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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 04-04-20, 07:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
A RedHawk.
I would not have remembered that. I think they were still the Redskins at that time. Yes, and we called the student center the res.
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What is she doing over there?
Who knows. I don't work at the main campus, and do all I can to stay away from there. I don't like many of the people I've met, so it's best I stay in my own little compound.
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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 Bah Humbug View Post
At least here I feel young. We got some young'ns at work (finally), and they keep making me feel old. One had apparently not heard of Doom.
I have not heard of Doom.
I do know who Stevie Wonder is though

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Old 04-04-20, 08:15 PM
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He's got a woman. Women trump this measly forum.
Thars not a woman, that's his nurse. He slipped into senility.
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Two separate accidents a few minutes apart on my route this morning, I had to turn back because the police shut the road. Boy Racers driving too fast in a winding canyon. They’ve been zooming past me all week. Three total cars over the side.

The ambulance driving down the hill was not making haste.





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Old 04-04-20, 08:22 PM
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Lots of that shenanigans lately
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Fun ride on the fixed gear tonight, up until I was about 2 miles from home and my chain broke

Of course, the break was two links away from the quick link but I couldn't get it apart. Had to make the call of shame to get picked up

Pretty sunset though:


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Old 04-04-20, 08:38 PM
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Fun ride on the fixed gear tonight, up until I was about 2 miles from home and my chain broke
And you escaped without injury? Got lucky there.
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Old 04-04-20, 08:50 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
And you escaped without injury? Got lucky there.
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I've definitely been lucky. Second time I have dropped a chain on a fixed gear and nothing terrible has happened.

I also run two brakes for that exact reason.

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Old 04-04-20, 09:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Heathpack View Post
Two separate accidents a few minutes apart on my route this morning, I had to turn back because the police shut the road. Boy Racers driving too fast in a winding canyon. They’ve been zooming past me all week. Three total cars over the side.

The ambulance driving down the hill was not making haste.




Lordy

I've noticed the vehicles are driving like it's the last lap at Indy due to less cars on the road.
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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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Old 04-04-20, 09:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
To watch The Love Boat?

No, I have not.

Suit yourself.

Amazon has a LOT of James Bond movies up.

We're watching them in order of theatrical release. I'd briefly considered going in order of novel publishing date, but, nahhhh.
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Old 04-04-20, 09:16 PM
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I think I married the right one, because that has not been my experience.
Mine either, but he's not spending his time here is he? Maybe he's strumming his guitar.
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Old 04-04-20, 09:18 PM
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Fun ride on the fixed gear tonight, up until I was about 2 miles from home and my chain broke

Of course, the break was two links away from the quick link but I couldn't get it apart. Had to make the call of shame to get picked up

Pretty sunset though:

Hot.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
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I've definitely been lucky. Second time I have dropped a chain on a fixed gear and nothing terrible has happened.

I also run two brakes for that exact reason.
I've just had one fixed chain drop that I can recall. I dropped the chain on my Free Spirit and luckily it jammed weirdly between chainring, chainstay and tire. Rear wheel locked up, no harm done besides bent chain and scratched chainstay.
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Old 04-04-20, 09:53 PM
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I've struggled with tires before, but after over an hour with the bead jack AND tying it iff at numerous places, I have given up on seating the first bead. A big part of the problem is the sidewall virtually doesn't exist. I will likely destroy said sidewall before I manage to mount it. Kenda Small Block 8. My new off road tires. I was going for it in order to ride off road tomorrow morning. Not goohhnn happen.
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Originally Posted by Heathpack View Post
Two separate accidents a few minutes apart on my route this morning, I had to turn back because the police shut the road. Boy Racers driving too fast in a winding canyon. They’ve been zooming past me all week. Three total cars over the side.

The ambulance driving down the hill was not making haste.
Not good.
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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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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
At least here I feel young. We got some young'ns at work (finally), and they keep making me feel old. One had apparently not heard of Doom.
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To watch The Love Boat?

No, I have not.
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Suit yourself.

Amazon has a LOT of James Bond movies up.

We're watching them in order of theatrical release. I'd briefly considered going in order of novel publishing date, but, nahhhh.
As an alternative, the SyFy channel has released all of the remade Battlestar Galactica streaming online, with minimal commercials (which is saying something, from what I remember of that channel).

Hey, look! Multi-quote works. Must be the browser- switched from Edge to Firefox.
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Everyone thinks they have had a long strange trip, until they look at other folks' journeys. Then they realize everyone has had a long strange trip, just using different modes of transportation.
"The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience."
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I was going to do another daybreak ride today, but mrs datlas wants to do a “2 weeks supply” shopping trip to Wegmans when they open at 7AM. So ride will be later.
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I was going to do another daybreak ride today, but mrs datlas wants to do a “2 weeks supply” shopping trip to Wegmans when they open at 7AM. So ride will be later.
Check to see if they have a seniors hour. Many do. My Whole Foods does. 7-8 are for old folks only.
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Check to see if they have a seniors hour. Many do. My Whole Foods does. 7-8 are for old folks only.
She says they do not. Plus, we are 54 soon to be 55 so not old enough.

We are heading out soon.
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Mine either, but he's not spending his time here is he? Maybe he's strumming his guitar.
Tws...wait.....wut?
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Originally Posted by Jadesfire View Post
Hey, look! Multi-quote works. Must be the browser- switched from Edge to Firefox.
wut

Never heard of it.

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She says they do not. Plus, we are 54 soon to be 55 so not old enough.
They're not carding people who look old.

Just sayin'
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Two separate accidents a few minutes apart on my route this morning, I had to turn back because the police shut the road.
Looks like a good place to ride.
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Survived doorbusting at Wegmans. The whole thing seems surreal. I think we have enough essentials to last a couple of weeks.
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