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datlas 07-28-22 07:02 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22590237)
So...I'm walking to work this morning with my road wheels in hand in preparation for tubeless tire installs later today. Some Fred on a bike share bike riding through a crosswalk against traffic says to me "Keep working and you will be able to afford the rest of the bike."

#LameAssFrenchShower

I would have said "hey, are those tubeless??"

#NotDrinkingTheKoolAidYet

indyfabz 07-28-22 07:02 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22590248)
Wordle 404 2/6

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Hooray!

Thinking I should buy Powerball tickets today.

The Powerball was last night. The $1 billion + Mega Millions drawing is tomorrow.

rjones28 07-28-22 07:07 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22590246)
Is she recovering from surgery because you used her knife to fix dinner, or did you use her knife to fix dinner because she had surgery?

Either way, I wish her a speedy recovery.

I have no kitchen knife skills, so it could go either way.

rjones28 07-28-22 07:11 AM

Knife of the Day

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...73c67595e8.jpg

Mojo31 07-28-22 07:38 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22590257)
The Powerball was last night. The $1 billion + Mega Millions drawing is tomorrow.

The billion is what I want. I don't keep up with what's what.

big john 07-28-22 07:39 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22590153)
I think itís less for the men per racer km: much larger denominator there. Gravel obviously doesnít count. Might also be the more selective coverage.

It might be interesting if someone compiled the stats. I know some of the crashes look pretty lame but I'm always shocked by the lameness of some of the crashes in the men's race, too, especially in the first few stages.

The women obviously don't have as much experience doing stage races or long stages. When the Ore-Ida stage race started in the 80s they had 90 mile stages and the thinking before that was that women couldn't handle the distance. My friend and clubmate raced it 3 times, I think, and she said before that her long races were only 40 miles. She knew a group of us were doing mountainous century type rides every Saturday so she came with us for training sometimes. She had to learn to eat on those rides, she had never eaten during a race before.

Mojo31 07-28-22 07:40 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22590255)
Uh...No. I wish I had thought to say "At least I can afford to buy my own bike and don't have to rent one."

I would have said, "Working on it. Handlebars are next."

big john 07-28-22 07:42 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22590289)
The billion is what I want. I don't keep up with what's what.

If you win don't be a stranger.

seedsbelize2 07-28-22 07:51 AM

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indyfabz 07-28-22 07:58 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22590289)
The billion is what I want. I don't keep up with what's what.

I think I am going to risk $20 and do it today. Lines will be longer tomorrow, and Tuesday's drawing caused the website to crash for a few hours.

Mojo31 07-28-22 07:58 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22590302)
If you win don't be a stranger.

I won't be a stranger if you don't try to be a relative! :lol:

big john 07-28-22 08:12 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22590321)
I won't be a stranger if you don't try to be a relative! :lol:

That's kinda what I had in mind!

seedsbelize2 07-28-22 08:14 AM

SInce we both made it this far, we've decided to dip our toes into spending some of our savings. So talk to me about some knives of the day. Amazon is the only delivery option we have.

datlas 07-28-22 08:15 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22590266)

Is that better than a Ginsu? :innocent:

Mojo31 07-28-22 08:16 AM

If we ever came into really big money, I'm not sure our marriage would last. My wife and I have very different ideas of how you would handle it. Those mostly center around how much do the relatives get.

Mojo31 07-28-22 08:39 AM

The verdict is in - cats are an invasive alien species. I knew it!

Some scientists say cats are an ‘invasive alien species’ (msn.com)

rjones28 07-28-22 08:40 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22590338)
Is that better than a Ginsu? :innocent:

Not using it on a beer can, so we'll never know.

https://i.makeagif.com/media/11-29-2015/wA3bam.gif

big john 07-28-22 08:45 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22590339)
If we ever came into really big money, I'm not sure our marriage would last. My wife and I have very different ideas of how you would handle it. Those mostly center around how much do the relatives get.

I think Mrs John would be happy to live in a cave (climate controlled, of course) and have very little contact with the outside world. I could handle that, but would want to be able to ride with friends, at least sometimes. I might like to travel but I don't think about it much, and I hate flying.

big john 07-28-22 08:47 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22590339)
If we ever came into really big money, I'm not sure our marriage would last. My wife and I have very different ideas of how you would handle it. Those mostly center around how much do the relatives get.

I wonder what our dumpster-diving friend would do if he had a windfall? Would he buy a new bike? Probably not.

datlas 07-28-22 08:47 AM

In search of longer climbs, we are heading pretty far into central PA this weekend to take on this one:

​​​​​​https://www.strava.com/segments/3397064

It's 2.3 miles at 5.6%. It's not epic, but for my area looks worthy of trying.

rjones28 07-28-22 08:51 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22590373)
I think Mrs John would be happy to live in a cave (climate controlled, of course) and have very little contact with the outside world. I could handle that, but would want to be able to ride with friends, at least sometimes. I might like to travel but I don't think about it much, and I hate flying.

Hollowed out volcano?

big john 07-28-22 08:54 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22590384)
Hollowed out volcano?

Why not?

big john 07-28-22 08:57 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22590377)
In search of longer climbs, we are heading pretty far into central PA this weekend to take on this one:

​​​​​​https://www.strava.com/segments/3397064

It's 2.3 miles at 5.6%. It's not epic, but for my area looks worthy of trying.

Looks like a warm-up, especially for you.

datlas 07-28-22 09:15 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22590390)
Looks like a warm-up, especially for you.

Yes. I am always in search of better climbs. The best nearby climbs are either too short (1 mile at 9%) or too shallow (2 miles at 4%) so this one looks like it has promise. It's a bit far to do on a regular basis, but as a "destination ride" I am looking forward to it.

BillyD 07-28-22 09:15 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22590237)
So...I'm walking to work this morning with my road wheels in hand in preparation for tubeless tire installs later today. Some Fred on a bike share bike riding through a crosswalk against traffic says to me "Keep working and you will be able to afford the rest of the bike."

#LameAssFrenchShower

Gotta admit, it's funny.

Not hilarious funny, but I'd give it a 6.5 out of 10 on the funny scale.


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