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Old 06-01-24, 06:21 AM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Did the neighbors gather 'round?

My previous two sightings were SB I-17 by Sunset Point and NB 35th between Greenway and Bell in Phoenix.
Nope. After all of the negative internet expert crap, I was expecting all kinds of fit finishes and stuff but up close, it looked well built and it kind of grew on me the more I looked at it. The seats are marvelous though the space age interior didn't do much for me. The ****er is huge. Not going in a normal size garage.

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Old 06-01-24, 07:11 AM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
MOTD:


We just started getting smoke this afternoon, and so decided to have a look see. We have been aware that Belize is burning, but this!
Wow, tragic.
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Whats the current C19 rec? Wife has had symptoms since Tuesday and now I'm afraid I might be having some. We leave for the West Indies in a week. Unfortunately, we prepaid the resort and nonrefundable. What's the recommended quarantine time?
I’ll take those tickets off your hands, no sense in you stressing while trying to fight off a lethal illness.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
What do you do on the trip when you're in the passenger seat?
Navigate.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Heading to an undisclosed location. It is nearby, in the direction of the rising sun.
New Orleans?
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Its 57, gonna head out the door in a bit. I think I'll do arm warmers.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
I wear the same gear at 55 that I do at 80. It’s only below 50 that I bust out the arm warmers
Same here most of the time.

Now if it's 55, cloudy and the ride starts at the top of a 10 mile 7% descent, maybe I'd think about arm warmers
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8.
On my silent ride this morning (It has cooled down enough that I was able to leave at 07:30), I realized that the northern route is no less susceptible to fire than the southern route. Prolly not safe anywhere off road. I might have to go back to being a roadie until the weather breaks.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
If you don’t test there is no quarantine time.
Hell, if you don't test, it didn't happen! Just ask TFG.
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23256215]Hell, if you don't test, it didn't happen! Just ask TFG.
Tasa de Filtración Glomerular?
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Nope. After all of the negative internet expert crap, I was expecting all kinds of fit finishes and stuff but up close, it looked well built and it kind of grew on me the more I looked at it. The seats are marvelous though the space age interior didn't do much for me. The ****er is huge. Not going in a normal size garage.

Those things make my Bronco look like a Mini
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Heading to an undisclosed location. It is nearby, in the direction of the rising sun.
Mt Mitchell, obv.
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I’ll take those tickets off your hands, no sense in you stressing while trying to fight off a lethal illness.
You would enjoy - Google Palm Island in the Grenadines.

Shi*ty day in paradise is better than a good day at home.
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Originally Posted by TMonk
May 25 was National Wine Day, and Liz and I chose not to celebrate at that time with a fancy bottle since we had family visiting. Today we celebrate by decanting a nice Brunello; what a fine expression of Sangiovese.

The fridge is packed with leftovers (I cooked a lot over the long weekend), but Liz is insisting on Italian. There is a local place with handmade pastas and sauces so we are doing takeout, one linguine bolognese and one arrabiata with sausage, I forget which pasta type. Yum.

Here's another Italian red ( in 1 liter size) reviewed by Robin Garr in his newsletter I've been getting since the early 2000s.
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Here's another Italian red ( in 1 liter size) reviewed by Robin Garr in his newsletter I've been getting since the early 2000s.
Fun! I'll see if its available locally.
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Yum.
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Eagle Travails

So I took a break from visiting the eaglets in early June (2011) to spend a couple of weeks at the Jersey shore before schools let out. When I left, the babies were getting big and having a time moving about within the confines of the nest.



When I returned from vacation I was startled to find that the eaglets had discovered their mobility and found a new, roomy perch about 4 feet above the nest, far enough away to enjoy a wondrous view of their new world, yet close enough to the nest that they could easily and safely scamper back whenever mom or dad dropped off a meal. At this stage they are approaching full adult size so it takes both parents hunting to supply enough food for them. Obviously they can't fly or hunt for themselves yet, but considering they probably hatched some time in April, it's incredible to see how fast they've grown in size. Bear in mind, dad still has the extra duty of keeping the nest safe from other raptors, notably Red-tail Hawks. Experts say they can monitor the area around the nest and young'ins from 5 miles away, which over time has led to the expression 'eagle eye'. (you've never hear of the expression 'pigeon eye' have you?)

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Took the climb today in spectacular fashion. Group of two up the road before the climb, I'm in a chase group of 5, main group 20s or so back. I launch as we were closing in, latched on about 45s before the climb so I got a bit of a break. Chase group catches up right at the bottom of the first steep ramp, so I surged again and got free with 1 other rider. The other rider is a stronger, steady power type guy, but the climb is "stair-step" like and draftable, not hard enough for him to shake me. We reached the top together, cross eyed, and fist-bumped. We will both be in the same race together next weekend at state champ RR.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
I wear the same gear at 55 that I do at 80. It’s only below 50 that I bust out the arm warmers
Written by someone who does not ride in coastal fog.

I rode through Pacifica yesterday. It was 55 with a "fresh breeze" and "ocean mist", and water was collecting on every surface. I was happy to have brought the arm warmers.

Speaking of yesterday's ride, there's this one category 4 climb out of Pacifica. Just one mile at 9.4% -- a bump on my way to San Francisco. Oddly, my VAM was 1173 m/hr (3861 ft/hr), which is higher than I've seen this year, good enough for third place on the old guy leaderboard. And I wasn't trying to go hard. WTH?
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Shakedown cruise for the Cosmic Stallion in Little Rock this morning.

Mrs. rjones28 is still smiling, after a couple of hours in the saddle.

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70F at the start. 80-something at the finish. No arm warmers needed.
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Good ride today. Cool start and rather warm (80-ish) by the end. Our group of 8 was well organized and cohesive, so not a single regroup was necessary. Needless to say, it was 100% fun.
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There was one bridge out on today’s ride but we got through on a temporary wooden pedestrian footbridge. I did not snap a pic of the bridge but here we are coming through the other side.

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Fear not!

The Group W bench has been safely moved to the new RNS residence in the NW Metro Atlanta area.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Good ride today. Cool start and rather warm (80-ish) by the end. Our group of 8 was well organized and cohesive, so not a single regroup was necessary. Needless to say, it was 100% fun.
On the same 0 - 100 scale, how daunting was it? Factor in the bridge difficulties in your answer - Velo Vol
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