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Blockheaded Blubberboy
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PostPosted: 09-05-2018 08:34 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I wasn't sure either. But it looked so interesting I had to take a picture.




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PostPosted: 09-05-2018 11:18 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


YourGrandpa wrote:
I wasn't sure either. But it looked so interesting I had to take a picture.


Maybe they read the blueprints upside down...dummies




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Just another Earthling
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PostPosted: 09-06-2018 11:35 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Disaster here :cry: :eek:

Some 120 floor tiles exploded under our feet loudly and dangerously late afternoon. My Wife called me into our dining room and said she was hearing strange noises under feet and then all hell broke loose for a minute or so.. Not happy!

Apparently when the tiles were laid 15 years ago in the building of the apartment block, they didn’t wash a talc substance off the tiles before gluing down. One or two other apartments have had similar happen but nowhere near the extent of our disaster. Seems it was just time for ours to explode!

Trades attended the emergency to remove some tiles and grind between others so as to relive pressure and prevent further disaster.

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A big job and happy days ahead :smirk: :smirk:



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PostPosted: 09-08-2018 07:17 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Moved into a newly-built apartment-complex last fall. Relatively small complex, 30 parties in 3 houses but in a good neighborhood. It's my property.
I took charge on the plants that would be planted into the pots on the balcony. I never cared much about plants in my life before. I planted 15 plants. 2 roses, 2 grasses, 2 small japanese maples and shrubs.

Like I said, I never cared much about plants before. Well, I never cared at all, really.
This summer was a learning-experience, I think. It took them hard.




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Just another Earthling
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PostPosted: 09-09-2018 01:40 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


:cry:

Not happy here as more tiles 'let go' explosively Sunday morning. We heard a few cracks & bangs for the next hour or so.
We have decided to escape the disaster area and head towards the Gold Coast for a week or more until we can arrange appointments for repair/reinstall. Bye, bye Q3W.



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Blockheaded Blubberboy
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PostPosted: 09-09-2018 05:02 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Today's ride was roughly 300 mile round trip. Here I'm getting ready to ride into some rain.




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PostPosted: 09-09-2018 07:14 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


:olo:




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PostPosted: 09-09-2018 08:55 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


ALL LIVES MATTER




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Cool #9
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PostPosted: 09-09-2018 09:50 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


You look like like a 12 yo's custom GTA V character :olo:




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PostPosted: 09-09-2018 11:37 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


lol



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PostPosted: 09-10-2018 02:42 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


why is gramps dressed like he's a borderland's enemy? wtf...




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PostPosted: 09-10-2018 03:52 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Jeeze Gwamps can't get a break, trashed on for riding without safety gear and then gets trashed on for wearing high vis riding gear. You fuckin guys...

Riding in the rain sucks dude, hopefully wasn't too harsh, I guess florida rain is probably warm at least. I wouldn't want to get caught in the rain with the temps this morning, must be like 6 or 7C. Or cold as fuck for a floridian I'd guess.




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Blockheaded Blubberboy
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PostPosted: 09-10-2018 06:32 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


We hit a couple small patches of rain. One was a pretty intense downpour. But that's Florida weather. If it's raining, wait 10 minutes and it'll be sunny. Though getting wet isn't much fun and stings a bit at 70 mph. However, if you do get wet the weather is warm enough to usually be dried out by the time you get where you're going.




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PostPosted: 09-14-2018 11:26 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


YourGrandpa wrote:
We hit a couple small patches of rain. One was a pretty intense downpour. But that's Florida weather. If it's raining, wait 10 minutes and it'll be sunny. Though getting wet isn't much fun and stings a bit at 70 mph. However, if you do get wet the weather is warm enough to usually be dried out by the time you get where you're going.


I got caught in a rainy patch when I was out there last year; it was pretty much a deluge. I wouldn't like to be out walking in it, never mind riding in it.




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Blockheaded Blubberboy
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PostPosted: 09-15-2018 07:33 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I've got a pretty substantial wind screen. So if it gets too bad I can just duck down behind and at least avoid being directly pelted.




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PostPosted: 09-15-2018 01:15 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


If only motorcycles had a couple of extra wheels for stability and a cabin of some sort surrounding the occupants to protect them from the elements...



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PostPosted: 09-15-2018 01:22 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


... it would be way less funny.
I understand them riders although I wouldn't ride one myself. I had bad experiences in the past, not gonna get onto one again.




