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Old 04-12-21, 11:30 AM
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Doesn't look so bad. Looks like a lot of sweepers, and there are nice open sight lines. My usual descent is through Redwood forest and the sightlines are pretty short.
The only part where you really have to be careful is the permanently closed section where the surface is bad. Lots of holes and loose rocks and even small sections of gravel. And the gates, there are 3 gates, 2 of which are on downhill on the return trip.
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Loft done.
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Loft done.
Put in a toilet and you could probably rent out that half of the garage for $1800 in some west coast big cities
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Put in a toilet and you could probably rent out that half of the garage for $1800 in some west coast big cities

Is big john in need of a place?
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A bunch of the bits I ordered for the Lotus restoration have arrived. That is, I'm told they arrived, by Ebay. I'm at actual work today, so I have to look busy for at least a few more hours before going home to revel in Christmas In April.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Is big john in need of a place?
I think he said the place was in need of a john.
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Second poke scheduled for Friday afternoon. I hope to be back up and around on Monday. Tylenol purchased, and in readiness. And then two weeks later, freedom!
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Second poke scheduled for Friday afternoon. I hope to be back up and around on Monday. Tylenol purchased, and in readiness. And then two weeks later, freedom!
I'm scheduled for my second jab on the 30th. Mrs. GeneJockey is having a whole lot of no luck scheduling hers, and in a couple days it gets thrown open to all adults. I bet it's easier to schedule a shot in states where fewer people believe in the disease....
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I'm scheduled for my second jab on the 30th. Mrs. GeneJockey is having a whole lot of no luck scheduling hers, and in a couple days it gets thrown open to all adults. I bet it's easier to schedule a shot in states where fewer people believe in the disease....
Here, it's scheduled for us. They are in our town this week and, as foreigners (permanent residents), we have to wait until the last half of the last day, along with the rest of the stragglers Thankfully, we are the only two foreigners(of three) in our age group, who have chosen to get it. Up on the beach, there are hundreds. And still, after six years in this little town, we still bump into people who think we are tourists. Frequently.
I'll be pulling for your wife.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
I'm scheduled for my second jab on the 30th. Mrs. GeneJockey is having a whole lot of no luck scheduling hers, and in a couple days it gets thrown open to all adults. I bet it's easier to schedule a shot in states where fewer people believe in the disease....
Have her call around the pharmacies in your town and see if she can get on what they call the "waste lists." She would just have to be prepared to get there on short notice if she gets a call.
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Is big john in need of a place?
I might be interested if I lose the place I'm in.
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Just a bunch of 40-somthings enthusiastically playing rock-and-roll music to a crowd of tens of people in a city park.
That's awesome!
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Congrats! I, too, am looking for smaller belts. After New Years, and not regaining any of the weight I'd lost, I finally broke down and bought 'skinny pants' - just one size smaller, but I started out straining the larger size but unwilling to go to the next size up! Anyhow, now those are loose in the waist. But tight in the thighs and calves!

I've been riding in the drops more - the afternoon winds from the NNW have started - and now it's not my gut that my thighs hit. It's my lowest rib!
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Can't find 'em on Ebay, though. I can find 52/42 all day long, from multiple groupsets. And of course, Sante being Sante, the chain rings for it aren't just plain aluminum. No, they've got a pattern in gray printed on them. I think I can make do with the 52/42 and 13-24 for now, especially since I have so many other choices! No need to take the Circuit into the mountains, especially with the single pivot brakes. They're not awful, but they're not disks. They're not even dual pivots.
I am going to reverse myself on the tooth count. I believe that they only came 52 tooth large ring and 42 tooth small, but they also came in triples. I had one hanging in the garage on a cabinette door for years. Last year I took all my old-school stuff over to my buddy's shop and dropped it all off. But I can't find a single reference to a 53 biopace ring.
I tried them for a while. I found them unsettling.. It wasn't a huge upset in my cadence, it was subtle, but it was there.
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SOLD!!!!!
I had 3 or 4 offers over my asking. I did ok. The offer I accepted gives me 60 days to find a place, no rent.
So I'm looking at a house tomorrow @ 3 lol. It's smaller than I want but it's also cheaper. Can't hurt to look.
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SOLD!!!!!
I had 3 or 4 offers over my asking. I did ok. The offer I accepted gives me 60 days to find a place, no rent.
So I'm looking at a house tomorrow @ 3 lol. It's smaller than I want but it's also cheaper. Can't hurt to look.
That was quick.
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Also took Contador out with the new wheels for a quick 20 mile out and back. They are fantastic. Solid! And fairly light. I think I'll keep them on him for now.
And I decided to leave the Michelin pro4 endurance tyres on for the test ride. I like them! I think better than the service corsa's. They seemed to roll well without much resistance. Will test further. And report back.
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That was quick.
Yeah, scary quick. . The buyer also guaranteed 10k worth of the appraisal. Im still in shock that it's over.
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That was quick.
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My wife and I took our CoMotion out today on a hilly/rolling route. Temps were 55-62° with 15 mph, gusting to 30 mph winds. Any day on the tandem is a good day.
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I am going to reverse myself on the tooth count. I believe that they only came 52 tooth large ring and 42 tooth small, but they also came in triples. I had one hanging in the garage on a cabinette door for years. Last year I took all my old-school stuff over to my buddy's shop and dropped it all off. But I can't find a single reference to a 53 biopace ring.
I tried them for a while. I found them unsettling.. It wasn't a huge upset in my cadence, it was subtle, but it was there.
The first ride >10 miles, I noticed something odd. But then I moved them clockwise one arm, as suggested by Jack Tone, based on someone's analysis that Shimano had done them wrong making them "larger" (hence pulling more chain) when the crank is at the weakest point in the rotation and smallest when at the strongest point. After that adjustment, I don't notice them, and I have no problem spinning them as fast as round ones.

Of course the OTHER difference is these are 170mm cranks and all my other bikes have 175s. Last weekend when I had to swap the Circuit for another bike after flatting in the first two miles of my ride, for the first minute the longer cranks felt like I had to really reach with my toes!

I'm really curious how the Lotus, which has 170s but with Dyna Drive pedals (which put the foot level with the pedal spindle) will feel!
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SOLD!!!!!
I had 3 or 4 offers over my asking. I did ok. The offer I accepted gives me 60 days to find a place, no rent.
So I'm looking at a house tomorrow @ 3 lol. It's smaller than I want but it's also cheaper. Can't hurt to look.
Nice and congrats!

curious why you are selling - downsizing, moving to new area, etc?
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Mrs. GeneJockey and The Boys all got vaccine appointments for Thursday!
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