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DougRNS 07-11-21 12:27 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22136762)
300 miles away isn't "here."

Correct. You live in the Jefferson City Metro area in East Tennessee.

gnome 07-11-21 02:57 AM

Went for nice day hike with a friend. The weather was ideal: sunny, very little wind and nice crisp temperatures.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8f6f8b3c3.jpeg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...fc5fbf2af.jpeg

bampilot06 07-11-21 04:30 AM

Found out late last night, my friend I was suppose to go to the mountains with yesterday crashed. Not sure what happened yet but he had to have neck surgery last night. Seemed to be in good spirits.

Velo Vol 07-11-21 05:32 AM


Originally Posted by gnome (Post 22136821)
Went for nice day hike with a friend. The weather was ideal: sunny, very little wind and nice crisp temperatures.

Looks cold.

LesterOfPuppets 07-11-21 06:32 AM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22135579)
My 71 914 converted to a 6 cylinder. A fast go kart in the corners and always gets lots of thumbs up.


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https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...62865d604.jpeg

I was taking a virtual trip up I-5 through Portland this morning and spotted this sad scene dated October 2019:

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a15fc16ab6.png

Velo Vol 07-11-21 06:36 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22136900)
I was taking a virtual trip up I-5 through Portland this morning

wut

Trsnrtr 07-11-21 07:04 AM


Originally Posted by gnome (Post 22136821)
Went for nice day hike with a friend. The weather was ideal: sunny, very little wind and nice crisp temperatures.

Gorgeous!

Velo Vol 07-11-21 07:23 AM

datlas did they have the Kissmobile when you were there?


Velo Vol 07-11-21 08:34 AM

Big day in Truth or Consequences!

ls01 07-11-21 08:40 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22135100)
Just say no to Opti Spark

Good God yes! What a vile, VILE design!

phrantic09 07-11-21 08:42 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22136190)
I like my gravel bike, but there's no way I'd get rid of my R2 for it. A Cayenne still ain't a 911. The R2 is lively and nimble and playful around handling courses while the gravel is a stable Cadillac for soaking up miles of terrible roads.

That said, I wish it were a Caledonia now, but still.

Iím with you on the Caledonia

ls01 07-11-21 08:48 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22135054)
This one's better for hauling bikes, and bonus woodgrain


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...35b9f0fb7e.jpg


Ls swap to a 6 litter, 6 speed manual, maybe a little turbo action in there. Or leave it auto 4l80e with 3500 stall and shift kit, on a trans brake! Nice!
God I miss my 'marro! My birds close but I don't wanna throw more money at it till my house is paid off. Plus the crap Biden is doing, with gasoline prices and e.p.a. takes all the fun out of it.

ls01 07-11-21 08:52 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22134743)
I have nothing meaningful to add at this moment.

Can you teach this to V.V. ......please?

LesterOfPuppets 07-11-21 08:55 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22137005)
Big day in Truth or Consequences!

New Mexico?

LesterOfPuppets 07-11-21 08:56 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22136905)
wut

You heard me

rsbob 07-11-21 08:57 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22136900)
I was taking a virtual trip up I-5 through Portland this morning and spotted this sad scene dated October 2019:

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a15fc16ab6.png

Sad indeed. BTDT two years ago - bad coil. Fortunately that was not me.

ls01 07-11-21 08:58 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22135298)
I'm never getting another house that requires painting. Ever. I knew better too, but somebody I know wanted an old house with "character". :mad:

I believe we know who the "character" is.

ls01 07-11-21 09:03 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22135406)
Don't forget computers. Tight lipped computers that don't want to spill the beans about what's going on with the car. 40 years of computers for me. I even had dreams about the stupid things.

That's what solved my, becoming a mechanic, problem. I didn't want to learn that mumbo-jumbo. So I became a carpenter instead.. I learned later it wasn't as bad as I built it up to be in my head. But it was too late by then.

ls01 07-11-21 09:04 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22135383)
Hey, what happened to the 59 Olds convertible coup pic I posted an hour ago? Here it is again: My dadís first new car except his had all red upholstery. I remember the day he brought it home.


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ea6d80fb7.jpeg

Gorgeous.

ls01 07-11-21 09:21 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22135582)
This sweet Pontiac is up on BAT, only $10k with 2 days left!!!

