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Addiction 2023.1

Old 01-19-23, 09:07 PM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
You can’t wash a ceramic coated car? Y not?
You can and I do - you just don’t run it through the automatic washes at dealerships (or any others for that matter) because the soaps and waxes they use eat at the ceramic coating. In the winter, I’ll run my car through the local touchless wash with a rinse only. The rest of the year I wash the car by hand.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
No.
You can lead a horse to water . . .
Originally Posted by DougRNS
the moon pie started in Chattanooga.
You brought something to the table today.

You think rjones28 has had a Moon Pie?
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People here don't get it.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Have the rules changed? I was under the impression that proper bourbon comes from Bourbon County, KY.
Not so. Kentucky has historically had the most noteworthy and largest distillers, but bourbon can be made anywhere. And it is.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Well… I made it 34 months. Now I know why my rides blew all week

Was positive 2x as soon as the liquid hit the test area.

**** me
Get well soon.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Not so. Kentucky has historically had the most noteworthy and largest distillers, but bourbon can be made anywhere. And it is.
Thanks for the clarification. I do enjoy a good bourbon…and rye…and many other whiskeys. Scotch, not nearly as much. The Japanese whiskeys I’ve had have been quite good.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Any update on Indy?
I asked my friend yesterday. She said no news.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
the moon pie started in Chattanooga.
Home of Little Debbie.
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Indy

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I asked my friend yesterday. She said no news.
This is so sad to hear, I hope you'll continue to post updates. I'm not here much anymore and just learned of his current problems yesterday. Indy is such an inspiration in Touring and his forum contribution is exemplary. Fingers crossed, thoughts and prayers.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
You can lead a horse to water . . .

You brought something to the table today.

You think rjones28 has had a Moon Pie?
With an RC Cola?
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Will give updates on Indy when I hear. Realize the info chain goes through my friend (who knows Indy but has not seen him in several years) to another friend of Indy’s. So I don’t expect very frequent updates.

I am friendly with some of the cardiothoracic surgeons in the Penn Medicine system, but I can’t really ask them for info because of HIPAA/patient confidentiality.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
I would add 'Guinevere" to the top of the list
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Riding fake miles. I think I finally found a Zwift group ride that is TOO slow for me.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
With an RC Cola?
When I was a ute, 13 or 14, I would steal 2 quarters from my mom's purse and I could get a pack of cigarettes and an RC Cola and have 3 cents change and get 3 more cents from returning the bottle.
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I would add 'Guinevere" to the top of the list
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv
This is so sad to hear, I hope you'll continue to post updates. I'm not here much anymore and just learned of his current problems yesterday. Indy is such an inspiration in Touring and his forum contribution is exemplary. Fingers crossed, thoughts and prayers.
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Originally Posted by big john
When I was a ute, 13 or 14, I would steal 2 quarters from my mom's purse and I could get a pack of cigarettes and an RC Cola and have 3 cents change and get 3 more cents from returning the bottle.
When I was 16, Coke and Sprite were still available in quart glass bottles and they gave us 30¢ return for those. Camels were 65¢ by then though, so I had to find two quart bottles and a 12 oz bottle to trade in for smokes.
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Originally Posted by big john
When I was a ute, 13 or 14, I would steal 2 quarters from my mom's purse and I could get a pack of cigarettes and an RC Cola and have 3 cents change and get 3 more cents from returning the bottle.
What a little delinquent!


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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
With an RC Cola?
I believe the proper pronunciation is "RC Co-cola".
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
I don't think I've had an RC or a Moon Pie since those days.

Smoked those damned cigs until I was 33, though.
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We’re finally getting appreciable snow here! I have to shovel/snow blow in a bit, but I am going skiing tomorrow morning! w00t!!!
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
When I was 16, Coke and Sprite were still available in quart glass bottles and they gave us 30¢ return for those. Camels were 65¢ by then though, so I had to find two quart bottles and a 12 oz bottle to trade in for smokes.
I remember when cigs were 35 cents in cigarette machines, remember those? That's how we got them much of the time. Or we would ask one of the older guys to buy them for us at the store.

I was pissed when they went up to 50 cents in the machines. I lived across the street from a small hospital and medical center and there were cigarette machines in those buildings. When I was 15 I got my first real job as a dishwasher at the hospital. When they put new carpet in the building the administrator called a meeting and told employees we were no longer allowed to smoke in the carpeted areas. How dare he infringe on our rights?

Prior to that we smoked everywhere, even patient rooms. When my friend crashed his car and was in a coma I used to sit with his dad in his room and we chain smoked the whole time.
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Thank God those smoking days are over. I smoked for 43 years, starting in high school. Probably my greatest life achievement was giving that addiction up. Now I have some pals who like to enjoy some bourbon at cigar bars . . . . I say HELL no, I'm not going back down that road again, I'm thankful and blessed that my lungs are in good shape.
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