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Old 06-11-22, 12:30 PM
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The score information graphic in the upper left corner on ESPN college baseball coverage can't be any smaller and still be seen by the naked eye. SMFH
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Old 06-11-22, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Im thinking once the uppers break in they will be super comfy.

I rode them today on the shop ride and my goodness the soles are stiff.
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Old 06-11-22, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Towards the end of today's ride, about a mile from home, I saw a cyclist sitting on the side of the road with his front wheel off. I slowed down and asked "you ok??" he said yes but he was obviously not fixing his flat, so I stopped anyway.

He said he was leading a group of boy scouts who were riding and working on the cycling merit badge, but he had a flat towards the end of his ride and his wife (who was apparently on the ride) took his pump and would be coming back, eventually. I gave him my pump and said he could/should go ahead and fix his flat. I watched him work on the flat and bit my tongue several times, as he was doing several things wrong, and eventually I had to start giving him step-by-step instructions, it took him quite a bit of time but he was able to patch his tube. While he was playing with the tube I was able to find and extricate the culprit shard that had caused the flat, it had penetrated the Gatorskin's tread and was just barely poking through the casing. In these situations I find it wiser to remove the shard from the tread side to avoid cutting any more of the cords. I gave him all my secret tips on patching a tube and reinstalling a tire, I had to demonstrate the "roll the tire over the rim" technique but he was able to get it done.

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Old 06-11-22, 12:35 PM
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Confirmed vax'ed.

Next time I ride that way, that little sh*t may get a face full of pepper spray.

Just out of principal.
Great news.
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Old 06-11-22, 12:40 PM
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I whipped up a batch of hardish wax this morning, for waxing the soles of my planes in use. It is just plain shocking how much easier they slide across a piece of wood if they are sharp and waxed. Of course I trashed the kitchen. My kitchen. The wife refuses to share a kitchen with me.
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Old 06-11-22, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Im thinking once the uppers break in they will be super comfy.

I rode them today on the shop ride and my goodness the soles are stiff.
They have the same soles as my 237s, which is why I got them. First couple of rides, the uppers were a little stiff and the was some uncomfortable rubbing. They've been awesome since, though.
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Old 06-11-22, 01:10 PM
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Old 06-11-22, 01:15 PM
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Old 06-11-22, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
So, the Boy Scout leader was not prepared? The shame.
They don’t make them like they usta. Sad.
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Old 06-11-22, 01:34 PM
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Spent the morning in FoCo with the realtor. One, she is great and actually listens and understood all of my/ our particular needs for why most houses are immediately not going to work.

Two, I got to see the nicer part of FC instead of driving down the Main Street with the strip malls and the like. Gorgeous.

And three, one of the houses we looked at was flawless. Home theater that is basically a sensory deprivation chamber. Walk-in in-law suite. Kitchen with massive built-in fridge. Sunny office for AG. Built-in sauna. Shower that is nearly as great as the current one. AND THE WHOLE THING IS QUIET! There was a family looking and when they talked in the house they were loud. Outside, in the yard, I couldn't hear them when I was looking through the window at them. The only thing was the GenAv planes that a bunch of people were flying... but you could actually barely hear them indoors, and I assume Saturday mornings in the summer are the worst for it. And the master suite is up, so that was a barrier to the main living area for those times they're flying, and can't imagine they fly at night. I am infatuated with that house and very sad we can't try for it. Listed at 1.2mn, but...
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Old 06-11-22, 01:40 PM
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Entry level, Bug. Step it up.
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Old 06-11-22, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
They have the same soles as my 237s, which is why I got them. First couple of rides, the uppers were a little stiff and the was some uncomfortable rubbing. They've been awesome since, though.
I was away for a week and saw the post but have since lost it. Which shoes are these?

Never mind. Found it!
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Old 06-11-22, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
should have asked, I have two. a 100, and a 110. Would have mailed it.
Aww, thanks! I’ll ask around next time. This one matches the bars and seatpost and didn’t cost too much.