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1c4223c1fb.jpg

Make this a '68 and you have the first car I fell in love with. It was sitting in a marina, broke down. The owner worked there, and was going to sell it to me for $100. O.m.g. I wanted that car. I hounded my dad about it, for months. He finally agreed to look at it. He laughed about it and said "not a chance, It's junk". I was crushed.
But good God what a sexy beast.

ls01 07-11-21 09:31 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22136074)
My first car was a college graduation present, a '73 Olds Cutlass Supreme, 350 Rocket V8. That baby could boogie.


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0c3f085fe3.png

A couple of my high school buddies had similar cars 73 and 75 I believe. Very nice cars. The 73 got passed around a little, 3 different owners in our community . The 75 went to someone outside it. I still know where one is. He drags it out every Holiday and details it,, drives it,, then parks it.
Beautiful car.

ls01 07-11-21 09:36 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22136524)
Rango's feeling a lot better, no longer vomiting, and he ate some plain boiled chicken with some rice when we went to see him today, so they released him! He's home! Poor boy's a little loopy from the drugs and the experience, but glad to be home!

.
Welcome home Rango! Good boy.

ls01 07-11-21 09:45 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22136617)
I always say good morning when passing, especially when iím passing walkers. Trying to diffuse the tension.


I did come up on a walker that refused to get over which left me puzzled. Bike hitting walker, bike wins.

You laws may vary. But in Mi. Walker has right of way even upon a dedicated bike path.
And to be honest, no one wins. I had a collision with a young lady on roller blades who just turned in front of me without warning. She was looking at her phone/ipod with both earbuds in. Didn't hear me call out "on your left" and turned left just as I passed her. It's why I don't ride the mup anymore.

ls01 07-11-21 10:04 AM

So I did the Black bear grand fondo yesterday. 5 hours 5 minutes roughly. One stop for water. At 65 miles.
I left with the fast group. Had no problem on the flats. But there's a section of climbs, 4 large hills in a row that become increasingly steep. Popped me. I was off the back. Never caught up after that. They finished 4 hours 40 min or so.
4 of us were working together after the main group spat us out. I picked a poor time to cram a cliff bar into my mouth, rounded a bend to find the road going up. I almost choked to death on that Cliff bar. Got dropped. Rode for 30 miles alone until the water stop and found a guy I knew to ride with.
Strange thing. We rode the day before the event. My Roam was just fine. The next day when we left, it had switched over to metric. So now I'm looking at kilometers per hour. I don't know how that would have happened. During a nice long downwind straightaway I pulled out my phone and fixed it.
It just goes to show you, it's always something.

genejockey 07-11-21 10:13 AM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22137083)
You laws may vary. But in Mi. Walker has right of way even upon a dedicated bike path.
And to be honest, no one wins. I had a collision with a young lady on roller blades who just turned in front of me without warning. She was looking at her phone/ipod with both earbuds in. Didn't hear me call out "on your left" and turned left just as I passed her. It's why I don't ride the mup anymore.

When I was just getting into cycling 25 years ago, part of it was being so close to an MUP that took me across town to where I was working. So I started out commuting, then started adding extra miles to my commute, mostly on the pedway. I started out shouting "On your left!" till I noticed that sometimes people would pivot To THEIR LEFT into my path. I never hit anyone, but it convinced me to get a bell. So I rode with the bell for a while, then one day I *ping,pinged* a runner running down the middle of the path, who didn't move. So I kept pinging him, and he STILL didn't move. When I got abreast of him, he shouts "Say Left or Right!" Like I'd pass on the RIGHT? What a moron!!

Then there was the beautiful Sunday I headed out for a few miles and encountered an oncoming couple on what I'm guessing was their maiden voyage on brand new Rollerblades, walking a big Lab on an extendo-leash. They were wobbling, trying not to fall,, while their dog was in the bushes on MY SIDE of the path. I had to slow WAY down and go around the dog. Fortunately I was able to.

That pretty much did it for MUPs for me. I kept commuting on them because it was outside recreational hours, but for MY recreational cycling, I stuck to roads. Then I moved both houses and jobs so cyclo-commuting was out, and I just rode for riding's sake.


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