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Old 08-30-21, 11:18 AM
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I'm not an Apple fan either. I guess they don't have the market cornered on phones with decent cameras.
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Found this guy perched on the roof this morning. Any idears?

We have a lot of Mississippi Kites in our area, but this looks different. Unless it's a ute.

Sorry for cell, would have taken too long to run back in and get the big cam.

Decidedly a ute. The tail should tell the tale. I could go look it up.....my book shows a forked tail, and longer. Of course that could all change come adulthood. I'm guessing it's something else.
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Old 08-30-21, 11:29 AM
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Depends on how much slack you need. I use the limit screw or.. shift to the big ring and down shift without pedaling.
I needn't mention how simple it is with downtube shifters......
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Old 08-30-21, 11:33 AM
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Every thousand hundred year span is a millennium century. 1835-1934 is one, for example, though it would be an odd one to focus on.
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He does look like a sweet one. And Geoff says "Sorry, but it's nap time."

When it comes to cat names, I think a lot of people expect something at least a little exotic, like Dashiell or Mica. People ask me what my rescue cats name is. I tell them he came with the name Stephen and they find his pedestrian human name so funny.
My cat's name is 'Spot'
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
I'm not an Apple fan either. I guess they don't have the market cornered on phones with decent cameras.
I wish my iPhone XR had a zoom. The upside is that my employer gave it to me and pays for the service.
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My cat's name is 'Spot'
Do you have a dog named "Whiskers" or "Mitten"?
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Hope you're getting your cut: An airline is offering more than $180,000 in potential bonuses to recruit and retain pilots amid a massive shortage (msn.com)
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
This is the only phone that will keep your anonymity safe.

https://twitter.com/WSJ/status/1432383918154604556
I'll prolly get a jitterbug with nice big buttons soon.
#OffTheGrid
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Do you have a dog named "Whiskers" or "Mitten"?
Maximo, Quinto, and Hotdog
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There are red tailed hawks in this area, but more in wooded places. Coloring seems a bit different, but I really have no idea. Didn't have time to sit and wait for it to take flight.
Juvenile?
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
My cat's name is 'Spot'
My friend had a cat named Spot. He was a mean bastard and picked on the other cats and the dog, too.

My cat's name is Cavendish because he is a Manx. He's also chubby. My neighbor has a striped cat named Zebra. I feed him daily.

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My 20 mile ride this morning was not recorded. I failed to press 'start.' Some years ago I switched to Ridewithgps, for this reason precisely. I open the app and press 'go ride'. The smartasses at Strava require a three step process. I guess they want to make sure you're committed. This faux pas will prolly keep off the podium this week.
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To shorten its effective length.
Why not just downshift all the way till the FD is sitting on the limit screw, loosen the clamp screw, and pull the cable firmly with Vise Grips while tightening the clamp screw? Generally works for me, if there's no barrel adjuster.
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Wrong airline poor bampilot06
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Way back in the mists of time, early in the Pandemic when I started really getting into bikes again, I started out with a hankering to buy a Litespeed Ti frame from the late 90s/early 00s, and build it up. I was after an Ultimate, since I was 230# at that point. I let one on Craigs List slip through my grasp while dithering, and then my interest moved on to a modern CF bike with discs, so I ended up buying the Canyon. And then fixing up the Bianchi with new wheels and bars. And then rebuilding the neglected Cannondale. Then the Schwinn Circuit, the Lotus Supreme, and the Lotus Classique. But I've never completely lost interest in a Litespeed, so I look at the listings on Ebay, which are invariably overpriced.

This weekend, I saw a Classic from the late 90s. Just the frame. $799. I must have clicked "Watch". Today I get an offer for $699. I think that's a good price, given the condition it seems to be in. Shipping is not exorbitant, either.

But do I really want a titanium bike? I'm not a dentist.
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Wrong airline poor bampilot06
Maybe time to make a move?
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Why not just downshift all the way till the FD is sitting on the limit screw, loosen the clamp screw, and pull the cable firmly with Vise Grips while tightening the clamp screw? Generally works for me, if there's no barrel adjuster.
Doesn't seem to work and tends to break wires in my clumsy hands.
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wut happened to all the pilots? Passenger traffic is still well below 2019.
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wut happened to all the pilots? Passenger traffic is still well below 2019.
They might be unwilling to work in a tube of recycled air with a few hundred of their best friends.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Doesn't seem to work and tends to break wires in my clumsy hands.
What, are you a gorilla? You're not a surgeon, I hope....
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Way back in the mists of time, early in the Pandemic when I started really getting into bikes again, I started out with a hankering to buy a Litespeed Ti frame from the late 90s/early 00s, and build it up. I was after an Ultimate, since I was 230# at that point. I let one on Craigs List slip through my grasp while dithering, and then my interest moved on to a modern CF bike with discs, so I ended up buying the Canyon. And then fixing up the Bianchi with new wheels and bars. And then rebuilding the neglected Cannondale. Then the Schwinn Circuit, the Lotus Supreme, and the Lotus Classique. But I've never completely lost interest in a Litespeed, so I look at the listings on Ebay, which are invariably overpriced.

This weekend, I saw a Classic from the late 90s. Just the frame. $799. I must have clicked "Watch". Today I get an offer for $699. I think that's a good price, given the condition it seems to be in. Shipping is not exorbitant, either.

But do I really want a titanium bike? I'm not a dentist.
What size do you need/want?
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
You may be right. I thought it looked like a Red Tail then I saw this.
Broad-Winged Hawk | Missouri Department of Conservation (mo.gov)
The key for a shot from the rear is the tail. The bands are too wide to be a Red Tail, but the tail and everything else is just right for a Broad Wing. It’s still a gamble because I can’t account for what any regional variations might be.

I have a shot very much like that one of a BW, except he’s in a tree, just got to find it.
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Way back in the mists of time, early in the Pandemic when I started really getting into bikes again, I started out with a hankering to buy a Litespeed Ti frame from the late 90s/early 00s, and build it up. I was after an Ultimate, since I was 230# at that point. I let one on Craigs List slip through my grasp while dithering, and then my interest moved on to a modern CF bike with discs, so I ended up buying the Canyon. And then fixing up the Bianchi with new wheels and bars. And then rebuilding the neglected Cannondale. Then the Schwinn Circuit, the Lotus Supreme, and the Lotus Classique. But I've never completely lost interest in a Litespeed, so I look at the listings on Ebay, which are invariably overpriced.

This weekend, I saw a Classic from the late 90s. Just the frame. $799. I must have clicked "Watch". Today I get an offer for $699. I think that's a good price, given the condition it seems to be in. Shipping is not exorbitant, either.

But do I really want a titanium bike? I'm not a dentist.
If you were a dentist you'd have a $13,000 Cervelo
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My friend had a cat named Spot. He was a mean bastard and picked on the other cats and the dog, too.

My cat's name is Cavendish because he is a Manx. He's also chubby. My neighbor has a striped cat named Zebra. I feed him daily.
Do you call him Cav?
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