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    In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
    Ben Franklin -Tis curious and amazing to observe how distinct and independent of each other the rattles of this animal are, and yet how firmly they are united together

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    Ben Franklin -Tis curious and amazing to observe how distinct and independent of each other the rattles of this animal are, and yet how firmly they are united together

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eretz View Post
    My uncle used a Polish passport to escape Germany, as he was born in Poland. His mom and him were the only survivors. He played in the NY Philharmonic and every other gig he could manage while raising a family before unionisation. He translated for Leonard Bernstein at the Philharmonic. I would see him mornings dressed in a half tux practicing in the library using the tux as resonance. We played chess and spoke about the weather. He played hand ball with a pinky finger insured for $1 million dollars at the YMCA. Amazing generation. Innovators. The very poor to prosper.

    Eretz - I can only assume that my opthos were aware of the procedure and would have encouraged me to try it if it had been suitable. I mean, what would they have had to lose to refer me to the procedure? The loss of a single appointment to sell me a soft lens? In any case, I'm highly impressed by your lineage. Who is the conductor in the photo? He looks so damn familiar...
    Mapie is a conventional looking former Hollywood bon viveur, now leading a quiet life in a house made of wood by an isolated beach. He has cultivated a taste for culture, and is a celebrated raconteur amongst his local associates, who are artists, actors, and other leftfield/eccentric types. I imagine he has a telescope, and an unusual sculpture outside his front door. He is also a beach comber. The Rydster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eretz View Post
    To explain complicated, simply. Is to write before in print.

    I especially dig Ferenc's piano part. So subtle. It's almost as if he isn't there.
    Mapie is a conventional looking former Hollywood bon viveur, now leading a quiet life in a house made of wood by an isolated beach. He has cultivated a taste for culture, and is a celebrated raconteur amongst his local associates, who are artists, actors, and other leftfield/eccentric types. I imagine he has a telescope, and an unusual sculpture outside his front door. He is also a beach comber. The Rydster.

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    52 miles yesterday, 36 more today, I am still in awe of how I can see, things in my peripheral vision surprise me and color being the same with both eyes freaks me out still, I guess I had no idea how impaired I was!

    Yes I'm sure, that doesn't mean I'm right.
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

    "that was like trying to teach a goldfish how to play basketball over the phone."

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    Have I mentioned how much better I can see now? The other day I was riding my bike (about 20 mph) and I saw something sparkling on the shoulder of the road, not just sparkling but a yellow glint. I turned around and went back to see what it was. For size reference, the weave on the cloth it is sitting on is a microfiber lens cloth!
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    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

    "that was like trying to teach a goldfish how to play basketball over the phone."

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    All that glitters...
    Mapie is a conventional looking former Hollywood bon viveur, now leading a quiet life in a house made of wood by an isolated beach. He has cultivated a taste for culture, and is a celebrated raconteur amongst his local associates, who are artists, actors, and other leftfield/eccentric types. I imagine he has a telescope, and an unusual sculpture outside his front door. He is also a beach comber. The Rydster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    Have I mentioned how much better I can see now? The other day I was riding my bike (about 20 mph) and I saw something sparkling on the shoulder of the road, not just sparkling but a yellow glint. I turned around and went back to see what it was. For size reference, the weave on the cloth it is sitting on is a microfiber lens cloth!
    You're never going to get any mileage in if you stop for every shiny thing you can see.
    Too old to ride plastic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mapei View Post
    All that glitters...
    Pyrite is less common than gold in my world

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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    You're never going to get any mileage in if you stop for every shiny thing you can see.
    But I can fill all my pockets,

    Yes I'm sure, that doesn't mean I'm right.
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

    "that was like trying to teach a goldfish how to play basketball over the phone."

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    I like shiny stuff!
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

    "that was like trying to teach a goldfish how to play basketball over the phone."

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    Someone I follow on Strava collects lug nuts. There are apparently a lot of them on the road in New England.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtrac View Post
    Someone I follow on Strava collects lug nuts. There are apparently a lot of them on the road in New England.
    Did he ever pelt an aggressive driver with any of his collection?
    Too old to ride plastic

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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    Did he ever pelt an aggressive driver with any of his collection?
    When I worked at a LBS years ago, we had a customer who kept a fanny pack stuffed with ninja throwing stars strapped to his handlebar for this purpose.

    I would have loved to have seen that go down.

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    I have a substantial collection of stuff from the road, including 2 pound steel grab hooks, clevis pins a 24 inch pipe wrench, a crowbar (which is lost again) and a 20 foot, 3/8 inch chain. Some of the stuff gets stashed off the side of the road and I come back and retrieve it later

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    Double post
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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    Did he ever pelt an aggressive driver with any of his collection?
    If he did, he won't admit it.

    I just found this:

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtrac View Post
    If he did, he won't admit it.

    I just found this:

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    which leads me too.....where the hell did i put my crescent wrench???????
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    which leads me too.....where the hell did i put my crescent wrench???????
    Dunno. I've had rides where loss of expensive toys was by both first name and last name reclamation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eretz View Post
    Dunno. I've had rides where loss of expensive toys was by both first name and last name reclamation.
    Didn't lose it on a ride, put it down in the garage, might be weeks before it turns up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    Didn't lose it on a ride, put it down in the garage, might be weeks before it turns up
    Use your new eyes!
    Mapie is a conventional looking former Hollywood bon viveur, now leading a quiet life in a house made of wood by an isolated beach. He has cultivated a taste for culture, and is a celebrated raconteur amongst his local associates, who are artists, actors, and other leftfield/eccentric types. I imagine he has a telescope, and an unusual sculpture outside his front door. He is also a beach comber. The Rydster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mapei View Post
    Use your new eyes!
    yeah.....24 x 32 2 story garage. I THINK I last used it to take a hitch ball off a tractor or the bobcat THINK
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

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