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Old 03-31-23, 04:37 PM
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When the air is still this whole place is sweet with the aroma of orange blossom, so gonna be drinking orange beers this week:

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t2p looks like he had plenty of headroom, that's for sure.
and legroom !
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Old 03-31-23, 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
When the air is still this whole place is sweet with the aroma of orange blossom, so gonna be drinking orange beers this week:

hmmm ... might do blood orange IPA this evening
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Old 03-31-23, 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by mschwett
we just don't drive much, but my daughter enjoyed driving in it so much that i figured we'd make more time for it. but we definitely have not. i think it has something like 40k miles on it, pretty much mint except for a scratched front fender. i'd probably want to get that fixed before i sold it, which has been my excuse for not doing so....
does it sit for long periods without being run ?

if so - my guess is you would have battery issues / dead battery at times ?

might be a good idea to use non-ethanol gas if available in your area - ? - old / stale gas with ethanol can be a problem
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Originally Posted by t2p
does it sit for long periods without being run ?

if so - my guess is you would have battery issues / dead battery at times ?

might be a good idea to use non-ethanol gas if available in your area - ? - old / stale gas with ethanol can be a problem
Trickle charger. I keep my C4S on one during the winter. Maintains a healthy battery by charging the battery periodically.
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Originally Posted by t2p
does it sit for long periods without being run ?

if so - my guess is you would have battery issues / dead battery at times ?

might be a good idea to use non-ethanol gas if available in your area - ? - old / stale gas with ethanol can be a problem
yep, have had to replace the battery many times. for a while i had it on a trickle charger but the current garage spot is nowhere near an outlet, like, hundreds of feet.

i believe our gas has been 10% ethanol for maybe 20 years, hopefully no new problems in the last one or two!
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Old 03-31-23, 06:12 PM
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130 windy miles today.

I feel tired.
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today felt very springlike. after a moderately hard 50 yesterday, today i decided to do something new : an intentionally easy ride. i targeted an average of 150w instead of the usual 200-225w. it's amazing how much different 25% less is - i was literally not breathing hard at any point. heart rate under 100 99% of the time, average 88bmp. took a real camera, stopped many times to take pictures. it was actually super fun, i'm going to make a point of making every fourth or fifth ride like this from now on.

spring has sprung!!







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Originally Posted by mschwett
yep, have had to replace the battery many times. for a while i had it on a trickle charger but the current garage spot is nowhere near an outlet, like, hundreds of feet.
You can get a solar powered battery tender. I used one of those on one of our bike tour vehicles, which spent a lot of time unused in a parking lot.
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
You can get a solar powered battery tender. I used one of those on one of our bike tour vehicles, which spent a lot of time unused in a parking lot.
that's really cool. guessing it won't work in the third basement under a high rise
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Old 03-31-23, 07:00 PM
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Tonight's classic song

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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I feel good as well.

Crappy weather today though.
I've felt better, but still fine atm
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Related:
Wut

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Old 03-31-23, 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Yesterday I was at the gas station filling a gas can for mowing.

Everything seemed to be going fine, but unbeknownst to me, the gas pump nozzle latch, which I rarely use, even on the car, somehow became engaged.

I did not realize this until the can was almost full. I loosened my grip, expecting the gas to stop, and it did not stop. wut

I pulled the nozzle out of the can and it took me a couple seconds to figure out how to unlatch it, gas spewing out all along.

Had there been a spark nearby I might have been remembered by a gas station viral video.
All gasoline pumping in Mexico is full serve. It's a good idea. People barely know how to drive.....
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Ok. I have only one photo from my stay. It was taken in the hospital post-surgery. Wanna see it?
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
I've felt better, but still fine atm
good to hear - but not great material for lyrics ... Michael Stipe not thrilled
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I began the new regime today. Awoke at 3. Made and drank coffee. Cold shower. Yoga for the first time in 40 years or so, in an effort to untwist and level my pelvis. Breakfast, and then got on with the day, including a little woodworking, cleaning up the kitchen, getting a loaf of bread going. By 11 it was too hot to really be active. At the advice of my Spanish teacher, I'm listening to interviews and music in Spanish, and am improving noticeably.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Ok. I have only one photo from my stay. It was taken in the hospital post-surgery. Wanna see it?
glad to read that you are in the mend and in apparently good spirits! i have one of those post-sternotomy photos on my phone from about a decade ago, it was, er, sort of a crowd pleaser, i guess? take the recovery slow, but steady, and strong!
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Ok. I have only one photo from my stay. It was taken in the hospital post-surgery. Wanna see it?
It's hard to say without seeing it first but by then it's too late to vote
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
How you gonna clean the bugs off your windscreen if you don't lock that fuel pump open?
Usually unnecessary. If so, I wait until fueling has concluded and then devote my full attention to it.
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All gasoline pumping in Mexico is full serve.
wut
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Ok. I have only one photo from my stay. It was taken in the hospital post-surgery. Wanna see it?
Maybe.
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People here don't get it.
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Bird of paradise is getting started showing off.




I think it's starting to get crowded by this alien plant I can never remember the name of:

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Usually unnecessary. If so, I wait until fueling has concluded and then devote my full attention to it.
You're officially banned from pit crew.
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Originally Posted by mschwett
glad to read that you are in the mend and in apparently good spirits! i have one of those post-sternotomy photos on my phone from about a decade ago, it was, er, sort of a crowd pleaser, i guess? take the recovery slow, but steady, and strong!
You can clearly see the scar. I’ve got a tube up my nose and all sorts of wires and tubes coming off my body. Plus, I hadn’t shaved in over two weeks.

Talked to one of the couples who found me. Gave them a healthy gift card to a really nice restaurant in town. The husband said I was talking to the EMTs. I’m guessing that the memory I have of being given Narcan is real and not imagined.

Tine to finish my first beer of 2023 and hit the sack. Verizon coming tomorrow as early as 8 am.
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130 windy miles today.

I feel tired.
I sure hope so. How much climbing?
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