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datlas 08-27-22 07:02 PM

And Jackie


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...50e49fa39.jpeg

bampilot06 08-27-22 07:04 PM

so much for the podium this week.

seedsbelize2 08-27-22 07:06 PM

My wife came home and told me she broke a measuring cup earlier in the week. Thus completing the tri-fecta.

bampilot06 08-27-22 07:07 PM

Iíve decided next time I wax to throw in an old plastic bottle into the mix. The plastic will melt and add an extra layer of protection. Iíll make sure to do it in an unventilated area to preserve the particles for later use.

datlas 08-27-22 07:11 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22626328)
so much for the podium this week.

I have an outside chance if none of the top 3 ride tomorrow.

Otherwise, I will have to settle for my usual KOM.

datlas 08-27-22 07:13 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22626331)
Iíve decided next time I wax to throw in an old plastic bottle into the mix. The plastic will melt and add an extra layer of protection. Iíll make sure to do it in an unventilated area to preserve the particles for later use.

I am thinking it wonít work.

bampilot06 08-27-22 07:14 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22626340)
I am thinking it wonít work.


Im no chemist, but iíve been watching a lot of breaking bad lately.

Mojo31 08-27-22 07:30 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22626198)
I've been doing granola with soymilk, as a protein boost late afternoon. My wife makes it for me. She's gone this afternoon,so I went out to do it myself. First I put the dry dishes away. I dropped a glass on the granite counter and, of course, broke it. Next I picked up the glass canister of oats. It also slipped my grip and broke on the edge of the island. I got blood on both hands from that one. I took a chance and used some of the oats anyway. I was barefoot, and made my way to my way to my Wellies for the cleanup operation. I felt a light crunch during bowl #1, and spit it out. There is a little bit left in the pan, for seconds, in case I want more. Thankfully, a cast iron skillet is not a threat to break and bloody me yet more.

Just a threat to break your skull if in the wrong hands.

mschwett 08-27-22 07:30 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22624529)
I...can't argue with that. I have been unpleasantly surprised by the degree of callousness many have toward their fellow man if they might be inconvenienced.

itís terrible. i generally avoid local social media but after having to jump back into the sidewalk when i or my kids and i had a walk signal because of a red light runner a couple times over just a few days i posted on nextdoor. it was admittedly a bit of a rant against the small minority of drivers who are just terrible, literally endangering the lives of everyone who isnít in a car to save a few seconds.

among the responses - ďrant over yet?Ē ďitís pedestrianís fault for not looking,Ē ďwhat about bikes on the sidewalk,Ē ďdriving in the city is so hardĒ and a mix of other apologist ********. the thing is - i LIKE driving fast. i like fast cars, preferably RWD or AWD with a real stick and tons of power. i definitely drive over the limit at times. it doesnít bother me if someone else does when one could make a reasonable judgement that itís safe. but blatantly running a red light at 30+ on a city street? reckless endangerment at best.

i walked out of my office a few days ago (in the financial district) and was about to step into the street on a completely green light with walk signal when a woman in a beat up old white civic blasted through the intersection perpendicular to me. the light wasnít even freshly green my way! and lights in the city last about 20 seconds each way, sheís hardly saving a lot of time.

/rant off

gotta make it out for a ride tomorrow!! new chain day.

Mojo31 08-27-22 07:32 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22626344)
Im no chemist, but iíve been watching a lot of breaking bad lately.

We just started.

seedsbelize2 08-27-22 07:58 PM

Just finished watching Stage 8. What jumped out at me was the dearth of fans in all those towns they went through. I didn't expect that.

genejockey 08-27-22 08:15 PM


Originally Posted by mschwett (Post 22626365)
it’s terrible. i generally avoid local social media but after having to jump back into the sidewalk when i or my kids and i had a walk signal because of a red light runner a couple times over just a few days i posted on nextdoor. it was admittedly a bit of a rant against the small minority of drivers who are just terrible, literally endangering the lives of everyone who isn’t in a car to save a few seconds.

