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Addiction LXXVI

Old 10-18-19, 07:13 PM
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This might not be the year to play that game.
I've never had a flu shot and don't know if I ever had the flu. Much to the consternation of a furry former addictionite.
Never missed a day of work until I had pneumonia last year.
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Old 10-18-19, 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Yep. Awesome. What can I say?
Don't worry the awesomeness leaves most admirers speechless.
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Old 10-18-19, 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Ramona_W View Post
And, finally, I was listening to a podcast called "Twenty Thousand Hertz" and they were talking about digital compression and the first song on the first Black Sabbath album and I realized I had never listened to that album or much Black Sabbath at all. So, now I have heard that and enjoyed it and am looking for recommendations. LoP says "Master of Reality", which is also Black Sabbath, but I'm completely open to other groups as well. Something to listen to while I'm sitting on the floor in a semi-darkened room -because most rooms are like that in houses in Phoenix- doing my homework.

(See how I posted multiple times instead of writing a novel? I'm learning...)
Pink Floyd - Dark side of the moon. Trippy. Kudos on all the lifetime learning. You probably feel foolish doing that instead of arguing the finer points of miscellaneous stupid topics.
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Old 10-18-19, 07:26 PM
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I had two Albert Eisentrauts back in the day, a red one and a grey one, and the head tube logo was a rainbow trout.

Hot. Awesome shovel hot.
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Old 10-18-19, 07:28 PM
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@Trsnrtr, did you ever race against a guy named, Kim Bottles?
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Yep. Awesome. What can I say?
Plus it got 5 stars.
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Old 10-18-19, 07:33 PM
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It's a 15, which is the last year of the 4.0. Low mile/one owner. We're happy, and now I have a spare Ranger. The tonneau cover is a must, because she can't have anyone stealing her dirt.

That charcoal gray color is the best. I just traded in my 2010 4Runner for a 2019, unfortunately they didn't have a gray to offer me so I chose a black. If you don't wash a black vehicle for a few weeks it starts looking pretty much like gray anyway.

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Originally Posted by Ramona_W View Post
Yes, I noticed that. Nah. I finally got out on the tandem a couple times and it's been like seven months since I dropped in so here I am.

I made an appointment with the GP for next week because even the so far very short trips on the bike are kicking my butt. (I'm taking a multivitamin with iron and have been hitting the trainer for ~30 minutes a day/3 times a week for a month or so.) I'm tired most of the time and oftentimes I wake up more tired than when I went to sleep. I mean I'm naturally tired when I go to sleep at night but when I wake up in the morning I'm like "What was the point of that exactly?" I was pretty sad today because LoP rode down to OHSO for a burger and we did that before together and I also got a lovely mimosa and even though I'm not eating beef anymore I could still have had a drink and a chicken sandwich or something. But I knew there was no way in hell I'd be able to make the whole trip so I had to just give him a kiss and send him on his way. Please tell me this is going to get better.
I have been having that feeling of not being refreshed when I wake up and am very tired by the end of the day.. I totally get the "why did i bother" feeling. I wake up tired - WTF?

I have no problems on rides but just feel fatigued all the time. My wife thinks I have sleep apnea but she isn't a doctor and doesn't even play one on TV.

Good luck. Getting old stinks but what is the other choice?
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Old 10-18-19, 07:43 PM
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That charcoal gray color is the best. I just traded in my 2010 4Runner for a 2019, unfortunately they didn't have a gray to offer me so I chose a black. If you don't wash a black vehicle for a few weeks it starts looking pretty much like gray anyway.

Like this?
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Old 10-18-19, 07:50 PM
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Sweet! Tell Mrs. LAJ her truck is bad ass. I asked what year because I was hoping she got a 2nd Gen. All kinds of issues with the new(er) 3rd Gen 3.5, including problems with the transmission. Lots of people wishing they had held on to their old Taco instead of "upgrading." I have no intention of ever giving up my 2012.

I wanted the 5.7 Tundra before that goes away soon too. It's going to be replaced with a V6 and it sounds like it might be a hybrid. No thanks.
Thank you, sbxx. Yep. I'm a firm believer of tried and true, and we'll let others be the car beta testers. If you pull up Technical Service Bulletins on a 2015, it's basically have a page, with a third of them dealing with floor mats. TSB's are dealer actions addressing known problems, and occasionally turn into recalls. I checked other makes, and they were numbered in the 100's, so I felt good. Plus, being in the trades, I rarely hear or see issues with that generation. Heck, even the earlier 3.4 and 3.0's are kicking strong.

It was a choice between Larry Miller (Tour of Utah) or Groove. We went Groove, and since it was a Toyota dealer, it's Certicare covered, though I don't expect to ever need it. Sponsoring a bike team actually steered me to them, and I made sure and let them know.

I agree on your 5.7 choice. Also tried and true, and a real hoss in regards to power and torque. Good stuff, and way cool you hung on to the Tacoma.
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
That charcoal gray color is the best. I just traded in my 2010 4Runner for a 2019, unfortunately they didn't have a gray to offer me so I chose a black. If you don't wash a black vehicle for a few weeks it starts looking pretty much like gray anyway.

Also an excellent choice. I like black, but Mrs. LAJ's Ranger is black, and she wanted different this go round. That's cool, because the lack of mileage she puts on a vehicle, it'll be 20 years before it hits 100K.
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Sigh. At least the hanger didn't snap while I was actively pedaling. Makes riding home a little challenging. Now I know a bike fits easily in the back seat of my wife's Chevy Spark if I remove both wheels.

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@Trsnrtr, did you ever race against a guy named, Kim Bottles?
Doesn't ring a bell, but I'm old and my memory is failing.
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Doesn't ring a bell, but I'm old and my memory is failing.
Well, so is he.
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Embrace the awesomeness.
Hot.
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Bummer!

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Sigh. At least the hanger didn't snap while I was actively pedaling. Makes riding home a little challenging. Now I know a bike fits easily in the back seat of my wife's Chevy Spark if I remove both wheels.

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Sigh. At least the hanger didn't snap while I was actively pedaling. Makes riding home a little challenging. Now I know a bike fits easily in the back seat of my wife's Chevy Spark if I remove both wheels.

Dang...
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And a DRE and PSA test. Trust me.
There's a test to see if you're Dr Dre?

I don't think I'll get a positive, but I still got love for the streets...

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The next bike might very well be a fattie. The guys keep bugging me to get one and the wife wonders why I don't have one already.
I can't believe you don't have one already either. I mean, you're in the land of the ice and snow.
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Sigh. At least the hanger didn't snap while I was actively pedaling. Makes riding home a little challenging. Now I know a bike fits easily in the back seat of my wife's Chevy Spark if I remove both wheels.

Ouch
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I can't believe you don't have one already either. I mean, you're in the land of the ice and snow.

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I played this song this morning and my wife started taking her clothes off. I didn't know what I was supposed to do.
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Sigh. At least the hanger didn't snap while I was actively pedaling. Makes riding home a little challenging. Now I know a bike fits easily in the back seat of my wife's Chevy Spark if I remove both wheels.

Wow. Just like that!
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I played this song this morning and my wife started taking her clothes off. I didn't know what I was supposed to do.
Count your blessings?
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