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Addiction LXXVI

Old 10-17-19, 12:14 PM
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Even datlas wants carbon, power, and electronic shifting. His wife won't let him.
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seeds lives back in the stone age of cycling. When people smoked cigarettes and rode bikes.
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In just the last 48 hours, Iíve received the SSI one, student loan default, IRS past due, my Chase credit card was hacked, warrants...

For some reason, my phone has been ringing incessantly the last few days with these type of calls.
When I get a suspect call I donít answer, I make them leave a message. If they donít leave a message they really didnít want me.
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And telemarketers almost never leave messages, so that eliminates them.

What gets me is having to change my phone habits so radically, and even buy a second phone line just to take 99% bogus calls I get from my public phone number that's posted on the net. I think there was a thread where people asked why nothing is done about these calls, and someone mentioned that politicians all use junk calls for their own campaigns, so they don't want to do anything that would affect their right to bombard us with robo calls every election season. Which makes a lot of sense when you think about it.
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The other annoyance was that Verizon was charging something like $15/month for our router/WiFi. I did some research and bought a gently used one from ScamBay that was compatible and like $75 so it paid for itself quite quickly. Back when we had the TV etc. they were giving us teaser rates but charging $15/month for each channel tuner (we had two) and the router. Sad!
Iím sure youíll be happy to reconsider once you realize youíre helping pay my pension and all. Thank you in advance.
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Old 10-17-19, 12:56 PM
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In other news, people screaming at you to ride faster or harder or to get out of the saddle is irritating. No matter how "good" the music, there will always be crappy songs. It's a terrible combination.
Yeah but the eye candy trumps the music most of the time. It doesnít hurt to enjoy the view.
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Old 10-17-19, 01:39 PM
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Yeah but the eye candy trumps the music most of the time. It doesnít hurt to enjoy the view.
If that's what you are after, you could try yoga class. Better yet...PILATES!!
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Roadie bravado, WhyFi. You're all skinny and riding a lot. The snobbishness comes with it. And pink Rapha gear. I get it. I have it too, minus the pink Rapha gear.
You should get some pink Rapha gear.

Along those lines, I just ordered some more Rapha gear. It was on sale and a good deal on needed stuff. Nabbed a LS merino base layer and some gloves. Also some winter tights (no pad!), but they only had an XL and I'm not sure how the sizing will shake out; I might need an L.
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Old 10-17-19, 02:22 PM
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You should get some pink Rapha gear.

Along those lines, I just ordered some more Rapha gear. It was on sale and a good deal on needed stuff. Nabbed a LS merino base layer and some gloves. Also some winter tights (no pad!), but they only had an XL and I'm not sure how the sizing will shake out; I might need an L.
If you get enough Rapha gear, does it make it easier to do the bidon flip??
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Along those lines, I just ordered some more Rapha gear. It was on sale and a good deal on needed stuff. Nabbed a LS merino base layer and some gloves. Also some winter tights (no pad!), but they only had an XL and I'm not sure how the sizing will shake out; I might need an L.

Speak of the devil - just got shipping confirmations on both orders.
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Old 10-17-19, 02:27 PM
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If you get enough Rapha gear, does it make it easier to do the bidon flip??
Prolly.

Sadly, I have only water bottles. I almost ordered a bidon this morning to get me over the free shipping threshold, but then I opened a chat with service, to see if I could add the tights to the order placed last night, and they offered me a free shipping voucher, instead. Bidons and flips will have to wait for another time.
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Old 10-17-19, 02:37 PM
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I like to suffer alone and in the dark.
Perfect. I'm a retrogrouch when it comes to that. The trainer, no matter how long you're on it, serves one purpose, and that's to train. It's perfect in the cold garage, with the fan on me, and radiant heat on my feet. The fun comes when you let the tension off the back tire, and call it a session.

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She uses it, but has been really into barre this last year. She quit her job and started her own executive coaching business for lawyers. She has a lot more exercise flexibility now and doesn't need to quickly hammer out a Peloton ride. She's on a hike with a client right now. After 18 years of being a practicing lawyer, she's now inactive and happy. Legal profession kinda sucks because lawyers kinda suck.
Awesome. It served a purpose. I'm glad she's doing well, and living it up in a more relaxed manner.
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Old 10-17-19, 02:45 PM
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Big marketing will take your soul if you let them.
Cue @datlas
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Old 10-17-19, 03:00 PM
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On last Saturday's hard club ride, I somehow injured/strained my popliteus muscle. It's a small muscle behind the knee. It's less sore now, but it's something I have never injured before and I honestly don't know how I even injured it since it's an external rotator of the foot/tibia and cycling should not really use it.

The main symptom is mild pain/discomfort behind my knee when leg fully extended/knee locked.

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If that's what you are after, you could try yoga class. Better yet...PILATES!!
Of course itís not the primary reason silly, but itís definitely an added incentive on some days.
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On last Saturday's hard club ride, I somehow injured/strained my popliteus muscle. It's a small muscle behind the knee. It's less sore now, but it's something I have never injured before and I honestly don't know how I even injured it since it's an external rotator of the foot/tibia and cycling should not really use it.

The main symptom is mild pain/discomfort behind my knee when leg fully extended/knee locked.

Um, youíre not asking us for a medical remedy are you?
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Um, youíre not asking us for a medical remedy are you?
Nah, I know to just stretch it out and give it some time. But thanks for the sympathy.
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Even datlas wants carbon, power, and electronic shifting. His wife won't let him.
Seriously?
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Seriously?
Sad, but true. Mostly. It's a little complicated.
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Even datlas wants carbon, power, and electronic shifting. His wife won't let him.
I’ve got power on my CF bike but no electronic shifting, but...
power and electronic shifting on my steel/aluminum trike.

I’m still working on electronic shifting on the CF machine. May happen soon...
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I did a spin class once. There was a lot of yelling and I didn't like the music, but the worst part was that it appeared I was getting effectively smoked by some of the pathetic, soft, non-roadie, spin class people there. At least they couldn't really drop me.
Yep.
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And telemarketers almost never leave messages, so that eliminates them.
Mine do.
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Even datlas wants carbon, power, and electronic shifting. His wife won't let him.
Actually, I don't really want carbon or power. I would not mind an eTap AXS drivetrain for the Habanero, though. Maybe some day.
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Actually, I don't really want carbon or power. I would not mind an eTap AXS drivetrain for the Habanero, though. Maybe some day.
Think of all the money you'll save on shift cables, in the long-run.

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Actually, I don't really want ... power.

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