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Road Cycling It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle. -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 09-03-20, 08:56 AM
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^ In fairness, that is a horrible place for a sign.
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People here don't get it.
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A year off, but here's an idea.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihquQRhJP5Y
8.69? Good grief. Probably not the original 235 under the hood.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
How is everyone this morning?

Tell me using one word.
Tired.
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Do it.
Do what? The bike or the car? I had 2 post-war Chevys, a 47 and a 48. Those might be my favorite. A neighbor has a restored 48 and I went over and talked with him about it for a couple hours. His is the fastback, my 47 looked like this, but not as nice.

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Perfect placement.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Do what? The bike or the car? I had 2 post-war Chevys, a 47 and a 48. Those might be my favorite. A neighbor has a restored 48 and I went over and talked with him about it for a couple hours. His is the fastback, my 47 looked like this, but not as nice.
The car.

Maybe both.

#yolo
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
How is everyone this morning?

Tell me using one word.
Irritated
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Trsnrtr - I signed up for an availability notification from the US distributor of the Niche Zero; they're currently expected some time in Oct. I'm telling myself that this will give me time to feel out a work flow with a scale (I've just been working by volume and feel) and see if I'm content to stick with the Mazzer, but this could be the start of trouble.
Whoa, Dude! Respect!

I'm thinking of buying a different grinder but can't decide what to buy. Same with a scale. Mine only goes to the even gram and to be honest, I can't tell any difference between 17 or 18 no matter what the fancy schmancy coffee gurus say.
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Old 09-03-20, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
How is everyone this morning?

Tell me using one word.
Hay-fevered.
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Good luck tomorrow. Maybe softball next summer is possible.
Thats definitely the goal. Also helps that its not my throwing arm.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
How is everyone this morning?

Tell me using one word.
awesome.
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New helmet time!
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Better than a dent in your cranium.
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New helmet time!
Of all the unrewarding and expensive things to have to buy!
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Of all the unrewarding and expensive things to have to buy!
Interesting - expensive helmets are fun, to me. Like mine. The cheap ones are boring, but you can get them cheap if you just dont care.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Whoa, Dude! Respect!

I'm thinking of buying a different grinder but can't decide what to buy. Same with a scale. Mine only goes to the even gram and to be honest, I can't tell any difference between 17 or 18 no matter what the fancy schmancy coffee gurus say.
In the meantime, I'm also going consider various mods/upgrades to my Mazzer (which was actually more expensive than the Niche, a dozen years ago and not accounting for inflation). I do like the idea of a single dose grinder without a storage hopper, though; it would allow me to switch up beans whenever, including decaf if I so choose, and it seems like it'd be less wasteful.

And yeah, a scale - I need to pick one up, but I've been hoping to find one locally that'll have a narrow range (3kg or less), resolution to the tenth of a gram (though, as you say, it may be of questionable benefit) and preferably a built in timer. One thing that I'm noticing is that there aren't many decent ones in the <$50 region and they instead jump to $100+ with deep dives in to stupid (IMO) connected smart phone features like plotting out and cataloging flow rates and stuff.
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Uh, oh.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Interesting - expensive helmets are fun, to me. Like mine. The cheap ones are boring, but you can get them cheap if you just dont care.
I enjoy obtaining new equipment of any kind. I replaced my last helmet with two helmets. One was "fun" because of color choices. The other was "fun" because it had new technology.
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Billy and Mo, feel better soon!
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Of all the unrewarding and expensive things to have to buy!
Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Interesting - expensive helmets are fun, to me. Like mine. The cheap ones are boring, but you can get them cheap if you just dont care.
I'm with Mo' on this one - some of the more expensive helmets seem pretty cool, but when push comes to shove, I have a hard time springing for one. In my case, Specialized is my head's manufacturer of choice, and while the Evade and Prevail look and sound great in theory, it's hard for me to justify ~twice the price of a perfectly fine Propero.
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How is everyone this morning?

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existential
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Of all the unrewarding and expensive things to have to buy!
Agreed.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Interesting - expensive helmets are fun, to me. Like mine. The cheap ones are boring, but you can get them cheap if you just dont care.
I am going for an exact replacement, minus the color, which is too bad. And yes, top of the line, mainly for the non-stink pads.
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