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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 04-30-20, 10:10 AM
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I don't eat fish.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I've got gripes. And grapes.
I bet they are sour, too.
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It's warmed up to a balmy 56F . Time to pack my sweatshirt and go spend a contemplative afternoon mowing the lawn.

The place will be closed for at least three more weeks. Almost no one sees Velo Vol's handiwork except the 1/3 of the lawn along the road. So it goes.
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Old 04-30-20, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post

I don't eat fish.
I do. A lot.


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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
You need to spend some time in Belgium. That'd learn ya!
Best frites ever. Garlic mayo.
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Tartar sauce and fries ftw.
Never underestimate the recuperative power of tartar sauce. It has saved me on a few rides.
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Big storm heading this way. I am askeered there will be a power failure at our corporate office, which happens sometimes, and takes our Electronic Medical Records system down. I hope it hold off until today's telemedicine visits are done. It may be close.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
It's warmed up to a balmy 56F .
61° heading for 64° today

Very windy, though. I feel like this spring has been especially windy, but maybe not.
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Big storm heading this way. I am askeered there will be a power failure at our corporate office, which happens sometimes, and takes our Electronic Medical Records system down. I hope it hold off until today's telemedicine visits are done. It may be close.

Just watched both my rides to work say F this and fly back to where they came from. Windy as hell in Norfolk right now.
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Old 04-30-20, 11:18 AM
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Sunshiny and headed for 70* in MN. Take that, Velo Vol.
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We'll be happy to judge you.
We do it all the time anyway.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Just riffing off the Lori Loughlin/USC thing.
The thing I don't get is, if you have a half-mill just lying around, can't you just use that to make sure your offspring have a legit shot at a good life? Legally, I mean, like a trust fund or excellent tutoring and training or... almost literally whatever.
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I've got a 5lb bag of potatoes that I need to use. I've been looking at various roasted/oven fried potato recipes. One of these days.
I decided that there was no time like the present and decided to try out a homefries (breakfast variety) recipe. For a first attempt, they turned out pretty well. Next time I'll cook the inside a little more and the outside a little less, but that'll be the only tweaks.

With the homefries cooking and the sun shining, I decided to make breakfast for lunch and eat outside with the kids. Perfect.
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The thing I don't get is, if you have a half-mill just lying around, can't you just use that to make sure your offspring have a legit shot at a good life? Legally, I mean, like a trust fund or excellent tutoring and training or... almost literally whatever.
that requires effort, and time, and spawn that want to participate.
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It's pretty easy to sleep through the afternoon when it's 104° and you've got nothing you can't put off til tomorrow.
I can’t sleep when it’s 104* out, I’m wide awake hollering “WTF, man”!?!?
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that requires effort, and time, and spawn that want to participate.
I guess I know that, but it still seems surreal. And if the kids don't want to participate, what will USC or any school do?

Right, prestige. It's just such an alien set of priorities.
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Garlic Tartar sauce and fries ftw.
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What kind of chainring mileage do y'all get? I feel like my teeth are getting a little thin and I'm occasionally experiencing a skip, but I only (?) have 10-12k on the ring. Is that unusual?
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I don't eat fish.
WTF, man!?
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What kind of chainring mileage do y'all get? I feel like my teeth are getting a little thin and I'm occasionally experiencing a skip, but I only (?) have 10-12k on the ring. Is that unusual?
Must be all the watts. I’ve never (knowingly) gotten close to wearing out a chainring, and while I don’t have a mileage count, but trainer hours have to be harder. I seem to recall hearing several times that being the common lifespan though.
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I guess I know that, but it still seems surreal. And if the kids don't want to participate, what will USC or any school do?

Right, prestige. It's just such an alien set of priorities.

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What kind of chainring mileage do y'all get? I feel like my teeth are getting a little thin and I'm occasionally experiencing a skip, but I only (?) have 10-12k on the ring. Is that unusual?
I’m at 38 miles, come back to me in a couple years.
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I've got a 5lb bag of potatoes that I need to use. I've been looking at various roasted/oven fried potato recipes. One of these days.
I make pseudo fries for my kids with thin sliced mini potatoes, avocado oil, garlic and rosemary baked at 475 for about 25 minutes. I don’t usually eat them, but they’re pretty good and the prep time is minimal
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
I’m at 38 miles, come back to me in a couple years.
IKR?

I've never legit worn out a component. Not even a tire.

Broken, yes.

Damaged, yes.

Replaced for something different, yes.

Worn out, from new, through normal use, no.
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What kind of chainring mileage do y'all get? I feel like my teeth are getting a little thin and I'm occasionally experiencing a skip, but I only (?) have 10-12k on the ring. Is that unusual?
Every couple of years, providing I remember. It's usually near there, and mainly the large ring. That's the one that gets the most abuse, what with 53-11 seated starts and crap like that.
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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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