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MoAlpha 04-26-20 06:45 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21439273)
Maybe. Who can remember?

Vermouth goes bad in a few months and should be refrigerated. Even sealed bottles donít last.

Okay, thatís enough food and drink snob for me for a while. I am not one and they give me a pain.

datlas 04-26-20 06:53 AM

Speaking of drinks going bad, my father gave us some VERY old rum a few years back. It was significantly darker/discolored. He said that it was still fine to drink. It was not.

seedsbelize 04-26-20 06:53 AM

Woke up with a sore throat, which I've been doing, off and on, since I left the hospital. Time will tell.....

WhyFi 04-26-20 06:53 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21439197)
Harrumph!

Once at an upscale bar we were served martinis with no vermouth at all. It was obvious and we sent them back. The bartender wasnít even really apologetic. She said thatís how their clientele liked them. I blame it on pop culture, ignorance, and bad vermouth. My guideline for two very dry drinks was about a capful of vermouth to five oz. of gin.

On the occasion that I had a martini, way back when, I was always of the very dry persuasion. I was pleased enough, though, with my first martini the other day, that I added slightly more vermouth for the next martini (which was last night, prior to the vermouth bftb discussion). Good stuff.

DougRNS 04-26-20 06:55 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21438963)
The tractor part of the church lawn takes 2.5 hours. I have no idea what the acreage is. It's broken into 9 different sections.

That's a lot of lawns.

WhyFi 04-26-20 06:56 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21439222)
So on the morning when we're going to go ride outside, what happens? That's right, it's clear and cool and the temp drops to 50*. I'll have to use full gloves and handwarmers. In Texas, in late April.

I'm a no gloves guy. Yesterday was my first no gloves ride of the year. It was great.

Velo Vol 04-26-20 07:03 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 21439312)
That's a lot of lawns.

Nope. It's one lawn, broken up by driveways, buildings, parking lots, and trees/ivy.

I guess if you really wanted to be technical you could call it two, because it's the church lot plus a house that the church bought next door. But I consider it all the church lawn now.

Velo Vol 04-26-20 07:06 AM

InBox: Good to hear from a "top surgeon":

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e46ca21f3f.png

Velo Vol 04-26-20 07:33 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21439315)
I'm a no gloves guy. Yesterday was my first no gloves ride of the year. It was great.

You said on Friday it was 65F.

MoAlpha 04-26-20 07:35 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21439337)
InBox: Good to hear from a "top surgeon":

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e46ca21f3f.png

Sounds more like a bottom surgeon, but whatever.

DougRNS 04-26-20 07:40 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21439330)
Nope. It's one lawn, broken up by driveways, buildings, parking lots, and trees/ivy.

I guess if you really wanted to be technical you could call it two, because it's the church lot plus a house that the church bought next door. But I consider it all the church lawn now.

Flat earther.

Velo Vol 04-26-20 07:55 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 21439379)
Flat earther.

FYI on my quarter century activity Friday I had two ride bys here:


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e5540b20b5.png

datlas 04-26-20 08:16 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21439369)
Sounds more like a bottom surgeon, but whatever.

Quality

2manybikes 04-26-20 08:18 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21438797)
Awfully long legs on that pup, hope you can keep up with him! :)

:)
Short stroke high RPM.

WhyFi 04-26-20 08:53 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21439366)
You said on Friday it was 65F.

Yeaaand?

I also said that, among other things, I had worn gloves and, in retrospect, it was too much. The morning forecast didn't call for 65į and they are light gloves, so I thought that I would be okay. No gloves (and no base layer) would have been okayer.

noodle soup 04-26-20 09:06 AM

My "work" for the week is complete(weekly UI claim filed), and now its time to ride.

I thought I would be riding more miles with all this free time, but 300ish per week is about all I'm interested in doing.

Bah Humbug 04-26-20 09:07 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21439315)
I'm a no gloves guy. Yesterday was my first no gloves ride of the year. It was great.

It eventually warmed up a bit, but not enough to take the gloves off or go with fingerless if it had started that temp. And by then there were getting to be too many people out.

Still, a few real miles felt good. I do miss bombing the old route up north, but nothing that involves a public bathroom these days.

Bah Humbug 04-26-20 09:08 AM


Originally Posted by noodle soup (Post 21439545)
My "work" for the week is complete(weekly UI claim filed), and now its time to ride.

I thought I would be riding more miles with all this free time, but 300ish per week is about all I'm interested in doing.

That's not exactly low mileage.

noodle soup 04-26-20 09:25 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21439553)
That's not exactly low mileage.

Definitely not low mileage, but not much more than normal for this time of year.

This week might be my last one on furlough, so I'm thinking about going for 400 miles. I have plenty of time, but will I be able to find the motivation?

Velo Vol 04-26-20 09:27 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21439518)
Yeaaand?

Even as you mocked me for overdressing, you were overdressing! I rode my quarter century that evening sans base layer or gloves. #HTFU

Originally Posted by noodle soup (Post 21439545)
I thought I would be riding more miles with all this free time, but 300ish per week is about all I'm interested in doing.

If not, seek help.


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21439548)
Still, a few real miles felt good. I do miss bombing the old route up north, but nothing that involves a public bathroom these days.

As long as you don't over-hydrate you should be able to do two or three hours no problem.

kissTheApex 04-26-20 09:43 AM

As if I needed any more proof that I’m too old, too fat and too slow for this sport, I made the mistake of joining a fake group ride with Mathieu van Der Poel and Petr Vakoč this morning. Needles to say, it could have gone better. Here I am toiling away in high Z3, low Z4 on a “climb”, and vDP decides to share his heart rate. 99 bpm.

Not even “Sad!”, Tragic!

seedsbelize 04-26-20 10:06 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21439405)

Notice the social distancing in the parking lot

Velo Vol 04-26-20 10:15 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21439696)
Notice the social distancing in the parking lot

Goolge maps image from yesteryear. The street name is not painted on the road.

seedsbelize 04-26-20 10:25 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21439427)
Quality

I didn't want to put this in the greater 41, but it is called for.

Bah Humbug 04-26-20 10:44 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21439605)
As long as you don't over-hydrate you should be able to do two or three hours no problem.

You're missing the fact that "up north" means a 45-minute drive each way, so no getting around it. And likely more than three hours, which is not "no problem" for AG.


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