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indyfabz 07-26-22 11:00 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22588255)

:roflmao:The girl with colitis goes buy." Never heard of that one before.

I did know about "Blinded by the Light." It's probably my favorite Bruce tune. It's the first track on his first ever album.

datlas 07-26-22 11:07 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22588274)
:roflmao:The girl with colitis goes buy." Never heard of that one before.

I did know about "Blinded by the Light." It's probably my favorite Bruce tune. It's the first track on his first ever album.

Oh, there is a whole list of funny misheard song lyrics.

rjones28 07-26-22 11:45 AM


Originally Posted by gnome (Post 22587802)
****. At least the water is not too deep. Drying and sorting the boxes of spare spokes will be a right PITA

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...810a94323.jpeg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...cd33daf35.jpeg

:(

genejockey 07-26-22 11:46 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22588278)
Oh, there is a whole list of funny misheard song lyrics.

There is, in fact a whole website dedicated to them - kissthisguy.com.

rjones28 07-26-22 11:49 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22587864)
Construction machine pic of the day. I think it mills down tarmac in advance of paving, can anyone confirm??


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7a11c4b35.jpeg

Yup.

Action shot on Rue du rjones28 circa 2016.
https://scontent-ord5-1.xx.fbcdn.net...Tw&oe=63061399

Bah Humbug 07-26-22 11:51 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22588274)
:roflmao:The girl with colitis goes buy." Never heard of that one before.

That one made it into The Nanny way back in the day...

datlas 07-26-22 12:06 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22588323)
There is, in fact a whole website dedicated to them - kissthisguy.com.

There used to be a jumptheshark.com site, but it jumped the shark. Sad.

genejockey 07-26-22 12:12 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22588329)
Yup.

Action shot on Rue du rjones28 circa 2016.
https://scontent-ord5-1.xx.fbcdn.net...Tw&oe=63061399

Boy, I'll bet that's nice and quiet.

Trsnrtr 07-26-22 12:41 PM

I know about roto-mill machines intimately. And, I don't miss them one iota,

If ever there was a machine designed to beat itself to death, a cold milling machine is it.

seedsbelize2 07-26-22 01:01 PM

The smile begins forming about a km out of Tixkokob, on the way back in. I don't remember experiencing this in the past. I arrived home to find three Amazon packages in my hammock, and I hadn't yet made it to the shower before I heard the first peals of thunder. 16mm Velox rim tape, 2 rolls. 1pr Giro Bravo gloves, red. 1 pr shorts, Qualidyne. 1 Cygolite Hotshot taillight. 1 wheel marking gage--an economically priced one, with two extra wheels. Mr. Pen brand. I will pick up two more packages in Merida tomorrow, at the DHL drop-off point. I'm still awaiting a jersey, for sure, and there might be something I've forgotten. I'm going through a phase, apparently. Getting back into serious cycling after three years off.
:bday:

2manybikes 07-26-22 01:26 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22586803)
When riding alone, how far are you comfortable riding from your starting point (whether home, parking spot, or other)? Curious not about ride distance, but the amount of miles you would have to cover to get from your farthest point out back to your starting point.

My favorite ride is an out and back of 120 miles. 60 back is (was) typical for me. I did 154 (75 to get home) a couple of years ago. That was awesome.
I've been doing this for decades, I have learned where the food and drink stops are, the clean bathrooms, what tools to bring, to always bring an extra light system, to bring a rain jacket, to check the weather channel the night before and the morning of the ride. I learned how to change a flat in the dark at 20 degrees 50 miles away. To have a pump and an inflator too.
Learning lots of details makes for a relaxing, more fun ride. It's kind of like me riding the biggest hill I can find, then the other hills, I know I can make. etc. etc. The point is not to brag, but to say how much nicer it is when you have all the potential problems worked out before the ride. Over time I have also worked out all the comfort problems too.

big john 07-26-22 02:53 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22588274)
:roflmao:The girl with colitis goes buy." Never heard of that one before.

