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Mojo31 12-09-21 09:10 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22335001)

How are litigation activities?

Litigious.

Going to try to put a guy down tomorrow. Knocked him out on Tues, but now he's back on the stand with a photographic memory whereas he had Alzheimers on Tuesday. Problem is his newly remembered story is so good that it doesn't match his old story.

We'll see how it goes. I'm tired.

big john 12-09-21 09:14 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22334991)
OMG it's raining cats and dogs out there!

And just after it started I remembered I'd left the window open on minivan #2 the other day. And I had a battery charging in the garage and a mostly dead battery in the car. I was cursing as I put on a flannel and my rain shell imagining lugging batteries to and fro, and dealing with the PITA side mount terminals because I don't have a ratcheting 8mm end wrench..

You can use a 1/4 drive 5/16 or 8mm socket or a 6 point end wrench. Or Vice Grips, of course.

Velo Vol 12-09-21 09:19 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22335031)
Litigious.

Going to try to put a guy down tomorrow. Knocked him out on Tues, but now he's back on the stand with a photographic memory whereas he had Alzheimers on Tuesday. Problem is his newly remembered story is so good that it doesn't match his old story.

Is he over 62?

https://jabberwocking.com/dont-trust-anyone-over-62/

LesterOfPuppets 12-09-21 09:21 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22335032)
You can use a 1/4 drive 5/16 or 8mm socket or a 6 point end wrench. Or Vice Grips, of course.

I just use an 8mm end wrench. When wrenching in the rain, I'd be happier with a ratcheting end wrench though.

Luckily I didn't have to mess with that at all tonight.

It's new battery time anyways, as the two batteries in question are an El cheapo Walmart battery from 2017 and one without a date on it that came with minivan #2 when we bought it about 3 years ago and looks pretty aged.

BillyD 12-09-21 09:33 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22334953)
No.

Incorrect.

Mojo31 12-09-21 09:34 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22335038)

No, about 35. Early onset.

Im the elder statesman in the courtroom.

seedsbelize2 12-09-21 09:50 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22334908)
The first set of wheels I ever built have remained true and tensioned, even on our rough roads.

But, you should totally get the Fulcrums.

I will echo this. The first set of wheels I built are still going strong. The only one I've had problems with is the one where I used used, and questionable spokes. A Covid wheel. The spokes I needed weren't available new. I also likje to be able to use specific hubs. You can't do that with store bought wheels. But genejockey should buy this set.

genejockey 12-09-21 10:15 PM

Who am I to argue? Purchased.

genejockey 12-09-21 10:18 PM

Did another race tonight. This one was short, like 4.2 miles. Came in 3rd, but ZwiftPower DQ'd me for "W/kg". First time THAT has happened! In fact they DQ'd the first 3, so the guy who came in 4th 'won'. I can't complain, because I've 'won' that way. I guess I should start riding the C races and start hating racing because I'm always getting dropped.

WhyFi 12-09-21 10:34 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22335011)
I know, total domination so far!!!

Spoke too soon - Vikings gonna Viking.

datlas 12-10-21 03:57 AM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22334983)
YESSSS! I'm back on Zwift! Did the calibration and 30 minutes. Felt easier somehow. Graphics are improved. Cooling system is better also, fan is now in front of the stand.

Ride on!

ls01 12-10-21 04:46 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22334984)
There should be. If there was a Henry Ford to automate bicycle manufacturing, prices would be more reasonable.

How do you figure? It doesn't work that way @ Fomoco, they're as expensive as any other automobile.
Cheaper to manufacture doesn't translate into cheaper to buy...it translates into higher profit potential.

ls01 12-10-21 04:47 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22334938)
Porsche ass of the day. For sale locally edition.
Been parked since 2015.
Not sure if I wanna bring a trailer...

https://scontent.fphx1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...ca&oe=61B86C4E

eh... I'd hit it....I've hit worse..

ls01 12-10-21 04:53 AM


Originally Posted by gnome (Post 22334995)
how much is a restored, lightly used and regularly serviced one going for? buy that not the parked porker. it'll be cheaper in the long run.

It's a Porsche. Cheap It will never be. But I agree with your statement anyways. I'd love to stuff a 6.2 litre turbo Cadillac engine and trans in it just for the looks on the purist faces.

Velo Vol 12-10-21 06:19 AM

LOL


Velo Vol 12-10-21 06:26 AM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22335194)
How do you figure? It doesn't work that way @ Fomoco, they're as expensive as any other automobile.
Cheaper to manufacture doesn't translate into cheaper to buy...it translates into higher profit potential.

It does if they're trying to gain market share.

WhyFi 12-10-21 06:45 AM

Nice. For the petrol heads that have Di2 -


datlas 12-10-21 06:53 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22335217)

Wow. That was intense.

Velo Vol 12-10-21 07:18 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22335237)
Wow. That was intense.

1. I didn't realize west coast roads are so wide open. Must be nice!

2. Why didn't he just jump out?

3. West coast drivers are very patient.

Velo Vol 12-10-21 07:19 AM

LOL II


datlas 12-10-21 07:20 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22335253)
1. I didn't realize west coast roads are so wide open. Must be nice!

2. Why didn't he just jump out?

3. West coast drivers are very patient.

I don't think this is realistic, or at least not realistic compared to current conditions. I rode a section of the Pacific Coast Highway this past summer, and if this happened today the kid would be road pizza within 30 seconds.

indyfabz 12-10-21 07:50 AM

I love the smell of LPLO in the morning.

Mojo31 12-10-21 08:00 AM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22335196)
eh... I'd hit it....I've hit worse..

They hit back.

My MIL had an '80s era 944, and as it became a senior 944 the repair and maintenance costs smacked her upside the pocketbook more than a few times.

Some people, like masochists, might like that kind of stuff.

Mojo31 12-10-21 08:01 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22335253)
1. I didn't realize west coast roads are so wide open. Must be nice!

2. Why didn't he just jump out?

3. West coast drivers are very patient.

You live in a bubble, don't you?

indyfabz 12-10-21 08:03 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22334635)
Any relation to AC Delco?


:)

Delco is a place unto itself. This treats it nicely:

11 Signs You're From Delaware County, Pa. (theodysseyonline.com)

The comedian who rote "The Five People You Meet in Wawa" is from Delco. Funny book, at least if you are from these parts.

Delco Comic Writes “The Five People You Meet in Wawa” (phillymag.com)


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