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Old 03-04-23, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I said that out loud and the dude was a bit taken aback.
might have been a poser.
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Tucson snowman report: poor little guy.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
No
Is it because you don't own 12 bikes? Cuz some quality time on CL and FBMP will get you there in no time!
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Downloading Strade Bianche Donne ATM, so no spoilers!
Possibly the most unnecessary thing you've ever posted.
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Dang, shoulda went to NorCal for the gravel race today.

If there's one thing better than gravel, it's gravel and snow!!!

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Tucson snowman report: poor little guy.

Sad
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Dang, shoulda went to NorCal for the gravel race today.

If there's one thing better than gravel, it's gravel and snow!!!

Gravel in the snow is a fat bike race. Maybe.

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World's worst clock?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mengenlehreuhr
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
I spend less that 2 hours a week in mine. But it's paid for. Does that disqualify me? I need to get one of those solar topper uppers for the battery, because we use it so little.
we vary from 0 minutes in a typical week up to maybe 2 hours if there's a weekend beach outing or something similar. i can't imagine it ever being more than 2 hours except for a road trip to LA.

the last time this was studied specifically in terms of time, the answer was that the average american spent 540 hours a year in their car, so 10 hours a week. interestingly that only averages 26mph (14,263 miles per year). i bet there's a few people here whose AVERAGE bike speed is approaching that!
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Possibly the most unnecessary thing you've ever posted.
incorrect.
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Old 03-04-23, 10:09 PM
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Originally Posted by thin_concrete
Ugh - it would suck to lose our snowblower. Hopefully the light use this year means added longevity.
It was no big deal, I had a replacement already.

Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Well, that's why it's there.
Yes, yes it is. I only mentioned it to emphasize how heavy and wet the snow was.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
That's about what my front looked like by the time I was done.
Stuff was heavy. Just had to take my time -- no snowblower. The only upside was that the snow was soft; wasn't frozen -- which is what we usually get around here.
That said, my back says I'm getting too old for these winters.
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Originally Posted by gnome
incorrect.
You're right, it's the snow updates.
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Old 03-05-23, 04:48 AM
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Originally Posted by BillyD
I got about 6 or 7, wet, really heavy stuff. Broke a pin in my snowblower auger.
The Ariens got bogged down a couple of times. The snow was too wet and was compacting inside the auger.

We got to the audition in time. She scored a 27/28, missed one note on one of her scales. The adjudicator wrote some very nice notes to her about her ability.

Wife and I did some snowshoeing at Saratoga State Park in the afternoon, was fresh snow and a decent amount of work.
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Our snowblower is as sad as the Tucson snowman. Zero use this season so far.
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New stem is sweet. I was worried it was going to be super aggressive and uncomfortable.

Only took me about 2 mins to get used to it. Didn’t mind my nose dragging my front wheel at all. Might get one for the emonda.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Our snowblower is as sad as the Tucson snowman. Zero use this season so far.
Same.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Our snowblower is as sad as the Tucson snowman. Zero use this season so far.
I used mine once and I could have used a shovel just as easily.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
It was no big deal, I had a replacement already.


Yes, yes it is. I only mentioned it to emphasize how heavy and wet the snow was.
So we're in agreement.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
You're right, it's the snow updates.
Light flurries this morning.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Same.
You have a snow blower?
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Originally Posted by rjones28
You have a snow blower?
No snowblower use, mine or otherwise.
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Discuss.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol

no.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
How can I trust these guys? The still use Skype.
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