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Old 07-20-20, 06:54 PM
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haven't had coffee in 5 weeks. I dont miss it.
haven't had coffee since 5am. I miss it.
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Sure wish I had a recording of my epic MTB crash today.

Couldn't get the left foot clipped out in time and went over the bars in what felt like a pretty spectacular manner.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
One of my customers today felt the need to pull down his mask when speaking.
I've noticed (and have fought) the urge to poke my head around or under the plexi panels that are often between myself and a cashier/host/customer service. Between the masks and panels, I think that "what?" has become the most commonly used word this year.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Sure wish I had a recording of my epic MTB crash today.

Couldn't get the left foot clipped out in time and went over the bars in what felt like a pretty spectacular manner.
But how's the bike? Don't leave us hanging.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Sure wish I had a recording of my epic MTB crash today.

Couldn't get the left foot clipped out in time and went over the bars in what felt like a pretty spectacular manner.
Broken collar bone or it didn't happen.

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I notice chamois cream threads every now and then. In spite of having ridden for many years I have never felt the need or desire to use it.

If it's not broke, don't fix it. Right? That's what I am thinking, but I sometimes have this thing I recently learned is called FOMO*.

*Fear Of Missing Out
Same. Except for the FOMO.
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I've noticed (and have fought) the urge to poke my head around or under the plexi panels that are often between myself and a cashier/host/customer service. Between the masks and panels, I think that "what?" has become the most commonly used word this year.
Our local grocery store chain, HEB (one of the best things about Texas) has in its PA recordings about social distancing "for now, let's just share a smile".
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
But how's the bike? Don't leave us hanging.
Oh it's fine

#steelisreal

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Broken collar bone or it didn't happen.

I've done that once before. No thanks
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Our local grocery store chain, HEB (one of the best things about Texas) has in its PA recordings about social distancing "for now, let's just share a smile".
Oh, I'm all about that - I've never needed/particularly wanted to chat at the grocery store or whatever. Mostly I'm talking about situations where I need to pick up an order or have a reservation and I need to convey my name or something.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
I've done that once before. No thanks
Going over the bars? If so, me too.
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Oh, I'm all about that - I've never needed/particularly wanted to chat at the grocery store or whatever. Mostly I'm talking about situations where I need to pick up an order or have a reservation and I need to convey my name or something.
I mean we can't share a smile through masks, which they required since quite early. While telling us to share a smile instead of shaking hands or the like.
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Originally Posted by ls01 View Post
haven't had coffee in 5 weeks. I dont miss it.
Does not compute.
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haven't had coffee since 10am. I miss it.
Fifm.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
One of my customers today felt the need to pull down his mask when speaking.
Groan.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I mean we can't share a smile through masks, which they required since quite early. While telling us to share a smile instead of shaking hands or the like.
Oh - ha. Yeah, that doesn't work, does it?
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Updates for @Velo Vol:

Got mulch for the flower beds. Very late but at least I can work on it now.

Cut one of my lawns to complete the cycle which will begin again Saturday. SMFH

The biggest news to report is the LBS finally was able to sell me my replacement frame. What a cluster ****. First it was Covid lockdowns, then closings for riots then general incompetency but I paid for the frame and I hope it will arrive without much more delay. I have been going around in circles since before Memorial day. SMFH. That is almost 2 months.
In conclusion: SMFH
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Sure wish I had a recording of my epic MTB crash today.

Couldn't get the left foot clipped out in time and went over the bars in what felt like a pretty spectacular manner.
Stop minimizing and give us the butcher’s bill.
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Going over the bars? If so, me too.
Mine was on a night ride with some friends and I went off the edge of the road that had a large shoulder dropoff.

​​​​​​And now I've got one!

I did have to learn how to drive a 5 speed with one arm, so I've got that skill which is nice

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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Sure wish I had a recording of my epic MTB crash today.

Couldn't get the left foot clipped out in time and went over the bars in what felt like a pretty spectacular manner.
I had a similar experience with my road bike. Note cautionary tale above.
SMFH
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Ditto. I’ve been running Spec Toupes on all my bikes and have found my golden saddle(s).
Since I've been working with cyclists, I've come to appreciate how lucky I am that I can be comfortable on any saddle.

But, the Toupe is my favorite. It's on all of my road bikes.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Mine was on a night ride with some friends and I went off the edge of the road that had a large shoulder dropoff.

​​​​​​And now I've got one!

I did have to learn how to drive a 5 speed with one arm, so I've got that skill which is nice

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Ah. I was 10 or so. Went off-road on to the grass and down a hill. Front tire stuck in an unseen hump and I went Superman. Rode home one-handed, about 3 miles. Tried to hide it from my mom, but started crying when she yelled at me to clean my room. "I can't clean my room!" "Why not?!" "Because I can't move my arm," as I demonstrated it flopping around.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
haven't had coffee since 5am. I miss it.
Haven't had coffee since 2pm. Looking forward to tomorrow morning.
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No delivery for four days will drive a man to desperate acts. I’ve complained to them more than once about the USPS.

I’ve gone to them about an FBI security investigation for my daughter and when my retired pay got screwed up. That’s what they’re there for!
Wait, they just stopped delivering mail to you?

Maybe they thought you canceled it?

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Haven't had coffee since 2pm. Looking forward to tomorrow morning.
I haven't had coffee in years. No interest in having any tomorrow morning.
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Haven't had coffee since 2pm. Looking forward to tomorrow morning.
I'm thinking of having night coffee, since the little lady ordered some flan for dessert.
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50 yrs. Hasn’t happened yet.
time for a recumbent then.
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