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Addiction LXXVII

Old 02-26-20, 08:30 AM
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So you're lighter on your bike ride. C'mon man, this is a bike forum.
just dont do it on your bike.
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Old 02-26-20, 08:32 AM
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Crapping at work is unpleasant for everyone involved.
Butt, **** happens
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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.
As soon as you forget to un-clip in front of a bus full of people, you can consider yourself a serious cyclist.
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So gauging effort on a ride (or fake ride) tends to be basically impossible. I did the London loop with the big hill last night on the zwift and just felt tired and crap the whole ride. Suffered through it and when Iooked at Strava, I actually PR'ed almost every section of the climb. It was nice to see a good result, but still hard to wrap my mind around why it felt like such a crappy effort when it was actually my best to date on that climb.

Going to see the chiropractor today. I will find out how imbalanced my muscle tightness is. I feel like one leg does more work than the other. I should start doing single leg drills on the road.
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Call to pay a medical bill. After hearing "Your call is very important to us. blah blah blah" at least six times I am told I am being transferred. After several rings I get a voice mailbox. I am told to leave certain details and my call will be returned within 24 hrs. My message: "24 hrs.? I guess my call wasn't very important like the recording said it was."

They can wait to get their money by mail.

#CustomerServiceisBroken
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Old 02-26-20, 09:21 AM
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Spring is just around the corner. Or at least I hope it is.

WWPOTD:

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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Call to pay a medical bill. After hearing "Your call is very important to us. blah blah blah" at least six times I am told I am being transferred. After several rings I get a voice mailbox.
Calling the doctor's office is the worst.
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Old 02-26-20, 09:23 AM
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Customer service has been broken for a very long time. Thankfully, here in Mexico, the meaning of the term is not understood, so we don't expect it.
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As soon as you forget to un-clip in front of a bus full of people, you can consider yourself a serious cyclist.
Or at an intersection after failing to grab the traffic light post to lean on it while waiting for the green light! #TooLazyToUnClip
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Calling the doctor's office is the worst.
I am pretty sure the billing and payment customer service function is outsourced because it's an 800 number. Hadn't called in a while so I had forgotten how bad it is.
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Old 02-26-20, 09:47 AM
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No meteor strikes here.

Where else can I get energy from?
You have energy issues too? I have an appointment tomorrow with a witch doctor naturopath to try to address my fatigue, low energy problems. It usually hits hardest in the spring, I'm trying to get ahead of it this year. (Well, actually it's been spring since December, but that's another story.)
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Old 02-26-20, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
In my experience the good will maintained by not annoying motorists > the risk of this happening.

By the way, some of you should look into anger management exercises.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sdWzUYEuZI

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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Spring is just around the corner.
You should tell the weather forecast that.
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You have energy issues too? I have an appointment tomorrow with a witch doctor naturopath to try to address my fatigue, low energy problems. It usually hits hardest in the spring, I'm trying to get ahead of it this year. (Well, actually it's been spring since December, but that's another story.)
I'm chronically borderline anemic. And there are other RA-related fatigue problems, which even witch doctor probably couldn't explain.

I'd think it would be worst in the winter, but maybe that's just me.
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You should tell the weather forecast that. .
There is hope:

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Old 02-26-20, 11:19 AM
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There is hope:
Oh, I didn't realize that you were in Rockford. We stayed there overnight on our most recent trip back from VA. Next time, where should we go for pizza that's regional in style but not deep dish?
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I'm chronically borderline anemic. And there are other RA-related fatigue problems, which even witch doctor probably couldn't explain.

I'd think it would be worst in the winter, but maybe that's just me.
In my case the heat has a marked and profound affect on my energy level, which is one reason I prefer the cold weather. Sooner or later somebody will figure out what's going on.
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There is hope:
<stares at image> <blinks three time> <adjusts monitor> <stares again>

"Where?"
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There is hope:

Wish we had that kind of weather during winter! We are expecting a snowstorm that will leave 1-1.5ft of snow in the next hours. Over the last 2 weeks, it looked like spring had showed up early with the mild temperatures & snow that was melting at a fast pace. I even saw skateboarders outside which is something we never see in February here. Oh well, the joys of winter living in a northern country!
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Or at an intersection after failing to grab the traffic light post to lean on it while waiting for the green light! #TooLazyToUnClip
Indeed. "Who moved that pole?"
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Wish we had that kind of weather during winter!
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As soon as you forget to un-clip in front of a bus full of people, you can consider yourself a serious cyclist.
If a mini van full of kids counts, then, I am a serious cyclist.
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If a mini van full of kids counts, then, I am a serious cyclist.
Absolutely
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"Where?"
See annotated image:

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Wish we had that kind of weather during winter! We are expecting a snowstorm that will leave 1-1.5ft of snow in the next hours. Over the last 2 weeks, it looked like spring had showed up early with the mild temperatures & snow that was melting at a fast pace. I even saw skateboarders outside which is something we never see in February here. Oh well, the joys of winter living in a northern country!
This winter has been rather mild, and we just got lucky with avoiding this latest round of snow.

It's still cold enough to be obnoxious. And we're about to enter mud season. But I am looking forward to seeing budding trees here in a month or so
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Saw a jerk dad in Whole Foods yesterday. Son (looks to be about 6) accidentally runs over dad's foot with their empty cart. Dad explodes and pushes the cart at the kind, yanking it back just before it hits him and yells and the kid. He then rides the kid for a couple of minutes about the incident with a mean look on his face. Kid is in tears by now. While dad's back is turned, big sis, who appears to be about 8, gives him a comforting hug that seems to whisper "I o.k.. Dad is an ass."

Of course, I don't have kids. So what do I know?
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