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my MIL is visiting for the next 1-1.5 days. I had planned on taking this opportunity to ride for 3-3.5 hours outside, but we had a second consecutive night of cluster feeding every 90 minutes last night.... so we'll see how that goes. I don't feel too draggy now, so if I still feel good in a couple of hours after I've digested breakfast, I'll head out.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Speaking of which, today is for our wedding. It was 32 years ago today. Lemme try to find a pic….
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Originally Posted by TMonk
I really want to start a new thread titled "It's OK to remain the same speed as you get older" or something like that. But, the purple star and all that.

Must.... resist.... trolling...
I don't see a problem with it, sounds like fun to me, these forums have gotten too serious lately, and boring AF. Especially Road. It's nauseating.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Mrs datlas and I have decided to grow more native food plants in our garden. Latest addition will be sunchokes (aka Jerusalem artichokes), apparently super easy to grow (like potatoes) and nice flowers in summer. A member of her local FB garden group has some they are giving to us today.

The flowers smell faintly of chocolate. I ought to try and grow them here(but where would I find seed?). We have several wild sunflower species.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Interesting to note that despite being the Addiction cheapskate, I am one of the few here who actually pays for the experience.

There's a sucker born every minute!
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
How does one go about acquiring a purple star? Is there an application process or do they just offer it out of the blue? Another question I have long had. Do you purple star folk ever have meetings among the lot of you? There is one among you, who I have had on ignore for years, due to his offensive posts. I was shocked to see him show up in the banned user’s thread as the one doing the banning.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
The flowers smell faintly of chocolate. I ought to try and grow them here(but where would I find seed?). We have several wild sunflower species.
Like potatoes, you grow them from tubers. They are apparently quite easy to grow (at least in my area) and I find the slightly nutty taste superior to potatoes. Vamos a ver.

Oh, and I am still planning to grow some Paw-Paw trees. I have 8 seeds from the fruit I got last month, but apparently takes 7 years to be big enough to fruit….so likely will buy one or two trees to get a jump-start on eating.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Speaking of which, today is for our wedding. It was 32 years ago today. Lemme try to find a pic….
Congrats! That's something to be proud of.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
I don't see a problem with it, sounds like fun to me, these forums have gotten too serious lately, and boring AF. Especially Road. It's nauseating.
I personally LOVE a good parody thread, as long as it’s not too mean.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
I don't see a problem with it, sounds like fun to me, these forums have gotten too serious lately, and boring AF. Especially Road. It's nauseating.
Everybody is afraid of the purple stars. I am anyway. I redact frequently, even before putting pen to paper. I expect to get a message next time around. Indy should too. Time in the penalty box should count as mod experience.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
I don't see a problem with it, sounds like fun to me, these forums have gotten too serious lately, and boring AF. Especially Road. It's nauseating.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Everybody is afraid of the purple stars. I am anyway. I redact frequently, even before putting pen to paper. I expect to get a message next time around. Indy should too. Time in the penalty box should count as mod experience.
I'm not. I didn't even know what it meant until you brought it up. But, I'm one of those that makes the road thread to serious and boring.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Everybody is afraid of the purple stars. I am anyway. I redact frequently, even before putting pen to paper. I expect to get a message next time around. Indy should too. Time in the penalty box should count as mod experience.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Like potatoes, you grow them from tubers. They are apparently quite easy to grow (at least in my area) and I find the slightly nutty taste superior to potatoes. Vamos a ver.

Oh, and I am still planning to grow some Paw-Paw trees. I have 8 seeds from the fruit I got last month, but apparently takes 7 years to be big enough to fruit….so likely will buy one or two trees to get a jump-start on eating.
And with seeds, especially from an improved variety, you never know what you're going to get. Plant hybrid corn and get grass. Etc. If your seeds are from wild paw paws, you're good to go. I have a good friend in W.Va, who is one of the top growers of improved paw paws, and other fruits. He doesn't do the developing; only the growing out of developed varieties. A seed bank, though in his case it's scion wood.
As far as the sunchoke seed, I would have to find it in country. Now that you are in farmer mode, you should know that a tuber is called a seed, if that's the way the plant is normally propagated. As in seed potatoes.
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energy too low for a long endurance ride outside. gonna stick to an hour easyish on the trainer. MIL will likely stay till tomorrow afternoon. If the cluster feeding streak has ended and I get more sleep, maybe I'll go romp around outside for a three and a half hours tomorrow. Although, I'm reading that these cluster feeding spurts can be a few days long.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I've been lucky with plug wire on those this far. One fun part was trying to figure out which way the plugs were angled when it came time to put the new ones on. "Damn I should've taken note of that while I was unscrewing them".

