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Old 07-16-20, 06:45 PM
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Velo Vol You’ll be happy to know that I rode by several pumpkin fields and they look pretty good. I even posted a pic on my Strava activity today. Some fields are just starting to blossom and then the pumpkins will begin to grow. First harvest will begin in September.

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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
It's been raining all afternoon. Now, a thunderstorm.
We set a one day record yesterday. Woohoo!
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Fox charges $150.
Fake price.
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Glad I check my tires before every ride - I just pulled a shard of glass out of the rear. May just swap them this weekend; the rear is getting squared off.

Or maybe I'll see how long they can go. There's certainly plenty left on the wear indicators.
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Good lord man, in ‘96 I was barely in high school.
I was....6
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Fake price.
I spent most of my working life in the auto repair business. We wrote the book.
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95F on the lawn today.

I was thinking how in winter we have five straight days of clouds (how does water even evaporate when it's 40F?).

But when Velo Vol is mowing in July, the sun goes into cook mode and we don't have a cloud to cover it for hours.

I don't get it.
It's a hard knock life.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Velo Vol You’ll be happy to know that I rode by several pumpkin fields and they look pretty good. I even posted a pic on my Strava activity today. Some fields are just starting to blossom and then the pumpkins will begin to grow. First harvest will begin in September.
Why are they so small? Because it was cold until June?
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I didn't know that either. Street view from 2014 has an "Available" sign out front, so Lemond must've moved in after that.

It's tucked in behind the ORNL carbon fibre lab. I like how the LeMond facility has more security than ORNL. Big ol' fence around it and a guard shack at the gate!

https://goo.gl/maps/ASHnyyimn57rFdra8
Gotta keep Lance and his minions out, you know.
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It is as if in the past everyone was, potentially at least, a timtak.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Why are they so small? Because it was cold until June?
I’m not sure they are small but if they are, there could be a couple reasons. We had a very wet spring and a lot of our crops got planted late. Second, the field in the pic is in one of the last areas to be harvested so it was probably planted later than the first fields to be picked.
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Fake price.
A full rebuild is more involved than just replacing the air spring seals, that's why they charge $150.
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Is it possible they wicked up a bunch of oil at some point? I've never seen a bike on fire from a brake issue, but that's 'cause I'm only a teenager.
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Very possible!

​​​​​​I was surprised as well.

They did perform quite well on my ride tonight - probably the best in a while. So I guess I'll just see if they glaze over again.
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I was....6
You’re whistling because (I think) you think I’ll be jealous. I’m actually happy to not be the youngest here.
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Old 07-16-20, 07:59 PM
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The stickum is gone. Alas. I can prolly come up with something to stick it on with
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Tonight was pretty lovely. Wife made a tomato pie and we spent a lot of time out on our balcony.

Comet NEOWISE is also quite pretty through binoculars.

Pie:




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Clearly a grinder is not a grinder.


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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post

The stickum is gone. Alas. I can prolly come up with something to stick it on with
That text "FOR EMERGENCY USE ONLY" might suggest it's a get-you-home solution, not for long-term as you were asking earlier.
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I'm on track for more than that, but a lot hinges on Sunday. Family stuff means that I can't get in a proper ride on Saturday, so I'll need cooperative weather and familial disposition on Sunday.
i may get 150 depending on the weather today and tomorrow
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Tonight was pretty lovely. Wife made a tomato pie and we spent a lot of time out on our balcony.

Comet NEOWISE is also quite pretty through binoculars.

Pie:



I've never had tomato pie and will have to do some research. Dang, that looks very good.

Do I need a special knife to make it?
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
That text "FOR EMERGENCY USE ONLY" might suggest it's a get-you-home solution, not for long-term as you were asking earlier.
I'm still gonna try patching it with a tube patch, possibly inside and out.
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i may get 150 depending on the weather today and tomorrow
My future includes temps from Hades so I'll be lucky to get 150 miles, also.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
I've never had tomato pie and will have to do some research. Dang, that looks very good.

Do I need a special knife to make it?
The only tomato pie I’ve ever had looks like a reverse pizza
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
My future includes temps from Hades so I'll be lucky to get 150 miles, also.
Bad HRV numbers again this morning after yesterday's TT.

I think the street is a little wet, but I don't feel like checking.
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My future includes temps from Hades so I'll be lucky to get 150 miles, also.
rain this AM stopped me, I melt
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tomato pie > apple pie

probably
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