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Old 03-25-21, 07:19 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
With mustard and kraut.
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or. Chili and cheese
Or Chicago dog. (man, I'd love one for lunch but my local favorite Chicago dog guy is only open Fri, Sat, Sun.)
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
I feel your pain. I don't know if it's a Midwest thing or what, but 55-65 degree days followed by several days of wind and rain is hard on the brain.
Something I still haven't gotten used to is how much spring weather sucks here.

I mean, I'll take it over winter weather, but it's not exactly my favorite season.

It's always such a tease with our state park opening up for mountain biking on April 1, but the ground is really too soft to ride until May.
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So I turned in my keys today. I'd rather be back in the field. This tool room job sucks. I kept hoping it would get better but the opposite is the reality. They just keep adding and adding more and more. Nah, that's enough. Put me back on a truck.
At least this way I'm only responsible for me and whatever mistakes I make. Not everyone else's.
Kudos. We've got a similar situation here - we keep losing employees but the workload stays the same.
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Or Chicago dog. (man, I'd love one for lunch but my local favorite Chicago dog guy is only open Fri, Sat, Sun.)
Chicago style > any other hot dog.
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Old 03-25-21, 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
I feel your pain. I don't know if it's a Midwest thing or what, but 55-65 degree days followed by several days of wind and rain is hard on the brain. I'm sure that's what threw me into a funk a week or so ago. My wife and I had several warm and relatively less windy rides in a row and then it all went to ****. As I descended in to a light depression, I started over-eating and eating junk food which creates a deepening spiral that's hard to halt.

Edit: I had to use a lot of my CBT toolbox to return to "normality."
I've noticed the urge to eat creeping up, too. I've kept in check, more or less, but it's definitely there, lingering.
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more importantly, is she outstanding in her field?
Probably. I stand out in my fields all the time, watching stuff grow.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Chicago style > any other hot dog.
I like a Chicago dog just fine, but I've never found myself craving one. Now, chilidogs, on the other hand...
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Old 03-25-21, 07:52 AM
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Chicago style > any other hot dog.
You've clearly never had a Hofmann.

https://hofmannsausage.com/
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Old 03-25-21, 07:52 AM
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Marine (fisheries) science. She models fish populations. It all started when we took her snorkeling at age 5 and was strengthened when she learned how tasty they were.
In hindsight that's a field I would have really enjoyed. I love nature, I love science, I love water and I love diving. I might even have had to learn to swim along the way.
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Old 03-25-21, 07:54 AM
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I've noticed the urge to eat creeping up, too. I've kept in check, more or less, but it's definitely there, lingering.
I'm in a constant state of starvation. Not sure what it is, but very easy for me to grab something to snack on and eat way too much.
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Old 03-25-21, 07:54 AM
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When I rehabbed my dad's 77 Nishiki, I built it with typical gearing of the era for that level of bike - 52/42 x 12-21. I don't ride it where things go uphill very much. The 39 x 29 on my #1 road machine, however, serves hilly needs just fine.
My old Schwinn Traveler originally had 52/40 x 14-28. Not too crazy for hills.
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Old 03-25-21, 08:02 AM
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Ha. There a local cyclist that I've bumped in to and chatted with a few times on the road, and I've been following her on Strava for a few years. She puts in a good amount of mileage, but never struck me as being terribly strong (even relative to weight). Seeing her trainer workout this morning, though, I might have to rethink that - she might put a hurtin' on some of y'all . For reference, these are 3 min on, 3 min off and, if I were to guess, I'd say that she's in her mid-50s and ~135-140lbs.

