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Velo Vol 07-26-21 08:04 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22157981)
Street skateboarding is the real deal.

Anything a 13-year old can win is not a real sport.


Mojo31 07-26-21 08:09 AM

I'm not a fan of any competition that does not have an objective winner.

That includes beauty pageants of all types - skateboarding, figure skating, gymnastics, etc.

datlas 07-26-21 08:30 AM

Example of current generation gap:

Heidi is dog-sitting her bosses dogs. One is named "Stormy," so I said oh like Stormy Daniels?? Heidi said "Who is that? I don't know them, but I think it's like Kylie Jenner's daughter Stormi."

Bottom line: Heidi does not know who Stormy Daniels is, and I don't know who Stormi Webster is.

:50:

edit: pics for dog lovers, Jedi on the left and Sormy/Stormi on the right.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...625ad461a.jpeg

Velo Vol 07-26-21 09:12 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22157998)
I'm not a fan of any competition that does not have an objective winner.

That includes beauty pageants of all types - skateboarding, figure skating, gymnastics, etc.

Gymnastics basically has some objective criteria for the scoring. Figure skating is dumb.

Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22158026)
Bottom line: Heidi does not know who Stormy Daniels is,

She was all over the news three years ago.

indyfabz 07-26-21 09:29 AM

Are Shimano R7000 pedals any good? Asking for a friend.

datlas 07-26-21 09:37 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22158112)
Are Shimano R7000 pedals any good? Asking for a friend.

I am a Look guy myself, but I believe these are fine pedals.

indyfabz 07-26-21 09:38 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22158026)
Bottom line: Heidi does not know who Stormy Daniels is, and I don't know who Stormi Webster is.

:50:

Daughter of Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott (nee Webster).

A few years ago I saw Kylie's sister, Kendall, at Whole Food with Ben Simmons, who she was dating at the time.

datlas 07-26-21 09:39 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22158123)
Daughter of Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott (nee Webster).

A few years ago I saw Kylie's sister, Kendall, at Whole Food with Ben Simmons, who she was dating at the time.

I am so NOT keeping up with the Kardashians.

LesterOfPuppets 07-26-21 09:55 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22158026)
Example of current generation gap:

Heidi is dog-sitting her bosses dogs. One is named "Stormy," so I said oh like Stormy Daniels?? Heidi said "Who is that? I don't know them, but I think it's like Kylie Jenner's daughter Stormi."

Bottom line: Heidi does not know who Stormy Daniels is, and I don't know who Stormi Webster is.

:50:

edit: pics for dog lovers, Jedi on the left and Sormy/Stormi on the right.

I probably would've known who Stormy Daniels was if that had happened when I was Heidi's age Since we only had the one TV in the house, we were forced to watch evening news while waiting for dinner.

LesterOfPuppets 07-26-21 09:59 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22158081)
Gymnastics basically has some objective criteria for the scoring. Figure skating is dumb.

I think figure skating does as well. Pretty sure both "sports" have difficulty ratings that apply to all tricks, and then there's a style component also.

I'm not a fan of that type of "competition" though.

Proper olympic skateboarding events would include downhill, slalom, highest ollie, highest vert air, and maybe a pusher race.

Velo Vol 07-26-21 10:10 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22158146)
we were forced to watch evening news while waiting for dinner.

Dinner was after 7 p.m.?

Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22158154)
I think figure skating does as well. Pretty sure both "sports" have difficulty ratings that apply to all tricks, and then there's a style component also.

Figure skating has some kind of "artistic" gobbledygook. I think there's also some kind of technical skills thing they don't show on TV. 95% of the people watching couldn't explain how the scoring works.

LesterOfPuppets 07-26-21 10:26 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22158172)
Dinner was after 7 p.m.?

Prime Time TV starts at 7pm here.
I reckon we didn't do that as much back on the east coast, just after we got out here to PHX. Here, BITD, we had local news beginning at 5pm, and when the Fox affiliate started doing local news they started at 4:30.

Nowadays, PHX is an OTA news junkies' paradise:

There's local news on at least one of the 4 channels:
0400-0900 hours
1100-1230
1600-1900
2000-2300

I think some will rerun their 10 o'clocks in the wee hours, but I'm never up for that.

Velo Vol 07-26-21 10:30 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22158190)
Prime Time TV starts at 7pm here.
I reckon we didn't do that as much back on the east coast, just after we got out here to PHX. Here, BITD, we had local news beginning at 5pm, and when the Fox affiliate started doing local news they started at 4:30.
.

Wait, where did you live when you were a ute?

indyfabz 07-26-21 10:34 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22158124)
I am so NOT keeping up with the Kardashians.

I went to my local after I saw Simmons and mentioned it. A few women got excited and asked if Kendall was with him. I had no idea who that was. They thought I was crazy. Had to look up a photo of her.

BTW…They are Caitlin Jenner’s daughters, not Kardashians.

Mojo31 07-26-21 10:35 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22158172)
Dinner was after 7 p.m.?

Figure skating has some kind of "artistic" gobbledygook. I think there's also some kind of technical skills thing they don't show on TV. 95% of the people watching couldn't explain how the scoring works.

Dinner at our house has typically been at 7:00 or later. I went through a lot of years where I didn't get home until then. We still usually eat about that time.

LesterOfPuppets 07-26-21 10:37 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22158195)
Wait, where did you live when you were a ute?

On the east coast, with the exception of 3 years in southern Italy in the early 70s.

indyfabz 07-26-21 10:39 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22158172)
Figure skating has some kind of "artistic" gobbledygook. I think there's also some kind of technical skills thing they don't show on TV. 95% of the people watching couldn't explain how the scoring works.

I think they did away with technical/compulsory skills part a while back. I remember the competitors had to do things like figure eights.

big john 07-26-21 10:45 AM

I watched the replay (on-line) of the men's cross-country mountain bike race this morning. What a grueling race! Steep climbs and technical rock sections with dust everywhere. 1.5 hours of red lining their heart rate. This highlight clip doesn't show much of the climbs.

big john 07-26-21 10:49 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22158208)
I think they did away with technical/compulsory skills part a while back. I remember the competitors had to do things like figure eights.

You're right, they were called "school figures". Gone for years.

seedsbelize 07-26-21 11:18 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22158172)
Dinner was after 7 p.m.?

Figure skating has some kind of "artistic" gobbledygook. I think there's also some kind of technical skills thing they don't show on TV. 95% of the people watching couldn't explain how the scoring works.

Do they still have the 'dancing with long streamers/ribbons' competition?

Trsnrtr 07-26-21 11:42 AM

I just turned the tv on and it’s 3 on 3 half court basketball. Wut?

Mojo31 07-26-21 12:08 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22158302)
I just turned the tv on and it’s 3 on 3 half court basketball. Wut?

Street ball to go with street skateboarding.

Next up - one wall paddleball, singles and doubles.

Trsnrtr 07-26-21 12:31 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22158353)
Street ball to go with street skateboarding.

Next up - one wall paddleball, singles and doubles.

Yeah, I looked it up.

datlas 07-26-21 12:33 PM

When will they have Pickleball at the Olympics? Maybe next time.

Mojo31 07-26-21 12:42 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22158390)
When will they have Pickleball at the Olympics? Maybe next time.

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