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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

Addiction 2023.1

Old 01-30-23, 12:46 PM
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Garmin just announced it's Valentine's Day sale. Maybe your sweetheart will get you one of these.

Garmin Venu® Sq | Fitness & Sport Smartwatch
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
This sucks.
Glad you can articulate that!
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Originally Posted by rjones28
This may get me stoned by the BF Mob, but maybe modern bike design isn't marketing hype.
Just don't say it in General.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Q: Do I need to pay extra for any of these features?

A: No


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Originally Posted by indyfabz
This sucks.
Yo, what's up, dude! Good to hear from you.
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I supposed this might provide interesting data when I read this thread


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Originally Posted by indyfabz
This sucks.
Hey! The Eagles are going to the Super Bowl, so there's that.
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Originally Posted by big john
Hey! The Eagles are going to the Super Bowl, so there's that.
Meh.
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Old 01-30-23, 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Q: Do I need to pay extra for any of these features?

A: No


They are standard features. No extra charge.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Meanwhile in Wyoming, they're blowing the snow from one side of the highway to the other. Maybe they have a good reason for that...

that blows
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Meh.
Well, yeah, but he's a fan.
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Originally Posted by big john
Well, yeah, but he's a fan.
Someone has to be, I guess.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
This sucks.
good to hear from you. I hope you make a full recovery.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Only the frame is the same.

was everything else changed to protect the innocent?
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
was everything else changed to protect the innocent?
Couldn't say.
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Indy's back but so is VV. Reminds me of this.

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Meanwhile in Wyoming, they're blowing the snow from one side of the highway to the other. Maybe they have a good reason for that...

I used to spot blowers (tell them which areas to blow) in the late 70s and it may be wind direction or it could be a storage problem. After a bad storm with a lot of drifting, one side may become burdened with too much snow and the plows have trouble having some where to put the snow. If there’s room on the other side, send it there.

Snow blowing is very slow and is rarely the first line of removal. It’s usually done after the storm passes and is clean up for places the plows can’t clear the road completely. Same with wing plowing to move over-storage back so there will be room to put snow the the next snowfall.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
This sucks.
Welcome back. We been worried about you.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
They are standard features. No extra charge.
It's twice as much as the watch I posted.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
I used to spot blowers (tell them which areas to blow) in the late 70s and it may be wind direction or it could be a storage problem. After a bad storm with a lot of drifting, one side may become burdened with too much snow and the plows have trouble having some where to put the snow. If there’s room on the other side, send it there.

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Our plow drivers are master wingmen.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
This sucks.
Great to hear your voice.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Great to hear your voice.
You did? I heard no voices.
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I rode the same ride I always do but today it was 80% tailwind. I came home refreshed, rather than tired.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
You did? I heard no voices.
Years ago, when we first realized that The Older Boy wasn't quite like everyone else (He's got ASD, the syndrome we used to call "Aspergers"), one of the docs asked him if he heard voices. He said, "Sometimes, when I'm outside thinking", which of course made us almost gasp.

"What do they say?" the doctor asked.

"Things like, 'Everybody line up on the blue line'"

He was hearing the PA system at the middle school close by.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
I rode the same ride I always do but today it was 80% tailwind. I came home refreshed, rather than tired.
My PR on one segment of the ride I do all the time was on a day when, instead of the usual 5-15 mph NW winds, they were out of the SE at the same speed. That was a fun ride home!
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