A day in the life...

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Super_Randy
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Re: A day in the life...

yeah iv been to Virginia in July before. the last time in 2017 for a wedding. damn 90 degrees with matching humidity and the wedding was outside! and im a sweater, so in the ruffly 45 minutes i was outside i was soaked! thank god the reception was indoors with some good AC.

wasn't as bad as the stop we made in Memphis though. that was the worst!
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Short spin to the Asel bridge at the dried-up Edersee...
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edersee
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edersee_Dam
https://www.google.com/maps/@51.1842187 ... a=!3m1!1e3

Mrs. Maddel & the Bug...
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Pier for the bicycle ferry...
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For reference: almost the same view but with the lake filled...
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Asel bridge, usually submerged...
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View from the bridge overlooking the Eder river bed...
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Walking at the lake ground towards the opposite shore...
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Hmmm... Pet Sematary? :D
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View from the opposite shore overlooking parts of the dried-up lake...
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Re: A day in the life...

a few things come to mind.
1. chrome those cookie cutters
2. i have the dream of getting one of those swan boats, putting a motor on it and getting it up on plane 8-) no idea why, just through it up one time and the idea has stuck with me.
3. id like to drive my RC cars "towards the opposite shore"

and in Randy news my 1320 Video order came. got some stickers for the bug and the tool box.
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Re: A day in the life...

Super_Randy wrote: September 14th, 2022, 7:44 pm... chrome those cookie cutters ...
Ha! Have a set of battered cookie cutters laying around. They have the lip polished and the plan is to get them refurbished soon.

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Super_Randy wrote: September 14th, 2022, 7:44 pm... getting it up on plane ...
Since I'm clueless about boats I learned a new phrase today! :)
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Re: A day in the life...

new games! 8-)
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Re: A day in the life...

Speaker grills painted and back in...
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Bottom bracket & crankset inspection...
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you actually take the bike apart and inspect stuff huh? can't say iv ever done that. maybe, once in a blue moon take apart, clean, repack with grease and reassemble. but never looked for wear or breakage. of course back when i was doing that i couldn't have afforded new parts so even if the OG had been worn out or broken id still use it :shock:
of course it wasn't really about preventive maintenance, it was giving myself something to do for an afternoon that gave me something to tell my friends i did that would make them think it was cool :lol:
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Re: A day in the life...

Maddel wrote: September 19th, 2022, 1:46 pm Image
Those ergon-style grips have really done a lot to keep me riding. I don't think I could ride with normal grips any longer. I've got them on all my MTB-style bikes now.
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schwim wrote: September 21st, 2022, 10:10 amThose ergon-style grips...
Actually they are Ergon GA3 grips: https://www.ergonbike.com/en/article-ga3.html
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Super_Randy wrote: September 19th, 2022, 7:59 pmyou actually take the bike apart and inspect stuff huh? ...
Well, the bottom bracket came loose lately and I suspect the PO did not torque it down correctly.
They didn't even use the correct tool since I discovered some chisel marks on both the cartridge's and cup's splines. :shock:
Fortunately the damage was minimal so the OEM Shimano BB went back in.
Now for the brakes, the levers and shift cables and finally the well-liked job of adjusting the derailleurs... :roll:

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