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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 07-10-20, 06:55 PM
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208, 383, 1000? Lordy. They're generous on time, but dang.
Beautiful chunk of country though, and it would give me something to train for and look forward to.

I think I'll plan on it and see how training goes.
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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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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Beautiful chunk of country though, and it would give me something to train for and look forward to.

I think I'll plan on it and see how training goes.

The follow vehicle deal is a no go for me.
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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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The follow vehicle deal is a no go for me.
Why? It means I could run a really nice, fast tire and not have to worry about it, nor carrying supplies. And can swap helmets and get real food and re-up sunblock.

Or is this just me being lucky with a wife who's fully on-board with this sort of insanity?
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Wide brims save skins!

Best DIY solution I've seen is an approx 2x3' coroplast lawn sign with a hole cut out. Installed over a standard ball cap and secured with duct tape, this guy was walking around with six square feet of personal shade.
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Old 07-10-20, 07:18 PM
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Forget national; I at least need a reserve in my household...
I have a reserve in my household.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Beautiful chunk of country though, and it would give me something to train for and look forward to.

I think I'll plan on it and see how training goes.
200 would be a distance that I'd be interested in. 380+ or 1,000? Eff that noise.
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Old 07-10-20, 07:20 PM
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The 56th fighter wing is painting their F-16s. No more two-tone grey. Just going with solid dark grey

Before:




During:


Oops, almost forgot.
After:

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The 56th fighter wing is painting their F-16s. No more two-tone grey. Just going with solid dark grey

Before:




During:
That is sad. That was an iconic paint job.
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Wonder what they're checking on the laptop. Maybe they forgot what the tail number is???

"Dammit, I told you to write that down before spraying!"
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200 would be a distance that I'd be interested in. 380+ or 1,000? Eff that noise.
Yeah a double is right on being a good challenge. 383 and a kilomile are just craziness. That’s what those RAAM types are though.
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Old 07-10-20, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Wonder what they're checking on the laptop. Maybe they forgot what the tail number is???

"Dammit, I told you to write that down before spraying!"
“Did my ex post anything on Facebook?”
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Oh?
9 out of 10 kernels are modified.


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Hodges Harbrace Handbook!
Please make your response in the form of a question.
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Old 07-10-20, 07:31 PM
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#YearOfNoSummer

????#YearOfNoSummer
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Wife wanted to have some margaritas on the patio at a local restaurant, but we have kids that need to get to bed and it's a cool, Friday evening after a week-long warm spell, so most places are packed. She did not hesitate to give me the green light to pick up some tequila and Grand Marnier when I suggested that I make some at home, though.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
9 out of 10 kernels are modified.


That's fine.
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????#YearOfNoSummer
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I agree.

P.S. Nine days does not a season make.

P.S.S. Interesting that the 90 minutes of rain I sat through yesterday did not record at TYS, 15 miles away. Thanks for posting.
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I agree.

P.S. Nine days does not a season make.

P.S.S. Interesting that the 90 minutes of rain I sat through yesterday did not record at TYS, 15 miles away. Thanks for posting.
Free content.
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Where's @BillyD? He needs to HTFU and post some quality content.
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Wife wanted to have some margaritas on the patio at a local restaurant, but we have kids that need to get to bed and it's a cool, Friday evening after a week-long warm spell, so most places are packed. She did not hesitate to give me the green light to pick up some tequila and Grand Marnier when I suggested that I make some at home, though.
Simply Limeade works pretty well(instead of sour mix).
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Where's @BillyD? He needs to HTFU and post some quality content.
I am hoping he is sleeping it off and recovering from today's trauma.

Heal up BillyD !
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Yup, plus Emma Pooley (remember her from GCN?) broke the women's record.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Why? It means I could run a really nice, fast tire and not have to worry about it, nor carrying supplies. And can swap helmets and get real food and re-up sunblock.

Or is this just me being lucky with a wife who's fully on-board with this sort of insanity?
Being on board is super cool, and I understand the supplies deal. I'm just accustomed to being self-supported, and that doesn't bug me at all. Something like the HooDoo or Furnace Creek appealed to me, with drop bags and such.
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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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