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Road Cycling It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle. -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 03-13-20, 10:33 PM
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A shotgun.
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Shotgun is better when your hunting partner goes all Dick Cheney on you.
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Happy Pi Day everyone!
Eat more pie!
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Getting ready for my club ride. I am hoping we can continue our small group rides for now. We may have to eventually go out in 1 minute intervals like an ITT.

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Happy Pi Day everyone!
Eat more pie!
Oops. I already ate half a muffin. Will try to rectify later.
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Happy Pi Day everyone!
Eat more pie!
Pie is not a thing here. Sad!!. Except at Costco. I don't believe the panic buying has come this far East yet, but Costco on the weekend is a no no for us already. "Lets take the kids and mill around in Costco. Visit in large groups, blocking aisles and intersections of aisles. And act huffy if anyone actually wants to shop".
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Old 03-14-20, 06:09 AM
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Rabbiting, solo rides, and home based wine tasting.
Indeed.

A couple weeks ago I held a blind bourbon taste test to see which of five varieties I liked the best. The winner was a surprise. I’m thinking a couple more rounds of testing are in order to establish reliability of the findings.
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I tried some 4 Roses single barrel and that stuff can't compare to a good blended scotch.
That brand was lower shelf BITD, but it gets good ratings now days. I will have to try a pour some day.
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Old 03-14-20, 06:18 AM
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Indeed.

A couple weeks ago I held a blind bourbon taste test to see which of five varieties I liked the best. The winner was a surprise. Im thinking a couple more rounds of testing are in order to establish reliability of the findings.
Bulleit Bourbon is a good drink, and their Rye is tasty, if you prefer a sweeter sip.
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Old 03-14-20, 07:02 AM
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Bulleit Bourbon is a good drink, and their Rye is tasty, if you prefer a sweeter sip.
Ive tried Bulleit, its only ok with me.
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Even Bulleit's bourbon has too much rye in the mash bill for me - not a big fan of the rye taste and it seems to give me a headache for some reason.
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
A couple weeks ago I held a blind bourbon taste test to see which of five varieties I liked the best. The winner was a surprise. Im thinking a couple more rounds of testing are in order to establish reliability of the findings.
A local fancy liquor store has regular tastings - I always find myself rushing in to pick up a quick four/six-pack when one is going on and I haven't had the time to stop and sip. I really should look up their schedule and take advantage of that some time.

80+ proof will kill covid19, won't it?
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40+ rides last week makes the prospect of a 21 ride right now a lot less attractive. It's supposed to get to ~30 by lunch time, so I might wait until then, though I have historically had a hard time gearing up for a ride after 10am or so - once I'm in to the flow of the day, it feels like I'm killing momentum by stopping, kitting up, riding, showering, etc. I guess I'll see how stir-crazy I get and make a game-time decision.
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Old 03-14-20, 07:39 AM
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Things continue to get even stranger for me. Sister in law had some flu-like symptoms and tested negative for flu. Her husband traveled to Germany for work early this month, so the immediate response is to test for covid19 and sit tight until results come back on friggin' Tuesday. But here's the thing: we were with them last weekend. Their daughter had been sick (kind of a common theme at get togethers) and then our daughter has been having cold symptoms and now our boy is coughing like mad. No fevers, but apparently kids can get it and have no fever. We initially thought our girl was having allergy issues.

So I was supposed to travel to Houston which is its own hotbed of covid19, but now I feel like it would be irresponsible to even go into the office Monday. Had to call my two bosses Friday afternoon while driving back from Nashville and explain the situation.

The big problem is that the Tuesday job in Houston has been months in the making. I need to do some on site work to assist with permanent install of some of our devices. Now I feel like my only option is to ship the stuff overnight and just do a video call with them. I don't feel kosher asking someone to travel to Houston right now. I was already feeling a little nervous about it myself.
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A local fancy liquor store has regular tastings - I always find myself rushing in to pick up a quick four/six-pack when one is going on and I haven't had the time to stop and sip. I really should look up their schedule and take advantage of that some time.

80+ proof will kill covid19, won't it?
No. You need 120 proof.
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No. You need 120 proof.
Okay, so I guess I'll bookmark this - https://gearpatrol.com/2019/01/26/be...oof-bourbon-2/
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40+ rides last week makes the prospect of a 21 ride right now a lot less attractive. It's supposed to get to ~30 by lunch time, so I might wait until then, though I have historically had a hard time gearing up for a ride after 10am or so - once I'm in to the flow of the day, it feels like I'm killing momentum by stopping, kitting up, riding, showering, etc. I guess I'll see how stir-crazy I get and make a game-time decision.
Same problem, here. I find myself skipping days that I begged for in January. Same for afternoon riding. Yesterday was a good example. Cloudy, damp, and 35-40 all morning and then all of a sudden around 1:30, it warmed up to 55 and sunny but I couldnt make myself go out.
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Indeed.

A couple weeks ago I held a blind bourbon taste test to see which of five varieties I liked the best. The winner was a surprise. Im thinking a couple more rounds of testing are in order to establish reliability of the findings.
Tell us more. This is solid Addiction content.

My wife and I did that with JW Black and Blue and it was clear which one was Blue.
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That brand was lower shelf BITD, but it gets good ratings now days. I will have to try a pour some day.
It wasn't the cheaper 4 Roses. It was this one. I did not like.


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For the zombie apocalypse, I did buy a Costco bottle of blended scotch. I would never have bought it otherwise, but it was cheap and probably effective in fighting off the zombies.

I just looked at some reviews and apparently it's pretty good.
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Originally Posted by Pirkaus View Post
Happy Pi Day everyone!
Eat more pie!
We're having a Dutch Baby and cranberry sauce for breakfast. Will try to work in an afternoon slice of pie.
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For the zombie apocalypse, I did buy a Costco bottle of blended scotch. I would never have bought it otherwise, but it was cheap and probably effective in fighting off the zombies.

I just looked at some reviews and apparently it's pretty good.
I've seen that said about a number of their Kirkland-branded liquors (and some other products); they obviously don't make it themselves but they do contract out for decent stuff.

Supposedly. I still haven't brought myself to buy and try. I think that, for me, it's almost like Chinese carbon - yeah, it's prolly pretty good, but you don't know the provenance and you don't that it's not going to change by the next time you're in the market.
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Boston Public Schools closed until April 27th.
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I still haven't brought myself to buy and try. I think that, for me, it's almost like Chinese carbon - yeah, it's prolly pretty good, but you don't know the provenance and you don't that it's not going to change by the next time you're in the market.
I can be the Kirkland blended scotch guinea pig. Even if it sucks, there's no chance of it breaking my face.
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Boston Public Schools closed until April 27th.
Oh fuuuuuuuuuuuudge.
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