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Old 11-23-21, 09:57 AM
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I am ok with the fraud detection sphincter tone. I get a call from our bank about once every 6-9 months to verify a charge. It's sad that this is the new reality but it's necessary.
We used to have to check in every time we traveled out of state, but the system smart to the point where they know it's really me when I get off a plane and buy a cup of coffee in Frankfurt. I like the convenience and, after all, it's their money they're protecting since they provide indemnity, but it's all a little creepy.
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Old 11-23-21, 09:59 AM
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What do you know? It's going to be visible near my house this evening.. I will be two blocks from this location this afternoon but won't have the time to hang out until 5:09. Might be to low to in the sky to get a great view.

Benjamin Franklin Naitonal Memorial, Pennsylvania, United States | Sighting Opportunity | Spot The Station | NASA
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So you’d recommend against the V60 cross country?
I don't know about that particular car. I know some people love them and I have encountered some hard-core Volvo zealots before. Like a lot of things, luck plays a part, along with maintenance and having someone to help who you can trust.
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Old 11-23-21, 10:20 AM
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Time to ride. Looks like a break in the wind today. Rode the mtb around the neighborhood Sunday and almost got blown over once. Today looks to be nice, though.
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All true, just like everywhere else it seems. All the California money rolling in.

It's still cool if you know where to go. Wimberley and Fredericksburg outside of Austin are cool places to go.
Like anything else, "cool" is in the eyes of the beholder. Newbies almost ALWAYS ruin what the pioneers enjoyed.

I remember how cool the internet was before the AOL barbarians came aboard (Eternal September). Sure there've been a lot of great developments and new technology since then, but the original atmosphere is gone and irreplaceable.
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Old 11-23-21, 10:27 AM
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Yes it would be. There is also the question of why no motion blur, especially if his shutter speed was 1/25.

Be interesting to see the EXIF.
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This is a really cool shot.

As a skeptic, though....wouldn't something like this be ridiculously easy to photoshop? Just wondering, not accusing.
Reminds me of this.

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Reminds me of this.
What's for lunch today?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
What's for lunch today?
I'm in the exam room at the Dr. My appointment was 11:30 and no trace of Dr.

Lunch is the usual mustard, pickle, thin slice of ham on English muffin.
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Lunch is the usual mustard, pickle, thin slice of ham on English muffin.
Have this exact meal on Thursday afternoon. We'll be impressed.
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How does WATE 6 know which side I'm on?
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Can't get much more "'Murica!" than that.
We have a constitutional right to five-minute pizza.
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How does WATE 6 know which side I'm on?
Whose side are you on anyway?
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In non-P&R news, the cassette on the Crux is really on there. Failed first attempt. It may be because of my spindly roadie arms.

Stay tuned...
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We have a constitutional right to five-minute pizza.
I better not give ideas to DougRNS waiting in the exam room.
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In non-P&R news, the cassette on the Crux is really on there. Failed first attempt. It may be because of my spindly roadie arms.

Stay tuned...
One foot for the whip and two hands for the breaker bar attached to the cassette tool.

That, or have your wife do it.
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The Younger Boy turned 28 yesterday, so we had BBQ from a local joint, and cake. It made me realize why these two months are even more dangerous for me particularly than for most folks. First, there's my birthday on the 14th - big dinner, cake and ice cream. Then leftover big dinner and cake and ice cream. Then there are office Thanksgiving parties. Then there's The Younger Boy's birthday - big dinner, cake and ice cream. Then leftover big dinner and cake and ice cream. Then there's Thanksgiving, and days of leftovers. Then there are the usual vendor food gifts we get at work, plus any bakers bring in cookies. Then Christmas, and days of leftovers.

It's a wonder I don't gain 20 lbs in the last 2 months of the year!
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Ugh, the covid bomb is blowing up in front of my eyes. Again. There is a couple in their 70's that we take care of, they refused to get the vaccine. Of course they now BOTH have covid, the husband is at home but sick, while his wife is very sick and in the hospital.

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Ugh, the covid bomb is blowing up in front of my eyes. Again. There is a couple in their 70's that we take care of, they refused to get the vaccine. Of course they now BOTH have covid, the husband is at home but sick, while his wife is very sick and in the hospital.

Sad.
A guy we know just died from it over the weekend. He was a major league baseball scout, and I imagine that in his mind he was invincible. He was in his 50s.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
One foot for the whip and two hands for the breaker bar attached to the cassette tool.

That, or have your wife do it.
I was trying to get the freewheel off of Deadman, since it's a 13-24, and after a fruitless half hour one night I gave up. I spend some time on YouTube looking up 'how to remove stuck freewheels', and there was one where you put the wheel, with tire for traction, against a wall so it can't move, and then use the tool in a big wrench. So I got all ready to do that, and a the first nudge, the freewheel spun right off. "I must have loosened it!"

Then I figured I'd take off the cogs and swap in a 22 and 26 cog I have for the 21 and 24. COULD NOT spin off the low cog to save my life. No dice. I ended up just buying a 13-26 freewheel.
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A guy we know just died from it over the weekend. He was a major league baseball scout, and I imagine that in his mind he was invincible. He was in his 50s.
The data on the web says our county's incidence has doubled in the past 3 weeks, but it feels like it has quadrupled. I am suspecting the upcoming holiday gatherings are going to make matters even worse.

Sigh.
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I was trying to get the freewheel off of Deadman, since it's a 13-24, and after a fruitless half hour one night I gave up. I spend some time on YouTube looking up 'how to remove stuck freewheels', and there was one where you put the wheel, with tire for traction, against a wall so it can't move, and then use the tool in a big wrench. So I got all ready to do that, and a the first nudge, the freewheel spun right off. "I must have loosened it!"

Then I figured I'd take off the cogs and swap in a 22 and 26 cog I have for the 21 and 24. COULD NOT spin off the low cog to save my life. No dice. I ended up just buying a 13-26 freewheel.
My favorite trick for a stuck freewheel is to put the removal took in a vice, and turn the wheel to get it loose. Does NOT work for cassettes, obv.
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The data on the web says our county's incidence has doubled in the past 3 weeks, but it feels like it has quadrupled. I am suspecting the upcoming holiday gatherings are going to make matters even worse.

Sigh.
Are you seeing anything about vaccinated people dying? I haven't been hearing much of anything.
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Are you seeing anything about vaccinated people dying? I haven't been hearing much of anything.
Nope. Vaccinated people can get sick/infected, I have seen that. But they typically have a mild illness. It's the unvaccinated ones who crash/burn.
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