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LAJ 04-25-22 11:01 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22483967)
my sprint game is none, bottom of the fourth turn leads to finish line, obviously not sprint every lap but I donít know. I guess see how I feel.

I'll be curious to see how that works out for you.

bampilot06 04-25-22 11:02 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22483971)
I'll be curious to see how that works out for you.

you will be the first to know.

ls01 04-25-22 11:11 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22483943)
Im offended.

I'm am A hole so I'm used to it...

ls01 04-25-22 11:12 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22483948)
Got to practice the next crit course yesterday. I like it, but the first turn has one of those drainage lips across the whole turn. If everyone is bunched up I can see this being a problem.

I predict this race will be a lot different then the last one. The field is not nearly as big and the course is not open like the speedway was. I imagine some will breakaway in the beginning and the rest will be divided into small pockets. This is my ignorance speaking though, I honestly have no clue what I am talking about.

Goal is the same, not to crash, but I am not going to concern myself with my placing this time. Focus more on making smart moves and play around with sprinting on one of the straightaways.

Itís a bummer but I donít think my kit will be here by then.

Not a problem, it's an opportunity...

Velo Vol 04-25-22 11:23 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22483948)
This is my ignorance speaking though, I honestly have no clue what I am talking about.

You're not alone.

phrantic09 04-25-22 11:25 AM

I felt weak riding last night and this morning. I hope itís just a little rust needing to shake itself out or else Iím in for a long Saturday. 100k, all on dirt, 30 degrees forecast at start time and 7500 feet of climbing. I imagine a pace of around 12-13mph. Iíll be giving Boswell and King a run for their money Iím sureÖ

Velo Vol 04-25-22 11:28 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22484000)
I felt weak riding last night and this morning. I hope itís just a little rust needing to shake itself out or else Iím in for a long Saturday. 100k, all on dirt, 30 degrees forecast at start time and 7500 feet of climbing. I imagine a pace of around 12-13mph. Iíll be giving Boswell and King a run for their money Iím sureÖ

You're doing weekends wrong.

phrantic09 04-25-22 11:29 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22484003)
You're doing weekends wrong.

respectfully disagree. I would classify this weekend as epic

big john 04-25-22 11:31 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22484008)
respectfully disagree. I would classify this weekend as epic

Sounds epic to me. Love to read about it when you're done.

Mojo31 04-25-22 11:38 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22484015)
Sounds epic to me. Love to read about it when you're done.

Reading about it when he is done will be epic to me! But, I'd rather do the ride than mow the lawns for free.

Mojo31 04-25-22 11:39 AM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22483982)
I'm am A hole so I'm used to it...

I tend to think of myself as more of a dick head than an a-hole.

datlas 04-25-22 11:40 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22484031)
I tend to think of myself as more of a dick head than an a-hole.

You can say dickhead separately, can you say it as one word?

edit: of course you can....but you still can't say french shower. Triste!

indyfabz 04-25-22 11:45 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22483265)
Need more info. What's the "proper" way for him to drain the pool.

Slowly onto his own grassy property, not in a water course or storm drain, and certainly not onto someone else's property. Draining onto someone else's property could very well be a violation of local ordinance.

phrantic09 04-25-22 11:57 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22484029)
Reading about it when he is done will be epic to me! But, I'd rather do the ride than mow the lawns for free.

I had to mow for the first time Saturday. Only half of the yard really needed it, but I cut it all short-ish, dethatched it, then went over it again.

Have some winter kill along the road and driveway from salt that Iíll need to top dress and re-seed in the near future. Itís a never ending battle.

Mojo31 04-25-22 12:03 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22484043)
Slowly onto his own grassy property, not in a water course or storm drain, and certainly not onto someone else's property. Draining onto someone else's property could very well be a violation of local ordinance.

It's actually a violation of state law.

Most irritating thing is that he just decided to hop the fence and use my yard for his own purposes without so much as introducing himself and asking. That and the potential contamination of the ground/water and over-watering of my landscape plants. There's also the trespassing issue. Around here that's just not a very good idea considering how many people have weaponry laying around (including me).

Mojo31 04-25-22 12:08 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22484053)
I had to mow for the first time Saturday. Only half of the yard really needed it, but I cut it all short-ish, dethatched it, then went over it again.

Have some winter kill along the road and driveway from salt that Iíll need to top dress and re-seed in the near future. Itís a never ending battle.

I have a couple of places in my beds where quack grass is taking hold. The stuff is virtually kill proof, and will take over everything. Its rhizomes emit a toxin that weakens surrounding plants so it is more able to thrive. You can't dig it up because the rhizomes break and just spread. If you spray it with weed killer, it just starts a new plant. I'm not sure what I'm going to do about it considering its in an area that is adjacent to the pool deck and very much a focal point.

