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Old 05-10-24, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
In cap + gown?
I suspect so, but will find out for sure in a few hours.
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Old 05-10-24, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Are south Texas and Florida suffering high heat?
Texas isn't, especially since Nolan Ryan stopped playing for Texas teams.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Chilly here. Again.


That looks like San Diego weather! Slightly colder at night though. Bet you can't say that often! Man, I bet you're stoked right now huh?
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I forgot to mention that I came upon a group of four javelinas on this morning’s ride. I cut them as wide a berth as I could, seeing as how I was almost upon them before I saw them. In Belize they were respected as a possible threat, at least to dogs. Don’t know about humans.
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It's a dog's life.

While I toil away at undisclosed activities.

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Originally Posted by TMonk
That looks like San Diego weather! Slightly colder at night though. Bet you can't say that often! Man, I bet you're stoked right now huh?
I would be, if today was February 10, not May 10. SMH
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Originally Posted by LAJ
Texas isn't, especially since Nolan Ryan stopped playing for Texas teams.
Quality.
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Old 05-10-24, 01:31 PM
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Confirmed cap/gown at ceremony. There is a reception after but because of her suspension she cannot attend. Sigh.

Will post pics later.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
I forgot to mention that I came upon a group of four javelinas on this morning’s ride. I cut them as wide a berth as I could, seeing as how I was almost upon them before I saw them. In Belize they were respected as a possible threat, at least to dogs. Don’t know about humans.
in a 4 to 1 ratio it could be problematic but I make no assertion either way.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Confirmed cap/gown at ceremony. There is a reception after but because of her suspension she cannot attend. Sigh.

Will post pics later.
i don't know anyone who attended graduation at Pitt in my circle of friends. It means nothing unless you make it in the real world.
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Old 05-10-24, 01:38 PM
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I wanted to skip my undergrad graduation as I was quite disaffected at the time, but went as a concession to my parents. I suspect Heidi is doing something similar.
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I didn't even attend graduation at high school. I hated school so much I wanted nothing to do with it. Graduated on the half year when you could still do that. Before that they had fall/spring grads. I snuck out after they officially eliminated it but you could do it if you had the credits.

My mother complained (briefly) about not going to a graduation but she did have 6 others to attend.
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I didn't even attend graduation at high school. I hated school so much I wanted nothing to do with it. Graduated on the half year when you could still do that. Before that they had fall/spring grads. I snuck out after they officially eliminated it but you could do it if you had the credits.

My mother complained (briefly) about not going to a graduation but she did have 6 others to attend.
I went as a favor to my parents.

I was a model student in the Vocational portion of my schedule. I credit my sister for helping me to learn how to read long before kindergarten, for getting through the rest of it.

Early memory alert: One of my first memories was both wondering why kids were crying in the corner on the first day of school, and another was asking Mom why no one wanted to read there.
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I went to my college graduation but it was weird for a couple reasons. First, I was pretty hungover, the cycling team had their semester-end "tour de franzia", where we would get drunk on box wine and cruised around the neighborhood on beater bikes. I am happy to report that I am now much more capable cyclist and wine drinker . Second reason was because I had some brief romance with a chemistry classmate, and things didn't work out and were a bit awkward. Still had a crush on her too. Holly was her name.

*Competent. I'm a much more competent cyclist and wine drinker. That's a better word than capable in this context
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I wanted to go to my graduation (wut was the point of spending the last four years there) and the ceremony was just fine, except too long because they awarded the diplomas student by student. #ModelStudent
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1969. We had our own little peaceful demonstration at the university . . . for a day . . . then we they decided to occupy a building . . . the chapel no less at a southern baptist school. It thought it was a pretty ballsy move at first for an all-black student body in Texas . . . in 1969 . . . but I eventually joined the protestors. After a couple of days they brought in the police to clear the building.

Thankfully there was no violence or mishap. Most of us, including myself, were released after an overnight stay in the pokey. The ring leaders of the protest got jailed for a couple of days before being released and suspended from school for the rest of the semester. Those were the days, my friend . . . civil rights and Viet Nam were the hot button issues of the time.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
I went as a favor to my parents.

I was a model student in the Vocational portion of my schedule. I credit my sister for helping me to learn how to read long before kindergarten, for getting through the rest of it.

Early memory alert: One of my first memories was both wondering why kids were crying in the corner on the first day of school, and another was asking Mom why no one wanted to read there.
I got out in January, I think, but if I wanted to attend the graduation it would have been in June. The 1971 earthquake happened in February and my workplace was damaged so I had to get a job.

If my mother had pressed the issue I may have gone to the ceremony. My father had given up on me and he wasn't into the whole thing anyway.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
I was a senior in high school when Kent State happened, and of course I saw it only from the other side from that perspective.
I was a freshman at Stanford when the anti-apartheid sit in occurred, 1977. I think that was the start of the nationwide student movement. I participated. I hid behind a post when this photo was taken, so my parents wouldn't find out I was involved. They hated protesters with a fiery passion, and they definitely would have stopped contributing to my tuition if they found out. They threatened to cut me off, just because I brought up the subject of apartheid.

Old Union sit-in protesting Apartheid, May 9-10, 1977
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
How did I miss out on the leather handlebar tape thread? Retirement has made me soft.
Wrapped my first handlebar of the season yesterday, down at the shop. Somewhat surprising I hadn't had to do it before then.
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I did not use leather.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I think you are suffering adverse effects from this:

https://twitter.com/NWSSWPC/status/1788641891908534279

Pic?
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It has been raining all day.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
My preferred tape for final wrapping (once I'm happy with things like brake lever placement, cable runs etc.) is Fizik Microtex 2mm. It has a nice leathery look while also being reasonably tough. It's minimally stretchy so it takes some effort to wrap cleanly, but I never worry about it tearing.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Chilly here. Again.


72F is chilly?
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Originally Posted by datlas
I wanted to skip my undergrad graduation as I was quite disaffected at the time, but went as a concession to my parents. I suspect Heidi is doing something similar.
I went to all of my college graduation ceremonies. Mrs. rjones28 went to none of hers.
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