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  1. The new book is now available for Kindle on Amazon. The print book will follow as soon as I get the proof and approve it. I won't be making the official announcement tomorrow. Here's the Amazon link.
    15 points
  2. To raise some funds for the little church in Haiti that we try to help. They need to buy more land next to the church. The goal was $2600 we raised $3900.
    7 points
  3. Home from church, eating waffles and getting ready for dog school. These are cinnamon roll waffles, never made them before.
    5 points
  4. I don't want to be a diabetic anymore. The last few months I have been struggling to keep the glucose levels under control. I wake up at 4am feeling like I have a hangover so I drink about 6oz of apple juice and go back to bed. Wake up a hour and a half later with levels over 200. Some days it just a pain in the ass to keep under control. I'm sorry if I sound like feeling sorry for myself I'm not trying to give you that impression or do I want you to feel sorry for me. I'm just venting my frustration. Most days every thing is fine and other days you try to do everything right and nothing works. I just wish there was a easy answer on the days that things don't work. OK I'm done complaining now ...Now go ride your bike.
    4 points
  5. Spring starts tomorrow which is good because we are moving from winter (the third best season) to spring (the second best season). Unfortunately spring is followed by summer - the worst of all seasons. But then comes glorious autumn - the best season of all. So enjoy spring while it's here!
    4 points
  6. They always bring me back something good.
    4 points
  7. He had the traditional corned beef & cabbage, which he said was pretty good. Things went a bit sideways when he ordered dessert. "I'll try that shepherd's pie, can you make it alamode"
    4 points
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  9. Somebody popped in this morning. Went to breakfast, then took her to the mall to eat a cookie. The little Gina !
    3 points
  10. Or if the stoker is in possession of a fork
    3 points
  11. You just have to pat her down for forks first...
    3 points
  12. 3 points
  13. Oh, that's easy. Worn 60s-70s freewheels.
    3 points
  14. 3 points
  15. I generally don't mind when people complain here. The complaining is something we all do from time to time, and I have done my share here. When I do, I always feel bad for complaining, but I think most people don't consider it overmuch or even notice other than passing, it is just what people do sometimes. We listen and kind of get in sync as a group, plus we learn a bit about you and what the topic of complaint is. It is humanizing to a greater degree unless all you do is complain. I really don't know much about diabetes, although it runs in my family (my mother has type 2, my grandmother had type 2, my grandfather had type 1 and died from complications when I was 4. What do you notice that leads you do a doctor to check things out? What are the symptoms? What do you take and when? What do you eat and when, and what happens when you do? I am curious about all this stuff!
    3 points
  16. I have a deal with an Amish neighbor. He has used my evaporator the last few years. It is still a small 2x6 ft King evaporator but now has a pre-heater on it and reverse osmosis to take out 80% of the water. Instead of making 20 to 30 gallons a year this year we made about 90 gallons. I help a little but he does most of the work. I get a percentage of the syrup for the use of my equipment. Didn't take long to have it all sold.
    3 points
  17. Cinnamon, blueberry, Chia, pecan pancakes.
    3 points
  18. Put your seat belt on.
    3 points
  19. I get outside of myself, and help someone else. You know how to contact me, Jsharr. You are more than welcome to call me. Rick
    3 points
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  21. I once saw a documentary about the airline industry where people picked a week to stop sniffing glue, so maybe Wilbur is doing music this week instead of glue.
    3 points
  22. I think you hit the nail right on the SQUIRREL!!!!
    3 points
  23. 44 miles with Gina at 16.6 average speed. She had a stuffy nose the last couple of days so I didn't think she would want to ride but she did, and well! A few times she passed me on the little uphills ha ha! We ran into our friends on the tandem who always post a better average speed on the ride. Last week we rode with them then when it got really windy, I took the front. We dropped them a few times but I slowed up so they could stay on our wheels. So I did the 10 mile tough section into the wind. But on the return with a tailwind, they dropped us. They got about 1 minute ahead of us and stayed there. The rest of the way we kept about the same distance so I was kind of surprised they left us behind on the return. So today, Gina and I stopped at a park to refill the water bottles. We saw them go by into the tough section. So we jumped on the bikes and headed off after them. I figured this time I was not going to help them IF we caught up. They were about 200 yards ahead of us so Gina asked if I was trying to catch them. If we catch them, we catch them I told her. I asked about her feeling on the bike. She said if I wanted to try to catch them, she was game. About 5 miles later we finally caught them after they had opened up the gap even more. But we did and when we went by, I made sure not to get in their draft and I did not look back as we rolled by. Another couple miles down the road I could see them trying to catch back up. They closed the gap a bit then we hit another really windy section and we left them behind. The next 2 miles they gave up so we opened up a bunch of time on them, maybe 5 minutes. There are plenty of times that I have worked with the guy then when he sees an opening, he tries to drop you, single or tandem. So today I did not offer any help and made it a point to leave them behind. Gotcha!