After lowering the subframe to do the steering rack I wondered if that would doing the plugs easier also.
The joke was that the factory put Crazy Glue on the plug wires. When you can barely touch the wires you can pull until your fingers are about to come off. I swear plug wires were a bigger source of pain than most of the stuff I did.

I could put a set of plugs in an LS style V8 in less than 15 minutes. Astro van 20ish after I racked it. Some of the front drive vans took a lot longer and we got paid less. Even the later V8 vans were easier than the fwd vans. The older van conversions sucked, though. They put carpet and wood things on the engine cover. It took longer to remove the carpet and little wood shelf thing than to do the actual work.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Billy has three purple stars. Must have taken a few for the team.

The starter of that other thread only has one red star. Moderator apprentice?
What other thread?

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BITD you could buy a lifetime subscription for ? $30 or so. That went away maybe 6 or 7 years ago and now a paid subscriber has the yellow jersey. The red star is a legacy lifetime subscriber, I believe.

Feel free to correct me, anyone with a better memory than mine.
Back in the good ol' days the owners made a limited time offer of a lifetime subscription for $25. Recognizing a steal when I see one I signed up and earned the Red star, a deal which is no longer offered.

Today a premium membership costs you one dollar per month, dirt cheap when you consider all the experience and expertise you can get from your fellow members. When you factor in the laughs and the camaraderie, the experience is priceless.

You can't even buy a newspaper or cup of coffee for a dollar a day, not to mention a whole month. Yet still there are hundreds of users here with tens of thousands of posts who refuse to kick in a dollar a month, AND take great pride in running the best ad-blocker . . . . . all to avoid giving up a dollar a month.

Many claim a reluctance to make a wealthy company richer. If you're honest with yourself you would realize a dollar a month from every single person on these forums would not pay the bills, much less enrich the stockholders. Advertising is what pays the bills, the membership fee is just a way of showing your appreciation for a rewarding online experience.

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Originally Posted by datlas
Interesting to note that despite being the Addiction cheapskate, I am one of the few here who actually pays for the experience.

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Originally Posted by TMonk
It's an invite-only process. Some people have straight up asked admins to become moderators, but that usually doesn't pan out. When we need to recruit, we make suggestions among ourselves, discuss and then proceed sending messages. Turns out our discretion isn't always perfect. But we try, and we do as good as we can given that we are paid top-dollar.
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Originally Posted by datlas
I personally LOVE a good parody thread, as long as it’s not too mean.
There's funny and mean. Like my old "what bike should I not-buy next?" one.

Edit: I mean "and" in the sense of "as opposed to".

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Originally Posted by BillyD
What other thread?


Back in the good ol' days the owners made a limited time offer of a lifetime subscription for $25. Recognizing a steal when I see one I signed up and earned the Red star, a deal which is no longer offered.

Today a premium membership costs you one dollar per month, dirt cheap when you consider all the experience and expertise you can get from your fellow members. When you factor in the laughs and the camaraderie, the experience is priceless.

You can't even buy a newspaper or cup of coffee for a dollar a day, not to mention a whole month. Yet still there are hundreds of users here with tens of thousands of posts who refuse to kick in a dollar a month, AND take great pride in running the best ad-blocker . . . . . all to avoid giving up a dollar a month.

Many claim a reluctance to make a wealthy company richer. If you're honest with yourself you would realize a dollar a month from every single person on these forums would not pay the bills, much less enrich the stockholders. Advertising is what pays the bills, the membership fee is just a way of showing your appreciation for a rewarding online experience.

Just BillyD's personal opinion.

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As for those not wanting to make a wealthy company richer, their cries are usually a way of copping out from the fact that they do not have the drive to succeed on their own. They just want things handed to them because that's the only way they will likely get them. If they can't have then nobody else should either.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
There's funny and mean. Like my old "what bike should I not-buy next?" one.
Whoa, is there such a thing?
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the membership fee is just a way of showing your appreciation for a rewarding online experience.
I've just got a yellow jersey to sell bike parts

But seriously though C&V sales is probably the best online marketplace out there. I've found some great deals there, and I hope I've reciprocated with deals of my own.
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I'm not. I didn't even know what it meant until you brought it up. But, I'm one of those that makes the road thread to serious and boring.
Actually not, it’s all the guys competing to see who’s the smartest, most savy, most bike knowledgeable. I’m like, lighten up man, get a life, it’s just a bicycle.
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