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Old 06-29-22, 05:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Yikes. Here's some '70s music to cheer you up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4ga_M5Zdn4
Correction, I believe that’s a 60s song.

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Originally Posted by big john View Post
It was 1965.
Ouch!
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
It was 1965.
Correct.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Yikes. Here's some '70s music to cheer you up.
I associate that song with the death of a schoolmate. I went to a tree hugger elementary school outside the city. We took frequent walks in the woods. While in 5th grade a kid in 6th grade contracted Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, almost certainly from a tick, and mono at the same time and died a day before his 13th birthday. His brother was in my grade. His other brother was a few grades under. The family and mine lived somewhat close to each other and were members of the same swim club. At his memorial service at the school one of the teachers played Turn! Turn! Turn! The school planted an apple tree in his memory. Some of his classmates mixed some of his ashes into the soil at the base of the tree. It was really sad.
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I associate that song with the death of a schoolmate. I went to a tree hugger elementary school outside the city. We took frequent walks in the woods. While in 5th grade a kid in 6th grade contracted Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, almost certainly from a tick, and mono at the same time and died a day before his 13th birthday. His brother was in my grade. His other brother was a few grades under. The family and mine lived somewhat close to each other and were members of the same swim club. At his memorial service at the school one of the teachers played Turn! Turn! Turn! The school planted an apple tree in his memory. Some of his classmates mixed some of his ashes into the soil at the base of the tree. It was really sad.
Oh wow, that is awful. That poor family.
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The Boomer fact checkers are out.
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People here don't get it.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I associate that song with the death of a schoolmate. I went to a tree hugger elementary school outside the city. We took frequent walks in the woods. While in 5th grade a kid in 6th grade contracted Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, almost certainly from a tick, and mono at the same time and died a day before his 13th birthday. His brother was in my grade. His other brother was a few grades under. The family and mine lived somewhat close to each other and were members of the same swim club. At his memorial service at the school one of the teachers played Turn! Turn! Turn! The school planted an apple tree in his memory. Some of his classmates mixed some of his ashes into the soil at the base of the tree. It was really sad.
When I was in second or third grade a classmate died of leukemia. A few years ago during a ride I stopped at the cemetery and tried to find her gravestone. I didn't see it.
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Stump the chump.
I can't even come up with a word, any word, to enter with the letters I have
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It's just a day pack, they weren't camping. Besides, he can handle it, probably not even 10 pounds.
How about on a road bike?
I can't carry a backpack on any bike. During the brief period I used a camelback I rigged it to a fanny pack.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Tonight at rehearsal we spent a good chunk of time (20+ minutes) working on an Ellington arrangement.

Then, at the end he told us, never mind, we're going to do a re-run from last concert instead. Sigh.
I guess you guys just didn't get it.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
No pics???

I got 43 miles in I think. Latte and strawberry rhubarb crostata at the midpoint. And stood under this thing for a minute:


Pics never crossed my mind. It has to be pretty spectacular, or I have to be pretty tired. I did pass a wind farm, but so close I was practically right under it. I'll try to do better tomorrow, on a more scenic route.
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How old?

4 going on 16.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
On the way home I stopped at the gas station. There was a van on the other side of the pump, and another pump beyond that.

I was minding my own business, looking down at the machine as it processed the card. In the background I hear a louder vehicle, like a monster truck, pulling under the roof.

All of a sudden, "BAMSSSSSSS." The monster truck was actually a tractor-trailer (minus the trailer), and it hit the air brakes.

What on earth was it doing at the Walmart grocery store gas station? It barely fit under the roof. I about had cardiac arrest.


If you had been at a Buc-ees you wouldn’t have had this problem.
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Nice ride with Whyfi this morning. We got stuck by a train which ate up some precious time. Temperature was nice traffic was light.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
I guess you guys just didn't get it.
You no doubt recognize the tunes from your youth. But the rhythms are tricky to learn and we don't have a lot of time for it.

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Our kid got pissy and refractory for a few days before a developmental leap. This happened on a sort of monthly cycle when she was a baby and longer when she was a toddler.
Not to mention as a teen.

Amirite?
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
No pics???

I got 43 miles in I think. Latte and strawberry rhubarb crostata at the midpoint. And stood under this thing for a minute:


There's a lot of Lesters in that pic!
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Nice ride with Whyfi this morning. We got stuck by a train which ate up some precious time. Temperature was nice traffic was light.
Did he verify you see-thru shorts?
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Originally Posted by LowCel View Post
Oh wow, that is awful. That poor family.
It was. When he got sick we were given letters to take home to our parents telling of the kid's illness and reminding them to check us for ticks, which my mom did fairly regularly. He died two days later.

Wwe used to have an old baby food jar with alcohol that my mom would drop ticks in to kill them.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 View Post
I can't carry a backpack on any bike. During the brief period I used a camelback I rigged it to a fanny pack.
I know some people hate them. I prefer to carry everything on the bike, rather than the body, but when I go on a mountain bike ride I have to put on the larger Camelbak.
The lady in the picture is extraordinarily strong. Not only is she really fast on a bike, she is a big mountain skier and mountain climber. She did Mount Whitney in 13 hours, which is really fast. I was sad when she moved to another state.
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I was about 1 click away from ordering an Ultegra Di2 group set this week, but now see components of the new 105 Di2 showing up on websites. Hmmm....
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Not to mention as a teen.

Amirite?
Nope. Years 12-14 were difficult at times but not too bad and after that, she was a delight almost all the time.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
If you had been at a Buc-ees you wouldn’t have had this problem.
Well, the Buc-ees has a more open-air design, so it wouldn't have been like a steam engine exploded next to me in an underground bunker.
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Nice ride with Whyfi this morning. We got stuck by a train which ate up some precious time. Temperature was nice traffic was light.
Trainspotting. Cool.
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Nope. Years 12-14 were difficult at times but not too bad and after that, she was a delight almost all the time.
Ours was a delight before and after high school. She was actually pretty good during high school, but really came into her own about half way through college.
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Kooper was certainly the bigger name.
Bit of Bloomfield here. Solo starts around 3:00.
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