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Bah Humbug 03-02-22 06:53 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22426656)
When in danger, or in doubt,
Run in circles, scream, and shout!

Heinlein, was that?

Mojo31 03-02-22 06:55 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22426660)
I don't judge :innocent:

Me neither.

rjones28 03-02-22 06:55 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22426648)
Good thing we aren't in the same room. We'd be running In circles with our hands in the air screaming. It's got me strung up pretty tight.

https://c.tenor.com/ZUAbXwvG2VEAAAAM/panic-oh-noes.gif

Bah Humbug 03-02-22 06:55 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22426615)
Sports? Baseball is finished, in my eyes. Those idiots have blown it, and I hope they never recover.

I honestly hadn't noticed; I saw a headline about opening day being cancelled and figured it had to do with the war. Wow.

Bah Humbug 03-02-22 06:56 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22426652)
Years ago my solution was to get blackout drunk.

I wish I just could.

Bah Humbug 03-02-22 07:00 PM

And to be clear, I love you all, even if I'm not always the best friend.

Bah Humbug 03-02-22 07:04 PM

Also, it just occurred to me that my Custom User Title while I was on my huge riding kick was mostly "runner" with a location of "on the trainer". Now that I'm off the bike and on the trainer and working back to running, they're "serious cyclist" and my actual location.

Irony.

big john 03-02-22 07:10 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22426677)
I wish I just could.

Me too. When my ex left in 2001 I got close and almost did. Instead, I went grocery shopping.

LAJ 03-02-22 08:15 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22426652)
Years ago my solution was to get blackout drunk.

I just stayed drunk. I likely never dropped below a .05, and that was after I'd been awake for most of the day. Carrying a .3 was cake, and I remember every second of the time they took blood and pulled a .34. Blackouts only happened with Tanqueray, so I stayed away from that.

Once I became a non-drinker instead of someone who quit drinking, it became easy. Easy is also relative.

datlas 03-02-22 08:32 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22426677)
I wish I just could.

Itís not a winning strategy.

datlas 03-02-22 08:35 PM

We are back in PA. Jackie is being quite vocal about missing us. She is also a bit too clingy, but I expect she will be back to normal soon.

Bah Humbug 03-02-22 08:47 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22426751)
Itís not a winning strategy.

Is there one?

phrantic09 03-02-22 08:51 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22426683)
Also, it just occurred to me that my Custom User Title while I was on my huge riding kick was mostly "runner" with a location of "on the trainer". Now that I'm off the bike and on the trainer and working back to running, they're "serious cyclist" and my actual location.

Irony.

Crazy world aside, hope the hip is improving.

Iíve chosen the route of let it build up and explode once in a while. Seems healthy enough.

As for WWIII - not gonna happen, nobody, even P, is that nuts

datlas 03-02-22 08:51 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22426762)
Is there one?

Possibly. Positive attitude, gratitude, and acceptance are a good start. But itís complicated and YMMV, obv.

Mojo31 03-02-22 09:00 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22426762)
Is there one?

We spent a week on a boat in the Caribbean a few weeks ago. Island life is looking pretty good right now.

abshipp 03-02-22 09:07 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22425021)
Yah, but there has to be a reason the cult are nuts for them

FWIW I've got their 650b x 38mm extralights on my Trek and its like riding on a cloud. Lasting surprisingly long, too. I'm at about 2700 miles on the rear and while it's squared off there's no threads showing or anything like that at all. I've been thinking about retiring all the 650b road stuff but kind of want to see how long this tire will go :lol: And I'm not exactly a featherweight, either :rolleyes:

One of my first rides on them I crossed some rumble strips and barely felt anything. Weird but super awesome. I think I was running much lower pressures then than I do now though.

I'm faster on cheaper 28s than on those fancy 38s for sure, but I wonder how much of that is a ~20lb modern road bike vs a 30lb 40 year old Trek.

BillyD 03-02-22 09:10 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22426606)
That's one of the existential threats, yes. But only one. I have no idea how people are just working and arguing sports and everything else. There are at least three or four... maybe I need some of that denial. I'm just trying to not melt down for AG, but I have no idea how to look past this exact moment.

I felt that way during some of our most outrageous national incidents the previous 2 or 3 years. I was like, "How can these people come in here and talk about freaking bicycles on a day like today?" SAF

BillyD 03-02-22 09:15 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22426615)
Sports? Baseball is finished, in my eyes. Those idiots have blown it, and I hope they never recover.

Good thing we have an age limit so they can't just barge into our senior softball league in frustration. Although I must concede most have enough spare change to just buy me out if they want.

LAJ 03-02-22 09:19 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22426783)
I felt that way during some of our most outrageous national incidents the previous 2 or 3 years. I was like, "How can these people come in here and talk about freaking bicycles on a day like today?" SAF

Because the weirdness that's gone on may be nothing in comparison to what someone may have actually lived through IRL. As said, it's all relative.

LAJ 03-02-22 09:19 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22426786)
Good thing we have an age limit so they can't just barge into our senior softball league in frustration. Although I must concede most have enough spare change to just buy me out if they want.

Just say no. :)

Mojo31 03-02-22 09:20 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22426783)
I felt that way during some of our most outrageous national incidents the previous 2 or 3 years. I was like, "How can these people come in here and talk about freaking bicycles on a day like today?" SAF

Because itís more enjoyable?

Because there is a feeling of hopelessness, and talking about other things helps push that feeling aside?

indyfabz 03-02-22 09:29 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22426762)
Is there one?


BillyD 03-02-22 09:32 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22426789)
Because itís more enjoyable?

Because there is a feeling of hopelessness, and talking about other things helps push that feeling aside?

I'll grant that hopelessness accounts for about a third of the total. Apathy and delusion each occupy a third of their own.

But alas, I've possibly said more than I should. They will dock my pay.

rjones28 03-02-22 09:32 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22426783)
I felt that way during some of our most outrageous national incidents the previous 2 or 3 years. I was like, "How can these people come in here and talk about freaking bicycles on a day like today?" SAF

People talk about bikes in here?

indyfabz 03-02-22 09:32 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22426753)
We are back in PA. Jackie is being quite vocal about missing us. She is also a bit too clingy, but I expect she will be back to normal soon.

Stephen is like that when I get home from my tours. I donít mind if he hangs on the couch with me. Itís the following me around that gets annoying.


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