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Old 02-22-21, 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Good eye.

It's a newer version of this, basically.


That must be one of those TT bikes from the 70s.
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Old 02-22-21, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
that’s right.

Never knew those were a problem. We used to stay at the holiday inn stadium in philly, it has been torn down to become a parking lot. Now we stay at this clarion in a not so pretty area. I only ever saw stink bugs. Seems like where ever I go now a days stink bugs are always in my room.
The lantern fly problem started in earnest two summers ago. Last summer it was off the hook in some parts of the city. My cat would occasionally chase them around the deck. At the height last summer I could walk a lock to the Wawa and stomp dozens in each direction if I wanted to take the time. There is always at least one maintenance worker either sweeping up the dead ones or vacuuming them with a sort of reverse leaf blower.

To add insult to what will surely be injury, this summer one of the huge cicada broods will me emerging after 17 years ago. I remember that last time this brood emerged. I was on a group ride out in the hinterlands. At one point they were so loud I thought it was an ambulance. Then we rolled through a wooded area. Countless hundreds of dead one in the road. Crunch crunch crunch.
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I need a nap.
Highly recommended. After my ride yesterday, I tried to do a quick nap in the recliner, so I wouldn't sleep too long, but I kept waking up because there was some old guy snoring loudly in the room.....

Eventually gave up on that and lay down on the bed and fell off the world for 2 hours. Fell asleep like a light switch, but had to swim laboriously back to consciousness.
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For a couple hours on the drive up north, the snow and sky were the exact same colour. And the area was mostly grassland/wheatfields/hayfields with a foot of snow piled on top.

The lack of visual distractions really made it easy to focus on the road

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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Yeah I had my fun in a band when I was in college. Knowing the time commitment there's no way I'd consider one now, and I don't even have a busy schedule compared to you

For me, I'll always have at least one guitar and one bass - my dad gave me his Gibson bass when I graduated high school, and my Telecaster was a present for graduating college and there's no way I'm getting rid of either of those.

So if I'm always going to have an electric guitar and a bass, I might as well have some sort of rig...and two guitars isn't that much more of a commitment than one...and three isn't much more than two....and....
You could probably use a bass suit, though. Make sure the electicals are sorted.



Dan Hartman of the Edgar Winter Group wearing his $5,000 bass guitar suit designed by Bill Witten in 1974. "When it worked it was great," Hartman said, "but the tunings were a little strange, plus I can't tell you how many times I got shocked."
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Old 02-22-21, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
That must be one of those TT bikes from the 70s.
The early mountain bikers loved those old Schwinns.



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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Crazy snow.
Same. Very windy. Lots of drifting.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
The early mountain bikers loved those old Schwinns.


With coaster brakes, when they started doing it. Hence the trail known as "Repack" because once you got to the bottom you had to repack the hub with grease.

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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
With coaster brakes, when they started doing it. Hence the trail known as "Repack" because once you got to the bottom you had to repack the hub with grease.
You're pretty close to that "Repack Road" which I think is on Mt Tamalpais.
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Old 02-22-21, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
See post #6265part A.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Dan Hartman of the Edgar Winter Group wearing his $5,000 bass guitar suit designed by Bill Witten in 1974. "When it worked it was great," Hartman said, "but the tunings were a little strange, plus I can't tell you how many times I got shocked."
No doubt plugged in to an amp with a non-polarized, ungrounded plug straight in to the wall

I've been zapped by a tube amp before. Nothing too bad but sent a big tickle up my arm!
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
You're pretty close to that "Repack Road" which I think is on Mt Tamalpais.
Yep. Here I am, living in the cradle of mountain biking, and I'm strictly a roadie. But I do ride a road bike from one of the pioneers.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Same. Very windy. Lots of drifting.
Any activities today?
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Yep. Here I am, living in the cradle of mountain biking, and I'm strictly a roadie. But I do ride a road bike from one of the pioneers.
Here he is with some other old dudes.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Here he is with some other old dudes.
Turns out he's only about a year or so older than me. That must make ME an old dude.
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Any activities today?
Benson and I have had a few walks. Many of our footpaths have been filled in with drifting snow. Some of them are impassable.

There will be snow drift clearing this afternoon, so Mrs. rjones28 can navigate the driveway.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
No doubt plugged in to an amp with a non-polarized, ungrounded plug straight in to the wall

I've been zapped by a tube amp before. Nothing too bad but sent a big tickle up my arm!
Reminds me of a sticker my brother has on his tool box. Electrician..

Not only will it hurt, it will hurt the entire time you are dying
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For you guys with tubeless tires, this looks like a cool tool:

https://www.jensonusa.com/Lezyne-Tubeless-Co2-Blaster
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Just used this to wake the little one up. Pretty sweet to watch.


Taking her on her first pony ride tomorrow. Hopefully I don’t leave owning a horse.
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Benson and I have had a few walks. Many of our footpaths have been filled in with drifting snow. Some of them are impassable.

There will be snow drift clearing this afternoon, so Mrs. rjones28 can navigate the driveway.
Define.
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I had a shock this morning. I went to pay property taxes on an acre and a half with a house and detached garage, five years worth. And a half acre of empty land, two years worth.
Are you sitting down?
The total bill was US$19.00
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Are you sitting down?
Yes, at a desk.
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I had a shock this morning. I went to pay property taxes on an acre and a half with a house and detached garage, five years worth. And a half acre of empty land, two years worth.
Are you sitting down?
The total bill was US$19.00
I can see why you only have to pay every 5 years. Hardly seems worth it to write a check for a hundred pesos every year.
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Yes, at a desk.
Aside: Standing desks are one of the dumber things invented this century.
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