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Old 05-01-20, 03:47 PM
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Tomorrow is my day to ride. Gonna be in the upper 60s F and gusty winds from the NW. If I head out somewhat early headed north, the the return will be a fine tail wind making me feel young again.
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It's almost flyover time here! Gonna drive out to where I think we'll have a good view of one of their turns. Unfortunately no Blue Angels or Tbirds for us, just regular ol' grey birds of the USAF and ANG.
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Originally Posted by berner View Post
Tomorrow is my day to ride. Gonna be in the upper 60s F and gusty winds from the NW. If I head out somewhat early headed north, the the return will be a fine tail wind making me feel young again.
Or the wind will shift when you turn around, resulting in a proper workout!
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
North of Albany isn’t bad once you get past the yummy mummy suburban hell that is Clifton Park.

Hartford is a definite dump though
So Albany isn't bad as long as we aren't actually talking about Albany?
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Or the wind will shift when you turn around, resulting in a proper workout!
Oh ye of little faith.
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So Albany isn't bad as long as we aren't actually talking about Albany?
I guess it’s sort of in the general area?? I live just south of Saratoga and like it here, good riding and lots to do. I’d never live in Albany or the immediate surrounding area like Colonie and Guilderland.

Our other house is in Marblehead, MA- talk about a great area to do things, but riding around there is death wish level with all of the M*******s.
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Since I'm becoming a boozehound in the lockdown, I picked up some oranges with the notion of making old fashioneds. Upon cutting one open, though, I decided that I couldn't just relegate them to muddle and garnish duty - it had such beautiful pink/orange flesh, was nice and juicy and smelled great. I tried one slice and then immediately ate all but one wedge.

Afterwards, I had to look them up so that I could buy some more. They're Cara Cara oranges. I need to go back to my hippy co-op for more, because I don't think that I'm finding them at Target.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
I guess it’s sort of in the general area?? I live just south of Saratoga and like it here, good riding and lots to do. I’d never live in Albany or the immediate surrounding area like Colonie and Guilderland.

Our other house is in Marblehead, MA- talk about a great area to do things, but riding around there is death wish level with all of the M*******s.
Eh... the in-laws live in Scotia. The whole area is beautiful, but it's lacking in things to do. Now Saratoga is nice, but that's quite a bit from Albany.

And I also have cousins in Marblehead. Actually a lot of family in MA. Preaching to the choir about M*******s. I have no idea what's in the water there, but NY should saddle up and invade. Put the "empire" back in Empire State!
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
The flattest place that we’ve ever ridden was in Cambridge, MD. We did a 70+ mile ride around the area of the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. IIRC, our elevation profile at the end had a vertical scale from 0 to 10’ (we were right at sea level) and our highest elevation was around 7’ when we crossed a little wooden humpback bridge.

I might try to find it on Garmin Connect.

Edit, I looked the ride up and it was only 64 miles with total ascent of of 68' or a little over 1' per mile.
Seagull Century (Salisbury, MD) is like that as well, ~101 miles with a total ascent of 158 miles...

my kind of climbing.
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex View Post
Seagull Century (Salisbury, MD) is like that as well, ~101 miles with a total ascent of 158 miles...

my kind of climbing.
You and me both.

#fattiesforever

Hey we could include WhyFi... 's tires.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Eh... the in-laws live in Scotia. The whole area is beautiful, but it's lacking in things to do. Now Saratoga is nice, but that's quite a bit from Albany.

And I also have cousins in Marblehead. Actually a lot of family in MA. Preaching to the choir about M*******s. I have no idea what's in the water there, but NY should saddle up and invade. Put the "empire" back in Empire State!
I love Marblehead, it’s a great small town when you’re in the older areas. We’re probably going to unload our house there this year as it’s becoming more effort than it’s worth to keep and we haven’t been there since flying in to Logan from a trip to Austin at the end of Feb right before all hell broke loose. It’s a bummer, we can’t even go now just to check on the house be cause the outbreak there is far worse than up here.

My ex wife is from Scotia.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Since I'm becoming a boozehound in the lockdown, I picked up some oranges with the notion of making old fashioneds. Upon cutting one open, though, I decided that I couldn't just relegate them to muddle and garnish duty - it had such beautiful pink/orange flesh, was nice and juicy and smelled great. I tried one slice and then immediately ate all but one wedge.

Afterwards, I had to look them up so that I could buy some more. They're Cara Cara oranges. I need to go back to my hippy co-op for more, because I don't think that I'm finding them at Target.
The quarantine has upped my alcohol consumption quite a bit too. I think we’re keeping the brewery around the corner afloat singlehandedly.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
this is the only overnight where the gym and pool are still open at the hotel. I think i will take advantage.
If you’re downtown, take a walk to City Island in the middle of the river. There’s an old bridge that’s now closed to cars.
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The quarantine has upped my alcohol consumption quite a bit too. I think we’re keeping the brewery around the corner afloat singlehandedly.
Thank you for your service!
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Operation “Fatten Goose” has started. Pizza and strawberry shortcake.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
You and me both.

#fattiesforever

Hey we could include WhyFi... 's tires.
They're big-boned!
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
I guess it’s sort of in the general area?? I live just south of Saratoga and like it here, good riding and lots to do. I’d never live in Albany or the immediate surrounding area like Colonie and Guilderland.

Our other house is in Marblehead, MA- talk about a great area to do things, but riding around there is death wish level with all of the M*******s.
Saratoga Springs?
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Since I'm becoming a boozehound in the lockdown...
Yeah me too.

Came upon this recipe yesterday. Boy that looks good. Considering ordering the fancy Spanish liquor just so I can make it. I have two pineapples sitting on my counter ripening up right now.

https://www.chowhound.com/recipes/la...ACQ-03-10abc2j



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Operation “Fatten Goose” has started. Pizza and strawberry shortcake.
I got a cheesecake day before yesterday and haven't even torn into it yet. Think I'll put some blueberries on it, though.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Eh... the in-laws live in Scotia. The whole area is beautiful, but it's lacking in things to do. Now Saratoga is nice, but that's quite a bit from Albany.

And I also have cousins in Marblehead. Actually a lot of family in MA. Preaching to the choir about M*******s. I have no idea what's in the water there, but NY should saddle up and invade. Put the "empire" back in Empire State!
I am trying to figure out the censored word.

Motorists?
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Operation “Fatten Goose” has started. Pizza and strawberry shortcake.
Ha she’s turning you into foie gras
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Thank you for your service!
Just supporting local business!! They’re both cyclists which makes it count double.

We actually brought them some washable masks my mother in law sewed a little bit ago too
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
I am trying to figure out the censored word.

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M A S S H O L E S

If you’ve ever driven there you’ll know the description is apt
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Originally Posted by Heathpack View Post
Yeah me too.

Came upon this recipe yesterday. Boy that looks good. Considering ordering the fancy Spanish liquor just so I can make it. I have two pineapples sitting on my counter ripening up right now.

https://www.chowhound.com/recipes/la...ACQ-03-10abc2j



That does sound good. Never heard of Licor 43, but it sounds interesting.
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M A S S H O L E S

If you’ve ever driven there you’ll know the description is apt
Aha. Got it. Thanks for the clue.
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