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Old 12-08-19, 02:43 PM
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Man, that New Orleans v. San Fran game is a donnybrook shootout!
We need those Niners to lose.

Go Saints!!!
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Old 12-08-19, 02:54 PM
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There's no point arguing on the side of the road, but it's important to have video to demonstrate what actually happened, and to submit a complaint. Clearly the department has a training deficiency that needs remedy.
Yes. One of the riders is on the club’s board and she will be sending a letter. I don’t know if it will make a difference, but worth doing. No video evidence that I am aware of.
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We had a fun brisk ride. We did get pulled over by an angry police officer who chewed us out. He gave us a stern lecture about how we should ride no more than two abreast and told us we were 3 or 4 abreast. Threatened to give everyone in the group a ticket if we do it again.

Truth is, we really were riding 2 abreast, but since the riders were staggered I can understand how he saw us as not riding 2 abreast.

Rather than explain the intricacies of perspective, I said we are sorry and we collectively took it. But the guy was angry and kinda wrong. He also passed us on a blind curve in a fairly unsafe manner. No point in arguing with an angry officer, though.
Take it to A&S.
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Old 12-08-19, 04:30 PM
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I have lost all track of the NFL.
And the NBA too

My Brave browser takes all that away. Happily
Communism, pure and simple.
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Old 12-08-19, 05:53 PM
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I took the 88 Centurion Ironman today, in the hope of filling its its handle bag with grapefruits. But alas, the season has ended, for that particular tree anyway.

I tell myself I can tell the difference in ride quality between those two bikes. I think I'm lying to myself though. One of them is full Columbus SL and the other is full Tange 1.
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Old 12-08-19, 06:15 PM
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Nothing on TV so Mrs. DougRNS and I are watching Mary Poppins on Disney +
A classic.
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Nothing on TV so Mrs. DougRNS and I are watching Mary Poppins on Disney +
A classic.
You could be watching the Chiefs and the refs mug the Patriots.
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Old 12-08-19, 06:19 PM
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I have finally done what just a short while ago was unthinkable. I no longer keep track of my mileage/kilometrage
#justanotheroldguy
in 35 years of road riding I have never recorded a single statistic regarding my riding. Not how far. Not how fast. Not anything. Freedom is delicious.
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No matter where I go, here I am...
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Old 12-08-19, 06:22 PM
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An old couple knocked on our door and handed me 5 $1.00 coins. They said because of all our Christmas dogs, we won the night.

Life is fun.
What is a Christmas dog? Wait, never mind. I don’t want to know.
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Jackie caught another mouse. I feel bad for the little guy, but stay out of my house!
Which daughter is Jackie?
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You could be watching the Chiefs and the refs mug the Patriots.
Like Seeds I am free of the shackles of the NFL since about 1995 and the NBA since forever.

#BaseballTheNationalPasttime
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Which daughter is Jackie?
The furry one.


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What is a Christmas dog? Wait, never mind. I don’t want to know.
Under every lit tree, I placed at least 2 or more dogs under it, or near it. We also have a pig, a squirrel, and one of our original figures, which is a rope light rocking horse. There are also free-standing ones, like the mailbox one, and of course, a Siberian pulling a dog in a sleigh.

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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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Sad Sunday for the Seahawks.
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Have to drive to NI in the rain. Ugh.
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communism, pure and simple.
no politics!!!
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
We had a fun brisk ride. We did get pulled over by an angry police officer who chewed us out. He gave us a stern lecture about how we should ride no more than two abreast and told us we were 3 or 4 abreast. Threatened to give everyone in the group a ticket if we do it again.

Truth is, we really were riding 2 abreast, but since the riders were staggered I can understand how he saw us as not riding 2 abreast.

Rather than explain the intricacies of perspective, I said we are sorry and we collectively took it. But the guy was angry and kinda wrong. He also passed us on a blind curve in a fairly unsafe manner. No point in arguing with an angry officer, though.
Pfft. At least you were on the road. Many years ago we got chewed out by an angry state park ranger before we even left the parking lot of Evansburg State Park. He gave the ride leader a warning for holding an organized even without a permit. The guy's wife must have left him or something because he was fuming from the minute he pulled up and got out of his car. Red faced and everything. We were going to be in the park for maybe a mile, and it's not like there were hundreds of us taking up all the parking. In fact, most people had parked off in the distance to leave room for other park users. And if you know the park, it's not exactly teeming with people. One of those "Is this really happening?" experiences.
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Pfft. At least you were on the road. Many years ago we got chewed out by an angry state park ranger before we even left the parking lot of Evansburg State Park. He gave the ride leader a warning for holding an organized even without a permit. The guy's wife must have left him or something because he was fuming from the minute he pulled up and got out of his car. Red faced and everything. We were going to be in the park for maybe a mile, and it's not like there were hundreds of us taking up all the parking. In fact, most people had parked off in the distance to leave room for other park users. And if you know the park, it's not exactly teeming with people. One of those "Is this really happening?" experiences.
It's funny, at the cafe after the ride, we discussed it briefly. I am happy to shuck it off and move on, but one of the guys was LIVID and very upset about getting chewed out. I asked him if he had any unresolved issues with authority figures. That kind of crap is annoying, but no point in getting all upset about it.
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My usual days to ride are Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday. This week, all three days look wet and cold.

Time to move to Spain.
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My usual days to ride are Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday. This week, all three days look wet and cold.

Time to move to Spain.
I see that you got relegated on Strava.
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On the other hand, I still podiumed despite taking yesterday off due to the blahs from too much chocolate. (Allergic and should have known better)
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Off to see my cardiologist this afternoon for a nuisance checkup. Haven’t been in three years and my family doc wants me checked out due to my recent ecg which showed all of my “normal” issues (left ventricle hypertrophy, benign arrhythmia, etc.) and she doesn’t like my resting HR <40 despite the fact that I reminded her that I ride 6,000+ miles annually and have for 38 seasons.
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Just talkng to myself, here.
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Just talkng to myself, here.
Just as long and you don't start talking back.
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...and she doesn’t like my resting HR <40 despite the fact that I reminded her that I ride 6,000+ miles annually and have for 38 seasons.
I'd be like, "I worked hard for that, Doc."
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