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seedsbelize2 07-28-22 12:57 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22590570)
The previous house I lived in for 16 years was a little like that. In the hills outside the city limits with an absurdly steep driveway. Never a loud party and never any fireworks in the 16 years I was there. Never any solicitors! We get that now and I do not approve of anyone opening the gate and banging on my door to try and sell me some crap or ask for a donation.

We got the Jehovah's witnesses once. I told them I was a Buddhist, and was happy to talk with them about it. Never came back.

seedsbelize2 07-28-22 12:58 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22590490)
Fun job of the day: riding in the back of a pickup truck that's driving down some Belgian 2-lane blacktop and photographing race cars.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wD3...hannel=GTWorld

I really don't get the race car thing. Me and Velo Vol

big john 07-28-22 01:17 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22590724)
We got the Jehovah's witnesses once. I told them I was a Buddhist, and was happy to talk with them about it. Never came back.

We get them here from time to time but it's mostly people trying to sell something for the homeowner.I tell them I rent and that usually makes them leave but sometimes they want the owner's number. Ballsy.
The ones that come to ask for donations while I am eating can go pound sand.

BillyD 07-28-22 01:20 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22590514)
It's the kinda funny that's funny for the joker but not the jokee, so still kinda a shower-totey thing to say to someone you don't have a rapport with.

I suppose. Whatever. If *I* were the jokee I'm pretty sure I'd laugh along with him, because at its root it's funny. But that's just me.

Mojo31 07-28-22 01:21 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22590724)
We got the Jehovah's witnesses once. I told them I was a Buddhist, and was happy to talk with them about it. Never came back.

Back in my yute, I had some sort of missionaries (white shirts, skinny black tie types) stop by the house one Saturday morning. I had thrown a St. Patrick's day party the night before and had the remains of a keg of green beer to finish off. I told them they could come in and preach, but they had to help me finish off the keg.

They left.

Bah Humbug 07-28-22 01:21 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22590724)
We got the Jehovah's witnesses once. I told them I was a Buddhist, and was happy to talk with them about it. Never came back.

If I knew they were coming I'd draw a pentagram on my chest in ketchup and open the praising my dark lord for sending me a new sacrifice.

datlas 07-28-22 01:21 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22590724)
We got the Jehovah's witnesses once. I told them I was a Buddhist, and was happy to talk with them about it. Never came back.

What about the Mormons??

Mojo31 07-28-22 01:24 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22590726)
I really don't get the race car thing. Me and Velo Vol

I'm a big fan of certain types of racing, particularly F1 and IMSA sports car classes.

I'm a bigger fan of driving on the track. Once you get a taste of driving flat out without law enforcement concerns or getting sued for hitting someone, it is addicting. It is very challenging to stay on the racing line on a track lap after lap. It's fun.

Even more fun if you don't have to pay for it.

big john 07-28-22 01:24 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22590649)
Yes it HAS plastic side panels. So zero rust is visible. But I am sure there is lots of rust in the floor and underbody. Sad.

https://www.motorbiscuit.com/wp-cont...-Porsche-5.jpg

Bah Humbug 07-28-22 01:28 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22590710)
Chicago Cutlery. We're vegetarians. We need something to slice tomatoes without difficulty. And pineapples. And dense bread.

So that's a fairly cheap brand.

Tomatoes and pineapples are separate kinds of challenging. Tomatoes require a sharp but toothy edge to cut the skin without crushing the flesh but also not skid along the skin. Pineapples, by contrast, have very tough skin that chews up sharp edges pretty quickly. That'll take frequent sharpening to handle both well.

datlas 07-28-22 01:29 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22590769)



https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2fa5a6235.jpeg

Eric F 07-28-22 01:29 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22590769)

That'll buff out.

big john 07-28-22 01:44 PM

They can look good on the outside but underneath...
https://i.imgur.com/qkrLR0h.jpg
https://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.0...Fk&pid=Api&P=0
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/MkbaVm6XI3Q/maxresdefault.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/7EmYC8y.jpg

Mojo31 07-28-22 01:51 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22590769)


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22590780)
That'll buff out.

