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Addiction LXXVII

Old 03-30-20, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
Those medical ships are incredible. I've been on the Mercy and have hats from both, although the Comfort's hat is cooler.

I lived in Dubai as a kid. The UAE has always been a major US base and the US presence was the only reason we didn't get invaded during the Persian Gulf War. As a kid growing up, there were always frigates, destroyers, aircraft carriers, and medical ships in the docks.

We would have US servicemen over during holidays - Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas. My mom would feed them and my dad managed the housing complex we lived at, so they would all go down to the beach and use the pool. One year for Thanksgiving, we had the doctors over.
I have been on the Comfort. Agree, very impressive.
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I once got beat in a CX race by a guy with a rear rack. He rode to the race with panniers. Took the panniers off, raced, put the panniers back on and rode home.
In fairness to him, I was having a pretty good season that year. Last year, not so much.
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Cycling explicitly excepted, not sailing or boat maintenance, unfortunately.
What happens if you go out in a boat? Will the Coast Guard come after you?
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No comment.
Why not?
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1981 716. 650b conversion, fenders, big ass handlebar bag. Stereotypical French rando imposter. Heavy, but so smooth and comfortable.

My MTB is 30lbs. Steel 29er hardtail with a 120mm fork. Fairly light wheels and only has room for 2.2 tires though.
I had a steel Trek, a 660 I bought new in 1988, I think. The frame broke around the bottom bracket @ 15K miles. Trek warranty covered it but they didn't have any steel bikes left and offered me an aluminum frame, I think a 1400. I declined so they gave me store credit and I got a very slightly used Landshark frame for $150 and the store switched the parts.
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Old 03-30-20, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
I once got beat in a CX race by a guy with a rear rack. He rode to the race with panniers. Took the panniers off, raced, put the panniers back on and rode home.
Yeah, kind of like when an on-deck batter swings a weighted bat to pump up the muscles for his turn at bat.
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The Louisiana pastor declared that the coronavirus is “politically motivated” ...
If viruses get to vote, that could really swing things, come Nov.
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And virtual rides.
Yes!!!
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My favorite because of the flag.


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What happens if you go out in a boat? Will the Coast Guard come after you?
F-16s.
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Old 03-30-20, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
What happens if you go out in a boat? Will the Coast Guard come after you?
I don't know if they have jurisdiction. MD Dept of Natural Resources water cops definitely would, though.
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Real Oscar looked worse.





Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Remember Oscar..


(not actually Oscar)
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It takes more than a week.
Be more specific.
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Just learned back home there have been two different domestic murders this past week. One was a murder suicide, and one was just a murder. Both cases husband offed the wife.
Any chance this is a direct result of the quarantine?
Anybody looking at divorce rates right now?
I don't know but last week there were eight suicides in Knox County which is way above normal.
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Real Oscar looked worse.


Real Oscar has better wheels and actual pedals, and the pedals are nicely color-matched.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Be more specific.

I don't know but last week there were eight suicides in Knox County which is way above normal.
I mean, frankly, I’m amazed I’m not a complete wreck. I fee on the verge of total despair, and that’s with me and AG technically doing just fine.
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Originally Posted by velo vol View Post
why not?
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I mean, frankly, I’m amazed I’m not a complete wreck. I fee on the verge of total despair, and that’s with me and AG technically doing just fine.
We’re the steadying influence, right?
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My wife and I haven't left the house for over 3 weeks. We've been on each other's nerves now and then, but nothing too extreme yet. Probably because she's never ridden the tandem I bought her 36 years ago.
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Real Oscar has better wheels and actual pedals, and the pedals are nicely color-matched.
Spacers are an eyesore and sperm decals have to go.
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
Real Oscar looked worse.


Oscar is tiny.
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I had a steel Trek, a 660 I bought new in 1988, I think. The frame broke around the bottom bracket @ 15K miles. Trek warranty covered it but they didn't have any steel bikes left and offered me an aluminum frame, I think a 1400. I declined so they gave me store credit and I got a very slightly used Landshark frame for $150 and the store switched the parts.
I have no idea how many miles this frame has on it, I bought it very well used about a year and a half ago. Definitely rode hard and put away wet.

Shame about the 660, but good call on the Landshark, the 1XXX series aluminum Treks aren't exactly raved about.
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I think it was about this time the Cervélo geometry went to hell.
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Be more specific.
Small shop. Average weekly bike sales are four or five units. But, of course, there is significant seasonal variation. In the winter, it's more like four or five bikes a month. A summer Saturday could see half a dozen go out the door.

I don't know but last week there were eight suicides in Knox County which is way above normal.
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
I think it was about this time the Cervélo geometry went to hell.
I keep seeing people comment about this.

What did they do?
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Just ordered a new tent and Showers Pass 2.1 rain jacket. 25% off the former. 20% off the latter. Buh bye $261 REI dividend.

#StimulatingTheEconomy
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Here too. Lots of fear, alienation, and rage in this failing country.


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