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Addiction LXXVII

Old 01-24-20, 01:46 PM
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Can we in the West still get Norwegian sandpaper? I would pay a healthy price for it.
Inquiring minds want to know - what's special about the Norwegian stuff? Is this like fancy natural sharpening stones?
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Old 01-24-20, 02:55 PM
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Just closed the deal on the Canfield frame.

Should be here Wednesday!

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Old 01-24-20, 03:03 PM
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Wait, running shoes are carbon fibre now?

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Wait, running shoes are carbon fibre now?

https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/1220812475928629249
Be careful, they may asplode.
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Got hit and rund from behind on the way home. I am incredibly fortunate not to be on my way to the OR or the morgue. Helmet busted.

Good Samaritan saw and stopped, but no make on the tag. Fortunately wife was home.
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Old 01-24-20, 03:11 PM
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Got hit and rund from behind on the way home. I am incredibly fortunate not to be on my way to the OR or the morgue. Helmet busted.

Good Samaritan saw and stopped, but no make on the tag. Fortunately wife was home.
Oof - glad to hear you're okay-ish.

Do we need to get you one of those upside-down "how's my bike?" shirts?
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Old 01-24-20, 03:11 PM
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Scary stuff MoAlpha ! Glad you're okay!
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Old 01-24-20, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Got hit and rund from behind on the way home. I am incredibly fortunate not to be on my way to the OR or the morgue. Helmet busted.

Good Samaritan saw and stopped, but no make on the tag. Fortunately wife was home.

Ugggh. That sucks.
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Old 01-24-20, 03:20 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Got hit and rund from behind on the way home. I am incredibly fortunate not to be on my way to the OR or the morgue. Helmet busted.

Good Samaritan saw and stopped, but no make on the tag. Fortunately wife was home.
glad your okay!!!! any injuries.
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Old 01-24-20, 03:26 PM
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Poor wife cancelled a party for 25 work folks.
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Old 01-24-20, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
glad your okay!!!! any injuries.
Yes, but do not want to discuss online yet.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Got hit and rund from behind on the way home.
Did you have any warning?
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Dang, MoAlpha. I hope things are as OK as possible.
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Yes, but do not want to discuss online yet.

understandable
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Did you have any warning?
Again, probably best left for later.
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Old 01-24-20, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Again, probably best left for later.
I would say write all the details down that you can recall, especially if there is no video evidence.
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When I used to surf I got bumped by shark once. After that I always wondered if shark repellent actually worked.

If only there was car repellent....
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Old 01-24-20, 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Again, probably best left for later.
Probably best left for never. There’s a sticky re: that.

Glad you are okay.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Got hit and rund from behind on the way home. I am incredibly fortunate not to be on my way to the OR or the morgue. Helmet busted.

Good Samaritan saw and stopped, but no make on the tag. Fortunately wife was home.
Ouch! I hope you heal up ok. How’s the bike??
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Probably best left for never. There’s a sticky re: that.

Glad you are okay.
Roger, Counsel. Thanks.
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Old 01-24-20, 04:41 PM
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Wow, sorry to hear it. I think that's on the top of all of our biggest fears while cycling. Glad you are alive and talking/typing. Hoping for the best. I understand the need to keep discreet at this point.
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Got hit and rund from behind on the way home. I am incredibly fortunate not to be on my way to the OR or the morgue. Helmet busted.

Good Samaritan saw and stopped, but no make on the tag. Fortunately wife was home.
Holy Batman! I hope all is well.
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Oof - glad to hear you're okay-ish.

Do we need to get you one of those upside-down "how's my bike?" shirts?
Not to be a wise-ass, but I could send him mine from 2016.

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Got hit and rund from behind on the way home. I am incredibly fortunate not to be on my way to the OR or the morgue. Helmet busted.

Good Samaritan saw and stopped, but no make on the tag. Fortunately wife was home.
I feel your pain, hope all is well, and the scumbag gets caught.
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I just got back from hanging out at the bike shop. Doing the books, setting indoor training schedules, chatting about wheels, drinking coffee. Good times.
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