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Addiction LXXIX

Old 08-07-20, 07:51 PM
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Dropping some coin on a kitchen remodel. Quartz countertops. SMFH.
Also replacing the 2 garage door openers. 9.5 years old and acting up.

#StimulatingTheEconomy
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Old 08-07-20, 07:53 PM
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I keep getting Achievements on Strava on segments I've done dozens to hundreds of times, on days when I don't feel like I'm really going that fast. I guess that's better than feeling like you're flying and finding out it's the slowest you've ever ridden that bit.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
I keep getting Achievements on Strava on segments I've done dozens to hundreds of times, on days when I don't feel like I'm really going that fast. I guess that's better than feeling like you're flying and finding out it's the slowest you've ever ridden that bit.

my worst days are usually my best. And it does suck when you feel super fast and it turns out to be slow.
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Why don't you get on I-75N and come spend some in the beautiful Volunteer State? #Mountains #Water #Cycling #Bears
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
my worst days are usually my best. And it does suck when you feel super fast and it turns out to be slow.
Since I'm getting faster, I don't feel so bad about buying that new bike. But I'm scoring PRs with all 4 bikes - which I'm not going to tell my wife, who will wonder why I needed yet another bike.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Why don't you get on I-75N and come spend some in the beautiful Volunteer State? #Mountains #Water #Cycling #Bears
After all those glowing reviews of the bike-friendly natives?
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Old 08-07-20, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Why don't you get on I-75N and come spend some in the beautiful Volunteer State? #Mountains #Water #Cycling #Bears
with the criminal 17% sales tax rate? Hard pass.
SMH
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Old 08-07-20, 08:19 PM
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"They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.” - Carl Sagan
3 out of 4 ain't bad - Meatloaf
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
After all those glowing reviews of the bike-friendly natives?
If--and it's a big if--he actually rides on the roads in NW metro ATL, he can probably handle the roads of rural Volunteer Land.

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with the criminal 17% sales tax rate? Hard pass.
Only for you.
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Seems like overall cycling conditions generally deteriorate east of Abilene.
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Seems like overall cycling conditions generally deteriorate east of Abilene.
Elaborate.
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Time to get ready to ride. However, the leaderboard already looks quite formidable.

#JustWaitTillNextWeek !
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I believe that's spelled Joizey
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I survived 18 years of Jersey. Rest of family still there.
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Pronounced Jeyzey.
Jerzee, Jorzey, Jersey, it's all the same, I have fond memories, but have no reason to visit there.
Grew up in the Newark area in the 60s and 70s, we moved out in 77.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
Dropping some coin on a kitchen remodel. Quartz countertops. SMFH.
Also replacing the 2 garage door openers. 9.5 years old and acting up.

#StimulatingTheEconomy
Is Quartz the new Granite?? That's what we went with when we redid our kitchen a few years back....wait, it was 15 years back.

#TimeFlies
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Originally Posted by Pirkaus View Post
Jerzee, Jorzey, Jersey, it's all the same, I have fond memories, but have no reason to visit there.
Grew up in the Newark area in the 60s and 70s, we moved out in 77.
We had some overlap. I was there from birth in 65 until HS graduation 1983. Still visit sometimes for family. Zero desire to move back.
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Velo Vol My family practice doctor is transferring to Knoxville, TN. So, Mouse Man, should I warn her in case you're doctor shopping? Or, maybe she'd like a challenge.
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Time to get ready to ride. However, the leaderboard already looks quite formidable.
Yeah, a couple of those guys need a life or something or at least a job with a lot of required OT.
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Twice, this morning, I've typed a couple posts that totally disappeared before I finished them. Is there some magic key combo that deletes everything that I'm not aware of or is there a glitch in the matrix this morning?
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Slow morning. Everyone's posts must have disappeared.
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Funny you should say that, because I was just mentioning to my wife that, having weighed less than 220lbs the last 5 days in a row, I am now officially "Overweight", rather than "Obese". I suggested we get a cake to celebrate......
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Not with that rear wing



One of my favorite mezes is the beet “salad”
Grate the beets and lightly sauté them, let it cool and mix with strained yogurt (almost 1:1). add in minced garlic (3-4 cloves), stir and serve.

Replace the beets with raw grated celeriac for my second favorite and replace the beets with raw purslane for my absolute favorite meze. For the celeriac and purslane versions of it, serve with a drizzle of olive oil on top after final mixing.

Celeriac and especially the purslane version goes unbelievably well with fresh grilled fish and raki/ouzo.
Oh boy, we have a chef here.
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Dropping some coin on a kitchen remodel. Quartz countertops. SMFH.
Also replacing the 2 garage door openers. 9.5 years old and acting up.

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You disapprove of quartz countertops?
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Since I'm getting faster, I don't feel so bad about buying that new bike. But I'm scoring PRs with all 4 bikes - which I'm not going to tell my wife, who will wonder why I needed yet another bike.
Reward. You need another bike as a reward for your achievements.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post

wut
They are real, and they’re spectacular.
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Family forum, reported.
Thank you. Shameful.
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