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Addiction LXXVII

Old 02-11-20, 04:25 PM
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None of the Gen Zs in my sight are on screens and the fogies are glued to their iPhones.
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I decided that today was the day to get serious about the daily caloric deficit again.

The hangries are real.
rice cakes work numbers
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Old 02-11-20, 04:39 PM
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I'm an accomplished procrastinator. I've been meaning to do something about this condition but between one thing and another have not found the time. Already daylight begins noticeably earlier and soon Spring will be here with birds chirping their hearts out in search of mates, squirrels will be scampering about and seagulls wheeling overhead. This all signifies Spring and the beginning of cycling season and again it will be too late to deal with procrastinitis. Maybe next year.
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So it looks like the ultegra group deal may be happening. Now I'm wondering if I could still get a hookup on a new frameset from the shop. When I worked there, it was understood that employees leaving on good terms get the cost+10 hookup for life. I would email, but I would want to have cash on hand before throwing out a big ask like that.

Then I'll just need wheels. And a seatpost. And a saddle. And bars. And well, you know the rest.
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Old 02-11-20, 04:50 PM
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None of the Gen Zs in my sight are on screens and the fogies are glued to their iPhones.
You had better inform them of the stereotypes and tell them to get with the program.
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Old 02-11-20, 04:52 PM
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So it looks like the ultegra group deal may be happening. Now I'm wondering if I could still get a hookup on a new frameset from the shop. When I worked there, it was understood that employees leaving on good terms get the cost+10 hookup for life. I would email, but I would want to have cash on hand before throwing out a big ask like that.

Then I'll just need wheels. And a seatpost. And a saddle. And bars. And well, you know the rest.
If not, there are deals to be had online, which is why I have the Cervelo - Excel had them at $1200 (now $1k, but sizes are limited). Anyway, look and ye shall find.
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Old 02-11-20, 05:03 PM
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If not, there are deals to be had online, which is why I have the Cervelo - Excel had them at $1200 (now $1k, but sizes are limited). Anyway, look and ye shall find.
Lots of crack dealers that don't necessarily sell crack. Puppies are a new one on me, but I can see it. Bikes and bike stuff were evident from the get-go.
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You had better inform them of the stereotypes and tell them to get with the program.
I would, but retirees scare me.
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One of them has a cane.
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Old 02-11-20, 05:51 PM
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have not been to jfk, I avoid that at all cost
Ditto.
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Old 02-11-20, 05:55 PM
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And there's a game at The Dome tonight and I found parking, on the street, near said café. On the first try.

#lucky
Who are they playing?
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Old 02-11-20, 06:15 PM
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I've had a headache all day.

Will a windy 30° ride help or make it worse?

​​​​​​Full story soon on your local news station.
We got up to 39º so I got another 25 miler in.
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Old 02-11-20, 06:19 PM
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We got up to 39º so I got another 25 miler in.

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Old 02-11-20, 06:32 PM
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We got up to 39º so I got another 25 miler in.
I'm jealous!

I wasn't able to get out until almost 4:30 after work. Managed 22 miles, but once again after the sun went down I started to freeze.

Is it summer yet?
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It is REAL hard getting used to a 10,000 mile oil change interval in these modern day cars. Feels like you’re neglecting your car, I keep checking with the service department to make sure.
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Is it summer yet?
Warm weather pic of the day:

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I'm jealous!

I wasn't able to get out until almost 4:30 after work. Managed 22 miles, but once again after the sun went down I started to freeze.

Is it summer yet?
I can remember those sun-setting rides with the rapid chilling effect back in my working days. Even now when I ride during the day, I can notice a change around 3 PM when the sun angle starts getting low.
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It is REAL hard getting used to a 10,000 mile oil change interval in these modern day cars. Feels like you’re neglecting your car, I keep checking with the service department to make sure.
Which motor oil is best?
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So I just got out of the shower and noticed something odd. My left leg where it meets my hip and my right leg don’t look the same. Left leg almost looks more defined, clearly able to distinguish where the leg muscle stop and where the hip meets the side of the abdominal. The right side is less noticeable. I’m assuming it’s just muscle mass forming from riding? My left leg developing slightly more than my right?
My left leg used to swell and I go to a vascular surgeon for it every 6 months. The swelling has pretty much stopped, i’ve had several ultra sounds and mri no clots. Pretty much told me I am a medical mystery, I don’t think this has anything to do with the above.
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Which motor oil is best?
mobile 1 all the way.
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I can remember those sun-setting rides with the rapid chilling effect back in my working days. Even now when I ride during the day, I can notice a change around 3 PM when the sun angle starts getting low.
sun went behind a cloud at 1700 hrs today and I was suddenly chilled to the bone!
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So I just got out of the shower and noticed something odd. My left leg where it meets my hip and my right leg don’t look the same. Left leg almost looks more defined, clearly able to distinguish where the leg muscle stop and where the hip meets the side of the abdominal. The right side is less noticeable. I’m assuming it’s just muscle mass forming from riding? My left leg developing slightly more than my right?
My left leg used to swell and I go to a vascular surgeon for it every 6 months. The swelling has pretty much stopped, i’ve had several ultra sounds and mri no clots. Pretty much told me I am a medical mystery, I don’t think this has anything to do with the above.
Thoughts?
We are all asymmetrical.
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Popped the Cervelo on to the trainer and threw a leg over it for the first time. My fit set-up was surprisingly good, having just made adjustments based on the geometry chart.

What wasn't good, though, was the sound. Holy moly. It was the first time I'd spun the Assaults on the trainer and, with the street tire, carbon wheel and the frame, which seems more cavernous than the Domane (both thinner walls and larger diameter, I think), it resulted in a disconcerting resonance. I'll try popping the trainer wheel/tire on it tomorrow - hopefully it'll sound a little less scary.
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We are all asymmetrical.
Brad Pitt and I beg to differ.
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It is REAL hard getting used to a 10,000 mile oil change interval in these modern day cars. Feels like you’re neglecting your car, I keep checking with the service department to make sure.
We're on the every 5000 km plan until it goes off warranty. A scam. And on yesterday's 30,000 km check-up they charged double the normal rate because they rotated the tires and changed the air filter. Which was filthy btw
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