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Old 02-26-20, 06:29 AM
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mrs datlas and I have a lunch date tomorrow at Morimoto. Ever been?
Too rich for my blood.
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Old 02-26-20, 07:01 AM
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Roads are wet but not raining. Time to ride.

be careful had my first wipe out due to wet roads this morning. It involved the rear brake.

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Old 02-26-20, 07:10 AM
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Hey seedsbelize does the Chicxulub Crater you live in or near have any influence on the local cultural identity?
At first glance I thought there might be a Chicks Club in Seed’s neighborhood. I said whaaaaaa, sweet!

Imagine my disappointment upon following the link.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
None. But it's responsible for the ring of cenotes, which brings in tourists. Now that you mention it, I believe we live IN it.
I do suppose that the crater was discovered only in the 1970s, with it's role in the Cretaceous extinction event only really defined about 10 years ago. Maybe not recent enough for the significance to sink in. Or maybe people just don't care. NTTAWWT.

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You don't know if you live in a crater?
To be fair, it's huge, and very old. So not much evidence remains if you're looking visually.
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I am 100 percent sure of this. Checked it multiple times before I put it on.
Are links always a standard, universal size? They only have to be off a micro smidgen to screw up the calculation.
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You might gain some ground by working from a chair, they way I'm doing it, even though I don't have to. Easier on the feet, in my case, and better balance in your case.
That's a lot better than mine. The biggest issue is balance. Clamping my mountain bike on the seat tube cantilevers too much mass off to one side. If i'm not careful a small bump will cause it to tip over.
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I’m still disappointed about the Chicks Club thing.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
I do suppose that the crater was discovered only in the 1970s, with it's role in the Cretaceous extinction event only really defined about 10 years ago. Maybe not recent enough for the significance to sink in. Or maybe people just don't care. NTTAWWT.



To be fair, it's huge, and very old. So not much evidence remains if you're looking visually.
There's another one in the Southern Chesapeake. I have crossed it many times without feeling the "energy" at all.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chesap..._impact_crater
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Take my dog. Please?
I take my dog everywhere but it just follows me home! (Bu ding, clank)
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...makes your muscles grow in response to work and gives you a good night’s sleep after a big ride.
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be careful had my first wipe out due to wet roads this morning. It involved the rear break.
Yikes! You okay?
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We have a meteor strike near us, also. Pretty sure that there is nothing spooky going on there except the inhabitants.
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I completed my first Zwift training plan Monday night, a six week plan to increase FTP. I managed to complete every workout. My FTP is no longer a negative number.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
I do suppose that the crater was discovered only in the 1970s, with it's role in the Cretaceous extinction event only really defined about 10 years ago. Maybe not recent enough for the significance to sink in. Or maybe people just don't care. NTTAWWT.



To be fair, it's huge, and very old. So not much evidence remains if you're looking visually.
People are very poor. Survival day to day is their utmost concern. Also, whatever Maya culture that was on the coast is long gone. Traditional villages remain in the interior though.
Also, to be fair, the bulk of it is out in the gulf. The surface of the earth inside the crater is effectively sea floor, without the water. Fossil filled limestone bedrock on the surface in lieu of soil. And, 20 miles inland, as we are, is barely 20 meters above sea level. Not much crater to be seen if you're not a geologist.

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Are links always a standard, universal size? They only have to be off a micro smidgen to screw up the calculation.
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be careful had my first wipe out due to wet roads this morning. It involved the rear break.
No fun.
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I’m still disappointed about the Chicks Club thing.
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No meteor strikes here.

Where else can I get energy from?
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No meteor strikes here.

Where else can I get energy from?
Have you tried Sufi dancing?

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Yikes! You okay?

Very anti climatic. Traffic was bad this morning so I changed my route to get away from it, I ran into a dead end so was trying to do a tight U turn, For whatever reason I grabbed the rear brake instead of the front brake and the rear wheel skidded out from underneath of me. Pride hurts more than anything.
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The laser level has become one of my favorite tools. It was very satisfying to twist the leveling feet on the work bench until is was just so. Highly recommended for the anal retentive sticklers for detail out there.
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The first nice weather always brings out the vehicular homicide in people. On my ride today, a lovely young man in a new Audi pulled up to my right at a red signal and made obvious preparations to turn left on top of me. When I requested he not **** with me, he yelled at me for “cursing in front of my ******g fiancée.” Poor woman.
I hope you told him to go **** his hat.
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Have you tried Sufi dancing!
I have not.
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