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Blockheaded Blubberboy
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PostPosted: 09-16-2018 06:14 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


From a little ride yesterday. Was a great day to be on the bike.




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PostPosted: 09-16-2018 12:51 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


obsidian wrote:
If only motorcycles had a couple of extra wheels for stability and a cabin of some sort surrounding the occupants to protect them from the elements...

I understand you saying this in jest, but a lot of the aversion people have against motorcycles is them thinking a car is a good alternative that's both safer and more convenient. They couldn't be more wrong though, as the experience of driving a car is vastly different to the experience of riding a bike.

Riding a bike is, to me, more like being in a dance with a partner. If you're not in tune with your bike, the dance sucks and it becomes sloppy and forced and doesn't flow well. If you are in tune, it's like you graciously cut through the corners without effort and it feels great. A car is never a substitute for a bike.




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PostPosted: 09-16-2018 02:48 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Problem solved!




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PostPosted: 09-16-2018 07:48 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


:olo:



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Cool #9
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PostPosted: 09-16-2018 11:23 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


wtf :olo:
But what if you go faster than 30kmh? :paranoid:




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Cool #9
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PostPosted: 09-17-2018 12:32 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


YourGrandpa wrote:
From a little ride yesterday. Was a great day to be on the bike.


Pretty decent sounding bike you got :up:
Nice clouds at 1:30
Florida drivers are shit though :disgust:




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PostPosted: 09-17-2018 03:53 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I went for a ride with some friends. I don't ride with them often and now I remember why, they go about 150km/h+ down windy roads nonstop. Yeah, it's fine, I can handle it but I'd kinda like to keep my motorcycle license. I don't ride that fast unless I feel like it and that's usually for a short 30 second stint or I'm on the highway and bored. They were all bragging about how small their chicken strips were when I showed up until they saw my tire with no strips at all so all I can surmise is that they ride fast and won't be able to handle it if they get in a situation they need to lean to an extreme angle.




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Cool #9
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PostPosted: 09-17-2018 03:58 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Youre such a badass Kracus




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PostPosted: 09-17-2018 04:30 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


"You're"

Yes I am. Let's see your chicken strips then?




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PostPosted: 09-17-2018 04:53 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


My chicken strips are entire chickens mate. I'm not bothered.




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PostPosted: 09-17-2018 05:04 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Of course you aren't, you're not a badass.




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Cool #9
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PostPosted: 09-17-2018 05:49 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Incidentally, did a ride yesterday as well, together with about 130 other people to raise funds for the Dutch KWF Foundation (they support cancer research and awareness programs).





With a BBQ inside a motorcycle dealership afterwards




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PostPosted: 09-17-2018 06:23 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


That's cool, I'd like to do a big run like that but whenever it happens around here it's 100+ Harley's and 2 sports bikes. PASS...




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Cool #9
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PostPosted: 09-17-2018 08:02 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Barely any Harley's here, and none of them supersport bro's riding in tshirts and shorts either.




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Blockheaded Blubberboy
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PostPosted: 09-17-2018 11:01 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Eraser wrote:
Incidentally, did a ride yesterday as well, together with about 130 other people to raise funds for the Dutch KWF Foundation (they support cancer research and awareness programs).


With a BBQ inside a motorcycle dealership afterwards


I do 2 or 3 charity rides a year. Most of the rides have 100+ bikes. The toy drive I rode in last year had 1200+ bikes. Big rides like that are pretty cool because they are for a good cause, usually have a police escort and end with a big party. All types of bikes and 3 wheel vehicles show up. Everyone is welcome. Is there a little good natured ribbing between different people with different bikes? Sure. But for the most part riding is treated like a brotherhood with respect for all riders no matter what they ride...

The local Harley dealership usually has a customer appreciation BBQ, with live band, bike wash and various other vendors every weekend.

BTW, your pics aren't coming up for me.




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Blockheaded Blubberboy
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PostPosted: 09-17-2018 11:16 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Here are some shots of that toy drive...






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PostPosted: 09-17-2018 12:38 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Speaking of bbqs I recently bought one.4 steaks later I get it now.




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The Afflicted
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PostPosted: 09-19-2018 02:28 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Honestly, I think we need two new threads. "bike" and "car".
What is new in your little world? is about the little things, in my opinion. Like moving. Loosing your job. Putting together a new LEGO. Being creative.
Bikes and Cars are part of that but I think the deserve their own topic.




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