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Addiction LXXVI

Old 11-05-19, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Not much to assume. They stopped her at the door, confiscated her 'za, searched her bags and took a photo of her driver's license. Then one of the guards hung out with her outside for a while. If he was going to let her go I think he would have and gone back to patrolling the store. Thed woman was very non-descript. Looked to be mid-30s. Not shabbily dressed. Backpack and a pocketbook. Something about her actions must have got their Spidey senses tingling because they stopped her at the bottom of the steps that are clear on the other side of the store from where the pizza station is.

It was the second time I saw someone get pinched for shoplifting. The first time was earlier this year. The cops where there. Guys had a bunch of stuff.
Does sound like they had her dead to rights. I meant about her life and state of mind.
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Old 11-05-19, 09:29 AM
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People do cruel stuff like that. My current supervisor got a voice mail from her second husband telling her to check her email. He had sent her an email informing her he was going off with another woman. BITD her first husband worked at the railroad with her. He started having an affair. The guy was travelling to an area where we had a large yard too frequently for what his job entailed and charging motel rooms to his corporate card. Someone got suspicious, investigated the matter, and he got fired. That's how she found out about the affair.
I went out of my way to avoid breaking up with a girl via text because I figured I should tell her face to face but she figured it out anyway via text message so that's how we broke up.

It wasn't a "leaving you for another woman" thing though. I just didn't want to be with her anymore.
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Old 11-05-19, 09:39 AM
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Alexandera Houchin was the overall women's winner of this year's Tour Divide and also broke the women's single speed record. She rides with Redwing Boots, flat pedals, and denim jorts. https://bikepacking.com/news/alexand...9-tour-divide/

I became aware of her at this year's Dirty Kanza. On Friday afternoon all the DKXL 350-mile riders take off and I saw this woman on a single speed with flat pedals and jorts and I thought "damn, that's pretty bad ass."

As it turns out she (a) rode her bike from Iowa to Emporia to the start; (b) we had some pretty terrific tornadoes and thunderstorms in the region that week and she had to hide out a couple times; and (c) during the actual DKXL one of her flat pedals broke, but she happened cross paths with someone who had a spare Eggbeater so she zip tied the platform to the Eggbeater and finished the last 60 miles or so that way.

Apparently she had similar pedal issues at the Tour Divide and finished on a cobbled-together repair.

So yeah, Redwing boots... and a wheelbarrow full of bad-assery.
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Old 11-05-19, 09:49 AM
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I went out of my way to avoid breaking up with a girl via text because I figured I should tell her face to face but she figured it out anyway via text message so that's how we broke up.

It wasn't a "leaving you for another woman" thing though. I just didn't want to be with her anymore.
I think the preferred line is, "It's not you. It's me."
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I think the preferred line is, "It's not you. It's me."
I invented "It's not you. It's me."
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Old 11-05-19, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by ksryder View Post
Alexandera Houchin was the overall women's winner of this year's Tour Divide and also broke the women's single speed record. She rides with Redwing Boots, flat pedals, and denim jorts. https://bikepacking.com/news/alexand...9-tour-divide/
Two different years I saw participants in the race while I was touring in Montana. They were way behind. Still, I cannot imagine doing what they do, especially with the relatively small amount of gear they have with them. One year several riders pulled into Wise River for food. I had just come north on the Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway. After lunch they had to climb it heading south. 26 miles up hill to one degree or another. At least that part of the route is paved.
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Old 11-05-19, 10:21 AM
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I invented "It's not you. It's me."
Ok George. You stopped short?? That's MY move!
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Forgot to mention this - 45Nrth Wolvehammer, Redwing Edition




Holy crap. I've never seen such a thing. I ride in some cold stuff, but I'm not sure I could go with something like that. Then again, comfort tops everything in single digits.
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Old 11-05-19, 10:40 AM
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Forgot to mention this - 45Nrth Wolvehammer, Redwing Edition




Looks heavy
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Forgot to mention this - 45Nrth Wolvehammer, Redwing Edition




Don't they make a road cleat version?!?
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They probably weigh less than my Lake winter boots.
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Old 11-05-19, 11:54 AM
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I invented "It's not you. It's me."
No you did not. I did.
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Been trying to upload a photo of the apple butter I scored during lunch, but the program isn't working from either my work computer or my phone. And no, it's not a large image.
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This particular Whole Foods has private security. Sometimes they are visibly armed. I have also seen city police working the store, but not in a while. Maybe they replaced the cops with armed security to save money. City labor and here in Philly is very expensive. A few years ago the local bike club moved the start/finish of annual century to a location outside the city for that very reason. For example, the club liked to brew up a big urn of coffee for riders. That required the use of an electrical outlet on the side of a city building. That, in turn, required the club to pay to have a city electrician on duty. WTH?
Naturally
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Been trying to upload a photo of the apple butter I scored during lunch, but the program isn't working from either my work computer or my phone. And no, it's not a large image.
Let's see if I can upload a picture.

Hmmm....failed too. Sad!
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Looks heavy
894g per shoe, according to bikerumor.com.
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They probably weigh less than my Lake winter boots.
360g more than my Defrosters.
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Holy crap. I've never seen such a thing. I ride in some cold stuff, but I'm not sure I could go with something like that. Then again, comfort tops everything in single digits.
They're primarily for the fat bike types, where you'll spend some time trudging through the snow, I think.
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Trainer tire installed, new cassette on order. Hello, trainer season.
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You get what you pay for.
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You get what you pay for.
Hey, I gave at the office.
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Trainer tire installed, new cassette on order. Hello, trainer season.
Highway crews have been cruising around in their dump trucks today. Not a good sign.
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They forgot the apostrophe.


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Trainer tire installed, new cassette on order. Hello, trainer season.
Bought my wife a trainer tire, a Tacx 650B in a lovely, robin's egg blue. She loves it.
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