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rjones28 01-21-22 04:18 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22382666)
Fixed.

Incorrect

MoAlpha 01-21-22 04:22 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22382668)
June is the best month.

Agree, followed by September.

Mojo31 01-21-22 04:27 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22382648)
Due to a couple of big trees, our pool is only in full sun for a short time during a summer day. Even when the air temp is over 100 for an extended stretch, the pool water never gets much over 80 only due to the weather.

We built a house and pool in 2000. When we were doing the landscaping, I bought and planted a live oak tree on one side of the pool. The landscaper told me not to do it (what do they know) as it would shade the whole pool when it was mature. I asked him how long that would be, and he said about 30 years. My response was that by then I would be in my 70s and would likely enjoy the shade.

What I didn't count on was the number of acorns that would fall into the pool.

Our current pool is in full sun all day, and has a dark bottom. Even with that, the water temp rarely gets higher than the mid-80s. Of course, the cooling effect is directly related to the temperature differential between the air and water.

Mojo31 01-21-22 04:27 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22382684)
Agree, followed by September.

September is an awesome month.

Eric F 01-21-22 04:34 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22382688)
We built a house and pool in 2000. When we were doing the landscaping, I bought and planted a live oak tree on one side of the pool. The landscaper told me not to do it (what do they know) as it would shade the whole pool when it was mature. I asked him how long that would be, and he said about 30 years. My response was that by then I would be in my 70s and would likely enjoy the shade.

What I didn't count on was the number of acorns that would fall into the pool.

Our current pool is in full sun all day, and has a dark bottom. Even with that, the water temp rarely gets higher than the mid-80s. Of course, the cooling effect is directly related to the temperature differential between the air and water.

We have a very large Sycamore in our yard, east of the pool. Our neighbor to the west has a very large evergreen (Deodar Cedar, I think). The pool is a constant battle of leaves, needles, and cones, depending on the season.

We bought the house 11 years ago, and the pool was already there. I wouldn't choose to build a pool in my yard. Ironically, my company builds pools.

This is the kind of pools we build (Occidental College, Los Angeles)...
https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net...-Q&oe=620FA202

genejockey 01-21-22 04:58 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22382684)
Agree, followed by September.

Location, location, location. The nature of our weather and our seasons makes the months very different for us. Give me April and May, maybe June, and September and October if there's no smoke. July and August are too cold and windy.

LesterOfPuppets 01-21-22 05:14 PM

Today is pretty ideal temperature-wise.


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0639210c6a.png

LesterOfPuppets 01-21-22 05:15 PM

Would you look at that friend suggestion! :)


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8fd379946f.png

datlas 01-21-22 05:24 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22382734)
Would you look at that friend suggestion! :)


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8fd379946f.png

Greggie is Volís neighbor?? Who knew??

Velo Vol 01-21-22 05:27 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22382684)
Agree, followed by September.

Nope. Must I repost the official rankings?

Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22382733)
Today is pretty ideal temperature-wise.

Wrong.
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9ef8a14643.png

LesterOfPuppets 01-21-22 05:30 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22382748)
Greggie is Volís neighbor?? Who knew??

I knew. I was all excited when he got that property in Oak Ridge, that was before we found out it was going to be for eBikes though.

Velo Vol 01-21-22 05:34 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22382754)
I knew. I was all excited when he got that property in Oak Ridge, that was before we found out it was going to be for eBikes though.

It is?

bampilot06 01-21-22 05:36 PM

Last night was probably the worst night of my life, and what makes even worse, I will have to experience again and again until June 2nd.

Long story short I am operating on zero sleep on my first of only 2 days off.

rjones28 01-21-22 05:48 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22382758)
It is?

You should picket.

LesterOfPuppets 01-21-22 05:53 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22382769)
You should picket.

I was tempted to fly back there to hold signs and yell.

In related news, I'm trying not to buy bikes right now, but I've always wanted one of these. Looks kinda rough but only $300...

https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...zw&oe=61EFE70E

Velo Vol 01-21-22 06:08 PM

wut

This is just across from the Office Park.


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...85c6a9d439.png
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...708e107902.png

Eric F 01-21-22 06:30 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22382773)
I was tempted to fly back there to hold signs and yell.

In related news, I'm trying not to buy bikes right now, but I've always wanted one of these. Looks kinda rough but only $300...

https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...zw&oe=61EFE70E

My first real race bike was a LeMond Zurich. Very nice ride. I wish I still had it.

rjones28 01-21-22 06:34 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22382782)

You should see if they need someone to cut the grass.

DougRNS 01-21-22 06:37 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22382496)
Donít be grumpy Vol

that's like telling water not to be wet.

Velo Vol 01-21-22 06:45 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22382799)
You should see if they need someone to cut the grass.

Maybe I'll HTFU this weekend, ride over there, and see if the story checks out. See if they need a consultant to show them what a proper bicycle looks like.

Mojo31 01-21-22 06:45 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22382773)
I was tempted to fly back there to hold signs and yell.

In related news, I'm trying not to buy bikes right now, but I've always wanted one of these. Looks kinda rough but only $300...

https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...zw&oe=61EFE70E

Are those the correct brakes and fork? Hard time believing they are.

Mojo31 01-21-22 06:56 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22382809)
Maybe I'll HTFU this weekend, ride over there, and see if the story checks out. See if they need a consultant to show them what a proper bicycle looks like.

Grab me a Prologue while youíre there.

Velo Vol 01-21-22 07:12 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22382822)
Grab me a Prologue while youíre there.

I'm not dumpster diving for an ebike.

Velo Vol 01-21-22 09:07 PM

Slow night.


abshipp 01-21-22 09:30 PM

Here's a bunch of belated replies:


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22380328)
You know what you need? 1 hour and 38 minutes of talking heads :)

Played the audio from this concert at the shop early last week. Made for a good day :)

I saw David Byrne's "American Utopia" tour in Chicago a few years ago. One of the best concerts I've ever seen.


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22380774)
testing free and on demand without a long wait,

I got tested for free without a long wait Wednesday 1/13. Received results early this morning 1/21 :rolleyes:. Positive :(


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22380076)
I guess he could have said that he would go to Phrantic's to play with his joy stick yoke :innocent:

bam's new job is flying a 737, not an Airbus, IIRC


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22380225)
Sorry, no. We don't do pics. We imprint memories in our psyches. Those around us though took more than enough for all of us.

Whenever SSS and I go somewhere, I find myself taking one or two pictures of any interesting places we go just so I can scroll back through an album and remember what things looked and felt like.


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