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Road Cycling It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle. -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 03-01-21, 06:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
Sucks to miss the wedding.

In other news, we met our daughter out for dinner this evening. First dinner in a restaurant in a year.
Good timing, it seems.
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Old 03-01-21, 06:03 AM
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lol. Makes my eyes water! I had a lypoma removed from the top of my head last year. It was sizable. The resulting wound when stitched back together made my head feel like it was being pinched in a vice. The next day at work was a tough one..
Thanks for that image.
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Coming home is good. From what I've read here, there seems to be a lot of good whiskey out there. It's sad you're missing the wedding though. No way to find a solution, other than the obvious postponement in order for Mom and Dad to attend?
They have to start working on his green card, but I hope theyll postpone long enough for her to get with our fixers and hatchet people to draw up a prenup.
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There's no escaping Hafnarfjrur.
I’ve heard that too, but I’m sure it’s a myth.
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Old 03-01-21, 06:49 AM
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Ahhhhhh!!!! Took the Ritchey out for a spin today, and fell in love with it yet again. Every time I ride one of my bikes for the first time in a while*, I think, "Oh, yeah! THAT'S why I have this one!" Plus with the Ritchey, I think, "If I'd stopped with this one, that would have been okay." But I'm glad I didn't.

In the hills West of Stanford, I saw this season's first poppies.....

And there were daffodils in other places where it wasn't convenient to stop. And fields of mustard in bloom. It was about 61 degrees or so, and not a cloud to be seen.

*To be completely accurate, this isn't the first time in a while that I've ridden the Ritchey, since it's been my trainer bike for a couple months now. But not on the road for a while. Road is COMPLETELY different!
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The mighty pirates won their spring training opener and the Daffodils are blooming.

...and it was it was 78 F. Spring has sprung.
Spring already? Bah Humbug! Winter has its merits.
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Old 03-01-21, 07:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
Sucks to miss the wedding.

In other news, we met our daughter out for dinner this evening. First dinner in a restaurant in a year.
Epic. Congratulations!
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They have to start working on his green card, but I hope theyll postpone long enough for her to get with our fixers and hatchet people to draw up a prenup.
Prenup??

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Today is a rare occasion. I am happy to be back @ work.
Rough weekend, finished sanding and painting the hallway and master bathroom. My back is not happy with me and keeps reminding me why I don't do construction work any more. I still need to repaint the cabinets in the bathroom. But I need to rebuild the corners a couple of puppy's decided to gnaw on first..
And before I forget....I hate wet plaster!! There I said it,, not taking it back.

Next is the basement. God help me..... Then I get to put all my stuff in storage.... realators......
I gotta get into some drywall this week. Sanding is THE WORST.
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Old 03-01-21, 07:13 AM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I gotta get into some drywall this week. Sanding is THE WORST.
the whole process sucks. Mud, sand, mud, sand, mud, sand, paint, oh **** thats not smooth, sand, mud, sand, paint.
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Why?
It's a better shaving experience (less pulling and discomfort), better for the skin, no plastic waste, razors are very inexpensive.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I gotta get into some drywall this week. Sanding is THE WORST.
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the whole process sucks. Mud, sand, mud, sand, mud, sand, paint, oh **** thats not smooth, sand, mud, sand, paint.
Nah, sanding dust removal is the worst.
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Nah, sanding dust removal is the worst.
When I did the skim coat on the back wall of our master, everything was plastic coated except for the windows (which were opened) and the wall I was doing. Basically had a little drywall booth. Cleanup wasnt so bad.
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I gotta get into some drywall this week. Sanding is THE WORST.
Make sure that you cover or close any vents in the area or your furnace is going to be unhappy with you.
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Nah, sanding dust removal is the worst.
Within the last year or so, I picked up a random orbital sander and some of the mesh-type sanding discs (Mirka Abranet and Diablo SandNet) - they get really good airflow through those discs and, paired with a shop vac, the dust is dramatically reduced.
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I wanted to go without cutting my hair, but really couldnt tolerate it more than a couple of month due to the crazy curliness.

pre Covid I would go to my barber every two weeks.
Up until 10 years ago my hair was curly. Then it changed, it's still has curl but not like it used to. When I Was in high school I could pick it into an afro, no problem. Now when I wake up in the morning I look like Einstein with brown hair.
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And you people said ebikes are the future . . .

https://twitter.com/CTVNews/status/1366243336349241346
The picture doesn't match the story. That guy got in trouble for riding an electric motorcycle on a MUP without a license.

What he was actually riding.

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I have not. Been probably 18 months. I have a respectable pony tail when I put it up.
I haven't been in quite a while too. But, Mrs. rjones28 sheared my hair with a power tool last summer. So, no pony tail.
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Today is a rare occasion. I am happy to be back @ work.
Rough weekend, finished sanding and painting the hallway and master bathroom. My back is not happy with me and keeps reminding me why I don't do construction work any more. I still need to repaint the cabinets in the bathroom. But I need to rebuild the corners a couple of puppy's decided to gnaw on first..
And before I forget....I hate wet plaster!! There I said it,, not taking it back.

Next is the basement. God help me..... Then I get to put all my stuff in storage.... realators......
Heal up quick.

I remember finishing all of the undone projects before selling our last house. We weren't living there anymore. When Mrs. rjones28 toured the sale-ready house, she said that she wanted to move back.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I gotta get into some drywall this week. Sanding is THE WORST.
Harumph
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
When I did the skim coat on the back wall of our master, everything was plastic coated except for the windows (which were opened) and the wall I was doing. Basically had a little drywall booth. Cleanup wasnt so bad.
That's how I try to do it. I stuff towels into heat ducts, close windows and doors towels @ the bottom of doors. Vacuum in the room with me already. Sand it, clean it up, shower. Done.
When I sanded the repairs in the hallway , I had to answer the door. ( package delivery) I left white foot prints on the hardwood floors. So the floors hot a free unscheduled washing. mid job. This house is all wet plaster but you can tell it was the lowest bidder.
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The picture doesn't match the story. That guy got in trouble for riding an electric motorcycle on a MUP without a license.

What he was actually riding.

Don't see any "peddles."
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On the drywall thing. Most of what makes drywall sanding suckn is how the compound was applied. On a good hang, sanding is minimal really. Repair work on the other hand can get out if control easily.
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