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About Bikeguy

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    Just a guy who likes to ride a bike

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    Merlin Solis; Trek T1000 Tandem; Trek Stumpjumper

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  1. When it gets COLD for a while, even the Great Lakes can almost freeze over. https://www.glerl.noaa.gov/data/ice/
  2. Every year since 2003 (except for 2020 when the virus canceled the ride) I ride in the Pumpkin Pie Ride. (first Sunday in October) One year.. at a rest stop, maybe 60 miles, I was hungry. They had GREAT sloppy joe sandwiches. I had 2. OMG what a bad mistake. After the rest stop, a few miles down the road, there was a climb (large for my area, not so much anywhere else) up out of the Illinois River valley. It was like I had 2 bricks in my stomach. I got to the place where I had to choose, between 100 and 75 miles. 75 was my choice... It took most of the ride back to feel better.
  3. Didn't he have an avatar for a while about Soylent Green? So... you saved all of these avatars??
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    New TV?

    My suggestion... first figure out how far you are sitting from your TV. Then you can use the info here to select the size of your TV, viewing distance, and diagonal size (the dimension that is always used for comparison). There is also info about just how large it will be width, height, and depth. Find the actual dimensions for the TV you like before you buy it to be sure it will fit in the space you have. Some people just for a HUGE for the TV, kind of like sitting in the first row at a movie theater (when they were open), which isn't generally isn't the best way to watch TV. Then
  5. Our county's health dept. has a web site for people to sign up for the vaccine. I qualified for the 65 people. I'll get an email... who knows when... with instructions about where to go, etc... I'm still betting it won't happen anytime soon. I wonder how many people don't have a clue about the county web site? I noticed it was mentioned in the newspaper, in an article about the virus. Not even a "how to sign up for the vaccine" article. So much for getting the people informed.
  6. Don't be the people who die after the car starts in the garage which is attached to the home.
  7. 1/15 1.8 miles walking the dogs with WoBG. The limestone trail was a mess today. It rained yesterday, and a lot of the snow and ice has melted. I like it much better frozen. (or dry)
  8. Hmmm.... How about; "Give me your phone, and go outside and play!" That may work...
  9. You know... this will either be something simple to fix. Or... you get to reconfigure everything, starting all over. That was my plan for my new (OK 2 year old) home too. I like simple...
  10. Same storm... all it did was rain here today. Earlier in the week, we were expecting 1 to 3 inches of snow. Now... trace to 1" tomorrow.
  11. Then take a day and go... maybe not tomorrow it looks like snow. When I worked.... we just about always had a date on Friday night. We still do that but.... now we don't wait for Friday. For those who are still working.. Every Friday I had a reoccurring meeting scheduled (forever) in Outlook, from 1:00 PM to 5:00PM. Only once or twice did someone call and ask me to move my meeting. (I probably didn't...) Most just scheduled their meeting, call, etc... for a different time. I never had any meeting on a Friday afternoon. I just wanted to be sure I'd get home for my date
  12. Baumgartner's Cheese Store & Tavern in Monroe has some great sandwiches. (and beer)
  13. WoBG goes out for most of the day with her long time friend (since HS) once a week. Before the virus they'd drive somewhere, have lunch, shop, go see a movie, etc... A day for the 'girls' to have fun. And I got the day to go for a long bike ride. Retirement is an 'adjustment'...
  14. Last year WoBG and I volunteered and were part of the planning committee for the 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Illinois Valley And then the virus hit.... we still work to do for the 'virtual' walk and looking for donations, etc... I'm sure there are more then a few charity organizations that could use someone (Wo46 for example) who likes to work.
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