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Old 07-02-20, 12:43 PM
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I, for some reason, have lots and lots of.bar end plugs. And a whole large ziploc full of cantilever brake parts. One has to wonder how those things accumulate in such large quantities. And hub shells. Without all the guts. Cannibalism I guess.
One day I will find someone who will be very excited to take it all off my hands.
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You have to factor in all the sports, like basketball and rowing.

Do it.
How's the Lady Vols Bowling squad shaping up this year?
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Old 07-02-20, 12:47 PM
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I tried coffee-flavored beer, back when one of the local brewers made a batch. Nope.
I love a little espresso added to an IPA.
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There's no way to know. You do the best you can, thats all you can do.
Now htfu, and go ride your bike.
On another point. In the five plus years I've been riding in these parts, I remember not one negative incident. Last time out I witnessed two aggressive behaviors in a 22 mile ride.

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How's the Lady Vols Bowling squad shaping up this year?
That's Vanderbilt.
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we want the funk...gotta get some funk!
Aha. Thanks! Another great song to download and send to daughter to amaze and annoy her.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
I, for some reason, have lots and lots of.bar end plugs. And a whole large ziploc full of cantilever brake parts. One has to wonder how those things accumulate in such large quantities. And hub shells. Without all the guts. Cannibalism I guess.
One day I will find someone who will be very excited to take it all off my hands.
A metal recycler?
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Old 07-02-20, 12:59 PM
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Rowing.

I see that now.

Do they have a band that plays on the sidelines like football?
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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Old 07-02-20, 01:06 PM
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That's Vanderbilt.
No women's bowling at UT? Sad.
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A metal recycler?
Ha ha
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
If I moved to the Gainesville area I guarantee the Gators would begin losing consistently.
Any plans to move to Columbus Ohio?
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Old 07-02-20, 01:38 PM
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Any plans to move to Columbus Ohio?
Or Clemson, SC
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But it’s Gainesville man... just be happy that Knoxville must be nicer.
It's little consolation the four months of the year I'm mostly frozen, though.
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Do they have a band that plays on the sidelines like football?
Doubtful. You got to go to the $$$ sports to see the band magic.

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No women's bowling at UT? Sad.
Not really. There's no gymnastics team, either.
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It's an Osprey, a regular fish eater, but I never knew they would hunt in salt water.
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I was talking to mrs datlas about the Garmin Varia radar and how a lot of cyclists I know are using it. She actually suggested I go ahead and get one.

Only question is do I get the RTL510 for $150 or the RTL515 for $200. DCRainmaker says the main benefits are the newer device has bluetooth and maybe a couple extra modes but really not much of a difference so I am inclined to get the 510.

Should I start a thread? With a poll???
If you’re going to be riding groups a lot, I think the new one’s “peloton” mode would be beneficial. Though you can simply turn the light off while keeping the radar on with the 510.

And yes, a poll is definitely needed!

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I am too askeered and stingy to get LASIK. I have been wearing contacts for 40 of my 55 years and likely will continue for the duration as I dislike glasses.
So am I (both on the askeered and glasses part). I’ve been wearing some sort of vision correction since I was less than 7 years old and a couple of years back started wearing multi focal contacts. I may actually have to get the “near” power bumped up soon

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Have you reached the point where you would buy a new one immediately if it were lost? If so, how many rides did that take? I think that I reached that point within a few rides. Going on a road ride without it now gives me a minor case of the heebie jeebies.
I think by the third ride I was “hooked”.

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Hmm.
Dang!

Bah Humbug, stay away from State College, PA please

bampilot06, Ouch.
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It's an Osprey, a regular fish eater, but I never knew they would hunt in salt water.
They're certainly all over the Ches.
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Not a shark. Symmetrical tail fins.
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Just got to take a 145 up for a joy ride. Felt like a kid again.
Meant to ask you about this. How'd you get that little treat?
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There's no gymnastics team, either.
Sad
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People fact checking my bird tweet.

So are all the medical offices already on holiday? I sent the nurse a message this morning and no reply.
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People fact checking my bird tweet.

So are all the medical offices already on holiday? I sent the nurse a message this morning and no reply.
Anyone who's smart took the whole week off.
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Anyone who's smart took the whole week off.
What about the following week?

I'm officially on vacation, don't have to go in again for 10 whole days
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Anyone who's smart took the whole week off.
Oops.
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