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Good medical insurance, I hope? Good disability insurance, I hope? Depending on his age, it sounds like might not be able to work anymore at all.
 
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Good medical insurance, I hope? Good disability insurance, I hope? Depending on his age, it sounds like might not be able to work anymore at all.
just got let go from his job 2 weeks ago, so I think he's on my daughters insurance plan, no disability insurance, 41 years old.
 

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I took my wife into Vegas for cataract surgery. 8am show time. Which meant we left at 6:30am. Up at 5am. I had a little nap in the car while I waited. On the way back some speed demon passed me at, my guess, over 100mph. I was doing 80 and he just disappeared.
 

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I took my wife into Vegas for cataract surgery. 8am show time. Which meant we left at 6:30am. Up at 5am. I had a little nap in the car while I waited. On the way back some speed demon passed me at, my guess, over 100mph. I was doing 80 and he just disappeared.

Good luck.
 

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they are saying that the 10mm hole in the heart of my SIL was likely there at birth. He got moved down to the big hospital in Charlotte. Still have trouble talking but they said he might go home by the end of the week, then lots of rehab.
That hole in the heart might be treatable eventually. One of my mom’s brothers was born with one (along with a whole host of medical conditions including Down’s syndrome, autism, and intellectual disability) and he got a then-experimental surgery to close it up. This was back in the 60s or 70s I think.
 

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Made a Lindor truffle cheat sheet.
RED​
Milk Chocolate
DARK BLUE​
Dark Chocolate
BLACK​
60% Dark Chocolate
GOLD​
White Chocolate
GREEN​
Mint Chocolate
BLUE​
Sea Salt Milk Chocolate
PURPLE​
Almond Milk Chocolate
PINK​
Strawberries & Cream
LIGHT BLUE​
Stracciatella
 

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Entered the lottery for a spot at SBT GRVL (Black). Will find out next Friday if I get a slot. I'm not 100% sure I'm up to this one, but I've never regretted entering a race/event afterwards, so I'm banking on that trend holding.
 

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Made a Lindor truffle cheat sheet.
RED​
Milk Chocolate
DARK BLUE​
Dark Chocolate
BLACK​
60% Dark Chocolate
GOLD​
White Chocolate
GREEN​
Mint Chocolate
BLUE​
Sea Salt Milk Chocolate
PURPLE​
Almond Milk Chocolate
PINK​
Strawberries & Cream
LIGHT BLUE​
Stracciatella

Doing God’s work here…
It’s the important things that make life worthwhile.
I might have to print this out.
 

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Made a Lindor truffle cheat sheet.
RED​
Milk Chocolate
DARK BLUE​
Dark Chocolate
BLACK​
60% Dark Chocolate
GOLD​
White Chocolate
GREEN​
Mint Chocolate
BLUE​
Sea Salt Milk Chocolate
PURPLE​
Almond Milk Chocolate
PINK​
Strawberries & Cream
LIGHT BLUE​
Stracciatella
You are short.. by about 30 or 40! :D

we have taken advantage of their "100pcs for $X.XX' a few times. good for stocking stuffers & such..

We have a Lindt outlet up the street. we shop "after" [after Christmas, After valentines, after easter, after ...]

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More rain. More trees down. More leaks to fix.

Council has graded our gravel road, but only re-graveled part of it. We now have a quagmire to go through 4-6 times a day. :mad: If it keeps raining until Saturday the road will be impassable. Again.
Have you thought of moving somewhere less wet? Unless, of course, you are a rain God and don't know it. In that case we will pay you to stay where you are.
 

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Have you thought of moving somewhere less wet? Unless, of course, you are a rain God and don't know it. In that case we will pay you to stay where you are.

This has been a particularly wet year. As for moving, I can't see that happening unless we go much further North which would be even wetter.

But as a business plan: Yes, I am a Rain God. 💦A really big one. 💦💦💦 Paypal details to follow...

As an aside, my family does treat me like a God. They deny my existence until they want something.
 

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Finished completely setting up my newest bike (I had the shop cut the stearer tube though). This one is purely for road, particularly for climbing, with 46/33 chain rings with dual side powermeter; 10-36 cassette; electronic shifting; tubeless racing tires; carbon frame, wheels, crank arms, bars, pedals, bottle cages, seatpost and saddle...so much carbon. Ready to ride under 17 lbs. I took it for a 150 mile spin last Friday, and it is so much fun. The big test will be on our July trip to the Alps.

