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Old 07-12-23, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by genejockey
I have suggested it. I think she's leery of moving too close to where I grew up.

EDIT: Hell, I'M leery of moving too close to where I grew up. The Stupid runs deep there.
You may need to get a set of his/hers MAGA hats in order to fit in.
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Originally Posted by datlas
You may need to get a set of his/hers MAGA hats in order to fit in.
And matching lobotomies.
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Originally Posted by datlas
You may need to get a set of his/hers MAGA hats in order to fit in.
Our best friends bought a lake house earlier this year that is in a very rural area. Everyone flies the Trump flag around them. I keep telling them that I will bring them one as a house warming gift. I know they want one. They certainly need one.

Problem is, they are both California born and raised liberals who went to school at places like Berkeley.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
...California born and raised liberals...
Ugh. i can't stand those kinds of people! Oh...wait...
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Our best friends bought a lake house earlier this year that is in a very rural area. Everyone flies the Trump flag around them. I keep telling them that I will bring them one as a house warming gift. I know they want one. They certainly need one.

Problem is, they are both California born and raised liberals who went to school at places like Berkeley.
"Housewarming gift"? As in, to burn and warm the house?
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Ugh. i can't stand those kinds of people! Oh...wait...
We're only friends because they like rum and rye whiskey like we do.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
"Housewarming gift"? As in, to burn and warm the house?
In that area they would be safer with a Trump flag than they are without one.

We're going down there this weekend. I'll try to take some pictures of the local color.
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Speaking of house warming, most of CA (and apparently the whole Southwest) is under Heat Watch/Warning for the next 5 or so days. The Heat Watch here does NOT extend to the innermost Bay Area, but the NWS is predicting highs <80 for most of the Peninsula for the hottest days, while saying they can't be sure how hot it will get. Funny thing is as the week has progressed, the predicted temps here have gone DOWN! I guess I'll find out in the fullness of time.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
It took me a moment to realize you meant "Emergency Department", and not the "ED" that commercials use euphemistically in ads with things like a pair of clawfoot bathtubs on a beach.
Love the claw foot image, but it went over my head.

Some old timers in Boston called it the “Disaster Ward” when I was a lad.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Speaking of house warming, most of CA (and apparently the whole Southwest) is under Heat Watch/Warning for the next 5 or so days. The Heat Watch here does NOT extend to the innermost Bay Area, but the NWS is predicting highs <80 for most of the Peninsula for the hottest days, while saying they can't be sure how hot it will get. Funny thing is as the week has progressed, the predicted temps here have gone DOWN! I guess I'll find out in the fullness of time.
Come on down, the weather is fine!



Last night my computer was showing reflected Heat from the road of 115F at about 6:30.

Garmin told me I was 50% acclimated to the heat. It was right. I did well on the first 50% of the ride, and then was pedaling squares all the way back to the car.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Love the claw foot image, but it went over my head.

Some old timers in Boston called it the “Disaster Ward” when I was a lad.
Cialis ran ads where the final scene is an attractive middle aged couple, on a beach, looking at a sunset, in matching clawfoot bathtubs, holding hands.

Separate tubs for an ED medicine seems like odd imagery.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Come on down, the weather is fine!
So many reasons not to, either in Farenheit and Celsius.

Last night my computer was showing reflected Heat from the road of 115F at about 6:30.

Garmin told me I was 50% acclimated to the heat. It was right. I did well on the first 50% of the ride, and then was pedaling squares all the way back to the car.
Maybe it meant you're acclimated ot 50 degrees, which would be about right for how Spring was around here.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Cialis ran ads where the final scene is an attractive middle aged couple, on a beach, looking at a sunset, in matching clawfoot bathtubs, holding hands.

Separate tubs for an ED medicine seems like odd imagery.
Especially since the water would be cold.
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Originally Posted by big john
Especially since the water would be cold.
The water was cold! There was shrinkage! It could happen to anybody!
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I have 2 pairs of shoes that I use on the regular. Size 42 bontrager XXX with inserts, and Size 42.5 Specialized Torch 2.0 no inserts.

The bontragers I had professional help with sizing and the fit/ inserts. The specialized I did not, But I wore them quite a bit in the store, and liked the way they fit, they do have a little more room which is perfect for the winter when I wear layers.


I have never had a problem with either one of these shoes when it comes to foot pain. My old shoes which were much too big would cause hot foot on almost every ride.


This past week I have started to get pretty severe pain in my left foot with both shoes. The bontragers feels like hot foot. The bottom of my foot where it makes contact with the pedals starts to hurt.

