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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 05-30-20, 04:09 AM
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Looks like a perfect day for a long ride.
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So when I got home last night my wife surprised me with a bunch of cycle gear.
pair of bibs
capris for the fall
gloves
glasses
multi tool
socks
She got me a gel seat cover and a saddle bag too. Going to return these, my bum hasn’t been bothering me and the saddle bag is huge. It was definitely designed for touring.
She is pretty Amazing.
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And I had to cancel my trip to the US. I hear the diving is quite good off Cozumel. Hopefully some semblance of normal will return at some point. It doesn't seem like it will be soon, anywhere in the world.
if a reliable vaccine is really 12-18 months off, I don’t see how anything can return to normal soon.

and yes, diving off Cozumel is quite good. I’d like to spend more time on the island to look-see, but for now, I’m content with day trips for dives. The kids are old enough now that they may enjoy a day outside the resort.
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Looks like a perfect day for a long ride.
On a short road?
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So when I got home last night my wife surprised me with a bunch of cycle gear.

How big of a saddle bag?
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How big of a saddle bag?
it’s pretty massive. I would actually need a back rack to support it. I have a tiny one that only holds a tube and my co2. I can’t fit my multi tool or tire levers in it. So in her defense she wanted to make sure I had room for EVERYTHING.
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex View Post

and yes, diving off Cozumel is quite good. I’d like to spend more time on the island to look-see, but for now, I’m content with day trips for dives. The kids are old enough now that they may enjoy a day outside the resort.
Unless a lot has changed for the better since the early 90s, there’s not much to see. I circumnavigated the island on a cruiser. The National Park, Chackanab or something, was decent, but very crowded in March. Good place to snorkel or dive. The island seemed to get a lot of business from cruise ships that would dock for the day. Both times I stayed at a hotel south of the center. There was a huge dock next door. Every morning at least one ship would pull up. Lines of taxis formed to take passengers into town. The funniest thing was that there was a daily afternoon booze cruise on a large pontoon boat. You could set you watch by its return to the dock to the sound of “Hot! Hot! Hot!” The not nice part were the ugly American tourists who were probably too hungover in the morning to get off the ship. In the afternoon they would finally walk over to the hotel, which had a wonderful, covered outdoor bar/seating area that overlooked the strait. They would sit there and get drunk, get loud and sometimes abuse the staff. “Una cerveza mas, Pepe!”One guy had a beer hard hat on. One group was calling their waiter Bababoey, the name of a guy on the Howard Stern show.

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Looks like a perfect day for a long ride.
I've shortened my rides up a little this week. I had a couple good weeks and my old body is telling me to rest a little. Also, grass pollen is way up which forces me to ride shorter and easier and it's hotter and more humid, too.

Let's see, did I leave anything out? Age, hay fever, heat and humidity - I think I've got it covered.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
So when I got home last night my wife surprised me with a bunch of cycle gear.
pair of bibs
capris for the fall
gloves
glasses
multi tool
socks
She got me a gel seat cover and a saddle bag too. Going to return these, my bum hasn’t been bothering me and the saddle bag is huge. It was definitely designed for touring.
She is pretty Amazing.
Quite possibly she is tandem material.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
You missed out.
Never been to a parade in the village of Chittenango either.

Oh?
Oh yeah. Have ridden my bike through Memphis.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
I've shortened my rides up a little this week. I had a couple good weeks and my old body is telling me to rest a little. Also, grass pollen is way up which forces me to ride shorter and easier and it's hotter and more humid, too.

Let's see, did I leave anything out? Age, hay fever, heat and humidity - I think I've got it covered.
My hopes of getting out were heavily frowned upon by the doc, yesterday. And he's right, of course. Though I now have limited movement in those three fingers, I have nothing remotely resembling grip strength. And there is still a good bit of pain when they move too far. Daily walks are in my forseeable future.
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Oh yeah. Have ridden my bike through Memphis.
Did you cruise down Beale Street?
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My hopes of getting out were heavily frowned upon by the doc, yesterday. And he's right, of course. Though I now have limited movement in those three fingers, I have nothing remotely resembling grip strength. And there is still a good bit of pain when they move too far. Daily walks are in my forseeable future.
Be careful, Seeds, you don't want to compound things with a fall because you're riding one handed. Hang in there, there will be good riding days ahead.
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I saw some for sale when I was looking for a pic. People are asking 30 grand and more for nice ones. I had no idea they were that collectable.
Triumph TRs have a loyal following. The newest models are nearly 40 years old. They are shade-tree mechanic friendly. Fun to drive. And, concours level cars notwithstanding, reasonably affordable compared to other marks that people collect.
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It's the boy's 9th bday today. Not sure how that happened.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Did you cruise down Beale Street?
Bennett's Corners Road.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
So when I got home last night my wife surprised me with a bunch of cycle gear.
pair of bibs
capris for the fall
gloves
glasses
multi tool
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She got me a gel seat cover and a saddle bag too. Going to return these, my bum hasn’t been bothering me and the saddle bag is huge. It was definitely designed for touring.
She is pretty Amazing.

Way cool. A post like this is a nice way to start the day.
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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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It's the boy's 9th bday today. Not sure how that happened.
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It's the boy's 9th bday today. Not sure how that happened.
Holy cow.

Happy Birthday!!
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It's the boy's 9th bday today. Not sure how that happened.

Happy Birthday. Youtube the taco birthday song.
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It's the boy's 9th bday today. Not sure how that happened.
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It's the boy's 9th bday today. Not sure how that happened.
Yeah. I've realized that that's one of the main features of kids. To mark the passage of time.
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Yeah. I've realized that that's one of the main features of kids. To mark the passage of time.
And then at some point, the elderly take up that role. In between, though.........
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Looks like a perfect day for a long ride.
Another week off the podium for Velo Vol . Sad.

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Bennett's Corners Road.
Found the city name copycatters. Also Egypt, Oregon USA.
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Yeah. I've realized that that's one of the main features of kids. To mark the passage of time.
I have a watch and a calendar.
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