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Old 01-19-23, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Don't think of Tennessee when I think of pies.
Me neither, all I think of is bourbon and Memphis music, not necessarily in that order.
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Originally Posted by datlas
You can blow leaves all over the Saturn, it will just laugh back at you.
the legend of Roger Smith continues to grow
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Me neither, all I think of is bourbon and Memphis music, not necessarily in that order.
Bourbon ain't from Tennessee.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
That's the spirit.

Occasionally, I have left a few souvenirs when they parked squarely in the middle of leaf operations (under the oak trees), but nothing like that. Amateur hour.

You should have an off-line chat with the never-ending problem people so this thread stays on topic.

What makes you think of Tennessee?
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Bikes are always spotless. Boat was too until I took the guy's check.

OCD is real in my life.
LSS insists on having the topsides cleaned and waxed and the decks and cockpit detailed each spring. That's a lot cleaner than we could make it in any reasonable amount of time.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Bourbon ain't from Tennessee.
They make a lot. And they're right next to Kentucky.
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Originally Posted by big john
After I posted that she said something like "I guess I better look for no suspension then". It's not what I suggested. I told her to look for something light with 100mm of suspension. They can afford it and she will be happier with a bike around 25 pounds, as opposed to a 32 pound enduro bike which would be silly for her purposes.

She has no real experience with mountain biking, just dirt roads and a few flat trails. I could link something I think would be appropriate but I tried that last time.
your gravel bike suggestion was a good one - possibly the ideal bike for her (?)

oh well
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Originally Posted by BillyD
They make a lot. And they're right next to Kentucky.
Have the rules changed? I was under the impression that proper bourbon comes from Bourbon County, KY.
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I detail my own cars. I have a full standing cabinet filled with "product" as my wife calls it.
curious

do you use ceramic waxes (and similar) - if so do they work well ?
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Me neither, all I think of is bourbon and Memphis music, not necessarily in that order.
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Originally Posted by t2p
your gravel bike suggestion was a good one - possibly the ideal bike for her (?)

oh well
That part was hard to take. "Do they ride better in gravel than a mountain bike?" "No, they are like a road bike that can go on dirt roads and easy trails". "Why do they call them gravel bikes, then?"
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
That's the spirit.
I could get you her e-mail if you think you could help. Except you hate anything to do with riding in dirt.

When I think Tennessee I think Spring Hill, the home of Saturn.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Have the rules changed? I was under the impression that proper bourbon comes from Bourbon County, KY.
...and there's a thing called "Tennessee whiskey," isn't there?
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Originally Posted by big john
I could get you her e-mail if you think you could help. Except you hate anything to do with riding in dirt.

When I think Tennessee I think Spring Hill, the home of Saturn.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
OCD is real in my life.
Seems you would get along well with my brother-in-law, at least with regards to cars.

He had his last one shipped from either GA or NC (I don't remember which).
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Which system, the bike shifter system, the education system, or the people system.
This
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They have been all over the place here. There is nothing sacred about Addiction which would inspire them to discriminate.
Why? Someone sets up the accounts. It's not the chatbot. For what purpose?
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Me neither, all I think of is bourbon and Memphis music, not necessarily in that order.
I think of Knoxville music.
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You need to get out (of the bike world) more.
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Originally Posted by big john
I could get you her e-mail if you think you could help. Except you hate anything to do with riding in dirt.
I can help her by telling her to stay on the roads.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I can help her by telling her to stay on the roads.
You'd have about as much success with that as I have telling her what bike to get.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
LSS insists on having the topsides cleaned and waxed and the decks and cockpit detailed each spring. That's a lot cleaner than we could make it in any reasonable amount of time.
We did the same, and then i would keep rotating cleanings thru the year. Power washer was key on the nonskid.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I detail my own cars. I have a full standing cabinet filled with "product" as my wife calls it.
Same here. On both counts.

I had my daily ceramic coated and told the dealer not to wash it. They still washed it. The service manager came over and apologized profusely and gave me a $100 discount.

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Which system, the bike shifter system, the education system, or the people system.
Yes.
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Originally Posted by t2p
curious

do you use ceramic waxes (and similar) - if so do they work well ?
I use a combination of things. Adam's paint sealant, Adams In-n-Out spray for sprucing up plastics and the engine bay, Adams VRP for tires, various carnuba waxes layered over the sealant, ceramic coatings on exterior unpainted plastics, and some other tech coatings. I have PPF on the front half of both Porsches, and use Expel sealant on that. I use a ceramic devil spray after washings. All depends on how much I want to do and how much time I have.

The Jeep doesn't get all that. It goes thru the car wash and gets a sealant once or twice a year.
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Ceramic waxing. Should be more popular?
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Originally Posted by datlas
Ceramic waxing. Should be more popular?
There is no such thing as ceramic wax.

Ceramic coating on unshaven legs will stick the hair to the legs and create a more aero surface.
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Sprayed my pedals and cleats in Lemon Pledge. Now what? wipe it off?
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