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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 05-25-20, 08:39 PM
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is being banned a forever thing?
I believe we have a formerly perma-banned member in our midst.
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Here too. Lots of fear, alienation, and rage in this failing country.


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Old 05-25-20, 08:51 PM
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Is that the route of the Bob Cook race? Are they still doing that race?
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Old 05-25-20, 08:56 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
The 30 for 30 about Lance is worth watching.
I liked it but the last bit slowed some. Looking forward to next Sunday.

Happy birthday btw!
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Originally Posted by big john View Post

Happy birthday btw!
Thank you.
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I gave up Strava long ago. I was doing RideWithGPS for awhile after that. A far superior platform.
Do walks count?
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
The 30 for 30 about Lance is worth watching.
I watched most of the first night. Definitely worth watching. I remember that sprint that he lost to the Russian on the Polti team. “And Uchikov has everything!” When I was sort of fast I used to say that to people I would best.
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Oh.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post

that was pretty sweet. I would love to have the opportunity to try something a 1/4 of the that.
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I have a bad taste in my mouth.
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How did my bad taste get into your mouth?
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I have a bad taste in my mouth.

tequila cotton mouth?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
tequila cotton mouth?
No, but I remember those days from my college years. Drank a lot of Cuervo back then.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
No, but I remember those days from my college years. Drank a lot of Cuervo back then.

that is by far the worst taste you can wake up to. IMO
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... unless you smoked a cigar too, at some point in the evening.
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Originally Posted by ericy View Post
I see it this way - they had this vision of Strava turning into more of a social network than anything else. Facebook for athletes. And if they got tons of people to sign up, they would have tons of data to sell to 3rd parties, and the venture capital people could cash out with a huge return.

But it didn't work - people didn't want another social network site. If I wanted Facebook, I would have signed up for it. Really people just wanted to keep track of their workouts, but the venture capital people aren't interested in that because it doesn't lead to the explosive growth that they need in order to cash out.
Well yes, if you mean that shortly before they turned into social media (non-linear feed, non-activity posts) they wanted to be another Facebook, absolutely. I don't think they started that way, and I think their possibly-fatal mistake was plowing a bunch of money into those features only to have most of their users still put pictures and posts on Facebook or Instagram. It didn't make them valued like Facebook, but apparently it soaked up their dev resources. A gamble, and a bad one, since "let's build another Facebook" doesn't work.
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what other evidence would one need?
I can't imagine.
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Old 05-26-20, 05:13 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I have a bad taste in my mouth.
Stop licking toads.
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Old 05-26-20, 06:07 AM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Is that the route of the Bob Cook race? Are they still doing that race?
It is, and they are, though no word on this year.
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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 05-26-20, 06:13 AM
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Why would you recommend looking for Mo there, he wasn’t the one to start that kerfuffle.
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Old 05-26-20, 06:16 AM
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It was like a trip back through time. UMD KUf. Razor, botto, velo gator. Whooshie face,, All the hits.
Then I stumbled upon this jewel.
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Peter Sagan - 3 weeks - flagrant elbow.

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Old 05-26-20, 06:28 AM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
The 30 for 30 about Lance is worth watching.
I found it informative but it could have been more riveting. Maybe in part 2.

I looked around the forums yesterday and was surprised there was no discussion whatsoever about it. Maybe in part 2.
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Originally Posted by ericy View Post
I see it this way - they had this vision of Strava turning into more of a social network than anything else. Facebook for athletes. And if they got tons of people to sign up, they would have tons of data to sell to 3rd parties, and the venture capital people could cash out with a huge return.

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Greedy capitalist bastids.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
Thank you.
Ah, almost forgot.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
No, but I remember those days from my college years. Drank a lot of Cuervo back then.
Ohhhhhh don’t remind me. And I was in Texas at the time too. Our sign of quality was the brand with the little worm in it, I doubt they still allow that nonsense.
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I believe we have a formerly perma-banned member in our midst.
I guess perma is all relative, eh?

I don't even know who it is. Hint??
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