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Old 10-08-23, 06:08 PM
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Time to replace the 18 volt Dewalt batteries again. The third time, I think. The hammer drill came from a pawn shop and is ancient. The regular drill was bought new. The last two sets weren't as good as the originals, and I will likely go aftermarket this time. Dewalt is still selling NiCad. Aftermarket is NiMH and significantly higher amp hour rating. And significantly less expensive.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Doesn't look like a smile. More like a grimace. But I can see her point. It is not an easy thing to do. But it's usually the best thing to do.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Well there ya go. I picked up my phone and there was that post, written but un posted. I do this frequently. Write it and don't post it. Just chalk it up to padding my post count. That used to be quite the thing here.
It had me befuddled until figured out what happened.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
It had me befuddled until figured out what happened.
Am I the only one?
I am decidedly not as sharp as I used to be.
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I’d ask your vet what his rec is.
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Bowel of victory mussels with garlic rubbed bread for dinner.


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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Time to replace the 18 volt Dewalt batteries again. The third time, I think. The hammer drill came from a pawn shop and is ancient. The regular drill was bought new. The last two sets weren't as good as the originals, and I will likely go aftermarket this time. Dewalt is still selling NiCad. Aftermarket is NiMH and significantly higher amp hour rating. And significantly less expensive.
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I got some El cheepo replacement batteries for my Ryobi stuff a couple years ago and they're already toast. Gonna have to start shopping for something legit.
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There are blowouts and there are ass whoopin's. Apologies to Billy D.
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Originally Posted by big john
There are blowouts and there are ass whoopin's. Apologies to Billy D.
Man, all those closeups of Dak Prescott's sad faces. Even before halftime it looked like he was about to cry.
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Originally Posted by big john
There are blowouts and there are ass whoopin's. Apologies to Billy D.
cringe

that was bad
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Time to replace the 18 volt Dewalt batteries again. The third time, I think. The hammer drill came from a pawn shop and is ancient. The regular drill was bought new. The last two sets weren't as good as the originals, and I will likely go aftermarket this time. Dewalt is still selling NiCad. Aftermarket is NiMH and significantly higher amp hour rating. And significantly less expensive.
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like the Dewalt 20v stuff much better

(especially brushless)

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Yes. And still dreaming.
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slow night. everyone must be getting a full night's sleep and not waking up every 3 hours to diaper and feed a (very) small child
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my favorite Mamas and Papas, although I don't know a whole lot of their music tbh:

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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Saddle height is the same. Floor to top of bars is 1.5" lower on Emonda.
Well that'll do it.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
It's sunny and 65...
I used to be sunny and 65.
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I must be getting old. The cold was bothering me today and it’s not even cold yet.

Had a weird thing happen. This guy pulled up beside me this morning, and started screaming WTF is that man!!!! Prolly said it 4-5 times, not sure what he was referencing, my extreme speed, incredible calves, or maybe my lights? His day can only get better, that much I do know.
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Slow morning, everyone must be reading up on Christopher Columbus.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
In that vein, Boulderthon 10k: 43:15. HR higher than ever post crash/move. 37th OA, 1AG, beaten only by a single 48yo of the 40+ crowd at all. Mind, there were half and full marathons pulling talent away.

AG did the half, 1:45:06. 372OA, 17AG. She was running it as a full-sim at half distance though.

nice time- what was the temp and elevation change?

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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I must be getting old. The cold was bothering me today and it’s not even cold yet.

Had a weird thing happen. This guy pulled up beside me this morning, and started screaming WTF is that man!!!! Prolly said it 4-5 times, not sure what he was referencing, my extreme speed, incredible calves, or maybe my lights? His day can only get better, that much I do know.
42 when I started. Too soon for trainer road but man I didn’t like it.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
nice time- temp and elevation?
Time, overall result, age group result
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Time, overall result, age group result
I know, I meant what was the temperature and elevation of the course- just wasn’t clear.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
42 when I started. Too soon for trainer road but man I didn’t like it.

41 here, I was not impressed.
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Bike review. The Cannondale is clearly an entry level road bike but on the whole it’s perfectly fine. The handling is stable and predictable. The 8 speed Sora drivetrain shifts crisply and reliably, although a bit noisy in the bigger two cogs in back. My only minor gripe is the crap-quality brakes are nowhere near what I am used to. They clearly cheaped out on these to hit their price point.

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Not sure what the lever pull is like on Sora, but that is easily up-gradable by getting some used Ultegra or DA brakes, as I'm sure you're aware. Shimano brakes are the best IME, as far as rim brakes go.
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