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Addiction LXXV

Old 07-04-19, 10:21 AM
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I hate crashing.
I avoid crashing at all costs.
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It's been so long since I've had a bad crash. This pain comes in waves and I tried showering but it hurts too much so I have 90 minutes of riding in 90 degree temps worth of sweat on me.

I'm sure my girlfriend loves that she lives with me right now.
Vodka will help.
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Made a bit of an old fool of myself today. On a long flat on my return from a long, hot ride, I noticed two riders on my wheel. Having no interest in anything other than finishing my workout at my chosen level of effort, I held pace. They just camped out there, so I went reluctantly into pace line mode, held my line, and began to point out bad pavement. After about a mile and a half, they made their move, and one guy crept up and started half wheeling without a word of greeting or acknowledgement. I said, “And a pleasant good morning to you too and you’re welcome,” to which he replied with some mumbling I didn’t make out. At that point, I am ashamed to say, I told him to **** off, and sped up. They dropped back on the clear evidence that I was an irritable and potentially dangerous character and, inevitably, passed me on the next hill.
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Originally Posted by mzeffex View Post
It has been suggested but my pride is making me insist on waiting
Pride goeth before a fall, or in this case, after. Seriously, hope today is bettter.
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Old 07-04-19, 10:55 AM
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Made a bit of an old fool of myself today. On a long flat on my return from a long, hot ride, I noticed two riders on my wheel. Having no interest in anything other than finishing my workout at my chosen level of effort, I held pace. They just camped out there, so I went reluctantly into pace line mode, held my line, and began to point out bad pavement. After about a mile and a half, they made their move, and one guy crept up and started half wheeling without a word of greeting or acknowledgement. I said, “And a pleasant good morning to you too and you’re welcome,” to which he replied with some mumbling I didn’t make out. At that point, I am ashamed to say, I told him to **** off, and sped up. They dropped back on the clear evidence that I was an irritable and potentially dangerous character and, inevitably, passed me on the next hill.
Waiting for the 41 post about how road cyclists are mean.
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Old 07-04-19, 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Waiting for the 41 post about how road cyclists are mean.
and ornery, a contraction of “ordinary,” which, like “mean,” connotes averageness. Downright unremarkable, if you ask me.

Praying for biblical rains here this evening.
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Old 07-04-19, 11:56 AM
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Another Japanese knife en route - a 180mm petty. It was on clearance. Also free shipping - couldn't resist.
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Old 07-04-19, 12:02 PM
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Timing:
My regular doc is on vacation and is being replaced by the cute one. I got to sit across the desk from her again today and I continue to be enchanted. Blood work tomorrow and a stress test next week means I will get to do it yet again.
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Old 07-04-19, 12:19 PM
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Will you name it tom?
Don't do me like that.
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Don't do me like that.
Yer so bad.
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Old 07-04-19, 01:22 PM
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I’m not a fan of drones

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Old 07-04-19, 01:29 PM
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I avoid riding at all costs.
fify.
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I have a pocket knife that's pretty much dedicated to that. It's taken me years, but I've got my wife calling it "the shank." As in, "Honey - where's the shank? An Amazon box just arrived." I bought it almost 20 years ago, and it's evidently pretty decent - I don't recall what I paid for it, but they go for $120+ these days.
I keep one of these in my pocket.

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Yer so bad.
I won't back down.
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I won't back down.
Stop tossing the TP quotes around, without including a link to the song.
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Made a bit of an old fool of myself today. On a long flat on my return from a long, hot ride, I noticed two riders on my wheel. Having no interest in anything other than finishing my workout at my chosen level of effort, I held pace. They just camped out there, so I went reluctantly into pace line mode, held my line, and began to point out bad pavement. After about a mile and a half, they made their move, and one guy crept up and started half wheeling without a word of greeting or acknowledgement. I said, “And a pleasant good morning to you too and you’re welcome,” to which he replied with some mumbling I didn’t make out. At that point, I am ashamed to say, I told him to **** off, and sped up. They dropped back on the clear evidence that I was an irritable and potentially dangerous character and, inevitably, passed me on the next hill.
But did you wave?
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I’m not a fan of drones

https://youtu.be/ePKj95roIJE
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I rolled gift cards today and got $87 worth of formula for $45, and walked away with another $20 gift card.

I like that....
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But did you wave?
Damn! Forgot. Way to make me feel worse.
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Stop tossing the TP quotes around, without including a link to the song.
You wreck me.
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I chased an e-bike into the village and back for a 4th of July parade.

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fify.
One day. You’ll see. 🙁
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Happy 4th y'all.

I'll be celebrating in the fashion of the day - quick dip in the pool, then a cigar.

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Rode to the beach with my son, his wife and the grandkids met us there.
Played in the sand, swam, and ate, all around fun day!


Hampton Harbor in the background
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