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  1. I married the girl of my dreams.
    19 points
  2. I just beat my yearly mileage record of 6,510 miles (from 2018), to 6,520 miles as of todayand with month to go Going into this year I had no idea what riding was going to be like, and had no goal other than to just ride. I still can't believe the amount of riding I've done, and yet its all true. And (knock on wood) I feel great, and back to my old form IMO. Just wanted share.
    18 points
  3. The chickadees at camp are super friendly. It was supper time, and the feeders were empty. Made me pretty popular.
    18 points
  4. Brought home the Richey Outback Wednesday afternoon, but didn’t have time to finish everything for the ride Thursday. Finished the setup this afternoon (after putting up all the outside Christmas decorations first for Mrs Az_cyclist) and tooK it for a shakedown ride. The saddle felt too high, so I went home, adjusted it (to the same height as the Domane) then went back out. Handled great. Disc brakes were not quite as responsive as the Domane, but I expected that since they are a combination of hydraulic and cable actuated as opposed to all hydraulic on the Domane. Club ride of 51 tomorrow.
    17 points
  5. Daughter #2 sent me this pic of my Grandson this morning... So I simply replied with..... She now says she is traumatized.
    16 points
  6. Soooo.yeah. I had to sell at least one car. And as I looked at my paid-off Honda Civic, and late-WoLW's Subaru, while either would do, I really like driving, and neither was "exactly" what I wanted. The Civic was great, but wasn't a hatch (really useful at this point). The Subaru is great in almost everything it does, but lacks a certain zip I really enjoy from the Civic. I mean, verve. Panache. So I started toying around to see if any hatchbacks checked fun and (semi) sensible at the same time. Volkswagen Golf GTI? No. Repair and maintenance costs, requires premium fue
    16 points
  7. drove a U Haul truck for 3 or 4 hours today. First of all...window cranks? Really? Second of all..no Cruise Control It was a long hard road We closed on the Bend house Friday. Money Brass in pocket. I've been boxing up stuff for weeks. Finally got a weather window today. Had 3 neighbor neer do wells (kids) bring out boxes from the house to the U Haul. I was load master stacking it "high & tight". Eos & I made the drive. She was a bit skittish but settled down after a while. New noises really put her on edge. And a moving truck has lots of noises. We stopped at a snow park &a
    15 points
  8. Spoke to my parent this weekend, turns out my dad has not been feeling well and very low energy. Turns out he needed some meds adjusted, but until that he was napping a fair bit and after walking home from the seniors home visiting friends he was quite winded and needed to sit down. Mom accused him of being "out of shape" and said, and I quote "He thinks just because he is 85, he needs to act old" ha,ha She had to apologize once she found out he was sick
    15 points
  9. Lambs, etc. may be in the Miles City Star this evening. She took photos of newborns, older lambs, and some of me carrying newborns to the barn with ewes closely following behind. She never knows what photo the paper will use.
    15 points
  10. He said NOT A CHANCE! Apparently I have been naughty.
    14 points
  11. I decided I needed a proper desk chair if I was going to continue working from home indefinitely,. This made me feel decisive and it made my back feel happy.. So I ordered one with "easy assembly". This made me eager The box with my chair arrived and this made me excited with anticipation. I took all the parts out and it seemed like there were a lot of them. This made me wary. There was also a lot of styrofoam which made me feel icky because it's creepy to touch. I set out following the directions and felt very pleased. Then I realized the arms couldn't attach. This made me frustra
    14 points
  12. My cardiologist was off this week and they gave me different doctor. He went over my charts from 2005 to today and was very pleased with where I’m at now. He told me to stop taking the beta blocker, I don’t need it. My total cholesterol is down to 120, it was up to 256 when I started taking the statins. Maybe getting off those beta blockers owl feel like doing something now.
    13 points
  13. We just had a tornado warning for this region. I could tell it was serious because I actually heard my town name on the news report that interrupted programming. Well it would have interrupted my programming if I weren't watching a silly Lifetiime Christmas movie. After my phone alarm went off I actually turned on the live programming. So I went and sat in the interior halllway of my condo for 15 minutes. I'm glad I survived, and the power is still on. Otherwise, I wouldn't know if the busy, sophisticated travel writer discovers the joys of a small town Christmas and falls in love wit
    13 points
  14. Last week I bought my brother's Jeep. I wanted something to tow behind the motor home when we go out boondocking. There are a ton of backroads and Jeep trails to explore in Arizona. I still have to sand it down, put the fender flairs back on, and shoot some primer on, but mechanically the the thing is almost perfect. It's 1976 CJ7 with only 63000 original miles on it. The straight-6 under the hood starts and runs like new. My brother custom built the front bumper, put the winch on., and set it up for a tow bar. I plan to have a lot of fun and get in massive amounts of trouble with this thing.
