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Old 11-23-21, 06:53 PM
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Ever read "The Painted Bird" by Jerzey Kozinski?
I was warned not to.
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Old 11-23-21, 07:14 PM
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Well, half of the reason, at least. The other half would be my love of donuts.
I had professionally-made berry crumble with my coffee this morning.
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Old 11-23-21, 07:21 PM
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No response from the guy with the Kaiser, but the ad is still up. Wonder if he posted his car for sale on Sunday, then left town for Turkey day on Monday...
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Old 11-23-21, 07:27 PM
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FYI, lawn mowing is not a winter activity up North.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
FYI, lawn mowing is not a winter activity up North.
You could mulch that snow in, massive lawn dividends come spring
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Old 11-23-21, 07:40 PM
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This is SOP at the shop, stuck or not.
Yeah, working at the bike shop benefiting the homeless family shelter, we worked on freewheels primarily. The freewheel tool would stay in the bench vise for days sometimes. Thinking back, we should've just gotten a second vise so we would've had one for freewheel tool and the other for the axle vise. Then we'd rarely have to remove one of them for some other vise activities.
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Old 11-23-21, 07:48 PM
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No response from the guy with the Kaiser, but the ad is still up. Wonder if he posted his car for sale on Sunday, then left town for Turkey day on Monday...
No woodgrain. VV may not approve.

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Old 11-23-21, 08:15 PM
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This thing is just nuts: https://www.facebook.com/groups/5723...79222675468770




12 lbs!
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Old 11-23-21, 08:25 PM
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I better not give ideas to DougRNS waiting in the exam room.
I'm a level headed fella.
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Old 11-23-21, 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
Tres light. The gearing is too manly for me, unless I stay on the flat valley floor.
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Old 11-23-21, 08:42 PM
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I had the opposite today. I rode with a small group and got sucked in to saying things that I wish I wouldn’t have. Now, I’m sitting here feeling bad because these guys are old friends but damn, a couple are idiots.
if they can't forgive a rare sharp word from an old friend, it makes you wonder. By now they should know that your good outweighs the bad.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
No response from the guy with the Kaiser, but the ad is still up. Wonder if he posted his car for sale on Sunday, then left town for Turkey day on Monday...
Surely you're not serious about buying that.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
FYI, lawn mowing is not a winter activity up North.
Why not?

Leave removal activity on much of the lawn consists of pulling a leaf sucker contraption behind the mower. But there are some areas (banks) that are too steep for that. There was longer grass in these areas, so I took the push mower out to even it out.
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Had a phone call with my older brother tonight. He had his Stent removed today after prostate surgery almost 6 weeks ago. That was a relief and his surgeon assured him his PSA will be zero. We talked and laughed and wondered out loud how fast the years go by.

I had my consultation for my diagnostic test on my disc today. I am scheduling it as soon as I can. More about that later.
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Are you still waiting in the exam room?
no, I'm eating my constitutional pizza.
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Old 11-23-21, 09:12 PM
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no, I'm eating my constitutional pizza.
Where was the last place you got pizza from in Cobb County?
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I saw a number of houses with Christmas lights alive while driving home from band rehearsal.

Surely LAJ has similarly dialed up the wattage on his lawn.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Tres light. The gearing is too manly for me, unless I stay on the flat valley floor.
Could save me 10 watts on a 7% grade @10 mph until something broke. Pass.
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Could save me 10 watts on a 7% grade @10 mph until something broke. Pass.
I think that a 12lb bike would give me a good +50 placebo watts.
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No lawn mowing in winter for obvious reasons.

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Gross.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I saw a number of houses with Christmas lights alive while driving home from band rehearsal.

Surely LAJ has similarly dialed up the wattage on his lawn.
They're ready to go. I took last week off work to get it done.
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They're ready to go.
What are you waiting for? Flip the switch.

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No response from the guy with the Kaiser, but the ad is still up. Wonder if he posted his car for sale on Sunday, then left town for Turkey day on Monday...
Reminds me of this.
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