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Old 10-30-23, 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Do they pull over cars?
The last ticket I got was written by a bicycle cop. It was in 2005 and I made a U-turn if front of 2 bike cops who were standing on the sidewalk chatting with a hooker.
One of them flipped on his red light and he wrote me up. The state had loosened U-turn laws and I thought I was legal. I was wrong. I was friends with the guy who had helped form the bicycle part of LAPD but I didn't bring it up because I couldn't believe the kid was going to write me. There were no other cars around.

When he handed me the ticket I told him it was my first in 30 years. He was probably 26 or 28 years old and I think that surprised him.
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Old 10-30-23, 08:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
LOL This is the kind of show that is so bad it becomes entertaining.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6J567GVc0IQ

Imagine writing the scripts for it. You'd have to shut down part of your brain to make it through the day.
Not a lot worse than Baywatch. Then there was the Baywatch movie. I tried to watch it and turned it off early on.
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Son of the Beach is the absolute best in TV beach shows.

*must enjoy crude comedy
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How about a $700 aero version?

Needs speed dimples.
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Old 10-30-23, 09:31 PM
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Originally Posted by big john
Not a lot worse than Baywatch. Then there was the Baywatch movie. I tried to watch it and turned it off early on.
Baywatch had to have been one of the most G_d-awful things ever madefortv. In the context of North American tv, that's saying something.

Fun fact: Pamela Anderson was born/grew up in a small town on the Island (Vancouver Island) about 20 minutes or so north of my home stomping grounds.
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I've considered getting OSPW for my time trial bike. Road bike? Nah, doesn't have the same impact.
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So I've been working on M/W/F in the office. When I get home at some point between 5-6 I usually relieve Liz of baby for 60-90 minutes so she can be hands-off and do something for herself like go on a walk or something. Unfortunately this also coincides with the "witching hour" when Lilly is the most fussy, even after ruling out the basics - food and diaper change.

I'm still adapting to this but I'm not gonna lie it stresses me the hell out to try to console a screaming infant for an hour straight. Especially when I want to relax after getting home. But, bottom line this is something that I want to be able to do for our family, so I do have a proactive outlook at least. My soothing skills will get better, I'll learn to be more OK with her fussiness and mom gets a break before everyone's dinner. I whip up ours while baby is on the boob.

Liz tonite suggested maybe trying to push her personal time a bit later, but I don't think that makes much sense. I'll get better at this. Or at least more used to it.
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Motorized baby swings work wonders.
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My bike doesn’t have a seat post. It has a carbon mast cap.

I already have a 3D saddle with carbon rails.
Ooohha. FANCY!
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
LOL This is the kind of show that is so bad it bemedical?
entertaining.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6J567GVc0IQ

Imagine writing the scripts for it. You'd have to shut down part of your brain to make it through the day.
and yet here we are
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They're having a sale. You can get $190 off, if you buy one of their $250 bottom brackets.
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Originally Posted by big john
The last ticket I got was written by a bicycle cop. It was in 2005 and I made a U-turn if front of 2 bike cops who were standing on the sidewalk chatting with a hooker.
One of them flipped on his red light and he wrote me up. The state had loosened U-turn laws and I thought I was legal. I was wrong. I was friends with the guy who had helped form the bicycle part of LAPD but I didn't bring it up because I couldn't believe the kid was going to write me. There were no other cars around.

When he handed me the ticket I told him it was my first in 30 years. He was probably 26 or 28 years old and I think that surprised him.
Scoflaw....
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Originally Posted by TMonk
So I've been working on M/W/F in the office. When I get home at some point between 5-6 I usually relieve Liz of baby for 60-90 minutes so she can be hands-off and do something for herself like go on a walk or something. Unfortunately this also coincides with the "witching hour" when Lilly is the most fussy, even after ruling out the basics - food and diaper change.

I'm still adapting to this but I'm not gonna lie it stresses me the hell out to try to console a screaming infant for an hour straight. Especially when I want to relax after getting home. But, bottom line this is something that I want to be able to do for our family, so I do have a proactive outlook at least. My soothing skills will get better, I'll learn to be more OK with her fussiness and mom gets a break before everyone's dinner. I whip up ours while baby is on the boob.

Liz tonite suggested maybe trying to push her personal time a bit later, but I don't think that makes much sense. I'll get better at this. Or at least more used to it.
dang, Lilly just went from 10:30 until 3:30 ish again with no waking to feed. She can cry all the hell she wants when I get home from work if she's going to start doing this regularly lol (at ~5 weeks old)
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What's the difference between boogers and Brussel sprouts? You can't get kids to eat Brussel sprouts.
Bike racer friend we called "Chef Ed" told me that joke around 1990.
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Remind me tomorrow and I can ask Mombug. She's a plant sort and loves to point out the crops whenever we're driving across the prairie.
If you could ask her, I appreciate it. Certainly the brussel sprouts pictured above seems close. We were a few hundred feet away and cruising at 20+MPH so I did not get a super good look, in my memory the stems seemed more like a smooth green trunk rather than textured/studded with sprouts, but that was a quick glimpse. Or maybe they took all the sprouts off and kept the foliage on the top??
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Old 10-31-23, 05:24 AM
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Do they pull over cars?
Never seen it, but it seems likely that they do.
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Originally Posted by badger1
Baywatch had to have been one of the most G_d-awful things ever madefortv. In the context of North American tv, that's saying something.

Fun fact: Pamela Anderson was born/grew up in a small town on the Island (Vancouver Island) about 20 minutes or so north of my home stomping grounds.
Haven't seen it in many years. I wonder if there's an episode on YouTube . . . .
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MOTD.

If we made one of these for the US it would include most of the land west of the Mississippi River.


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Originally Posted by badger1
Baywatch had to have been one of the most G_d-awful things ever madefortv. In the context of North American tv, that's saying something.

Fun fact: Pamela Anderson was born/grew up in a small town on the Island (Vancouver Island) about 20 minutes or so north of my home stomping grounds.
Buddy Epson was born/grew up in my hometown.
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Gay Street is the main street downtown. Should I haul the rig over there for a few blocks of cycling activity on a 30F night?

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Ooohha. FANCY!
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Possibly dumb question. Daughter in LA might have a semester-long internship where she would want/need a basic transportation car for 3-4 months. The usual "Car Rental" places don't seem to have a good deal for a 3-4 month rental and the cost is quite high, as in several thousand dollars.

Are there outfits and/or sites that offer longer term rentals at a more reasonable price?

Mrs datlas said she would just drive the Fit out to LA and fly back, but that seems to be way too much effort.

Suggestions? She does NOT want/need anything fancy, actually a crappy 10-15 year old car would suit her best.
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