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Old 08-10-22, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Mind you, if you let your grass get tall enough to benefit from a scythe, the Homeowners Association will be all over you.
"Hello, Mr. genejockey. This is Linda, the President of the Homeowner's Association. Per Article 7, Paragraph D of the contract you signed when you purchased your home, the grass blades on your front lawn has exceeded the maximum allowable height by 3/64 of an inch. This needs to be rectified within 48 hours of this notice, or penalties will be assessed."

I'm so glad to be away from that.
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Old 08-10-22, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Eric F View Post
"Hello, Mr. genejockey. This is Linda, the President of the Homeowner's Association. Per Article 7, Paragraph D of the contract you signed when you purchased your home, the grass blades on your front lawn has exceeded the maximum allowable height by 3/64 of an inch. This needs to be rectified within 48 hours of this notice, or penalties will be assessed."

I'm so glad to be away from that.
No HOA on our street, but it is possible to run afoul of the city. Though I suspect at this point with the drought you'd be more likely to run into trouble if your yard was especially lush.
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Old 08-10-22, 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by koala logs View Post
Beng's got a point with the scythe, it's faster and a great way to show off the muscles to the ladies.
Sure, scythes are faster - that’s why so many farmers still use them.
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Is it time to move this thread to the home and garden sub-forum?
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Is it time to move this thread to the home and garden sub-forum?
​​​​​​ Only if they start bickering about sharpening with stones vs peening.
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​​​​​​ Only if they start bickering about sharpening with stones vs peening.
a laser sharpener will be too innovative
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Old 08-10-22, 05:47 PM
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Plus, you can get a big, black hooded cloak, wear it and carry the scythe, and scare the hell out of the neighbors.
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Breathless Agony, I assume.

Fun ride.
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Breathless Agony, I assume.

Fun ride.
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Originally Posted by terrymorse View Post
Breathless Agony, I assume.

Fun ride.
They used to have a super tall Grim Reaper but I guess he retired.
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They used to have a super tall Grim Reaper but I guess he retired.
I remember super tall Grim Reaper guy, running alongside in sneakers with his little scythe near the finish. Good times.



Onyx Summit finish, Breathless Agony 2006
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Originally Posted by terrymorse View Post
I remember super tall Grim Reaper guy, running alongside in sneakers with his little scythe near the finish. Good times.


Onyx Summit finish, Breathless Agony 2006
I only did that ride once and I suffered miserably on the last part of that climb. I was fine until the last stop I think it was Angeles Oaks?, then the last 15 miles it felt like my stomach was going to explode. Altitude usually doesn't bother me but maybe it had to do with a 35 mile climb to altitude or maybe something I ate.

After a bit of descending I felt much better. Never went back but I did some mountain biking on a trail following that road one time.
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I love you guys, this thread is comedy gold.
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I love you guys, this thread is comedy gold.

Gold's a waste of money when bronze will do.
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What happened to the 20 dollar shirt posts?
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What happened to the 20 dollar shirt posts?
You're thinking of the same thread in a different thread.
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You're thinking of the same thread in a different thread.
How about those $35 shorts.
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