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Old 01-20-20, 07:52 PM
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And I woke up this morning not craving coffee!!. I had a cup of instant, just to be safe. But the craving never came. Could it be the end of an era? I would like nothing better.
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Short term pain for long term gain.

I hope the twingling gets better.
Yes indeed. The legs are beat all to hell and the trainer felt good. I think the QL vulnerability is related to a touch of scoliosis. Probably need a good trainer to work with me and find a way to be conscious of whether my back is straight.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
And I woke up this morning not craving coffee!!. I had a cup of instant, just to be safe. But the craving never came. Could it be the end of an era? I would like nothing better.
more power to ya!
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Old 01-20-20, 07:56 PM
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Agree.

@bampilot06, since you fly that bad boy, I know you know the superior qualities of a carbon fiber bicycle-cycle.... Go big.
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I fly into knoxville and chattanooga quite a bit.
Oh? If you get a mobile rig and have downtime here maybe we can do a ride in the summer.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Oh? If you get a mobile rig and have downtime here maybe we can do a ride in the summer.
That would be sweet, I think we have started over nighting there. I know I am in Tri Cities every week when I am at work.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post

Never flew a j cub.

When I worked in alaska I flew a pacer.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Never flew a j cub.

When I worked in alaska I flew a pacer.
Neat! Pacers are neat little airplanes.

It's amazing how much better they look as taildraggers than their tricycle counterparts.

Those are some pretty meaty tires, what did you do in Alaska?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
flew the dash 8 before that. my perception maybe off a little bit.
Nah.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
That would be sweet, I think we have started over nighting there. I know I am in Tri Cities every week when I am at work.
Must not be Tri Cities, WA, since you're saying it to VV like he knows where they are.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Neat! Pacers are neat little airplanes.

It's amazing how much better they look as taildraggers than their tricycle counterparts.

Those are some pretty meaty tires, what did you do in Alaska?
Got hired for aerial mapping. Did that for a family who bid the contract, they map most of the northern half of the united states now I believe. While I was there I got hired by era now called raven to fly 99 and Dash 8s but they canceled my class and I ended back in the lower 48.

Flying in Alaska was a trip. I loved every second of it. The wife and I were prepared to move there when I got the job with Raven, but I don’t think I could convince her to move there now.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Yes indeed. The legs are beat all to hell and the trainer felt good. I think the QL vulnerability is related to a touch of scoliosis. Probably need a good trainer to work with me and find a way to be conscious of whether my back is straight.
Excellent. It's amazing how stuff is all tied together. I have to be super conscious of technique, just because I slacked on PT. My fault, and too late now.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Must not be Tri Cities, WA, since you're saying it to VV like he knows where they are.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
That would be sweet, I think we have started over nighting there. I know I am in Tri Cities every week when I am at work.
Cool. As you well know, a nice climbing workout can be found just a few miles away from the airport.
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Cool. As you well know, a nice climbing workout can be found just a few miles away from the airport.
I honestly never left the hotel except for the cracker barrel. I’ll have to look for it the next time I am there.
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If I wanted to do this I'd have to get MoAlpha to sail across the Indian Ocean.

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World class MTB trails down in Pisgah NF. Careful though, Jolanda Neff just had a bad crash there.
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I honestly never left the hotel except for the cracker barrel. I’ll have to look for it the next time I am there.
Look out the window!


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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
If I wanted to do this I'd have to get MoAlpha to sail across the Indian Ocean.

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I honestly never left the hotel except for the cracker barrel. I’ll have to look for it the next time I am there.

Oh-oh. I mentioned CB a few days ago and got skewered or at least the restaurant did.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
World class MTB trails down in Pisgah NF. Careful though, Jolanda Neff just had a bad crash there.
Mikey had a bad crash at Bristol a while ago.

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BTW, I've been on several group tandem tours and to numerous tandem rallies. Coupled (never heard anyone call them 'breakaways') tandems are as common as non-coupled and if it's an European tandem tour, most are coupled.

Also, a friend of mine has a Moots touring machine that is coupled. It could easily be a daily rider.

Edit: Our tandem is not coupled. Couplers add weight and we don't go to Europe often enough anymore to warrant the cost which is about $2k on a tandem.
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Mikey had a bad crash at Bristol a while ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzxcuV5rmA4
I gather that's a 20+ year old clip, but that doesn't look like the track at all.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I gather that's a 20+ year old clip, but that doesn't look like the track at all.
When you saw it, there was likely a football field in the middle of it..
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Oh-oh. I mentioned CB a few days ago and got skewered or at least the restaurant did.
Speaking of regional restaurants, anyone ever eat at Krystals? They declared bankruptcy today.
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