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ls01 10-16-21 08:29 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22271257)
Jeez, you cut your arm below the elbow one time with a chainsaw and now its your palms. :rolleyes:

BTW, I finished up the job while my wife was backing the car out to rush me to ER. :thumb:

#HardMan

Once is probably enough

ls01 10-16-21 08:35 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22271553)
Young people (like me) don't listen.

adjusted for accuracy

ls01 10-16-21 08:38 AM


Originally Posted by sbxx1985 (Post 22271668)
Have you ever been considered a girlfriend?

Fixed it for ya

rjones28 10-16-21 08:59 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22271913)
were you incarcerated? Held Hostage? Committed to a mental institution?
NTTAWWT

Minor

rjones28 10-16-21 09:04 AM

Heavy rain and thunderstorms. Flood warnings and even a tornado warning earlier.

Bike maintenance day.

LesterOfPuppets 10-16-21 09:05 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22271961)
Minor

So pretty much all of the above?

ls01 10-16-21 09:07 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22271789)
You know the reason for that fat green line in WY?

Arterial blockage?

BillyD 10-16-21 09:11 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22271635)
Yay, baseball is on regular TV tonight.

Boo, it's hard to root for either the Bosox or the Astros

I feel your pain. However the ONLY way I could root for the Bosox would be if one of their guys slapped Tom Brady. For nuthin.

BillyD 10-16-21 09:15 AM


Originally Posted by sbxx1985 (Post 22271668)
Have you considered a girlfriend?

I know, right! smh

LesterOfPuppets 10-16-21 09:20 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22271918)
oil and gas too. #Fracking

Or is that the Dakotas?

I imagine some oil wells are fracking in Wyoming, don't know how much. I only encountered gas wells in my MTB travels around Rock Springs. With oil prices up I'm sure production will ramp up, probably not as much as it dropped off for Covid demand reduction. Could be entering another boom period for Wyoming.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2ee6eac9f5.png

BillyD 10-16-21 09:21 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22271917)
I've only put two people on ignore: one on Twitter, and the second on another forum (politics subforum).

You don't have me on Ignore? I must not be trying hard enough.

ls01 10-16-21 09:22 AM

Looking more and more like Sram killed my front derailluer with their update. There has got to be a better way to inform consumers that your technology needs an update other than it won't function. Or that the app needs an update because it now doesn't work with the equipment it was designed to update.
6 hours of my life so far wasted on this cludge. Very little assistance from Sram, other than asking me questions. What serial number, did you turn it off and back on? Yesterday I was down to one shifter and a rear derailluer that would only downshift. Turns out the app needed an update. Did that this a.m. . Then paired everything again. I have a rear mech and 2 functioning shifters but still no front mech.
Bastiges!

DougRNS 10-16-21 09:27 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22271961)
Minor

minor infraction therefore incarceration?

rjones28 10-16-21 09:31 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22271965)
So pretty much all of the above?

Correct.

WhyFi 10-16-21 09:43 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22271829)
In the 40s here, so similar thoughts.


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22271878)
We have the same dilemma here. 41 this AM and windy. Were waiting until 10:00 to start but its still going to be sub-50 and the winds worse.

I put on my lighter winter gear and went out. It was the right decision. It was actually pretty pleasant, much more so than the other day, when it was 5 warmer but damp and windy.

genejockey 10-16-21 09:44 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22271808)
I dont think .4 miles has ever been 400 yards.

Hey, it was the end of a hard race where I'd burned all but one match, and I was trying to figure out where to light the last one.

genejockey 10-16-21 09:45 AM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22271984)
Looking more and more like Sram killed my front derailluer with their update. There has got to be a better way to inform consumers that your technology needs an update other than it won't function. Or that the app needs an update because it now doesn't work with the equipment it was designed to update.
6 hours of my life so far wasted on this cludge. Very little assistance from Sram, other than asking me questions. What serial number, did you turn it off and back on? Yesterday I was down to one shifter and a rear derailluer that would only downshift. Turns out the app needed an update. Did that this a.m. . Then paired everything again. I have a rear mech and 2 functioning shifters but still no front mech.
Bastiges!

Hey, you just saved me $1000 on my next new bike!

MoAlpha 10-16-21 09:49 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22272003)
I put on my lighter winter gear and went out. It was the right decision. It was actually pretty pleasant, much more so than the other day, when it was 5 warmer but damp and windy.

That front arrives here in an hour or so with what is likely to be some drama. Got out for maybe the last warm ride of the season and administered some pain to my friends.

genejockey 10-16-21 09:50 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22271907)
I know 2 guys who have put 350 LS1 engines into 240z Datsuns. They said the aluminum LS1 weighs about the same as the original iron 6 cylinder. The weak link becomes the differential. My one friend takes his to the track and besides eating tires he has broken the differential a few times. He has some beefy diff to put in there now.

I'm pretty sure a Chevy v-8 weighs more than the 4 cylinder pea-shooter that came in that MG, though.

Well, the joy of the MGB was never about speed. If I have to be honest, the greatest joy was if it started in the morning with no problem.

genejockey 10-16-21 09:52 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22272003)
I put on my lighter winter gear and went out. It was the right decision. It was actually pretty pleasant, much more so than the other day, when it was 5 warmer but damp and windy.

The problem I've been having lately is that it'll be warm when I start riding at 5-ish and a whole lot cooler by the time I get back to the car. Gotta dress for the average.

WhyFi 10-16-21 10:00 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22272010)
... and administered some pain to my friends.

Kudos! I don't think that I'll have a chance to do this again until March or April. :(

WhyFi 10-16-21 10:03 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22272016)
The problem I've been having lately is that it'll be warm when I start riding at 5-ish and a whole lot cooler by the time I get back to the car. Gotta dress for the average.

I feel like a gilet and neck gaiter can cover a lot of ground while being very packable. Leg/knee warmers, too, but only if it's going to dip in to the low 50s or cooler.

genejockey 10-16-21 10:09 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22272035)
I feel like a gilet and neck gaiter can cover a lot of ground while being very packable. Leg/knee warmers, too, but only if it's going to dip in to the low 50s or cooler.

The other day I started out at 5 with long sleeves and a vest, but by the time I got back to the car, I was wishing for leg warmers. So I scrounged around the house for half an hour, finally found them where Mrs. GJ had "helpfully" put them away, and tossed them in my bag of bike clothes for after work riding.

So Thursday it was about 80 when I started riding at 5.

ls01 10-16-21 10:58 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22272008)
Hey, you just saved me $1000 on my next new bike!

Glad I could help.

genejockey 10-16-21 11:01 AM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22272087)
Glad I could help.

The question is, will I ever buy another NEW bike? The last 4 were all >30 years old, and cost 1/10 what a new bike would cost.


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