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Addiction LXXVII

Old 03-17-20, 10:50 AM
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Day 1 of my son's school closure: finished his daily homework allotment within two hours of waking up and now he's running laps in the back yard because his gym teacher told him to stay active. and

I just wish that he could be this focused at school. Oh, and yeah, no telling how long he'll keep it up, but it's a good start.
Mom and kid are on Day 5 of quarantine. Cheaters Monopoly arriving today.
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My wife did a Zoom call for the local bar association yesterday. Worked great. A lot of Zoom coming.

If I was mechanically inclined and owned such a business, it would be fun to be a mobile bike mechanic with a Sprinter. Drive to peoples' houses, pick up bike on the porch, fix bike, put it back on the porch, pay online.
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Are rim or disc brakes better for battling the virus? Thinking about starting a thread in General asking for opinions.
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Old 03-17-20, 11:06 AM
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That boat is dangerously overloaded and every time I see the picture I feel an overpowering urge to shout, "SIT DOWN!"
It crosses the bay. Ride is over an hour.

That painting is so over dramatic. The river at Washington’s Crossings is tamer than a kitten unless it’s flooded.
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Supposedly covered by Medicare now.
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Are rim or disc brakes better for battling the virus? Thinking about starting a thread in General asking for opinions.
Discs get freakin, sterilizing, hot! If you had to ask that question, you're a nihilistic luddite. Maybe even politically unreliable.
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My bike club leadership has just banned all club rides. Sad.
I wouldn’t join a club that would have you as a member. 😀
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Old 03-17-20, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Discs get freakin, sterilizing, hot! If you had to ask that question, you're a nihilistic luddite. Maybe even politically unreliable.
But rim brakes wipe a larger area clean.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
It crosses the bay. Ride is over an hour.

That painting is so over dramatic. The river at Washington’s Crossings is tamer than a kitten unless it’s flooded.
Is that anywhere near Trenton? Seems like every time I go over it on the train it's got tidal rapids going. Then you go a mile or two south and there's that sort of trailer dacha community and it looks really sluggish.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
But rim brakes wipe a larger area clean.
Hmmm. Maybe rethink...
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Old 03-17-20, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
My wife did a Zoom call for the local bar association yesterday. Worked great. A lot of Zoom coming.

If I was mechanically inclined and owned such a business, it would be fun to be a mobile bike mechanic with a Sprinter. Drive to peoples' houses, pick up bike on the porch, fix bike, put it back on the porch, pay online.
We think alike. My shop would would be something closer to this:

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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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Old 03-17-20, 11:45 AM
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I'll be cutting my own damn hair.
I can't remember the last time that I went to a barber. I've been shaving my head for the last couple years and I was buzzing it myself for a decade or more before that. On the shaving front, I recently got in a variety pack of 100+ double-edged safety razor blades (and this was not a hoarding maneuver - high quantites of blades are just the norm for DE shaving) - that should last me a bit.
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Old 03-17-20, 11:55 AM
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I'm trying to sift through local Japanese whisky availability and pricing. I'm finding that some shops are stone age and don't even have online product listings, let alone inventory levels. Then! Then there's the shop that has 18 pages of whisky/whiskey with no way to narrow or even sort the results. The savages!
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Nice.

What's up with the weather? Soggy ride in this morning. A little sun for home would be nice.

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We think alike. My shop would would be something closer to this:

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Old 03-17-20, 11:58 AM
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18 pages of whisky/whiskey with no way to narrow or even sort the results.


Less than worthless, if that's even possible.
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Old 03-17-20, 12:00 PM
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I can't remember the last time that I went to a barber. I've been shaving my head for the last couple years and I was buzzing it myself for a decade or more before that. On the shaving front, I recently got in a variety pack of 100+ double-edged safety razor blades (and this was not a hoarding maneuver - high quantites of blades are just the norm for DE shaving) - that should last me a bit.
Me too, but I shave my head with an electrical device. Much lower chance of "alteration in skin integrity," as the nursing diagnosis expresses it.
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Today's the last day of decent weather for at least the next 5 days.

Unfortunately, Sunday morning I had to have a cyst drained in my armpit so my range of motion without pain is really quite limited at the moment. If I had a bike with upright handlebars I might still be able to ride, but everything I own has drop bars. Sad!
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Old 03-17-20, 12:05 PM
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I am still waiting to hear whether I can go into work. Wife is definitely self-isolating. Her partners want no part of her for two weeks.
Depends on how much they want you. My guess is given recent travel they will tell you to work from home for 14d.
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Me too, but I shave my head with an electrical device. Much lower chance of "alteration in skin integrity," as the nursing diagnosis expresses it.
The switch to DE wet shaving has been really good for me - my skin has improved, since. Good results in terms of closeness/smoothness and it seems like a gentle exfoliant - not as irritating as disposable cartridges. It's also a nice, calming process.
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Depends on how much they want you. My guess is given recent travel they will tell you to work from home for 14d.
Yep. That's the recommendation.
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Nice.

What's up with the weather? Soggy ride in this morning. A little sun for home would be nice.
I wish I knew. The dreary and bone chilling cold is wearing me out.
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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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Spring Break trip to Frisco next week got cancelled. Probably for the better. It's in the air up there and everything is closed.
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Spring Break trip to Frisco next week got cancelled. Probably for the better. It's in the air up there and everything is closed.
Big time. We had a couple in the office up there last weekend. They're at home now.
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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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Some of you must have little to no hair.
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Some of you must have little to no hair.
Well, not on the pate...
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A Facebook bourbon group is currently having a poll of favorite bourbons, and these are the results I have tabulated so far. Each voter is allowed to pick 4. The top four at this time are Basil Hayden, Woodford Reserve, Eagles Rare and Blantons. I'm a fan of Woodford Reserve, myself.



It's interesting how many obscure brands there are out there, yet there's always somebody who makes them a favorite.
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