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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
I'm in a constant state of starvation. Not sure what it is, but very easy for me to grab something to snack on and eat way too much.
You know, there are times when I like the hunger of being on a restricted calorie count, as wrong and weird as that sounds. But lately, it's just been constant cravings, which is completely different and annoys the **** out of me.
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I concur.
I picked up a Forerunner 35 on sale from Garmin. Nice for the no sensors on the bike thing and commuting. I feel naked without a wristwatch, but I'm not wearing the TAG Heuer for wrenching. If the Garmin gets busted up, it's no big deal. Bonus, it tethers to my phone, so I can decline incoming calls without a fuss.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
You've clearly never had a Hofmann.

https://hofmannsausage.com/
You can make a Chicago dog with one of those, they even show one on their site. My local guy has 3 wiener options: Hot Dog, Polish, Hot Link.
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I like a Chicago dog just fine, but I've never found myself craving one. Now, chilidogs, on the other hand...
Nah, chili dogs are too messy and I'm not the biggest fan of chili anyways.

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You've clearly never had a Hofmann.

https://hofmannsausage.com/
Correct.
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I'm with you - it's not quite light enough (or warm enough) when I would prefer to ride in the AM. Most days lately, I've been starting work around 5:30 so that I can bag off for a couple of hours during the day if I have no meetings. Most days, meetings pop up. Agree on the wind too - I don't know why, but effort is perceived to be so much harder in the wind for the same output level and wunderground is a liar. There have been plenty of days where the "3MPH S" wind is more like 10 from every direction.

Yesterday would have been a great day to ride if not for the rain.
Deployed the full Craft rain suit yesterday to ride down to the bike shop. Made for a pleasant ride on the cruiser bike, despite all of the road grit I was kicking up. Spent five or ten minutes wiping everything down post-ride, but I was totally dry.
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Nah, chili dogs are too messy and I'm not the biggest fan of chili anyways.
Yeah, it's gotta be good chili, preferably homemade; a can o' Hormel isn't crave-worthy. Messy isn't too much of a problem, but I don't find chilidogs any less fussy to eat than a dragged-through-the-garden dog.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
You've clearly never had a Hofmann.

https://hofmannsausage.com/
All summer long.
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You know, there are times when I like the hunger of being on a restricted calorie count, as wrong and weird as that sounds. But lately, it's just been constant cravings, which is completely different and annoys the **** out of me.
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In hindsight that's a field I would have really enjoyed. I love nature, I love science, I love water and I love diving. I might even have had to learn to swim along the way.
Looks like fun to me and it's very quantitative, so she'll always have a job doing something.

When she was tiny, before she could swim, she would jump into a swimming pool and just sink. I'd pull her up all coughing and blowing nasty chlorine water out of her nose and she'd just jump in again. Then there was snorkeling, swim team, Sea Scouts, Dive Master, sailing instructor, the coursework, the big research ships, sonar surveys, the models, the papers, and the whole academic game. It's been all about being able to live and work on the water and saving the fish and the people who depend on them.

Sorry to go on and on, I just love this girl.

Oh, and she's getting married next month, but we won't be there, which is a great way to save a bundle.
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Epidural steroid injection done. At work resting comfortably. Pain is manageable. In 2 days I might be human again.
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Nah, chili dogs are too messy and I'm not the biggest fan of chili anyways.



Correct.
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Deployed the full Craft rain suit yesterday to ride down to the bike shop. Made for a pleasant ride on the cruiser bike, despite all of the road grit I was kicking up. Spent five or ten minutes wiping everything down post-ride, but I was totally dry.
I need fenders and a jacket.
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Looks like fun to me and it's very quantitative, so she'll always have a job doing something.

When she was tiny, before she could swim, she would jump into a swimming pool and just sink. I'd pull her up all coughing and blowing nasty chlorine water out of her nose and she'd just jump in again. Then there was snorkeling, swim team, Sea Scouts, Dive Master, sailing instructor, the coursework, the big research ships, sonar surveys, the models, the papers, and the whole academic game. It's been all about being able to live and work on the water and saving the fish and the people who depend on them.

Sorry to go on and on, I just love this girl.

Oh, and she's getting married next month, but we won't be there, which is a great way to save a bundle.
No need to apologize, it's hard not to be excited about a good kid who stayed on the right track heading in the right direction.
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