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Old 05-27-20, 12:35 PM
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The older you get the more acceptable it is to revel in your glory days. That or, as you just get older, you now realize that was some dumb **** you did back then. "What was I thinking"?
Fixed for being honest with oneself.
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Old 05-27-20, 12:39 PM
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I don’t know where Bertha came from, but I have to fly through her all day today.
Any extra pay, or just a "Good work, pal"?
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Any extra pay, or just a "Good work, pal"?

neither.
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What is the purpose of today's launch?
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Here too. Lots of fear, alienation, and rage in this failing country.


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What is the purpose of today's launch?
They'll be docking with the ISS.
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What is the purpose of today's launch?
Benjamins
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
It's silver. Almost 20 years old. Sadly I did not take care of the finish like I should have and some of it has worn through on the valves now.
So the silver is wearing off and showing the underlying brass? Sounds like it could look neat. I always liked how I wore through the lacquer on some parts of my trumpet.
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What is the purpose of today's launch?
find Elvis and bring him back.
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What is the purpose of today's launch?
To get a lot of people really stressed out about the weather, apparently. Myself included.
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Benjamins
Bingo.
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find Elvis and bring him back.
For trial?
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find Elvis and bring him back.
I thought that's why they launched the Roadster on Falcon Heavy?
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We got a little dirty today
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Well that was frustrating.
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Bummer. When the next window?

Edit: Saturday.
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Bummer. When the next window?
Next launch windows Saturday 5/30 3:22ET and Sunday 5/31 3:00ET
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So the silver is wearing off and showing the underlying brass? Sounds like it could look neat. I always liked how I wore through the lacquer on some parts of my trumpet.
Whatever happened it's made the surface matte, instead of shiny. A bit weird because I mostly didn't touch it with my hands. Used a cloth.

Do you play now?
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We got a little dirty today
for christmas I want^
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Whatever happened it's made the surface matte, instead of shiny. A bit weird because I mostly didn't touch it with my hands. Used a cloth.

Do you play now?
Ah I see.

I do not, my trumpet was either egregiously misplaced or stolen when I was in college and moving from one house to another
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We got a little dirty today
Your dirty is cleaner than my clean.
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Tubeless wheel/tire on wheelbarrow fixed. It took a new valve stem from ScamBay, a little patience, and one CO2 cartridge.

I had to buy a 4-pack of valve stems. I doubt I will ever need the other 3, but they are on the pegboard just in case. If anyone needs one (or two or three), PM me. They are Schrader, for .455 inch hole, and 3/4 inch long.
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I do not, my trumpet was either egregiously misplaced or stolen when I was in college and moving from one house to another
Major bummer.

It's weird how some things disappear. The trumpet came with two tuning slides--one a larger diameter that made it play a bit differently.

Somehow I lost one of them. wut The last time I looked they were like $185, so I've never gotten another one.
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Performing leak check...
Don’t feel embarrassed. Many people experience leaks as they age, especially when excited.
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We got a little dirty today
Reminds me of this classic:

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