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BillyD 07-27-20 08:17 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21610519)
Updated seasonal breakdown:

"Summer" = 1 month
Autumn = 3 months
Winter = 5 months
Spring = 3 months

Looks good to me.

seedsbelize 07-27-20 08:22 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 21610559)
If it's any consolation, my Dad was 11 when the stock market crashed, and he mostly had fond memories of childhood during the Depression. Kids ARE resilient, and on the plus side, they're not working 12 hours a day in a mill!

My biggest issue now is what kind of country and world they're going to be living in as adults.

My thoughts too. Our first grandchild is due in late August. Fifty years hence? Beyond my capabilities to imagine.
My dad was six at the crash. His only scar, that I am aware of, was his refusal to eat cabbage ever again.

genejockey 07-27-20 08:23 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21610512)
I made a grim discovery at the church this evening. Since I mowed the lawn on Thursday, a bunch of dead leaves have fallen on the driveway.

Autumn is officially here. The season formerly known as summer lasted a scant four weeks.

It's high summer here - right now, it's about 58 degrees with 10-20 mph winds from the West and everything's getting crunchy underfoot, getting ready for fall, when it will be 90-100 and on fire.

Velo Vol 07-27-20 08:24 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21610541)
mods please delete it.

lol

big john 07-27-20 08:28 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21610563)
Looks good to me.

Except for that awful "summer" part.

seedsbelize 07-27-20 08:30 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21610583)
lol

Some of us have to stay on our best behavior around the mods. We don't have that built in 'stop' that so many if youse take for granted.

big john 07-27-20 08:34 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21610580)
My thoughts too. Our first grandchild is due in late August. Fifty years hence? Beyond my capabilities to imagine.
My dad was six at the crash. His only scar, that I am aware of, was his refusal to eat cabbage ever again.

My dad loved cabbage in all kinds of dishes. My mother made it for him quite often. Stuffed cabbage rolls, cole slaw, and all manner of German dishes. I love it too. Mrs. John uses it in a stir fry and it's yummy.

rjones28 07-27-20 08:47 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21610040)
Yours don't? I thought everybody kept their bikes inside the house.

Me too

rjones28 07-27-20 09:04 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21610512)
I made a grim discovery at the church this evening. Since I mowed the lawn on Thursday, a bunch of dead leaves have fallen on the driveway.

Autumn is officially here. The season formerly known as summer lasted a scant four weeks.

Heat advisory and thunderstorms here today.

#YearWithoutSummer

gnome 07-27-20 09:06 PM

Must be time to service the winter commuter. Or at least pump up the tyres. It felt like trying to ride through treacle this morning.

Velo Vol 07-27-20 09:11 PM


Originally Posted by kissTheApex (Post 21610314)
Most of the counties around us, including ours, full online at the very least to the end of first semester. They’re going to reevaluate for spring semester mid November. :(

Right now the plan here is to have regular school + online school for those who have already opted for it. Sounds like a mess in the making.

Originally Posted by big john (Post 21610593)
Except for that awful "summer" part.

Your winter is our October, probably.

Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21610596)
Some of us have to stay on our best behavior around the mods. We don't have that built in 'stop' that so many if youse take for granted.

Telling them what to do will surely help.

Originally Posted by big john (Post 21610604)
My dad loved cabbage in all kinds of dishes. My mother made it for him quite often. Stuffed cabbage rolls, cole slaw, and all manner of German dishes. I love it too. Mrs. John uses it in a stir fry and it's yummy.

My grandmother made stuffed cabbage rolls back in the day (Eastern European). I opened a new can of sauerkraut this evening. It was good.

Velo Vol 07-27-20 09:13 PM


Originally Posted by gnome (Post 21610663)
Must be time to service the winter commuter.

Almost.

rjones28 07-27-20 09:18 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21610519)
Updated seasonal breakdown:

"Summer" = 1 month
Autumn = 3 months
Winter = 5 months
Spring = 3 months

:cry:

Velo Vol 07-27-20 09:18 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21610671)
Right now the plan here is to have regular school + online school for those who have already opted for it. Sounds like a mess in the making.
.

