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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 06-26-20, 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Wheels finally in-hand.

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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 06-26-20, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
I was still a newlywed at 40. One year married. My wife had a good job, for the first time, and I was just moving into farming and sawyering for a living. Those next five or six years were the hardest I've ever worked. Hard, physical labor on a daily basis, and long hours. Very satisfying, if money wasn't the object.
I’m on year 2 but with wife #2
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Old 06-26-20, 03:18 PM
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Wait. It gets worse.

meh... mid 30s divorce with 2 small kids was pretty ****ty.

Aside from the Rona, 40 has actually been pretty so far
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Old 06-26-20, 03:32 PM
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Is it possible that I am still recovering from last weeks long ride? My legs are heavy, feel tired and have zero power. If this is what getting old feels like I am not a fan.
I felt so drained after yesterday’s commute that I drove to work today. And because of the weatherman’s predictions, I’d didn’t get to ride to work on Monday-Tuesday either, so it was a “slow” week.
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Old 06-26-20, 03:33 PM
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40 is still pretty far away, and it can stay there.
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Old 06-26-20, 03:34 PM
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FFS, we'd better have a move towards sanity come the fall.
we just received a survey from our public school system “asking” us what our thoughts are regarding a “hybrid” in school, out school system in fall..
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex View Post
I felt so drained after yesterday’s commute that I drove to work today. And because of the weatherman’s predictions, I’d didn’t get to ride to work on Monday-Tuesday either, so it was a “slow” week.

I took my daughter to ft monroe today to hang out at the beach. My legs still feel that lactic acidic tired feeling. Gunna go to bed early tonight and take an easy ride tomorrow. I go back to work sunday.
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Old 06-26-20, 03:36 PM
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No time to take stuff off for a glamour shot -

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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.
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Old 06-26-20, 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
One of my cat sitters is coming at 5 to trim buddy’s nails. I don’t have the nerve to try.
Does (s)he do long distance housecalls? We tip generously (Of course we won’t tell we have two alarm cats)
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No time to take stuff off for a glamour shot -

Nothing wrong with "as-ridden".

It's funny how anything shallower than a 404 looks shallow to me now though.
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No time to take stuff off for a glamour shot -

I like it and them. Nice choice, and glad the importation worked out mostly OK.
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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 06-26-20, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex View Post
we just received a survey from our public school system “asking” us what our thoughts are regarding a “hybrid” in school, out school system in fall..
No one wants that, but it's likely going to be necessary.

A month ago, we were planning to go out to LA to get my daughter ready to attend her freshman year at USC. Now I am thinking it's more likely she will be taking her classes from home. But it's still TBA.
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No one wants that, but it's likely going to be necessary.

A month ago, we were planning to go out to LA to get my daughter ready to attend her freshman year at USC. Now I am thinking it's more likely she will be taking her classes from home. But it's still TBA.

I'm sure it'll be a pleasant drop in price too?
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I'm sure it'll be a pleasant drop in price too?
In my dreams. It may end up costing the SAME since they threatened that if students stay off campus, any financial aid will be reduced by the amount of room/board they are not using. We did not get much aid, but a little, roughly the amount for a dorm room and a budget meal plan.

Sigh.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
It's funny how anything shallower than a 404 looks shallow to me now though.
I mean, I wouldn't want to go any deeper for fear that my feathery 185 lbs would get pushed around in the wind.
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I'm sure it'll be a pleasant drop in price too?
Ha ha - LAJ got jokes.
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No time to take stuff off for a glamour shot -


what’s the green by the crank arm?

Nice zipps, are those new?
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Old 06-26-20, 04:19 PM
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I mean, I wouldn't want to go any deeper for fear that my feathery 185 lbs would get pushed around in the wind.
Yeah. It's the one thing* that'll look funny if I do ever get a steel all-road bike: the first upgrade would be a pair of Vanquish 6s.

*other than the rider, yes, I know
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Bought a set of 105 7000 hubs instead.

Maybe when Shimano's 12 speed finally drops I can take the Trek to 11 somewhat affordably.
Just paid 500 bucks to get my bike updated to R7000. Can be done pretty affordably if you want. The used 5800 stuff is pretty inexpensive now, but not worth getting over R7000 imho. R7000 feels like a bolt action rifle. Solid.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Come to S. Jersey, eastern Delaware or eastern Maryland. The downside is no coasting down hills. I sometimes lead a 75 ride in Jersey. People underestimate its difficulty because of the terrain. But with few traffic control devices and no real climbs, you are constantly pedaling, and the wind can be a factor as well.
Where in jersey are you? I just moved to the area about a year ago and started riding again a couple of months ago.
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No time to take stuff off for a glamour shot -
Nice wheels at a great price.
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No time to take stuff off for a glamour shot -

The only way it could be hotter is if it was orange!
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Ha ha - LAJ got jokes.
Definitely a little wishful think for datlas as well.
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Does (s)he do long distance housecalls? We tip generously (Of course we won’t tell we have two alarm cats)
Would not recommend. My regular groomer reopened at the beginning of June and is still getting through April and May appointments. He never has problems there. So much drama today.


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