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Old 08-09-20, 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Without a seat? How? Hold on to the wheel, support yourself with one leg on what little foothold you have and use the other for the pedals?

What did those chassis become later in life?
Ford was nice enough to install a driver's seat before they put em in the train

They were turned into RVs and work trucks mainly. A couple would become ambulances, etc.
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Old 08-09-20, 08:22 AM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
We have had parrots in the yard for the past two weeks. Or perhaps they are just passing through every morning. I hear them but haven't bothered to get up and look for them. In Belize they were as common as blue jays in Ohio.
There are parrots in the hills all over this area. They squawk and chirp and imitate other birds. They are invasive and deprive other birds of food but nobody has figured out what to do about them yet. Some speculate they came from Busch Gardens when it closed years ago.
Going up the road last Saturday there were 6 or 8 of them on a small tree watching me.
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Old 08-09-20, 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Ford was nice enough to install a driver's seat before they put em in the train

They were turned into RVs and work trucks mainly. A couple would become ambulances, etc.
Actually I reckon almost all of those became RVs. Work truck coachworks would usually use the stock cab.
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Old 08-09-20, 08:40 AM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
It's that tri-geek on vacation and those guys without proper jobs that are ruining everything.
Agreed. Finished my ride and only consolation is looks like I am on top for elevation.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
There are parrots in the hills all over this area. They squawk and chirp and imitate other birds. They are invasive and deprive other birds of food but nobody has figured out what to do about them yet. Some speculate they came from Busch Gardens when it closed years ago.
Going up the road last Saturday there were 6 or 8 of them on a small tree watching me.
Apparently there are feral parakeets in NYC, I recall reading about that awhile back. I don’t know if they talk like a New Yorker though.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Apparently there are feral parakeets in NYC, I recall reading about that awhile back. I don’t know if they talk like a New Yorker though.
We have a couple herds of lovebirds here.

https://azfo.org/journal/Rosy-facedLo...Phoenix%20area
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Old 08-09-20, 08:50 AM
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Agreed. Finished my ride and only consolation is looks like I am on top for elevation.
Unless MoAlpha goes out for another serving.
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Old 08-09-20, 08:52 AM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
wut
Too much sun, probably.


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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Unless MoAlpha goes out for another serving.
I've a sunset ride planned, but it'll be flat as a pancake.

I think I'll ride 'til 10:01 and see if it counts on this week's total or next week's.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Apparently there are feral parakeets in NYC, I recall reading about that awhile back. I don’t know if they talk like a New Yorker though.
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Old 08-09-20, 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
There are parrots in the hills all over this area.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Agreed. Finished my ride and only consolation is looks like I am on top for elevation.
How many weeks do you not win that? Looks like your normal riding is about double the elevation per mile of mine, and almost no one else is even close..
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Old 08-09-20, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
We have had parrots in the yard for the past two weeks. Or perhaps they are just passing through every morning. I hear them but haven't bothered to get up and look for them. In Belize they were as common as blue jays in Ohio.
There was a flock of parrots on Telegraph Hill in San Francisco. I remember seeing them when we'd talk The Older Boy, then a toddler, to one of the city playgrounds there. They were something to see, and hear!

Apparently that flock has grown, and divided into subflocks, and spread its territory.

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Old 08-09-20, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Agreed. Finished my ride and only consolation is looks like I am on top for elevation.
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How many weeks do you not win that? Looks like your normal riding is about double the elevation per mile of mine, and almost no one else is even close..
Man, Strava is giving datlas some weird, retroactive doubling of activities and monster mileage for the previous two weeks.
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How many weeks do you not win that? Looks like your normal riding is about double the elevation per mile of mine, and almost no one else is even close..

I like to think I am close.
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Unless MoAlpha goes out for another serving.
Are you kidding? I’m hors de combat, baby. I don’t remember when my last > 200 mi week was.

That last one was very hilly and I was trying to keep the average in Z2. Poor guy I was with had probably never ridden so slowly with a two-legged human on a fancy bike before.
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Not a regular here, but wanted to share an interesting bit.

In "The North American Indian" by Edward Curtis, there is a photograph of a southwest woman polishing a pot.

The caption reads: The potter is polishing a vessel. The smooth pebbles used for this purpose are found in small heaps among or near deposits of fossil bones. They are the stomach pebbles of dinosaurs. Tewa women prize them highly, refuse to part with them, and foresee ill luck if one is lost.

That's all- carry on.
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Without a seat? How? Hold on to the wheel, support yourself with one leg on what little foothold you have and use the other for the pedals?

What did those chassis become later in life?
Did you read the post? Do try to keep up
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Agreed. Finished my ride and only consolation is looks like I am on top for elevation.
Elevation doesn't count
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
How many weeks do you not win that? Looks like your normal riding is about double the elevation per mile of mine, and almost no one else is even close..
Yeah I think I am on top with that most weeks. If a ride is less than 100 feet per mile I think it’s not hilly enough.

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Elevation doesn't count
It should.
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Originally Posted by woodcraft View Post
Not a regular here, but wanted to share an interesting bit.

In "The North American Indian" by Edward Curtis, there is a photograph of a southwest woman polishing a pot.

The caption reads: The potter is polishing a vessel. The smooth pebbles used for this purpose are found in small heaps among or near deposits of fossil bones. They are the stomach pebbles of dinosaurs. Tewa women prize them highly, refuse to part with them, and foresee ill luck if one is lost.

That's all- carry on.
Yep, dinosaurs had gizzards. A reminder that they didn't all die out, and you can eat dinosaur at Popeye's.
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Man, Strava is giving datlas some weird, retroactive doubling of activities and monster mileage for the previous two weeks.
I think I deleted all duplicates. At least for this week. My Garmin was acting wonky so I was using Specialized “Ride” app (which I need for the Angi crash detect/notify feature) but that app failed today and I had to sync my Garmin. It downloaded some older rides. I will go back and delete any funny duplicates.

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Man, Strava is giving datlas some weird, retroactive doubling of activities and monster mileage for the previous two weeks.
And they cheated me out of twelve km
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Did you read the post? Do try to keep up
I did a ninja edit on him.
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