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ls01 09-09-21 03:57 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22222257)
Yeah. Too much negativity.

is not!

ls01 09-09-21 03:59 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22222318)
trying, not sure if you’re aware, but there’s an extreme bike shortage.

Not at my house. I'm back up to 6 again. Smh

ls01 09-09-21 04:01 PM


Originally Posted by sbxx1985 (Post 22222545)
I rode a real bike today for the first time in about a year. It was so fun. Just to work, but no limbs fell off and I felt free, alive, and happy.

I hope the Addiction crew is good and everyone is still alive.

congrats, back at ya!

ls01 09-09-21 04:07 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22222634)
I did a bit of that for a few years. My objective was usually to get the person I was arguing with to use facts and reference documents to support their claims, instead of just hurling insults and parroting some internet meme or their favorite talking head.
It could get interesting if they would try to explain their side and actually make a point. Most of that went away after last November.

Now, I rarely get involved and have blocked people I used to engage, including a family member who I once cared about and respected.

I put up a notice on my book face page, that I would remove people for being overly political. It was great.. I'm down to a couple of clubs and my daughter and grandkids and a couple guys from work. Even people in my riding circle didnt survive the pandemic politics. No stress on my page.

ls01 09-09-21 04:09 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22222694)
Depends. If it's an open exchange of views, based on shared acceptance of the same data, that can be fun and enlightening.


Stop trying to start arguments...

ls01 09-09-21 04:14 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22222716)
Agreed. The topic is currently more polarizing that I've ever experienced, which has made rational discussion of differing opinions increasingly difficult.

But did the politics change, or did we? I want to say it's the politics but when I stop and examine topics, abortion, taxation, etc. Seams like the same old arguments. Maybe this is just another thing that happens when you get older?

genejockey 09-09-21 04:15 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22223088)
Stop trying to start arguments...

Give me one reason why I should, and please properly cite your sources!

LAJ 09-09-21 04:15 PM


Originally Posted by sbxx1985 (Post 22223017)
Totally. I have no idea what the new cool stuff is. I've hoarded enough bike parts to last me forever. I'm at least one speed behind.

What will soon be cool is watching my kid grow into my wife's bikes. He'll start with that black and yellow magnesium Paketa my wife first had. He can crash on that bike. He'll need competence for the 2009 S2.

I look forward to hearing of it all.

LAJ 09-09-21 04:16 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22223050)
Two ways to get off quickly:

1. In a criminal case, ask if you can consider all of the other stuff the defendant probably got away with. Follow it up with a comment like "I've just never known any truly innocent people who got arrested."

2. In a civil case, ask "If the plaintiff is saying that they had some damage because of something the defendant did, how much money can we give the plaintiff?"

Bye bye jury duty!

Just bring a Grisham novel to read.

ls01 09-09-21 04:17 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22222795)
That's what I've always heard. There were some groups around my home town that would grind them up and cook it like ground meat. Cajuns grind it up and make fried patties out of it as well. Never acquired the taste.

Really like fried Crappie.

Walleye, and Pearch on occasion.

Eric F 09-09-21 04:18 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22223093)
But did the politics change, or did we? I want to say it's the politics but when I stop and examine topics, abortion, taxation, etc. Seams like the same old arguments. Maybe this is just another thing that happens when you get older?

Maybe it's just us getting older. It seems to me like the personalities involved, and their tactics, have driven the "us vs. them" agenda harder than ever before. Maybe I'm just more aware than I've been in the past. We probably shouldn't dig into this too much deeper on this forum, however.

gnome 09-09-21 04:20 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22222966)
Hotmail, now outlook. Microsoft's, I have been using it since the 1990's so I don't want to change but it's a problem.

There's the problem right there.

ls01 09-09-21 04:27 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22223097)
Give me one reason why I should, and please properly cite your sources!


Because! And nanny nanny boo boo. So there!

genejockey 09-09-21 04:27 PM

Having thumbed back the hammer on the Centurion Ironman up in Sonoma County, I have now entered the phase where I agonize and obsess over whether it's the right size, and the right price and whether I really should...

It's not easy being me. Consider yourselves fortunate that you aren't.

big john - you may now laugh at me.

genejockey 09-09-21 04:28 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22223118)
Because! And nanny nanny boo boo. So there!

I'll see your 'Because' and raise you one 'Because why?'

big john 09-09-21 04:28 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22223087)
I put up a notice on my book face page, that I would remove people for being overly political. It was great.. I'm down to a couple of clubs and my daughter and grandkids and a couple guys from work. Even people in my riding circle didnt survive the pandemic politics. No stress on my page.

I don't have any issues with the people I ride with, I know their views for the most part and I don't want to argue on a ride anyway.

I used to enjoy a good argument on-line, but I don't know if that's possible anymore.

ls01 09-09-21 04:29 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22223106)
Maybe it's just us getting older. It seems to me like the personalities involved, and their tactics, have driven the "us vs. them" agenda harder than ever before. Maybe I'm just more aware than I've been in the past. We probably shouldn't dig into this too much deeper on this forum, however.

Completely agree

ls01 09-09-21 04:32 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22223124)
I'll see your 'Because' and raise you one 'Because why?'

Just Because.

ls01 09-09-21 04:33 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22223131)
Just Because.

I should have worked a "double dog dare ya" into it somewhere

Eric F 09-09-21 04:33 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22222970)
Here, it's $15 per day starting on the second day. No job I ever had paid for jury service but you can't claim financial hardship just because you don't get paid, I tried before., Since I no longer work it wouldn't matter anyway
You call in the night before and they tell you if you have to show up or not. After a week of that you are done until the next time. Also, I've had to go in before but didn't get on a panel, so done after one day. Another time I got taken to jury selection but there was a plea deal, so done again.

In my 3 most recent jury duty episodes, I'm batting 0-for-3 in getting to actually participate in the jury process. First time, I was not called to a panel. Second time, I was selected as an alternate in a criminal case, but the defendant plead out during lunch on the first day. The most interesting part of the day was walking into a bathroom occupied by Phil Spector and his 2 body guards. I was directed to which urinal I was to use, and elected not to challenge the very large gentleman's directions. Last time, I was selected to a panel for a civil case against a University, but removed by the defendant's lawyer. It's been a few years since I've received a summons. My wife hasn't received one in at least 5 years, and she's one of those weirdos that really likes jury duty.

ls01 09-09-21 04:36 PM

No ride tonight, had to go to the dentist. Need to get a cap on a busted molar. Sucks. He doesn't even ride. Does not compute...

genejockey 09-09-21 04:37 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22223134)
I should have worked a "double dog dare ya" into it somewhere

"Because I said so!" - countless frustrated parents

genejockey 09-09-21 04:39 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22223106)
Maybe it's just us getting older. It seems to me like the personalities involved, and their tactics, have driven the "us vs. them" agenda harder than ever before. Maybe I'm just more aware than I've been in the past. We probably shouldn't dig into this too much deeper on this forum, however.

No, it's not just us getting older. It's different, and you're right, we shouldn't dig into it deeper here.

big john 09-09-21 04:40 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22223122)
Having thumbed back the hammer on the Centurion Ironman up in Sonoma County, I have now entered the phase where I agonize and obsess over whether it's the right size, and the right price and whether I really should...

It's not easy being me. Consider yourselves fortunate that you aren't.

big john - you may now laugh at me.

Hey. more power to ya.

btw: buahahaha

genejockey 09-09-21 04:41 PM

One of those things just came up on Facebook: "Without using numbers, how old are you?"

And I thought, "Sixty three". There. No numbers. Just words. :rolleyes:


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