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LAJ 05-18-20 07:54 PM

We had a supplemental kit order in January, so I ordered a long sleeve thermal jersey and a wind vest. It arrived today after a few shipping delays, etc. Tomorrow it's going to be close to 90. Ah well. Winter is only a few months away.

bampilot06 05-18-20 07:58 PM

come fall I predict a lot of used bike sales and maybe even some really good deals.

LesterOfPuppets 05-18-20 08:12 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21482118)
What's Ramona up to these days? Did she manage to learn Spanish?

She knows more Spanish than me now, but I still know more foul language en espaŮol

Velo Vol 05-18-20 08:12 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21483446)
Ah well. Winter is only two days away.

Fixed for here.

LesterOfPuppets 05-18-20 08:15 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21483325)
But not counter-seasonal.

Bike sales in PHX are counter-seasonal to bike sales in Vancouver, WA.

Except Christmas, that's about the same in both places.

seedsbelize 05-18-20 08:15 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21483157)
wut

Wut don't you understand. I do use mirrors while driving, in case that's your concern

seedsbelize 05-18-20 08:16 PM


Originally Posted by Lemond1985 (Post 21483162)
Is was that danged "Hotel California" that got him, sounds like. "Wake you up in the middle of the night", indeed. It can be pretty terrifying, especially the mirrors on the ceiling, combined with the pink champagne on ice. :lol:

What a great song

jtaylor996 05-18-20 08:20 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21483329)
Nice. There's also Lizard Lick, NC.

I also actually killed off my account. It'll be interesting to see what happens here.

I already have a paid account and donít use the 3rd party apps, but it still rubs me wrong. Iím still a die hard open source person at heart, I guess.

seedsbelize 05-18-20 08:26 PM

Anniversary celebration done and dusted. We watched two episodes from season three of Mr. Robot, while waiting for darkness to fall. Then out came the cheese and crackers, and one beer for me and two for the Mrs. And let's not forget the floating candles in the indoor/outdoor water feature. Very romantic. The Mrs. tells me we're going to Europe for number 30. Will it be safe to travel a year from now?

Velo Vol 05-18-20 08:39 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21483499)
Bike sales in PHX are counter-seasonal to bike sales in Vancouver, WA.

How about in the real Vancouver?

Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21483500)
Wut don't you understand. I do use mirrors while driving, in case that's your concern

1. Why was it your sport to seek out rush hour traffic?

2. Why did it take hours to get through St. Louis?

3. Why don't you remember what happened that night? Did you pass out? Drugs?

jtaylor996 05-18-20 08:42 PM

So anyways, Iíve been coronariding the road bike. Trails have been underwater all year, but the roads are nice and quiet at lunchtime while Iím wfh. Iím like the only one at my company able to wfh, but since itís our corporate overlords policy Iíll oblige. Awkwardly.

when the trails open up in a month or so Iíll have to re goo my tires. How many times can you goo them up before you have to break the bead and get the solidified snot balls out?

LesterOfPuppets 05-18-20 08:45 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21483558)
How about in the real Vancouver?

Vancouver WA is the real Vancouver.

Velo Vol 05-18-20 08:53 PM

Never been there. I'm missing out.


seedsbelize 05-18-20 09:04 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21483558)
How about in the real Vancouver?

1. Why was it your sport to seek out rush hour traffic?

2. Why did it take hours to get through St. Louis?

3. Why don't you remember what happened that night? Did you pass out? Drugs?

1) I really enjoyed driving in those days. Rush hour presented a challenge.
2) It took more than two(three?)hours to get across the city just because.
3) This occurred probably in 1980. That's a long time to remember a minor detail. But also, my most recent(of two) concussions left me with wide gaps in my long, and short term memory. I lost the complete year following it, for example. I can remember events but putting a timeline in place has proved impossible.

2manybikes 05-18-20 09:16 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21483421)
People choose relatively less expensive pastimes during hard times.

Also, people who can't afford a car that have to take the bus or the train etc.want to ride to avoid getting sick.

LesterOfPuppets 05-18-20 09:16 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21483587)
Never been there. I'm missing out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7EyUJSjFko

I've only spent a couple of hours in the pretender Vancouver. On my way to Whistler and Penticton. Both of which I highly recommend.

Velo Vol 05-18-20 09:29 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21483621)
I've only spent a couple of hours in the pretender Vancouver. On my way to Whistler and Penticton. Both of which I highly recommend.

What about the MUPage at Stanley Park?


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d2ca2ff333.jpg

LesterOfPuppets 05-18-20 09:35 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21483637)
What about the MUPage at Stanley Park?


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d2ca2ff333.jpg

Looks like too much Rona to me :)

LesterOfPuppets 05-19-20 12:23 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21482120)
Maybe someday I can wrap my head around the actual scale of the event. It's mind-boggling that the entire side of the mountain just...slid off.

The blast zone and flow zones are pretty damn big. It's been interesting to see the changes over the years, even though my first visit was 12 years after it blew.

My first hikes around the mountain were super ashy/dusty, being well into the blast zone seemed like being on the moon. Nowadays there is quite a bit of ground cover established and baby trees popping up all the time. Some of the first trees to emerge from the ash are getting pretty tall by now. I should see if I have more pics from my 2015 hike, here's the two I could find...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...efefcc3098.jpg

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e7183eaf51.jpg

LesterOfPuppets 05-19-20 12:38 AM

This view from Portland always gets me...

https://scontent.fphx1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...54&oe=5EE75111

indyfabz 05-19-20 03:52 AM

Bad morning. What I thought were berries and pineapple turned out to be berries and mango.

datlas 05-19-20 04:00 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21483894)
Bad morning. What I thought were berries and pineapple turned out to be berries and mango.

I love mango but I am guessing it does not love you?

indyfabz 05-19-20 04:07 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21483900)
I love mango but I am guessing it does not love you?

It sux, at least raw it does.

gnome 05-19-20 05:12 AM

Any important news I've missed in the last few months? I see Mr trainsnorter has brought a flash coffee machine.

ericy 05-19-20 05:46 AM

We are kind of working on the next step towards retirement. The ball really got rolling in 2018 when we bought the Delaware beach house. Then early in 2019, we decided to sell the townhouse in DC, which we did, but we kept an apartment in the DC area when I need to go there for work. But the reality is that I just don't spent much time there. Originally the plan was that we both go back and forth, so both of us have lots of clothes there, and all kinds of kitchen stuff, and various bits of furniture. But my wife really loves it at the beach, so she rarely wants to go back to town. I was back there this past weekend, but that was the first time I had been there since mid-March. So the question is, why even have this place? If I go back to DC so rarely for work, I can just get a hotel when I need to and save a bunch of money.

Back in late 2018 when we made the decision to sell the townhouse, we had the option of making the move more gradually and putting the thing on the market in 2020 and not 2019. We decided to bust our butts to get the thing sold in early 2019, and we are now glad we did. I can't imagine what a pain in the ass it would be to try and sell real estate in today's market.


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