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Old 05-31-24, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by TMonk
So we like to place memes on our department commercial update and task list slides every Monday. Here's what I'm proposing for next week, submitted for your approval:




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Akron, Ohio is a hot bed for nanotechnology. Who knew?
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Bottas scored some legit-looking tacos in Zurich the other day. Those margs look kinda dirty, I like it!

Now I want tacos. And a margarita on the rocks, not one of those Slushies you get some places.
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Akron, Ohio is a hot bed for nanotechnology. Who knew?
Not me, until a few seconds ago!

https://www.azonano.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=3240
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Originally Posted by genejockey
My co-organizer of the C&V rides brought a bike with a 13-19 corncob, and of course 54/44 or something like it in front. There's one pitch of about 2/10s of a mile at 7.8% and he had no choice but to do that whole thing out of the saddle.

Funny thing about C&V is it seems to be mostly older riders, which probably explains the number of retrofitted triple cranksets I see.
44x19 low? Makes me think of fixed gear riders standing up for everything. Some people are just built for that sort of grinding. I am not one of them.
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Old 05-31-24, 03:52 PM
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Originally Posted by TMonk
hmmm decoding things for non science nerds...

one wolf wants to make stuff (nanoparticles)
the other wants to analyze it
Wolves don't make or analyze anything.

They just chase things down, kill them, eat them,and then go back to their den to have sex.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I wonder if people have been stealing buskers' money in the area.
No buskers around here. Just moms and strollers
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Old 05-31-24, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Wolves don't make or analyze anything.

They just chase things down, kill them, eat them,and then go back to their den to have sex.
wait have you seen the California wolves? They're smart as hell man
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Old 05-31-24, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by TMonk
wait have you seen the California wolves? They're smart as hell man
Are they hungry?

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Originally Posted by Mojo31
No buskers around here. Just moms and strollers
He must be there to chase off ne'er-do-well trumpeters and buglers.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
He must be there to chase off ne'er-do-well trumpeters and buglers.
Well we have no Velo Vols in this area, so he must be doing something right.
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Old 05-31-24, 04:45 PM
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We are doing an 81 mile ride to Kutztown tomorrow. It’s a great route. My only dilemma is whether to ride to/from the start for a full hundred or put the bike in the Saturn. A bunch of my friends are back from a serious bike tour of the Pyrenees and likely quite strong, so I am askeered if I try for the 100 I may suffer at the end. First world problem, for sure!
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
A little entertainment in the park for my afternoon ride.

Strange.
Donít remember my phone going off saying you were going for a ride this afternoon.
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that canít help his gas mileage.
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I just saw a Cybertruck in the Walmart parking lot.

#sad
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Strange.
Donít remember my phone going off saying you were going for a ride this afternoon.
he ghosted you. Deal with it.
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Originally Posted by datlas
We are doing an 81 mile ride to Kutztown tomorrow. Itís a great route. My only dilemma is whether to ride to/from the start for a full hundred or put the bike in the Saturn. A bunch of my friends are back from a serious bike tour of the Pyrenees and likely quite strong, so I am askeered if I try for the 100 I may suffer at the end. First world problem, for sure!
It's only 19 miles. You got that.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
he ghosted you. Deal with it.
He was out for hot moms with strollers and some 12-bar sax jams, don't wanna do that on a bike.
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My first world problem is how cold I want to be at the start of the ride tomorrow. It says 4 am will be around 55, but it will top out at nearly 80. I don't want to haul clothes all day
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
that canít help his gas mileage.
Mileage? What mileage?
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My first world problem is how cold I want to be at the start of the ride tomorrow. It says 4 am will be around 55, but it will top out at nearly 80. I don't want to haul clothes all day
55 and sunny gotta be shorts weather for me, even though my knees complain more about 55 degrees every year, maybe I'd bring the merino knee warmers.
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First sockeye of the season.

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
55 and sunny gotta be shorts weather for me, even though my knees complain more about 55 degrees every year, maybe I'd bring the merino knee warmers.
I'm with you. As normal, the temp drops at dawn, then rises quickly. I'll likely just wear a vest for the extra pockets.
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Hey indyfabz did you see UArts shutting down? Very short notice. Sad.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
My first world problem is how cold I want to be at the start of the ride tomorrow. It says 4 am will be around 55, but it will top out at nearly 80. I don't want to haul clothes all day
For 55 I'd do arm warmers and a vest. That's not much to carry.
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