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Old 04-10-23, 07:12 AM
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Originally Posted by datlas
It's someone's special day!

NFW I can ride my age of 58 today, as I am working all day. Maybe on Wednesday.
Happy Birthday!
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Originally Posted by abshipp
This area has a lot of large stand-alone car washes that are always busy. Back in IL those were a rare sight, but pretty much all of the larger gas station chains had an auto wash on site. Car washing is apparently a big business in SC.

My last wash was months ago, but I did drive my truck in the rain this weekend so at least the pollen got washed off
We have tons of them here. But our cars get salty/filthy all winter
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Acronyms or Deep Purple or both?
The thing where someone matches an obscure song to a phrase posted.
Originally Posted by abshipp
My last wash was months ago, but I did drive my truck in the rain this weekend so at least the pollen got washed off
The visible pollen is coming, isn't it?
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
We have tons of them here. But our cars get salty/filthy all winter
Maybe why it's surprising to me how many there are down here, you would think northern IL would be a much bigger market especially if there were multiple wash bays. All the smaller washes at gas stations almost always had a line of cars during winter.

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The visible pollen is coming, isn't it?
It's been here for several weeks at least. I wiped a decent amount off of the front brake caliper on my bike last week.
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Originally Posted by big john
I found it interesting. She focused on the Mayan culture and each segment visited a different chef or home cook.
"Mayan" in the magic word. Tack that onto whatever you're talking about and it becomes the "sustainable" word of yore.
It is still a culture subjugated by Europeans. Why doesn't "Apache", or "Iroquois" have the same panache? Possibly because they were subjugated by someone who is not us.
This is not meant to be aggressive. Only the way it is seen from the inside. By one observer.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Back when I moved to Texas, there was a podcast where one of his teammates said he had it on good authority that Philip Rivers had never run a mile in his life. Not a part of his job description, and I'm sure he's not the only one/

And yes, by contrast even when I was in running shape I needed more than 100 yards to find my stride, nevermind be able to layer in extra speed. And I've never started from blocks. Not a part of my job (ok hobby) description.
I always felt that it took two miles to reach my stride.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
The thing where someone matches an obscure song to a phrase posted.
I read a line in a post and hear a lyric. Since it's allowed in this thread, I post it.
#somethingforeverybody
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
We have tons of them here. But our cars get salty/filthy all winter
Common winter sight around here.

#salt-life

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The best part about that commercial is not Bo Jackson, it’s Bo Diddley, who never got the recognition he deserves as one of the pioneers of rock and roll.
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Originally Posted by big john
Watching "Searching for Mexico" with Eva Longoria and todays episode is in the Yucatan and Merida. All about the food.
Eva is not hard to look at either.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Food is food.
Uh, no.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Common winter sight around here.

#salt-life

What I have done for the Saturn is go to the car wash once/year in early April when no more salt exposure for the season.

#cheapskate
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
"Mayan" in the magic word. Tack that onto whatever you're talking about and it becomes the "sustainable" word of yore.
It is still a culture subjugated by Europeans. Why doesn't "Apache", or "Iroquois" have the same panache? Possibly because they were subjugated by someone who is not us.
This is not meant to be aggressive. Only the way it is seen from the inside. By one observer.
I don't know about all that but the show is about travelling around and trying different foods in different regions. It just happened to focus on the Mayan style of cooking (in the ground) in this episode.

The previous series was hosted by Stanley Tucci and was titled Searching for Italy. There were 14 episodes, each in a different part of Italy. We enjoyed it and when the Mexico series was announced, we were on board.
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Originally Posted by datlas
It's someone's special day!

NFW I can ride my age of 58 today, as I am working all day. Maybe on Wednesday.
Happy birthday Dr Atlas. My birthday is in 3 weeks and I'm trying to decide on a ride. I like to do the miles plus the appropriate amount of climbing, so 69 miles and 6900 feet.
I have 2 rides in mind which exceed those numbers but I don't know if I feel up to it. Like I might wuss out. I guess I have 3 weeks to get ready.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Back when I moved to Texas, there was a podcast where one of his teammates said he had it on good authority that Philip Rivers had never run a mile in his life. Not a part of his job description, and I'm sure he's not the only one/

And yes, by contrast even when I was in running shape I needed more than 100 yards to find my stride, nevermind be able to layer in extra speed. And I've never started from blocks. Not a part of my job (ok hobby) description.
I was a sprinter in high school, so I have started from blocks. It was fun, then just pushing as hard as you could, no tactics, just everything you had for as long as you had. 100 yards was easy. The 220 was harder because mostly I had about 200 yards of all out before I ran out and the last 20 yards was just momentum.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
We have tons of them here. But our cars get salty/filthy all winter
I remember when I was in Ithaca that the self-wash places would be extremely busy anytime the temp was > freezing. I also remember there being no cars more than about 10 years, unless they came from out of state. New York State ate cars.
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Originally Posted by datlas
It's someone's special day!

NFW I can ride my age of 58 today, as I am working all day. Maybe on Wednesday.
You share the day with my Uncle Chuck. He's 79 and won't be riding his age either.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
The thing where someone matches an obscure song to a phrase posted.
Your twitter content is tolerated. Extend the courtesy to others.
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Originally Posted by datlas
It's someone's special day!

NFW I can ride my age of 58 today, as I am working all day. Maybe on Wednesday.

Happy Birthday. Now buy yourself that bike you have been talking about.
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Happy birthday, DA! Git that bike!
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My birthday is June 2nd if you want to mark your calendars.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
My birthday is June 2nd if you want to mark your calendars.
Is it another day if we don't?
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Originally Posted by datlas
It's someone's special day!

NFW I can ride my age of 58 today, as I am working all day. Maybe on Wednesday.
Looks like you could have gone one more mile the other day and made it.

Anywho, happy birthday, youngster!
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Hmmmm. Maybe people got used to going faster on emptier roads, then failed to adapt when traffic increased?
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