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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 05-01-20, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
I may actually skip the arm warmers. But many old guys like me like to keep our knees covered if it's below 60F.

50F is my cut off for knee coverage. Usually.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Mrs datlas has noticed that I am looking more gaunt than usual. I am down to about 138 which is a few pounds below my baseline of 142-ish.

I tried to explain that this is the normal cycle (sic) as I increase my riding this time of year.

She will have none of it, and has taken it upon herself to "fatten me up" as her project.

Stay tuned.
Pizza and ice cream?
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Old 05-01-20, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Good time for these (potato surplus). What are your favourites?

3, 4, 8

https://twitter.com/theprincetyy/sta...80224401063936
#2 by a country mile, followed by #8 and then #3 for a little variety.


....but I would scarf down 'em all.
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Old 05-01-20, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Tomorrow looks like 50F to start and 70F to end. I think I will need leg warmers and arm warmers and a vest in order to handle the temperature changes.

#springtimeforcyclists
I don't need no stinkin' leg warmers at 50°.

Well, unless it's a damp 50°.
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Old 05-01-20, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Mrs datlas has noticed that I am looking more gaunt than usual. I am down to about 138 which is a few pounds below my baseline of 142-ish.

I tried to explain that this is the normal cycle (sic) as I increase my riding this time of year.

She will have none of it, and has taken it upon herself to "fatten me up" as her project.

Stay tuned.
Is she gonna make banana milkshakes for you every day?
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Old 05-01-20, 11:55 AM
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From Oregon, to Virginia, through pit bulls in KY, self supported, in 19 days. She's in our club, and she's fast forever. If you were to read her blog, you would truly get the meaning of self supported, and sometimes, it ain't pretty.
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Not much variation on that list.
What other fried potatoes are there?
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Old 05-01-20, 11:58 AM
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One of the rides that I'd like to do this year would be to ride to Prescott, down the WI side and cross back over to MN at Red Wing. Starting from home, that'd prolly be a good 120 miles.
Scoped out some roads on Google Maps. That's seriously pretty out there.

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This is the one I've ridden most. I should go hit the local one today, I think I can incorporate it into a 25 miler.
And it's even got a bike path

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Nice riding that is hilly but not difficult and similar to where Datlas rides, maybe slightly gentler, is further east in the Kettle Moraine area, like LaGrange, WI. Think cheese and dairy.
Ooh I had forgotten that there's a 70 mile route through Kettle Moraine South that I've always wanted to do. Thanks for the reminder

Last year I did a 200k that went mostly north/south through central/central-east WI. Best route I've ever ridden.
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Old 05-01-20, 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Good time for these (potato surplus). What are your favourites?

3, 4, 8

https://twitter.com/theprincetyy/sta...80224401063936

11 and 13 for me.

They call #13 JoJos in Oregon, so be prepared for that.
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bampilot06 there's like 20 United jets parked on the ramp at KRFD.
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Old 05-01-20, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
11 and 13 for me.

They call #13 JoJos in Oregon, so be prepared for that.
The numbers are 1 - 9.
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Old 05-01-20, 12:06 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
11 and 13 for me.

They call #13 JoJos in Oregon, so be prepared for that.
Oh, ****! I only looked at Vol's post and didn't see that there were options beyond #9 .

Yeah, wedges are great. Steak/Belgian/Chips are similar enough to me that I feel like it's splitting hairs to mention them separately.

Sweet potato don't belong on the list, though. I mean, I like 'em, but they don't belong.
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Old 05-01-20, 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
The numbers are 1 - 9.
Bzzzt - wrong.

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Old 05-01-20, 12:09 PM
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Scoped out some roads on Google Maps. That's seriously pretty out there.
It's the land of Laura Ingalls. Well, in her Little House in the Big Woods days. It's a great area but suuuper purty with nice fall color.

Some of the climbs will kick my fat ass, though.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Is that the Salt River?
That's the mighty Willamette just south of Portland, Oregon.

Actually if Lower River Road counts, that's the River Road I've ridden the most.

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bampilot06 there's like 20 United jets parked on the ramp at KRFD.

bunch in Akron and over by Velo too.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Bzzzt - wrong.
Oof. I forgot from when I completed the test yesterday. Yes, I'll be hungry after pedaling to OR and wedges are OK if above choices not available.
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Bzzzt - wrong.


I’ll take a number 5 with a side of 12. Supersize me.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Pizza and ice cream?
Prolly.

Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Is she gonna make banana milkshakes for you every day?
Maybe.
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I know those that have.
I did Seattle-Bar Harbor-Philly-Ocean City, NJ-Philly. Self-contained. Before the trip a friend gave me a smiley face T-shirt a la Forest Gump. One of two off-bike shirts I wore for nearly four months.
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Looking at those chili cheese fries almost had me on my way to Sonic for some, but we're in the heat of the day so I'm just gonna make some chili cheese hash browns here at home.
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Maybe 12 years ago I dated a woman who lived in Harrisburg. I can solemnly swear that there is nothing fun to do in the city itself, unless you like miniature golf. The coolest thing was the tour of the state capitol building, but I have to believe that’s shut down right now.
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Is that the Salt River?
Nevermind
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Incorrect.

I'm walking the property, picking up a million sticks from the last rainstorm, I come around a corner and see a guy mowing the softball field.

wut

I went over and talk to him and he's from the tenant church that uses our facilities. Turns out they're planning to have an outdoor service this weekend since the church building is "closed."

Anyway, after toiling for weeks in obscurity, at last my mowing finally counts. Someone will be there to appreciate the finely trimmed lawn.
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I have no wisdom to spare.
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