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Old 05-22-20, 07:46 AM
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Thanks. I resisted the urge.
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Old 05-22-20, 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
day 5 of rain. Hoping it will clear up enough to ride tonight
Sounds like you need a rain bike

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I'm off work, the weather is nice, and right outside my door up the hill are 4 HC climbs and numerous Cat 1 and Cat 2 climbs, with virtually no traffic at all.

Yet, I can't find much motivation to ride, unfortunately. I might get in an hour today. I honestly think the motivation to ride is the #1 most important thing to have, because once you have that, you'll find a way to overcome all the various excuses, and find the time to get out there and ride.
Oh definitely. It's a great excuse to have a few different bikes, as well. I'm not always in the mood to ride one particular bike, but I'm usually in the mood to ride one of them

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Old 05-22-20, 07:53 AM
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Alarm cat got into our room at 4:30AM. We usually close the door tight so she can't do that, but that hard lemonade must have gone to my wife's head, as she did not close door tight enough to click it, and of course Jackie came in and wanted some love from me. It was a bit early but I can't be angry with such a lovely creature.
We've been keeping the cats locked out for the last week but finally left the door open last night. We've found that if we limit access to the room throughout the week it seems to disable the alarm feature, but if they have unfettered access for a few days it gets reset to around 5AM.

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Funny - my poor old boy would howl and scratch at any fully-latched door, but with the bedroom door open he would just come and curl up at our feet or in between us if he was cold. Never woke me up.
Good kitty
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Old 05-22-20, 08:11 AM
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Sounds like you need a rain bike.



Luckily I was at work the last 4 days. But yes a rain bike would be nice.
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Old 05-22-20, 08:28 AM
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I like that song/video, especially the line - "she's so fine there's no telling where my money went".
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Hey WhyFi - heard you were bored. Want to come over and hook my new fridge up to the water line?
We have had lots of hassles in the past with water lines to the fridge and ice-maker snafus, so much so that for our current new fridge (bought maybe 4 years ago) we purposefully did not get one with an ice-maker or water dispenser.

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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
I did my birthday ride today, 12 days early.
That's the spirit.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
the plan is for a fast 70 mile ride on Saturday, and then some good bourbon.
That's the spirit. What's your taste in bourbon?
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So mrs bam has been showing interest in cycling since I have started. But every bike I pick out she’s not interested in. Plus, I think If I did buy her her very own road bike after about a month or two it would just start collecting dust.
This popped up today, and I could totally see her riding this with me. Now if I can only convince her.

https://norfolk.craigslist.org/bik/d...122142955.html
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
So mrs bam has been showing interest in cycling since I have started. But every bike I pick out she’s not interested in. Plus, I think If I did buy her her very own road bike after about a month or two it would just start collecting dust.
This popped up today, and I could totally see her riding this with me. Now if I can only convince her.

https://norfolk.craigslist.org/bik/d...122142955.html
Uh oh. I think they call those marriage-ender bicycles. Be careful!
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Old 05-22-20, 08:59 AM
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"Damn it, honey - I said to DIAL IT UP!!!"
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
That's the spirit. What's your taste in bourbon?
I like Blanton's, but we'll be sipping some Oil Fire rye whiskey on Saturday.


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Got a small splinter in my heel. Everything is canceled.
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That is a cracked chainstay. After 5 months post-wreck, my luck ran out. Started making a creaking noise last Friday and I thought it was the bottom bracket. Nope.

Going to try the Cannondale crash replacement program through my retailer.

That's all I've got to say about that.
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Sorry to see, and I hope it works out for you.
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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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Wow! You wear it well.
Only 52 miles are required, but it's a nice ride to Seven Springs, so we'll need to do a few more miles.
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Old 05-22-20, 09:27 AM
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I like Blanton's, but we'll be sipping some Oil Fire rye whiskey on Saturday.

I've been trying to get ahold of some Blanton's but no one in my vicinity has it. I'm on a couple of watch lists but so far no good.

Eventually. For now Woodford Reserve or Unc Nearest '56 top my list.
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Uh oh. I think they call those marriage-ender bicycles. Be careful!

So far it’s a no go.....
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Got one from Tuesday showing a bit of trail.

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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
So mrs bam has been showing interest in cycling since I have started. But every bike I pick out she’s not interested in. Plus, I think If I did buy her her very own road bike after about a month or two it would just start collecting dust.
This popped up today, and I could totally see her riding this with me. Now if I can only convince her.

https://norfolk.craigslist.org/bik/d...122142955.html
Are you showing her road bikes mostly?

My wife really did not like her bike before I binned the drop bars and made it very upright, position-wise.


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So far it’s a no go.....
Probably for the best.
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Maybe it was too cold for the poppies to open.

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Good kitty
The best. When it was time for wet food he would go to his food area and sit and look at me. Maybe give a quiet "mow". I even trained him to scratch his scratching post when he was hungry. I miss the big goofball.

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Are you showing her road bikes mostly?

My wife really did not like her bike before I binned the drop bars and made it very upright, position-wise.
+1

Yeah, my wife is just not going to get in to road cycling - Dutch-style all the way. If I had the budget, I'd get her a Dutchie with assist.
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Probably for the best.
I try barking up the tandem tree every once in a while but get shot down every time.

I figure we do well in a canoe together so a tandem shouldn't be too far removed.

Maybe she just doesn't trust me as a captain
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