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Old 04-26-24, 06:53 PM
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Sun ain't even down yet and we got graupel already. Hopefully I'll wake up in the morning to find a winter wonderland!

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Sorry you lost your friend, seedsbelize
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Since Velo Vol is asleep at the wheel, Lady Vols shut out the Crimson Tide.

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Sun ain't even down yet and we got graupel already. Hopefully I'll wake up in the morning to find a winter wonderland!
It's almost May.
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Since Velo Vol is asleep at the wheel, Lady Vols shut out the Crimson Tide.
I'm not asleep.


But if I had been watching the game, I might well be.

I just had a good idea. Thanks to the prednisone, I often find myself wide awake at 3-4 a.m. these days. Are there any baseball games on TV then? They could help restore my sleep.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Why are you moving?
to everything there is a season.
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sorry for your loss seeds.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
It's almost May.
I'm not asleep.

https://twitter.com/Vol_Baseball/sta...26028123574442

But if I had been watching the game, I might well be.

I just had a good idea. Thanks to the prednisone, I often find myself wide awake at 3-4 a.m. these days. Are there any baseball games on TV then? They could help restore my sleep.
Maybe look for cricket live streams that time of night.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
to everything there is a season.
What season is it now?
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I'm sorry to hear, seeds.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
What season is it now?

I guess that it's the season of change.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
What season is it now?
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Not in Colorado. Rockies were out of the playoff hunt in the third inning of their season opener.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol;[url=tel:23224736
23224736[/url]]It's almost May.
I'm not asleep.

https://twitter.com/Vol_Baseball/sta...26028123574442

But if I had been watching the game, I might well be.

I just had a good idea. Thanks to the prednisone, I often find myself wide awake at 3-4 a.m. these days. Are there any baseball games on TV then? They could help restore my sleep.
I think that’s prime porn time. That might help you get back to sleep
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Are Austro-Daimler bikes still a thing, or is this just a paint job?

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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Where are the late-night Pirates' games replays?
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Back in 2016, A supporter of You Know Who said if they lost, there'd be taco trucks on every corner, and I often grieve for what we lost. That would have been AWESOME!!!!!!
The vast majority of the hotdog carts back then were owned by Greeks. They were often passed down the the children. The guy I worked for had a son who was about 12 at the time. Some ten years later, I stopped to get a pretzel at a cart. The son was working it and remembered me. The parents likely had moved back to Greece. The business was all cash with huge profit margins on many items being 100% or more. (That $0.70 hotdog probably cost less than $0.35 cents.) People (often the wives) would go back to Greece for a couple of weeks every summer and smuggle cash with them to deposit in Greek banks. When they had enough saved, the parents would retire back to the homeland.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Where are you?
I was at Cape Henlopen State Park in DE. It was once Fort Miles, which was established to guard the Delaware Bay and the entrance to the river from Nazi invasion during WWII. After the war, the base was no longer needed. The land was eventually donated in pieces to the state. The park is fabulous, especially for riding. There are several trails throughout the park including one that included a "boardwalk" over a marshy area. There was a full moon ride while I was there. Dozens of cyclist rode on the trail that runs behind where I was camping out to the a beach overlook to watch the moon rise. Dolphins and whales are regularly seen from the beach during warmer weather. It's virtually impossible to get a weekend site unless you book way early. For Easter weekend of 2023 (A trip I obviously ended up not being able to take), I booked in late December. The huge campground was virtually booked solid already.

The tall structure in the second photo is a former watch tower that was used to look for Nazi navy activity. Fort Miles had gun batteries. While shots were never fired in anger, target practice regularly took place there.




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We used to go camping at Cape Henlopen, back in the 70s.
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Not in Colorado. Rockies were out of the playoff hunt in the third inning of their season opener.
Nuggets can eliminate the Lakers tonight.
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Mechanic question. My new mechanic (I had just assumed all mechanics knew what oil to put into what car) changed the oil from 0-20 synthetic, to 15-40 mineral. 5000 km ago. It was just changed again, to 15-40. I was under the hood checking for a coolant leak, and the valves were really loud. I could hear them well, as opposed to their former silence. Is it too late to ask him to change back to the 0-20? Or is this just a function of an aging car. 2017 Fit, with 85,000 km in very hot weather year round. Thanks
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Originally Posted by big john
Nuggets can eliminate the Lakers tonight.
Oh yeah. The Nuggets and Avalanche are doing well. The Broncos picked up the quarterback they expected, so things are looking up.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Mechanic question. My new mechanic (I had just assumed all mechanics knew what oil to put into what car) changed the oil from 0-20 synthetic, to 15-40 mineral. 5000 km ago. It was just changed again, to 15-40. I was under the hood checking for a coolant leak, and the valves were really loud. I could hear them well, as opposed to their former silence. Is it too late to ask him to change back to the 0-20? Or is this just a function of an aging car. 2017 Fit, with 85,000 km in very hot weather year round. Thanks
He isn't an engineer, which is an assumption on my part. Don't let him act like one. 0-20 across all temperature ranges.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Mechanic question. My new mechanic (I had just assumed all mechanics knew what oil to put into what car) changed the oil from 0-20 synthetic, to 15-40 mineral. 5000 km ago. It was just changed again, to 15-40. I was under the hood checking for a coolant leak, and the valves were really loud. I could hear them well, as opposed to their former silence. Is it too late to ask him to change back to the 0-20? Or is this just a function of an aging car. 2017 Fit, with 85,000 km in very hot weather year round. Thanks
Never assume any mechanic knows anything. The oil fill cap should be labeled with the type of oil Honda recommends. If not there, go with the owner's manual. I would think if you're using synthetic you should stay with it. And use a good filter. Crap filters can cause problems.
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Originally Posted by big john
Never assume any mechanic knows anything. The oil fill cap should be labeled with the type of oil Honda recommends. If not there, go with the owner's manual. I would think if you're using synthetic you should stay with it. And use a good filter. Crap filters can cause problems.
the question is, is it ok to switch back to synthetic, after 5000 km on 15w40
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