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Old 12-01-20, 09:37 PM
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Because climbing into a cold headwind sucks?
Can confirm.
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And here I thought you Everested a few times a week.

You confused that with Rested. Common mistake, don’t beat yourself up.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Meanwhile, we're starting our second month without a furnace.
You got firewood?
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That would play right into all my childhood insecurities. What a dickhead.

Not the pizza guy.
No, the pizza guy is my friend. The dickhead guy wasn't there today. I don't know what his problem is, we've never had conflict except I guess I've been slow on rides when he is wanting to hammer. I actually thought he had a good time Saturday. He sat and ate with us instead of his usual pacing. I like to avoid rides when he is there partly because he flips off car drivers.

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You got firewood?
i got electric heaters.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
No, the pizza guy is my friend. The dickhead guy wasn't there today. I don't know what his problem is, we've never had conflict except I guess I've been slow on rides when he is wanting to hammer. I actually thought he had a good time Saturday. He sat and ate with us instead of his usual pacing. I like to avoid rides when he is there partly because he flips off car drivers.
Joking about the pizza. I am so grateful to have found a group that’s generally faster than I yet 100% inclusive and willing to tolerate me. It has done great things for my strength and fitness very late in life and they’ll have to wait less next season.
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It’s cold and windy. Still gonna ride.
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It’s cold and windy. Still gonna ride.
Go for it, Doug! #HardMan

No riding here. Full “off the bike” day. I’ve got a 9 AM appointment with my LBS to fine tune the Di2 synchro shift on one of my machines, an 11 AM appointment with a turf guy for lawn repair project, a 1 PM battery of tests at the cancer center followed by 2:30 doc talk and 3:30 injection. Whew! Busy day.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Go for it, Doug! #HardMan

No riding here. Full “off the bike” day. I’ve got a 9 AM appointment with my LBS to fine tune the Di2 synchro shift on one of my machines, an 11 AM appointment with a turf guy for lawn repair project, a 1 PM battery of tests at the cancer center followed by 2:30 doc talk and 3:30 injection. Whew! Busy day.
Off for me too - cleaners are coming which messes up the morning, and it's cold. And I'm still a little off from yesterday's horrible sleep.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Go for it, Doug! #HardMan

No riding here. Full “off the bike” day. I’ve got a 9 AM appointment with my LBS to fine tune the Di2 synchro shift on one of my machines, an 11 AM appointment with a turf guy for lawn repair project, a 1 PM battery of tests at the cancer center followed by 2:30 doc talk and 3:30 injection. Whew! Busy day.
I try like hell to avoid scheduling all that stuff for one day.

Plus, you have no time slotted for putzing around with us.
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I try like hell to avoid scheduling all that stuff for one day.

Plus, you have no time slotted for putzing around with us.
What are we, chopped liver?
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Old 12-02-20, 07:11 AM
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Meanwhile, we're starting our second month without a furnace.
Dang. It's not like you hit 0 F (real money) there, but that still sucks.

In other news, we had some flow from the line, so we were able to shower and stuff. Mrs. LAJ showered while I was in the garage lifting weights, so I was second in line and got to take a Navy shower. Today I stood there until I ran out of hot water, and it was divine.
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Old 12-02-20, 07:16 AM
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Joking about the pizza. I am so grateful to have found a group that’s generally faster than I yet 100% inclusive and willing to tolerate me. It has done great things for my strength and fitness very late in life and they’ll have to wait less next season.
Same here. My group can leave me in the dust, but don't. There are times when I have to really work to keep up, and sometimes I drop before they are done, but they keep calling for me to come out. And I am 10 - 20 years older than the others.
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Old 12-02-20, 07:19 AM
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Dang. It's not like you hit 0 F (real money) there, but that still sucks.

In other news, we had some flow from the line, so we were able to shower and stuff. Mrs. LAJ showered while I was in the garage lifting weights, so I was second in line and got to take a Navy shower. Today I stood there until I ran out of hot water, and it was divine.
Go tankless. Never run out of hot water again.
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Old 12-02-20, 07:39 AM
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Chilly morning, but it's supposed to be sunny and get above freezing. Got a new audiobook, so I'm entertaining the thought of listening on a ride. Part of this is the silly desire to have the earbuds on, while navigating a route on the Garmin, so that I can hear the audible turn-by-turn cues - haven't done that before.
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Old 12-02-20, 07:54 AM
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Oh, so yesterday I finally got clean, true cuts out of the router table. This after days of flatting the top, with sandpaper on a quartz slab, flattening the adapter plate and then testing and shimming the mating surfaces of the adapter plate and router base.




