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Old 08-16-19, 07:46 PM
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On Wednesday, I was in a meeting with a client around 5:00 p.m. and we hear tires squeal and a smash. He and I look down and it looks like a car turned in front of a cyclist coming down the hill. We can only see her legs because a tree is in the way. Front wheel of her carbon Trek (like Vol's, post Postal pre aero) is mangled to hell. She's not moving.

We try to continue our appt but I have that terrible feeling. I look down again and you can see blood coming from her leg, probably where it hit the car. Still not moving. She has no show socks and cycling shoes, so I'm hopeful she was wearing a helmet. AMR takes her away and the older couple driving the car sit with the police below my office.

Yesterday a cyclist that was hit by a van from behind a few miles from my house tweeted he was able to sit up for the first time since the accident on July 20th. Van driver left him broken in the rain until someone found him and drove him down the road to the hospital.

Before bed last night, I watched the body cam footage released by the Colorado Springs Police Department. Young kid shot in the back four times while running away. He goes to the ground, tries to raise his hands as instructed, and then bleeds out. Had a hard time sleeping last night.

I was going to ride in this morning and drove instead. On my way in, I thought of Addiction. Hope you guys are doing well and no one has been hit by cars or fallen off ladders in the last year.
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One of our customers brings Klondike Bars, when he needs his bike serviced.
I did that at the vet last week. A box of Klondikes and 2 boxes of Drumsticks= prescriptions filled in 5 minutes.
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Old 08-16-19, 08:50 PM
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Just got back to the valley of the sun. After two days riding at 5700-7200' elevation, I should be getting some KOMs down here at 1300' tomorrow.

If I can wake up early enough to beat the heat.
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Old 08-16-19, 09:04 PM
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Sure gonna miss the red dirt and ponderosa pines.

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Old 08-16-19, 09:51 PM
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Thinking of upgrading the Fatboy to Eagle X01 AXS.
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Old 08-17-19, 06:13 AM
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Slow morning. Everyone must be checking out electronic 1x drivetrains.
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Old 08-17-19, 07:38 AM
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My friend that wants me to ride with him on his first century attempt tomorrow (in his region, not mine) still doesn't have a proposed route. This should be fun.
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Old 08-17-19, 08:02 AM
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Drivers in Belize pull out and pass whenever they feel like it. In one instance, while being passed, I had to hit the brakes and the oncoming car was run off the road, There were many similar incidents. I thought Mexicans drove poorly, but they look like angels now. I don't believe there are any four lanes there, nor shoulders.
Keeping in mind, always, that the vast majority of Yucatecans and even fewer Belizeans spent no time in a car as kids, and likely none at all before they found themselves behind the wheel. After a few miles in Belize, I came to expect a car in my lane when coming out of a blind curve, or cresting a hill. I gives meaning to 'defensive driving'.
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Slow morning. Everyone must be checking out electronic 1x drivetrains.
That's what I was doing. Good guess.
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Old 08-17-19, 08:11 AM
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I hope to ride a bike today,for the first time in around 3 weeks.

In other news, I ordered a pair of vintage Mavic tubular rims and am currently shopping for tires. There will be only one new thing left for me in the C&V world. Campagnolo.
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Old 08-17-19, 08:28 AM
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@seedsbelize, daughter who traveled with us to Belize at least four times as a child, ordered a box of assorted Marie Sharp’s hot sauce to take back to Ireland. Good stuff, for sure.
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As with many things enjoyed by the many, I can take or leave Marie Sharp products. Panaracer Pasela, the official tire of C&V, is another one on that list.
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And now I must peel myself out of this hammock and go ride, before it gets too hot to do so. I wonder if I'll remember how.
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Old 08-17-19, 09:16 AM
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Panaracer Pasela, the official tire of C&V, is another one on that list.
Panaracer now has some performance tubeless tires that I'd like to try - Race A Evo 4, or something like that. Almost bought them, but got cold feet about how scary light they are, 'specially for a tubeless. Went with the slightly more conservative Hutchisons, instead. Next time. Maybe.
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Old 08-17-19, 09:18 AM
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Got a cinnamon swirl loaf from the local bakery and made a big French toast breakfast for the family. Delicious, and now I'm stuffed. But if I'm to ride today, I need to get out soon - afternoon family activities planned. Oy. At least I was planning on an easy effort, anyway.
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Old 08-17-19, 10:00 AM
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@seedsbelize, daughter who traveled with us to Belize at least four times as a child, ordered a box of assorted Marie Sharp’s hot sauce to take back to Ireland. Good stuff, for sure.
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As with many things enjoyed by the many, I can take or leave Marie Sharp products. Panaracer Pasela, the official tire of C&V, is another one on that list.
I had a friend who briefly lived there and would bring back bottles frequently. Hard to find in the states but I suppose I could order on the internet. I think that's part of the appeal. But also it's really good.
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Old 08-17-19, 10:14 AM
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I had a friend who briefly lived there and would bring back bottles frequently. Hard to find in the states but I suppose I could order on the internet. I think that's part of the appeal. But also it's really good.
Strange Icelandic Boyfriend went out looking for Soylent this morning. The lady at the 7-11 told him he should be drinking something else. Last time it was PBR which he had to have, so this is an improvement.
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Any Gen-Xers in here? I'm going to see the Violent Femmes tonight. Haven't been to a concert in ages. Hope we don't get rained out.

They were my favorite group as a kid. One year my cool older sister was going to take me to see them for my birthday but then my parents found out and wouldn't let me go. So 30 years later I'm getting my redemption!

(Also I fall into that weird gap between gen-x and millenial but I had older sisters so I've always identified with gen-x even though college had become unaffordable by the time I went to school.)
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Sounds like fun! Their debut album is a favorite - obvious standout are obvious, but a solid listen, front to back.
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I remember they came and played at my college during my freshman year, 1983. It was a free concert, but I was too uptight/stressed out to go.

Big mistake.

I was born in 1965, so too young to be a baby boomer and too old to be a Gen X. Sad.
Report: concert lived up to 25 years of expectations. I guess when you've been playing together for nearly 40 years you get good at it. They played Country Death Song, which was cool.

They were co headlining with Ben Folds, who I am ambivalent about, but his show was also very entertaining and enjoyable.
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Report: concert lived up to 25 years of expectations. I guess when you've been playing together for nearly 40 years you get good at it. They played Country Death Song, which was cool.

They were co headlining with Ben Folds, who I am ambivalent about, but his show was also very entertaining and enjoyable.
Sweet. Where do you live? A local friend just posted about going to a Ben Folds concert the other day. Now I'm wondering why the hell they didn't mention Violent Femmes.
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Sweet. Where do you live? A local friend just posted about going to a Ben Folds concert the other day. Now I'm wondering why the hell they didn't mention Violent Femmes.
Near KC. I'm not quite sure what the deal was but I think they were only playing together for a few dates within the context of their respective larger tours.
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I hope to ride a bike today,for the first time in around 3 weeks.

In other news, I ordered a pair of vintage Mavic tubular rims and am currently shopping for tires. There will be only one new thing left for me in the C&V world. Campagnolo.
Vittoria’s are hard to beat. Whatever their top model is. CX or something like that now. Fair price from England when bought in the US. eBay works too.
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In the Garmin/Strava world of bewilderment, my wife and I rode our tandem today and she noticed on a 3 mile segment that she was 4 seconds faster than me.
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Daughter 1 sent packing..
Wow, tough love. I always saw you as the kinder gentler dad.
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