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Mojo31 09-14-22 03:11 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22647292)
A bit?

It might be really ugly, but with the concurrent aging of the eyes it only looks like a bit.

For example, I rarely wear my glasses when I wash or wax the car. The paint just looks better that way.

genejockey 09-14-22 03:29 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22647335)
It might be really ugly, but with the concurrent aging of the eyes it only looks like a bit.

For example, I rarely wear my glasses when I wash or wax the car. The paint just looks better that way.

I may have told this story.

When I was 30, Mrs. JG and I got married, and she dragged me off to the eye doctor, who diagnosed astigmatism. Mrs. GJ asked how it affected what I saw. He said, "Everything he sees appears taller and thinner than it really is."

She asked, "Does he HAVE to get glasses?"

Mojo31 09-14-22 03:59 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22647362)
I may have told this story.

When I was 30, Mrs. JG and I got married, and she dragged me off to the eye doctor, who diagnosed astigmatism. Mrs. GJ asked how it affected what I saw. He said, "Everything he sees appears taller and thinner than it really is."

She asked, "Does he HAVE to get glasses?"

Since I have a younger wife, I often tell her that she cannot wear contacts or glasses in bed.

MoAlpha 09-14-22 03:59 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22645734)
I know last fall it hurt going down the stairs, this time around its almost always when iím standing on it, or walking but I think when the leg is straightened.

Sounds like the same thing to me, but Iím no expert.

abshipp 09-14-22 03:59 PM

Temperatures were mid 70s in the mountains today so I went climbing.

A really beautiful day to be on the bike, and as a bonus found some grammatical ambiguity that made me chuckle


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0e8b85652.jpeg

Eric F 09-14-22 04:04 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 22647395)
Temperatures were mid 70s in the mountains today so I went climbing.

A really beautiful day to be on the bike, and as a bonus found some grammatical ambiguity that made me chuckle


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0e8b85652.jpeg

Hotdogs can sing? I had no idea.

Mojo31 09-14-22 04:19 PM

Some would say you have to be a hot dog to sing well.

Trsnrtr 09-14-22 04:37 PM

My wife had a rear flat on our group ride today and she always brags that I can change a tire in 6 minutes. So, out came the timers on watches and phones and I pulled the rear wheel, ripped the tire off by hand, no tools, found a steel wire in the tire, put the tube in, mounted the tire (GP5000x25c) by hand, gassed it, reinstalled the wheel and shifted gears to a rideable lower gear. General consensus was that I just beat 6 minutes.

Still got it. :thumb:

MoAlpha 09-14-22 07:23 PM

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https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3cdae902e.jpeg
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Mojo31 09-14-22 07:33 PM

Well, shifter problem fixed. I had to take it apart to figure out the problem. Seems there is a ratchet with a cable size hole thru which the cable needs to run. The cable was not run thru it, but you couldn't see it thru the hole in the shifter housing. When it was opened up, it became pretty obvious.

Don't like how much rear housing there is, and will tidy that up later. Probably invert the stem when my back stops hurting.

The Sora bike is now a R7000 105 bike, replete with power meter.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...814db400a3.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ede4ae1e4a.jpg

Mojo31 09-14-22 07:38 PM

Miss that. 😔

ls01 09-15-22 06:57 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22643794)
Made it home in time for the wife to tell me nay on the bike ride, but not to late for me to take my daughter on one. I elected to take her to the 3 mile stretch of bike path, it recently rained so I knew there would not be many people on it.

She did good today, no complaints and even went up both hills without asking for help. One is longer and steeper than the other. When I first started riding (before I was cycling and like 80 pounds heavier) I struggled to get up this hill. To datlas this would be a drive way but to each their own.

Sheís getting more comfortable with handling the bike as well. On all descents she didnít hit her brakes and she tucked in. In the past she would usually hit her brake and almost stop as soon as she started picking up speed.

At one point she started getting upset when I was riding next to her, basically she didnít like my half wheeling nonsense and told me to get back on her wheel. Iím pretty good at following direction.


