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Addiction LXXVIb

Old 12-05-19, 09:51 PM
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Can we say Addiction broke the Internet?
Um, yeah.
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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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Old 12-05-19, 09:51 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Gasp! Now you done it!
I gasped too.
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Old 12-05-19, 09:52 PM
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
The awesome shovel in all its glory. (Also pictured, the Group W bench.)
I used a shovel today. Just a couple of fluffy inches on the driveway. It wasn't translucent.
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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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Old 12-05-19, 10:02 PM
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
Nope.
Behold the awesomeness.
Not really.
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Old 12-05-19, 10:17 PM
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Prolly not happening until tomorrow the way things are going.
Looks like I have to eat those words.
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Old 12-05-19, 10:19 PM
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Also looks like the quote links are working fine. I was sure they would be but I had to be empirically certain.
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The awesome shovel in all its glory. (Also pictured, the Group W bench.)
Does it double as a Festivus pole?
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Old 12-06-19, 05:50 AM
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Datlas, have you considered cable service instead of phone carrier DSL or whatever they call it now. Phone carrier service just doesn’t compete.
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No matter where I go, here I am...
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
Datlas, have you considered cable service instead of phone carrier DSL or whatever they call it now. Phone carrier service just doesn’t compete.
In my area, phone company fios is quite reliable. Though I can say that for most of the other providers as well. Due to all providers’ “new customer promotional pricing” practices, we replace providers in 2-3 year rotations, so I’ve pretty much used them all.
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Old 12-06-19, 06:27 AM
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Datlas, have you considered cable service instead of phone carrier DSL or whatever they call it now. Phone carrier service just doesn’t compete.
I have considered it, but with the exception of the Zwift issue, the service is fine and the cost is good. Not worth the cost or hassle at this point.

If I ever become a serious Zwifter, I would reconsider.
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Addiction is all about class.
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Datlas, have you considered cable service instead of phone carrier DSL or whatever they call it now. Phone carrier service just doesn’t compete.
Verizon Fios is pricey but top of the line service, you shouldn’t believe the cable company’s scam ads.
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Old 12-06-19, 07:40 AM
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Verizon Fios is pricey but top of the line service, you shouldn’t believe the cable company’s scam ads.
That's what we have. And it's fine. But it does "freeze" for a second periodically, which is only a problem with Zwift.
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Old 12-06-19, 08:07 AM
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Three options for internet at la casa del rjones28; DSL phone line, satellite, wireless.
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Old 12-06-19, 08:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Pirkaus View Post
Does it double as a Festivus pole?
Thanks for the reminder. We have a squeegee that doubles for said pole.
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Why am I seeing ads for hearing aids? Does Google think I'm some kind of alter kacker?
OK boomer...
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The awesome shovel in all its glory. (Also pictured, the Group W bench.)
As awesome as that shovel might be, it is the bench that caught my eye. A boyhood friend, a man I've now known for about 70 years, revived his early artistic talents that had been dormant during early child rearing years. His daughters got into horses and so the family traveled frequently to dressage events. As as a sideline he began making similar benches from black walnut trees he felled and milled himself. On the backrest, he carved a horse's head in perfect detail. As the family traveled to horse shows, he would take his benches to sell for $1500 each and he was selling everything he could produce to those horsey people. A fine way to offset the cost of owning horses.
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We are already planning for our Festivus ride. There will be airing of grievances, for sure. Possibly feats of strength.
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Poor, terrified Delabear had to dodge a freight train yesterday. Hope they trap him today.
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OK boomer...
Young man, I'm so woke I snort methylphenidate to calm down.
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OK boomer...
My daughter keeps saying that to my wife and me. Sad.
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Poor, terrified Delabear had to dodge a freight train yesterday. Hope they trap him today.
I heard they are using donuts as bait.
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My daughter keeps saying that to my wife and me. Sad.
My daughter hasn't said that to me yet. Maybe she's too old.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
The awesome shovel in all its glory. (Also pictured, the Group W bench.)
A side question, has that shovel actually been used? The label looks perfectly intact, without wear marks of any kind..... Might lead some to question if it has been truly tested for awesomeness, though it can be agreed that it looks awesome.
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A side question, has that shovel actually been used? The label looks perfectly intact, without wear marks of any kind..... Might lead some to question if it has been truly tested for awesomeness, though it can be agreed that it looks awesome.
We need a long-term test report.
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Hi. I was freaking out there for a minute.
same here, thought my phone was corrupted
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