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Old No. 7

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  1. Lousy. And I can’t blame COVID. A year ago we decided to buy instead of rent. Lease was up in April but we set March 1 as the move out date. This coincided with the surge in home buyers creating a sellers market where we were outbid on all offers. At the last minute we snagged a house but it was 30 miles from where we wanted to live. We used the time to sell, donate or toss a lot of stuff as we were downsizing also. Graduate courses began in September 2020 and ran until May 2021. Late start, new area to learn routes. I’m at 650 miles right now and should be closer to 2,000. Maybe next year.
  2. The Seven is almost 10, January 2012. Both derailleurs have been replaced and I built new wheels in 2016. The Specialized AWOL is five, bought in 2016.
  3. I think that’s closer to @Razors Edgesizing. I ride a 52cm/small frame. Not petite but I am a SMF.
  4. Holler when you want to roll. I will try to make it happen. What size frame are you? We might be able to find a ride for you while your wife keeps her Mom busy.
  5. I could. Ninety minutes is a long time but I could talk about cooking, travel, bicycles, zymergy (making beer), Washington DC, general history stuff. I was in Toastmasters for many years.
  6. Vacation starts at 1630 today. My cousin Matt and his wife Mona are driving down from MA today in an RV. Coming to see their newest granddaughter, Keira, born last month. Sunday night they are camping in our driveway and having dinner with us. I’m making a variation on chicken Florentine with risotto and broccolini as sides. Saturday, I have a brunch to attend for my sisters’ 60th birthday. Susan and Tracy are twins and their birthday was yesterday. Today would have been our Dad’s 92nd birthday. I am picking up Mom and Tracy from assisted living and taking them to the restaurant, Founding Farmers in Razorlandia. I have to pick up birthday cards today; two from me, two from Mom, and one from Tracy to Susan. After that, I will probably nap when I get home. I will do some shopping today. Whole Foods has Parmesan Reggiano for 20% off this weekend. And I need some wine.
  7. According to my dentist, you will need two implants in your future. If the upper doesn’t have a lower to meet, you will eventually lose the opposite tooth. One implant today or two down the road. Or just go without two teeth and see where that leads.
  8. Was Seinfeld a member of the old Love Forum? He hasn’t posted here in a while.
  9. It’s a shame that we don’t have a weather-death-disaster notification as part of the SWC forum. An early warning would have been better.
  10. That’s awesome, I wish the US followed the leader but they just exploit everyone and everything.
  11. Fleece is warmer than Sherpa isn’t it? I thought sherpa’s were the dudes in the Himalayas who carried the gear for the Mountain climbers.
  12. BSA Officer completed this. I am reviewing for completeness, accuracy, and coverage in the risk and control matrix.
  13. At work, muddling through a 179-page BSA/AML risk assessment. Fun times. Two hours to closing bell.
  14. The answer is no. Shop relies on the supply chain rather than keep excess inventory of stuff that doesn’t sell quickly.
  15. I asked the mechanic there, he said, probably not, but he will check after lunch.
  16. They use commas in curling, don’t they?
  17. Traffic is still lighter than pre-Covid. Not as pain free as at the height of “stay home or die” period. Rt 66, the fastest way to work is still being renovated to add toll lanes so I don’t go that way. Accidents, construction delays and accidents caused by construction delays can and do happen frequently. Last night there was a five-car pileup on 66 eastbound. Early this morning on the beltway near Rt 50 (the area @Razors Edge described) a VW rear ended a dump truck with at least one fatality. Air traffic is up. I drive past Dulles twice a day and can see 7 to 10 planes lined up to land.
  18. Nope, not for me. Our neighbors in Fairfax did one in 2019. Left Florida in October. South America, through the Magellan Straits, got as far as Australia or Vietnam when Covid shut down the cruise. They flew back from there. I don’t know the particulars of any refund or accommodation from the cruise line but they said they enjoyed their trip.
  19. Nope, we weren’t out long enough to freeze. About two hours they were slushy like margaritas. But it was so cold we didn’t drink much.
  20. Raided the fridge. Wo7 had meatloaf. I had ground chicken with chopped zucchini guts, spinach, and garlic.
  21. Coldest ride ever. We did 27 miles on Skyline Drive in January. 12 degrees at the start. That was cold.
  22. Ride in the snow? It’s not @denniS but it was a good ride through the wood. We got 8” or so that weekend.
  23. Do you participate? Today I received a request to review the replacement lid for a Camelback Podium water bottle. What for? It’s a lid for a water bottle. “Did it meet my expectations?” If my expectations were anything other than the lid goes on top of the water bottle and secured by a few clockwise direction turns then I should not have ordered it. Amazon dunderheads.
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