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kissTheApex 04-06-20 12:21 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21403470)
Winding pickups looks like a major PITA to me.

Definitely! The probability of generating clown hair is infinitely more!
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...36ab82640.jpeg




Originally Posted by WalksOn2Wheels (Post 21403666)
Mostly a kit from mojotone. Purchased in such a way to get a custom cab and speaker. But ended up modding and swapping out the power and output transformers.

Mojotone is my favorite supplier :)

kissTheApex 04-06-20 12:23 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21403639)
I follow this guy on IG, but since we can't embed IG videos, here's one from twitter. Crazy stuff -

https://twitter.com/BR_Nation/status...05271980912640

whoa! Art piece.

anything that touches the insides of pipe insulation is not fit to consume though :(. I hope he used low quality chocolate for those.

indyfabz 04-06-20 12:29 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21403634)
A guy I worked with had a koi pond and his fish kept disappearing. He thought the dog was eating them so he set up a camera and caught a Blue Heron grabbing the fish. He showed me a pic and the thing looked like a pterodactyl. Huge bird.

My dadís uncle lived on a back bay in NJ. His neighbor did the same thing. Same thing started happening. Turned out to be ospreys. DOH!

LAJ 04-06-20 12:31 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21403673)

I would have to buy two of everything. One to eat, and one to save/freeze/somehow keep.

Pretty amazing.

abshipp 04-06-20 12:50 PM


Originally Posted by kissTheApex (Post 21403692)

:twitchy:

I suppose that I have actually built an amp before, I put together a Noisey Cricket a few years ago with some additional tone mods. Can't remember what exactly I did different, I think I added a few pot-controlled pass filters as well as a gain switch. Kind of a fussy project, if I remember right.

I also built a few pedals. Two of them still live on my bass board, an optical compressor and an analog delay.

I think that I have most of the parts to make an Acapulco Gold clone. I should look into finishing that.

ericy 04-06-20 01:08 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21403708)
My dadís uncle lived on a back bay in NJ. His neighbor did the same thing. Same thing started happening. Turned out to be ospreys. DOH!

That's kind of the fun thing being where we are. With all of the stuff going on in the outside world, the plants and animals are oblivious and are going about their normal activities. If we were in the city right now, we wouldn't see 10% of what we get here.

rjones28 04-06-20 01:19 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21403634)
A guy I worked with had a koi pond and his fish kept disappearing. He thought the dog was eating them so he set up a camera and caught a Blue Heron grabbing the fish. He showed me a pic and the thing looked like a pterodactyl. Huge bird.

Heron love koi ponds.

BillyD 04-06-20 01:19 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21403557)

Awesome.

Velo Vol 04-06-20 01:25 PM


Originally Posted by ericy (Post 21403587)
Usually get between 4-5 miles/kWh. Closer to 4, especially when the weather is cold. So if I pay the local utility 10 cents/kWh, so the cost is something like 2.5 cents/mile.

Maintenance costs are also much reduced (no oil changes or any of that). Mainly limited to tires, wiper blades, cabin filter, and the occasional front end alignment.

A couple of my friends who have EVs were texting back and forth and seeming to have a hard time figuring out what the break even cost electric/gas was.

Velo Vol 04-06-20 01:25 PM

Is this what Zwifting is?


ericy 04-06-20 01:31 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21403805)

Similar. This looked like a different platform - Bkool, I think.

I just ride Zwift recreationally. I have no interest in racing.

WalksOn2Wheels 04-06-20 02:23 PM

My local gravel event organizer put on a test virtual group ride on RGT. I intended to check it out, but failed to do so. I let my El Camino bed liner project eat up most of my weekend. But that did get done. So yeah.

I just looked and now there is a test group ride on Bkool tomorrow night. I guess RGT wasn't so hot?

Velo Vol 04-06-20 02:51 PM


Originally Posted by WalksOn2Wheels (Post 21403903)
I just looked and now there is a test group ride on Bkool tomorrow night. I guess RGT wasn't so hot?

What is happening?

I've become an artifact of history.

seedsbelize 04-06-20 03:05 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21403668)

You could do your kitchen cabinets in chocolate.

seedsbelize 04-06-20 03:26 PM

Back from the dentist. Crown installed. Kitchen re-stocked again(because I was out anyway). Picked up a couple things at the hdwe store(not uptown)(lucky), to help in finishing the water line project. Uptown closed up at noon, except for farmacies and food( I scored a couple bottles of gel at the farmacy :bday:). And now I hope to self-isolate for at least a couple weeks. We still await the first case in our little town of ten thousand.
38įC

kissTheApex 04-06-20 03:32 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21403749)
:twitchy:

I suppose that I have actually built an amp before, I put together a Noisey Cricket a few years ago with some additional tone mods. Can't remember what exactly I did different, I think I added a few pot-controlled pass filters as well as a gain switch. Kind of a fussy project, if I remember right.

I also built a few pedals. Two of them still live on my bass board, an optical compressor and an analog delay.

I think that I have most of the parts to make an Acapulco Gold clone. I should look into finishing that.

good old noisey cricket. I looked at it at some point just to get something that small. :).

