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Old 09-19-22, 12:15 AM
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Car free Sunday in Brussels yesterday. Plus the public library sold off part of their stock. Spasmic outbursts of cheerfulness!
Did Remco join in.
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Old 09-19-22, 12:31 AM
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Did Remco join in.
Still has work to do down under
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... the public library sold off part of their stock. Spasmic outbursts of cheerfulness!

Which Python book is that? Looks like a nice score

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Still has work to do down under
He may be sorry he won the Veulta, really has his hands full from now on.

No peace from now on at home or anywhere else for a long time to come.

Really hope he's up to the task long term, new wife to be too.

You guys have no sense of humor for your heroes and he just stomped into that role after a very long drought.
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude
Which Python book is that? Looks like a nice score

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Fits in a jersey pocket if you don't mind stretching it a little.
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Old 09-19-22, 04:49 AM
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Originally Posted by merziac
He may be sorry he won the Veulta, really has his hands full from now on.

No peace from now on at home or anywhere else for a long time to come.

Really hope he's up to the task long term, new wife to be too.

You guys have no sense of humor for your heroes and he just stomped into that role after a very long drought.
Remco is very intelligent and is able to adapt faster dan anyone else (his "weaknesses", like descending or explosive sprints on steep gradients, were gone after one winter of focused training). He has already faced the pitfall you suggest (in the Giro d'Italia last year), and learned from it. So has his team. We're Belgians, we compensate our underdeveloped sense of humor by drinking beer.


Schepdaal, after Remco's Vuelta win, the next morning.
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Originally Posted by CMAW
Remco is very intelligent and is able to adapt faster dan anyone else (his "weaknesses", like descending or explosive sprints on steep gradients, were gone after one winter of focused training). He has already faced the pitfall you suggest (in the Giro d'Italia last year), and learned from it. So has his team. We're Belgians, we compensate our underdeveloped sense of humor by drinking beer.


Schepdaal, after Remco's Vuelta win, the next morning.
No worries, all good, glad he won and was great to watch, hope he keeps it up.
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Old 09-19-22, 11:21 AM
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I finished reading this yesterday. Thankfully it has not worked me into an n+1 frenzy.
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My route home from work follows a canal through some farm fields. There's usually water in the canal, which is also occupied by some Western Box Turtles. I don't see them every day, but when I do, it cheers me immensely. I don't know why. No pics because those buggers are deceptively fast!

Edit: I don't think they're Western Box Turtles. I don't know what kind they are. But I really enjoy seeing them.

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What have your reasons to be cheerful been lately?--
Nice night with the better half (much) playing singles I pulled out this 12" 45 rpm hot mixed version from a hunnert years ago. Pretty sure I bought it at 99 Records on Mcdougal. Killer.
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Old 11-15-22, 10:13 AM
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I picked up a vintage mountain bike (and all chrome 1986 Ross Mount Hood) to ride in next year's Cino. Three days later my buddy Dana picked up almost the exact same bike. He calls it the "Spite Bike" because he paid less than I did.

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Old 11-15-22, 05:59 PM
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Originally Posted by davester
I picked up a vintage mountain bike (and all chrome 1986 Ross Mount Hood) to ride in next year's Cino. Three days later my buddy Dana picked up almost the exact same bike. He calls it the "Spite Bike" because he paid less than I did.

Sorry, the winner is clearly the gentleman on the left with the rear cantilever brake, regardless of the cost. (Sorry, I hate U-brakes)
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Old 11-15-22, 08:48 PM
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Sorry, the winner is clearly the gentleman on the left with the rear cantilever brake, regardless of the cost. (Sorry, I hate U-brakes)

You got it wrong man! Look more closely. My bike has the uber-cool and quite effective Suntour roller cam brakes, not U-brakes.
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Originally Posted by davester
You got it wrong man! Look more closely. My bike has the uber-cool and quite effective Suntour roller cam brakes, not U-brakes.
Maybe so but the one on the left is lugged crown with bullmoose so......
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Originally Posted by merziac
Maybe so but the one on the left is lugged crown with bullmoose so......
Damn you! don't look so hard.
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Originally Posted by davester
Damn you! don't look so hard.
Its ok , the roller cams definitely keep the other one in the running, barely.
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Iím Cheerful that Iíve had ZERO flats in 2022. Yes I know itís not December yet and I should keep my mouth shut, but I havenít had a flat-free year since the Clinton administration. Heck one year I had over 15Öthank you Compass extra lights.
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