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Old 01-09-20, 06:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
It's really weird to me how much some people aren't just happy with rim brakes or disc brakes, or tubes or tubeless, but seem to need EVERYONE ELSE to use the same thing or they can't sleep at night. Who cares, really?
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
He said Cocke....hehehehehe.

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Cocke County is one of the counties I've not ridden in. It's not that far away. Road trip?
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Have you accepted discs and tubeless as your saviors?
That sounds like change.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Speaking of county names, I live in Chester County, which does NOT include Chester, PA (a fairly rough small city), some people get confused about that.
Cheyenne is in Laramie County, and Laramie is in Albany County. As luck would have it, Albany is also in Albany County.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post

BTW, Bell Buckle and Wartrace are not in Coffee County, they're in Bedford County.
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Yep, but that’s how I get to Coffee County.
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The only parts of TN that I’ve ridden in are near Sevierville, Maryville, Crossville, and Nashville. I’m not looking up their counties.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
We usually stay in Shelbyville when traveling to FL.
Is that near Springfield?
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I have been following Billy’s headache problem but not having anything substantial to offer. I will take this opportunity though to wish you a rapid resolution, Billy. IOW feel better, man!
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Is that near Springfield?
Springfield, IL and Shelbyville, IL are fairly close to each other but I was talking about Shelbyville, TN and I have no idea where Springfield, TN is but I don’t think so.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
The only parts of TN that I’ve ridden in are near Sevierville, Maryville, Crossville, and Nashville. I’m not looking up their counties.
Sevier and Blount. On one of your warm weather swing-throughs you should go 64>75 and break out your climbing legs for another East Tennessee cycling experience.
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Slow night. Everyone must be looking for Springfield, TN.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
It's really weird to me how much some people aren't just happy with rim brakes or disc brakes, or tubes or tubeless, but seem to need EVERYONE ELSE to use the same thing or they can't sleep at night. Who cares, really?
The dumbest arguments I've gotten myself into (completely my fault) usually revolved around trying to make someone understand that another option was valid. The old me would be in the disc brake thread trying to make the OP understand why he's wrong to impart his opinion on the rest of the public as gospel, even though I don't own a disc brake bike. That or getting defensive when I expressed an opinion and was written off as fringe. But honestly, a waste of breath is a waste of breath no matter what angle you're coming from.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Springfield, IL and Shelbyville, IL are fairly close to each other but I was talking about Shelbyville, TN and I have no idea where Springfield, TN is but I don’t think so.
I was referring to "The Simpsons." They live in Springfield. The next town over is Shelbyville.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I was referring to "The Simpsons." They live in Springfield. The next town over is Shelbyville.
Doh!
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Car appointment at 7:30 this morning so I set my alarm for 6 even though I usually wake up around 5:45 but I don't want to oversleep like I occasionally do and since I have to cross the great Illinois River Basin and often the bridges are jammed and I might stop for breakfast on the way and it was supposed to be bibically pouring this morning which it isn't, I wake at 4:30 and can't get back to sleep which often happens when I go to bed knowing that I have to be up by 6.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Car appointment at 7:30 this morning so I set my alarm for 6 even though I usually wake up around 5:45 but I don't want to oversleep like I occasionally do and since I have to cross the great Illinois River Basin and often the bridges are jammed and I might stop for breakfast on the way and it was supposed to be bibically pouring this morning which it isn't, I wake at 4:30 and can't get back to sleep which often happens when I go to bed knowing that I have to be up by 6.
The same thing happens to me. I have a strong enough circadian rhythm that I basically can't sleep in, and if there's something pressing I'm often up an hour early. Beat the alarm by half an hour this morning, so I guess the jet lag is gone.
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^^ Same. I am almost always up between 4:30 and 5AM. Rarely I am able to "sleep in" until 6ish, but that's like once or twice a month on a Sunday if I rode really hard on Saturday. I don't really HAVE to get up until 6AM for work but my body clock does what it does.
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Since the weather for tomorrow is predicted to be unseasonably warm, we are planning a "tri-state" ride not only through parts of Delaware but into Maryland. Plan is 66 miles. Start temp around 50 and end temp may touch 60F. I am ok with that.
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Cute, but a little hi-strung.
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Cute, but a little hi-strung.
That's why she started drinking.
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The CDC should be updating the weekly influenza report sometime today. So exciting! From what I can tell, it's a medium to bad flu season, hitting a bit earlier than usual, but the shot this year gives pretty good (not perfect, but good) protection.
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So I did the fake miles last night and actually found what might be my favorite Zwift course. Most of them are fairly flat with one big climb which is fun and all, but being *ahem* a little overweight/basically obese means climbs are long slogs right now. I did the Sand and Sequoias route which is really cool because it has a short climb in there, but it's mostly rolling hills which is a lot of what I get out here. It's like riding one of my favorite sections of road local to me, but longer. And it has the nice flat lead in for a warm up. Anyway, I really enjoyed it.
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Cold and raining. It was 7F yesterday morning. It's 33F this morning. My side walk is a sheet of ice and I'm out of rock salt.
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So I did the fake miles last night and actually found what might be my favorite Zwift course. Most of them are fairly flat with one big climb which is fun and all, but being *ahem* a little overweight/basically obese means climbs are long slogs right now. I did the Sand and Sequoias route which is really cool because it has a short climb in there, but it's mostly rolling hills which is a lot of what I get out here. It's like riding one of my favorite sections of road local to me, but longer. And it has the nice flat lead in for a warm up. Anyway, I really enjoyed it.
Did you supertuck for the descents?
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