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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 06-30-20, 10:50 AM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Ugh, I literally had to tell some kids to get off my lawn.
Don't forget to tell them they need some STRUCTURE in their lives!!
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Kudos. You figured it out.
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Oh dear. You can say doosh but not ******?

The censor is ********, I mean stoopid.
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Just got to take a 145 up for a joy ride. Felt like a kid again.
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Here too. There have been stories on the news about how it's happening all over. Showed a blind veteran who's service dog would hide when the explosions start leaving him with no help. Lots of stories about vets with PTSD trying to cope with nightly war sounds.

There seems to be 3 main offenders in my area, the ones with the pro-level skyrockets. You know, the ones when they launch there is a loud, deep "whump" sound and then when they explode it echoes for 2-3 seconds, rattling windows and setting off car alarms.

I don't understand what they get out of it, especially after weeks on end.
Some of us are just wired that way. I used to travel in Guatemala in the winter. Around the holidays, people would buy as much as they could afford. They were used in parades, religious ceremonies. I, of course, could afford lots. There was one festival in particular, where professional grade sky rockets were set off from the ground(a 3"pipe welded to a steel plate). We'd be strolling along and all of a sudden people were moving. Then you'd hear/feel the whump. Some of us live for that sound in close quarters.
One year my wife had an early flight New Year's Day, so we stayed in Guatemala City overnight. I awoke a little past midnight and listened for the next 45 minutes. War zone or thunderstorm. Neighborhood by neighborhood.
Good times
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Old 06-30-20, 11:04 AM
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I generally have no idea what ads I get targeted with.

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This. But different blockers. The Brave browser lets lets nothing through.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Ugh, I literally had to tell some kids to get off my lawn.
I had to tell at the neighbor kid to keep his dog off my lawn last year. Having the only grass in a ¼ mile radius, he would head over for a nice poo or pee and a very vigorous scratching of the turf.
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I agree with most of that. You get a November build as opposed to a LB build, and it can be RIGHT NOW as opposed to whatever shipping method is the slowest. I like White hubs, though I do have a set of American Classics burning a hole in my toolbox... Those may go with the soon eliminated HED alloy rim offering... So much to do.

Of course, this is likely fogged out rambling, as Georgia-Mae and Lotus like the squeaky toy action at 3 am, along with the fireworks til midnight.
Who, exactly, is Georgia Mae?
We will need nearly daily pics of Lotus as she grows.

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Old 06-30-20, 11:23 AM
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Oh dear. You can say doosh but not ******?

The censor is ********, I mean stoopid.
tl;dr....the solution to freedom of expression is poor spelling. Sad!
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Funny thing is, the car noise and neighbors talking or playing music kill me, but fireworks would be fine. Haven’t heard one yet though.
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Old 06-30-20, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I had to tell at the neighbor kid to keep his dog off my lawn last year. Having the only grass in a ¼ mile radius, he would head over for a nice poo or pee and a very vigorous scratching of the turf.
These were some kids from down the block - they're friends with the boy next door. Not a damn one of them seems to have practiced any kind of social distancing at any point during the lockdown, not that it really matters as far as today is concerned, but to provide a bit of context.

Anywho, they were being kids - yelling, running, making a ruckus, etc - while playing in the neighbor's front yard (I don't think that the neighbor boy was even present, though). Then they start spilling in to my front yard. Fine, whatever. But then they start peering in my windows ("ooh - I saw someone!"), as I'm still walking around in bibs and shirtless, post-sticky-morning-ride. Then they started shooting their Nerf blasters at my window screens whenever my daughter looked outside to see what all the commotion was about. That's when I had to go shake my fist at them.
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Old 06-30-20, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Who, exactly, is Georgia Mae?
We will need nearly daily pics of Lotus as she grows.
Georgia-Mae.

It seems breeders fall of the earf, no matter how hard we try to stay in touch. We stayed in touch with Cheryl, which is where Georgia came from, and now Lotus.



