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indyfabz 02-01-22 11:39 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22394857)
Uh oh. I played that stupid Wordle yesterday and today. 2 days in a row.

:twitchy:

You'll be buying a MTB before you know it.

datlas 02-01-22 11:40 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22395034)
You'll be buying a MTB before you know it.

Uck-fay o-nay.

Eric F 02-01-22 11:46 AM

Seems like itís a good day for 2s. My firstÖ

Wordle 227 2/6

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indyfabz 02-01-22 11:50 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22395036)
Uck-fay o-nay.

In the early 90s I bought a Trek 930 to get around down and do some light trail riding. Even took it on a real 25 mile MTB ride out of Jim Thorpe on a trail rated "Advanced.". That's when I realized that it's ok cycling to hurt, but it's not supposed to hurt you.

I abused that bike for more than 12 years and it rarely complained. When I finally put it in the alley while cleaning out my mom's garage house in preparation for her house sale it had a slightly twisted rim, a dent in the top tube and it's original tires. (The knobs were worn off the rear one.) Someone trash picked it in under two hours. I like to think that someone put it to good use.

Looked like this, except without that dorky saddle. Thing was a tank:



https://mtbr.com/attachments/imageup...84-jpg.629120/

Velo Vol 02-01-22 12:14 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22390222)
These are the times that try men's souls.

Infusion edition.

First, a woman in the waiting room had a dog. wut

There's now a "tag team" of nurses in the infusion center--two nurses, even though there were only two people getting infused all morning.

They had to do a whole back and forth thing with the front desk because one nurse said I wasn't "checked in."

I heard the nurse who brewed up my concoction audibly say "whoopsie" in the middle of the process.

Not only did they check by blood pressure every ten minutes, which is bad enough, but they also checked my temperature and oxygen every time. Are they really expecting my temperature to swing several degrees in ten minutes?

Finally, some bad news at the weigh in.


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ec8bbf49e1.png

datlas 02-01-22 12:23 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22395088)
Infusion edition.

First, a woman in the waiting room had a dog. wut

There's now a "tag team" of nurses in the infusion center--two nurses, even though there were only two people getting infused all morning.

They had to do a whole back and forth thing with the front desk because one nurse said I wasn't "checked in."

I heard the nurse who brewed up my concoction audibly say "whoopsie" in the middle of the process.

Not only did they check by blood pressure every ten minutes, which is bad enough, but they also checked my temperature and oxygen every time. Are they really expecting my temperature to swing several degrees in ten minutes?

Finally, some bad news at the weigh in.


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ec8bbf49e1.png

You been hitting too many pick-a-nick baskets??

Velo Vol 02-01-22 12:28 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22395101)
You been hitting too many pick-a-nick baskets??

Not enough winter activities. Fattened up to 155. :(

BillyD 02-01-22 12:41 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22394769)
Last night the cops shot a man in the thigh a couple of blocks from my house after he fired shots into an old man bar and would not put down his gun.

So many nuts these days. I am getting closer to moving to a cabin in the woods.

Those old men are ruthless. I'm sure he was just defending himself.

BillyD 02-01-22 12:50 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22395034)
You'll be buying a MTB before you know it.

He's got too much common sense for that.

I'm pretty sure.

Fairly sure.

BillyD 02-01-22 12:52 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22395101)
You been hitting too many pick-a-nick baskets??

Needs a bath, too.

Eric F 02-01-22 12:53 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22395108)
Not enough winter activities. Fattened up to 155. :(

What's a "good" weight for you?

genejockey 02-01-22 01:20 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22395046)
Seems like itís a good day for 2s. My firstÖ

Wordle 227 2/6

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I'm embarrassed to say it took me all 6 guesses, which is especially bad since I got 3 letters on the first word.

Eric F 02-01-22 01:24 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22395170)
I'm embarrassed to say it took me all 6 guesses, which is especially bad since I got 3 letters on the first word.

Some days, brains no work so good. Or, I just made lucky semi-educated guess.

LAJ 02-01-22 01:28 PM

Stuck on 4 again.

Wordle 227 4/6

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genejockey 02-01-22 01:29 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22395021)
She was gorgeous.

I first saw North by Northwest in the dead of winter as a freshman at my all-boys prep school in western MA. The scene where they flirt in the sleeping car was like porn to me.

Later in the hotel there is this exchange as he's taking off his suit to so he can give it to the hotel valet for a quick cleaning.:

Roger: Now, what can a man do with his clothes off for twenty minutes? Couldn't he have taken an hour?

Eve: You could always take a cold shower.

Thornhill: That's right. When I was a little boy, I wouldn't even let my mother undress me.

Eve: You're a big boy now.

Thornhill: Yes, tell me. How does a girl like you get to be a girl like you?

Eve: Lucky, I guess.

Thornhill: No, not lucky. Naughty, wicked, up to no good. Ever kill anyone? Because I bet you could tease a man to death without half trying. So stop trying, huh.

I have to say, though, the train going into the tunnel at the end is a bit 'on the nose'.

Railfans probably noted that their initial encounter was on the New York Central's 20th Century Limited, but the train going into the tunnel was Southern Pacific.

datlas 02-01-22 01:32 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22395197)
I have to say, though, the train going into the tunnel at the end is a bit 'on the nose'.

