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Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 12-10-23, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
This is a good point, but I can’t see US employers going along with it. It would also be nice if people got their flu shots and washed their hands a few times a day. I know it’s anathema, but masking when sick or around sick people helps too.
my mom was a nurse before she had 5 kids and she impressed upon us the germ bomb. Drilled it into our heads to wash hands all the time even when thinking about going to the bathroom. I credit my infrequent illnesses over the years to the fact that I took her advice to heart and I drank a lot of coffee which guaranteed I washed my hands about 20 times a day. Every winter my hands are a dry, chapped and cracked mess. Hand cream is for sissies (and people who want soft un-chapped skin).

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Dang, I've been taking care of business this morning, missed an awesome 1st half. Looks like the Jets' halftime pep talk worked though, they're rockin the 3rd quarter so far


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It’s official: Housework sucks big time.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
I don't see why they think putting the baggage claim a mile (at least) from the terminals is a good idea. You have to take a high speed train to get there. And how about a sign informing you to go to level 4, not level 5, for friends & family pickups?
I could rant for quite a while on that ****-show. Starting with Mayor Pena and continuing through the light rail system to it.
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Given all the immuno carp I take, I'm doing just fine. Rarely get regular sick. Hands occasionally washed. No chapped skin.
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People here don't get it.
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I do have a persistent minor cough though.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
how bout parents stop using school as day care and sending their kids to school sick. Ridiculous.
In the Before Times (actually so before that I was in Albany) I had a coworker who talked about sending his kids to school sick every day no matter what and making the nurse send them home.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
My wife has never ridden on very big hills. Today she got a taste of short, choppy hills (as opposed to long climbs) with 1k of gain in 24 miles. One hill after another with not much rest between. And 20 mph wind gusting to almost 30. And cold in the 40s. She got an ass whooping. 😂 Cursed me the entire last 10 miles.
you should have ridden away shouting "I can't hear you, la la la laaa" like Pee Wee Herman over your shoulder.
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Old 12-10-23, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
I knew you would be the one to respond. Keep thinking on it. It feels like the battery just disconnects itself. Again, I haven’t played with just the 20 v battery.I have been very busy of late.
Well, tools are my gig. I'm leaning towards a blown electrical component. Hopefully not in the drill.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Dang, I've been taking care of business this morning, missed an awesome 1st half. Looks like the Jets' halftime pep talk worked though, they're rockin the 3rd quarter so far
Stroud just went down backwards and whacked his head, Tua-style, where you don't see the ground coming. Suspect he's done for a while.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
I'm doing fine.
Denial. It's the first sign....
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
sounds like excuses. HTFU
Yeah, it does. Good ones.
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Old 12-10-23, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by t2p
you deserve 20v brushless with a lipo battery
Possibly . But that would feel too much like Dura Ace for a 105 boy.

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Old 12-10-23, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by LAJ
It's not getting any better, either. Embrace the calm.
Nice having you back, LAJ. It had become too predictable in here.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
how bout parents stop using school as day care and sending their kids to school sick. Ridiculous.
Working folk don't get time off for sick kids. A lot of them don't get time off when they are sick. My company recently wrote me up for having 6 sick days in a floating year. That write up was on a Monday. 2 of the days dropped off on the Thursday and Friday the same week. I can't wait to retire.

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Old 12-10-23, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Same. I had some kind of gawd-awful viral infection a year ago, lasted three weeks or more, but tested negative twice for the Covid.
I had symptoms very early on, before testing was an option, but never got sick. Then I had it in January 2022 and had the worst sore throat ever, and that was before I got sick. And then I had the fatigue for five more weeks. That was the hardest part.
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I believe I solved a mystery that's been bothering me. A while back I was buying inexpensive Chinese cassettes. They would start out great and then over time refuse to function correctly. I still had one on F.B.B. and I just finished the re-bearing on the rear wheel plus a couple other tweaks. Running it through the gears after reassembly, it wouldn't shift right. Halfway through the cassette it was all wonky. If I tuned it , that would only move the problem around. I was just looking at that cassette. The assembly screws are loose. So I tightened them up and threw it back on the bike. Shifts great. Check another that had given me trouble, same thing the screws have backed out of it.
Red lock tight to the rescue!
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I don't know. What do you think seedsbelize ? Christmas song?
I am in someone else’s house atm, and didn’t listen.
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Old 12-10-23, 03:29 PM
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Today was a chill, goofy, flannel over the spandex kinda mtb ride. Life's too short to be aero all the time.

I mostly goofed off in the local paths and small canyons. There was even some rogue hike-a-bike up some steep slopes. Doubles as an upper body workout.
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Originally Posted by ls01
Well, tools are my gig. I'm leaning towards a blown electrical component. Hopefully not in the drill.
the old ones work fine with their NiCd, and the 20v works fine with its batteries. It’s the crossover where we run into problems
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Stroud just went down backwards and whacked his head, Tua-style, where you don't see the ground coming. Suspect he's done for a while.
What ever became of Tua? Is he playing this year?
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Old 12-10-23, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by ls01
I believe I solved a mystery that's been bothering me. A while back I was buying inexpensive Chinese cassettes. They would start out great and then over time refuse to function correctly. I still had one on F.B.B. and I just finished the re-bearing on the rear wheel plus a couple other tweaks. Running it through the gears after reassembly, it wouldn't shift right. Halfway through the cassette it was all wonky. If I tuned it , that would only move the problem around. I was just looking at that cassette. The assembly screws are loose. So I tightened them up and threw it back on the bike. Shifts great. Check another that had given me trouble, same thing the screws have backed out of it.
Red lock tight to the rescue!
I thought we were talking cassette tapes. I saw the pencil winding up one side and then the other.
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Originally Posted by ls01
I believe I solved a mystery that's been bothering me. A while back I was buying inexpensive Chinese cassettes. They would start out great and then over time refuse to function correctly. I still had one on F.B.B. and I just finished the re-bearing on the rear wheel plus a couple other tweaks. Running it through the gears after reassembly, it wouldn't shift right. Halfway through the cassette it was all wonky. If I tuned it , that would only move the problem around. I was just looking at that cassette. The assembly screws are loose. So I tightened them up and threw it back on the bike. Shifts great. Check another that had given me trouble, same thing the screws have backed out of it.
Red lock tight to the rescue!
I've heard red loc tite is the grip of death.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
the old ones work fine with their NiCd, and the 20v works fine with its batteries. It’s the crossover where we run into problems
so it's the 20v batteries in the older 18 volt tools that is the problem?
EDIT; I've poked around and you are correct. It should work. If it was laying here, I would do the jumper wire test I suggested before. Carefully. Lipo batteries dont like to be shorted. The only other thing that comes to mind is; if the drill had a built in protection circuit and the battery did the same.( Which it will cuz its a lipo they all have it.) One or the other could be cutting the power. But most Nicad tools didn't bother.

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Originally Posted by DougRNS
I've heard red loc tite is the grip of death.
I use it very sparingly. Only if blue has failed more than once.
Edit: Truth be told I’ve only used it once

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