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Old 12-25-21, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
We only have like two or three within that distance here.
10 within 2 miles of here. They should call this part of town Little Chennai. (actually 2.828 miles as the crow flies)


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Old 12-25-21, 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
About as dumb as building a fat bike.
But not quite as dumb as raking leaves in December.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
Porcshe ass of the day. 🤮


Might as well have gone with porch, or maybe porcine
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Old 12-25-21, 08:34 PM
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Old 12-25-21, 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
10 within 2 miles of here. They should call this part of town Little Chennai. (actually 2.828 miles as the crow flies)
Suggest to the owner of the best one that he open a franchise in west Knox County, TN.
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But not quite as dumb as racking leaves in December.
That's when leaf raking season is.

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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
Porcshe ass of the day. 🤮


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Christmas Dinner achievement unlocked. It was good. The Younger Boy made the stuffing (I helped, because he does not have my Mad Knife Skillz and he'd still be working on the damn celery NOW if I didn't), and The Older Boy, who really did a number on his right shoulder, made the gravy.

Mrs. GeneJockey even got The Boys, who are currently feuding, to sit down with her and do a jigsaw puzzle. It's a Festivus Miracle!
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Ruination
There is actually a Nissan 350Z under that abomination.
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There is actually a Nissan 350Z under that abomination.
I saw the roofline and was trying to determine what it was. I see it now.

One, or the other. It can't be both
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Suggest to the owner of the best one that he open a franchise in west Knox County, TN.

That's when leaf raking season is.

Knoxville is weird.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
(I helped, because he does not have my Mad Knife Skillz and he'd still be working on the damn celery NOW if I didn't)
What's your secret to chopping celery?
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I saw the roofline and was trying to determine what it was. I see it now.

One, or the other. It can't be both
It can't be a Porcshe?
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Old 12-25-21, 10:42 PM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
It can't be a Porcshe?
That was hard to sound out.
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First in. Everyone must be in a Christmas coma.
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First in. Everyone must be in a Christmas coma.
Making coffee. Riding in a few.


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I had to drop off of my woodworking forum because the site simply doesn't work, in my world. Buttons disappear. HTML overlays. Bot interference. Etc. Also because I'm backing away from the internet in general.
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After breakfast on Christmas, there's always a lull at the inlaw's, where the kids are engrossed with their gifts and the adults just veg. I took advantage and squeezed out for an out-and-back metric on the Cap.

About an hour in, I got the sneaking suspicion that my bastard of a headwind was actually a crosswind and that I wouldn't get any relief upon turning around. Unfortunately, I was right. Oh well - better than sitting on my ass and it knocked out a chunk of the Festive 500.
The weather was nasty here, freezing rain etc. spent the whole day family-ing which was deeply enjoyable. Going out today for a metric probably, or at least close to one though I doubt I’ll hit the full 500 in time.
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This was one of the years where the kids were with me for Christmas morning. It was awesome. They opened all of their gifts and played most of the morning before they had to go to their mom’s at 2.

My wife and I had planned on making Paella for dinner but ended up just eating the rest of our appetizers. We played about 4 games of hand and foot, some trivial pursuit and killed a bottle of gin.

was a good day
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Making coffee. Riding in a few.


I drank a lot of coffee yesterday. My wife got an electric kettle for her tea but I can use it for the gallons of coffee I drink. Thank God I've mixed it 2/3 decaf and 1/3 regular.

Let me repeat, I did not take a nap on the 24th or 25th. It wasn't my idea.
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Going out today for a metric probably, or at least close to one though I doubt I’ll hit the full 500 in time.
I'm optimistic that I'll get to 500 again, though I can already feel the fatigue piling on. I'll get in a light spin later today to keep on pace and loosen the legs, but I might need to bear down for one or two more 100+km rides next week.
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This was one of the years where the kids were with me for Christmas morning. It was awesome. They opened all of their gifts and played most of the morning before they had to go to their mom’s at 2.

My wife and I had planned on making Paella for dinner but ended up just eating the rest of our appetizers. We played about 4 games of hand and foot, some trivial pursuit and killed a bottle of gin.

was a good day
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We’re fogged in for now. Coffee now, maybe ride later.
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I'm optimistic that I'll get to 500 again, though I can already feel the fatigue piling on. I'll get in a light spin later today to keep on pace and loosen the legs, but I might need to bear down for one or two more 100+km rides next week.
If I had vacation this week I totally could. I’m going to need to do 50 a day to get there, which is a bit of a stretch
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Today may be the day I broach the Aspero to Mrs. Phrantic

Though now leaning toward Caledonia 5- 35mm is probably enough tire for my needs
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