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genejockey 03-30-22 05:01 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22456430)
I did not see the Oscars, and I expect there is plenty of blame to go around.

That said, celebrities are usually fair game for comediansí jokes, and comedians are known for making insulting jokes, so I think the conclusion should be fairly obvious. If he made a bad joke about someoneís child under 18 that is obv a different matter.


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22456434)
On the Will Smith thing. Chris Rock was hired to do exactly what he was doing. Bagging on the stars is a tradition. Everyone of them knows about it. There have been far, far worse things said to and about others and there has never been an episode of physical violence before, certainly not during the awards and once again I'll point out. No charges filed. Even though it happened live on television in front of hundreds of witnesses.
If it were you or I we would have gone to jail. No award for you!

I kinda think medical conditions are out of bounds, though. Like, would he make fun of a stroke victim?

datlas 03-30-22 05:03 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22456453)
You are out of control.

I have a beater rain bike (SS from bikesdirect added fenders) which I take on the trail when itís rainy. Warm rain rides are fun and the trail is usually quiet when wet. Win-win!

bampilot06 03-30-22 05:04 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22456454)
I kinda think medical conditions are out of bounds, though. Like, would he make fun of a stroke victim?


people used to make fun of Gary Busey.

datlas 03-30-22 05:04 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22456454)
I kinda think medical conditions are out of bounds, though. Like, would he make fun of a stroke victim?

I would not. But a comedian might. Not saying itís in good taste or wise, but probably still fair game. Maybe.

bampilot06 03-30-22 05:06 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22456456)
I have a beater rain bike (SS from bikesdirect added fenders) which I take on the trail when itís rainy. Warm rain rides are fun and the trail is usually quiet when wet. Win-win!

hmmm. convince the wife that along with the cycle cross bike a SS is also equally as necessary.

genejockey 03-30-22 05:07 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22456439)
Thereís a cannondale super x that I want on Pros closet. Somehow they know this and the bike ad keeps showing up everywhere.

Curiously, I find myself almost completely lacking in Bikelust at the moment. I used to check Craigs List and/or FB Marketplace a couple times a day, usually doing some search or other, looking for a particular brand or a particular bike. Not anymore.

bampilot06 03-30-22 05:11 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22456464)
Curiously, I find myself almost completely lacking in Bikelust at the moment. I used to check Craigs List and/or FB Marketplace a couple times a day, usually doing some search or other, looking for a particular brand or a particular bike. Not anymore.


both of those places are only harmful when something pops up you actually want.

So I told the wife the cycle cross bike is going to be 4 grand. She sighed, and said maybe for my birthday. which is cool, but my birthday marks the end of cycle cross season. So I started showing her bikes on Pro Closet. She said absolutely not a used bike. Not sure if thatís a good thing or a bad thing but thatís my current situation.

Worse case I get the CAAD X for 1800 new, but I would rather not get something that I will instantly want to change. Plus I am pretty sure that comes with 105.

Mojo31 03-30-22 05:12 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22456462)
hmmm. convince the wife that along with the cycle cross bike a SS is also equally as necessary.

Is there any bike you donít want?

bampilot06 03-30-22 05:13 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22456472)
Is there any bike you donít want?


I donít have any interest in any All city bike or Salsa for that matter.


edit: feels good to get that off my chest.

genejockey 03-30-22 05:16 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22456471)
both of those places are only harmful when something pops up you actually want.

And that's the weird thing - there's nothing I actually want. I see bikes on there, and I either think, "I already have something like that", or "Meh. Don't really want one of those."


So I told the wife the cycle cross bike is going to be 4 grand. She sighed, and said maybe for my birthday. which is cool, but my birthday marks the end of cycle cross season. So I started showing her bikes on Pro Closet. She said absolutely not a used bike. Not sure if thatís a good thing or a bad thing but thatís my current situation.

Worse case I get the CAAD X for 1800 new, but I would rather not get something that I will instantly want to change. Plus I am pretty sure that comes with 105.
Not a used bike? Man, used bikes are the greatest! Mostly they can be brought back close to as-new, if not cosmetically, then at least in terms of performance!

Mojo31 03-30-22 05:17 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22456471)
both of those places are only harmful when something pops up you actually want.

So I told the wife the cycle cross bike is going to be 4 grand. She sighed, and said maybe for my birthday. which is cool, but my birthday marks the end of cycle cross season. So I started showing her bikes on Pro Closet. She said absolutely not a used bike. Not sure if thatís a good thing or a bad thing but thatís my current situation.

Worse case I get the CAAD X for 1800 new, but I would rather not get something that I will instantly want to change. Plus I am pretty sure that comes with 105.

