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datlas 07-18-22 05:27 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22578010)
I don't want the answer until the game is over (no spoilers). If it is over, please tell me the answer.
As far as this particular post, I appear to be the only one who played today.

I play every day, but don't usually bother posting my score graphic. Today was 5/6.

seedsbelize2 07-18-22 05:41 AM

Wordle. 5/6

big john 07-18-22 08:00 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22578171)
Wordle. 5/6

Yesterday was wacky.

datlas 07-18-22 08:01 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22578299)
Yesterday was wacky.

I see what you did there.

big john 07-18-22 08:04 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22578087)
l. IIRC, he was a fast, but not necessarily a good descender.

There is a bit of that going around. I know several people who were very fit and fast but had life-altering crashes at speed.

datlas 07-18-22 08:17 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22578302)
There is a bit of that going around. I know several people who were very fit and fast but had life-altering crashes at speed.

Yes. That is why, when I am descending, I channel my patronus.....


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genejockey 07-18-22 08:18 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22578302)
There is a bit of that going around. I know several people who were very fit and fast but had life-altering crashes at speed.

I need to be a bit less anxious descending, but not too much. The descending is what keeps me from doing more climbing.

LesterOfPuppets 07-18-22 08:29 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22578299)
Yesterday was wacky.

I guessed GABBA, and guess what, it's in the word list.

seedsbelize2 07-18-22 08:35 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22578299)
Yesterday was wacky.

That would have been my next guess,

seedsbelize2 07-18-22 08:36 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22578327)
I guessed GABBA, and guess what, it's in the word list.

My sixth was Jazzy

datlas 07-18-22 08:44 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22578327)
I guessed GABBA, and guess what, it's in the word list.

Gabba Gabba Hey.

#Ramones

abshipp 07-18-22 08:48 AM

Spouse has a new car but we still have their old one, thankfully.

I went to start my truck last week and there was an awful rattle - my water pump bearings are done for so it needs a new one. It should be something I can take care of in my driveway for less than $200, but in the mean time Iíve been driving the old Escape.

Even though the thing doesnít have AC I have been enjoying driving it around enough that Iím thinking of selling my truck and getting this one fixed.

Only thing is, itís got 205k and my truck has 160k. But I could sell my truck, get the AC fixed in the Escape, and come out ahead by probably $4k-5k.

Tough decision, but I really donít like my truckÖ

bampilot06 07-18-22 09:01 AM

Dude it was hot this morning. I donít think I have ever sweated so much on a bike before. Goal was 75 miles but the heat and fatigue was just too much. Legs felt fresh but over all was jsut tired. HRV was 30 this morning which I usually donít see until 3 days of heavy riding. Wanted 1000 for the trek century challenge but it doesnít look that is going to happen. With the days off I have left I would need to ride almost 80 miles a day.

genejockey 07-18-22 09:02 AM

Cripes. No, that's not the word.
Wordle 394 6/6

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🟨🟨⬜⬜⬜
⬜🟩🟩🟩🟩
⬜🟩🟩🟩🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

big john 07-18-22 09:42 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22578311)
Yes. That is why, when I am descending, I channel my patronus.....

That's funny because I do that, too.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f0b6e21279.jpg

big john 07-18-22 10:12 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22578312)
I need to be a bit less anxious descending, but not too much. The descending is what keeps me from doing more climbing.

Most of the time I try to be very careful and I don't like to descend with other riders close to me. Years ago I would tuck and try to get maximum speed and I would wonder how much the tires could take in a turn.

t2p 07-18-22 10:15 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22578345)
Gabba Gabba Hey.

#Ramones

saw the Ramones

Jane's Addiction opened for them - but their set had to be cut short because the crowd began to get hostile

crazy

t2p 07-18-22 10:22 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22578473)
Most of the time I try to be very careful and I don't like to descend with other riders close to me. Years ago I would tuck and try to get maximum speed and I would wonder how much the tires could take in a turn.

years ago looked forward to the big descents

we had an informal '50 mph club' - I was one of the few in the group that did not hit 50 ... I think I was at 48.5 max

I also preferred to spread out on the descents - just in case deer appeared or any other 'challenges'

one time guy in front of me on a big descent hit a big dip and it launched a full water bottle off the bike and slid across the road ... just missed it ... from that point on I was more careful

I would never do any of that stuff now - even if I was in shape to get up the climb before the descent

LesterOfPuppets 07-18-22 10:25 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22578345)
Gabba Gabba Hey.

#Ramones

I've had that song stuck in my head ever since :)

big john 07-18-22 10:26 AM


Originally Posted by t2p (Post 22578484)
years ago looked forward to the big descents

we had an informal '50 mph club' - I was one of the few in the group that did not hit 50 ... I think I was at 48.5 max

I also preferred to spread out on the descents - just in case deer appeared or any other 'challenges'

one time guy in front of me on a big descent hit a big dip and it launched a full water bottle off the bike and slid across the road ... just missed it ... from that point on I was more careful

I would never do any of that stuff now - even if I was in shape to get up the climb before the descent

There is a road near here where I hit 52mph when I used a speedometer. Now when I descend that road I sit up and brake a bit.

datlas 07-18-22 10:51 AM


Originally Posted by t2p (Post 22578477)
saw the Ramones

Jane's Addiction opened for them - but their set had to be cut short because the crowd began to get hostile

crazy

I saw them twice, in the mid-80's. They were LOUD.

indyfabz 07-18-22 10:56 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22578433)
That's funny because I do that, too.

Me, three.


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seedsbelize2 07-18-22 11:03 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22578488)
I've had that song stuck in my head ever since :)

Try this one instead
Gabbagabbagabbagabbagabbagannagabba said the monkey to the chimp
Etc.

seedsbelize2 07-18-22 11:05 AM

I have never enjoyed fast descents. And since I do 99% of my riding here in the flatlands, I am getting no practice.

seedsbelize2 07-18-22 11:07 AM

The first of two pair of new riding shorts came in a few minutes ago. Gonna try them out shortly. They fit quite a bit tighter than those twenty something year old performance shorts.


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