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Old 07-16-17, 06:11 PM   #776
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Saddle time is down this summer!
House repairs.

Feeling like the Tennessee Ernie Ford song, '16 Tons', with this downspout drainage dig-out, 3.5 - 4' below ground level.

To stay 'thread relevant', recovery drink = Newcastle Brown Ale.
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Old 07-20-17, 11:50 AM   #777
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I need a drink.

Make it a martini.

No salt, gotta watch my pressure.

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Old 07-21-17, 11:43 AM   #778
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As an Administrator, you have to have a valid photo ID.
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Been walking the beans in the summer sun.
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Old 10-18-17, 11:32 AM   #781
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No posts in 2 months?
Better put something up, lest we lose this ?venerable? sticky.

When contemplating new tires for the 'zero' bike, it's always best to have a cool one. And when the only beero offered is Bud Lite (p'tooie) at least it includes its' own twist. No bad on a warm, 80, Arkansas Fall afternoon. Beside the pool, I might add.
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Old 11-06-17, 11:15 PM   #782
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Another month since last post

Cold weather drives me to keep that 'fire in the belly'.
Especially when it's sippin smooth.
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Old 11-08-17, 10:13 AM   #783
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Like WildWood, my saddle time dropped by quite a bit this year. Root cause was the combination of a creakier than usual body and a few weeks of walking through soybean fields hand pulling weeds after which the desire to do much more than make love to the sofa disappears. Its the 1st time since 2005 that I've taken an extended break from the bike. It has felt odd, truth be told, but probably not the worst thing to happen. I'm hoping to be be rejuvenated by next seasons start.

I'm going for a ride today but in the combine and not on the bike. My friends has a passenger seat in it and I find it quite relaxing to watch the corn going through the head. Additionally, his wife is a great cook so I'll invite myself out in time for lunch.
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Old 11-20-17, 02:42 PM   #784
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What a difference in a fortnight...

..... of sippin. Alone. But I didn't answer my questions. Aloud.
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Old 12-02-17, 06:38 PM   #785
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Like the Summer's Fine Wines, have stored the Classics

Pull out the mountain bike time.

My most classic lugged steel bikes, those fully built (still processing the Zeus), will see zero miles during ski season, and are pictured below the '91 Fisher SuperCaliber. A couple of 'lesser' roadies may see duty if weather goes dry and not frostbitten.

The Batavus is pictured before final build, and has not had a proper shakedown.

last edit: The Calfee is a lugged and gusseted carbon fibre bike (not vintage) - it won't likely get ridden much either.
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Old 12-02-17, 07:14 PM   #786
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New month ,
What happened to Nov and Thanksgiving, ...food's still in the frig.
Gotta get a post in - just in case somebody stops in for a DRINK at the HOLIDAYS.
I finished off last month's bottle. See above pics.
Taking suggestions for Dec recommendations - Opinions, please - Gents (and Ladies).
There are so many holidays to list, I'll leave one out or misspell one... so Holidays works in the Pub at the public Forum.

Always enjoyed Boxing Day when in the UK. Chinese New Year's proponents in CA used to want to be included on the listing of year-end Holidays, even tho they wanted a distinct time set aside with more fireworks. And Mayan calendar proponents were pushing, not just end of the year... but end of the World predictions and theories. Believe that shat?

Yes, please. Make it a double, and a round for the House.
Gosh I'm cheap, a round for the Empty House. HaHa!

I had time to evaluate my need for a vintage German and eastern Euro bike (Favorit?), and maybe re-read the thread on the Swedish Monark for inspiration in Scandinavia. You know..... I think I need a couple more. After all - it IS a Collection. Might as well be as complete as reasonably possible. Don't ya, Think???

OK = time to sign off. Rambled enough and better mosey home now for a Hot one. Darn cold and rainy day.
Oh, before I go --- when I was visiting friends in the South, learned about this trend for 'Meat and 3' restaurants. Not aware of the trend in the PNW, but it's a thing waiting to happen. Meets with the 'western ethic' of eat simple and hearty. Especially if the ingredients are fresh and mostly Local.

Kinda always wanted my own personal Forum and this seems (almost) to be serving my needs towards that end quite well.
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Old 12-21-17, 02:28 PM   #787
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Getting close to Christmas.
So here's my holiday gift tip.


Everybody needs a jersey you can wear into the bar, uh, I mean - Pub.
In the summer, as it's polyester. Appears to have that Polo shirt look.
I ordered one today. Available in black or light blue.
Not affiliated.
Have not received it yet, so also not an endorsement, but I have wool jerseys from this company that are good.


Wool Cycling Jerseys

edit update: Seems well made. XL is truly XL, maybe should have ordered L.
2 rear pockets with buttons.
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Old 01-03-18, 07:07 AM   #788
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Proofreading is out - Disaster is in

Going skiing today and jumped on the NW Avalanche Center's weather forecast for temps, winds. etc. Think I'll skip skiing on Friday, maybe I'll move Thursday.



Olympics, Washington Cascades and Mt. Hood Area

Date Weather
Thursday Cloudy with occasional light rain and snow showers.
Friday Light rain and snow, occasionally moderate volcanoes.
Saturday Mostly cloudy with light rain and snow showers decreasing in the afternoon. Cooler.




And since the calendar got replaced - HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018 - to all Pub Crawlers!!!
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With a forecast of moderate volcanoes, I ventured into the mountain bars.

The helmet is back on this time. Helmets seem to be de rigueur this season.
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Old 01-07-18, 09:38 AM   #790
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I don't get it.

So I bought me a shot of Scotch.

I tossed it down. Made me want to holler hi-dee-ho.

Burned my tummy, dontcha know.

Chugalug, chugalug.
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Going skiing today and jumped on the NW Avalanche Center's weather forecast for temps, winds. etc. Think I'll skip skiing on Friday, maybe I'll move Thursday.



Olympics, Washington Cascades and Mt. Hood Area

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Thursday Cloudy with occasional light rain and snow showers.
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A day of sliding
is better
than a day of riding
in the winter wet
During the Sun's respite.
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A day of sliding is better than a day of riding, through winter's bite during the Sun's respite.


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To ride
or slide
I must decide.


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Old 01-15-18, 12:35 AM   #793
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Not enough snow in Alaska for the sled (yet)
Not enough daylight either

Doing the snow bird thing in
Palm Springs, Cal, area .

Got here for the rain, golf course was closed for 3 days,
So far in a week 4 rides , 91 road miles & some golf
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Not enough snow in Alaska for the sled (yet)
Not enough daylight either

Doing the snow bird thing in
Palm Springs, Cal, area .

The winter daylight hours are bad enough here in Seattle, I know Alaska is not in my future. The wife really needs 2 vacations in a warm climate during winter. I encourage her to go and manage quite well with the skis, hikes, bikes and walking the dog. December and January have each had spots of decent biking weather. 48* this morning and dry so another ride for me today! Hooray!
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The winter daylight hours are bad enough here in Seattle,
December and January have each had spots of decent biking weather. 48* this morning and dry so another ride for me today! Hooray!
BIL is coming down from Kent for the
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Any of you guys guitar players?


I love to play my Gretsch acoustic, any chance I get. Planning on taking one of my old acoustics out on a road trip this year on the bike. Anyone ever do it?


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