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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 04-15-20, 07:45 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Bulk trash day coming up, so some of this extra cactus gotsta go!!!
Is that the lawn you mow?

Also, throwing cacti in the garbage? wut
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Can't cook that, huh?
That looks like San Pedro cactus. You can most definitely ingest that cactus.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Is that the lawn you mow?

Also, throwing cacti in the garbage? wut
One of the 3.

Yeah, compost can is full.
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Christ on crutches. Half-assed junky powermeter will just piss you off. Get the Assiamo pedals when it's time. Of course, there is a manufacture delay from Clever Training, but there are others.
Thought about them. And then the cleats and my two bikes with SPD-SLs and the two sets of extras I've got, but I'm listening.
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Spanish is pretty easy.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
One of the 3.

Yeah, compost can is full.
Don't the thorns shred a trash bag?

[kind of curious what cactus tastes like now]
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Don't the thorns shred a trash bag?
Nahh, during bulk trash week, you just dump it out by the sidewalk and the city comes by, picks it up with a skid steer, then hauls it away.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Nahh, during bulk trash week, you just dump it out by the sidewalk and the city comes by, picks it up with a skid steer, then hauls it away.
We just put it in cardboard boxes of no more than 50 pounds. Twice a week, it's picked up.
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Thought about them. And then the cleats and my two bikes with SPD-SLs and the two sets of extras I've got, but I'm listening.
Crap. I forget. I assume everyone runs Look. There's a hack for your type of pedal, of course, but that sort of defeats the purpose of the bolt on gravy they should be. Dangit, he says. WhyFi loves his set up, I love my Quarq's as does Bah Humbug.... Doing some digging, there are few choices for Quarq right now, which may have something to do with the times we're in.

I just have very little faith in Stages, but they sure are out there.
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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.

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Nahh, during bulk trash week, you just dump it out by the sidewalk and the city comes by, picks it up with a skid steer, then hauls it away.
Ah, like we have brush pick up here (not to be confused with trash service).

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Ah, like we have brush pick up here (not to be confused with trash service).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X39swr6MzAs
Yeah, here it's not just yard debris, you can huck all sorts of crap out for bulk trash week. I'll be hauling stacks of old tile out, and some other crap. Before the city picks it all up, guys in clapped out 1993 F-150s and the like come through and pick all the metal goodies out of the piles.

It's a celebration, really.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post

[kind of curious what cactus tastes like now]
Nopales, or nopalitos, taste a bit like green beans but more tart. Yummy with shredded beef (machaca) or scrambled eggs or all three together.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Yeah, here it's not just can yard debris, you can huck all sorts of crap out for bulk trash week. I'll be hauling stacks of old tile out, and some other crap. Before the city picks it all up, guys in clapped out 1993 F-150s and the like come through and pick all the metal goodies out of the piles.

It's a celebration, really.
In my 'hood you could put out 50lb tubs of mercury, and they'd take it away.
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It's like Barney.
Better than Wilma
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Nopales, or nopalitos, taste a bit like green beans but more tart. Yummy with shredded beef (machaca) or scrambled eggs or all three together.
The best thing I ever had nopalitos in was at this TexMex place called Esparza's in Portland. They had smoked ostrich stuffed with nopalitos and pork sausage.

... and the best cantaloupe margaritas.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Bulk trash day coming up, so some of this extra cactus gotsta go!!!

Watch out for coyote
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
The best thing I ever had nopalitos in was at this TexMex place called Esparza's in Portland. They had smoked ostrich stuffed with nopalitos and pork sausage.

... and the best cantaloupe margaritas.
Wow.
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Dont know if you all have seen the protests going on in Lansing. Bunch of morons decided the state gov. Has gone too far. So they all drove to Lansing. To show the governor what they thought of her stay home orders. Then they proceeded to get out of their cars and mingle. What a bunch of numb skulls.
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Dont know if you all have seen the protests going on in Lansing. Bunch of morons decided the state gov. Has gone too far. So they all drove to Lansing. To show the governor what they thought of her stay home orders. Then they proceeded to get out of their cars and mingle. What a bunch of numb skulls.
Yeah, I've been looking at some stories about it. My friend originally from Kalamazoo posted the first thing I saw about it - an ambulance trying to get through the traffic jam
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Dont know if you all have seen the protests going on in Lansing. Bunch of morons decided the state gov. Has gone too far. So they all drove to Lansing. To show the governor what they thought of her stay home orders. Then they proceeded to get out of their cars and mingle. What a bunch of numb skulls.
Lots of supporters of a certain politician there.
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Dont know if you all have seen the protests going on in Lansing. Bunch of morons decided the state gov. Has gone too far. So they all drove to Lansing. To show the governor what they thought of her stay home orders. Then they proceeded to get out of their cars and mingle. What a bunch of numb skulls.
If they were only hurting themselves in the protest, I'd be laughing my ass off. Those ass holes put many healthcare workers at risk.

If I was half the man I was 5 years ago...

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It's great all the sacrifices everyone else made all being undone by a bunch of idiots.
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I learned a few minutes ago that a lawsuit has been filed against the state.

I really am torn by this. I dont like what the govt. But the alternative is no good either.
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If they were only hurting themselves in the protest, I'd be laughing my ass off. Those ass holes put many healthcare workers at risk.

If I was half the man I was 5 years ago...

https://youtu.be/Xq8CtJSQFL4
Yeah, I have a brother and his wife in that convoy. What a moron.
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I learned a few minutes ago that a lawsuit has been filed against the state.

I really am torn by this. I dont like what the govt. But the alternative is no good either.
Here some churches are suing the state, even after that one reverend died from covid and a bunch of parishioners got sick at another church.
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