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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 03-24-23, 03:58 PM
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Busy morning; torched myself with fake miles.

Wordle 643 3/6

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Busy morning; torched myself with fake miles.
It's 18:00.
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I really want to do another >100 mile ride tomorrow, but looks wet so will have to settle for more fake miles. I think the Mallorca Mafia are planning a 130 miler for next weekend which I think may be our longest ride before the 312.
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Latitude and Longitude.

Whatís your Township and Range location relative to the nearest Principal Meridian?
no such number, no such zone.
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I grew up in farm country. I'll take farm smells over city noises every chance I can.
I appreciate and like both - the areas and the people
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We're one week away from the last group here at our site being laid off, which leaves only 3 of us. And since it's a Friday and the laid off are all winding down their work, I'm the only guy in the building. Come April, it'll be even worse. And we haven't found a new office space yet.
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Old 03-24-23, 04:28 PM
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It's 18:00.
Yep. Explaining why it's now that I'm on and showing my Wordle.
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Old 03-24-23, 04:29 PM
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I appreciate and like both - the areas and the people
The specific people in both are fine, in aggregate. I'd much rather more space and quiet in general though.
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Originally Posted by t2p View Post
I appreciate and like both - the areas and the people
You would enjoy Ontario, CA in the summer - city noise and hot cattle at the same time.
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We're one week away from the last group here at our site being laid off, which leaves only 3 of us. And since it's a Friday and the laid off are all winding down their work, I'm the only guy in the building. Come April, it'll be even worse. And we haven't found a new office space yet.
Have you decided when you're going to retire?
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The specific people in both are fine, in aggregate. I'd much rather more space and quiet in general though.
Being one who is more accustomed to city noise than rural smells, Iíll take the noise (all other things being equal).
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I was very close to death.
What happened?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
I like cherry red a lot but that doesnít do it for me. Iím holding out on what the new emonda will look like. I imagine they will update it soon.
Reminds me of this. Seeds should like this.
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Reminds me of this.
What are you doing this weekend? Cleaning a section of driveway?
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You didn't mention that this is in (real) Vancouver.

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What happened?
I developed sepsis during the holidays, passed out in my kitchen and wasnít found for a day or two, on New Yearís Eve. Yadda yadda yaddaÖI was intubated for a few days and then had my mitral valve and part of my aorta replaced. I was in the hospital for over a month before being moved to a rehab place. I didnít walk until sometime in March and only had my first shower of 2023 this week. Thatís all.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
You didn't mention that this is in (real) Vancouver.

https://twitter.com/jillreports/stat...37832386998272
Pretty sure the crashes are caused because people aren't slowing down, and if they're that inattentive, they're also likely to mow down cyclists and pedestrians.

"There I was, minding my own business and this barrier jumped out in front of me. It came from nowhere! I didn't see it."
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Holy crap! I was also not aware of how serious things were. I'm glad you're still with us.
I was only found in time thanks to an observant next door neighbor. She noticed the back door to my deck open and only my bathroom light on for an extended period. She went to the neighbor on the other side of me. She has the combination to my lock box from cat sitting. That was on 12/31. Judging from my skin sores, I had likely been there since Friday night or Saturday morning.
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I developed sepsis during the holidays, passed out in my kitchen and wasn’t found for a day or two, on New Year’s Eve. Yadda yadda yadda…I was intubated for a few days and then had my mitral valve and part of my aorta replaced. I was in the hospital for over a month before being moved to a rehab place. I didn’t walk until sometime in March and only had my first shower of 2023 this week. That’s all.
That is one terrifying story and I’m glad you’re still with us!
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Some of them might have looked at Ohio's and said "Uh, no thanks, that's not for us."

currently (and usually, during business hours) sitting 27.2 miles from the mt diablo base point.

kind of funny that it might be three feet off.

https://clui.org/projects/initial-po...iablo-meridian

Later research in the 1980s suggested that the copper bolt head, left exposed inside the center of the column, was actually from a coast and waterways survey started in 1852, and that the 1851 public lands survey mark, a small rectangular depression in the rock summit, is actually three feet northeast from the center of the pillar, a point that is now under the floor of the museum. If this is true, then the column, and the axis of the entire building, is off by 36 inches.
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Have you decided when you're going to retire?
Not for a couple years at least.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
That is one terrifying story and Iím glad youíre still with us!
I originally didnít want to hear the details because they upset me so much.

I had a lot of hallucinations along the way. One thing I think really happened was being brought to on my kitchen floor by an EMT using Narcan. That seems to be SOP when there is no sign of injury. My memory is that I started telling the EMT that I wasnít a junkie. I also remember signing consent forms with an X because I didnít have the coordination to sign my name.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
You didn't mention that this is in (real) Vancouver.

https://twitter.com/jillreports/stat...37832386998272
Jill Bennett is no fun.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
What are you doing this weekend? Cleaning a section of driveway?
That job was completed. TTKU.
I am meeting an undisclosed associate at an undisclosed location to discuss undisclosed topics. Coffee might be involved.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I was only found in time thanks to an observant next door neighbor. She noticed the back door to my deck open and only my bathroom light on for an extended period. She went to the neighbor on the other side of me. She has the combination to my lock box from cat sitting. That was on 12/31. Judging from my skin sores, I had likely been there since Friday night or Saturday morning.
Dude, I'm pulling for you. Get well soon. I'm glad to hear you're making progress. Sounds like a hell of an ordeal.
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