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Old 03-29-23, 02:03 PM
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Black bears in the Tahoe area are very smart. If you have food somewhere, they will get to it.

We had both doors ripped off of our Prius by a bear, because it smelled something yummy in the car. I woke up in bed in Markleeville to a momma bear tearing off the screen window next to my bed. I yelled, "No, bad bear, go away!". She left, then later came back to break into the motel's refrigerator.

Then there was the bear that went into the CHP station at Donner Pass:

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Originally Posted by phrantic09
I wish that was my concern. I fly to Pitt Sunday evening
Well what is your concern?

In AUS. It continues to be terrible.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Well what is your concern?

In AUS. It continues to be terrible.
Crashing.

ALB is pretty sucky- pre check is closed like half of the time
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I saw a Jason and the Argonauts movie at a matinee as a youngin.
Speaking of olde movies, I watched this '70s-ish disaster film the other night. Multiple laughs were had.

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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Did you know that 9mm is not usually enough to stop a bear?
I have no desire to stop one.
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I'm flying Tuesday, but have no fear at all.

If BAM were piloting, I might have some.
In that case, request the autopilot.
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Now, even if I had the opportunity to play, it wouldn't be great due to my joints.
Well stop smoking that stuff, dude.
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
Black bears in the Tahoe area are very smart. If you have food somewhere, they will get to it.

We had both doors ripped off of our Prius by a bear, because it smelled something yummy in the car. I woke up in bed in Markleeville to a momma bear tearing off the screen window next to my bed. I yelled, "No, bad bear, go away!". She left, then later came back to break into the motel's refrigerator.

Then there was the bear that went into the CHP station at Donner Pass:

Donner Pass Bear
Smart, strong, fearless, and relentless. Just what you want in an apex predator, unless you're below the apex.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Stair lift being installed tomorrow. I have an in for an aide that I will probably use for a couple of hours/day a dew days/
week for things like laundry and dishes. Insurance should cover PT and/or OT at home.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Crashing.

ALB is pretty sucky- pre check is closed like half of the time
My memory is it takes like 10 minutes to get through security anyway. From walking in the door.

In other news, SWA remains terrible. They had the best direct option, but man are they terrible.

Also, AUS has a Gate Infinity.
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
That beast was my only ride for a few years. I did my 200-vertical-miles year on it, which included the Everest Challenge.
I had a few buddies that did that event. Based on my relationship with climbing at the time, It was a very quick "nope" for me. Those guys typically felt that way about crits, which were my favored domain.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Crashing.

ALB is pretty sucky- pre check is closed like half of the time

What are you flying on that you fear crashing? Even drug cartel pilots are pretty good and planes are well maintained.


Seems irrational unless you meant crashing while driving to the airport.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
My memory is it takes like 10 minutes to get through security anyway. From walking in the door.

In other news, SWA remains terrible. They had the best direct option, but man are they terrible.

Also, AUS has a Gate Infinity.

Gate Infinity?



Small airports are pretty unpredictable when it comes to security and how long it takes. Depends on how many TSA agents show up to work, and how many flights are leaving at that time.
Watertown, NY was bad. I canít remember ALB. I know I flew in there a bunch and overnighted but I canít even remember the airport. I remember the hotel.


BAH- I hope you are not leaving AUS early in the morning. The security line is a **** show in the morning.
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Wife allowed me to ride my bike a little this afternoon. My mood had soured to the point where I didnít even want my own thoughts in my head, let alone verbalize them.

Took the emonda out first. The popping noise when I make left turns seems to have come back, if it ever left. I am really not sure. Itís the front wheel, the wheel that was crashed in the race. Spokes were replaced the wheel was trued not sure what the noise could be. Made sure everything was tight.
Did some hill repeats and some sprints around the neighborhood. School rush hour so a lot of dodging soccer moms and kids walking in the middle of the road.

After 7 miles I swapped to the 5200z. I recently pulled the superteams off the other day and put a new cassette on the old wheels. Itís a sram cassette with shimano chain, shimano groupset. Manager assured me it wouldnít be a problem. Skipping was way bad. Every gear was skipping initally with pressure. (shifted fine in the stand). After about a mile it seemed like the skipping stopped but it randomly would skip under pressure. I guess iíll just take it to the shop and let them figure it out. I noticed recently when I pedal it sounds like my rear brake is rubbing but the noise is coming from the pulleys. The brake is not rubbing.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Wife allowed me to ride my bike a little this afternoon. My mood had soured to the point where I didnít even want my own thoughts in my head, let alone verbalize them.

