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Old 04-16-24, 08:30 AM
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¿How long had it been since we’ve had a lplo?
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
I used a Versalog just a few days ago. I was looking for something in a box of junk from work and there were 4 slide rules in the box. I took the Versalog out and made a few easy calculations for fun. Oh, yeah, just like old times.



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have a smaller ‘compact’ model - but this larger size better accommodates full finger gloves during cold weather rides
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Old 04-16-24, 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by LAJ
Getting back on the bike after a big meal like that is foreign to me. Eating dinner is fine, as I don't ride to my bed.
too much ice cream at a mid point rest stop during one ride - then had trouble consuming enough water during the return ride and was dehydrated

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
If only they could take their Electoral College votes with them.
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The mountain morph came in, a day early. It fits nicely in my hydration pack. So, barring a message from Bob tonight, tomorrow morning it is. We are currently in a cool front with record highs immediately to follow.

I’m a noob in the mtb scene. Can any hydration pack been be called a camelback, like any tissue can be called a kleenex?
And, generally speaking, is there any problem with putting ice water in the bladder?

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Old 04-16-24, 10:32 AM
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I just looked at an 86 Land Rover Defender 90 to be certified for this states emission program. Likely the nicest one of seen, to be honest. They come out of Florida, and are gorgeous. This one has a 2017 Corvette 6.2 in it, and unfortunately, it's missing some equipment to allow it to be tested.

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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
The mountain morph came in, a day early. It fits nicely in my hydration pack. So, barring a message from Bob tonight, tomorrow morning it is. We are currently in a cool front with record highs immediately to follow.

I’m a noob in the mtb scene. Can any hydration pack been be called a camelback, like any tissue can be called a kleenex?
And, generally speaking, is there any problem with putting ice water in the bladder?
expect the corporate lawyers from camelbak and dakine and osprey (and whomever) to come calling if you insist on using ‘camelbak’ indiscriminately !

ice cubes should not be a problem - recall some guys stored their camelbak bladder in the freezer between rides (to avoid nasty bacteria / frequent cleaning)

I would avoid flavored drinks and drinks with sugar etc in the bladder … stick to water only
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Originally Posted by t2p
expect the corporate lawyers from camelbak and dakine and osprey (and whomever) to come calling if you insist on using ‘camelbak’ indiscriminately !

ice cubes should not be a problem - recall some guys stored their camelbak bladder in the freezer between rides (to avoid nasty bacteria / frequent cleaning)

I would avoid flavored drinks and drinks with sugar etc in the bladder … stick to water only
They aren't specialized. They may have some barristers, but I doubt they have the squadron of them specialized retains.
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Originally Posted by TMonk
I see coyotes several times per year on my rides to mission trails. Saw one last MTB ride in fact, didn't even think to mention it. Big, healthy specimen too with a nice thick coat and a streak of red over the tail. Handsome!

Hopefully I see one again tomorrow morning.

one morning we spotted a dead / torn up raccoon in the back of our property - neighbor said probably a coyote … mrs t2p not thrilled to hear this - especially with two little t2p’s at the time … littlest t2p was two or so at the time … neighbor said ‘don’t worry - you probably will never see one - they are elusive’ …

a week or so later a coyote goes past late morning - not far from the house - with something in it’s mouth
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I was hoping to do it all on fillable PDFs but I had to do some stupid worksheet pertaining to Schedule D in pen

Calculations calculated with this calculator:
You're an odd cat. I bet even rjones28 wouldn't fuss with computing taxes in one of his spreadsheets.
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My first job was at a Wawa store.
At the grand opening of the first store?
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If only they could take their Electoral College votes with them.
They do, every ten years.
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I live in the eastern half of the ACC. #EastCoaster

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Originally Posted by genejockey
Flew to Boston today. Travelling for business means you stay in a fairly generic hotel, someplace fairly generic, and you usually end up eating in places that are fairly generic. So, here I am in Boston, a place I''ve only ever been once before (also on business), and I could be in Oklahoma City, for all the difference I see.

On the plus side, the brand new reproduction Shimano Sante brake lever hoods have now been ordered and as soon as they arrive, I'll put the new Cinelli stem, the Highway One bar, and the brake levers with the new hoods on the Circuit, and with luck it'll be wonderful.

Are you in the city or by Logan? Significant difference IMO
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Current winds are 29 mph gusting to 35 mph. My wife wanted to ride because the next few days look even worse and we’re headed to Europe next week so, she got me up early to head out when the winds were only 15 gusting to 22 for a short tandem ride.

Stopped off for a ‘smoke’ break.

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Originally Posted by t2p

Schwalbe also …can’t recall the models / names …
Racing Ralph? lol
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Current winds are 29 mph gusting to 35 mph. My wife wanted to ride because the next few days look even worse and we’re headed to Europe next week so, she got me up early to head out when the winds were only 15 gusting to 22 for a short tandem ride.

Stopped off for a ‘smoke’ break.
Ten bucks for a pack of Marlboros? I remember when they were 35 cents in a cigarette machine. We weren't old enough to buy them in a store so we knew where the machines were. I remember being upset when they went up to 50 cents.
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Ten bucks for a pack of Marlboros? I remember when they were 35 cents in a cigarette machine. We weren't old enough to buy them in a store so we knew where the machines were. I remember being upset when they went up to 50 cents.
Same when I started. 65¢ when I quit.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Are you in the city or by Logan? Significant difference IMO
Seaport area, but in the big convention and hotel area. I did walk down from Summer street down into the actual Seaport area. I swear every intersection has too many streets. Between that and Summer Street being raised by - what, 30 feet? above the surrounding area, I figures I could get lost in 3 dimensions!
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Today the ride leader for the Tuesday ride couldn't go so I joined the Tuesday ride put on by club #2. About 30 riders showed up which is amazing. Only 30 miles but a great route with some nice climbs and very little traffic. I had done part of these roads before but some of them are new and some went through industrial areas. Had a really fun time and was not ready for it to end.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Seaport area, but in the big convention and hotel area. I did walk down from Summer street down into the actual Seaport area. I swear every intersection has too many streets. Between that and Summer Street being raised by - what, 30 feet? above the surrounding area, I figures I could get lost in 3 dimensions!
Yah, seaport can be a little easy to get lost in. Not a bad area but I like the financial district a little more.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Same when I started. 65¢ when I quit.
I was dumb enough to keep smoking those things until I was 33. Even carried them on the bike when I started road riding. I think they were over $1.25 a pack by then.

I knew some smokers who were club riders. One of them was pretty fast, too. He was one of those super hyper-active guys and was a hoot to ride with. He would hide and smoke a Camel when we stopped for snacks.
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40* C today in the picnic shelter. A tad warm
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Originally Posted by big john;[url=tel:23216293
23216293[/url]]Ten bucks for a pack of Marlboros? I remember when they were 35 cents in a cigarette machine. We weren't old enough to buy them in a store so we knew where the machines were. I remember being upset when they went up to 50 cents.
I thought those were carton prices, and quite reasonable.
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I went looking for the Amstel women’s race and , not finding it, went for the tour of Guatemala. There was a steady band of advertisements running across the bottom of the screen, and plenty of spoken ads as well. No rhanks. I was looking forward to seeing the countryside. I guess I could turn off the volume.
Switched to the Ronde de Mouscron
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Weather forecast looks good for the comeback tour starting Sunday.
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Originally Posted by big john
Even carried them on the bike when I started road riding.
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