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Old 03-12-13, 11:43 AM
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Noticed the cyclometer on my commuting bike was flapping around, so I finally checked it out. Damn thing vibrated itself apart from the mount, so I had to take it off (not sure I'll replace it ... who cares how fast I'm going on my commute?).

I've only been using it a couple of years or so, but look at the mileage.

Now I know why my car doesn't pile on the miles very fast.

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Old 03-12-13, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Shamrock View Post
Do anything stupid on your bike recently?I came back from an uneventful 25 mi ride.Rode up my neighbor's driveway apron down the sidewalk to my house.Going a little too fast I turned onto my front lawn to dismount.My front tire got stuck in the edging area between my lawn and sidewalk.Over he goes clipped in.
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Old 03-12-13, 07:06 PM
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Couldn't ride today due to the rains but Andre Bocelli is on PBS tonight life could not be better.
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Originally Posted by Shamrock View Post
Do anything stupid on your bike recently?I came back from an uneventful 25 mi ride.Rode up my neighbor's driveway apron down the sidewalk to my house.Going a little too fast I turned onto my front lawn to dismount.My front tire got stuck in the edging area between my lawn and sidewalk.Over he goes clipped in.
Just hit me also. Rode with my 17-yo sold, and he hauls ahs. So, we chase a Joe Biker guy down the Roseville bike trail, Mr Kit, or what not. We take turns chasing him, but he eventually pulls away from both of us and heads up about a 3/4 mile 400-foot climb hill. Boy pulls away, and I look down at my pedals to take my mind off the pain . . . . And ride right off the sidewalk onto the street, over the curb, about a 10-inch drop. Clipped in. And fall over. So all I can do is stand up and face the oncoming traffic, which is a grey beard Harley dude, and some latte-esque SUVs. So I strike my best Arnold/Conan/ Serpents/Snakes pose, and re-mount.

Rum, BTW is drunk with ice, maybe and this:
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Old 03-12-13, 11:55 PM
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Zombies, Werewolves, Vampires or ???? What would you want to be? What do you most get the heebie jeebies thinking about?

What about spiced Rum and THAT^? Just thinking about current inventory and its late.
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Old 03-13-13, 03:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Totoboa View Post
Just hit me also. Rode with my 17-yo sold, and he hauls ahs. So, we chase a Joe Biker guy down the Roseville bike trail, Mr Kit, or what not. We take turns chasing him, but he eventually pulls away from both of us and heads up about a 3/4 mile 400-foot climb hill. Boy pulls away, and I look down at my pedals to take my mind off the pain . . . . And ride right off the sidewalk onto the street, over the curb, about a 10-inch drop. Clipped in. And fall over. So all I can do is stand up and face the oncoming traffic, which is a grey beard Harley dude, and some latte-esque SUVs. So I strike my best Arnold/Conan/ Serpents/Snakes pose, and re-mount.
Serves you right for riding - no, racing - on the sidewalk. (Unless it was cyclist designated - if so my apologies)
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Originally Posted by Dan Burkhart View Post
Won't say I never drink coke or other soft drinks, but I go easy on them for a very simple reason. Over the years, I've had occasion to haul extracts and other ingredients that go into these drinks, and some of them are placardable hazmat!!!
Really? And we drink this stuff?
Vanilla in high concentrations is flammable. Doesn't stop me from liking it though. I just have to be careful to not get too high a concentration in my stomach!
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Old 03-13-13, 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by woodway View Post
Vanilla in high concentrations is flammable. Doesn't stop me from liking it though. I just have to be careful to not get too high a concentration in my stomach!
Vanilla extract is at least 35% ethanol, that is why it is flammable. Vanillin in it pure form is a solid at room temp.
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Old 03-13-13, 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by drorgo View Post
Vanilla extract is at least 35% ethanol, that is why it is flammable. Vanillin in it pure form is a solid at room temp.
Here's an interesting little side note. Did you know that vanillin can be produced as a byproduct of paper? I only know that because I used to haul the stuff out of a paper mill years ago.
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Old 03-13-13, 09:07 PM
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Originally Posted by drorgo View Post
Vanilla extract is at least 35% ethanol, that is why it is flammable. Vanillin in it pure form is a solid at room temp.
Not the stuff I make. Mine is 40 proof though.
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Old 03-14-13, 06:28 AM
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Hey, it's pi day

March 14th. Be sure to have pi today. Or pie if you prefer.
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Old 03-14-13, 08:10 AM
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All I need to calculate the diameter of my pie is a ruler.

Sorry, Bill.
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Didn't know this until this AM, but Pi day is apparently also Albert Einstein's birthday.
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Old 03-14-13, 09:25 AM
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I don't see what the big fuss is all about with this pi business. I got me a ruler and measured out to exactly 3.14. All those other numbers attached to it are wrong.
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Originally Posted by CraigB View Post
All I need to calculate the diameter of my pie is a ruler.

Sorry, Bill.
It would be more fiting to measure the circumference, then calculate the diameter using pi.
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Had some pecan pi today.
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No ride today. Got a haircut instead. The wife and I had pizza pi for lunch.
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Originally Posted by dminor View Post
It would be more fiting to measure the circumference, then calculate the diameter using pi.
Which I could do, if my ruler was a tape.
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First run maple syrup

Visited my cousin in the country as dinner guests last night. They have a half dozen maples lining their driveway, and we were presented with a bottle of their fresh crop.
Had pancakes smothered in it this morning, and oh my! There is nothing like the real thing. I just can't do pancakes if I have to settle for some kind of fake syrup.
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Walked in here an hour ago and I still don't know why I'm here or why this here is here. My comments:
1) to paraphrase Lincoln "you can't please all the people all of the time"
2) the Dylan sequel "I'll let you be in my dream if I can be in yours"
3) coffee and rum, separately or together = good
4) that cyriak is one dark, kinky dude!
5) mods, we love you and applaud your ceaseless, thankless toil on behalf of us nincompoops
Now, where's the exit?
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Originally Posted by Biker395 View Post
Noticed the cyclometer on my commuting bike was flapping around, so I finally checked it out. Damn thing vibrated itself apart from the mount, so I had to take it off (not sure I'll replace it ... who cares how fast I'm going on my commute?).

I've only been using it a couple of years or so, but look at the mileage.

Now I know why my car doesn't pile on the miles very fast.

I would not care how fast the bike is going either, but I do like the fact that you know how many miles you have put on the bike. That is a very decent amount of mileage you put on the bike. You must have a nice daily commute. It might be worth getting another trip computer.
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Originally Posted by CrankyFranky View Post
Walked in here an hour ago and I still don't know why I'm here or why this here is here. My comments:
1) to paraphrase Lincoln "you can't please all the people all of the time"
2) the Dylan sequel "I'll let you be in my dream if I can be in yours"
3) coffee and rum, separately or together = good
4) that cyriak is one dark, kinky dude!
5) mods, we love you and applaud your ceaseless, thankless toil on behalf of us nincompoops
Now, where's the exit?
control, alt, delete - start task manager - applications - [your browser] - end task. You're outa here!
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Originally Posted by Dan Burkhart View Post
Visited my cousin in the country as dinner guests last night. They have a half dozen maples lining their driveway, and we were presented with a bottle of their fresh crop.
Had pancakes smothered in it this morning, and oh my! There is nothing like the real thing. I just can't do pancakes if I have to settle for some kind of fake syrup.
Can I harvest maple syrup from our two silver maples? Or, would it have serious issues, just like the trees?
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