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seedsbelize2 04-24-22 05:30 PM

Rain. Always a treat.

Velo Vol 04-24-22 05:31 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22483152)
All gone.

Are you sad?

genejockey 04-24-22 05:34 PM

I'd signed up for the April Grand Fondo Challenge on Strava, and I realized this morning I only have 6 days to complete it. SO I figured I'd go for the requisite metric century. I ended up going 70 miles, which makes this the longest ride I've done since at least 2014.It was a nice day for it, right up until the 6 miles of headwind on Canada Rd. Silly me, I'd gone too hard on another straight segment, making myself "That Older, Fatter, Faster Guy" to about 4 other guys who were doing the same 4 mile stretch. There was one guy, must have been 6'5". I found myself drafting him, but then felt bad and moved out of his slipstream.

I missed a water stop and ended up thirsty and hungry by the time I got to about 60 miles, but there's one along Canada, so one bottle and two gels later I felt a lot better. I learned my lesson years ago - if I feel like that 10 miles out, I'll feel a hell of a lot worse by the time I get home, if I don't eat something!

I took a couple pics...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f625e1bc8a.jpg
Tree tunnel in Woodside
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c810285221.jpg
Somebody's white Dogwood in Portola Valley.

big john 04-24-22 05:43 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22483159)
$20.22 for a spoke! Thieves! Bastards! Hope it gets here quick...

When I bought Ksyrium wheels they came with the spoke wrench. The first time I broke a spoke they were still under warranty and they gave me a handful of spokes. Then a spoke nipple ripped out of the rear rim and they put on a new rim under warranty. The next time a nipple ripped out it was close to the end of warranty, maybe just out and they gave me another rim for free. The next time one ripped out I was far from home and got dropped by the group so I tried to limp into the next city and 2 more ripped out so it wouldn't even roll. Ended up taking a cab home for $100. Mavic said no more warranty so I paid for another rim and sold the wheelset after it was fixed.

rjones28 04-24-22 05:44 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22483206)
Wheel building came to a halt with covid.

Not for me. Did several builds at the shop. And even a set for myself.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d2728ddcef.jpg

rjones28 04-24-22 05:45 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22483213)
Are you sad?

It's springtime.

seedsbelize2 04-24-22 05:52 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22483222)
Not for me. Did several builds at the shop. And even a set for myself.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d2728ddcef.jpg

I like that stand. Never seen one before.

rjones28 04-24-22 06:01 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22483230)
I like that stand. Never seen one before.

Got it to build my first set of wheels, eight or nine years ago. It was affordable and works very well.

The new-and-improved version Pro Truing Stand | Feedback Sports | Wheel & Rotor Truing Station

Velo Vol 04-24-22 06:07 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22483224)
It's springtime.

So? I get sad when it gets cold in the falltime.

rjones28 04-24-22 06:14 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22483238)
So? I get sad when it gets cold in the falltime.

It was warm and sunny today.

Velo Vol 04-24-22 06:21 PM

Some people really struggle to answer simple questions.

Velo Vol 04-24-22 06:27 PM

Does anyone use Telegram?

Mojo31 04-24-22 06:28 PM

There is a guy that lives behind me, but a house down. Iíve never met the guy. His backyard is a mess as he never trims the bushes or weeds his flower beds, and allows his pool to go green (we have iron fences so his backyard is visible to us and the other neighbors. Today he decided to drain his pool by running a hose into my backyard and pumping water thru it so it would run into a storm water drain on my property. It is illegal to put pool water into that drain because of environmental contamination concerns. Itís also illegal here to divert water from one property to another. So, I asked him tonight not to do so. He tried to argue with me, but I insisted that he not drain his pool onto my property.

Am I the a-hole?

Velo Vol 04-24-22 06:34 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22483255)
Am I the a-hole?

Need more info. What's the "proper" way for him to drain the pool.

rjones28 04-24-22 06:38 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22483253)
Does anyone use Telegram?

Not anymore.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a9184ab8cd.png

LesterOfPuppets 04-24-22 06:39 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22483253)
Does anyone use Telegram?

Lots of people do.

LesterOfPuppets 04-24-22 06:40 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22483273)


Oooh, I'd like to tap ...













out a series of dots and dashes.

Mojo31 04-24-22 06:41 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22483265)
Need more info. What's the "proper" way for him to drain the pool.

Into the sanitary sewer system. That way it gets treated at the water treatment plant to remove chlorine, bromine, Algiers, and other chemicals.

rjones28 04-24-22 06:44 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22483255)
Am I the a-hole?


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22483265)
Need more info. What's the "proper" way for him to drain the pool.

Not relevant to the question.

LesterOfPuppets 04-24-22 06:47 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22483279)
Into the sanitary sewer system. That way it gets treated at the water treatment plant to remove chlorine, bromine, Algiers, and other chemicals.


Speaking of Algiers, I think I'll watch it tonight. Haven't seen it since the late '80s

https://www.pbs.org/video/algiers-1938-avuhfg/

Velo Vol 04-24-22 06:50 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22483276)
Lots of people do.

Do you?


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22483281)
Not relevant to the question.

Incorrect. Neighbour's conduct must be judged in the context of his available pool-draining options.


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22483279)
Into the sanitary sewer system. That way it gets treated at the water treatment plant to remove chlorine, bromine, Algiers, and other chemicals.

Post a view of his back yard from your back yard and I will make my ruling.

ls01 04-24-22 06:51 PM

$20.22 for a spoke! Thieves! Bastards! Hope it gets here quick...
Duplicate post? Won't delete.

ls01 04-24-22 06:53 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22483190)
I hope you ordered several. Spoke breakage tends to be like celebrity deaths - they come in groups.

of course not. This one was bent from an impact of some kind. It was cracked for a while. If another one fails I'll buy more but Ima roll the dice for now.

ls01 04-24-22 06:55 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22483173)
Also, they come with the special Mavic proprietary nipple. Needs a special wrench.

And I have to get them used from a salvage dealer on ebay cuz Mavic don't sell them anymore.

rjones28 04-24-22 06:56 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22483286)
Incorrect. Neighbour's conduct must be judged in the context of his available pool-draining options.

The question was about Mojo31 being an a-hole. He is clearly not the a-hole in this instance. Case closed.

Mojo31 04-24-22 06:57 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22483284)
Speaking of Algiers, I think I'll watch it tonight. Haven't seen it since the late '80s

https://www.pbs.org/video/algiers-1938-avuhfg/

Lol, that should have been algicide.

Apple spell check at it again.

Velo Vol 04-24-22 07:00 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22483299)
Case closed.

We've not weighed all the evidence.


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...739d21eecc.png

Mojo31 04-24-22 07:00 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22483286)
Do you?

Incorrect. Neighbour's conduct must be judged in the context of his available pool-draining options.


Post a view of his back yard from your back yard and I will make my ruling.

His available options do not include illegally discharging into a storm water system or discharging into a neighbors property. Both are prohibited by state statutes, counselor.

By the way, you are not Judge Harvey.

rjones28 04-24-22 07:01 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22483286)
Post a view of his back yard from your back yard and I will make my ruling.

About whether the grass needs to be cut?

LesterOfPuppets 04-24-22 07:02 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22483302)
We've not weighed all the evidence.

Let's say the neighbor has a 14,000 gallon pool.

14000 x 8.3 = 116,200 pounds, give or take.


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