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Velo Vol 08-13-21 11:02 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22183020)
Don't forget, once you get on the plane, grope the flight attendants, try to open the emergency door while in the air, and be obnoxious. That's the new normal.

Might not be wise given his travel companions.

I say he fake a medical emergency and have them land the plane. Think of the headlines.

LesterOfPuppets 08-13-21 11:05 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22183004)
datlas what's going to be your first tourist activity in SoCal?

Unfortunately not Greenblatt's Deli, RIP.

https://www.latimes.com/food/story/2...ne-final-taste

ksryder 08-13-21 11:08 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22182263)
I had kind of the opposite issue. I also couldn't read social cues, but instead of creeping girls out, I'd completely miss that they were interested in me. Mrs.GeneJockey got around it by being pretty obvious.

Same, and Mrs. Ksryder employed a similar strategy.

Now that I'm older I've had several moments where I suddenly recall some situation from my young and single days and realize "oh she was coming on to you" or even worse "oh that was a booty call". Feels bad, man.

phrantic09 08-13-21 11:10 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22182224)
I could camp. In a hotel. “Camp” means “country”; I could totally stay in a hotel in the country.

I'm camping in Vermont in late September for a gravel ride that Boswell is putting on, I'm sure it will be fine.


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22182309)
Camping at the Four Seasons is great any season of year.

I prefer the JW or any Autograph property.

indyfabz 08-13-21 11:19 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22182984)

Don't remember seeing much just before my face slammed into the sidewalk.

LesterOfPuppets 08-13-21 11:19 AM

Looks like the Powerhouse is closed now too, but it also looks like they ruined it by cleaning it up a few years ago anyways. RIP. When I last went in the early aughts it was still very gritty and had Milwaukee's Best on tap.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3bf9962ab4.jpg

Mojo31 08-13-21 11:20 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22183042)



I prefer the JW or any Autograph property.

I used the "Four Seasons" in that post to play on the words.

I've had some good experiences at Four Seasons properties, but only rarely stay in them since they are pretty spendy. We usually stay at Marriott properties and occasionally a Ritz Carlton which is part of the family. Gotta get those Bonvoy points!

Our last big trip was in August 2019, when we went to Anguilla for our 25th. Stayed for two weeks at the Four Seasons in a suite. That was really nice, although it was a huge splurge. Had I known I would lose about a third of my business less than a year later, I may not have done that.

Mojo31 08-13-21 11:22 AM


Originally Posted by ksryder (Post 22183038)
Same, and Mrs. Ksryder employed a similar strategy.

Now that I'm older I've had several moments where I suddenly recall some situation from my young and single days and realize "oh she was coming on to you" or even worse "oh that was a booty call". Feels bad, man.

Easy to look back and recall all the missed opportunities. If only I knew then what I know now. :cry:

phrantic09 08-13-21 11:23 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22183054)
I used the "Four Seasons" in that post to play on the words.

I've had some good experiences at Four Seasons properties, but only rarely stay in them since they are pretty spendy. We usually stay at Marriott properties and occasionally a Ritz Carlton which is part of the family. Gotta get those Bonvoy points!

Our last big trip was in August 2019, when we went to Anguilla for our 25th. Stayed for two weeks at the Four Seasons in a suite. That was really nice, although it was a huge splurge. Had I known I would lose about a third of my business less than a year later, I may not have done that.

Couple of years ago we went to Key Biscayne Ritz Carlton for a few nights. It was in October and we had a giant suite for a whopping $189 a night. Agree, I'm a slave to the points. Looking at a job prospect that may have me spending 60 nights a year on the road, will like the free nights that gets me.

Mojo31 08-13-21 11:23 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22183028)
Might not be wise given his travel companions.

I say he fake a medical emergency and have them land the plane. Think of the headlines.

Or just talk a little above normal level about his positive test just a few days earlier.

LesterOfPuppets 08-13-21 11:24 AM

Amoeba Records is still open, datlas ! If you haven't been to a gigantic record store in a while, you're in for a treat. Buy some fresh wax and ship it back east.

Amoeba Music
(323) 245-6400
https://maps.app.goo.gl/UVftjh5NvHL1Y5o17

Velo Vol 08-13-21 11:26 AM

I think datlas and big john should go for a bike ride here


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0e1517be9a.jpg

Mojo31 08-13-21 11:27 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22183059)
Couple of years ago we went to Key Biscayne Ritz Carlton for a few nights. It was in October and we had a giant suite for a whopping $189 a night. Agree, I'm a slave to the points. Looking at a job prospect that may have me spending 60 nights a year on the road, will like the free nights that gets me.

