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seedsbelize 08-06-21 10:17 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22173396)
We have a peach tree. It produces juicy and super-sweet fruit, somewhere around 25 pounds or so. However it's only good fruit for about 1 week, and I am askeered that it will happen the week we are away in LA.

Are they all that big? Or just the one?

datlas 08-06-21 10:22 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 22173520)
Are they all that big? Or just the one?

I meant we get about 25 pounds (maybe more?) of peaches from the one tree.

LesterOfPuppets 08-06-21 10:32 AM

Bailer has been constructed and stowed. Pretty much fake lake ready. I still really want to get a centerboard uphaul though.


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5415407da0.jpg

big john 08-06-21 10:34 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22173499)
We might, but neither mrs datlas nor I are big into celebrities OR shopping, so maybe not. Main goal is to get daughter #2 into her dorm and set up. I do plan to get in some cycling and mrs datlas is a culture vulture so we will have to see some museums etc., but we are there for 8 days so I am guessing we will also do some other "touristy" things, covid19 permitting.

I recommend The Getty. Search (getty.edu)

datlas 08-06-21 10:43 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22173547)
I recommend The Getty. Search (getty.edu)

Yes, it's on the "to do" list.

BillyD 08-06-21 10:52 AM

RIP J.R. Richard

BillyD 08-06-21 10:57 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22173334)
First order of business is getting the bike, which is in Sherman Oaks.

Drop by and say hello to Dre and Rainbow Johnson while you're in town.

datlas 08-06-21 11:01 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22173584)
Drop by and say hello to Dre and Rainbow Johnson while you're in town.

I don't know. Here is something that popped up on a search:

​​​​​​Dre is a paranoid person, he has weapons, such as nunchucks, machetes, and switchblade stashed in his house.

Velo Vol 08-06-21 11:11 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22173499)
We might, but neither mrs datlas nor I are big into celebrities OR shopping, so maybe not. Main goal is to get daughter #2 into her dorm and set up. I do plan to get in some cycling and mrs datlas is a culture vulture so we will have to see some museums etc., but we are there for 8 days so I am guessing we will also do some other "touristy" things, covid19 permitting.

I'd think you'd spend a minimum of two days on Rodeo Drive.

Velo Vol 08-06-21 11:13 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22173540)
Pretty much fake lake ready.

So you say.

datlas 08-06-21 11:24 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22173600)
I'd think you'd spend a minimum of two days on Rodeo Drive.

I think not, mousie.

When daughter #2 said she wanted to go to USC, I told her to think twice, that there was a chance she would feel like Holden Caulfield and that most of the people in LA are a bunch of shallow phonies. I hope I am wrong but on a certain level I think I could be right.

datlas 08-06-21 11:26 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22173611)
I think not, mousie.

When daughter #2 said she wanted to go to USC, I told her to think twice, that there was a chance she would feel like Holden Caulfield and that most of the people in LA are a bunch of shallow phonies. I hope I am wrong but on a certain level I think I could be right.

Fun Fact:

Pencey Prep is loosely based on Valley Forge Military Academy which is quite close to me in Wayne, PA.

Velo Vol 08-06-21 11:29 AM

Posted for the getaway photo. #CyclingContent


LesterOfPuppets 08-06-21 11:32 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22173602)
So you say.

Guess I need to get tags on the trailer...

Mojo31 08-06-21 11:44 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22173588)
I don't know. Here is something that popped up on a search:

​​​​​​Dre is a paranoid person, he has weapons, such as nunchucks, machetes, and switchblade stashed in his house.

If you want a good restaurant idea, check out this place: TheGrill-BH-DinnerMenu_04_20.pdf (thegrillonthealley.com)

I know you are not a meat eater, but they have green stuff as well.

When we went there for dinner one night, Michael J. Fox was at the table next to ours. No, we did not try to talk to him or ask for an autograph, nor did anyone else that we saw.

Mojo31 08-06-21 11:46 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22173540)
Bailer has been constructed and stowed. Pretty much fake lake ready. I still really want to get a centerboard uphaul though.


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5415407da0.jpg

I see you went high tech. ;)

Does the centerboard pivot? If so, an uphaul may take a bunch of space down the center of the cockpit where you will be sitting.

BillyD 08-06-21 11:52 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22173588)
I don't know. Here is something that popped up on a search:

​​​​​​Dre is a paranoid person, he has weapons, such as nunchucks, machetes, and switchblade stashed in his house.

That doesn’t mean they’re not friendly. :roflmao2:


That is from one particular episode in the sitcom regarding Dre’s overreaction to possible home invasion.

Velo Vol 08-06-21 12:06 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22173625)
Guess I need to get tags on the trailer...

A reader could not ascertain status of boat from posted picture.

Velo Vol 08-06-21 12:07 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22173611)
I hope I am wrong but on a certain level I think I could be right.

Fake people, fake lakes.

LesterOfPuppets 08-06-21 01:46 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22173650)
I see you went high tech. ;)

Does the centerboard pivot? If so, an uphaul may take a bunch of space down the center of the cockpit where you will be sitting.

Yeah it pivots. I think when I have crew, once underway I'd undo the shackle from the centerboard attachment point, and stow the line up under the foredeck

As for hardware I think I could get by with a block mounted to frame 1 a little off center to help keep the line out of the way when stepping the mast, maybe a fairlead on frame 2 to really help keep the line clear. Also a cam cleat on frame 2.

in this and prior pic the centerboard is partially deployed, resting on a crossmember of the trailer.

Maybe I'll post to a Flits Facebook group and see if an English speaker can offer tips

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3be6f04da5.jpg

BillyD 08-06-21 01:52 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22173478)
That thing is NEVER going to leave. I believe it has a home under our outdoor shed.

You need to borrow my doggie for a week or so. Venus has zero tolerance for any critters visiting her property and has run off several critters since I've had her. Her M.O. is usually to harass them until they realize it's not worth living under stressful conditions. She has an extremely sensitive nose and once she detects a critter in the vicinity, every time she's out in the yard she will hound them endlessly, pacing back and forth near their burrow under the shed or the wood pile, searching for a way to get in, until one day they just move out, possibly after a nervous breakdown. :lol:

She has no kills yet, although on this occasion pictured here she was so excited by the fresh scent in the air she ran right past him before she saw him, and the lucky groundhog managed to safely get back to his hole under the shed. He either left town or died of a heart attack in that hole because I never saw any evidence of him again. :lol:


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2ddfb597a.jpeg

Velo Vol 08-06-21 01:57 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22173838)
I think when I have crew

How many people?

datlas 08-06-21 02:14 PM

I am still doing some telemedicine visits. It's easiest to do it using FaceTime. I am shocked by how many of my patients think "FaceTime" is a generic term for any video chat on any device. So many of them say to contact them with FaceTime but they have an Android device (which requires a different app to do telemedicine).

Velo Vol 08-06-21 02:16 PM

I've never FaceTimed.

LesterOfPuppets 08-06-21 02:18 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22173849)
How many people?

1 max crew, preferably fairly small, like a jockey :)


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