    2 points
  24. 2 points
  25. I bet you thought this was about an old TV show. Well it is about a plane one of my friends owns.
    2 points
  26. Rattlecan, this is almost as much fun as you and Longjohn talking trucking, or DH and smudge talking fatties, or smudge and me talking homebrewing.
    2 points
  27. Well, parts for a rear suspension were my only track after thinking the dimensions were too large for a headset. Nice going, @smudge
    2 points
  28. Wait! You mean there is a bigger multispeed hub geek than you out there?
    2 points
  29. They were looking forward to a future where tandems weren't designed so the driver was expected to wear pants.
    2 points
  30. I think there's one part that's a give-away, even for someone who's never disassembled one.
    2 points
  31. That's my birthday ride weekend. Maybe I should load up the folding tandem and come play instead of doing my usual ride on the '59 3-speed. I'd have to recruit a stoker.
    2 points
  32. French toast with bacon is so last Sunday.
    2 points
  33. I got my annual jug of fresh maple syrup this week, so we had to give it the trial run today. French toast with bacon goes good with it.
    2 points
  34. It's this thing on the water next to a bloated body floating in Lake Pleasant. Duh!
    2 points
  35. Try: Irish Oatmeal with fresh first run maple syrup...
    2 points
  36. I travel with a Bose Color bluetooth speaker. It can handle a little rain etc but you can have such nice sounding music at low volumes. It is also great for watching movies on an iPad etc. Great invention this bluetooth stuff!
    2 points
  37. And the neighbors haven't complained about your singing in the shower?
    2 points
  38. Yup, my truckbis a 2001. After 9 years without car payments, I can't seem to get my hand to sign my name on one of them new car contracts.
    2 points
  39. I see you have a chevy but in the coldest of Michigan winter I get this in my trailblazer
    2 points
  40. I burn absolutely no gas going to work.
    2 points
  41. 34 miles, high thin overcast, 70 degrees, 20-35 mph winds with gusts to 40-45 mph. Normally, that would be too windy to be worthwhile, but 70 degrees in mid-March here is too good to pass up.
    2 points
  42. I remember thinking "Man, I hope I don't mess up my bike..."
    2 points
  43. No. Even though I like to think I can ride like the pros I was no where near as good. But I am planning on going to Georgia next weekend to do some GNCC racing with my son. For this summer I was planning on trying to dabble in Supermoto and get my license for road racing. I have so many friends that did road racing and some on the pro level. I was always busy with all the drifrent types of off road racing that I never bothered throwing my hat in the ring and giving it a try.
    2 points
  44. I would suggest you look at all the things that make you feel overextended or out of control and put them into three categories: -what you can control -what you can influence -and what is beyond your control or influence For each group pick the three things that concern you the most. Picking more than that can overwhelm you and discourage you into giving up. Look at each of these concerns and tell yourself they will be solved in due time. In the iPhone/Twitter/amazon.com world in which we live, we can come to expect all problems must be solved at the speed of electronic devices and social media. For what you can control, consider how your abilities and talents - which have done so well for you before - will now help you resolve each of these concerns. You have the skills, it's a matter of applying the right ones with patience to clear up the issues. For what you can influence, consider to what extent your abilities and talents will influence the issue - then set that as your expectation. Not that you will or can solve the problem, but that through your influence you can minimize any negative or deleterious impact. For what is beyond your control, do not waste energy worrying. Instead expend that energy in making contingency plans to deal in the best possible way with what you think is the most probably outcome. Pick the most probable outcome, because you can grind yourself down with every 'what if'. I think you'll be surprised how easily the plan for the most probable outcome can be adapted on the fly to what really occurs. With this, you've got a plan to handle the 9 biggest problems/concerns in your life. Notice I said 'handle'. You won't have them solved yet, but you're on the way. This, I think, is a big step in getting past the feeling of being overextended or out of control. If you feel yourself winding up, then go back to your plan, check it. Make changes if you need to, but remember all the talents and abilities that got you this far this successfully in life will help you be successful with each of these concerns too. If three in each category is too much, then start with one. Who knows, maybe once you do this you'll realize you don't even have nine concerns worth putting on a list. Or if you happen to be a real anal-retentive engineer type , then pick five for each category. My apologies for the long post. But in my varied jobs I've had to handle up to 100 projects at one time, which ranged from as simple as installing an outlet to as complex as building a test facility in six weeks. I found this method of triage helped me manage my time and resources most efficiently, helped me direct my energies and abilities to where they had the greatest effect, and kept the feelings of being overwhelmed and out of control from paralyzing my mind and affecting my health. One neat thing about it is when you've solved a problem or knocked a concern off your initial list, any problem you put in its place is a smaller/easier problem because you've listed the hardest ones first. It's a downhill-with-a-tailwind ride from there.
    2 points
  45. Here in the St. Louis area, it's the #1 news story. CB was performing once a month until recently and working on his first new album in about 20 years. Not bad for a 90 YO. My favorite CB song.
    2 points
  46. Muffler bearing for a 76 Volvo?
    2 points
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