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Bah Humbug 07-12-22 05:32 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22571816)
Lol

Wordle 388 6/6

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I had to use my trick of trying a word with all (well, most of) the eligible first letters after getting into that situation on guess 4.

Bah Humbug 07-12-22 05:36 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22572090)
Yeah, we still get just plain old sick during a Pandemic. Reminds me of a scene from "Hope and Glory", set in Britain during WWII - a family comes home from a day in the country to find their house is on fire. The Mom asks the head of the Fire Brigade, "What was it, a stray bomb?"

"No, ma'am. Just a fire. They happen in wartime, too."

The countermeasures earlier, though, did snuff out much of the seasonal cold and flu. I really don't think the masks are so bad, at least for people not working in them all day. We could do a lot of good by not being so hostile to them.

Bah Humbug 07-12-22 05:39 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22572487)
Ok I have a test today for all you studs, a little more testosterone required than the daily Wordle contest. How many of these tools can you identify?

This is some of my dad's stuff that I reclaimed 24 years ago when he passed on. He was a truck mechanic in the military but later got into construction and cabinetry . . . you should see the altar he made for his church. Awesome. He was a master of all trades he dipped his hand into, and was self-taught in most of them. That's how they rolled in those days.

Anyway, I have to get rid of some of this stuff I've been holding onto for years. He's got power tools from the days they were made of metal so they weigh a ton. and of course they all still work. I'm going to take a lot of the stuff to a consignment shop because I just don't have the time and patience for eBay.

I'll be showing more as I dig through this dusty workshop of mine.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...092631abeb.jpg

I work with computers and call people when I need those used.

Fortunately the FIL does the same, so AG finds that suitably studly. :bday:

bampilot06 07-12-22 05:47 PM

8 hours in the cockpit is way too long. I do not see me doing across the pond flights ever.

Mojo31 07-12-22 05:54 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22572641)
8 hours in the cockpit is way too long. I do not see me doing across the pond flights ever.

Daughter did a nonstop DFW to Australia a few years ago. In coach. 15 hours or so. Brutal.

rjones28 07-12-22 05:56 PM

Titanium Tuesday

One of the tourists bikes from yesterday. The only one I didn't service (he does his own maintenance). And the only rim brake mechanical shifting bike in the group.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...fdcb6f1996.jpg

bampilot06 07-12-22 06:10 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22572650)
Daughter did a nonstop DFW to Australia a few years ago. In coach. 15 hours or so. Brutal.


flew to seeds house and back. Wayyyyyy too long.

Mojo31 07-12-22 06:11 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22572668)
flew to seeds house and back. Wayyyyyy too long.

Merida?

bampilot06 07-12-22 06:25 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22572672)
Merida?


juarez

Mojo31 07-12-22 06:32 PM

That’s a long way from Seeds.

bampilot06 07-12-22 06:33 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22572688)
Thatís a long way from Seeds.



closer than I am currently.

Mojo31 07-12-22 06:43 PM

Saw my first bull fight in Juarez.

Wouldn’t step foot in Juarez today.

bampilot06 07-12-22 06:46 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22572697)
Saw my first bull fight in Juarez.

Wouldnít step foot in Juarez today.


wait I was in Mexico City.

big john 07-12-22 06:50 PM

Cooled a bit here today. My e-bike friends brought their old bikes. No problem for her but he isn't supposed to get his heart rate up. Of course, I went overboard trying to pay them back for their earlier e-riding. Dumb.
Going to go back up to 100 this weekend, unless predictions are wrong again. Last Sunday I was resting near a water fountain on the mup and a runner stopped for water. She said she was on mile 8 going for 15. Cray cray in 100 degree heat.

Mojo31 07-12-22 06:57 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22572701)
wait I was in Mexico City.

Where were you supposed to be?

Iím worried about you. Next time I fly, Iím going to see if you in the cockpit.

abshipp 07-12-22 07:13 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22572305)
Time for new gloves. I've been wearing Giro Bravos since time immemorial. What do you wear/recommend?

Pretty much anything that doesn't have padding.


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22572410)
Speaking of gloves....
My suspicion is the hot/humid weather plus sweat made his grip on the bars a problem, so when he hit the obstacle his hands fell off the bars and he crashed.

Living in IL I never wore gloves in the summer. Down here I'm generally gloveless in fall and early spring - I have had a few close calls climbing with my hand slipping on the hoods so now I always wear gloves in the summer unless it's a particularly easy ride.

SoSmellyAir 07-12-22 07:13 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22572410)
Speaking of gloves....

... He was NOT wearing gloves. My suspicion is the hot/humid weather plus sweat made his grip on the bars a problem, so when he hit the obstacle his hands fell off the bars and he crashed.

I once hit a bump and my right hand "fell" from my hood onto the drop. It was a miracle because I have basically no bike handling skills to speak of.

bampilot06 07-12-22 07:47 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22572710)
Where were you supposed to be?

Iím worried about you. Next time I fly, Iím going to see if you in the cockpit.


I thought mexico city was also Ciudad Juarez. I donít know, I just want to do Austin turns.

bampilot06 07-12-22 07:48 PM


Originally Posted by SoSmellyAir (Post 22572718)
I once hit a bump and my right hand "fell" from my hood onto the drop. It was a miracle because I have basically no bike handling skills to speak of.


we could never do a group ride together.

bampilot06 07-12-22 07:48 PM

If I forget to wear my gloves, I crash everytime. Just ask Velo.

seedsbelize2 07-12-22 08:16 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22572668)
flew to seeds house and back. Wayyyyyy too long.

Did you wave? I missed it.

WhyFi 07-12-22 08:24 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22572751)
If I forget to wear my gloves, I crash everytime. Just ask Velo.

Butter-fingers.

WhyFi 07-12-22 08:27 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 22572717)
Living in IL I never wore gloves in the summer. Down here I'm generally gloveless in fall and early spring - I have had a few close calls climbing with my hand slipping on the hoods so now I always wear gloves in the summer unless it's a particularly easy ride.

I will say that one of the side benefits of being a long sleeve/sun sleeves person is that much less sweat makes its way down to the hands. Well, for me, at least.

indyfabz 07-13-22 03:28 AM

First 3 in a while.

Wordle 389 3/6

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abshipp 07-13-22 04:48 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22572791)
I will say that one of the side benefits of being a long sleeve/sun sleeves person is that much less sweat makes its way down to the hands. Well, for me, at least.

Turns out I sweat a lot on the bike.

Never realized it until I moved South, but itís pretty bad. Iíve ruined laminated cards if I donít put my wallet in a plastic bag. After one mtb ride it looked like I had just jumped in a river, kit and all.


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