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MoAlpha 01-12-22 07:26 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22370840)
My wife has patched everything except the insulated undershirt which I have numerous of. She even patched my insulated tights which are at least 20 years old. :)

Patching stretchies takes some skill. Any pics?

Mojo31 01-12-22 07:31 AM

Wife woke up early this morning with mild fever and achiness. I took a Viagra to try to cure her, but alas it didnt work. .

MoAlpha 01-12-22 07:32 AM

Well, the master abators are here. They are in hazmat suits with respirators, but they're bashing away at the tile with hammers and just letting it fall. Don't see any 6 mil plastic on the ground, just a taped-off perimeter. As our siding guy said, it's a racket and all about the piece of paper. There is no restriction on what the home owner can do with this stuff either. I guess it's not too dangerous, being in a cement matrix and all...:rolleyes:

Mojo31 01-12-22 07:39 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22370824)
Our car has been paid off for five years. Recently, I've been infatuated with the idea of a Kia EV6 AWD, but the reality of a car payment sours the dream quite a bit. Taking on a car payment would also stretch out the timeframe for paying off the house, the current big household financial goal, which we hope to do in the next ~five years... not sure that the Sportwagen is going to make it that long, but we'll feel it out.

EV6 is a pretty neat car. I'll tell you, there is nothing better than simply plugging in to recharge. No gas stations on cold mornings.

Only thing is I'd think long and hard before buying an EV if you will ever travel with it. Great as a second car or one used solely around town.

seedsbelize2 01-12-22 07:40 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22370799)
I took a tumble on an icy spot a couple days ago and tore up a pair of tights and ripped through a wind jacket, insulated jersey, and an insulated undershirt and now have neon yellow threads embedded in my elbow. Winter road rash? What's up with that? :rolleyes:

BTW, the wind jacket was brand new - first ride. :cry:

That's a bampilot move

Velo Vol 01-12-22 07:43 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22370854)
Well, the master abators are here. They are in hazmat suits with respirators, but they're bashing away at the tile with hammers and just letting it fall. Don't see any 6 mil plastic on the ground, just a taped-off perimeter. As our siding guy said, it's a racket and all about the piece of paper. There is no restriction on what the home owner can do with this stuff either. I guess it's not too dangerous, being in a cement matrix and all...:rolleyes:

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c954fe2f7c.jpg

seedsbelize2 01-12-22 07:45 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22370851)
Wife woke up early this morning with mild fever and achiness. I took a Viagra to try to cure her, but alas it didnt work. .

:roflmao2:

bampilot06 01-12-22 07:46 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22370845)
You need a Rivian truck.


Thought about it.


I love the idea of a truck, and if my daughter keeps riding horses then I am sure we would buy a horse in the future. Canít tow a horse with a mini van.

My job requires a lot of driving though, and I donít want to do that in a truck. Also donít want to drive a truck just to go to the store. So I donít know what I will do, great thing is I donít have to figure this out now.

bampilot06 01-12-22 07:47 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22370863)
That's a bampilot move


Havnt hurt a jacket yet.

Trsnrtr 01-12-22 07:47 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22370848)
Patching stretchies takes some skill. Any pics?

She used a combo of sticky patches and iron-on patches. The only stretch fabric that she patched were my tights and I doubt that it will stay long term.

Edit: Doubt that the insulated jersey is going to hold up, either.

bampilot06 01-12-22 07:48 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22370799)
I took a tumble on an icy spot a couple days ago and tore up a pair of tights and ripped through a wind jacket, insulated jersey, and an insulated undershirt and now have neon yellow threads embedded in my elbow. Winter road rash? What's up with that? :rolleyes:

BTW, the wind jacket was brand new - first ride. :cry:


But is the bike okay?

bampilot06 01-12-22 07:50 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22370813)
Too cold here, may sneak out this afternoon


Couldnt ride this morning. Had to take my van to safelite for a new windshield. Crack was about 14 inches long. As I was driving this morning the crack expanded lighting fast the whole length of the windshield.


Hoping to get a ride in around lunch time.

seedsbelize2 01-12-22 07:52 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22370851)
Wife woke up early this morning with mild fever and achiness. I took a Viagra to try to cure her, but alas it didnt work. .

My wife is doing her best. Driving to the city almost everyday, and mixing it up with strangers. Am I the only one who thinks that the female of the species is an odd creature? I mean her rationale just makes no sense. But to her it's adamant that she get it done yesterday. All for a meeting that won't take place due to Covid.

WhyFi 01-12-22 07:53 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22370860)
Only thing is I'd think long and hard before buying an EV if you will ever travel with it. Great as a second car or one used solely around town.

