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Old 06-30-22, 12:11 PM
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Maybe you aren't cut out for lawn mowing?
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What rig did you use?
old school
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Zevon had a song that covers all this, but the title would trigger the filter twice.
don't know much about Zevon - but still recall the one time he was a guest on the Letterman show ... might have been his last appearance
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Old 06-30-22, 12:18 PM
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94A. Feels like 104A. 12 km to go. I'll likely cut through the woods for this last stretch. A nice option to have.
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Old 06-30-22, 12:29 PM
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My TroyBilt Lawn Tractor looked kinda like that. It died last year at the age of 20 and I decided to out-source the lawn mowing at $55 per for 1 acre. I think that's more cost effective if we are thinking of moving in the next few years.
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Ended up having to go through the rabies shot protocol.
Been there, done that. Bit by feral cat during a countywide rabies epidemic, ca. 1981.
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Old 06-30-22, 12:53 PM
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My TroyBilt Lawn Tractor looked kinda like that. It died last year at the age of 20 and I decided to out-source the lawn mowing at $55 per for 1 acre. I think that's more cost effective if we are thinking of moving in the next few years.
That's close to what I pay for the 1/4 acre lot at the office that has about 500 sq. ft. of grass. You got a deal.
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Old 06-30-22, 12:58 PM
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For the record, it takes me 18 minutes to mow my yard and 18 minutes to trim and blow the grass off of the concrete. 36 minutes total and I still hate to do it.
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Last week I was in Loudon County and saw a guy mowing a huge lawn in a mower with an umbrella attachment to provide sun protection. Fancy!
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I prefer going up hills rather than down them. Is that not normal??
It's normal for climbers to prefer the climb, I've generally preferred the climbs, even though I am slow. Long downhills can get tiring in a different way and I'm not aerodynamic.
Riding bikes has always been about climbing for me and I really miss the 8 hour rides through the mountains with friends.
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Old 06-30-22, 01:26 PM
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It's normal for climbers to prefer the climb, I've generally preferred the climbs, even though I am slow. Long downhills can get tiring in a different way and I'm not aerodynamic.
Riding bikes has always been about climbing for me and I really miss the 8 hour rides through the mountains with friends.
I have talked about this before, I don't mid mild descents that have good pavement and good sight lines. But many of our roads here in Chester County have turns with poor sight lines, possible gravel and choppy pavement, and taking those at speed makes me a scaredy-cat. Once I am familiar with a certain downhill, I am usually more confident about taking it faster, but if it's one I don't know and/or can't see around the bend, you can count on me riding my brakes and taking it slow.
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Wordle 5/6. Sad.
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RIP Oregon, if true.

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So now I know I can ride 35 miles in hot conditions without a second thought. Today I consumed two peanut butter sandwiches , three liters of water and a half liter of powerade, or some such. And a pasta dinner and a large breakfast. It went a lot better. I had tailwind and shade to kick it off and tailwind and sun to finish
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I mow my yard an hour at a time almost continuously, throughout the rainy season.
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Better than 6/6 I guess.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
The leaves are starting to fall off the trees. Autumn has arrived.
go home velo vol, you are drunk.
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go home velo vol, you are drunk.
Do bears drink??
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Do bears drink??
Do mice?
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In all seriousness, my backyard is littered with leaves. Velo might be on to something.
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Going out to ride. Man , it's hot out. Can't wait. Want to test out the new set up on the '16.
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In all seriousness, my backyard is littered with leaves. Velo might be on to something.
I noticed an abnormal amount earlier this week. Thinking it’s because it’s been relatively dry and hot recently. Both days last weekend were in the 90s. Hit 90 today. Forecast for tomorrow is 95.
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Wordle 5/6. Sad.
Happy.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I say up, like “crank up the AC.”
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Happy.

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Meh…

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Old 06-30-22, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
In all seriousness, my backyard is littered with leaves. Velo might be on to something.
inconceivable! It's 99 billionty degrees outside.
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