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Old 04-01-21, 10:54 AM
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Don't hate us because we're beautiful.

Not a problem.
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We lived in separate cities the first year we were married so extended time away have never been a problem for us. Itís pretty likely she will start traveling again soon, so I expect her to be gone 3-4 nights per week. But, the reward for that is pretty high.
By contrast, Mrs. GeneJockey and I have managed to get through an entire year of my W'ing FH without substantial issues, which is also saying something.
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Don't hate us because we're beautiful.

From what I've heard and observed, tons of money works better than beauty.
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Don't hate us because we're beautiful.

Thatís my consulting rate man!

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By contrast, Mrs. GeneJockey and I have managed to get through an entire year of my W'ing FH without substantial issues, which is also saying something.
Oh... same.

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From what I've heard and observed, tons of money works better than beauty.
Or as the wife would say
Ēhe must have a really big..... walletĒ
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From what I've heard and observed, tons of money works better than beauty.
Then, by virtue of my lack of income for the last 8 years, one can conclude that I make Brat Pitt look homely.
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What you planting? Mrs BD hasn't issued any directives suggestions yet.
Mrs. rjones28 mostly does herbs in whisky barrels. Many of them are over-wintering in our bay window under a grow light. We also have a blueberry bush. She's thinking of adding strawberries to the mix this year.
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Spring is here.





Your mileage may vary.
That's not what our tulips look like.
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Hi! What's this thread about?
Color selection.
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The snow isnít here yet. My tulips arenít blooming yet either but the foliage is progressing, maybe in another 10 days. Thatís an old pic of mine. Itís crocus season now. And daffodils.
The crocus were looking pretty good here, until they got all covered with snow.
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I prefer to pay people to do a lot of things, but since Iím only 40, Iíll do the grunt work while I still can
I did a similar dirt and rock workout a few years ago. No big deal. And I'm
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From what I've heard and observed, tons of money works better than beauty.
That and threats of force.
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That's how I did it. I actually still mow my grass and tend to most things in the yard. It's mainly the heavy stuff that I pay to have done.

#not40anymore
I won't tile floors anymore, or pretty much anything that requires crawling around on the floor.

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Mrs. rjones28 mostly does herbs in whisky barrels. Many of them are over-wintering in our bay window under a grow light. We also have a blueberry bush. She's thinking of adding strawberries to the mix this year.
Ahh, but the strawberries! That's where I had them.

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And, just like that, this place devolved into a marketplace for man shopping.

My rate is $.50 per hour. Take that how you want.
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Shifting got all sloppy on the Battaglin yesterday. Turns out the rear wheel slipped in the dropout, because the chrome dropout and the chrome Campy QR skewer don't really grip well unless you torque the thing down. I'm considering attacking the bottom of the drive side nut with a file, maybe crosshatch it or something to it grips better. You'd think Campy would have thought of this. Perhaps they didn't account for my massive guads and my ability to throw down a 900 watt sprint.
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Then, by virtue of my lack of income for the last 8 years, one can conclude that I make Brat Pitt look homely.
If that's true, then by virtue of my lack of looks and money, I must make George Clooney look homely as well!
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Ahh, but the strawberries! That's where I had them.

Hoping to avoid the mutiny.
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Shifting got all sloppy on the Battaglin yesterday. Turns out the rear wheel slipped in the dropout, because the chrome dropout and the chrome Campy QR skewer don't really grip well unless you torque the thing down. I'm considering attacking the bottom of the drive side nut with a file, maybe crosshatch it or something to it grips better. You'd think Campy would have thought of this. Perhaps they didn't account for my massive guads and my ability to throw down a 900 watt sprint.
Instead of a file, what about adding some sort of silicon or other type of gasket material?
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That and threats of force.
That does not work in our house. She knows the combination to the safe that houses the weapons.
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Shifting got all sloppy on the Battaglin yesterday. Turns out the rear wheel slipped in the dropout, because the chrome dropout and the chrome Campy QR skewer don't really grip well unless you torque the thing down. I'm considering attacking the bottom of the drive side nut with a file, maybe crosshatch it or something to it grips better. You'd think Campy would have thought of this. Perhaps they didn't account for my massive guads and my ability to throw down a 900 watt sprint.
I had that problem with horizontal dropouts. Seems to me certain skewers were better than others and when the face of the nut gets smooth and worn down it's worse.
I think the last bike I had with horizontal dropouts was the Landshark which I sold in 1992, or so.
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I had that problem with horizontal dropouts. Seems to me certain skewers were better than others and when the face of the nut gets smooth and worn down it's worse.
I think the last bike I had with horizontal dropouts was the Landshark which I sold in 1992, or so.
I gotta wonder how many sprinters pulled their wheels out or alignment back in the day. I mean, if I can do it, imagine what someone with actual power could do?
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