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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 07-19-20, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Every now and then I watch a video on YouTube trying to figure out how the immune system works, and invariably it's a fail. Sad.
It’s really complicated so let it go.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Every now and then I watch a video on YouTube trying to figure out how the immune system works, and invariably it's a fail. Sad.
I have plenty of trouble myself. It's fantastically complicated and linked to every other system in the body.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
I tried increasing tamp first but no go. In fact, I generally use a combo distributor/tamper and yesterday, I used it plus a preset tamper and it still wasn't enough. Anyway, by the time I got it dialed in, I was so wired that I couldn't hardly function.
Do you have a a Chris King tamper?

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Sometimes I'm tempted by C&V tri bikes.

There was a beautiful purple steel QR up on CL for $200 recently.
I want a funny bike so bad.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
It’s really complicated so let it go.
Can't stop won't stop.
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Heat killed me today, wish I stayed home
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
Heat killed me today, wish I stayed home
I've stayed home all weekend. Absolutely zero desire to ride

To be fair yesterday had a +100° heat index. I'd ride in that crap back when I lived in Texas but not with the humidity up here.
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I want a funny bike so bad.
People were practically giving them away in the '90s. I used to want one, but somehow I got over it
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Heat killed me today, wish I stayed home
Heat killed me yesterday also. I tried to ride to the local Kurdish restaurant to pick-up our dinner order, got about half mile down the road before turning around and jumping in the car to do the pick up.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
I've stayed home all weekend. Absolutely zero desire to ride

To be fair yesterday had a +100° heat index. I'd ride in that crap back when I lived in Texas but not with the humidity up here.
Yeah. It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
People were practically giving them away in the '90s. I used to want one, but somehow I got over it
I know that it would be wholly impractical for riding out here mostly from road conditions, but man they're just so cool.

Also alluding to what Bah Humbug has been talking about, I have absolutely no idea what size I would need.
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It was hotter this morning than yesterday.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
I want a funny bike so bad.
wuts a funny bike?

Speaking of heat, I've got a loaf of real bread (yeast) in the oven.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
wuts a funny bike?

Speaking of heat, I've got a loaf of real bread (yeast) in the oven.
TT bike with smaller size front wheel. Was quite the fad from mid 1980’s to 1990ish. I believe gained popularity bigly after 1984 olympics.
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Old 07-19-20, 10:59 AM
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News Flash: zero percent chance datlas will get a TT bike.
same.
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Old 07-19-20, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
I don't like raisins in my apple pie.
Do you like apples in your raisin pie?
#INQUIRINGMINDS
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
wuts a funny bike?

Speaking of heat, I've got a loaf of real bread (yeast) in the oven.

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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I keep looking up but there's still no meteor.
I was thinking about this last night. A meteor might be seen(by the cosmos)as making it too easy on us
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Wait a minute, too deep of a sleep can be a sign of trouble? I thought maximum deep sleep was the goal.
Yes, too deep of a sleep can lead to the dreaded dirt nap.
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If I saw this frameset for <$200 then I'd probably have to buy it just to hang on the wall

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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
TT bike with smaller size front wheel. Was quite the fad from mid 1980’s to 1990ish. I believe gained popularity bigly after 1984 olympics.
Sweet. Look at those Huffy whites.

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
If I saw this frameset for <$200 then I'd probably have to buy it just to hang on the wall

If Salvador Dalí designed frames...

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Well. The feds say we're red tomorrow. The governor says orange. I went through two checkpoints this morning, so I'm leaning toward the feds winning out.
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Old 07-19-20, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Can't stop won't stop.
Acknowledging you have a problem is the first step to recovery. Take that step.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
If I saw this frameset for <$200 then I'd probably have to buy it just to hang on the wall

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that doesn't look especially aero, IMO.
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