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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 05-30-20, 09:42 AM
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It's the boy's 9th bday today. Not sure how that happened.
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So in the absence of a functioning trainer I was forced to go actually ride outside. It was actually kinda fun. You guys have been holding out on me!

https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/5012827275

Oh and WhyFi, I have some spare chain lube now if you need any.
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I’m so lucky to have a place like this so close to my home in the big city. Rode up there early before it got too crowded.

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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I’m so lucky to have a place like this so close to my home in the big city. Rode up there early before it got too crowded.
How far away?
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People here don't get it.
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It's the boy's 9th bday today. Not sure how that happened.

what are 9 year olds into now?
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Wish I could be in Florida today.
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Everyone thinks they have had a long strange trip, until they look at other folks' journeys. Then they realize everyone has had a long strange trip, just using different modes of transportation.
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Old 05-30-20, 11:34 AM
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Be careful, Seeds, you don't want to compound things with a fall because you're riding one handed. Hang in there, there will be good riding days ahead.
Excellent advice. At our age we have hopefully learned a thing or two about caution.
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I have a watch and a calendar.
Open your mind, Velo Vol. Get out of that box!
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Old 05-30-20, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
So in the absence of a functioning trainer I was forced to go actually ride outside. It was actually kinda fun. You guys have been holding out on me!

https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/5012827275

Oh and WhyFi, I have some spare chain lube now if you need any.
I have thought about riding a trainer, in my circumstances. Of course, I don't have one.
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Old 05-30-20, 12:17 PM
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That was fun. Not quite a century but close enough. Gorgeous day out.
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Addiction is all about class.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
How far away?
That first photo is 10 miles from my door, but the wooded area starts at about mile 5.
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T - 14:00

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T - 14:00

Spoiler. Reported.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
I have thought about riding a trainer, in my circumstances. Of course, I don't have one.
I'd send you my KKRM, but I suspect the shipping would suck.
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Old 05-30-20, 02:13 PM
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T - 14:00

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Spoiler. Reported.
Is there an actual sporting even going on?
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Open your mind, Velo Vol. Get out of that box!
I used to also be able to tell time by the changing of the seasons, but no more. #2020

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That first photo is 10 miles from my door, but the wooded area starts at about mile 5.
Funny how one can find little crannies of "wilderness." There's a stretch of road on a route I do, about three or four miles from downtime. For half a mile or so going over the top of a hill all you can see are woods. You'd think you were out on a country road.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Is there an actual sporting even going on?
Manned Dragon/Falcon launch, yo.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
That was fun. Not quite a century but close enough.
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Haven’t confirmed, but I heard a police car was set on fire and the statue of late controversial Mayor Rizzo was attacked.

#ShelteringInPlaceWithBeer
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Haven’t confirmed, but I heard a police car was set on fire and the statue of late controversial Mayor Rizzo was attacked.

#ShelteringInPlaceWithBeer
Wish I had beer. We only have tequila in the house ATM.

#couldbeworseisuppose
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Wish I had beer. We only have tequila in the house ATM.

#couldbeworseisuppose
Walked to Whole Foods for some wine. It closed before I got there due to the planned protest close by.
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The island seemed to get a lot of business from cruise ships that would dock for the day. Both times I stayed at a hotel south of the center. There was a huge dock next door. Every morning at least one ship would pull up. Lines of taxis formed to take passengers into town. The funniest thing was that there was a daily afternoon booze cruise on a large pontoon boat. You could set you watch by its return to the dock to the sound of “Hot! Hot! Hot!”.
Correct. We were just there year before last. It was a fun stop even though we never ventured much past the local shops. Bubba & Forest’s place was fun.





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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Walked to Whole Foods for some wine. It closed before I got there due to the planned protest close by.
hopefully not too many fires there.

Oooh, the Safeway is less crowded than usual, I might have to brave the heat for a beer run.

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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Haven’t confirmed, but I heard a police car was set on fire and the statue of late controversial Mayor Rizzo was attacked.

#ShelteringInPlaceWithBeer
More like #StayClassyPhiladelphia

Or maybe #PhillyGonnaPhilly
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Correct. We were just there year before last. It was a fun stop even though we never ventured much past the local shops. Bubba & Forest’s place was fun.





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