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Old 11-22-2019, 10:22 AM
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It's sunny and cold in Portland the next two days - and it looks like my schedule is clear enough to get in some decent miles. Plus, @golden_pliers is showing the Lael Wilcox film tonight, so I get to see that and chat bikes when picking up my new Ellis from it's brake bleed

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Old 11-22-2019, 11:58 AM
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Probably no riding for me--but I can see the end of the latest gumption trap in the house reno...so I'm feeling pretty positive!

I've been cleaning and re-oiling many original mahogany bifold door panels from the master bedroom I'm redoing--these were 50+ year old doors, so a slow process--carefully wash, touch up with sandpaper, touch up wash again, then use Watco oil on every darned slat as well as the frame. One of those jobs you can't actually think too hard about while you are working...

All panels are cleaned and sanded, 8 panels are oiled, and 6 panels already re-hinged and hung.

Oiling should be done today, frames tomorrow (maybe?)

A job I have been dreading--and the end is in sight!
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Old 11-22-2019, 12:51 PM
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My newborn is almost six weeks old, my parents are in from New York, my sister arrives today down from San Francisco for the weekend, and temperatures here are fantastic for riding. Aside from the early sunsets, it's all good.
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Old 11-22-2019, 01:10 PM
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My newborn is almost six weeks old, my parents are in from New York, my sister arrives today down from San Francisco for the weekend, and temperatures here are fantastic for riding. Aside from the early sunsets, it's all good.
Man, congrats again! I think there are a lot of advantages of being an "older" Dad. It's funny, one of the times I'm most grateful for my daughters is after a long bike ride. Not sure why that is. Maybe because I'm still on an endorphin high. Or maybe because biking allows me to concentrate on the things that matter the most to me. Or perhaps, 80 mile bike rides get harder and harder as I age, and my girls are still at the "Hop on Pop" stage.

Either way, bike rides and coming home to your kid(s) = winning. Or at least damn lucky.
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Old 11-22-2019, 01:45 PM
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The rain has left SoCal and it washed away a little of the yuck leaving some happy plants. I am at 600 miles so far this month and depending on upcoming rain next week may get to 800. I LOVE the idea of a rain bike with some great looking fenders and a "who cares" paint job it's the getting wet part that hasn't grown on me yet.
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Old 11-22-2019, 02:02 PM
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Putting 32H Open Pro/Chorus hoops on a Corsa Extra is ... heaven.
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Old 11-22-2019, 02:19 PM
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Just seeing this - hope the recovery is going well and well under way!
Thanks Angry.

Written in doctor's waiting room awaiting 2 wk post-op checkup.

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Old 12-20-2019, 07:34 AM
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BUMP!

Alright everyone, how are we doing today?

I know the holidays can be overwhelming for some folks, for a variety of reasons, and i feel for you all. With as many members as we have and their diverse backgrounds, i know it's not all cheer and smiles - so hang in there, it will pass.

As for me, feeling pretty positive, happy and lucky this time of year. Wrapping up some work for the year now, and looking forward to some down time off with the family.

hopefully everyone has a great weekend!

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Old 12-20-2019, 07:47 AM
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5:45 getting to head up Mt Tam to catch the sunrise at the top. Life is fine.
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Old 12-20-2019, 07:48 AM
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For me, today is the last of stretch of several days off. I’ll be working this weekend as well as Christmas Day, but that’s OK; I had a nice stretch off and the batteries are charged. Our oldest is home from college and everyone together. Today is sunny, mid 40’s with light wind, so I’ll probably get out on the bike. A Stars and Stripes painted Paletti I got off eBay should also be arriving today.

Things are good for me. Happy Friday and weekend Paceliners!
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Old 12-20-2019, 09:05 AM
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The sun is out and I'm doing my Friday coffee ride in a few. I saw Rise of Skywalker last night, but once wasn't enough. Unlike when I saw Empire Strikes Back, I couldn't stay in the theater and watch it twice in a row. I would have had that been a viable option, but the theater had reserved seating, dogs needed dinner. Wife would have vetoed it and we went together, but I could have Ubered home had that been the only issue.
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Old 12-20-2019, 09:59 AM
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Sunny and cold in the "other" portland. Fine day for a ride. Will probably do my standard 30 mile loop up the coast to Cousins Island that I never get tired of.
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Old 12-20-2019, 10:09 AM
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Can't wait for my chilly ride tomorrow at sunrise with my girlfriend! Midtown Manhattan to Piermont and back then waffles!
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Old 12-20-2019, 10:10 AM
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Love these notes and thank you!!!

Because sometimes in life you just need a little boost


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Old 12-20-2019, 11:06 AM
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[QUOTE=Irishgirl;2634822]Love these notes and thank you!!!

Because sometimes in life you just need a little boost

Yep.... enjoy each day like it could be your last... you never know when your world will be turned upside down...
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