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Old 10-09-20, 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
What do you call a generic Coke/Pepsi/Other?
Soda.
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Old 10-09-20, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
I did the thing and it was quite accurate for where I grew up in North-Central NJ.
It puts me in Philly. Mostly. Which makes sense, since I lived in that region for a little over 30 years.
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Not a word that exists in my vernacular.
Nobody knows.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I don't remember ever hearing that.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Road_verge



Checks out.

Incidentally, doing the weedeating along the "road verge" is one of the two biggest pains of mowing the big lawn.


Pave it.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Soda.
No, though that's my alternative word.

Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Pave it.
Grass/weeds look better.

Aside: Would that even be legal? Seems like there's probably sidewalk ordinances.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Soda.
Correct.
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Recently, I keep underestimating my strength on the bike. Two times in the last few rides, I found myself rolling up on younger, fitter-seeming woman on slight downhills, and then not passing them since I figure they'll only pass me again on the next hill. But then I find myself able to go a lot faster than they go on the hill, so I passed them and never saw them again.

I mean, I don't want to be That Guy, who passes a woman and then she passes him when he inevitably blows up. But I haven't been blowing up. What's happening? Am I getting fit or something?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
No, though that's my alternative word.


Grass/weeds look better.

Aside: Would that even be legal? Seems like there's probably sidewalk ordinances.
Check your local ordinances, but chances are you'd be within your rights to dig that grass up, lay some weed cloth in and drop in some pavers. Concrete would probably be OK too, but more chance of regulations in place for pouring concrete there.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Am I getting fit or something?
There are other, more likely explanations.
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Check your local ordinances, but chances are you'd be within your rights to dig that grass up, lay some weed cloth in and drop in some pavers.
I will not be dropping in pavers.
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Hard reset??
The thing "bricked" on me when I turned it on, tried the hard reset but nothing happened, plugged it in, nothing, went for a ride sans data. Did the hard reset again, and , its alive.
Riding without data was refreshing, but 30ish missing miles, and pulling the phone out to check the time is a pain.
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I will not be dropping in pavers.
Good, they could break that way. They should be carefully placed, while not twisting with a load, lifting with your legs and keeping a straight back.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
What do you call a generic Coke/Pepsi/Other?
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Soda.
Same. Curiously there are people who call soda a “coke.”

Example:

A: What do you want to drink?
B: A coke.
A: What kind?
B: A seven-up.

I think that’s a southern thing?
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Well mine was spot on. My parents grew up in richmond, and a lot of the words I use come from them.


Researching a road closed along a route that I really want to ride, I stumbled upon a bike group. I was aware of this bike group and one of their sat morning rides, but I didn’t realize how official the group was. Membership fee, and from the website it looks like in order to participate in a group ride you have to register online. I think this might be due to covid though. I was spoiled with the scalpers back in newport news.
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Same. Curiously there are people who call soda a “coke.”
Even weirder than calling it "pop."
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Even weirder than calling it "pop."
My Boston cousins call it “tonic.”
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Time to ride. Watch out, I may take over the leaderboard! (evil laugh)
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Time to ride. Watch out, I may take over the leaderboard! (evil laugh)
Go for it, EvilDoug!
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Even weirder than calling it "pop."
Grew up in "pop" country, lived in "soda" land and I don't like either (though "soda" sounds less obnoxious). Places where everything is "Coke"? Nope.
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Have fun stormin' the castle!
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Recently, I keep underestimating my strength on the bike. Two times in the last few rides, I found myself rolling up on younger, fitter-seeming woman on slight downhills, and then not passing them since I figure they'll only pass me again on the next hill. But then I find myself able to go a lot faster than they go on the hill, so I passed them and never saw them again.

I mean, I don't want to be That Guy, who passes a woman and then she passes him when he inevitably blows up. But I haven't been blowing up. What's happening? Am I getting fit or something?
Hallucination?
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Same. Curiously there are people who call soda a “coke.”

Example:

A: What do you want to drink?
B: A coke.
A: What kind?
B: A seven-up.

I think that’s a southern thing?
I've never lived in the South, but I order a coke if I'm ordering a fizzy caramel-colored drink at a restaurant.
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Unless I want Dr. Pepper. Then I ask for Dr. Pepper.
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Ordered a coke in Bogota once, long story, big mistake.
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Originally Posted by velo vol View Post
there are other, more likely explanations.
epo?
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But, mainly, I ask for coffee.
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