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Old 07-18-22, 05:27 AM
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I don't want the answer until the game is over (no spoilers). If it is over, please tell me the answer.
As far as this particular post, I appear to be the only one who played today.
I play every day, but don't usually bother posting my score graphic. Today was 5/6.
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Wordle. 5/6
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Wordle. 5/6
Yesterday was wacky.
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Yesterday was wacky.
I see what you did there.
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l. IIRC, he was a fast, but not necessarily a good descender.
There is a bit of that going around. I know several people who were very fit and fast but had life-altering crashes at speed.
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There is a bit of that going around. I know several people who were very fit and fast but had life-altering crashes at speed.
Yes. That is why, when I am descending, I channel my patronus.....


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There is a bit of that going around. I know several people who were very fit and fast but had life-altering crashes at speed.
I need to be a bit less anxious descending, but not too much. The descending is what keeps me from doing more climbing.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Yesterday was wacky.
I guessed GABBA, and guess what, it's in the word list.
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Yesterday was wacky.
That would have been my next guess,
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I guessed GABBA, and guess what, it's in the word list.
My sixth was Jazzy
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I guessed GABBA, and guess what, it's in the word list.
Gabba Gabba Hey.

#Ramones
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Spouse has a new car but we still have their old one, thankfully.

I went to start my truck last week and there was an awful rattle - my water pump bearings are done for so it needs a new one. It should be something I can take care of in my driveway for less than $200, but in the mean time I’ve been driving the old Escape.

Even though the thing doesn’t have AC I have been enjoying driving it around enough that I’m thinking of selling my truck and getting this one fixed.

Only thing is, it’s got 205k and my truck has 160k. But I could sell my truck, get the AC fixed in the Escape, and come out ahead by probably $4k-5k.

Tough decision, but I really don’t like my truck…
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Dude it was hot this morning. I don’t think I have ever sweated so much on a bike before. Goal was 75 miles but the heat and fatigue was just too much. Legs felt fresh but over all was jsut tired. HRV was 30 this morning which I usually don’t see until 3 days of heavy riding. Wanted 1000 for the trek century challenge but it doesn’t look that is going to happen. With the days off I have left I would need to ride almost 80 miles a day.
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Cripes. No, that's not the word.
Wordle 394 6/6

⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜
⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜
🟨🟨⬜⬜⬜
⬜🟩🟩🟩🟩
⬜🟩🟩🟩🟩
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Yes. That is why, when I am descending, I channel my patronus.....
That's funny because I do that, too.
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I need to be a bit less anxious descending, but not too much. The descending is what keeps me from doing more climbing.
Most of the time I try to be very careful and I don't like to descend with other riders close to me. Years ago I would tuck and try to get maximum speed and I would wonder how much the tires could take in a turn.
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Gabba Gabba Hey.

#Ramones
saw the Ramones

Jane's Addiction opened for them - but their set had to be cut short because the crowd began to get hostile

crazy
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Most of the time I try to be very careful and I don't like to descend with other riders close to me. Years ago I would tuck and try to get maximum speed and I would wonder how much the tires could take in a turn.
years ago looked forward to the big descents

we had an informal '50 mph club' - I was one of the few in the group that did not hit 50 ... I think I was at 48.5 max

I also preferred to spread out on the descents - just in case deer appeared or any other 'challenges'

one time guy in front of me on a big descent hit a big dip and it launched a full water bottle off the bike and slid across the road ... just missed it ... from that point on I was more careful

I would never do any of that stuff now - even if I was in shape to get up the climb before the descent
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Gabba Gabba Hey.

#Ramones
I've had that song stuck in my head ever since
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years ago looked forward to the big descents

we had an informal '50 mph club' - I was one of the few in the group that did not hit 50 ... I think I was at 48.5 max

I also preferred to spread out on the descents - just in case deer appeared or any other 'challenges'

one time guy in front of me on a big descent hit a big dip and it launched a full water bottle off the bike and slid across the road ... just missed it ... from that point on I was more careful

I would never do any of that stuff now - even if I was in shape to get up the climb before the descent
There is a road near here where I hit 52mph when I used a speedometer. Now when I descend that road I sit up and brake a bit.
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saw the Ramones

Jane's Addiction opened for them - but their set had to be cut short because the crowd began to get hostile

crazy
I saw them twice, in the mid-80's. They were LOUD.
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That's funny because I do that, too.
Me, three.


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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I've had that song stuck in my head ever since
Try this one instead
Gabbagabbagabbagabbagabbagannagabba said the monkey to the chimp
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I have never enjoyed fast descents. And since I do 99% of my riding here in the flatlands, I am getting no practice.
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The first of two pair of new riding shorts came in a few minutes ago. Gonna try them out shortly. They fit quite a bit tighter than those twenty something year old performance shorts.
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