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Old 10-09-23, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Paint screams merida but the shape screams enve.
Seatstays are lower on the Enve.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I actually like IKEA. Cheap and extremely efficient.
The stuff is good. The forced walk through the whole store is annoying. The relationship-ending nature of the trip and assembly is, I assume, overrated. That or most relationships are just weak.
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That said, the only furniture I'd get excited for would be La-Z-Boy. IKEA is just boring.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
That said, the only furniture I'd get excited for would be La-Z-Boy. IKEA is just boring.
I really like the furniture made by Thos Moser, but way too pricey. Our house is furnished with about 50% IKEA and 50% vintage furniture from the 1960’s we took off my parents’ hands when they downsized.

However, mrs datlas has her eyes on a fine looking tall dresser we saw at Room and Board, so a new addition might be coming to our family.
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1 word to describe my ride today: Glorious.

It was only 10.4 miles but while I was on the bike I had no pain anywhere and no worries. I was one with the bike and it felt like I was transported to a time when i was free of defects. I can't explain it but it's the first time I felt normal since I began riding on June 1st.

I can't wait until tomorrow's ride. Maybe I can catch lightening in a bottle again.
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Our two walk on kittens got spayed today. My lovely wife is watching over them as they come out of their anaesthesia. Had we known,we might have left them overnight..
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
1 word to describe my ride today: Glorious.

It was only 10.4 miles but while I was on the bike I had no pain anywhere and no worries. I was one with the bike and it felt like I was transported to a time when i was free of defects. I can't explain it but it's the first time I felt normal since I began riding on June 1st.

I can't wait until tomorrow's ride. Maybe I can catch lightening in a bottle again.
*lightning

I post this in honor of the Penman
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We are currently enjoying watching the Phillies on the outdoor sidewalk of a sports bar on Broadway and Ocean Ave in downtown Santa Monica.
A little chilly for that in Flag, so watching Dbacks v Dodgers and MNF simultaneously, indoors, at a place with 50¢ wings.

Most bars typically treat baseball like a redheaded stepchild, but we have audio for the baseball game tonight.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Our two walk on kittens got spayed today. My lovely wife is watching over them as they come out of their anaesthesia. Had we known,we might have left them overnight..
Had we known, we certainly would have left them overnight. It's insanity over there. They have these jackets on, to protect the stitches, and they just slither out of them.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
*lightning

I post this in honor of the Penman
Or this:
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Dbacks in trouble here, shoulda left Gallen in
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Or this:
Wut
I see no mis-spellings
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Wut
I see no mis-spellings
it's lightening in a bottle. It's the lightest blond. It says so on the package.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
it's lightening in a bottle. It's the lightest blond. It says so on the package.
Pull your seatpost and dump some in your frame, see if it gets any lighter
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
it's lightening in a bottle. It's the lightest blond. It says so on the package.
Lightening = making things lighter.

Lightning =

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Lightening = making things lighter.

Lightning =

https://twitter.com/lorigraceaz/stat...30665437405502
There are 3 men in a boat with 4 cigarettes but no matches. How do they manage to smoke?

Throw 1 cigarette overboard and make the boat a cigarette lighter
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Had we known, we certainly would have left them overnight. It's insanity over there. They have these jackets on, to protect the stitches, and they just slither out of them.
Drug the kittens again? Throw a little booze in the water bottle?*

* Been 20 years since I had kittens…
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Dbacks in trouble here, shoulda left Gallen in
At least you’re not a Phillies fan. What a disappointment that was. I was out watching and told a friend I had a bad feeling about Wagner. I have never liked him.
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Originally Posted by thin_concrete
Drug the kittens again? Throw a little booze in the water bottle?*

* Been 20 years since I had kittens…
Close to that for us. Don't remember ever having more than one. But we'd just lost a dog and they showed up. Our single old cat is 14.
And we will have no rodent issues for the for the foreseeable future. We live in a house whose doors are never closed, except during a driving rain. So, without cats, the rodents have the run of the place
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33° this morning. Postponing our t-th morning ride until 10:30. Should be 50° by then but a few already said screw it.
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Weird, my saddle height is the exact same as all of my other bikes. Just under 31 inches, but on the check point it felt too low this morning. How is that possible. Measure from center of BB to top of seat.
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Vax appt made for three days before my birthday. Not looking forward to previously-mentioned side effects, but want it done before flying home for Veterans' Day.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
That said, the only furniture I'd get excited for would be La-Z-Boy. IKEA is just boring.
We have a couple of IKEA things. No La-Z-Boy items though.
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