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#1401 Doohickie

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 11:01 AM

That site is incorrect. In Jersey you have to ride single file.


The State of New Jersey disagrees with you.

Edited by Doohickie, 19 March 2017 - 11:04 AM.


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 11:20 AM

Bicycles on a sidewalk?!
 
Do people not walk a lot where you live?


There are situations where pedestrians are rare and the "sidewalk" is in practice (or sometimes officially) a bicycle path running along the street.  I've traveled to Florida on business (Orlando), and Florida is significantly different from where I live (Fort Worth) when it comes to bicycle accommodation.  If I want to ride around the city in Fort Worth, I can generally worm my way around side streets with a few blocks here or there on busy streets to get from one neighborhood to another. 

 

In Orlando, the neighborhoods are more of a cul de sac design so you can't ride through them, and you're stuck on busy streets.  I usually stay near UCF in Orlando, and walk to dinner to get some exercise.  There are bike lanes marked on the road, but frankly they're intimidating because car traffic typically runs as fast as 60 mph and there seems to be a lot of distracted driving.  I can't say I blame people riding bikes for transportation for wanting to ride the sidewalk.


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 11:27 AM

nope.

 

http://www.state.nj....egulations.shtm


5) To travel no more than two abreast when traffic is not impeded, but otherwise ride in single file. Every person riding a bicycle shall ride in the same direction as vehicular traffic.


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 12:44 PM

Right. It says no more than two abreast.



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Posted 19 March 2017 - 01:37 PM

Perhaps you should be complaining about those cars not being in driveways.


I complained about that 7 years ago when I moved here. There are no driveways here. I'm serious. I have a driveway and a garage. Half my neighbors have neither.

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 01:37 PM

Right. It says no more than two abreast.


You seem to be missing the "when traffic is not impeded" part.

Once they start forcing cars to be stuck behind them, it appears they have to go to single file.

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 06:34 PM

You seem to be missing the "when traffic is not impeded" part.

Once they start forcing cars to be stuck behind them, it appears they have to go to single file.

 

I didn't deny that.



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Posted 19 March 2017 - 07:08 PM

I didn't deny that.

Vaya con dios.



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:52 AM

Anyway, I got my first 70 mile day in today.  It was two rides:  a 34 mile coffee ride, and a 36 mile pub crawl, with about an hour off in between.

 

Note the 3-abreast riding.  TERRIBLE!!!!

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And this picture was taken by a "friend" who's apparently trying to get me in trouble with my wife.

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 10:25 PM

Josie- You jumped into my mind when I saw this.  You ever work with these?

 


I bet you would rock it..... so to speak.



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Posted 22 March 2017 - 10:55 PM

Josie- You jumped into my mind when I saw this.  You ever work with these?

 


I bet you would rock it..... so to speak.

haha no i haven't! That's German Wheel- we don't have one at the studio. To be honest, I'd try it, but I'd be terrified. Once that sucker starts to roll, you're going, and you better know what you're going to do. 

That and Cyr wheel just look like fantastic ways to crush my fingertips haha 

 

 

Cyr is generally a male dominated apparatus it seems, while german is more often ladies. Crazy core/upper body strength to keep that big hoop moving. 

 

I'll stick to the hoops hanging from the ceiling for now... 



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Posted 23 March 2017 - 06:45 AM

Josie- You jumped into my mind when I saw this. You ever work with these?



I bet you would rock it..... so to speak.


Funny coincidence, we had an exchange student back in high school, Svea, who does this stuff. She dated my buddy Adam and we've all stayed in touch since then.

Here's her doing that wheel. The split in the middle of the set...Ouch.



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Posted 23 March 2017 - 11:21 AM

That's just crazy.  Cool.



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Posted 23 March 2017 - 11:55 AM

Funny coincidence, we had an exchange student back in high school, Svea, who does this stuff. She dated my buddy Adam and we've all stayed in touch since then.

Here's her doing that wheel. The split in the middle of the set...Ouch.

I'd get my foot stuck in that strap and die. 

 

I got my ankle caught funny in the silks last night (of course it's my bad ankle) on a new twisty move aaand just kinda hung there with my arm strength giving out thinking "well, this is how I go" 

 

Our silks are 25 feet tall and I don't KNOW of anyone falling from them, but I'm somehow convinced I'm going to be the first. 

