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datlas 08-27-22 02:15 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22625711)
Changed out my car battery that was dead today after 34 months. This is battery 3 for a 4.5 year old car. The thing was under warranty and it was free at the parts store where i got it. Not prorated, strange. Changed engine air filter on one car and got a cabin air filter* for the other. will install later since its been 13 months and 11,000 miles and still looks as clean as my colon. I'm storing it in the glove box so I can't miss it. **** big oil change. I saved $30 by doing it myself.

I wish I could find an independent shop but they don't exist around here. My dad had an auto repair shop which he started in August 1960 and my older brother is now running it. Independent shops are dinosaurs which is sad.


*SMFH

Phooey.

I am getting 10 years/battery on the Saturn so at 24 itís on its 3rd battery but that one I just got 3 years ago. We have LOTS of independent repair shops here, the dealers are a ripoff compared to the indie guys. We do take the Fit to the dealer still since occasional snags are covered under warranty.

big john 08-27-22 02:15 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22625965)
Never ask that of an Old. We're likely to launch into a long list of variously debilitating ailments.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...32f2769dc7.jpg

It might be easier to list what is right with us.

big john 08-27-22 02:18 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22625956)
Whatís wrong with you?

Since I had extra sitting around time I got worn out by two threads. Never have I seen dead horses beaten so severely.

MoAlpha 08-27-22 02:23 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22625949)
We had a good ride. It was a group of 10 riders and we are all roughly at the same fitness level, and reasonably organized. We did get yelled at by a driver in the opposite direction, we were riding two abreast, and he yelled ďSINGLE FILE *******S!!Ē He was obviously triggered.

The single file thing really sticks in peoplesí minds, even some of the people I ride with. We even got it from a cop over the loud-hailer once. By contrast, I rarely get yelled at for protecting my lane when Iím solo.

datlas 08-27-22 02:28 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22626016)
The single file thing really sticks in peoplesí minds, even some of the people I ride with. We even got it from a cop over the loud-hailer once. By contrast, I rarely get yelled at for protecting my lane when Iím solo.

The thing is, with a larger group itís EASIER and faster for a motorist to pass us when 2 abreast.

Sigh.

MoAlpha 08-27-22 02:57 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22626026)
The thing is, with a larger group itís EASIER and faster for a motorist to pass us when 2 abreast.

Sigh.

​​​​​​

Right? They just want us to disappear.

Bah Humbug 08-27-22 03:13 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22625920)
Saw a guy riding shirtless today. Did not vouchsafe him a return wave.

Don't worry; I won't do that again.

Bah Humbug 08-27-22 03:15 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22626026)
The thing is, with a larger group itís EASIER and faster for a motorist to pass us when 2 abreast.

Sigh.

This is one of the cases where it isn't that A is right or B is right; whatever you're doing is wrong because their problem is you, not how you're riding.

Mojo31 08-27-22 03:40 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22626009)
Since I had extra sitting around time I got worn out by two threads. Never have I seen dead horses beaten so severely.

You should jump into the name calling in the waxing thread.

genejockey 08-27-22 03:46 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22626079)
This is one of the cases where it isn't that A is right or B is right; whatever you're doing is wrong because their problem is you, not how you're riding.

If they were honest, they'd just yell, "Stop doing **** I don't like!"

genejockey 08-27-22 03:46 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22626101)
You should jump into the name calling in the waxing thread.

So, it's waxing wroth?

Mojo31 08-27-22 04:15 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22626110)
So, it's waxing wroth?

Im going to accumulate ear wax to use as a lube.

big john 08-27-22 04:23 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22626101)
You should jump into the name calling in the waxing thread.

That one guy, geez. He worse than the 'bent guy.

genejockey 08-27-22 04:26 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22626144)
Im going to accumulate ear wax to use as a lube.

You need a carrier solvent. I'd suggest urine. It's sterile - unless you have an STD or UTI - and it's mostly water, The Universal Solvent. It may attract flies, however.

Mojo31 08-27-22 04:43 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22626155)
You need a carrier solvent. I'd suggest urine. It's sterile - unless you have an STD or UTI - and it's mostly water, The Universal Solvent. It may attract flies, however.

I use that to clean and sterilize. A lot cheaper than $8/qt mineral spirits.

Learning from the miser on here.

big john 08-27-22 04:44 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22626155)
You need a carrier solvent. I'd suggest urine. It's sterile - unless you have an STD or UTI - and it's mostly water, The Universal Solvent. It may attract flies, however.

I don't recommend getting urine on your bike. People will think you're a triathlete. Once while peeing in the desert the wind blew some pee onto the hot motorcycle engine. Oofda.

seedsbelize2 08-27-22 04:57 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22625942)
Thought about trying shirtless, but I want to make friends and not run them off.

Plus, my jersey serves as a girdle of sorts.

I told my wife today that I would like to trim my waist from 36 to 34 by the wedding in November. Never heard her laugh so hard.

My wife determined it was my shorts pushing out my belly, and suggested I pull them up for the girdle effect. It worked.

genejockey 08-27-22 05:06 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22626182)
My wife determined it was my shorts pushing out my belly, and suggested I pull them up for the girdle effect. It worked.

Didn't work for Fred Mertz.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...40ec7a59cb.jpg

seedsbelize2 08-27-22 05:12 PM

I've been doing granola with soymilk, as a protein boost late afternoon. My wife makes it for me. She's gone this afternoon,so I went out to do it myself. First I put the dry dishes away. I dropped a glass on the granite counter and, of course, broke it. Next I picked up the glass canister of oats. It also slipped my grip and broke on the edge of the island. I got blood on both hands from that one. I took a chance and used some of the oats anyway. I was barefoot, and made my way to my way to my Wellies for the cleanup operation. I felt a light crunch during bowl #1, and spit it out. There is a little bit left in the pan, for seconds, in case I want more. Thankfully, a cast iron skillet is not a threat to break and bloody me yet more.

LesterOfPuppets 08-27-22 06:24 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22626170)
I don't recommend getting urine on your bike. People will think you're a triathlete. Once while peeing in the desert the wind blew some pee onto the hot motorcycle engine. Oofda.

Nothing quite like a breath of pee steam.

Bah Humbug 08-27-22 06:27 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22626192)

Speaking of, for anyone remotely interested in the history of television, the Amazon documentary "Being the Ricardos" is excellent.

DougRNS 08-27-22 06:28 PM

This thread has gone off the rails.

big john 08-27-22 06:31 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22626279)
Nothing quite like a breath of pee steam.

Good thing, I don't need to experience that again.

genejockey 08-27-22 06:34 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22626288)
This thread has gone off the rails.

There are rails?
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f89f595153.png

DougRNS 08-27-22 06:51 PM

Needs more Roscoe.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...33c95790ac.jpg


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