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Mojo31 11-09-21 09:19 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22301235)
One?

Not if the motor is an ass.

phrantic09 11-09-21 09:31 AM

My PM kept dropping out this morning, itís been a recurring issue for a number of weeks. Hoping itís just the battery dying or else Iím the fortunate owner of a $1,000 paperweight

genejockey 11-09-21 09:39 AM

I have become very dependent on my Garmin Varia. I got two lessons in that this weekend. For Saturday's C&V ride, I decided I wanted to go with nekkid bars. No light, no head unit. Just like Olde Timey Bicycling. Every time I had to pass someone, I really missed it, and I had to pass a lot of people (Saturday seems like it's an even bigger bike day than Sunday!). Then on Sunday, the battery charge ran out about 10 miles from home.

Lesson learned - ALWAYS recharge before Sunday.

LesterOfPuppets 11-09-21 09:58 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22301085)
Just because you can buy something on the internets doesn't mean it's "common."

As far as kits made available for a certain automobile model are concerned, the VW Beetle seems to be a common one, surely you could've parsed that from the original post.

I don't mean common enough to see them every day, but among converted vehicles, the Beetle is likely in the top 10.

Any light car is apt to be done up though, since a lighter car is cheaper to outfit with enough batteries to get decent range.

Velo Vol 11-09-21 10:23 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22301288)
As far as kits made available for a certain automobile model are concerned, the VW Beetle seems to be a common one, surely you could've parsed that from the original post.

I don't mean common enough to see them every day, but among converted vehicles, the Beetle is likely in the top 10.

Any light car is apt to be done up though, since a lighter car is cheaper to outfit with enough batteries to get decent range.

The entire class is uncommon.

badger1 11-09-21 10:29 AM

BillyD I rarely post in here, but thought of you after capturing this image w/iphone on Sunday. Juvenile Boreal owl, rarely seen during the day, stopped for a rest in our back yard. She (I think) let me get within a very few feet of her.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a959f50916.jpg

Velo Vol 11-09-21 10:31 AM

badger1, fellow Canadian! :bday:

ls01 11-09-21 10:32 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22301032)

Rusty! Lol

Mojo31 11-09-21 10:34 AM

Texas coal rolling teen charged with 6 felony charges: The Coal-Rolling Teenager Who Ran Over Six Cyclists In Texas Is Now Facing Felony Charges (msn.com)

ls01 11-09-21 10:37 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22300873)
Susan Tedeschi also does a nice job on that one. And, of course, John Prine.

Susan is quite a package, chops on guitar, voice, easy on the eyes, and her 'ol man can play a little too.

one of my favorite

https://youtu.be/NwgEELSShrU

LAJ 11-09-21 10:39 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22301329)


Now they need to go after the wipe that took out those cyclists riding cross country.

ls01 11-09-21 11:08 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22301338)
Now they need to go after the wipe that took out those cyclists riding cross country.

The real shame of it is, he's under 17. By the time a trial comes and goes he will be 18. Unless they try him as an adult, he won't have to pay for what he did. His Parent's might get sued. That'll be about the end of it.

BillyD 11-09-21 12:24 PM


Originally Posted by badger1 (Post 22301322)
BillyD I rarely post in here, but thought of you after capturing this image w/iphone on Sunday. Juvenile Boreal owl, rarely seen during the day, stopped for a rest in our back yard. She (I think) let me get within a very few feet of her.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a959f50916.jpg

Awesome capture. Amazing that he let you get so close, you sure it wasnít injured?

badger1 11-09-21 12:45 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22301508)
Awesome capture. Amazing that he let you get so close, you sure it wasnít injured?

The shot was luck, not skill, that's for sure!
We did wonder, but I don't think injured. Possibly stunned, though I understand their hitting something is pretty unlikely. No obvious signs of physical harm; both legs/feet working fine to grip the branch, and it was very alert -- doing that owl thing of following our every movement. It was perched as you see about 20 minutes or so after we noticed, then simply flew off -- very quickly/smoothly. If it had lingered, we would have called a local charitable org. that specializes in wild/rare bird/animal rescue and rehab.

Velo Vol 11-09-21 01:12 PM


Originally Posted by badger1 (Post 22301537)
The shot was luck, not skill, that's for sure!
We did wonder, but I don't think injured. Possibly stunned, though I understand their hitting something is pretty unlikely. No obvious signs of physical harm; both legs/feet working fine to grip the branch, and it was very alert -- doing that owl thing of following our every movement. It was perched as you see about 20 minutes or so after we noticed, then simply flew off -- very quickly/smoothly. If it had lingered, we would have called a local charitable org. that specializes in wild/rare bird/animal rescue and rehab.

Did it appear to be a Mighty Owl?

Velo Vol 11-09-21 01:31 PM

Slow day.

Trash day?

badger1 11-09-21 01:47 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22301572)
Did it appear to be a Mighty Owl?

I have trouble keeping up. Is this a reference to @DougRNS's beloved (American) college football team?

Either way, no ... she/he was not 'mighty' in any sense. Beautiful, yes, but not mighty.

datlas 11-09-21 01:51 PM

How do you sex an owl?

Velo Vol 11-09-21 01:56 PM


Originally Posted by badger1 (Post 22301609)
I have trouble keeping up. Is this a reference to @DougRNS's beloved (American) college football team?

Either way, no ... she/he was not 'mighty' in any sense. Beautiful, yes, but not mighty.

Maybe the idea of a mighty owl is a myth?

Mojo31 11-09-21 01:59 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22301614)
How do you sex an owl?

Might take that to the dark web.

Just sayin.

genejockey 11-09-21 02:33 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22301614)
How do you sex an owl?

With heavy gloves on. Those talons, that beak......

big john 11-09-21 02:38 PM

So I think my cat Cavendish is fine now after being quite sick last week. Saw his regular vet and got labwork done today and Doc said everything looks good. He's been getting better every day. Doc said it might have been some kind of bug.

genejockey 11-09-21 03:00 PM

I mentioned last week about how our Atmospheric River storm had blown down a section of fence. Yesterday, it was replaced (not bad! Only one week!), and it looks like a lot of fence got replaced. About 7 panels! And the neighbors are adding a 'privacy screen' - another foot on top of the current fence, because the city prohibits solid fences higher than 6 feet. Mrs. GeneJockey said, "Hey, look at our yard. Can you blame them?"

genejockey 11-09-21 03:01 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22301675)
So I think my cat Cavendish is fine now after being quite sick last week. Saw his regular vet and got labwork done today and Doc said everything looks good. He's been getting better every day. Doc said it might have been some kind of bug.

You know they can get COVID, right?

Mojo31 11-09-21 03:01 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22301668)
With heavy gloves on. Those talons, that beak......

Not as bad as the hooks a human female can sink into you.


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