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Old 08-21-19, 07:48 AM
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Lordy, no! You need tubular rims, my friend.

Although if you went ahead and did that and it actually worked and you didn't die and you posted pics of it in a thread of your own, the reaction amongst the punters would be beyond entertaining.
I did that and didn't die.

But I didn't post pics so I realize it doesn't count/didn't happen/or that I actually died.

(Also I found tubies not to be worth all the fuss but I keep that to myself because I'll get a bunch of old dudes mansplaining how "well actually they really aren't more work than clinchers why I can stretch and glue a tubular in just a matter of minutes!")
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I've never ridden tubulars.

Is that sad?
Not really. However, if you get a chance to borrow a set for a day, go for it. The ride is lovely.

The reason that I quit using them was after I retired from racing, clinchers were finally coming into their own or at least good enough that I saw no reason to keep buying and using tubulars. They can be a pain and good ones are expensive. Anyway, it took another three to four years or so to use up all of my spares.
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Old 08-21-19, 09:14 AM
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Humidity at 94% and pollen count at 10 means a short and easy ride. Time to go.
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Old 08-21-19, 09:20 AM
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Humidity at 94% and pollen count at 10 means a short and easy ride. Time to go.
For last week my kitty has been sneezing occasionally when he goes out on the deck. Must be the pollen. My previous boy was allergic to pollen. We would occasionally give him Zyrtec.
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For last week my kitty has been sneezing occasionally when he goes out on the deck. Must be the pollen. My previous boy was allergic to pollen. We would occasionally give him Zyrtec.
Took yesterday off work to drive one of our cats to the veterinary clinic at a university 1.5 hours away to do an endoscopy. She's been having digestive issues lately and we can't figure out what's wrong.

My wife has had two cats who had cancer so we're understandably paranoid about that possibility, so we're just having the endoscopy done now so we can hopefully figure out whatever it is early and start treating it. Won't know for sure until they get the biopsies back but yesterday the vet called after the preliminary exam and said that the possibility of cancer was moving further down the list, so fingers crossed.

We have four animals in the house - two cats, two dogs -- and the absence of even one of them for a day is strikingly noticeable.



This is Charlotte. She will get on my wife's stomach and drool. She's very silly.


Probably contemplating bird murder.
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Old 08-21-19, 09:37 AM
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Luv cats.
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If you want/need to get out of the house to go anywhere, offering to take the child with you while your wife stays at home is an almost 100% effective Get Out of Jail Free card. Hell, I'd even go so far as to say that it's a win/win that your wife will thank you for and it's often not that much work (IME, just putting them in the car for the drive to wherever will put them to sleep at this age - she might not even wake back up while you're out).
Same works for Doberman puppies.
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Old 08-21-19, 09:44 AM
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Slackers.
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Old 08-21-19, 09:47 AM
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All of the crew filming him were his friends and very strong and/or pro climbers themselves. It looked more nerve-wracking for them. One of the cameramen had a hard time watching what he was filming and, at one time, said to the others, "I can't believe you're watching this."
This movie is in my queue on Hulu, but I hesitate to watch it because I'm not crazy about heights. I'd have to mentally prepare myself before watching.

I follow him on Instagram. He seems like a nice guy but almost messianically driven.
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If no tubular rims are available, you can begin the stretch on clinchers til tubular rims are available, but I'd still stretch them on tubular rims for a few days anyway.

But, what the Hell do I know, I quit using tubulars completely in 1996.
BITD I did that. Had an old clincher rim dedicated to stretching a tubular.
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Luv cats.
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Here are Heidi and Jackie.

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My wife has had two cats who had cancer so we're understandably paranoid about that possibility, so we're just having the endoscopy done now so we can hopefully figure out whatever it is early and start treating it. Won't know for sure until they get the biopsies back but yesterday the vet called after the preliminary exam and said that the possibility of cancer was moving further down the list, so fingers crossed.
Beauties.

My first buddy was a rescue who was FIV+. He was nearly 2' long from nose to butt with a giant head from not being fixed early in life. He ended up getting lymphoma in his gut. Chemo worked remarkably well. Shrunk the tumor to the point where they could no longer feel it. Everything seemed to be going great, but then he started displaying odd behavior and having nose bleeds. He eventually stopped eating. He wanted to eat but wouldn't. He was losing .25-.5 lbs. every two weeks. I finally sent him on his way. My heart broke. At least his last 7 years of life were good ones filled with lots of love and food.

This is Stephen. Also a rescue and a big boy. Notice the tipped ear. He likes to go on the deck and contemplate bird and squirrel murder. He has food anxiety and is so fat he cannot jump high enough to get to the top of the wall around the deck.

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I notice the ear. Does that mean you got him from the cut-out bin at the record store?
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May I ask a dumb question? How does one embed a YouTube video on this site?

Also, I turn 63 in about 5.5 hrs.
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May I ask a dumb question? How does one embed a YouTube video on this site?

Also, I turn 63 in about 5.5 hrs.
Just paste the URL. No tags or brackets or code.
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Just paste the URL. No tags or brackets or code.
Into the body of the post? Ees no work for me.
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Works for me.
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Into the body of the post? Ees no work for me.
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The video doesn't embed until you actually submit the post.
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The video doesn't embed until you actually submit the post.
Aha! Thanks! I was previewing.
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I notice the ear. Does that mean you got him from the cut-out bin at the record store?
It lets others know that we was captured, fixed and returned to the streets.
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I decided to try tubulars because they are there. I've sworn off buying any more bikes, so I'm left with components and tires. It would be really nice to have all six equipped with 105, friction or indexed unimportant. I plan on one tubular wheelset that can be rotated among bikes if I really really like them. At this stage of my life I mostly have nothing but time. The occasional project intervenes to make things interesting.
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It lets others know that we was captured, fixed and returned to the streets.
Got it. Makes sense.

Do people even remember cut-out records?
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Got it. Makes sense.

Do people even remember cut-out records?
Yes and promo copies marked not for sale, which you could buy for a buck.
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May I ask a dumb question? How does one embed a YouTube video on this site?

Also, I turn 63 in about 5.5 hrs.


Do you start your birthday on the day-hour-minute you were born?
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