I did know about "Blinded by the Light." It's probably my favorite Bruce tune. It's the first track on his first ever album.

"There's a bathroom on the right" is a good one. Or Alicia Keyes: "concrete jungle wet dream tomato" Or "who wants tacos" or "peeing in the river" by Peter Gabriel.

Eric F 07-26-22 03:26 PM

Last softball game for my daughter today - the final period on the last sentence of a 10-year-long chapter of our lives. We're both still wrapping our heads around the fact that it's over. We wish the end was a little sweeter, and the team had a stronger finish in their final tournament, but there is some relief. She has been playing through fatigue and pain for weeks, and gave it every bit she could until the last out. We've both had a ton of fun, made a lot of great memories, and met a lot of wonderful people. She might play again in the future. She might not. I could see her getting into coaching. I'm thankful for having a front row seat to her amazing journey.

big john 07-26-22 03:30 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22588527)
Last softball game for my daughter today - the final period on the last sentence of a 10-year-long chapter of our lives. We're both still wrapping our heads around the fact that it's over. We wish the end was a little sweeter, and the team had a stronger finish in their final tournament, but there is some relief. She has been playing through fatigue and pain for weeks, and gave it every bit she could until the last out. We've both had a ton of fun, made a lot of great memories, and met a lot of wonderful people. She might play again in the future. She might not. I could see her getting into coaching. I'm thankful for having a front row seat to her amazing journey.

Seems like it's a little sad for you.

Eric F 07-26-22 03:43 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22588532)
Seems like it's a little sad for you.

Maybe more than a little - for both of us. We are saying goodbye to a lifestyle that has been the dominant force in our family schedule for 10 years. While I'm very excited for the next step in her journey (University of Oregon), I'm definitely going to miss the joy of watching her play her sport, which has included competing with and against some of the best players in the country. I've been at every single one of her games (approx. 800) since she started playing the sport at 8yo, almost every team practice, countless hours of her and I working together on our own, and 10's of thousands of miles in the car together. Tons and tons of wonderful memories. From today forward, everything is different. I gotta figure out if my wife and I still like each other. After all, I'm probably going to be lurking around her house a lot more.

Eric F 07-26-22 03:46 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22588274)
:roflmao:The girl with colitis goes buy." Never heard of that one before.

I did know about "Blinded by the Light." It's probably my favorite Bruce tune. It's the first track on his first ever album.

"Michelle. My belle. Someday monkey won't play piano song. Play piano song"

- The Beatles

big john 07-26-22 03:57 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22588542)
Maybe more than a little - for both of us. We are saying goodbye to a lifestyle that has been the dominant force in our family schedule for 10 years. While I'm very excited for the next step in her journey (University of Oregon), I'm definitely going to miss the joy of watching her play her sport, which has included competing with and against some of the best players in the country. I've been at every single one of her games (approx. 800) since she started playing the sport at 8yo, almost every team practice, countless hours of her and I working together on our own, and 10's of thousands of miles in the car together. Tons and tons of wonderful memories. From today forward, everything is different. I gotta figure out if my wife and I still like each other. After all, I'm probably going to be lurking around her house a lot more.

Maybe riding a bike can fill some of the void.;)

Mojo31 07-26-22 03:59 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22588542)
Maybe more than a little - for both of us. We are saying goodbye to a lifestyle that has been the dominant force in our family schedule for 10 years. While I'm very excited for the next step in her journey (University of Oregon), I'm definitely going to miss the joy of watching her play her sport, which has included competing with and against some of the best players in the country. I've been at every single one of her games (approx. 800) since she started playing the sport at 8yo, almost every team practice, countless hours of her and I working together on our own, and 10's of thousands of miles in the car together. Tons and tons of wonderful memories. From today forward, everything is different. I gotta figure out if my wife and I still like each other. After all, I'm probably going to be lurking around her house a lot more.

