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Old 10-02-22, 11:50 AM
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Lazy Sunday morning ride with a grocery stop...


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I got to see a couple of cattle movements while on the trail. I should've put the long lens on for this (since I did haul it with me the whole time) but it was windy and dusty and I was feeling lazy. I also didn't know it would take them another 20 minutes after they'd got them this close to the gate

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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
This has become a habit.

Wordle 470 3/6

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Those wildcard teams are limping to the finish line. Cleveland Baseball team is the hot team now. Congrats to Seattle for ending the post-season drought.
Go tribe!

Fun fact:

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I'm starting to think I need to get a paintball pocket pistol for dogs. I wonder if anyone makes one.
I rarely run in to dogs with bad intentions, but just a squirt with my water bottle has made them think twice and turn back.
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I rarely run in to dogs with bad intentions, but just a squirt with my water bottle has made them think twice and turn back.
I had 4 dog run-ins on or near the PTCT. Only one pack was not deterred by bottle squirts, drained the bottle before they dropped off.

I've only had 2 encounters with dogs with obvious good intentions

One reservation dog came up and just jogged along side me for several miles, which was pretty awesome. Then once in Vancouver I had a dog follow me home, which was a pain in the ass. At first I kept stopping every block trying to tell him to go home, but he just wouldn't. Then I figured I'd drop him on this downhill, which I did, he must've been 400' back at one point, but then the downhill ended, the next uphill began and his was right with me once again. Had to put a classified ad and a craigslist post up the next morning, and took him to the pound a couple days later. Hope the owners found him, or someone adopted him.

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Go tribe!

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sadly my Pirates failed to qualify for the playoffs. Maybe next year
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Yesterday was the group's annual ride in the Wisconsin hills north of Lake Pepin (of Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House in the Big Woods fame).

It was a great day, despite some quirks and challenges. One of the guys lost his front wheel, while picking up others on the way there, but we were fortunate enough to find a wheel to borrow. Mid-ride, another guy had his pedal break on him, sliding off the spindle while stuck to his shoe, so he and a few others limped home along an easier route. And then a couple of the guys and I ended up wasting time jawing with some Karen whose hubby buzzed us in their SUV.

Still a great day and a great ride, though. It was really pretty, the weather couldn't have been too much better (we did have a few sprinkles), I paced the hills well and felt strong the whole day, and crossed through all four streams without issue.












And then one of my mates took a pic of me takin' all these pics.


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Old 10-02-22, 01:03 PM
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Oh, and unless someone puts up some elevation today, it looks like this flatlander will be taking the coveted (well, only by datlas ) elevation crown for the week.
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Oh, and unless someone puts up some elevation today, it looks like this flatlander will be taking the coveted (well, only by datlas ) elevation crown for the week.

Discrimination against us stuck in the flat land.
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Old 10-02-22, 01:24 PM
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Nighttime temps in the mid teens C forecast for this week. December/January temps.
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Oh, and I missed my flight home last night. Gate agent closed the flight right in front of me. That was painful. Flew the fastest I have yet from Dallas, sweet talked the controllers to get short cuts, all for nothing. Spent the night in the airport.


Looks like rain the 4 days that I am home. Grumble grumble grumble.
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Eagles last started the season 4-0 in 2004. We all remember how that ended.
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Togwotee Pass weather report:

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Togwotee Pass weather report:

Rode it west to east in 2000. Spent the night before at a primitive campsite a few miles up from Moran. First time ever camping in a place undeveloped. A couple of tables and a bear locker. There were moose tracks in the dried earth and ripped open tree stumps suggesting bear activity, but wildflowers and a beautiful view of the Tetons. Every pine cone falling and branch creaking in the middle of the night scared me. Best it out of there at first light. There was a dude ranch a couple of miles up the hill with a restaurant that was open to the public. Had a nice breakfast then went over the pass and down to DuBois.
It’s over 9,600’. I stopped at the top near a lake. I could feel the altitude effect. Highest I had been on a bike to that time.

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Wearing a finisher's medal out in public the entire day of the marathon - cool or corny?
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Wearing a finisher's medal out in public the entire day of the marathon - cool or corny?
Simply not done. Like wearing this year’s regatta hat to the tent party, only worse because a finisher’s medal is intrinsically naff.
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Simply not done. Like wearing this year’s regatta hat to the tent party, only worse because a finisher’s medal is intrinsically naff.
Oh, but someone's doing it... and they're seated at the table next to me.

I should also point out that said individual proudly proclaimed that a) the first place finisher got the same medal and b) the first place finisher had a time of 1hr and 40-some-odd minutes.
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Simply not done. Like wearing this year’s regatta hat to the tent party, only worse because a finisher’s medal is intrinsically naff.
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Oh, but someone's doing it... and they're seated at the table next to me.

I should also point out that said individual proudly proclaimed that a) the first place finisher got the same medal and b) the first place finisher had a time of 1hr and 40-some-odd minutes.
1:40 is a hell of a marathon time. If your dinner companion ran under 2:20, they can wear their medal.

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1:40 is a hell of a marathon time.
Yeah, it's more than 20 minutes faster than has even been run, IIRC. IOW, that sure as hell didn't happen today.

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If your dinner companion ran under 2:20, they can wear their medal.
I think I overheard something in the 6 hour range.
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Yeah, it's more than 20 minutes faster than has even been run, IIRC. IOW, that sure as hell didn't happen today.



I think I overheard something in the 6 hour range.
That takes some guts and determination too, gotta say.
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Ian’s rain has started. Not supposed to be bad here, and the worst will fall overnight.
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my sources say it was 35.
That’s that cat lady down the block with bad eyes.
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Wearing a finisher's medal out in public the entire day of the marathon - cool or corny?
If I had ever finished a marathon back in my running days which I didn't, I would have valued the medal. But would not have worn it in public at the race or after.

Saw a 20-something runner show up at a 10K race with the track medals he won in high school.
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