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Addiction LXXIX

Old 08-12-20, 07:16 AM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
weíre starting next week. This move weíre doing a huge purge.
A purge can be difficult, but it's one of those things that always results in a "why didn't we do this sooner?" afterwards.
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Old 08-12-20, 07:16 AM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Williams, AZ. Actually I'll be shredding gravel on a MTB in the Williams area. Dirt on the way there and/or back perhaps.




Fingers crossed the motel room hasn't been rented since Sunday.

Gonna be spraying down all the hard surfaces.
Standin' on the corner in Williams, Arizona. Such a fine sifght to see. There's a girl I like on a fat ebike slowin' down to take a look at me.
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Old 08-12-20, 07:20 AM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Thank God itís raining.
Yesterday night's thunderstorm pushed the temperature down by about 20 degrees, but that was from the 90's . Still too warm.
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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It's already hot this morning. Didn't ride to the shop. Carpooled with Mrs. rjones28.
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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Old 08-12-20, 07:21 AM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
That looks comfy
I'd ride the hell out of that on 23s.
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Old 08-12-20, 07:29 AM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
It does.
I love to run, itís my preferred activity, but Iím not anywhere nearly as consistent about it as I am cycling. Mostly itís because of the amount of pain I get in my right hip.

I did intervals Monday and held at ~7 minutes but only made it 2 miles before I gave up.
See, I was jogging out a couple of painful and awkward 9:15s. And Iíve done much better than that in all buy my first halfs... half-freaking-Ironmans.
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Old 08-12-20, 07:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Running takes commitment. Months of consistency will start to make it feel good, but dabbling in it a couple of times a week is folly.
I ran about a quarter mile yesterday. It was pretty nice. That should be it for August
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It's already hot this morning. Didn't ride to the shop. Carpooled with Mrs. rjones28.
When did you enter the economic data?
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I ran about a quarter mile yesterday. It was pretty nice. That should be it for August
I walked my dog.

Ditto on the August miles.
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Old 08-12-20, 07:50 AM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
It's already hot this morning. Didn't ride to the shop. Carpooled with Mrs. rjones28.
Dew point here is over 70. I ma actually dehydrated from walking to work.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
I saw that too. Mt Mitchell is on my ďto doĒ list but prolly not soon because COVID19 has put a damper on travel/trips.
Why is driving to a mountain more dangerous than driving to work?
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Already maxed out the R2 with 28s, so next step is 32s as youíre thinking. That gets back to frame decisions though; I need to get back to Cicli Barco. Iím sure some here understand how much a custom bike fires my anxiety.
I could stick with 28s if I had to, which is good if I want to keep riding vintage steel. I'm getting the itch to grab another '80s Tenax-tubed Schwinn like a Tempo but they've got a pretty hard stop at about 28mm, on some of the earlier ones you could probably squeeze in a 30. I really want a Centurion Ironman but you're probably dreaming if you even think about putting anything bigger than 25 in a late '80s tri frame.

I couldn't imagine a custom. I thought I had my preferred geo figured out earlier this year but that kind of went out the window over the last few months with how much I've been riding the SLT. Are you pretty confident you're going with Barco? This is for a gravel bike, right?

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Riding is fun, but a good run is so much better. I also still hold out hope of getting back to tri at some point.
I came close to having a good run once or twice, I think. On a couple summer nights on my high school's track. Typically though, every time I run I get horrible stitches in my sides.

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I'd ride the hell out of that on 23s.
I mean, I'd ride it too out of necessity, but I wouldn't enjoy it
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Old 08-12-20, 08:06 AM
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I walked my dog.
How's little Lotus doing?
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Old 08-12-20, 08:13 AM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
I tried running Monday and it was a disaster
I tried running 20 years ago and it was a disaster.

No, seriously! I'd been riding a lot, most weeks over 120 miles, long Sunday rides of 60-75 miles routinely. I thought running should be easy since I'd built so much strength and endurance into my legs!

Went for a 2-3 mile run. Could barely walk for a week.
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How's little Lotus doing?
Lotus is growing like crazy. She's a food dog, and I've yet to find anything she doesn't like. Including tree branches and daisies.....

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She's a food dog
One in a million.
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She's a food dog, and I've yet to find anything she doesn't like.
Is that watermelon?
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A purge can be difficult, but it's one of those things that always results in a "why didn't we do this sooner?" afterwards.

I have a lot of sentimental things from my child hood, that need to go. I never look at them and honestly couldnít even tell you whatís there. I also have my bass guitar collection, and I canít even remember the last time I played. Iíve sold two, been trying to sell my 5 string forever. Iíve also decided to sell the amp, but been to lazy to post it.
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Is that watermelon?
It is. Georgia-Mae and Lotus both love it. Indy took it because Georgia did, then decided it wasn't her cup of tea.
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Lotus is growing like crazy. She's a food dog, and I've yet to find anything she doesn't like. Including tree branches and daisies.....
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A purge can be difficult, but it's one of those things that always results in a "why didn't we do this sooner?" afterwards.
Oh man there's a lot of stuff I've been dragging around for years now in the same boxes, for no better reason than I've always had it.

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I have a lot of sentimental things from my child hood, that need to go. I never look at them and honestly couldnít even tell you whatís there. I also have my bass guitar collection, and I canít even remember the last time I played. Iíve sold two, been trying to sell my 5 string forever. Iíve also decided to sell the amp, but been to lazy to post it.
I've always hated the idea of selling amps, mostly from the anxiety of someone asking if they could play it before buying. There's no way I'm letting some stranger into my house to try out something. Thankfully that hasn't happened yet but it still makes me anxious. Part of me wants to get rid of my bass rig for something smaller but right now I've got the space, and replacing it would cost close to as much as I would get from the sale anyways.
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It is. Georgia-Mae and Lotus both love it.
Have you fed them beetroot?
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Have you fed them beetroot?
No. I don't eat that ****, so why would I ask my dogs to?
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No. I don't eat that ****, so why would I ask my dogs to?
Maybe they'd like it.
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