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Road Cycling It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle. -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 05-29-22, 08:33 PM
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Dogs love wheel bags. I never knew.

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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
It is a slow burn, but if you can walk away halfway through without dying of curiosity you're not human.
I watched the first episode, ten minutes of which was a guy walking down an empty hallway.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Dogs love wheel bags. I never knew.

Makes a nice dog bed
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It seemed like there was potential, but the first episode started out really slow. I was curious if it got better.
It does, a lot
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A few of us are doing a century today, from Birchrunville to Lancaster and back.

Cycling in Lancaster county is a mixed blessing. The cars are VERY patient and pass very safely, because they are so used to Amish buggies and other slow moving traffic. The roads frequently have lots of horse poop on them from engines of said Amish buggies. I think it’s a fair trade-off. Except possibly in wet conditions when you get road spray.
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. Except possibly in wet conditions when you get road spray.
I may have mentioned this before but I got a serious bronchial infection after racing a road race in a drizzling rain and a farmer was hauling manure with a spreader. I was sick for a long time.
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Had it in my head for guess three, but took a second to check if it could be some others.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I watched the first episode, ten minutes of which was a guy walking down an empty hallway.
It's ok to say you don't get it.
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Strengthening my core muscles by dieseling around the Chesapeake. Anyone think I need a professional boat fitting?
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Strengthening my core muscles by dieseling around the Chesapeake. Anyone think I need a professional boat fitting?
Only if the boat makes your butt look big.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Never seen it. I hardly ever watch that kind of stuff.

But due to late night boredom in Dumb Dumbland (everyone went to bed at 10 p.m.) I did watch the first episode of this. Did anyone watch it?
Not my cup of tea.
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Old 05-30-22, 07:17 AM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
A few of us are doing a century today, from Birchrunville to Lancaster and back.

Cycling in Lancaster county is a mixed blessing. The cars are VERY patient and pass very safely, because they are so used to Amish buggies and other slow moving traffic. The roads frequently have lots of horse poop on them from engines of said Amish buggies. I think its a fair trade-off. Except possibly in wet conditions when you get road spray.
Ew.
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Oof. For some reason WUOT's CD players were skipping when the announcer tried playing music during the 0900 hour and after three tries she said, "Let's switch to the record player."
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I've avoided it because I heard that it's can be pretty ******g depressing and disturbing. Yeah, I don't need that from my entertainment.
Mrs. John likes the true crime shows. They go into detail about how the young woman was tortured and murdered, how she was found, etc. Makes me sick.
She also loves watching reruns of "Medium" in syndication. Lots of brutality toward women and semi-graphic depictions of murders and torture. I don't get it and find it very disturbing.

OTOH I find movies like "Die Hard with a Vengeance" or "The Equalizer" to be entertaining.
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Old 05-30-22, 07:48 AM
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I didn't read the article but, the other day, I saw something in my feed along the lines of, "GRRM can't understand how fan disposition can retroactively change, going from loving something to hating it."

I LOLed and kept scrolling.
The problem wasn't with GRRM, at least not past selling the rights before finishing the story. A Song of Ice and Fire is excellent and subtle. Game of Thrones (as distinct from the first volume, A Game of Thrones) is excellent and somewhat subtle... until they outran the novels and finished it in typical Hollywood fashion. Specifically, they leaned straight into every trope that Martin subverted and in doing so eliminated everything that made GoT popular. The flip of public opinion coincided with the HBO writers taking over. Starting somewhat with season 5, it's bad fan fiction.

Now what I don't understand is why no one has done a similar show based on The Romance of the Three Kingdoms. It is a similar sort of story, but finished. And out of copyright. And did I mention, finished?

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I've avoided it because I heard that it's can be pretty ******g depressing and disturbing. Yeah, I don't need that from my entertainment.
I get that - it's why (even aside from being done with the couch-jumper) I'd have no interest in Top Gun now. "Yay fighter jets!" isn't fun anymore.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Oof. For some reason WUOT's CD players were skipping when the announcer tried playing music during the 0900 hour and after three tries she said, "Let's switch to the record player."
there's a lesson in there for you.
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Back to the 3s lately.
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I've avoided it because I heard that it's can be pretty ******g depressing and disturbing. Yeah, I don't need that from my entertainment.
Like not watching "Contagion" during the Pandemic. Or "Idiocracy" since about 2015.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
A few of us are doing a century today, from Birchrunville to Lancaster and back.

Cycling in Lancaster county is a mixed blessing. The cars are VERY patient and pass very safely, because they are so used to Amish buggies and other slow moving traffic. The roads frequently have lots of horse poop on them from engines of said Amish buggies. I think its a fair trade-off. Except possibly in wet conditions when you get road spray.
(Quietly crosses Lancaster off list of places to retire)
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
there's a lesson in there for you.
What's the lesson?
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(Quietly crosses Lancaster off list of places to retire)
It'll be just fine with full fenders, and maybe a Camelbak

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Back in the Tennessee Valley.
I made one regrettable stop during the drive home. Hoo boy. It's even worse than I imagined. I have no idea where all the people stopped there came from.





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So today I reached the decision The Ritchey needs a power meter. Much to my despair no one makes an Ultegra 6500 power meter. I dont know why classy cant have tech. 4iii wont add one to my arm either.

1,000 dollars on pedals is out of the question.
Assioma has shimano pedals bow, work with any shimano axle I believe. https://cycling.favero.com/shop/assioma-duo-shi. That's the most expensive version and it's much less than a grand. The UNO version works just as well for much less.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I made one regrettable stop during the drive home. Hoo boy. It's even worse than I imagined. I have no idea where all the people stopped there came from.




Do you know this guy? He doesn't look like your stereotypical Saab owner.

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