Lotus, loving the grass. I was going to do a little walk with her, but I put the harness on, and she decided a nap under the tree was way more better.

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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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Old 06-30-20, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Georgia-Mae.

It seems breeders fall of the earf, no matter how hard we try to stay in touch. We stayed in touch with Cheryl, which is where Georgia came from, and now Lotus.



Lotus, loving the grass. I was going to do a little walk with her, but I put the harness on, and she decided a nap under the tree was way more better.


ohh I love dog pics! Here are my two Bubs Edelman (the fat one, named after Julian) and Piper




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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
These were some kids from down the block - they're friends with the boy next door. Not a damn one of them seems to have practiced any kind of social distancing at any point during the lockdown, not that it really matters as far as today is concerned, but to provide a bit of context.

Anywho, they were being kids - yelling, running, making a ruckus, etc - while playing in the neighbor's front yard (I don't think that the neighbor boy was even present, though). Then they start spilling in to my front yard. Fine, whatever. But then they start peering in my windows ("ooh - I saw someone!"), as I'm still walking around in bibs iand shirtless, post-sticky-morning-ride. Then they started shooting their Nerf blasters at my window screens whenever my daughter looked outside to see what all the commotion was about. That's when I had to go shake my fist at them.
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Old 06-30-20, 12:42 PM
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Headed out for a heat-of-the-day ride. Wish me luck.

Sub 100, so I think I'll live.

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Headed out for a heat-of-the-day ride. Wish me luck.

Sub 100, so I think I'll live.

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thanks for the weather update.
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ohh I love dog pics! Here are my two Bubs Edelman (the fat one, named after Julian) and Piper
And you live in upstate NY?
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And you live in upstate NY?
Pats and Sox, but we’re still at least 30% M******* (we still own a house in Marblehead)
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Georgia-Mae.

It seems breeders fall of the earf, no matter how hard we try to stay in touch. We stayed in touch with Cheryl, which is where Georgia came from, and now Lotus.



Lotus, loving the grass. I was going to do a little walk with her, but I put the harness on, and she decided a nap under the tree was way more better.

Naps are essential. Especially under shady trees.
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And you live in upstate NY?
What's the problem?
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Headed out for a heat-of-the-day ride. Wish me luck.

Sub 100, so I think I'll live.

12 pm

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E 4 mph

6 am

83°
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E 4 mph

7 am

85°
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E 5 mph

8 am

88°
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E 5 mph

9 am

91°
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ESE 5 mph

10 am

93°
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0%
SE 5 mph

11 am

95°
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SSE 4 mph
I was in by 11. My first normal ride in a week. A dump truck went out of its way to enter my lane, coming from the opposite direction, inside a village fortunately. The cop following him expressed his disapproval. And in that same village, as I was adjusting the seatpost, a car did the same just so it could honk at me.
What is wrong with people?
I'm already a little more alert out there. And not in a good way.
Oh and good luck!
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
I was in by 11. My first normal ride in a week. A dump truck went out of its way to enter my lane, coming from the opposite direction, inside a village fortunately. The cop following him expressed his disapproval. And in that same village, as I was adjusting the seatpost, a car did the same just so it could honk at me.
What is wrong with people?
I'm already a little more alert out there. And not in a good way.
Oh and good luck!
I think the aggression level is up on the roads around here.
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Pats and Sox, but we’re still at least 30% M******* (we still own a house in Marblehead)
The censor strikes again!

Pro tip: separate m*******s into two words and I think you can say it.
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thanks for the weather update.
I'm bummed - I was wondering what noon on Thursday was lookin' like.
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tl;dr....the solution to freedom of expression is poor spelling. Sad!
Until social media starts fact-checking you. Very sad!
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Pats and Sox, but we’re still at least 30% M******* (we still own a house in Marblehead)
I have an aunt and cousins there. Also filthy Pats fans.
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