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indyfabz 04-19-20 07:36 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21426727)
Well, if it's 36į, that your spring temps right there, innit?

- Signed, a Minnesotan

That is why Iíve only visited Minnesota. One reason, anyway.

BillyD 04-19-20 07:43 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21426719)
A wooden box for the compost making worms to live in. They've been in plastic buckets. This is more modular system. Pics later

I (try to) compost. Tell me more.

Velo Vol 04-19-20 07:59 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21426719)
A wooden box for the compost making worms to live in. They've been in plastic buckets. This is more modular system. Pics later

You're a worm farmer?

Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21426747)
I guess that she doesn't yet understand that you're a serious cyclist.

If she catches wind of my office park repeats, it'll surely appeal to her yearning for cycling adventure.

BillyD 04-19-20 08:16 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21426103)

Gold.

LesterOfPuppets 04-19-20 08:22 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21426695)
Day One of Strava Stalking. Hoo boy.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1fdb17f53e.png
Context: There's a walking path up to the tower. While technically paved, it's hardly suitable for proper road cycling. SMH

OMG, you've got her on the hook. You might have to broaden your horizons a bit to have a chance of reeling her in. :)

Bah Humbug 04-19-20 08:23 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21426763)
Think of the people you could pass on that thing... :innocent:

There's a strong chance that that number is 0 this year for us.

Not to mention, we're apparently buying that house, so while that doesn't blow up our finances it does mean a little caution is in order until things are all settled.

BillyD 04-19-20 08:27 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21426547)
I've been mowing for a month.

Mowing Story

Thursday I was at the church where I mow the lawn. I walk around the corner of a building to a spot that overlooks a downhill sloping section of the lawn (note the proper singular form) and I see hundreds of bees buzzing around in a 20-yard wide cylinder.

wut

I've never seen anything like it, certainly not on that lot.

I went away for no more than five minutes, returned to see the swarm had disappeared.

wut x 2

I did see a few bees buzzing around a tree. Upon closer inspection I saw that they had congregated on a tree branch about 20 feet up. I assume a queen was there. Wild.

Made me appreciate the cray cray people who allow themselves to be covered by bees.

Too bad humans canít cooperate like bees.

#covidcontrarians

rjones28 04-19-20 08:28 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21426760)
Stop that! I promised myself I'm not buying a new bike this year! :twitchy:

Lynskey and Litespeed are having Spring sales. ;)

BillyD 04-19-20 08:32 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21426861)

If she catches wind of my office park repeats, it'll surely appeal to her yearning for cycling adventure.

Good one.

Velo Vol 04-19-20 09:05 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21426902)
OMG, you've got her on the hook. You might have to broaden your horizons a bit to have a chance of reeling her in. :)

Speaking of which, I just watched this programme on the Lincoln Highway, particularly in Wyoming. You philistines would have loved cycling on it in the '10s and early '20s, when it was dirt, no bridges, and travelers had to open and close gates along the way.

wut


Bah Humbug 04-19-20 09:13 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21426911)
Lynskey and Litespeed are having Spring sales. ;)

Next spring for me, likely. First up will be a new roof, new water heater, new bed, rocker plate...

LesterOfPuppets 04-19-20 09:20 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21426967)
Speaking of which, I just watched this programme on the Lincoln Highway, particularly in Wyoming. You philistines would have loved cycling on it in the '10s and early '20s, when it was dirt, no bridges, and travelers had to open and close gates along the way.

wut

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIW2-bH84u4

Great show!

I would've loved riding most of it, but fording rivers, even high creeks, gives me the willies.

Approx half of my commute in Rock Springs took place on the Lincoln HWY. Just outta town there's some vintage Lincoln HWY, that's almost reverted back to dirt. I reckon it was last paved in the mid-late 50s, just before they put the I-80 in.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ece1379e38.jpg

Velo Vol 04-19-20 09:25 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21426993)
Great show!

Talk about a bygone era. Early travelers loaded up their Model Ts with a tent, canned food, and spare tyres, and hit the road for an adventure.

