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gnome 12-01-21 08:14 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22326052)
I'm sorry to hear that about your friend.

The slow failing of the human body and mind is hard to watch. We've been witness to the creeping decline of my step-father as vascular dementia ground away at the sharpness of one of the most interesting and intelligent humans I've ever known. Yesterday afternoon, the last of the flickering lights went out, and he passed peacefully. We are currently wading through a mixture of anguish and relief left in the wake of his exit.

:hug:

LesterOfPuppets 12-01-21 08:21 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22326052)
I'm sorry to hear that about your friend.

The slow failing of the human body and mind is hard to watch. We've been witness to the creeping decline of my step-father as vascular dementia ground away at the sharpness of one of the most interesting and intelligent humans I've ever known. Yesterday afternoon, the last of the flickering lights went out, and he passed peacefully. We are currently wading through a mixture of anguish and relief left in the wake of his exit.

May he rest in peace.

LesterOfPuppets 12-01-21 08:23 PM

And to complete the circle of life,

Birthing Video of the Day!




Velo Vol 12-01-21 11:15 PM

That's a shame.


MoAlpha 12-02-21 07:26 AM

Just bought a pretty nice pair of cheap speakers off someone in the neighborhood. Price was right, but a tweeter is blown and the OEM one is DCd. The part everyone uses to replace it is only 40 bucks a pair, delivered, but it also needs a series resistor to match the impedance to the OEM spec. The seller agreed not to cash the check and will give me whatever I want back, but this is turning into a project. It is sort of nice to work on something other than bikes and the boat for a change.

Mojo31 12-02-21 07:57 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22326419)
Just bought a pretty nice pair of cheap speakers off someone in the neighborhood. Price was right, but a tweeter is blown and the OEM one is DCd. The part everyone uses to replace it is only 40 bucks a pair, delivered, but it also needs a series resistor to match the impedance to the OEM spec. The seller agreed not to cash the check and will give me whatever I want back, but this is turning into a project. It is sort of nice to work on something other than bikes and the boat for a change.

"MoAlpha" on the front of a speaker cabinet has a pretty nice sound to it. You could name each as MoAlpha Alpha, MoAlpha Beta, MoAlpha Gamma, MoAlpha Delta, etc.

MoAlpha 12-02-21 08:14 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22326449)
"MoAlpha" on the front of a speaker cabinet has a pretty nice sound to it. You could name each as MoAlpha Alpha, MoAlpha Beta, MoAlpha Gamma, MoAlpha Delta, etc.

Ever heard a MoAlpha buoy moaning out in the fog? I'd rather listen to something else.

Mojo31 12-02-21 08:19 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22326473)
Ever heard a MoAlpha buoy moaning out in the fog? I'd rather listen to something else.

No, but from the sounds of it, you would know what to stay away from in your new career endeavor as a speaker maker/repairer.

Velo Vol 12-02-21 08:38 AM

Map of the Day

2 December 2021

East Coasters under siege!


Velo Vol 12-02-21 08:42 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22326419)
It is sort of nice to work on something other than bikes and the boat for a change.

What's nice is not needing to work on anything.

bampilot06 12-02-21 09:19 AM

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...88e6bf86f.jpeg

This happened yesterday. Someone casually left a bud light platinum bottle on the the bike path. I knew the debris field was there but a car happened to come on me so I couldn’t avoid it. Made it another 5 miles or so before I started to feel the squishy ness.


Bought a new tire and went to put my wheel back on, had a little bit of a scare. The axle wouldn’t tighten. I must have spent 30 mins trying to get it to tighten. I called trek and they told me to squeeze the chain stay together and then tighten. Still nothing. I took the wheel off and still couldn’t get the axle to tighten.

Ran it to the shop in great haste. Manager ran the axle through backwards and just like that it was fixed. Still not sure what the problem was, but my days of dwelling on it are over.

rjones28 12-02-21 09:26 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22326280)

Not really.

BillyD 12-02-21 09:28 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22326280)
That's a shame.

The proper format is That'sashame. You're excused this one time.

BillyD 12-02-21 09:44 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22326419)
Just bought a pretty nice pair of cheap speakers off someone in the neighborhood. Price was right, but a tweeter is blown and the OEM one is DCd. The part everyone uses to replace it is only 40 bucks a pair, delivered, but it also needs a series resistor to match the impedance to the OEM spec. The seller agreed not to cash the check and will give me whatever I want back, but this is turning into a project.

Too many headaches, I'd pass.


It is sort of nice to work on something other than bikes and the boat for a change.
I've lately been toying with the idea of learning Python as a brain exerciser, I really did enjoy programming BITD. But I think that ship may have sailed, coding has always been a young man's game and I don't think I can juggle multiple variables at once in my head anymore. I may no longer have the patience required for debugging, either.

That was always plan C, it might be time to move up to plan B - my memoirs.

genejockey 12-02-21 09:45 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22326449)
"MoAlpha" on the front of a speaker cabinet has a pretty nice sound to it. You could name each as MoAlpha Alpha, MoAlpha Beta, MoAlpha Gamma, MoAlpha Delta, etc.

You avoided the obvious "MoBeta" joke.

Velo Vol 12-02-21 09:55 AM

Palindrome of the day


indyfabz 12-02-21 10:21 AM

I'm not going to post a photo because it's sort of yucky, but last night I found what appeared to be the partial carcass of a young possum on top of my back deck wall. I have seen some young ones walking around in the alley and on deck walls and fences this fall. Thinking it was left behind by a hawk or crow.

big john 12-02-21 10:28 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22326535)


Bought a new tire and went to put my wheel back on, had a little bit of a scare. The axle wouldn’t tighten. I must have spent 30 mins trying to get it to tighten. I called trek and they told me to squeeze the chain stay together and then tighten. Still nothing. I took the wheel off and still couldn’t get the axle to tighten.

Ran it to the shop in great haste. Manager ran the axle through backwards and just like that it was fixed. Still not sure what the problem was, but my days of dwelling on it are over.

I was mountain biking with another guy and a girl who is a great technical rider. We were climbing through some really rough, rocky hills when her rear axle came loose. I was not familiar with the design and it seemed like the threaded end was stripped. I messed with it for a bit, (I also don't have the right glasses with me) and I told her to start walking out and my other friend and I would go get her car. I didn't want to leave her alone but she insisted and we bashed and bounced our way out and when we got back to the trailhead with the car she was there. She had ridden over that rough terrain with the axle loose!

She told me later that the guy at the shop futzed with it for a couple minutes and screwed it right back in. I felt like an idiot, again.

Velo Vol 12-02-21 10:30 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22326617)
Thinking it was left behind by a hawk or crow.

Nope.

Velo Vol 12-02-21 10:34 AM

There's a guy on the radio talking about the ETSU/KSU game. SMH

bampilot06 12-02-21 10:55 AM

Just left the orthopedist. Diagnosis is runners knee. Solution stay away from the trainer.

Mojo31 12-02-21 10:56 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22326568)
You avoided the obvious "MoBeta" joke.

Trying to leave you guys some low hanging fruit.

big john 12-02-21 10:57 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22326665)
Solution stay away from the trainer.

Always worked for me.
Seriously, though, is that tendonitis?

MoAlpha 12-02-21 11:09 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22326501)
What's nice is not needing to work on anything.

Feels good to finish a job, but next thing I know I'm looking for something else to break.

DougRNS 12-02-21 11:15 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22326633)
There's a guy on the radio talking about the ETSU/KSU game. SMH

Quality radio, too bad I missed it.
#GoOwls


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