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Old 10-31-23, 10:56 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas
Oh, I fully expect to be around for another 30-35 years. But I also drive like a middle-aged man so the marginal performance benefit of the CTR over the si is probably not worth the high cost. Kinda like getting a bike with Ultegra instead of Dura-Ace. Good enough is good enough.
if the CTR was AWD it would raise my interest
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
They have been in demand, but market downturns can change that quickly.

In 2008, you could buy a Porsche 911 for 20% off. Not six months ago.
waiting for a 911 market downturn

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brings back great memories
the boys are cheesin'!

Piano recital? Who's in the photo, and what was on the program for them?
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Also, fancy Steinway! I purchased my first acoustic piano about 5 years ago, a cheapo 48" tall upright Hallet and Davis for about 3,500 USD. It's a piece of crap with poor pedal modulation, key action and it goes out of tune pretty quickly. But, you couldn't tell by looking at it, it's a nice piece of furniture, tall and stately for and upright.

Prior to that, I had rented a nice Kawai and owned various eletric/electronic pianos/keyboards. I have some Yamaha "P" model 66-key that is light, has weighted keys and gets the job done nicely when one of my buddies in my jazz group is hosting music night. Acoustic pianos - I like Kawais. There is a baby grand in my childhood home, and a couple others in the extended family.
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Lilly is up an hour earlier than the last couple nights tonight, but probably because she took a massive crap that woke us up (<--- is that censored?). She seemed fairly calm through her change, and I think that she may be able to go this distance between now and her 7 AM feed if she gets a good feed in right now. I'm usually up 30-45 minutes before that getting mom's breakfast made so I can make a quick hand off at 7 and do my own thing since I work today.
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It got chilly here. It’s not quite balaclava cold, but close. Still, the midweek ride rolls on. I am guessing there may be a steep drop in attendance.

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Originally Posted by TMonk
Also, fancy Steinway! I purchased my first acoustic piano about 5 years ago, a cheapo 48" tall upright Hallet and Davis for about 3,500 USD. It's a piece of crap with poor pedal modulation, key action and it goes out of tune pretty quickly. But, you couldn't tell by looking at it, it's a nice piece of furniture, tall and stately for and upright.

Prior to that, I had rented a nice Kawai and owned various eletric/electronic pianos/keyboards. I have some Yamaha "P" model 66-key that is light, has weighted keys and gets the job done nicely when one of my buddies in my jazz group is hosting music night. Acoustic pianos - I like Kawais. There is a baby grand in my childhood home, and a couple others in the extended family.
I don’t know Jack about pianos, but here is a pic of ours. My parents bought it new approx 1962, they gave it to us when the girls started piano lessons. We had to get the back board replaced due to some dry rot. To my ears, it sounds good when Hannah plays it, and we hope to give it to her once she has a semi-permanent home. Neither I nor mrs datlas play but Hannah makes up for our lack of musical talent.

Jackie photobombed the pic.


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Current conditions - no outside ride
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
You might ID it as below. Guess we're past the full moon, but it still looked very large and had an orange hue when I drove home a bit ago.

https://twitter.com/Gregtucson/statu...82513121947661
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Leaves don't vanish into thin air. They do if you burn them.

I meant he couldn't take care of the dogs when he was performing civil disobedience in jail.
I know what you meant. I was offering an alternative explanation.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Man those extra 3 inches really add up don't they
obvious troll is obvious.. ls01 sniffs the bait and backs away slowly....
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Originally Posted by datlas
It got chilly here. It’s not quite balaclava cold, but close. Still, the midweek ride rolls on. I am guessing there may be a steep drop in attendance.

Ride report and Saturn inspection report to follow.
Lo esperamos
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
In other orange news I was getting a little verklempt when Mr. Orange was going to stop wearing orange paint, it sounded like the Mr. Orange era was coming to an end.

He got an orange neck gaiter though...
Orange is a popular color in Ariz even when it isn’t Halloween.
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Originally Posted by t2p
waiting for a 911 market downturn

Me too. Gonna have to be a big one.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09


Current conditions - no outside ride
Uh oh!
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Originally Posted by t2p
waiting for a 911 market downturn

Here's a deal for you. In your neighborhood also.

Pre-Owned 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 2D Coupe in Fort Worth #GS187115 | Autobahn Porsche
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Uh oh!
I still have like 70-80 bags worth of leaves left on the ground
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Snow report from the rjones28 estate.

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Originally Posted by BillyD
What’s available in steel? Asking for a friend.
I saw this today:

https://www.bikeradar.com/features/b...nemo-tig-road/
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what is this "snow" you guys speak of?
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I've been taking Wednesdays as my only off day (from the bike) each week, to do my strength/weight routine. A little bit of everything - upper, core, legs. Just to stay healthy and strong overall. I introduced glute work a couple years ago when I was having some knee problems and it seemed to work wonders for my tracking and overall form on the bike.
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Originally Posted by TMonk
I've been taking Wednesdays as my only off day each week, to do my strength/weight routine. A little bit of everything - upper, core, legs. Just to stay healthy and strong overall. I introduced glute work a couple years ago when I was having some knee problems and it seemed to work wonders for my tracking and overall form on the bike.
What do you do that allows you to take off on Wednesdays?
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
What do you do that allows you to take off on Wednesdays?
I'm not sure how to interpret this question - but I meant off as in off the bike.

For work, I'm doing Tuesdays and Thursdays off on state PFL leave. Currently working 8-10 hours on M/W/F. I'm a salaried scientist.
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Originally Posted by TMonk
I'm not sure how to interpret this question - but I meant off as in off the bike.

For work, I'm doing Tuesdays and Thursdays off on state PFL leave. Currently working 8-10 hours on M/W/F. I'm a salaried scientist.
I thought you were taking off work on Wednesdays to work out. Lol.

When our kids were young, I would drop them at school. I always saw guys with shorts and ponytails, and wished I could have jobs like they had. Now I can wear shorts, but don't have the hair for a ponytail.
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Originally Posted by TMonk
what is this "snow" you guys speak of?
I've seen it, I know they're not making it up.
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