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Old 01-09-23, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by thin_concrete
I did that several years ago and am still with the same wardrobe (less my favorite jacket which my wife lost). I am resisting an urge to replace the old but there are other things higher up on the priority list, like a EPS or Di2 upgrade for the Marvel, or potentially a new frame set to build from the ground up.
I'm to the point with my bikes where I'm running out of things to spend money on, unless it's stuff that might cost more than the bike did. I'm also really happy with my current bikes. However, now I'm to the point where I don't really need/want more bike clothes, either....probably.
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Old 01-09-23, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
In reality it's below 40F.
California and reality don't always exist together in matters like this.
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Old 01-09-23, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by ls01
Technicly 38 is just cold. Must be belowc32 for "freezing" cold
You are wrong. I’m with the mouse on this one.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
California and reality don't always exist together in most matters.
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Old 01-09-23, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Fixed
I won't argue with your correction.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
California and reality don't always exist together in matters like this.
The 50s --> 40s you're moving from "chilly" to "cold", but it's not "freezing."

Happy to clarify the proper definitions.
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Go Frogs!




Wife is sporting her jersey (TCU grad), and my brother is at the game (season ticket holder).
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
BAM had a baby. That's a great thing.

Kid's a week old and pining for a Dogma with full Super Record EPS Disc grouppo. BAM is clothing him in Rapha,
congrats to bampilot06 and Mrs BAM. got to start the bike acquisition early.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
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People love to say that sort of thing about California, but really, since 1 out of 8 Americans lives here, perhaps we need to rethink that formulation.
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A house down the street from the office still has Christmas up. No, LAJ , but kind of amusing.


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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Unlikely to prevail.

An amazing turnaround season, though. Even better than our own.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
People love to say that sort of thing about California, but really, since 1 out of 8 Americans lives here, perhaps we need to rethink that formulation.
There's a longer discussion about California, population growth, and the difficulty that brings. And how many other places with huge population growth are facing the same issues. It is, of course, easier to laugh about California.

Now Texas, Texas has real issues.
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Happy new year. Did I miss anything important? American Football doesn't count as important.
I spent the holidays visiting family and then did an 7 day tramp (hike). We did 92km and 7,000m of climbing during the seven days.
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BAM had a baby. That's a great thing.

Kid's a week old and pining for a Dogma with full Super Record EPS Disc grouppo. BAM is clothing him in Rapha,
It was a big season for Bam and the Bam fam...
- Bam got some sweet new crabon handlebars...which his very-pregnant wife wrapped for him.
- The next day (maybe 2 days later) Bam's wife got him a new Emonda. I think this was the day before delivering Baby Bam.

Whatever Bam is doing, he's doing it right.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
There's a longer discussion about California, population growth, and the difficulty that brings. And how many other places with huge population growth are facing the same issues. It is, of course, easier to laugh about California.

Now Texas, Texas has real issues.
My "favorite" discussion of California basically boils down to the old joke about a popular nightclub: "Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded."
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Unlikely to prevail.

An amazing turnaround season, though. Even better than our own.
You think?
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
There's a longer discussion about California, population growth, and the difficulty that brings. And how many other places with huge population growth are facing the same issues. It is, of course, easier to laugh about California.

Now Texas, Texas has real issues.
What are those?
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Old 01-09-23, 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Eric F
It was a big season for Bam and the Bam fam...
- Bam got some sweet new crabon handlebars...which his very-pregnant wife wrapped for him.
- The next day (maybe 2 days later) Bam's wife got him a new Emonda. I think this was the day before delivering Baby Bam.

Whatever Bam is doing, he's doing it right.
He is, for sure. If I impregnated my wife I’d be in a heap of trouble.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
What are those?
The grid is one, along with infrastructure in general being unprepared for the cold that I suspect will be a regular thing. Population growth that's outstripped the infrastructure. Which also has led to unbearable traffic. Even the riding (when I was riding) has become much harder and less pleasant outdoors, even on the routes we used to use, let alone the ones AG used when she was here first.

Some of that is Austin-specific, of course, but that's where we care about.

And then there are things that won't be discussed here.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
He is, for sure. If I impregnated my wife I’d be in a heap of trouble.
I mean, there are countermeasures.
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I mean, there are countermeasures.
I was fixed 23 years ago. 😜
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Rode in to work today. I took the long way, pretty brutal .75 miles
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Query - which is worse, a scolding on this forum or going to hell?
Carry equal weight for me.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Go Frogs!




Wife is sporting her jersey (TCU grad), and my brother is at the game (season ticket holder).
No football on my OTA TV tonight

Looks like we have Bethune-Cookman v Southern on the hardwoods though!
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Old 01-09-23, 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Well, I personally don't believe there is a hell, so scolding on this forum is about as bad as it gets.
Does anybody, really?
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
What are those?
Look within.
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