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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 07-15-20, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
I bought mine in 2009 for 200.00, it was in really good condition too.
There are currently three for sale on the Madison-Milwaukee-Chicago area CLs.

One for $590, one for $600, and one for $720

There's nothing special about the parts on them either.
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Old 07-15-20, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
They'll have to pry the downtube shifters out of my..........
I had been riding my Trek so much that the next time I rode my SLT I reached down for a shifter that wasn't there
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Old 07-15-20, 12:07 PM
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I paid all of $11 for a dedicated, small Crock-Pot. Also, I'm getting about 500 miles between chain swaps. No additional lubing or drive train cleaning. With the quick connect links, it's so easy. Other than the initial degreasing, it's so low maintenance.
A crockpot of any stripe is a luxury item here. Besides that, I cannot recall ever seeing one on a store shelf. Tuna cans, on the other hand, are easy to come by. I also make my own lip balm and could conceivably use that pan. I am a wealthy man in terms of bees wax. Can that be used to wax chains?
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Hey, don’t blame me for your poor life choices.

Actually I think it would be an awesome place to live if they could fix that little winter issue.
I wouldn't mind the cold, but the mosquitos would keep me away.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
I also make my own lip balm
wut
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
wut
That should be WUT!
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
I wouldn't mind the cold, but the mosquitos would keep me away.
You already live in the tundra anyway.
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Old 07-15-20, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Translation: The government is going to pay back that interest free loan you gave it. .
I look at it as an interest free savings account, pretty much the same as my 0.25% bank savings account.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Rochester is interesting.
Go on.
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Old 07-15-20, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Wow! I had forgotten what an aerobic workout weed whacking can be/is. .
Um . . . I'm struggling to picture this.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
That should be WUT!
Improper format.
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Old 07-15-20, 12:40 PM
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Um . . . I'm struggling to picture this.
maybe he is using a reaper?
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Tornado warning sirens going off. Tornado sighted 15 miles from us. Guess I’ll wait to go to the grocery store till later.

Glad that I got my ride in earlier.
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Old 07-15-20, 12:55 PM
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Tornado warning sirens going off. Tornado sighted 15 miles from us. Guess I’ll wait to go to the grocery store till later.

Glad that I got my ride in earlier.

that is one thing I have always wanted to see from a distance.
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Old 07-15-20, 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
that is one thing I have always wanted to see from a distance.
Currently, two spotted 11 miles south of us in the area I was riding in a couple hours ago. One is on the ground in a rural area. Going to be an exciting afternoon. Going to be some missing barns, power poles, etc. tomorrow.
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Old 07-15-20, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Rochester is interesting.
NY??

Dod you get a garbage plate?
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Currently, two spotted 11 miles south of us in the area I was riding in a couple hours ago. One is on the ground in a rural area. Going to be an exciting afternoon. Going to be some missing barns, power poles, etc. tomorrow.
Yikes. Is the pumpkin harvest in danger? It's almost pumpkin spice season.
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NY??

Dod you get a garbage plate?
Not sure what this means.
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Yikes. Is the pumpkin harvest in danger? It's almost pumpkin spice season.

the horror.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Not sure what this means.
Rochester NY? They have a local dish called the garbage plate which is Mac salad, hot sauce (think chili) hot dogs and fries. It’s so gross it’s good.
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Tornado warning sirens going off. Tornado sighted 15 miles from us. Guess I’ll wait to go to the grocery store till later.
Probably best.
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Rochester NY? They have a local dish called the garbage plate which is Mac salad, hot sauce (think chili) hot dogs and fries. It’s so gross it’s good.
I think I’d have to be pretty drunk to order that.

Passed through there in ‘99 while riding across the country then turned north to the lake.
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Went to my go-to LBS this morning. Tuesday is the earliest they could fit me in to slap on new brake pads and a new chain. Pickup on Wednesday. Glad they are busy. Half dozen or more new Kona bikes stacked outside. Some were made in Cambodia. Had no idea.
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Wow, so I had thought that thread wouldn't unravel my whole left leg of my bike shorts. I was wrong.

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Busy day. Alarm cat went off early, 4AM. Went out for a local ride with a couple of friends and hurried back to work telemedicine from home all afternoon. Fresh sourdough now in the oven.

Did I miss anything?
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