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seedsbelize2 07-04-22 02:05 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22563282)
I was talking to my cousin's husband a couple years back- they're about 12 or so years older than me. They'd recently moved from the big house with a barn they'd lived in for years into an apartment/townhouse in a 55+ community. He was describing all the stuff he found in the barn that he'd accumulated over the years - like a bunch of electric motors that he was "going to fix someday." .

Huh? I have that same collection. Though my plan is to rig them up to something, like a drill press perhaps.

seedsbelize2 07-04-22 02:07 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22563302)
This is how bored I was last night.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b40b5433e6.jpg
SMFH

It's a great system, once you get the hang of it. Imagine a tape measure with no smaller increments than a mm. Even I can see that.

seedsbelize2 07-04-22 02:19 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22563497)

I used to pick figs from the vacant lots in Sacramento. I've since tried to grow them multiple times in multiple places, without success.
Kudos.

indyfabz 07-04-22 02:51 PM

I rarely keep track of total mileage during or for the year. But today I realized I passed the 1,000 mile mark today. Not bad considering I havenít been riding like normal. Iíll bet at least 3/4 of them have been touring miles. Makes me wonder what other years have been like.

indyfabz 07-04-22 02:59 PM


Originally Posted by gnome (Post 22563539)
There's not more stars as far as I know. Just I was not anywhere near a built up area and there was low humidity. There is also a bit of sensor noise in photo as my camera is more entry level.

Compositionally at least, that shot is National Geographic-worthy.

The only time Iíve come close to seeing stars like that was after the first night of Cycle Oregon in 2002. We camped on a cattle ranch in the middle of nowhere in eastern Oregon. The campsite was maybe a mile off the highway. Dry and cold that night. (I woke up with ice on my tent poles.) The ride organizers suggested that, despite the cold, we stick our heads out of our tents to look at the sky. I had to take a leak in the middle of the night and did just that. Amazing. I didnít want to go back in the tent, but the cold finally got to me.

seedsbelize2 07-04-22 03:05 PM

Today I discovered that, even with a small Costco run thrown in, I can get to the city, do my errands, and get back home much more quickly and economically on public transportation. With the added bonus that I don't have to drive, or look for parking.
:bday:
The public transportation alone is reason enough to live in Mexico.

genejockey 07-04-22 03:16 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22563503)
Did you see the F1 crash yesterday?

No, but I saw a bunch of TdF crashes. The Highlights Reel.

big john 07-04-22 03:22 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22563556)
Imagine a tape measure with no smaller increments than a mm. Even I can see that.

Huh?

genejockey 07-04-22 03:25 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22563554)
Huh? I have that same collection. Though my plan is to rig them up to something, like a drill press perhaps.

You could have gotten a bunch more for cheap when he and my cousin downsized.

genejockey 07-04-22 03:28 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22563601)
Today I discovered that, even with a small Costco run thrown in, I can get to the city, do my errands, and get back home much more quickly and economically on public transportation. With the added bonus that I don't have to drive, or look for parking.
:bday:
The public transportation alone is reason enough to live in Mexico.

I was describing my criteria for a place to retire to Mrs. GeneJockey, and when I mentioned "Good public transportation", she said, "Why would I take public transportation?"

This is the woman who has declared she won't drive after mid afternoon, and that time keeps getting closer to the earliest she'll drive in the morning. So I'm not sure how she expects to get anywhere.

SoSmellyAir 07-04-22 03:36 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22563616)
This is the woman who has declared she won't drive after mid afternoon, and that time keeps getting closer to the earliest she'll drive in the morning. So I'm not sure how she expects to get anywhere.

Obviously, she expects genejockey to chauffeur her outside that narrow time frame.

My wife also expresses a strong preference not to drive to the extent that I am or can be available to chauffeur her, despite we having bought her a more expensive car and her criticism of my driving.

genejockey 07-04-22 03:56 PM


Originally Posted by SoSmellyAir (Post 22563620)
Obviously, she expects genejockey to chauffeur her outside that narrow time frame.

My wife also expresses a strong preference not to drive to the extent that I am or can be available to chauffeur her, despite we having bought her a more expensive car and her criticism of my driving.

Well, she thinks she can just take an Uber or Lyft, heedless of the finite nature of whatever our finances will be. I suspect she intends to peg out early, leaving me destitute and bereft.

Mojo31 07-04-22 04:02 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22563607)
No, but I saw a bunch of TdF crashes. The Highlights Reel.

