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Old 07-09-20, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I feel you, gnome .

I'll be doing the same in a few weeks.
Attention shoppers: Vol has lost it.
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My surgery date has finally arrived, to report to the hospital 9:45 tomorrow morning. By this time tomorrow I'll be well on my way to recovery. Progress at last.
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Old 07-09-20, 08:24 PM
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My surgery date has finally arrived, to report to the hospital 9:45 tomorrow morning. By this time tomorrow I'll be well on my way to recovery. Progress at last.
“Get well soon“ in advance!
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I also minimize my intake of GMO corn.
This looks real suspicious:
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Old 07-09-20, 08:35 PM
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My surgery date has finally arrived, to report to the hospital 9:45 tomorrow morning. By this time tomorrow I'll be well on my way to recovery. Progress at last.
Nice! Positive thoughts!!
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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 07-09-20, 08:42 PM
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Our sweet corn comes from Costco these days. Better than nothing. The local corn is quite good too; just not sweet.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I feel you, gnome .

I'll be doing the same in a few weeks.
The overnight low is expected to be 73 degrees here.

#yearwithoutsummer
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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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Old 07-09-20, 08:52 PM
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Headed NW, to the border? I don't think you'll be allowed across.
Sad
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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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Old 07-09-20, 08:56 PM
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My surgery date has finally arrived, to report to the hospital 9:45 tomorrow morning. By this time tomorrow I'll be well on my way to recovery. Progress at last.
Good luck.
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Old 07-09-20, 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
This looks real suspicious:
Please elaborate.
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Old 07-09-20, 09:07 PM
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Love Top Fuel, though the Mile High Nationals are likely in trouble this year. Bandimere had the Jet Car Nationals over the 4th, and pissed off the powers that be.

I'm not sure how close you follow them, but the stories are awesome. When Bernstein did the first 300 mph pass, the goal was to keep the fire lit for the whole 1/4 mile. The magneto's weren't keeping a hot enough spark to keep the plugs firing, so they decided to inject Argon into each mag, which worked. Now, the mags produce 44 amps apiece, and burn the plugs out by the time the run is halfway done. That's when it turns into a diesel.
I don't follow it closely but I enjoy it on tv and the few times at the Winternationals have been memorable. It's shocking to the senses in person. I took my ex, she had no idea what to expect. We stood up to watch the first fuel cars go by and she fell back to her seat.

When I was a kid we would ride our bikes to a local strip and the dragsters were barely hitting 200mph. Now the Pro Stock cars go 210.

I also love that women have been on equal footing with the men.
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My surgery date has finally arrived, to report to the hospital 9:45 tomorrow morning. By this time tomorrow I'll be well on my way to recovery. Progress at last.
Where is the hernia, if that's public info?
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Please elaborate.
I bet Henry modified the corn to make it sweet.
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Old 07-09-20, 09:19 PM
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It would strange for me to have corn that was not sweet. The default corn sold at supermarkets, green grocers or grown at home are varieties of sweet corn, often Honey & Pearl. I think you can now get some obscure or heritage varieties as seed to grow from specialist seed merchants that aren't sweet.
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My surgery date has finally arrived, to report to the hospital 9:45 tomorrow morning. By this time tomorrow I'll be well on my way to recovery. Progress at last.
Wishing you all the best, Billy!
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Why must everything be so difficult? Discuss.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I bet Henry modified the corn to make it sweet.
Nope.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweet_...corn%20kernel.
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Why must everything be so difficult? Discuss.
I'd rather not.
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Why must everything be so difficult? Discuss.
Fights boredom.
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I'd rather not.
Don't be difficult.
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Don't be difficult.
Why would you even say that?
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Big storm incoming!
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From the morning ride -



Damn thing started running towards me when we saw each other, so I swung wide just in case it was a little off its rocker.
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From the morning ride -



Damn thing started running towards me when we saw each other, so I swung wide just in case it was a little off its rocker.
Fox??
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