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07-28-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,295
Posted By Juan Foote

I am not even going to pretend that you didn't...

I am not even going to pretend that you didn't make a great counterpoint. I have to say Kudos on that reply.
Just the same, there are some significant differences here that shouldn't be ignored.
Forum: Foo
07-28-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 232
Posted By Juan Foote

Just read this as well. Def. a sharp dressed man.

Just read this as well. Def. a sharp dressed man.
Forum: Foo
07-28-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 2,271
Posted By Juan Foote

Been a couple of years now, but we hooked the...

Been a couple of years now, but we hooked the daughter up with some stuff for a job she got in Yellowstone. I am fairly sure we spent about $1500 on some good shoes, a good pack, and some of the...
Forum: Foo
07-28-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 503
Posted By Juan Foote

Right now you can/could pick up Chevy Volts that...

Right now you can/could pick up Chevy Volts that needed a battery for nearly nothing. Aside from the battery expense, the car itself is a bit less than astounding and discontinued....

The Prius...
Forum: Foo
07-28-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 2,271
Posted By Juan Foote

You could follow some of my neighbors lead. Run...

You could follow some of my neighbors lead. Run around to each involved house and gossip and judge the neighbors that aren't. For extra fun, if any of the involved neighbors are employed with the...
Forum: Foo
07-28-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 2,271
Posted By Juan Foote

Good ones aren't.

Good ones aren't.
Forum: Foo
07-28-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 295
Posted By Juan Foote

I once purchased the back half of a wrecked 911...

I once purchased the back half of a wrecked 911 variant out of the Auto Trader with some misguided intention of using the power plant in my Ghia. I mean, not only did I lack the tooling but also the...
Forum: Foo
07-28-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 295
Posted By Juan Foote

His name isn't "Jim" is it?

His name isn't "Jim" is it?
Forum: Foo
07-28-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 295
Posted By Juan Foote

I feel obliged to tell a bit more story about...

I feel obliged to tell a bit more story about that '64 Ghia....

It was the first car that I chose myself. I had an 84 Renault Encore that was given to me due to having zero trade in value. It was...
Forum: Foo
07-28-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 295
Posted By Juan Foote

I owned, in no particular order, a 64 and 74...

I owned, in no particular order, a 64 and 74 Karmann Ghia, and a Beetle and a Super Beetle that the years escape me. I think the super was a '74 as well and believe the regular Beetle was a '69?
...
Forum: Foo
07-28-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 62
Posted By Juan Foote

Space station re-entry

Russia discards Pirs docking port to clear way for new space station module | Space (https://www.space.com/russia-pirs-docking-port-departs-space-station)

Reading about this reminded me of the Sky...
Forum: Foo
07-27-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 503
Posted By Juan Foote

The last new car we purchased was a Chevy Camaro....

The last new car we purchased was a Chevy Camaro. Bought it outright, it was loaded with every option that you could get aside from the sunroof and the halo lights. We had intended to keep it...
Forum: Foo
07-27-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 503
Posted By Juan Foote

Yes, basically keep a tally in my head based...

Yes, basically keep a tally in my head based against the cost of insurance at full coverage to replacement. Once the value of the vehicle's replacement is a close enough ratio to insurance I consider...
Forum: Foo
07-26-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 503
Posted By Juan Foote

Nah, not worried about my "image" so far as a new...

Nah, not worried about my "image" so far as a new car. Thinking about a set cost of operation over the course of initial period that I suspect an electric car will be good for, at least currently....
Forum: Foo
07-26-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 503
Posted By Juan Foote

Lease a car?

Would you, or do you lease a vehicle?

Why or why not?

Aside from one vehicle I have owned I have outright purchased used, and purchased one new vehicle. I have never leased.
I am having a hard...
Forum: Foo
07-26-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By Juan Foote

Interesting, given the success of the movie, that...

Interesting, given the success of the movie, that the other two are location unknown.

It's easy to forget the HP choked engines being turned out at the time.

"The car features a 5-speed...
Forum: Foo
07-26-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 780
Posted By Juan Foote

Both my wife's and my "best friend" live out of...

