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genejockey 01-06-22 05:09 PM

BTW, last night I showed Mrs. GeneJockey a video on YouTube from that C&V collector who rented and renovated a space to store, display, and work on his MUCH LARGER collection of bikes. I said, "I wanted you to see this, so you will realize I'm not crazy. Look how many more bikes he has than me."

She drily replied, "Two people can both be crazy."

bampilot06 01-06-22 05:17 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22364207)
Just trade her in


she puts up with my job, rare indeed. I think I will keep her and just pray the update comes out soon.

bampilot06 01-06-22 05:19 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22364333)
BTW, last night I showed Mrs. GeneJockey a video on YouTube from that C&V collector who rented and renovated a space to store, display, and work on his MUCH LARGER collection of bikes. I said, "I wanted you to see this, so you will realize I'm not crazy. Look how many more bikes he has than me."

She drily replied, "Two people can both be crazy."


I tried something similiar it didnít work. What does seem to work is convincing her each bike has a specific role that only that specific bike can fill. Soon I will run out of roles.

big john 01-06-22 05:19 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22364331)
"A" problem? I've got TWO problems! 1) Not enough space. 2) Not enough money. 3) the garage is often too cold to work on them.

THREE! Three problems! 1) Not enough space. 2) Not enough money. 3) the garage is often too cold to work on them. 4) Not enough sunny days to ride them.

FOUR! Four problems!....

I got 99 problems but a bike ain't one.

Mojo31 01-06-22 05:24 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22364333)
BTW, last night I showed Mrs. GeneJockey a video on YouTube from that C&V collector who rented and renovated a space to store, display, and work on his MUCH LARGER collection of bikes. I said, "I wanted you to see this, so you will realize I'm not crazy. Look how many more bikes he has than me."

She drily replied, "Two people can both be crazy."


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22364340)
I tried something similiar it didnít work. What does seem to work is convincing her each bike has a specific role that only that specific bike can fill. Soon I will run out of roles.

You guys should have been a fly on the wall when I broached the idea of buying the lot next to my office building, and constructing a building to house a car collection I wanted to start.

Mojo31 01-06-22 05:26 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22364338)
she puts up with my job, rare indeed. I think I will keep her and just pray the update comes out soon.

I'm interested in an over-the-air update if one becomes available.

genejockey 01-06-22 05:50 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22364349)
You guys should have been a fly on the wall when I broached the idea of buying the lot next to my office building, and constructing a building to house a car collection I wanted to start.

I discovered the perfect cure to the desire to own and restore classic cars - watch videos on restoring classic cars. I think I described this one last month - it was a one hour YouTube video documenting a FIVE YEAR restoration project on a 1959 Austin Healy "Bug Eye" Sprite, which any sane person would have called a lost cause at the start. It really demonstrated to me just how much work it would be to get even close to a decent restoration - non of which am I competent to do!

It reminded me of a piece in Road & Track years ago, where the writer had a hankering to get a Morgan to restore. He described going to see one for $4500 nearby. Everything needed to be replaced, or rebuilt, but the seller would say, "Yep. You can get a new one of those from (vendor name)". At the end, the seller asked what he thought, and the writer said, "Everything on it needs to be replaced, except the steering wheel. It's a NICE steering wheel, but it's not worth $4500."

genejockey 01-06-22 05:55 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22364340)
I tried something similiar it didnít work. What does seem to work is convincing her each bike has a specific role that only that specific bike can fill. Soon I will run out of roles.

Mrs. GJ doesn't expect my collecting to make sense to her. It didn't make sense to her when I collected watches - "But this one that looks like the other one has a different movement!", or "These 5 all have the same movement, but in different cases!" - but it made sense to me. And all the bikes in my collection make sense TO ME. Each one has something unique about it that made me want it, with the possible exception of the second Lotus.

LesterOfPuppets 01-06-22 05:59 PM

The ol' Milwaukee Road bridge over the mighty Columbia River at Beverly is almost ready for pedestrians and cyclists. I sure hope the stars align such that I can ride the Palouse to Cascades trail from Seattle to Idaho (or vice versa) this summer.

https://scontent.fphx1-2.fna.fbcdn.n...TQ&oe=61DBA31E

LesterOfPuppets 01-06-22 06:01 PM

Speaking of the Milwaukee Road... Map of the Day!!!! Sorry for the low res :(

https://www.railfanguides.us/system/milw/MILW1926a.jpghttp://trainweb.org/milwaukeemyths/i...te-map_map.jpg

MoAlpha 01-06-22 06:05 PM


Originally Posted by gnome (Post 22364206)
ouch. that looks expensive, like really, really expensive to fix. No more boat swag for you.