LesterOfPuppets 04-25-22 12:10 PM

Another ebike race. Pfffft. :)

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LesterOfPuppets 04-25-22 12:12 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22484067)
I have a couple of places in my beds where quack grass is taking hold. The stuff is virtually kill proof, and will take over everything. Its rhizomes emit a toxin that weakens surrounding plants so it is more able to thrive. You can't dig it up because the rhizomes break and just spread. If you spray it with weed killer, it just starts a new plant. I'm not sure what I'm going to do about it considering its in an area that is adjacent to the pool deck and very much a focal point.

How does it rspond to fire?

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datlas 04-25-22 12:14 PM

Speaking of lawns.....

I heard a cycling podcast recently about racing on a grass track. Apparently it's a big thing in the UK but there is only one grass track/velodrome in the usa, in Kansas.

Fascinating.

Mojo31 04-25-22 12:15 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22484080)
Speaking of lawns.....

I heard a cycling podcast recently about racing on a grass track. Apparently it's a big thing in the UK but there is only one grass track/velodrome in the usa, in Kansas.

Fascinating.

The Brits also play tennis on grass. They must have a thing for it.

Mojo31 04-25-22 12:16 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22484076)

Good question. I do know that my heat gun with set my mulch on fire. :D

datlas 04-25-22 12:17 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22484081)
The Brits also play tennis on grass. They must have a thing for it.

Fun fact: to "grass" on someone is UK slang to inform the authorities, i.e. to narc on them/rat them out.

LesterOfPuppets 04-25-22 12:19 PM

They even write songs about grass

indyfabz 04-25-22 12:20 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22484061)
It's actually a violation of state law.

Most irritating thing is that he just decided to hop the fence and use my yard for his own purposes without so much as introducing himself and asking. That and the potential contamination of the ground/water and over-watering of my landscape plants. There's also the trespassing issue. Around here that's just not a very good idea considering how many people have weaponry laying around (including me).

Yeah. Dumb all around. Any idea where he is from?

In PA, you can discharge on your own pervious ground so the soil can absorb, filter and aerate it before it reaches groundwater table. This is from a township site explaining state law:"Another summer has come and gone, and now itís time to close the pool. Before you extend that hose, remember, the water in your pool is filled with chemicals! Not only is improper disposal harmful to the environment, it is a violation of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protectionís Clean Streams Law!

ē It is illegal to drain pool (or spa) water or backwash into any water course or storm drain. Draining such water into these systems violates the Clean Streams Law because it may contain chlorine, copper and Älter backwash that can harm aquatic life in local creeks and rivers. Storm drain systems are not designed to remove these pollutants.

ē Pool water should NOT be discharged into the street. Instead, you should discharge water into the grass where it will allow for absorption, filtration, and aeration of the water through the soil before it reaches the groundwater table. By draining the pool at a slow and steady rate, filtration will be optimized and erosion will be prevented. When draining pool water into the grass, be attentive so that the water does not drain onto a neighboring property, which is a violation of township ordinances.

ē Pool water may be discharged into a sewer cleanout, laundry sink or other plumbing fixture so that the contaminated water enters the sanitary sewer system which is designed to remove many pollutants from water.

ē If you utilize the services of a pool company for maintenance, please ensure that they comply with the regulations."

genejockey 04-25-22 12:31 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22483967)
my sprint game is none, bottom of the fourth turn leads to finish line, obviously not sprint every lap but I donít know. I guess see how I feel.

Will they be handing out primes?

phrantic09 04-25-22 12:36 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22484015)
Sounds epic to me. Love to read about it when you're done.

Will definitely share

rjones28 04-25-22 12:39 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22484003)
You're doing weekends wrong.

Suggest some alternative activities.

rjones28 04-25-22 12:42 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22484043)
Slowly onto his own grassy property, not in a water course or storm drain, and certainly not onto someone else's property. Draining onto someone else's property could very well be a violation of local ordinance.

It's certainly an a-hole move.

rjones28 04-25-22 12:44 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22484053)
I had to mow for the first time Saturday. Only half of the yard really needed it, but I cut it all short-ish, dethatched it, then went over it again.

Have some winter kill along the road and driveway from salt that Iíll need to top dress and re-seed in the near future. Itís a never ending battle.

No grass cutting yet. Perhaps on May Day.

Velo Vol 04-25-22 12:47 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22484116)
Suggest some alternative activities.

Performing in, and listening to other performances in the Rossini Festival. Temperatures in the 60s/70s. #ProperWeekending


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