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Addiction XXXVIII

Old 08-16-14, 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I would imagine so. You usually seem quite happy even when I'm around and I sometimes wonder what the hell's wrong with you.
#donteverchange
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Old 08-16-14, 10:42 PM
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer
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...personally, I am fine in a Starbucks s long as they don't call the cops on me. #beenhandcuffedbefore
I'll bet you have. And maybe once was even by someone with a real badge.
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Old 08-16-14, 10:53 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I tried to help VV out. Deery Lou makes the ladies smile and you can sense that even through the internet. But noooo, he had to stick with his scowling bear.

Woah, Opera is saying internet is not proper. Suggestions are capitalized Internet or all-caps INTERNET. Crazy.
Hey! I said "Deery Lou" didn't make me smile and now LoP is calling me a grump. Yeah. Right.
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Old 08-16-14, 11:02 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28
some nsfw language


I love that guy.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
It's paved but Mother Nature is taking it back. The center ridge is almost continuous pavement, maybe three small segments of gravel. Of course if you encounter other trail users at least one of you has to use the gravelly, weedy, grassy bits.

Every time this section gets mentioned on Bike Portland some crybabies whine that it needs to be repaved. Of course I post a reply stating that paving stuff is bad for the environment. I don't think I've ever gotten a reply to that yet
Paving stuff is definitely bad for the environment. I read a book that claimed paving things contributes to man-made climate change. Pavement doesn't absorb rain and sun or return them to the cycle the way bare ground and other natural surfaces do.
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[h=2]History of Asphalt[/h]
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Originally Posted by datlas
Cycling is one of my passions. Is there a problem here?
Velo Vol doesn't get out much. You're fine. I take my bike on vacation all the time. So you're just like me. That said, maybe there is a slight problem after all...
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...handsome couple. Are you wearing a zoot suit under that overcoat ? Needs a song from guys and Dolls for full effect.

No suit underneath. Thank goodness. I would have boiled to death watching the show. As it was, I got quite warm towards the end. The coat weighs something like 6 or more pounds by itself.

And no, not packing heat. There are laws in Oz against that. But if I was that way inclined, the coat would be a handy conceal apparatus.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Cycling is one of my passions. Is there a problem here?
Some people need to take a vacation from themselves.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Some people need to take a vacation from themselves.
Some people don't need a break from themselves.
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[MENTION=140600]LAJ[/MENTION] glad to see you're back at it
Nice ride, how's the leg feeling?
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Old 08-17-14, 05:56 AM
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Thank you [MENTION=142025]LesterOfPuppets[/MENTION], [MENTION=209177]3alarmer[/MENTION], [MENTION=334968]Pirkaus[/MENTION]!

A little tight this am, but I think it's going to stay attached.
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Old 08-17-14, 06:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Some people need to take a vacation from themselves.
Not this guy!

My friend says he wants an early start for today's ride. He is coming by at 6AM local time.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Not this guy!

My friend says he wants an early start for today's ride. He is coming by at 6AM local time.
Excellent! Have a good ride.
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Road biking depends on asphalt. It's an intimate relationship. Even with a ti frame I don't like riding my road bike on chipseal, never mind gravel and if I had to do it regularly I'd use a different design of bike. I love it when I find a stretch of broken up and potholed trail has been resurfaced with the sweet blackstuff. At the same time, bikes by themselves don't add much to the amount of asphalt in the world and they have their own counterbalancing benefits.
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Old 08-17-14, 06:45 AM
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Due to environmentalist pressure, the road up Pikes Peak was paved.
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Old 08-17-14, 07:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Rowan
And picture from last night in our finery (which was not expensive to assemble -- cheap jewellery and op shop stuff mostly:

Awesome!
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Originally Posted by patentcad
It looks gnarly, it's painful, but bear in mind that barely a WEEK out from this major operation, I'm walking around on it with a cane. I may be off the cane entirely within 7-10 days, by 3 weeks post op I may be walking pretty normally without crutches, cane or even a limp. That's amazing. They have come a very long way. Plus look at the cool gnarly scar I'll have to make up stories about.

I'm fairly confident I'll be able to ride a road bicycle as hard as I want to within 5-6 months.




If you had a knee like mine as recently as 1970-1975 you were stuck with it. Larry (my surgeon) started doing TKR procedures in 1977 as a new surgeon, he has been there since the beginning. By 20 years ago the procedure was fairly well established with a high success rate. Since then the implants and procedures have evolved; now it's a VERY high success percentage procedure with shorter rehab/recovery times and better outcomes. Knee implants from 1995 or so now routinely last 15-20+ years, the implant materials/adhesives today are far superior, it's quite possible that a 2014 implant might last 30+ years.
Peter, I hope you will back on the bike soon!

What caused the need for the knee replacement?
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Old 08-17-14, 07:23 AM
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Originally Posted by nondes
Road biking depends on asphalt. It's an intimate relationship. Even with a ti frame I don't like riding my road bike on chipseal, never mind gravel and if I had to do it regularly I'd use a different design of bike. I love it when I find a stretch of broken up and potholed trail has been resurfaced with the sweet blackstuff. At the same time, bikes by themselves don't add much to the amount of asphalt in the world and they have their own counterbalancing benefits.
I was riding up in Vermont and the road went from asphalt to gravel it was no fun however I didn't mind it on the rail trail. Island Line Trail
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I hate selfies. Here's mine. Enjoy.

Whoa.

Side note: and I thought that *I* had long toes - can you play the guitar with those things?!
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Car of the day.



Scapin at the ballfield:

That Buick look great! The sad thing it represents the peak of Buick design. Though I still have fond memories of the my folks old vista cruise wagon.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
It's paved but Mother Nature is taking it back. The center ridge is almost continuous pavement, maybe three small segments of gravel. Of course if you encounter other trail users at least one of you has to use the gravelly, weedy, grassy bits.

Every time this section gets mentioned on Bike Portland some crybabies whine that it needs to be repaved. Of course I post a reply stating that paving stuff is bad for the environment. I don't think I've ever gotten a reply to that yet
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My wife with our new rescue Nugget!
He and Jack getting along very well, they both slept in our bed last night, with out an issue.
Jack and him went for a 2 mile walk last night before bed and I think that helped.
They played together this morning at Jack's favorite field, it was good to see them both so happy.
We were concerned that Jack might feel displaced, but he seemed lonely since our neighbor moved an he lost his playmate, so we rolled the dice and won it appears. He's easy going and very friendly, so maybe he will help Jack, who is very shy and skittish.
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Classics.

Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Car of the day.



Scapin at the ballfield:

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I will do that, [MENTION=351576]Heathpack[/MENTION]. It was a good day on the bike. It's been a bit since I've said that!

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