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WhyFi 05-13-20 06:27 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21473434)
Soooooo what kind of wood costs 4x more than Douglas Fir?

Also, seems like an important thing for a cashier there to know.

Cedar. I mean, lots of wood cost a lot more than Doug Fir, but in this case it was cedar, which is better suited to outdoor uses (more rot resistant).

WhyFi 05-13-20 06:31 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21473435)
The best thing you'll see today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBOuMqG0UuA

As I'm watching, I'm thinking, "I wonder how much they pooped all over the place?" Then, at the end, all of the pellets dotting the ground were visible. Yum.

Bah Humbug 05-13-20 06:40 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21473447)
Cedar. I mean, lots of wood cost a lot more than Doug Fir, but in this case it was cedar, which is better suited to outdoor uses (more rot resistant).

I could pretend I'm going to do yardwork at the new house, but realistically, I'm going to ride my legs off.

WhyFi 05-13-20 06:44 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21473475)
I could pretend I'm going to do yardwork at the new house, but realistically, I'm going to ride my legs off.

Will your new house be in an area with roads that will allow average speeds higher than 17mph? :innocent:





;)

indyfabz 05-13-20 06:45 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21473435)
The best thing you'll see today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBOuMqG0UuA

The dog seemed to love it.

Velo Vol 05-13-20 06:47 PM

I don't know who needs to see this but here you go.

How to Learn to Ride a Bike as an Adult


WhyFi 05-13-20 06:53 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21473494)

Yup. That's how my boy learned - the tricycle taught him how to pedal, the balance bike taught him balance. Putting them together was easy when the time came.

Trsnrtr 05-13-20 06:54 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21473460)
As I'm watching, I'm thinking, "I wonder how much they pooped all over the place?" Then, at the end, all of the pellets dotting the ground were visible. Yum.

The owner on Twitter said, ďIím dead...Ē. :lol:

Bah Humbug 05-13-20 06:56 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21473485)
Will your new house be in an area with roads that will allow average speeds higher than 17mph? :innocent:





;)

It's maaaaybe two miles down the road. Riding literally anywhere else is going to rely on when we're comfortable with public restrooms. Which may be a while.

bampilot06 05-13-20 06:59 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21473500)
Yup. That's how my boy learned - the tricycle taught him how to pedal, the balance bike taught him balance. Putting them together was easy when the time came.


Thats how I plan on teaching my daughter. Trying to get the wife on board with the balance bike, she doesnít think itís necessary.

kissTheApex 05-13-20 07:07 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 21470184)
Thank you all. No news yet. Mom sounded better.

good to hear!


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21472172)
My wife and I met a guy at a small town convenience store yesterday on our ride. He was changing a flat tire on his truck and we struck up a conversation. Turns out, he had driven 60 miles to do a gravel race course up our way. We had a common acquaintance, so when we got home, my wife told our acquaintance friend that we had met this guy, blah, blah, blah.

Our friend said the guy had gone out on his bike later that afternoon and got hit by a truck and was life-flighted to a trauma center in Springfield, IL. Multiple broken bones.

Be careful out there.

:(

WhyFi 05-13-20 07:14 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21473514)
Thats how I plan on teaching my daughter. Trying to get the wife on board with the balance bike, she doesnít think itís necessary.

I wanted to get my boy a regular kid's bike and just pull out the crankset to let him use it as a balance bike until he was ready. The wife fell in love with a balance bike that she saw at a shop, though, so that was that.

WhyFi 05-13-20 07:17 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21473505)
It's maaaaybe two miles down the road. Riding literally anywhere else is going to rely on when we're comfortable with public restrooms. Which may be a while.

Do y'all go on that long of rides? Or just small bladders? Even when I go out for 5-6 hours, I rarely use a restroom.

Or are you talking about driving to a remote ride start? I rarely do that, but I could see the bathrooms being more important in that event.

bampilot06 05-13-20 07:47 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21473551)
Do y'all go on that long of rides? Or just small bladders? Even when I go out for 5-6 hours, I rarely use a restroom.

