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Old 05-22-20, 09:59 AM
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Maybe it was too cold for the poppies to open.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Got a small splinter in my heel. Everything is canceled.
Take it out and carry on. Are you a man or a mouse??
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+1

Yeah, my wife is just not going to get in to road cycling - Dutch-style all the way. If I had the budget, I'd get her a Dutchie with assist.
I also really enjoy the different riding experience when I'm with her. I love going out for a couple hours riding fast and pretending I'm a real roadie, but an hour long ramble on a bike path where we stop all the time to take pictures is just delightful sometimes.
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Originally Posted by velo vol View Post
got a small splinter in my heel. Everything is canceled.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
I also really enjoy the different riding experience when I'm with her. I love going out for a couple hours riding fast and pretending I'm a real roadie, but an hour long ramble on a bike path where we stop all the time to take pictures is just delightful sometimes.
This reminds me that we need to get my wife a new helmet and I need to tune up her bike - the boy's bday is a week away, and one of the things that he wants is to go on a family ride. My wife hasn't ridden her bike since he was in the Burley.
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One thing we can always count on is summer heat. Supposed to be 96 degrees here by next Thursday. A little early but we already had triple digits a few weeks back.
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Old 05-22-20, 10:10 AM
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Take it out and carry on. Are you a man or a mouse??
Anesthesia stash is depleted. 19th century surgical tools. So many problems . . .
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One thing we can always count on is summer heat.
Incorrect.

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Maybe she just doesn't trust me as a captain
That’s my job title, and she reminds me daily that there must have been a mistake....
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
That’s my job title, and she reminds me daily that there must have been a mistake....


Maybe I used up all of her blind trust when she got into an airplane with me on our second date
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Incorrect.

I meant "we" as in those of us on the left coast. You know, La La land. Besides, it isn't summer yet.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Anesthesia stash is depleted. 19th century surgical tools. So many problems . . .
For a splinter, you just need sharp forceps that have some ridges in them. Easy peasy. If you don't have that, you can get away with a sewing needle.
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So mrs bam has been showing interest in cycling since I have started. But every bike I pick out she’s not interested in. Plus, I think If I did buy her her very own road bike after about a month or two it would just start collecting dust.
This popped up today, and I could totally see her riding this with me. Now if I can only convince her.

https://norfolk.craigslist.org/bik/d...122142955.html
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
So mrs bam has been showing interest in cycling since I have started. But every bike I pick out she’s not interested in. Plus, I think If I did buy her her very own road bike after about a month or two it would just start collecting dust.
This popped up today, and I could totally see her riding this with me. Now if I can only convince her.

https://norfolk.craigslist.org/bik/d...122142955.html

Oooh, sweet C&V action! Not lugged though.
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Anesthesia stash is depleted. 19th century surgical tools. So many problems . . .
Amputation is always an option.
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Funny - my poor old boy would howl and scratch at any fully-latched door, but with the bedroom door open he would just come and curl up at our feet or in between us if he was cold. Never woke me up.
We used to have levers rather than round knobs to open the door. The cats would jump up and use their paw to pull on the lever to let themselves in.
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Old 05-22-20, 10:51 AM
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UPS just updated the delivery schedule.

Saturday 05/23/2020


Estimated Time

2:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
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I meant "we" as in those of us on the left coast.
We (in the chilly heartland) count too!

Surgery complete. I ended up using one of my hefty syringe needles. No post-op nurse to care for my foot. Sad.
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UPS just updated the delivery schedule.

Saturday 05/23/2020


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UPS just updated the delivery schedule.

Saturday 05/23/2020


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Nice! Had that been Fed Ex, it would sit there until the promised day of delivery.
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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
Anesthesia stash . . . . 19th century surgical tools. . . .
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one of my hefty syringe needles.
Your home first-aid kit seems to be very different from mine...
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Your home first-aid kit seems to be very different from mine...
Fortunately stitches are not required. Or a bone saw.
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We used to have levers rather than round knobs to open the door. The cats would jump up and use their paw to pull on the lever to let themselves in.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
that's Monday

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Nice! Had that been Fed Ex, it would sit there until the promised day of delivery.
FedEx would let you sit there waiting, and then turn the package over to USPS for delivery the next day.
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