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I don't have any interesting stories about camping, but I could talk at length about this.
Pulled the lawn mower out of hibernation today. Shouldn't need a snow shovel again until November.
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I saw these today.


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Well, I learned a thing today. Since getting the PM for the Domane, I could not get power data on my Garmin. I had a power sensor connected, but whatever I did the thing would not calibrate or report ride data. Then, had a “Duh, dumbass” moment when I found that the Garmin in the garage was pairing with the PM on the Kickr upstairs in the room over the garage. Unplugged that, paired the Stages, and away we go.
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Haven't been tent camping in over 20 years. This was our setup for our last trip.

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Just read - well, skimmed, really - Sheldon Brown's article on building wheels. Seems complicated. Maybe too complicated (says the man who successfully disassembled, cleaned, rebuilt, lubricated, and regulated several self-winding, day/date watches). I think maybe I should get comfortable truing wheels first before trying to build them, esp. since truing is part of the process.
At first, then it gets easier, like anything else.
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Pulled the lawn mower out of hibernation today. Shouldn't need a snow shovel again until November.
BITD when I lived in the lake effect NE Ohio snow belt, we frequently had 3 foot snow events in late April. They would melt quickly but still a PITA. I hope your supposition proves correct.
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Haven't been tent camping in over 20 years. This was our setup for our last trip.

that's not Benson - Sherlock Holmes
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that's not Benson - Sherlock Holmes
Correct. That's Max.
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Brood X is going to be nuts here. Their little holes are everywhere.


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To me, camping always sounds like more fun than it actually turns out to be. "Sleep under the stars! Enjoy the quiet of the wild!" Yeah, and wake up in the middle of the night having to pee, in the freezing cold, while what sounds like a bear but is actually a squirrel rummages through the leaves all around your tent. Wake up to no coffee, like that time Mrs. GeneJockey and I went camping with her class, back when she was a teacher - it was late May in NorCal, so nobody expected it to rain, and so nobody closed up the camp stoves overnight.
Whenever I camped, I had roughly the same pattern: got through the first day on nothing but elation. Discontent at the lack of creature comforts would grow over the next couple of days, reaching its zenith on day 3 or so. After that, I'd settle in and really, really enjoy it, completely forgetting about whatever was going on "in real life." I never really looked forward to going home, but on the last day, I'd start thinking about it, "well, a hot shower would be awesome... and FOOD." My friends and I would go camping every year, and the first day back in civilization was always an act of overindulgence.
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Brood X is going to be nuts here. Their little holes are everywhere.


It’s gonna be a noisy June.
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The kids and I were involved in a program that involved a half dozen or more camping weekends every school year. We’d go the entire 3 days without bathing, and would come home smelling of smoke, fish, sweat, and everything else. My wife would meet us at the door, and make us leave all our clothes in the laundry room before we went any further in the house.
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Had a lousy ride today. Got accused of halfweeling the "ride leader " today. We've always ridden next to each other. In a 2 up scenario. Today he says I've been half wheeling him since we left the parking lot. (4 miles or so) And he is "supposed to be in front of me". Now, If this is a rule , I've never heard of it before.and I've been riding with this guy for a long time.
"This is a recovery ride and if you don't like it you can go ride somewhere else". I literally was shocked. I've been riding with this guy for years. Normally I would have told him to intercourse himself. This is the guy I camp with on longer trips. The guy I room with on our annual trips to Kentucky. I thought maybe I'm over reacting, so I held my tongue. It didn't get any better. He went on for a bit more.
For someone to accuse me of half wheeling, they might as well of called me a piece of shi$.
later in the ride one of the other guys pipes up with a "when I was riding with these pro's down in Florida and I effed up....." like I just had a life lesson or something. It was absolutely surreal.
It was everything I could do to keep riding with them.
This isn't the first incident that he's been like this however it is the worst.

Lately it's like I can't put a foot right. I'm going about my business like normal, all of a sudden I'm the outsider.
I don't think I've changed or am doing things different.
I just don't get it.
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Had a lousy ride today. Got accused of halfweeling the "ride leader " today. We've always ridden next to each other. In a 2 up scenario. Today he says I've been half wheeling him since we left the parking lot. (4 miles or so) And he is "supposed to be in front of me". Now, If this is a rule , I've never heard of it before.and I've been riding with this guy for a long time.
"This is a recovery ride and if you don't like it you can go ride somewhere else". I literally was shocked. I've been riding with this guy for years. Normally I would have told him to intercourse himself. This is the guy I camp with on longer trips. The guy I room with on our annual trips to Kentucky. I thought maybe I'm over reacting, so I held my tongue. It didn't get any better. He went on for a bit more.
For someone to accuse me of half wheeling, they might as well of called me a piece of shi$.
later in the ride one of the other guys pipes up with a "when I was riding with these pro's down in Florida and I effed up....." like I just had a life lesson or something. It was absolutely surreal.
It was everything I could do to keep riding with them.
This isn't the first incident that he's been like this however it is the worst.

Lately it's like I can't put a foot right. I'm going about my business like normal, all of a sudden I'm the outsider.
I don't think I've changed or am doing things different.
I just don't get it.
People are weird and they keep getting weirder.
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Weather forecast for tomorrow is a high of 74F, a full 30 degrees colder than yesterday. 68 on Wednesday. Riding weather, if I survive the second injection.
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Brood X is going to be nuts here. Their little holes are everywhere.


