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WhyFi 07-31-20 08:40 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 21616732)
Yah, she gets 2.5% because we have a contract with her. Im hoping she does the right thing and gives us a hefty visa gift card since were doing all of the work.

I have a high degree of expressed control, so this is fine with me.

Yeah, but that's typically paid out of the seller's proceeds, no? Or are you paying 2.5% on the side?

WhyFi 07-31-20 08:54 AM

The YouTubes algorithm fed me this one and I can't stop laughing. Poor Velo Vol


big john 07-31-20 09:02 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21616730)
I wish the Everesting would go away..

fifm

Velo Vol 07-31-20 09:19 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21616767)

Visual approximation of me trying to tighten my cable.

abshipp 07-31-20 09:39 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21616730)
it was maybe two minutes of this before it became very mundane.

One of my favorite things about sunrise and sunset, they're such an accessible way to become acutely aware of the planet's rotation. That and trying to keep an object within the field of view of a telescope.

Lovely picture.

genejockey 07-31-20 09:45 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21616647)
just put what the sign said. Its pretty close to the hotel, had to walk through cornell to get to it. All the bridges above the falls have nets under them to help stop the college kids killing themselves.

If you're in Ithaca, you need to go find Taughannock Falls. And take the rim trail that goes around the top of the gorge. You can thank me later.

phrantic09 07-31-20 09:54 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 21616859)
if you're in ithaca, you need to go find taughannock falls. And take the rim trail that goes around the top of the gorge. You can thank me later.

qft

Velo Vol 07-31-20 09:55 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21616846)
One of my favorite things about sunrise and sunset, they're such an accessible way to become acutely aware of the planet's rotation.

Are you battling flat eartherism? :foo:

phrantic09 07-31-20 09:56 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21616743)
Yeah, but that's typically paid out of the seller's proceeds, no? Or are you paying 2.5% on the side?

Well.. it comes from the proceeds, but Im technically the one paying it since I probably could have knocked about that much off of the sale price without a realtor.

Velo Vol 07-31-20 10:02 AM

What is the featured bird? #Birding


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...4497d57b3.jpeg

WhyFi 07-31-20 10:07 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 21616881)
Well.. it comes from the proceeds, but Im technically the one paying it since I probably could have knocked about that much off of the sale price without a realtor.

Yeah, I just wasn't sure if the seller was expecting to keep all of their asking price (and you'd essentially be paying additional to the realtor) or if the seller had agreed to the realtor taking a cut. FSBO people are weird sometimes.

MoAlpha 07-31-20 10:14 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21616889)

Looks like a goose to me.

big john 07-31-20 10:29 AM


Velo Vol 07-31-20 10:30 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21616911)
Looks like a goose to me.

Could be a crane.

bampilot06 07-31-20 10:44 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 21616859)
If you're in Ithaca, you need to go find Taughannock Falls. And take the rim trail that goes around the top of the gorge. You can thank me later.


already left. But ill check it out next time for sure.

datlas 07-31-20 10:49 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21616889)

Silly goose, it's a goose obv.

genejockey 07-31-20 10:52 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21616972)
already left. But i’ll check it out next time for sure.

The falls themselves are about 215 feet, and the rim trail takes you way above THAT. Spectacular!

I really miss Ithaca sometimes. Spent two years there after college, deciding graduate school wasn't my cup of tea.

bampilot06 07-31-20 10:54 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 21616988)
The falls themselves are about 215 feet, and the rim trail takes you way above THAT. Spectacular!

I really miss Ithaca sometimes. Spent two years there after college, deciding graduate school wasn't my cup of tea.

Are these falls far away from the university? We stay at hotel ithaca, so the falls we went to today were about 1.5 mile walk.

genejockey 07-31-20 10:58 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21616991)
Are these falls far away from the university? We stay at hotel ithaca, so the falls we went to today were about 1.5 mile walk.

8 miles north on Rt 89. There is - or was - a restaurant nearby. I can't vouch for it, since I left Ithaca in 1982. All the restaurants I knew are gone!

Velo Vol 07-31-20 11:06 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21616982)
Silly goose, it's a goose obv.

Which kind?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_goose_breeds

LesterOfPuppets 07-31-20 11:32 AM

[MENTION=25227]Velo Vol[/MENTION] hydration notice: the newest Everesting champion removed the water bottle cages from his Tarmac to save weight.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9ee49e6b4f.png

He also chopped off the drops. Who needs 'em when you're stem is slammed like that?!?

LesterOfPuppets 07-31-20 11:42 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21616475)
Two trains in one photo. :bday:

Oh yes! Two railroads also.

BNSF's Front Range Subdivision
UPRR's Laramie Subdivision

datlas 07-31-20 11:52 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21617009)

Apparently WaWa is derived from the Ojibwe word for Canadian Goose.

LesterOfPuppets 07-31-20 11:54 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21617094)
Apparently WaWa is derived from the Ojibwe word for Canadian Goose.

*Canada Goose

datlas 07-31-20 11:56 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21617094)
Apparently WaWa is derived from the Ojibwe word for Canadian Goose.

I think we went over this before, but it's from "The Song of Hiawatha" see cut/paste below

​​​​​​"All the wild-fowl sang them to him,
In the moorlands and the fen-lands,
In the melancholy marshes;
Chetowaik, the plover, sang them,
Mahng, the loon, the wild-goose, Wawa,
The blue heron, the Shuh-shuh-gah,
And the grouse, the Mushkodasa!"

Velo Vol 07-31-20 12:03 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21617062)
[MENTION=25227]Velo Vol[/MENTION] hydration notice: the newest Everesting champion removed the water bottle cages from his Tarmac to save weight.

I removed one of mine, too. Actually it broke off.

He also only needed three gears. A lesson for us all.

Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21617094)
Apparently WaWa is derived from the Ojibwe word for Canadian Goose.

Oh?

phrantic09 07-31-20 12:17 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 21616996)
8 miles north on Rt 89. There is - or was - a restaurant nearby. I can't vouch for it, since I left Ithaca in 1982. All the restaurants I knew are gone!

I went there in 2001, it was decent.

phrantic09 07-31-20 12:19 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21617062)
[MENTION=25227]Velo Vol[/MENTION] hydration notice: the newest Everesting champion removed the water bottle cages from his Tarmac to save weight.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9ee49e6b4f.png

He also chopped off the drops. Who needs 'em when you're stem is slammed like that?!?

How did he descend safely without disk brakes?
:innocent:

Bah Humbug 07-31-20 12:25 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21617062)
[MENTION=25227]Velo Vol[/MENTION] hydration notice: the newest Everesting champion removed the water bottle cages from his Tarmac to save weight.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9ee49e6b4f.png

He also chopped off the drops. Who needs 'em when you're stem is slammed like that?!?

Not much need for bottles when you have to do it as out-and-backs.

LesterOfPuppets 07-31-20 12:33 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21617149)
Not much need for bottles when you have to do it as out-and-backs.

I guess if you're getting handups. Of course it was done in Ireland where you can get plenty of hydration out of the air by osmosis :)


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