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indyfabz 03-31-22 03:17 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22457399)
Wow, this reminds me of this hippie joint a girlfriend brought me to one day, belonged to some friends of hers, it was the hangout. Stoned hippies, smoking pot and talking nonsense day and night. I stopped seeing her shortly thereafter, despite her bountiful gifts

What gifts did she give you? 😇

seedsbelize2 03-31-22 03:21 PM

105 f

Mojo31 03-31-22 03:21 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22457428)
What gifts did she give you? 😇

The bountiful kind.

big john 03-31-22 03:34 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22457399)
Wow, this reminds me of this hippie joint a girlfriend brought me to one day, belonged to some friends of hers, it was the hangout. Stoned hippies, smoking pot and talking nonsense day and night. I stopped seeing her shortly thereafter, despite her bountiful gifts. I remember when I met her at a public radio fund raising event, she was wearing several necklaces of beads, one of them made of flashing multi-colored lights. I decided I had to meet this person. In hindsight, I blame it on the lights. :roflmao2:

Lots of crazy stories from that area. I grew up just outside of the canyon but that's where I hung out until I got a car. I moved into the canyon in 2000 when I answered an ad for a rental and the owner and I realized we knew each other from the 60s. So many unique houses up there, even though many were lost in the 1971 earthquake.
In the 60s there was a store in the canyon, nice couple ran it and they closed after getting burglarized. It never reopened but it's still there. I think people are living in it.
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a0f8d09a45.jpg

genejockey 03-31-22 03:42 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22457421)
It was a lame joke. Weak. Not laugh worthy. I'm convinced he was unaware of Jada's condition, he was just saying her close cut hair was perfect for the movie Demi Moore did bald. That's it, just a lame joke. Jada hardly even reacted, she didn't gasp or clutch her pearls or anything, she just rolled her eyes at a lame joke.

Will totally overreacted. I am so disappointed in him, he has probably ruined the rest of his acting career as well as his personal reputation. He is one of my favorite actors, I love just about everything he does and this behavior is just so disappointing.

I decided some time ago not to pay much attention to the actions or political preferences of entertainers. My feeling is, we don't pay them to be smart, or politically astute, or to live exemplary lives. We pay them to convince us they're somebody else for a couple hours, to help us briefly escape our own lives to experience something else.

datlas 03-31-22 04:25 PM

Installing cables for Ultegra R8000 shifters. They provide plastic caps that serve as housing stops for the cables. The shift ones are black and the brake ones are silver/metal. The shifter ones nestle into the shifter perfectly. The brake ones do NOT and I am thinking I did something wrong. See pics, first is of the parts and second is in situ. Any suggestions??


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a414f646f.jpeg



https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...cf215cdb4.jpeg

ls01 03-31-22 04:51 PM

Oh lort hep me! I'm @ the kia dealership wrecking financial future. 1st New car purchase eva!

datlas 03-31-22 04:52 PM

I think the brake stops are for internally routed brake cables, which I don’t have. Or for the rear brake stops along the top tube.

Mystery solved.

ls01 03-31-22 05:14 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22457527)
I think the brake stops are for internally routed brake cables, which I don’t have. Yes?

Aren't those small tubes guides for that cables?

ls01 03-31-22 05:17 PM

Well, won't be sleeping tonight! Ah well it was time. Ava was good for a good long while. But it was time. I was pushing my luck running her as long as I did.

datlas 03-31-22 05:36 PM

Sad event this evening. I was leaving work and walking to the Saturn. As I was about to get in, I saw two deer running across the parking lot about 10 feet in front of me. They were spooked. They turned and ran across the next building’s lot and then into 30 MPH traffic. One got hit by a car with a loud hollow noise, the other avoided the car and ran off. I walked over to the side of the road where the deer was lying. Dead. It was about 100 feet away from me, close enough to see everything as it happened. The motorist did not stop.

Poor Bambi. At least she did not suffer, she died pretty much instantly.

Mojo31 03-31-22 05:48 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22457527)
I think the brake stops are for internally routed brake cables, which I don’t have. Or for the rear brake stops along the top tube.

Mystery solved.

Watch out for the Ben Franklin close, and tell the finance guy to kiss your arse on the upsell warranties, window etching, etc.

