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ls01 03-10-22 10:11 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22433532)
This time of year, we get ducks swimming in our pool. They **** in it and make a mess. When I see them, I run out and loudly yell "Get the duck out of here!"

The doves that nest on my patio speakers every spring also make a mess.

Too bad we live in city limits.

throw a rubber snake in there. Usually they won't go near them

Mojo31 03-10-22 10:21 AM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22434459)
throw a rubber snake in there. Usually they won't go near them

No real need for a rubber snake. We get real ones in there from time-to-time.

MoAlpha 03-10-22 10:38 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22433853)
Had my follow up. Very perplexing. Lumbar and thoracic disc's are great no surgery (or jacket) required. He doesn't know what's wrong with me! Referred me to a place that does radio frequency ablation and facet nerve blocks and epidural spinal injections. I'm not going to waste my time with the epidural steroid injections if I can and go to something that will provide relief. At least i'm getting closer to getting some pain relief. What a cluster.

If you want to send me your records, I'd be happy to have a look and show your images to the local neuroradiologists.

Eric F 03-10-22 10:48 AM

Wordle 264 2/6

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My lucky day.

indyfabz 03-10-22 11:00 AM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22434447)
Just tryina get aheads......

fify

"The missing cardboard box is white with a blue “Science Care” logo and is approximately 20 x 15 x 18 inches, Hammett said."

How many heads fit in a box that size.

WhyFi 03-10-22 11:50 AM

Man, something about a fractal vise is so satisfying -

https://media.giphy.com/media/ljUkf5...ized-large.gif

Eric F 03-10-22 12:06 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22434559)
Man, something about a fractal vise is so satisfying -

https://media.giphy.com/media/ljUkf5...ized-large.gif

That's very cool. I haven't seen one of those before.

datlas 03-10-22 12:15 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22434559)
Man, something about a fractal vise is so satisfying -

https://media.giphy.com/media/ljUkf5...ized-large.gif

But can it handle a Mandelbrot set??

genejockey 03-10-22 12:37 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22434449)
White, bar tape should be white...... because it's so pro....

White bar tape should be white, but often isn't. Hence black bar tape.

big john 03-10-22 03:30 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22434621)
White bar tape should be white, but often isn't. Hence black bar tape.

Even my blue tape gets black. I clean it with Formula 409 and a stiff brush but I worry about the cleaner soaking through to the bar. I also tried Armor All upholstery cleaner, not as effective. Tape is getting pretty worn out so I could switch to black, then I could let it get real nasty.

seedsbelize2 03-10-22 03:35 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22434464)
No real need for a rubber snake. We get real ones in there from time-to-time.

Family forum. Reported.

genejockey 03-10-22 04:19 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22434840)
Even my blue tape gets black. I clean it with Formula 409 and a stiff brush but I worry about the cleaner soaking through to the bar. I also tried Armor All upholstery cleaner, not as effective. Tape is getting pretty worn out so I could switch to black, then I could let it get real nasty.

All my bikes have black tape, except the Battaglin because it's a "Red bike/bright alloy/white saddle/white tape" situation, and the Bianchi - because it's a Bianchi, so the bar tape is, of course, celeste.

bampilot06 03-10-22 04:21 PM

forgot socks.

genejockey 03-10-22 04:34 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22434890)
forgot socks.

What are you, some kinda triathlete?

ofajen 03-10-22 04:34 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22434447)
Just tryina get ahead......

I have a spare set of 1/4” mono heads that a guy gave me years ago. Pretty sure they were intended for an Ampex, probably an AG-350.

Otto

bampilot06 03-10-22 04:36 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22434902)
What are you, some kinda triathlete?


I hate running, and as far as swimming goes I can keep myself from drowning.

big john 03-10-22 05:38 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22434905)
as far as swimming goes I can keep myself from drowning.

I don't think I could.

LesterOfPuppets 03-10-22 05:47 PM

Oooh, Ducati e-bikes! Maybe they've been around a while and I never noticed 'til now...

https://images.ctfassets.net/x7j9qwv...-1920x1080.jpg

genejockey 03-10-22 05:48 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22434967)
I don't think I could.

As long as it's a pool with a bottom, I'm okay. Swimming in the bay or the ocean? I'd be well and truly scrood.

datlas 03-10-22 05:58 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22434980)
As long as it's a pool with a bottom, I'm okay. Swimming in the bay or the ocean? I'd be well and truly scrood.

Open water swimming easier imo if you are allowed to use a wetsuit. Trust me, I am a former triathlete. Kinda. I did a few, longest was Olympic length.

seedsbelize2 03-10-22 06:04 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22434577)
That's very cool. I haven't seen one of those before.

I don't get it

seedsbelize2 03-10-22 06:06 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22434990)
Open water swimming easier imo if you are allowed to use a wetsuit. Trust me, I am a former triathlete. Kinda. I did a few, longest was Olympic length.

I did not know that. Wired wild stuff

big john 03-10-22 06:12 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22434980)
As long as it's a pool with a bottom, I'm okay. Swimming in the bay or the ocean? I'd be well and truly scrood.

Yep. I can swim around in a pool, I've body surfed and boogie boarded in the Pacific. I also nearly drowned trying to make it out to a floating dock thing in Castaic Lake.

When I was a ute there was a teacher strike and they sent us home. I was probably about 14 or 15. A friend and I hitch hiked to Santa Monica and went into the ocean and got stuck in a rip tide. We both thought we were going to drown but we made it out and collapsed on the sand, exhausted.

genejockey 03-10-22 06:14 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22434990)
Open water swimming easier imo if you are allowed to use a wetsuit. Trust me, I am a former triathlete. Kinda. I did a few, longest was Olympic length.

Also helps to be at least minimally able to swim. I've never been good at it, even with lessons.

big john 03-10-22 06:20 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22435015)
Also helps to be at least minimally able to swim. I've never been good at it, even with lessons.

I never had lessons, or even advice or pointers from swimmers.

WhyFi 03-10-22 06:24 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22434996)
I don't get it

Here's the full video. Fractal vises are essentially small, free-pivoting jaws nestled in to increasingly larger versions of themselves, so that they can conform and clamp any shape -


WhyFi 03-10-22 06:26 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22434980)
As long as it's a pool with a bottom, I'm okay. Swimming in the bay or the ocean? I'd be well and truly scrood.

As a yute, thoughts of what monsters might be swimming below always gave me the heebie-jeebies.

datlas 03-10-22 06:39 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22434999)
I did not know that. Wired wild stuff

Yeah, my tri career was about 10 years ago and only lasted about 3 seasons. Running is stupid and swimming is boring. I am now a one-trick pony.

Mojo31 03-10-22 06:39 PM

When we were in the VI last month, 4 of us embarked on a swim of about 300 yards from the boat to a snorkeling spot. I was a bit nervous, but it wasn’t too bad. Easy to float in salt water. Belly fat helps also.

I’ve never been a good swimmer. People always asked how I could be so into sailing and enjoy being on the water in light of that. I just always tell them that if you stay on the friggin boat, you don’t have to know how to swim.

I also don’t swim in lakes. I have to be able to see my toes.

phrantic09 03-10-22 06:41 PM

Dropped my phone while riding yesterday, no obvious damage but when I got home it was well and truly screwed. It was sort of nice being without one for a day.

My wife and I swim offshore in Marblehead, def need a wetsuit and it makes it a lot easier. I’m tri-curious and may do a sprint this summer with some friends.


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