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Old 08-26-19, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
He was unusually sleepy yesterday afternoon/evening. And this morning he didn't come to wake me up until after 6 a.m. The norm is usually around 5. Slacker.
Did you notice it's staying darker in the morning??
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
The question: What car drives rings around the competition?
How about: Makes all the other cars smell like Uranus....hehehehehe....
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Does anyone know how to do nested-multi quote?? I have seen it done but don't know how.
Please don't start doing them. I don't want to stop reading your posts. That other guy makes his otherwise good posts, very annoying.
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Originally Posted by 2manybikes View Post
Please don't start doing them. I don't want to stop reading your posts. That other guy makes his otherwise good posts, very annoying.
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Hopefully there is a bank you can rob nearby.
No bank robbery required, they didnít have anything in my size
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Meanwhile...…...there were pizza crusts in the bike shop wastebasket. Bailey got into the waste basket. I'm assuming the pizza crust made a pedal smell and taste good. Bailey had a pedal more than half way in his mouth. yuck, the axle was the side that already was in his mouth. A big plastic flat pedal.
I got it in time. Just made it. He did swallow a small possum whole once, like a snake pulling it in a little at a time. It digested OK. But it made me wonder if he could get the pedal down. That was Friday, he's fine now.

Also.......... I got my electric powered Park bike repair stand in yesterday (I can't lift my heavy bikes anymore, due to a bad back). Anyone want an old style steel, or cast iron bike stand for free? I can't package it alone, it's heavy. I put huge rocks on the back legs of it to hold it down. I can't lift them either now. I'm in Rhode Island.
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Originally Posted by 2manybikes View Post
Meanwhile...Ö...there were pizza crusts in the bike shop wastebasket. Bailey got into the waste basket. I'm assuming the pizza crust made a pedal smell and taste good. Bailey had a pedal more than half way in his mouth. yuck, the axle was the side that already was in his mouth. A big plastic flat pedal.
I got it in time. Just made it. He did swallow a small possum whole once, like a snake pulling it in a little at a time. It digested OK. But it made me wonder if he could get the pedal down. That was Friday, he's fine now.

Also.......... I got my electric powered Park bike repair stand in yesterday (I can't lift my heavy bikes anymore, due to a bad back). Anyone want an old style steel, or cast iron bike stand for free? I can't package it alone, it's heavy. I put huge rocks on the back legs of it to hold it down. I can't lift them either now. I'm in Rhode Island.
Bad back? How far from taking the plunge to a recumbent are you?
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Bad back? How far from taking the plunge to a recumbent are you?
Nope, no, not happening, no way. . Anyway I don't have a beard or a sports car type hat.

I tested some. The bumps go right to my shoulders, and into my neck. My neck is worse than my back.

BTW I can see why it looks like I was joking about the nested quotes. Especially from me. But, I know it's rare, but I was serious.
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Originally Posted by 2manybikes View Post
Nope, no, not happening, no way. . Anyway I don't have a beard or a sports car type hat.

I tested some. The bumps go right to my shoulders, and into my neck. My neck is worse than my back.

BTW I can see why it looks like I was joking about the nested quotes. Especially from me. But, I know it's rare, but I was serious.
Fear not. I won't go down the rabbit hole of nested quotes. Unless you go down the rabbit hole of recumbents!
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Fear not. I won't go down the rabbit hole of nested quotes. Unless you go down the rabbit hole of recumbents!
Deal !!
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex View Post
No bank robbery required, they didnít have anything in my size
I was afraid there might be a fee for entry and another one for the dressing room.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
At the start of this morning's commute I saw what appeared to be an Uber of shame up the street from my house. Later, my Medic Alter bracelet fell off as I was riding. Fortunately, the busy street has a bike lane.
We had a touring guy Uber over to the shop today, because of a shredded tire. He was part of a trio that is riding the Erie Canal from Albany to Buffalo. His friends met him at the shop.
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Sorry to break it to you guys, but when it comes to cars, the correct answer is Saturn.
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Old 08-26-19, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by 2manybikes View Post
I got my electric powered Park bike repair stand in yesterday (I can't lift my heavy bikes anymore, due to a bad back). Anyone want an old style steel, or cast iron bike stand for free? I can't package it alone, it's heavy. I put huge rocks on the back legs of it to hold it down. I can't lift them either now. I'm in Rhode Island.
Oh, we need one of those to lift all of the 60 + pound e-bikes we've been servicing.
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We had a touring guy Uber over to the shop today, because of a shredded tire. He was part of a trio that is riding the Erie Canal from Albany to Buffalo. His friends met him at the shop.
The new shop location is adjacent to the canal.
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Old 08-26-19, 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
The question: What car drives rings around the competition?
Clever. Fraudulent, but clever.
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
I was afraid there might be a fee for entry and another one for the dressing room.


To be honest, it was a rather nice place. Three big screens showing the worlds with tables around, a nice coffee bar with snacks and racks of clothing sprinkled around. Should take the laptop and work there during the races from time to time methinks.

the only vest they had in my size was an insulated vest that was on sale for $140 , which I canít justify spending that much on.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Who left the fridge open? I actually got a little chilly drinking coffee on the deck. But it's better than the heat we had been having.
i did. sorry. I thought you all would like some cooler weather. I've got plenty to share at the moment.
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Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. Not much more to say.
It's improved the quality of Renaults. I'm not sure who thought it was a good idea, though.
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Oh, we need one of those to lift all of the 60 + pound e-bikes we've been servicing.
The Chandler Performance Bike shop had one. I was tempted to place a bid on it when they closed.
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Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. Not much more to say.
Did someone say Renault Alliance? What a sweet ride...

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Morning windbreaker weather is here.
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Did you notice it's staying darker in the morning??
Yes. And getting darker earlier. Need to remember to put the lights back on the bike.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Yes. And getting darker earlier. Need to remember to put the lights back on the bike.
Correct. There's a chill in the air too. Fall is coming.
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