Bah Humbug 03-31-22 05:52 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22457575)
Watch out for the Ben Franklin close, and tell the finance guy to kiss your arse on the upsell warranties, window etching, etc.

^ This!

datlas 03-31-22 06:01 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22457432)
105 f

hot

LesterOfPuppets 03-31-22 06:14 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22457545)
Well, won't be sleeping tonight! Ah well it was time. Ava was good for a good long while. But it was time. I was pushing my luck running her as long as I did.

Ava the Avalanche?

Awwww.

LesterOfPuppets 03-31-22 06:26 PM

A couple of ships from the first group through the Soo this season unloading their taconite in Gary.

https://scontent.fphx1-2.fna.fbcdn.n...PA&oe=624AB09A

LesterOfPuppets 03-31-22 06:35 PM

And in other off-season CX news. Yeow, get a load of those cantis with the U-brake style spring adjusters!!! Those pointy bits might suck a little in one or two crash scenarios tho.

https://scontent.fphx1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...XA&oe=624AEADF

seedsbelize2 03-31-22 06:42 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22457525)
Oh lort hep me! I'm @ the kia dealership wrecking financial future. 1st New car purchase eva!


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22457620)
And in other off-season CX news. Yeow, get a load of those cantis with the U-brake style spring adjusters!!! Those pointy bits might suck a little in one or two crash scenarios tho.

https://scontent.fphx1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...XA&oe=624AEADF

A hair too shiny for my tastes
Edit: I only quoted Lester. Honest!

seedsbelize2 03-31-22 06:49 PM

A cool 87A after the sun set. We still have a mask mandate here in Yucatán, and I was wearing an N95 walking the streets of Merida this afternoon, at 105°.

LesterOfPuppets 03-31-22 07:25 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22457303)
Fort Collins just got another step closer.

Gonna move by June 4th? Weld County Grinder is that day. 66 miles, but only about half is gravel.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38376012

I don't think this pic is on the route, but it's in the Grasslands that the WCG goes through.

https://scontent.fphx1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...SQ&oe=624BC05E

genejockey 03-31-22 08:01 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22457575)
Watch out for the Ben Franklin close, and tell the finance guy to kiss your arse on the upsell warranties, window etching, etc.

(I'm assuming that was actually directed at ls01's trip to the dealership)

When I bought my SECOND new car, I took along the Not-Yet-Mrs. GeneJockey. After I got the salesman to admit that the car in the ad had NOT, in fact, been sold, and agreed to buy it at the ad price, the Not-Yet-Mrs. GeneJockey demolished the Finance Lady, who was trying to sell us on the Extended Warranty by sweetly stating, "Well, we think Volkswagen makes pretty good cars, so we don't think we'll need that."

If looks could kill.....

LesterOfPuppets 03-31-22 08:07 PM

I wonder if I'm light enough to ride a frame that light

https://scontent.fphx1-2.fna.fbcdn.n...pw&oe=624AF296

LAJ 03-31-22 08:55 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22457561)
Sad event this evening. I was leaving work and walking to the Saturn. As I was about to get in, I saw two deer running across the parking lot about 10 feet in front of me. They were spooked. They turned and ran across the next building’s lot and then into 30 MPH traffic. One got hit by a car with a loud hollow noise, the other avoided the car and ran off. I walked over to the side of the road where the deer was lying. Dead. It was about 100 feet away from me, close enough to see everything as it happened. The motorist did not stop.

Poor Bambi. At least she did not suffer, she died pretty much instantly.

That sucks. I know there's not a lot of love lost for deer in some parts of the country, but it still sucks.

big john 03-31-22 08:58 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22457686)
I wonder if I'm light enough to ride a frame that light

https://scontent.fphx1-2.fna.fbcdn.n...pw&oe=624AF296

Is that 600 grams?

LAJ 03-31-22 09:02 PM

Well, I got two of these... Panaracer GravelKing SS + Plus ProTite 700x28 Semi-Slick Tire

Last time I raced Boulder Roubaix, I thought I needed to be fast on the road and the gravel would just be survival. I was wrong... The road was slow, the gravel was like a crit. At midnight. I hope these help a bit.


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