Horrific crash at turn 1 that brought a red flag full stop on the track. At the same time, and not knowing of the crash, protestors got over the fence on the opposite side of the track to sit in a row across the track. Their plans were totally screwed up by the crash.

meanwhile, the driverís car went airborne after flipping over and sliding across the track upside down. He landed in the fence. Walked away with no injuries.

SoSmellyAir 07-04-22 04:03 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22563641)
Well, she thinks she can just take an Uber or Lyft, ...

You just have to convince her of the truism that millennials are not at all interested in learning to drive (due to the lack of an app which teaches driving), so the pool of semi-competent drivers willing to driver for Uber and Lyft is diminishing, but AutoPilot is not quite up to snuff yet. Then buy her one of these: Electra Loft 7D Women's Bike | REI Co-op and the front basket of her choice.

Mojo31 07-04-22 04:06 PM


Mojo31 07-04-22 04:14 PM

Just get them self-driving Teslas. Then they’ll leave you sooner and richer (after the lawsuit is over).

SoSmellyAir 07-04-22 04:21 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22563673)
Just get them self-driving Teslas. Then theyíll leave you sooner and richer (after the lawsuit is over).

Most likely only the "sooner" part. Generally, only the named plaintiff(s) and their counsel get "richer" after a class action lawsuit. The rest get an insignificant sum and/or a voucher for future products to the extent that the defendant does not declare bankruptcy.

Mojo31 07-04-22 04:27 PM


Originally Posted by SoSmellyAir (Post 22563680)
Most likely only the "sooner" part. Generally, only the named plaintiff(s) and their counsel get "richer" after a class action lawsuit. The rest get an insignificant sum and/or a voucher for future products to the extent that the defendant does not declare bankruptcy.

You donít do a class action. Those are for chumps.

You sue Tesla for wrongful death as the surviving spouse (make sure you are really married). You and your lawyer get rich.

SoSmellyAir 07-04-22 04:33 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22563689)
You sue Tesla for wrongful death as the surviving spouse (make sure you are really married). You and your lawyer get rich.

This course of action is premised on the presumption that one can afford counsel who is willing and able to litigate effectively over the course of a lengthy civil suit against the legions of attorneys which Tesla will deploy to defend such a case. In which case, one is already rich, and can easily afford a chauffeur for one's spouse.

genejockey 07-04-22 04:57 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22563653)
Horrific crash at turn 1 that brought a red flag full stop on the track. At the same time, and not knowing of the crash, protestors got over the fence on the opposite side of the track to sit in a row across the track. Their plans were totally screwed up by the crash.

meanwhile, the driverís car went airborne after flipping over and sliding across the track upside down. He landed in the fence. Walked away with no injuries.

Engineering of all cars, but especially race cars these days is nothing short of amazing.

genejockey 07-04-22 04:59 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22563661)

Holy ****!

Mojo31 07-04-22 05:13 PM


Originally Posted by SoSmellyAir (Post 22563693)
This course of action is premised on the presumption that one can afford counsel who is willing and able to litigate effectively over the course of a lengthy civil suit against the legions of attorneys which Tesla will deploy to defend such a case. In which case, one is already rich, and can easily afford a chauffeur for one's spouse.

That's not a problem. You don't even pay the lawyers. They just take a third of the recovery. Nobodys afraid of the "legion of lawyers." Thats TV stuff. Win-win.

Mojo31 07-04-22 05:15 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22563724)
Holy ****!

Yes, that!

Makes a bike crash look like dominoes. Oh wait, that's what they are.

Trsnrtr 07-04-22 06:33 PM

From the board rules and guidelines which no one seems to read:

In addition, the "masking" of vulgarity by inserting * or another keystroke in place of one or more letters in a vulgar term is unacceptable in most cases. It will also be impermissible to anagramize a word to bypass the filters.”

Just thought that I’d remind people. :innocent:

indyfabz 07-04-22 07:29 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22563653)
Horrific crash at turn 1 that brought a red flag full stop on the track. At the same time, and not knowing of the crash, protestors got over the fence on the opposite side of the track to sit in a row across the track. Their plans were totally screwed up by the crash.

meanwhile, the driverís car went airborne after flipping over and sliding across the track upside down. He landed in the fence. Walked away with no injuries.

I saw it on the news. No injuries? Wow! I thought ďThatís not good.Ē before the car went airborne and landed on the fence.


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