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Addiction LXXVI

Old 10-18-19, 01:46 PM
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Welcome back. Did you come back for the annual discussion about the group W bench? If so, you're a little early but stick around and add some class to this place. We certainly need it.
Yes, I noticed that. Nah. I finally got out on the tandem a couple times and it's been like seven months since I dropped in so here I am.

I made an appointment with the GP for next week because even the so far very short trips on the bike are kicking my butt. (I'm taking a multivitamin with iron and have been hitting the trainer for ~30 minutes a day/3 times a week for a month or so.) I'm tired most of the time and oftentimes I wake up more tired than when I went to sleep. I mean I'm naturally tired when I go to sleep at night but when I wake up in the morning I'm like "What was the point of that exactly?" I was pretty sad today because LoP rode down to OHSO for a burger and we did that before together and I also got a lovely mimosa and even though I'm not eating beef anymore I could still have had a drink and a chicken sandwich or something. But I knew there was no way in hell I'd be able to make the whole trip so I had to just give him a kiss and send him on his way. Please tell me this is going to get better.
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What year Tacoma did she end up buying? That's fun for her. The Tacoma is an awesome truck. My wife let me keep ours because the Tundra is a beast to park and drive in town.
It's a 15, which is the last year of the 4.0. Low mile/one owner. We're happy, and now I have a spare Ranger. The tonneau cover is a must, because she can't have anyone stealing her dirt.

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Since I was last here, I got an A in Spanish. I took Photography this summer and discovered I love working in the darkroom especially when it's just me and the chemicals and the music and colored digital photos are okay but black and white and on film seems more natural because that's how the world was growing up. Surprisingly, in spite of my off-beat choice of subject matter and having never really used a digital camera, I got an A in that class too. Right now, I'm taking Intro to Linux, Intro to Computer Information Systems and a Networking class that meets from 8:30 to 12:30 Saturday mornings. (I know, right?) We're going to attempt to ride over to class tomorrow although I don't know what LoP will do for the four hours I'm in class. Usually he would ride around and Ingress if we went together but that will be less convenient on the tandem than on a single bike.
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Old 10-18-19, 01:59 PM
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And, finally, I was listening to a podcast called "Twenty Thousand Hertz" and they were talking about digital compression and the first song on the first Black Sabbath album and I realized I had never listened to that album or much Black Sabbath at all. So, now I have heard that and enjoyed it and am looking for recommendations. LoP says "Master of Reality", which is also Black Sabbath, but I'm completely open to other groups as well. Something to listen to while I'm sitting on the floor in a semi-darkened room -because most rooms are like that in houses in Phoenix- doing my homework.

(See how I posted multiple times instead of writing a novel? I'm learning...)
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I park the cheepo minivan in outer space. I just hate driving around in parking lots, so I like to get a spot near the driveway and hike up to the store.
I'm with you. It's so much easier to park and just get it done, rather than circle like a vulture for the next available spot. Plus, people are very strange in regards to their car, which is their pride and joy until road rage and manners come into play. If they really want to put their 2019 Lexus up against my 1998 Ranger, I'm in. Come at me, bro....
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Old 10-18-19, 02:09 PM
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It seems like the first cold ride each fall leaves me thinking, "why am I doing this? This is dumb." Then I let one or two riding opportunities pass, because of the chill. Then I get cranky at being cooped up. Finally, I'll bundle up and venture out again... and it's not so bad. Somewhat enjoyable, even.


...and then, in MN, it gets really cold and I get on the trainer like any sensible person should.
When I lived in the PNW, by the middle of November it had been gray and/or raining for sixty days and I'd complain and my mom would say "Why don't you just move to Arizona and we'll all be happier?" Having spent two years and somehow three summers here, her reasoning no longer makes sense. I'm no Belgian hard man but up north you put on more clothes and unless it's completely nasty you go out. (My standard for that is lower than LoP's but I've gone out in the rain and wind especially if there were cheesy grits involved.) Unless you like to ride at 5am, it is going to be in the 90s+ most of the year down here and it's tough to dress for that. Plus the drivers are nuttier. I bet they sell a lot of trainers.
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
It's a 15, which is the last year of the 4.0. Low mile/one owner. We're happy, and now I have a spare Ranger. The tonneau cover is a must, because she can't have anyone stealing her dirt.

