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Mojo31 01-07-22 08:29 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22364865)
Live look at the quasi-north, actual north, actual Arctic.


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...38df947489.png

Whine, whine, while.

It's artic in the real south with a wind chill of 11.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7c0dd9217f.jpg

Velo Vol 01-07-22 08:31 AM

Oh.

Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22364865)

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...57b3e5c862.png

phrantic09 01-07-22 08:31 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22364803)
Watched Don't Look Up last night. Pretty funny, but also sad what it says about our current misinformation environment. Meryl Streep got her head eaten off, so that was good.

I really enjoyed it.

indyfabz 01-07-22 08:51 AM

The hits just keep on coming.


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e85de9aef.jpeg

seedsbelize2 01-07-22 09:10 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22364840)
Silver prices have been bouncing between $25 and $30/ounce so it's a reasonable time to sell.

The last time I sold silver(I had a couple thousand wirth of dimes I'd bought at $11), the price was $31. I had it stored in my parents' basement and they were moving, so I sold it. It was by lucky chance that the price was so high, It was at that time that I bought the silver dollars.

datlas 01-07-22 09:14 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22364919)
The last time I sold silver(I had a couple thousand wirth of dimes I'd bought at $11), the price was $31. I had it stored in my parents' basement and they were moving, so I sold it. It was by lucky chance that the price was so high, It was at that time that I bought the silver dollars.

I was a coin collector in my teens and wanted to sell a bunch of my silver coins when prices went to over $100 in 1980. Remember that??

My parents wouldn't let me. I still have the collection.

seedsbelize2 01-07-22 09:15 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22364871)
Yeah, I'm hoping to get in to single digits today, too.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a05314491a.jpg

My nephew and his sweetheart just completed a move to Winnepeg, where he'll begin teaching in a tenure track position. Highs are in the -20 range, he tells me.

Trsnrtr 01-07-22 09:18 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22364857)

Semi-related Q: how many of those needles are you using for your WDT? Since my shop is in shambles, I just drilled and popped 4 in to a cork. I had planned on doing 8 when I get around to a wood handle, but 4 seems to zip through the grounds pretty nicely, so I'm wondering if 8 is overkill. Side note: really good extractions after dial-in this morning. New beans, so I'm not sure how much to attribute to the new puck prep, but nice balance and better body than I'm accustomed to seeing.

I have 9 duct taped around a wooden dowel. I did it temporarily and it works so good that I've never made anything fancy/permanent.

I took a pic but BF isn't playing nice today and I can't attach the pic.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e0e061d29.jpeg

seedsbelize2 01-07-22 09:37 AM

I'm anxious to see said pic, in order to understand what you all are talking about^^^^^.

rjones28 01-07-22 09:48 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22364863)
Single-syllable temperatures coming our way. :bday:

Negative two* has more than two syllables.

* Monday's expected low.

seedsbelize2 01-07-22 09:56 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22364922)
I was a coin collector in my teens and wanted to sell a bunch of my silver coins when prices went to over $100 in 1980. Remember that??

My parents wouldn't let me. I still have the collection.

The Hunt brothers tried to corner the market.

MoAlpha 01-07-22 10:02 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22364871)
Yeah, I'm hoping to get in to single digits today, too.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a05314491a.jpg

That's some ****ed-up ****.

Trsnrtr 01-07-22 10:06 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22364953)
I'm anxious to see said pic, in order to understand what you all are talking about^^^^^.

It's there now. It's a device to break up clumps from a coffee grinder. After the coffee is dosed into the portafilter, you stir it with the gizmo before tamping. Simple, but works great.

Trsnrtr 01-07-22 10:08 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22364977)
The Koch brothers tried to corner the market.

It was the Hunt brothers.

Trsnrtr 01-07-22 10:09 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22364983)
That's some ****ed-up ****.

WhyFi wins. We only got to -5ºF. Up to 1º now at 10:10AM.

Mojo31 01-07-22 10:15 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22364993)
WhyFi wins. We only got to -5ºF. Up to 1º now at 10:10AM.

You mean WhyFi loses.

Velo Vol 01-07-22 10:17 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22362909)
Map of the Day

05 January 22

Round II

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...85989bb490.png

Tune in Friday and we'll see how close they are.

MOTD Followup:


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...37651c0bb4.jpg

rjones28 01-07-22 10:29 AM

So, no lawn mowing today?

Velo Vol 01-07-22 10:33 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22365019)
So, no lawn mowing today?

Nope.

bampilot06 01-07-22 10:35 AM

it was 33 for this mornings ride. About 5 miles into my ride this wind started. It was light riding into a wall of ice. Speed went from 18 to 13 and it didn’t matter what direction I pointed myself in.

At 15 miles I wanted to make the call of shame. First time in a long time I didn’t enjoy the ride at all.


Neighbor reached out to me this morning. He recently had cancer related surgery and won’t be able to ride his bike anymore. Asked me to try and find a buyer. 58 2015 Madone 2.1. Looks brand spanking new. Asking 500.00 for it. Wife hasn’t said no yet……



https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f700a2ba3.jpeg

indyfabz 01-07-22 10:42 AM

R.I.P. Sidney Poitier.

Velo Vol 01-07-22 10:43 AM

rjones28 the morning after the first snowfall of the season.


WhyFi 01-07-22 10:52 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22365032)
R.I.P. Sidney Poitier.

:(

big john 01-07-22 10:54 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22364664)
My favorite part is dropping in to a basin or valley where you can see forever and you think "OMG, I'm about to ride all that!"

Or you look down and think "OMG, I get to ride down there".
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c4c32cb27a.jpg

LesterOfPuppets 01-07-22 10:56 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22364732)
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5ba79bba0.jpeg
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8a16a4743.jpeg

The eastern end of the Hiawatha at the East Portal Trailhead is the western end of the Olympian. So you can park at East Portal in Taft and do out and back rides on each. You need a good light. You hit the 1.66 mile tunnel (one of some 12 tunnels) as soon as you head west on the Hiawatha. There are no lights in the tunnel. And there are drainage channels on each side, so if you stray off the riding surface you will crash. I had 500 lumens and wish I had more. The website recommends at least 350. I think that’s low, but I have old eyes. And you knock off two states because East Portal is in MT and you cross into ID going west through the long tunnel.

I made it through 2.3 miles of Snoqualmie Tunnel with 300 lumens just fine, but I rode pretty slowly.

Then when I got to the dry side of the mountains I had to sign a waiver to enter a tunnel. Luckily there was no rockfall as I rode through. :)

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