Took the emonda out first. The popping noise when I make left turns seems to have come back, if it ever left. I am really not sure. Itís the front wheel, the wheel that was crashed in the race. Spokes were replaced the wheel was trued not sure what the noise could be. Made sure everything was tight.
Did some hill repeats and some sprints around the neighborhood. School rush hour so a lot of dodging soccer moms and kids walking in the middle of the road.

After 7 miles I swapped to the 5200z. I recently pulled the superteams off the other day and put a new cassette on the old wheels. Itís a sram cassette with shimano chain, shimano groupset. Manager assured me it wouldnít be a problem. Skipping was way bad. Every gear was skipping initally with pressure. (shifted fine in the stand). After about a mile it seemed like the skipping stopped but it randomly would skip under pressure. I guess iíll just take it to the shop and let them figure it out. I noticed recently when I pedal it sounds like my rear brake is rubbing but the noise is coming from the pulleys. The brake is not rubbing.
The popping noise might be something with the cables bumping into each other. Does it only happen when you're riding, or also when you're stopped.

Shifting issue might just need an adjustment of cable tension and limit screw settings, and possibly a check of the derailleur hanger alignment.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
The popping noise might be something with the cables bumping into each other. Does it only happen when you're riding, or also when you're stopped.

Shifting issue might just need an adjustment of cable tension and limit screw settings, and possibly a check of the derailleur hanger alignment.

Only when moving, and turning left. As far as the shifting, Iíll let the shop figure it out.

Something interesting I noticed, how much slower the 5200 was today while in the saddle compared to the emonda. Could the aero wheels on the emonda really make that much of a difference? The 5200 is significantly lighter. It did accelerate well out of the saddle. Saddle height and position is still an issue. Should never had messed with it.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Stair lift being installed tomorrow.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
What are you flying on that you fear crashing? Even drug cartel pilots are pretty good and planes are well maintained.


Seems irrational unless you meant crashing while driving to the airport.
I know itís irrational, thatís what makes it annoying
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
What are you flying on that you fear crashing? Even drug cartel pilots are pretty good and planes are well maintained.


Seems irrational unless you meant crashing while driving to the airport.
Have the bugs been beaten out of the 737 Max 9? Because I'm trying to decide whether to fly at a less convenient time to avoid being on one.
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Who's covering the chair lift?
Me. Medicare doesnít even cover them. Iím renting for $105/month, but installation and removal arenít cheap.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Have the bugs been beaten out of the 737 Max 9? Because I'm trying to decide whether to fly at a less convenient time to avoid being on one.

Yes. At this point itís prolly the safest plane in the air. I fly them multiple times every trip. They fly really well, not concerned at all.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Me. Medicare doesnít even cover them. Iím renting for $105/month, but installation and removal arenít cheap.
My hope is you wonít need them for long. How is the prognosis??
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Is that a T 700? If so, do you know the year? I had a 1998 in green with Coda cranks. Rode that thing across the country, among other places. Think I paid around $800 for it because I bought it at the end of the year. IIRC, the 1999 model came with brifters. I wanted bar ends.
Dunno how I missed this post. Yep, T700. Not sure of year yet. 1998 catalog says Sun rims but mine's got Ritchey rims. All the other components seem to match the '98 catalog. Catalog says it came in Kiwi Green and Iris blue. Gonna have a peak at the earlier years now.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
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Originally Posted by Eric F
I had a few buddies that did that event. Based on my relationship with climbing at the time, It was a very quick "nope" for me. Those guys typically felt that way about crits, which were my favored domain.
Good choice, Everest Challenge probably wouldn't have been fun for a crit specialist. It was a series of long tempo climbs, separated by short ripping descents.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Dunno how I missed this post. Yep, T700. Not sure of year yet. 1998 catalog says Sun rims but mine's got Ritchey rims. All the other components seem to match the '98 catalog. Catalog says it came in Kiwi Green and Iris blue. Gonna have a peak at the earlier years now.
Looks like it's a '94. Rear derailleur date code is November 1993. The colour is Cobalt Blue Metallic with Blue Pearl Hyper Highlight.

Mine has Coda cranks even thought the catalog specs STX-RC.
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