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Addiction LXXVI

Old 10-15-19, 06:56 AM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
74° at midnight. I could smell a couple of fireplaces in use on my way home. Phoenicians are so ridiculous sometimes.
It's sweater weather, according to my niece.
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Old 10-15-19, 06:57 AM
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My broken-body wife treated me to a short 20 mile ride on the family truckster. She was in pain at the end but suffered through it for me.

And, yes, we had light jackets on.

Kudos.
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It's sweater weather, according to my niece.
Is she a fan of The Neighbourhood?





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Power has been going off and on all morning.
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There was a gravel race in town this weekend. Being totally out of shape and owning no such thing as a gravel bike, I did not participate. However, my wife thought it looked really cool and said she would be interested in trying that, since she does not like the idea of riding on the road. Being the enabler that I am, I told her I fully supported that desire and that she should most definitely get a gravel bike. Two days later, I have ordered a Cannondale Topsoil for her. My guess is that she will use it twice, lose interest, and then I will inherit a gravel bike.
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Old 10-15-19, 09:26 AM
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My guess is that she will use it twice, lose interest, and then I will inherit a gravel bike.
Then make sure it's not pink.
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Power has been staying on, but the elevators are not working. Wonder how many on the second and third floors will skip going out for lunch.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Then make sure it's not pink.
I wish it was pink, or any other color for that matter. Unfortunately, it is one of those MURDERED OUT monstrosities. Oh well, maybe I will add some stickers to it or something.
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Originally Posted by PepeM View Post
There was a gravel race in town this weekend. Being totally out of shape and owning no such thing as a gravel bike, I did not participate. However, my wife thought it looked really cool and said she would be interested in trying that, since she does not like the idea of riding on the road. Being the enabler that I am, I told her I fully supported that desire and that she should most definitely get a gravel bike. Two days later, I have ordered a Cannondale Topsoil for her. My guess is that she will use it twice, lose interest, and then I will inherit a gravel bike.
Will it be delivered in time for last weekend? The hell with the bike, I want that truck!
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I wish it was pink, or any other color for that matter. Unfortunately, it is one of those MURDERED OUT monstrosities. Oh well, maybe I will add some stickers to it or something.
Some Hello Kitty stickers might look nice.

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Then make sure it's not pink.
Hey now.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
My broken-body wife treated me to a short 20 mile ride on the family truckster. She was in pain at the end but suffered through it for me.

And, yes, we had light jackets on.

Sadly, I fear they weren't awesome Marigold jackets.
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Old 10-15-19, 10:30 AM
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Just got hyped watching a video on Schwalbe's new tubeless tires, a sure sign of Addiction.
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Old 10-15-19, 10:32 AM
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To be fair I have to agree the quirky performance of the filter needs correcting. The h o m o thing is just ridiculous.
Done . . . sophomore.
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Do you mean sophomore?
Showoff.
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Just got hyped watching a video on Schwalbe's new tubeless tires, a sure sign of Addiction.
Hello. My name is WhyFi, and I have a problem.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
74° at midnight. I could smell a couple of fireplaces in use on my way home. Phoenicians are so ridiculous sometimes.
They got permanently thin blood. If I lived there I would want to spend my winters in Flagstaff.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
My broken-body wife treated me to a short 20 mile ride on the family truckster. She was in pain at the end but suffered through it for me.

And, yes, we had light jackets on.

What a trooper.
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Originally Posted by PepeM View Post
There was a gravel race in town this weekend. Being totally out of shape and owning no such thing as a gravel bike, I did not participate. However, my wife thought it looked really cool and said she would be interested in trying that, since she does not like the idea of riding on the road. Being the enabler that I am, I told her I fully supported that desire and that she should most definitely get a gravel bike. Two days later, I have ordered a Cannondale Topsoil for her. My guess is that she will use it twice, lose interest, and then I will inherit a gravel bike.
Is it sized for her?? Or for you?
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Is it sized for her?? Or for you?
We're about the same size. So for me.
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I saw T-Mar use dashes between letters, in order to be able to type out the name of a famous Japanese bicycle manufacturer whose name contains a slang word for "excrement" that is also used sometimes to express surprise or disappointment.
Same as below? I assumed that the model below was Chinese as I took the picture while there. At the time I was looking for a new road bike, posted the below to some friends and said it wasn't on my short list as I didn't want a crappy Chinese bike. Seems I was in error - and yes my BMC was likely made in China.


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Originally Posted by PepeM View Post
There was a gravel race in town this weekend. Being totally out of shape and owning no such thing as a gravel bike, I did not participate. However, my wife thought it looked really cool and said she would be interested in trying that, since she does not like the idea of riding on the road. Being the enabler that I am, I told her I fully supported that desire and that she should most definitely get a gravel bike. Two days later, I have ordered a Cannondale Topsoil for her. My guess is that she will use it twice, lose interest, and then I will inherit a gravel bike.
Win.

In other news, you and your wife ride the same size bike?
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I see that got answered.
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Win.

In other news, you and your wife ride the same size bike?
So do these folks, evidently:

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Homogeneous.
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