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Old 05-27-23, 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
There are absolutely bears in town. The trash cans are bear-proof, and you're ticketed if you don't use them correctly and the bears spill trash all over the alley. If I go out on the deck at this hour I might see one.
In 2016 this guy was spotted in large, wooded area within the city limits. The place is very popular with MTB-ers, fisherman, runners, hikers and even some horse riders. He was later seen in Delaware. How he made it there without getting shot by a resident is beyond me.


Three years later, there was a younger one roaming around an urban neighborhoods, getting into trash. He was caught after a couple of days and moved up north.

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Old 05-27-23, 08:23 AM
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The residents don't mind. Why should you?
They probably enjoy the company.
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Old 05-27-23, 08:26 AM
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Ever heard of MagPed pedals?

https://www.magped.us/shop/magped-ro...0KBjtY#reviews

If any good, I may get my wife a pair since she is always afraid of falling when clipped in.
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Old 05-27-23, 08:28 AM
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For the veggie guys, try these some day: https://www.donleefarms.com/product-...t-based-burger

The company is a client.
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Old 05-27-23, 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
But not fast walking? And why the hate for dogs?
The only appropriate place for dogs is fenced in a yard.

Fast walking is probably OK. A rule of thumb is if you (that is, a conscientious person) would feel comfortable doing said activity if there was a burial taking place there.
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we watched the Cleveland vs St. Louis game last night
Did you stay awake for more than 10 minutes?
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If you're dragging your boat out here this weekend, quick heads-up
Not sure what normal level is, but this should be pretty close to it, though it has been dry the last couple weeks.
https://www.tva.com/environment/lake-levels/Cherokee




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Minor crisis this morning.

No coffee in the house.
No coffee here and I'm doing just fine.
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For the veggie guys, try these some day: https://www.donleefarms.com/product-...t-based-burger
Beet juice?


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Old 05-27-23, 11:19 AM
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East coast cupcake alert!

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That's a lot of calories.
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Just checked the forecast for my 1.5 days at home. Nothing but rain. Have to figure out which bike to ride in that.
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Old 05-27-23, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol

Beet juice?


Dont ask me. I’m a carnivore.

I was told they are good. No first hand experience.
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Old 05-27-23, 01:07 PM
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Just checked the forecast for my 1.5 days at home. Nothing but rain. Have to figure out which bike to ride in that.
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Just checked the forecast for my 1.5 days at home. Nothing but rain. Have to figure out which bike to ride in that.
So the podium is up for grabs??
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They probably enjoy the company.
I'd like to think so. No one wants to think of being cast aside and forgotten.
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finally a really good ride today. woke up early, decided to get out early, winds low, heart rate rate in the sweet spot, cool and misty in spots but not cold. didn't stop once until around 52 miles, 203w sustained for 3 hours, only started to fade a little bit at the end. it was a good day... and it's only noon!

73.6 miles, 3,600', 17.0 mph average!
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So the podium is up for grabs??
You won't have to fight me for it.
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You won't have to fight me for it.
Me neither. Watching Lady Vols vs Tejas at the Knoxville Super Regional, looking for Velo Vol in the stands...

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Early into the ride we were riding through Pottstown and I felt a thump and then an on/off swishing sound. Like when you get a leaf stuck in your brake. I stopped and suddenly saw a small screw drop from my rear tire. Next thing I know the rear is flat (sound must have been air hissing out). Luckily did a 5 minute quick tube change and finished ride.

I took a picture of the injury to the tire, it’s a small cut in the middle of the “shark fin” in the center of the pic. Seems like no significant cord injury so will keep tire for now.


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Originally Posted by datlas
Early into the ride we were riding through Pottstown and I felt a thump and then an on/off swishing sound. Like when you get a leaf stuck in your brake. I stopped and suddenly saw a small screw drop from my rear tire. Next thing I know the rear is flat (sound must have been air hissing out). Luckily did a 5 minute quick tube change and finished ride.

I took a picture of the injury to the tire, it’s a small cut in the middle of the “shark fin” in the center of the pic. Seems like no significant cord injury so will keep tire for now.


My rule is, when it's fully inflated, can I feel anything even remotely like a bulge? If so, it's toast, though I did consign one to trainer wheel duty.
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The only appropriate place for dogs is fenced in a yard.

Troll.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Minor crisis this morning.

No coffee in the house.

Fortunately, my favorite coffee shop is five minutes away. Bonus, picked up some pastries while I was there.
phew. close call.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
The only appropriate place for dogs is fenced in a yard.
Dogs require exercise. Bigger dogs require more exercise than they can get in a yard. Not exercising them sufficiently is being a poor pet owner. I'm a cat person and even I know that.

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No coffee here and I'm doing just fine.
debatable.

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Beet juice?
Beets are very tasty. one of the best root vegetables. probably second only to potatoes.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
My rule is, when it's fully inflated, can I feel anything even remotely like a bulge? If so, it's toast, though I did consign one to trainer wheel duty.
Good rule. No bulge but my plan is to inflate it well above my usual 85PSI (maybe to the max) and if no aneurysm will keep it. If it were a front tire I might not be so cavalier.
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Originally Posted by gnome
Dogs require exercise. Bigger dogs require more exercise than they can get in a yard. Not exercising them sufficiently is being a poor pet owner. I'm a cat person and even I know that.
Depends on the big dog. Greyhounds do surprisingly well with small yards and in apartments. But like all dogs, they LOVE their walks.

Beets are very tasty. one of the best root vegetables. probably second only to potatoes.
Dad used to make what I now realize was Ukrainian Borscht, and he'd boil potatoes separately to add to it.
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Beets are very tasty. one of the best root vegetables. probably second only to potatoes.
LOVE beets! Bonus is the greens can be used to make a salad or other dish. Can’t do that with potatoes as I believe the foliage is toxic.
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Originally Posted by genejockey

no. I absolutely hate that. Besides I get home at midnight tomorrow, wifes bike is on the trainer. No way for me to switch bikes without waking her and the family up.
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So the podium is up for grabs??

No. I come back Friday morning.
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