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DougRNS 10-29-21 03:22 PM

Here's your World Series weather.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d4fb2f17a1.jpg

Velo Vol 10-29-21 03:32 PM

I find this unconvincing, except for the simplicity part.


genejockey 10-29-21 03:32 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22288687)
I can't imagine working until 78. 65 was ridiculous. Of course, I never had a job I liked.

Well, he lived to be 100, so he was still retired for 22 years. And since average male life expectancy at 65 is about 18 years, even retiring at 78, he lived longer in retirement than most people!

big john 10-29-21 03:33 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22288702)
I'll probably keep working past 65, but no way until 78! My plan is to cut back to part time at least by 67.

Not sure what I would do with my time if I quit work.

I considered staying on part time but I knew once I was there I would be stuck all day and forced back into full time. Plus, they pissed me off.

As for what to do, I've found that time goes by so quickly that what to do isn't a concern. And I like being home.

genejockey 10-29-21 03:38 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22288702)
I'll probably keep working past 65, but no way until 78! My plan is to cut back to part time at least by 67.

Not sure what I would do with my time if I quit work.

To be fair, he retired at 74 or 75, but then the company begged him to come back because they needed a problem solver to fix a production line they'd just put in.

Velo Vol 10-29-21 03:40 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22288704)

This is an upgrade from that weather app you were using.

Trsnrtr 10-29-21 03:41 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22288532)
I'm functional enough in the morning that I don't have a problem managing grinding, pulling a shot, and frothing milk. What I can not abide is a 30+ minute warm-up time for the machine, so I do have it on a timer.

In terms of the Mrs, she thought that I was pretty silly with all of this nonsense, at first, but now she's completely addicted and has a hard time functioning without the morning latte. I usually take the airplane oxygen mask approach to the morning coffee, though - I help myself before assisting others in need. :D

As mentioned before, the espresso machine and grinder may not be operated before 6 AM or when the lady of the house gets up. My body seems to be trained to wake at 5 AM, turn the espresso machine on and then go back to sleep til 6. :thumb:

DougRNS 10-29-21 03:44 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22288731)
This is an upgrade from that weather app you were using.

My app has superior accuracy. SMH
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...4bbd194615.jpg
#Education

Trsnrtr 10-29-21 03:46 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22288687)
I can't imagine working until 78. 65 was ridiculous. Of course, I never had a job I liked.

I retired at 53 years and 10 months from my regular full-time career. I then did seasonal contract work til age 57. After that, I did volunteer work at a hospital in-house pharmacy for a few years.

Work is highly overrated.

big john 10-29-21 03:47 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22288715)
I find this unconvincing, except for the simplicity part.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbsvTHgBEMs

That's just silly.

genejockey 10-29-21 03:48 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22288715)
I find this unconvincing, except for the simplicity part.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbsvTHgBEMs

I would never say 'better than'. Vintage bikes are different from modern bikes. Modern bikes are superior in pretty much every aspect of being a bike - lighter, stiffer, more comfortable, better braking, wider gear range, easier shifting, ergonomics, etc. And of course 'beauty' is in the eye of the bikeholder.

I don't own vintage bikes because they're "better than" modern bikes. I love my modern bikes! I just also love vintage bikes.

ls01 10-29-21 04:32 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22288483)
Sure, but it is cage-free?

free roaming, cage free, humanely harvested apple cider

genejockey 10-29-21 04:33 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22288775)
free roaming, cage free, humanely harvested apple cider

Cruelty free would mean only making cider from dropped apples. That's more than a little dodgy.

ls01 10-29-21 04:36 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22288518)
They're guarding space from humans?

Yeah, you know those evil comie space humans

MoAlpha 10-29-21 04:36 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22288605)
(Don't say you had nothing to do with it. You can invalidate a patent if one of the inventors had nothing to do with it, as I understand it)

Okay, forget I said that. The lead inventor thinks I did and I guess that’s enough.

ls01 10-29-21 04:37 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22288527)
I've not seen anyone wearing apples.

Well you. Just ain't living right.

genejockey 10-29-21 04:38 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22288783)
Okay, forget I said that.

The internet is for porn ever.

ls01 10-29-21 04:44 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22288687)
I can't imagine working until 78. 65 was ridiculous. Of course, I never had a job I liked.

Even a job you liked that's too long.

DougRNS 10-29-21 04:48 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22288737)
I retired at 53 years and 10 months from my regular full-time career. I then did seasonal contract work til age 57. After that, I did volunteer work at a hospital in-house pharmacy for a few years.

Work is highly overrated.

Met with our financial advisor this week and my wife is going retire next year at age 60. I'm going to work until ~61.5 or 62 (another ~3.5 years) depending on how things are going. Won't miss it at all. Not *****ng at all. Hopefully I will be able to ride by then.

ls01 10-29-21 04:48 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22288716)
Well, he lived to be 100, so he was still retired for 22 years. And since average male life expectancy at 65 is about 18 years, even retiring at 78, he lived longer in retirement than most people!

must have been the apples

ls01 10-29-21 04:52 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22288733)
As mentioned before, the espresso machine and grinder may not be operated before 6 AM or when the lady of the house gets up. My body seems to be trained to wake at 5 AM, turn the espresso machine on and then go back to sleep til 6. :thumb:

5am.....that would be glorious. I wake up an hour before my 4am alarm almost every day. Then I doze until it goes off. I don't know why, but if I change the alarm time, my body adapts within a week.

ls01 10-29-21 04:56 PM

New front derailleur is here! It works. Well the axs light is green not amber. Close enough. I install it tomorrow. Then I just gotta find that tick noise...

bampilot06 10-29-21 05:09 PM

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e35e376b6.jpeg


Made it to Dallas!

abshipp 10-29-21 05:12 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22288504)
"The Botany Of Desire"

I haven't read much, but that's one of my favorites.

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DougRNS 10-29-21 05:14 PM

Cluster update:
Brother 1 needs to keep his catheter deployed for another week. I'm sorry to hear that but not as much as him.

Brother 2 is doing fine with covid and will be at day 10 on Monday.

Sister with seizure last week is working this week but not driving. She gets an MRI next week looking for a possible cause more money limit liability

Sister 2 is 2 weeks post covid and doing fine.

I'm still a dumpster fire.

83 year old mother still fine and thinks we're all a bunch of ****ies.


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