We would plan on it being an only car and would travel with it. That in mind, the range and charging speed is what makes it attractive (and potentially viable) in ways that previous gen EVs weren't. We would certainly need to be more deliberate about planning, but I've chatted with my EV-owning friends about apps/online resources that calculate the road trip minutiae and assist with routes, charging locations/durations, etc, and it seems like it's within the realm of possibility. I mean, the reality is that 400 miles between stops isn't feasible with my wife and two kids, anyway, and pit stops are always longer than I'd like; a planned recharge stop of a half hour might actually be a stress reliever rather than a stress raiser.

Trsnrtr 01-12-22 07:53 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22370877)
But is the bike okay?

Yes. I think so, anyway.

bampilot06 01-12-22 07:53 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22370851)
Wife woke up early this morning with mild fever and achiness. I took a Viagra to try to cure her, but alas it didnt work. .


Cold shower for you then?

Velo Vol 01-12-22 07:55 AM

Last night at band I noticed the extremely overweight female that I'm sitting next to seemed to have laboured breathing after we played for a stretch. Not sure if I just noticed that, or if it's new.

Either way. :twitchy:

bampilot06 01-12-22 08:01 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22370890)
Last night at band I noticed the extremely overweight female that I'm sitting next to seemed to have laboured breathing after we played for a stretch. Not sure if I just noticed that, or if it's new.

Either way. :twitchy:


They should give her a long soloÖÖ

MoAlpha 01-12-22 08:03 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22370882)
My wife is doing her best. Driving to the city almost everyday, and mixing it up with strangers. Am I the only one who thinks that the female of the species is an odd creature? I mean her rationale just makes no sense. But to her it's adamant that she get it done yesterday. All for a meeting that won't take place due to Covid.


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22370851)
Wife woke up early this morning with mild fever and achiness. I took a Viagra to try to cure her, but alas it didnt work. .


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22370890)
Last night at band I noticed the extremely overweight female that I'm sitting next to seemed to have laboured breathing after we played for a stretch. Not sure if I just noticed that, or if it's new.

Either way. :twitchy:

LSS works out in the pool at Walter Reed three times a week and frequently shops at the exchange and Whole Foods on the way home. If we get it I'm blaming her.

phrantic09 01-12-22 08:36 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22370885)
We would plan on it being an only car and would travel with it. That in mind, the range and charging speed is what makes it attractive (and potentially viable) in ways that previous gen EVs weren't. We would certainly need to be more deliberate about planning, but I've chatted with my EV-owning friends about apps/online resources that calculate the road trip minutiae and assist with routes, charging locations/durations, etc, and it seems like it's within the realm of possibility. I mean, the reality is that 400 miles between stops isn't feasible with my wife and two kids, anyway, and pit stops are always longer than I'd like; a planned recharge stop of a half hour might actually be a stress reliever rather than a stress raiser.

The furthest we generally travel by car is ~200 miles from one house to the other so itís right in the wheelhouse of an EV. Plus the same w/ kids and stops on longer trips. Crap, if we can make it the 3.5 hours to Marblehead without stopping bits a miracle.

phrantic09 01-12-22 08:37 AM

Considering the 303S from PBK even without a bike to put them on.

LAJ 01-12-22 08:40 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22370832)
It's an acute thing from inflammation and swelling in the muscles and fortunately goes away with time and stretching and Tylenol. Ibuprofen is a break-the-glass measure. Another sign is a sudden 1.5 lb weight gain this week. My legs felt like styrofoam coming downstairs this morning. :thumb:

Continued success then :)

Mojo31 01-12-22 08:47 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22370885)
We would plan on it being an only car and would travel with it. That in mind, the range and charging speed is what makes it attractive (and potentially viable) in ways that previous gen EVs weren't. We would certainly need to be more deliberate about planning, but I've chatted with my EV-owning friends about apps/online resources that calculate the road trip minutiae and assist with routes, charging locations/durations, etc, and it seems like it's within the realm of possibility. I mean, the reality is that 400 miles between stops isn't feasible with my wife and two kids, anyway, and pit stops are always longer than I'd like; a planned recharge stop of a half hour might actually be a stress reliever rather than a stress raiser.

It can be done, but adds a level of complexity and additional time to each trip.

When you talk to other EV owners about such things, make sure you exclude Tesla owners from that discussion unless you plan to get a Tesla. The reason is that Tesla's infrastructure is the largest, and they have the really fast superchargers. But, the connector for their superchargers is very proprietary and there is no hack to use them with cars other than Teslas. However, you can get an adapter so you can use Tesla's slower Level 1 and 2 chargers.

I looked into whether I could take my Taycan to see my kid at school, which is an easy 2.5 hour drive at 170 miles. I have plenty of range to get there, but once there there are only Level 1 and 2 chargers available. For a Level 2 charge, that would mean leaving the car overnight to charge from 20% to 80%. A Level 1 charge takes more than a full day.

