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Old 01-01-22, 10:59 AM
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Addiction 2022.1

Happy New Year!

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Last year by this time we had already had a nor'easter, December 17. Venus had a ball romping in the snow for the first time.



This year we've had 1.5 inches at best.
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Hi! What’s this thread about?
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It's 6, but the good news is: It feels like 11 (Real Money F not C)
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Warmth.
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It's 6, but the good news is: It feels like 11 (Real Money F not C)
Six what?
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Six what?
Six is a touchdown without the extra point. It's rare it feels like 11 though.
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Would be a great day for a cycling activity. Sadly the Tennessee Valley has become a wind tunnel, again.


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No podium but top ten.
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Mojo31 Once I'm finished with the color coats and moving to clear coat, do I want those to all melt together too. Color melted to clear?
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I will admit to deciding to just go with what I've got, but what the hay?. It's already torn down. I'm seriously thinking of painting it, this time, in the work stand. A big part of my problem is trying to do it hanging from that wire. I could smear the stand with Vaseline to protect it from the paint.
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It is unlikely that I will ride today. Too hot(Year without Winter). I am undecided whether or not to keep track of my mileage this year; likely not. I ride because I enjoy it; not to prove.anything. I'm effectively 70 years old. What have I got to prove? I do plan to do more off road this year though.

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Happy New Year!
Hard to beat dogs and snow. Sand is good too
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Same walk as last week, I forgot to turn on the Garmin at the start. 3.5 miles 3.3 mph average which was up a tick from last week. Very warm today. At least I was able to do it with only moderate pain in my left foot.
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Do you have gusting winds there? Or is nature targeting me and my cycling?
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Do you have gusting winds there? Or is nature targeting me and my cycling?

Could be worse

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Do you have gusting winds there? Or is nature targeting me and my cycling?
draw your own conclusions.
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Conclusion: Nature hates me.
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I will admit to deciding to just go with what I've got, but what the hay?. It's already torn down. I'm seriously thinking of painting it, this time, in the work stand. A big part of my problem is trying to do it hanging from that wire. I could smear the stand with Vaseline to protect it from the paint.
wrap it in an old sheet or plastic visqueen before you put the bike in it.
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Leftovers for lunch. Yum!

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Out my front window. Supposed to end overnight when the deep freeze and winds show up. Happy New Year!



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Out my front window. Supposed to end overnight when the deep freeze and winds show up. Happy New Year!



Ugly! We don’t get that front for 24 hrs and there might be a weather window for riding tomorrow.
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Out my front window. Supposed to end overnight when the deep freeze and winds show up. Happy New Year!



Nice!
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Mojo31 Once I'm finished with the color coats and moving to clear coat, do I want those to all melt together too. Color melted to clear?
Wait about 30. minutes after color to apply clear. Apply clear coats about 10 minutes apart.
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I will admit to deciding to just go with what I've got, but what the hay?. It's already torn down. I'm seriously thinking of painting it, this time, in the work stand. A big part of my problem is trying to do it hanging from that wire. I could smear the stand with Vaseline to protect it from the paint.
Masking tape the stand. Much easier to remove the tape.
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