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Velo Vol 08-17-21 06:26 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22187794)
Watching baseball is a drag.

Fixed.

Velo Vol 08-17-21 06:26 AM

Fred has arrived! DougRNS

Velo Vol 08-17-21 06:36 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22187807)
Im not considering an electric bike or an electric car.

What about a bus?


LesterOfPuppets 08-17-21 06:53 AM

Any of you guys started making plans for the Semiquincentennial?

Velo Vol 08-17-21 07:01 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22187866)
Any of you guys started making plans for the Semiquincentennial?

Nope.

indyfabz 08-17-21 07:23 AM

So I am scheduled to start a tour from northern Vermont home to Philly next month. Train up to St. Albans on 9/11. Relatively short ride the next (35 miles) day to Burlington for two nights. Former colleague and friend of mine and his wife have a place in town and apparently have bought a sailboat. Dude wrote me that I have to come sailing on Lake Champlain.

I have actually never been on a sailboat, so I might have to take him up on the offer.

Mojo31 08-17-21 07:42 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22187892)
So I am scheduled to start a tour from northern Vermont home to Philly next month. Train up to St. Albans on 9/11. Relatively short ride the next (35 miles) day to Burlington for two nights. Former colleague and friend of mine and his wife have a place in town and apparently have bought a sailboat. Dude wrote me that I have to come sailing on Lake Champlain.

I have actually never been on a sailboat, so I might have to take him up on the offer.

It's fun - you'll like it.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ac8c65d5a7.jpg

phrantic09 08-17-21 07:48 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22187892)
So I am scheduled to start a tour from northern Vermont home to Philly next month. Train up to St. Albans on 9/11. Relatively short ride the next (35 miles) day to Burlington for two nights. Former colleague and friend of mine and his wife have a place in town and apparently have bought a sailboat. Dude wrote me that I have to come sailing on Lake Champlain.

I have actually never been on a sailboat, so I might have to take him up on the offer.

Do it

indyfabz 08-17-21 07:50 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22187917)

Heh. I have to watch that film again. I didn't like it when I originally saw it back in the 90s.

I don't think I been in anything other than a canoe in a slow water since '96, when we dumped my dad's ashes in the Atlantic just outside the breakers off Longport, NJ. I tend to get sea sick when the boat stops and starts rocking. That morning was no exception, although I did not blow chunks. I was fine once we started moving again.

indyfabz 08-17-21 08:07 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22187866)
Any of you guys started making plans for the Semiquincentennial?

I should be retired by then, so things should be wide open.

genejockey 08-17-21 08:16 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22187492)
In its present form, it's not sustainable. There are few enough on the road right now that it's acceptable to the folks that own them. As the fleet grows, the strain will become more apparent, both in precious goods, and on the grid itself. Battery technology must improve in a huge way before they become mainstream. As mentioned above, and in most EV households, there's a gasser back up.

At every stage of the development, the next stage appeared unattainable. Teslas were just playthings for the rich. Now there have been over a million sold. "its present form" is not a stationary target, and 120 years ago there was no infrastructure to support gasoline powered cars, either.

genejockey 08-17-21 08:20 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22187583)


I didn't think 76 still exists. Fitting that a has-been company advertises at baseball stadiums.

Don't tell that to the 76 station where I usually fill up.

genejockey 08-17-21 08:29 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22187762)
Im considering an EV for our second vehicle. We regularly drive 200+ miles to our other house, so wed have to keep at least one gas vehicle.

I'd buy one, but I'm put off by the current (haha) prices.

phrantic09 08-17-21 08:31 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22187983)
I'd buy one, but I'm put off by the current (haha) prices.

Im considering a VW iD.4, NY gives a 2k dealer rebate and it still has full tax credit of 7.5k. Id wait for the AWD version first though.

With the above, Id be at about 43-44kish which isnt bad

Velo Vol 08-17-21 09:05 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22187892)
I have actually never been on a sailboat, so I might have to take him up on the offer.

You'll have more sailing time this autumn than LesterOfPuppets or Mojo31 .

Mojo31 08-17-21 09:20 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22188038)
You'll have more sailing time this autumn than LesterOfPuppets or Mojo31 .

I still have a boat I can use anytime I want. Just have to ask.

#otherpeoplesboats

Mojo31 08-17-21 09:21 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22187983)
I'd buy one, but I'm put off by the current (haha) prices.

It's shocking what they charge you for them.

Bah Humbug 08-17-21 09:37 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22187577)
I could do without more rain this week.

We may need to figure out how to pipe it to the west.

Bah Humbug 08-17-21 09:37 AM

For folks in NYCAP, which town is best for road riding?

Velo Vol 08-17-21 10:02 AM

Oh, I could learn how to sail, too. :bday:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...da1e0d5587.png


Except for this. :(


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...37f1cbaa15.png

Bah Humbug 08-17-21 10:10 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22188110)

Learning to swim isnt that hard if you try. And fifty yards is about nothing.

Now sailing, sailing is stupid.

Jack Tone 08-17-21 10:13 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22187043)
Chevron had 106 octane "Custom Supreme" when I was a ute. 4 to 5 grams of tetra ethyl lead per gallon. You may recall they found lead in the tundra of Greenland, lead in mother's milk. Or maybe you were too young.

I always used that in my race bikes. I felt special using that white pump in the middle. Also cleaned all my air filters in a bowl with it. Who knows what it did to my brain.

Mojo31 08-17-21 10:14 AM

The good thing is that you don't need to know how to swim to learn to sail. I'm walking proof of that as I suck at swimming.

I agree though, that sailing is only for the enlightened. If you think it's stupid, simply stay away. Us sailors equate you with the skaters, dog walkers and stroller pushers on the MUP.

Jack Tone 08-17-21 10:21 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22187315)
New thermostat needs to be ordered. Same model is no longer made. Must be a smart one. Smart homes can #DIAF.

Washer is having trouble filling. Murphy's effing law.

And my best work friend is out this week so work is being tough.

Check the screen where the water hose connects. Mine clogs sometimes.

genejockey 08-17-21 10:34 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22188064)
It's shocking what they charge you for them.

Hence my resistance.


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