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Addiction LXXIX

Old 08-05-20, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
In a brilliant move that might otherwise be seen as slightly paranoid, Bah Humbug dulled the impact of my double metric century sneak attack with a preemptive imperial century of his own. Well played, sir. Well played.
That was always the plan for this week, but I was staying quiet in case something happened. But, with a week of vacation and nowhere to go, and no other goals at all, I wanted to get in a solo century.

Woke up at 1am with a sore throat, too, but it seems to have been postnasal drip from allergies because as soon as I cleared it out it felt better, and woke up fine.

But that heat though...

Guess it's a big week all around!
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Old 08-05-20, 04:29 PM
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Oh and your ride was definitely more interesting!
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Old 08-05-20, 04:44 PM
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Beef liver is very tasty when prepared properly, ever tried it?
Yep, smothered in onions.
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Old 08-05-20, 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Yep, smothered in onions.
Bingo.
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Old 08-05-20, 04:57 PM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Yep, smothered in onions.
Liver...(shudder)... tastes like fried nosebleed. Just gimme the onions.
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Old 08-05-20, 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Slow morning, everyone must be on their Tuesday morning 82 mile ride.
I drove to the mountains @4000 feet and we rode up to the 7000 foot mark and back. It was in the 70s and beautiful. Just 4 of us and I was very glad I went. Wish I could have stayed longer. Also glad to see friends I seldom see anymore.
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Old 08-05-20, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Bingo.
Throw some mac and cheese on the plate, maybe some greens or spinach. And a nice piece of cornbread, hot with butter.
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Old 08-05-20, 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
That was always the plan for this week, but I was staying quiet in case something happened. But, with a week of vacation and nowhere to go, and no other goals at all, I wanted to get in a solo century.

Woke up at 1am with a sore throat, too, but it seems to have been postnasal drip from allergies because as soon as I cleared it out it felt better, and woke up fine.

But that heat though...

Guess it's a big week all around!
Yeah, I was pretty much riding to previous plan, too. I was hoping to get in a 200k, but was thinking that my wife might need to be on-call today. Fortunately (?) the storm actually knocked out the connection to their server and she couldn't do anything anyway, so the 200k was on. Other than a headwind for the last 50+ miles (), the weather was perfect.

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Old 08-05-20, 05:32 PM
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The only liver I'll eat is at Sammy's - chicken liver with fried onions and schmaltz.
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Old 08-05-20, 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Liver...(shudder)... tastes like fried nosebleed. Just gimme the onions.
Ever have Shoveler duck? Similar taste and texture. Smoked oysters?
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Oh, one thing that wasn't perfect on the day - at about mile 25 I saw the glint of a little patch of glass. I swerved and thought that I'd missed it all, but I heard a psst - psst - psst immediately thereafter.

Pulled over to make sure that there wasn't debris still stuck in there and to check the size of the cut. It was clear and a decent size, but not big enough to need a plug. Spin the wheel, let it seal and then gave it a few pumps at my planned pee break a mile later. Probably didn't even need to do that, it felt like it was only slightly lower than the front tire, but since there was another 100+ miles in front of me, I thought it better to take the 30 seconds and make it right.
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Old 08-05-20, 06:03 PM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Yep, smothered in onions.
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Bingo.
slice the onions in half moon slices, rub them with salt and sumac, squeeze half a lemon and mix. If you’re in the mood, put liver, onions and some crushed red pepper wrap it in a tortilla. Yumm.
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Old 08-05-20, 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
That was always the plan for this week, but I was staying quiet in case something happened. But, with a week of vacation and nowhere to go, and no other goals at all, I wanted to get in a solo century.

Woke up at 1am with a sore throat, too, but it seems to have been postnasal drip from allergies because as soon as I cleared it out it felt better, and woke up fine.

But that heat though...

Guess it's a big week all around!
You guys are just lucky I'm not willing to start a century early enough to finish before it gets up to 100°

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Old 08-05-20, 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
No problem. They are tasty.

As you probably remember, I’ve done a lot of riding in Montana. Deer are almost as numerous as pigeons in the big city. In 2017 I passed a motorist who had just hit one. Her hood was buckled. No visible external damage to the animal, but the thing was dead as fried chicken. People with expensive truck often have guards on the front, which I assume are to protect the vehicle in case of a deer or elk strike. On the last day of my 2019 tour I left my hotel in town early. There were several grazing by the side of the road by a gas station/convenience store. A couple of them wandered into the road without looking. The locals know to expect stupid behavior from them.
When I lived in the mountains there was a security guy who would come out and clean and butcher deer when they were hit by cars. He would split the meat with the driver who hit it. I car pooled with a guy who owned a body shop and he got business from deer strikes. Biker395 on the forum hit a deer with his WRX and I think it was like $5k damage.
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Old 08-05-20, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Actually, there is no chemical distinction between "oils" and "fats." Colloquially, we tend to call the ones that are liquid at room temperature oils and those also tend to be the "unsaturated" ones.
I wish my fat was liquid at room temperature
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One of my cycling friends got a fancy schmancy new electric Porsche. We rode (bikes) together today, he drove over in his car and parked it in front of my house so it was there for a few hours while we were on our ride.

Mrs datlas said it got a lot of looks by people who happened to be nearby.

I still think the Saturn is better.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Throw some mac and cheese on the plate, maybe some greens or spinach. And a nice piece of cornbread, hot with butter.
Drool.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Slow morning, everyone must be on their Tuesday morning 82 mile ride.
At 10 'til 10 this morning, I was fixing a flat.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Every hear about division and specialization of labour?
Just doing my share.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Might as well eat unpeeled carrots.
What's the problem?
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When I lived in the mountains there was a security guy who would come out and clean and butcher deer when they were hit by cars. He would split the meat with the driver who hit it. I car pooled with a guy who owned a body shop and he got business from deer strikes. Biker395 on the forum hit a deer with his WRX and I think it was like $5k damage.
In Montana it’s legal to take home deer, elk, moose and antelope that you’ve hit with your car accidentally. You may not clean or dress it by the side of the road or sell the meat. You must also go on line and get a retroactive permit so the state can keep track of road kill. Makes total sense and saves the state money from not having to clear carcasses. The law was passed maybe 8 years ago and has been wildly popular. Opponents suggested people might strike those critters on purpose, which seemed like a dumb position considering the vehicle damage that would likely result.
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The only liver I'll eat is at Sammy's - chicken liver with fried onions and schmaltz.
We were “not wealthy” growing up. Ate a lot of chicken livers with onions.
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Beef liver is very tasty when prepared properly, ever tried it?
Vegetarian.
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I still think the Saturn is better.
Fact.
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What's the problem?
Yuck.
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