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Old 08-19-23, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Interesting. However, I hope no one's chugging five of those a day.

This is America; of course they are.
I have a coworker that was going through more than one 2L of Diet Coke a day. Thankfully he stopped before he died.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Interesting. However, I hope no one's chugging five of those a day.

This is America; of course they are.



That, and a 5th of cheap rum....
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That, and a 5th of cheap rum....
KFC I remember when I was horrified that there were 1L bottles shaped like single-serves.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Interesting. However, I hope no one's chugging five of those a day.

This is America; of course they are.
I was drinking 10 of these a day at work while the store was buying them. They realized it would be cheaper to get 5 gallon bottles and a ceramic "cooler" and give us paper cups. That lead to running out of cups, running out of 5 gallon bottles, and fighting over who put the last bottle on and who finished one without replacing it.
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I had a good ride even though the people I started ahead of never caught me. I underestimated how long it would take them to get there. No big deal, there were lots of other riders out and I chatted with a few. While I was up on the ridge it suddenly got a lot cooler and weird clouds and swirling winds appeared. I worried that the storm was coming and there is a sketchy descent that I don't want to do when wet, but no storm yet.

Lots of doom and gloom type stuff on the news about it, the first tropical storm warning ever for this area. I guess we'll see tomorrow.
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A certain triangle-jersey wearing person looks to have the weekly leaderboard locked up.
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Varietal cider made from Fuji apples. It’s actually quite good and crisp.


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One more pic. From todays ride. I like to think I have the biggest smile, but everyone had a good ride. The guy who took the pic did drop back the last 5 miles (out of 85) and limped home solo.


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My friend/neighbor/not Dong had an extra Metallica ticket for tomorrow night. Um, yes. Yes, I will accompany you.

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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
However, I can't think of many common drinking vessels that divide evenly into 100. Ten maybe, but it's not as if 20, 25, or 50oz cups/ bottles are common. And 16 is much, much more common than 10.
I get a 20oz coffee at my favorite local coffee shop.
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Originally Posted by big john
I was drinking 10 of these a day at work while the store was buying them. They realized it would be cheaper to get 5 gallon bottles and a ceramic "cooler" and give us paper cups. That lead to running out of cups, running out of 5 gallon bottles, and fighting over who put the last bottle on and who finished one without replacing it.
But more environmentally friendly.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
But more environmentally friendly.
The 20 oz bottles were the best way for us. Throw a case in the fridge, a few more in the freezer, and I could grab a cold one quickly and carry it with me while moving cars and working. If they ran low we would just send a porter to get more.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
That's part of the meal.
that's one way of looking at it.
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This guy seems like an older seedsbelize .


Bonus: Mt. Mitchell reference
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Originally Posted by jtaylor996
My friend/neighbor/not Dong had an extra Metallica ticket for tomorrow night. Um, yes. Yes, I will accompany you.

That big ass round stage looks pretty crazy and they have all these curved screens up high. It's a far cry from the last Metallica show I went to.
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Just a reminder that it's still summer in the northern hemisphere.

could have fooled me
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Originally Posted by datlas
Varietal cider made from Fuji apples. Itís actually quite good and crisp.



We have all sorts of cider in the house since my wife can no longer have gluten. Itís a nice break from beer to have one.
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We had an amazing / sucky vacation all in one shot. When we were loading up the rental minivan last weekend, my older dog developed the inability to get up or walk around on her own. We brought her with because she loves the lake, and she improved with some pain meds. She can get up and move around on her own, but falls down a lot and leaks urine, so now requires a diaper and daily bath.

We had been going back and forth all week on what the best course of action is, she seems happy otherwise, but if she canít walk around, go on walks, etc, I am not sure what quality of life she has.

We have an appointment Wednesday with our vet to see what we can do- if anything and will be scheduling a vet to come euthanize her in our home on Thursday. If we donít need the latter yet, we will cancel, but I think it may be time. Sheís 15.

Here she is relaxing in the deck:





Havenít been on the bike in a week, donít have the motivation to ride today but may give it a shot.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
We had an amazing / sucky vacation all in one shot. When we were loading up the rental minivan last weekend, my older dog developed the inability to get up or walk around on her own. We brought her with because she loves the lake, and she improved with some pain meds. She can get up and move around on her own, but falls down a lot and leaks urine, so now requires a diaper and daily bath.

We had been going back and forth all week on what the best course of action is, she seems happy otherwise, but if she canít walk around, go on walks, etc, I am not sure what quality of life she has.

We have an appointment Wednesday with our vet to see what we can do- if anything and will be scheduling a vet to come euthanize her in our home on Thursday. If we donít need the latter yet, we will cancel, but I think it may be time. Sheís 15.

Here she is relaxing in the deck:





Havenít been on the bike in a week, donít have the motivation to ride today but may give it a shot.

Aw, manÖ hope things get better for the puppy and hope you have a good ride.
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A certain triangle-jersey wearing person looks to have the weekly leaderboard locked up.

Itís not showing my last ride on the leader board. Conspiracy?
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
We had an amazing / sucky vacation all in one shot. When we were loading up the rental minivan last weekend, my older dog developed the inability to get up or walk around on her own. We brought her with because she loves the lake, and she improved with some pain meds. She can get up and move around on her own, but falls down a lot and leaks urine, so now requires a diaper and daily bath.

We had been going back and forth all week on what the best course of action is, she seems happy otherwise, but if she can’t walk around, go on walks, etc, I am not sure what quality of life she has.

We have an appointment Wednesday with our vet to see what we can do- if anything and will be scheduling a vet to come euthanize her in our home on Thursday. If we don’t need the latter yet, we will cancel, but I think it may be time. She’s 15.

Here she is relaxing in the deck:





Haven’t been on the bike in a week, don’t have the motivation to ride today but may give it a shot.
I feel for you. Roscoe, our dog, is 13 1/2 and has been slowing down and has congestive heart failure. He also is losing his hearing. I don't think he's in imminent danger but have concerns that his health could deteriorate quickly and catch us off guard.

He is my first dog and the thought of losing him is something I can't ignore. Best of luck dealing with this.
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Didn't rain overnight and it was very still when I got up this morning but the wind just started. Might not be able to ride this morning. Never tried to ride in a tropical storm before.
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I feel for you. Roscoe, our dog, is 13 1/2 and has been slowing down and has congestive heart failure. He also is losing his hearing. I don't think he's in imminent danger but have concerns that his health could deteriorate quickly and catch us off guard.

He is my first dog and the thought of losing him is something I can't ignore. Best of luck dealing with this.
What we donít want to have happen is end up in an emergency situation where we have to put her down in a vets office. Itís hard to tell if itís too soon, but we wonít know if itís too late until it is.
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What we donít want to have happen is end up in an emergency situation where we have to put her down in a vets office. Itís hard to tell if itís too soon, but we wonít know if itís too late until it is.
A piece of your heart is going with her.
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What we donít want to have happen is end up in an emergency situation where we have to put her down in a vets office. Itís hard to tell if itís too soon, but we wonít know if itís too late until it is.
I guess focus on the good times and realize that they lived like royalty while we had them.
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