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Old 08-05-22, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I wonder who did the first 15 packs. Milwaukee's Best, maybe?
then the 30-packs followed shortly afterwards.
The first time I ever saw one was in '99 while riding across the country. Several of us in the group of 13 were not shy to partake of adult beverages on a regular basis. (One more than others, but that's a different story.) I distinctly remember dropping gear at a campground in MN one hot and steamy day and riding to the nearest town with another group member for some bike work. We picked up a 30 pack of something. Probably Bud. My pal hauled it back to camp in his empty B.O.B. trailer.

Coming from Philly, I could not believe how cheap beer was in other states. I think Ohio had some of the cheapest prices. I remember buying a 25 oz Heineken at gas station for something like $1.95. At the time that would have cost a least $3.00 in Philly.

The KOA in Winthrop, WA had a couple of brands of beer for $0.99. The owner said as long as he could buy a beer for $0.98 he would sell it for $0.99. Might have been Lone Star and Rainier. Tasted like crap, but it still hit the spot after riding over the North Cascades Highway in the rain and snow.
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I've been signing up for challenges on Strava. Back in June I signed up for a LeCol challenge, and ended up with a $60 discount, so I used it to buy one of their Pro jerseys. I checked the size, and got an XL. It definitely qualifies for the "If it zips, it fits" category - it's snug! Like paint! On the bike it's not a problem, but when I got back on Sunday after wearing it for my long ride, I was sitting there feeling like maybe my breathing was constricted a little - then I unzipped it and it was fine! So, maybe just a bit small. Though, again, it felt fine on the bike. Definitely doesn't flap!

OTOH, Mrs. GeneJockey likes how I look in it, so I'm keeping it!

I used the July challenge discount to buy a long sleeve Pro jersey, but this one I bought in XXL. I figure a base layer might make the XL unzippable!
I didn't know about the Le Col challenge. I just signed up for the current one.
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Old 08-05-22, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
I've been signing up for challenges on Strava. Back in June I signed up for a LeCol challenge, and ended up with a $60 discount, so I used it to buy one of their Pro jerseys. I checked the size, and got an XL. It definitely qualifies for the "If it zips, it fits" category - it's snug! Like paint! On the bike it's not a problem, but when I got back on Sunday after wearing it for my long ride, I was sitting there feeling like maybe my breathing was constricted a little - then I unzipped it and it was fine! So, maybe just a bit small. Though, again, it felt fine on the bike. Definitely doesn't flap!

OTOH, Mrs. GeneJockey likes how I look in it, so I'm keeping it!

I used the July challenge discount to buy a long sleeve Pro jersey, but this one I bought in XXL. I figure a base layer might make the XL unzippable!
She liked it for the same reason we like it when they wear Spanx. 😉
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Old 08-05-22, 11:58 AM
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Seems like you have it figured out. Funny you should mention that but Mrs John loves costume jewelry. The cheaper the better.
Mine likes Kendra Scott stuff. Usually pretty reasonable.
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Old 08-05-22, 11:59 AM
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Is this legal advice?
Its how to play it smart advice.
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She liked it for the same reason we like it when they wear Spanx. 😉
She said the other day I look like I'm in the same shape I was when we met - which isn't true by at least 30 lbs - but it's nice that she thinks so.
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Old 08-05-22, 12:03 PM
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I'm intrigued by the Pro Breaking Tour Invitational.
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Old 08-05-22, 12:12 PM
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Old 08-05-22, 12:17 PM
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I never got called for my booster. She probably decided to thumb her nose at a a) gringo, b) personage from another pueblo. I guess I'll brave the city tomorrow or Monday
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She said the other day I look like I'm in the same shape I was when we met - which isn't true by at least 30 lbs - but it's nice that she thinks so.
It’s the wine talking.


At least that’s the case in my house.
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Old 08-05-22, 12:19 PM
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I never got called for my booster. She probably decided to thumb her nose at a a) gringo, b) personage from another pueblo. I guess I'll brave the city tomorrow or Monday
iQue lastima!
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My wife thought this would give my bike an automatic transmission.

Looks expensive
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Old 08-05-22, 12:24 PM
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She has no idea what a watt is or the concept. There are some things that are just not worth trying to explain. 😜

I did tell her that it is a pure luxury, and wouldn’t make me any faster.
Later today we will have a lesson in how gears work. Her bike is already in the stand. All she wants to know is which lever makes pedaling easier and which makes it harder. Oh! There's a shifter on that side too?
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So does Pennsylvania.
So does Ohio
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In other music and beer news, I've been obsessed with this tune lately. It's making me wanna make that drive to El Paso, which I've been considering since I found out they have Yuengling there, but then I think hey, maybe it'll make its way to AZ soon. Still no Yuenglings here though...

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Later today we will have a lesson in how gears work. Her bike is already in the stand. All she wants to know is which lever makes pedaling easier and which makes it harder. Oh! There's a shifter on that side too?
Nailed it! She told me the other day that the only time she’s shifted off the big ring was by accident.

Im working on it.
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Awesome! Have you considered yourself to have a Specialized head prior to this? I'm fairly certain that the only helmets that I've owned in this lifetime have been Specialized; I've tried a number in the stores, but only Spec has felt just right atop my noggin.
I've always done well with Bell, and Giro, I think. My current Bontrager is a poor fit. But then I like a helmet with a visor, so my choices are different. I have no issue with putting a visor on a road helmet, if it can be accomplished.
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BTW if you want a super cheap Saturn-style homebrew, just combine 2:1 OMS : bar/chain oil. It works almost as well as the fancy lubes and you can make up a couple of quarts for cheap.
I have a gallon of bar and chain oil out in the bodega. What is this OMS of which yo speak?
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
He started humming some old song.
From 1962, likely.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 View Post
I have a gallon of bar and chain oil out in the bodega. What is this OMS of which yo speak?
Odorless Mineral Spirits. It's a solvent. You cut the oil with 2 parts of the solvent per 1 part of oil. This helps dislodge any water and grime etc, and as the solvent evaporates you are left with just oil.

Wipe chain well after full application.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 View Post
From 1962, likely.
Wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.
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My sister, who lives in Dago, is flying in today for a wedding shower. She texted my wife a few minutes ago to tell us that it is hot here.

Duh.
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My sister, who lives in Dago, is flying in today for a wedding shower. She texted my wife a few minutes ago to tell us that it is hot here.

Duh.
You can say dago?
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You can say dago?
I'm sure you can say lots of things that are considered slurs somewhere. I've never actually encountered someone using that one unironically; is it still actually used? An exhaustive filter would be just about impossible.

Pretty sure I can write "spic-and-span" as well.
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In the past three days I ran 4.3, 1.9, 4.3 miles and can still walk normally. That's a first, post-crash. Now two days of no running for travel and then see if I can get on a MTRFA schedule.

Back in school the single-letter day abbreviations were MTWRFAU. And the week starts on Monday, because of course it does.
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