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Old 03-22-18, 07:39 AM
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Yesterday
what is that, at the lower meeting of the hills?
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Old 03-22-18, 07:41 AM
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greenhouse project
oh fun! what kind of wood did you use? cedar? what plants are you planning?
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
you're badass
Not hardly. I took those on foot. I took the subway to work again today. How much snow did you get?
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My 1983 Lotus Classique with a side of daffodils.
jealous! you got plans for that bar tape, tho?
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
jealous! you got plans for that bar tape, tho?
No plans, I ride it as is. A wrapped the bars with a "cork" tape and naively thought I could shellac it. Most of the shellac has peeled off. The stem is also too short for me, if I ever get around to redoing it, I'll put on a new stem and rewrap with shellaced cloth.
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Cross-post from the "today" thread in SS/FG, in which I admitted to "cheating" on my fixed-gear bike for the first time this year over the weekend:



After 436 miles on the fixed-gear, coasting and shifting felt weird. But not bad.
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Old 03-22-18, 08:08 AM
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Not hardly. I took those on foot. I took the subway to work again today. How much snow did you get?
ah, OK ... started this morning so only got 2-3" so far & the roads have only minor slushy buildup, but mostly just really wet
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I rode in the 1st day of spring here..

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Winter in San Mateo:

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Spring in Portland
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The price you pay in the Pacific Northwest to not burn up in heat, and humidity in the summer.
Not near you but my neighbor sold her house she had been in for 37 years and moved with her boyfriend to Whidbey Island. And he was a cyclist. Big Cannondale fan.
This winter has sucked and we didn't even get that much snow until spring. Duh.

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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
oh fun! what kind of wood did you use? cedar? what plants are you planning?
Whatever I could find on the wood. Pressure treated 2x's and cedar where it touches the ground (it's wet here) mostly cedar for the rest: I had a big piles of lumber I had cut long ago from trees on my acreage. Windows are all salvaged from other people's upgrades to their houses.

I'm going to grow tomatoes for sure; been gathering heirloom seeds from friends around town. Probably artichokes and whatever else I can think of that needs a warm space. I'm going to try to clone a bunch of roses from cuttings and see how that goes. I'm nurturing some camelia sinensis until big enough to plant outdoors. Any other suggestions?
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what is that, at the lower meeting of the hills?
It is a Chicken Coup used for Feral Cats. My wife transported a colony of 3 when we moved. You have to keep them locked up for 3-5 weeks to get their internal GPS's calibrated for location.
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Any other suggestions?
oh, interesting. was experimenting w a fig tree for a while until the experiment failed. past few years been playing with big palm plants (which I have to dig up & pot inside for the winter)

was curious cuz I have a part time job at a home improvement store, in their lumber dept. ppl are starting to build their raised garden beds, & fixing their fences
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It is a Chicken Coup used for Feral Cats. My wife transported a colony of 3 when we moved. You have to keep them locked up for 3-5 weeks to get their internal GPS's calibrated for location.
oh interesting. I adopted 3 Maine Coon cats found under a barn. was told they were Feral & would need extra attention to make them friendly. 10 yrs later I'm still working on them. two came along, but the 3rd is still reluctant to be touched unless all the lights are off
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@rumrunn6 - All our indoor cats are rescues. Two were domesticated and the third is a sibling of the ones in the coup. The last was abandoned in an apartment complex. Has feline HIV, Kidney disease, and had 14 broken teeth which resulted in all of them being removed. They are all sweet in their own way with the last being the most affectionate and clingy. We call him Gen Lee due to his markings. The toy mouse he hauls around is Grant!
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@rumrunn6 - All our indoor cats are rescues. Two were domesticated and the third is a sibling of the ones in the coup. The last was abandoned in an apartment complex. Has feline HIV, Kidney disease, and had 14 broken teeth which resulted in all of them being removed. They are all sweet in their own way with the last being the most affectionate and clingy. We call him Gen Lee due to his markings. The toy mouse he hauls around is Grant!

awww, heartwarming
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some cliche's from today's ride.....

not sure what this fella has caught, but he was pretty busy finding stuff....



and someone else working on food, or the creation thereof....



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Good morning North Easterners!

Oh wait, I'm in Seattle. Sad bamboo.
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oh man that's a setback ...

spring here means the barmitt days are numbered

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Still just barely above freezing in Toronto, but the late day sun is kinda warm. Gave me an excuse to test riding with my Lezyne road pump mounted beneath the downtube to the 3rd water bottle braze on set. No issues!

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Spotted a Peregrine Falcon in a tree on my street. Not all that uncommon. They nest in the tall buildings in the downtown area.

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from Martha's Vineyard Saturday w family. I guess we're getting there ...
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It's snowing heavily today, which is unusual here for this time of year. I did not ride my bike to work today. I took the subway. Here is a street near my home, on the way to the subway.

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Here is a street on the way to the subway
we still have branches down all over the place from those last storms. but surprised to see the same in NYC!
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First ride of 2018, 50 or so miler on the panasonic pro touring shakedown. Still deep snow in the woods and ice in river but open spots had lots of ducks and geese so spring is slowly working in. Eliot must have been thinking of Maine where "April is the cruelest month.."
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