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Discussion in 'Diamond Gators' started by GatorLurker, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. GatorLurker

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    We have all the fixings for meatloaf, but my wife called and said she wants to make it. So we are having take-out gyros instead.

    And in the Tour sub-thread tomorrow and Wednesday will be hell on wheels. Jumbo Visma has to isolate TP on the final climb on one of those stages. UAE is down one rider and they have been working hard recently so it might happen, especially if Ineos is also putting pressure on. I think JV and I are stronger teams than UAE, but TP is the class rider in the field. Heck, Greg Lemond won his second TdF with a dreadful team. And won his first with half the team riding against him.
     
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  2. 74nole

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    Tonight it’s breakfast for supper here. Fried center cut ham, grits, eggs over easy, and biscuits.

    We got a pretty good thunderstorm today with some much needed rain.

    The longnecks are ice cold and the wine is chilled.

    Life is good in Gator Nation!
     
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  3. Bazza

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    Great finish today - lot of gamesmanship!

    The Aussie missed the win by a centimeter!

    :emoji_mountain_bicyclist::emoji_bicyclist:
     
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  4. 74nole

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    Tonight I’ll be grilling wings seasoned with coarse black pepper and Everglades Cactus Dust.

    Our side will be a cold tray.

    The back porch is open and ready for your leisure. The Yeti is restocked and the wine is chilled.

    Life is good in Gator Nation!
     
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  5. gatorfan5220

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    Lol, Lurker. I don't understand a single thing you said in the second paragraph.

    I'm lost.
     
  6. Bazza

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    I'm really enjoying seeing the Danish riders flex their muscle in this year's event! :emoji_lifter::emoji_medal::emoji_mountain_bicyclist:

    The Alps.....they never disappoint! :emoji_bicyclist::emoji_mountain_bicyclist::emoji_bicyclist:

     
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  7. 74nole

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    Tonight I’ll be grilling bone-in ribeyes seasoned with coarse black pepper and Weber’s Chicago Steak Seasoning. Baked potatoes will be on the top rack.

    Inside we will have a freshly made Romaine salad topped with vine ripe tomatoes. Five Cheese Texas toast will be on the side.

    The longnecks are ice cold and the wine is chilled.

    Life is good in Gator Nation!
     
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  8. GatorLurker

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    Tonight is spicy sesame noodles with Thai basil and peanuts.

    In the TdF sub-thread Jumbo Visma put on a clinic of old school racing. They isolated the yellow jersey and attacked him over and over again until his legs were jello and he was out of energy. I was surprised it took that long to crack him. He is a special talent.
     
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  9. BA69MA72

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    Last week in Ghent for me—wife gets another month. Grilled entrecôte of beef, tossed salad, baked potato, bearnaise sauce, more than one glass of Bourdeaux
     
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    Good comment for #800!
     
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  11. GatorLurker

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    Grilling some inch thick pork chops, salad and roasted mini potatoes.

    Added in edit: I forgot the daily TdF sub thread. I am shocked that Phil did not understand the Jumbo Visma plan. They took over the peloton on the penultimate climb and set a hard tempo not to win the stage, but to prevent attacks. They are a very strong team and can dictate what happens. You saw it today. It is much like Sky with Froome. Also like USPS and Discovery with Lance but they also had "Better living through chemistry".
     
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  12. 74nole

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    Tonight we’re going to be treated to Ms. Jan’s homemade chicken’n’dumplings. There will be a pot of pinkeye peas w/snaps, pod okra, and fried cornbread for our sides.

    We have had scattered thunderstorms off and on throughout the day here. With the cloud cover it did give us some break as far as the humidity goes.

    The longnecks are ice cold and the wine is chilled.

    Life is good in Gator Nation!
     
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  13. GatorLurker

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    Thunderstorms in Gainesville. We planned on eating dinner at home and then taking wine to a friend's house. But maybe we have two bottles of wine open and won't be going. I think that we can deal with this problem.
     
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  14. GatorLurker

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    Serious rain held off so we had help with the wine last night.

    Today I am making chicken tagine with cous-cous.
     
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    Tonight I am making carrot bisque and garlic shrimp to be served over rice.

    In the TdF subthread it was WILD early on. Jumbo Visma had to work a lot harder than they wanted to today, but tomorrow should be an easier day for them and then the rest day on Monday.

    Leaving Monday to go to Oregon and spending a few days in a cabin near/on Mt Hood with my SIL and her husband. I don't know if they have Direct TV or even Internet access so I might miss Stage 18.

    Taking our mini Aussie dog with us. I have already trained her to get in her carrier on command. I call it her "suitcase" and it is supposed to fit under an airline seat.
     
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  16. 74nole

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    Safe travels my friend, hope your trip goes great!
     
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  17. 74nole

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    Tonight I’ll be grilling bone-in country cut ribs indirect over cherry wood smoke. Seasoned with coarse black pepper and Everglades seasoning with Pat’s Homade on the last two turns. Baked potatoes will be on the top rack.

    Inside we’ve got a pot of fresh pinkeye peas w/snaps and fresh pod okra.

    The back porch is open and ready for your relaxation. Adult libations are available as desired.

    Life is good in Gator Nation!
     
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  18. GatorLurker

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    I hope so as well.

    I plan on meeting up with my PhD thesis advisor at a very good winery for a tasting and a vinyard tour. He was really tough on me as a grad student, but we have been great friends over many years. He now has a summer retreat near Eugene and has wanted me to visit in the summer for many years. It has never worked out and this is about as close as it might ever be.

    My SIL that we are visiting has had some health issues and is on some immune system suppressants so my wife and I have been very careful. We took the CRP covid tests yesterday and were both negative. Yeah! Still we will wear masks and distance when we get there and in the airport and on the plane do as best we can with distancing. And we will take another CRP test once we get there. Odds are we are fine, but we want to be super careful. An ounce of prevention versus a pound of cure kind of thing.
     
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  19. GatorLurker

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    BTW the first time I had carrot bisque was at the Island Hotel in Cedar Key and my son loved it. I told him exactly what was in it and reproduced it for him within the week. He was impressed.

    At the same time I was always jealous of his pitch perfect ear. I would play something on my guitar and he would replicate it exactly on his Yamaha piano. Damn.
     
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  20. Bazza

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    J.V. loses two teammates today......once again Le Tour taking it's toll......