I will soon have an extra 110 too.
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Old 06-11-22, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Spent the morning in FoCo with the realtor. One, she is great and actually listens and understood all of my/ our particular needs for why most houses are immediately not going to work.

Two, I got to see the nicer part of FC instead of driving down the Main Street with the strip malls and the like. Gorgeous.

And three, one of the houses we looked at was flawless. Home theater that is basically a sensory deprivation chamber. Walk-in in-law suite. Kitchen with massive built-in fridge. Sunny office for AG. Built-in sauna. Shower that is nearly as great as the current one. AND THE WHOLE THING IS QUIET! There was a family looking and when they talked in the house they were loud. Outside, in the yard, I couldn't hear them when I was looking through the window at them. The only thing was the GenAv planes that a bunch of people were flying... but you could actually barely hear them indoors, and I assume Saturday mornings in the summer are the worst for it. And the master suite is up, so that was a barrier to the main living area for those times they're flying, and can't imagine they fly at night. I am infatuated with that house and very sad we can't try for it. Listed at 1.2mn, but...
Moat?
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Old 06-11-22, 03:00 PM
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Google assistant is useless. And easily hurt when told so.
My current phone has three modes of access, so it's nigh on impossible to even touch the phone without her pushing her way in.
I guess it's disable time again
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Old 06-11-22, 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 View Post
Moat?
Sadly, no moat. Good point. Just a lake across the road.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
The score information graphic in the upper left corner on ESPN college baseball coverage can't be any smaller and still be seen by the naked eye. SMFH
Big TV is trying to get you to buy a BIG TV.
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Old 06-11-22, 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Big TV is trying to get you to buy a BIG TV.
The size to have is now 75".

I quite want a 75X95K in the living room and a 65A80J in the theater.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 View Post
Google assistant is useless. And easily hurt when told so.
My current phone has three modes of access, so it's nigh on impossible to even touch the phone without her pushing her way in.
I guess it's disable time again
Done.
For now
She'll be back.
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Old 06-11-22, 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
The size to have is now 75".

I quite want a 75X95K in the living room and a 65A80J in the theater.
We have 77 OLED in the family room, 80 LED in the “media” room, 65 OLED in the workout room, and 46 LED in the bedroom. Go big or go home!

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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Im thinking once the uppers break in they will be super comfy.
Naturally, my right toes are still going numb

At least these feel like the right size, so time to play with insoles and wedges I guess.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
We have 77 OLED in the family room, 80 LED in the “media” room, 65 OLED in the workout room, and 46 LED in the bedroom. Go big or go home!

Love this thing -
One day.

The way things are laid out in most every house I've looked at means that OLED will be swamped in daylight. My TV now is cheap and doesn't even have LD but still can't see the elevated blacks because it's almost never dim, let alone dark. Even tossed around the idea of the LG QNED90, but no decisions anytime soon of course.

The theater would really be my fortress of solitude, not a theater. Probably the only place I'd be comfortable with an OLED. Xbox and movies when I need to escape.
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Confirmed vax'ed.

Next time I ride that way, that little sh*t may get a face full of pepper spray.

Just out of principal.
Glad to hear vaxxed. I honestly put more blame on the owner, but that's my bias. Humans can be dumber than dogs sometimes.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 View Post
I am absolutely terrible at being patient in the face of this kind of stuff.
Kudos on a job well done.
Although I sometimes get impatient, I have become very "zen" (if I use that term right) about flat tires. They are an inevitable part of cycling and although I don't welcome them, I am completely at peace with them and I LOVE to spread the gospel of tube patching. Of course, with tubeless and laziness (buy a new tube), it's almost certainly a dying art.

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Glad to hear vaxxed. I honestly put more blame on the owner, but that's my bias. Humans can be dumber than dogs sometimes.
Dogs very, very rarely are unpredictable given you know their owners.
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