco tuesday?
Nope.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Dang, so cheap! Wish they had places like this at this kinda price out here. Points off for being 2-story. 10000 bonus points for being on a brick road. Wonder how life is in Jamestown, NY. I see it's the home of the National Comedy Center AND the Lucille Ball/Desi Arnaz Museum...
Who wants to be on a brick road?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Who wants to be on a brick road?
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So I'm driving home after an invigorating band practice. In a residential area. Almost no one else on the roads there, it being after 9 p.m.

I reach the straightaway leading to the main road when suddenly police lights go off behind me.

I had gotten busted for not completely stopping at the stop sign. (two, actually).

As I sat waiting for him to process my information, I couldn't help but think of the unfairness of the world. I was getting a ticket for that on empty streets, when I see so much speeding and otherwise unsafe driving out there every day?

He came back and gave me a warning only. My perfect driving record is still intact.
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At band we did a medley of WWII-era songs, including this. Sounds like a warning to rjones28

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Originally Posted by thin_concrete
I moved to Boston, from Florida, willingly. I wouldnít trade it for anything, but it does raise more than a few eyebrows in these parts.
For good reason. It shouldn't have taken until November the first year for you to start doing some real soul searching on how your life went wrong.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
So I'm driving home after an invigorating band practice. In a residential area. Almost no one else on the roads there, it being after 9 p.m.

I reach the straightaway leading to the main road when suddenly police lights go off behind me.

I had gotten busted for not completely stopping at the stop sign. (two, actually).

As I sat waiting for him to process my information, I couldn't help but think of the unfairness of the world. I was getting a ticket for that on empty streets, when I see so much speeding and otherwise unsafe driving out there every day?

He came back and gave me a warning only. My perfect driving record is still intact.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Dang, so cheap! Wish they had places like this at this kinda price out here. Points off for being 2-story. 10000 bonus points for being on a brick road. Wonder how life is in Jamestown, NY. I see it's the home of the National Comedy Center AND the Lucille Ball/Desi Arnaz Museum...

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Property tax seems high...
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
So I'm driving home after an invigorating band practice. In a residential area. Almost no one else on the roads there, it being after 9 p.m.

I reach the straightaway leading to the main road when suddenly police lights go off behind me.

I had gotten busted for not completely stopping at the stop sign. (two, actually).

As I sat waiting for him to process my information, I couldn't help but think of the unfairness of the world. I was getting a ticket for that on empty streets, when I see so much speeding and otherwise unsafe driving out there every day?

He came back and gave me a warning only. My perfect driving record is still intact.

You are a criminal.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
$2000 a pound coffee? And there's not even any mention of an animal pooping out the beans before roasting!

https://www.kptv.com/2023/01/24/this...up-coffee-150/
Not going to go track down one of the cups here.
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