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Addiction LXXVI

Old 11-01-19, 05:28 PM
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Your recollection is accurate, but it is industrial roller chain.

I rolled through Manlius a few weeks back on my motorized bicycle, and wondered if you were still working at the bike shop. I had been on part of the Point to Pint route, and was being nostalgic.

Hello, Addiction! Long time no type.
Hola. Got a pic of your tat?
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Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
I have been a slug, or at least slug like, and became a motorcyclist. I was working crazy hours and not feeding my two wheel addiction, and the motorpickle let me do that.

Nicely, I am now working less, and trying to get back into bicycle shape. Par for the course, my last two "get back on the bike" rides involved flat tires and roadside repairs. Sound familiar?
Nice that you're getting the full experience right out of the gate.
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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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Old 11-01-19, 05:34 PM
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Hey @MoAlpha...

https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/01/healt...ess/index.html
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Hey, Dr. Datlas. No pic at the moment but likely could. Pics on this forum were always my Achilles Heel.
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Old 11-01-19, 05:41 PM
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Thanks. Good ideas, but I am troubled by the entire concept of feeding people stuff you wouldn’t eat because you know it’s not healthy. Feels “elite” in an especially bad way.
Wait. I thought we decided candy corn was a good pre-workout fuel. That and a cup or two of coffee.... Max heartrate in a flash.
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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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I also don't think I ever posted a pic of my last bike build. Genesis Equilibrium frame in Reynolds 753, Campy Centaur shifters, SRAM Rival crankset, all carbon naughty bits. There are hills in Binghamton that Syracuse didn't have.

The single speed has gotten dusty down here.
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Old 11-01-19, 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
Hey, Dr. Datlas. No pic at the moment but likely could. Pics on this forum were always my Achilles Heel.
No pressure. But I am curious.
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I am always happy to post pics. Here is sleeping Jackie:

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The cold air has finally arrived. Will need full finger gloves for tomorrow’s ride, as start temps expected to be mid 30’s.

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So, what is the ethical solution to a huge excess of candy, which one's spouse buys, over one's feckless protests, every year? It's not clear to me that taking it to work, where people will certainly eat it, is morally preferable to throwing it out.
On a more serious note: If this is how it is the day after Halloween, your best bet is to go healthy in the treats next year. In for a penny, in for a pound, either way you go. You bought candy to give to kids, and you knew that wasn't in their best interest. May as well complete the task and give it to some first responders or soldiers, who may just appreciate it.

Of course, I'm in the same boat. Halloween is Mrs. LAJ's gig, and we just have the candy truck back up to the door, and dump it out. I used to take it to work, but the state mentality is strong, so I stopped. Watching people dig through what I brought to take home, was foreign to me, and even more distasteful than eating it myself.
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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 11-01-19, 06:03 PM
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No pressure. But I am curious(Yellow)
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Old 11-01-19, 06:07 PM
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The cold air has finally arrived. Will need full finger gloves for tomorrow’s ride, as start temps expected to be mid 30’s.

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More inconvenient.... I'll be starting around 50 and home in the 30's F.
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Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
I also don't think I ever posted a pic of my last bike build. Genesis Equilibrium frame in Reynolds 753, Campy Centaur shifters, SRAM Rival crankset, all carbon naughty bits. There are hills in Binghamton that Syracuse didn't have.

The single speed has gotten dusty down here.
Good to see you, Roll.

It's actually easier to post pics now, because you don't need that third party crapola to make it happen.
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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 11-01-19, 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
I also don't think I ever posted a pic of my last bike build. Genesis Equilibrium frame in Reynolds 753, Campy Centaur shifters, SRAM Rival crankset, all carbon naughty bits. There are hills in Binghamton that Syracuse didn't have.

Ohhh mama!

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Hey LAJ,
Are you saying you bring leftover candy to work, and people paw through it to take their favorites home? If I am understanding that correctly, that is nuts, and I would lose my stuffing over that.

Hey Lester,
I finally made the west coast last year, and Portland pacifically, and thought of you and Ms. Ramona. Are you in Idaho or Montana now? I can't remember.
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Eldora, our local ski area, opened today. Earliest opening in 22 years. An indication of the strange weather. CU kids were ditching class, which is what we would have done as well.
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Wait. I thought we decided candy corn was a good pre-workout fuel. That and a cup or two of coffee.... Max heartrate in a flash.
Maybe try that tomorrow when I have to get up at 0-****-thirty and ride in the cold to a downtown hotel for an all-day meeting. I could drive in comfort and get reimbursed for parking or take the Metro if it weren't for the parade for the Nats.
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Testing photo posting. Doug asked for this, so blame him.
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I found some photos during the WW phase. I thought I'd eventually crash replace the R3SL, but I cannot.


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Are you saying you bring leftover candy to work, and people paw through it to take their favorites home? If I am understanding that correctly, that is nuts, and I would lose my stuffing over that.
That's exactly it.
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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
On a more serious note: If this is how it is the day after Halloween, your best bet is to go healthy in the treats next year. In for a penny, in for a pound, either way you go. You bought candy to give to kids, and you knew that wasn't in their best interest. May as well complete the task and give it to some first responders or soldiers, who may just appreciate it.
Agree, but my wife buys the candy (at the Army commissary, no less), and I suffer the conflict.

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Maybe try that tomorrow when I have to get up at 0-****-thirty and ride in the cold to a downtown hotel for an all-day meeting. I could drive in comfort and get reimbursed for parking or take the Metro if it weren't for the parade for the Nats.
You got this.
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
That's exactly it.
Only my clients and the Fed Ex woman eat my office Halloween candy.
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
I found some photos during the WW phase. I thought I'd eventually crash replace the R3SL, but I cannot.


Good stuff.

Going semi-WW let me know how difficult it was to get where you went. I don't think replacing that bike is an option either.
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