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Old 01-15-22, 07:13 PM
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I'm wondering if I should have grabbed my camping stove from my storage unit today. Looks like the forecast is for 1/2" (12mm) at least of ice overnight and through tomorrow.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Oh there are other people doing Friday Night Zillow?

I've only followed his thus far:

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And speaking of Friday night, I was too tired to watch the Expanse last night, so time to brew up some decaf and get a slice of that cheesecake and go into outer space.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
I'm wondering if I should have grabbed my camping stove from my storage unit today. Looks like the forecast is for 1/2" (12mm) at least of ice overnight and through tomorrow.
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It's all coming together:

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When the storm approaches I shall direct it to proceed along the following route.

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Old 01-15-22, 07:32 PM
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Cat tweet of the day

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
And speaking of Friday night, I was too tired to watch the Expanse last night, so time to brew up some decaf and get a slice of that cheesecake and go into outer space.
Oh wait there's football on. Looks a little chilly there.
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Minnetonka update:. Looks a little chilly there too.

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Old 01-15-22, 08:02 PM
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I drove ahead of the group today and waited for them near the top of a 4 mile climb which had some steep sections. It's interesting to see who comes up first but also who comes up last. The 2 riders at the back are both mega-mile type riders, 1 coming back from serious injuries and the other suffering from burn out and lack of saddle time.

There are some riders who won't come to a fast club ride unless they are in top shape. One of these 2 was clearly feeling a little embarrassed at being stuck in the back with me. I had to keep telling him I understood. One of the younger guys was taunting him,too,which pissed him off a little.
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Old 01-15-22, 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Oh wait there's football on. Looks a little chilly there.
6 below?
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6 below?
​​​​​​They said 6 above. 7° at kickoff, so it's just getting colder...
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Oof. More west coast train woes.

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Saddest rail news of the west is the demise of Montana Rail Link.

RIP.
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Finally gonna get some road tubeless goin' on!
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
I'm wondering if I should have grabbed my camping stove from my storage unit today. Looks like the forecast is for 1/2" (12mm) at least of ice overnight and through tomorrow.

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if it is accessible 24/7, go get it. The bad weather hasnt arrived yet.
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Any of you guys bid on this bad boy?
Velo Vol you were looking to get into a Buick weren't you?

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
​​​​​​They said 6 above. 7° at kickoff, so it's just getting colder...
Especially for the Patriots.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Any of you guys bid on this bad boy?
Velo Vol you were looking to get into a Buick weren't you?
I had a Revell kit model of the Challenger 1 when I was about 12. The thing had 4 Pontiac V8 engines.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Finally gonna get some road tubeless goin' on!
If those were skin wall, they might be irresistible..
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gnome did you hear the eruption?

Not sure if this link will work, but here's the GOES-West Visual/NightIR loop
No. slept through it. The birdsong at 5.30am, not so much.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Also worth noting that paving of most roads is a newer phenomenon than bicycling. Those guys who rode the TdF < 100 years ago - were they NOT roadies?
no. they were much, much harder than mere roadies.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Finally gonna get some road tubeless goin' on!
Those are nice tires
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the usual BS.

It's partially my fault because I don't do anything half assed. Most people would cut corners and call it close enough. I wish I could because my life would be much easier.

The work ethic I've seen since I began my career in 1985 sucks. People want to put in the minimum and expect the maximum compensation. The ones that bring the least value seem to be the ones who expect the most.

On top of it all I'm busting my ass everyday feeling lousy for the past year and I have to observe the slackers. Getting acclimated to retirement for me will be no problem. I just hope I'm physically able to do the things I want to.
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It’s 7F out. Time for more fake miles in the dungeon.
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Forecast high of 74A. The cold front has arrived. We hit the road, in an hour and a half, heading for cold country.
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