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Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 02:54 PM
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Posted By abshipp

I concur, based on the three times I have driven...

I concur, based on the three times I have driven through Knoxville.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3,644
Views: 48,041
Posted By abshipp

It feels weird to be so tired from only riding...

It feels weird to be so tired from only riding for an hour.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3,644
Views: 48,041
Posted By abshipp

Oof. ​​​​​​ ...

Oof.

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I got taken up over Paris Mountain this...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 3,644
Views: 48,041
Posted By abshipp

That's correct. Like I said before, we are in a...

That's correct. Like I said before, we are in a very old neighborhood.

The living room is going to get warm but thankfully the bedroom is quite shaded. I've been spending a lot of time plugging up...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 3,644
Views: 48,041
Posted By abshipp

You don't need to say the same thing twice...

You don't need to say the same thing twice...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 3,644
Views: 48,041
Posted By abshipp

I miss the stability I used to have. ...

I miss the stability I used to have.

​​​​​And I miss central air conditioning.

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3,644
Views: 48,041
Posted By abshipp

They're Made Out Of Meat...

They're Made Out Of Meat (https://www.mit.edu/people/dpolicar/writing/prose/text/thinkingMeat.html)
05-01-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 17,184
Views: 1,844,085
Posted By abshipp

After a week of hell trying to find a place to...

After a week of hell trying to find a place to live I went on our Saturday AM shop ride.

No pics of the bike but there was one person in particular who quite appreciated my chrome SLT :thumb:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3,644
Views: 48,041
Posted By abshipp

Please elaborate. Where does the title "yankee"...

Please elaborate. Where does the title "yankee" cease to be appropriate?



Yep! I have no clue what I'm doing, but still sold 4 bikes this week.

Helps that we actually have bikes to sell on...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3,644
Views: 48,041
Posted By abshipp

I've been informed that since the Mason-Dixon...

I've been informed that since the Mason-Dixon line doesn't even reach as far West as Ohio, I'm not a Yankee.

I'm just a Midwesterner.

Not sure if that's better or worse :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3,644
Views: 48,041
Posted By abshipp

I hope not. I still have no clue where I am...

I hope not. I still have no clue where I am driving around this place.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3,644
Views: 48,041
Posted By abshipp

Shop ride in the morning if I can wake up in...

Shop ride in the morning if I can wake up in time.

Odds of them being nice to the new guy?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 3,644
Views: 48,041
Posted By abshipp

Finally! Change of address request to our...

Finally!

Change of address request to our new apartment submitted.

Maybe next week I can actually start living again.We got a little 800sqft 1bed/1bath apartment in the oldest neighborhood in...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3,644
Views: 48,041
Posted By abshipp

I went ballooning once, years ago. We only...

I went ballooning once, years ago.

We only got a few hundred feet up. It was neat then - no way I would be comfortable getting that far up there now.
04-28-21, 04:44 PM
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Posted By abshipp

Very nicely! Smooth, stiff, and predictable. ...

Very nicely! Smooth, stiff, and predictable.

I love it.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3,644
Views: 48,041
Posted By abshipp

Phew! Apartment didn't fight us about...

Phew!

Apartment didn't fight us about refunding our deposits and such.

Major relief for sure.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3,644
Views: 48,041
Posted By abshipp

Yep. uHaul gives you a month free with no minimum...

Yep. uHaul gives you a month free with no minimum storage term length.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3,644
Views: 48,041
Posted By abshipp

We're unloading our truck right now. Very...

We're unloading our truck right now.

Very happy to report that all bikes made the trip unharmed :bday:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3,644
Views: 48,041
Posted By abshipp

But on the bright side, Trsnrtr will have...

But on the bright side, Trsnrtr will have beautiful weather for his jaunt on the Swamp Rabbit Trail :)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3,644
Views: 48,041
Posted By abshipp

Oh there's pictures and video. We didn't move...

Oh there's pictures and video. We didn't move anything in and I don't even have the keys. Didn't fill out the incoming inspection report either. I also sent them an email with pics and descriptions...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3,644
Views: 48,041
Posted By abshipp

There's no way we're staying there. The...

There's no way we're staying there.

The blinds for a sliding glass door that faces the parking lot on the ground level don't even close so we'd have no privacy at all.

Plus they "resealed" a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 3,644
Views: 48,041
Posted By abshipp

Still very happy I'm here, this is just going to...

Still very happy I'm here, this is just going to be more difficult and more expensive than I expected.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3,644
Views: 48,041
Posted By abshipp

We're safe and sound in GVL. Unfortunately I...

We're safe and sound in GVL.

Unfortunately I royally ****ed up and the apartment we signed up for is a total POS. Like, unbelievably bad.

I try to assume the best in people but right now I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-21, 05:37 AM
Replies: 3,644
Views: 48,041
Posted By abshipp

:notamused: ...

