Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by cRoy, May 26, 2009.
I pretty much installed rubber duck car wash at my house lol
I wash the S2000 weekly
I have a white car and anthracite coloured wheels so I don't have to wash it every week lol
Haven’t picked it up yet but made a decision on a gravel bike - been reading reviews and had it narrowed down to 2-3 bikes as the front runner. Finished bike camping in a little town called North Bend and stopped into a local bike store just to check things … and they had one of the bikes in my size in stock (crazy right now - 6 month wait on bikes these days). I ended up spending an hour talking to the owner and various others came over and joined our conversation. The bike in my size wasn’t fully ready to test ride (it’d just come out of the box) so I went back the next morning. Loved the test ride but as we talked more, I realised the component setup wasn’t what I wanted. The owner was amazing and looked up another store close to Seattle that had exactly what I was looking for - called them up on the drive home and, boom, new bike - pick it up later this week.
Salsa Cutthroat for anyone still reading - specifically tuned for endurance bike pack riding - actually runs mountain bike tires, stable as hell and can ride forever in comfort. I can’t wait to get it dirty.
The Simoniz wash and wax works surprisingly well too, and it’s PH neutral. I’ll usually grab tne 3.78.L when it’s on sale for $10
What are you using for drying?
As we speak I’m waiting for my truck to drip dry a bit so I can use the drying towels but I wanna get away from that. Contemplating buying a leaf blower just to dry the truck. Can’t even use it around the yard because no leaves fall on my property.
$2600 worth of wine for the upcoming wedding.
Cressi Pro Light diving fins
T-Bone steak from Bailey's
Center cut lamb leg chops from Bailey's
Wahl cordless Magic clip
3 pairs of sock suspenders for my groomsmen
3 pairs of underwear for my groomsmen with their faces superimposed on them
and 3 pairs of cuff links for my groomsmen with their initials on them
TicWatch E3 not sure if I like it yet, it's been a while since I wore a watch and I just found out a company just pulled their app. for the watch that I wanted to use to monitor an app off of my phones and have it on the watch face and not just give alerts
I may have to brush up on my programmmenn it's been a while, how hard can it be
10 GET WALLET
20 OPEN WALLET
30 EMPTY WALLET
40 GOTO 30
10 GET WALLET
20 OPEN WALLET
30 EMPTY WALLET
40 GOTO 30
I drove it today, basically for the first time. Using eco mode from Spring garden back to my house. I’ll take 4.8l/100km considering the thing rides on 19’s, and I had the AC blasting. Eco mode is heavier on the regen when coasting and braking, pretty easy to drive with one pedal since it slows down so much. I pretty much only had to hit the brakes once I came to a stop or parking.
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2 solar light posts for end of driveway, countertops for my 3 bathrooms,
Got a kick ass deal on a new chest protector for hockey, although I think it will be a temporary purchase. My current one turns 20 years old this upcoming season and is starting to break down protection wise. I will probably refurbish it and use it again, then sell the one I just bought. My old one was custom made for my chest and arms, it’s hard to give up the perfect fit.
2 more tickets to the Sounders-Timbers Reign-Thorns double header - the Seattle-Portland soccer rivalry is awesome and to be able to see both the men and women play will be awesome.
Tempted to sell my tickets for the first game of the Kraken season - it would pay for my Sounders season tickets!
Then you miss out on history though... Tough call
Nugget for playroom... He loves it
paint correction and full ceramic coat on the vette
New fridge finally showed up to replace the one I ordered that was a bit too small. Turns out the company fucked it up and sent the one with the internal ice maker/ water dispenser. Looks like I need some kind of kit to connect to my water lines so I’ll have to grab that this week
is there not a valve or line sticking up behind the fridge? Very common to rough in an ice maker line for a new build
post some pics
pics really don't due it justice, but trust me it looks better than it ever has, I am pumped with how it turned out
I have a valve under the adjacent cabinet for a fridge water line but it doesn’t reach the lines attached to the fridge. I’m guessing a kit is fairly universal?
Pex it to me baby. Uh-huh, uh-huh.
Post pics of what’s there
Put a deposit on a new bike (2022 Scott Spark 950), its going to be a 10 month wait though
10 month wait.... For a bike... Now I've heard everything!
In all seriousness one of my best friends has well over 6k invested in his bike. Blew my mind but it makes sense with how much he uses.it and what he can do/where he can go with it. Congrats!
Boring purchase but my cans were shot
2 kegs of beer from Propeller for the wedding this weekend.
New Brooks Ghost running shoes. I now own 4 pairs. One pair is “dead” for running but I still use them for chores around the house. One pair is at my office for runs at work. One is in use for running and I’ll wear this new pair in alongside them. I’ve got a 1/2 marathon in a couple of weeks and a marathon in December so overall a good investment.
Nice! I completely lucked out finding the Salsa I just picked up in stock.
6k might sound like a lot but … I treat my bikes as a second car. It’s how I get to work and gives me a ton of enjoyment for all the riding I do so I invest my $$ in them. I own 4 bikes right now just for myself (will sell one of them). If you’re using it and it’s worth it, it’s worth the investment to have the right equipment.
Bikes were one of the victims of the pandemic - both a huge rise in popularity - everyone was buying them - but also the supply chain for parts needed to build a bike fell apart. I’m just glad prices didn’t skyrocket.
Completely mind boggling when I first heard it. But yeah, he goes on 250km bike rides. So a Canadian tire SuperCycle may not cut it!
I sold my road bike for almost triple what I paid for it
going to pick up a quality mtb this winter. I have some awesome singletrack literally in my back yard I’m looking forward to try out