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Old 01-01-24, 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Define. I can think of at least one who isn't stable. He has an obsession with Twitter and bears.

You are fighting back after "the event" which is admirable. Keep us/me informed on your progress. Do you think you can get back to pre event numbers? It would be awesome if you could.
Thanks. Right now the big thing is coming back from Covid - I just can't freaking train right now meaningfully - four mile runs clobber me for at least the next day. Fingers crossed that improves and then I can get back to it, but for now it's 5k/10k again, and a lot of PT. Lifting made it very clear how crooked I still am.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
Last night of lights tonight. Sad, but that also means I get to nap at a normal hour again.

#notcyclingcontent
Not here at the Smith homestead. I took the lights down today, because tomorrow it's back to the salt mines.

Well, the office, really. Comfy chair, nice fast computer with a hookup to a virtual machine that's even faster. I gotta buy some new snacks for the fridge, though. I'm thinking some good pickles.
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Oh and I'm also very clearly the least stable person here, and it's not close.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Not here at the Smith homestead. I took the lights down today, because tomorrow it's back to the salt mines.

Well, the office, really. Comfy chair, nice fast computer with a hookup to a virtual machine that's even faster. I gotta buy some new snacks for the fridge, though. I'm thinking some good pickles.
Pickles win every time.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
There is too.
I say leave them up until Groundhog Day. They're the only pretty thing about this godforsaken time of year.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Im glad you asked. It’s about anything that springs to one’s mind . . . within reason. (We once had a guy in here who interpreted that concept literally and became a major pain in the ass posting every every one of his often wacky thoughts. That didn’t work out well for him when all was said and done.)

Think of Addiction as a Foo thread within the Road forum, where one can discuss all manner of topics without being off-topic. Personally, I think a reasonable goal would be to aim for a reasonable balance of topics. Specifically, at times last year I think the thread got too bogged down with cycling issues, which outnumbered and outweighed everything else. Among other things, humor suffered, and more than one person has privately complained to me about their dissatisfaction with the content of the thread. They said things had gotten very boring and the thread just wasn’t fun anymore, especially since the passing of Pcad, whom most know was all about fun and comical banter.

I see that as easily fixed. Before getting too cycling centric we might possibly remember that we are in a cycling forum where a topic will almost certainly find a wider body of interested souls outside of Addiction than what’s available inside Addiction. Let me be clear right away, I’m not saying we shouldn’t discuss anything cycling related in Addiction, but rather let’s try to find a balance where it’s more sporadic or, for example, it doesn’t take up one or two whole pages of chatter at a time. That’s a bit much for any topic. Move it out to the cycling forum where more help is available and where more can enjoy. There’s a big difference historically between the purpose and usage of the Water Cooler/Chit Chat thread and the purpose and usage of the Addiction thread. I definitely don’t think it would be much fun if all of the Road Cycling topics gradually migrated into the Addiction thread. It could happen. Some might say it’s happening now.

I realize of course everyone can’t be as witty as Pcad, and the thread will never be the same without him, or Coasting, but we can try at least to be a little more considerate of a wider audience.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I say leave them up until Groundhog Day. They're the only pretty thing about this godforsaken time of year.
Thank you. I like it, but being that guy isn't in the cards.
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I'm not sure I can get used to this.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I say leave them up until Groundhog Day. They're the only pretty thing about this godforsaken time of year.
Are you kidding? Everything is so green and full of life this time of year!
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Originally Posted by LAJ
Thank you. I like it, but being that guy isn't in the cards.
Compromise: organize nightly drone show.

Originally Posted by genejockey
Are you kidding? Everything is so green and full of life this time of year!
Incorrect. I'm still not done relocating the dead leaves. Sigh.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Oh and I'm also very clearly the least stable person here, and it's not close.
it's my sincere hope that you can break free of what has you troubled. Please no details. From afar it appears that you have a lot going for you and you certainly have support from AG Bug and Mombug.

Disclaimer: I'm not qualified to advise you, but it's the internet so I have to because reasons.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Compromise: organize nightly drone show.

https://twitter.com/Brett_McMurphy/s...01537461928063

Incorrect. I'm still not done relocating the dead leaves. Sigh.
A Great Christmas Light Fight episode was won with a fleet of 400 drones. Of course, I'm not selling the programmer short, by any means, and it was neat, but I'm not sure how I felt about it.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I say leave them up until Groundhog Day. They're the only pretty thing about this godforsaken time of year.
you should be hibernating so you have no standing in this issue.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Oh and I'm also very clearly the least stable person here, and it's not close.
Completely off your head?
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Oh and I'm also very clearly the least stable person here, and it's not close.
We've all got problems. Most of them don't get discussed here.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
We've all got problems. Most of them don't get discussed here.
I pretty sure that's an inappropriate response.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
We've all got problems. Most of them don't get discussed here.


...Festivus has come and gone. The next airing of grievances is Dec 23, 2024.


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...Festivus has come and gone. The next airing of grievances is Dec 23, 2024.


Well done
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Im glad you asked. It’s about anything that springs to one’s mind . . . within reason. (We once had a guy in here who interpreted that concept literally and became a major pain in the ass posting every every one of his often wacky thoughts. That didn’t work out well for him when all was said and done.)

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I realize of course everyone can’t be as witty as Pcad, and the thread will never be the same without him, or Coasting, but we can try at least to be a little more considerate of a wider audience.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
We've all got problems. Most of them don't get discussed here.
I don’t really have any.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
I pretty sure that's an inappropriate response.
After further review, I know that is an inappropriate response.
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Officials sure look like they want Washington to have an advantage.
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Observation: Doctors don't seem like it when patients do their own research. At least not the ones smart enough to challenge their recommendations.

Mrs tm's recent doctor visits:

Surgeon: I see you've consulted "Doctor Google".
Me: Yes, and he was very helpful.

Radiologist: Yours is a rare form of cancer, and existing studies included very few patients that match up with your case.
Me: Interesting, this National Cancer Database survey identified 1700 patients in Mrs tm's age group, with Mrs tm's cancer, at Mrs tm's stage.
Radiologist: That's not a randomized study.
Me: Obviously, it's a retrospective population survey, which found that the treatments you are recommending had no influence on 5-year survival, but they found this other treatment was beneficial.
Radiologist: I have no problem doing either treatment. I do them both, all the time.
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My kid's view at the Sugar Bowl.

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Happy new year, everybody.

I rode my oldest bike today. Wanted to do something more interesting than a ride on a bike path but thats all I could muster after my trip back to Illinois.

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