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Old 12-18-23, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
I was vacuuming behind the couch and wasn't looking where I was pushing it. The beam just sits in those concrete uprights, so it can collapse if nudged too hard from the end.
Just tell the wife it's really clean.
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Old 12-18-23, 11:20 AM
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Pump replaced and filling the rooftop tank. Check.
One would think there would be a check mark on one of these three keyboards.
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I feel so left out during the winter. All this trainer talk. And graphs. My brain shuts down in the presence of graphs. And flip charts. But don’t you worry about me. I’ll be fine.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Old man yells at cloud.
it's a perfectly appropriate response at times.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Destroyed a big glass table top this a.m. I wish I were more sure the day can only get better.
RMOT TMonk
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
I feel so left out during the winter. All this trainer talk. And graphs. My brain shuts down in the presence of graphs. And flip charts. But don’t you worry about me. I’ll be fine.
This is what makes this corner of BF good. Very good cross section of different riding styles, ages, locations, interest etc.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Pump replaced and filling the rooftop tank. Check.
One would think there would be a check mark on one of these three keyboards.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
My brain shuts down in the presence of graphs.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I would say the same thing about here, but admittedly I've never seen a game at Kennesaw State.

truer words were never spoken. We could fix that next year if you want come down to the nest. My offer of greazy hot dogs still stands.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
It's a good thing it's warming up. I was getting tired of fighting off pirates.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
In other Tucson news I'll be riding from Peoria to Tucson the hard way after Christmas. I should do some route work today, double check property ownership in a couple of spots and then calculate daily mileages.
I believe vol will be requesting a full report shortly.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I've never been to Tucson nor broken any furniture. #QuietLife
have you ever been to spain?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
It's apparent that Pirates need cold weather - unsure why then they hung out in the Caribbean
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
no way there are only 17 pirates. Much more than that. I can think of 40 in Pittsburgh alone.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I've never been to Tucson nor broken any furniture. #QuietLife
Live a little.
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wut

Perfectly proportioned arm for cycling, though.

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Originally Posted by DougRNS
have you ever been to spain?
Nope.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Nope.
Did you try to go to Vegas but only made it to Needles?
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
I believe vol will be requesting a full report shortly.
How 'bout a pic from last year, on US 95?


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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
West coast USA has a lot of problems. SMH.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
You first need to qualify for the platinum wave. You automatically qualify if you're a Cat 2, otherwise you have to have a screaming time the year before, which is a fight riding through the crowds. Platinum are the guys that haul the mail.
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have you ever been to spain?
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Nope.
iQue lastima!
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Originally Posted by datlas
The friends I did the Mallorca 312 with are talking about trying the Tour de Tucson which they tout as a 4 hour 100 mile event.

See below.

I will most definitely PASS on this one. No thanks.

https://youtu.be/H9YostVYD40?si=L6bEqsy1W1W0Jgxe
too many / much long flat / straight stretches

when I was into road riding the flat rides were the worstest

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The reason I will pass on Tucson is that I think too many people on the course pushing the pace increases risk for crashes.

I would rather just ride with my 5 friends at a sustainable pace, but I suspect that's not how it works.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
I feel so left out during the winter. All this trainer talk. And graphs. My brain shuts down in the presence of graphs. And flip charts. But don’t you worry about me. I’ll be fine.
and I’ll be fine …

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Originally Posted by datlas
The reason I will pass on Tucson is that I think too many people on the course pushing the pace increases risk for crashes.

I would rather just ride with my 5 friends at a sustainable pace, but I am suspect that's not how it works.
you are a climber - you might not like (hate) that ride
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