Railfans probably noted that their initial encounter was on the New York Central's 20th Century Limited, but the train going into the tunnel was Southern Pacific.

I see what you did there. Kudos.

datlas 02-01-22 01:33 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22395127)
He's too thrifty for that.

I'm pretty sure.

Fairly sure.

fixed for accuracy

datlas 02-01-22 01:34 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22395108)
Not enough winter activities. Fattened up to 155. :(

Ask the witch doctor for a course of prednisone. You will be up to 175 pronto.

indyfabz 02-01-22 01:35 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22395197)
I have to say, though, the train going into the tunnel at the end is a bit 'on the nose'.

Railfans probably noted that their initial encounter was on the New York Central's 20th Century Limited, but the train going into the tunnel was Southern Pacific.

Yes. They were riding up the east side of the Hudson. But at the end they were leaving SD.

Due ot our history, we had some stationery sets, complete with envelopes, from both the Broadway and the 20th Century in our NJ office. Great, art deco style. I found them in a file cabinet while looking for something many years ago. I asked our librarian if I could have them, but she said no because they were corporate assets. I have no idea what happened to the stuff.

LAJ 02-01-22 01:36 PM

This should be good. It's going to be fun watching Travelers and the State fight this out. Travelers says they only cover pre existing stuff, and since this place is not in the original configuration that it was 25 years ago, they may not cover much of the damage.

Check the hoses going to the tank on the toilets, kids.... It's a plastic fitting on a braided line, and just because the hose is plastic reinforced by steel braid, doesn't mean the plastic end of the hose won't blow apart.

indyfabz 02-01-22 01:36 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22395205)
fixed for accuracy

HAH! I actually blow a good deal of money on food and at my local bar.

datlas 02-01-22 01:43 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22395214)
HAH! I actually blow a good deal of money on food and at my local bar.

Actually, the one item mrs datlas and I do splurge on is food. And college tuition for daughter #2. We are pretty thrifty on most other items.

genejockey 02-01-22 01:46 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22395211)
Yes. They were riding up the east side of the Hudson. But at the end they were leaving SD.

(SP didn't get any closer to SD than Ogden UT)


Due ot our history, we had some stationery sets, complete with envelopes, from both the Broadway and the 20th Century in our NJ office. Great, art deco style. I found them in a file cabinet while looking for something many years ago. I asked our librarian if I could have them, but she said no because they were corporate assets. I have no idea what happened to the stuff.
The kind of stuff that nowadays probably brings at least medium sized bucks on Ebay?

genejockey 02-01-22 01:51 PM

Speaking of North By Northwest, one of the things I love about that movie is how it documents rail transportation in the US in the 1950s - the sleeper cars, the dining car, Red Caps, etc. All pretty much gone, outside of a few long distance routes on Amtrak.

seedsbelize2 02-01-22 02:07 PM

It's looking like the wait for me getting on a bike will be measured in weeks, rather than days. Vamos a ver.

rjones28 02-01-22 02:27 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22395013)
I have a buddy who buys parts and puts them in the back seat of his truck. One time he had 4 or more projects in the back. Some stearing components, brakes etc. Asked him what that was all about and without missing a beat he said" they're acclimating" some had been acclimating for a year or more. I still use that one now and then.

There is a table for that in my office/shop for bike parts.

rjones28 02-01-22 02:31 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22395020)
So, storm warnings for snowfall tomorrow and into Thursday. Ecm is going to be here tomorrow before 7pm! Anyone else see a problem? Fine, it's fine ..everything's fine, your fine, I'm fine, it's all fine....
when good plans turn to kuh kuh. Drive a 1999 firebird in 12 to 20 inches of snow.

Viral video material.

big john 02-01-22 03:12 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22395013)
I have a buddy who buys parts and puts them in the back seat of his truck. One time he had 4 or more projects in the back. Some stearing components, brakes etc. Asked him what that was all about and without missing a beat he said" they're acclimating" some had been acclimating for a year or more. I still use that one now and then.

I do the same with bike stuff. Can't be in too big of a hurry.

genejockey 02-01-22 03:38 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22395356)
I do the same with bike stuff. Can't be in too big of a hurry.

My 'extra stuff' tends to be take-offs, or things I bought for other project that I ultimately didn't use. For example, I now have that Campy Chorus/Sachs New Success Frankengruppo I took off the Litespeed. And what I rebuilt it with was take-offs from the Ritchey and the Centurion. i have a number of spare stems, a spare seatpost or two. In the case of some bikes, like the Circuit, I have the original bar, stem, and seatpost because they were all too small for me, so I keep boxes of take-offs for the C&V bikes that had original parts I'm not using.

Trsnrtr 02-01-22 03:41 PM

We are under a Winter storm warning. Could be over 12" with blowing and drifting thrown in for good measure. Groceries are stocked. :thumb:

Got my monthly eyeball piercing this morning. Doc said I'm doing a *little* better. I asked him if there will ever be an end to the molestations of my ocular orbs and he said... "Maybe in 3-4 years." :eek:


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