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Addiction LXXIX

Old 09-02-20, 04:08 PM
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I went into the mountains again today with 3 others. It was warm but nice. 40ish miles and 4300 feet of climbing. Our one friend is slowing quite a bit and loves going up there so we let him go first and then catch and pass him then wait again. It's casual and relaxing, actually.
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Old 09-02-20, 04:34 PM
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3 rooms down 3 more to go. I have come to the realization that I have cutting in rooms for painting.
We also used almost all five gallons on paint on three rooms and a hall way. That was unexpected.
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New wheels are good enough reason to quit WFH for the day, right? I mean, I gotta test them to know they work, right?
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Bike was a gritty mess after today’s wet roads. I did a lazy but adequate cleaning. No gasoline was used, only water and citrus degreaser.
That way you can vape while you're cleaning.
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Old 09-02-20, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
3 rooms down 3 more to go. I have come to the realization that I have cutting in rooms for painting.
We also used almost all five gallons on paint on three rooms and a hall way. That was unexpected.
Stop messing around with those trays and get yourself one of these

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Stop messing around with those trays and get yourself one of these


What is that?
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Does house painting count as a Strava activity?
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What is that?
Roller grid. You put that in a 5 gallon bucket, pour in a gallon and a half or 2 paint, dip your roller in the paint and roll it out on that grid. Most rollers have little hooks on the handle that you can hook onto the grid when you need to take a break. Make sure roller is covered in paint so it doesn't dry out. Throw a wet towel over the bucket for longer breaks.

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Old 09-02-20, 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Does house painting count as a Strava activity?
Does it count as a swim, bike, or run?
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Instead of the little tap she does, most painters will just waggle it a little bit to shake of the roller a bit.

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Want to talk about raining on parades? It's literally MY job to figure out what could go wrong.
Well my job is to figure out what went wrong, and fix it.
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Well my job is to figure out what went wrong, and fix it.
It's my job to do whatever I want every day. Best job ever, except for the no money part.
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Had a really good ride this morning. It was pretty windy, so I chose to go out in to the headwind, conservatively, and then back home with the tailwind, at a little more brisk pace. Somehow I ended up smashing my metric PR and finished in ~3hr 12mn (19.5mph). That's pretty bonkers to me (for me).

Also went over 4k miles on the year, which is typically my annual goal.
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So, I'm riding home from work in a closed lane of a 2-lane road that has "No vehicles" signs sprouting out of it. I see a buddy of mine coming the other way on the opposite side of the road. I turn around and yell at him and smack into a sign at about 12 mph. Oh my ******g God that hurt. I didn't go down, but I have bruises on my right shoulder, thigh, and hand. I don't think they're running the TT tomorrow, but I'm not sure I could do it. Jeez, I'm an idiot.
Oops.

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Thanks, Doug!

Clear evidence of near drought conditions for August. In fact if not for a big rain just a week ago the monthly total would have been just one inch.

Not to mention the 10 days of 90° or more.


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Ouch!

When I was about 8 I was riding along near a school (I think), looking around and not paying attention to what was in front of me - specifically the set of bollards with a chain running in between them.

Clotheslined myself very well.
When I was around that age, I rode my bike into the back of a parked car.
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No runs, no drips no errors.
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I had one of these with my lunch today.

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New wheels are good enough reason to quit WFH for the day, right? I mean, I gotta test them to know they work, right?
Correct.
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Does house painting count as a Strava activity?
Sure, but sprayers don't count.
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Sure, but sprayers don't count.
Fake strokes? Sad!
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I find overhauling cheap old-school bottom brackets strangely satisfying. They usually come in to the shop practically falling off the bike. After a few minutes of cleaning and greasing, they perform like new.

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Sure, but sprayers don't count.
wut


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When I was around that age, I rode my bike into the back of a parked car.
Who hasn't done that?
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