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LesterOfPuppets 01-06-22 09:04 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22364602)
The problem with collections of any kind is that surviving spouses or heirs donít share the same passion as the collector and everything gets liquidated, often below value.

NBD, doesn't really matter at that point :)

Velo Vol 01-06-22 09:12 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22364594)
The ground has finally frozen.

Same.
Late night MOTD

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3eb02fca5.jpeg

When will it be safe to venture out in the morning?

LesterOfPuppets 01-06-22 09:15 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22364619)
Same.
Late night MOTD

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3eb02fca5.jpeg

When will it be safe to venture out in the morning?

Hey, Beckley, WV!!! That was the closest train station to Grandma's back in the '70s/'80s

Mojo31 01-06-22 09:19 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22364602)
The problem with collections of any kind is that surviving spouses or heirs donít share the same passion as the collector and everything gets liquidated, often below value.

True, but at that point will you really care?

Velo Vol 01-06-22 09:25 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22364622)
Hey, Beckley, WV!!! That was the closest train station to Grandma's back in the '70s/'80s

You rode the train to grandma's?

LesterOfPuppets 01-06-22 09:29 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22364635)
You rode the train to grandma's?

Never did, we drove there from VA (and NC and NJ). We had to go pick someone up there once. Actually it was the Prince, WV train station but everyone just said we gotta drive to Beckley to pick up Aunt Shirley, et al. They took the train in from MD.

LesterOfPuppets 01-06-22 09:34 PM

That is one awesome platform. And lookit all those coal hoppers!

http://photos.wikimapia.org/p/00/03/84/06/10_1280.jpg

LesterOfPuppets 01-06-22 10:31 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22363230)
30 km on the mtb, about half of it on pavement because I am as yet unfamiliar with the area in which I was riding. There's a whole nother world out there in off road land.

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!"

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...087c252983.jpg

phrantic09 01-07-22 04:02 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22364418)

LOL wasnít even born

ls01 01-07-22 04:44 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22364532)
Enlarge it for those viewing abroad.

There was wimenz in the picture? I missed that.

ls01 01-07-22 04:48 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22364566)
you are hard to please.


Am not! I just require consistency. It's pretty simple.

indyfabz 01-07-22 04:50 AM

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5ba79bba0.jpeg
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8a16a4743.jpeg

Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22364525)
I do want to hit the Hiwawatha. Hadn't thought much about the Olympian, but I should hit that too, having never ridden a bicycle in MT.

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.

indyfabz 01-07-22 05:02 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22364201)
Booneville is even more in the snow belt.

It was fairly chilly in mid-August.

Velo Vol 01-07-22 05:34 AM

Computer woes. :rolleyes:

Velo Vol 01-07-22 05:35 AM

Also, it's never going to be warm again. :(

datlas 01-07-22 07:08 AM

We got a small "nuisance" snow of about 3 inches overnight. I put the Saturn in the garage but no need to clear driveway. The drive to work was uneventful.

The bummer is that the roads are all wet and slushy, and temps will not go above freezing until Sunday afternoon when we will be getting rain/freezing rain. Riding this weekend is out.

I see more fake miles in my future.

Mojo31 01-07-22 07:17 AM

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.

MoAlpha 01-07-22 07:17 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22364795)
We got a small "nuisance" snow of about 3 inches overnight. I put the Saturn in the garage but no need to clear driveway. The drive to work was uneventful.

The bummer is that the roads are all wet and slushy, and temps will not go above freezing until Sunday afternoon when we will be getting rain/freezing rain. Riding this weekend is out.

I see more fake miles in my future.

Yeah came in to work today to consult on two people with non-problems for protocol reasons. Stopped at the hardware store for ice-melter and a space heater for my office. Roads are going suck until Monday and it's going to stay frigid after that.

Zwift workout with another guy was actually sort of okay. I couldn't synchronize the workout, so I just chased him. He's faster than I IRL, so I a got a nice set of long VO2max over-unders. It was less agonizing than doing it myself.

seedsbelize2 01-07-22 07:27 AM

I just ran across the remains of my dad's silver dollar collection. I bought it from him years ago as he was freaking out over some money thing. I've decided it's time to liquidate it, probably next time I go north. There are 53 of them, dating from 1879 to 1929. And in mostly fine condition.

seedsbelize2 01-07-22 07:29 AM

And my snowbird friends reminded me that we are experiencing normal winter weather. Actually cooler than last year. Nevermind the year without Winter schtik.

datlas 01-07-22 07:54 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22364809)
I just ran across the remains of my dad's silver dollar collection. I bought it from him years ago as he was freaking out over some money thing. I've decided it's time to liquidate it, probably next time I go north. There are 53 of them, dating from 1879 to 1929. And in mostly fine condition.

Silver prices have been bouncing between $25 and $30/ounce so it's a reasonable time to sell.

WhyFi 01-07-22 08:13 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22364602)
The problem with collections of any kind is that surviving spouses or heirs donít share the same passion as the collector and everything gets liquidated, often below value.

Often becoming the score of the decade for another enthusiast. :D I mean, it's a shame if the whole lot just goes to a middleman that jacks up the prices, but I do love hearing about a great score by someone who'll use and love the piece(s).

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.

BillyD 01-07-22 08:17 AM

Single-syllable temperatures coming our way. :bday:

Velo Vol 01-07-22 08:20 AM

Live look at the quasi-north, actual north, actual Arctic.


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

WhyFi 01-07-22 08:23 AM


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

Yeah, I'm hoping to get in to single digits today, too.

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


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