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Addiction LXXVI

Old 11-08-19, 08:12 AM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Arctic blast coming our way. It will be chilly for Saturday's ride
You cray cray. It's probably going to be in the low 20s out your way Saturday morning. I may grind some gravel out in the Wissahickon on Sunday. The club is having an open house in Chestnut Hill. Supposed to get up the mid-50s.
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
No kouign amans I suppose. Too bad.
I love simple fancy pastries.
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Have to winterize the boat and get the sails off this weekend. Sun and Mon will be warmish, but that would be better for riding...
Oh, just put it off and ride while you can. What's the worst that could happen?
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
I love simple fancy pastries.
Despite the oxymoron I know exactly what you mean. Simple-elegant.
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Anybody know what the story is with the Zwift trial period? It says it's a 7 day trail, yet they also mention 25km, which I obviously burned through on the first workout, so it's says that I've got 0km left.

It looks like it's going to let me ride some more, but I have a small window to workout later this morning, so I don't want to scramble if I need alternate plans.
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Oh, just put it off and ride while you can. What's the worst that could happen?
Really. My wife already got POd at me this morning for thinking out loud about revising the weekend plan without due formalities and anything else is just money.

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We've had highs under freezing pretty regularly for the last 7-10 days. It got me pretty concerned about my winter prep (primarily the snow blower and an ice dam heating wire install), which isn't very fun when you're freezing your ass off. I had, of course, put off those things in favor of squeezing out the last road rides of the season, but it was looking as if I'd played it a little too tight. Looking at the forecast now, I'm seeing the prospect of sunshine and inching above freezing a few times in the coming week, so I may luck out. Fingers crossed.
I forgot to put the snow brush/ice scrapper in Mrs. rjones28's car, while prepping for winter. We got a couple of inches of snow over night.
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Some well meaning, but possibly misguided soul just left a HUGE carbo-dump at our office for the staff. It contains two big bags of muffins, donuts, and bagels.

I chose a blueberry muffin.
I wouldn't mind a blueberry muffin.
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Cold morning=packed bus.
25F and snowing today. I did not ride a bus.
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I wouldn't mind a blueberry muffin.
A muffin can be very filling.

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It's actually snowing out right now. Just a flurry though.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Anybody know what the story is with the Zwift trial period? It says it's a 7 day trail, yet they also mention 25km, which I obviously burned through on the first workout, so it's says that I've got 0km left.

It looks like it's going to let me ride some more, but I have a small window to workout later this morning, so I don't want to scramble if I need alternate plans.
Rouvy has a permanent free ride option for 1 hour at a time. It isn’t fancy, no pretend road riding, but all the important data is supported.
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So I was cleaning out some stuff from a box in my office and found this. Probably 1992 vintage at the end a two-day charity ride. IIRC, it was miserably wet on the first day. The second day I did the century route (that red ribbon was your century prize) and it was hot and humid, hence the look.

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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Anybody know what the story is with the Zwift trial period? It says it's a 7 day trail, yet they also mention 25km, which I obviously burned through on the first workout, so it's says that I've got 0km left.

It looks like it's going to let me ride some more, but I have a small window to workout later this morning, so I don't want to scramble if I need alternate plans.
Mine went well over 7 days and the game just paused at 25 km and resumed after I put the money in.
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First, blade down, sighting of a highway crew snow plow this season.

#soitbegins
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Old 11-08-19, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
First, blade down, sighting of a highway crew snow plow this season.

#soitbegins
We woke up to +/- 30cms on the ground this a.m.
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Where is trainsnorter. .
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it's good you made it through to the other side. So many back surgeries have horrible endings good stuff.
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Some well meaning, but possibly misguided soul just left a HUGE carbo-dump at our office for the staff. It contains two big bags of muffins, donuts, and bagels.

I chose a blueberry muffin.
I'm a chocolate chip muffin fan. Blueberry comes in third after raisin bran.

On the bagel front, genuine pumpernickel is far and away no. 1, followed by an everything bagel, then all the rest.

Like most humans I'm a carboholic.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
We've had highs under freezing pretty regularly for the last 7-10 days. It got me pretty concerned about my winter prep (primarily the snow blower and an ice dam heating wire install), which isn't very fun when you're freezing your ass off. I had, of course, put off those things in favor of squeezing out the last road rides of the season, but it was looking as if I'd played it a little too tight. Looking at the forecast now, I'm seeing the prospect of sunshine and inching above freezing a few times in the coming week, so I may luck out. Fingers crossed.
Like you, this unexpectedly cold and snowy November has left some late fall outside work unfinished. Have four saplings, several perennials and a bunch of spring bulbs unplanted. Pots haven't been emptied which puts them at risk for cracking. Had to trudge through the snow to get my non-awesome shovels from the shed.

Thinking of getting a single stage snow-blower, but also need a real chainsaw as there are about 9 trees that need taking out, including the one in the front yard that died from a lighting strike. Suspect that with the WAF / finances should only get one. The lighting strike is quite visible as it blew a 3" side strip of bark off the entire way from top to bottom.
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. . . a round of sporting clays.
Interesting. I've done some in the past. I have a photo but then I'd have to give myself an infraction.

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Well, it's letting me ride Richmond (come at me bro @Dan333SP) while doing some interval work. And what is it about the prospect of sprint intervals that elicits a feral grin?
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Despite the oxymoron I know exactly what you mean. Simple-elegant.
Oh please, both of you would snatch a Dunkin donut in a second.
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I forgot to put the snow brush/ice scrapper in Mrs. rjones28's car, while prepping for winter. We got a couple of inches of snow over night.
We had some flurries this morning, first of the season, but just a shower.
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So I was cleaning out some stuff from a box in my office and found this. Probably 1992 vintage at the end a two-day charity ride. IIRC, it was miserably wet on the first day. The second day I did the century route (that red ribbon was your century prize) and it was hot and humid, hence the look.
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