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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 07-12-20, 09:26 PM
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Wait, there's a shower in that van?
You must not follow #vanlife on Insta.
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Old 07-12-20, 09:37 PM
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In other van news, I'm glad I never got rid of the $300 2001 Chevy Venture whose transmission started slipping a year back or so.

Turns out the 1-2 and 2-3 springs are pretty easy to replace and less than $50 for the shift kit. I might have 2 fully functional nearly identical minivans pretty soon.
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You must not follow #vanlife on Insta.
Or anything else there.
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Old 07-13-20, 04:59 AM
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I looked it up a little earlier. Yeah, if we sold our house we could buy one. One. Not two.
We briefly window-shopped them before deciding we'd rather stay in hotels, and you can get a lot of flights and hotel nights for the price of one. We probably still wouldn't have, but that equation looks a little different these days.
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Velo Vol should look into tiny mouse living.
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Addiction is all about class.
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Slow day. Everyone must be resting from Everesting.
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Old 07-13-20, 06:01 AM
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Out on Cape Cod some of the beaches allow you to camp so long as your camper is self contained (has a bathroom). There’s a ton of really cool older Winnebagos that have 4x4 conversions, lift kits, solar power. Pretty interesting to see RVs rolling around on 35s
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Old 07-13-20, 06:27 AM
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Oh boy! I was listening in on a conference call and making some noises (stomach muslce cramps) and other sounds because I thought I was on mute. I was not.
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Old 07-13-20, 06:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Or anything else there.
Skipped straight to TikTok, eh?
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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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Old 07-13-20, 06:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Slow day. Everyone must be resting from Everesting.
My ride had 1,929 feet of climbing. If I had done 14 more laps....
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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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Old 07-13-20, 06:39 AM
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Oh boy! I was listening in on a conference call and making some noises (stomach muslce cramps) and other sounds because I thought I was on mute. I was not.
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Old 07-13-20, 06:41 AM
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LPLO.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Slow day. Everyone must be resting from Everesting.
I had 3.5k feet of elevation on Sun - I needed to recover from that.
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Old 07-13-20, 06:45 AM
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...but that equation looks a little different these days.
Sure does.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Right out of a Progressive Insurance TV commercial.

The subject matter of the call is actually quite interesting. Wish I could talk about it.
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Old 07-13-20, 06:52 AM
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Slow day. Everyone must be resting . . . .
Yes indeed.
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Old 07-13-20, 06:55 AM
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Slow day. Everyone must be resting from Everesting.
On my prescribed easy week. Went swimming, and the neighborhood pool is nearly a hot tub. Even for me.
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Old 07-13-20, 07:04 AM
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I'm impressed, 213 unread emails in my inbox this morning.

Maybe 30% of them substantive
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Old 07-13-20, 07:16 AM
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Use definitely softens them up.

Can’t believe someone thought “Detonator” was a good name for a pneumatic tire.
I agree.
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Old 07-13-20, 07:18 AM
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You're probably not using Pedro's levers. And a bead jack.
correct
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Old 07-13-20, 07:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
On my prescribed easy week. Went swimming, and the neighborhood pool is nearly a hot tub. Even for me.
I was on a low mileage week last week but may go even lower this week.

1. I’m tired; no days off since sometime back in June.
2. Avastin injection tomorrow so I won’t ride on that day.
3. Nothing but 90s and high humidity after that.
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I was on a low mileage week last week but may go even lower this week.

1. I’m tired; no days off since sometime back in June.
2. Avastin injection tomorrow so I won’t ride on that day.
3. Nothing but 90s and high humidity after that.
Enjoy. I need a light week too and I lack reasons 1 and 2. HRV was in the red zone this a.m. and it's either training or COVID.
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Enjoy. I need a light week too and I lack reasons 1 and 2. HRV was in the red zone this a.m. and it's either training or COVID.
Hope it’s the former; the latter means more than a light week!
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Hope it’s the former; the latter means more than a light week!
Me too. And there are so many other terrible things to croak from at my age.
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Enjoy. I need a light week too and I lack reasons 1 and 2. HRV was in the red zone this a.m. and it's either training or COVID.
Now you've done it - you went and edited and now it looks like I've given you a thumbs up for possibly having covid.
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