Both my wife's and my "best friend" live out of state. We call regularly and keep up that way. Prior to this past year we all visited a couple of times a year where possible.
Forum: Foo
07-26-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 780
Posted By Juan Foote

The wife and I are going "over the hill" and our...

The wife and I are going "over the hill" and our children are grown, at least by the measure of age if not responsibility. This is a discussion that we have had with both of them extensively since...
07-25-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,295
Posted By Juan Foote

Durp! I sure hope the next time I am scubacycling...

Durp! I sure hope the next time I am scubacycling I don't get run down by a shark...but I have moral superiority because I accepted the risk. Hurp!
07-25-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,295
Posted By Juan Foote

This is just about the stupidest illustration of...

This is just about the stupidest illustration of a point I have ever seen. How many sharks have a drivers license? How many sharks take a test to swim and sign an agreement to stay out of swimming...
07-23-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,295
Posted By Juan Foote

If you ever had in mind to murder someone, and...

If you ever had in mind to murder someone, and they are a cyclist...really all you have to do after that is come up with a good reason why you happened to be going down that road at the time you...
Forum: Foo
07-21-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,214
Posted By Juan Foote

You get into a much deeper reality here. Truth be...

You get into a much deeper reality here. Truth be told, if humankind as a whole can't figure out how to live in harmony and balance with our natural world, we will destroy it and ourselves. A...
Forum: Foo
07-21-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,214
Posted By Juan Foote

A couple of decades ago now...I worked at a large...

A couple of decades ago now...I worked at a large tool/hardware type location that was a very short walk from a big Interstate exchange and a large tent city that was constantly in flux. We had a lot...
07-21-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,820
Posted By Juan Foote

Grumble, no I cannot find the reference either. I...

Grumble, no I cannot find the reference either. I thought it was somewhere in the first page...
07-21-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,820
Posted By Juan Foote

This. I mean here is a guy that until he...

This.

I mean here is a guy that until he pissed off the wrong folks, and the right number of them, suddenly was a witch hunt to show the proof. They went around the damned mountain pulling...
07-21-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,820
Posted By Juan Foote

I think it's doping.

I think it's doping.
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,214
Posted By Juan Foote

Our nation is certainly prosperous enough that we...

Our nation is certainly prosperous enough that we could eliminate the homeless problem. Especially if it was truly just an issue of "sticking them in an empty building" mentality that some seem to...
07-19-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,161
Posted By Juan Foote

I am a bit younger than some of you, will be 51...

I am a bit younger than some of you, will be 51 this year.
I purchased a Catrike Road for the wife, as she had really bad balance issues at the time. I liked it so much that I took it over and we...
07-19-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,820
Posted By Juan Foote

As a point of discussion. In the past there...

As a point of discussion.

In the past there have been all manner of methods to increase performance all the way from drinking some brandy in the early days, meth in the middle, and blood doping,...
07-18-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,820
Posted By Juan Foote

To be fair, if I were going to call out anyone...

To be fair, if I were going to call out anyone for pulling over and doing a line on stage 18 it would be Danny Martin. That guy was blown on the first climb and had one hell of a comeback.
07-18-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,820
Posted By Juan Foote

Obviously have no reason to think so outside his...

Obviously have no reason to think so outside his "so much better than everyone else" performance. It is said that the Yellow jersey imparts a certain amount of strength to the one whom wears it.
07-18-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2,846
Views: 320,375
Posted By Juan Foote

Been watching a lot of movies the last couple of...

Been watching a lot of movies the last couple of days.

Siberia (2018) Got our boy Johnny Silverhand in it. (lol) This movie is ok. It is almost like a script that didn't know what it was doing...
07-18-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2,846
Views: 320,375
Posted By Juan Foote

I really wanted this movie to be even a dull...

I really wanted this movie to be even a dull shadow of the first. It did not deliver. So freaking awful. I got about 15 mins in before deciding it just wasn't worth my time.
07-18-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,820
Posted By Juan Foote

Do you think Pogacar is doping?

I know he is a young guy. His performance has been absolutely stellar, really have to give it to the guy.

Those mountain stages (17, 18) he is in touch with the front the entire race then at the...
07-15-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 711
Posted By Juan Foote

More than likely just irritated the area from the...