I may want to build something with a reverb tank, but like I said, generating clown wigs is higher on the priority list.

kissTheApex 04-06-20 03:35 PM

So it begins. Two people on two separate job sites are “allegedly” tested positive. :twitchy:

I’m upper middle management and don’t travel to job sites since early-mid March, but still people come to the office from time to time. Oh boy.

LAJ 04-06-20 03:38 PM


Originally Posted by kissTheApex (Post 21404050)
generating clown wigs is higher on the priority list.

Same here. There isnít a day that goes by that I think.... Today is a good day to generate a clown wig.

datlas 04-06-20 03:50 PM

It's sunny and beautiful out. After a stressful day at work, I went out for a local ride. It was perfect, except for one thing...

While riding through a new planned community, going approx the posted speed limit of 15MPH, I was overtaken/passed and nearly taken out by a van. I did have to move slightly away from the curb to avoid a nasty grate, but there was NO reason for the driver to overtake me since I was going the speed limit anyway, and I would estimate the rear mirror came within 6 inches of hitting me.

I did yell loudly at him afterwards and I did use a bad word, for which I am contrite. However, I am still quite angry and am wondering if I should write a letter to the CEO. It's a big company, prolly the biggest company based in Philadelphia and on the Fortune 50 list of biggest USA companies.

Should I write an angry letter, or just let it go? Cross-post in the Advocacy forum??

abshipp 04-06-20 03:55 PM


Originally Posted by kissTheApex (Post 21404050)
good old noisey cricket

In all of it's glory:

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2bb90081cb.jpg

WhyFi 04-06-20 03:58 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21404079)
It's sunny and beautiful out. After a stressful day at work, I went out for a local ride. It was perfect, except for one thing...

While riding through a new planned community, going approx the posted speed limit of 15MPH, I was overtaken/passed and nearly taken out by a van. I did have to move slightly away from the curb to avoid a nasty grate, but there was NO reason for the driver to overtake me since I was going the speed limit anyway, and I would estimate the rear mirror came within 6 inches of hitting me.

I did yell loudly at him afterwards and I did use a bad word, for which I am contrite. However, I am still quite angry and am wondering if I should write a letter to the CEO. It's a big company, prolly the biggest company based in Philadelphia and on the Fortune 50 list of biggest USA companies.

Should I write an angry letter, or just let it go? Cross-post in the Advocacy forum??

Write.

indyfabz 04-06-20 04:05 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21404079)
It's a big company, prolly the biggest company based in Philadelphia and on the Fortune 50 list of biggest USA companies.

Should I write an angry letter, or just let it go? Cross-post in the Advocacy forum??

Do-eet. Tell them where it happened and the time. The truck may have GPS that records location. Ours do.

And let me guess: Comcast.

indyfabz 04-06-20 04:08 PM

Stephen has a urinary blockage and is in the hospital for two days. $1,800. But heís worth it.


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a7fc15768.jpeg

Heathpack 04-06-20 04:14 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21404088)
Write.

Agree.

ericy 04-06-20 04:15 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21404097)
And let me guess: Comcast.

That's my 1st guess. Comcastic.

seedsbelize 04-06-20 04:16 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21404066)
Same here. There isnít a day that goes by that I think.... Today is a good day to generate a clown wig.

Wow! Me too. I thought I was the only one

seedsbelize 04-06-20 04:18 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21404079)
It's sunny and beautiful out. After a stressful day at work, I went out for a local ride. It was perfect, except for one thing...

While riding through a new planned community, going approx the posted speed limit of 15MPH, I was overtaken/passed and nearly taken out by a van. I did have to move slightly away from the curb to avoid a nasty grate, but there was NO reason for the driver to overtake me since I was going the speed limit anyway, and I would estimate the rear mirror came within 6 inches of hitting me.

I did yell loudly at him afterwards and I did use a bad word, for which I am contrite. However, I am still quite angry and am wondering if I should write a letter to the CEO. It's a big company, prolly the biggest company based in Philadelphia and on the Fortune 50 list of biggest USA companies.

Should I write an angry letter, or just let it go? Cross-post in the Advocacy forum??

Write that letter. Taking a doctor out in these times would be unforgivable.

abshipp 04-06-20 04:25 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21404101)
Stephen has a urinary blockage and is in the hospital for two days. $1,800. But heís worth it.

:hug: Get better Stephen!

Trsnrtr 04-06-20 04:28 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21404039)
Back from the dentist. Crown installed. Kitchen re-stocked again(because I was out anyway). Picked up a couple things at the hdwe store(not uptown)(lucky), to help in finishing the water line project. Uptown closed up at noon, except for farmacies and food( I scored a couple bottles of gel at the farmacy :bday:). And now I hope to self-isolate for at least a couple weeks. We still await the first case in our little town of ten thousand.
38įC

My wife had an emergency visit to the dentist this morning after she lost a filling last night. The dentist put a temporary filling in but said it has to have a crown later after things calm down a little.

Bah Humbug 04-06-20 04:29 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21404101)
Stephen has a urinary blockage and is in the hospital for two days. $1,800. But heís worth it.


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a7fc15768.jpeg

Poor kitty. But lucky you're taking care of him. Fingers crossed it goes as with my poor Toby, who was fine then for many more happy years.


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