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Addiction LXXIX

Old 08-12-20, 09:04 PM
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Today's lesson is that some people here are bad assessors of risk.
Elsewhere, I learned that when you mash up cabbage its volume reduces considerably.
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Old 08-12-20, 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Today's lesson is that some people here are bad assessors of risk.
How are you ever going to woo La Chica with that kind of attitude?
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Old 08-12-20, 09:07 PM
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I'm just a kid too. Coincidence, you decide .
Does your dad think your well being is worth $20?
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Old 08-12-20, 09:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Elsewhere, I learned that when you mash up cabbage its volume reduces considerably.
Cooking does that, too.
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How are you ever going to woo La Chica with that kind of attitude?
She probably got COVID from Mount Mitchell. Better avoid.
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Elsewhere, I learned that when you mash up cabbage its volume reduces considerably.
what weighs more, a pound of feathers or a pound of lead? You decide.
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So my friend whose crank arm fell off is being recommended to replace everything. Spindle is ruined bolt is ruined. Chain is old, cassette and chain rings too. I recommended merlin and just do a whole 105 group set. He liked that idea, but he is interested in a power meter. Any recommendations on where to look for a used power meter crank set?
He doesn’t care if it’s dual or one sided.
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Old 08-13-20, 05:19 AM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Those of us over a certain age recall “Roller Disco.”
I had a pair of jogger skates. The shoe parts looked like running shoes. In high school there was sometimes a weekend bus to a local mall that had a roller rink. When home from school I used to skate for transportation. Good times.
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Dunkin is officially releasing pumpkin spice latte next week.
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I may have mentioned this but there is a 4000 foot high hill right behind the house here and hang gliders launch from there and they have a little airport for them to land down low. It has wind socks, a big grassy area, and a graded flat area in case the grass isn't big enough. It also has rest rooms and parking but I don't know who pays for it.
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When I lived in Anchorage, there was a mountain behind my house, and hang gliders would launch there. The wind would flow up the face of the mountain in such a way the hang gliders would just float in one place right above the mountain for hours.
I don't have many memories of living in New Mexico but one of them is seeing hang gliders floating around after launching off the nearby ridge.

Hang gliding is one of those things that looks really freaking cool but I think I would be way too chicken to try.

At least you wear a parachute.
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Dunkin is officially releasing pumpkin spice latte next week.
Poor Vol.



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i wonder if there is any correlation between the release of pumpkin spice latte and diabetes in our country.
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I don't have many memories of living in New Mexico but one of them is seeing hang gliders floating around after launching off the nearby ridge.

Hang gliding is one of those things that looks really freaking cool but I think I would be way too chicken to try.

At least you wear a parachute.
Had the opportunity at a meeting Switzerland. People were jumping off a mountain, hanging in the thermals, seemingly for hours, and landing on in a park in town when they’d had enough. Looked very cool, but I didn’t go.
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Well the plan was to try and sneak in 200 in 4 days before leaving for work. Woke up this morning and checked the wx. Suppose to be bad this afternoon, which will lead me to me working really late. Decided to sleep an extra hour, and start riding later. It really didn’t matter, my legs were done, even if I had had the time, I wouldn’t have been able to get the 60 for 200.

Until next week.


I wonder which one you delinquents will knock me off.
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Old 08-13-20, 07:09 AM
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I wonder which one you delinquents will knock me off.
Which will knock you off first? Because, sadly, I don't think that 167 keeps you on the podium this week.
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Poor Vol.
We're already past that in the quasi-north.
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Time to mow what remains of the grass before the transition to tundra.
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Hiked the stone to steel trail today.

Steel (is real) Dam:


Doesn’t take long to turn green once you leave the arid areas.
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I’m really tired of this heat and humidity. 21 days of 90+ in July. Today will be a bit better, but back to 100+ heat index tomorrow. Managed to get in about 30 this morning.
There is quite a lot being written these days on that very subject, hot spells being hotter and lasting longer, stormy seasons being stormier and so on and so forth for all the possible calamities. A good read about this a a book by Richard Leakey, an anthropologist just like his Mom and Dad. The book is entitled "The Sixth Extinction". The more immediate consequences are flooding, desertification and such. The longer term consequences are more conflicts and vast migrations which we already see in the numbers of Africans heading to EU countries and other similar migrations in other areas.
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Which will knock you off first? Because, sadly, I don't think that 167 keeps you on the podium this week.

Oh I know I don’t stand a chance. I was hoping if I had gotten to 200 it would be close, especially with Bah, taking. the week off.
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There is quite a lot being written these days on that very subject, hot spells being hotter and lasting longer, stormy seasons being stormier and so on and so forth for all the possible calamities. A good read about this a a book by Richard Leakey, an anthropologist just like his Mom and Dad. The book is entitled "The Sixth Extinction". The more immediate consequences are flooding, desertification and such. The longer term consequences are more conflicts and vast migrations which we already see in the numbers of Africans heading to EU countries and other similar migrations in other areas.
Yup. It's been an Addiction topic of discussion depression.
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It's a new day so, with a fresh load of gumption, I decided to do it right and drain the wheels... again. I was able to salvage the sealant this time by suctioning it out before unscrewing the valve stem, which releases the inner chamber water in to the tire cavity. Front wheel was pretty minor, maybe an ounce at most. Rear wheel was probably closer to 5-6oz.

The idea of foul weather wheels is starting to sound more appealing, but really, who sets out thinking that they may get stuck in a torrential downpour? Not I.
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There is quite a lot being written these days on that very subject, hot spells being hotter and lasting longer, stormy seasons being stormier and so on and so forth for all the possible calamities. A good read about this a a book by Richard Leakey, an anthropologist just like his Mom and Dad. The book is entitled "The Sixth Extinction". The more immediate consequences are flooding, desertification and such. The longer term consequences are more conflicts and vast migrations which we already see in the numbers of Africans heading to EU countries and other similar migrations in other areas.
I read this "The Sixth Extinction" a couple of years ago:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Si...atural_History

I will look into the one you mention.
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It's a new day so, with a fresh load of gumption, I decided to do it right and drain the wheels... again. I was able to salvage the sealant this time by suctioning it out before unscrewing the valve stem, which releases the inner chamber water in to the tire cavity. Front wheel was pretty minor, maybe an ounce at most. Rear wheel was probably closer to 5-6oz.

The idea of foul weather wheels is starting to sound more appealing, but really, who sets out thinking that they may get stuck in a torrential downpour? Not I.
I've often thought that a solid rubber tire (tyre) would suit me just fine on training rides. I'm not racing for city limit signs, or trying to set PR's. It's all about the interval and the clock.
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I've often thought that a solid rubber tire (tyre) would suit me just fine on training rides. I'm not racing for city limit signs, or trying to set PR's. It's all about the interval and the clock.
I hear ya, but even when I'm flogging myself (reported!), I still want to have a little bit of joy.
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