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Eric F 07-30-21 03:55 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22164638)
If you don't have a pool it can be hard to go skinny dipping.

True. The neighbors tend to complain a lot more when you do it in their pool.

genejockey 07-30-21 03:58 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22164638)
If you don't have a pool it can be hard to go skinny dipping.

Or, as I discovered one drunken night, really, really cold!!!

big john 07-30-21 04:02 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22164638)
If you don't have a pool it can be hard to go skinny dipping.

When it's over 100 all day it feels good to get in the pool. Sometimes I would just hang my feet in there. Doesn't have to be for exercise.

And pool parties? OMG! Nothing like having a bunch of bikinis in your backyard. I rented (shared) a house with a pool in the 70s. Good times and the last thing we thought about was exercise.

DougRNS 07-30-21 04:41 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22164205)
You think this message will generate some buzz? I just got it in my inbox:


BikesDirect.com
CEO SAYS:
CHANGES COMING
AUGUST 1st

Happy Friday! Hello and thank you for being a valued customer. We hope this email finds you well.
We are writing to update you with some important changes coming August 1st.
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Why is the entire bike industry raising prices up to 30% or more? Container transport costs are a large factor in addition to higher parts costs. Before the pandemic, transporting one container was $3,000 to $5,000. Each holds 300 to 350 bikes. That is about $17 per bike. Recently, prices skyrocketed to $21,000. That is $70 per bike.
https://gcaptain.com/2021-container-rates-surge/
https://tamebay.com/2021/07/the-ship...come-down.html
The entire bike industry has already been raising prices up to 30%. Starting August 1st, Bikesdirect.com will be raising prices of many bikes.
For over 20 years Bikesdirect.com continues to be the largest American family owned online bike retailer. Our deals will continue to be the best bang for buck anywhere even after August 1st.

Any chance that is true? I'm not from around here.

genejockey 07-30-21 04:43 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22164659)
When it's over 100 all day it feels good to get in the pool. Sometimes I would just hang my feet in there. Doesn't have to be for exercise.

And pool parties? OMG! Nothing like having a bunch of bikinis in your backyard. I rented (shared) a house with a pool in the 70s. Good times and the last thing we thought about was exercise.

There were two pools in my little town. The neighbors had one that wasn't heated, so it always felt cold to me. But they were really friendly and happy to let us swim there, unless they were hosting a party. The one across town (all of 300 yards away, if that) was heated, using the heat from the A/C for the main house. Generally I liked that one better, but there was one really HOT day when the neighbors were hosting a party, so we went over to the heated one. It was like bathwater. It was worse than the air!

Eric F 07-30-21 04:47 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22164721)
There were two pools in my little town. The neighbors had one that wasn't heated, so it always felt cold to me. But they were really friendly and happy to let us swim there, unless they were hosting a party. The one across town (all of 300 yards away, if that) was heated, using the heat from the A/C for the main house. Generally I liked that one better, but there was one really HOT day when the neighbors were hosting a party, so we went over to the heated one. It was like bathwater. It was worse than the air!

My company is in the business of building swimming pools (large competition pools, not residential). There have been a couple of times we have built pools in desert areas where the mechanical systems have included equipment to cool the water.

Velo Vol 07-30-21 04:55 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22164659)
When it's over 100 all day it feels good to get in the pool.

It's only warm enough to get in a pool three months out of the year here.

DougRNS 07-30-21 04:55 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22164593)
That tyre DougRNS gave me says minimum PSI is 110. That's pretty hardcore. 90-100 is what I roll at.

I ran those at 85F and 95R and you are much lighter than me. You'll be fine under 100. I also would get 4,000 miles of tread life.

Velo Vol 07-30-21 04:58 PM

Discuss.


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ffdf48584.jpeg

Eric F 07-30-21 04:59 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22164744)

Omnomnomnom....

Velo Vol 07-30-21 05:02 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22164744)
Discuss.

My thoughts: No

Mojo31 07-30-21 05:05 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22164646)
True. The neighbors tend to complain a lot more when you do it in their pool.

Thats nothing compared to my complaints when they do it in mine! ;)

Mojo31 07-30-21 05:10 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22164659)
When it's over 100 all day it feels good to get in the pool. Sometimes I would just hang my feet in there. Doesn't have to be for exercise.

And pool parties? OMG! Nothing like having a bunch of bikinis in your backyard. I rented (shared) a house with a pool in the 70s. Good times and the last thing we thought about was exercise.

Big John is dreaming about the distant past!

Id like nothing less than a bunch of 60 and 70 year olds in bikinis in my pool.

LesterOfPuppets 07-30-21 05:12 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22164744)

3x family size is probably not enough.

LesterOfPuppets 07-30-21 05:13 PM

They better have these at Safeway. BRB.

Velo Vol 07-30-21 05:37 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22164763)
3x family size is probably not enough.

Peanut butter isn't a good filling in anything.

Mojo31 07-30-21 05:51 PM

Peanut butter is a good filling in just about everything.


Maybe not Tilapia.

genejockey 07-30-21 05:56 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22164764)
They better have these at Safeway. BRB.

Double Stuff or no Oreos!

big john 07-30-21 05:58 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22164758)
Big John is dreaming about the distant past!

Id like nothing less than a bunch of 60 and 70 year olds in bikinis in my pool.

When I said the 70s I meant the 1970s!

DougRNS 07-30-21 06:05 PM

Cut approximately 1.17 lawns in 32 minutes of furious activity in 94 degree heat. I'll be cutting 4 days in a row to get the lawns back to the appropriate height. What have I done with this battery-powered boondoggle? SMFH.
#Vol'sLaughingAtMe

big john 07-30-21 06:08 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22164738)
It's only warm enough to get in a pool three months out of the year here.

Maybe for you.

LesterOfPuppets 07-30-21 06:10 PM


Velo Vol 07-30-21 06:10 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22164816)
I'll be cutting 4 days in a row to get the lawns back to the appropriate height.

Or, with proper equipment, you could have it done in 75 minutes.

WhyFi 07-30-21 06:13 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22164744)

Generally, I like Oreos just enough to eat them, but not enough to buy them... but I did buy some S'mores Oreos a couple months back and I made short work of 'em - I thought that they were pretty darn good.

WhyFi 07-30-21 06:16 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22164805)
Double Stuff or no Oreos!

I used to like Double Stuff when I was a youth with a sweet tooth, but there's just no appeal to me, any more.

...but Thins. :eek: Yeah, I don't know why, but I like the Thins a lot more.


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