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Bah Humbug 05-01-20 06:24 PM

So we're still watching the incredibly-long and great coverage of the IAAF championships from last year (remember sports?) and AG asks "how do people wind up as decathletes?" I respond "...probably the same way they wind up as triathletes." :foo:

kissTheApex 05-01-20 06:38 PM


Originally Posted by Heathpack (Post 21449819)
The drivers drove me from the state. Right up to Maine where civility prevailed.

Never drive in DC... Most of us believe turn signals charge you by the blink, and signs and lights are suggestions.. :notamused: Drivers having FaceTime/video calls while driving is a common occurrence :troll:

Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21449871)
Never thought that I would see the location Salisbury, MD on this forum. It’s head quarters for my airline, and a very strange place.

Also the headquarters of Purdue. The year I rode the century there was a large contingency of Purdue employees riding in matching kits. They looked exactly like their packaged products in the meat aisle.. not sure if they had “words” afterwards. :roflmao2:

LAJ 05-01-20 06:45 PM


Originally Posted by kissTheApex (Post 21449943)
Never drive in DC... Most of us believe turn signals charge you by the blink, and signs and lights are suggestions.. :notamused: Drivers having FaceTime/video calls while driving is a common occurrence :troll:

Also the headquarters of Purdue. The year I rode the century there was a large contingency of Purdue employees riding in matching kits. They looked exactly like their packaged products in the meat aisle.. not sure if they had “words” afterwards. :roflmao2:

I couldn't believe the constant horn honking there.

Pirkaus 05-01-20 07:01 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 21449889)
Western Mass people aren’t M*******s

M*******s generally can be found inside the Route 495, inside Route 128, the horn is how you communicate, and directional signal are for tourists. In downtown Boston and surrounding suburbs, if you dive politely, your gonna die. Living in southern New Hampshire, we get the weekend influx of these fine people every weekend.

phrantic09 05-01-20 07:04 PM


Originally Posted by Pirkaus (Post 21449998)
M*******s generally can be found inside the Route 495, inside Route 128, the horn is how you communicate, and directional signal are for tourists. In downtown Boston and surrounding suburbs, if you dive politely, your gonna die. Living in southern New Hampshire, we get the weekend influx of these fine people every weekend.

Inside 128, outside 1A, generally

Bah Humbug 05-01-20 07:07 PM

Also funny is, my sister lives in Cambridge and insists she has never run into one of these people and has no idea what I'm talking about and claims it's all in my head. My mother also professes that Bostonians are polite and educated and cultured. I'd really love to know where the other side of this dichotomy is, because they and the rest of my family talk about a Boston I've never been able to find.

Pirkaus 05-01-20 07:13 PM

Around here just about every town with a river has some form of a River Road, be it upper, lower, north south.......
As far as elevation goes, I've said before, you can't swing a dead cat with a 1000' of elevation gain.

Velo Vol 05-01-20 07:29 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21449770)
Operation “Fatten Goose” has started. Pizza and strawberry shortcake.

Kudos.

I'm eating salad.

LesterOfPuppets 05-01-20 07:33 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21450063)
Kudos.

I'm eating salad.

Turkey burgers and Ranch Style beans here. Fresh pineapple for first dessert, then cheesecake later for second dessert.

ls01 05-01-20 07:37 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21449614)
I aced my test. INR was right in the middle of the therapeutic range.

well...let that be a lesson to ya?

bampilot06 05-01-20 07:48 PM


Originally Posted by kissTheApex (Post 21449943)
Never drive in DC... Most of us believe turn signals charge you by the blink, and signs and lights are suggestions.. :notamused: Drivers having FaceTime/video calls while driving is a common occurrence :troll:

Also the headquarters of Purdue. The year I rode the century there was a large contingency of Purdue employees riding in matching kits. They looked exactly like their packaged products in the meat aisle.. not sure if they had “words” afterwards. :roflmao2:


the whole town smells like chickens.

Velo Vol 05-01-20 08:00 PM

I think a serious eater/fattener should be going here.


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2130398246.jpg

rjones28 05-01-20 08:06 PM

So, in the current situation, I do bookkeeping at the shop on Friday mornings before we open. This was in a work stand.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a159293960.jpg

Full Campy Record 8 speed, including Delta brakes and Vento wheelset.

seedsbelize 05-01-20 08:10 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21450076)
Turkey burgers and Ranch Style beans here. Fresh pineapple for first dessert, then cheesecake later for second dessert.

Beans of an unknown variety, cooked in the pressure cooker. Pineapple/mango for dessert. Cheesecake does not exist here. Flan is a pretty good substitute though.

LesterOfPuppets 05-01-20 08:10 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21450137)
I think a serious eater/fattener should be going here.


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2130398246.jpg

It's gonna be a good long while til I hit a buffet again. I'm really missing the all you can eat lunch buffet at the Indian joint down the road :(

LesterOfPuppets 05-01-20 08:11 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21450152)
Beans of an unknown variety, cooked in the pressure cooker. Pineapple/mango for dessert. Cheesecake does not exist here. Flan is a pretty good substitute though.

A proper flan is divine.

seedsbelize 05-01-20 08:13 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21450146)
So, in the current situation, I do bookkeeping at the shop on Friday mornings. This was in a work stand.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a159293960.jpg

Full Campy Record 8 speed, including Delta brakes and Vento wheelset.

Columbus SLX? I wouldn't kick it out of bed.

kissTheApex 05-01-20 08:14 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21450111)
the whole town smells like chickens.

yeah. I do remember quite intense smell of chicken at times.

LesterOfPuppets 05-01-20 08:15 PM

There was a Golden Corral in Rock Springs, and during the week approaching a dinner date we had there I had memories of my childhood visits to one. They all involved chocolate pudding. I must've overindulged a time or two. Before that 2016ish visit I hadn't been to one since approx 1978.

Velo Vol 05-01-20 08:22 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21450146)
Full Campy Record 8 speed,

8 speeds are all one really needs, TBH.

Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21450162)
There was a Golden Corral in Rock Springs, and during the week approaching a dinner date we had there I had memories of my childhood visits to one. They all involved chocolate pudding. I must've overindulged a time or two. Before that 2016ish visit I hadn't been to one since approx 1978.

My parents like eating there. Seriously.

LesterOfPuppets 05-01-20 08:22 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21450146)
So, in the current situation, I do bookkeeping at the shop on Friday mornings before we open. This was in a work stand.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a159293960.jpg

Full Campy Record 8 speed, including Delta brakes and Vento wheelset.

There's a Domenic's bike shop here in the Valley, Est. 1979. Wonder if they had some frames done up...

LesterOfPuppets 05-01-20 08:29 PM

I think that's it. They had "Team Strada" (as seen on the chainstay) BITD, then by 2013 they'd changed the team name to "Strada Racing."

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...470d6c3bc6.jpg

rjones28 05-01-20 08:47 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21450157)
Columbus SLX? I wouldn't kick it out of bed.

Yup. I did a little research. Seems to be a shop-branded Tommasini.

LesterOfPuppets 05-01-20 08:49 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21450223)
Yup. I did a little research. Seems to be a shop-branded Tommasini.

So did they end up getting some derailleur cables? Or are they still just 39 x 12 singlespeeding the hard way? :)

rjones28 05-01-20 08:49 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21450172)
There's a Domenic's bike shop here in the Valley, Est. 1979. Wonder if they had some frames done up...

Seems to be. Not pictured; "D" headtube badge and engraved "D" in the fastback seatstays.


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