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  1. Kicked back in my camp chair. Patrol leaders council done. Boys have tomorrow planned. May sleep in the open air under a pavilion listening to the gentle patter of rain
    10 points
  2. So Shirley those Boy Scouts didn’t pass up a chance to magic marker your face!
    8 points
  3. Keep an eye on your accounts. She may need a little extra retirement money.
    6 points
  4. 6 points
  5. I own a tandem that was given to me by the original owner who purchased it new in the mid 60s. It is a Schwinn Twinn Deluxe, date of manufacture according to the Schwinn serial data base is Oct 22nd 1964. I did a complete resto mod on it including a paint job, new wheels and drive train hoping my wife would get into it, but it only took her a couple of tries to determine that she hated it. I got some use out of it when my grandkids were small, but in recent years, it has been stored in my mother's garage and her neighbour kids use it from time to time. Photo is with my son and grand daughter who is now 15, so it was a while ago.
    6 points
  6. Monday is my daughters birthday. She'll be celebrating on the day of with her daycare. For the family we are doing the get together on Saturday. Was going to be a pool party at a public pool/waterpark but with the tropical storm on the way we've been getting hit by bands of heavy thunderstorms more frequently. The time we planned for the party is in the 70% chance of heavy storms. Not worth it. Instead we're gonna take her to a place called Flying Squirrel. It's an indoor trampoline park: She was there about a month ago for another birthday party and loved it. From there we'll head back home for cake and presents. The 4th will hopefully be very low-key. Monday the wife and I are off together, might goto the outlet to look for some things we need for the upcoming trip to Oahu. Or not and lay low again.
    6 points
  7. KInda boring today...cycled up a hill to a bluff, dropped by a little informal memorial for residential native Indian children at city hall outside, then had a latte outside at a coffee shop and home. Tomorrow haircut, hope to get new running shoes...I'm not planning cycling really far with threat of thundershowers so far. Trying to understand my new camera. Will be talking to some people this weekend. I'm not sure what else..I probably will drop by a bookstore also. There's a satiric novel "Indians on Vacation" written by a Canadian aboriginal, Thomas King (abit of an oxymoron from their perspective), that good..about a bunch of aboriginals vacationing in European ..a modern satiric clash of indigenous and European stuff. I'm reading his history book for 2nd time which I bought/read over 3 years ago, "An Inconvenient Indian". So my new camera, this photo was ok. From 2 wks. ago. I think the dancers were being filmed out in the field. Those dancers took frequent drinks of water after dancing only for about 5 minutes each time...it was hot.
    6 points
  8. Some might remember that just before WoJSTL and I did the GAPCO ride, the rear wheel on the tandem basically self-destructed. 3 broke spokes plus another one pulled out of the rim. The bike came with a strange rear wheel having a disk brake and a 7-speed freewheel. I could only find one wheel like that and it was a cheap single-wall rim. Therefore I bought a MTB wheelset with an 8-speed hub. I found a 7-speed cassette and placed a thin spacer to make up the difference. This allowed me to use the 7-speed rear derailleur and shifter. Now that the trip is done, I had time to find an 8-speed rear derailleur, shifter, and cassette. I installed them today. The new combination has a 34-tooth granny gear as opposed to the 7-speed's 32 so that should help on steep climbs. Plus the extra gear makes for smaller jumps. I also replaced the knobby tires with some smoother 26x2.125" tires. I'll store the knobby tires in case we want to do something like the Erie Canal or Katy Trail. Tomorrow WoJSTL and I are going to ride our ages in kilometer which is about 42 miles if you want to do the math. Hopefully it all works well.
    5 points
  9. I took next week off for vacation not going anywhere. Plan to bike, relax, and enjoy life.
    5 points
  10. This is a really weird parody.
    5 points
  11. To my doc...that I might make a great marketing testimonial film/advert thing....connecting my doc, my PT and my trainer... He said the doc agreed and was gonna bring it to marketing.
    5 points
  12. Dog show again tomorrow
    5 points
  13. Mmmm. Maybe I'm going racing on Sunday.
    5 points
  14. My oldest daughter had informed me of some WFH options with her company that would give me a way to move down there already gainfully employed when we are ready to make the move. I was dreading talking to my bosses because there just aren't enough people to hire. This afternoon before the holiday was a quiet day so I could talk to them without interruption. Told them what was up and that I planned to stay through the fair before applying down there. That will get them through the most demanding time span for staff, get me some OT money and good commission on billable hours, and a sense of closure because the state fair is one of our biggest accounts and I am largely responsible for us getting the account. They were a little taken back, but when I explained my thinking, they were understanding. If they can get someone in, I will even show them the ropes before I leave. Glad it's in the open so if something is said or slipped, they won't feel betrayed. They are good people. Want to leave on a good foot.
