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Old 10-29-23, 04:02 PM
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I better stop teasing the censor. Last time it got out of hand, I got some demerits.

Suffice it to sat, the censor can If You Seek Amy.

That’s the end of my censor bashing. For now.

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Old 10-29-23, 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas
Understood and you could substitute an image with identical font size easily.
That's not fun. There are ways to break it as text, or there were.

Removed likely demerit-inducing proof of concept.
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You're not a REAL prepper if you don't have a supply of MREs. Or order the Survival Bucket, which will provide a family of 4 enough to survive for a few days after the Fall Of Civilization before they resort to cannibalism.
And personal defense equipment a/k/a the equipment we cannot discuss.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Oh I am definitely not a prepper. But I felt a little like one, at least for a minute.

I donít know that I would want to live in the post-apocalypse anyway.
The first time I saw the phrase "Doomsday Preppers", I thought it said "Doomsday PEPPERS", and they were talking about yet another chile variety with a Scoville count in the 10^7 range.
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Originally Posted by datlas
I better stop teasing the censor. Last time it got out of hand, I got some demerits.

Suffice it to sat, the censor can If You Seek Amy.

Thatís the end of my censor bashing. For now.

https://youtu.be/0aEnnH6t8Ts?si=IcOvz2dMDiT_JHiV
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Originally Posted by datlas
Oh I am definitely not a prepper. But I felt a little like one, at least for a minute.

I donít know that I would want to live in the post-apocalypse anyway.
If Armageddon comes, Iím happy to go with the first ďBang!Ē
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There was a commercial recently about the rapture and a local TV church. I don’t think I want to merely disappear one day. I think the folks left behind will have all the fun.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
If Armageddon comes, Iím happy to go with the first ďBang!Ē
Things get spicy I will drive towards NORAD. Same reason. Bring my sunglasses and watch the fireworks with a nice bottle of wine.
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Originally Posted by big john
Really wanted to do some flat spinning on the bike path today but it's windy a/f with 55mph gusts predicted out there. Guess I'll take the mtb and cruise around the neighborhood.
We canceled our standard Mt Hamilton climb today, as there were warnings of dangerous winds. We did a bunch of short and steep climbs in the Santa Cruz Mountains foothills, instead. Similar vertical, similar distance, legs are thrashed.

And it looks like the crazy winds on Hamilton summit have subsided:

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Here is my favorite song about the apocalypse.

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Originally Posted by Mojo31
There was a commercial recently about the rapture and a local TV church. I donít think I want to merely disappear one day. I think the folks left behind will have all the fun.
On a forum I used to frequent, someone's signature was "After the Rapture, we get all their stuff"
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Taking a week off the bike sounds like a good idea. Also get a bike trailer and where possible take the kids out for a ride. It won't be training but it's still riding outside. And may help with regaining the joy of biking. Although if they discover the cool noise it makes when you press the fabric against the wheels it becomes noticeably harder.
One is too big and the other is too small.
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So already had a cold or something but man the second I showed up in VA my sinus just got super congested. My whole head hurts.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Things get spicy I will drive towards NORAD. Same reason. Bring my sunglasses and watch the fireworks with a nice bottle of wine.
Way back in the early 80s, there were a number of movies that came out about global thermonuclear war and the aftermath and consequences. One night back then, I had just watched one of these - "Testament", which was profoundly depressing - and I was lying in bed trying to figure out what I would do in the event there was an attack and I wasn't killed outright. I was figuring it wouldn't be fair to my two cats to either try to take them with me, or to turn them loose in the wild. So.......

Then I thought, the one person I gave a **** about in the area was the Not-Yet-Mrs. GeneJockey, whom I was not dating at that point (long boring story there), and she lived up in the CIty, so I'd probably go looking for her to see if she'd survived.

While I was thinking these depressing thoughts a car came around the corner and the lights shone in through the bedroom window and lit up the room, just like the bright flash when The Bomb explodes in all the movies. I about had a heart attack!
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
I was literally thinking about that in the process. Mom's lacks the metal edge I like. It may get replaced.
That's funny or troublesome. Mombug don't know diddly about shovels.
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
We canceled our standard Mt Hamilton climb today, as there were warnings of dangerous winds. We did a bunch of short and steep climbs in the Santa Cruz Mountains foothills, instead. Similar vertical, similar distance, legs are thrashed.

And it looks like the crazy winds on Hamilton summit have subsided:

There was a headwind out of the South as I was heading down Canada Rd, about 11:30 or so. I think it shifted but hadn't quite become a headwind out of the North on the way back.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
That's funny or troublesome. Mombug don't know diddly about shovels.
I am 100% certain she went to her favorite hardware store (because "they only sell good stuff") and then bought the cheapest available (because Yankee sensibilities) and went home feeling like she'd nailed it.
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Something people like badger1 just don't get.


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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Something people like badger1 just don't get.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYqfVE-fykk

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I guess zero SNL writers have been anywhere near a pickup, I mean half-ton pickup is a part of the vernacular fer cryin out loud!
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Got a late start from the parent's place so I cut it a bit short and only got 2.5 hours in. I felt reasonably strong. But, it was yucky outside in "Santa Ana" conditions - hot, bone dry, high offshore wind. The wind pissed me off and I found myself meandering near the end point looking for roads with tree shelter and climbing. Maybe I'll get lucky with better conditions during my next outdoor ride. This was outdoor ride #3 since the baby was born on 9/27.

But in bigger news - she did totally fine with a ~24 hour trip to my parent's house! No excessive fussing and the Mrs. and I appreciated having some hands-off time with baby while my parents were with her. Nice.
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She will either love the car seat or hate the car seat. Amelia didnít mind the car seat, Simon sounded like we set him on fire for atleast the first 7 months.
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In other news, had to rent a car to get home today.
It was a jeep hybrid. I didnít understand it at all. Battery showed 0. right above that it showed battery 1 percent most of the drive. Not sure what that means.

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
This had better be a photoshop. If not it had better be in New Jersey or Oregon, but even then ... Jeeze

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3 Dougs and a dud.
Finally a podium.
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Dropped my next work trip, Iím making a doctors appointment tomorrow. I canít take what ever this is. Hopefully a z pac will clear what ever this is.


In other news Simon is also sick. Ear infection, clogged tear ducts and what ever this is. He might need surgery if his tear duct doesnít clear up by Wed. WTF.
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