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Old 11-01-23, 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Red, huh. Why don't I just drop by the police station and turn myself in?
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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.
Same. I always say I'm paid for work product, not time. The key is learning how not to spend 60 hours a week to produce it.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
I still have like 70-80 bags worth of leaves left on the ground
Same.
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Old 11-01-23, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Snow report from the rjones28 estate.

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Old 11-01-23, 10:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Jack Tone
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Well, other than being a bit chilly in the morning, it feels like mid-summer:



But it won't be long before the deluge of rain and washed out roads season starts.
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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
was the orange hue reminiscent of Vol orange?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I would drop you in the first 1/4 mile (no idea how many feet that is) of a walking race.
do you do walking laps at the office park.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Still coming down. It won't amount to much, the ground is still too warm.
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Thought Halloween would have been a loud partying day, but I guess the students were off at away parties. Which is great.

The solar panel installers did not do one-call before driving in the grounding rod, and nicked a water line so it's shut off until someone can fix it. I am annoyed; AG is more so.

At least I had a good long run this morning.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Thought Halloween would have been a loud partying day, but I guess the students were off at away parties. Which is great.

The solar panel installers did not do one-call before driving in the grounding rod, and nicked a water line so it's shut off until someone can fix it. I am annoyed; AG is more so.

At least I had a good long run this morning.
Oof. So they hit a water supply line, not just some irrigation?

I had some revelers giggling past my apartment about 12:30. Slept through anything beyond that, not too bad.
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High of 83A today. We had rain early morning. It is approaching sweater weather. The Belgian kids(26 and 27) left about an hour ago. It’s been awhile since I have hung with anyone in that age group. Dante showed me his 90+º of cracked rear rim as they rolled out. He plans to have it taken care of in Merida. These folks are not cyclists. They call the bars the steering wheel. They picked up the bikes second hand and made them ready for the road, having overlooked that rim problem apparently. They are riding Schwalbe Marathons though, so must have gotten some advice somewhere. And dynamo hubs, not to be confused with the dynamo hum. Dante carries a non smart phone and a 35mm film camera. A man after my own heart.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
It's winter.
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It's still fall for another month. TTKU
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Will you now apologize?
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Oof. So they hit a water supply line, not just some irrigation?

I had some revelers giggling past my apartment about 12:30. Slept through anything beyond that, not too bad.
Yeah. No irrigation at this house.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
was the orange hue reminiscent of Vol orange?
Not really. Too faint.
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do you do walking laps at the office park.
Nope. If I'm walking close to home I just walk around the 'hood and the high school.
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The wind died down overnight. Socked in with smoke now...

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The wind died down overnight. Socked in with smoke now...
You should change your avi to this

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Ride repot: chilly and brisk but above freezing and no snow. 100% fun!

Saturn report: good news/bad news. Good news is mechanic let it pass and no repairs needed. Bad news is he says this is its last year, as the frame/suspension interface in the rear is rusted beyond repair.
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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.

Ride report and Saturn inspection report to follow.
west side of MI. Got 9 inches of snow last night. Consumers energy has a ton of people without electricity.
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Picked up some FSA A wing GRX bars this morning for the checkpoint, might put WTB exposure tires on it too.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
If Sparky's pitchfork wasn't cut off I'd consider it...
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Sun Devils baseball logo on the state outline would be pretty cool too.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Will you now apologize?
Nope.

Snow occurs in three seasons here in the Actual North.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Saturn report: good news/bad news. Good news is mechanic let it pass and no repairs needed. Bad news is he says this is its last year, as the frame/suspension interface in the rear is rusted beyond repair.
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