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big john 07-07-21 02:06 PM

Today as I was climbing the paved section of the hill behind the house I encountered a guy about a mile from the top. He had what looked like a dep't. store touring bike. It was loaded down and was parked on a center stand. He was resting in the shade and studying a map. I asked if he was lost and he said no but he asked about the dirt roads in the area. He told me his intended destination and I became concerned. Many miles from where we were with thousands of feet of climbing, not to mention the pavement ends in about a mile and there is loose sand and rocks ahead, not ideal for the sled he was riding with street tires.

It was then that he told me he expected it to take 3 days! Might be fun if it wasn't so hot. He insisted he had enough water (no way) but I told him where to top off before he got to the part where there was nothing. I also told him there were a couple ways to bail out and drop down to civilization if need be. I wished him a good ride and I left. When I got to the top of the last switchback I looked back and I could see him below and he appeared to be pushing his bike. Good luck to him.

Eric F 07-07-21 02:18 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22132478)
Daughter's boyfriend called yesterday asking if I could have lunch with him tomorrow. How can I make him squirm? Just a little bit.

Wear a dress.

Velo Vol 07-07-21 02:59 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22132192)
Is this akin to a wave?

You know what's happening July 29?

gnome 07-07-21 04:16 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22132478)
Daughter's boyfriend called yesterday asking if I could have lunch with him tomorrow. How can I make him squirm? Just a little bit.

Ask him if he's got her pregnant?

datlas 07-07-21 04:47 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22132555)
You know what's happening July 29?

Is that when you turn back to a mouse?

Velo Vol 07-07-21 05:05 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22132692)
Is that when you turn back to a mouse?

Kind of (I don't stop being one).

Infusion in the morning. Right off Exit 378B. Come early and keep me company.

ls01 07-07-21 05:08 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22132364)
Shop around, people. You'll get a better deal in the winter, too.

V.V. that is your opinion. I didn't just grab the first person I saw with a chainsaw.. I had 5 estimates. I had one for a super low price that would not return my calls after he took the job. I think he figured out he low balled himself. 2800.00 is the buddy deal. I had other prices over 4 k. Maybee in yer neck o the woods things are cheaper, should I drag my trees down there to have em trimmed?

Velo Vol 07-07-21 05:12 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22132710)
Maybee in yer neck o the woods things are cheaper, should I drag my trees down there to have em trimmed?

If you want a better deal.

Mojo31 07-07-21 05:17 PM


Originally Posted by gnome (Post 22132660)
Ask him if he's got her pregnant?

She's not. We don't joke about that type thing.

ls01 07-07-21 05:20 PM

Landscaping is removed. They were here working when I arrived home after work. We had weather moving in so I threw in and started helping. They were 4 Spanish speaking fellers. They were shocked when I grabbed a shovel and started loading the skidsteer bucket by hand.
Just as we finished spreading the top soil . A violent storm cam in fast. Blew limbs down everywhere knocked out over 150,000 customers. I are one of them. After the rain left, they finished loading the debris. And cleaned up everything. Another storm hit. 3 hours later I am hearing thunder again.
I'll post pics later,, I need internet for that and it's down.

ls01 07-07-21 05:21 PM

All I can hear are generators

big john 07-07-21 05:47 PM

Anyone know how to get on the 50+ forum? I've tried writing to an administrator, no reply. I can get to the last post of the forum and read that thread, but not the main page.

DougRNS 07-07-21 05:50 PM

Speaking of Ringo He's turning 81 today. That makes me feel old. Luckily I'm not.

DougRNS 07-07-21 05:52 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22132555)
You know what's happening July 29?

that's the day I drive home to Georgia from Pennsylvania.

rjones28 07-07-21 06:02 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22132210)
I rented a Jetta with heated seats a few months ago and that feature makes zero sense to me. I can't think of any situation where I would want heat added mostly to my grundel area.

Heated seats make perfect sense in January and February in the Actual North.

Velo Vol 07-07-21 06:04 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22132753)
that's the day I drive home to Georgia from Pennsylvania.

See post #506

rjones28 07-07-21 06:05 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22132278)
Heated seats are wonderful in the winter. I can't remember having a car without them. Now, heated steering wheels is where it's at - have them in my car and the Jeep. Both my wife's and my car now have cooled seats up front. That's the schizz during our summers.

One thing that I'm really learning to like is the ability to pre-heat/cool my car from my phone before getting in it or even turning it on.

This 2021 loaner Jetta has heated and ventilated seats, heated steering wheel. Mrs. rjones28 reports that the passenger seat is not comfortable.

Velo Vol 07-07-21 06:05 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22132760)
Heated seats make perfect sense in January and February in the Actual North.

They would make sense from November until April in the Quasi-North.

Sadly the Honda does not have them.

rjones28 07-07-21 06:12 PM

Also, start-stop tech is annoying. I stopped to pick up dinner, on the way home from the bike shop. Put the car in park and went inside. Apparently, I forgot to turn off the engine (keyless access) because the start-stop system turns off the engine when you put the car in park.

datlas 07-07-21 06:50 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22132747)
Anyone know how to get on the 50+ forum? I've tried writing to an administrator, no reply. I can get to the last post of the forum and read that thread, but not the main page.

Thatís odd. I have no trouble reading posts in there.

big john 07-07-21 07:22 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22132806)
Thatís odd. I have no trouble reading posts in there.

Could you copy and paste here the http thing? When they added the 41 here the other day they also changed the heading there. I put the new ones in my favorites and now they took away the 41 and the old link works but the old one for 50+ doesn't work.
I've tried every way I can think of.

Mojo31 07-07-21 07:25 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22132774)
Also, start-stop tech is annoying. I stopped to pick up dinner, on the way home from the bike shop. Put the car in park and went inside. Apparently, I forgot to turn off the engine (keyless access) because the start-stop system turns off the engine when you put the car in park.

Not a fan of stop-start in general.

Velo Vol 07-07-21 07:30 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22132831)
I've tried every way I can think of.

Did you try looking at the main page?

https://www.bikeforums.net/forum.php

LAJ 07-07-21 07:50 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22132831)
Could you copy and paste here the http thing? When they added the 41 here the other day they also changed the heading there. I put the new ones in my favorites and now they took away the 41 and the old link works but the old one for 50+ doesn't work.
I've tried every way I can think of.

https://www.bikeforums.net/fifty-plus-50/

big john 07-07-21 08:07 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22132838)
Did you try looking at the main page?

https://www.bikeforums.net/forum.php

Yes, didn't work.


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