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Old 07-12-23, 12:05 PM
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We had a good ride, although we had a surprise fresh chipseal adventure for a few miles which slowed us down. A passing truck kicked up some of the loose gravel and one stone him me square in the abdomen, felt like a bee sting. We also had one flat (metal wire was the culprit) and one broken RD cable (rider made call of shame), but all things considered it was still a good ride.

Rest stop today was WaWa in Hockessin De, which is a fine location.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Rest stop today was WaWa in Hockessin De, which is a fine location.
You rode to a different state?
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What madness is this?


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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
What madness is this?


I'd bet that one of the most time-consuming things in Urgent Care and Emergency departments is figuring out whether somebody needs to be there in the first place.
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When I was a kid, my older brother bought a 1/24 model of a Dodge Barracuda, which for fun he painted all black including the bumpers, and called it his Black Bumper Barracuda, after the Black Bumper Mennonites, who owned cars but painted their chrome over in black.
Plymouth Barracuda. Interesting about the black paint on chrome.
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Now hold your tablet up to your chest as we take an x-ray.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
I'd bet that one of the most time-consuming things in Urgent Care and Emergency departments is figuring out whether somebody needs to be there in the first place.
Would it save time doing so off a screen?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Would it save time doing so off a screen?
Rather than travelling there in person and waiting in a waiting room full of other people who might have something contagious?
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Originally Posted by big john
Plymouth Barracuda. Interesting about the black paint on chrome.
Yeah, that's the one - basically a fastback Valiant.
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I can't afford them either. I paid a little more than the new cost of the wheels for the entire bike, with those wheels already on it.
Tell me about it, they're probably two, maybe three times what I paid for this whole bike where I want to put them. I'm just a poor, humble retiree with half my pension involuntarily going to the 'Ex', and my tear-streaked runny nose pressed up against the shop window, dreaming a dream.

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Tell me about it, they're probably two, maybe three times what I paid for this whole bike where I want to put them. I'm just a poor, humble retiree with half my pension involuntarily going to the 'Ex', and my tear-streaked runny nose pressed up against the shop window, dreaming a dream.

Just tell yourself you don't want them because the braking would be suboptimal in the wet.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
You rode to a different state?
Yup. It’s not terribly far in this case.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Just tell yourself you don't want them because the braking would be suboptimal in the wet.
The textured brake track on Enve wheels does surprisingly well in the rain.
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The textured brake track on Enve wheels does surprisingly well in the rain.
I Enve that. My Reynolds wheels suck in the wet, despite using pricey “cryo blue” pads. Luckily I only ride them May-September and only ride in the rain when it’s a surprise.
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Tell me about it, they're probably two, maybe three times what I paid for this whole bike where I want to put them. I'm just a poor, humble retiree with half my pension involuntarily going to the 'Ex', and my tear-streaked runny nose pressed up against the shop window, dreaming a dream.

I have resembled that in the past. And still do at times.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
The textured brake track on Enve wheels does surprisingly well in the rain.
(Dude. We're trying to give BillyD a way to "Sour Grapes" those Enves. Get with the program!)
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Originally Posted by genejockey
(Dude. We're trying to give BillyD a way to "Sour Grapes" those Enves. Get with the program!)
I know.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
I know.
Trying to exacerbate his Enve envy?
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Trying to exacerbate his Enve envy?
I refuse to divulge my secrets.
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We are buying our tix to LAX for October.

I convinced mrs datlas to splurge and spend an extra $100 each and fly American instead of Spirit.
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Speaking (again) of places to retire, Mrs. GJ got a bee in her bonnet this morning about Rochester NY, where I was born during the family's 5 year hiatus from South central PA. So, I started looking into it a bit. I'm not sure what there is to recommend it, but I looked at US News and World Report's "Top Cities to Retire", and it was ranked 50th. So I looked at what ranked higher: Three of the top 5 are Lancaster, Harrisburg, and York PA. This seems suspicious. Five of the top 10 are PA towns (Allentown and Reading are 9 and 10). The top 25 contain Toledo and Youngstown Ohio. YOUNGSTOWN?!?
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Rather than travelling there in person and waiting in a waiting room full of other people who might have something contagious?
This. And ED triage is a perfect application for AI
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
This. And ED triage is a perfect application for AI
It took me a moment to realize you meant "Emergency Department", and not the "ED" that commercials use euphemistically in ads with things like a pair of clawfoot bathtubs on a beach.
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Speaking (again) of places to retire, Mrs. GJ got a bee in her bonnet this morning about Rochester NY, where I was born during the family's 5 year hiatus from South central PA. So, I started looking into it a bit. I'm not sure what there is to recommend it, but I looked at US News and World Report's "Top Cities to Retire", and it was ranked 50th. So I looked at what ranked higher: Three of the top 5 are Lancaster, Harrisburg, and York PA. This seems suspicious. Five of the top 10 are PA towns (Allentown and Reading are 9 and 10). The top 25 contain Toledo and Youngstown Ohio. YOUNGSTOWN?!?
Rochester has pretty cold winters. York and Harrisburg are ok but rather “red.” I vote for Lancaster.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Rochester has pretty cold winters. York and Harrisburg are ok but rather “red.” I vote for Lancaster.
I have suggested it. I think she's leery of moving too close to where I grew up.

EDIT: Hell, I'M leery of moving too close to where I grew up. The Stupid runs deep there.
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