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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

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Old 03-27-23, 08:09 AM
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Originally Posted by mschwett
summitted mt diablo today, a perfect day for a first time. not much wind, clear skies, cool but reasonable temps.

waiting for the train


early bits of the climb. everything is so green


Isn't it, though? From today's ride...

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Old 03-27-23, 08:15 AM
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Speaking of which, I really love a good bialy, but they are even scarcer than an authentic bagel.
There's a small chain here, Western Bagel, and they have them. They also ship nationwide. I'm no expert but I think their bagels are really good.
"Western Bagel bakes both round and long/stick bialy daily that are available in our retail locations throughout Southern California and also available through our online store."
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
As any real QB user knows, one can't use a version older than about three years because they turn off payroll functions and stuff if you don't update it. SMH
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When you're on the cutting edge, you don't care about the end of legacy product support.
Lol, they turn off the payroll functions annually if you don't pay their subscription fee annually!
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Miami and San Diego State are in the Final Four. SMH
It's wonderful to see the Cinderellas chop down the Goliaths. Who would have thunk it . . . no 1-seeds in the Final Four. Made for good basketball games, too.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Still enjoying premium weather here, but we'll be in the same boat soon enough.
Not really, at least your heat is dry. Superior . . . up to a point.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
I had four aunts that lived to their mid-90s so it is conceivable I could still have living aunts and uncles but I dont.
Yes, it is possible. I just lost the last aunt I know of about 4 years ago.
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NYC bagels rule. Period. All others are competing for 2nd place.
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Old 03-27-23, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I like the original version better, even though it is a typical vinyl-quality recording.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqvuNb8DevE
I continue to amaze you with the quality music I share. You are welcome.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
It's wonderful to see the Cinderellas chop down the Goliaths. Who would have thunk it . . . no 1-seeds in the Final Four. Made for good basketball games, too.
I seem to remember David vs Goliath but maybe it was Cinderella.
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At my eye exam Saturday I found out I have a cataract developing in one eye. That's the problem with blue eyes, the positive of having women chasing you because of their attractiveness is offset by the susceptibility to cataracts.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
NBD.

sweet

but come clean - you got it primarily for the seat and side stand
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Originally Posted by BillyD
NYC bagels rule. Period. All others are competing for 2nd place.
so many good options in nyc I rarely get a bagel

one of my fav brunch spots is Maison Pickle

omelet at The Smith (when we are near Lincoln Center)

long list ... good stuff

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Old 03-27-23, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by BillyD
NYC bagels rule. Period. All others are competing for 2nd place.
Now THAT'S what I am TALKING about!
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Old 03-27-23, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by BillyD
NYC bagels rule. Period. All others are competing for 2nd place.
Dont forget pizza.
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Shall we discuss knishes and egg creams?
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“Wait Until Dark” just ended on TCM. A different side of Alan Arkin.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Dont forget pizza.
Agree 100% but some folks from Chicago think their version is better. Sad!!
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
I seem to remember David vs Goliath but maybe it was Cinderella.
You gotta adjust to the topic.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
You gotta adjust to the topic.
tell that to a Nun and a ruler meets the back of your hand.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Agree 100% but some folks from Chicago think their version is better. Sad!!
I prefer Detroit style TBH
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Dont forget pizza.
Truth. Fuggedaboudit.

Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Shall we discuss knishes and egg creams?
Youre telling your age now, both were 60s staples.

I was never a big fan of knishes, Id rather go find me a Nedicks guy. Egg creams at the lunch counter were awesome, I could not believe when they disappeared, due mainly to that raw egg scare.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Truth. Fuggedaboudit.


Youre telling your age now, both were 60s staples.

I was never a big fan of knishes, Id rather go find me a Nedicks guy. Egg creams at the lunch counter were awesome, I could not believe when they disappeared, due mainly to that raw egg scare.
There's no egg in egg creams. Just milk, seltzer water, and chocolate syrup.
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Do you go alone or with friends?
Occasionally alone. Most of the time with the local tramping club I'm in, so usually a small group. Last weekend's tramp was just with one other person though. Sometimes I go with non-club friends. It's good having some company. I tend to be a lot more cautious on my track choice if I'm by myself. Also it gets hard when you are by yourself towards the end of a long day.
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I remember visiting New York with my crazy ex-boss. We'd been manhandling a couple big, heavy cases uptown because he let himself get trapped in a conversation with some guy, and then it rained and the taxis all dissolved. After an hour of walking a block and then swapping sides to destroy both shoulders equally, we stopped at a diner, and he ordered an egg cream. He grew up in NYC and Connecticut, so for him it was comfort food from his childhood. He closed his eyes and drank it reverently.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Truth. Fuggedaboudit.


Youre telling your age now, both were 60s staples.

I was never a big fan of knishes, Id rather go find me a Nedicks guy. Egg creams at the lunch counter were awesome, I could not believe when they disappeared, due mainly to that raw egg scare.
We had a Nedicks (pronounced"Needix") a block away from where I grew up, which I never liked. I can still remember how insipid that orange drink was from 60 years ago. The hotdogs I could take or leave, but I did like the caps the servers wore. I also remember when every drug store had a lunch counter and every candy/news shop had a soda fountain. Both of those types of establishment had a typical smell, which I still remember vividly. Part of getting old, I find, is having ancient and vivid memories out of nowhere.
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