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  1. I hear you... I have a beauty Pioneer Elite series receiver that I haven't been able to get pass the blue light with. Needs a specific remote to set up.
  2. I saw that this morning... I just shook my head.
  3. Sure, just let me know when you'd like to pick it up. I don't have a remote for it though, but I know universal remotes like Logitech's Harmony should work with it. Or you should be able to find an original on eBay for a few bucks. I'll test it this afternoon just to make sure it's all good. I've had these just sitting here in my office for a couple of years. I'll give you a head's up when done.
  4. Makes me smile to see this... "Bike... You're going to do what I damn well say you're going to do!"
  5. Here's a thought... How about some shirts for the trail stewards that say... SOUTH AUSTIN TRAIL STEWARD I'm thinking that even if people don't interact with the trail steward, just by seeing that there is such a thing as a trail steward it might just have an influencing factor on how they approach their riding on trails they think they might come across a trail steward on. Kind of like when you see a game warden or park ranger... The thought of authority tends to linger a bit and influence how you conduct yourself.
  6. I'll take the center speaker... I've got a full set of Yamaha speakers... Just missing the center speaker. This is the right model version too.
  7. DENON DRA-395... https://www.crutchfield.com/S-V7sVpW8VtE7/p_033DRA395/Denon-DRA-395.html https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/review-denon-dra395-stereo-receiver ONKYO TX-SR674 https://www.crutchfield.com/S-uSpUQsUN5M3/p_580TXS674B/Onkyo-TX-SR674-Black.html https://www.cnet.com/reviews/onkyo-tx-sr674-black-review/
  8. Or worse... What if your child somehow gets in the middle of it.
  9. I just had to laugh... If you're afraid... Ask your girlfriend... This guy is off the wall...
  10. Thanks mack_turtle... The problem was me not adjusting the outside nut to the proper position and then tightening the cone (thanks) against it. One side, the driver side I didn't move, so I didn't have to do any measurements to balance the sides. I got it sorted pretty quickly this afternoon. Wheel spins really nice now, just need to true a little. That video was also great in that I found out a bolt on hub can be changed to a quick release with just the purchase of the proper through bolt. That will be helpful too.
  11. 2010 Macbook Pro 17"... Upgrade from my 2008 in 2015, off eBay. Got it for $450, had a speaker problem, got a $100 refund from seller. Fixed the problem for maybe $40... Still going strong, never had to take it into Apple for repair/service. Been a happy Mac user since 1985/6.
  12. I'll take some photos and put them here tomorrow. I've got a few, so you'll have a choice.
  13. I have maybe ten that may be what you're looking for. Denon, Sony, Onkyo, Yamaha...
  14. Yesterday I carried out my first hub service on a older 26" wheel. One of Shimano's loose ball bearing hubs. Taking it apart was easy enough. I first took a look at a diagram of it I found online, then watched a video on how to do it. Great... But when I put it all back together... I encountered a little problem... Tightening the cups so that they were not overtightened on the bearings. Understanding how ball bearings work, I just hand tightened the cups until there was a little pressure against the bearings, then I hand tightened the nuts (spacers in between), then used a wrench and socket to tighten further. Thing is, as I tightened the nuts, the cups kept getting tightened also, which meant more pressure of the bearings, which is not what you want. I kept trying to figure out what I was doing wrong and drew a blank. Then back to good 'ol Youtube... And RJ The Bike Guy (his voice is a bit of a teeth grinder, but he's very helpful with older bike stuff fixes). Simple fix that just eluded me...
  15. About two weeks ago I was working at my garage and needed to get something in my apartment, so I just jumped on my bike to quickly ride over to it (my garage is maybe 100 yds away from my apt). I live on the second floor, so I rode my bike down the passageway of the ground floor to the second set of steps that are next to my apt... Only to have a big dog rush me as I got to the steps. My apt faces a large somewhat private open lawn area where folks are allowed to walk their dogs — on leash. There is a fenced, a no-leash area, but it's at the other end of the complex. Thing is, the owner of this dog, who lives in my building, has decided that rules don't apply to him... So he takes his dog to the area that my apt looks out onto and allows it off-leash — and to do its crap without picking it up (no green baggie for him). And this guy is a strapping, healthy young man... Meaning... Well able to take his dog out for a proper run, in the designated area. When his dog rushed me he quickly said, "Oh, he doesn't like bikes...", with a kind of it's not his problem disposition as he said it. I guess in his mind I was the problem. And this fella still does the same thing. Having grown up with big dogs, they don't frighten me. And I know how to conduct myself when one rushes me, so I wasn't disturbed by it. But there are older folk who live there that might have reacted differently and the situation ended badly. And the same goes for dog encounters on trails. People need to be responsible handling themselves and their dogs... With proper regard for other trail users.
