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Old 05-12-21, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
So, it did. Saturday morning. The grass is still growing.
That doesn't make sense. It froze.
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Dynos measure a car's horsepower and torque.
I thought they were for destroying cars. Probably cuz I watched this youtube not too long ago

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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Our grackles seem happy here.
Obviously they are New York HTFU grackles.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
So, it did. Saturday morning. The grass is still growing.
New York HTFU grass.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Woah, look who's off the IR.
Yep, stoked and raring to go.
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Yep, stoked and raring to go.
When's spring training?
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I decided it's time to redo my bike storage. First, the hangers I originally got are TERRIBLE, and have been putting little nicks in all my rims. Second, I think I can fit a 4th bike on the wall, up/down/up/down. If so, I can put all 7 (7? SEVEN?!? Jesus! I must be outta my freaking gourd!) bikes in the corner. Then I can move my stuff off that table, and if the Mrs. can get rid of/move her stuff, The Younger Boy can have his D&D pals over, since we'll all be fully vaxxed by the first week of June.

So, I thought - as long as I'm moving the bikes out, I might as well was the ones that I've ridden recently. After the first 3, I started checking under the top tube for salt deposits to see if they'd been ridden since last wash. I ended up doing all 7 (7? Really?)

I'm sure the guys working on the fence next door were amused by the guy who just keeps bringing out yet another bike to wash. They left for lunch - or maybe for the day! - when I was working on the last one, so they don't know that was the last. They might think my garage is like a Clown Car of bikes!

And maybe they're right......

Anywho, I'll post pics once I'm done, if I get it worked out.
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ooh, Yuengling day is getting closer! They say fall for TX, but no news on availability dates for western states yet. It's like waiting for Top Gun 2!

https://www.dallasnews.com/food/rest...outputType=amp
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I thought they were for destroying cars. Probably cuz I watched this youtube not too long ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljXTDKEqK2g&t=272s
We did emission testing with dynos for years. I quit a job and the guy who replaced me lit a fire on the dyno and later did $10,000 damage to a truck.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
ooh, Yuengling day is getting closer! They say fall for TX, but no news on availability dates for western states yet. It's like waiting for Top Gun 2!

https://www.dallasnews.com/food/rest...outputType=amp
Yuengling is like WaWa here. Everywhere.
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Yuengling is like WaWa here. Everywhere.
I haven't had any since 2007ish, in Florida. And I brought a 12pack back to Portland with me also.
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I decided it's time to redo my bike storage. First, the hangers I originally got are TERRIBLE, and have been putting little nicks in all my rims. Second, I think I can fit a 4th bike on the wall, up/down/up/down. If so, I can put all 7 (7? SEVEN?!? Jesus! I must be outta my freaking gourd!) bikes in the corner. Then I can move my stuff off that table, and if the Mrs. can get rid of/move her stuff, The Younger Boy can have his D&D pals over, since we'll all be fully vaxxed by the first week of June.

So, I thought - as long as I'm moving the bikes out, I might as well was the ones that I've ridden recently. After the first 3, I started checking under the top tube for salt deposits to see if they'd been ridden since last wash. I ended up doing all 7 (7? Really?)

I'm sure the guys working on the fence next door were amused by the guy who just keeps bringing out yet another bike to wash. They left for lunch - or maybe for the day! - when I was working on the last one, so they don't know that was the last. They might think my garage is like a Clown Car of bikes!

And maybe they're right......

Anywho, I'll post pics once I'm done, if I get it worked out.
We've got a 2 car garage. Half of it is literally all bicycles. My wife is very forgiving.
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We've got a 2 car garage. Half of it is literally all bicycles. My wife is very forgiving.
We have a 2 car garage. There has not been a car inside it even once in the 10+ years we've lived here. It includes a bike area, a music studio area, a workout area, 3 work benches, 3 bench-top tool boxes, a table saw, a miter saw, a pretty good amount of storage shelving, a small sofa, and a beer fridge.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
ooh, Yuengling day is getting closer! They say fall for TX, but no news on availability dates for western states yet. It's like waiting for Top Gun 2!

https://www.dallasnews.com/food/rest...outputType=amp
Ooooo! The Pride of Pottsville! The one beer Dad stocked in the fridge downstairs for decades!
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I have done it! All 7 bicycles in the allotted space!


