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Bah Humbug 08-21-22 10:05 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22617729)
Don't you hate it when this happens?
Wordle 428 X/6

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That's why you use the Hummie strategy.

Mojo31 08-21-22 10:20 AM


Originally Posted by t2p (Post 22617689)
I've been disappointed in Pirelli - and Michelin better but still not great

Yokohama at one point ok - maybe as good as Michelin but less expensive (at the time had 20" tires)

currently on Continental - maybe not the grip and performance (cornering/turn-in/etc) of some of the other available tires (?) - but road noise is low and the wear appears to be good

I really like the Pilot Sports, but last change couldn't get them. On Contis now, and so far they've been good. She runs 265/40 - 21 and 295/35 - 21, so race car tires.

Mojo31 08-21-22 10:24 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22617771)
That's why you use the Hummie strategy.

And what is that strategy?

Bah Humbug 08-21-22 10:39 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22617796)
And what is that strategy?

So... not going to spoil today's. Let's say the solution is "CONED" but you missed the first letter. Because it could be CONED, BONED, TONED, ZONED, or HONED, you guess BATHE and wipe out a bunch of options at once instead of guessing one by one and failing.

datlas 08-21-22 10:50 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22617769)
I'm sure some here will have jokes, but AG suggested we start doing pilates (at the place where I did PT, actually) and demand if I wasn't moving better after that than I have since some time before the crash.

If you want to weasel out of it, let her know you are very excited about all the eye candy. :innocent:

Trsnrtr 08-21-22 10:57 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22617664)
In Belize they hold the coconut in their palm while opening it with a machete. Cacao pods too. Those people are one with their machetes. Once I sliced the toe of my rubber boot ear to ear and didn't touch my foot.

When I was a ute, I mowed 7 yards for cash and one day, I mowed over my foot and sliced the top of the shoe open like a tin of cat food. Never touched the sock. There was like this big leather tongue flopping when I walked. My dad knew immediately what I'd done but just shook his head.

Mojo31 08-21-22 11:04 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22617822)
If you want to weasel out of it, let her know you are very excited about all the eye candy. :innocent:

My wife has asked me to go to yoga with her. But, there's no eye candy at our age. 😒


Other than her, of course

Bah Humbug 08-21-22 11:06 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22617822)
If you want to weasel out of it, let her know you are very excited about all the eye candy. :innocent:

Private class, just the two of us and the instructor. It's three machines on the side of the PT studio and private sessions only.

datlas 08-21-22 11:24 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22617839)
Private class, just the two of us and the instructor. It's three machines on the side of the PT studio and private sessions only.

In that case, you may have to take one for the team and do your spousal duty.

BillyD 08-21-22 12:10 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22617660)
Did you buy a house with a postage stamp yard? Or no yard?

Quarter acre. I’m still keeping my big mower, no matter what LSS says. Grass is insidious.

MoAlpha 08-21-22 12:27 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22617822)
If you want to weasel out of it, let her know you are very excited about all the eye candy. :innocent:

I do wonder why LSS keeps asking me to come to the neighborhood pool with her.

In other news, I set a PR for changing a rear shift cable on the R3 today. It was like interventional radiology snaking all that housing liner.

Koyote 08-21-22 12:33 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22617814)
So... not going to spoil today's. Let's say the solution is "CONED" but you missed the first letter. Because it could be CONED, BONED, TONED, ZONED, or HONED, you guess BATHE and wipe out a bunch of options at once instead of guessing one by one and failing.

Very clever solution, but adds a layer of complexity that I cannot muster while drinking my morning coffee.

Bah Humbug 08-21-22 01:26 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22617863)
In that case, you may have to take one for the team and do your spousal duty.

Oh, no, my point was it made me move better than ever before. Boring but effective.

Bah Humbug 08-21-22 01:32 PM


Originally Posted by Koyote (Post 22617952)
Very clever solution, but adds a layer of complexity that I cannot muster while drinking my morning coffee.

I go slowly because of screwing a few up during coffee.

big john 08-21-22 01:49 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22617945)
I do wonder why LSS keeps asking me to come to the neighborhood pool with her.

In other news, I set a PR for changing a rear shift cable on the R3 today. It was like interventional radiology snaking all that housing liner.

Gotta love doctor analogies.

big john 08-21-22 02:03 PM

Took the mountain bike and rode the streets 5 miles to the dam and park. Lots of dirt to play around in. On the way home on a residential street a dog started chasing me. Usually just speed up and they cool it. Not this dufus. I kept thinking he would quit until I was going about as fast as I could make the fat tires spin. Finally realized how stupid I was and shouted "NO" and he backed off.

If I was on the road bike I would have dropped him.:p

Mojo31 08-21-22 02:44 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22618018)
Gotta love doctor analogies.

As a victim of such interventional radiology snaking in the past, I am not amused.

Mojo31 08-21-22 02:46 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22617945)
I do wonder why LSS keeps asking me to come to the neighborhood pool with her.

In other news, I set a PR for changing a rear shift cable on the R3 today. It was like interventional radiology snaking all that housing liner.

To pay the snack bar tab prolly.

genejockey 08-21-22 03:11 PM

Speaking of eye candy, there seem to be A LOT of women out there riding today. I ended up following two different women for about a mile each, because each time we were on a road with lots of passing cars and they were going the same speed as me. I hung back three or so bike lengths, then passed when the traffic allowed and the gradient changed to something more favorable for someone with my mass and surface to volume ratio. I swear I wasn't creepily hanging out behind the fit young women scoping them out. Well, honestly, I can't say how THEY felt about it.

Great day for riding, mostly. there seemed to be not a lot of wind mostly, till I got to the North end of Canada Rd, and then it was horrendous. The LItespeed, which is one of my more wind-stable bikes kept getting blown around, and on what is normally a no-brakes descent I had to keep my speed down to feel like I wasn't gonna get blown off the road or across into oncoming traffic! But for most of the ride, the winds were either favorable or absent.

Mojo31 08-21-22 03:58 PM

Sounds like you threw away an opportunity. :innocent:

datlas 08-21-22 04:17 PM

I wonder if I should go ride a mile to get top spot on the leaderboard. I may have to settle for 2nd and KOM.

datlas 08-21-22 04:20 PM

I recently found out a local ophthalmologist is a road cyclist, so I invited her to our Sunday ride. She rode safely and seemed to enjoy the experience. She has a Wilier that is tiny. I guessed its size as a 48 and I was right! Maybe I can get one of those circus sideshow jobs….guess your frame size. Or not.

MoAlpha 08-21-22 04:21 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22618064)
As a victim of such interventional radiology snaking in the past, I am not amused.

I hope those overpaid mofos and their catheters are ready when I throw my clot!

Mojo31 08-21-22 04:36 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22618179)
I hope those overpaid mofos and their catheters are ready when I throw my clot!

I'm glad they are there, trust me.

Just not much fun to hang with when you are the talk of the table.

2manybikes 08-21-22 04:44 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22617477)

I hope he does not cough or sneeze while doing that,


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