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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 06-02-20, 05:12 PM
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I think the fredliness from the mirrors and the periscope cancel each other out. Amiright?
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Black sea bass tonight.
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And, my boy turned 13 today!
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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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No riots in the OBX.
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Don't forget.
No word from abshipp . Probably forgot to pre-hydrate and ended up in a ditch by the goat field.
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No riots in the OBX.
Needs someone to organize it.
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No riots in the OBX.
I was surprised I ended up really liking Outer Banks on Netflix.

I haven't been there since 1977 or so
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I was surprised I ended up really liking Outer Banks on Netflix.


I haven't been there since 1977 or so

First time back in 6 years. It’s amazing how much it has changed, and at the same time it hasn’t changed at all, if that makes any sense.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
No word from abshipp . Probably forgot to pre-hydrate and ended up in a ditch by the goat field.
Or he took a picture of something that didn’t want it’s picture taken.....
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Old 06-02-20, 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Black sea bass tonight.
How fresh could it be? All the way from the Black Sea.
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Old 06-02-20, 08:07 PM
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wut is a periscope?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
No word from abshipp . Probably forgot to pre-hydrate and ended up in a ditch by the goat field.
Barely adequate pre-hydration. Made it with careful rationing.

Glad I had a heart rate monitor, it was hot enough that my HR was getting really high without feeling like I was working much at all.
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Or he took a picture of something that didn’t want it’s picture taken.....
Too hot for pictures. I did see a bunch teenagers going to go swim in a quarry though. I think it's posted "no trespassing". Damn kids these days SMH.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Barely adequate pre-hydration.
How much did you drink? (in American units)
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Old 06-02-20, 09:27 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I was surprised I ended up really liking Outer Banks on Netflix.

I haven't been there since 1977 or so
I was there in '84 or thereabouts
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Old 06-02-20, 10:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
wut is a periscope?
Uncut steer tube protruding above the stem. Duh.
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wut is a periscope?
Duh. A mouthwash that treats periodontal disease.
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Speaking of my fredly bike, I bought another thing to hang on it: the Varia RTL515. Seemed like a good idea with adding a bunch of new on-road riding, especially around daybreak. I know WhyFi approves, and at least I know they're not about to release a new one on me.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Speaking of my fredly bike, I bought another thing to hang on it: the Varia RTL515. Seemed like a good idea with adding a bunch of new on-road riding, especially around daybreak. I know WhyFi approves, and at least I know they're not about to release a new one on me.

that’s one of the things on my ever growing amazon list. My wife is cute, she looks at the list but doesn’t read what things are. She bought me a regular light the other day which I already have. Her response was she saw the Varia on Amazon so she bought one that looked like it.....
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It's raining
that’s unfortunate.
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How much did you drink? (in American units)
Throughout the day? 5 or 6 17fl.oz bottles plus a couple mugs of coffee.

On the bike was a single 20fl.oz bottle.
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Duh. A mouthwash that treats periodontal disease.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Speaking of my fredly bike, I bought another thing to hang on it: the Varia RTL515. Seemed like a good idea with adding a bunch of new on-road riding, especially around daybreak. I know WhyFi approves, and at least I know they're not about to release a new one on me.
The only problem with the Varia is the anxiety of not having it (forgot to charge it or whatever) after you've grown accustomed to it.

Also, if you haven't seen, you can pair it to as many head units as you'd like - there's no pairing mode, it's always open broadcasting - so both you and AG can have the readout. The person that's piggybacking just has to be aware that the indicated car positioning is relative to the light, obv, not their own position (but you two stick close together, anyway, it seems).
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
that’s one of the things on my ever growing amazon list. My wife is cute, she looks at the list but doesn’t read what things are. She bought me a regular light the other day which I already have. Her response was she saw the Varia on Amazon so she bought one that looked like it.....
This is why AG and I literally don't surprise each other with gifts. Economists will actually tell you that gift-giving, as at Christmas or birthdays, is inefficient: depending on which study you look at, between 10% and 30% of a gift's value is wasted (in terms of price vs value to the recipient). Great for the holiday-industrial complex; terrible for your wallet and happiness. It's much better to make sure that if you buy someone a gift, it's something they would do for themselves. The exception would be things like how I would likely not actually buy myself an R5 (or P5X), but if AG paid that premium for a gift (she doesn't read this so it's not a hint, and I'm not getting a new bike until the new DA drops and we see what Shimano's next direction is), I'd cherish and enjoy that great bike that I wouldn't buy myself. Those are rare cases, though; most surprise gifts are things the recipient doesn't want as much as they cost, and thus are stupid and wasteful. It gets worse the wealthier you are, because you're more likely to have already bought yourself the things you find valuable for the cost.
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On the bike was a single 20fl.oz bottle.
Are you not a serious cyclist?
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