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Road Cycling It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle. -- Ernest Hemingway

Addiction LXXVII

Old 02-26-20, 09:49 PM
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But, when I work at the bike shop, I generally arrive half an hour before opening time.
Why?
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Why?
It's nice to ease into the day. You know, have some coffee, clean up the mess the kids left the previous day. That sort of thing.
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I have found Nissan drivers are the overall most aggressive on the road. This is years of data collection, unscientific methods of tabulation.
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Ram diesel pick up truck drivers. FTW.
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They were at the top of my list, then Nissan/Infiniti took the lead, and haven't given it up.
An Acura is what got me, so they are the worst in my book.
Any emissions "deleted" diesel truck, "rolling coal".
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Being prompt is a pet peeve of mine, please be on time.
If you are to be "at work" at a particular time, be there. I am flexible to some extent, as long as the work gets done, on time, and at or under estimated cost.
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Being prompt is a pet peeve of mine, please be on time.
No.
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No.
Insubordination! This will not be tolerated!
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Old 02-27-20, 05:08 AM
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Insubordination! This will not be tolerated!
Marching to the beat of my own drummer.
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Ram diesel pick up truck drivers. FTW.
Merc and Lexus mid-super-size SUVs and German sport sedans, driven by females and males respectively. Reflects the demographics here.

The vehicle that knocked me down and kept going was described as “a fancy, white, SUV.”

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Kudos.

I don't know which brand but big trucks are by far the most annoying.
Here they are generally driven by tradespeople from elsewhere in the area who rely on local good will, viz., carefully.
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Today I cross another aging landmark, my youngest child, Andera, turns 30 😂😭😂
Now get offf my lawn
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Today I cross another aging landmark, my youngest child, Andera, turns 30 😂😭😂
Now get offf my lawn


My old baby is turning 29 this year and getting married.
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My old baby is turning 29 this year and getting married.
It's funny, even at 30, our whole family still calls her "Baby"
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An Acura is what got me, so they are the worst in my book.
Any emissions "deleted" diesel truck, "rolling coal".
mid 90's Buick LeSabres for the win.
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Old 02-27-20, 06:11 AM
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No.
Jetsooonnn . Yourrrrr Firrrrred!
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But, when I work at the bike shop, I generally arrive half an hour before opening time.
I usually go to work 30 minutes before my first appointment because there is always too much work to do.

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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
It's nice to ease into the day. You know, have some coffee, clean up the mess the kids left the previous day. That sort of thing.
Definitely. I'm not a stickler for punctuality, but it's nice to have things squared away before the first customer walks through the door.
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Old 02-27-20, 07:15 AM
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If I get in early I usually get to leave early the corresponding amount. That's my main motivation. Haven't been doing too well this week.

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Being prompt is a pet peeve of mine, please be on time.
Punctuality is a lost courtesy.
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It may be time to give it another shot to find a new pair of road shoes. I think that the last time I tried was two years ago, and that ended with empty-handed frustration. Hopefully it'll go better this time.
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Anyone know how many days a person needs to stay off the trainer after having a tooth extracted?
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It may be time to give it another shot to find a new pair of road shoes. I think that the last time I tried was two years ago, and that ended with empty-handed frustration. Hopefully it'll go better this time.
Well, okay then. Hand-wringing done - that was fast.

Lake is selling their CX237 (endorsed by similarly wide-footed LAJ) for $199 (plus $15 shipping) and it seems that Lake is in the habit of creating 10% discount codes for customers willy-nilly. My thanks to Anthony for his 'ANTHONY10' discount code that saved me an additional $20.

Hopefully the shoes look good in person - I'm not a fan of black shoes and I'm a little tired of trying to keep white clean, so I went with something in between. If these don't hide smudges and scuffs, nothing will -

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Definitely. I'm not a stickler for punctuality, but it's nice to have things squared away before the first customer walks through the door.
What do you do? I've been under the impression you"re a house husband.
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Well, okay then. Hand-wringing done - that was fast.

Lake is selling their CX237 (endorsed by similarly wide-footed LAJ) for $199 (plus $15 shipping) and it seems that Lake is in the habit of creating 10% discount codes for customers willy-nilly. My thanks to Anthony for his 'ANTHONY10' discount code that saved me an additional $20.

Hopefully the shoes look good in person - I'm not a fan of black shoes and I'm a little tired of trying to keep white clean, so I went with something in between. If these don't hide smudges and scuffs, nothing will -

You'll be happy with them. Good call on the design choice, as well.
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What do you do? I've been under the impression you"re a house husband.
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Correct. I was referring to ancient history when I managed a high-end audio shop.
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