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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 04-20-20, 04:53 PM
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I was thinking of doing 33 miles today, but that might be ramping up too quickly, plus it got awfully hot and windy, so 22 miles will have to do.
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Originally Posted by ls01 View Post
our Meijers is the same
Well and the weird thing is, I went to our grocery store last week without our bags (having heard about this from all over) and the cashier asked why I didn't bring my bags!
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I suspect that when they do re-open, it will be a gradual thing. Smaller groups of people first. Small restaurants first. Or maybe larger restaurants with only half of the tables in use. The last will probably be huge arenas filled with 50K people.
Absolutely. Races and concerts will be right there with stadium audiences as the last things to open up.
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex View Post
47 minutes post to post. Impressive!
With a test ride, too!

I will say, overall I find vintage bikes to be quite charming.

What is not charming is having to take off brake levers and unwrap/rewrap handlebar tape just to do something as small as changing your stem length
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Oh and yes, the anxiety reduction is indeed about the exercise (hard exercise specifically) reducing general anxiety, not a case of anxiety over athletic performance being cured by adequate training. Though that pops up occasionally before an event.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
With a test ride, too!

I will say, overall I find vintage bikes to be quite charming.

What is not charming is having to take off brake levers and unwrap/rewrap handlebar tape just to do something as small as changing your stem length
Years ago when I cracked a quill stem I found it was stuck when I tried to replace it. I wailed on it with a claw hammer for a while before it came out.
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Got it!
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Years ago when I cracked a quill stem I found it was stuck when I tried to replace it. I wailed on it with a claw hammer for a while before it came out.
Yeah, those were a lovely unlike metals case. I remember using hammers too.
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BTW, if you guys want to really feel superior to tri geeks, now is the time. ST has far more clueless, ignorant, negligent-mass-murderers than the 41. It's shocking.
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Whew. 23 miles feels like an endurance ride.

#sad
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Over the last few years I've become a fan of the Quaker Friends Overseas Service. First, some time ago I learned Quakers were instrumental during the 1800s in England in freeing slaves in the West Indies. Then, after reading several books by a Quaker woman named Lady Borton, who worked for the Quaker Overseas Service, and who did much work to help Vietnames boat people in Asia who were robbed, beat and raped, back in those terrible times, only increased my regard. Furthermore, when Japanese Americans were held in confinement during WWII, Quakers sent them Gifts at Christmas. To this day Japanese Americans lend financial support to Quaker charities. I also very much like that Quakers are not in the business of fund raising. You don't see their glossie ads for donations. What they undertake is mostly with their own money. They truly live according to their beliefs.
Lady Borton lived in Athens County, Ohio, where I also lived. When she sold her farm, to her long time renter, she sold it for what she'd paid for it, 35 years earlier. Wouldn't take a penny more
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Wooohoo.

NBD!

New beer day, that is. Don't remember my last 15-pack Oskar Blues sampler having this one.

Grade-A recovery beer right there!

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BTW, if you guys want to really feel superior to tri geeks, now is the time.
I want to feel superior to myself.
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Old 04-20-20, 07:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Well and the weird thing is, I went to our grocery store last week without our bags (having heard about this from all over) and the cashier asked why I didn't bring my bags!
Lol consistency is everything in these trying times
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Oh and yes, the anxiety reduction is indeed about the exercise (hard exercise specifically) reducing general anxiety, not a case of anxiety over athletic performance being cured by adequate training. Though that pops up occasionally before an event.
I was going to add earlier and forgot. I think it has something to do with satisfying the fight or flight response.

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Whew. 23 miles feels like an endurance ride.

#sad
Tell me about it. I've been toiling this winter.

Not sure if it's:

--just out of shape?
--RA/aenemia/other?
--olds?
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
With rototillers, and horses.
I'm no farmer but I did note the absence of a tractor in this recollection.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Whew. 23 miles feels like an endurance ride.

#sad
I am hoping to do a rail trail ride next Saturday. I may even stealth camp for one night. Total mileage could be up to 46. It’s kinda scaring me.
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I was going to add earlier and forgot. I think it has something to do with satisfying the fight ir flight response.
Maybe. AG has been doing a ton of reading and among other things, sweating in and of itself is therapeutic. Which may explain at least part of why we're both heat-bugs.
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I get anxious just thinking about it. My wife and I went to Aldis this morning and spilt up our list to get done faster and minimize our exposure time. Five minutes in, my wife found me and said she just wanted to leave. I can't say that I blamed her one bit.
Annoys me when people dawdle in grocery stores these day. I want to get in and out as quickly as possible.
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Annoys me when people dawdle in grocery stores these day. I want to get in and out as quickly as possible.
Even worse, 20 check out lines. But only 2 are open. With 10 to 15 people in each line. And then they send an employee out to "manage" the customers.
Get a till and start ringing stuff up!
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Even worse, 20 check out lines. But only 2 are open. With 10 to 15 people in each line. And then they send an employee out to "manage" the customers.
Get a till and start ringing stuff up!
Or the only lines open are the self checkout where the scanners never seem to work properly.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Years ago when I cracked a quill stem I found it was stuck when I tried to replace it. I wailed on it with a claw hammer for a while before it came out.
I've been lucky so far to avoid that or a stuck seatpost.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Wooohoo.

NBD!

New beer day, that is. Don't remember my last 15-pack Oskar Blues sampler having this one.

Grade-A recovery beer right there!

This was my post ride recovery drink last night...
Edit: it’s an old pic


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Is this beerforums.net?

In a related matter, my college friend had a small scale brewery in Baltimore about 10 years ago, it was apparently good beer but life changes made him close.

Last I heard, he was planning to move the whole shuttered operation to Atlanta and restart it. That was pre-COVID19, however.
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