You wouldnít want to slum it on a peasant 105 bike.

bampilot06 03-30-22 05:18 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22456479)
And that's the weird thing - there's nothing I actually want. I see bikes on there, and I either think, "I already have something like that", or "Meh. Don't really want one of those."



Not a used bike? Man, used bikes are the greatest! Mostly they can be brought back close to as-new, if not cosmetically, then at least in terms of performance!

thats what I said! plus the super x iíve been eye balling comes with a power meter. Savings right there!

Mojo31 03-30-22 05:18 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22456475)
I donít have any interest in any All city bike or Salsa for that matter.


edit: feels good to get that off my chest.

Weight has been lifted.

bampilot06 03-30-22 05:20 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22456480)
You wouldnít want to slum it on a peasant 105 bike.


Oh I am all for 105. I plan on putting 105 on the Ritchey one day, but for a cycle cross/ gravel bike I want GRX or something similar. You donít put road tires on a mountain bike, and take it out on the single track.

genejockey 03-30-22 05:24 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22456483)
Oh I am all for 105. I plan on putting 105 on the Ritchey one day, but for a cycle cross/ gravel bike I want GRX or something similar. You donít put road tires on a mountain bike, and take it out on the single track.

I'm really pleased with the 105 on the Canyon, and I considered that to build up the Litespeed, but Ultimate-ly (see what I did there?) decided it had to be Dura Ace or Ultegra for that frame. SO I'll stick with the old DA for now, maybe go with 6800 or 8000 in the future.

genejockey 03-30-22 05:24 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22456457)
people used to make fun of Gary Busey.

To his face?

WhyFi 03-30-22 05:30 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22456439)
Thereís a cannondale super x that I want on Pros closet. Somehow they know this and the bike ad keeps showing up everywhere.

Because you done clicked on it over and over. :p

More creepy than your C'dale popping up, after I posted that pic of the custom bike the other day, an ad for that exact bike popped up. I did not mention the manufacturer's name or that of the bike shop, yet somehow they found me. :twitchy:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...aac8839f96.jpg

DougRNS 03-30-22 05:31 PM

Daily dose of Roscoe.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...aaa0be992b.jpg

Bah Humbug 03-30-22 06:07 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22456457)
people used to make fun of Gary Busey.

"People used to..." do a lot of things that aren't OK anymore.

Mind, I've never watched the Oscars.

DougRNS 03-30-22 06:09 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22456317)
I took the mtb on a road loop. I cross this dam that has a wide road on top of it. Lots of runners and walkers and a few bikes. Still hazy as the fog burns off.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c827b1e8c8.jpg
I usually drop down to that road to get to the hills when I have the road bike but today I went cross country.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9a9a1fd7ad.jpg
I'm going to cut through those trees. Once among them it's hard to figure out which way to go. There is a water crossing I pedaled through and only one foot got a little wet.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2a3bf89635.jpg

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e4e8fcf724.jpg

quality

DougRNS 03-30-22 06:30 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22455858)
Are you testing at home? I tried that for a while but did not like it. Didn't like getting a phone call if I was late a day or two because I was on vacation. (Wasn't going to tote the testing stuff along on a bike tour.) What I really didn't like is that for insurance to cover it I had to do test a minimum of 2x/month. I was so regular at the time I only needed 1x/month. Having to do it 2x/month killed any cost savings there might have been. Not sure there was any to begin with.

Then after I cancelled they sent me a $260 bill for the testing machine even though I had returned it pursuant to their instructions. Turned out it was sitting in their warehouse in CA.

not at home. At a walk in family care place.

indyfabz 03-30-22 07:02 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22456544)
not at home. At a walk in family care place.

Hopefully they are doing the finger stick method. Itís most helpful to know the result right away.

What is your INR range supposed to be?

indyfabz 03-30-22 07:07 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22456490)
To his face?

And look what happened to pour Phil.


DougRNS 03-30-22 07:12 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22456566)
Hopefully they are doing the finger stick method. Itís most helpful to know the result right away.

What is your INR range supposed to be?

No idea what my numbers are. They don't finger stick, they draw it from vein and send it to lab and get results in 4 days. Not really designed for this but all the Coumadin clinics are out of network. my insurance company and the only hospitals in my area can't agree on reimbursement rates. All my doctors I saw for my issues (AFIB, back problem) last year are out of network. It's a colossal cluster. Just took day 3 pills at 9 PM. I use a reminder on my phone so I take it at the same every day.

rjones28 03-30-22 07:18 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22456127)
A Cooperís hawk, known for raiding bird feeders, and not for the seeds either.

One of our local Cooper's hawks caught and consumed a robin outside my office window once.


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