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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 05-23-20, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
I have some local rye on hand.

Whoa, that's a healthy neat double there.
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Little Georgia-Mae's breeder contacted us when she heard Indy was going through end of life times. She said she was expecting a litter, and would save the pick for us. She likes how we treat her kids, and are always in contact, etc. No pressure, nothing like that. She just put that offer out there for us. I let her know that if there was a black female in there, we probably would be interested. We were informed that "Blondie" had not had a black female in her line, that she knew of, but there were some there in past generations. Expectations were low, but alas... A black male and female out of the five. Crazy. Meant to be. Don't know. Every one we get is unique, and no single one replaces any other single one, they just get added to the space, and add to the joy they've all brought. I will say, losing my shadow was very hard, and you all get it. She was just always around, wherever I went, yet never on me. That part is tough.

Either way. End of June it is.



What Mrs. LAJ thinks she's named after.....



But, I like this one better.

Congratulations on your new shadow! They call dobermans velcro dogs, for obvious reasons. Can't get ANYTHING done in the yard when she's out there with you. lol
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Some serious rain and lightning this morning spooked the kitty.
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Went out for a wet ride on the local MUP. Because it was sprinkling it was not too crowded. Most people were not wearing masks, maybe 25% were. I passed a runner (nicely) who was wearing a black bandana mask. He yelled at me as I passed to wear a mask. I said I don’t think cyclists need to. He yelled back something angry but I was too far away to hear. I had to turn around at end of trail, so I was unlucky enough to pass him again. I waved, but he yelled in anger and called me several names that I can’t even say here out of respect for the others, but it was very ugly and unpleasant. I just yelled back “Lighten up Francis!” as it seemed appropriate, although in retrospect obviously I should have said nothing.

Just in case this guy is truly psycho, I changed my strava profile so only followers can see my rides and no one can see me on flyby.

Sigh.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Went out for a wet ride on the local MUP. Because it was sprinkling it was not too crowded. Most people were not wearing masks, maybe 25% were. I passed a runner (nicely) who was wearing a black bandana mask. He yelled at me as I passed to wear a mask. I said I don’t think cyclists need to. He yelled back something angry but I was too far away to hear. I had to turn around at end of trail, so I was unlucky enough to pass him again. I waved, but he yelled in anger and called me several names that I can’t even say here out of respect for the others, but it was very ugly and unpleasant. I just yelled back “Lighten up Francis!” as it seemed appropriate, although in retrospect obviously I should have said nothing.

Just in case this guy is truly psycho, I changed my strava profile so only followers can see my rides and no one can see me on flyby.

Sigh.
He better not come to the city. Mask wearing seems to be decreasing exponentially every day. And I’m not just talking about people exercising.
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Congratulations on your new shadow! They call dobermans velcro dogs, for obvious reasons. Can't get ANYTHING done in the yard when she's out there with you. lol

Thanks, Bill!
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I generally wave to most cyclists going the opposite way, and offer a verbal greeting to those going my way as I go past them.

Shirtless guys with homemade aero bars on their hybrid scare me, though. I try to keep my distance and avoid eye contact.




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datlas riding maskless down the MUP like

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Same with the baby bike bolts. Some things are best left mysteries.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
I use a pancake air compressor to seat tubeless tires. Only ever had a problem with just one Schwalbe Pro One. Don't know why but my LBS blasted it on for me.
Might I ask which pancake compressor?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Oh my. That voice.....
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I generally wave to most cyclists going the opposite way, and offer a verbal greeting to those going my way as I go past them.

Shirtless guys with homemade aero bars on their hybrid scare me, though. I try to keep my distance and avoid eye contact.




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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Same with the baby bike bolts. Some things are best left mysteries.
I keep losing set screws for the depth stop on a particular pilot hole drill bit. I'm starting to think that they're operating on a printer/ink pricing model.
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Old 05-23-20, 09:53 AM
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I keep losing set screws for the depth stop on a particular pilot hole drill bit. I'm starting to think that they're operating on a printer/ink pricing model.
Can you blue 242 it?
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
He better not come to the city. Mask wearing seems to be decreasing exponentially every day. And I’m not just talking about people exercising.
Our grocery store has gotten so that it's fully back to normal, other than the masks. It is a madhouse with no gloves and no distancing. On the plus side, I was able to grab two small bottles of rubbing alcohol. Pools and gyms are opening up. I'm bracing for the fallout.
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Can you blue 242 it?
Will it hold on loosely, but not let go?
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He better not come to the city. Mask wearing seems to be decreasing exponentially every day. And I’m not just talking about people exercising.
Our mayor is instituting a policy requiring face covering in indoor spaces that are open to the public.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Just stupid on so many levels.
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Just stupid on so many levels.
Indeed. Some YouTube set of stairs became famous, so they came from Louisiana to do their trick. Start to finish stupid.

That voice though....
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I keep losing set screws for the depth stop on a particular pilot hole drill bit. I'm starting to think that they're operating on a printer/ink pricing model.
I’ve given up on them and been using blue masking tape to do the job. It also acts like a fan and blows away the shavings as it drills down.

speaking of pilot holes, I need to order that reverse countersink with pilot bit.

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Indeed. Some YouTube set of stairs became famous, so they came from Louisiana to do their trick. Start to finish stupid.

That voice though....
That staircase isn't exactly the Lyon 25...

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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Went out for a wet ride on the local MUP. Because it was sprinkling it was not too crowded. Most people were not wearing masks, maybe 25% were. I passed a runner (nicely) who was wearing a black bandana mask. He yelled at me as I passed to wear a mask. I said I don’t think cyclists need to. He yelled back something angry but I was too far away to hear. I had to turn around at end of trail, so I was unlucky enough to pass him again. I waved, but he yelled in anger and called me several names that I can’t even say here out of respect for the others, but it was very ugly and unpleasant. I just yelled back “Lighten up Francis!” as it seemed appropriate, although in retrospect obviously I should have said nothing.

Just in case this guy is truly psycho, I changed my strava profile so only followers can see my rides and no one can see me on flyby.

Sigh.
And you should have had a mask on in a public place.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Same with the baby bike bolts. Some things are best left mysteries.
While re-installing a headbadge a few months ago, I dropped one of the screws three times, and found it almost immediately each time. God was smiling on me.
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<===Walks down stairs
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<===Walks down stairs
Live a little.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
And you should have had a mask on in a public place.
While riding my bike solo and maintaining social distance. No.
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One thing I learned from YouTube last niight is that there's an Everesting Hall of Fame that records the first person to everest on a given climb

https://everesting.cc/hall-of-fame/#/ride
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