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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 07-26-20, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I'll see what I can come up with next month in all the humidity.

Maybe I'll ride to Reno, even though the big event is canceled this year

I hate this Covid stuff.
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Old 07-26-20, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Sound plan! Since Saturday is one week and Sunday is the next week, I shouldn't have any fatigue issues, amiright?
Absolutely! I also foresee no familial issues.
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Old 07-26-20, 07:18 PM
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The stupid Toll Brothers development at the end of our street plus episodic rains have resulted in large areas of standing, stagnant water the past few weeks. I have also noticed a major increase in mosquitoes lately.

Think there is a connection?
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Old 07-26-20, 07:27 PM
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Oh, ha - I don't know if I mentioned it, but we're a group in Turkey because I set the location as the town closest to 41° lat and 41° lng
oh now I get it.
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Old 07-26-20, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
The stupid Toll Brothers development at the end of our street plus episodic rains have resulted in large areas of standing, stagnant water the past few weeks. I have also noticed a major increase in mosquitoes lately.

Think there is a connection?
No connection whatsoever.

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The guy that lives in a state with almost 12k lakes and mosquitoes up the wazoo.
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Old 07-26-20, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I had one years ago. I was riding on gravel and the light bulb lit up and I thought, "This is dumb."
Mine came as a result of the Pcad incident, coupled with the first aggressive behaviors I've witnessed in the twelve years I've been riding in these parts. I decided it was time for chipseal and then gravel. I never thought I would take that step, but here I am
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Old 07-26-20, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Sound plan! Since Saturday is one week and Sunday is the next week, I shouldn't have any fatigue issues, amiright?
How do you figure this? The week ends on Sunday.
I don't see a way for Sat and Sun to be in different weeks. Unless you're talking about the following Saturday, of course.
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Old 07-26-20, 07:41 PM
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Were you on 23mm tires?
Probably the fatish tyres on my youth bike, or at latest, the tyres on my '80s 10-speed bike.
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Old 07-26-20, 07:44 PM
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BTW, I unintentionally misled you about the MLB at bat app for mobile. It is $29/year for all out of market games. This means you could watch every team but the Snakes. That is not such a bad thing...
Is there really a professional team called the Snakes? What sport? Where have I been?
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Old 07-26-20, 07:49 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
How do you figure this? The week ends on Sunday.
I don't see a way for Sat and Sun to be in different weeks. Unless you're talking about the following Saturday, of course.
Semi-inside joke between Hummer and I. Some time back, there was a guy saying that it was dumb that Strava weeks ended on Sunday, rather than Saturday. He didn't understand the concept that, with the typical M-F work week, Sat and Sun should, for all physiological reasons, be lumped together instead of split.
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Old 07-26-20, 07:51 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Or does the week end at midnight in Turkey? What's that, about 2pm?
Whatever the reason, the time zone of the group isn't controlling. My ride this evening would be well into Monday there.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Whatever the reason, the time zone of the group isn't controlling. My ride this evening would be well into Monday there.
You just do you, @Velo Vol. The rest will take care of itself.
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You don't have to worry about lane violations if you go gravel, eh seedsbelize ?
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Speaking of time, we're about to overtake WhyFi again. It will feel good to have the belt back.


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Semi-inside joke between Hummer and I. Some time back, there was a guy saying that it was dumb that Strava weeks ended on Sunday, rather than Saturday. He didn't understand the concept that, with the typical M-F work week, Sat and Sun should, for all physiological reasons, be lumped together instead of split.
I see
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You don't have to worry about lane violations if you go gravel, eh seedsbelize ?
I would not ride whereLAJ rides. I would go completely off road if there were no other options. I have become alergic to traffic.
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Is there really a professional team called the Snakes? What sport? Where have I been?

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No connection whatsoever.

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The guy that lives in a state with almost 12k lakes and mosquitoes up the wazoo.
That's a really bad place to have mosquitoes.
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Did ya pass along some plates to your friend?
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That's a really bad place to have mosquitoes.
You're tellin' me.
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Did ya pass along some plates to your friend?
That's on the agenda.
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That's on the agenda.
I wish that I had a friend like that, but I'll settle for uploading and cataloging them online to UpRide.
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