...and then, not ten minutes later, I got an email from Bosch support saying that they were going to send out a new table top and adapter plate for me.

I don't really have any expectation that the replacement will be dead flat, though, and there's no indication that they expect me to send back the original. And when I do move on from this table, it'll probably be good to have a factory-condition top for the buyer. Oh well.
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I try like hell to avoid scheduling all that stuff for one day.

Plus, you have no time slotted for putzing around with us.
Compiling guarantees I’ll always have time.
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Chilly morning, but it's supposed to be sunny and get above freezing. Got a new audiobook, so I'm entertaining the thought of listening on a ride. Part of this is the silly desire to have the earbuds on, while navigating a route on the Garmin, so that I can hear the audible turn-by-turn cues - haven't done that before.
I tried listening to podcasts a few times on longer solo rides, but turns out I like riding with my ears open.

I don't like having only one ear in, and I like being able to hear what's going on with my bike. Plus I miss out on the lovely noises that tires on pavement make
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I tried listening to podcasts a few times on longer solo rides, but turns out I like riding with my ears open.

I don't like having only one ear in, and I like being able to hear what's going on with my bike. Plus I miss out on the lovely noises that tires on pavement make
I've only done one or two rides while listening to something, but I can't remember if I did one ear or both... and I can't recall if it was music or a podcast/audiobook... I think that it was just a proof of concept and I recall that I didn't think that I was so insulated from my surroundings that I might get killed, so that's a win. This does make me wonder if the Varia car notifications will come through the buds, too, though...

If you like the sound of your tires on pavement now, just wait 'til you're at cruising speed with some high-zoot crabon jobbers.
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How is it different with the high-zoot crabon jobbers?
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Go tankless. Never run out of hot water again.

It was considered. When a water heater goes south, it's never at a time where we can say "Let's call a plumber and electrician and get that baby installed". It's 8 pm on a Tuesday night, and the first thing you do is drive to the Borg and get a new one, along with Sharkbite's n stuff, then figure out how you're going to get that dog in there. Plus, if I had unlimited hot water, our water bill would be north of $300.00 a month.
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I've only done one or two rides while listening to something, but I can't remember if I did one ear or both... and I can't recall if it was music or a podcast/audiobook... I think that it was just a proof of concept and I recall that I didn't think that I was so insulated from my surroundings that I might get killed, so that's a win. This does make me wonder if the Varia car notifications will come through the buds, too, though...

If you like the sound of your tires on pavement now, just wait 'til you're at cruising speed with some high-zoot crabon jobbers.
I've entertained the idea of some bone-conducting headphones for listening to podcasts, but overall I don't feel like I'm missing out. A few months ago after a 200k my mother asked me "What do you think about on those long rides?" I just replied with the first thing that came to mind which was "nothing, really". It kind of surprised me when I thought about it after the fact, I really don't think about much at all when I'm out on a bike. I get some weird little thought loops but it's not like I'm contemplating the nature of the universe or anything deep like that.

My favorite bike noise is when the Trek gets up to speed, the 38mm tires and the handlebar bag start resonating really nicely
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I can't remember for the life of me where I got my little chunk of quartz, but it was incredibly useful in a few guitar fret levelings I did, as well as when I epoxied the fingerboard on my fretless bass.


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How is it different with the high-zoot crabon jobbers?
Different kind of resonance; hard to describe.
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I've entertained the idea of some bone-conducting headphones for listening to podcasts, but overall I don't feel like I'm missing out. A few months ago after a 200k my mother asked me "What do you think about on those long rides?" I just replied with the first thing that came to mind which was "nothing, really". It kind of surprised me when I thought about it after the fact, I really don't think about much at all when I'm out on a bike. I get some weird little thought loops but it's not like I'm contemplating the nature of the universe or anything deep like that.

My favorite bike noise is when the Trek gets up to speed, the 38mm tires and the handlebar bag start resonating really nicely
I always get songs stuck in my head. Lately it's this one a lot:

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