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Old 03-25-20, 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I'm pretty sure you never get any weather from here, unless there's a hurricane that gets lost.
I could probably blame Jadesfire for much of our rain.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I could probably blame Jadesfire for much of our rain.
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Everyone thinks they have had a long strange trip, until they look at other folks' journeys. Then they realize everyone has had a long strange trip, just using different modes of transportation.
"The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience."
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Another tidbit from my ride today:

I discovered that the saddle currently on the SLT very much encourages a forward pelvic tilt. Unfortunately I cannot maintain that position for very long. It even feels like I would need a much longer stem, even though I am already feeling way out in front.

Lots of pressure on my hands, especially out of the saddle.

Since I was thinking about it, right after my ride I got on my Trek and was really shocked at how different it felt. Almost no pressure on my hands and the saddle is instantly comfortable without having to worry about proper pelvic tilt.

​​​​​Im apparently not as fast on the Trek though...
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With the extra time, you'd expect the Rams logo to be extra cool.
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I'm not a fan of your delivery system, to be honest. I'd like to order only one or two rain showers per week, preferably at night.

Thanks.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Another tidbit from my ride today:

I discovered that the saddle currently on the SLT very much encourages a forward pelvic tilt. Unfortunately I cannot maintain that position for very long. It even feels like I would need a much longer stem, even though I am already feeling way out in front.

Lots of pressure on my hands, especially out of the saddle.

Since I was thinking about it, right after my ride I got on my Trek and was really shocked at how different it felt. Almost no pressure on my hands and the saddle is instantly comfortable without having to worry about proper pelvic tilt.

​​​​​Im apparently not as fast on the Trek though...
New bike time!
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New bike time!
Oh don't encourage me. There's a pretty perfect bike for me locally but my wife might actually kill me if another bike shows up in the garage.
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Old 03-25-20, 09:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
AG is borderline there, wanting to order everything to avoid stores but then freaking out about possibly-infected items and we don't have enough alcohol or sanitizer to clean everything, and I'm on the edge of my mental energy. With weeks to go.
They just told us they don't expect the peak until June.
With this in mind, my plans for going north this summer are effectively cancelled. T'would be nice if I can get my ticket refunded

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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Oh don't encourage me. There's a pretty perfect bike for me locally but my wife might actually kill me if another bike shows up in the garage.
Well I guess you're going to have to switch the saddle then. What fun will that be for the rest of us?
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Old 03-25-20, 09:58 PM
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They just told us they don't expect the peak until June.
I thought it's hot there?
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Well I guess you're going to have to switch the saddle then. What fun will that be for the rest of us?
It's no fun for me either
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I just got three months free from Deezer. Never heard of it. Now I can familiarize myself with each foo fighters album, individually. Not to mention nirvana and maybe others
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I'm not a fan of your delivery system, to be honest. I'd like to order only one or two rain showers per week, preferably at night.

Thanks.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Matt Millen of Bleacher Report said "wash your hands like you just cut jalapenos and have to change your contacts".
On the subject of hand washing. I have not left the house for three days except to go riding. But they want me to wash my hands every twenty minutes. Somebody please explain this to me.
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And 13 years later the kids will be known as “quaranteens.”
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I thought it's hot there?
It's hot in Thailand too, and they are going through the roof.
There are humans to kill. That seems to be enough.
I did leave my bike out in the hot sun for an hour, before putting it away, as a means of disinfecting it

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It's hot in Thailand too, and they are going through the roof.
There are humans to kill. That seems to be enough.
I did leave my bike out in the hot sun for an hour, before putting it away, as a means of disinfecting it
For a country of 69 million people, this isn't terrible. North Carolina (10 million) announced 100+ new cases yesterday.

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Wide awake at 10:30 PM. Wtf?
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Wide awake at 10:30 PM. Wtf?
me too
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Ask him politely to wash his hands before doing it?
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At my appointment Friday I was amused by how slowly and deliberately the nurse washed her hands, as if she was performing in a drama.

In the infusion center it was basically business as usual, except someone did spray one of the chairs after the puppy was removed.
she was probably singing in her head to time her hand washing....Staying alive, staying alive
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1. Wash your hands.

2. Remove a mask from the box
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But why are y’all wearing masks? What do you do? Because masks are a valuable resource now and should be used thoughtfully.
Due to adverse reaction from the co at times I wouldnt be prudent for me to disclose. I am a utility worker.
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There's a lot of variance. I've had some that are really mild and others that had enough kick to make things interesting.
Yup. Oddly, the one in Subway (back when I could eat there) usually have more kick than the ones I can get in the grocery stores in Texas. Many of those have some flavor, but scarcely more heat than a poblano.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Wide awake at 10:30 PM. Wtf?
Night before last I woke up at 1:45 and had a really hard time getting back to sleep. Made the most of it and nabbed a grocery delivery slot.
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