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Bah Humbug 07-27-22 05:42 PM

Knife content incoming...

I left my old travel knives at mom's because we don't go to races anymore. The gyuto had gotten dull from its factory edge but the only stone I had here was a JKI Gesshin 1k/6k combo that turns out to have "somehow" gotten clogged with stainless crap and is in serious need of a cleaning with a diamond plate. So I ordered a Shapton Pro 1k (thanks Amazon; sometimes the evil empire is handy) and fixed it (and her two good knives I got her too). The Tanaka Ginsanko is... unpleasant on the stones and harder to get a good edge on. I am tempted to improve it but everything is OOS anyway.

The nice side is, AG commented that it was MUCH better than it was. She has gotten spoilt; it was still far sharper than anything she had prior to me.

Trsnrtr 07-27-22 05:48 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22589713)
My buddy that I rode with last Saturday leaves tomorrow for a week in Mallorca with a friend of his who has a family vacation house there. Unfortunately, his friends are not all my friends. Maybe I need better friends. I don't have any with vacation homes in exotic beachside locations.

My wife and I spent a week in Santa Ponca in 2001. Our hotel catered to Germans. They called it the German Riviera. We headed NW everyday for some climbing and then tried to return along the British Riviera which was still hilly with a climb or two.

Gorgeous place to ride, good food and it was cheap when we were there. I We didn’t want to come home. I’ve heard that it isn’t cheap since they joined the EEU.

WhyFi 07-27-22 06:01 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22589810)
Knife content incoming...

I left my old travel knives at mom's because we don't go to races anymore. The gyuto had gotten dull from its factory edge but the only stone I had here was a JKI Gesshin 1k/6k combo that turns out to have "somehow" gotten clogged with stainless crap and is in serious need of a cleaning with a diamond plate. So I ordered a Shapton Pro 1k (thanks Amazon; sometimes the evil empire is handy) and fixed it (and her two good knives I got her too). The Tanaka Ginsanko is... unpleasant on the stones and harder to get a good edge on. I am tempted to improve it but everything is OOS anyway.

The nice side is, AG commented that it was MUCH better than it was. She has gotten spoilt; it was still far sharper than anything she had prior to me.

I still poke around at knives online (forum lurking and IG feed) and get tempted every once in a while, but I haven't felt the need to make any moves lately. A good nakiri would probably be the most likely addition, but I've gotten along well without one up to this point, so *shrug*

MoAlpha 07-27-22 06:04 PM

Can’t believe the amount of carnage in this Femmes TdF! Seems like the skills may not be quite up to the level of speed and aggressiveness. Great racing, though.

abshipp 07-27-22 07:10 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22589705)
Nice! I was near there recently. Any tunnels??

I canít wait to get back.

Just one tunnel today, maybe 50-100 yards long.

Bah Humbug 07-27-22 07:11 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22589834)
I still poke around at knives online (forum lurking and IG feed) and get tempted every once in a while, but I haven't felt the need to make any moves lately. A good nakiri would probably be the most likely addition, but I've gotten along well without one up to this point, so *shrug*

I'm happy with what's at home (the obsession over n+1 got quenched by the heritage gyuto), but I want a good knife here. I just cut a pineapple with this Tanaka and it felt gross when I tried to just push it through. That dman well shouldn't happen. If no one else cares I'll handle it myself.

Of course I may just be mildly annoyed a few weeks over the next year and then hopefully have all the knives here and zero in Texas.

WhyFi 07-27-22 07:53 PM

If anyone happens to be thinking, "you know - my palms aren't nearly sweaty enough," I've got a video for you. A climber that I loosely follow on youtube met up with Alex Honnold, of Free Solo fame, for a little climbing session sans ropes -


This screenie of Alex casually filming doesn't give me anxiety at all, nope. :twitchy:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...fb3b6309fa.jpg

Mojo31 07-27-22 08:21 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22589932)
If anyone happens to be thinking, "you know - my palms aren't nearly sweaty enough," I've got a video for you. A climber that I loosely follow on youtube met up with Alex Honnold, of Free Solo fame, for a little climbing session sans ropes -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cyya23MPoAI

This screenie of Alex casually filming doesn't give me anxiety at all, nope. :twitchy:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...fb3b6309fa.jpg

My son climbs, and met Alex at a promotional event. Said the dude is crazy, not in a careless way but in a very calculating way.

big john 07-27-22 09:17 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22589838)
Can’t believe the amount of carnage in this Femmes TdF! Seems like the skills may not be quite up to the level of speed and aggressiveness. Great racing, though.

