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Posted By ThermionicScott

Well, I can think of some situations where a...

Well, I can think of some situations where a really overloaded server might want a minimum of chit-chat, and my engineer-brain likes to get to the point when talking in person... and I could also try...
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Posted By ThermionicScott

I still shudder when I think about the couple of...

I still shudder when I think about the couple of times in 2015 when I just went up to a counter and asked for something. So rude. :(
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^ That's interesting! I think I'd been taught...

^ That's interesting! I think I'd been taught that the "ne" was usually elided into whatever was nearby, but I didn't know people omitted it entirely when speaking. I suppose there is some...
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Posted By ThermionicScott

Great stories, GhostRider62 . I'd like to be...

Great stories, GhostRider62 . I'd like to be more fluent in my French for 2023... having my little sister along last time opened so many doors.
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Posted By ThermionicScott

I was enjoying this story, but it seems to have...

I was enjoying this story, but it seems to have gotten cut off?
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Posted By ThermionicScott

I had to check my papers... in 2015 I was in the...

I had to check my papers... in 2015 I was in the "P" group, and started at 7:15 PM. It sure didn't seem like very long before I started getting passed by faster riders! I actually appreciated it,...
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Posted By ThermionicScott

You're roughly where I was in 2012, a couple of...

You're roughly where I was in 2012, a couple of centuries/200ks and a 300k under my belt, with an eye toward PBP in 2015. Do you bike-commute? Good way to rack up miles and get in better shape in the...
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Posted By ThermionicScott

What's the longest ride you've done so far? I...

What's the longest ride you've done so far? I was really glad to have picked 90-hour for my first 1200k. I didn't know what misfortunes might befall me, or how fast I'd be able to ride by the end. ...
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Posted By ThermionicScott

Yeah, he hasn't posted as much lately, but his...

Yeah, he hasn't posted as much lately, but his threads on fixed-gear climbing (https://www.bikeforums.net/singlespeed-fixed-gear/815182-get-over-how-climb-fixed-gear-bicycle.html) and fixed-gear...
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Posted By ThermionicScott

Great stuff, GhostRider62 . Always love hearing...

Great stuff, GhostRider62 . Always love hearing The Octopus's take on these things, too. :thumb:

I feel like CampyOnlyGuy Eric was the one who got me interested in the 84-hour group.
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Posted By ThermionicScott

That's interesting. In 2015, I ended up riding...

That's interesting. In 2015, I ended up riding through every night as I was unprepared for the cold and just kept riding to stay warm. As a result, almost all of my naps were during the day. I...
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Posted By ThermionicScott

I didn't use a drop bag in 2015, but my wife and...

I didn't use a drop bag in 2015, but my wife and sister (who speaks French) did a parallel vacation, meeting me in Fougères, Brest, and then Fougères again, which was really nice. It was my first PBP...
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