Patina, baby. It's all the rage these days.

t2p 07-28-22 01:59 PM

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0e347ee62.jpeg

Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22590586)
Lordy, I remember those. The "no rust-through" rule often weighed heavily on any car older than about 10 years, and often took out cars that were otherwise mechanically fine. It was quite a revelation when I moved to New York, which had inspections but allowed rust-through. I once saw a Chevy Vega with front fenders so destroyed by rust they were more like suggestions of the original shape, than actual fenders.

I recall the Vega

a neighbor owned a large service station / body shop - worked there a number of years (on and off) teen age years

Vega rusted quickly - and they burned oil (also quickly lol)

terrible car ... it was a dead heat between the Vega ... Pinto ... and later the Aspen/Volare for the worst car of the decade ... (or all time)

but one guy back in the day - from datlas neck-of-the-woods (Malvern PA) put the Vega on the map in a different way ... pic attached

genejockey 07-28-22 02:03 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22590804)
Patina, baby. It's all the rage these days.

In vintage watch collecting, "patina" is one of those things that collectors of Swiss watches seem to go for. "Look at that lovely patina!" they'll coo about a dial anyone else would say is shot.

Collectors of American watches prefer readable dials, and in fact BITD, having your dial redone when your watch was in for service was a big enough business that there were a number of businesses that did that, with the proper dies for the printing. I think one of them only recently closed, after many decades in business. Better than that, though, are NOS dials, which appear on Ebay every so often. I've replaced a couple with those, and it makes the watch look great. But even a careful washing of the dial is usually a big improvement. But, for collectors of Omegas, Rolexes (Roleces?) etc. that's streng verboten.

t2p 07-28-22 02:05 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22590767)
I'm a big fan of certain types of racing, particularly F1 and IMSA sports car classes.

I'm a bigger fan of driving on the track. Once you get a taste of driving flat out without law enforcement concerns or getting sued for hitting someone, it is addicting. It is very challenging to stay on the racing line on a track lap after lap. It's fun.

Even more fun if you don't have to pay for it.

at one time we would attend one or two open wheel ('Indy') car races a year - and one year / late 80's I saw my one-and-only F1 race ... awesome .... (the circuit/track not so much - but still great) ... so I got to see Ayrton Senna race and in person

genejockey 07-28-22 02:07 PM


Originally Posted by t2p (Post 22590814)
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0e347ee62.jpeg


I recall the Vega

a neighbor owned a large service station / body shop - worked there a number of years (on and off) teen age years

Vega rusted quickly - and they burned oil (also quickly lol)

terrible car ... it was a dead heat between the Vega ... Pinto ... and later the Aspen/Volare for the worst car of the decade ... (or all time)

but one guy back in the day - from datlas neck-of-the-woods (Malvern PA) put the Vega on the map in a different way ... pic attached

My sister had '71 Pinto. It was really damn basic, but it got you from place to place, though not very quickly. She lived in Southern PA and then Northern Virginia, so I don't think it dissolved as quickly as they might have in more Northern climes.

Mojo31 07-28-22 02:26 PM

RCAOTD

https://live.staticflickr.com/1714/2...7914899d_h.jpg

genejockey 07-28-22 02:27 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22590854)

Porsche-Adjacent AOTD?

Mojo31 07-28-22 02:38 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22590857)
Porsche-Adjacent AOTD?

Kissing cousins.

bampilot06 07-28-22 02:40 PM

Today the heat wore me out. Started super strong and out of no where I started failing. Average power the first 80 miles was 210, after that it dropped pretty dramatically til 168. Also couldnít seem to get comfortable.

At a stop light I unclipped and my leg went into an instant cramp mode, the whole leg from by buttock to my ankle.

Mojo31 07-28-22 02:48 PM

Crazy crashiness in the girls' race today.

bampilot06 07-28-22 02:50 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22590884)
Crazy crashiness in the girls' race today.


I picked a random one to follow. She didnít crash.

seedsbelize2 07-28-22 02:58 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22590759)
What about the Mormons??

I see them in the streets very rarely. One or two 17 year old elders


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