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Old 03-11-20, 05:59 AM
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
I think you People’s are overlooking the the wonderful Jersey shore and . . . well . . . the Jersey shore.
The only time I was in Jersey, it was known for Wawa. At the time, it was limited to Jersey.

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Oh, I did go to Costco yesterday evening - I just needed our normally-scheduled toilet paper and paper towels, but they were sold out and, next to the empty pallets where they should have been, there were stacks and stacks of bottled water.

And on top of that they didn't even have any Japanese whisky!
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Feels like a cold is coming on. Had a cough all day and feeling a little achy.

Time for some DXM and some sleep. Hopefully this is gone by the morning.

Or maybe it's COVID-19 and this is goodbye.
30? You’re a goner. Nice knowing you. What size is that Schwinn of yours?
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Well, the older members of the population are the most at risk and you are 30 now... RIP.


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Same. Except I don't cough much. And it's been going on more than a week..


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If you don’t make it, who gets your bikes?

Asking for a friend.
Anyone who wants them that rides a 62-64cm....

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DXM OD? BTDT, those are no fun, surprising that stuff is still legal.
IKR?
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I'm not sure where the nearest corn field to me is
But you have ocotillo. That should work as well.
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Well I didn't wake up dead, as far as I know.

Still feel like garbarge. No fever thankfully.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Give Seeds a call.

Sorry, you can't come here. Chilly and rainy ATM.
Beautiful weather here. Mid nineties. Low humidity.
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Same. Except I don't cough much. And it's been going on more than a week.

I wish I could sun myself in 90F heat.
You should get yourself a sauna. They make home units that you can set up in a bedroom or so. My wife has one, I hardly use it because I’m always concerned about the electric bill, but it works quite well.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Well 64.3° on the back porch which ain't bad, but that's parka weather in PHX.
IKR. Don’t forget the scarf and gloves.
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If you don’t make it, who gets your bikes?
Me.
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The only time I was in Jersey, it was known for Wawa. At the time, it was limited to Jersey.
The first time I ever saw a Wawa I was in boondocks NJ. I was like
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Old 03-11-20, 06:29 AM
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post


Anyone who wants them that rides a 62-64cm....
Bingo.

I’ll take good care of them.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
The only time I was in Jersey, it was known for Wawa. At the time, it was limited to Jersey.
Incorrect.

https://www.wawa.com/about/wawa-history
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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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And on top of that they didn't even have any Japanese whisky!
Scandalous
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Me.
What are you gonna do with a bike?
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The first time I ever saw a Wawa I was in boondocks NJ. I was like
My first job was at a Wawa.
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My first job was at a shotgun shooting range with I was 14 or 15.

Scoring trap, raking shells, and reloading clay pigeon machines.

I was paid in cash every day - a few years after I left there I realized that given the minimum age for working in Texas was 16 it probably wasn't necessarily legal for me to be working there.
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The first time I ever saw a Wawa I was in boondocks NJ. I was like
They have built several large ones in center city Philadelphia in recent years. Almost getting as prevalent as Starbucks. There is a small one right next to my Philly office building and a large one across from the parking lot of our NJ office. They are breeding like rabbits.
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You should get yourself a sauna. They make home units that you can set up in a bedroom or so. My wife has one, I hardly use it because I’m always concerned about the electric bill, but it works quite well.
I was just thinking about this overnight. I think a good sweat would really help, if only temporarily.

Sadly, I've got nothing.
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My first job was at a shotgun shooting range with I was 14 or 15.

Scoring trap, raking shells, and reloading clay pigeon machines.

I was paid in cash every day - a few years after I left there I realized that given the minimum age for working in Texas was 16 it probably wasn't necessarily legal for me to be working there.
I had a similar experience when I worked as a projectionist at a small town theater. I was 16 but was underage to be working around arc light and open gear machinery. It did pay minimum wage.
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I was just thinking about this overnight. I think a good sweat would really help, if only temporarily.

Sadly, I've got nothing.
Why? I’ve never understood the benefit of dehydrating oneself deliberately.
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I fell down a YouTube rabbit hole of cycling vids and have been fascinated (in more ways than one) with a guy that follows/films fixie riders in various cities. This one is starts out a few blocks from where I lived in Brooklyn and ends a block away from where I worked next to Union Square. They cover this ground a little differently than I did. When I rode, it was a heck of a lot faster than taking the subway and these guys absolute smoke it.

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Love this one, too -

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2 cases in my local today. The end is near.
I was at Office Depot this morning to get toner. I bought tp because there was Charmin tp and collecting tp is cool.
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Is toasted and buttered cornbread and coffee an all-star combination or what!?
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