That's a great rate!

We were supposed to go on a sailing trip in the BVI a few years ago, but Hurricane Irma rolled through the week of the trip. We cancelled the sailing trip two days before we were supposed to fly out, and changed our destination to San Francisco since we had the time away already on the calendar. Since it was so last minute, we got a similarly great rate at the Ritz there. They have a nice product.

Bah Humbug 08-13-21 11:28 AM

Last ride in Boulder concluded. Sad.

Velo Vol 08-13-21 11:30 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22183062)
(323) 245-6400

Thanks.

SMH.

WhyFi 08-13-21 11:35 AM


Originally Posted by ksryder (Post 22183038)
Same, and Mrs. Ksryder employed a similar strategy.

Now that I'm older I've had several moments where I suddenly recall some situation from my young and single days and realize "oh she was coming on to you" or even worse "oh that was a booty call". Feels bad, man.

I've have some of those, but I wouldn't chalk it up to a general inability to read cues - I was just inexperienced/ignorant. There was one time that I deliberately "didn't pick up on" a booty call, though; she was one of three female roomies and a little too promiscuous for my sensibilities, at the time, so I thought it better to look oblivious than to be like, "nah, thanks though."

LAJ 08-13-21 11:35 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22183062)
Amoeba Records is still open, datlas ! If you haven't been to a gigantic record store in a while, you're in for a treat. Buy some fresh wax and ship it back east.

Amoeba Music
(323) 867-5309
https://maps.app.goo.gl/UVftjh5NvHL1Y5o17

Jenny answered and said they were expecting you.

WhyFi 08-13-21 11:44 AM

Ahead of the road trip, I got the oil changed yesterday. This morning, I noticed a fresh, pancake-sized oil spot on the garage floor when I backed out. :notamused:

I looked and didn't see any obvious source, but with the oil leak last year, one likely caused by over-tightening of the filter housing, it was grimy enough that it'd have to be really obvious. Anyway, took it back in to the shop and they say that it was a pinched oil filter housing gasket and that it should be all good, now.

Yeah, I'm not going to comfortable embarking on a 3k mile road trip with just that assurance, so Imma get under there and clean up the gunk, so that any new leaks will be a little more obvious, and then I'm going to keep some paper under the engine when it's in the garage, to make any drips obvious. *le sigh*

LesterOfPuppets 08-13-21 11:46 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22183088)
Jenny answered and said they were expecting you.

I bet she is!


LesterOfPuppets 08-13-21 11:47 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22183079)
Thanks.

SMH.

The phone # is a nice touch isn't it. Direct paste from the "Share" from Google Maps on my phone.

Mojo31 08-13-21 11:52 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22183104)
Ahead of the road trip, I got the oil changed yesterday. This morning, I noticed a fresh, pancake-sized oil spot on the garage floor when I backed out. :notamused:

I looked and didn't see any obvious source, but with the oil leak last year, one likely caused by over-tightening of the filter housing, it was grimy enough that it'd have to be really obvious. Anyway, took it back in to the shop and they say that it was a pinched oil filter housing gasket and that it should be all good, now.

Yeah, I'm not going to comfortable embarking on a 3k mile road trip with just that assurance, so Imma get under there and clean up the gunk, so that any new leaks will be a little more obvious, and then I'm going to keep some paper under the engine when it's in the garage, to make any drips obvious. *le sigh*

Pack a filter, wrench and quart for the trip just in case.

BillyD 08-13-21 12:02 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22183006)
I hope you made a playlist with lots of Beach Boys hits and made everyone listen to it!

My money is on him rocking endlessly to this piece. That straight-cut, conservative, brotherly love vibe he throws out doesn't fool me. :lol: :lol: :lol:


indyfabz 08-13-21 12:56 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22183088)
Jenny answered and said they were expecting you.

My first girlfriend's name was Jenny. That was back in '79. I still see her around on occasion, but she goes by Jennifer now.

big john 08-13-21 01:22 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22183067)
I think datlas and big john should go for a bike ride here


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0e1517be9a.jpg

I rode up to that spot earlier this year. Some fun riding if you like steep climbs but a lot of city riding to and from. And people, you better like lots of people.

big john 08-13-21 01:32 PM

I think his idea of climbing in the Santa Monica mountains is better.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...003c57a843.jpg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6a76dceb04.jpg


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