Or are you talking about driving to a remote ride start? I rarely do that, but I could see the bathrooms being more important in that event.


Tooooo much pre hydration.

ls01 05-13-20 08:03 PM

Pops is getting a couple of new stents tomorrow. His bypasses are blocked. And he did have a "silent " ( their term) heart attack.

Thank you for all the kind words.

LAJ 05-13-20 08:32 PM


Originally Posted by Heathpack (Post 21472885)
My 11am appointment was a recheck exam on a conservatively-managed spinal fractures in a little dog who was attacked by a pit bull 2 weeks ago. Several cervical vertebral fractures, all non-displaced, bite wounds, and a spinal injury which left the little dog unable to walk in all four limbs. Owners could no afford to do all the fancy stuff but honestly from the xrays I was pretty sure this dog would get better with meds and nursing care. Yay, today she's back up and walking (unsteadily) and looks great.

Best part of the story though is the owners WALKED five miles carrying the dog to bring her in for her recheck. They are out of work and have no car. But they have feet and feet got the job done.

:love:

Awesome, awesome, awesome. Good people doing their best. Nice stuff, and good work Heathpack

seedsbelize 05-14-20 04:27 AM

A first, in my short time here. No new posts since 8:30 last night. Everybody must've been watching The Waltons

Bah Humbug 05-14-20 04:30 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21473551)
Do y'all go on that long of rides? Or just small bladders? Even when I go out for 5-6 hours, I rarely use a restroom.

Or are you talking about driving to a remote ride start? I rarely do that, but I could see the bathrooms being more important in that event.

AG yes, but even for me there's the problem that morning coffee + pre=hydration = sudden high-volume pee within an hour. Waiting until after it at home pushes the start out too late for the local climate. And yes, driving to a start is the kicker; 45' each way to either the big open roads we usually ride up north or the light gravel to the south. Even me so wouldn't want to do that without a bathroom break.

Bah Humbug 05-14-20 04:32 AM

And while there are longer in-town rides that could done in theory (and people still do), road debris and traffic have made them unpleased Russian roulette affairs. The last time we did that was when AG got the 3" nail through her rim, and she finally believed me about what a bad idea the route was.

datlas 05-14-20 04:45 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21474035)
AG yes, but even for me there's the problem that morning coffee + pre=hydration = sudden high-volume pee within an hour. Waiting until after it at home pushes the start out too late for the local climate. And yes, driving to a start is the kicker; 45' each way to either the big open roads we usually ride up north or the light gravel to the south. Even me so wouldn't want to do that without a bathroom break.

Canít you guys just go behind a tree like most people??

Trsnrtr 05-14-20 05:39 AM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 21473663)
Pops is getting a couple of new stents tomorrow. His bypasses are blocked. And he did have a "silent " ( their term) heart attack.

Thank you for all the kind words.

Good luck to Pops.


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...326bc60874.jpg

Trsnrtr 05-14-20 05:43 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21474035)
AG yes, but even for me there's the problem that morning coffee + pre=hydration = sudden high-volume pee within an hour. Waiting until after it at home pushes the start out too late for the local climate. And yes, driving to a start is the kicker; 45' each way to either the big open roads we usually ride up north or the light gravel to the south. Even me so wouldn't want to do that without a bathroom break.

Yes, all of that plus medical complications.

Trsnrtr 05-14-20 05:46 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21474048)
Canít you guys just go behind a tree like most people??

I figure I must be part raccoon because Iíve peed and pooped in more cornfields than the average ringtail bandit.

Velo Vol 05-14-20 05:48 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21473626)
Tooooo much pre hydration.

Precise pre-hydration is difficult to master on warmer days.

Lemond1985 05-14-20 05:52 AM

Before a ride on a hot day, I rate my pre-existing thirst on a level of 1-10, and then take a corresponding number of gulps of water from the sink / hose.


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