Birds? Today when I was in the hills there was a mockingbird and he started doing a quail call.
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Had a lousy ride today. Got accused of halfweeling the "ride leader " today. We've always ridden next to each other. In a 2 up scenario. Today he says I've been half wheeling him since we left the parking lot. (4 miles or so) And he is "supposed to be in front of me". Now, If this is a rule , I've never heard of it before.and I've been riding with this guy for a long time.
"This is a recovery ride and if you don't like it you can go ride somewhere else". I literally was shocked. I've been riding with this guy for years. Normally I would have told him to intercourse himself. This is the guy I camp with on longer trips. The guy I room with on our annual trips to Kentucky. I thought maybe I'm over reacting, so I held my tongue. It didn't get any better. He went on for a bit more.
For someone to accuse me of half wheeling, they might as well of called me a piece of shi$.
later in the ride one of the other guys pipes up with a "when I was riding with these pro's down in Florida and I effed up....." like I just had a life lesson or something. It was absolutely surreal.
It was everything I could do to keep riding with them.
This isn't the first incident that he's been like this however it is the worst.

Lately it's like I can't put a foot right. I'm going about my business like normal, all of a sudden I'm the outsider.
I don't think I've changed or am doing things different.
I just don't get it.
That dude needs to get over himself. What a dick thing to say. If he didn't like the way you were riding he could have been a lot cooler about it.
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Birds? Today when I was in the hills there was a mockingbird and he started doing a quail call.
Periodical Cicadas. Big 17 year brood coming to the NE.
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Sorry about bringing Cycling into the group but that was really bothering me. Thanks for listening guys.
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Pulled the lawn mower out of hibernation today. Shouldn't need a snow shovel again until November.
We have snow forecast for tomorrow. We rarely need a shovel for April snows, thankfully.
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Well, I learned a thing today. Since getting the PM for the Domane, I could not get power data on my Garmin. I had a power sensor connected, but whatever I did the thing would not calibrate or report ride data. Then, had a “Duh, dumbass” moment when I found that the Garmin in the garage was pairing with the PM on the Kickr upstairs in the room over the garage. Unplugged that, paired the Stages, and away we go.
Yep. Kickrs must have pretty good range. I have to keep mine unplugged when not in use because it interferes with stuff. It's the same in reverse. I have to put my phone in airplane mode when using the Kickr.
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Had a lousy ride today. Got accused of halfweeling the "ride leader " today. We've always ridden next to each other. In a 2 up scenario. Today he says I've been half wheeling him since we left the parking lot. (4 miles or so) And he is "supposed to be in front of me". Now, If this is a rule , I've never heard of it before.and I've been riding with this guy for a long time.
"This is a recovery ride and if you don't like it you can go ride somewhere else". I literally was shocked. I've been riding with this guy for years. Normally I would have told him to intercourse himself. This is the guy I camp with on longer trips. The guy I room with on our annual trips to Kentucky. I thought maybe I'm over reacting, so I held my tongue. It didn't get any better. He went on for a bit more.
For someone to accuse me of half wheeling, they might as well of called me a piece of shi$.
later in the ride one of the other guys pipes up with a "when I was riding with these pro's down in Florida and I effed up....." like I just had a life lesson or something. It was absolutely surreal.
It was everything I could do to keep riding with them.
This isn't the first incident that he's been like this however it is the worst.

Lately it's like I can't put a foot right. I'm going about my business like normal, all of a sudden I'm the outsider.
I don't think I've changed or am doing things different.
I just don't get it.
Wow, I thought hack-level cycling was supposed to be fun. I get yelled at occasionally by our main honcho for stupid stuff, but no one else takes it up and there's been no unfriendliness or suggestion I don't belong. That kind of treatment would make me feel terrible.
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Had a lousy ride today. Got accused of halfweeling the "ride leader " today. We've always ridden next to each other. In a 2 up scenario. Today he says I've been half wheeling him since we left the parking lot. (4 miles or so) And he is "supposed to be in front of me". Now, If this is a rule , I've never heard of it before.and I've been riding with this guy for a long time.
"This is a recovery ride and if you don't like it you can go ride somewhere else". I literally was shocked. I've been riding with this guy for years. Normally I would have told him to intercourse himself. This is the guy I camp with on longer trips. The guy I room with on our annual trips to Kentucky. I thought maybe I'm over reacting, so I held my tongue. It didn't get any better. He went on for a bit more.
For someone to accuse me of half wheeling, they might as well of called me a piece of shi$.
later in the ride one of the other guys pipes up with a "when I was riding with these pro's down in Florida and I effed up....." like I just had a life lesson or something. It was absolutely surreal.
It was everything I could do to keep riding with them.
This isn't the first incident that he's been like this however it is the worst.

Lately it's like I can't put a foot right. I'm going about my business like normal, all of a sudden I'm the outsider.
I don't think I've changed or am doing things different.
I just don't get it.
Well, I learned something today. Had to google "half wheeling." I've been doing group rides for a long time, and never had heard that one.

I've had that happen, where someone - a friend, even - just goes off like that, out-of-the-blue. You never know what's going on with a person, under the surface -- could be emotional, or it could even be physiological: I worked with a guy who would get volatile like that, and it turned out that he was an undiagnosed diabetic.
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We have snow forecast for tomorrow. We rarely need a shovel for April snows, thankfully.
Oh we're still getting frost overnight, from time-to-time. And it has snowed on Mother's Day before, but the yard was getting shaggy.
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Well, I learned something today. Had to google "half wheeling." I've been doing group rides for a long time, and never had heard that one.

I've had that happen, where someone - a friend, even - just goes off like that, out-of-the-blue. You never know what's going on with a person, under the surface -- could be emotional, or it could even be physiological: I worked with a guy who would get volatile like that, and it turned out that he was an undiagnosed diabetic.
I haven't heard the expression much since my competitive days, but it is annoying. I've had arguments with people who think it means lapping wheels from behind. I ride with a younger, stronger, guy occasionally, who does it habitually. Sometimes I want to kill him.
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