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Old 06-07-22, 09:30 PM
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Nope. I could be a serious sailor.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
One of our Newport-Bermuda crew destroyed his knee in an ethanol-related fall while climbing aboard the boat from a dinghy. So, I had to recruit an old buddy of mine, who has turned “pro” and therefore gets his expenses reimbursed by the owner and will not be allowed to steer the boat except in an emergency, according to the rules of our race division. If cycling were like sailing, the Grand Tour peloton would be full of bike mechanics, coaches, and sales reps.
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wut

Also, depending on the date, I may be available. Just throwing that out there.
He was drunk and fell off the boat. or possibly back into the dinghy. my guess is he got is leg caught in the ladder.
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OMG, would you look at that!!!
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Oh here's a tweet about it for VV

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I don't know why I never bought this album. I went through 2 copies of the cassette for their previous album. Well, all that's about to change...

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Wow, 241000 pounds.
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My brand new sram force chain failed this morning as I was riding out of my drive way. I didn’t realize what had happened, was barely moving so of course fell over. Scratch my right hood up and damage the tape. I hope nothing else is damaged, but it was 4 am and dark. I did fall on the drive side, but my body took most of the fall and my drive way has a fairly steep pitch.


looks like the quick link failed. The quicklink was still together but it’s like it didn’t hold the chain together. I don’t think I put the chain on backwards but I also couldn’t tell which direction it was supposed to go.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
My brand new sram force chain failed this morning as I was riding out of my drive way. I didn’t realize what had happened, was barely moving so of course fell over. Scratch my right hood up and damage the tape. I hope nothing else is damaged, but it was 4 am and dark. I did fall on the drive side, but my body took most of the fall and my drive way has a fairly steep pitch.


looks like the quick link failed. The quicklink was still together but it’s like it didn’t hold the chain together. I don’t think I put the chain on backwards but I also couldn’t tell which direction it was supposed to go.
Ouch. I hope you and your bike are not too sore.
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Yesterday my coworker and I were talking about some of the local climbs and ended up finding out that we both had the day off tomorrow. I didn't realize that he may have been not totally serious when he suggested we ride to Caesar's Head on our day off.

I asked him today if he was serious about riding that tomorrow and he seemed a bit surprised but said OK.

So guess who gets to ride 54 miles and climb about 5000' tomorrow



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My friend who I rode with today said his mom's boyfriend was going home today after a few weeks in a nursing facility following a hip surgery. Not sure of it was a THR or just a bolt together but he's 96. My friend says he's still in denial about his aging and was not using a walker or even a cane when he fell and broke his hip.
Which begs the question. At what age are we said to be in denial?
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Got the Wordle, got the Waffle, it's going to be a good day.

But, wait, it's dentist day for a crown. 😔
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
My brand new sram force chain failed this morning as I was riding out of my drive way. I didn’t realize what had happened, was barely moving so of course fell over. Scratch my right hood up and damage the tape. I hope nothing else is damaged, but it was 4 am and dark. I did fall on the drive side, but my body took most of the fall and my drive way has a fairly steep pitch.


looks like the quick link failed. The quicklink was still together but it’s like it didn’t hold the chain together. I don’t think I put the chain on backwards but I also couldn’t tell which direction it was supposed to go.
Voodoo magic.
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Voodoo magic.
It's going around
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I did my first wordle today, and failed. No spoilers, but I'm concerned about the apparent rules. Not like that game show, which is what I expected. The dealer defo has the advantage. Alas
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 View Post
Which begs the question. At what age are we said to be in denial?
In this guy's case, he started falling around the house a couple years ago. My friend offered to help put hand rails around his house and even outside so he could get to the car safely, (he doesn't drive), and he insisted he's not ready for that. Friend tried to help set up the house so he can use a walker, "not yet" he insisted.

He didn't put up too much of a fight when they took his car away but even after multiple hospitalizations from falling, including breaking his hip, he doesn't think he's ready for the walker or even a cane. We'll see how he does after the hip surgery.

My other friend's father has crashed several cars in the last couple years but refuses to stop driving. He wants a new Tesla but he can't operate a smart phone. He's in his late 80s.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
In this guy's case, he started falling around the house a couple years ago. My friend offered to help put hand rails around his house and even outside so he could get to the car safely, (he doesn't drive), and he insisted he's not ready for that. Friend tried to help set up the house so he can use a walker, "not yet" he insisted.

He didn't put up too much of a fight when they took his car away but even after multiple hospitalizations from falling, including breaking his hip, he doesn't think he's ready for the walker or even a cane. We'll see how he does after the hip surgery.

My other friend's father has crashed several cars in the last couple years but refuses to stop driving. He wants a new Tesla but he can't operate a smart phone. He's in his late 80s.
I've been saying I'm going to put handrails in the showers. One more thing on the list. My eyes are going to stop me from driving. Unless I get that cataract surgery they're talking about. The beauty of living here is that public transportation is so good that a car isn't really needed. It can save some time, going direct to a place that would take multiple buses, but it could be done without. The vast majority of the populace does without.
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Slow morning. Everyone must be reliving last night's NBA finals game. Which I do not yet know the outcome of. I was watching highlights last evening It has become a 3 pointer game. Can't say as I like the change.
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I drove through driving rain yesterday afternoon, so thick that I got behind a bus and stayed there, flashers flashing. At home, of course, 10 km away, the streets were dry.
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What else? I should be able to fully catch up on the mowing today, after things dry out. We get a very heavy dew in the night. I noticed some of the native corn we planted a few days ago is up. We planted native Lima beans to climb the stalks. They are up too. And some native water gourds.
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Ouch. I hope you and your bike are not too sore.

I am okay the bike appears to be good from looking at it. Just the above mentioned stuff. looks like I didn’t seat the quick link correctly. My mini van is in Charlotte so I am trying to wrestle the madone into the wife’s car so the shop can install it. I know I had it the chain seated, but it went together with my fingers which doesn’t seem right.



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