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Addiction LXXVII

Old 03-21-20, 08:39 AM
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I think it was the PBK/CRC branded version of the lechamp frame wasn’t it?
He was constantly fussing with the bar tape. Landed on yellow.
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He was constantly fussing with the bar tape. Landed on yellow.
May his yellow bar tape never discolor in the great beyond.
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Saturday morning quiz:

coasting had two bikes. What were they?
One was a folding bike.
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For the most part I don't know what's invasive here, but I know this is.


That picture was taken in Atlanta.
I battle kudzu in the summer when I cut my lawns. Bermuda grass is dormant from mid October to mid April.
Big Chicken > Brown Squirrel
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Chicken

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Big Chicken > Brown Squirrel
Nope.
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Dentist's bike.

Purty.

The dentist I know rides an IA, though.
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I think the craziest kudzu I ever saw was on NC-28 heading to Fontana Dam. Anyone ever driven it?
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RIP Kenny. His condition was not good.

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Going to brave the commissary this a.m. Wondering if we should glove or just sanitize intermittently.
I've been thinking about gloving. Seems like a win win. I don't carry anything in or out. I would glove up as I exit the car.
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Here too. Lots of fear, alienation, and rage in this failing country.


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Old 03-21-20, 09:01 AM
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She is not happy about missing tail end of senior year/prom etc.
Yeah, that’s a bum deal. I went to an all boys catlick school and we didn’t have a prom, and over the years every now and then I bemoaned that deprivation. For a long time.

But who knows, considering how inept I was with girls at the time I prolly avoided a prom disaster leaving lifelong, debilitating scars and all.
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Dentist's bike.

That looks like it would fit me .
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RIP Awesome Marigold jacket
Our summer prognosis is for the longest drought in 35 years.
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Old 03-21-20, 09:05 AM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
My alarm cat went off at 5AM but that’s my usual wake up time anyway.

Going to my ride. I will quote Khalil Gibran from The Prophet:

But let there be spaces in your togetherness,

And let the winds of the heavens dance between you....

And stand together yet not too near together:

For the pillars of the temple stand apart,

And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.
Good one.
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
He was constantly fussing with the bar tape. Landed on yellow.
Do I also remember yellow tires? (tyres)
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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 03-21-20, 09:12 AM
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Feed them.

We give ours a bit extra wet food just before we go to bed. Doesn't always work, but they sometimes sleep in. Didn't work this morning.
I make sure to really tire my puppy out by playing ball throw n fetch before bedtime. She’s good til 7 am.

Of course throw n fetch won’t work on cats. Just one more reason why dogs > cats.
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No season means weights again. Acclimating back from little bits of weights as maintenance, to almost a full blown workout, is tough.
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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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I make sure to really tire my puppy out by playing ball throw n fetch before bedtime. She’s good til 7 am.

Of course throw n fetch won’t work on cats. Just one more reason why dogs > cats.
Beasties are cool, just some beasties are cooler.
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They have an open buffet, so to speak. And ever since their favorite soft pate got discontinued, it’s been a constant search of new wet food to their liking. Primadonnas!
10,000 years ago cats were treated like gods by the Egyptians. Cats have never forgotten that.
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10,000 years ago cats were treated like gods by the Egyptians. Cats have never forgotten that.
ikr?
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I make sure to really tire my puppy out by playing ball throw n fetch before bedtime. She’s good til 7 am.

Of course throw n fetch won’t work on cats. Just one more reason why dogs > cats.
Because they're not dumb enough to be manipulated by a little piece of wood?
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Are people?
Everyone except the indigenous ones.
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Trails were briefly open this morning since it froze last night.

First ride on my new frame, its so much smoother than my old aluminum frame, but still has an entertaining short wheelbase.

To quote datlas , it was 100% fun

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Do I also remember yellow tires? (tyres)
I think so.
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That Merlin is a classic.
It is, if my son doesn’t want it it’s getting buried with me.

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Saturday morning quiz:

coasting had two bikes. What were they?
I think one was an Extralight with orange handlebar tape and tires.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
That looks like it would fit me .
Probably so. We’ll never know.
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