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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 05-01-20, 06:24 PM
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So we're still watching the incredibly-long and great coverage of the IAAF championships from last year (remember sports?) and AG asks "how do people wind up as decathletes?" I respond "...probably the same way they wind up as triathletes."
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Originally Posted by Heathpack View Post
The drivers drove me from the state. Right up to Maine where civility prevailed.
Never drive in DC... Most of us believe turn signals charge you by the blink, and signs and lights are suggestions.. Drivers having FaceTime/video calls while driving is a common occurrence
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Never thought that I would see the location Salisbury, MD on this forum. It’s head quarters for my airline, and a very strange place.
Also the headquarters of Purdue. The year I rode the century there was a large contingency of Purdue employees riding in matching kits. They looked exactly like their packaged products in the meat aisle.. not sure if they had “words” afterwards.
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex View Post
Never drive in DC... Most of us believe turn signals charge you by the blink, and signs and lights are suggestions.. Drivers having FaceTime/video calls while driving is a common occurrence

Also the headquarters of Purdue. The year I rode the century there was a large contingency of Purdue employees riding in matching kits. They looked exactly like their packaged products in the meat aisle.. not sure if they had “words” afterwards.
I couldn't believe the constant horn honking there.
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Western Mass people aren’t M*******s
M*******s generally can be found inside the Route 495, inside Route 128, the horn is how you communicate, and directional signal are for tourists. In downtown Boston and surrounding suburbs, if you dive politely, your gonna die. Living in southern New Hampshire, we get the weekend influx of these fine people every weekend.
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Originally Posted by Pirkaus View Post
M*******s generally can be found inside the Route 495, inside Route 128, the horn is how you communicate, and directional signal are for tourists. In downtown Boston and surrounding suburbs, if you dive politely, your gonna die. Living in southern New Hampshire, we get the weekend influx of these fine people every weekend.
Inside 128, outside 1A, generally
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Also funny is, my sister lives in Cambridge and insists she has never run into one of these people and has no idea what I'm talking about and claims it's all in my head. My mother also professes that Bostonians are polite and educated and cultured. I'd really love to know where the other side of this dichotomy is, because they and the rest of my family talk about a Boston I've never been able to find.
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Around here just about every town with a river has some form of a River Road, be it upper, lower, north south.......
As far as elevation goes, I've said before, you can't swing a dead cat with a 1000' of elevation gain.
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Operation “Fatten Goose” has started. Pizza and strawberry shortcake.
Kudos.

I'm eating salad.
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Kudos.

I'm eating salad.
Turkey burgers and Ranch Style beans here. Fresh pineapple for first dessert, then cheesecake later for second dessert.
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I aced my test. INR was right in the middle of the therapeutic range.
well...let that be a lesson to ya?
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex View Post
Never drive in DC... Most of us believe turn signals charge you by the blink, and signs and lights are suggestions.. Drivers having FaceTime/video calls while driving is a common occurrence

Also the headquarters of Purdue. The year I rode the century there was a large contingency of Purdue employees riding in matching kits. They looked exactly like their packaged products in the meat aisle.. not sure if they had “words” afterwards.

the whole town smells like chickens.
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I think a serious eater/fattener should be going here.


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Old 05-01-20, 08:06 PM
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So, in the current situation, I do bookkeeping at the shop on Friday mornings before we open. This was in a work stand.



Full Campy Record 8 speed, including Delta brakes and Vento wheelset.
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Old 05-01-20, 08:10 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Turkey burgers and Ranch Style beans here. Fresh pineapple for first dessert, then cheesecake later for second dessert.
Beans of an unknown variety, cooked in the pressure cooker. Pineapple/mango for dessert. Cheesecake does not exist here. Flan is a pretty good substitute though.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I think a serious eater/fattener should be going here.


It's gonna be a good long while til I hit a buffet again. I'm really missing the all you can eat lunch buffet at the Indian joint down the road
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Beans of an unknown variety, cooked in the pressure cooker. Pineapple/mango for dessert. Cheesecake does not exist here. Flan is a pretty good substitute though.
A proper flan is divine.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
So, in the current situation, I do bookkeeping at the shop on Friday mornings. This was in a work stand.



Full Campy Record 8 speed, including Delta brakes and Vento wheelset.
Columbus SLX? I wouldn't kick it out of bed.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
the whole town smells like chickens.
yeah. I do remember quite intense smell of chicken at times.
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There was a Golden Corral in Rock Springs, and during the week approaching a dinner date we had there I had memories of my childhood visits to one. They all involved chocolate pudding. I must've overindulged a time or two. Before that 2016ish visit I hadn't been to one since approx 1978.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Full Campy Record 8 speed,
8 speeds are all one really needs, TBH.
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There was a Golden Corral in Rock Springs, and during the week approaching a dinner date we had there I had memories of my childhood visits to one. They all involved chocolate pudding. I must've overindulged a time or two. Before that 2016ish visit I hadn't been to one since approx 1978.
My parents like eating there. Seriously.
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So, in the current situation, I do bookkeeping at the shop on Friday mornings before we open. This was in a work stand.



Full Campy Record 8 speed, including Delta brakes and Vento wheelset.
There's a Domenic's bike shop here in the Valley, Est. 1979. Wonder if they had some frames done up...
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I think that's it. They had "Team Strada" (as seen on the chainstay) BITD, then by 2013 they'd changed the team name to "Strada Racing."

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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Columbus SLX? I wouldn't kick it out of bed.
Yup. I did a little research. Seems to be a shop-branded Tommasini.
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Yup. I did a little research. Seems to be a shop-branded Tommasini.
So did they end up getting some derailleur cables? Or are they still just 39 x 12 singlespeeding the hard way?
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
There's a Domenic's bike shop here in the Valley, Est. 1979. Wonder if they had some frames done up...
Seems to be. Not pictured; "D" headtube badge and engraved "D" in the fastback seatstays.
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