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Eric F 08-22-22 03:59 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22619526)
You live in a million dollar home! :bday:

We paid 280k for our place in 2001 and it will become a $1M home in another year at this rate. It may be good for us geezers, but sucky for the younger generation.

Yeah. My wife and I still shake our heads in disbelief when we look at current selling prices. "Someone paid a million dollars for THAT??!!"

genejockey 08-22-22 04:01 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22619499)
I'm not disputing that we should all be more responsible with respect to our carbon emissions and other pollutants.

I'm just pointing out that the published statistics do not support your claim that more people are dying from the climate than ever before and that the climate is suddenly changing in unimaginable ways.

As I acknowledged, it's been changing for a very long time due to humanity's "progress." Longer than either of us has been alive.

That's the wrong metric. For example, we can see hurricanes coming these days so when one hits we've largely cleared people out of its path, vs 80 or 100 years ago when they came as a nasty surprise.

Weather-related disasters increase over past 50 years, causing more damage but fewer deaths

I'd prefer to live someplace where my house won't be destroyed by YET ANOTHER "1000 Year Flood" like we keep getting, even if I personally am not killed.

genejockey 08-22-22 04:13 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22619533)
Yeah. My wife and I still shake our heads in disbelief when we look at current selling prices. "Someone paid a million dollars for THAT??!!"

We've been saying for the last 40 years that housing prices in the Bay Area can't possibly keep going up. But they do.

seedsbelize2 08-22-22 05:11 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22619334)
Tre colore tire levers alert! 20 sets to break the free shipping threshold. I guess I should see if they have any helmet deals instead of buying 20 sets.

https://cambriabike.com/products/vit...s-italian-flag

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f93599d06f.jpg

I.m a Pedro's and Michelin tire levers man.

seedsbelize2 08-22-22 05:20 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22619461)
I grew up 20 miles from Youngstown, Ohio. I wouldn't live there under any circumstances. Perhaps the suburbs like Canfield or Poland. Since the steel industry collapsed in the 70's it is crime ridden, drug infested, a has nothing going for it.

@genejockey Asheville or similar is the way to go. PA or NY has 6 months of abysmal weather that requires much dedication to strap on many layers of clothing just to freeze your arse off. Your delusional if you think you won't mind that.

Facetious

seedsbelize2 08-22-22 05:29 PM

Apparently it's a rest day at the Vuelta. 3 stages one of them a time trial.

datlas 08-22-22 05:33 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22619670)
Apparently it's a rest day at the Vuelta. 3 stages one of them a time trial.

Travel day. Resumes tomorrow.

datlas 08-22-22 05:34 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22619653)
Facetious

Fun fact: facetiously uses all vowels in order. Not sure if there are others.

genejockey 08-22-22 05:37 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22619653)
Facetious

Along those lines, we could probably pick up a big house in Detroit for real cheap.

genejockey 08-22-22 05:40 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22619683)
Fun fact: facetiously uses all vowels in order. Not sure if there are others.


bampilot06 08-22-22 05:50 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22619240)
Ashville is not hot by any measure. It's warm season is only 4 months, and the hottest month is July with an average high of just 82. The average high for all 4 months is just mid-70s.

Beautiful area.


But that humidity.



Roanoke is cooler, and cheaper.

bampilot06 08-22-22 05:54 PM

Installed the power meter and the tires today. Power meter connected and calibrated flawless. The pedals are super clean.

The tires on the other hand. I have mavic pro opens on the ritchey. Not a deep dish rim by any means, but these 25 mm GP5000 did not want to go on. Ended up with a pinch flat on the front after getting the tire on, so had to start the whole process all over again.


Bike rides super smooth, itís nice to have a decent pair of tires on that bike.

bampilot06 08-22-22 05:56 PM

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c16cd9918.jpeg


If anybody needs a pair of gently used SPD SL, I got you covered.

Bah Humbug 08-22-22 06:24 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22619683)
Fun fact: facetiously uses all vowels in order. Not sure if there are others.

It's the only one.

Of course, that includes Y, but does not include W. Good old Welsh.

big john 08-22-22 06:30 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22619533)
Yeah. My wife and I still shake our heads in disbelief when we look at current selling prices. "Someone paid a million dollars for THAT??!!"

My parents sold their house in Lake View Terrace for $26k in 1972. It sold for $552K in 2006 and is now estimated at almost $900k. Not an upscale area, by any stretch. Who is going to pay 900 grand to live there?

Mojo31 08-22-22 06:36 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22619752)
My parents sold their house in Lake View Terrace for $26k in 1972. It sold for $552K in 2006 and is now estimated at almost $900k. Not an upscale area, by any stretch. Who is going to pay 900 grand to live there?

The next owner.

Bah Humbug 08-22-22 06:47 PM

Bluetooth audio on the new TV to the headphones. Excellent.

LesterOfPuppets 08-22-22 10:06 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22619632)
I.m a Pedro's and Michelin tire levers man.

Dunno if I've ever had Michelins, plenty of Pedro's and Park, and a bunch of others...

and now have 5 sets of Vittorias en route.

and
https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/00...8&b=allow_avif

phrantic09 08-23-22 05:21 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22619246)
Yeah I wouldn't waste energy nixing places that she'll likely move on from in time anyway.

And you're correct on Pittsburgh - it's doing much better than most of the region, driven in part by UPMC and CM. I'm a strong believer that schools drive relevance in the modern economy.

I mean, I wouldn't want to move there, especially to retire, but it sounds like the climate isn't an issue for you two.

Iíve never disliked it when traveling there for work. Agree on the rest, UPMC is a pretty big economic driver in the area, even though Iíve found everyone dislikes us for some reason.

seedsbelize2 08-23-22 05:36 AM

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t2p 08-23-22 05:41 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22619406)
A couple things put me off of it - apart from it being (then) 8 years before I planned to retire - the heat was oil, the water was from a well, and the sewer was a septic system. That's a little more owner responsibility than I want to undertake in my 70s.

oil heat / well water / septic - that's 3 strikes in baseball terms

but mrs t2p and I rolled the dice a while ago despite 3 strikes : well water / septic / private road - and it's worked out fairly well

but I don't believe we would lean this way if we were looking now

Trsnrtr 08-23-22 05:48 AM

My offer of midwest living is still there. We have cheap property, no hurricanes and can easily avoid flood prone areas though some people still don't learn and do build in them.

Of course, there were two tornados over the weekend within 25 miles of me, so there's that. Neither touched down.

seedsbelize2 08-23-22 06:11 AM

I was wrestling with 200# bags of sand yesterday, in temps in the low 90s and humidity in the low 70s. Yes it was sweaty work, but then I took a shower and all was well. What I'm saying here is a little bit of heat and humidity is not the end of the world. Your warm season is so short there, to begin with. We have that weather for 7 months. Acclimation is possible, even for the Mrs.
genejockey

seedsbelize2 08-23-22 06:18 AM

From the outside, looking in, Americans appear to be entitled and soft.
HTFU!
And that's my anti-American rant for the day. Thankfully, they are getting to be fewer and farther between.

datlas 08-23-22 06:19 AM

Oil heat is still VERY common in the NE. We use it and it's ok for now. I would love to convert to a geothermal system but quite costly to install.


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