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Old 12-02-23, 04:21 PM
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Today's Monthly C&V Ride was kinda... moist. It had rained a little early in the AM, and indeed at a couple points we were riding through drizzle in the face. We had a group of 4 riders, which is pretty good for a wet-ish December 2nd. I always drop people n the downhills. I don't know whether it's 'gravity enhancement', carefully adjusted hubs, or what. Do people really brake on long, straight, 2% gradients?
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
At the bike shop. Like Paul Harvey used to say now, the rest of the story.
Still not sure what you mean. I went to the bike store (the one I usually use) for the first time in 2 years to have my rear rim replaced. I had bent the rim by slamming into a pothole. 2 years ago the rim was replaced because the brake track was worn enough to make a low spot.

I rarely go to bike stores but one time this year a friend was having multiple flats because his rim tape had stopped covering the spoke holes. The shop put new rim tape on while we waited.

Pretty exciting stuff, no?
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
I didn't think playoff games at a neutral site would be included for student pricing.
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At UT, for example, the all sport pass is $200. That gets you into all home games. Also gives you priority access to student ticket allocations. Have to buy post-season tickets but prices are lower. Also have to pay for games such as Texas vs. OU, but again discounted prices.
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Mrs datlas is making chocolate chip cookies. I swiped a big spoonful of the batter, it’s kinda decadent but SO GOOD!
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Originally Posted by datlas
Mrs datlas is making chocolate chip cookies. I swiped a big spoonful of the batter, it’s kinda decadent but SO GOOD!
I believe in the case of cookies, it's called 'dough' not 'batter'. Cakes have batter, cookies have dough.
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Originally Posted by big john
Still not sure what you mean. I went to the bike store (the one I usually use) for the first time in 2 years to have my rear rim replaced. I had bent the rim by slamming into a pothole. 2 years ago the rim was replaced because the brake track was worn enough to make a low spot.

I rarely go to bike stores but one time this year a friend was having multiple flats because his rim tape had stopped covering the spoke holes. The shop put new rim tape on while we waited.

Pretty exciting stuff, no?
you usually have cool stories to tell. I was waiting for you to say something like while you were there someone came in to rob the store and you clobbered them with a floor pump. I like my version better.

in other news, I'm on to solid food today. No trips to the bathroom yet.
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Today I rode from home since the club was coming this way to do a climb over a nearby canyon. There were 2 other groups climbing the same canyon so that was pretty cool. At the other side of the hills a few of our group went on to do a bunch more climbing. The rest of us took a shorter route back. Weather was almost perfect and I did 4000 feet in about 40ish miles. And I wasn't the slowest.
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Mrs datlas is making chocolate chip cookies. I swiped a big spoonful of the batter, it’s kinda decadent but SO GOOD!
I don't understand this common behavior. I'm not judging...much
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
you usually have cool stories to tell. I was waiting for you to say something like while you were there someone came in to rob the store and you clobbered them with a floor pump. I like my version better.

in other news, I'm on to solid food today. No trips to the bathroom yet.
Well that wooshed right over my head!
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Originally Posted by genejockey
I believe in the case of cookies, it's called 'dough' not 'batter'. Cakes have batter, cookies have dough.
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I don't understand this common behavior. I'm not judging...much
Tough room.

It’s ok, I can take it.
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Tough room.

It’s ok, I can take it.
Doug on Doug piling on. :shrug:
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
I didn't think playoff games at a neutral site would be included for student pricing.
#TheMoreYouKnow
The schools only get a few thousand student tickets for the championship game.

I'm surprised "general admission" even exists there.
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Is your appointment with a doctor or a noctor??
Doctor, I'm pretty sure.
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Originally Posted by big john
Today I rode from home since the club was coming this way to do a climb over a nearby canyon. There were 2 other groups climbing the same canyon so that was pretty cool. At the other side of the hills a few of our group went on to do a bunch more climbing. The rest of us took a shorter route back. Weather was almost perfect and I did 4000 feet in about 40ish miles. And I wasn't the slowest.
Did you clobber any scoundrels with a frame pump? lol

Sounds like a nice ride.

I'm able to resume normal activities in 2 weeks. I'll probably ride the indoor bike most of the winter. Incidentally the day before my surgery i saw my cardiologist. It was a routine follow up and everything was ok. She suggested i get cardia mobile for capturing "events" and uploading it to her on the patient portal. I might have mentioned this before but yesterday i was a little off.
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On the longest climb I dropped 2 relatively new guys. We all met up at coffee after we descended into town. Those 2 went off to do their own thing and one of the women asked what happened to them. I said they probably didn't want to get dropped by a fat old man again. This got a pretty good laugh.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Did you clobber any scoundrels with a frame pump? lol

Sounds like a nice ride.

I'm able to resume normal activities in 2 weeks. I'll probably ride the indoor bike most of the winter. Incidentally the day before my surgery i saw my cardiologist. It was a routine follow up and everything was ok. She suggested i get cardia mobile for capturing "events" and uploading it to her on the patient portal. I might have mentioned this before but yesterday i was a little off.
You did, but we make allowances for the recently anaesthetized. I do, anyway.
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Did you clobber any scoundrels with a frame pump? lol.
No but on the long climb one of the other groups passed me and some of them had a bike shop name on their clothes. I have been to that shop once and the guy was cool. Plus, friends who use them say the guy is great. He was in the group, I just didn't recognize him. So I said the name of the shop and said the owner was a nice guy. They laughed and said something in Spanish about him being a crappy mechanic, though. That's when I realized he must be there.
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Originally Posted by big john
On the longest climb I dropped 2 relatively new guys. We all met up at coffee after we descended into town. Those 2 went off to do their own thing and one of the women asked what happened to them. I said they probably didn't want to get dropped by a fat old man again. This got a pretty good laugh.
Old age and treachery defeats youth and enthusiasm?
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Doug on Doug piling on. :shrug:
Doug and Doug on Doug.
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Originally Posted by genejockey

I just finished Fake Old La Honda, too. Having done it so many times, I could recognize the sections fairly easily.

I got you beat, genejockey , using only 194 Watts (3.2 W/kg). One of the only times when being ridiculously thin is a good thing:

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Originally Posted by genejockey
Old age and treachery defeats youth and enthusiasm?
Generally, but in this case I'm sure at least one of them could leave me in the dust with a little more experience on longer climbs. It's one thing to hammer a 1/4 mile bump but a 9 mile climb takes a bit of thought.
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Dang I thought I could clear that easy

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I guess if bam's gonna show off new stuff... one neck gaiter procured, finally killed off my 2022 rewards.

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I like some of the Foo Fighters but I think a lot of their stuff is bland. I never understood the big hoopla over Nirvana. Some of it was ok but the radio stations overplayed it for years. After I've heard something 10,000 times it no longer matters if I liked it.
As mentioned earlier about hearing it on the radio, I have never heard Foo Fighters on the radio. Only YouTube and in the car. I only discovered them in 2016. Did album rock on the radio continue into the 80s? When rock morphed into that genre I mentioned earlier I began listening to Asleep at the Wheel, Commander Cody, Peter Rowan and the like.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Mrs datlas is making chocolate chip cookies. I swiped a big spoonful of the batter, it’s kinda decadent but SO GOOD!
Salmonella!!
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