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Old 09-12-19, 04:42 PM
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But....but....they ALL come out of the same factory in China anyway. Right?

There's one huge factory in China and it makes everything in the world.
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Old 09-12-19, 04:58 PM
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There's one huge factory in China and it makes everything in the world.
Don't be so naive. For example:

There are TWO smartphone factories in China. One makes iPhones and one makes Android phones. Get it??
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3 months ago I deleted my fb account. Yesterday it was Strava. Today BF. Vayan con dios
I got your back, homey.
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I think we're going camping in Wyoming mid October. Curt Gowdy State Park. First come first serve for the entire park. That's fun.
Curt Gowdy in mid October should be wide open I'd think. Bring warm clothes and MTBs.
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Oxford. “Backdoor” cold front just hit after dinner, with quite a bit of wind out of the East.
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Curt Gowdy in mid October should be wide open I'd think. Bring warm clothes and MTBs.
I never even heard of that park. Isn't he still alive? And are we talking about the same Curt Gowdy, the sports announcer?
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I never even heard of that park. Isn't he still alive? And are we talking about the same Curt Gowdy, the sports announcer?
Unfortunately he's no longer with us.

Wyo born and bred!!!
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Drove the little lady to night school and hit the first bar I saw.

They serve 12.9% stout by the pint. I better pace myself.
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Drove the little lady to night school and hit the first bar I saw.

They serve 12.9% stout by the pint. I better pace myself.
Those stout stouts killed the thread. Sad!
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Drove the little lady to night school and hit the first bar I saw.

They serve 12.9% stout by the pint. I better pace myself.
Whoa!
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Grrr. My friend is planning on attempting his first century this Sat and said that I'd be welcome to join, but I already have a 100-miler scheduled with the club on Sunday. I'm tempted, and I'm sure that the pace on Sat would be pretty easy, but it would still be 100 miles and 7+ hours in the saddle, which would probably make Sun pretty hurty.
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Grrr. My friend is planning on attempting his first century this Sat and said that I'd be welcome to join, but I already have a 100-miler scheduled with the club on Sunday. I'm tempted, and I'm sure that the pace on Sat would be pretty easy, but it would still be 100 miles and 7+ hours in the saddle, which would probably make Sun pretty hurty.
Think of the bragging rights.
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Grrr. My friend is planning on attempting his first century this Sat and said that I'd be welcome to join, but I already have a 100-miler scheduled with the club on Sunday. I'm tempted, and I'm sure that the pace on Sat would be pretty easy, but it would still be 100 miles and 7+ hours in the saddle, which would probably make Sun pretty hurty.
Dooo eeeet!!
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Think of the bragging rights.
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Dooo eeeet!!
I think that if it were the other way around, group cent on Sat, n00b cent on Sun, I'd probably do it... though I'd still have the Spousal Acceptance Factor to deal with, which would not be insignificant.
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I think that if it were the other way around, group cent on Sat, n00b cent on Sun, I'd probably do it... though I'd still have the Spousal Acceptance Factor to deal with, which would not be insignificant.
You know, just to see if the door is open, I'm going to mention the n00b cent attempt (in passing) to my wife and see what her reaction is.
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Those stout stouts killed the thread. Sad!
Pffttt A gust of wind will kill the thread nowadays. lol
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Grrr. My friend is planning on attempting his first century this Sat and said that I'd be welcome to join, but I already have a 100-miler scheduled with the club on Sunday. I'm tempted, and I'm sure that the pace on Sat would be pretty easy, but it would still be 100 miles and 7+ hours in the saddle, which would probably make Sun pretty hurty.
The pros can do it, why not you?
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Good question. I wonder if there is a limit?
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BTW, I have been in friendly contact with our dearly departed Seeds, and he reassures me he did not go away angry, he just went away. BF was apparently a bit too much of a distraction from other more important issues in his life. I told him I would let the gang know he is ok.
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Good question. I wonder if there is a limit?
Apparently at least 4. I should probably trim that down sometime.
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Curt Gowdy in mid October should be wide open I'd think. Bring warm clothes and MTBs.
We try and camp at Curt Gowdy every year. It's so close, an easy tow, and fun for the kids to explore and ride. We went to Glendo State Park this year and it was awesome. All the kids would wake up and ride over to the pump track two minutes away. Very biking friendly.

I heard a tornado came close to Glendo during the 4th weekend, two weeks after we were there, and destroyed everything. Hail tore holes into RVs, blasted out windshields.
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BTW, I have been in friendly contact with our dearly departed Seeds, and he reassures me he did not go away angry, he just went away. BF was apparently a bit too much of a distraction from other more important issues in his life. I told him I would let the gang know he is ok.
It happens to everyone in this thread that has been around for a while. It gets a bit much and/or irritating and you leave.

For me, coming back is motivating, which makes leaving in a huff counterproductive. I want to hit next season running, which means I can't pork up this winter. Listening to people riding and racing, and folks like LAJ and HP that are racing at a high level, is motivating to me. I can find a million excuses over the winter. I want to lose weight instead of gaining weight. LAJ is preparing beet milkshakes.
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All done. Enjoying a lunch including green, leafy vegetables. It’s been raining off and on since 3 am. Going to skip the abandoned turnpike ride, get a room in Bedford, PA (points for knowing the cycling connection) and drive home early tomorrow morning.
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
The pros can do it, why not you?
I know, right?

....but the wife says that I can't take the car all day on Sat, so I guess that's out.

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Good question. I wonder if there is a limit?
If there is, you haven't found it yet. Doooo eeeet!
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