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Old 01-14-23, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Caffeine addiction?
I manage my addiction very well, IMHO. My two espresso rule, one in the AM and one after lunch, is ironclad. I have occasionally missed an afternoon pull for whatever reason, and I have no withdrawal side effects at all. Regardless, and the docs can correct me if I’m wrong, but a little caffeine has some good effects.

For the record, I abused coffee for at least 50 years and after a heavy week of usage, would experience palpitations, anxiety, headaches, etc. My cardiologist convinced me to cut back and I’m happy that I did.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Just sold a set of old speakers on Craigslist in 14 hours. I must have seriously underpriced them, but at least it was quick!
What were they?
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Originally Posted by ls01
I learned yesterday that, after his blood tests last week. There is no longer any sign of leukemia in my father's blood. And that if/when it returns, due to something in his red platelets they gave a different treatment they can use other than chemo.
He's aged 15 years in the last year. He looks old now. I am amazed he is still here to be honest, tough old bugger. He is still getting used to his hip. There's a slight limp. So now monthly blood tests, that's all.
Mom goes in for shoulder surgery Feb 2nd....the hits just keep coming...
Thank you all for the well wishes, prayers, warm thoughts.
I feel for you.

My mom called to ask if we would go see them as my dad is declining pretty quickly.

Tough to watch.
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He's a cutie!! Is your wife making you wear a pirate shirt ?

Those are not my hands. My hands are even smoother than that.
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A locals Madone was just built. Drooling.
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A locals Madone was just built. Drooling.
Sweet bike. Like the absence of decals, and the small discreet tone on tone decals.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
What were they?
Ohm L2s from about 1985 with woofers from about 2001.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Those are not my hands. My hands are even smoother than that.
Well, I wouldn't admit to wearing a puffy shirt either, but . . . .
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Today is the most January day, so far this month. Snow on the ground (about two feet), warm (teens), and light snow showers.
The Fargo version...
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Ohm L2s from about 1985 with woofers from about 2001.
Good vintage stuff sells.
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I survived office hours, it’s cold and cloudy and windy out. I think I will ride fake miles in the basement. There is a group ride with a target pace of under 2 w/kg, I think I can manage that.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Those are not my hands. My hands are even smoother than that.
You should get a job as a hand model.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
I manage my addiction very well, IMHO. My two espresso rule, one in the AM and one after lunch, is ironclad. I have occasionally missed an afternoon pull for whatever reason, and I have no withdrawal side effects at all. Regardless, and the docs can correct me if Iím wrong, but a little caffeine has some good effects.

For the record, I abused coffee for at least 50 years and after a heavy week of usage, would experience palpitations, anxiety, headaches, etc. My cardiologist convinced me to cut back and Iím happy that I did.
Consensus is a few cups of coffee daily is good for you.
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Originally Posted by DangerousDanR
The Fargo version...
Does this involve a wood chipper??
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Originally Posted by datlas
I survived office hours, itís cold and cloudy and windy out. I think I will ride fake miles in the basement. There is a group ride with a target pace of under 2 w/kg, I think I can manage that.
Trust me, itís not worth riding outside. I need a support group after what I went through this morning.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Ohm L2s from about 1985 with woofers from about 2001.
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Good vintage stuff sells.
I have a set of Bose 901s from the early 1980ís. Not sure if they are worth much though. Still sound fine.
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Originally Posted by datlas
You should get a job as a hand model.

Ive thought about it. The only reason I donít do it, I donít want to make the wife jealous. If she wasnít in the picture, I would be the next George.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I feel for you.

My mom called to ask if we would go see them as my dad is declining pretty quickly.

Tough to watch.
Lot of that going around.
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A locals Madone was just built. Drooling.
A generic crabon BSO. Hard pass.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
A generic crabon BSO. Hard pass.
But itís got an A-hole!
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
A generic crabon BSO. Hard pass.
Take my opinion with a grain of salt, my lower half feels like it is covered with 2nd degree burns.

On second thought, F that bike.
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Originally Posted by datlas
I have a set of Bose 901s from the early 1980ís. Not sure if they are worth much though. Still sound fine.
901ís sell immediately at flea markets ; price varies depending on condition of course

with or without the associated amp piece

even 201ís and 301ís move quickly when priced reasonably
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Originally Posted by bampilot06




A locals Madone was just built. Drooling.
My next bike is going to be white. I have the Movistar 60.1 which I absolutely love which has a lot of white on it. White bikes get little love but they look hot.
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