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Old 10-21-21, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Morning activity. I have to go to a new place because the nurse at the witch doctor's office quit.


That's a rat, not a mouse. Plus, he's boney as a rail, they need to alter his deprivation schedule.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
and a thin slice of ham, highly processed of course. I need to lose weight that I gained since my time off the bike.
Mustard, pickles, and ham? Aren't you gaining water weight from all the salt?
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
That's a rat, not a mouse. Plus, he's boney as a rail, they need to alter his deprivation schedule.
(mouse, actually)
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
That's a rat, not a mouse. Plus, he's boney as a rail, they need to alter his deprivation schedule.
Oh?

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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
and a thin slice of ham, highly processed of course. I need to lose weight that I gained since my time off the bike.
The ham redeems it.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
(mouse, actually)
You sure? Looks like a rat to me. I've been around both a bit.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Sounds like last page lockout, or lplo. Happens to me sometimes. Just post something and it will take you to the last page.
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Minor point in your favor. Your ride elevation profiles aren't exactly intimidating, but if you could sucker him in to taking the lead and pacing it wrong (likely), he would gas himself.

But, if he follows your lead, he wouldn't have a problem...


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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Morning activity. I have to go to a new place because the nurse at the witch doctor's office quit.


And yet, no one here is surprised....
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Originally Posted by Eric F View Post
You sure? Looks like a rat to me. I've been around both a bit.
It's the size of the ears and eyes.
Mouse:

Rat
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
(mouse, actually)
I’m pretty sure that’s a rat, but it’s impossible to say for sure except for the individual who actually procured that critter for the ad.
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It's also knowing the likely size of the tubes in that rack.
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A juvy rat looks just like a mouse, you can’t tell by size.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
It's also knowing the likely size of the tubes in that rack.
Those tubes look like 12x75mm tubes, which is what goes in a rack like that. Mice are 50-100mm long, so that's the right proportion relative to the tubes, whereas rats are 200-400mm and would totally dwarf the tubes.
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It's the size of the ears and eyes.
Mouse:

Rat
Compelling evidence.
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Did the final workout of Zwift Academy last night. 3 repeats of 400W for 30", 135W for 1', 230W for 4' and 250W for 3', with 5' at 135W in between. The first one was, if not easy, definitely doable. I looked forward to seeing the gate, but I could have kept on at 250 a while longer.

Second set was more of a chore.

Third set, I made it through, but felt AWFUL for the first 30 seconds after the end, which is kinda the point, I guess.
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Looks like there will be some rain/occasional showers most days of my upcoming trip. I am going anyway.
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I used to have a pet rat. It was white. It developed mammary tumors. My mom had it euthanized while I was touring Europe after my sophomore year of college.
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I used to have a pet rat. It was white. It developed mammary tumors. My mom had it euthanized while I was touring Europe after my sophomore year of college.
I had a black and white one when I was about 9-10. Cool little guy. It had tumor issues, too.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Those tubes look like 12x75mm tubes,
ANOTHER thru axle size? Must be more aero skinny forks for the roadies
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ANOTHER thru axle size? Must be more aero skinny forks for the roadies
Sounds more like one of them track bike sizes, for when 100mm is just too wide.
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I had a black and white one when I was about 9-10. Cool little guy. It had tumor issues, too.
When I was too young to remember directly (like 3 or 4) one of my older siblings brought home a pair of hooded rats from school one summer - George and Georgette. G&G did what rats do, and soon there were more, so each of the kids got one. I apparently had one, but I have no memory of it. I don't know how long this lasted, but I suspect all the rats one day were sent to a farm upstate, where they could run and run, as the saying goes.
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I had guinea pigs when I was younger. They're very cute, friendly, cuddly, and will actually greet you with what we used to call "greeching". They live a long time, it turns out, so we found a family with younger kids to take on my group of 6 when I headed off to college.
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I had a black and white one when I was about 9-10. Cool little guy. It had tumor issues, too.
IIRC, it's a common problem with rats.

My girl was sweet. I got her from a friend who was quitting school and could not bring her home. She lived on the bookshelves in my dorm room. I built a ramp so she had a split-level pad. Made her a shoebox house for her to hide in and gave her an old sneaker to gnaw on. I liked how you could feed her anything. Even pizza. I would sneak vegetables out of the cafeteria to make sure she got her share of healthy food.
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