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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 05-19-20, 08:15 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
That sounds like a very long timeline. I don’t know the details but I think in USA they would fix the bone and the tendon at the same time. Immobilized for 6 weeks, then a couple months of hand therapy to get strength and range of motion back.
Sounds like I'll be immobilized for two 6 week periods. That I can live with, and kind of expected. Nonetheless I am VERY anxious to finally be pinless.
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Here too. Lots of fear, alienation, and rage in this failing country.


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Old 05-19-20, 08:16 PM
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Work really sucked. I've always hated close-talkers, but now multiply that 10x.

Customers not wearing masks. WTF is wrong with these people?
We'll turn you around, if you try to come into the bike shop without a mask on your face.
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Old 05-19-20, 08:17 PM
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How long will your foot be wounded?
The foot is good I've been running all over the place landscaping and irrigating and whatnot. Done a few rides but been too busy to ride much.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
We'll turn you around, if you try to come into the bike shop without a mask on your face.
I don't have a mask. If I did, it would be awesome.
#AwesomeIsAsAwesomeDoes
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Old 05-19-20, 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Ouch that sucks!

Bikes are the new toilet paper

How was work?
Work? Watchu tawkin' bout Willis?
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Old 05-19-20, 08:29 PM
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Stupid is the word you’re looking for.
Selfish works. Or inconsiderate.
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Old 05-19-20, 08:31 PM
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Hardly.

On the next street there's a house that has flashing lights in a front window, like Christmas lights. Only they're white and look like snowflakes. It triggers me.
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Old 05-19-20, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Is Barry Bonds the Lance of MLB?
I don't think he was vilified the way Lance was.
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Old 05-19-20, 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
I don't have a mask. If I did, it would be awesome.
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We have been mask-required for some weeks now. There's your casual, cloth mask, just to meet the requirement, and then there is your N95 for the times you cross paths with non-maskers. There is a little shop in our little town that sells the N95s, and some cartridge type too. Recently he is displaying full hazmat jumpsuits. I can't imagine who would be buying them. In Mayberry one does not need to go full hazmat.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
Screw Me! Now they tell me it’s out of stock.

That just plain bites.

I get the phone call thing, too. It does get old.
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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 05-19-20, 08:53 PM
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Stupid is the word you’re looking for.
"Stupid" is far too flattering for these people.

One guy was irritated that I wasn't sympathetic enough(because we didn't have anything in a medium). After he called me an ***hole, I told him, "I was thinking the same of you", and walked away.

People, they're the worst.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
There is a little shop in our little town that sells the N95s, and some cartridge type too. Recently he is displaying full hazmat jumpsuits.
How much?
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
That just plain bites.

I get the phone call thing, too. It does get old.
I worked on 1 bike today, and spent the rest of my day dealing with people that weren't considerate enough to wear a freaking mask.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
I worked on 1 bike today, and spent the rest of my day dealing with people that weren't considerate enough to wear a freaking mask.

We have a locked front door, and a one person per car rule, along with a mask. I also wear gloves and a mask, when dealing with the public.
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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 LAJ View Post
We have a locked front door, and a one person per car rule, along with a mask. I also wear gloves and a mask, when dealing with the public.
You don't have Doug Ducey as Governor.

Most people in AZ don't believe anything they see on the media. "It's all just a hoax".

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This eve whilst cycling I saw about 20 Canadian geese grazing in a field. I told them to give my regards to the homeland.

#Birding
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Did they leave their calling cards?
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I worked on 1 bike today, and spent the rest of my day dealing with people that weren't considerate enough to wear a freaking mask.
Spritz them with disinfectant.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
You don't have Doug Ducey as Governor.

Most people in AZ don't believe anything they see on the media. "It's all just a hoax".
We have a left wing governor, that is pro business. We have voters that vote left wing into office, and right wing when it comes to spending. It's an odd mix.
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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 rjones28 View Post
Spritz them with disinfectant.
I'd rather whack 'em with my pedal wrench.
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Did they leave their calling cards?
Those ones were occupied, but earlier I heard one or more calling from the golf course.
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These pics are from the climb up, I hope they send me some from the singletrack descent.

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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
I'd rather whack 'em with my pedal wrench.
Spritz them with 70% alcohol solution afterward. No problem.
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