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Addiction LXXVII

Old 01-04-20, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I also doubt youíd want to do the race, or probably even spectate.

Chattanooga is a great town though, and the most enthusiastic host city Iíve been to. A single-transition venue and minimal lapping is just icing on the cake.
A full or half one?

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They operate some of the Delta flights I have used to get there. $60 for a checked bag?!?! And it's January. Prices go up for June flights.
Not that it matters, but I looked up the June price.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Todayís ride was cold enough that I only had one bottle of water for the whole ride, about 50 miles. I hope Velo Vol approves.
When it's below 50F I rarely drink anything while riding. The water is too cold.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Well?
talking to yourself?

I did the Atl-PA trip 40-50 times from 2011-2018. I did stop in Knoxville some but it is only 1/3 of the way there and guarantees a second stop which I try to avoid. Plus, a strange fella lurks in the Brown Squirrel area and I try to avoid that.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
When it's below 50F I rarely drink anything while riding. The water is too cold.
Similar, at least below 45 though I usually do a mid-ride stop somewhere for hydration..
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I did the Atl-PA trip 40-50 times from 2011-2018. I did stop in Knoxville some but it is only 1/3 of the way there and guarantees a second stop which I try to avoid.
I don't know how/why you go all that way and only stop once. Even with my miserly water-sipping, I've got to make stops.
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I don't know how/why you go all that way and only stop once. Even with my miserly water-sipping, I've got to make stops.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
When it's below 50F I rarely drink anything while riding. The water is too cold.
Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Similar, at least below 45 though I usually do a mid-ride stop somewhere for hydration..
I still drink in the cold, but typically a bottle lasts me 2-3 hours, as opposed to 1 hour (or less) when itís warm out.
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Oh this is the Ryobi I have in case anyone knows tools. The battery wonít take a charge.


I'd be tempted to upgrade to 18 volt drill instead of battery replacement, if you can find a deal on one.
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RIP Buffalo Bills.
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I'd be tempted to upgrade to 18 volt drill instead of battery replacement, if you can find a deal on one.
9.6 V is kind of puny, especially for driving screws.
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No batteries required.

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No batteries required.

Reminds me of this guy.

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No batteries required.


Unless it's an awesome Marigold jacket.
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RIP Buffalo Bills.
RIP New England Patriots
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I can now enjoy the playoffs.
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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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RIP New England Patriots
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RIP New England Patriots

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RIP New England Patriots
2 Christmas miracles in one week for the state of Tennessee.
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Iím Turkish born.

I guess I may not be the current meaning of ďimmigrantĒ in the strictest sense as it is being used. I came to the US for graduate studies and then stayed and gained status thru H1 visa.
Iím not sure that would be called anything else. Itís how AGís parents got here and they certainly consider themselves immigrants.

I mean heck, my ancestors immigrated. Itís just been 355 years.
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A full or half one?
They have both. AG has done the full twice and likely will again this year. Iím doing the half, which is a single loop on bike and run. No passing the hoi polloi doing 16mph in the middle of the lane.
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Oh and

Ding dong the Pats are gone! Table neighbor was asking me for updates during dinner.
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I suspect that counts.

Mrs datlas is an immigrant, from South Korea. All 4 of my grandparents were immigrants. Pretty much everyone in USA is descendant of immigrants, except of course native Americans.

We all need to be reminded of that these days.
Damn skippy.

And yes, technically everyone outside of the Northern Africa/ Middle East region is an immigrant, in the sense that there are no wild horses in America (only feral escaped domesticated ones). Humans are not native to the Americas, full stop.
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My Patriots' were flat all season, but still were on level with the rest of the league. We're super spoiled here in New England, but still have had a pleasant run so far. We need to see what goes on in our off season.
To the haters, enjoy yourselves, but be honest, you would trade what you have for a team like the Patriots.
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To the haters, enjoy yourselves, but be honest, you would trade what you have for a team like the Patriots.
Speaking for myself and others I know, it's not so much the team's success but the prevailing attitudes that people hate. Belechick has a real nasty attitude when he's winning, not so much now. I used to admire Brady for his humility but then his attitude soured also with the continued success. And Kraft just exudes the kind of arrogance typical of the filthy rich. And then there was the cheating. And you wonder why the hate?

The Cowboys drew a lot of hate too back in their heyday, but other than for that simpleton Jones the prevailing attitudes amongst the players were never nasty IMO. And there was no cheating. Partying, yes, but no cheating.
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Speaking for myself and others I know, it's not so much the team's success but the prevailing attitudes that people hate. Belechick has a real nasty attitude when he's winning, not so much now. I used to admire Brady for his humility but then his attitude soured also with the continued success. And Kraft just exudes the kind of arrogance typical of the filthy rich. And then there was the cheating. And you wonder why the hate?

The Cowboys drew a lot of hate too back in their heyday, but other than for that simpleton Jones the prevailing attitudes amongst the players were never nasty IMO. And there was no cheating. Partying, yes, but no cheating.
This. And many of the fans. Though I do only like the NFL when thereís some intrigue as to who will win, and dynasties destroy that. Lest we forget, for nine years the Patriots did NOT win the Super Bowl, despite the fact that they were still a very strong team and always dominated the early-season picks for SB winner.
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