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Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 04-12-24, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by TMonk
yikes, I hope not haha.

Coming home has been fun. When she sees me, she smiles and starts swinging her arms around.
Enjoy it while it lasts. Nowadays, even the dog barely raises his head when I come home.
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Old 04-12-24, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Eric F
It's going to stay fun for a while. Then, they get to middle school...
Even that's fun compared to high school.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Even that's fun compared to high school.
Truth.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Truth.
Especially with a daughter.

I don't want to scare TMonk by any means, but there will come a time when every boy will want his daughter to "touch it."
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Lord, I spend 5 mins in general and want to set something on fire.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Especially with a daughter.

I don't want to scare TMonk by any means, but there will come a time when every boy will want his daughter to "touch it."
Yeah, but there's hundreds of tea parties and coloring books and pink bikes with handlebar tassels to enjoy first.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Enjoy it while it lasts. Nowadays, even the dog barely raises his head when I come home.
I don't have that issue. My pups run to the door, wiggling and waggling, excited for my scratches and loves. Every time. Meanwhile, I need to hunt down the humans in the house to let them know that I still exist. Sometimes they acknowledge me.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Especially with a daughter.

I don't want to scare TMonk by any means, but there will come a time when every boy will want his daughter to "touch it."
I understand this on paper, but I imagine living it will be a different story! Won't know till i get there of course.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Why not?
IDK, I just find them bothersome mostly b/c I don't have the tools "on deck" as readily as regular allen bolts. Not a real reason, just a preference to keep the bolt/screw heads less diverse.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
I don't have that issue. My pups run to the door, wiggling and waggling, excited for my scratches and loves. Every time. Meanwhile, I need to hunt down the humans in the house to let them know that I still exist. Sometimes they acknowledge me.
tbf, Rango's 14 1/2, so 1) he's seen it all and 2) he's earned the right to continue sleeping.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
tbf, Rango's 14 1/2, so 1) he's seen it all and 2) he's earned the right to continue sleeping.
Gotcha. My old pup is about the same age, but still has moments of bouncyness and joy between his naps. For him, my arrival also signals that he will be getting fed soon, which is likely what he's most excited about.
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Thanks for the well wishes, guys. I already have my first question for the class: Will this affect my watts?
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Originally Posted by TMonk
I understand this on paper, but I imagine living it will be a different story! Won't know till i get there of course.
Based on my experience, I expect that your current perspective on many things will be challenged during your parenthood journey.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
She's just tired of pulling your ass. Prolly.
She's doing it wrong...
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Gotcha. My old pup is about the same age, but still has moments of bouncyness and joy between his naps. For him, my arrival also signals that he will be getting fed soon, which is likely what he's most excited about.
Last night, Rango and Dory were outside, and Rango chased Dory in, and leapt over the 3 steps from the ground up to the door, galumphed through the kitchen and the foyer back into the living room where he proceeded to jump-spin for a minute or two. He's not 100% clear on the whole "old dog" thing.
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Originally Posted by TMonk
but they're torx bolts! whyyyyyyy rjones28.
eeeuuuwwwe! Gross!
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Originally Posted by TMonk
IDK, I just find them bothersome mostly b/c I don't have the tools "on deck" as readily as regular allen bolts. Not a real reason, just a preference to keep the bolt/screw heads less diverse.
I have all the wrenches, so it doesn't matter to me. Also, Sram loves the torx so there's plenty of bolt head diversity in the rjones28 fleet.
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Since it's going to rain tomorrow some friends organized a road ride this morning. Chasing the same people on the same route as we've done many times before, I declined. Friend called me a putz for not going. I've been called worse.
Instead I took the old bike and climbed the same old hill behind the house. Usually I do it on the mtb, today I slid around a bit. For some reason 25s @100 psi don't work well in sand.
3600 feet in 30 miles. I'm thinking about a nap.
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Originally Posted by ls01
She's doing it wrong...
She quit falling for the 'pull my finger trick' on the second date.
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I have all the wrenches
Kudos!
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She quit falling for the 'pull my finger trick' on the second date.
not a slow learner.
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Velo Vol must have been abducted by aliens after the eclipse.
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Velo Vol must have been abducted by aliens after the eclipse.
he had a good run.
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he had a good run.
Too bad he's vegetarian. I've heard the aliens are really into beef.
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Me? I'm having fish and chips for dinner.

And speaking of Aliens, I might watch that tomorrow, but tonight, this masterpiece:

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