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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 06-06-20, 06:09 AM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
The Bloodroot is on the way home? **** yeah!

Yeah, the Fujiyamas are forged by Y Tanaka and are now being sharpened this new guy, who apprenticed under Morihiro.
Not quite "on its way"; we're moving in less than a week so I asked to have it sent after that, to ensure it won't end up on the wrong doorstep and pilfered (we haven't had an issue with that, but I really don't want to risk it with this!). Then I also asked for a family pic of it with the others, which will actually delay it longer because of my sister's not being finished yet. But soon. It's right there...
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Old 06-06-20, 06:14 AM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
What's a unit like that cost these days?
That one is right around $750. The kicker is that the steel is repurposed from the leaf spring of the Studebaker Champion given to my grandparents as a wedding gift, reforged.
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Old 06-06-20, 06:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Not quite "on its way"; we're moving in less than a week so I asked to have it sent after that, to ensure it won't end up on the wrong doorstep and pilfered (we haven't had an issue with that, but I really don't want to risk it with this!). Then I also asked for a family pic of it with the others, which will actually delay it longer because of my sister's not being finished yet. But soon. It's right there...
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The kicker is that the steel is repurposed from the leaf spring of the Studebaker Champion given to my grandparents as a wedding gift, reforged.

Way Cool
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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 06-06-20, 06:30 AM
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Up early for ride prep. It’s still dark at 4:30AM.
Thanks for the update.
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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 06-06-20, 06:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
That one is right around $750. The kicker is that the steel is repurposed from the leaf spring of the Studebaker Champion given to my grandparents as a wedding gift, reforged.
That's cool.
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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 06-06-20, 06:35 AM
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What happened to the rest of the Stude?
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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 06-06-20, 06:59 AM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Thanks for the update.
I wonder if it's still dark.
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Old 06-06-20, 07:05 AM
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The sun was up, when my alarm went off this morning.
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Old 06-06-20, 07:20 AM
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Someone post this on the next Road Nazi thread that pops up here.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Someone post this on the next Road Nazi thread that pops up here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDMdcC63Z0s

it was already posted in general.
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A family of Gambel's quail having breakfast

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Old 06-06-20, 07:40 AM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
FYI they made an arrest in the French shower cyclist incident.
This one? https://www.yahoo.com/news/police-ar...023443525.html
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Old 06-06-20, 07:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
That one is right around $750. The kicker is that the steel is repurposed from the leaf spring of the Studebaker Champion given to my grandparents as a wedding gift, reforged.
Whoa. Quite a backstory.
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Old 06-06-20, 07:50 AM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
They arrested Red Foreman?
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Old 06-06-20, 07:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Not really, no.


See, this is why BITD I would always make sure to GTFO of Texas by the end of May.
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Old 06-06-20, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Now do winter.
I love winter, thankyouverymuch!
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Old 06-06-20, 08:25 AM
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Working on cars when it's over 100, cycling over 100, sweating while trying to sleep. Getting all sweaty any time I leave the house, even just going to the store.
Yeah, hot weather sucks. It changes everything.
Warm weather has many advantages. If it would only stay at 80° I could deal, but nooooooooooo it's got to sprint to 90, 95, 100!!! They can keep that nonsense.
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Warm weather has many advantages. If it would only stay at 80° I could deal, but nooooooooooo it's got to sprint to 90, 95, 100!!! They can keep that nonsense.
The dew point here in Philly was nearly 70 at 6 am. Temperature supposed to hit 90. No thanks.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
we had a cold front move through. Only hit 107° today. Supposed to be struggling to hit 100 this weekend
Better get your arm warmers out, and maybe a light jacket.
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They arrested Red Foreman?
He’s now the dumbass.
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Better get your arm warmers out, and maybe a light jacket.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
A family of Gambel's quail having breakfast

Ah, I've seen them at my SIL's house.
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Ah, I've seen them at my SIL's house.
these are about 2.5 weeks old, and can already fly a little.
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Taking a hacksaw to the trike.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
The guy obviously flew into a blind rage and lost control of his senses. But I've been wondering . . . was it the content of the flyers that made him so angry, or was it that he saw the flyers as littering of the nature trail? The latter is somewhat a better reason to lose it than the former.
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