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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 06-26-20, 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Gator View Post
Wasn’t aware the word I used wasn’t allowed or would cause a discussion. I certainly wasn’t trying to make it an issue but apparently it ruffled feathers and that wasn’t my intent.
I know that wasn't your intent, Jen, and I recognized immediately that it was just an outburst of anguish and emotion. We ALL feel those same emotions because we know that these deaths are so unnecessary and preventable. I was just concerned that some OTHER individuals might grab that M baton and start to run with it, down the A&S rabbit hole, in a thread paying respects to a beloved figure.

Fortunately it hasn't gone there so far, and so now that we have addressed it maybe you wouldn't mind if I changed the M word to something else?
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Old 06-26-20, 09:48 AM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Wait. It gets worse.
So you’re saying I should cash in my 401k, move to Hawai’i, and when the money runs out just go kiss a shark?
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Old 06-26-20, 09:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
So you’re saying I should cash in my 401k, move to Hawai’i, and when the money runs out just go kiss a shark?
It’s an option. But I do advise to both enjoy today AND be prepared for tomorrow.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
40 was pretty awesome for me.
Who remembers 40?
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I have the 5800 brifters and derailleurs that were just on my R2 you’re welcome to. Sace me the trouble figuring out what to do with them. Can’t speak to condition, but PM me your address and I’ll just send them out.
Holy ****, seriously? That's incredibly generous. Thank you!

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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Who remembers 40?
What?
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Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
This is still a popcorn worthy place.
We'll take that as a compliment.
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Old 06-26-20, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
This is still a popcorn worthy place.
Damn right it is. Do you even eat popcorn, or just when you watch this show?
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I generally wave to most cyclists going the opposite way, and offer a verbal greeting to those going my way as I go past them.

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Old 06-26-20, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
40 sucks
Tip of the iceberg. But we're all still here smiling, riding and joking, not necessarily in that order.
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
maybe you wouldn't mind if I changed the M word to something else?
Go ‘head.
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Old 06-26-20, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
40 sucks
I’m 35 36 and just got diagnosed with five herniated discs.
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Old 06-26-20, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Wait. It gets worse.
I’m 1000x healthier at 40 than I was at 20. I was a 1.5 pack a day smoker then and about 70 pounds overweight.
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Old 06-26-20, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
You're just askin' for him to call you a "pup."
Pcad would have wanted it that way. I was tempted, but I hate being predictable.
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Old 06-26-20, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Gator View Post
Howdy, and forgive my emotion - Peter was a dear friend and he shouldn’t be gone. I’m going on a 24 hour-long headache and ingesting nothing but coffee. I’m hoping as we approach the halfway point 2020 will start to get better...
I had a headache through the night too.
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Old 06-26-20, 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Who remembers 40?
I do...a little. At least certain events, like my birthday party given by my wife. I think.
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Originally Posted by Velo Gator View Post
Go ‘head.
I think 'killed' is a good compromise.
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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.
The cynic's creed
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Originally Posted by Velo Gator View Post
I’m 35 36 and just got diagnosed with five herniated discs.
Damn! What, car accident?
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
I’m 1000x healthier at 40 than I was at 20. I was a 1.5 pack a day smoker then and about 70 pounds overweight.
I was still smoking at 40, but not that much.

I wasn't overweight, and was dating a 26 year old.

Those were the days.
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Originally Posted by Velo Gator View Post
I’m 35 36 and just got diagnosed with five herniated discs.

OUCH! How'd that happen?
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
I do...a little. At least certain events, like my birthday party given by my wife. I think.
40 for me was peak career push and peak child care. I remember enjoying both of those things and I can piece it together from the papers published and the family pictures, but it really is a blur.
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Damn! What, car accident?
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.
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For me, 40 was 2016. Other than my daughter being born and my boy learning how to ride a bike, I wasn't too fond of that year.
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40 sucks
I'd love to be 40 again. Some people would love to be 60 again. You know who you are...
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I retired from racing as a Cat 2 when I turned 40 and never looked back. I kept my license until age 45 but never used it after the season I turned 40. That's also when I quit shaving my legs.
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