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rjones28 05-11-20 07:07 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21467969)
I don't know what zone 5 is but the lawn has been growing just fine without watering.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1ffe7341cf.png

phrantic09 05-11-20 07:08 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21467215)
Ha - the Lexus gets like 22mpg on the highway, and maybe 16 in town the way I drive (short trips, traffic). I still don't burn much gas though.

Our Acura gets about 20 HWY, the Passat gets about 33 highway and about 8 city the way I beat it up.

We have maybe put on 10k total miles for both cars in the past 12 months.

rjones28 05-11-20 07:09 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21467973)
Remember when DougRNS posted his daily to-do list here?

I bet he has more chores than rjones28 .

Probably why he doesn't have time for BF.

datlas 05-11-20 07:09 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21467955)
Which car tire inflator is best??

:innocent:

Actually, not joking. Both the Saturn and the kids' car have a slow leak and we typically top them off for free at WaWa once/month.

But with COVID19 I probably need an air compressor to do this at home. Google says there are lots of battery-plug compressors in the $20-30 range. Tough to know which is best because all the on-line reviews have good and bad reviews. Anyone have a unit they like?? Maybe I should cross-post in carforums.net.

BillyD 05-11-20 07:10 AM


Originally Posted by Heathpack (Post 21467154)
Did I post this from Thursday’s ride?

The mustard was high as an elephants eye.


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...dd9acbb62.jpeg

No lyme ticks in Socal? They couldn't pay me to walk or ride through something that high.

Realistically they could pay me, but it would take a lot.

BillyD 05-11-20 07:19 AM

So what's everybody eating for breakfast lately?

I just came to the realization that my wife was right (I hate when that happens). She has been telling me that my gastrointestinal gas issues, which significantly trigger my hernia discomfort, are mostly due to the oatmeal I have for breakfast 5 days a week. Now I've finally come to realize that the days I have eggs instead of oatmeal almost always result in more comfortable hernia days. :(

So what are you guys eating?

LAJ 05-11-20 07:21 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21468011)
So what's everybody eating for breakfast lately?

I just came to the realization that my wife was right (I hate when that happens). She has been telling me that my gastrointestinal gas issues, which significantly trigger my hernia discomfort, are mostly due to the oatmeal I have for breakfast 5 days a week. Now I've finally come to realize that the days I have eggs instead of oatmeal almost always result in more comfortable hernia days. :(

So what are you guys eating?

Yogurt and blueberries, blackberries, and even raspberries. But, Greek Yogurt, always.

Velo Vol 05-11-20 07:23 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21467987)

Need a better resolution map to see if I'm in zone 7 or 8. No timer needed either way.

Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21467997)
Both the Saturn and the kids' car have a slow leak and we typically top them off for free at WaWa once/month.

Free air at WaWa? :bday:

Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21467998)
No paved trail in Socal? They couldn't pay me to ride on that.

Fixed.

WhyFi 05-11-20 07:24 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21468011)
So what's everybody eating for breakfast lately?

I just came to the realization that my wife was right (I hate when that happens). She has been telling me that my gastrointestinal gas issues, which significantly trigger my hernia discomfort, are mostly due to the oatmeal I have for breakfast 5 days a week. Now I've finally come to realize that the days I have eggs instead of oatmeal almost always result in more comfortable hernia days. :(

So what are you guys eating?

Oatmeal.

WhyFi 05-11-20 07:25 AM

Turns out my Cycliq is good for film aholes and for dishwasher troubleshooting -


Velo Vol 05-11-20 07:32 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21468011)
So what's everybody eating for breakfast lately?

Cereals (raisin bran, rice krispies, frosted shredded wheat) or sometimes oat meal or cream of wheat, toast + banana, nuts, orange/apple/or grapes.

abshipp 05-11-20 07:42 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21467974)
*gasp* :eek:

No kids, no dogs, and the hippies in the environmental science programs where I went to school convinced me that monoculture lawns are the debil.

I would be up for having a xeriscaped property, I just don't want grass. If I never own a lawnmower I could consider my life well-lived.

abshipp 05-11-20 07:45 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21468011)
So what's everybody eating for breakfast lately??

Today is a honeycrisp apple and creamy peanut butter.

Velo Vol 05-11-20 07:50 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21468042)
No kids, no dogs, and the hippies in the environmental science programs where I went to school convinced me that monoculture lawns are the debil.

I would be up for having a xeriscaped property, I just don't want grass. If I never own a lawnmower I could consider my life well-lived.

wut

WhyFi 05-11-20 07:50 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21468042)
I would be up for having a xeriscaped property, I just don't want grass.

I've been pushing the wife to do that in the front of the house. The kids make use of the back yard "lawn," especially now, but would love to figure out a usable alternative.

phrantic09 05-11-20 07:52 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21468011)
So what's everybody eating for breakfast lately?