The specialized starts to feel like hot foot, both times this occurred I loosened the BOA and this led to a throbbing pain in my two little toes. One ride the pain was so bad I literally had to stop and take the shoe off for a bit.


Anybody have any experience with this? Thoughts? Other than getting new inserts I am not sure what to do, and buying new shoes isn’t really an option right now.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Cialis ran ads where the final scene is an attractive middle aged couple, on a beach, looking at a sunset, in matching clawfoot bathtubs, holding hands.

Separate tubs for an ED medicine seems like odd imagery.
That sounds picturesque but not directly suggestive of sexual congress.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
That sounds picturesque but not directly suggestive of sexual congress.
Exactly.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Speaking (again) of places to retire, Mrs. GJ got a bee in her bonnet this morning about Rochester NY, where I was born during the family's 5 year hiatus from South central PA. So, I started looking into it a bit. I'm not sure what there is to recommend it, but I looked at US News and World Report's "Top Cities to Retire", and it was ranked 50th. So I looked at what ranked higher: Three of the top 5 are Lancaster, Harrisburg, and York PA. This seems suspicious. Five of the top 10 are PA towns (Allentown and Reading are 9 and 10). The top 25 contain Toledo and Youngstown Ohio. YOUNGSTOWN?!?
Your list does not reflect where people are actually retiring.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I have 2 pairs of shoes that I use on the regular. Size 42 bontrager XXX with inserts, and Size 42.5 Specialized Torch 2.0 no inserts.

The bontragers I had professional help with sizing and the fit/ inserts. The specialized I did not, But I wore them quite a bit in the store, and liked the way they fit, they do have a little more room which is perfect for the winter when I wear layers.


I have never had a problem with either one of these shoes when it comes to foot pain. My old shoes which were much too big would cause hot foot on almost every ride.


This past week I have started to get pretty severe pain in my left foot with both shoes. The bontragers feels like hot foot. The bottom of my foot where it makes contact with the pedals starts to hurt.

The specialized starts to feel like hot foot, both times this occurred I loosened the BOA and this led to a throbbing pain in my two little toes. One ride the pain was so bad I literally had to stop and take the shoe off for a bit.


Anybody have any experience with this? Thoughts? Other than getting new inserts I am not sure what to do, and buying new shoes isn’t really an option right now.
The fitter I used recommended changing the insoles annually since the material compresses and hardens.

Otherwise, I have not experienced what you describe in the way of pain.

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Prolly not cheese either
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Tickets are digital but not yet received. He himself said he was Mennonite. I think he "yanked over" long ago.
Fat Mennonite fingers. I do have Mennonite and Amish roots, and not that far back..Maybe 3 generations.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
no, it's rejecting the Mennonite upbringing and embracing the Yankee/"normal" lifestyle.
I had a Methodist upbringing
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Originally Posted by genejockey
To be fair, though, "Mennonite" covers a very broad range of congregations from "Almost Amish" to "Normie Protestant". Ours was more toward the latter, though that didn't stop kids in school from asking "Where's your little hat?", which was stupid because they're referring the small bonnets that women in some Old Order Mennonite conferences wear, and I'm a guy, so I wouldn't have worn one in any case.

When I was a kid, my older brother bought a 1/24 model of a Dodge Barracuda, which for fun he painted all black including the bumpers, and called it his Black Bumper Barracuda, after the Black Bumper Mennonites, who owned cars but painted their chrome over in black.
Some of the Belizean Mennonites were popped for running coke
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Tell me about it, they're probably two, maybe three times what I paid for this whole bike where I want to put them. I'm just a poor, humble retiree with half my pension involuntarily going to the 'Ex', and my tear-streaked runny nose pressed up against the shop window, dreaming a dream.

The famed RB-1. Kudos
I generally don't like fade paint jobs, but this is nice.

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Originally Posted by genejockey
Speaking (again) of places to retire, Mrs. GJ got a bee in her bonnet this morning about Rochester NY, where I was born during the family's 5 year hiatus from South central PA. So, I started looking into it a bit. I'm not sure what there is to recommend it, but I looked at US News and World Report's "Top Cities to Retire", and it was ranked 50th. So I looked at what ranked higher: Three of the top 5 are Lancaster, Harrisburg, and York PA. This seems suspicious. Five of the top 10 are PA towns (Allentown and Reading are 9 and 10). The top 25 contain Toledo and Youngstown Ohio. YOUNGSTOWN?!?
I believe the mob is still in Youngstown. That's where I bought my Trek 414. The facilitator had some stories to tell
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