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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 06-05-20, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Still no power.

Good news! MoAlpha is in the 41 and alive!
Still raining
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Here too. Lots of fear, alienation, and rage in this failing country.


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Old 06-05-20, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
speaking of shoes. is there a brand that seems to be preferred more than others? Lately it seems like the Fiztik are always on sale.
How big are your feet? Many brands don't even make shoes I can wear. I know Sidi does but I like Shimano shoes, some of which are available in 49.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
they use the same bikes in DC
Here too. I know this because the last time i got a ticket in the car it was a bicycle cop who watched me make a u-turn right in front of him. I told him the last time I got a ticket was before he was born (true). He seemed a little weirded out by that.
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Old 06-05-20, 10:24 AM
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Personally, I love a deep red.
Like a Barolo?
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Old 06-05-20, 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Gone. I hope to never repeat that experience. Quite unpleasant.
They make pumps/siphons for such occasions.

https://www.amazon.com/Siphon-Pro-XL...=fsclp_pl_dp_1

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Old 06-05-20, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I think they make pumps for such occasions.
There is a pump angle to this mishap. A bike pump angle. I needed some gas for the generator and wanted to get some from the lawn tractor. I could not find any hose easily, but I had an old POS JoeBlowPro pump head lying around with about 2 feet of hose. I cut off the head and used the hose to siphon out the gas from the tractor.

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Old 06-05-20, 10:31 AM
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Speaking of POS pump heads, that Hirame pump head is the best pump head. Period. I can't say enough good things about it.
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Old 06-05-20, 11:13 AM
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Quality.
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Old 06-05-20, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
I hate to keep harping on this, but I have never experienced rain like this. Scheduled to to continue raining cats and dogs at least through tomorrow night
Hope you’re not in a flood zone or mud slide zone.
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Old 06-05-20, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
speaking of shoes. is there a brand that seems to be preferred more than others? Lately it seems like the Fiztik are always on sale.
Specialized.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
There is a pump angle to this mishap. A bike pump angle. I needed some gas for the generator and wanted to get some from the lawn tractor. I could not find any hose easily, but I had an old POS JoeBlowPro pump head lying around with about 2 feet of hose. I cut of the head and used the hose to siphon out the gas from the tractor.

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Old 06-05-20, 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Now you know what to ask the Mrs. for next gift-giving time.
A gas can.
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Old 06-05-20, 12:05 PM
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Specialized.
You and AG agree then.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
You and AG agree then.
Isn't that special?

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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Like a Barolo?
I don't know what that is.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
I don't know what that is.
He's talking about some kind of wine, dipwad.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
He's talking about some kind of wine, dipwad.
Reported for name calling.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
I don't know what that is.
I used to train on Barolo cottons, back in the 70s.
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I used to train on Barolo cottons, back in the 70s.
Got any voyages planned this not-summer?
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Got any voyages planned this not-summer?
We're due for 105* on Tuesday. It's definitely summer.
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Hope you’re not in a flood zone or mud slide zone.
No. Neither of those. Only the intersections flood, making roads impassible. But the water doesn't drain and so it enters houses and such. We picked a very fortunate location, in many respects, simply by (seeming) chance. The prognosis is for one more bout of heavy rain, during the might, and then an end to it by noon tomorrow. And a sunny sunrise Sunday morning.
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We're due for 105* on Tuesday. It's definitely summer.
An aberration.
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An aberration.

I don’t know velo, It’s 90 currently in Erie. That’s pretty hot.
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Bad news is I am on call this weekend, which makes riding a problem.

Good news is I got a partner to cover my call for 3 hours tomorrow morning so I can ride!

Bad news is she can only cover 6AM-9AM so I will have to get up extra early to ride. I will have to put some butter on my pillow tonight so I can get up oily in the morning.
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