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ls01 08-22-21 02:57 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22194709)
NYCAP... or Boulder/Longmont or Raleigh. If it's NYCAP it's looking more likely for Ballston Spa or Malta - AG's likeliest on-site career there would be GloFo, which she took work trips to back in her AMD days before they were spun off. Those two are on the Zim Smith trail that connects to the Empire State Trail, while SS isn't. We won't have the slightest idea until EOY when she fins out what nVidia's plans for her team are, though.

As for cash, I'm surprised, since it looks like houses are hanging around for a luxurious-seeming couple of months. Fortunately, we're lucky enough that if that becomes an issue we can get a loan from the First National Bank of the Parents and "refi" after closing.

Crushing hard on this one, though of course it'll be gone by then.

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1...70917947_zpid/

Or either of these:

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4...32438499_zpid/
https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1...53747709_zpid/

Especially that first, which is literally on the trail. From both I might not be able to see a neighbor.

BH. Be warry of the numbers from zillow. With my recent exposure to it there is a lot of hype, and weirdness. The only people winning from zillow are the realtors. The strangeness of the market and the behavior of the Lemers is the reason I backed out of my deal.

Mojo31 08-22-21 02:57 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22195390)
Went car shopping with daughter who’s in the market for a tiny SUV. Saw the Honda HRV, the Mazda CX30, and the Hyundai, Kona and Tucson. Liked the HRV.

Good choice. Next on my list would be the Mazda.

rjones28 08-22-21 02:58 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22195148)
Ah. What's the equivalent of a "Fred" in mowing endeavors?

I think we all know the answer.

genejockey 08-22-21 02:58 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22195145)
My kids did the Telluride Via Ferrata trail this morning. I was banned from joining them. Probably for the better.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a758b89c7e.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9f8692a602.jpg

So much "Nope!" in those pictures.....

ls01 08-22-21 03:01 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22194820)
Neither do I. Prices were already ridiculous then in the last year or so they exploded into the absurd.
The last house I lived in with my parents is in a neighborhood near here. Houses there are listed @ $850k. How is that possible? How can working class people qualify for an $850k house?
My parents sold that house for $26k in 1972.


Working class people can't qualify for it.

Velo Vol 08-22-21 03:03 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22195434)
I think we all know the answer.

People who use "self-propelled" push mowers.

ls01 08-22-21 03:04 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22194822)
Correct. No reason to drink under 20 miles unless there's serious climbing.

If you are sweating..... drink. I'm a believer. One kidney stone will fix that point of view in a quick hurry.

genejockey 08-22-21 03:09 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22195093)
And all I care about is the kitchen. The porch might be nice, but I'm used to them being just for show down here. It's either oppressively hot or arctic, and anyway it's loud outside. Might be different there; AG"s parents in Scotia have a lovely backyard porch.

And while languages are on the brain, "yard" and "garden" have the same root, shared with "earth".

The Ancestral Home has nice porches front and back. The front porch runs the full width of the front of the house, and it's screened. It's where we ate dinner most nights from May till September.
And the back porch is perfect for summer evenings, watching the light fade and the lightning bugs rise up out of the grass.

rjones28 08-22-21 03:12 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22195417)
Michelob ULTRA. As much as you can stomach.

Oh boy.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1e533d83df.png

genejockey 08-22-21 03:14 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 22195238)
Great Lakes makes a fine porter.
Edmund Fitzgerald. You might not be able to get it there.

Anchor makes a great porter, which I can almost never find, so I end up buying Deschutes Brewery's Black Butte Porter, which is also good. Sierra Nevada's is okay, but a tad thin for my taste.

I have noticed that some places are putting out nice, crisp pilseners, which are the perfect summer beer. And I can always find Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale or Anchor Steam Beer for a midweight.

rjones28 08-22-21 03:15 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 22195425)
I wear Fila running shoes.

I've had two customers in the past week complaining of noises while pedaling. Platform pedals. It was their pedal. New pedals = no more noise.

MoAlpha 08-22-21 03:22 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22195431)
Good choice. Next on my list would be the Mazda.


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22195394)
She has good taste.

Why? Any experience?

