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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 06-18-20, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Chased Mrs. rjones28 (she was riding her ebike) into Cazevovistan today. Included a cafe stop.

Ha! there's a Latte Da in Vancouver, USA. Such an obvious pun, I wonder how many there are.
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Old 06-18-20, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
True. But that doesn't deter me
I had a sandwich at our café stop. It was not open face.
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Old 06-18-20, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Ha! there's a Latte Da in Vancouver, USA. Such an obvious pun, I wonder how many there are.
Seem to be quite a few. I just searched the Gram. Very long list. First hit is in Lodge, Kansas.
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Old 06-18-20, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
I rode it once on the CAAD with tires pumped to 115. It was a pretty rough ride but manageable.
Uh huh. That road with high PSI tires is like riding in jorts - it's fine for a little while, but tell me how your nethers are feeling after 62 miles.
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Old 06-18-20, 03:15 PM
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Email chain between the wife and I -

Mrs: *forwards hotel confirmation for weekend trip to Duluth*
Me: Cool. Does this mean that I need to step up my training so that I can ride my bike up there and meet you?
Mrs: NO

Looks like some wiggle room in her response, don't ya think?
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Old 06-18-20, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
I make coffee the night before and drink cold right when my alarms wakes me up. I use my fitbit to that vibrations wake me and not the wife.
I used to do that while traveling, because I was up at 5 and nothing opened til 8 or so. Then, during my time in Belize, when we lived in a glorified tent, I did the same thing. The addiction factor becomes quite high, when you reach the point of not being able to get out of bed without your coffee first
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Why is it I always have loads of front wheels and not enough rears. Am I the only one?
Anyway, with some fiddling, I have managed to put two wheels on one bike that had none, while putting 27" on a bike that used to have 700C. There is another one here that can be changed out to 27" as well. That one currently has only a front. Of course.
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I managed to bang my wounded finger hard enough (twice) that it is now taped to the finger next to it, to keep it out of harm's way.
#beingmyselfisfun
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Old 06-18-20, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Email chain between the wife and I -

Mrs: *forwards hotel confirmation for weekend trip to Duluth*
Me: Cool. Does this mean that I need to step up my training so that I can ride my bike up there and meet you?
Mrs: NO

Looks like some wiggle room in her response, don't ya think?
Obviously undecided. Just needs a little nudge.
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Old 06-18-20, 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Email chain between the wife and I -

Mrs: *forwards hotel confirmation for weekend trip to Duluth*
Me: Cool. Does this mean that I need to step up my training so that I can ride my bike up there and meet you?
Mrs: NO

Looks like some wiggle room in her response, don't ya think?

You should step up your training this instant!
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Practicing burnouts on today’s ride.


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Practicing burnouts on today’s ride.


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Old 06-18-20, 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
So I got the tandem

I got this around 9am Monday, and Mom finally noticed it today.

Her first question was, "when did you get that"?

Second question was, "did you get that so we could ride together"?

I told her yes, and she said "Bull****"" immediately.
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The R2 gets R7000 on Wednesday.

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The R2 gets R7000 on Wednesday.


yay!
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WhyFi Mom rides her comfort bike(26" wheeled hybrid) about 8 miles everyday, so it's actually possible that we could ride this together. She's 79 so I won't try it until I know what I'm doing as a Captain, But Mom wants to try it.
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The robins like it when I mow. They enjoy hopping around on the freshly-cut lawn.

Today I found a blue pen and $10 bill whilst mowing.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Chased Mrs. rjones28 (she was riding her ebike) into Cazevovistan today. Included a cafe stop.
Too bad it doesn't count.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Email chain between the wife and I -

Mrs: *forwards hotel confirmation for weekend trip to Duluth*
Me: Cool. Does this mean that I need to step up my training so that I can ride my bike up there and meet you?
Mrs: NO

Looks like some wiggle room in her response, don't ya think?
I take it that way. If she were serious, there would be exclamation points after NO. As said, best get on the bike and get crackin' on the distance.
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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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The robins like it when I mow. They enjoy hopping around on the freshly-cut lawn.

Today I found a blue pen and $10 bill whilst mowing.
Score!
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It’s Mrs kissTheApex’s birthday today so I came home early and cooked some. The kids were not impressed





King mackerel, Mediterranean bronzini, muscles and seafood boil. Boiygeys for the kids.
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The robins like it when I mow. They enjoy hopping around on the freshly-cut lawn.

Today I found a blue pen and $10 bill whilst mowing.

gel or non gel?
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It’s Mrs kissTheApex’s birthday today so I came home early and cooked some. The kids were not impressed





King mackerel, Mediterranean bronzini, muscles and seafood boil. Boiygeys for the kids.
save me a seat!!! I am on my way. Do I make a right or a left out of my front door?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Too bad it doesn't count.
She's not on Strava.
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save me a seat!!! I am on my way. Do I make a right or a left out of my front door?
North, keep riding due north!
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Wow. IT's only money. Whew!

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