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Addiction LXXVI

Old 11-03-19, 04:46 PM
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I love using ladies' salves. No one has ever noticed, that I know of.
So, there’s a difference? Will I start wearing my wife’s underwear?
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I was once driving to my sister's house in NY on I 84 on a wet drizzly day during early winter. I had reached Danbury, Connecticut just during rush hour as the sun was setting. I knew the road surface was turning to ice with every passing minute but no one was slowing down even a little bit. With such heavy traffic I was afraid to drive much slower than everyone else so my heart was working hard. Not too unexpectedly, a car just ahead suddenly spun out of control and was crosswise in my path. I did manage to get around by a miracle but my lifespan took a hit. This time of year especially we need to drive our own vehicles as well as those around us within striking distance.

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Okay, damaging admission time. I have two:

1. I became a user of Chamois Butt’r over the summer.
2. I went to the LBS to replenish my supply today and noticed, while walking to the car, that the tube in hand was “for her.” I didn’t take it back.
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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Rode today in the frigid sub 60 temperatures. Wore the awesome Marigold jacket and everything was awesome. Naturally.
It was about 40 with a little sleet for today's CX race. The sun came out for my race. Arm warmers and tights weather. No jacket required.
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Old 11-03-19, 05:44 PM
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So, there’s a difference? Will I start wearing my wife’s underwear?
I haven't yet.

On a related note, I am considering Merino briefs. I'll probably order a trial pair tonight.
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Old 11-03-19, 05:45 PM
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No jacket required.
Were you pooped afterwards? Did you need the Mrs to take, take you home?
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Old 11-03-19, 05:55 PM
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Were you pooped afterwards? Did you need the Mrs to take, take you home?
I don't remember.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I haven't yet.

On a related note, I am considering Merino briefs. I'll probably order a trial pair tonight.
That sounds luxurious. Are they for everyday use?

I wear wool t-shirts for about three days when I’m racing offshore or cruising, and then just wash them in a bucket with some dish soap. Barely any stank.
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Old 11-03-19, 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
That sounds luxurious. Are they for everyday use?

I wear wool t-shirts for about three days when I’m racing offshore or cruising, and then just wash them in a bucket with some dish soap. Barely any stank.
Wool socks on bike tours pretty much convinced me that wool socks are the only socks that matter, now I have summer, winter and in between wool socks.

Summers in PHX have made me think that underwear might be the next article that needs to be wool or nothing.
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Wool socks rock.
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In due time.

A parts bin build. This is the frameset that brought me to BF. It was a roadbike then. It's the first model Schwinn imported from Giant, in 1978. Nowhere on the bike is the name "Schwinn" 1020 Hi-Ten
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When I still lived NOB, I wore wool socks year round. Now I wear them occasionally. The only socks I own are wool. I wear them for biking and little else.
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Wool socks on bike tours pretty much convinced me that wool socks are the only socks that matter, now I have summer, winter and in between wool socks.

Summers in PHX have made me think that underwear might be the next article that needs to be wool or nothing.
Yup. I won't buy any socks or underwear that aren't wool. Rapha had some merino boxers in the Archive Sale recently for $25. I should have picked some up.
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When I still lived NOB, I wore wool socks year round. Now I wear them occasionally. The only socks I own are wool. I wear them for biking and little else.
Now you live SOB. Nice.
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Yup. I won't buy any socks or underwear that aren't wool. Rapha had some merino boxers in the Archive Sale recently for $25. I should have picked some up.
My boxers don’t get sweaty or stinky, so cotton is okay most of the time and good quality synthetic works for wet-ass environments.

Wool socks are simply essential.

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Originally Posted by berner View Post
I was once driving to my sister's house in NY on I 84 on a wet drizzly day during early winter. I had reached Danbury, Connecticut just during rush hour as the sun was setting. I knew the road surface was turning to ice with every passing minute but no one was slowing down even a little bit. With such heavy traffic I was afraid to drive much slower than everyone else so my heart was working hard. Not too unexpectedly, a car just ahead suddenly spun out of control and was crosswise in my path. I did manage to get around by a miracle but my lifespan took a hit. This time of year especially we need to drive our own vehicles as well as those around us within striking distance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ym9yPWzJgE
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my boxers don’t get sweaty or stinky, so cotton is okay most of the time and good quality synthetic works for wet-ass environments.

Wool socks are simply essential.
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More where that came from. :Þ
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For the record, the chain that I broke a few weeks ago on my Propel was a KMC X11 SL. Came off of Amazon. Wasn’t there a thread recently warning of counterfeit KMC chains?
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Of course, I. broke a Campy Record chain has his Summer, too.
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More where that came from. :Þ
Something from Uranus?!?
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