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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 06-15-20, 07:33 PM
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Next thing you know, they'll be saying that donuts aren't a healthy choice, either.
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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Old 06-15-20, 07:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I'm not aware that anyone wants to live there.
Fixed.
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Cheesecake is the only viable choice. Eat enough of it and you will literally disappear.
Just so.
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New Co pilot takes first ride simulator test.

Entry: pass
Exit: pass
position in basket: pass


NOT chewing through the harness and getting out: FAIL



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Tonight's YouTube find.

I'm learning what cycling was like back when DougRNS was in his prime.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Tonight's YouTube find.

I'm learning what cycling was like back when DougRNS was in his prime.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxBTVU9JDrA
Back when bikes were bikes and men were men
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Originally Posted by 2manybikes View Post
New Co pilot takes first ride simulator test.

Entry: pass
Exit: pass
position in basket: pass


NOT chewing through the harness and getting out: FAIL



Awww. Think he'll get used to it?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Who has the latest sunset? Anyone after 9 p.m.?
8:46pm today.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I went by there today (without bike) and asked about it. The mechanic said he could mount it. I'm not going to be able to (easily) adjust it though, am I?
Do you adjust your saddle often?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Tonight's YouTube find.
The race is delayed by French protestors. LOL
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Back when bikes were bikes and men were men
I'll take my aged plastic bike over the ones shown there.
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Do you adjust your saddle often?
No, but odds are they're not going to perfectly position it.

In the above movie it shows Merckx fussing with his saddle position at least twice. If he can do it, why not me?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
The race is delayed by French protestors. LOL
Probably not as dangerous as a fast train.

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Old 06-15-20, 09:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
The sun is up here later than it is in part of Mexico? wut
Shorter days closer to the equator
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
All of Mexico is west of here.


North/South is the data point we're looking at
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Fixed.
Fortuna, ND might be OK, only a 2 hour drive to beautiful Regina, SK. Might be too tornadoey though.
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Back when bikes were bikes and men were men
Mister, we could us a man like Herbert Hoover again....Those were the dayyyyyys!
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The race is delayed by French protestors. LOL
Used to be very common and still happens occasionally.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
North/South is the data point we're looking at
Lattitude, not longitude. VV must have been asleep during science and geography classes.

Seeds, now try to explain to him why poinsettias are grown in Mexico and not Tennessee. It’s germane to his confusion.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
North/South is the data point we're looking at
Nope.

83.92°W versus 89°23′W
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Mister, we could us a man like Herbert Hoover again....Those were the dayyyyyys!
“Heybit” Hoover

That accent is almost extinct.
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Cheesecake is the only viable choice. Eat enough of it and you will literally disappear.
What about angel food cake?

I came home from my ride yesterday to find one cooling out of the oven
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Nope.

83.92°W versus 89°23′W
Three factors:

latitude
axial tilt
position in time zone relative to solar time
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Nope.

83.92°W versus 89°23′W
Nope
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Three factors:

latitude
axial tilt
position in time zone relative to solar time
I don't think he understands axial tilt
Without which there would be no seasons nor changes in day length
Sad!

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Nope
Incorrect.
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I don't want to spoil this, but in addition to all the '70s weirdness, riding bicycles on cobblestones (pavé) is very dumb.
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