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Old 12-20-19, 07:43 PM
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Keeping a number of local restaurants afloat.

Yarn, for the knitter in the family. A fraction of it comes my way in the form of warm wool socks.

In 2019, a big chunk of change went to the local medical-industrial-complex. This could be considered part of the bike budget though, considering the cause.
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Old 12-20-19, 08:41 PM
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Race fees and my kids.
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Well, I guess I'd have to say kaleidoscopes. I'm currently sitting at 55 of them. Pretty much all found locally while antiquing.


A bunch are scattered all over this bookshelf.

Some of them.

One of my favorites. The image inside is amazing.

This one has multiple Kaleidoscopes making up the one piece.
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Old 12-20-19, 08:59 PM
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Pellet rifles

I like to tinker with quality spring powered pellet rifles. Mostly German makes, and most also made prior to the mid 1980s. They are also a “machine”, and respond to tuning. The goal isn’t power, but smoothness. Quality wood and steel from a bygone era.
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Old 12-20-19, 09:53 PM
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Music equipment, but it's not gear acquisition... just working on a music project and I have some specific sound needs to make it happen. Otherwise beer and bikes and investment.
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Old 12-20-19, 10:52 PM
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Tools for working on vintage bikes. Because you can't count on the bike shops having them.
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Old 12-20-19, 11:08 PM
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Yup, college tuition (one about to start her final semester, another to start as a first year next fall), books, travel to go bike touring.
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Old 12-20-19, 11:49 PM
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Old 12-21-19, 12:01 AM
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Vintage cars and the tools to repair them (I have two British sports cars, one of which is even operational)
Woodworking tools and wood

I do have a nice guitar, but I don't really spend any money on it except for the occasional restringing.

as a Ron Cooper, Miata 912, and Sunbeam Alpine owner--what British sports cars do you have?
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Old 12-21-19, 12:04 AM
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Well, it will soon be some new-to-me vehicle. I've been idling the bike stuff for as long and as effectively as possible, waiting for the four-wheeled chariot of reasonable stats come to the fore. Like supercell thunderstorms, the 'offerings' online are cycling (ha!) and will produce new and different results. Otherwise, it's a continuation of tithing and mutual funds (investments in the future).

I repositioned my VERY RED '85 Allez SE to the left of me (drive side, naturally) so I can admire it while it continues to rain.
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Old 12-21-19, 12:13 AM
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In spite of never having been a smoker, I collect vintage cigarette lighters and accoutrements. What i spend money on, however, is the house. Maybe it will be 'done' someday.
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I like to tinker with quality spring powered pellet rifles. Mostly German makes, and most also made prior to the mid 1980s. They are also a “machine”, and respond to tuning. The goal isn’t power, but smoothness. Quality wood and steel from a bygone era.
I have a Beeman R9 (.20 cal break barrel) from 1995 or so, I rarely pull it out, but it is nice to plink cans with.


I tinker with my car and van a fair bit. I have a 2003 Jetta wagon TDI that I bought new that is a really sweet car, I've kept it up quite well. And I have a 2003 Sprinter cargo van that I built out into a nice camper, but thats not quite done, probably never will be....
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Old 12-21-19, 01:22 AM
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Mostly home improvement but my latest toys are a couple of vespa p200e scooters.
I love those old metal scoots with a 4 speed and a 2 stroke.

I'm also into vintage VW Buses

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Old 12-21-19, 02:02 AM
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I used to be all about guitars; even made ten or so from scratch (not the necks, I got those from Warmoth and eBay).

Since I've lost most of my hearing, I haven't bought a guitar in over ten years. I'm going to be spending a ton on a cochlear implant soon, if the CT I'm scheduled for says I can get one. Maybe I'll be able to hear well enough to play again.

Like Seeds, I have a woodworking habit, too. But most of the wood I use is other people's cast off I get for free. Except the tools; I buy an occasional tool.
Good luck with the CT, hope you get there.
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Old 12-21-19, 06:27 AM
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I’ve spent a bunch of money on guitars lately. I’ve been very picky looking for a couple that I really liked. I finally found one for work and one for home. I’m good for now, only because lack of room at home. My oldest goes to college next year so I see a music room with more guitars in the future.
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I'm also into vintage VW Buses
Ohhhh....a double cab. Nice.
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Historical reenactment, at present totally 17th century, but probably re-hooking up with my old French and Indian War unit sometime next year:


From a film shoot about Bacon's Rebellion, 1676.


With the wife, early colonial period, late 16th early 17th centuries.

Motorcycles - here's the current stable. Being down to three is the smallest my garage has been in years:


1988 Harley-Davidson Super Glide


1995 Triumph Sprint


2011 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic

And AA minor league baseball - the wife and I are die-hard Richmond Flying Squirrels fans:


Syke, Maggie and Harley. Bark in the Park Monday.
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Motorcycles/Travel




Firearms/Shooting proficiency





Cats






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Paying daughters college tuition; she picks up the payments this summer after graduation. Other hobbies are firearms, amateur radio, photography and astronomy. Fortunately I’ve spent about all the money I’m going to on my non-bike activities. There does not seem to be an end in sight for cycling. I’m looking at a new wheel set this spring and a new road bike later in the year.
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I like tinkering with my firearms to make them unique and going to the range to pretend to be a much better and more serious shooter than I actually am. Actually are? No No am.

As with bicycles, cars, stereos, gitars etc there are limitless ways to customize your firearms and countless semi useful tools and other accouterments to buy and pretend to knowingly and effectively use


WASP Elizabeth Gardner at the controls of a B-26 on my Taurus 1911 in 9mm


Elizabeth lost her place to my Dad in this pic with my Mother from around '47


This is Mona Friedlander? Freeman? I need to look her up again. She was one of the very first British Aviatrixes and the first certified Navigator


Mona lost out to my Mother. Same pic as the one with my Dad around '47


My Kimber 'Long Master Classic'. It's only a .223 but that heavy varmint barrel makes it look larger.


Nice pair of 223s
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Firearms/Shooting proficiency


What caliber? well what make for that matter?
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Others but still loved; '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape SLX Bertoni "Speckled Trout"
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modern bikes, cars and car condo.. makes bikes seem cheep. Lol
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Right now, its my 1977 Trillium fiberglass trailer project. Outside is done, more work needed inside.

Then I need to get back to working on my dumpy duplex. One side done, other side nothing has been done. The bigger challenge is clearing out stuff, lots of stuff!!


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