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Trsnrtr 04-23-22 06:01 AM

Headed home from Alabama. Hope I-24 through Nashville isn’t a parking lot like on the way down.

rjones28 04-23-22 06:22 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22481475)
Subaru's... I've seen more than once, the trans drained, and the engine filled.

Uh, oh.

Mojo31 04-23-22 06:43 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22481482)
I'm aware. Do you really check the sticker that often, or does it fall from your mind when you don't have to do it for a while? I doubt most do. Ah well, borrowing AG's car for the race this morning and then just taking it for inspection first thing Monday.

The sticker dates are just in my head. Itís one of those things. Mine is May, wifeís is July, Jeep is December, and sonís is December.

We do let them slip from time to time.

Mojo31 04-23-22 06:44 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22481461)
From what I have been told, some bikes need to have pressure on the chain stays in order to get the axle to thread. Seems off to me, but the manager swears his bike is the same way. He has the exact same year and model frame.

Mine requires doing so, but I can easily do it myself.

big john 04-23-22 06:58 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22481475)
Subaru's... I've seen more than once, the trans drained, and the engine filled.

Some real knuckleheads in our world.

Mojo31 04-23-22 07:03 AM

Another 30 to 40 mph wind day. 😔

Mojo31 04-23-22 07:14 AM

Wordle 308 3/6

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WhyFi 04-23-22 07:23 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22481559)
Another 30 to 40 mph wind day. 😔

So it's a KOM hunting day, then? :innocent:

big john 04-23-22 07:31 AM

I was hoping to do the climbing ride through the local mountains today but the forecast is for north winds 25-30 mph. The 25 mile climb section would be brutal with a stiff headwind. Friends have asked me to join them for a remote start ride where there is less wind.

Wordle 308 4/6

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Mojo31 04-23-22 07:58 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22481569)
So it's a KOM hunting day, then? :innocent:

Itís a headwind in every direction! 😩

phrantic09 04-23-22 08:11 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22481600)
Itís a headwind in every direction! 😩

it doesnít work that way

phrantic09 04-23-22 08:22 AM

Wordle 308 3/6

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Finally home.

We decided to hang out yesterday for a few hours before hitting the road. It was a really nice day- went to the Jamestowne historic site (not the re-creation) and also spent a couple of hours walking around Colonial Williamsburg before heading home. The kids really loved both.

All of the days we went to the amusement park there were minimal waits for every ride. My wife and oldest did every coaster multiple 3-4 times each day.

The ride home last night was 10 hours. There was a ton of traffic through the Hampton Roads area and NJ, but it was a beautiful clear day when we went over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. Got home at 1:00AM.

Hopefully will get some bike time today.

Mojo31 04-23-22 08:54 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22481607)
it doesnít work that way

Yes it does, just ask my wife.

When we had our sailboat, Iíd ask my wife to point it into the wind so I could raise the sails. Her response was that she couldnít because the wind was all around us.

indyfabz 04-23-22 09:42 AM

PBOTD. Outside a LBS.


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Bah Humbug 04-23-22 09:49 AM

Not bad for an old man with a broken hip.

https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/8691797322#

UT Longhorn Run 5k (-ish) | Run | Strava

genejockey 04-23-22 10:02 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22481607)
it doesnít work that way

Sez you!

ls01 04-23-22 10:55 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22481337)
So, like VV, you're impatiently waiting for spring.

Well done

ls01 04-23-22 10:58 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22481461)
From what I have been told, some bikes need to have pressure on the chain stays in order to get the axle to thread. Seems off to me, but the manager swears his bike is the same way. He has the exact same year and model frame.

Oh, ok, so the stays are acting to narrow making it a fight to get the wheel in. That makes sense.

ls01 04-23-22 11:05 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22481348)
Since I learned that not only would we NOT be paying through the nose for taxes this year, but that in fact we had overpaid the last two years by about $3.3 e4, all told - which we can get refunded - I have been cogitatin' on making the Litespeed into an R8000 bike, from its current 7410 status. I briefly thought of 9000, but I realized I'd be paying a big premium for diminishing returns. AND coming by R8000 bits is a lot easier. Ideally, what I'll end up with is a bike that's just like the current one, but with gears enough to do some climbing.

I like it! I have a buddy with R8k and he loves it. I am very happy with 11 speed. It's plenty of gearing and the cost isn't bad. I think that you have a solid plan. I approve!

ls01 04-23-22 11:12 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22481607)
it doesnít work that way

You would think so would ya. I ride on Belll Isle in Detroit. The road goes around the outside perimeter of the island. Not only does it feel like a headwind all the way around that bloody thing but it doesn't get any better if you stop and go the other way!

ls01 04-23-22 11:12 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22481554)
Some real knuckleheads in our world.

I heard that....

ls01 04-23-22 11:15 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22481690)

How's it feel now?

Bah Humbug 04-23-22 11:26 AM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22481762)
How's it feel now?

Sore... but no worse than my right achilles. Everything is still weak from not running as much as I'd like, even just for 5k training. The only time the hip really hurt was whenever I'd take a lazy stride and come straight down onto it instead of letting my leg act as a spring like it should.

It is now Xbox time. The new Lego Star Wars is great. Can't wait until Marvel is made.

WhyFi 04-23-22 11:28 AM

Little Girl's cough is still rough, so we took her to the doctor's office and - ta da! - she's got pneumonia.

Velo Vol 04-23-22 11:45 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22481690)

Your hip is still broken?


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