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Old 07-10-20, 07:33 AM
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Fox??
Correct.
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Old 07-10-20, 07:42 AM
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Correct.
I see plenty of them around here.
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It would strange for me to have corn that was not sweet. The default corn sold at supermarkets, green grocers or grown at home are varieties of sweet corn, often Honey & Pearl. I think you can now get some obscure or heritage varieties as seed to grow from specialist seed merchants that aren't sweet.
Those heritage varieties are the best there is. At the time they were sweet. Then the monsantos got ahold of them.
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Big storm incoming!
Sounds difficult
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I have lost my mojo for riding. It happens occasionally.
Part of it is I like to party out my mornings and, this time of year, that spells doom for cycling. Unless I go in the evening. I'm working up to that.
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Old 07-10-20, 08:16 AM
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Why must everything be so difficult? Discuss.
For example, mowing--should be simple, right?

Yesterday I did the tough effort phases (push mowing, weedeating) first and got roasted by the pre-winter sun. I don't care what the thermometer says, 10 a.m. - 1p.m. is the hottest part of the day. There were clouds overhead but weirdly none of them ever seemed to cover the sun.

So when I get on the tractor, then it decides to cloud over. Half way through a thunderstorm hits. It has to rain sometime, so that's fine. But being a rational person, I want to finish all the mowing in one session. I went under cover for a quick snooze while I waited for the storm to pass.

Wake up 45 minutes later and the storm entered a zombie phase. There continued to be rumbles of thunder, annoying light rain, even as there were substantial patches of blue sky not far from overhead. It literally rained another 15-20 minutes after the sun came out.

tl;dr yesterday the weather conspired to make Velo Vol's mowing difficult.
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Sounds difficult
Nope, but expecting a couple inches of rain, more closer to the shore.
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He's baaaaaack!

https://www.strava.com/athletes/63475316

Probably only until it gets too cold and dark to ride in the morning, and after the September COTA sessions

Anyone want to add me to the group? Or too chicken?
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Old 07-10-20, 08:35 AM
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I see plenty of them around here.
I live in a metro area with 3MM+ people - not terribly common here.
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Old 07-10-20, 08:36 AM
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He's baaaaaack!

https://www.strava.com/athletes/63475316

Probably only until it gets too cold and dark to ride in the morning, and after the September COTA sessions

Anyone want to add me to the group? Or too chicken?
Follow me back and I can send you an invite.
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Old 07-10-20, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
He's baaaaaack!

https://www.strava.com/athletes/63475316

Probably only until it gets too cold and dark to ride in the morning, and after the September COTA sessions

Anyone want to add me to the group? Or too chicken?
I was going to invite you but somehow you are not my friend, so I can't. Sad!
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Old 07-10-20, 08:45 AM
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Follow me back and I can send you an invite.
Maybe he would not belong to any club that would have him as a member??
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Maybe he would not belong to any club that would have him as a member??
Good point.
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Old 07-10-20, 08:59 AM
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This doesn't mean it's not modified. The ears could have mouse genes added. They're all over.
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Ha. Y'all are on a roll this morning, but I'm following datlas and requested WhyFi, so someone should be able to.
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Maybe he would not belong to any club that would have him as a member??
I think you have that backwards.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Ha. Y'all are on a roll this morning, but I'm following datlas and requested WhyFi, so someone should be able to.
Invite sent.
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Ha. Y'all are on a roll this morning, but I'm following datlas and requested WhyFi, so someone should be able to.
Still not seeing you request to follow.

Ah. Found it, just didn't get a notification for some reason.
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Still not seeing you request to follow.

Ah. Found it, just didn't get a notification for some reason.
I don't bother having my profile set that way. If someone really wants to follow and/or stalk me, they can do so without permission.

As a result, I have a lot more followers than people I follow.
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I wanted to do another century tomorrow but my friends are knackered so we may only be doing a metric. That means I am less likely to podium this week. I consider it taking one for the team.
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Old 07-10-20, 09:24 AM
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From the morning ride -



Damn thing started running towards me when we saw each other, so I swung wide just in case it was a little off its rocker.
That looks like a street in Burbank, California, where that house would probably be north of $1.5million, maybe $2million.

I rarely see a fox in the hills here but they're here. Lots of coyotes everywhere.
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I have a set of Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheels I want to sell. They were purchased for 10 speed but I don't know if 11 will work or not. Any gear heads here? I have both Shimano and Campagnolo freehub bodies for them.
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I have a set of Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheels I want to sell. They were purchased for 10 speed but I don't know if 11 will work or not. Any gear heads here? I have both Shimano and Campagnolo freehub bodies for them.
Pretty sure you use the thin spacer for 10 speed and pitch it for 11, at least if running Shimano. I am only 95% sure of that so check with others to be positive.
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Why must everything be so difficult? Discuss.
You are obtuse.
#EmbraceReality
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Old 07-10-20, 10:16 AM
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You are obtuse.
#EmbraceReality
Correct, but it's his schtick.
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