    4 points
  15. With views like this, it's probably worth it...
    4 points
  16. They built a hippie compound in three hours!
    4 points
  17. That was my pay for doing a welding job that took me 5 minutes from start to finish.
    4 points
  18. Of course we want to do the math! Let's see... 42 miles rounds up to about 68 kilometers, and there are two of you (of course!) riding the tandem. If you are riding your ages and we assume you're each the same age, then: Let x = your age = WoJSTL's age x + x = 68 2x = 68 x = 68/2, or you and WoJSTL are both about 34. Am I close?
    4 points
  19. Left work early today for a dermatology appt. Stopped on the way for a slice of espresso chocolate chip cheesecake. After the appt. drove to the LBS and dropped off the slice of cheesecake for my mechanic. It’s a long story. Hit the coffee shop for two pounds of beans, and the PO Box for mail. Dairy Queen for a blizzard and shake. Costco for $300 of supplies. Fight traffic getting home then the skies opened up. Seemed like 4” of rain fell in 30 minutes.
    4 points
  20. And on the first day of NCAAs Name Image and Likeness. Do you need a manager to negotiate for ya?
    4 points
  21. My company and the office complex property management both lifted mask requirements for vaccinated people. I had been wearing one anyway but returning to my office with lunch I had my hands full so said F it and walked in with it still in my pocket. It felt weird walking around my building without a mask on.
    3 points
  22. Lindy run 1. Blue is pretty but accumulating greens is essential for standings.
    3 points
  23. First time ever I've seen -- I checked my porfolio and realized all my stocks were expressed in U.S. dollars...for Canadian stocks on the TXS. Probably because yesterday was Canuck Day. I know my bank has operations and services in the U.S. I was wondering for a split second who dropped the shoe..
    3 points
  24. Ordered take-away from our favorite Italian Restaurant. It is a little mom-n-pop single location restaurant. While I typically have a regular pasta dish, tonight I tried their pizza for the first time. Tuscan chicken with tomatoes, pesto and mozzarella - so freak'n good! http://www.circostasitalian.com/
    3 points
  25. I only used 5 decimal places. Not precise enough to land a rover on mars, but close enough for doggy running IMO
    3 points
  26. When calculators replaced the abacus the doors were left open.
    3 points
  27. I still feel strange whenever I get out of my car without the mask on and it's been a few weeks here. In other news - Michigan had 0 (that's ZERO) reported Covid deaths today - first time since early March of 2020.
    3 points
  28. I often fall asleep wearing my glasses. What's it to you? If you don't like it, quit looking!
    3 points
  29. All tied in the popularity points…. Being all tolerant and whatnot.
    3 points
  30. Greenville has no Tour coverage. I get all my updates from @Road Runner and he has been spotty and undependable this year. Most of those non-yellow jerseys are made up who cares categories so the French can have something to cheer about. "Look at little Tommy Voeckler with the heart of a lion going out with the breakaway pack. The paisley and croissant jersey could be his tonight." Stage Final Results ...... George Hincappie USA 178 Thomas Voeckler France 179
    3 points
  31. @Longjohn is one of those rare birds that pretty much NEVER writes a bad post. Some are better than others, but as a whole, they are all just very solid posts. He really is, to me, a bright light in the Cafe. Who knew a wild-haired country boy old guy could be so darn fun?!?!?! But, year in, year out, he's pretty darn awesome.
    3 points
  32. Wth is Canada Dry? Oh...this is Canada Dry:
    3 points
  33. First weekend without RO in the last month. I will ride, relax, nap, get some stuff at TJ's, watch tv, drink beer, hang with the gf.
    3 points
  34. Because he was up all night trying to take selfie’s of him sleeping.
    3 points
  35. Is that a sleeping hat?
    3 points
  36. 2021 on Strava Distance 4,545.8 mi Time 298h 34m Elev Gain 242,864 ft Rides 89 All-Time on Strava Since 2014 Distance 64,788.3 mi Rides 1256
    3 points
  37. So that was you! I saw your documentary! (PS - Congratulations Mick!)
    3 points
  38. Ryan was elected as Mr. Congeniality, yes?
    3 points
  39. At least it has light bulbs.
    3 points
  40. 3 points
  41. #2 son and mr. ride a Trek T900 tandem. I tried to ride with #2 in Colorado, but he said, “That’s dad’s job!” and he wouldn’t pedal.
    3 points
  42. Ummmmm, please he doesn't need any more of that.
    3 points
  43. Are you sure you are not feeding the humming bears?
    3 points
  44. I am just impressed a bachelor uses dishes. I would be eating out of the pot I used to cook in.
    3 points
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