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Old 05-30-14, 04:37 AM
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beers and a night ride are in my future.

The local bicycle/carpool advocacy group is sponsoring a free show and a late night bike ride.
Between that and commuting to work I should be around 45-50 miles for today.
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Old 05-30-14, 09:03 AM
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Someone scoped out my 67 vette last night. The lock on car cover was cut and tossed to the side. I guess all the locks kept it safe for the night, but I'm pretty sure they'll be back for it... This is why we can't have nice things.

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Old 05-30-14, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
Someone scoped out my 67 vette last night. The lock on car cover was cut and tossed to the side. I guess all the locks kept it safe for the night, but I'm pretty sure they'll be back for it... This is why we can't have nice things.

buy a 12 pack and some doritos. get in car, have wife/friend cover your car back up tonight. wait patiently in a horse mask with a loaded weapon

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Originally Posted by bmontgomery87 View Post
buy a 12 pack and some doritos. get in car, have wife/friend cover your car back up tonight. wait patiently in a horse mask with a loaded weapon
And then they roll it onto a flatbed and I'm ****ed.
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Old 05-30-14, 09:47 AM
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but you still have a few beers and some doritos left.

just go with it
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Old 05-30-14, 01:14 PM
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Seven hours later they discover a passed out horse with orange fingers surrounded by several cans full of pee.
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First off, nice choice in cars. Second, what is the plan? If you feel they are coming back are you going to take steps? How exposed is the car? My uncle has a '67 Dodge Monaco (super rare, red convertible with white top) but at least he has a private garage to hide it in.
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Old 05-31-14, 12:41 AM
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Today I traded a Camelbak Rebel for some 105 pedals and a front wheel.
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Today I admitted defeat regarding my ****ing canti brakes on my geared bike. Those things are such a pain to adjust. They're completely out of alignment so I took it into a shop to let the experts fiddle with it.
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Old 05-31-14, 03:28 PM
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I'm finally getting a ride in after busting my knee, being sick, friends thing, and taking care of a lot of school and job work. Still super casual because my body doesn't work right now. First all day ride on the Straggler
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Old 05-31-14, 05:33 PM
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Today I almost got T-boned by an old lady while I was on my way to the bank.

The light had just changed I was clipping in my left foot (my right is always in) while crossing the intersection. She ran the light from my left and missed me by about two feet, completely oblivious the whole time. I had seen traffic coming to a stop when the light changed and was focused on an oncoming driver who was signaling to make the left so I didn't see that she didn't stop. I noticed her only a few feet a way, resisted hard on the pedals and turned my wheel hard right; she couldn't have been more than a foot from where the edge of my front wheel was.

In hindsight I should've remained focused on the stopping traffic from my left because there was more time to avoid the on coming left turner if he became an issue. Also, if I had been looking at my foot while I was clipping in there's no way I would've been able to react in time and she would've nailed me. So another good reminder to never do that.
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Old 05-31-14, 06:29 PM
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Rode some singletrack and mowed the lawn. Tomorrow I'm scoping out a nice ultegra-equipped roadie.
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Old 06-01-14, 12:21 PM
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So today I'm stuck at home and can't ride, because I have to use this siphon pump every 15 minutes to prevent my floor from flooding, because the stupid condensate drain for the AC is plugged up and I can't get a plumber to come to my house, because it's Sunday. Owning a 50 y/o house sometimes really sucks.
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Old 06-01-14, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
So today I'm stuck at home and can't ride, because I have to use this siphon pump every 15 minutes to prevent my floor from flooding, because the stupid condensate drain for the AC is plugged up and I can't get a plumber to come to my house, because it's Sunday. Owning a 50 y/o house sometimes really sucks.
Bummer. I haven't needed to even turn on the AC yet...

I've used compressed air to blow out plugs in my dehumidifier condensate drain, though. Do you have access to a compressor or a pump with a fitting that can go into the drain hose?
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Old 06-01-14, 06:18 PM
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Bummer. I haven't needed to even turn on the AC yet...

I've used compressed air to blow out plugs in my dehumidifier condensate drain, though. Do you have access to a compressor or a pump with a fitting that can go into the drain hose?
Yeah, it's already in the 90s here and there is a lot of condensate water to drain out. The drain of which I speak is the black iron pipe that goes down through the floor slab and then horizontally out to the sewer line. The blockage is beyond the vertical section, which I've probed with a cleanout snake to no avail. It's also located in a closet behind a gas water heater, making it very hard to reach. I'm hoping the plumber will be able to figure it out. My greatest fear is that the pipe has rusted out beneath the floor slab and filled with sediment in which case the solution will be very difficult and costly. I'm waiting to temps to drop a bit, so that I can take a quick trip to the Kroger and return before the pipe overflows and spills onto the floor and into the carpet.
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Owning a 50 y/o house sometimes really sucks.
+1. We are trying to sell our house. We had a open house scheduled for 1 to 3 yesterday. The downstairs bathroom faucet had a slow drip so I decided I had time to replace it. I got it all in and then turned on the valve at the sink and it had a leak. So I get a replacement valve from the home center, turn off the main water shutoff (one of two I come to discover later) and replace the valve. I go to loosen the main shutoff and it comes completely apart. Gallons of water everywhere in my basement. Fortunately there was the other shutoff valve that was before it so we managed to get it closed before the basement was entirely soaked but there was a serious effort to get it all cleaned up before the open house. I don't think I've ever felt so panicked as when that water started spewing out.
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
So today I'm stuck at home and can't ride, because I have to use this siphon pump every 15 minutes to prevent my floor from flooding, because the stupid condensate drain for the AC is plugged up and I can't get a plumber to come to my house, because it's Sunday. Owning a 50 y/o house sometimes really sucks.
Try a house over 110 y/o. Have to compensate for nothing being level.

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TT, sorry to hear about the drain hassles. Whoever had the brilliant idea of installing pipes before pouring the slab should be drawn and quartered. Anyway, even though replacing the line makes a mess, it's not so terrible. Jackhammer out the old, drop in the new, pour new concrete. I was fortunate to discover that my drain needed replacing during a renovation of my 75 year-old termite trap. Hopefully you won't have to bother...
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
My greatest fear is that the pipe has rusted out beneath the floor slab and filled with sediment in which case the solution will be very difficult and costly. I'm waiting to temps to drop a bit, so that I can take a quick trip to the Kroger and return before the pipe overflows and spills onto the floor and into the carpet.
This happened to one of my basement drains, fortunately it was the one outside of my basement door.
It was still a very time consuming proccess that involved a 30 foot long trench, 3 feet deep, and digging under my basement steps.
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
The drain of which I speak is the black iron pipe that goes down through the floor slab and then horizontally out to the sewer line. The blockage is beyond the vertical section, which I've probed with a cleanout snake to no avail. It's also located in a closet behind a gas water heater, making it very hard to reach. I'm hoping the plumber will be able to figure it out. My greatest fear is that the pipe has rusted out beneath the floor slab and filled with sediment in which case the solution will be very difficult and costly.
Great news ! The pipe is not rusted out, just very badly clogged and the plumber was able to clean it out. It's good to have a plumber with God on his side.



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Today I got in 40 miles.
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Rode the rollers for thirty ish then went skating for an hour or two along with work commute. My legs are tired now.
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