    13 points
  15. I am feeling much better, I get tired very quickly, but the headache is gone, and the queasy belly has settled down. I'm coughing a bit but my lungs are clear. My sense of taste & smell is still not right, I can taste things but they don't taste the way they should, this bothers me more than I expected. Mrs. Further is doing better than I expected, she has an off and on headache, and loose belly, coughing a bit, but no trouble breathing and is able to get up and around. I am very thankful for this, I was a lot more worried about her than me. The bug I had last year at this time
    12 points
  16. for obsolete parts. Lets say your wife is trying to help. Maybe she has learned to recognize most of the old tractors from a Craigslist photo, knows what a three point hitch is, and has joined an old tractor forum or two. When parts show up on the internets she points them out and encourages the purchase. Would ya keep her ?
    12 points
  17. The other day when fixing mom's broken water pipe my stepfather went with me to the hardware store. On the drive to the store we got stuck behind a car driving under the speed limit and my step dad started complaining about about old people driving slow. .....he's 85.
    12 points
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  19. I love the look in Smokey’s eyes. Dude back off my mom....
    12 points
  20. On Friday I did my first long walk since September and hope to get back to a few a week We went to a hilly section of the BWI Airport bike trail that passes through an Equestrian Center. Most of the leaves are still on the trees here, but the Fall colors are beginning to blaze.: The grass is still pretty green looking down on the freight plane area of the Airport and down a hill: It was very sunny and warm enough (70's, very light breeze) that some of the horses looked for shade: I don't think Jake has ever figured out what the big dogs are:
    12 points
  21. I dropped the frame, wheels, and components off at the LBS today. It should be done in a week or so. The mechanic I have been talking with will likely be the one on the build. I am really hoping to ride it on the virtual Dead of Winter double century in early December .
    12 points
  22. Hello everyone! I'm back! Sorry for the long hiatus things have, are, a busy time lately. There was some IRL drama with a coworker stalking my wife's and I's socials so the hiatus was partly to let law takes is due recourse. That is now no longer a problem. So now I have more time to be somewhat of a slacker and visit my peeps here! How has everyone been? On my end; had another scare with a potential cancer lump they found last scan. Quick nip found it to be a bundle of scar tissue from the the radiation treatment. I have scleroderma so excessive scarring due to damage was t
    12 points
  23. I am going home and having a Makers Mark, neat.
    12 points
  24. Lady was having some trouble breathing. A tech went to plug in an oxygen machine and it would not work. I told her to try the outlet a little down from where we were standing and it didn't work either. The tech was standing there cursing the gods that could block the magic that allowed her to make oxygen. I noted that the oxygen machine had worked earlier on a different series of outlets. I quickly walked to the breaker room and immediately noticed a tripped breaker. I reset it. Walked back out on the floor and asked the tech to try again. A great roar of applause was a
    12 points
  25. State Farm has finally agreed to my Case Manager's and Contractor's demands, made an initial $50,000 payment to them, and work on rebuilding my house will soon begin. The guess is 6-8 months to be completed and I'd still have 9 months left of State Farm paying for my apartment if it runs past that point. During the March 3rd house fire, the house cleanup company that showed up and State Farm approved over the phone - having worked with that company often - recommended a particular Case Manager. I didn't hire him immediately and spoke to State Farm the next day. The agent said he had work
    12 points
  26. Today was thirty days without WoLW. And tomorrow is her birthday. For the most part, I've got all four wheels on the ground. I'm probably eating like garbage. But, I'm on top of everything financially. I've got many of the loose ends sewn together, and generally the most important ones. Note: In this day and age of millennials and Gen-Zers, any name can be any gender, so closing credit cards over the phone is a heck of a lot easier if "you're the deceased" and have all of their information (so you don't have to deal with paperwork). Also note: If you ever have to do this, become very kn
    11 points
  27. Examples of how closely the RC car follows the technology of full sized cars..........or not. The rear suspension from the left side showing upper and lower control arms, the axle shaft, the upright, the left end of the anti roll bar and the transmission case. There is a cv joint inside the upright and a "slider joint" at the transmission end of the axle to simulate a splined end for length changes as the suspension moves up and down. The other side of the transmission showing the "adjustable slipper clutch" on the input side of the transmission
    11 points
  28. Most of my County is now yellow. I must find a way to test 20% of my staff and students each week starting WEDNESDAY. Still waiting on directions from the county but I am applying to be a certified lab. I will have to pull staff from their real work to do this. I am determined we will stay open. Our kids and families need us open. If we cannot test, we must go all remote. Failure is not an option.