  16. Okay, someone just posted this... It shows that the park on one side of the river is off-leash, but on the other side isn't. But the speaking on the websites I went to that were for dog activities in Austin didn't make that clear.
  17. So the more I'm looking into this the more it seems that there isn't an official designation by COA regarding just what of Walnut Creek Park is officially off-leash. Maybe I'm just not looking in the right place. Additionally... I'm seeing a few dog-focused websites that treat Walnut Creek Park as a park that's all for off-leash dogs. One doesn't even mention mountain biking as an activity that the park is for... I can see why many who use Walnut Creek Park for their dogs may think that mtb is the problem.
  18. Someone presented this COA map, and said that 200 of the 300 acres of Walnut are off-leash. https://austin.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Cascade/index.html?appid=b85e1f2c46a44e51bf6253a4dc684950&fbclid=IwAR0kMi5nDFwnATKHcBgcc2gQz5H1McGRE0wzT97hg9lvvo1oenGX4hZFoBU
  19. Someone said on a FB comment that a large portion of Walnut Creek is off-leash... I thought I'd read differently... Just wondering what is the true story.
  20. Just saw this on craigslist... https://austin.craigslist.org/bik/d/austin-babboe-big-cargo-trike/7128616527.html
  21. A trail is organic (caveat... except for trails like Slaughter Creek)... Trails go through seasons of change. And that's an aspect of being a trail user... Being out in an environment than can, and often does change. Just don't mess with the sections my wife likes... That's trouble.
  22. In need of a 690-710 mm handlebar. Nothing fancy... Just for a build I’m doing for a 5’ 4” kid. I can pay cash or barter stuff. What do you have? Thanks.
  23. Got an email from Lifetime Fitness earlier this week... Said based on the results of the survey then sent out about a two week ago they have decided to open the gym near me... And will be conducting vigorous environment cleaning... My response... Sorry... Nope. Here's the email... I hope you and your family have remained safe and healthy during this time away. Based on encouraging member feedback, we are pleased to announce Life Time Austin South will reopen on Thursday, May 21 at 5am. To give you an opportunity to experience the changes we’ve made as outlined below, we are providing you complimentary access to the club May 21 through May 24. On May 25, 2020, we will charge pro-rated dues for the remainder of May. If you still have a dues credit on your membership account for the period from March 17 to March 31, 2020, we will apply that credit toward your pro-rated May dues payment and a portion of your June dues payment as applicable. Your health and safety is our highest priority, and we have taken extensive safety measures including: ENHANCED CLEANING Team members equipped with disinfectant spray bottles and towels for regular cleaning of all high-touch surfaces with hospital grade disinfectant. Comprehensive deep cleaning and disinfecting processes in the club each evening. Hand sanitizing and cleaning stations throughout the club that provide disinfecting products for members to apply before and after using equipment. SOCIAL DISTANCING: Signage facilitating increased spacing between fitness floor equipment, in locker rooms, and throughout various areas of the club. Requiring reservations for group fitness classes to regulate class sizes, and schedules adjusted to allow for thorough cleaning between classes. Reservations required for all ages in the child center/Kids Academy (where available) to help kids practice social distancing and allow for additional cleaning; dedicating other areas of the club for smaller group sizes. ADDITIONAL PRECAUTIONS: Masks and temperature checks for all team members. Guidance for members to adhere to health and social distancing requirements. Initially limiting some amenities and services to promote safety. In accordance with governmental orders, showers will be temporarily unavailable. For more information regarding our cleaning and safety protocols watch this video or visit https://mylt.life/safety. With everyone’s health and safety in mind, please uphold the following prior to visiting the club: Stay home if you’re feeling ill. Bring your own water as refill stations may be unavailable at this time for safety. Bring and wear a mask if you choose. Masks also will be available to members for a nominal fee. Reserve your studio, yoga or cycle class, as all classes will be reservation-only via the website or app so we can ensure ample space. Reserve your kids for Kids Academy classes where available – all ages are now required to ensure safety and small groups. If you wish to schedule other services, visit the website for available services and amenities. Limit your visit to just those on your membership as no guests will initially be allowed. Please let me know if you have any questions about our opening plans or preparations.
  24. Never too old to learn my stubborn uncle used to say. Maybe one day I'll even learn to get over that curb without having to use my feet down technique.
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