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Category: bikes

09/26/15 02:26 - ID#60235 pmobl

Bridge climbing

Terry and I went on the Thursday ride. There was bridge climbing, South Buffalo shuffle board and pizza. What a good night.

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Category: basra

09/26/15 02:24 - ID#60234

Basra, burrows, and bees

It's pear season which means Basra is constantly drunk on fermented pears. He's also covered in yellow jackets constantly.

He has decided up against the house is a good place to burrow. Should we be looking for a new home for him?

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Category: bikes

09/22/15 02:45 - ID#60233

Sunday ride

We rode up to North Tonawanda via the Riverwalk for lunch. The total length of the ride was 25 miles. It was perfect weather for a long ride.

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First we went down to Canalside - I saw this QR code from Dug's Dive in the ground. I never encounter QR codes in real life so I didn't have an app to see where it led to.
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On the way up the Riverwalk you pass this old dock and crumbling shack. Is this part of the old Erie Canal? If so I think they should build historical replicas down in Canalside ;)
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The Army Corps closed the bridge over the 190. It seems kind of ridiculous to close anoverpass to the other side of the path. Instead you're forced to ride up Niagara Street all the way up to Ontario Street.
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Asphalt dog park at Black Rock Park.
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Once you get into Tonawanda, they have a marker advertising a historical site off in the woods. It's a cruisey clearing where part of the original canal went through. You can see a small hill along the side which I think was the towpath, and a few rocks from the canal wall sticking through the dirt.
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The Tonawanda bike path is still very industrial and smelly, but a lot less so without Tonawanda Coke and Huntley. Thanks Clean Air Coalition!

Once we got up to the end of Riverwalk, we were hungry, so we ate at Yummy Thai in North Tonawanda. The food and prices were terrible but the waiter was super cute. They did have a sweet Thai iced tea though.
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In North Tonawanda there's the start of the Erie Canal trail. Ride to go visit (e:uchina), anyone?
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On the way home, I almost got into a fight with another freaking car. At Sheridan Drive and Delaware Road, a giant tank of an SUV starts honking at us, yelling at us to get off the road. I start yelling back, they start flipping us off, and this guy in the back of the car starts hanging out the window saying he was going to kill us. I pulled off on the sidewalk to ride back and yell at them after they pulled off - but I called the police first since we were right near the Tonawanda station. (e:paul) talked to them, and said they said they were afraid they were going to hit and kill us. Seriously? They saw us - how hard is it to not run into cyclists and kill them? I couldn't freaking believe it. If you haven't heard, I fucking hate cars.
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Category: clothes

09/19/15 04:07 - ID#60232 pmobl

Unexpected twins


(e:mike) came over to get his car. I think these outfits were planned.

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Category: food

09/18/15 08:51 - ID#60227 pmobl

Paul's sushi


I'll let (e:Paul) post more about it but he made us a delicious vegetable sushi.

Apparently in another time he wanted to drop out of everything and go to sushi school. If he ever does that I expect full on Hello Kitty bento boxes.

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Category: weather

09/12/15 09:24 - 55.ºF - ID#60223

Rainy day and professional warcraft

It felt so much like fall this weekend - pumpkin spice weather - we were rained out of tour de farms and music is art.
(e:terry) and I took a walk for coffee and this small crowd of large pink suburban ladies were on some sort of charity walk down Franklin. We cut down on a little of the sadness by walking along them. Two were debating:

"I would love to live down here! The houses are so beautiful!"

"I wouldn't! The parking is a nightmare! And what about the crime?! It's too dangerous!" (on a street that's half empty parking lot)

"You're such a scaredy cat!"

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(e:paul) can probably tell you I went stir crazy inside already. I'm not ready!

(e:terry) spent part of the weekend watching professional warcraft. They had uniforms, color commentators and everything. I looked up what the events looked like and it's what you would expect. I think I would be into it if I like video games more because it looks like a complete nerdfest.
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I used to go to school with a guy named Sean Snack - he was a professional gamer. Weirdly enough one of his biggest wins during college was playing Yahoo pool - he won a few thousand dollars if I remember right.
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Category: birthday

09/12/15 09:23 - 55.ºF - ID#60222

Happy birthday dad

Happy birthday dad. I hope it was a good one.

We took my dad for his birthday to Seabar, where he got to enjoy fish with someone for once ((e:paul))

Later we had some cake (an orange cake, his favorite) that I made. And somehow we ended up spending a half hour talking about the purple McDonald's hamburglar. Not sure why. Anyways my brother is hilarious. I wish he would write on here.

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The future's so bright, he's wearing shades.
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Category: church of the ascension

09/12/15 09:22 - 55.ºF - ID#60221

Hoarders: church edition

The church next door had their closeout firesale. (e:paul), (e:terry) and I took a stroll over to see what "treasures" were available.

Of course it wouldn't be a church event without parking over the whole lawn.

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They sold a lot of junk and religious trinkets, big metal crosses and what not. The coolest thing available were probably the two priest thrones, but they were a cool $3800 for the pair. Most of the furniture seemed to be going fast.

Buffalo rising wrote about the sale as if it were some sort of pillaging of Buffalo's history to out of towners. Really, a lot of it was church junk that was probably out of a catalog, a few nice pieces of wood furniture, and a bunch of old ladies looking to cram a few more things in their house.

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Category: spiders

09/12/15 09:21 - 55.ºF - ID#60219

Giant spiders

This is the biggest spider I've ever seen at our house. (e:mike), what do you think? It's probably an inch an a half and it's been living on the window for a month now.

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Category: adirondacks

09/12/15 09:20 - 55.ºF - ID#60217

e:uchina's trip

I never finished writing about Jabe Pond. (e:uchina) came up to visit us and it was a lovely trip. She wrapped us in a magical tarp while we layed in the sun, all the way until night, when we watched the stars and listened to the bros across the pond.

Said tarp
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Giving (e:yesthatcasey) a piece of her mind
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Head first into networking
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Head first into crazy
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What an amazing day. I loved how the light looked so tropical when the sun started heading down.
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