More than likely just irritated the area from the increased volume of riding in a quick time span. One could assume that some swelling may have occurred not only in the perineum but possibly also...
07-13-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2,846
Views: 320,375
Posted By Juan Foote

I thought Rocketman was "ok". It was very...

I thought Rocketman was "ok". It was very superficial, but at the same time what can you really get in depth on with a personality and storied career that has spanned decades? It was not a movie I...
07-10-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 618
Views: 77,942
Posted By Juan Foote

Been watching Formula One on Netflix. I enjoy the...

Been watching Formula One on Netflix. I enjoy the insider views and seeing the other side of racing. Pretty cool little series. It's at 3 seasons right now and no idea if it's still ongoing.

...
07-10-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2,846
Views: 320,375
Posted By Juan Foote

The Tomorrow War with Chris Pratt. It's a...

The Tomorrow War with Chris Pratt. It's a completely watchable adrenalin rush of a movie. Don't think too hard on it. Don't pay too much attention to logic or common sense, just eat your popcorn and...
Forum: Southeast
07-06-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 186
Posted By Juan Foote

Maybe NOW it will matter when you get buzzed.

New Georgia law demands drivers to give bicyclists distance on the road (wtvm.com) (https://www.wtvm.com/2021/07/04/new-georgia-law-demands-drivers-give-bicyclists-distance-road/)




The 3 foot...
Forum: Foo
06-19-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By Juan Foote

We have a place here in Atlanta called Driveline...

We have a place here in Atlanta called Driveline Service that actually makes drive shafts and uses 'standard' u joints in them for ready replacement later. A good portion of their business is doing...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,347
Posted By Juan Foote

This was in the mid-ish 90's. The area that I...

This was in the mid-ish 90's. The area that I lived in was 7 miles from work. About half of that distance was through neighborhoods that knew well from when I was a kid. Superb way to travel, wide...
Forum: Foo
06-02-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 474
Posted By Juan Foote

Yeah, I would be perfectly happy with some good,...

Yeah, I would be perfectly happy with some good, thick fescue when you come down to it. My yard has every condition known to the state of GA, lol. There is no way that my lazy a..butt...is going to...
Forum: Foo
06-02-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,296
Posted By Juan Foote

I absolutely adore Lubuntu for older machines....

I absolutely adore Lubuntu for older machines. Linux is a neat thing if you can figure it out. So efficient.
Forum: Foo
06-02-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 474
Posted By Juan Foote

Like outdoor carpet of the "Astro" variety, lol? ...

Like outdoor carpet of the "Astro" variety, lol?

What does it cost to asphalt a parking lot?
Forum: Foo
06-02-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 474
Posted By Juan Foote

Must've been a cow in previous life...

I don't know what it is, but I do not seem to be capable of having a nice yard of grass here. We moved here in 14-ish (I totally can't recall) and had a bunch of trees taken out, got this guy to come...
Forum: Foo
06-02-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,417
Posted By Juan Foote

Most often, and particularly in a dynamic where...

Most often, and particularly in a dynamic where you are competing against one another for limited steps up the ladder, I find that these "work friends" are trying to dig dirt on, or figure out an...
Forum: Foo
06-01-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 814
Posted By Juan Foote

Yes, they pulled the KING of ****** moves this...

Yes, they pulled the KING of ****** moves this last year. They absolutely refuse to refund or credit reservation fees for dates that THEY blocked out. Super pissed about that, but whole other thread.
Forum: Foo
06-01-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 814
Posted By Juan Foote

Unfortunately, here in GA you have to have a...

Unfortunately, here in GA you have to have a doctors note of disability. Same type of thing you need for getting (paid) disability. When I lost my foot they wrote me a temporary pass which I REALLY...
05-31-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,722
Posted By Juan Foote

You just described my experience with EVERY local...

You just described my experience with EVERY local shop around. I ride between a 58-61 according to geometry (even been known to ride 56) and those are the bikes you can be assured won't be in stock,...
05-31-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,722
Posted By Juan Foote

Ah that's (sort of) a shame. I really liked...

Ah that's (sort of) a shame. I really liked Performance. Being a bit larger guy even when I was in shape, their riding shorts and jerseys fit me well and were notably less expensive than elsewhere. I...
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