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Old 05-19-24, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Didn’t get to ride this morning. Flight was delayed going home, so didn’t get home til about 1:30 am. I set my alarm for 4 am like usual but was so exhausted I never woke up.

I am hoping tomorrow to do a metric. Really just depends on what time I wake up, have to be back by 730 am- 745 am.

Training is kind of on hold while i’m in work training. The trainer and I are not getting a lot, and I have been so stressed out with bus school I can’t really focus on anything else.
How much longer is the school?
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Old 05-19-24, 05:18 PM
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Likely they will. And they will eventually have to be contained. Be lazy at your peril. I just ordered $50 worth of garden seed. Crops I used to grow up north, but grown out in Mexico, so they are already day length adapted. I did a small trial that’s just about done, just to see, and it was a great success. This will of course be all raised beds with brought in soil. We’re currently looking for a dump truck load. Seven cubic meters. We have other uses for it as well.
Agree they will. Here are updated pics of raspberries and sunchokes:


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Originally Posted by big john
How much longer is the school?

Checkride is June 1st. I then have some other classes on the 4th but no test with those classes.

I was hoping to go to atleast one race while down in Dallas but my schedule has not been able to accommodate that. I start Sims on Tuesday and they have us in the box at night so that’s not going to make races any easier to get too.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Checkride is June 1st. I then have some other classes on the 4th but no test with those classes.

I was hoping to go to atleast one race while down in Dallas but my schedule has not been able to accommodate that. I start Sims on Tuesday and they have us in the box at night so that’s not going to make races any easier to get too.
In the box?
The whole thing sounds intense. I hope you get what you want out of it.
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A little climbing, a little wind, a lot of scenery.


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LeCol jersey size question - I wear large in PI and XL in Rapha. How does that translate to LeCol Sport Lightweight sizing?
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Originally Posted by big john
In the box?
The whole thing sounds intense. I hope you get what you want out of it.
flight simulator. before they let him loose on a real airplane. much, much safer for everyone.
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Originally Posted by gnome
flight simulator. before they let him loose on a real airplane. much, much safer for everyone.
Should have just tossed him the keys, like Dad's do on Prom night. "Here son, take the Porsche......."
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Originally Posted by gnome
flight simulator. before they let him loose on a real airplane. much, much safer for everyone.
I figured when he said "the sims" he was referring to a simulator. Thought maybe the "box" was something else.

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Old 05-19-24, 07:31 PM
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I watched the nationals today. Kind of like watching paint dry, with a few seconds of excitement at the end.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Unfortunately yes.
Sad. Long standing community institutions are being rend asunder. And being replaced with what?
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The people buying our house are French showers and we close the deal on June 3rd. Despite their character deficiencies I want to leave them with a house that has a nicely maintained yard and lawn(s). I worked for an hour and a half today on the dreaded hill. It looks nice. I feel crappy. My old man taught me the right way and I have to honor that.
Gotta say in that position I'd be tempted to just do the bare minimum. Mow once every 1-2 weeks.





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Didn’t get to ride this morning. Flight was delayed going home, so didn’t get home til about 1:30 am. I set my alarm for 4 am like usual but was so exhausted I never woke up.
Yeah, that's healthy living.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
I watched the nationals today. Kind of like watching paint dry, with a few seconds of excitement at the end.
The National what?
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Originally Posted by big john
The National what?
The Phillies swept their weekend series with the Nationals.
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Old 05-19-24, 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by big john
The National what?
I would have bet the crit championships
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
The Phillies swept their weekend series with the Nationals.
I forgot they were called the Nationals. When I was a (sorta) baseball fan they were the Senators.
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I would have bet the crit championships
Or TT.

8-8-75 Port Washington WI Paul Deem 25 mile TT jr. Nat Champion 57:11:06


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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Sad. Long standing community institutions are being rend asunder. And being replaced with what?.
I'm thinking of hitting more church services just for the singing. I'm getting too old to be closing down karaoke bars.

Guess I could start singing along with YouTubes at home, give all my neighbors a taste of my dulcet tones

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Originally Posted by Mojo31
LeCol jersey size question - I wear large in PI and XL in Rapha. How does that translate to LeCol Sport Lightweight sizing?
PI Large fits me,about like XL in LeCol Sport fits me. It's snug but not tight.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I'm thinking of hitting more church services just for the singing.
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Joining a choir?
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Originally Posted by big john;[url=tel:23244525
23244525]The National what?
Road cycling nationals. UCI. There is probably a name for it that’s not coming to me. Charleston, WVA. Almost my old stomping grounds.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I'm thinking of hitting more church services just for the singing. I'm getting too old to be closing down karaoke bars.

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My wife and I attended Evensong services at Westminster Cathedral while in London. The singing was pleasant. Bonus, I got to see Newton and Hawking's resting places amongst others.


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Alas, I missed this. Right by one of my walking routes.

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I haven’t been able to figure out the regular tick on every pedal stroke. Checked, and changed pedals. Loosened and retightened cranks. Yeah it might be the shoes…

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Did you know that that is Mike Judge in that scene?
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