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Road Cycling ďIt is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.Ē -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 06-03-20, 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
t.g.i.f.?
Guess I'm the only globalist here.

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Old 06-03-20, 08:18 PM
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Not all mechanics believe in cleanliness.
Especially when smudgepots are involved.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
They're jamming comms, trying to keep people from organizing.
Natch
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Guess I'm the only globalist here.

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I spent my day fully immersed in bicycling.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
Especially when smudgepots are involved.
Goes without saying.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
I spent my day fully immersed in bicycling.
Kudos.

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There is a fire road here which climbs up the mountain to 4000 feet. It's mostly paved and lots of people walk on it. There are places along the road with large groups of beehives and today the beekeepers were giving away jars of honey to everyone who came by. They handed me 2 jars and I stuck them in my Camelbak. Gonna go try the honey now.
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Originally Posted by big john
today the beekeepers were giving away jars of honey to everyone who came by. They handed me 2 jars and I stuck them in my Camelbak.
wut

The only thing I get on rides is yelled at.
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Originally Posted by big john
Maybe if everyone was forced to ride a bike in traffic before they get their license they wouldn't disregard our safety. naahh
Iíve been thinking the same thing for the past couple of years. Riding a bike for a year should be prerequisite to getting a driverís license.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
wut

The only thing I get on rides is yelled at.
This was definitely an unusual thing. It's delicious, btw.
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex
Iíve been thinking the same thing for the past couple of years. Riding a bike for a year should be prerequisite to getting a driverís license.
While we're at it, let's make everyone work retail for a time.
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Originally Posted by big john
While we're at it, let's make everyone work retail for a time.
and wait tables.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Guess I'm the only globalist here.

World Bicycle Day
I knew that from a Facebook touring group I am a member of.
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Still no power. I may have to fire up the generator so the food in the fridge and freezer does not spoil.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
We have a very similar one here, though I didn't take the full shot that everyone did.

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Originally Posted by BillyD
Iím getting just the most northern edge of that system, amounting to just sprinkles.
Three people were killed by falling trees in the neighboring county.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
wut

The only thing I get on rides is yelled at.
And wet. I get wet, too, sometimes.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Still no power. I may have to fire up the generator so the food in the fridge and freezer does not spoil.
Auto-start: I only know when I’ve lost power when my neighbor complains about my gen set making too much noise.





disclaimer: I hear it, too. The darn thing is loud!
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Auto-start: I only know when Iíve lost power when my neighbor complains about my gen set making too much noise.





disclaimer: I hear it, too. The darn thing is loud!
This is a decent generator but a hand me down from my dad when they got an in-Line natural gas backup generator. Itís a solid unit but pull start. I did not bother with the hassle of running it last night but still no power so itís running now. I had to show daughter #2 how to add gasoline since I am off to work soon and I have no idea how quickly this thing goes through gas.
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This is a decent generator but a hand me down from my dad when they got an in-Line natural gas backup generator. Itís a solid unit but pull start. I did not bother with the hassle of running it last night but still no power so itís running now. I had to show daughter #2 how to add gasoline since I am off to work soon and I have no idea how quickly this thing goes through gas.
Here she is. I donít know much about generators but would guess itís tiagra or 105 level.
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Originally Posted by datlas
This is a decent generator but a hand me down from my dad when they got an in-Line natural gas backup generator. Itís a solid unit but pull start. I did not bother with the hassle of running it last night but still no power so itís running now. I had to show daughter #2 how to add gasoline since I am off to work soon and I have no idea how quickly this thing goes through gas.
I had one that I had to manually start and plug in to the house, throw the transfer switch, etc. at my last house. After starting that thing in the snow and rain in the middle of the night and then buying gasoline, I decided to go all in at my new house. Works great but we never seem to lose power here.Still, a flooded basement or spoiled meat in a fridge is no fun at all and I've had both of those before.
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Here she is. I don’t know much about generators but would guess it’s tiagra or 105 level.
Mine at my old house was slightly bigger, 5500 watts. It ran the sump pump, furnace, fridge, and our command center which was the kitchen with lights, tv, etc. and even quick microwave usage. The worst was keeping enough gas around for prolonged usage.
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Mine at my old house was slightly bigger, 5500 watts. It ran the sump pump, furnace, fridge, and our command center which was the kitchen with lights, tv, etc. and even quick microwave usage. The worst was keeping enough gas around for prolonged usage.
We got an electrician to wire several critical circuits so I just start generator, plug in heavy duty cable, and throw a few switches. My hope is we get regular power back soon but there are a lot of outages so it may be awhile.
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Power company website states expect restoration by June 6th 11PM. That’s a long time to wait.
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Power company website states expect restoration by June 6th 11PM. Thatís a long time to wait.
Wow!
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