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Addiction LXXVII

Old 03-23-20, 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by WalksOn2Wheels View Post
Uhhh... How old we talkin' here? I rarely drink, but if it's liquor I quite enjoy the buzz at 37 or 38 or whatever hell age I am these days. 37?
63. I have other problems, like increasing anxiety, which I think is part of the overall picture.
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Originally Posted by WalksOn2Wheels View Post
Uhhh... How old we talkin' here? I rarely drink, but if it's liquor I quite enjoy the buzz at 37 or 38 or whatever hell age I am these days. 37?
I’m about your age and I know what he’s talking about. It’s much of why I don’t drink much anymore.
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Ditto. 36 and I rarely finish a glass of wine or a beer.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
People say it's because we have higher tax but we aren't the highest tax on gas in the country and the state that is has gas for around $2.
Interesting, looks like PA is number 1!

And naturally, IL made the top 10.
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47 cents on the futures market


I wonder if the zoning here would allow for a 1500 gallon underground gas tank.
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How much? Asking for a friend.

Dunno. I'm sure Velo Vol has a chart...
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I wonder if the zoning here would allow for a 1500 gallon undergroundgas tank.
If you can dig discretely enough nobody needs to know...
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I’m about your age and I know what he’s talking about. It’s much of why I don’t drink much anymore.
It helps that I never partied in my youth. (Wow, it feels really weird to say "in my youth") So I don't have a lot of bad memories of hangovers. Every other month or so I'll have a strong cocktail or two and that's just enough to make me feel great without any bad after effects. There was a time just a few years back where it was nearly a nightly occurrence and that wore on me. I was dealing with some stuff...
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We're around $1.99-2.10/gal right now. I told the wife that it's time to fill up the car and burn donuts in the parking lot since we can't go anywhere.
Around $1.80 here and I have been daily driving the El Camino. It's rough around the edges "rat rod" vibe gives it that perfect end of the world feeling as the world around me gets ever so quiet.
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Originally Posted by WalksOn2Wheels View Post
It helps that I never partied in my youth. (Wow, it feels really weird to say "in my youth") So I don't have a lot of bad memories of hangovers. Every other month or so I'll have a strong cocktail or two and that's just enough to make me feel great without any bad after effects. There was a time just a few years back where it was nearly a nightly occurrence and that wore on me. I was dealing with some stuff...
I didn’t party a lot either. Hardly at all, in fact. Right around when I turned 35 the amount of time I spent with a pleasant buzz dropped and the amount of hangover or just plain sick feeling increased. If I drink a few times a year it can still be pretty good, but the thought of regular drinking is not a pleasant one for me.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I wonder if the zoning here would allow for a 1500 gallon underground gas tank.
Do eeet.
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Old 03-23-20, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by WalksOn2Wheels View Post
It helps that I never partied in my youth.
Does not compute.
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Old 03-23-20, 01:32 PM
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In college we got ripped every weekend, beer and cheap wine. We had to travel maybe 5 or 10 miles to a wet county to stock up, didn’t matter.
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They must be hoping people will be too distracted to care and then get used to it.
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I rather enjoy the gray area of having a buzz but not being drunk. I'm a cheap date, so one decent beer will usually do the trick. It's rare that I have multiple beers, unless it's over the course of hours. This ties in to another factor that limits the appeal of liquor for me - the dosing makes is easier to overdo.
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I rather enjoy the gray area of having a buzz but not being drunk. I'm a cheap date, so one decent beer will usually do the trick. It's rare that I have multiple beers, unless it's over the course of hours. This ties in to another factor that limits the appeal of liquor for me - the dosing makes is easier to overdo.
My favorite beer is the Chimay Grande Reserve. It is 9% and comes in a 750 ml bottle. That paired with a good steak dinner and I am feeling GREAT. Best done when you know you can basically go straight to bed. Which is basically never when you have kids.
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Governor just ordered shelter in place for counties surrounding Philadelphia. Since "essential" businesses all already closed, I am not sure if this really makes much of a difference.
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Some might be interested in a "Post your dogs" thread over in C&V (of all places). As we know, animals have a wonderfully calming effect on our nerves.
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-v...ur-dogs-8.html

Start from the last page and work your way backwards until you reach the older pages where the missing photos just get too annoying.

There may be a cats thread also somewhere for all you cat fans, somebody please let us know if you find one.
Show me your cat is one of the most popular threads over there. Spot has been featured three times.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I wonder if the zoning here would allow for a 1500 gallon underground gas tank.
I worked at a new car dealer where they had an underground tank installed but the filler was badly designed and leaked when it rained. Dozens of new cars were fueled with the water/gasoline mix before anything was done to fix it. I drained a bunch of cars that year.
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Governor just ordered shelter in place for counties surrounding Philadelphia. Since "essential" businesses all already closed, I am not sure if this really makes much of a difference.
What about Pittsburgh, the other PA city, what are they, chopped liver?
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In the lockdown, people are dreaming if they think 3 weeks will be enough. Dreaming. I forgot the rest.
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Show me your cat is one of the most popular threads over there. Spot has been featured three times.
Same forum, c&v?
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What about Pittsburgh, the other PA city, what are they, chopped liver?
Meh.

We’re getting shelter-in-place tonight, apparently.
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Same forum, c&v?
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