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Old 08-12-22, 06:39 AM
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Our neighbors down the street, where Mrs. GJ goes for happy hour often as not, are in their 80s, and even though they never park in their garage they prefer to park in the driveway and open the garage to go into the house, rather than going up the front step. And then they leave the door open, and often the garage door is open and the door from the house into the garage is often open.
They are in their 80s. When I’m that old, I’ll be flipping off the world as well.
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Old 08-12-22, 06:47 AM
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I did not bring enough food this morning, and no where to get more for atleast 15 miles.
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Old 08-12-22, 06:50 AM
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I did not bring enough food this morning, and no where to get more for atleast 15 miles.
Uh oh.

What size is that bike, again??
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I did not bring enough food this morning, and no where to get more for atleast 15 miles.
Roadkill.
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I bonked super hard. Crawled to a gas station and ate a bunch of random garbage. Wanted to do another 20 miles but my crawl to the gas station took so long I didn’t have time.


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I'm not 80 and I flip off the world at every opportunity.
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They are in their 80s. When I’m that old, I’ll be flipping off the world as well.
Oh, I don't think they're flipping the world off, though certainly I'd say Mrs. Old Neighbor would. Pretty sure it's just forgetfulness, because sometimes the garage door is open for hours, or late into the night.
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This'll move the average incrementally.
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I bonked super hard. Crawled to a gas station and ate a bunch of random garbage. Wanted to do another 20 miles but my crawl to the gas station took so long I didn’t have time.


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Life lesson. Bring food.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Another 5/6 day.

Consolation prize: TGIF.
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Wordle 419 6/6
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I'm on a streak. An 'x' and two sixes.
And I straight failed. Think that's it for doing it while I have coffee.
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Life lesson. Bring food.
and plan routes with water and food available at every 20 miles
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and plan routes with water and food a dumpster available at every 20 miles
Modern strategy.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
I bonked super hard. Crawled to a gas station and ate a bunch of random garbage. Wanted to do another 20 miles but my crawl to the gas station took so long I didn’t have time.


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They are in their 80s. When I’m that old, I’ll be flipping off the world as well.
I began that process a couple weeks ago, at 70. A conscious decision.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post


I did not bring enough food this morning, and no where to get more for atleast 15 miles.
Live and learn. Or not. I had a close call recently. I knew almost as soon as I left the last pitstop. I made it as far as I needed to make it. But not a pedal stroke more.
There is still time for you, Grasshopper.

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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
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4/6 for me. My most common solve rate.
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Life lesson. Bring LOTS OF food.
Fixed, to reflect the length of Bam's rides.
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4/6 for me. My most common solve rate.
3 or 5 are my most common but 4 is my average. Demonstrates the difference between mean and mode
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Y'all eat too much - work on efficiency and fat adaptation.

My last ride (87 miles), I had a bowl of steel cut oats before leaving home, a granola bar ~25 miles in and a pack of Hostess Cupcakes at a gas station at about 50 miles.

Of course, the last ~25 miles were powered by crash-fueled adrenaline, but pay no attention to that part.
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3 or 5 are my most common but 4 is my average. Demonstrates the difference between mean and mode
My current distribution (197 games played)...
1/6 = 0
2/6 = 12
3/6 = 62
4/6 = 73
5/6 = 29
6/6 = 20
X/6 = 1

My 3 and 4 were close for a while.
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Y'all eat too much - work on efficiency and fat adaptation.

My last ride (87 miles), I had a bowl of steel cut oats before leaving home, a granola bar ~25 miles in and a pack of Hostess Cupcakes at a gas station at about 50 miles.

Of course, the last ~25 miles were powered by crash-fueled adrenaline, but pay no attention to that part.
Don't underestimate the power of Hostess Cupcakes.
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Don't underestimate the power of Hostess Cupcakes.
Absofrigginlutely. Add a can of Coke and the combo is pure, mid-ride jet fuel.
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My current distribution:
1/6 = 0
2/6 = 0
3/6 = 0
4/6 = 0
5/6 = 0
6/6 = 0
X/6 = 0

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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
My current distribution:
1/6 = 0
2/6 = 0
3/6 = 0
4/6 = 0
5/6 = 0
6/6 = 0
X/6 = 0

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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Y'all eat too much - work on efficiency and fat adaptation.

My last ride (87 miles), I had a bowl of steel cut oats before leaving home, a granola bar ~25 miles in and a pack of Hostess Cupcakes at a gas station at about 50 miles.

Of course, the last ~25 miles were powered by crash-fueled adrenaline, but pay no attention to that part.
In for Cupcakes, DingDongs, Twinkies, etc.
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