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LesterOfPuppets 02-23-22 08:54 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22419371)

I drove through a bit of snow on the way to work this evening
(Not on the ground just floating around in the air)
#scottsdalesnowmageddon

Velo Vol 02-23-22 08:56 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22419462)
Here you go Velo Vol some music education.

What am I supposed to learn from that?

rjones28 02-23-22 09:08 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22419463)
it was 75 today in Northwest Metro Atlanta.

It was 50 to 55 F that last few days. Melted most of the snow.

Mojo31 02-23-22 09:08 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22419475)
I drove through a bit of snow on the way to work this evening
(Not on the ground just floating around in the air)
#scottsdalesnowmageddon

In the 20s all day today.

rjones28 02-23-22 09:08 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22419475)
I drove through a bit of snow on the way to work this evening
(Not on the ground just floating around in the air)
#scottsdalesnowmageddon

:eek:

genejockey 02-23-22 09:11 PM

I looked at bikes on CraigsList for the first time in an entire week today. I realized I had no interest in any of them. Maybe I shoulda bought the Litespeed FIRST?

Velo Vol 02-23-22 09:21 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22419492)
In the 20s all day today.

wut

indyfabz 02-23-22 09:37 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22419491)
It was 50 to 55 F that last few days. Melted most of the snow.

It was 71 here this afternoon. Itís now about 45 and dropping.

Mojo31 02-23-22 10:01 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22419508)
wut

Temps were in the mid-20s all day in this part of the sun belt.

big john 02-23-22 10:14 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22419413)
None of the drills quite made it past the "cute" threshold for me, but a few of the impact drivers did. Makita's XDT16, in particular, is pretty damn small, and it's supposed to be one of the best on the market.

Makita has always made fine products, afaik. I have a Makita 7.2v drill that is about 30 years old and has been abused and still works.
I never bought any electric impact tools because I had air tools and I was old and cheap. Most of the guys who had them bought Snap On or Matco and some of them had DeWalt drills.
The work I did I used 3/8 drive for most power tool stuff. I had a crappy 1/2 drive impact so if I needed big power I would borrow a monster I-R from someone.
One of the guys used his 3/8 Matco electric for wheel nuts. I wondered if that was a good idea.

One of the brake guys got tendonitis in his elbows from using a huge impact gun. Big guy, 6'4", 250 lbs, but using the impact all day. It got so bad he had to take months off, PT, the works. The doctor told him to get a lightweight titanium impact wrench.

Velo Vol 02-23-22 10:15 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22419533)
Temps were in the mid-20s all day in this part of the sun belt.

Wintery weekend ahead, but nothing that dumb. :foo:

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2cd46eefee.png

LesterOfPuppets 02-23-22 11:02 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22418954)
Nice sword.

A home just isn't a home without a sword.

LesterOfPuppets 02-23-22 11:03 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22419542)
Makita has always made fine products, afaik.

I used to have a few of their calendars from the 80s and 90s. I'd probably get in trouble for sharing pics of them here :)

LesterOfPuppets 02-23-22 11:07 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22419558)
I used to have a few of their calendars from the 80s and 90s. I'd probably get in trouble for sharing pics of them here :)

Here's a link to a video that always reminded me of one of those calendars come to life

Danger, NSFW


bampilot06 02-24-22 02:51 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22419395)
For 10 minutes. :p


Hahahahaha, fake laugh to hide real tears.

phrantic09 02-24-22 04:53 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22419268)
It seemed like there used to be more obvious bots out there - people screaming by at 14w/kg for far too long - but I can't say that I've seen that since rejoining in the fall. Also not sure what there was to gain, anyway. Were people actually buying accounts with experience and drops that had been run up? :foo:

I used to level up and sell characters in MMOs when I was a dumb kid. So, maybe?

phrantic09 02-24-22 04:58 AM

Iíve been thinking about ditching the Garmin pedals and going to a crank based power solution. This would allow me to have some egg beaters or SPD for nasty gravel w/ mud and road pedals. Or I could just deal with mud in the cleats.

Also signed up for this today

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34809666

Also pretty sure Iím coming off of the waitlist for Rasputitsa up in the NE Kingdom of VT this spring- itís supposed to be nasty. Iím sure there will be a crash or two.

ls01 02-24-22 05:00 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22418578)
People are so meh about haywire hearts. I have never experienced anything except a normal heartbeat. I was rather freaked out by it.
I'm a babe in the woods in the world of health issues.
58 BPM this morning

I've heard 0 is no bueno. :innocent:. Feel better

ls01 02-24-22 05:03 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22418861)
Just returned from the gym, I'm too tired to even make a smoothie.

Doing it right!

ls01 02-24-22 05:05 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22418893)
Who knew that bedding was so complicated?

Ikr? I happy if the sheet stay on.

ls01 02-24-22 05:10 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22418938)
Part of my dilemma is that increased power. Do I go with nicely compact stuff, likely 12v, that's still more powerful than what I've ever had in the past? Or do I spend more money on an 18v/20v line with even more grunt (possibly more than I'd need), at the expense of size/weight and money, but prolly still smaller and lighter than anything that I've had in the past? Decisions, decisions.

more power = more better! Milwaukee is my preference. Find something that the batteries are interchangeable. That way you can get a gang charger trickle charger. If you end up with 5 fifteenth battery types it's a pain.

ls01 02-24-22 05:21 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22419245)
How do these brushless motors work? Must be a whole different armature in there. Duh. Are there still magnets, or electro-magnets in them?

If I recall correctly they are wired similar to a 3 phase circuit but have a circuit that performs a lot of switching. You can ( or at least used to ) tell a brushless from a standard motor apart by the clogging if you rotate it by hand, due to the super strong neodium magnets. R/c airplanes use them and had a lot to do with their development, but I've kinda deleted a lot of that knowledge since I gave up that hobby.

phrantic09 02-24-22 05:32 AM

Wordle 250 3/6

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ls01 02-24-22 05:36 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22419495)
I looked at bikes on CraigsList for the first time in an entire week today. I realized I had no interest in any of them. Maybe I shoulda bought the Litespeed FIRST?

I told you!

indyfabz 02-24-22 06:04 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22419660)
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