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Addiction LXXIX

Old 08-03-20, 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
I finally feel 100% and we’re going to get 4 inches of rain tomorrow, depending on the intensity early morning I may just HTFU and go anyway.
I understand the itch, but... nope. I'll head out on a ride if it's dry but there's an 70% chance of rain. I will not leave the house when it's already raining or if significant rain is an absolute certainty, though.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I’m a legend in my own mind. That’s good enough for me.
I need validation from Strava.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
I didn't know about that. I just assumed the guy was stupid.
It pissed me off to no end that they would activate an account without the extra security step of card activation. The fraud person I spoke with said “The account was opened on line. We didn’t know it wasn’t you who opened the account.” WTH? My response: “You also didn’t know if was me who opened the account.”

There was a card in my name and one with a name that was close to my mom’s name, including her middle initial. The phone number on the account was that of a nurse’s station at a Houston hospital. A few weeks later someone tried to open another account using my information, but I had put a fraud alert on things, so the card issuer called me for verification. I told her my story. She told me that there was a big ring running out of Houston. I think they got my information from a form I filled out when I went to an Ortho and got an MRI. I put my mom’s name as my emergency contact. That was maybe a month before the fraud. Figured people working in medical facilities were stealing IDs and exchanging information. Can’t think of any place else someone would have gotten all the necessary information together with my mom’s name.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I need validation from Strava.
We need a Stuart Smalley/Local Legend meme to be cooked up -

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We need a Stuart Smalley/Local Legend meme to be cooked up -


"Because I'm good enough, I'm fast enough, and dog gone it, people draft me!"
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Old 08-03-20, 02:32 PM
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I too received a Local Legend award this weekend

For my 3 efforts over the last 90 days
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I too received a Local Legend award this weekend

For my 3 efforts over the last 90 days
Ha. At least mine was 25 efforts with someone hot on my heels wheel.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
I understand the itch, but... nope. I'll head out on a ride if it's dry but there's an 70% chance of rain. I will not leave the house when it's already raining or if significant rain is an absolute certainty, though.
So long as it’s not actively raining I’ll go- I don’t mind the wet roads too much.
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Old 08-03-20, 02:47 PM
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Had family hiking activity plans for the mountains today, but it's raining there. Sad.
Went to Frozen Head State Park. No frozen water spotted today. A few more weeks, probably.

Legit hiked about three miles. No Strava.

The highway going over there would be great for cycling, but it goes to 55 mph two lane with no shoulder. Alas.
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I wore a vest and gloves this morning. Brr.
I wore a vest and arm warmers. It was 65°, overcast, and a 10 mph N wind.
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Originally Posted by mvnsnd View Post
I have a house key on a paracord loop I wear around my neck. It's long enough to go over my head with the helmet on. I once lost a key from a saddlebag, so nothing of real value goes in there anymore. I put my license and some cash in a freezer style zipper bag with my phone and that goes in the jersey pocket.
I found a seat bag one time, many years ago. There was no identification of any kind with the normal stuff but there was a... house key. I wondered how much cursing went on when he got home.
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That's odd. For what brewing method? For espresso, I've always heard that you wanted the beans to be 7+ days old to allow for some kind of off-gassing following the roasting process.
Same. 7-14 days. It needs to de-gas.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
I understand the itch, but... nope. I'll head out on a ride if it's dry but there's an 70% chance of rain. I will not leave the house when it's already raining or if significant rain is an absolute certainty, though.
Same. It is so much harder to get out the door when it is actively raining than when it's going to start after you're already underway. Same with running; just give me like half a mile dry.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I need validation from Strava.
Sad.
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I found a seat bag one time, many years ago. There was no identification of any kind with the normal stuff but there was a... house key. I wondered how much cursing went on when he got home.
I found a purse on the street. There was no money in it but there was a checkbook and some other stuff. I called the number on the checks and a man said it was stolen from his wife and he drove over to get it.