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Finished completely setting up my newest bike (I had the shop cut the stearer tube though). This one is purely for road, particularly for climbing, with 46/33 chain rings with dual side powermeter; 10-36 cassette; electronic shifting; tubeless racing tires; carbon frame, wheels, crank arms, bars, pedals, seatpost and saddle...so much carbon. Ready to ride under 17 lbs. I took it for a 150 mile spin last Friday, and it is so much fun. The big test will be on our July trip to the Alps.

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taking a bike on a plane?
 

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taking a bike on a plane?
Yes, I have a hard side bike box. I'll only have to remove the wheels (they go in the box too) to pack it as it has narrow handlebars. Inside has foam pads, velcro straps, an anti-crush post and a nicely hidden Samsung Smart Tag for tracking. It counts as a normal check bag on most airlines as long as I keep it under 50 lbs, which it will be as my 19 lb bike went to Spain with me for a conference a few months ago.

I use this one as it will also fit my tribike (which are generally larger than a road bike).

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Finished completely setting up my newest bike (I had the shop cut the stearer tube though). This one is purely for road, particularly for climbing, with 46/33 chain rings with dual side powermeter; 10-36 cassette; electronic shifting; tubeless racing tires; carbon frame, wheels, crank arms, bars, pedals, seatpost and saddle...so much carbon. Ready to ride under 17 lbs. I took it for a 150 mile spin last Friday, and it is so much fun. The big test will be on our July trip to the Alps.

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The SRAM Force AXS is SWEET!
 

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The SRAM Force AXS is SWEET!
It is so awesome. I have Sram Rival AXS on my tribike, so I'm addicted to eTap already. I tell everyone not to ever try a bike with it unless you are sure you are willing to pay for it on every bike after that moment. Won't make you one bit faster, but so smooth and easy...plus you can brake and shift simultaneously which is nice in certain situations.
 

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Rang council regarding the state of the road...

Switchboard Susan - "How can I assist you today?"
Me - Explained road graded, no gravel. 3 days rain, quagmire.
SS - "The are 9 urgent cases before you."
Me - "Can I have a reference number for this job, please. I want to pass it on to my insurance company."
SS - "Why, what's happened?"
Me - "Nothing yet, but if I have an accident after the situation is reported to you, council must assume a large percentage of the responsibility."

<Extended silence>

SS - <Audible grinding of teeth> "I'll have a crew there in about an hour."
Me - Thank you. You have a lovely rest of your day.
 
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I've been sitting here for an hour and a half listening to aircraft flying over. Waves of fighters. C130's. A-10's. and I think a King Air. I don't know if Red Flag is going on. Probably though. All were coming from the West to the East. Could be coming out of Edwards. They could be going to Nellis or into the ranges. Yesterday I listened to bombs going off. They rattle my garage door. I think it's China Lake I hear. Could be from the Nellis range complex and the sound bouncing off the mountains to the West of me too. Long strings of bombs, a pause, then more bombs. I like it.
 

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Finished completely setting up my newest bike (I had the shop cut the stearer tube though). This one is purely for road, particularly for climbing, with 46/33 chain rings with dual side powermeter; 10-36 cassette; electronic shifting; tubeless racing tires; carbon frame, wheels, crank arms, bars, pedals, bottle cages, seatpost and saddle...so much carbon. Ready to ride under 17 lbs. I took it for a 150 mile spin last Friday, and it is so much fun. The big test will be on our July trip to the Alps.

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Very nice ride!
 
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worked on getting a Toots Thieleman Chrromatic harmonica ready to ship out that I sold. one more unused item to mark off of the "Things to Sell" list, and one more thing my wife won't have to be burdened with getting rid of when I die.
 

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Finished completely setting up my newest bike (I had the shop cut the stearer tube though). This one is purely for road, particularly for climbing, with 46/33 chain rings with dual side powermeter; 10-36 cassette; electronic shifting; tubeless racing tires; carbon frame, wheels, crank arms, bars, pedals, bottle cages, seatpost and saddle...so much carbon.
Is it just me? Give me a Schwin three speed and I'm good.


I took my wife up to the hospital for a mammogram. Then they did an ultrasound too. Results tomorrow. She had a mammogram two weeks ago and the Doc wanted to have another. Think positive thoughts.
Fingers crossed.
 

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Is it just me? Give me a Schwin three speed and I'm good.
Nothing wrong with that! All depends on the use/goal. Admittedly, a three speed Schwin, with a pannier rack in particular, would be a far more versatile bike than mine. My bike is specifically built up for high % grade climbing over long distances. Right tool for the job. You wouldn't take a Toyota Corolla to the drag strip (despite it being an absolutely solid car), and no one is finishing the Tour des Stations Ultrafondo (which is the ultimate goal race this bike was built for) on a 3-speed Schwin.
 
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