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LesterOfPuppets 01-07-22 11:09 AM

It was a little chilly in Snoqualmie Tunnel, even in July. Fog poured out of the eastern portal

https://storage.googleapis.com/produ...8be6a8dbe3d9dc

BillyD 01-07-22 11:15 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

Builds character . . . except for those daytimes in the 40s. smh

genejockey 01-07-22 11:17 AM

There's a section of the PA Turnpike that was abandoned after they re-routed it back in the 60s. and eliminated a couple of the tunnels. Since Dad's family were in Pittsburgh, we headed that way a lot, and I vaguely remembered as a kid going through 5 tunnels, so when we went that way to visit Mrs. GeneJockey's family up in the Upper Lefthand Corner of PA, I found myself thinking, "Didn't there used to be more tunnels?"

I learned a couple years ago that I WAS RIGHT!!!! and that the abandoned sections of the turnpike and the tunnels were available for hiking/riding. Never found time to go, and being claustrophobic, I'm not sure I could stand being in a tunnel on foot or on bike for as long as it takes to traverse. (Cars are okay because the tunnels is lit and it takes a minute or two)

rjones28 01-07-22 11:20 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22365033)
rjones28 the morning after the first snowfall of the season.

https://twitter.com/AlexApple_/statu...53035269083137

First accumulation in weeks here -- been snowing since 9am. Of course, we get it on piano moving day.

Velo Vol 01-07-22 11:22 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22365044)

wut

Who's enforcing the waiver requirement?

Velo Vol 01-07-22 11:24 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22365076)
First accumulation in weeks here -- been snowing since 9am. Of course, we get it on piano moving day.

Where is the piano going?

LesterOfPuppets 01-07-22 11:24 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22365072)
There's a section of the PA Turnpike that was abandoned after they re-routed it back in the 60s. and eliminated a couple of the tunnels. Since Dad's family were in Pittsburgh, we headed that way a lot, and I vaguely remembered as a kid going through 5 tunnels, so when we went that way to visit Mrs. GeneJockey's family up in the Upper Lefthand Corner of PA, I found myself thinking, "Didn't there used to be more tunnels?"

I learned a couple years ago that I WAS RIGHT!!!! and that the abandoned sections of the turnpike and the tunnels were available for hiking/riding. Never found time to go, and being claustrophobic, I'm not sure I could stand being in a tunnel on foot or on bike for as long as it takes to traverse. (Cars are okay because the tunnels is lit and it takes a minute or two)

I've seen youtubes of that stretch of road. Yeah, I'm not even claustrophobic and rolling through Snoqualmie Tunnel alone kinda got to me a little, every drop of water hitting the ground made me jump. The first few minutes were entertaining because as I entered I saw a father and son without lights exit the tunnel and I wondered if they'd actually ridden the whole thing. Surely they'd just popped in for a few yards and did a U-turn though. :)

WhyFi 01-07-22 11:24 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22365027)
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 didnít 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 didnít enjoy the ride at all.


Neighbor reached out to me this morning. He recently had cancer related surgery and wonít 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 hasnít said no yetÖÖ



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

That's pretty much in the territory of buy it now and deal with fallout later. You could easily flip that bike for a profit if the wife staunchly objects (though I'd consider splitting any profits with the current owner).

BillyD 01-07-22 11:25 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22364971)
Negative two* has more than two syllables.

* Monday's expected low.

All the better, need lake Onondaga to freeze up pronto.

LesterOfPuppets 01-07-22 11:25 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22365079)
wut

Who's enforcing the waiver requirement?

I'm sure Big Brother is on it.

Mojo31 01-07-22 11:25 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22365076)
First accumulation in weeks here -- been snowing since 9am. Of course, we get it on piano moving day.

That sucks. It's not like you can just throw a cover over it.

Grand or upright?

BillyD 01-07-22 11:27 AM


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

:lol:

Makes one appreciate a nice hooded down coat.

Velo Vol 01-07-22 11:27 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22365087)
I'm sure Big Brother is on it.

If I disagreed with some of the terms, I would cross those out.

LesterOfPuppets 01-07-22 11:29 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22365093)
If I disagreed with some of the terms, I would cross those out.

It was a fairly short document, along these lines:


rjones28 01-07-22 11:32 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22365083)
Where is the piano going?

To our niece in Rochester.

Update: It arrived safely and without drama.

LesterOfPuppets 01-07-22 11:33 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22365096)
To our niece in Rochester.

Update: It arrived safely and without drama.

Whew!

In other east coast moving news, hey there's a New Haven, VT?

https://www.addisonindependent.com/2...ove-on-jan-12/

MoAlpha 01-07-22 11:38 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22365000)
You mean WhyFi loses.

Boy howdy!

rjones28 01-07-22 11:39 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22365089)
That sucks. It's not like you can just throw a cover over it.

Grand or upright?

We didn't just stick it in the back of a pickup truck, we hired professional piano movers.

It's a 1930s vintage Knabe six foot grand.

BillyD 01-07-22 11:43 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22365001)

That's a nice fence, I would love to replace my crumbling fence with something like that. Probably would set me back a whole Nikon 600mm f/4 unit to do my half acre.

Mojo31 01-07-22 11:47 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22365093)
If I disagreed with some of the terms, I would cross those out.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5aa41673f4.jpg

Mojo31 01-07-22 11:49 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22365103)
We didn't just stick it in the back of a pickup truck, we hired professional piano movers.

It's a 1930s vintage Knabe six foot grand.

I know, but isn't the cold and humid weather bad for the tuning, etc.?

I didn't think you threw it on the back of the e-bike.

Velo Vol 01-07-22 11:53 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22365096)
To our niece in Rochester.

Update: It arrived safely and without drama.

Are you now sans piano?

rjones28 01-07-22 11:58 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22365120)
I know, but isn't the cold and humid weather bad for the tuning, etc.?

I didn't think you threw it on the back of the e-bike.

The movers wrapped it up in insulated blankets. :)

Grand pianos get the legs removed and are set on their sides for moving, so they need post-move tuning regardless of the weather.

BillyD 01-07-22 11:58 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22365033)
rjones28 the morning after the first snowfall of the season.

https://twitter.com/AlexApple_/statu...53035269083137

Imagine meeting that person on a date in the summer and not finding out she was "different" until winter.

Actually, she would show her whole cards long before then. There's only so long you can conceal that level of . . . deviation.

Velo Vol 01-07-22 12:02 PM

Seems quasi-northerners aren't the only people who have trouble on the ice.



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