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Old 12-04-20, 08:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Truth.

I hate how they will cross our bow dragging a tuber/skier/idiot while we are closing on them fast with spin up and double handed. Then the skier/tuber/idiot decides to drop the rope or falls off. Can't fix stupid.
Here, pleasure fishermen like to cross you towing planer boards and yell stuff like "Engaged in fishing" when you break their lines. Tubers and skiers are an anchorage annoyance.

OTOH, I should say I’ve had a fisherman actually pull up his anchor and move as we approached on a windward layline in a race.

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Old 12-04-20, 09:06 AM
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Originally Posted by genejockey
As long as you don't walk, drive, or ride. To get there!
Good thing I had that transporter beam installed last week.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Who else is ready for summer? Winter is stupid.
Winter hasn't really started here. Sad.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I may have heard that. But, it's hunting season. I probably thought it was a hunter.

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Originally Posted by rjones28
I may have heard that. But, it's hunting season. I probably thought it was a hunter.
Reminds me: one of the dumb things about Ohio last weekend was all the gunfire they have going around there.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Reminds me: one of the dumb things about Ohio last weekend was all the gunfire they have going around there.
No hunters in Tennessee?
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Who else is ready for summer? Winter is stupid.
I'm done with winter already.
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My smart trainer dilemma was made easier by discovering that I had in fact received the final distribution check from Dad's estate. It wasn't a ton of money, but it was enough. So, I bought a Wahoo Kickr Snap.

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Originally Posted by rjones28
No hunters in Tennessee?
One of my best friends was a hunter from Tennesee. But he didn't use a gun.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
My smart trainer dilemma was made easier by discovering that I had in fact received the final distribution check from Dad's estate. It wasn't a ton of money, but it was enough. So, I bought a Wahoo Kickr Snap.

Thanks, Dad!
Kudos. I expect you will be pleased.

One tip: initially the clamping force is quite strong and stable (surprisingly strong TBH), but if you leave your bike clamped in for weeks/months, it may get weaker. So unclamp your bike when not in use.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Kudos. I expect you will be pleased.

One tip: initially the clamping force is quite strong and stable (surprisingly strong TBH), but if you leave your bike clamped in for weeks/months, it may get weaker. So unclamp your bike when not in use.
My current dumb trainer has a screw clamp that has to be manually tightened and loosened all the way to get the bike in and out, which encourages me to leave it set up since it's a pain to re-do. But the lever thingie in the Snap would seem to make this about 5 seconds work, so setting up/taking down should be a ............. Snap!

Anything that makes the setup/takedown faster makes it more likely to happen.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
No hunters in Tennessee?
Yes, but you have to go out a ways from civilization to hear them. My sister has subdivisions a mile or two away (hardly in the boonies) and there were people shooting away at 10 a.m.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Should be the last one for a couple months, I hope. From what I understand, they’re given in a 3 injection series and this will be my 6th, last one in the second series.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I was sitting in the cockpit the other day at Regan National, and I was facing some bridge that over looked the excluded area that we park at. I have never seen so many people on bikes in one place, and they were not riding as a group. 100 cyclist could have easily gone by in the 45 mins that I sat there.
Really? In Central Pk 100 riders will pass by in 15 minutes . . . 10 mins on the weekends.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
My current dumb trainer has a screw clamp that has to be manually tightened and loosened all the way to get the bike in and out, which encourages me to leave it set up since it's a pain to re-do. But the lever thingie in the Snap would seem to make this about 5 seconds work, so setting up/taking down should be a ............. Snap!

Anything that makes the setup/takedown faster makes it more likely to happen.
Yeah it takes 2 seconds, it's essentially a jumbo QR lever. Easy peasy.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
I was up, but shockingly this is not the first thing I do in the morning. First is always coffee.
Goes without saying. I will, however, take the dog out to relieve herself right away, otherwise she will whine me to death. But that takes 5 mins and then I fix my coffee before she gets fed.

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And, sometimes second and third.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Who else is ready for summer? Winter is stupid.
Incorrect.
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Originally Posted by datlas
but latest forecast says rain gone by 8:30 so we may actually go out and ride.
Really? I didn't hear that this morning. Last night they were making it sound like Saturday was going to be a soaker. That's good news for my food shopping plans. I was worried about having to pick up stuff tonight for Saturday.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Really? I didn't hear that this morning. Last night they were making it sound like Saturday was going to be a soaker. That's good news for my food shopping plans. I was worried about having to pick up stuff tonight for Saturday.
You are East of here so for you, rain may linger into late morning but afternoon should be dry. It will be cold and windy.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Goes without saying. I will, however, take the dog out to relieve herself right away, otherwise she will whine me to death. But that takes 5 mins and then I fix my coffee before she gets fed.


I relegate that task to my wife. ​​​​​​​
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Who else is ready for summer? Winter is stupid.
I’ve been enjoying the cold weather. It’s nice to not sweat out half of my body weight when I go ride.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Really? In Central Pk 100 riders will pass by in 15 minutes . . . 10 mins on the weekends.

never been to central park
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I relegate that task to my wife.
Our yard is completely enclosed - a requirement when you own a Greyhound - so it's just a question of opening the door.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Our yard is completely enclosed - a requirement when you own a Greyhound - so it's just a question of opening the door.
Ours is as well. But, we have a little 9 lb. princess dog that won't go out without someone going out with her. Since it is my wife's dog, she gets all of that joy when it's cold and raining.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I'm done with winter already.
Me, a month ago.
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