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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 07-01-20, 06:48 AM
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I received a new computer and monitor yesterday, no keyboard or other accessories. Thais is the packaging. There is even more packing hidden in the boxes.




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Old 07-01-20, 06:54 AM
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I received a new computer and monitor yesterday, no keyboard or other accessories. Thais is the packaging. There is even more packing hidden in the boxes.





so much card board
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
How long did it take you to build the set?
Prolly 3-4 hours or so, across two evenings.

These are wheels #6 and #7 for me, I haven't gotten any faster.
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I found Velo!!!!

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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
You'll be fine.
I quite embarrassingly had a rear wheel de-tension on a vintage group ride.

Apparently the rims that I used are known to be quite soft and difficult to build with so I got a little bit of a break, but it's still pretty humiliating.
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I don't know if it's been mentioned. but NBCSports is replaying classic TdF stages from past years. It look like the are airing them at 9AM Eastern time.
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Old 07-01-20, 07:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
I received a new computer and monitor yesterday, no keyboard or other accessories. Thais is the packaging. There is even more packing hidden in the boxes.




At least there isn't too much foam. I hope you can recycle the paper.
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At least there isn't too much foam. I hope you can recycle the paper.
There is foam in one of the boxes. The problem is, I need to save this stuff for at least a few months in case something has to be shipped back.
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Old 07-01-20, 08:17 AM
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I just don't want to get made fun of by a bunch of roadie weenies.
You're probably a lot bigger than most road weenies. You can say anything you want to them if they harass you. It's worked for me when I get picked on for my fredliness.
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Old 07-01-20, 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
You're probably a lot bigger than most road weenies. You can say anything you want to them if they harass you. It's worked for me when I get picked on for my fredliness.
So true. If I can't run away, I have to be totally submissive in the face of any threat.
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Old 07-01-20, 08:27 AM
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Happy Canada Day Velo Vol !

Hope you're doing all right.
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Kudos.
Wawa break at mile 37. 26 to go. Humid as heck.
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Old 07-01-20, 09:17 AM
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Woohoo, first of the month!

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Old 07-01-20, 09:57 AM
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I have taken at least one fully tensioned wheel apart because of that.
Of course. Many have. I have heard of it being done because the label isn't readable from the drive side.
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happy canada day velo vol !

Hope you're doing all right.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
I received a new computer and monitor yesterday, no keyboard or other accessories. Thais is the packaging. There is even more packing hidden in the boxes.





Oooh, Alienware, must be a fun computer!
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Old 07-01-20, 10:27 AM
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I bought a bunch of liquor at the beginning of this pandemic. Might as well.

Favorite drink of the pandemic is the spicy pineapple margarita.

1. Make a Pineapple Sour Mix: 1/2 cup freshly squeezed pineapple juice, and 1/4 cup each lemon juice, lime juice and sugar.
2. Rub the rim of your glass with lime and roll in homemade sriracha salt, garnish with lime and jalapeño wheels, fill glass with crushed ice
3. Fill cocktail shaker halfway with crushed ice. Throw in a couple slices jalapeño. Add 1oz each tequila and Grand Marnier and 2 oz Pineapple Sour Mix. Shake until shaker is frosty.
4. Strain into prepared glass.


I'm glad to see you are getting your veggies.

As we get older it is typical to look back and reflect on our failures and successes. On the success side, me and Merlin Countryman won the 6th grade wheelbarrow race. We practiced and we were fast. I've always felt the wheelbarrow race should have been an Olympic level event but no one listens to me. That event is not a marketable skill but the luster of success will stick to a person and be of value later in life. Mixing up an awesome cocktail is a marketable skill. I predict a bright future for Heathpack.
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Wife, daughter, and dog were woken up at 1215 by a courteous neighbor launching fire works. What the hell is wrong with people?
cuz 'merica!
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Wawa break at mile 37. 26 to go. Humid as heck.
You probably already said, but where are you headed??
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Had a really good solo ride this morning. Although humid, temps were cool enough that I was quite comfortable. I expect Velo Vol would not approve, but I drank 4 bottles of water over the 4 hour ride.
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Bought two expensive cheap bottles from my LBS via curbside service. Some guy dropped off a pair of fancy Sidis while I was there. Was he getting his ratchets serviced? His cleats replaced? Getting them shined?
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Bought two expensive cheap bottles from my LBS via curbside service. Some guy dropped off a pair of fancy Sidis while I was there. Was he getting his ratchets serviced? His cleats replaced? Getting them shined?
Which bottles did you get? I need to get a couple new ones too, and probably will get the Camelbak Podium 24oz.
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I have been invited to go on an epic ride with a handful of other cyclists for Friday. I think I will go, but I am askeered. They are serious cyclists and I am a notch or two weaker than most of them. I will certainly load the route into my Garmin in case I get dropped.
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I have been invited to go on an epic ride with a handful of other cyclists for Friday. I think I will go, but I am askeered. They are serious cyclists and I am a notch or two weaker than most of them. I will certainly load the route into my Garmin in case I get dropped.
No no no, go the OTHER way. Leave yourself no out if you can't hang onto the wheel in front of you. Leave your cell phone at home and feel the motivation.

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I have been invited to go on an epic ride with a handful of other cyclists for Friday. I think I will go, but I am askeered. They are serious cyclists and I am a notch or two weaker than most of them. I will certainly load the route into my Garmin in case I get dropped.
How epic is epic?
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