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Addiction LXXIX

Old 08-08-20, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
I survived 18 years of Jersey. Rest of family still there.
Hunterdon, Warren and Sussex counties have some really nice (and hilly) riding. Certain parts of Cape May County are also nice for riding, with many low-traffic roads. You have to know where to go.
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Old 08-08-20, 07:52 AM
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
with the criminal 17% sales tax rate? Hard pass.
SMH


Why would anyone volunteer to live there?
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Old 08-08-20, 07:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Velo Vol My family practice doctor is transferring to Knoxville, TN. So, Mouse Man, should I warn her in case you're doctor shopping?
Definitely so. Anything else would be cruel.
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Old 08-08-20, 07:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Pirkaus View Post
Grew up in the Newark area in the 60s and 70s.
Yikes!
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Got the CVT because mrs datlas does not drive stick.

#HappyWifeHappyLife
As previously stated, the stick makes no sense. Tiny gaps between gears
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Old 08-08-20, 08:09 AM
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
Dropping some coin on a kitchen remodel. Quartz countertops. SMFH.
Also replacing the 2 garage door openers. 9.5 years old and acting up.

#StimulatingTheEconomy
We just finished a granite countertop and new sink install. I did the sink, and missed having a functional left index finger for the first time. When reaching up into that narrow space to connect water lines
#StimulatingTheEconomy
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Originally Posted by Pirkaus View Post
Jerzee, Jorzey, Jersey, it's all the same, I have fond memories, but have no reason to visit there.
Grew up in the Newark area in the 60s and 70s, we moved out in 77.
We have a JERZEES factory a short distance from town, which stimulates the economy. Kind of. Minimum wage is not a living wage. But for people with nothing else going, it's something. And weekends off.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
We have a JERZEES factory a short distance from town, which stimulates the economy. Kind of. Minimum wage is not a living wage. But for people with nothing else going, it's something. And weekends off.
No T-shirts on the weekends? Slackers!

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And, last evening, the wife and I decided to get a hotel in Cancun, instead of driving at 3 AM. In part because we are under curfew here, and would possibly have to get clearance from the police in the villages we have to pass through.
#BigSighOfRelief
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Old 08-08-20, 08:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Slow morning.
Must be Friday.

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Velo Vol My family practice doctor is transferring to Knoxville, TN. So, Mouse Man, should I warn her in case you're doctor shopping? Or, maybe she'd like a challenge.
Is she good? I became a patient of my GP group like seven years ago and have never had an appointment with "my doctor." I always get appointments with nurses. datlas
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Time to get ready to ride. However, the leaderboard already looks quite formidable.

#JustWaitTillNextWeek !
Next week I go back to my old ways of trainer during the week and at least attempting to get back into tri training, so you and WhyFi can fight it out.
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Old 08-08-20, 09:20 AM
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Hey velo does this count?
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Old 08-08-20, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Next week I go back to my old ways of trainer during the week and at least attempting to get back into tri training, so you and WhyFi can fight it out.
You at least going to edge over 500k for the week tomorrow? I'll even send you one of my Rapha Festive500 patches if you do.

I spent a lazy morning with the family, made French toast and whatnot. Going to head out and JRA. Will probably keep it under 40 or so so that I'm not too tempted to aim for a 500k week myself tomorrow.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post

Hey velo does this count?
No.
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You at least going to edge over 500k for the week tomorrow? I'll even send you one of my Rapha Festive500 patches if you do.

I spent a lazy morning with the family, made French toast and whatnot. Going to head out and JRA. Will probably keep it under 40 or so so that I'm not too tempted to aim for a 500k week myself tomorrow.
Oh yeah, 40 or 50 tomorrow to finish out my vacation week (barring unforeseen issues). That'd be cool, thanks!

I miss French toast...
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
We just finished a granite countertop and new sink install. I did the sink, and missed having a functional left index finger for the first time. When reaching up into that narrow space to connect water lines
#StimulatingTheEconomy
You did it despite the amputation. Kudos.
Some people can't swap out a saddle by themselves. SMH.
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Old 08-08-20, 10:48 AM
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You did it despite the amputation. Kudos.
Some people can't swap out a saddle by themselves. SMH.
Saddle? My coworker takes his Wilier to the bike store to fix flats.
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Hey velo does this count?
Stationary riding won't earn a Velo Vol kudos, but I think it could count toward some of the Strava challenges. I mean, if snowshoeing and kayaking do, why not?

Related: it would do me well to get more upper body workout like that.
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Some people can't swap out a saddle by themselves.
Probably because their saddle is barely compatible with their seat post, thanks to the dumb dumbs at Bike Bicycle who can't figure out a simple system.
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You did it despite the amputation. Kudos.
Some people can't swap out a saddle by themselves. SMH.
Most of the saddles I've installed lately have been onto these.

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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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Stationary riding won't earn a Velo Vol kudos, but I think it could count toward some of the Strava challenges. I mean, if snowshoeing and kayaking do, why not?

Related: it would do me well to get more upper body workout like that.

Probably because their saddle is barely compatible with their seat post, thanks to the dumb dumbs at Bike Bicycle who can't figure out a simple system.
Oh dear.
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Questions:

(1) Does wakeboarding count?

(2) How is he being pulled in several of these shots, such as under the bridge?

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It's time we have a national conversation about bicycle helmets. #P&R

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Lunch.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
It's time we have a national conversation about bicycle helmets. #P&R

https://twitter.com/ProjectLincoln/s...31734906167296
word. Blows to the head can be dangerous.
Ask me how I know.
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Ugh. I was goofing around on my fixed gear last night and was trying to learn how to skid.

Lockring threads stripped out

I just built these wheels not too long ago. Very annoying.
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