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Old 06-19-24, 01:04 PM
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Only a couple patches of snow up there, but they're so tiny they don't show up on crappy cell phone pics


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Anyone ever been to Camaguey?
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Old 06-19-24, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Only a couple patches of snow up there, but they're so tiny they don't show up on crappy cell phone pics
It's June. Why would there be any?
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Let the winning come early he said. Early it did, but winning is always on time and in fashion.

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
What's a tenderloin in the ice cream realm?
This is a privately owned ice cream joint that also serves hamburgers, cheeseburgers, pork tenderloins and fries. I hadn’t stopped there for awhile since I rarely eat ice cream. Today was a lazy day on the bike so I thought I’d stop. Their breaded tenderloin is one of the thicker juicy ones instead of the hammered out shoe leather type. I forgot how good they were and that’s not good since the place is less than a mile from my house.
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Old 06-19-24, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
It's June. Why would there be any?
Because mountains.
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Let the winning come early he said.
Who said this?
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Originally Posted by big john
Because mountains.
IKR. Western MT and parts of ID got hit the other day. I have ridden Lost Trail and Georgetown Lake (shown in the photos) several times.

https://www.foxweather.com/weather-n...ch-montana.amp


Thanks to COVID, I avoided getting caught in a massive storm in 2020. One pass I was supposed to ride over was blocked by over two feet of snow.

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Old 06-19-24, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
IKR. Western MT and parts of ID got hit the other day. I have ridden Lost Trail and Georgetown Lake (shown in the photos) several times.

https://www.foxweather.com/weather-n...ch-montana.amp


Thanks to COVID, I avoided getting caught in a massive storm in 2020. One pass I was supposed to ride over was blocked by over two feet of snow.
Yeah, my friend in Great Falls said there was 5 inches at pass level and up to 20 inches up higher. I think that was last week.
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Latest webcam shot reveals no snow in the Southern Appalachians


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[QUOTE=Velo Vol;23272121]I don't know if the other drugs I take stymie recovery, but this goes on for weeks left to its own. In the couple years I can never really seem to clear out my sinuses. Sigh.

KCB woodwind girl. Another missed opportunity. [/QUOTE
Did you try the Toots twirl?
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
I haven't used the quote notification in like forever. Also, the little "bell" thing shows 284 at the moment. Time to clear it out.
What is this little bell thing of which you speak?
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Originally Posted by big john
Really didn't feel like riding this morning but I forced myself out the door. Took the mtb and bounced around a little dirt and did some short road climbs. At some point I started feeling pretty good, which was nice.

Yesterday I wore the new shorts I got from Pearl Izumi. Ordered 2 pair and I don't like the pad. It's too thick and bunches up and causes pressure. I wrote to their return thing to see if I could exchange the pair I haven't opened but they have not responded. Also, it seems they don't make the ones I have used for years, so I don't know what to do.
I recently stumbled across an old pair of shorts from the mid nineties. Oddly they are not worn through, but they are stretched out considerably. The pad is very different from my newer, off brand shorts. Much thinner. I’m thinking maybe Nashbar brand.
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After today's ride on the LeMond, I think I've finally got the saddle choice, height, angle, and fore-aft just about nailed. What this has revealed, however, is that the hoods are still just a little too far away. I WAS gonna stick with the 1990s for everything, and go with a Cinelli Nerve handlebar that used to be on the Battaglin, but the reach on it is something like 88mm, whereas the reach on a Soma Highway One is 75, which would bring the bar 1.3 cm closer without changing stems. But the Soma is decidedly 21st Century. But I want to ride this bike, so I want it to fit perfectly. So I ordered the Highway One.

