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Road Cycling It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle. -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 01-17-20, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
he was being facetious. He is envious of the quality I lay down here with regularity with nary a Twitter link. He just can't admit it.
then... there is the awesome shovel, the plentiful water and the awesome Marigold jacket. Of course he was on Hiatus when I got the awesome, lightweight and aero seatpost so he can't be envious of that.
doesnt change anything....
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Old 01-17-20, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Now that I've safely passed 12.000, my next goal is a blue star. After that goal is realized, I may feel I'm ready for a plastic bike. I've also begun considering a 559 conversion on one of my road bikes. Does one want a frame on the smaller side for one of those, or does a tall one work just as well?
I have two 58 cm frame sets, which feel too cramped for everyday riding, and the rest are 60, 61, 62.
You mean a purple star?
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
And speaking of being south of the Mason Dixon, as some of you will see on Strava, I'm back in VA.

The previously undisclosed reason for our extended visit over Christmas was my father in law's pancreatic cancer diagnosis. The reason for the return is that he had a turn for the worse shortly after we left, landed back in the hospital and they updated his outlook, shortening it to days-to-weeks.

Upon receiving the news, the wife and kids flew ahead by plane, just in case it went quickly (the boy was adamant about being here for Grandpa) and then I packed up the necessities (and cat) for an extended stay and drove solo over the course of two days.

FIL is in rough shape, wife is taking leave to assist over sleepless nights, while I'm assisting with the day-to-day, provisioning and cooking, etc.

Fun stuff.
Sorry to hear. Sending positive thoughts.
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Old 01-17-20, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
No.
No.
No.
No.
And no.

I might be envious of your saddle though because mine is broken.
I have a few spare saddles. What are you looking for?
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Old 01-17-20, 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Oh, and chess pie is kind of like a custard pie, iirc. I know that I've got a recipe for it someplace, just haven't gotten around to making it.
Yeah. Looked it up. Like a corn meal custard pie.
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Old 01-17-20, 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Hot brown is dish in Kentucky - I've had it in Lexington. Turkey, some kind of bready element, gravy, iirc... can't remember the rest. It was fine.

As far as the list, I'm at 18 and I've lived in two places: about as far north of the Mason Dixon as you can (while still being in the US) and NYC.
Yeah, we had a place in Vancouver that had Kentucky hot brown

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Old 01-17-20, 12:49 PM
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I’m sorry to hear WhyFi. Positive thoughts to you and your family.
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Old 01-17-20, 01:16 PM
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Warm Weather Pic of the Day


Ranger, I think.
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well after that ride I have to say I am not a fan of wind. that was humbling and borderline annoying.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
And speaking of being south of the Mason Dixon, as some of you will see on Strava, I'm back in VA.

The previously undisclosed reason for our extended visit over Christmas was my father in law's pancreatic cancer diagnosis. The reason for the return is that he had a turn for the worse shortly after we left, landed back in the hospital and they updated his outlook, shortening it to days-to-weeks.

Upon receiving the news, the wife and kids flew ahead by plane, just in case it went quickly (the boy was adamant about being here for Grandpa) and then I packed up the necessities (and cat) for an extended stay and drove solo over the course of two days.

FIL is in rough shape, wife is taking leave to assist over sleepless nights, while I'm assisting with the day-to-day, provisioning and cooking, etc.

Fun stuff.


You know we're all here for you.
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Old 01-17-20, 01:27 PM
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You know we're all here for you.
Yup.
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Old 01-17-20, 01:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Jadesfire View Post
It did. The Onion knight talked about it with Gendry just before the kid went a'rowin.
Ser Davos Seaworth. Good memory. I have spent far more time and thought on the books, and hope they are finished at some point.

I know the contents of the bowls o' brown were not explored in the show.
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Old 01-17-20, 02:48 PM
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I was there back in September.


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Old 01-17-20, 02:49 PM
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How go the legs today, MoAlpha ?
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Old 01-17-20, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
well after that ride I have to say I am not a fan of wind. that was humbling and borderline annoying.
Wind sucks. Our New Years Day century was horrible. Bah Humbug knows of 36 between Boulder and Lyons, and that's the first time I actually had to stop for a bit due to wind. Lots of canyons and rivers and stuff, and you never knew where the wind was coming from. Of nearly 30 of us starting, 4 did the whole enchilada, and it was hard. The pic that LOP put up of the semi on its side was that day-20 miles of tailwind, the rest was cross and headwind.
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Old 01-17-20, 03:02 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Now that I've safely passed 12.000, my next goal is a blue star. After that goal is realized, I may feel I'm ready for a plastic bike.
Sounds like you've got a big year ahead.
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How go the legs today, MoAlpha ?
How kind of you to ask!

A little achy, mainly in the glutes. I didn't test them on the ride in, but they felt pretty much okay. No time for a workout this evening, but I expect I'll notice something tomorrow a.m., when I get on the trainer. Will do my next session of legs on Sunday, but I'll be out of town and won't ride again until Tuesday. I am so freakin' weak, I really need this.
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Old 01-17-20, 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Warm Weather Pic of the Day
For all I know that could be taken in November. Doesn't look particularly warm to me.

This is a warm weather picture (not mine)


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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
I have a few spare saddles. What are you looking for?
That's a good question.

I've been on the Fizik Arione for years. It's OK. Could there be a better one out there for me? Probably. But these days I don't have a lot of energy for trial and error.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
For all I know that could be taken in November. Doesn't look particularly warm to me.

This is a warm weather picture (not mine)

June in Bermuda with a momentary squall blowing through.

Yours works.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Pancreatic CA is a very bad thing. I hope he's not in too much pain. Interesting decision to take the kids.
He hasn't been in too much discomfort yet, though they anticipate that that will change.

When we received the news, my initial thought was that my wife would be going to VA while I stayed back with the kids.

The boy was adamant even though I told him that it would be hard to witness and that his grandpa would be in even rougher shape than only a couple weeks earlier. Poor kid has had a crash course with death lately, losing three pets over two years, and now his grandpa.

Then the wife pipes up and says that she'd really like me to come, too, because it would be a trying time for her. So yeah, since I couldn't leave the three year old behind, that made all of us.
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x2
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
June in Bermuda with a momentary squall blowing through.
The waves don't look as big as I imagined to be facing impending doom.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
He hasn't been in too much discomfort yet, though they anticipate that that will change.

When we received the news, my initial thought was that my wife would be going to VA while I stayed back with the kids.

The boy was adamant even though I told him that it would be hard to witness and that his grandpa would be in even rougher shape than only a couple weeks earlier. Poor kid has had a crash course with death lately, losing three pets over two years, and now his grandpa.

Then the wife pipes up and says that she'd really like me to come, too, because it would be a trying time for her. So yeah, since I couldn't leave the three year old behind, that made all of us.
I understand and will be holding all of you in the Light.
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For the record, I had turnip greens and corn bread at lunch. I also had trout for extra credit even though it wasn’t on the list.

BTW, I had shrimp gumbo last night.
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