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Addiction LXXVII

Old 01-30-20, 03:00 PM
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The Volunteer State version. I'd hate to see the one for Arkansas.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Oh that would piss me right off. Had they sold it in the interim, or were they just wrong?
Just wrong.
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trek stores around here I have found the inventory is usually wrong when it comes to clothing. I have never asked why.
Funny enough, the inventory for the Yorktown location was spot on. I happened to be passing through and stopped in. The one size that they didn't have was L. After trying the M and XL, I found that I need an L.
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Just wrong.

Funny enough, the inventory for the Yorktown location was spot on. I happened to be passing through and stopped in. The one size that they didn't have was L. After trying the M and XL, I found that I need an L.
was chris working??? he’s super cool, and the reason I go to that shop.
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Have you ridden across the bridge? It looks epic.
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no, I don’t even know if If your allowed to. Not really any room for someone on a bike. It’s 5 miles long.
I crossed that bridge today (in a car) involuntarily.

My GPS, wishing to save me a block or two, had me take a little shortcut, then up on to an entrance ramp and instructed me to cut across two lanes of 45mph traffic to make an quick left hand turn. If I could have made that left, we would have made it to our destination, three blocks away, just in time. But I didn't make it. Instead, there was a ******g 5-mile long bridge in front of me and no way to turn around.

I had the kids in the car with me, and they didn't mind the 10-mile detour. I was not happy, though. The destination that we were 30 seconds away from? Yeah, Grandpa's viewing. Ugh.
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I crossed that bridge today (in a car) involuntarily.

My GPS, wishing to save me a block or two, had me take a little shortcut, then up on to an entrance ramp and instructed me to cut across two lanes of 45mph traffic to make an quick left hand turn. If I could have made that left, we would have made it to our destination, three blocks away, just in time. But I didn't make it. Instead, there was a ******g 5-mile long bridge in front of me and no way to turn around.

I had the kids in the car with me, and they didn't mind the 10-mile detour. I was not happy, though. The destination that we were 30 seconds away from? Yeah, Grandpa's viewing. Ugh.

Gotta love technology.
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was chris working??? he’s super cool, and the reason I go to that shop.
Dunno. The guy I talked with was nice enough, but I was pretty much in and out.
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I crossed that bridge today (in a car) involuntarily.
Did you see any cyclists?
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Did you see any cyclists?
I did not, but does anybody see cyclists when they're behind the wheel?

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This bridge has a shoulder and everything.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
This bridge has a shoulder and everything.

Live a little!



my intention is to continue to live a little longer.
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And if it feels a little snug on the side, just take the lane. #BikeForumsWisdom
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I don’t own an airplane yet, but for me to go rent one it’s about 165 dollars an hour where I’m at. For me to fly a cessna from newport news to knoxville would be about 3.5 hours depending on wind. So round trip 7 hours give or take. Fuel is typically included in the rental cost.
As a young man I had a room mate who worked at a small air field as a mechanic and was also a qualified instructor. Now and then we rented a Piper Cherokee which cost us $20 per hour, $10 each. This of course was back in the bronze age. On a related note, a boyhood friend, someone I've known over 65 years and is now in his mid-80s, was learning to fly with his son-in-law who is a commercial pilot. I see him whenever I get back to my home town. He and others of the same "vintage" are the main reason I like to get back to that place. He is in great shape and works part time.
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Mrs. LAJ has been informed to go after the person, the family, their dog, anyone even close to the driver of the car that takes me out. If people think it's sport to mess with bikes, they haven't seen a real game yet. Seriously, why people would put so many people in jeopardy, and be willing to change many lives for "the fun of it", is beyond me.
Unfortunately, going after Ms Vanderweit didn’t really work for the survivors and families of the deceased. Sad, really sad.
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Unfortunately, going after Ms Vanderweit didn’t really work for the survivors and families of the deceased. Sad, really sad.
Agree. I am all for forgiveness and mercy, but this was NOT cool.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
I crossed that bridge today (in a car) involuntarily.

My GPS, wishing to save me a block or two, had me take a little shortcut, then up on to an entrance ramp and instructed me to cut across two lanes of 45mph traffic to make an quick left hand turn. If I could have made that left, we would have made it to our destination, three blocks away, just in time. But I didn't make it. Instead, there was a ******g 5-mile long bridge in front of me and no way to turn around.

I had the kids in the car with me, and they didn't mind the 10-mile detour. I was not happy, though. The destination that we were 30 seconds away from? Yeah, Grandpa's viewing. Ugh.
Oh yes, I've encountered a lot of places where GPS assumes that it's easy to zip across several lanes in a matter of yards.
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Back to cycling talk, I hit and passed my 38 year January outdoor miles average today.
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Yeah, we will have to sit tight for a few months and hope SHE comes to the conclusion that staying in-state makes the most sense. She can do Penn State, Temple, or University of Pittsburgh.

If it comes to a battle, it will be very unpleasant.
And here I thought Temple was in New Orleans
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And here I thought Temple was in New Orleans
That's Tulane.
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Back to cycling talk, I hit and passed my 38 year January outdoor miles average today.
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Back to cycling talk, I hit and passed my 38 year January outdoor miles average today.
Kudos. I clobbered mine, mostly because this is the first January of my life I've ever ridden a bike outdoors.
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Yes I've known about that. That's being seriously locked on your target.
The guy with the camera must be holding a dead mouse right next to the camera.
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Back to cycling talk, I hit and passed my 38 year January outdoor miles average today.
That’s great!
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This bridge has a shoulder and everything.

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if you can remain focused, you could ride that 18" wide sidewalk all the way across.
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Colonoscopy done and dusted. I was pretty woozy getting into the car to go do it. Thankfully I had a driver. At the end, they wouldn't let out of that bed until there was someone there to retreive me. And they walked her back to the room to see if I recognized her (I thought it was to see if she recognized me). I believe that was the first time I've been anesthetized. Good stuff.
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Back to cycling talk, I hit and passed my 38 year January outdoor miles average today.
I don't know if I've ridden in January. The damn shoulder just will not heal. I'm gonna start looking at recumbents.
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