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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 06-28-20, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Anyone noticed this week's leaderboard??

Looking pretty good to me ...

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Kudos.

Man, 214 miles and I only get the #3 spot.
Oh you're #3 now?

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Old 06-28-20, 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Kudos.

Man, 214 miles and I only get the #3 spot.
I'm lucky #9 .

No way I'm riding 30 miles tonight just to say I came in 8th
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On you're #3 now?
Burn.
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Old 06-28-20, 06:05 PM
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Miss you RUOkie. Enjoy the good life.
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Old 06-28-20, 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
On you're #3 now?
Oh, I'll readily agree that you're #2 .

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Old 06-28-20, 06:11 PM
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Oh, I'll readily agree that you're #2 .

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At least you’re not stuck in a 1100SF townhouse with two kids and 2 dogs weighing a total of 170 pounds between them because you got screwed on a house yet again. Silver linings!!!
Life could indeed always be worse.
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Old 06-28-20, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Kudos.

Man, 214 miles and I only get the #3 spot.
If > 200 is the game, you can deal me out. I actually enjoy a little speed work.
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Old 06-28-20, 06:23 PM
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shut up!

too cute!

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Old 06-28-20, 06:28 PM
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If > 200 is the game, you can deal me out. I actually enjoy a little speed work.
There's always the sort by average speed option.

But then you've gotta deal with flat-lander bam and virtual Dan.
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Old 06-28-20, 06:37 PM
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Ahole decided to take a short joy ride on his Harley on a fairly busy MUP with a young child between his legs. I pulled over and called the cops. He came back the other way. From the sound of the engine, I think he went back to a residential area near by. I let the cops know. Dude hit what I think was about 25 mph.
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Old 06-28-20, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
There's always the sort by average speed option.

But then you've gotta deal with flat-lander bam and virtual Dan.
Better we should sort by elevation.

#HillsAreHard
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Old 06-28-20, 06:55 PM
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Took a little ride with the boy while the girls napped. Shared a root beer float and taught him the ways of MUP Racing. Look at this vulgar display of power -

https://youtu.be/AKXHO7ARv04
He's a beast.
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Old 06-28-20, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
There's always the sort by average speed option.
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Better we should sort by elevation.

#HillsAreHard
Lol, ​​​​​datlas climbed in 3x as much as me and still beat me in average speed by 1.2mph

What's the heavy bike handicap factor?
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Lol, ​​​​​datlas climbed in 3x as much as me and still beat me in average speed by 1.2mph

What's the heavy bike handicap factor?
My bike is not very light, about 19 pounds.
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#NotWhenYoure120lbs
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That’s the cutest.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
My bike is not very light, about 19 pounds.
Mine's about 35 with two bottles

Let's not mention the additional 60lbs of rider weight, either
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There's always the sort by average speed option.

But then you've gotta deal with flat-lander bam and virtual Dan.
The mean speed of my interval workouts isn’t very impressive anyway. ...neither is the top speed, for that matter.
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Old 06-28-20, 07:16 PM
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Life could indeed always be worse.
we had the highest offer and got bumped because we wouldn’t put up extra cash if the house wouldn’t appraise over our ridiculous offer
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The mean speed of my interval workouts isn’t very impressive anyway. ...neither is the top speed, for that matter.
Heh. I've been curious about what I could work up to on flat ground, no lead-out, but I've never given it a real try. There is a steep little bump nearby that I sometimes use for 20-sec all-out efforts - I like that one because I don't need to concern myself with spinning out and shifting.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
we had the highest offer and got bumped because we wouldn’t put up extra cash if the house wouldn’t appraise over our ridiculous offer
Wait - what? Are you saying that they wanted you to enter a contract with them and then up your offer to match the appraisal? Or are you saying that you wouldn't have kicked in extra cash to meet the bank's LTV requirement if it came in low?
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Heh. I've been curious about what I could work up to on flat ground, no lead-out, but I've never given it a real try. There is a steep little bump nearby that I sometimes use for 20-sec all-out efforts - I like that one because I don't need to concern myself with spinning out and shifting.
These are 5-20 min efforts at levels around threshold. I have absolutely nothing in the sub-3 min. range.
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