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Road Cycling ďIt is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.Ē -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 01-01-24, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Still sick. I slept all day yesterday.woke up this morning thinking that I could eat something but I barely got a muffin and two poached eggs down. Felt sick ever since. Very dizzy and sleepy.
Sounds like you got a bug then, not just questionable seafood or the like. Get well soon!
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Ocean Beach Pier report. I think this was yesterday, if so I'm surprised the big water is still hanging around over there!

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#MOTD Chilly on the west coast.

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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Another blistering day. 84 for the high. And sunny. I may go for a ride. Alan goes back to Spain today, so it will have to be solo.
These are the days we live for. But we have to put up with the rest of the year to gain our reward. I would be happy with months like this, instead of the week or two we get, but I have no inclination to relocate atm.


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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Still sick. I slept all day yesterday.woke up this morning thinking that I could eat something but I barely got a muffin and two poached eggs down. Felt sick ever since. Very dizzy and sleepy.
Did mrs trainsnorter make you a drink that tasted sweet before you got sick?

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Ocean Beach Pier report. I think this was yesterday, if so I'm surprised the big water is still hanging around over there!

Back in my surfing years I would have have been all for this. Went out at S Turns back in 2005, a hurricane was off the coast. Some of the cleanest waves I have ever seen but also the biggest. All the pros were there and camera people from all the magazines. Anyways, I decide I am gunna go for it so start paddling out. First waves comes, I duck dive under, second wave comes and It looked like a freaking house, it broke right on top of me. I tried to duck dive it but in my hyperventilating state I failed. It knocked me pretty deep under, I didnít know which way was up or down, took me at least 40 seconds to get back to the top. My board was tomb stoning, wish someone got a picture of that. Once the ocean spit me back out, I crawled onto the beach and some old guy handed me a beer. I did not go back out that day.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Still sick. I slept all day yesterday.woke up this morning thinking that I could eat something but I barely got a muffin and two poached eggs down. Felt sick ever since. Very dizzy and sleepy.
Oh, no! Happy New Year. Keeping up on the fluids?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Yeah, we have been really lucky on the coast for the past couple of years. Heat waves have been short lived, and the offshore wind events that bring the heat have been weak. Those offshore winds are the ones that start the wildfires that caused so much damage a few years ago.

Our luck will continue for as long as that Pacific Current air conditioner keeps blowing.
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Time flies.

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Originally Posted by indyfabz
I completely forgot about midnight. I was too engrossed in “This is Spinal Tap” on TCM. Then I heard celebration from the party across the street and fireworks. At least I wasn’t unconscious on a ventilator like last year, so I’ve got that going for me.
So in 2024 this classic doesn't apply to you? Kudos! I love this song but never investigated the title or meaning of the lyrics. I just assumed they covered it or took it as their own after changing a word or two.

I should grab the CD, if I can find it, and see if the lyrics are included.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I thought it was an illusion? Which is it?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Back in my surfing years I would have have been all for this. Went out at S Turns back in 2005, a hurricane was off the coast. Some of the cleanest waves I have ever seen but also the biggest. All the pros were there and camera people from all the magazines. Anyways, I decide I am gunna go for it so start paddling out. First waves comes, I duck dive under, second wave comes and It looked like a freaking house, it broke right on top of me. I tried to duck dive it but in my hyperventilating state I failed. It knocked me pretty deep under, I didnít know which way was up or down, took me at least 40 seconds to get back to the top. My board was tomb stoning, wish someone got a picture of that. Once the ocean spit me back out, I crawled onto the beach and some old guy handed me a beer. I did not go back out that day.
Underage drinking?
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Underage drinking?
I was 23.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
still unknown. Waiting for whoever is in charge to let us know.
Im glad you asked. It’s about anything that springs to one’s mind . . . within reason. (We once had a guy in here who interpreted that concept literally and became a major pain in the ass posting every every one of his often wacky thoughts. That didn’t work out well for him when all was said and done.)

Think of Addiction as a Foo thread within the Road forum, where one can discuss all manner of topics without being off-topic. Personally, I think a reasonable goal would be to aim for a reasonable balance of topics. Specifically, at times last year I think the thread got too bogged down with cycling issues, which outnumbered and outweighed everything else. Among other things, humor suffered, and more than one person has privately complained to me about their dissatisfaction with the content of the thread. They said things had gotten very boring and the thread just wasn’t fun anymore, especially since the passing of Pcad, whom most know was all about fun and comical banter.