    11 points
  29. We worked tirelessly on the new property much of the weekend, and did one MTB ride. I am planning on turning our new place into an oasis of growth, and we will have a pump track too. I planted our first two trees on the property last night. One is a star magnolia and the second one is a volunteer Catulpa that we rescued from the path of the lawnmower. Feeling very inspired and so excited. We are so fortunate to have found this property before someone else did. It's ours and we are going to make it wonderful. I'm teary eyed from how grateful I feel right about now.
    11 points
  30. I had my lung & tumor surgery can't believe its been a year. So far so good...knock on wood
    11 points
  31. I had 5 packages to mail today, and they were too big to carry all at once. Even carrying two was tricky. This made me perplexed. The post office in my shopping center is fairly long walk from the parking. This means I would have to wait in line at the post office at least twice. This made me mad. I had been at the post office earlier this week and the lines were long with people buying Christmas stamps. This made me worried. Then I remembered there was a UPS Store in the shopping center, right next to the parking. This made me feel forgetful. There was no line and I could easily make
    10 points
  32. My day is over. Here’s a toast to you all!!
    10 points
  33. The side business is keeping me busy.. here is something I just got fished with (and they are not for jsharr) Someone asked me to make some coasters up with the shape of Texas.. I went a little above and beyond and decided to build the flag into them.
    10 points
  34. Plus another $100.00 for a couple mower decks and a snow blade. Pretty soon I'll have enough parts and pieces to build a working $500.00 tractor, and bet it doesn't cost me much over a grand
    10 points
  35. Do not, I repeat do not go to Petsmart for training. I try to be even keel here at the forum but I will voice a hard no to this. You have a rescue dog from unknown situation that has had a move and been introduced to new people. Too much too fast, no wonder the poor dog is acting out. Maybe last person place he could sit on furniture. Who knows. The crate aggression sounds like pure panic to me. I have been involved in dog rescue since 1976. I have seen this many times. Imagine for a moment you are scared Nd in a new place, you might panic too, especially if,ly if the door w
    10 points
  36. We celebrated my wife’s Bday yesterday but her bday is today. So I got her a bouquet of flowers from a local shop. They have prewrapped fresh cut bouquets and there was probably 15 bouquets total but really 3 different color groupings of flowers with 5 to a grouping. So I grab one that looks nice and bring it home. About an hour ago our daughter comes over to wish mom a happy birthday and has the exact same bouquet! Conroys? Yup! Man you have good taste in flowers... She then sees the exact same bouquet already in the vase!
    10 points
  37. I planted the last of my asparagus yesterday. The ground was kind of hard, and it was tough. It is starting to freeze here. The construction on the new place has not really begun for the home. We just have a well, a septic and a house pad dug out. I don't really have a garden spot, so I just temp planted a bunch of stuff around in different places. It will be like a fun treasure hunt after I get a permanent garden spot going. It felt good to get that done. Now, the rains are here. I could not have planned this better. I'm going to chalk this up as an additional win in
    10 points
  38. She is. She used to win dance competitions and can still Jive. Three weeks ago she curled Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday(she still throws from the hack), played Bridge on Thursday and golfed on the Friday, plus went to two hockey games. A real firecracker
    10 points
  39. Agreed. Hey, in other news...I am loving the new property. Right below me there is a goat and chicken farm. They are very nice people. They said we could do a barter thing for free me to get goat milk. She even said I could help by learning to milk them. She can't sell me milk (not pasturized) but we could barter for other things. Like, soap, bread, or work. I have my very own petting farm. There are 4 HUGE goats down there. We were setting up the area for the pump track, removing grass/sage etc. It is very close to the goats. They were talking to me. Bahhhhh, and I woul
    10 points
  40. ...that even @Randomguy would enjoy!
    10 points
  41. Feel free to add any, especially from you past or present shop employees. I'll start. An adolescent boy picks up a single serve container of chamois cream and asked me "What does this taste like?"
    10 points
  42. We have a warm spell this week. Supposed to snow next week so getting in rides while I can. Gravel is pretty safe to ride at night since there is little traffic. Did 12 miles tonight. Here were a few shots before it got too dark.
    10 points
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