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bampilot06 01-10-22 02:01 PM

not sure if you all are aware of this, itís hot in Miami, even in January.

Velo Vol 01-10-22 02:06 PM

Speaking of oldes,

Bonus MOTD :bday:


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...46f57c3e4d.png

datlas 01-10-22 02:17 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22368669)
not sure if you all are aware of this, itís hot in Miami, even in January.

Yeah but it's a **** place to go cycling. Right??

Velo Vol 01-10-22 02:26 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22368669)
not sure if you all are aware of this, itís hot in Miami, even in January.

Not usually.

indyfabz 01-10-22 02:30 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22368640)
I do. I want to semi-retire (work halftime) by 60 if I can find a way to swing it.

Same here. ***** is that, because of my age, I am not eligible for full Railroad Retirement until Age 67. If I commence sooner it will be reduced except.....If I keep working until 65 I will have earned 30 years of service and can get my full Railroad Retirement without waiting until age 67. The magic number combination under the system is 60/30. Regardless of when you were born, if you are at least 60 with at least 30 years of service you are entitled to full Railroad Retirement. Unfortunately, I started here somewhat late and took two years off, so the best I can do is 65/30.

datlas 01-10-22 02:36 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22368709)
Same here. ***** is that, because of my age, I am not eligible for full Railroad Retirement until Age 67. If I commence sooner it will be reduced except.....If I keep working until 65 I will have earned 30 years of service and can get my full Railroad Retirement without waiting until age 67. The magic number combination under the system is 60/30. Regardless of when you were born, if you are at least 60 with at least 30 years of service you are entitled to full Railroad Retirement. Unfortunately, I started here somewhat late and took two years off, so the best I can do is 65/30.

My situation is sadder but less complicated in that I have no pension or retirement benefits other than my self-funded 401k/IRA/savings. Sometime in the next 1-2 years mrs datlas and I have to sit down and really crunch the numbers, but I am optimistic I can at least drop to half-time by age 60. That way I can work 3 days/week and ride my bike 4 days/week. :bday:

MoAlpha 01-10-22 02:40 PM

Got the estimate on the asbestos abatement. It's going to bring the whole job up to something like 75 boat units, assuming no more surprises. Oh well. It's only money; we've got it; and there's no turning back now.

Mojo31 01-10-22 02:47 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22368719)
Got the estimate on the asbestos abatement. It's going to bring the whole job up to something like 75 boat units, assuming no more surprises. Oh well. It's only money; we've got it; and there's no turning back now.

That's not just boat units, that's a pretty nice boat!

Mojo31 01-10-22 02:50 PM

Are Kogel 12T jockey wheels with ceramic bearings worth $150? While they enable my rusty motor to keep up with the likes of you guys?

Eric F 01-10-22 02:50 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22368719)
Got the estimate on the asbestos abatement. It's going to bring the whole job up to something like 75 boat units, assuming no more surprises. Oh well. It's only money; we've got it; and there's no turning back now.

How long will it take? My guess...2 weeks.

phrantic09 01-10-22 02:54 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22368495)
I approve. Reminds me of the "Far Side" comic with the gifted school and kid pushing on the door that says "pull."

Midvale school for the gifted- remember it well

phrantic09 01-10-22 02:55 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22368719)
Got the estimate on the asbestos abatement. It's going to bring the whole job up to something like 75 boat units, assuming no more surprises. Oh well. It's only money; we've got it; and there's no turning back now.

Makes me happy my house was built post asbestos.

My growing up house had it everywhere

LAJ 01-10-22 02:56 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22368719)
Got the estimate on the asbestos abatement. It's going to bring the whole job up to something like 75 boat units, assuming no more surprises. Oh well. It's only money; we've got it; and there's no turning back now.

Whew. Owning a home is awesome, until it isn't. It's good you're able to handle it without having to rob a credit union.

Mojo31 01-10-22 03:03 PM

Tucker Carlson is now pushing Viagra as a Covid treatment. SMH

MoAlpha 01-10-22 03:05 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22368726)
That's not just boat units, that's a pretty nice boat!

Not as nice as our boat, for better or worse.


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22368730)
How long will it take? My guess...2 weeks.

Barring bad weather, it'll be done by the end of the week, except for the inevitable punch list.


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22368737)
Makes me happy my house was built post asbestos.
My growing up house had it everywhere

No ****. Much archeology being revealed here, including the fact that what I thought was a single addition is in fact two additions of different ages.


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22368739)
Whew. Owning a home is awesome, until it isn't. It's good you're able to handle it without having to rob a credit union.

We've been planning for this for a while.


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f53a1264f.jpeg

They're making good progress on the back.

genejockey 01-10-22 03:08 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22368737)
Makes me happy my house was built post asbestos.

My growing up house had it everywhere

Our house was built in 1946, and a master bedroom added on in 1963, but that bedroom was NOT tied into the heater ducts. Instead, it had a gas wall furnace, which scared the hell out of us when we realized that, even after PG&E came out and tuned it, blue flames would STILL flare out the front when it lit off. We stopped using it and just lived with a cold bedroom.

Last year our main furnace failed to light when we finally got around to turning on the heat in November (this was 2020), which began a 4 month odyssey of insulation, rat-proofing, asbestos removal and installation of a new heating system which FINALLY got to the master bedroom. I think the asbestos removal cost us $2K plus the rental of two hotel rooms for a night.

It also happened at a time when Rango the Greyhound had tweaked his neck and shoulder and was having a paradoxical reaction to the opiate they gave him, which made him wander the house all night with crazy eyes, panting, unable to settle down and sleep.

All in the middle of the winter COVID surge of 2020/2021. It was a f***ing nightmare.

WhyFi 01-10-22 03:16 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22368729)
Are Kogel 12T jockey wheels with ceramic bearings worth $150? While they enable my rusty motor to keep up with the likes of you guys?

Abso-******'-lutely. And if should you get an OSPW and cage, we won't have any choice but to try to hold on for dear life in your wake.

Velo Vol 01-10-22 03:23 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22368749)

Just make it one giant pane of glass.

MoAlpha 01-10-22 03:31 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22368765)
Just make it one giant pane of glass.

You need cantilevered roof and floors for that kind of design, I believe. Glass won't hold them up.

indyfabz 01-10-22 03:40 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22368746)
Tucker Carlson is now pushing Viagra as a Covid treatment. SMH

Seriously?

indyfabz 01-10-22 03:46 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22368737)
Makes me happy my house was built post asbestos.

I think my house was built pre asbestos.

genejockey 01-10-22 03:46 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22368781)
Seriously?

Is it that hard to believe?

indyfabz 01-10-22 03:47 PM

List of the day.


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c7950acdc.jpeg

Mojo31 01-10-22 03:48 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22368781)
Seriously?

Heard it myself.

bampilot06 01-10-22 03:48 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22368696)
Yeah but it's a **** place to go cycling. Right??


I wouldnít know. Airport doesnít look to safe for cycling.


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