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Old 05-16-20, 01:26 PM
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I知 losing my marbles

Some people tell me I lost my marbles a long time ago
How are you all holding out? I know some places are locked down worse than others. Dang I want to sit inside a Whataburger and just have a patty melt with French fries and a very cold unsweetened iced tea. I would like to go to the store without wearing a mask looking like I知 going to rob the place. This real life Twilight Zone is beginning to get seriously annoying to the point that I don稚 give a 」」.. My new neighbors want to get to know everybody , but can稚 have a welcome to the area party. All the 2020 concerts I have tickets for are all canceled or postponed. I feel bad for the graduating seniors. On my bike rides I see pictures of the grads on their gates or near the front door. Missing out on that really sucks. I will do what is safe for everybody even known I hate it. Right now I知 going crazy so a bike ride is needed.

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Must be, everyone knows that the sweet tea is better.
I've got pics of my wife in her cap and gown for her doctoral degree, all the family had to cancel showing up and worse is she was looking forward to graduating and I plan on skipping my graduation next year. High School is attempting to do a staged graduation with multiple graduations and only parents can attend. They're trying to figure out how many people they can safely put in the gym with metal folding chairs, how long to disinfect between ceremonies and how to watch for potential carriers; I hope they succeed. We're reaching a point that the toll its taking on the kids mentally and even physically for those who are in struggling households may not be worth it.
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Must be, everyone knows that the sweet tea is better.
I've got pics of my wife in her cap and gown for her doctoral degree, all the family had to cancel showing up and worse is she was looking forward to graduating and I plan on skipping my graduation next year. High School is attempting to do a staged graduation with multiple graduations and only parents can attend. They're trying to figure out how many people they can safely put in the gym with metal folding chairs, how long to disinfect between ceremonies and how to watch for potential carriers; I hope they succeed. We're reaching a point that the toll its taking on the kids mentally and even physically for those who are in struggling households may not be worth it.
The HS my sister works at has canceled everything. They don稚 know how to stage 3,000 students and family. Like you are saying the mental toll on the kids must be rough. I remember myself back then at 17-18 years old. My sister works from her house on the computer talking to parents on video conferencing. What to do?
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It's ok, you can get new marbles from Amazon. 🙂
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I spent a night in Cottage Grove, OR, where the parade scenes were filmed, during a 2007 bike tour. Somewhere I have a photo of a restaurant sign that you can see in the film.
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Old 05-16-20, 06:27 PM
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The real question is whether shooting marbles is like riding fixie.
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Old 05-16-20, 06:47 PM
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Got my cyclocross running again dang I missed that bike. Scraped together some wheels and some touring tires that are slow but bombproof. And it didn’t cost me any marbles . Back from a 30 mile test run and everything passed.


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You need to get a better marble sack! I got to spend the day trying to evade the War Department as she doubled the flower beds in the front yard. If this keeps up I will be able to sell the lawn mower! Refurbished a Campy FD this afternoon in the cave. Later this week I have a friend who dropped off a Schwinn girls bike so some lucky kid will get a break when I get it cleaned up and running.
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Only so many marbles to shoot at bikes. I would like to fix up bikes for underprivileged kids so they can have a ride. But not my snot nose cousins that would throw the bikes aside and let deteriorate.
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Get some Crown Royal... comes with a fine bag for holding one's marbles.

And in true Texas fashion you can serve it with Royal Crown Cola for a "Double Crown."

One or the other of the above should serve to "keep your marbles intact."

BTW, RC is still made in Plano.
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Unsweet for me. Lots of it, and ice cold.

A comfy booth at a local bbq joint, not far from the tea urns and ice machine, and some good reading material loaded up on my Kindle.
Ol' Jake (my Kona) basking on his car rack, with a post ride glow, outside the window... *sigh*
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
It's ok, you can get new marbles from Amazon. 🙂
Yeah but companies haven't manufactured marbles that small since 1970...even if HG only needs one.
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A little marble is the Steely it’s the sharp shooter that takes the bigger marbles when playing for keeps. Texas elementary school in the 1970s.

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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
Only so many marbles to shoot at bikes. I would like to fix up bikes for underprivileged kids so they can have a ride. But not my snot nose cousins that would throw the bikes aside and let deteriorate.
There's a group in Texas that assembles a bunch of kids bikes at Christmastime, and I think their name used to be something like Elves and More. I thought it would be cool to help with that, but it was way too far from me.
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A sack for marbles is more valuable then I originally thought
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
The real question is whether shooting marbles is like riding fixie.
only if you find a way to do it with just one marble
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Did someone say marbles?
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Classmate only had one marble just genetic. We called him one nut guy. Not going to say his name. No big deal his one marble worked just fine he has 5 kids today. Now he is bragging that his one marble is better than all you guys two marbles. Nobody says anything because he is right.

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Not all those who wander are lost. @indyfabz look, one marble


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Are these yours?



Found them in the gutter on the way to work.
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
Some people tell me I lost my marbles a long time ago
How are you all holding out? I know some places are locked down worse than others. Dang I want to sit inside a Whataburger and just have a patty melt with French fries and a very cold unsweetened iced tea. I would like to go to the store without wearing a mask looking like I’m going to rob the place. This real life Twilight Zone is beginning to get seriously annoying to the point that I don’t give a €」€」.. My new neighbors want to get to know everybody , but can’t have a welcome to the area party. All the 2020 concerts I have tickets for are all canceled or postponed. I feel bad for the graduating seniors. On my bike rides I see pictures of the grads on their gates or near the front door. Missing out on that really sucks. I will do what is safe for everybody even known I hate it. Right now I’m going crazy so a bike ride is needed.
mmm...whataburger....
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