Level 3 charging stations are pretty far and few between, and the reality of a 15 to 30 minute charge as you drive cross-country is not very real at this time. If it wasn't for being able to have a Level 2 charger in my garage, I would find it really burdensome.

My car has an 800 volt architecture, which is capable of recharging at very high speeds. The problem is finding a Level 3 charger (and one that works when you find it). In my town of 60k people in the middle of DFW, there is 1 Level 3 charger (50 kW), and it is a block from my office. When I first got the car and before I had my home charger sorted, I plugged into it. I sat in a Walgreens lot for 30 minutes only to get about a 20% charge. The closest charge point to me that supports the 800 volt platform is about 45 minutes away.

Don't get me wrong, I love the EV for lots of reasons and we'll likely have another at some point. It just took me hours of research to learn the shortcomings, which ended up tempering my expectations of what I could do with it. At this point in time, I would not have one as my only car, especially it I wanted to travel with it.

rjones28 01-12-22 08:47 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22370568)
People are littering my Twitter feed with those. It's not what I signed up for.

wut

rjones28 01-12-22 08:51 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22370799)
I took a tumble on an icy spot a couple days ago and tore up a pair of tights and ripped through a wind jacket, insulated jersey, and an insulated undershirt and now have neon yellow threads embedded in my elbow. Winter road rash? What's up with that? :rolleyes:

BTW, the wind jacket was brand new - first ride. :cry:

:(

Mojo31 01-12-22 08:56 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22370888)
Cold shower for you then?

Nah, just kidding about the Viagra.

She did get up really early this morning not feeling well. She said she feels really achy and has a low grade fever after taking Ibuprofren. She's debating on whether to get a Covid test, but my thought is that it's not really necessary. If she feels better in a day or two, then she's over whatever it is, but knowing if it's Covid or not will not change anything. If she gets to the point where she needs medical care, then a test would help the care provider diagnose, but it doesn't really do any good for us to diagnose. Any contrary thoughts from the docs?

She told me yesterday that her boss came to the office with a fever (the lady is a real dingbat), so we wonder if that's where this is coming from. The irony is that Friday is my wife's last day on the job.

LAJ 01-12-22 08:57 AM

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0f4d5267bc.png

Mojo31 01-12-22 08:58 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22370799)
I took a tumble on an icy spot a couple days ago and tore up a pair of tights and ripped through a wind jacket, insulated jersey, and an insulated undershirt and now have neon yellow threads embedded in my elbow. Winter road rash? What's up with that? :rolleyes:

BTW, the wind jacket was brand new - first ride. :cry:

Man, you are too old for that nonsense! Glad there are no broken bones or bikes.

Velo Vol 01-12-22 09:01 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22370945)

No.

bampilot06 01-12-22 09:08 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22370931)
It can be done, but adds a level of complexity and additional time to each trip.

When you talk to other EV owners about such things, make sure you exclude Tesla owners from that discussion unless you plan to get a Tesla. The reason is that Tesla's infrastructure is the largest, and they have the really fast superchargers. But, the connector for their superchargers is very proprietary and there is no hack to use them with cars other than Teslas. However, you can get an adapter so you can use Tesla's slower Level 1 and 2 chargers.

I looked into whether I could take my Taycan to see my kid at school, which is an easy 2.5 hour drive at 170 miles. I have plenty of range to get there, but once there there are only Level 1 and 2 chargers available. For a Level 2 charge, that would mean leaving the car overnight to charge from 20% to 80%. A Level 1 charge takes more than a full day.

Level 3 charging stations are pretty far and few between, and the reality of a 15 to 30 minute charge as you drive cross-country is not very real at this time. If it wasn't for being able to have a Level 2 charger in my garage, I would find it really burdensome.

My car has an 800 volt architecture, which is capable of recharging at very high speeds. The problem is finding a Level 3 charger (and one that works when you find it). In my town of 60k people in the middle of DFW, there is 1 Level 3 charger (50 kW), and it is a block from my office. When I first got the car and before I had my home charger sorted, I plugged into it. I sat in a Walgreens lot for 30 minutes only to get about a 20% charge. The closest charge point to me that supports the 800 volt platform is about 45 minutes away.

Don't get me wrong, I love the EV for lots of reasons and we'll likely have another at some point. It just took me hours of research to learn the shortcomings, which ended up tempering my expectations of what I could do with it. At this point in time, I would not have one as my only car, especially it I wanted to travel with it.


interesting the push for EV when the country doesnít have the infrastructure sorted out to handle EV. If you only have one level 3 charger near you, and you are in an actual city I canít imagine whatís in my area.


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