 

I've burned my hands and ripped my feet open and knocked myself out from a trapeze bar falling on my head when my inversion didn't go correctly but I just know if I did wheel I'd somehow decapitate myself haha 



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Posted 23 March 2017 - 12:02 PM

That's really cool.  I have no idea how she didn't pinch fingers, toes, etc. when that thing circled around.  Impressive stuff!



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Posted 23 March 2017 - 12:12 PM

That's really cool.  I have no idea how she didn't pinch fingers, toes, etc. when that thing circled around.  Impressive stuff!

A lot of those moves have awesome names.... like "bloody elbow", "finger crusher", etc.

 

I have no idea either. I'm sure once you get to that level you've pinched your fair share of extremities... like the coin drop. How. You can do this on german wheel, too. You just gotta bounce it to get it going.

 



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Posted 23 March 2017 - 12:14 PM

That's so cool!



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Posted 29 March 2017 - 11:59 PM

Some pics and a video of the Shark Valley Trail. Ironically, no sharks but you'll pass by a couple hundred gators on a sunny day if you ride the whole trail. No exaggeration. 

 

https://www.dropbox.....18.47.mp4?dl=0


Whole lot of nuthin' out there. 

 

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From the observation tower

 

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 12:09 AM

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They'll even look out for your bike for you when you go up to the observation deck. 

 

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No crossing without any tolls. 

 

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 12:13 AM

Haha, that's crazy! Also awesome.

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 12:18 AM

Some pics and a video of the Shark Valley Trail. Ironically, no sharks but you'll pass by a couple hundred gators on a sunny day if you ride the whole trail. No exaggeration. 
 
https://www.dropbox.....18.47.mp4?dl=0
Whole lot of nuthin' out there. 
 
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From the observation tower
 
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Mmm, gator. Them's good eating. ;)

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 12:21 PM

Mmm, gator. Them's good eating. ;)


Can't say I've had it.

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 12:30 PM

40 miles last night, including a good sustained sprint of 7 miles in the middle of the ride.  Started out at the back of the pack and worked my way up to the front before the first two guys pulled back away from me at the end.

 

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 01:16 PM

Can't say I've had it.


You should try it. Would've expected seafood restaurants in FLA to serve it. You can't find one in Louisiana that doesn't.

Cajun fried gator. Yum!

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 05:30 PM

You should try it. Would've expected seafood restaurants in FLA to serve it. You can't find one in Louisiana that doesn't.

Cajun fried gator. Yum!

 

I see it on occasion, but yeah, I'm surprised it's not more common down here. 



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Posted 01 April 2017 - 11:39 PM

Another 35 miles Saturday morning, bringing the total for the week to 112.  Then I mowed my lawn.  Then I napped.  For 4 hours.  !



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Posted 05 April 2017 - 12:21 PM

Tires are all pumped up and the seat has been dusted off. The bike is coming out of the garage today! I'm going to go sweat some of the booze I drank last night out of me.

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 12:35 PM

I started my journey at 240+. Saw 199.8 on the scale for the second day in a row. Only one day is a blip. Now it's official,

 

:beer:

 

 

(That's a milkshake) 



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Posted 05 April 2017 - 12:38 PM

I started my journey at 240+. Saw 199.8 on the scale for the second day in a row. Only one day is a blip. Now it's official,

 

:beer:

 

 

(That's a milkshake) 

Congrats, man! 



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Posted 05 April 2017 - 12:42 PM

Congrats, man! 

Thanks. Hockey is soooo much more fun. When I go to the bench now, it's either because my legs are tired or my time is up, not because I'm gasping to stay alive.



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Posted 05 April 2017 - 12:57 PM

I started my journey at 240+. Saw 199.8 on the scale for the second day in a row. Only one day is a blip. Now it's official,

 

:beer:

 

 

(That's a milkshake) 

 

That's awesome.  And that's right in my wheelhouse... maybe I need to start watching the calories again.  (You inspire!)



