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Velo Vol 01-26-22 04:16 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22388270)
If you want to ruin a fun hobby just make it your career.

It wasn't fun to start with.

rjones28 01-26-22 04:21 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22388282)
It wasn't fun to start with.

No fun hobbies for @Velo Vol. Sad.

Velo Vol 01-26-22 04:24 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22388286)
No fun hobbies for @Velo Vol. Sad.

Working on autos, bicycles, aeroplanes, etc.

big john 01-26-22 04:32 PM

Today I went riding at the bike path. It was a little windy but beautiful. I saw a lady pushing her e-bike and asked if she needed help. She had a rear flat and no tools, pump, or spare tube. I think it was a 700 wheel and I considered giving her my spare tube but the axle needed a 10mm allen wrench which I didn't have. I suppose I could have pulled the tube out and tried to patch it but she said she only had to walk a couple more miles and seemed ok with that.

Later I caught up to a woman on a road bike and she was moving along pretty good and I didn't feel the need to pass her but she slowed a bit so I moved way left just as she blew her nose. She saw me and was very apologetic. I told her she didn't make a direct hit so no problem. Then she wanted to draft me because of the wind. It's one thing I'm good for, so, have at it. She stayed on for a few miles until I turned off. That was fun.

big john 01-26-22 04:36 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22388282)
It wasn't fun to start with.

Of course it was. Curmudgeon.

LAJ 01-26-22 04:39 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22388306)
Of course it was. Curmudgeon.

Agree. I still mostly enjoy it. It would be a perfect career save for the cars and the people.

LAJ 01-26-22 04:41 PM

I'm finally putting the American Classic hubs to use that I picked up on deal a couple years back.


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c2d3f642b6.jpg

abshipp 01-26-22 05:08 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22388315)
I'm finally putting the American Classic hubs to use that I picked up on deal a couple years back.


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c2d3f642b6.jpg

Hot.

Light Bicycle rims?

LAJ 01-26-22 05:11 PM

They are. They seem to build up nicely and they're even relatively round.

abshipp 01-26-22 05:11 PM

I was riding on the MUP today and as I was passing a store a guy yelled out at me "I love your bike!"

It ended up being a super nice guy that I've met in the bike shop. Has a sweet e-cargo bike that he and his two young sons are always out running errands in.

rjones28 01-26-22 05:12 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22388291)
Working on autos, bicycles, aeroplanes, etc.

I'm pretty sure that none of those are your hobbies.

ls01 01-26-22 05:13 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22388004)
Once again, I regret bringing up autos.

When will I learn?

Topics are tough to come by without lawn talk, off season and all.

ls01 01-26-22 05:14 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22388032)
Finally some good friggin news on the Covid front:

According to the Brits, people who drink between 5 and 14 glasses of wine or liquor ("units") per week were 10-17% less likely to get Covid compared to those who drank more or less.

However, beer and cider actually increase your chances of getting the Cov by as much as 28%.

Study shows relationship between drinking wine and contracting COVID-19 (msn.com)

Pretty excited about that news as I can definitely stay within the sweet spot.

Good thing I drink Bud light then, I'm safe!:roflmao:

ls01 01-26-22 05:19 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22388270)
If you want to ruin a fun hobby just make it your career.

That's exactly what I thought about that old saying of find something you love then you never regret going to work, nonsense. As soon as you put time and a price tag on it it starts to suck. Then add 30 0r 40 years..
I loved being a Carpenter most days until everything became so effing blood thirsty.

ls01 01-26-22 05:20 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22388204)
I had a Midget and carried steel wool and emery cloth to clean the light connectors. I also carried a small screw drivers to adjust the SU carbs and a large screw driver to pry the front calipers apart when they got stuck. :)


Hey! They don't like that term. They prefer "little people"

seedsbelize2 01-26-22 05:25 PM

I loved carpentry too. I got out just as compressors were coming in. Timing.

Mojo31 01-26-22 05:53 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22388359)
Topics are tough to come by without lawn talk, off season and all.

Miss those convos.

Mojo31 01-26-22 05:53 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22388368)
Hey! They don't like that term. They prefer "little people"

Unless you're tossing them.

DougRNS 01-26-22 05:58 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22387675)
Mrs. rjones28 is a composer, so I think the two of you have different creative requirements.

maybe he's just a poser?

Velo Vol 01-26-22 05:59 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22388357)
I'm pretty sure that none of those are your hobbies.

Post #3651 was about his hobby/career. Sharpen your context skills.

rjones28 01-26-22 06:12 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22388407)
Post #3651 was about his hobby/career. Sharpen your context skills.

I stand by my comment.

Mojo31 01-26-22 07:11 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22388165)

Rolex? Should be a fun race to watch.

LesterOfPuppets 01-26-22 07:24 PM

About to have a little party

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2fb5c6286e.jpg

bampilot06 01-26-22 07:33 PM

Did a really hard ride today. I think it was probably the hardest I have ever gone on a bike. It felt good, but at times I thought I was going to be sick. The guy I was with is a beast. BTW I did this with only 1 hour of sleep.
Something I noticed, I felt like I was shifting my hips alot while pedaling, vs what he looked like. Not sure if thatís because of how much effort I was putting into it or the fatigue or a fit issue.

Velo Vol 01-26-22 07:37 PM

<===has the winter blues



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