among the responses - “rant over yet?” “it’s pedestrian’s fault for not looking,” “what about bikes on the sidewalk,” “driving in the city is so hard” and a mix of other apologist ********. the thing is - i LIKE driving fast. i like fast cars, preferably RWD or AWD with a real stick and tons of power. i definitely drive over the limit at times. it doesn’t bother me if someone else does when one could make a reasonable judgement that it’s safe. but blatantly running a red light at 30+ on a city street? reckless endangerment at best.

i walked out of my office a few days ago (in the financial district) and was about to step into the street on a completely green light with walk signal when a woman in a beat up old white civic blasted through the intersection perpendicular to me. the light wasn’t even freshly green my way! and lights in the city last about 20 seconds each way, she’s hardly saving a lot of time.

/rant off

gotta make it out for a ride tomorrow!! new chain day.

A couple weeks ago I was at Canada and 92. I punched the button for the light, and waited patiently. The light changed, and the nearest car on 92 stopped so I started out. I had difficulty clipping in (damn Keos!), so I slow rolled across 92, and ZOOM! some guy running a completely red light at 50 mph in a 45 zone blows through the light. If I'd been successful clipping in, I'd have been crossing that lane and he'd probably have killed me. Happy thought, eh?

datlas 08-28-22 04:53 AM

Phew! 6/6.

Bah Humbug 08-28-22 05:14 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22626344)
Im no chemist, but iíve been watching a lot of breaking bad lately.

Finish that first, but Better Call Saul is better.

Bah Humbug 08-28-22 05:14 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22626617)
Phew! 6/6.

Slept way, way, later than normal.

Wordle 435 4/6

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seedsbelize2 08-28-22 06:13 AM

Wordle 435 4/6
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Trsnrtr 08-28-22 06:23 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22626324)
And Jackie

Iím watching the cat documentary on Netflix. I started it last night but was too tired to finish it but I will because I love cats.

Trsnrtr 08-28-22 06:24 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22626328)
so much for the podium this week.

Why? Are you flying out today?

Trsnrtr 08-28-22 06:31 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22626617)
Phew! 6/6.

Same.

seedsbelize2 08-28-22 06:44 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22626681)
Same.

I've been using the Bah Humbug method with good results.

bampilot06 08-28-22 07:00 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22626673)
Why? Are you flying out today?


Thursday was my last day of riding, left thursday morning, come back tuesday night.

bampilot06 08-28-22 07:00 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22626672)
Iím watching the cat documentary on Netflix. I started it last night but was too tired to finish it but I will because I love cats.


Dont ***** with cats?

WhyFi 08-28-22 07:13 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22626703)
Thursday was my last day of riding, left thursday morning, come back tuesday night.

If I get out today, it'll only be for a maintenance ride (~20 miles). We've got family bday activities for the little girl this morning and the threat of rain, otherwise (I feel like the Twin Cities Metro has been at a constant 50% chance of rain for the last 5 days).

edit: did you say that you'd be in MN sometime soon? :foo:

WhyFi 08-28-22 07:18 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22626337)
Otherwise, I will have to settle for my usual KOM.

If you're going to claim that the person with the most elevation gets the KOM, what's the title for the person with the fastest Average Speed? :innocent:

rjones28 08-28-22 07:18 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22625711)
Changed out my car battery that was dead today after 34 months. This is battery 3 for a 4.5 year old car. The thing was under warranty and it was free at the parts store where i got it. Not prorated, strange. Changed engine air filter on one car and got a cabin air filter* for the other. will install later since its been 13 months and 11,000 miles and still looks as clean as my colon. I'm storing it in the glove box so I can't miss it. **** big oil change. I saved $30 by doing it myself.

I wish I could find an independent shop but they don't exist around here. My dad had an auto repair shop which he started in August 1960 and my older brother is now running it. Independent shops are dinosaurs which is sad.


*SMFH

We seem to have plenty of independent shops around here. The annual New York state inspection on the SportWagen will be performed by an independent shop, next week.


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