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Posted 05 April 2017 - 01:21 PM

I started my journey at 240+. Saw 199.8 on the scale for the second day in a row. Only one day is a blip. Now it's official,

:beer:


(That's a milkshake)


Atta boy. I was at 199.6(heaviest I've ever been, and I wasn't going to let the scale say 200) on Thanksgiving. Today I'm at 179.0

Keep at it! Milkshakes are good!

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 02:24 PM

I started my journey at 240+. Saw 199.8 on the scale for the second day in a row. Only one day is a blip. Now it's official,
 
:beer:
 
 
(That's a milkshake) 


Great stuff.
I dropped below 200 for the first time since high school three years ago.
Then I got sick and ballooned up to 225-230.

Made it a goal to get back below 200 before I turn 50.
At last check, 208. Two months to go. Can't let myself get complacent.

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 03:04 PM

That's awesome.  And that's right in my wheelhouse... maybe I need to start watching the calories again.  (You inspire!)

T he eye opening thing for me was that I didn't change my activity level one bit. All I did was portion control.

 

 

Oh, and switched from beer to seltzer and vodka, :lol:

 

Atta boy. I was at 199.6(heaviest I've ever been, and I wasn't going to let the scale say 200) on Thanksgiving. Today I'm at 179.0

Keep at it! Milkshakes are good!

I didn't lose all this weight to not eat like crap every once in a while.

 

Great stuff.
I dropped below 200 for the first time since high school three years ago.
Then I got sick and ballooned up to 225-230.

Made it a goal to get back below 200 before I turn 50.
At last check, 208. Two months to go. Can't let myself get complacent.

Awesome. I think it's been since high school for me, as well (although, there were a couple couple of years in college where most of my food money went to drugs and alcohol, but we didn't have a scale so who knows  :lol:.)



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Posted 05 April 2017 - 03:22 PM

T he eye opening thing for me was that I didn't change my activity level one bit. All I did was portion control.


Oh, and switched from beer to seltzer and vodka, :lol:

I didn't lose all this weight to not eat like crap every once in a while.

Awesome. I think it's been since high school for me, as well (although, there were a couple couple of years in college where most of my food money went to drugs and alcohol, but we didn't have a scale so who knows :lol:.)


I did start working out, but the portion control thing got my wife to be back to her high school weight(f'ing sweet!)

Every now and then you just have to eat a full rack of ribs by yourself

All of my money in college went straight to booze. I don't ever remember eating anything after my meal plan was spent. Good thing my roommates would BBQ every week.

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 04:36 PM

Great stuff.
I dropped below 200 for the first time since high school three years ago.
Then I got sick and ballooned up to 225-230.

Made it a goal to get back below 200 before I turn 50.
At last check, 208. Two months to go. Can't let myself get complacent.

 

Here's to the yo-yo dieters!  :beer:

 

In 2005, I went from 236 to 168 in 6 months.  Held it for awhile, eventually crept back up.  I've been back up in the 230s several times since then (including right now), and as low as 200.  I'd like to actually get down to about 190-195.  I felt great when I was there.

 

And yeah, when I lose weight it's primarily with portion control/calorie counting.



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Posted 05 April 2017 - 09:31 PM

We've been over this before, but it still baffles me that my weight never fluctuates no matter what I change. It sucks for some of you that it's so easy to put on weight. On the other hand, I'm jealous that some can shed it so easily. 



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Posted 05 April 2017 - 09:54 PM

We've been over this before, but it still baffles me that my weight never fluctuates no matter what I change. It sucks for some of you that it's so easy to put on weight. On the other hand, I'm jealous that some can shed it so easily. 

Same. 

 

I barely eat and gain weight. I cut calories and nothing changes. I pick up exercise and nothing happens. I may change visually but my weight remains a stubborn 138-145 which is a lot for a chick my size. I've always wanted to get down to 120 and I just don't think it'll ever happen short of getting something amputated.

 

My dad and d4rk can both just cut dessert for a couple weeks and drop a pants size. It's maddening. 



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Posted 05 April 2017 - 10:23 PM

I ate cheese burgers and pizza all weekend and lost weight somehow.

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 10:26 PM

I ate cheese burgers and pizza all weekend and lost weight somehow.

:death:   

 

 

sigh.







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