I dare you to cross-post in LCF. I double-dog dare you!
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Flacco is an embarrassment, he's done, it's like he's shell shocked or something.
Denver was supposed to win that game but, even with Mahomes out for part of it, the Chiefs did well. I hate to ask it but is Flacco getting too old?
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Oh, I'd still take one of those Trimbles

One of these, but in that Specialized rainbow trout livery would be way more fun, though. I'd wanna get those Chicago deep dish rims done up too.


With the rainbow trout livery would be very cool especially if we hung it up on a wall when it wasn't being ridden, but you might want to wait until after we move.
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Old 10-18-19, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by PepeM View Post
That line of (non-)reasoning is why I have seven bikes at home.
Just getting started, eh?
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
I dare you to cross-post in LCF. I double-dog dare you!
I'm a little off kilter, but I try not to be too stupid.
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I'm a little off kilter, but I try not to be too stupid.
Wise. I drop the dare.
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Well that makes that easy.
Yeah, but it almost seems like a trap.
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I kinda wanna see how bad the flu really is since I've never had it.
Yeah, you haven’t lived if you’ve never had a full fledged bout.
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Not a bad idea. Don't forget to get your colonoscopy too.

And a DRE and PSA test. Trust me.
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Oooh a rainbow trout frame in 54cm showed up on the local FB bike junk page. $1500 frame and fork, so I'm not even tempted.
I had two Albert Eisentrauts back in the day, a red one and a grey one, and the head tube logo was a rainbow trout.

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I had two Albert Eisentrauts back in the day, a red one and a grey one, and the head tube logo was a rainbow trout.
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Yeah, you haven’t lived if you’ve never had a full fledged bout.
Just one good bout of stomach flu away from my goal weight~ "The Devil Wears Prada"
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Sweet! Tell Mrs. LAJ her truck is bad ass. I asked what year because I was hoping she got a 2nd Gen. All kinds of issues with the new(er) 3rd Gen 3.5, including problems with the transmission. Lots of people wishing they had held on to their old Taco instead of "upgrading." I have no intention of ever giving up my 2012.

I wanted the 5.7 Tundra before that goes away soon too. It's going to be replaced with a V6 and it sounds like it might be a hybrid. No thanks.

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It's a 15, which is the last year of the 4.0. Low mile/one owner. We're happy, and now I have a spare Ranger. The tonneau cover is a must, because she can't have anyone stealing her dirt.

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Yeah, but it almost seems like a trap.
I thought about a fat bike, but I know I wouldn't ride it that much. It's so seasonal and even then, there would only be a handful of times I would ride it in the snow and cold. And they're heavy and slow. Fun if you live in a ski town and ride it to the bars, but I don't live in a ski town.
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Originally Posted by Ramona_W View Post
And, finally, I was listening to a podcast called "Twenty Thousand Hertz" and they were talking about digital compression and the first song on the first Black Sabbath album and I realized I had never listened to that album or much Black Sabbath at all. So, now I have heard that and enjoyed it and am looking for recommendations. LoP says "Master of Reality", which is also Black Sabbath, but I'm completely open to other groups as well. Something to listen to while I'm sitting on the floor in a semi-darkened room -because most rooms are like that in houses in Phoenix- doing my homework.

(See how I posted multiple times instead of writing a novel? I'm learning...)
Metallica Master of Puppets? Ride the Lightning?
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Metallica Master of Puppets? Ride the Lightning?
Metallica S&M
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When I lived in the PNW, by the middle of November it had been gray and/or raining for sixty days and I'd complain and my mom would say "Why don't you just move to Arizona and we'll all be happier?" Having spent two years and somehow three summers here, her reasoning no longer makes sense. I'm no Belgian hard man but up north you put on more clothes and unless it's completely nasty you go out. (My standard for that is lower than LoP's but I've gone out in the rain and wind especially if there were cheesy grits involved.) Unless you like to ride at 5am, it is going to be in the 90s+ most of the year down here and it's tough to dress for that. Plus the drivers are nuttier. I bet they sell a lot of trainers.
Yeah, I think that I'd have a hard time adjusting to that.
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We need a picture of this thing, you know. Just to pique our envy.
Embrace the awesomeness.
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Embrace the awesomeness.
Yep. Awesome. What can I say?
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