It did have an amazingly low cargo area floor and great rear seat folding. She also liked the simple cockpit.

ls01 08-22-21 03:22 PM

I'm still having problems with the clickety bike. I recently replaced the headset bearings because it sounds like it's coming from that area. No change at all. So, now I'm in ride to fail mode. I have a feeling it's the press fit cup in the BB. But I have been unable to affect any change in the noise at all. So when it x plodes we'll see

Mojo31 08-22-21 03:24 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22195450)
If you are sweating..... drink. I'm a believer. One kidney stone will fix that point of view in a quick hurry.

Yes.

The second one will turn you into a preacher.

im usually at 1 bottle per 10 miles during the summer.

genejockey 08-22-21 03:26 PM

Ever since I rebuilt the Lotus Classique, I've been kinda disappointed in it. The shifting was not great - every gear required me to overshift and then back off - the drivetrain was loud, and the 13-32 6 speed cassette just had too much jump between the gears. I was considering selling it to make room for another project. But I wanted to be fair to it. So last night I took it down off the hooks and spent some time on it. Tightened up the rear wheel bearings, then tightened the one spoke that was throwing the wheel out of true and rubbing the brake (literally ONE SPOKE. 1/2 turn and it's true). Then I remembered I have a 13-26 Uniglide cassette on Mrs. Peel's spare wheelset, so I swapped that on. The I remembered I'd used the old chain, and that I had since gotten a new SRAM 870 chain. So, I ditched the old one, cut the new one for the 26t cassette, and put it on. The shifting was GREAT! Almost silent, instantaneous, and no 'overshift and back off' required. The drivetrain itself, which had been LOUD was now nearly silent.

On the road today, the bike was a delight. It will NEVER challenge the Battaglin, the Bianchi, or the Canyon for speed. It's easily my slowest bike, slower even than Mrs. Peel, but still a joy to ride! Don't think I'll be selling anytime soon.

Mojo31 08-22-21 03:28 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22195483)
Why? Any experience?

It did have an amazingly low cargo area floor and great rear seat folding. She also liked the simple cockpit.

The Honda and Mazda products are bullet proof. We've owned multiples of each brand. Out of the 4 or 5 Hondas and 3 Mazdas, I've never had to do anything other than routine maintenance. Mazda packs a lot of features into there cars these days.

big john 08-22-21 03:28 PM

Warmed up a bit more today, supposed to be back to 100+ next weekend after a week of wonderful cooler weather. Yesterday I drove to the ride start and I forgot my gloves. Gloveless is fine until the first climb then the hands get wet and the bars are slippery. Then it drizzled on us for a while. I was quite comfortable and only drank 2 bottles in 60 miles.

MoAlpha 08-22-21 03:31 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22195493)
The Honda and Mazda products are bullet proof. We've owned multiples of each brand. Out of the 4 or 5 Hondas and 3 Mazdas, I've never had to do anything other than routine maintenance. Mazda packs a lot of features into there cars these days.

Yeah, so have we: Four Hondas and two Mazdas. All very good.

datlas 08-22-21 03:39 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22195411)
Picture?

Here are a few:


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b26d5cfea.jpeg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1748a9143.jpeg
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...342fee7bc.jpeg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...eba16f66b.jpeg

datlas 08-22-21 03:40 PM

BTW those are Fuji apple trees in the background. And a Saturn. Plus bonus Jackie pic.

LesterOfPuppets 08-22-21 04:00 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22195494)
Warmed up a bit more today, supposed to be back to 100+ next weekend after a week of wonderful cooler weather. Yesterday I drove to the ride start and I forgot my gloves. Gloveless is fine until the first climb then the hands get wet and the bars are slippery. Then it drizzled on us for a while. I was quite comfortable and only drank 2 bottles in 60 miles.

One TV station expects a 110° for us this week. If we do get it, I hope it's the last one for 2021

LAJ 08-22-21 04:10 PM

Shi****o Peppers cannot be beat.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...62a0d005d.jpeg

Velo Vol 08-22-21 04:33 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22195450)
If you are sweating..... drink. I'm a believer. One kidney stone will fix that point of view in a quick hurry.

After all this time people here still struggling with the concept of pre-hydration.

Sad.

rjones28 08-22-21 04:38 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22195578)
After all this time people here still struggling with the concept of pre-hydration.

Sad.

Hydration is not a crime.

datlas 08-22-21 04:40 PM



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