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Old 06-26-20, 05:18 PM
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daughter can finally reach her pedals. Naturally I upgraded them.
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Old 06-26-20, 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
daughter can finally reach her pedals. Naturally I upgraded them.
God, I love them at that stage. Enjoy it brother, they fly away so soon.
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Old 06-26-20, 05:21 PM
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Anyone wanna pitch in on a racetrack and 100 acres of surrounding farmland? I'm in for a 1/50th share.

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Old 06-26-20, 05:23 PM
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Would not recommend. My regular groomer reopened at the beginning of June and is still getting through April and May appointments. He never has problems there. So much drama today.


Awww, lil cat burrito!

Luckily our cat gets by without nail work. We just have to get her a new cardboard scratch pad every 9 months or so
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Old 06-26-20, 05:31 PM
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Storm coming in. The power went out and instantly came back on. Lightning strike.
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Old 06-26-20, 05:33 PM
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And now the distinct smell of rain
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Daughter is interviewing for a fisheries scientist job in the Faroe Islands.
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Daughter is interviewing for a fisheries scientist job in the Faroe Islands.

had to google earth it. Looks like a cool place to live short term.
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Old 06-26-20, 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
had to google earth it. Looks like a cool place to live short term.
I’m not sure, but I don’t think they’re the warm breeze and blue rum drink kind of islands
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Old 06-26-20, 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Anyone wanna pitch in on a racetrack and 100 acres of surrounding farmland? I'm in for a 1/50th share.

https://www.thedrive.com/news/34026/...NOpaJ1z9-OmGKg
I'll live on the 100 acres and not have neighbors.
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Old 06-26-20, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
I’m not sure, but I don’t think they’re the warm breeze and blue rum drink kind of islands
looks like jagermeister.
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Old 06-26-20, 06:41 PM
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I’ve mostly traded Oscar for a peloton. Which PCad gave me quite a hassle about.
Poor Oscar.

Wonder if Velo Vol will post "that picture" from the Peloton ad.
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Old 06-26-20, 06:45 PM
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Took the bike out for a little spin to get the sealant all good and distributed. At first blush, the wheels feel pretty nice. Very smooth. The hub is more subdued than I'd like, though - how is a hub that quiet supposed to herald my approach to the MUPpets?
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Old 06-26-20, 06:47 PM
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It's absolutely not the right place for that discussion and I won't let it happen. I would hope it doesn't get prolonged here either. Understandably a sore spot for all of us but we have to keep our emotions in check. There's a time and a place for everything.
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Old 06-26-20, 06:50 PM
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Aaaaand it was as I'd suspected - no one was picking the box because of the hold on the package for an unpaid duty balance of $0.00.

I've been told to call them back in another four hours, if I haven't heard from them first. Thankfully, I've been given a direct line so that *knock on wood* I don't have to wait in queue for another 15-20 minutes.
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Old 06-26-20, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I still have hope, but I figure with low expectations, anything good will be like icing on the cake.
Chocolate icing?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
looks like jagermeister.
Yuck. I’d rather drink vodka, but yes.

This woman has lived on islands since she graduated from college: South Caicos, Iceland, Ireland. I see her a couple of weeks a year. Enjoy that daughter of yours.
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Buffalo Springs 70.3 cancelled in the middle of the day yesterday, while some people were en route and couldn’t cancel hotels. I’m still inclined to believe this whole year is a wash, and I won’t believe any event (athletic or otherwise) is going to happen until several are successfully completed.

That includes any sort of football.
That's annoying.
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Old 06-26-20, 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
40 was pretty awesome for me.
Who can remember...
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Originally Posted by Velo Gator View Post
No clue. Haven’t had anything traumatic happen in recent memory. Started having shoulder pain in March and attributed it to the working from home adjustment. It got bad enough last week that I went to the ER and they did an MRI.

The pain comes and goes but I meet with an orthopedic next week to find out what the long-term deal is. In the mean time I bought one of those hanging upside down tables which actually helps a bit.
Probably too much peloton.
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Glad I check my tires before every ride. This lovely shard of glass was stuck in my front from yesterday’s ride.


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No time to take stuff off for a glamour shot -

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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
And now the distinct smell of rain
You mean petrichor?? The rain does not smell per se, it's the earth.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
God, I love them at that stage. Enjoy it brother, they fly away so soon.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
You mean petrichor?? The rain does not smell per se, it's the earth.
For now I smell the rain
and with it, pain
and it's headed my way
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