Interestingly, about 70% are going back to the classroom and 30% choose online.

https://www.wbir.com/article/news/ed...9-1a4c71c8d92f

gnome 07-27-20 09:18 PM

I haven't had sauerkraut in a while. Nor cabbage. I prefer Brussel Sprouts.

rjones28 07-27-20 09:20 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21610563)
Looks good to me.

ditto

big john 07-27-20 09:36 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21610671)

Your winter is our October, probably.

We don't really have winter. Sometimes it rains and a cold day here would be in the mid 50s. It's hot a lot of the year and sometimes it's beautiful. Where I live is about 25 miles from downtown LA over a small mountain range, so no coastal cooling influence like LA gets. It can be over 100 for weeks on end. A few years ago it was 115 and our a/c quit working. I've been on rides when it's been over 110.

Pirkaus 07-28-20 02:50 AM

My grandmother used to make sauerkraut in a large crock in her basement.
The memory of which has rendered the canned stuff inedible, some of the jarred stuff is marginally "ok".

Bah Humbug 07-28-20 04:20 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21610671)
Sounds like a mess in the making.

That's the one thing I'm sure we can count on; nothing will be properly planned. MLB is all over bar the shouting. NFL will get cancelled during training camp, probably the first week. Do I maintain hope that cycling can proceed?

indyfabz 07-28-20 04:59 AM

Got to be at the mechanic by 8 so I can possibly get a same-day inspection.

bampilot06 07-28-20 05:22 AM

House inspection this morning. Hopefully nothing major is wrong with it.

BillyD 07-28-20 05:58 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21610658)
Heat advisory and thunderstorms here today.

#YearWithoutSummer

It was 78 degrees when I woke up an hour ago. Where the hell am I, Texas?

BillyD 07-28-20 06:08 AM


Originally Posted by Pirkaus (Post 21610873)
My grandmother used to make sauerkraut in a large crock in her basement.
The memory of which has rendered the canned stuff inedible, some of the jarred stuff is marginally "ok".

My wife’s been making sauerkraut lately. And kimchi. I’m not into either one. She and an organic farmer friend are preparing an instructional slide show for some upcoming event.

phrantic09 07-28-20 06:22 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21610942)
House inspection this morning. Hopefully nothing major is wrong with it.

Good Luck!

phrantic09 07-28-20 06:25 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21610976)
It was 78 degrees when I woke up an hour ago. Where the hell am I, Texas?

We’re at our house in MA today, it was 97 here yesterday and was 83 when I woke up.

WhyFi 07-28-20 06:36 AM

We've been getting a lot of rain, but it's been unusually cooperative in terms my riding schedule. Woke at 5:30, per usual, and saw that some rains had moved through. Clouds were still lingering and provided a nice sunrise -

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...89e5bfb897.jpg

Unfortunately, the roads were still wet, too, which means an increase in puncture likelihood, and I heard my rear tire hissing upon getting home. I'm scheduled for a sealant level check tomorrow, but my mileage rate has just about doubled in the last six weeks, so it might be that I'm actually past-due. Guess I should see to that today. :o

seedsbelize 07-28-20 06:58 AM


Originally Posted by gnome (Post 21610663)
Must be time to service the winter commuter. Or at least pump up the tyres. It felt like trying to ride through treacle this morning.

What exactly is treacle?

MoAlpha 07-28-20 07:03 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21611047)
What exactly is treacle?

Molasses.

MoAlpha 07-28-20 07:04 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21610987)
My wife’s been making sauerkraut lately. And kimchi. I’m not into either one. She and an organic farmer friend are preparing an instructional slide show for some upcoming event.

Sauerkraut is part of my childhood and a comfort food, in combination with German charcuterie. Kimchi, I can take or leave.

seedsbelize 07-28-20 07:09 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21611009)
We've been getting a lot of rain, but it's been unusually cooperative in terms my riding schedule. Woke at 5:30, per usual, and saw that some rains had moved through. Clouds were still lingering and provided a nice sunrise -

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...89e5bfb897.jpg

Unfortunately, the roads were still wet, too, which means an increase in puncture likelihood, and I heard my rear tire hissing upon getting home. I'm scheduled for a sealant level check tomorrow, but my mileage rate has just about doubled in the last six weeks, so it might be that I'm actually past-due. Guess I should see to that today. :o

How does wet roads cause punctures?


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