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...01a5b9a34.jpeg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...24c4c9dba.jpeg

That's awesome!lol

seedsbelize2 09-15-22 07:18 AM

Outpatient surgery yesterday; my first surgery since my tear ducts were opened as an infant. Everybody was asked about diabetes and hypertension, seemingly the most common ailments in Mexico. Is that true elsewhere as well? I observed no obesity, either in patients or staff. Unusual. Prolly no riding for awhile. No idea how long, but in ten days I go in to get stitches removed.

seedsbelize2 09-15-22 07:23 AM

A long holiday weekend here. Tomorrow is independence day and today and yesterday afternoon are both experiencing street closures. And tomorrow of course. The "grito" is on the eve of, instead of the night of. So tonight. I had planned to go in and re-stock on lumber either today or tomorrow. Not. R&R.

seedsbelize2 09-15-22 07:24 AM

I'm completely stuck on Wordle, and will mull throughout the day, before guess six.

datlas 09-15-22 07:26 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22647902)
Outpatient surgery yesterday; my first surgery since my tear ducts were opened as an infant. Everybody was asked about diabetes and hypertension, seemingly the most common ailments in Mexico. Is that true elsewhere as well? I observed no obesity, either in patients or staff. Unusual. Prolly no riding for awhile. No idea how long, but in ten days I go in to get stitches removed.

Very common with age and sedentary lifestyle. I would not be surprised if the majority of people over 60 have Type 2 diabetes, Hypertension, or both.

ls01 09-15-22 07:26 AM


Originally Posted by t2p (Post 22645100)
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3d9391348.jpeg

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...086b23f73.jpeg



TRP mechanical discs (calipers) are one of the few (if only ?) mechanical disc brake systems that feature two piston movement

they perform better than most of the other mechanical systems (if not all) and are easy to set up and adjust ; 3mm hex adjusts pads in and out

still not as good as a quality hydraulic system - but still fairly good

pic of a TRP Spyre SLC caliper above

I have these on my ETap Tarmac. They work quite well, I am pleased with them.

datlas 09-15-22 07:27 AM

I was at the doctor's yesterday. Fully clothed, 143 pounds and BP 110/68. :bday:

Mojo31 09-15-22 07:59 AM

The pic of Bam's little girl on the bike brings back a memory. When our son was about that age, we took him and our daughter bike riding on a similar trail. Our son was in front of me just like in that picture, and the girls were behind me. Out of nowhere, a training wheel feel of the son's bike without his knowledge, but he just kept riding along as if nothing happened.

Until my wife announced that he was doing so well without his training wheel, at which time he realized what happened, veered left into the grass, and then crashed.

ls01 09-15-22 08:14 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22646058)

lol!

big john 09-15-22 08:58 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22647912)
I was at the doctor's yesterday. Fully clothed, 143 pounds and BP 110/68. :bday:

I'm pretty sure you're not too fat for this sport.

big john 09-15-22 09:01 AM

Wordle 453 6/6

⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜
⬜🟩🟩🟨⬜
🟨🟩🟩⬜⬜
⬜🟩🟩⬜🟩
⬜🟩🟩⬜🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
I did this very quickly and without much thought. It seems to be more satisfying when I have to think about it and even struggle a bit.
Sometimes when I get it in three I'm a little disappointed that it's over already.

genejockey 09-15-22 09:03 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22648012)
I'm pretty sure you're not too fat for this sport.

I mean, FULLY CLOTHED. I always allow 14 lbs for clothes.

datlas 09-15-22 09:18 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22648019)
I mean, FULLY CLOTHED. I always allow 14 lbs for clothes.

I thought about emptying my pockets and taking a leak before the weigh-in, but I decided it was only worth 1-2 pounds so no need.

Mojo31 09-15-22 09:41 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22648040)
I thought about emptying my pockets and taking a leak before the weigh-in, but I decided it was only worth 1-2 pounds so no need.

Don't forget to take a poop as well.


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