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Old 04-24-20, 02:29 PM
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Nice mellow trail ride on the full rigid plus bike today. Only saw two other riders,

I was pretty stoked to only see one other vehicle at the trailhead, since the trails have been PACKED the past month or so. Maybe the heat scared them off.
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You misspelled "stupid".
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
2.2 million? Last I heard it was60,000/ Once italics is turned on, it can not easily be turned off
That was the original projection, from one of the models. It began dropping quicker than the stock market, once sanity prevailed.

Oh. Wait.
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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.

Shirtless guys with homemade aero bars on their hybrid scare me, though. I try to keep my distance and avoid eye contact.




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What else would you do with it? You can't eat it, as they say. Even saving it only has value in terms of what you or someone else could buy with it in the future.
The fact that we have savings accounts strongly suggests B.
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It's 95* here; I'd be happy to loan someone up to 15 or maybe 20 of them.
<raises hand>

Why are Bah Humbug and WhyFi hogging all the heat while Velo Vol remains in winter?
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It's 95* here; I'd be happy to loan someone up to 15 or maybe 20 of them.
I just want some dry weather. I even tried a different bike today in hopes of changing my luck, but that didn't work either.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
The fact that we have savings accounts strongly suggests B.

<raises hand>

Why are Bah Humbug and WhyFi hogging all the heat while Velo Vol remains in winter?
It's the first day of AC use for 2020 in our household. I really wanted to turn it on yesterday, but thought I'd try to tough out one more day in the 86° house, just to see if I could take it.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
The fact that we have savings accounts strongly suggests B.

<raises hand>

Why are Bah Humbug and WhyFi hogging all the heat while Velo Vol remains in winter?
Maybe you can use all that cash to buy some.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Why are Bah Humbug and WhyFi hogging all the heat while Velo Vol remains in winter?
My "heat" was ~65° - you'd still need a jacket.
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My "heat" was ~65° - you'd still need a jacket.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Also, can you spare a few degrees of your Fahrenheit, WhyFi ?

Not sure how you're 20 degrees warmer than we are right now
104A, and heading for a low of 83A
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
The fact that we have savings accounts strongly suggests B.
My credit union makes me keep $5 a savings account, but it doesn't pay enough to keep up with inflation, so $5 is all that ever stays in there. Not sure why anyone would keep much money in one these days.
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Took a little ride with the boy. I was still lounging around in my kit, so I decided to just take the nice bike. Nice little bonus was the Cycliq footage -

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
The fact that we have savings accounts strongly suggests B.

<raises hand>

Why are Bah Humbug and WhyFi hogging all the heat while Velo Vol remains in winter?
Our savings accounts have value because we can buy things with the money in them in the future Money (of the modern sort) is useless otherwise. You can spend it, you can save it so that you or your inheritors can spend it in the future... or you can use it as a score-keeper for life, I suppose, if you're Gordon Gecko.

But the whole virtue of having a savings account is so that you have money for expenses.

As for weather, I'm in Texas. No idea what WhyFi 's excuse is.
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Gonna be sunny and 60F tomorrow - about perfect.
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Weird sound in the headset region of my bike when riding over bumps tonight. It's weird, the preload feels fine but it sounds like the headset is loose and things are rattling around. Need to dig in to that this weekend.

Planned to ride a quick 20 tonight, bailed to end up at 10. Oh well. Felt like garbage anyways.
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Old 04-24-20, 04:59 PM
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Took a little ride with the boy. I was still lounging around in my kit, so I decided to just take the nice bike. Nice little bonus was the Cycliq footage -

That’s a decent looking MUP, where is it?

It’s funny you mention taking the nice bike... I don’t have room for anything else in my current house (long story) so I always take the “nice bike” with the girls. I’m pretty sure a guy I saw the other day thought I stole my Cervélo.
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Took a little ride with the boy. I was still lounging around in my kit, so I decided to just take the nice bike. Nice little bonus was the Cycliq footage -

Epic
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
That’s a decent looking MUP, where is it?

It’s funny you mention taking the nice bike... I don’t have room for anything else in my current house (long story) so I always take the “nice bike” with the girls. I’m pretty sure a guy I saw the other day thought I stole my Cervélo.
Every bike I own is the nice bike.
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That’s a decent looking MUP, where is it?
Minneapolis. This is pretty typical of the Twin Cities. Great for families and casual rides, but too much traffic for hammering.
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Every bike I own is the nice bike.
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We're under a continuous pall of smoke for the next week or so, as the slash and burn farmers on the peninsula, along with Tabasco and Chiapas and all of Central America set fire to their fields in preparation for planting next month. The prognosis for our part of the world is extended drought this summer. But if you're a farmer you do it anyway. What else are you gonna do?
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When we first arrived in Belize, I asked the farmers what month does this, or that crop get planted/harvested. They had no idea. We plant corn at the end of the dry. We plant rice when the corn is waist high. After the cacao harvest, we plant this, clean that. And on and on. Their lives are cyclical, with no basis whatsoever on the gregorian calendar. And it has been so for thousands of years. The difference being that now, population density is such that those crops can no longer be relied upon. The soil, which used to rest for a minimum 25 years now rests for five years, at best, and often only two
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
My credit union makes me keep $5 a savings account, but it doesn't pay enough to keep up with inflation, so $5 is all that ever stays in there. Not sure why anyone would keep much money in one these days.
Who's your preferred storer of value? Mt. Gox?
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My son is the WORST when it comes to keeping a secret.

My wife's bday is tomorrow and I wanted to bake a cake for her with the help of my son. While talking about it with him, I got the feeling that he really wanted to surprise her, so I came up with the plan of getting up a little early so that we'd have some time to at least get them in the over before she woke.

Fast forward to dinner prep with my wife, when she says to me, "Colin told me that I should sleep in tomorrow - sleep in as long as I want. Then he said, 'you're not at all suspicious about what might be going on while you sleep in, are you mom? Like, in the kitchen?""



Real smooth, little guy.
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