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Addiction LXXIX

Old 09-28-20, 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
So you're telling me things get better when I get older?
Possibly, if you lower your expectations enough!
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And it wouldn't be out of character for 2020.
Gawd no. It's almost expected, though that one seems far too tame for 2020.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
I don't know. I was trying to work. Sounded like a couple of guys and a girl at a bar arguing about sports. At one point, they were going off about goats.
I think you mean GOAT, Greatest Of All Time. Yes?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Were they arguing over why the Syracuse Orangemen's orange isn't orange?
It may be illegal to have such discussions in Central New York.
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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Old 09-28-20, 02:18 PM
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I worked 5+ years at a Jeep/Eagle dealer and Renault came along with it. I admit the first time I opened the hood on a LeCar and saw the engine was behind the transmission I was shocked. In gas station days they would come in for tire issues. The wheels don't have a center hole so we couldn't put them on the tire machines of the day and tires had to be mounted by hand. The 3 lug nut thing freaked me out a bit, too.

The worst of my Renault days was the Fuego. I think whoever designed the wiring and electrical must have had quite a sense of humor.
My brother in law had a Fuego Turbo, BITD.
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Originally Posted by badger1 View Post
Ah, then my suggestions won't help; they are specific to the pre-loaded ones, injecting into fatty tissue. Sorry!
I used the auto pens for a couple years or so--didn't have a big problem with them. Then I switched to different drugs for a while.

When I was given the pre-fills again, I found I had developed a weird phobia to using them. I really really didn't want to click. I got the doctor to switch back to plain syringes.
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Of course, especially for guys like you. Im getting mine as soon as the line at the clinic at work shortens a bit.
wut do you mean, "guys like you"?
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
I think you mean GOAT, Greatest Of All Time. Yes?
Possibly.
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Old 09-28-20, 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
I think you mean GOAT, Greatest Of All Time. Yes?
I think you mean "ass".
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Possibly.
Maybe they were arguing about this? It may get heated.


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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I used the auto pens for a couple years or so--didn't have a big problem with them. Then I switched to different drugs for a while.

When I was given the pre-fills again, I found I had developed a weird phobia to using them. I really really didn't want to click. I got the doctor to switch back to plain syringes.
Understood. This stuff is so personal. Took me two/three weeks to work up the nerve to inject myself for the first time, even using the 'dart 'n click' syringes. However, once it sunk in that I had no choice (life sentence), I just got on with it. I was lucky: the first time I jabbed myself, I got it right so no pain.
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How much are tubeless MTB tires? I know that the fatties can be eye-wateringly expensive, even by roadie standards.
I've bought four 2.8-3.0 tyres in the past year. $35 apiece is the most I've paid. I should probably get a couple more of these for backup, since I need to order some other crap.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post

wut do you mean, "guys like you"?
Guys with autoimmune diseases on immunosuppressive therapy.
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OMG, a local shop that went outta business is selling three 5-gallon buckets of sealant. Although I seem to go through it quickly, 5 gal might be a bit much.

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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
It's more complicated than that. Even if they guess "wrong" you are going to get partial protection, which is better than nothing.
Like a leaky condom.
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OMG, a local shop that went outta business is selling three 5-gallon buckets of sealant. Although I seem to go through it quickly, 5 gal might be a bit much.

I'd be tempted. I'll buy a liter off you if you do it.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
So you're telling me things get better when I get older?
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Possibly, if you lower your expectations enough!
...or you like pain, loss, and the approach of death.

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Caught a pic of this fairly new firefighting helicopter while out hiking today.

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I'd be tempted. I'll buy a liter off you if you do it.
He didn't have a price on the buckets, so I've enquired and am awaiting a reply.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
OMG, a local shop that went outta business is selling three 5-gallon buckets of sealant. Although I seem to go through it quickly, 5 gal might be a bit much.

Lifetime supply? Get a 55 gal drum of chain lube for completeness!
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Did all this today with a hand saw. I learned later that in order to bulk to pick it up it has to be cut to two feet portions and wrapped in twine. I am off to buy a chain saw.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
My comfort zone is ~ hour or less of driving. Travel blows.
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Did all this today with a hand saw. I learned later that in order to bulk to pick it up it has to be cut to two feet portions and wrapped in twine. I am off to buy a chain saw.
2' ? crazy!!

We get to put out 4' max here.

Don't put out tree trunks or stumps longer than 4 feet and bigger than 12 inches in diameter
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Did all this today with a hand saw. I learned later that in order to bulk to pick it up it has to be cut to two feet portions and wrapped in twine. I am off to buy a chain saw.
make sure you get an awesome one!
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post


Did all this today with a hand saw. I learned later that in order to bulk to pick it up it has to be cut to two feet portions and wrapped in twine. I am off to buy a chain saw.
You should have called me. Im an expert chainsaw operator.
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The name In-N-Out Burger has always creeped me out a bit.
You people are nasty.
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