I see that as easily fixed. Before getting too cycling centric we might possibly remember that we are in a cycling forum where a topic will almost certainly find a wider body of interested souls outside of Addiction than what’s available inside Addiction. Let me be clear right away, I’m not saying we shouldn’t discuss anything cycling related in Addiction, but rather let’s try to find a balance where it’s more sporadic or, for example, it doesn’t take up one or two whole pages of chatter at a time. That’s a bit much for any topic. Move it out to the cycling forum where more help is available and where more can enjoy. There’s a big difference historically between the purpose and usage of the Water Cooler/Chit Chat thread and the purpose and usage of the Addiction thread. I definitely don’t think it would be much fun if all of the Road Cycling topics gradually migrated into the Addiction thread. It could happen. Some might say it’s happening now.

I realize of course everyone can’t be as witty as Pcad, and the thread will never be the same without him, or Coasting, but we can try at least to be a little more considerate of a wider audience.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Marching band music.
Is that what that was?
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
I thought it was an illusion? Which is it?
Any reason to conclude illusions can't fly?
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Im glad you asked. Itís about anything that springs to oneís mind . . . within reason. (We once had a guy in here who interpreted that concept literally and became a major pain in the ass posting every every one of his often wacky thoughts. That didnít work out well for him when all was said and done.)

Think of Addiction as a Foo thread within the Road forum, where one can discuss all manner of topics without being off-topic. Personally, I think a reasonable goal would be to aim for a reasonable balance of topics. Specifically, at times last year I think the thread got too bogged down with cycling issues, which outnumbered and outweighed everything else. Among other things, humor suffered, and more than one person has privately complained to me about their dissatisfaction with the content of the thread. They said things had gotten very boring and the thread just wasnít fun anymore, especially since the passing of Pcad, whom most know was all about fun and comical banter.

I see that as easily fixed. Before getting too cycling centric we might possibly remember that we are in a cycling forum where a topic will almost certainly find a wider body of interested souls outside of Addiction than whatís available inside Addiction. Let me be clear right away, Iím not saying we shouldnít discuss anything cycling related in Addiction, but rather letís try to find a balance where itís more sporadic or, for example, it doesnít take up one or two whole pages of chatter at a time. Thatís a bit much for any topic. Move it out to the cycling forum where more help is available and where more can enjoy. Thereís a big difference historically between the purpose and usage of the Water Cooler/Chit Chat thread and the purpose and usage of the Addiction thread. I definitely donít think it would be much fun if all of the Road Cycling topics gradually migrated into the Addiction thread. It could happen. Some might say itís happening now.

I realize of course everyone canít be as witty as Pcad, and the thread will never be the same without him, or Coasting, but we can try at least to be a little more considerate of a wider audience.
I do my damndest to be funny. I just can't tell if it's working.
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
Yeah, we have been really lucky on the coast for the past couple of years. Heat waves have been short lived, and the offshore wind events that bring the heat have been weak. Those offshore winds are the ones that start the wildfires that caused so much damage a few years ago.

Our luck will continue for as long as that Pacific Current air conditioner keeps blowing.
I'll second that.​​​​​ I generally expect at least two 3-4 day heat waves with temps close to or over 100 every September/October. They last longer then because the ocean isn't cold enough to get the onshore AC working too quickly. But this year, there was ONE "Excessive Heat Warning" which turned out to be mostly a dud for us. Oh, it got hot farther South and East, but we were beyond the range. Put it this way - at no point in the last two years did I desperately wish for AC.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I was 23.
you are 41? I thought you just turned 37?
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the big 10 is having a bad day vs the SEC. Who ya got in the Rose Bowl? UM VS. 'bama

Your V'ols are cruising against the Hawkeyes.
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I do my damndest to be funny. I just can't tell if it's working.
We canít either.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
you are 41? I thought you just turned 37?

turned 36. Try and keep up.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
turned 36. Try and keep up.
I guess your near drowning experience must have been in another year and not 2005. If that were the case you would have been 18 hence the underage drinking comment.
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I guess your near drowning experience must have been in another year and not 2005. If that were the case you would have been 18 hence the underage drinking comment.

just being difficult
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Any reason to conclude illusions can't fly?
It won't fly in Peoria.
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