And there's still room for the fan.

When I put in the original hangers, I wanted them in there SOLID, so I took a 2x8 I had, cut it down to 4' long, and attached it to the studs with lag screws. I didn't remember how hard it was to screw into it, and the first screw sheared off the head. After that, I drilled larger and larger pilot holes. I don't think I'll even TRY taking the hangers off. I'll just take the damn beam off the wall when it comes time to move!

Anyway, I hung all the steel bikes on the wall, so I have a Wall Of Steel! And a Floor Of Other Materials!
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So, the other thing that happened is, while I was washing each bike, I found myself really itching to ride it. Each and every one. So I don't have a good reason to sell any one of them! Plus maybe I'm insane.
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My FIL(rip)kept a keg in his basement fridge.
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It should be stricken from the standings, along with fake miles.

Incorrect.

Wednesday.

mrs. kissTheApex will be interviewing for a really amazing position for a reaaaaaaaally big company next week. The position is in London, UK. Can’t decide if I should root for her or work to secretly sabotage the whole thing.

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I have yet to thoroughly wash a bike. I occasionally wipe one down. I was thinking, during my ride yesterday, that keeping the drivetrain clean would significantly cut down on drag. I might give it a go one of these days. I'm down to two(and really only one) regular riders. It wasn't all that long ago that I too had seven. Having only the two is quite liberating.
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When's spring training?
We held it the past two Mondays . . . due to field permit restraints we don't get a lot of team preparation time. I've been doing the best I can on my own.

The biggest concern is avoiding injuries early on, old guys don't heal quickly anymore.
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We can say bar****. Can we also speak of the cat's ass?

Something in the air. Weed is legal and BF is loosening the screws.
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mrs. kissTheApex will be interviewing for a really amazing position for a reaaaaaaaally big company next week. The position is in London, UK. Can’t decide if I should root for her or work to secretly sabotage the whole thing.



mrs. kissTheApex is so bat**** ascared of cicadas that she seriously expects me to take the month off and/or work from home, so she can try to hermetically seal herself in the house. Come to think of it, she may just be looking at this uk job opportunity as a way to escape from the cicadas.
That's too bad, because as weird and otherworldly as they look, they're harmless. They don't even eat - just shed their shells, fly around a bit, make lots of noise, mate, and die.
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That's too bad, because as weird and otherworldly as they look, they're harmless. They don't even eat - just shed their shells, fly around a bit, make lots of noise, mate, and die.
When we were kids, we'd collect them and stick them on our clothes.
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I have yet to thoroughly wash a bike. I occasionally wipe one down. I was thinking, during my ride yesterday, that keeping the drivetrain clean would significantly cut down on drag. I might give it a go one of these days. I'm down to two(and really only one) regular riders. It wasn't all that long ago that I too had seven. Having only the two is quite liberating.
Arguably, the same is true of me. Some folks out there clean their chains in Mineral Spirits or Naphtha, some use ultrasonics (hopefully not the same ones who use Naphtha, at least not at the same time!), etc. I just use Simple Green on the drivetrain and soap and water on everything else. I don't go off road unless it's winter I'm not cleaning mud off the bike. Mostly I'm concerned about all the salt from the sweat. I am a profuse perspirer.
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When we were kids, we'd collect them and stick them on our clothes.
Yep. I knew all the best trees in Mom and Dad's yard to find the shells, and we'd see how many we could get, and wear them on our T-shirts. My Mom had a BS in Biology, so she wasn't freaked out.
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