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    Quote Originally Posted by emily_in_nc View Post
    That sounds like a fun, albeit dangerous, ride. Wonder if any cyclists got pulled for DWI?
    No the police just have to escort a few of them off of roadways. Last year one drunk fella tipped off his bike on the drawbridge, they had to remove so they could raise the bridge. They do block off a lot of streets so the cyclist are relatively safe... but then a lot of them ride home afterward.

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    Yikes, I won't even have a beer at lunch, if I am on a ride.
    The idea is fun, but no-go for me.
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    Most everyone is on beach cruisers, they were "team" tshirts, and decorate their bikes. It's fun to watch but I know if I tried to drink and ride I'd just fall over.

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    Way too much riding home drunk when I was in law school. I'm lucky to have survived. Down there I'd worry about heat exhaustion on top of everything else. Probably going to be some wicked hangovers tomorrow (or later on tonight)!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OakLeaf View Post
    Way too much riding home drunk when I was in law school. I'm lucky to have survived. Down there I'd worry about heat exhaustion on top of everything else. Probably going to be some wicked hangovers tomorrow (or later on tonight)!
    Last summer they had a bunch of people go to the hospital for heat stroke, this year it started storming a few hours ago and the temps dropped to the mid 70's. So they're just drunk and wet this year.

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    We got 2-1/2" of rain last night, and luckily none of the high winds. We needed rain badly, but usually when it comes down that fast, it all runs off. Amazingly, the soil was in just the state of dryness that it hadn't gotten hard-baked yet, and it just soaked it all up.

    Of course rabbits also got into my green beans and stripped all the leaves off. Sigh. Still, they left the stems and growing shoots, so *if* I've got all the holes closed up where they were getting in, the weather should be ideal for the plants to come back quickly. Fingers crossed.
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    Hope your garden is okay, Oak. We've had tropical storms here, but weirdly calm and temperate conditions, the neighbors gardens seem to be flourishing.

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    I don't know about Florida, but up here in WA, we'd prefer to have drunken people riding bikes than driving cars…. so BWI is not a traffic offense. If you look like you are endangering yourself the police can impound your bike (you get it back without a fee) and offer you a ride home, but no tickets.
    "Sharing the road means getting along, not getting ahead" - 1994 Washington State Driver's Guide

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    Hope all are ok from the storms and extreme heat in different parts of the country. It was rocking and rolling here early yesterday morning. Hope the garden survives Oakleaf and the rabbits are finally blocked out.

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    Hope your garden is OK, Oak. I know how hard you work on it!.
    We missed all of the storms, thankfully. It is going to be 90 here this weekend, and thankfully, I am leaving for Portland, Maine in a couple of hours, where it will be in the 70s all weekend.
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    Heading to Orlando in a few minutes, we are going to the ALA (American Library Association) annual conference. Looking forward to getting away, could definitely use a break.

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    Our best friend in the whole world (she and her partner bought the condo two doors down) is visiting, it's so fun to be around a long time friend, very relaxing! She is a bit younger and is very fit and athletic still, so she's asking me a lot of questions about my new limitations. It's been interesting, trying to put what has happened into words. Best I can come up with is; after almost a decade of being told a new knee would make everything better, having all that anticipation, all those magical thoughts, and then finding out it's not to be, is that I exist in a "new normal" and I'm making peace with it. The things I've always done but can no longer do, are legion, so my attention is turning elsewhere. I'm exploring my love of art in much more depth, I'm reading even more than I did before and finding my vivid imagination allows me to still go so many places and do so many things, from my comfy chair. Life is different, but still wonderful.

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    Great attitude, Pax! Glad you're enjoying time with an old friend, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emily_in_nc View Post
    Great attitude, Pax! Glad you're enjoying time with an old friend, too.
    As I'm sure you know, Emily, it's one of the strange things about moving away from everyone you know, that comfort in a relaxing conversation with an old friend that's missing much of the time. Really nice to settle in and not have to "introduce" myself to someone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pax View Post
    As I'm sure you know, Emily, it's one of the strange things about moving away from everyone you know, that comfort in a relaxing conversation with an old friend that's missing much of the time. Really nice to settle in and not have to "introduce" myself to someone.
    Oh gosh yes, I surely grok this! Whenever we do meet up with an old friend, it's just so darn comfortable and easy. Instead of being like most people we meet in the RVing world who think we're insane for not having a tow'd vehicle, riding our bikes everywhere, etc. etc. We meet some really nice people, but very few who get us.
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