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Old 06-06-20, 06:09 AM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
The Bloodroot is on the way home? **** yeah!

Yeah, the Fujiyamas are forged by Y Tanaka and are now being sharpened this new guy, who apprenticed under Morihiro.
Not quite "on its way"; we're moving in less than a week so I asked to have it sent after that, to ensure it won't end up on the wrong doorstep and pilfered (we haven't had an issue with that, but I really don't want to risk it with this!). Then I also asked for a family pic of it with the others, which will actually delay it longer because of my sister's not being finished yet. But soon. It's right there...
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Old 06-06-20, 06:14 AM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
What's a unit like that cost these days?
That one is right around $750. The kicker is that the steel is repurposed from the leaf spring of the Studebaker Champion given to my grandparents as a wedding gift, reforged.
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Old 06-06-20, 06:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Not quite "on its way"; we're moving in less than a week so I asked to have it sent after that, to ensure it won't end up on the wrong doorstep and pilfered (we haven't had an issue with that, but I really don't want to risk it with this!). Then I also asked for a family pic of it with the others, which will actually delay it longer because of my sister's not being finished yet. But soon. It's right there...
Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
The kicker is that the steel is repurposed from the leaf spring of the Studebaker Champion given to my grandparents as a wedding gift, reforged.

Way Cool
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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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Old 06-06-20, 06:30 AM
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Up early for ride prep. It’s still dark at 4:30AM.
Thanks for the update.
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Old 06-06-20, 06:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
That one is right around $750. The kicker is that the steel is repurposed from the leaf spring of the Studebaker Champion given to my grandparents as a wedding gift, reforged.
That's cool.
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Old 06-06-20, 06:35 AM
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What happened to the rest of the Stude?
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Thanks for the update.
I wonder if it's still dark.
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People here don't get it.
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The sun was up, when my alarm went off this morning.
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Old 06-06-20, 07:20 AM
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Someone post this on the next Road Nazi thread that pops up here.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Someone post this on the next Road Nazi thread that pops up here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDMdcC63Z0s

it was already posted in general.
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A family of Gambel's quail having breakfast

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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
FYI they made an arrest in the French shower cyclist incident.
This one? https://www.yahoo.com/news/police-ar...023443525.html
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Old 06-06-20, 07:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
That one is right around $750. The kicker is that the steel is repurposed from the leaf spring of the Studebaker Champion given to my grandparents as a wedding gift, reforged.
Whoa. Quite a backstory.
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Old 06-06-20, 07:50 AM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
They arrested Red Foreman?
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Old 06-06-20, 07:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Not really, no.


See, this is why BITD I would always make sure to GTFO of Texas by the end of May.
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Old 06-06-20, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Now do winter.
I love winter, thankyouverymuch!
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Old 06-06-20, 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Working on cars when it's over 100, cycling over 100, sweating while trying to sleep. Getting all sweaty any time I leave the house, even just going to the store.
Yeah, hot weather sucks. It changes everything.
Warm weather has many advantages. If it would only stay at 80° I could deal, but nooooooooooo it's got to sprint to 90, 95, 100!!! They can keep that nonsense.
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Warm weather has many advantages. If it would only stay at 80° I could deal, but nooooooooooo it's got to sprint to 90, 95, 100!!! They can keep that nonsense.
The dew point here in Philly was nearly 70 at 6 am. Temperature supposed to hit 90. No thanks.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
we had a cold front move through. Only hit 107° today. Supposed to be struggling to hit 100 this weekend
Better get your arm warmers out, and maybe a light jacket.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
They arrested Red Foreman?
He’s now the dumbass.
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Better get your arm warmers out, and maybe a light jacket.
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A family of Gambel's quail having breakfast

Ah, I've seen them at my SIL's house.
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Ah, I've seen them at my SIL's house.
these are about 2.5 weeks old, and can already fly a little.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
The guy obviously flew into a blind rage and lost control of his senses. But I've been wondering . . . was it the content of the flyers that made him so angry, or was it that he saw the flyers as littering of the nature trail? The latter is somewhat a better reason to lose it than the former.
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