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seedsbelize2 05-11-22 11:03 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22502704)
FYI: Generally only the bass and snare drum play with the beat. The other instruments do their own thing.

Like the Grateful Dead

seedsbelize2 05-11-22 11:10 AM

I've been painting the interior(an odd sort of interior/exterior interior) bit by bit. My vision is not great, as my wife constantly reminds me. One day I'm not getting good enough coverage, and am pulled from the job and the next day I'm back at it. An hour or two per day, before it gets too hot to be out there. Concrete columns with a not perfectly smooth surface is a challenge to get good coverage. Poor vision and all....

datlas 05-11-22 11:12 AM

Got our usual Wednesday FUN ride in. Weather was warm enough but windier than expected especially on the second half.

At the rest stop, my bike got blown over by the wind. After we started moving, I felt ok but a few minutes later I felt like I was working way harder than I should, got gapped off the back and worked hard enough to get some nausea (signal that FTP exceeded). My friends waited at the next turn, and I asked for 30 seconds to check my bike.

Of course, the rear brake was rubbing, the minor fall must have pushed it off center. I fixed it and had INSTANT super-powers!!

seedsbelize2 05-11-22 11:14 AM

I've opted for an entry level phone this time, just to see if the lack of bells and whistles bothers me. I pick it up Friday, from DHL in Merida. If I didn't pick it up in the city I would wait ten more days for them to get around to bringing it out. The beauty of buying through Amazon is the easy returnability. I wonder how many returns they allow on the same type item.
My concern is that it won't pick up the google maps lady, without whom I could no longer navigate a rapidly expanding city. If it passes that muster, it'll be a go.

datlas 05-11-22 11:14 AM

Lunch was take-out Bibimbap for me and Mrs datlas. I got the goods and once in the car, eyeballed the food. wut. No gochujang!?! My wife would have my head without that, so I had to walk back to the restaurant (in my kit,obv) and be a Karen and get some gochujang.

Crisis averted.

datlas 05-11-22 11:16 AM

Apple? Android?? Flip-phone? Two soup cans and some string??

datlas 05-11-22 11:18 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22502688)
in search of a light weight rain jacket to wear in summer months that doesnít cost as much as a wheel set.

Make sure you get the marigold one.

datlas 05-11-22 11:22 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22502345)
Uh-oh. Habanero in my size alert. Orange CK hubs and HS. Red shifty and brakey bits.
I don't need another road bike. I don't need another road bike...

https://scontent.fphx1-2.fna.fbcdn.n...aA&oe=627F5AF0

If you need any encouragement, I am pleased to say my Habanero has been bulletproof (or is it bombproof?) after 12 years and 75k miles. Itís the Saturn of bikes, possibly.

seedsbelize2 05-11-22 11:24 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22502850)
Apple? Android?? Flip-phone? Two soup cans and some string??

Android. Mediatek G25 chipset. No gyroscope. 64 gig and a 5k ma battery, my two main criteria. And a three finger screenshot, which I just learned about, is a nice thing too.

Bah Humbug 05-11-22 11:25 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22502858)
If you need any encouragement, I am pleased to say my Habanero has been bulletproof (or is it bombproof?) after 12 years and 75k miles. Itís the Saturn of bikes, possibly.

Tires are bulletproof, whees are bombproof, frames areÖ :foo:

seedsbelize2 05-11-22 11:33 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22502865)
Tires are bulletproof, whees are bombproof, frames areÖ :foo:

Laterally stiff and vertically compliant

Mojo31 05-11-22 11:36 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22502858)
If you need any encouragement, I am pleased to say my Habanero has been bulletproof (or is it bombproof?) after 12 years and 75k miles. Itís the Saturn of bikes, possibly.

Possibly. The only problem with that is it's not made out of plastic.

bampilot06 05-11-22 11:39 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22502853)
Make sure you get the marigold one.

went with the only one trek had. Neon green on sale for 50 bucks. I will be visible. Suppose to rain the next 3 days.

WhyFi 05-11-22 11:44 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22502847)
Lunch was take-out Bibimbap for me and Mrs datlas. I got the goods and once in the car, eyeballed the food. wut. No gochujang!?! My wife would have my head without that, so I had to walk back to the restaurant (in my kit,obv) and be a Karen and get some gochujang.

Crisis averted.

I've been jonesing for Asian food lately, but I need to sneak out for lunch by myself or something - cheap take-out evidently isn't a thing in my area anymore, and paying $50+ to have my picky kids mope over their plates would just annoy me.

genejockey 05-11-22 12:05 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22502858)
If you need any encouragement, I am pleased to say my Habanero has been bulletproof (or is it bombproof?) after 12 years and 75k miles. Itís the Saturn of bikes, possibly.

What, made out of plastic and out of business?

;)

LesterOfPuppets 05-11-22 12:06 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22502858)
If you need any encouragement, I am pleased to say my Habanero has been bulletproof (or is it bombproof?) after 12 years and 75k miles. Itís the Saturn of bikes, possibly.

They say bulletproof in the song, but at $1500 I have my choice of the Hab or a sweet '96 Saturn :)



genejockey 05-11-22 12:06 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22502865)
Tires are bulletproof, whees are bombproof, frames areÖ :foo:

And whiskey is 80 proof.

genejockey 05-11-22 12:09 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22502895)
I've been jonesing for Asian food lately, but I need to sneak out for lunch by myself or something - cheap take-out evidently isn't a thing in my area anymore, and paying $50+ to have my picky kids mope over their plates would just annoy me.

The Pandemic killed the Vietnamese place in the shopping center close to work, leaving me with Mexican or Subway. Or bringing my lunch, which is what I mostly opt for.

LesterOfPuppets 05-11-22 12:13 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22502915)
And whiskey is 80 proof.

Unless you opt for Wild Turkey 101 or the like :)

LesterOfPuppets 05-11-22 12:14 PM

Oooh, I never knew they had 101 Rye.

https://www.totalwine.com/dynamic/x4...6103553054.png

seedsbelize2 05-11-22 12:24 PM

As of last evening I've taken up red wine as a nightcap.

Bah Humbug 05-11-22 12:35 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22502942)
As of last evening I've taken up red wine as a nightcap.

Thatís headachesville for me.

datlas 05-11-22 01:06 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22502892)
went with the only one trek had. Neon green on sale for 50 bucks. I will be visible. Suppose to rain the next 3 days.

Shhhhh!!!! Donít let DougRNS hear such crazy talk!

datlas 05-11-22 01:08 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22502913)
What, made out of plastic and out of business?

;)

Such a concrete thinkerÖ. :innocent:

datlas 05-11-22 01:14 PM

So we really try to avoid politics and religion talk on our rides, because even though we share a love for cycling, our P&R is all over the map.

One of the guys has a birthday coming up and plans to do a special ride to celebrate. He does not proselytize, but I am aware that he is LDS (the religion formerly known as Mormon).

Should I :

A. Say “hey, I thought you guys are not allowed to celebrate your birthday!”
B. Offer to buy him a coffee/latte/cappuccino at the cafe after the birthday ride
C. Keep such subversive ideas to myself

I am thinking C is the most mature approach.


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