I saw a guy on a beater bike take a purse from a lady on the street in a busy area. I chased him in my Corvair and finally got in front of him and got out of the car and he threw the purse at my feet and turned and rode away. I thought about hitting him but it might have killed him. He was scrawny and looked like a tweeker. I took the purse to the police station and the cop was quite rude to me, as if I had stolen it. He calmed down after he saw there was several hundred dollars inside. The cops gave my number to the lady and she called to thank me. It made me feel all warm and fuzzy.
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I found a purse on the street. There was no money in it but there was a checkbook and some other stuff. I called the number on the checks and a man said it was stolen from his wife and he drove over to get it.

I saw a guy on a beater bike take a purse from a lady on the street in a busy area. I chased him in my Corvair and finally got in front of him and got out of the car and he threw the purse at my feet and turned and rode away. I thought about hitting him but it might have killed him. He was scrawny and looked like a tweeker. I took the purse to the police station and the cop was quite rude to me, as if I had stolen it. He calmed down after he saw there was several hundred dollars inside. The cops gave my number to the lady and she called to thank me. It made me feel all warm and fuzzy.
A couple of years ago I found a wallet outside a Starbucks while running. Looked up the (very specific) name on Facebook and gave it back to her. Funnily enough, she was a minor outlier in the Austin tri scene.
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I was cycling in the mountains about 40 miles from home and found a cell phone on the road. After calling programmed numbers I got an answer at a deli and they told me the phone belonged to a forest ranger and gave me his office number. Turned out his office was a few miles from my house on my after work riding route. I called him and dropped it off there that week and he wasn't there but he left a $10 bill with a thank you note for me.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Sad.
What's sad is they won't give it to me.
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I was cycling in the mountains about 40 miles from home and found a cell phone on the road. After calling programmed numbers I got an answer at a deli and they told me the phone belonged to a forest ranger and gave me his office number. Turned out his office was a few miles from my house on my after work riding route. I called him and dropped it off there that week and he wasn't there but he left a $10 bill with a thank you note for me.
Kudos.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
I was cycling in the mountains about 40 miles from home and found a cell phone on the road. After calling programmed numbers I got an answer at a deli and they told me the phone belonged to a forest ranger and gave me his office number. Turned out his office was a few miles from my house on my after work riding route. I called him and dropped it off there that week and he wasn't there but he left a $10 bill with a thank you note for me.
About 15 years ago a friend invited me hunting in Montana. Last day of the trip, he took me up into the mountains ("So this is it - you're going to kill me?") to show me a frozen waterfall. Totally worth it, but I had to get out of the truck and push it out of the ditch at least twice, then there was a mother moose and calf to take a picture of (pre-camera phone days), and by the time we got back to town, the phone was gone. That was in November.

In May, I get a call from some guy in Bozeman who'd found a phone, and after drying it out in rice, charged it up and called "Home". I let him keep it, since I already had a newer, nicer phone, AND because he had called to ask where to ship it.
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About 15 years ago a friend invited me hunting in Montana. Last day of the trip, he took me up into the mountains ("So this is it - you're going to kill me?") to show me a frozen waterfall. Totally worth it, but I had to get out of the truck and push it out of the ditch at least twice, then there was a mother moose and calf to take a picture of (pre-camera phone days), and by the time we got back to town, the phone was gone. That was in November.

In May, I get a call from some guy in Bozeman who'd found a phone, and after drying it out in rice, charged it up and called "Home". I let him keep it, since I already had a newer, nicer phone, AND because he had called to ask where to ship it.
I found a Streamlight flashlight on the engine of a car I was working on and it had a name and number etched on it so I called the guy. He was happy to hear (they're over $100) and said he would come and get it but he never showed up. I still have it.
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And when I was about 9 or 10, I dropped my pocket watch into a snowdrift while playing at the creek. The following summer I found it and it still ran. I still have it, but it hasn't worked in a year and a half of Sundays, at least.

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Slow weekend. Everyone must be out hiking.
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Slow weekend. Everyone must be out hiking.
Nope. I'm just waiting for the kids to go to bed so that I can continue on the Season 1 binge of The Umbrella Academy.
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