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Old 06-16-24, 07:10 PM
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79 and drizzle. Rain expected to end around 9
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets;[url=tel:23269999
23269999]Ohhh boy. There's a crazy hot girl at the bar with the pinball parlour. I don't got the energy for that though, just talking to her is a workout. If she drags me outta here then I won't say no but gotta get a motel room though, no way I'm gonna subject my apartment complex to someone who talks so loudly.

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Possibly a screamer too. Something else you don’t want to subject the complex to.
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Old 06-16-24, 07:14 PM
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Looks like the heat dome is coming east this week.

Hot.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I'm amazed that such a place exists; more so that a conscious female was spotted therein.
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Drink a little water. You'll be fine.
I was fine, but it's no household chore.
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Old 06-16-24, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Possibly a screamer too. Something else you don’t want to subject the complex to.
Her guitar and laptop were worth more than what I had on me so I wasn't too worried about that. I only had $10 cash and one CC in my pocket with only a $7k limit, and I can always report that stolen and dispute charges.

I was ready for some fresh air so bid everyone adieu and scooted out of there. Heard some live music a couple blocks over so strolled down the alley, then they broke into Spanish Pipedream and were killin' it! So obviously they're my new favourite local band. Called the Sundowners, they're a triple guitar, bass and drums lineup. Tele lead, Strat rhythm and Guild acoustic rhythm for the singer.

Next tune in the set was this one. So good!


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Old 06-16-24, 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I'm amazed that such a place exists; more so that a conscious female was spotted therein.
That's the Tempe location, they even have a ladies' arcade video game and pinball league down there in the valley. Our pinball parlour is smaller and darker, just the way I like it. Surprisingly it's not a total sausage party up here but overall much sleepier than it is down there.
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Old 06-16-24, 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Possibly a screamer too. Something else you don’t want to subject the complex to.
you have aminivan, right?
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Old 06-16-24, 08:50 PM
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Hahaha, I read it as "scammer" not screamer. Oh I got no problem bringing a screamer home once or twice, the neighbors would probably hate if it became a regular thing though

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you have aminivan, right?
Dang, that thing would be a sweatbox!!!
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I used one of those, in my youth, to trim a very small yard.
So did I, but our lawn was not all that small and had two hills. Mom also made me do our neighbor’s adjoining lawn.

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Slow morning. Everyone must be getting ready for this take your cat to work day.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Looks like the heat dome is coming east this week.

Hot.
Why is it called a heat dome and not a Solar Vortex?
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The new car is "supposed" to come this week. It can't happen soon enough, my ride in on the Saturn was pretty jerky and although the Service Engine light was on steady for the first half of the ride, it resumed its blinking for the second half.

I hope it won't die catastrophically in the next week, but the end is near.
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Old 06-17-24, 05:47 AM
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Yours??
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Originally Posted by mvnsnd
Why is it called a heat dome and not a Solar Vortex?

[MENTION=201586]mvnsnd[/MENTION]!

Good question. People stay awake at night thinking up new terms.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Slow morning. Everyone must be getting ready for this take your cat to work day.
Just woke up. All the RAAM riders have rolled through, at least I got to see one rider! If the route's the same next year I'm gonna have to bring a chair out to the sidewalk, maybe try to dig up a cowbell.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Just woke up. All the RAAM riders have rolled through, at least I got to see one rider! If the route's the same next year I'm gonna have to bring a chair out to the sidewalk, maybe try to dig up a cowbell.
They ride right by your residence?
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Entire weekend got eaten up by painting, working, and then rearranging our living room.

Looks great now, but man I have just no energy at all. Wife really encouraged me to go on a bike ride Sunday morning but I had nothing left in me - especially after the bike shop shift Saturday. Haven't ridden more than my usual 3 mile/day commutes in over 2 weeks now.

Car is in the shop again requiring a new front brake caliper and line - things have just kind of felt off driving it around but I'm glad I got confirmation that something was actually wrong and it wasn't entirely a figment of my imagination. This thing is really turning in to a bit of a money pit it seems.

Looking on the bright side, though, maybe I can stop worrying about the car for a little bit and just look forward to an Illinois trip to see my friend get married at the end of the month and then a 4 day weekend after the 4th.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Second ride on the LeMond!
What a great looking bicycle.

How do you like the ride?
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Old 06-17-24, 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by abshipp
What a great looking bicycle.

How do you like the ride?
It's great! It reminds me of the Ritchey, which shouldn't be TOO surprising in a mid-90s, TIG-welded, oversize steel frame.

Position is still in flux, though - Greg LeMond has long femurs, so he had his bikes build with slack STAs. I have short femurs, so I need a zero setback post. In this case, however, the saddle I chose doesn't seem to slide forward far enough. I usually have about 4.5-5cm of setback and with this saddle as far forward as it goes, it's still 5.9cm. So, after Saturday's ride, I swapped on a different saddle, but I haven't had a chance to try it out yet. I might just put the bike on my old wheel-on trainer, so I can stop, adjust, try again, etc. Plus it makes the whole "lift your hands off the bars and hold them behind your back" thing a whole lot easier, not to mention WAY safer!\

I'm hoping to achieve the same level of balance and comfort I have on the Litespeed, but since I'm out of Avocet O2 Air 40R saddles, I'm having to adapt.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
They ride right by your residence?
105 feet from our entrance. In '22 it was about a quarter mile east.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
It's great! It reminds me of the Ritchey, which shouldn't be TOO surprising in a mid-90s, TIG-welded, oversize steel frame.

Position is still in flux, though - Greg LeMond has long femurs, so he had his bikes build with slack STAs. I have short femurs, so I need a zero setback post. In this case, however, the saddle I chose doesn't seem to slide forward far enough. I usually have about 4.5-5cm of setback and with this saddle as far forward as it goes, it's still 5.9cm. So, after Saturday's ride, I swapped on a different saddle, but I haven't had a chance to try it out yet. I might just put the bike on my old wheel-on trainer, so I can stop, adjust, try again, etc. Plus it makes the whole "lift your hands off the bars and hold them behind your back" thing a whole lot easier, not to mention WAY safer!\

I'm hoping to achieve the same level of balance and comfort I have on the Litespeed, but since I'm out of Avocet O2 Air 40R saddles, I'm having to adapt.
I'm not sure if my femurs are long or regular but as soon as I figured my Buenos Aires was a keeper I got a zero-setback Thomson in there.
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What's worse than 92-95º temps? Having a flat tire on a gravel road. Worser yet, having to lie on your back to find the jacking point.

On the bright side, tire place has a replacement for the unfixable tire.
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