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Old 03-01-23, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Doubt it. How big is your room?

Have not been following. Anything good happening?
Oh, 12x18 or so.

The have posted some good video on YouTube.
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Old 03-01-23, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Palindrome, like, "Madam, I'm Adam", or "Bob".
Ever seen a Palindrometer?
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
3/23/23 would be my dad's 100th. He made it to 92. One of those numbers that's the same backward and forward. What's that called?
My sister shares his b-day. She's a little younger, though (61 this year).
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One good thing about cleaning the garage enough to get the van in it is that the chore allowed time for introspection during which I decided to do the right thing and go get fresh hardware for the trailer hitch...

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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
3/23/23 would be my dad's 100th. He made it to 92. One of those numbers that's the same backward and forward. What's that called?
Palindrome. But this doesn't count because you removed digits.
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Originally Posted by mschwett
just got back from a quick 32, a bit cool but really not bad except for the hateful wind. can’t complain compare to the rain!
I managed to get 34 miles. Much nicer than yesterday, no need for a jacket. I avoided the worst of the wind by exploring the foothill back roads of Los Altos/Cupertino/Saratoga. The road up to Fremont Older Preserve has a 23% section. That was a surprise.

Well what do you know, I got a 3rd place on one of those little bumps. It must have been the tailwind.


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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Product review:

Spotify free streaming service. Initial thoughts are negative. The user experience suffers from too many commercials and interruptions. I doubt I'll continue much longer. If they think I'll just decide to buy the premium subscription they aren't going about it the right way. It's too much of a turn off for me to crave the music enough to go premium. Unless it's a dollar/month. They certainly aren't paying the artists much.
I wonder how it would work with an ad blocker. I have triple strength ad blocking, with adblock, Brave browser and another extension. I get zero ads anywhere, anywhen.. I get the occasional spam email though. and today I discovered an app on my chromebook that I didn't download. That's a first
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Peer to peer did not go so well. I have to jump through another hoop. They want me to get a bone density scan. March 8th surgery canceled and will reschedule later. Probably mid April to allow enough time for more BS. Why wasn't a bone density scan mentioned by the insurance company before? I'm skeptical.
Rat bastiges
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
I wonder how it would work with an ad blocker. I have triple strength ad blocking, with adblock, Brave browser and another extension. I get zero ads anywhere, anywhen.. I get the occasional spam email though. and today I discovered an app on my chromebook that I didn't download. That's a first
It works for webpages and a lot of apps, but not streaming services, at least in my experience.
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more fake miles today. life fitness bikes suck.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
There are always a few road kill skunks on my country road routes. Can make for a very unpleasant mile or so until the stink dissipates.
Low hanging fruit
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
To the extent we have MUPs (not much to speak of), we certainly don't have lines on them. It's a free-for-all!
Reminds me of this.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Oh, 12x18 or so.

The have posted some good video on YouTube.
Our 77” is in a 22X20 room, and my wife wants bigger. Lol. Our 85” is in a smaller room.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Reminds me of this.
Don't you have a bone density scan to prepare for?

I had one once. I went to the breast center.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Don't you have a bone density scan to prepare for?

I had one once. I went to the breast center.
You're not a fan of Uncle Ted?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I went to the breast center.
Sounds like my kind of place!
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Nibali getting dirty in Analucia



They're posting stage recaps on Youtubes

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Nice.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Nice.
Nice indeed!

Have you started getting into C&V lawn mowers yet?

Here's a nice one from the 1940s, called the Sensation, what a name for a mower!

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Despite what the livery may suggest, I doubt this bike is one I'd choose for climbing rides.

(I like how the tape measure is sitting right there yet the frame size is not mentioned in the ad )

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Originally Posted by bampilot06
HA! mojo said a funny.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Have you started getting into C&V lawn mowers yet?
No, I have not.

On the plus side, some grass has started grow here. It doesn't know that it's still winter.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Sounds like my kind of place!
No moob pics, please.
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Hey MoAlpha did you get your baby bike bolts unstuck???
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
I was specifically referring to hydro brake systems. I heard SRAM was a major pain to bleed.
Not really, I use a syringe top and bottom. The trick is to go slow, let things settle. Pump it back and forth a few times. Slowly. Once there's no more bubbles, close it up.
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