There's a term in watch collecting for a watch that isn't exactly like anything the company ever made, but could be. We call it a Fantasy Watch. So, for example, a dial from one model matched with a case from another, because even if the company never made that, it looks great! Well, that's what the LeMond is - AFAIK, they never made an 853 bike with 7410 Dura Ace, but the frame and the groupset were sold at the same time, so it's a bike that COULD HAVE existed. A Fantasy Bike.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
I recently stumbled across an old pair of shorts from the mid nineties. Oddly they are not worn through, but they are stretched out considerably. The pad is very different from my newer, off brand shorts. Much thinner. I’m thinking maybe Nashbar brand.
Gee, maybe I should see if I have any shorts that old. You know, to wear when riding the LeMond, to complete the Mid-90s Vibe. I think I can find a 90s jersey...
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Who said this?
the one who lays down the quality content, the one with impeccable taste in music and the one who has the awesome suite of products. As a reminder; the awesome shovel, the awesome Marigold jacket and the lightweight, aero and awesome seatpost. Me, ol' reliable.
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It's certainly not coming for me.
Have you ever said “Hi” and had a conversation with the young lass, or do you just sit across the stage with your hand in your pocket?
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Cuba was about what you would expect. Terminal looked like something out of Jurassic Park.

Beaches looked awesome though.
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Cuba was about what you would expect. Terminal looked like something out of Jurassic Park.

Beaches looked awesome though.
I've heard that the best preserved reefs in the Carib fringe Cuba.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Did you try the Toots twirl?
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Have you ever said “Hi” and had a conversation with the young lass, or do you just sit across the stage with your hand in your pocket?
No, I have not because I have issues. But also the opportunities for meet and greet might not be as great as you'd think. Perhaps the best chance is when people are exiting at 21:00 to go home.
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Cuba was about what you would expect
wut were you doing in Cuba?
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Do you have any more snooze updates to share with the group?
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My SIL and niece stayed at our place for ~24 hr so Liz and I could go out and pretend like we were young and childless to celebrate our anniversary. Took a day and a half off work.

We wanted to spend it visiting our old haunts in the fun, uptown neighborhoods where we used to live (North Park and University Heights). Kicked things off with a patio beer at our (previously) walking-distance brewery, then made our way to the taqueria for a torta and some mezcal margaritas. Checked in to a historic/trendy hotel (The Lafayette) and walked to grab Italian and some wine at our favorite neighborhood restaurant. The servers were happy to see us and treated us well.

Back to the hotel for a nightcap, and it's absolutely packed - on a Tuesday! They recently renovated the place, so we spent some time in a side game-room bar playing ski-ball before making our way back to the busier lobby bar. After a late checkout this morning, we grabbed brunch and took a dip in their iconic pool, again very packed and busy/fun.

I wasn't hungover today so much as I'm just tired, can't hang like we used to. Fortunately, there was plenty of food, water, walking (a few miles in total) and elapsed time in our afternoon/evening. We had a total blast!
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Tonight, tried to cook an eggplant pomodoro we like, and overcooked the eggplant and the tomatoes while tying to multitask, dangit. It was a bit hodgepodge anyway, tossed in some onion and a 1/3 jar of marinara (Rao's) that we are trying to get rid of. That helped with the fact that the veggies were a bit too soft and mushy. Flavors were still dialed, and some shaved parmesan and Italian parsley garnish helped a lot.

Still felt celebratory. so we decanted a fine French Syrah (Crozes Hermitage - Domaine Breyton 2020). Very briny (even for a Syrah), and we find that many Crozes wines have a meaty, funky, almost bacon-fat like savory body. Yum.
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Man Lily is being such a brat tonight. Reaching for all the things she's not supposed to have instead of her toys, then throwing a big fuss when we pull her or the items away. I guess that's what we get for abandoning her for 24 hrs. Whatever, it was worth it.

In other news, she is standing and pulling herself up a lot. Walking too with only very little balance support. And she hasn't crawled! At this rate, she may skip crawling all together. Weird. She's almost 9 months.
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Originally Posted by TMonk
We wanted to spend it visiting our old haunts in the fun, uptown neighborhoods where we used to live (North Park and University Heights).
Did you grow up in San Diego?
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