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Addiction LXXVI

Old 11-26-19, 07:29 AM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
You can say ass.
I was trying not to be crude. When you use ass in that expression it tends to sound a bit harsh.
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Old 11-26-19, 08:36 AM
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I was trying not to be crude. When you use ass in that expression it tends to sound a bit harsh.
Obscure reference...
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We have an incredibly harsh and crappy forecast for the next 6-7 days. I wanted to pass on riding today but if I don't, I'll be consigned to the indoor machine and I'd rather ride outdoors. Time to get dressed to ride.
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Yep, my Thanksgiving a.m. ride is going to be indoors this year. I will, however, leave work in the early afternoon today after my last meeting and thrash around the roads a bit.
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We have an incredibly harsh and crappy forecast for the next 6-7 days. I wanted to pass on riding today but if I don't, I'll be consigned to the indoor machine and I'd rather ride outdoors. Time to get dressed to ride.
I took a one day trip to Decatur yesterday, which I believe is somewhat near you. Simply beautiful weather for this time year, especially in comparison to SE WI. Had some excellent BBQ for lunch.
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I took a one day trip to Decatur yesterday, which I believe is somewhat near you. Simply beautiful weather for this time year, especially in comparison to SE WI. Had some excellent BBQ for lunch.
I’m about 75 miles from there. Don’t get down that way very often.

And, yes, it was an incredible day, fluffy clouds with light winds and near 60° temps. Took my wife out for 24 miles.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
That's nuts.
I see whet you did there.
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I was trying not to be crude. When you use ass in that expression it tends to sound a bit harsh.
A gentleman and a scholar.
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Pic above is a city bike I rented. Plan is to ride along coast from Málaga to Torremolinos and back tomorrow morning, before we hop on a bus to Granada.
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Hot R Not?


¡Muy caliente!
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Hot R Not?


In a Betty White sort of way.
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Flip it.
Slam it.
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Pic above is a city bike I rented. Plan is to ride along coast from Málaga to Torremolinos and back tomorrow morning, before we hop on a bus to Granada.
Be careful. That while area was a crowded zoo when I was there in '85. When I was there in 2000 I made it along the coast as far west as Torre del Mar before heading back into the interior.

Are you going to have enough time in Granada to take a day trip to Ronda? I did that back in '98 during a non-cycling vacation. At the time you could catch two connecting trains. Cool ride, and Ronda is a neat town. Hemmingway used to hang there. The Tajo Gorge is the setting for the part of "For Whom the Bell Tolls" where the town's people force the Franco-supporting town officials to run from their office through people beating them with some sort of wood farm implements. They can choose to be beaten to death or jump into the gorge, which entails a 300m fall.

When the old bridge over the gorge was completed, the architect crawled out to inspect the parapets. A gust of wind blew his hat off. He reached for it, lost his balance and fell to his death.

Sad.


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7/10. I'd have gone 8 if it had Dunlop valves or non-V-brakes.

Is that a @DougRNS approved seatpost, or a cheap knockoff?
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The latest crop of avocados earn a 10 rating from me, ripening perfectly without any signs of oxidation or bruising when you open them. Exceptional.

I like to open mine, pour in a little honey mustard dressing and eat it straight out of the shell. Yum!
You're able to grow avocados in upstate NY? Kudos
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Slam it.
... against a concrete wall repeatedly.
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When the old bridge over the gorge was completed, the architect crawled out to inspect the parapets. A gust of wind blew his hat off. He reached for it, lost his balance and fell to his death.

Sad.
Not for nothing, but that sounds like an old tall tale.
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You're able to grow avocados in upstate NY? Kudos
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7/10. I'd have gone 8 if it had Dunlop valves or non-V-brakes.

Is that a @DougRNS approved seatpost, or a cheap knockoff?
Not elegant, aero nor awesome. Sad.
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Rode the City Bike to Torremolinos and back. Was ok. Some of the route was gravel. The scenery along the Costa del Sol was quite good. Now getting ready to hop on a bus from Málaga to Granada.

indyfabz we bought train tix for daytrip to Ronda for yesterday but mrs datlas was under the weather and we did not want to leave her. So that will have to wait until next time. It gives us a good excuse to come back soon.
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Yes it's trump's war on Mexico for not paying for the wall.
Probably violates the Haas patent.
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The cartels have taken many of the avocado orchards. Money is money.
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indyfabz we bought train tix for daytrip to Ronda for yesterday but mrs datlas was under the weather and we did not want to leave her. So that will have to wait until next time. It gives us a good excuse to come back soon.
Sad. It's probably a scenic ride. Let us know how Granada is. When I was there in '98 the older part of the city was REALLY noisy thanks to traffic. Lots of students on loud scooters/mopeds. I know they have implemented a restricted traffic area since then. IIRC, only residents and tourists may drive there.
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