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Old 07-02-22, 03:26 PM
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New Boat Instruments Day, and very nice indeed they are!

If anyone wants a single use 10% discount code for Garmin accessories (not further specified), let me know. I have nine of them!
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Those panniers are soooooo cute

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A hot Summer day. A long wait for the cops. A cold lemonade would be a neighborly gesture.
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New Boat Instruments Day, and very nice indeed they are!

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Old 07-02-22, 03:46 PM
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Casual observation suggests that my BIL, who doesn't get out of the house much, watches several hours of weather news on TV each day.

I don't get it.
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Casual observation suggests that my BIL, who doesn't get out of the house much, watches several hours of weather news on TV each day.

I don't get it.
Is the weather there THAT interesting? Or perhaps he doesn't like experiencing it first hand, but prefers to keep it at a manageable distance?
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Casual observation suggests that my BIL, who doesn't get out of the house much, watches several hours of weather news on TV each day.

I don't get it.
Arm chair meteorologist.

Or, just thinks the weather girls are hawt.
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Old 07-02-22, 04:02 PM
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Dropped in on a group ride with some of the locals - really good group with a handful of strong riders. I probably went along with too many moves (all of them) in the first 20 miles or so, and didn't have much motivation to wind it up the last couple times thereafter. That and I just wasn't sure about where the sprints ended - they often went to an intersection/stop sign, but I obviously didn't want to blow through, so I was like

Regardless, it was fun and they're a good bunch of guys. Hopefully, I'll get to squeeze out with them on the next ride on Monday - my kids have been ungrateful little *****, so I'm more inclined to take the morning off and ride rather than take them someplace fun and/or interesting and get frustrated with their apathy.
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Old 07-02-22, 04:07 PM
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Super humid sweat-fest of a ride done. Now in NJ. Mrs datlas and I emptied out my dad’s storage unit. He would never do it himself and 90% of the items in there are of little or no value. We have been working on this project for several months.

Mission accomplished.
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Is the weather there THAT interesting? Or perhaps he doesn't like experiencing it first hand, but prefers to keep it at a manageable distance?
I don't think that I've seen him watch any local weather - it's always national coverage.

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Arm chair meteorologist.

Or, just thinks the weather girls are hawt.
I don't believe he's an armchair meteorologist and I haven't noticed any hotties. Sad.
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Casual observation suggests that my BIL, who doesn't get out of the house much, watches several hours of weather news on TV each day.

I don't get it.
Is Vol your BIL?
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Interesting day here.

First, mowed the lawns and sweat like a new prison biatch. Then, the son brought his dog over to teach it to swim out of the pool. Doggie didn’t like that, and sonny looks like he was in a cat fight he’s so scratched up. Now it’s thunder storming.

The Taycan dealer contacted me and wants to buy it back for an amount that would mean I got to drive it free for a year. Hmmmm….
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Super humid sweat-fest of a ride done. Now in NJ. Mrs datlas and I emptied out my dad’s storage unit. He would never do it himself and 90% of the items in there are of little or no value. We have been working on this project for several months.

Mission accomplished.
Well done. A good doctor and son. Kudos to Mrs. D for helping out.
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Old 07-02-22, 04:50 PM
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Is Vol your BIL?
Heaven forfend.
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Old 07-02-22, 05:26 PM
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This one is ovalized, and larger at the bb shell. A very stiff frame.
Mine was a 63cm frame, standard diameter (skinny) tubing. When I would stand up and mash the bottom bracket would swing from side to side so much that other riders noticed and thought it was already broken. I was 220+ and pretty strong then. I sold it to a friend who was about 170 and he rode it for 11 years.
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Heaven forfend.
Do you need to double check?
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Since we're talking weather. @BillyD
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5 of us rode to the beach and climbed one of the canyons. We spent 15 miles or so on Pacific Coast Highway, which I hate. On a weekend like this we are just being passed by 1000s of cars. Once we finished that section we did the canyon climb. It was humid, like everyone was soaked humid. My friend took off his gloves because he was slipping on the bars. Seems backward to me, but that's what he did. Anyway I climbed ok and I was a little concerned about that.

My friend had a coupon which got me a free sandwich and my other friend bought me a soda. Bonus! Around 60 miles with 4400 feet of climbing but I think it was more because my friend's Garmin was acting up and the club schedule said there was more. Regardless, I was happy to finish with no cramps, no nausea, and no weird heart rate stuff.
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I did my old 'every other day' ride this morning after TDF coverage. Hotter than I would have liked, but as stated above, that limiting factor is now gone. I had to stop said ride due to a surge in dump trucks and a lack of courteous drivers after lockdown. Things seem to have settled down and I'll try it more often. There's a nice 24km extension to that 36km ride, for when I get into better riding shape.
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It's likely some cheap Chinese titanium. I think it only has a one year warranty.
Brakes are mechanical with 140mm rotors.

Here's one for $700.
700C road bike frame high light titanium frame road bike (alibaba.com)
This is a steal. from the same page...........160tons Per Hour Hot Mix Asphalt Plant Price Sap160 - Buy Asphalt Plant,Hot Mix Asphalt Plant,Asphalt Plant Price Product on Alibaba.com
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Super humid sweat-fest of a ride done. Now in NJ. Mrs datlas and I emptied out my dad’s storage unit. He would never do it himself and 90% of the items in there are of little or no value. We have been working on this project for several months.

Mission accomplished.
This is one reason Mom and Dad sold The Ancestral Home to my sister - so they didn't have to clean out what was, in the end almost 60 years of accumulation.
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Seems like a bargain, $400k, and Mrs John has been looking for an asphalt plant.
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Casual observation suggests that my BIL, who doesn't get out of the house much, watches several hours of weather news on TV each day.

I don't get it.
Everyone needs a hobby?....that's all I got...
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Super humid sweat-fest of a ride done. Now in NJ. Mrs datlas and I emptied out my dad’s storage unit. He would never do it himself and 90% of the items in there are of little or no value. We have been working on this project for several months.

Mission accomplished.
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This is one reason Mom and Dad sold The Ancestral Home to my sister - so they didn't have to clean out what was, in the end almost 60 years of accumulation.
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Seems like a bargain, $400k, and Mrs John has been looking for an asphalt plant.
How do they do in the shade? Do they need a lot of water?
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