Because they don't have any crashing in the men's race?

You're right about the racing, though. The sprint finish yesterday was incredible and the winner today was brilliant.

rjones28 07-27-22 10:08 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22589810)
Knife content incoming...

I left my old travel knives at mom's because we don't go to races anymore. The gyuto had gotten dull from its factory edge but the only stone I had here was a JKI Gesshin 1k/6k combo that turns out to have "somehow" gotten clogged with stainless crap and is in serious need of a cleaning with a diamond plate. So I ordered a Shapton Pro 1k (thanks Amazon; sometimes the evil empire is handy) and fixed it (and her two good knives I got her too). The Tanaka Ginsanko is... unpleasant on the stones and harder to get a good edge on. I am tempted to improve it but everything is OOS anyway.

The nice side is, AG commented that it was MUCH better than it was. She has gotten spoilt; it was still far sharper than anything she had prior to me.

I used Mrs. rjones28's fancy knife to prepare our dinner tonight (she's recovering from surgery). It's nice and sharp.

ls01 07-28-22 04:16 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22589492)
I knew a guy who said "Joke 'em if they can't take a ****"

My personal favorite is. **** em, and feed em beans!

ls01 07-28-22 04:19 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22589518)
Yeah, moderation in all things. **** that for a game of soldiers!

Compulsive exercise is undoubtedly less risky and better for my relationships than what I would be doing otherwise!

m o d e r a t i o n........ hmmmmm ...what's that?

ls01 07-28-22 04:20 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22589583)
Calcification makes sense and is not uncommon. Think phleboliths which are commonly found in veins. Ossification (bone formation) would be uncommon.

whew.... I just don't need anything else to worry about....

ls01 07-28-22 04:22 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22589595)
I was on a flight to hell many years ago in that I was seated next to that one person out of 300 that you never want to be next to on a plane. They guy just went on and on and on about the sad state of the country, frustration with being unable to do anything about it, and wanting to know (at least 100 times) how I could live with the country the way it was.

I just told him that I don't pay attention to much on a national or state level unless it directly affected me, that my primary concern was my business and my family, and that as long as I could take care of them I would be happy and content. In other words, I only cared about what I could control or that would directly impact me.



AHH HA!. Your the problem!

ls01 07-28-22 04:24 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22589635)
Vein stones. There are brain stones too.

uh huh. Dude.....

ls01 07-28-22 04:24 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22589643)
This would explain some people I've encountered.

hey!!!....

MoAlpha 07-28-22 04:25 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22590009)
Because they don't have any crashing in the men's race?

You're right about the racing, though. The sprint finish yesterday was incredible and the winner today was brilliant.

I think it’s less for the men per racer km: much larger denominator there. Gravel obviously doesn’t count. Might also be the more selective coverage.

ls01 07-28-22 04:38 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22590046)
I used Mrs. rjones28's fancy knife to prepare our dinner tonight (she's recovering from surgery). It's nice and sharp.


my best wishes to the mrs.

BillyD 07-28-22 06:36 AM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22590157)
my best wishes to the mrs.

Indeed.

indyfabz 07-28-22 06:50 AM

So...I'm walking to work this morning with my road wheels in hand in preparation for tubeless tire installs later today. Some Fred on a bike share bike riding through a crosswalk against traffic says to me "Keep working and you will be able to afford the rest of the bike."

#LameAssFrenchShower

Mojo31 07-28-22 06:53 AM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22590149)
AHH HA!. Your the problem!

No, he was that day!

Mojo31 07-28-22 06:56 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22590046)
I used Mrs. rjones28's fancy knife to prepare our dinner tonight (she's recovering from surgery). It's nice and sharp.

Is she recovering from surgery because you used her knife to fix dinner, or did you use her knife to fix dinner because she had surgery?

Either way, I wish her a speedy recovery.

Mojo31 07-28-22 06:57 AM

Wordle 404 2/6

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Hooray!

Thinking I should buy Powerball tickets today.

ls01 07-28-22 06:58 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22590237)
So...I'm walking to work this morning with my road wheels in hand in preparation for tubeless tire installs later today. Some Fred on a bike share bike riding through a crosswalk against traffic says to me "Keep working and you will be able to afford the rest of the bike."

#LameAssFrenchShower

lol. You're just mad you didn't think of it first.

indyfabz 07-28-22 07:01 AM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22590250)
lol. You're just mad you didn't think of it first.

Uh...No. I wish I had thought to say "At least I can afford to buy my own bike and don't have to rent one."


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