I just came to the realization that my wife was right (I hate when that happens). She has been telling me that my gastrointestinal gas issues, which significantly trigger my hernia discomfort, are mostly due to the oatmeal I have for breakfast 5 days a week. Now I've finally come to realize that the days I have eggs instead of oatmeal almost always result in more comfortable hernia days. :(

So what are you guys eating?

egg whites, shredded chicken and homemade salsa. every day

abshipp 05-11-20 07:54 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21468049)
wut

Can you be more specific?

rjones28 05-11-20 08:00 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21468011)
So what's everybody eating for breakfast lately?

I just came to the realization that my wife was right (I hate when that happens). She has been telling me that my gastrointestinal gas issues, which significantly trigger my hernia discomfort, are mostly due to the oatmeal I have for breakfast 5 days a week. Now I've finally come to realize that the days I have eggs instead of oatmeal almost always result in more comfortable hernia days. :(

So what are you guys eating?

I'm having coffee and a brownie this morning.

seedsbelize 05-11-20 08:00 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21467273)
The CV19 has me buying gas about a third of what I used to. I can't believe how many useless trips that I made before I was told to shelter in place. One of the side benefits of the pandemic if there is one.

I think there are many silver linings to the pandemic. We, as a planet, needed something to snap us out of our stupor. Actively destroying said planet wasn't doing the trick, so the planet came up with another tack. And finally got our attention.

Velo Vol 05-11-20 08:00 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21468062)
Can you be more specific?

You'll never enjoy seeing the crows/common grackles pecking around on the freshly-cut lawn with that attitude.

rjones28 05-11-20 08:02 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21468052)
I've been pushing the wife to do that in the front of the house. The kids make use of the back yard "lawn," especially now, but would love to figure out a usable alternative.

Pump track.

rjones28 05-11-20 08:04 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21468078)
You'll never enjoy seeing the crows/common grackles pecking around on the freshly-cut lawn with that attitude.

The crows and grackles around here don't care about the state of the lawns.

seedsbelize 05-11-20 08:06 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21467562)
I've had the most ridiculous time setting up zone 2 irrigation for the northwest lawn. I'm changing it from 4 sprayers to 2 rotors, so I ran some new pipe out to the corner of the lawn, plug all the Tees for the olde sprayers and flush the pipe for 20 secs. Then put the swing joint and rotor on the end, open the valve and there's not enough pressure to pop the rotor up. Urrggghh.

So I put a cap on the swing joint, remove a plug from an olde tee, open the valve and I got Old Faithful pressure. So I uncap the swing joint, open the valve and dribbles.

For the run to the corner, I tapped into an olde tee that was 1/2" thread, so it choked down to 1/2 through the tee and couple inches more for a connector and a street elbow that put it back to 3/4 pipe that was about 6' long and rose about 2".

Maybe the necking down to 1/2" and then opening up to an uphill 3/4" run is impacting pressure that much? Seems unlikely, and I was really close to sitting down and working out the fluid dynamics of such a situation, bit then I decided screw it, gonna cut that 1/2" crap out of the equation. Dug up the tee, cut it off, made the whole run to the corner 3/4".

Turned on the valve, and it's dribbling out the swing joint.

I finally got the idea to pull the swing joint and check pressure. Full blown geyser!

Turns out there was a damn pebble in the run that wouldn't pass through the swing joint, but didn't get flushed out upon the earlier flushing.

What a day.
​​​​​​

Been there. We have three valves controlling three sets of pop-ups. 6-8 per valve.

Bah Humbug 05-11-20 08:10 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21468011)
So what's everybody eating for breakfast lately?

I just came to the realization that my wife was right (I hate when that happens). She has been telling me that my gastrointestinal gas issues, which significantly trigger my hernia discomfort, are mostly due to the oatmeal I have for breakfast 5 days a week. Now I've finally come to realize that the days I have eggs instead of oatmeal almost always result in more comfortable hernia days. :(

So what are you guys eating?

Zilch before workout, or maybe a banana. Then smoothie after, then eggs. Digestive discomfort sucks, and in my experience when I shape my diet to avoid it I’m also faster and thinner.

seedsbelize 05-11-20 08:12 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21468011)
So what's everybody eating for breakfast lately?

I just came to the realization that my wife was right (I hate when that happens). She has been telling me that my gastrointestinal gas issues, which significantly trigger my hernia discomfort, are mostly due to the oatmeal I have for breakfast 5 days a week. Now I've finally come to realize that the days I have eggs instead of oatmeal almost always result in more comfortable hernia days. :(

So what are you guys eating?

I don't eat breakfast. First meal of the day at noon, and it varies. Oatmeal, beans, raw almonds.


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