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Old 11-08-19, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Gotta be a story behind that.
It was a rough couple of seasons, with random deck screws and other hardware being installed. A pal that's common to us also had a rough go the same time, hence all his other cycling buddies comment.
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If I dug around a bit, I could find and photograph my A&P aircraft mechanic license. I'm not going to do that though
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If I dug around a bit, I could find and photograph my A&P aircraft mechanic license. I'm not going to do that though
Well, the paper may not be impressive, but the skill set is very cool.
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Old 11-08-19, 07:45 PM
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Fiona Hill turns 55 next year too.

#AllTheCoolKidsAreDoingIt
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Old 11-08-19, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
In different thread in a different forum a different poster attributed "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" to Guns N' Roses.

Sad.
I wouldn’t know either but I’d be tempted to google it if prizes were involved.
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Old 11-08-19, 08:02 PM
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Ha. Could have been worse. If you ever want to repeatedly facepalm, search youtube for "do teens/college kids know [insert decade of choice] music?"
Many years back when I used to watch the show American Idol, there was some young ditzy country singer who didn’t know who Stevie Wonder was. Unreal.
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Old 11-08-19, 08:07 PM
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Interesting but slightly sad story. You may recall the last chapter, one of my friends/club-mates has a gorgeous custom crabon Seven that cracked TWICE on the DS seatstay near the dropout. The most recent time was a few months ago, and they repaired it.

He discovered it cracked AGAIN. Same location. I don't know what the issue is, but it's no bueno.
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Many years back when I used to watch the show American Idol, there was some young ditzy country singer who didn’t know who Stevie Wonder was. Unreal.
That's like a clown not knowing who Bozo is.
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Kudos. Could you pick up a pair of MEILENSTEINs for me??
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
All this talk of snow and awesomeness is not complete without a pics.

Is that your barn and milkhouse there?
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Is that your barn and milkhouse there?
Neighbors. They aren't dairy farmers anymore. That foliage covered ruin to the left was a bull barn, BITD.
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Old 11-08-19, 09:53 PM
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I'm still trying to process the fact that @Velo Vol is an attorney, though it does explain a lot.

#MisguidedUte
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Old 11-09-19, 01:51 AM
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Kudos. Could you pick up a pair of MEILENSTEINs for me??
I’m on vacation and haven’t even walked by a bike shop, let alone been in one. Crazy, I know.

Seriously, I’ve seen a zillion cyclists but only one drop bar machine and he was wearing jeans and a regular jacket... and a backpack.
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It’s cold. 20F. Time to ride.
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I'm still trying to process the fact that @Velo Vol is an attorney, though it does explain a lot.

#MisguidedUte
Same here
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Neighbors. They aren't dairy farmers anymore. That foliage covered ruin to the left was a bull barn, BITD.
Looks kind of small, no wonder bulls have a testy temperament.
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Looks kind of small, no wonder bulls have a testy temperament.
I see what you did there.
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Also, the sound effects left me wondering if there were a lot of low-flying jets over Richmond, then I realized that the sound was supposed to simulate the cobble sections.
Here’s me riding the real Richmond cobbles last month. No jet engine hum, just the sound of my teeth and cables and chain rattling.

New house and new baby means riding outside is next to impossible now, so I’m slowly becoming a Zwift-only cyclist, as much as it pains me to admit that. Oh well, beats being sedentary.

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Here’s me riding the real Richmond cobbles last month. No jet engine hum, just the sound of my teeth and cables and chain rattling.

New house and new baby means riding outside is next to impossible now, so I’m slowly becoming a Zwift-only cyclist, as much as it pains me to admit that. Oh well, beats being sedentary.

Not as fun looking. Nice work!
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Here’s me riding the real Richmond cobbles last month. No jet engine hum, just the sound of my teeth and cables and chain rattling.

New house and new baby means riding outside is next to impossible now, so I’m slowly becoming a Zwift-only cyclist, as much as it pains me to admit that. Oh well, beats being sedentary.
Also me on the Richmond course, "why am I crawling? What? An 11% grade? Dan didn't show me this. Or this 8%. Or this 10%. Or this other 8%... "

FWIW, I have neither a new baby nor a new house, but riding outside is next to impossible for me, too.
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wut No blueberry pie? That's just un-American right there.
But is it treason?
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Also me on the Richmond course, "why am I crawling? What? An 11% grade? Dan didn't show me this. Or this 8%. Or this 10%. Or this other 8%... "

FWIW, I have neither a new baby nor a new house, but riding outside is next to impossible for me, too.
And, if I'm being honest, I'm kind of liking the schedule freedom that comes with a one hour trainer workout vs a few hours of getting dressed, riding, wiping down the bike, etc.
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My undergraduate diploma is in Latin. Also, from a Philly institution.
Same for my doctorate. I have no idea what it says. And it was around the end of the time they used real sheepskin. I called and asked for a replacement when a framer damaged it slightly. The school told me the replacement wouldn’t be sheepskin. Okay... What they didn’t tell me was it would have “second copy” printed on it in Latin. That I could translate. I decided to just use the original. Bastids.
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And, if I'm being honest, I'm kind of liking the schedule freedom that comes with a one hour trainer workout vs a few hours of getting dressed, riding, wiping down the bike, etc.
Same. If I have an hour worth of stuff on the bike, it is much more economical to go the trainer route.
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I’m on vacation and haven’t even walked by a bike shop, let alone been in one. Crazy, I know.

Seriously, I’ve seen a zillion cyclists but only one drop bar machine and he was wearing jeans and a regular jacket... and a backpack.
I bet the jacket wasn't awesome and certainly wasn't Marigold
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