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Old 08-06-19, 07:25 PM
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In the world of weird things that don't make sense, comes this gem:

I ordered a product and have been following the shipping through USPS. It arrived at the Peoria P.O. yesterday morning from Kansas City, MO. I live 7 miles from the Peoria P.O, so, I figured the item would arrive today but it didn't so I checked the tracking and it has been sent to the USPS Joplin, MO routing facility with the notation, "Package routed to wrong post office. Package will be transferred to correct post office for delivery."

In other words, my package arrived in Peoria instead of East Peoria where the two post offices are 3 miles apart, but the package was sent 450 miles away to Joplin, MO instead of sending it on the 3 miles to the East Peoria post office.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
I've never needed one in the wild, but I keep one of these in my tool box.

I like those too, guess I could've gotten more of them, chopped them in half and cut some threads to turn 'em in to caps.

Might've weighed more AND been less aero tho.
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Old 08-06-19, 07:47 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I like those too, guess I could've gotten more of them, chopped them in half and cut some threads to turn 'em in to caps.

Might've weighed more AND been less aero tho.
Sounds like a lot of work.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Sounds like a lot of work.
Yeah, seeing them and clicking was fairly easy.
Hopefully the green ones don't end up in Misery.
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Old 08-06-19, 08:15 PM
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Several companies make them.

Slime, for example...

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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Several companies make them.

Slime, for example...
I do have one bike with Schrader tubeless valves, and one has one of those on it.

The other four tubeless wheelsets are presta, however.
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Old 08-06-19, 08:19 PM
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Also this for presta. I don't know the brand. Definitely aero.

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I've heard that in Indiana you can be arrested for having a miscarriage.
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Thanks for the goodwill. I am lucky to still be alive and to see the second birthday after the workplace accident. I really have Machka to thank for her absolutely sensational support for the past 16 months. Our medical professional here in Australia as well as the insurer have also been incredibly supportive.
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Friends don’t let friends vape.
Not to mention that's it's illegal to do so inside of office buildings.

She's nice, but she has "issues." I will leave it at that.
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Old 08-07-19, 05:34 AM
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I don’t either. I enjoyed it as a kid and when I had a kid to enjoy it with. I wouldn’t go now, unless I had a cool toy like a beach cat.
Same here. I am close enough to the Jersey shore that I can ride a bike there. Can't understand the allure of hanging at the beach all day, day after day, like so many people do. If I go "down the shore," as we say in these parts, I need to have activities. One week the Ex-GF and I rode to her parents' house in Avalon for a week. Did day rides every day and rented a kayak one morning. We may have gone on the beach twice for short periods.
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No comments about the Star Wars quote. Sad.
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Thanks for the goodwill. I am lucky to still be alive and to see the second birthday after the workplace accident. I really have Machka to thank for her absolutely sensational support for the past 16 months. Our medical professional here in Australia as well as the insurer have also been incredibly supportive.

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Thanks for the goodwill. I am lucky to still be alive and to see the second birthday after the workplace accident. I really have Machka to thank for her absolutely sensational support for the past 16 months. Our medical professional here in Australia as well as the insurer have also been incredibly supportive.
Happy Birthday Rowan !!!
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Happy Birthday Rowan !!!
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I felt bad as I could tell she was a bit uncomfortable, but I was so desperate for water, and that survival instinct was stronger. I just yelled THANKS! as she vanished into her home.
At least she didn’t come back out shooting, or worse yet call da police.
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Wow that’s kinda far for an alignment. I hope everything gets straightened out.

#dadhumor
Good one.
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At least she didn’t come back out shooting, or worse yet call da police.
And he got water. When I was riding across the country a woman in MN turned me down when I asked if I could fill my bottles from her garden hose. She told me there was a bar down the road.
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Rowan has made it through another year!
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Last day in Delaware. Four days and four rides. I can’t complain. Much. I did get buzzed a few times by angry drivers in pickups.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I do have one bike with Schrader tubeless valves, and one has one of those on it.

The other four tubeless wheelsets are presta, however.
These things have been around for decades-- since my childhood at least. I have always had them in my tool box.
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The thunder and lighting has started.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
These things have been around for decades-- since my childhood at least. I have always had them in my tool box.
Metal Schraeder caps used to come with a tool on top to take out the guts out of the valve and sometimes a rubber cap on top of that, if memory serves.
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