Took a most of a day for an engineer, the window crew leader, who did most of the work, and maybe another half a man. I’m guessing 3 boat units. You should see my kitchen now.

Mojo31 01-06-22 06:08 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22364373)
I discovered the perfect cure to the desire to own and restore classic cars - watch videos on restoring classic cars. I think I described this one last month - it was a one hour YouTube video documenting a FIVE YEAR restoration project on a 1959 Austin Healy "Bug Eye" Sprite, which any sane person would have called a lost cause at the start. It really demonstrated to me just how much work it would be to get even close to a decent restoration - non of which am I competent to do!

It reminded me of a piece in Road & Track years ago, where the writer had a hankering to get a Morgan to restore. He described going to see one for $4500 nearby. Everything needed to be replaced, or rebuilt, but the seller would say, "Yep. You can get a new one of those from (vendor name)". At the end, the seller asked what he thought, and the writer said, "Everything on it needs to be replaced, except the steering wheel. It's a NICE steering wheel, but it's not worth $4500."

I agree, the classic car route is just too expensive and labor intensive. I was more interested in late model stuff. But, alas . . ..

Velo Vol 01-06-22 06:08 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22364225)
Probably, the bridges were essentially free. I walked across the US side bridge once, the way the deck bounced when a truck went by was unbelievable.

Nope.


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...da32e6a506.png

LesterOfPuppets 01-06-22 06:15 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22364394)
Took a most of a day for an engineer, the window crew leader, who did most of the work, and maybe another half a man. Iím guessing 3 boat units. You should see my kitchen now.


OMG. I would probably just move.

phrantic09 01-06-22 06:20 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22364340)
I tried something similiar it didnít work. What does seem to work is convincing her each bike has a specific role that only that specific bike can fill. Soon I will run out of roles.

My wife is so on to that.

genejockey 01-06-22 06:21 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22364396)
I agree, the classic car route is just too expensive and labor intensive. I was more interested in late model stuff. But, alas . . ..

Ah. Merely too expensive, not labor intensive.

phrantic09 01-06-22 06:21 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22364398)

The last time I crossed was 20 years ago.

LesterOfPuppets 01-06-22 06:22 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22364414)
The last time I crossed was 20 years ago.


Besides, $3.25 is essentially free, with inflation.

phrantic09 01-06-22 06:22 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22364415)
Besides, $3.25 is essentially free, with inflation.

Bingo

Velo Vol 01-06-22 06:23 PM

Possible phrantic09 sighting.


genejockey 01-06-22 06:27 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22364394)
Took a most of a day for an engineer, the window crew leader, who did most of the work, and maybe another half a man. Iím guessing 3 boat units. You should see my kitchen now.

Suddenly,
I'm not half the man I used to be....


Or,

"Half an Oaf is better than no bread."

LesterOfPuppets 01-06-22 06:29 PM

I thought the vendor guy was Owen Wilson for a second, but nawww, he must've been just a baby (or maybe not born yet?)


LesterOfPuppets 01-06-22 06:31 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22364422)
Suddenly,
I'm not half the man I used to be....


Or,

"Half an Oaf is better than no bread."

One of my favorite mid-90s songs!


Mojo31 01-06-22 06:52 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22364413)
Ah. Merely too expensive, not labor intensive.

Yes, I had grandiose plans. Plans that I am so glad didnít pan out.

big john 01-06-22 07:02 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22364396)
I agree, the classic car route is just too expensive and labor intensive. I was more interested in late model stuff. But, alas . . ..

I worked with a guy who has a collection of cars and trucks including three 1941 Chevys, some mid 60s trucks and some post war cars, about 12 in all. He's not a mechanic (he works in parts) but he trades parts and cars to get what he wants. His knowledge of collectable parts is extensive, best I've seen.

One day he bought a Chevelle, like a 68 or 69. The next week he sold it and made $5k. He wanted a better steering wheel for his 47? Chevy and found one for $2K. He sold the one he had for like $1600 and bought the cherry one. He does stuff like that all the time, some of it when he's supposed to be working.


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