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Addiction LXXVI

Old 10-18-19, 10:51 AM
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I hate to tell you this, Doc, but you ain't got the same body that you had 10 years ago. Just sayin'...
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Old 10-18-19, 10:51 AM
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I also have this problem. I don't foresee a new bike for a long time. My wife is at her limit.
I don't think I got halfway through Gödel Escher Bach.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Mrs. rjones28 has three of her own.
My wife has a road bike, a 27.5 mtb, and a 29er and thinks that is sufficient.
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After building the Cinelli, I realized I was done with bike handwringing for the foreseeable future. Luckily, we bought a Tundra last year to tow our trailer and I did some great handwringing. It reminded me of the time I was building up the 2009 R3SL. Tundra handwringing is also nearing the end.

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Old 10-18-19, 11:13 AM
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Flu shot done.
Wonder if I should start getting them now that I'm of an advanced age (51).
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Old 10-18-19, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
After building the Cinelli, I realized I was done with bike handwringing for the foreseeable future. Luckily, we bought a Tundra last year to tow our trailer and I did some great handwringing. It reminded me of the time I was building up the 2009 R3SL. Tundra handwringing is also nearing the end.

Sweet! The Tacoma is not a small truck, compared to the Rangers, but that's like a Kenworth in comparison. I'm sure it's much more of a pleasure to tow with.

It took Mrs. LAJ a while to get accustomed to her Tacoma, but now she's all in for the gadgets. She still parks in outer space when she goes to the store and stuff, and that's cool.
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Old 10-18-19, 11:17 AM
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I don't think I got halfway through Gödel Escher Bach.
I tried to read it back in the day. But did not get through it. I don't have the fugue-iest idea what it all means, anyway.
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Mrs. LAJ has a She-Shed and a greenhouse, so she's pretty cool with my bike count. I can't promise she's actually done a final tally yet, nor will I volunteer one.
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Wonder if I should start getting them now that I'm of an advanced age (51).
Not a bad idea. Don't forget to get your colonoscopy too.
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
My wife has a road bike, a 27.5 mtb, and a 29er and thinks that is sufficient.
It seems likely that I will succumb to call of my MTB friends and get a proper trail bike in the spring.
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Sweet! The Tacoma is not a small truck, compared to the Rangers, but that's like a Kenworth in comparison. I'm sure it's much more of a pleasure to tow with.

It took Mrs. LAJ a while to get accustomed to her Tacoma, but now she's all in for the gadgets. She still parks in outer space when she goes to the store and stuff, and that's cool.
I park the cheepo minivan in outer space. I just hate driving around in parking lots, so I like to get a spot near the driveway and hike up to the store.
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Apparently, fat bikes don't count.
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Old 10-18-19, 11:25 AM
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Not a bad idea. Don't forget to get your colonoscopy too.
I kinda wanna see how bad the flu really is since I've never had it.
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Old 10-18-19, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Sweet! The Tacoma is not a small truck, compared to the Rangers, but that's like a Kenworth in comparison. I'm sure it's much more of a pleasure to tow with.

It took Mrs. LAJ a while to get accustomed to her Tacoma, but now she's all in for the gadgets. She still parks in outer space when she goes to the store and stuff, and that's cool.
What year Tacoma did she end up buying? That's fun for her. The Tacoma is an awesome truck. My wife let me keep ours because the Tundra is a beast to park and drive in town.
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Old 10-18-19, 11:37 AM
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Tundra handwringing is also nearing the end.
Heaven forbid! What will you wring your hands over next? This is why I keep rotation of hobbies - to keep the hands a wringin'.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Wonder if I should start getting them now that I'm of an advanced age (51).
You're one year older than the code for the Whoa.
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Old 10-18-19, 11:39 AM
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Apparently, fat bikes don't count.
The next bike might very well be a fattie. The guys keep bugging me to get one and the wife wonders why I don't have one already.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I kinda wanna see how bad the flu really is since I've never had it.
This might not be the year to play that game.
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Oooh a rainbow trout frame in 54cm showed up on the local FB bike junk page. $1500 frame and fork, so I'm not even tempted.
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The next bike might very well be a fattie. The guys keep bugging me to get one and the wife wonders why I don't have one already.
Well that makes that easy.
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Heaven forbid! What will you wring your hands over next? This is why I keep rotation of hobbies - to keep the hands a wringin'.
Alas, I'm done with no projects in sight.
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Wonder if I should start getting them now that I'm of an advanced age (51).
Yes (!) and age is not really the deciding factor. Pandemic flu, such as we had in 1918, was particularly deadly in young, healthy, people with strong immune systems, who died from the overwhelming inflammatory process.

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I kinda wanna see how bad the flu really is since I've never had it.
I've had it twice. Have someone drop a golf cart battery on your nuts and get the shot.
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Yes (!) and age is not really the deciding factor. Pandemic flu, such as we had in 1918, was particularly deadly in young, healthy, people with strong immune systems, who died from the overwhelming inflammatory process.
Plus, herd immunity helps everyone.
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Plus, herd immunity helps everyone.
At least that's what I heard.
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Plus, herd immunity helps everyone.
Nerd immunity in my case.
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