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Old 02-04-09, 07:40 AM
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Originally Posted by gsteinb
yep. make people wet and cold and wanting to go home. I'm not looking to see people smiling and holding sing-a-longs.
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Old 02-04-09, 07:47 AM
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whatever. it's a sport. I hope for situations to play to my strengths. Why is it acceptable for other folks to hope for their ideal situations to come about, despite them being to the misfortune of others? every race I won last year, someone lost
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Even so, indoor trainer riding can't compare to real riding outdoors for enjoyment. Sneaking out for a real ride when possible has got to be better.
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Old 02-04-09, 08:11 AM
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I enjoy winning races. When I want to enjoy the outdoors I go hiking.
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Old 02-04-09, 08:16 AM
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Originally Posted by gsteinb
I enjoy winning races. When I want to enjoy the outdoors I go hiking.


To each his own.
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Originally Posted by Grumpy McTrumpy
someone put a pot of water by the bed?
LoL......I would have preferred it. No mention of snow in the forcast yet I have about 7 inches and it's still dropping. On the bright side though it may crawl to 20 degrees and the wind may drop below 20!!! Yes, I am being a whiny ***** today.
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Originally Posted by gsteinb
yep. make people wet and cold and wanting to go home. I'm not looking to see people smiling and holding sing-a-longs.

Bike racing is certainly not like teaching where we have to be...

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In a different world we'd be able to do and say this, but in GWB's NCLB education system we have to be soft, sensitive and considerate.
...rather seems more competitive and calculating.
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........and it's still snowing......
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Originally Posted by garysol1
........and it's still snowing......
It got to a gorgeous +6C today. I wasn't able to go out cycling because I was writing my final final exam, but still the walking I did was lovely.
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No snow here today, but it was pretty cold again. Warming up this weekend though
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It was warm again here and I escaped from work early enough to go for a short ride on the mtb. Supposed to rain tomorrow and until Saturday night. I know, wahhh.
Maybe if it rains on Saturday I can get some friends to go off road riding.
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I walked out of work tody at 5pm......and had to put on my sunglasses.
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supposed to be in the 40s and some 50s here for the next week or so...should take care of most of the snow...well, except for the 4-foot mound in my yard.
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steel is real.



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Originally Posted by BillyD
steel is real.



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Steel IS real....real heavy, real rusty, real flexy......and I sure miss my old steel bike
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I walked out of work tody at 5pm......and had to put on my sunglasses.

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Took the kiddos to see this tonight. Hatching the Past It was a very cool experience. My son, the 5 year old paleontologist, LOVED the exhibit and the dinosaur lecture.
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Took the kiddos to see this tonight. Hatching the Past It was a very cool experience. My son, the 5 year old paleontologist, LOVED the exhibit and the dinosaur lecture.
That does sound cool, and it's cool that your son is interested in such things.
I was watching the show "Dirty Jobs", and they went to the La Brea tar pits to work. They have to constantly remove water from the site where they are working, and they have to move a lot of the tar/gook stuff to look for fossils.

They still find lots of bones and other fossils even today. Sometimes, they cast the bones before they move them to a lab for cleaning. Very interesting stuff.
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Sounds like a pretty cool episode, John. Will have to keep an eye out for that one...not really a fan of the show, but sounds like that is one I should see.
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As I was reading this a news story came on about a mammoth tusk that was just found in San Diego.
It's huge and they haven't unearthed all of it yet.
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Took the kiddos to see this tonight. Hatching the Past It was a very cool experience. My son, the 5 year old paleontologist, LOVED the exhibit and the dinosaur lecture.
I thought that all 5 year old boys wanted to be paleontologist or archeologists. I know I sure was mad on dinosaurs when I was that age.
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Here is a video about the tusk. It's not in San Diego.
https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/lo...s_Angeles.html
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Originally Posted by big john
Here is a video about the tusk. It's not in San Diego.
https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/lo...s_Angeles.html
Cool! A road crew that was excavating for a new road a few miles from my house found mastadon remains a few years ago. They're on display at the museum we visited last night. It is easy to forget sometimes that we weren't the first creatures to roam the earth where we live.
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Please bring snow! Right now in Melbourne it's 45.4 degrees celcius (113.7 deg F) - our 2nd hottest day ever and it's only 2:30 pm. Even hotter in some suburbs and nearby towns.
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Please bring snow! Right now in Melbourne it's 45.4 degrees celcius (113.7 deg F) - our 2nd hottest day ever and it's only 2:30 pm. Even hotter in some suburbs and nearby towns.
I know ... Rowan works outside all day, every day, and has been melting out there. He also has no air conditioning or anything like that in his little house. While I like the heat, I am hoping it doesn't get quite that hot once I get there.
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