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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 05-16-20, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex
I hope everything went well.
Well, yes and no. At the last minute they decided not to stent the blockages in the bypasses. Not with stents anyways. They decided on a medication based aproach to open the clogs. It gives him options further down the road.
weird of weird , one of the bypasses was absorbed by his body. Its gone completely.
He is @ home taking it easy
Hes a tougher bugger than you would think for 80 years old.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Plenty of turkeys here.
I resent that remark. Reported
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Why did the turkeys cross the road?


They were stapled to chickens?
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Originally Posted by big john
Fluke makes some quality products. The first run of the 2nd generation Volt transmissions (they call it the drive unit) had a problem where a steel shim was dropped into the trans during assembly and would get picked up by the magnetism of the motor and damage the windings in the motor. No drive after that. You have to remove the power inverter module to test the windings (a giant pain) but after the first one I knew how to diagnose it enough to convince GM to send out a replacement transmission without taking it apart. Don't tell them, please.
They used to... some of thier new offerings aren't really on the same plane as the older stuff. Just rebranded Chinese junk. Check out, Ave on you tube , he has reviewed a couple of the new ones.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Closed on the house!

Now it’s just the pile of work to get ready to move... and then actually moving...
congrats.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Hawks gotta eat, too. Notice the distinctive Bluejay tail feathers drifting away in the breeze.

He don't need :em any more... ya know what I'm sayin:?
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
I’d help but my back hurts.
and my front ain't doing me no favors..
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Damn, I need a haircut. When working, I had a standing three week appointment and went to four weeks after I retired. It's now been 10 weeks and my hair is thick and curly. I'm looking like a seedy ne'er-do-well.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
it’s official my bike seat and my bum do not get along.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Thought that I might get in a ride today, but it's looking less likely. I wanted to finish up the project from the ol' HoneyDo List before squeezing out, but it's threatening to rain soon. Oh well, at least there's some home-grown veggies in my future; this is where all of that cedar went -

Fancy.

Looks way nicer than the beds I made for Mrs. rjones28 BITD.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
Mrs. Seeds has always cut my hair. She cuts it to her standards, since I don't give a flying **** what it looks like, as long as it's comfortable.
#doesn'tusemirrors
I can tell if it's a bit unruly by the shadow it casts.
I have a painting on my bathroom wall, where one would normally find a mirror.
My clothing choices follow a similar line of thinking. As do, alas, my bikes.
are you a vampire?
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Originally Posted by Lemond1985
My dad has a side view mirror from a car, attached to a 2x4. He uses that, and some clippers, to give himself "haircuts" out in the shed. Saves a ton of $$$.
Ah reckon so..
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Originally Posted by datlas
So a reasonably large group of my club-mates did a group 100 mile ride today.

I am thinking of calling the ride the “Hypocrisy Hundred.”

Too harsh??
yes. Be the bigger man
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Originally Posted by ls01
yes. Be the bigger man
Have you looked at him?
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I did a 53 mile ride today, and it sucked more than any ride has ever sucked before. My average heart rate was high. I felt like shi...not good. Slow fat and out if shape. I need to get on a program...
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Have you looked at him?
There is always room to be bigger. Ask me how I know...
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Originally Posted by ls01
There is always room to be bigger. Ask me how I know...
cuz I'm huge!
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In other news, I can see a new crease in my torso where those ribs were likely cracked. Awesome.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Have you looked at him?
I can be the thinner man. Would that work?

On my ride today, I saw another solo cyclist. He passed me and said I look like a climber. So at the next hill of course I dialed it up to 200w and passed him. We chatted for 15 seconds and then I let him go down the hill. I stalked him from Strava, he did 100 miles while I only did 50.
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We are getting Indian carry-out for dinner.
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Our wheelbarrow has a flat tire. I pumped it up but it’s leaking at the valve stem. It’s tubeless and the rim hole is 1/2”. I hope that’s an easily found part. Maybe I should find wheelbarrowforums and ask there??
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Originally Posted by datlas
Our wheelbarrow has a flat tire. I pumped it up but it’s leaking at the valve stem. It’s tubeless and the rim hole is 1/2”. I hope that’s an easily found part. Maybe I should find wheelbarrowforums and ask there??
put a tube in it. Its inevitable
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
In other news, I can see a new crease in my torso where those ribs were likely cracked. Awesome.
Nope, those are referred to as, rolls. Chubby
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Thought that I might get in a ride today, but it's looking less likely. I wanted to finish up the project from the ol' HoneyDo List before squeezing out, but it's threatening to rain soon. Oh well, at least there's some home-grown veggies in my future; this is where all of that cedar went -

Hmmm. I would have thought a master carpenter such as yourself would have mitered those corners , because endgrain. Likely there will be trim at the corners and I have jumped the gun (shark?)

Edit: Too harsh?

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Originally Posted by datlas
So a reasonably large group of my club-mates did a group 100 mile ride today.

I am thinking of calling the ride the “Hypocrisy Hundred.”

Too harsh??
Perfect
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