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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 06-14-20, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
A visual representation of how much motivation I have this weekend:

follow the example of @Velo Vol and HTFU
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Centuries are stupid. I did two back in my yootful days, after which I refused to continue being stupid.

Nah.
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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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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Super windy for the ride today. Legs were a little fatigued from yesterday, but the wind direction was perfect for me to try to take sole possession of a KOM that I share. A minivan had other ideas.

Oh - language.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cyvfCPHWw4

Sounds just like me! Adrenalin spike in the power too.
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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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Old 06-14-20, 01:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
datlas have you ever ridden in Christiana? #P&R

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christiana_Riot
Note to self: Don’t stop by the Gorsuch Tavern on your trips south.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Local fundraiser ride. Site has 3 cyclists on the home page. Recognize the guy in front??



https://irontour.org/
I used to work with one of the people who started that event. Her name was Eleanor. I did it the first couple of years.
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Old 06-14-20, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Hmm, there are two hit on ebay for Ron Hill cycling jersey. This one's "interesting", but...

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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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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
A visual representation of how much motivation I have this weekend:

She’s adorable. I did 57 miles yesterday, which nearly doubled my longest ride of 2020. I’m feeling it today, in part because we had a headwind a lot of the way.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
follow the example of @Velo Vol and HTFU
So far today I've been like the murdering creature, but there's still several hours to go.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
So far today I've been like the murdering creature, but there's still several hours to go.
Are you purring yet??
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
erie to philly was one of our longest flights on the dash 8. I imagine it’s even longer via cycle.
One week. Saw two bears, including one huge one from a distance of about 25'. Earlier he had raided the dumpsters at my campground and left a pile of scat near my tent, in the gear loft of which was a cheddar and jalapeno bagel. I had put it there when I went to shower so rodents wouldn't get it and totally forgot about it. Total brain fart. I got lucky.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
She’s adorable. I did 57 miles yesterday, which nearly doubled my longest ride of 2020. I’m feeling it today, in part because we had a headwind a lot of the way.
Isn't that like a warmup for you?
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Old 06-14-20, 04:29 PM
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
A visual representation of how much motivation I have this weekend:

Everyone quoting this makes ME want a nap. She looks completely zonked.
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Old 06-14-20, 04:32 PM
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Also, the 41 is the dumbs.

I include myself in that, of course, but there's an awful lot of angels dancing on an awful lot of pins here.
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Are you purring yet??
I had two naps today.
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I had two naps today.

impressive.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Also, the 41 is the dumbs.

I include myself in that, of course, but there's an awful lot of angels dancing on an awful lot of pins here.
How many pins can fit in a C02 canister?
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We missed our chance to get cheapo tix. A few days ago a RT nonstop from PHL to LAX was $100. Now it’s $400.

We did not buy because not 100% certain on dates.

#YouSnoozeYouLose
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We missed our chance to get cheapo tix. A few days ago a RT nonstop from PHL to LAX was $100. Now it’s $400.

We did not buy because not 100% certain on dates.

#YouSnoozeYouLose

there was a short period of time charlotte to las vegas was only 26 dollars.
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex View Post
All sailing hopes, plans are on hold. Mrs kissTheApex says even if there are courses I can attend, it would be equivalent of me having n+1,000,000 bikes
That sucks, but she’s right.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Strava?
Not this time, but two absolutely fantastic days on the water, despite dragging our anchor through a populated anchorage this a.m. and having to roust long-suffering spouse out in her flannel pjs to drive the boat while we reset.

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Oooooh - I like where this transitive effect is going. How much apple pie per day to keep the doctor away?
I’ll stay away for nothing.
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Isn't that like a warmup for you?
Not these days.
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That sucks, but she’s right.
I know
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We did not buy because not 100% certain on dates.
Is fall semester 2020 looking like it will be "normal"?
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