:notamused:

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 3,644
Views: 48,041
Posted By abshipp

What a day.

What a day.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3,644
Views: 48,041
Posted By abshipp

I passed through Knoxville, currently staying in...

I passed through Knoxville, currently staying in Lenoir City.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3,644
Views: 48,041
Posted By abshipp

Yeah that's the way we're heading. That's...

Yeah that's the way we're heading. That's tomorrow morning though - going to spend the night in Knoxville and hit the mountains when we're fresh tomorrow AM.



Prolly 99%, yes.



:lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3,644
Views: 48,041
Posted By abshipp

:thumb: I'm in the maroon Escape that's...

:thumb:

I'm in the maroon Escape that's following that truck. Wave if you see us!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 3,644
Views: 48,041
Posted By abshipp

Peace out, Illinois! ...

Peace out, Illinois!

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3,644
Views: 48,041
Posted By abshipp

I dig bar-ends :thumb:

I dig bar-ends :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3,644
Views: 48,041
Posted By abshipp

Same with Mrs. abshipp :(

Same with Mrs. abshipp :(
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3,644
Views: 48,041
Posted By abshipp

Thanks, I appreciate it! I'll be working at...

Thanks, I appreciate it!

I'll be working at Freehub Bicycles down on the SE side of town.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 3,644
Views: 48,041
Posted By abshipp

:thumb: Awesome! We're getting into...

:thumb:



Awesome! We're getting into town on Saturday.

I'm really looking forward to checking that trail out :)

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 3,644
Views: 48,041
Posted By abshipp

I'm so sick of pizza right now :lol: ...

I'm so sick of pizza right now :lol:

Thankfully beer is still good :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 3,644
Views: 48,041
Posted By abshipp

Not really... Hell, I lurked this thread for...

Not really...

Hell, I lurked this thread for a couple of years before I finally got the nerve to actually post something.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3,644
Views: 48,041
Posted By abshipp

It's an unpaid position and I'm not providing...

It's an unpaid position and I'm not providing lodging if that helps make things easier ;)



There's toilets here that probably need cleaning!

#practicemakesperfect
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3,644
Views: 48,041
Posted By abshipp

Anyone want to come help pack?

Anyone want to come help pack?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3,644
Views: 48,041
Posted By abshipp

I'm shot T+27 hours and feel fine :) Still...

I'm shot T+27 hours and feel fine :)

Still sore in my arm and I'm a bit achy, but nothing to really complain about.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3,644
Views: 48,041
Posted By abshipp

I think most folks that run tubulars nowadays...

I think most folks that run tubulars nowadays either put some tubeless sealant inside the tube preemptively or carry some with them to put inside the tire if they get a flat hoping that it will seal....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3,644
Views: 48,041
Posted By abshipp

I'm feeling tired and am experiencing a...

I'm feeling tired and am experiencing a non-trivial soreness in my arm.

Coming up on injection T+6hrs.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3,644
Views: 48,041
Posted By abshipp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1v3CzvQ9e_w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1v3CzvQ9e_w
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3,644
Views: 48,041
Posted By abshipp

I'm sure a lot of you know this, but it's always...

I'm sure a lot of you know this, but it's always worth pointing out how thoughtful JPL can be when they pull off missions like this --

The Ingenuity helicopter carries with it a swatch of fabric...
04-19-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 17,184
Views: 1,844,085
Posted By abshipp

So sorry to hear DD. She looks like such a sweet...

So sorry to hear DD. She looks like such a sweet kitty. I'm sure you gave her a long life full of love and comfort -- we should all be so lucky :)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3,644
Views: 48,041
Posted By abshipp

:bday: https://youtu.be/wMnOo2zcjXA

:bday:

https://youtu.be/wMnOo2zcjXA
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3,644
Views: 48,041
Posted By abshipp

They just wrote the lot number down on my receipt...

They just wrote the lot number down on my receipt and told me to fill in the card myself :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3,644
Views: 48,041
Posted By abshipp

2nd Moderna dose in my arm :) Of course I'm...

2nd Moderna dose in my arm :)

Of course I'm a big ol' dummy and forgot my vaccination card at home :rolleyes:
04-18-21, 10:54 PM
Replies: 17,184
Views: 1,844,085
Posted By abshipp

New stem day on my 650b'd track bike :love: ...

New stem day on my 650b'd track bike :love:

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04-18-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 20,581
Posted By abshipp

I love spring :) And this new stem :love: ...

I love spring :)

And this new stem :love:

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04-17-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 17,184
Views: 1,844,085
Posted By abshipp

Thanks! We're headed to Greenville, nestled...

Thanks!

We're headed to Greenville, nestled up fairly close to the mountains in the NW region of the state.

Thanks for your well wishes, I don't know how this flatlander is going to survive...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3,644
Views: 48,041
Posted By abshipp

Ahh that makes sense.

Ahh that makes sense.
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