Went through similar feelings when my daughter graduated high school. It'll take some adjusting. But, it is kind of freeing as well. You'll still get your time with your girl through father/daughter weekends and the like. You'll still be coaching her through school strategies and then job and life strategies. It's kind of fun to shift from the parent/child relationship to adult parent/adult child relationship.

Plus, when they've all flown the coup, it'll clothing optional at your wife's house!

Eric F 07-26-22 04:00 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22588560)
Maybe riding a bike can fill some of the void.;)

That's at the top of my list...which I hope to activate very soon. I also have a woodshop that I need to finish building out. I could also get back to playing music. I have things to do.

Eric F 07-26-22 04:04 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22588564)
Went through similar feelings when my daughter graduated high school. It'll take some adjusting. But, it is kind of freeing as well. You'll still get your time with your girl through father/daughter weekends and the like. You'll still be coaching her through school strategies and then job and life strategies. It's kind of fun to shift from the parent/child relationship to adult parent/adult child relationship.

Plus, when they've all flown the coup, it'll clothing optional at your wife's house!

I'm enjoying the adult/adult relationship with my older daughter, for sure. Speaking of her, she's due with my first grandkid in Nov. I predict weekend afternoon naps on the couch with the aforementioned little one.

Is going clothing optional an effective way to remind one's spouse that it's also your house?

big john 07-26-22 04:08 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22588567)
That's at the top of my list...which I hope to activate very soon. I also have a woodshop that I need to finish building out. I could also get back to playing music. I have things to do.

You still working?

Eric F 07-26-22 04:10 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22588573)
You still working?

Yes. The University of Oregon isn't free. ;)

MoAlpha 07-26-22 04:16 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22588542)
Maybe more than a little - for both of us. We are saying goodbye to a lifestyle that has been the dominant force in our family schedule for 10 years. While I'm very excited for the next step in her journey (University of Oregon), I'm definitely going to miss the joy of watching her play her sport, which has included competing with and against some of the best players in the country. I've been at every single one of her games (approx. 800) since she started playing the sport at 8yo, almost every team practice, countless hours of her and I working together on our own, and 10's of thousands of miles in the car together. Tons and tons of wonderful memories. From today forward, everything is different. I gotta figure out if my wife and I still like each other. After all, I'm probably going to be lurking around her house a lot more.

We have an only daughter with whom I was extremely close and involved. I was devastated when she went away to school, so much of my life was just over. Needless to say, my wife was pretty sad too, so we decided to take two weeks to go cruising that September, something we had never felt we could do before. It became a yearly tradition. The empty nest has its pleasures, like all of life’s phases, even if it lacks the incredible sweetness of having a daughter in the house. Enjoy the time and freedom, get to know your wife again, and be glad we’re in the era of text and video chat. Our kid graduated, spent a month at home and left the continent for seven straight years. Now she’s 3000 mi away in Seattle and has applied for a job in Norway. Fortunately, she’s generous with electronic contact.

LesterOfPuppets 07-26-22 05:09 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22588542)
Maybe more than a little - for both of us. We are saying goodbye to a lifestyle that has been the dominant force in our family schedule for 10 years. While I'm very excited for the next step in her journey (University of Oregon), I'm definitely going to miss the joy of watching her play her sport, which has included competing with and against some of the best players in the country. I've been at every single one of her games (approx. 800) since she started playing the sport at 8yo, almost every team practice, countless hours of her and I working together on our own, and 10's of thousands of miles in the car together. Tons and tons of wonderful memories. From today forward, everything is different. I gotta figure out if my wife and I still like each other. After all, I'm probably going to be lurking around her house a lot more.

Go Ducks!!!

indyfabz 07-26-22 06:08 PM

So this odd. AMC is airing “The Return of the Jedi”, only I’m getting an audio narration feed. Same was the case for “The Empire Strikes Back”, which ended a bit ago. All of my other channels are normal.


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