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Road Cycling ďIt is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.Ē -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 12-24-23, 05:26 PM
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DougRNS this week you should go to nearby Eastman and get a fresh holiday Pecan Log Roll. Maybe Stephanie will autograph it.

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Friend took this pic on his ride this morning.
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A Basque Cheesecake I baked earlier this year. Itís not burnt. Itís supposed to look that way.

Nice. That was on the first episode of season two of Crime Scene Kitchen.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
LOL Welcome to my world.
hows the knee doing?
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Ive had laparoscopic and arthroscopic procedures. The small incisions are great, but donít fool yourself itís still surgery. Donít rush the recovery.
truth. 3 weeks later I'm still not feeling well.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
When was the last time you rode the train to a Metro ATL destination?
You know the answer is never.
what happened to our gift exchange this year? I was offering Owls football and greazy hot dogs. That's a tempting offer.
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Old 12-24-23, 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
truth. 3 weeks later I'm still not feeling well.
Bummer. If you had gone home for the holiday maybe Santa would have fixed your gall bladder last night.


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My ex bought a bread making machine. She had no experience baking bread and the bread from that machine was wonderful. She tried all kinds of variations but my favorite was coffee bread.
Plus, you set it up to be ready when you wake up so you can smell it baking in the morning.
GTFO. I need some of that 2 of my favorite things!
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Wo isnít a cheesecake lover? Ok, maybe Velo Vol, but who else?
raises hand.
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Originally Posted by TMonk
hows the knee doing?
Well, I managed my first cycling activity in a month this afternoon and it didn't inhibit my pedal stroke. See Strava. 60F+ and light traffic. Couldn't pass on that.
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You know the answer is never.
what happened to our gift exchange this year? I was offering Owls football and greazy hot dogs. That's a tempting offer.
It is tempting. I wish it wasn't so far. Also, I'm vegetarian.

And I have no idea why you wouldn't ride MARTA to go downtown.
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Originally Posted by gnome
Treated myself to black pudding and bacon for breakfast.

Then went for a nice ride. Well the first half was great. The headwind home with only one gear, not so much.
please don't tell me that black pudding is what Americans call blood sausage. If so, gross.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I do not. Like most pies, many of them are OK. But if you're going to eat something that's nutritionally garbage, why not make it something that's good? Cookies, cake, chocolate, etc.
Scarily similar to my thoughts on the issue. Something is wrong
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Originally Posted by datlas
I think I need a new cold weather cycling Jacket. The current one is over 10 years old and itís blue, which is a fine color but I think I want a bright yellow one for better visibility.

I am guessing all the cool kids choose a Castelli Perfetto jacket, but they go for $289. Any suggestions for a thrifty cyclist? Or should I splurge since itís a once-a-decade purchase?
you know my thoughts on the issue.
Marigold or GTFO.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Lester gets it. Special DM sent.
Oooh, first DM, so exciting!!!

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Cowboys/Dolphins...whoa.
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Originally Posted by gnome
Treated myself to black pudding and bacon for breakfast.

Then went for a nice ride. Well the first half was great. The headwind home with only one gear, not so much.
I think still have our old Svea somewhere. The sound and the pleasure of using it are still with me.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
please don't tell me that black pudding is what Americans call blood sausage. If so, gross.
Had that on a pizza in Dublin once.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
60F+ and light traffic.
However, I'm minding my business cruising along the Browne Squirrel Boulevard, it's a four lane road, there's not other vehicle within 1/2 mile either direction, and some idiot lays on his horn when he passed me.

Me! Me! Me! Look at me! I'm so important driving down the road!
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
please don't tell me that black pudding is what Americans call blood sausage. If so, gross.
It is indeed a type of blood sausage. It was very tasty.
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Are there wholly mammoths in New Zealand?

RMO a period ~2000 where there were 20-30 decorative bears around Knoxville. People went around and photographed them. Sadly, almost all disappeared from the public space within a few years.
I think we split off from any other land masses long before large land mammals got anywhere close. Large extinct penguin and sea reptile fossils have been found. The only mammal fossils would be early seals, whales, porpoises, sealions and bats.
The painted elephant sculpture is one of about 40 or 50 dotted around Christchurch and the surrounding towns. Companies sponsored an artist to decorate them. They will be in place for a couple of months and then they will be auctioned to raise money for a charitable trust that helps people who've suffered a serious brain injury. Previously a similar thing was done with painted penguins and painted giraffes, though I can't remember what charities those ones were for.
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Originally Posted by datlas
I think I need a new cold weather cycling Jacket. The current one is over 10 years old and itís blue, which is a fine color but I think I want a bright yellow one for better visibility.

I am guessing all the cool kids choose a Castelli Perfetto jacket, but they go for $289. Any suggestions for a thrifty cyclist? Or should I splurge since itís a once-a-decade purchase?
Hang on till summer and make it a once in a decade plus six months half price purchase.
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Originally Posted by gnome
I think we split off from any other land masses long before large land mammals got anywhere close. Large extinct penguin and sea reptile fossils have been found. The only mammal fossils would be early seals, whales, porpoises, sealions and bats.
The painted elephant sculpture is one of about 40 or 50 dotted around Christchurch and the surrounding towns. Companies sponsored an artist to decorate them. They will be in place for a couple of months and then they will be auctioned to raise money for a charitable trust that helps people who've suffered a serious brain injury. Previously a similar thing was done with painted penguins and painted giraffes, though I can't remember what charities those ones were for.
Same idea.

Man, I forgot, or wasn't paying attention at the time, that one of the reasons the bears disappeared is because people were protesting the 9/11 bear.

People are dumb.

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Someone here said Strava now has DMs. I see no such feature.
Handy! One of my riding buddies has changed jobs and apparently families too so I had no way to get hold of him.
Tip: Get an email that isn't reliant on your boss or your other boss.

Stava now knows how old I am though. It probably thought I was 96 based on my stats. Its disappointment is palpable.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Now I see. Odd it's not on the website.

Are there wholly mammoths in New Zealand?

RMO a period ~2000 where there were 20-30 decorative bears around Knoxville. People went around and photographed them. Sadly, almost all disappeared from the public space within a few years.
I dont believe Mamoths survived weather wholly or partially. I could be wrong.

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I like cheese cake. But am not a fan of pie. I thinknits a texture thing. I'm ok with the individual parts of pie, filling and crust. But combined...no bueno. Yeah, I know.
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