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Old 11-27-23, 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Back in my office after the long holiday weekend. Good people, good food, good bike rides, and productive work on a home project. I'm exhausted, and my body aches...and it was worth it.

Included in there was the first ride on my new gravel bike - Niner RLT 9 RDO. Well, the frame is new, and so are a few parts, but most of the parts were swapped from my previous frame.
I’m looking forward to having a real mtb. It arrives in March. Today I had the bright idea of putting upright bars on my Trek 414, making it into more of a hybrid. It has two 32mm Gatorskins, and I don’t use it much on the road. It’s a bit of a tank, compared to my other road bikes.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I have no idea how to do that.
Start out with a good axle vise. The rest is intuitive, at least after the first time.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Just replace the wheel.
If you’re going that far, just replace the whole bike.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Makes me wonder if what I got Back East was, in fact, COVID. Mild sore throat, mild aches, turned into drippy nose with concomitant post-nasal-drip throat tickle. No real cough, no real fever. Passed in about 4-5 days. I never tested, because that would have involved having to buy a test!
I had one of those too, and the same thoughts surrounding it. Testing would have been more of a problem though, as we don’t have home tests, afaik.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Getting two of the company tickets to the Eagles-Giants game on Christmas afternoon.
Climate controlled box?
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The kittens like to sleep on the chair next to the hammock, where I like to lay my books in progress. And I like to keep my tumbler of instant coffee beneath said chair. One of my new library books spent a part of the day on the clothesline, drying out, but remaining badly stained.
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Just learned my sister tested pos. for Covid today. After testing neg the prior 2 days. Poor kid. She came to Turkey day and passed out in a chair and didn't move for 4 hours. Then went home. Ah well hope no one else gets it.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
I don't know what Conference USA is.
Soon the Blue Hens will be clucking all over southward and westward, including at DougRNS 's beloved KSU.

Are you going to take a road trip for a weekend of trash-talking in NW Metro ATL?


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Also, my 2nd bucklos pedal set arrived just now. 269 grams. And cheap! I'm in heaven. The set on the trainer has been fantastic thus far. Haven't given them a second thought since installing them . My D/a 7800 series pedals are heavier than that.
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Originally Posted by ls01
She came to Turkey day and passed out in a chair and didn't move for 4 hours.
You just left her there?
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
The kittens like to sleep on the chair next to the hammock, where I like to lay my books in progress. And I like to keep my tumbler of instant coffee beneath said chair. One of my new library books spent a part of the day on the clothesline, drying out, but remaining badly stained.
Kitten pics??
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Soon the Blue Hens will be clucking all over southward and westward, including at DougRNS 's beloved KSU.

Are you going to take a road trip for a weekend of trash-talking in NW Metro ATL?


I'd be hittin' the Las Cruces and El Paso games, better enchiladas down that way.
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Left work to get the COVID booster and was back in like 25 minutes door to door. A couple miles away too. But I know the shortcuts to get there w only one stoplight, plus a bit of urban assault on mtb, riding through some industrial park rock gardens, paths etc. Sweet. I feel like one of those fixie bike messengers or something. Totally shredded that commute lol
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Originally Posted by datlas
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In due time
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Back in my office after the long holiday weekend. Good people, good food, good bike rides, and productive work on a home project. I'm exhausted, and my body aches...and it was worth it.

Included in there was the first ride on my new gravel bike - Niner RLT 9 RDO. Well, the frame is new, and so are a few parts, but most of the parts were swapped from my previous frame.
I briefly glanced at a couple of their steel is real frames since they sent a black Fri email, but no trigger was pulled.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I'd be hittin' the Las Cruces and El Paso games, better enchiladas down that way.
You don't think there's good food in ATL?
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A very distant relative just replied to an email I sent in 2012.

wut


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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
You don't think there's good food in ATL?
Varsity dogs for everyone!!!
The wings at $3 Cafe used to be pretty good too. Been a while since I've been down that way. Oooh, I see they have one in Buford now

But if you like enchiladas, nothing in the ATL gonna come close to the green chile enchiladas at Las Trancas.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I briefly glanced at a couple of their steel is real frames since they sent a black Fri email, but no trigger was pulled.
I was on the verge of buying the RLT at the pre-Black Friday price. A BF discount made it an easy call for me.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Just replace the wheel.

No.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
A very distant relative just replied to an email I sent in 2012.

wut


Not worth the wait, I imagine.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
A very distant relative just replied to an email I sent in 2012.

wut


Interesting. My wife heard from a former very close friend who has been out of touch for about that same length of time. A few friends have recently mentioned similar things happening with them. Hmmm...
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I have not had a long distant bot I mean relative try to reach out to me yet.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Interesting. My wife heard from a former very close friend who has been out of touch for about that same length of time. A few friends have recently mentioned similar things happening with them. Hmmm...
This guy is in Australia who I found one way or other during my genealogical activities. It's been so long I'm going to have to go back and figure out how we're related again.

He sent an old picture, which is kind of cool.



Actual relatives, rjones28
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Cyber monday is getting out of control. I just flew for 5 hours, when I turned my phone back on I received 41 emails. Other than RJ telling me to buy new wheels the rest were all ads.
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