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Old 06-18-21, 07:42 AM
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So on the centerville this morning I came upon an old man on a motor scooter. Wouldn’t have been a big deal but he was in the bike lane. I passed him and went on my way. Sometime later I was going up a “hill” and he passes me, again in the bike lane and just about pushed me into the grass. Never said a word, it was like I didn’t exist. I’ve never seen anything like it before.
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Old 06-18-21, 07:43 AM
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But can you *close* the door with your phone? You need this, man.... right after a power meter.

whats a power meter?
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Old 06-18-21, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
whats a power meter?
Dual sided data junkie technology:

https://www.westernbikeworks.com/pro...gl=1&ssn=17022

And still will work with the Rally pedal shells.
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Old 06-18-21, 08:19 AM
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Weird.
Wild. Stuff.
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Old 06-18-21, 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by mvnsnd View Post
Dual sided data junkie technology:

https://www.westernbikeworks.com/pro...gl=1&ssn=17022

And still will work with the Rally pedal shells.

not a terrible price.
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Old 06-18-21, 08:55 AM
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But can you *close* the door with your phone? You need this, man.... right after a power meter.
I always figure that anything you can do remotely, somebody else could, too.
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Old 06-18-21, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
My wife put a camera in the garage facing outside with my bikes in clear view. I was so paranoid about leaving the garage door open almost everytime we left the house I would turn around and go make sure that the doors were shut.
I used to do the same almost every time. Turn around check.... just simpler to keep the expensive bike inside the house.
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Old 06-18-21, 09:02 AM
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Time to man up and reclaim your space. SMH





















Back in a minute. My wife is telling me to get busy with the laundry.
If I man up to get all her garbage out of my closet there will be A MAN DOWN!
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Put them in your living room. That way you can always watch them when you are home.

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Or bolt these to your garage floor.




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Old 06-18-21, 09:27 AM
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In the 25 years we've lived here, I don't think we parked in the garage at all.

Part of the problem is, in 1946 when the house was built, they called it a '2-car garage', but I'm not sure even then you could have parked 2 average cars in there. Just not wide enough. Just for grins, I checked the size of your average car in 1946, in this case a Mercury sedan. a little over 16 feet long, and a little over 6' wide. The inside of the garage is only 19' x 16 feet. So, with the car fully in the garage, it would be nosing up against the steps down from the kitchen. With two cars in the garage, you'd have about a foot on either side and maybe a little over that between them.

Maybe you could park two Fiat 500s in there, but you might have to crawl out the sunroof.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
I always figure that anything you can do remotely, somebody else could, too.
That would be nice of them, but I don't think that too many people are going to remotely close my door for me.
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FYI, we live in a world of savages -

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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
That would be nice of them, but I don't think that too many people are going to remotely close my door for me.
Folks in our neighborhood got a warning from the local constabulary about some people breaking into cars parked in driveways looking for garage door opener remotes, who then come back and steal what's in the garage. In fact they broke into the Dodge (though, to be fair, I probably left it unlocked), but of course since I don't use the garage for cars, I don't carry one. Our garage door opener is engaged with the door and unplugged, which serves as an effective lock, but we also have two bolts screwed to the door that go into holes in the track.
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FYI, we live in a world of savages -

Same clowns that have no idea where grocery carts go when they are done with them.
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Originally Posted by sshakari View Post
I used to do the same almost every time. Turn around check.... just simpler to keep the expensive bike inside the house.

Is your wife still in the equation?
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
That would be nice of them, but I don't think that too many people are going to remotely close my door for me.

ive had my neighbor do it once.


what’s scary is when I am away at work, can I trust the wife to keep it closed…….
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FYI, we live in a world of savages -

Did you do a good deed?

Speaking of which, I did one yesterday. On the other side of a busy four-lane road from where I was mowing I saw a hubcap come off a car and was sitting where traffic kept running over it. I waited for the right moment and then dashed across and got it off the road.

It was like playing real-life Frogger.

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Originally Posted by mvnsnd View Post
Dual sided data junkie technology:

https://www.westernbikeworks.com/pro...gl=1&ssn=17022

And still will work with the Rally pedal shells.
Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
not a terrible price.
Look for refurb - can get down to like 599 with same factory warranty.
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Same clowns that have no idea where grocery carts go when they are done with them.
Earlier this year I saw a woman leave her empty cart behind another car in a Whole Foods parking garage. The cart corral was maybe 30’ away. I put the cart in its proper place.
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Did you do a good deed?
I coiled it after using it, but I don't consider that a good deed. I just wasn't an *******.
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There's been a shopping cart in the weeds where an MUP intersects a nearby road. I haven't stopped to look at it to see what store, but it's got to be at least a mile away.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
In the 25 years we've lived here, I don't think we parked in the garage at all.

Part of the problem is, in 1946 when the house was built, they called it a '2-car garage', but I'm not sure even then you could have parked 2 average cars in there. Just not wide enough. Just for grins, I checked the size of your average car in 1946, in this case a Mercury sedan. a little over 16 feet long, and a little over 6' wide. The inside of the garage is only 19' x 16 feet. So, with the car fully in the garage, it would be nosing up against the steps down from the kitchen. With two cars in the garage, you'd have about a foot on either side and maybe a little over that between them.

Maybe you could park two Fiat 500s in there, but you might have to crawl out the sunroof.
I was relieved when we moved to our house 10 years ago, and no longer had to park our cars in the garage. Currently, our garage is home to a woodworking/shop area, workout area, music studio area, and bike area. I also have a beer fridge and a small sofa. As it should be.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Earlier this year I saw a woman leave her empty cart behind another car in a Whole Foods parking garage. The cart corral was maybe 30’ away. I put the cart in its proper place.
I hate it when people do that, and I'm always putting up carts that people leave out. Mainly so they don't roll into my car. I'm selfish in that way.
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