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Addiction LXXVII

Old 03-24-20, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Important. Back when I had disability insurance, my eyes were excluded because of my history of uveitis. For that reason, I got very compulsive about wearing glasses on the bike.
My main concern is bugs, but the wind alone is enough to be bothersome at times. I've been really forgetful this early riding season, and I recently went out without glasses. I realized it about a half mile away from home, but decided not to turn back because there was no risk of bugs in the eyeball. But yeah - cold wind made my eyes water the whole ride. Shoulda done went back.
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Old 03-24-20, 01:55 PM
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I actually bought some iron man sunglasses from target. They were 25 bucks, and really light.
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Wow. Excel has a demo R5 Disc frameset in a 56 for $1350, including the BB (~$100 value). Someone should buy it. Buy it now.
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I go for as cheap as possible. They just get scratched or lost anyways.
I used to do that. And then one day I bought a pair of Ray Bans for half price--the princely sum of $50. I had them for 20 years and then gave them away.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
he wanted all the corn beef apparently.
I feel my corned beef consumption has been lacking, for a March.
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Old 03-24-20, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
I used to do that. And then one day I bought a pair of Ray Bans for half price--the princely sum of $50. I had them for 20 years and then gave them away.
My casual glasses are Ray Bans. I think that I got them for a buck and change at REI after a sale price, a gift card and leftover dividends. Regardless, I adhere to the "you'll take better care of nice/expensive glasses" theory. I go through ****ty glasses pretty quickly, but nice ones tend to stick around.
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Old 03-24-20, 02:46 PM
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Naah, It'll buff right out
But he’ll need two pads to do it.
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Old 03-24-20, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
This is the first street I rode on. You can't tell very well from this shot, but it's downhill until about the car. My dad ran along, holding onto my bike for a few seconds, and then pushed me into traffic.


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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Bout that time, I was rolling a 1970 Javelin, or a 66 GTO.
The 66 GTO was my fantasy car.
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Old 03-24-20, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
he wanted all the corn beef apparently.
Apparently they will be open tomorrow since they now have drive thru service.....
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Old 03-24-20, 02:54 PM
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Well it finally happened. They issued a stay-at-home order for Denton County. Basically any surrounding DFW county is following suit from Dallas County's earlier decision.

Like I said earlier, my place is running business as usual with the understanding that we fall under essential services to the Energy industry. So not much changes for me.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
I go for as cheap as possible. They just get scratched or lost anyways.
Same. I get bifocal safety glasses from my local safety store. They're not Oakleys but they look OK.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Same. I get bifocal safety glasses from my local safety store. They're not Oakleys but they look OK.
Working in a machine shop sometimes gives opportunities to re-appropriate various PPE

Or so I've heard.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Working in a machine shop sometimes gives opportunities to re-appropriate various PPE

Or so I've heard.
I've yet to find a pair of safety glasses that didn't immediately give me a headache due to the warped vision.

I have traditionally been an Oakley man. Of the current three pairs I have, they have been around for a long time scratch free as they get used, but not knocked about.

For every day, I started buying the Knockaround brand sunglasses because they are 15 or 20 bucks a pair and you can kind of get whatever the hell you want and not worry about them. One pair snapped, but that was fine. They are really not top notch quality, but I am not paying top notch quality prices.
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Is there any harm in aerobic exercise with lingering cold symptoms?

I've had a nagging cough ever since I got over a cold and I'm trying to decide between a nice and easy fixed gear spin on the bike path vs a more intense ride on the roadie.
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Is there any harm in aerobic exercise with lingering cold symptoms?

I've had a nagging cough ever since I got over a cold and I'm trying to decide between a nice and easy fixed gear spin on the bike path vs a more intense ride on the roadie.
Not once you’re over the acute illness.
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
The 66 GTO was my fantasy car.
70 Dodge Charger
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sbxx enlightened me many years ago. I spend 3-4 bucks for a pair, and don't give two Coors whether they get a little scratched.

https://www.safetyglassesusa.com/
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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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Not once you’re over the acute illness.


Time to ride!
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It would be nice to ride, while I can, but it's raining. Again.
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They also kill friendly neighborhood rodents. Monsters.
Stay safe.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
At about the rate that he did, assuming my tyre comes off the rim without a mighty struggle.
Do you have AAA?
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Time to ride!
Change of plans, going on a walk with my wife.

I like this plan even better!

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Sunglasses recommendations?
I use Tifosi. Good quality and not too expensive.

Also, that's what my LBS carries.
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I have 2 pairs of prescription sun/safety glasses, these are permeating. Also a nice pair of Nike sports wear glasses transition no line bifocals.
Most of the time I use my everyday glasses.
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