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Mojo31 04-18-22 03:47 PM

I need that.

Trsnrtr 04-18-22 03:50 PM

I got to spend 40 minutes in the Nashville parking lot. Could have been worse, I guess.

LesterOfPuppets 04-18-22 03:54 PM

Big news all you East Coast Parrotheads!

https://www.wnep.com/article/news/lo...zvv0XiqD8r_Yaw

big john 04-18-22 04:07 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22476539)
The record is currently 183+ mph, held by a woman, whose motorpacing vehicle appears to be a fuel dragster!

Yeah, John Howard coached her. That's the same car they used the last time the record was set in the 90s. I think it's gasoline and a Chevy big block.

genejockey 04-18-22 04:11 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22476574)
Yeah, John Howard coached her. That's the same car they used the last time the record was set in the 90s. I think it's gasoline and a Chevy big block.

That's about 4 x as fast as I've ever gone on a bike, and when I did it, it was downhill with a big ass tail wind. I don't want to imagine crashing at the speed I was going, let alone 184 mph. They'd need a pancake turner.

genejockey 04-18-22 04:12 PM

We're supposed to be getting some unseasonable rain this week, which is fine with me.

ls01 04-18-22 04:17 PM

We have about 3 inches of snow so far today

LesterOfPuppets 04-18-22 04:38 PM

ATTN: Velo Vol

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/compe...-set-giveaway/

genejockey 04-18-22 04:38 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22476588)
We have about 3 inches of snow so far today

I'm seeing pics from my orchard-owning FB friends, back in PA, with snow on the peach blossoms. I don't know what that means for this peach season. Late frost is bad, but snow isn't as cold, IIRC.

big john 04-18-22 05:00 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22476578)
That's about 4 x as fast as I've ever gone on a bike, and when I did it, it was downhill with a big ass tail wind. I don't want to imagine crashing at the speed I was going, let alone 184 mph. They'd need a pancake turner.

John Howard crashed over 100 mph, maybe 120, back when he was trying to set the record. He had some injuries but not as bad as you might think. They are wearing full leathers and there is nothing to run into. Still, don't sign me up.

genejockey 04-18-22 05:03 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22476629)
John Howard crashed over 100 mph, maybe 120, back when he was trying to set the record. He had some injuries but not as bad as you might think. They are wearing full leathers and there is nothing to run into. Still, don't sign me up.

I figured they weren't wearing lycra skin suits at >150 mph.

BTW, the funniest part of the GCN motorpacing video was that Conor is SO TALL that even in the drops, his head and shoulders were higher than the roof of the car he was drafting.

Velo Vol 04-18-22 05:14 PM


Originally Posted by lesterofpuppets (Post 22476603)

n/a

Velo Vol 04-18-22 05:19 PM

So, for the "convenience" of them taking the charge from your refund, rather than you putting it on your credit card, they charge another $39.00. Companies are always trying to rip you off. SMH.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b2453dbb30.png

Velo Vol 04-18-22 05:20 PM

Sadly I have no refund anyway.

Mojo31 04-18-22 05:21 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22476603)

Entered! Thanks for posting.

Velo Vol 04-18-22 05:31 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22476644)
Entered! Thanks for posting.

If you win, you have to send the cash value of the records (not the records themselves, obv) to me, since it was my invitation.

Mojo31 04-18-22 05:31 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22476642)
So, for the "convenience" of them taking the charge from your refund, rather than you putting it on your credit card, they charge another $39.00. Companies are always trying to rip you off. SMH.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b2453dbb30.png

Who’s doing that?

One of my clients received a “garnishment” demand from a company formed on a Canadian Indian reservation (thus being governed by reservation law - supposedly) that claimed to be owed for a loan taken by an employee of the client. The stated interest rate was 711%. Talk about raping and pillaging.

Mojo31 04-18-22 05:32 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22476652)
If you win, you have to send the cash value of the records (not the records themselves, obv) to me, since it was my invitation.

Nah.

Velo Vol 04-18-22 05:37 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22476653)
Who’s doing that?

https://taxes.hrblock.com/

Mojo31 04-18-22 05:46 PM

Scammers.

Velo Vol 04-18-22 05:59 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22476679)
Scammers.

They're also using it to funnel "people who want to be good with money" into something called Spruce.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3fe5ae6cd2.png

Mojo31 04-18-22 06:07 PM

My CPA offers no such benefits. ☹️

LesterOfPuppets 04-18-22 06:11 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22476696)
They're also using it to funnel "people who want to be good with money" into something called Spruce.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3fe5ae6cd2.png

Hey, what was that on stock market website you posted a few months ago?

Velo Vol 04-18-22 06:25 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22476701)
My CPA offers no such benefits. ☹️

You must not want to be good with money bad enough.

Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22476708)
Hey, what was that on stock market website you posted a few months ago?

Eh?

big john 04-18-22 06:26 PM

Birds have built a nest in the trellis outside our door. It's about 6 feet high and one of the neighborhood cats has been climbing up there trying to get the babies. I caught him sticking his paw into the nest and chased him away. He was sneaking up again yesterday. The little ones are sitting up looking around now so they might be ready to fly soon.

genejockey 04-18-22 06:30 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22476721)
You must not want to be good with money bad enough.

Eh?

I want to be good with bad money.

Mojo31 04-18-22 06:37 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22476721)
You must not want to be good with money bad enough.

Eh?

No, I just want a pro to prepare my returns. Not some poor schmuck who takes turns twirling a sign on the street corner outside the office.

LesterOfPuppets 04-18-22 06:43 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22476723)
Birds have built a nest in the trellis outside our door. It's about 6 feet high and one of the neighborhood cats has been climbing up there trying to get the babies. I caught him sticking his paw into the nest and chased him away. He was sneaking up again yesterday. The little ones are sitting up looking around now so they might be ready to fly soon.

While out riding today I grabbed a baby mourning dove and moved it from the blistering sidewalk to the shade under a lantana. Poor guy was panting and trying to walk a bit, but would faceplant every few steps. I imagine he's dead by now, but I probably bought him a half hour, in which hopefully his mom found him.

genejockey 04-18-22 06:53 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22476723)
Birds have built a nest in the trellis outside our door. It's about 6 feet high and one of the neighborhood cats has been climbing up there trying to get the babies. I caught him sticking his paw into the nest and chased him away. He was sneaking up again yesterday. The little ones are sitting up looking around now so they might be ready to fly soon.

We had a hummingbird nest under our gazebo canopy. We suspected something when a female hummingbird would zoom in, then scope out the patio for a few seconds before disappearing under the canopy. Mrs. GeneJockey was convinced that she was pulling bits of the screening for nesting and wanted me to get rid of it, but I noticed a little lump between the size of a golf ball and a baseball, and I knew it was a nest. SO, we left her alone, and after a couple weeks, she stopped coming by. That's about how long they stay with the nest, so that was about right.

LesterOfPuppets 04-18-22 07:02 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22476733)
No, I just want a pro to prepare my returns. Not some poor schmuck who takes turns twirling a sign on the street corner outside the office.

Are we talking a sign twirler wearing an Uncle Sam outfit or a Statue of Liberty outfit?


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