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Old 05-20-20, 02:49 PM
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Break time's over - more garden work. I think that I get to shovel gravel for the wife.
I think I have only one more day of my self-imposed gravel shoveling project.
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Old 05-20-20, 03:26 PM
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My wife gave me those looks. I converted her. I think that if my machine broke down, she'd go halfsies on a new one.
I'm not holding my breath. She's already complaining that the room with the espresso machine and grinder "stink" like coffee.
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Although you hate to admit it, Tennessee *IS* south in the winter. There’s a reason they’re named Canada geese. Even N.Y. is south to them.
Yep. I read something a few years back that said that many have adapted to these parts and no longer fly south. I’ve definitely noticed far fewer squadrons overhead flying south. Miss the sight and sound in the fall.
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Old 05-20-20, 03:28 PM
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Wildlife sighting on the morning ride -

It was probably thinking the same thing about you.
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Old 05-20-20, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
It was probably thinking the same thing about you.
I hope it's okay. I know that they sit still as a defense mechanism, but I was violating social distancing protocols with this fawn and it didn't flee.
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Old 05-20-20, 03:34 PM
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I'm not holding my breath. She's already complaining that the room with the espresso machine and grinder "stink" like coffee.
"Stink"?! That's one of the most wonderful smells in the world!
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Old 05-20-20, 03:36 PM
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This should be here Friday.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I think I have only one more day of my self-imposed gravel shoveling project.
I hit a wall. Had to go eat more. I might try to do a little more, but sitting in the shade and enjoying the breeze is really pleasant right now.
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Old 05-20-20, 03:49 PM
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Why shovel gravel on your lawn? I don't get it.
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Why shovel gravel on your lawn? I don't get it.
Beats having to water it to make it grow, then cut it because it grew. Over and over and over...
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Old 05-20-20, 03:58 PM
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I'm not holding my breath. She's already complaining that the room with the espresso machine and grinder "stink" like coffee.
Before my parents moved the family from NYC to the country, they had a friend in the Bronx who was a coffee importer. I was probably 6 y.o. We went to his warehouse once and I distinctly remember many sacks of coffee all over the place and the heavenly aroma of coffee beans. I've been drinking coffee steadily since well before that.
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The gravel that we're removing was put down around the perimeter of the house. I assume that it was for ease of maintenance/weed prevention?
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Old 05-20-20, 04:01 PM
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The gravel that we're removing was put down around the perimeter of the house. I assume that it was for ease of maintenance/weed prevention?
Also discourages termites and some other pests, per my pest guy.
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Old 05-20-20, 04:02 PM
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Guacamole tastes great. Chips are good but since they were made from flour not corn tortillas they came out tasting more like pita chips than tortilla chips. Still quite tasty. Can pair with guacamole OR hummus.


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This should be here Friday.
Looks intense.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Yep. I read something a few years back that said that many have adapted to these parts and no longer fly south. I’ve definitely noticed far fewer squadrons overhead flying south. Miss the sight and sound in the fall.
I miss that epic migration also. Large bodies of water moderate local climate with cooler temps in summer and warmer in winter. There are large groups of geese that hang out here for the winter. They have everything they need right here, yummy grass to feed on and water everywhere to teach their goslings the finer points of being a goose. I like having them around.
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"Stink"?! That's one of the most wonderful smells in the world!
I know, really!
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Old 05-20-20, 04:19 PM
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I did a destination ride out to one of the tougher hills near me. It’s 1 mile at 11%, the last 1/4 mile is more like 15%. Nice ride. Strava won’t give me segment details anymore. Sigh.
What do you see, now? Here's the mini-leaderboard -

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Old 05-20-20, 04:22 PM
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I'm not holding my breath. She's already complaining that the room with the espresso machine and grinder "stink" like coffee.
Clearly you are ready to have your own kitchen
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What do you see, now? Here's the mini-leaderboard -

I see the top 10, then a gap, then me with a grey number. And if I look for leaderboard for this year or today, I get a message saying I need premium to see that. I would not mind seeing it but not gonna pay for it.
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I see the top 10, then a gap, then me with a grey number. And if I look for leaderboard for this year or today, I get a message saying I need premium to see that. I would not mind seeing it but not gonna pay for it.
I wonder if "Today" is only available if you've (me, in this case) ridden it today, 'cause I can't see it.

As far as the year, you're 7 of 18. No 2 is at 7.6mph and then a jump to 9.3mph for No 1.
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I know, really!
Now, if you were roasting beans, I could totally understand complaints. I'm not even gonna go that far.
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My legs were threatening to cramp towards the end of my ride. I wonder if MoAlpha could advise on the proper electrolyte intake to avoid this in the future.
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Beats having to water it to make it grow, then cut it because it grew. Over and over and over...
We had a patch of stone in our front yard - it was something that was put in years and years ago. My wife wanted it gone - too many weeds. Yes, there was a barrier, but it was old and holey, and the weeds were finding a way through.
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I wonder if "Today" is only available if you've (me, in this case) ridden it today, 'cause I can't see it.

As far as the year, you're 7 of 18. No 2 is at 7.6mph and then a jump to 9.3mph for No 1.
Got it. Interesting. Do you have hills like that in your neck of the woods? I like hills although I prefer 4-10%, the longer the better.
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