Is that "Little America" mega gas station still open?

datlas 04-19-20 09:54 AM

Got in a gorgeous ride. It was so cold at the start that I stopped twice at water across the road for fear of ice. In April? Sad!

Luckily no ice and the sun warmed temps quickly enough that I finished the ride with my jacket zipper all the way down.

It’s my sister’s bday today, she is 59. :bday: Natalie!!

Velo Vol 04-19-20 10:20 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21427050)
Itís my sisterís bday today, she is 59. :bday: Natalie!!

Is she lurking here?

Jadesfire 04-19-20 10:46 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21426967)
Speaking of which, I just watched this programme on the Lincoln Highway, particularly in Wyoming. You philistines would have loved cycling on it in the '10s and early '20s, when it was dirt, no bridges, and travelers had to open and close gates along the way.

wut

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIW2-bH84u4

That was really good. Thanks for sharing!

MoAlpha 04-19-20 12:52 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21426788)
If you believe the babble, it's a smidge more aerodynamic and compliant. In my reality, it's mostly an aesthetic thing - the stays and oversized tubing sections, finish, etc. give it a modern appearance that's more in line with what appeals to me.

Looks like stool, IMOMO.

MoAlpha 04-19-20 12:55 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21426911)
Lynskey and Litespeed are having Spring sales. ;)

Lynskey is always having a sale

MoAlpha 04-19-20 12:56 PM

Ordered a string trimmer today, instead of a half-assed PM.

datlas 04-19-20 01:05 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21427083)
Is she lurking here?

Nope. She is not a cyclist. I am the only one in even my extended family.

seedsbelize 04-19-20 01:15 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21426789)
Not a huge fan of the fork shape, but I could forgive it as part of a package that's otherwise appealing.

It looks like a pair of broomsticks! Yuck.

rjones28 04-19-20 01:40 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21427354)
Lynskey is always having a sale

ikr

WhyFi 04-19-20 01:44 PM


Originally Posted by moalpha (Post 21427351)
looks like stool, imomo.

:50:

seedsbelize 04-19-20 02:10 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21426836)
I (try to) compost. Tell me more.

I wrote a whole, long paragraph, went to get anopther pic, and the paragraph is gone. Good thing I have time on my hands.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d965c81c22.jpg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2d93258243.jpg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0275f24668.jpg
The first two pics are mine and the third is what it is modeled after, Youtube is full of other methods and scales. I got my start from a workshop I went to where we each brought home a 1 gallon bucket starter kit. The tray at the bottom of the first one is to catch liquid effluvium. They based theirs on a paint roller tray. Not having one handy, I made mine a bit too long and had to extend it. The very bottom section is effectively a stand to keep the bottom of the bottom box high enough that the tray can be pulled out and emptied. The liquid is then diluted and used as manure tea, and foliar feed. The bottoms of the boxes are made of 1/4" - 1/2" hardware cloth, both so the liquid can pass through and so that when the bottom box is finished and ready to be removed, a fresh layer of food can be added to the box above it and the worms can migrate easily into that box. Then when you pull the bottom box, there are few, if any worms in it. Then the bottom box comes out and the rest are dropped a notch down. After the compost is removed from that box,it is prepared and place back on top. The finished compost is very concentrated--just take a handful and sprinkle it around the base of the plant.
The worms are California red wigglers, which do very well in confinement and not so well out in the wild. They can be purchased online. Also, ph is very important. Our local soil is very high alkaline, so we have to feed citrus slices on a regular basis, to keep the ph down. But mostly they eat dry leaves and general food scraps, except animal products. The folk at rhe workshop suggested a layer of partially composted debris as a first layer, before launching in whith fresh stuff. In my brief experience, they really like crushed eggshells, banana peels, limes. For a new box, they suggest a light layer of dried leaves, then the worms, then the pre-compost, then the rest. Keep us updated on your progress.

seedsbelize 04-19-20 02:15 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21426904)
There's a strong chance that that number is 0 this year for us.

Not to mention, we're apparently buying that house, so while that doesn't blow up our finances it does mean a little caution is in order until things are all settled.

Kudos. Pics?


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