Fri Sep 10, 2021 6:17 pm

Ossessionato
'13 GTS 300ie Touring, AKA Gigi
Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 2063
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
 
Ossessionato
'13 GTS 300ie Touring, AKA Gigi
Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 2063
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
Fri Sep 10, 2021 6:17 pm linkquote
kshansen wrote:
A road that puts scratches on the bottom of crash bars sounds like a good road!
It's maybe 20 miles round trip up South Mountain from my front door to the top and back. A short but very sweet ride! I'll be posting a quick video of the ride tomorrow morning if you're interested.

https://www.youtube.com/user/QueenDevilDog/videos
Sat Sep 11, 2021 11:23 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
Posts: 10337
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
Posts: 10337
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Sat Sep 11, 2021 11:23 am linkquote
kshansen wrote:
A road that puts scratches on the bottom of crash bars sounds like a good road!
The scratches on the SIDE of my crash bars were a lot less fun.
Sat Sep 11, 2021 11:03 pm

Molto Verboso
2021 GTS 300 HPE +2013 GTS 300ie
Joined: 12 Dec 2017
Posts: 1553
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
 
Molto Verboso
2021 GTS 300 HPE +2013 GTS 300ie
Joined: 12 Dec 2017
Posts: 1553
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Sat Sep 11, 2021 11:03 pm linkquote
After accidentally draining the battery on both my GTS and my RnineT, my trusty 3+ battery charger desulphated and recharged them both!
Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:56 am

Moderatrice Strega
Joined: 30 Jan 2007
Posts: 7468

 
Moderatrice Strega
Joined: 30 Jan 2007
Posts: 7468

Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:56 am linkquote
Not going to get into details here, but my health insurance actually did something incredibly decent this morning, which should help make my life a LOT easier. Will wonders ever cease?
Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:38 am

Addicted
2017 Piaggio BV350
Joined: 21 Jun 2016
Posts: 565
Location: Irving, TX
 
Addicted
2017 Piaggio BV350
Joined: 21 Jun 2016
Posts: 565
Location: Irving, TX
Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:38 am linkquote
The week before Labor Day my MIL got into an accident while driving back home from her eye exam at the Cherokee Clinic. She dozed off and drifted into the next lane, where there happened to be a semi. She wasn't physically hurt, and was able to safely stop on the shoulder, as did the semi (the semi driver wasn't hurt, either). There was minor damage to the semi, but it was safe to drive. Her car, on the other hand, looked like it had been dragged on its drivers side for a few miles. The airbags did not deploy, and like I said, she was ok. The Oklahoma state trooper who responded to the scene sat with her until the tow truck arrived, and the tow truck driver took her and her car to the shop recommended by her insurance company (which my brother in law also says is reputable).

She had a rental car (2021 Toyota Camry base model) when we visited her for Labor Day weekend. But she didn't drive it, as we didn't go anywhere, and I took my truck when I went to get takeout.

The following Monday (the 13th), she learned that the insurance company decided to total her car (2012 Nissan Altima sedan), and offered her $10k, less her $500 deductible, for it. She accepted, and started car shopping. We'd already given her ideas for replacement cars, just in case. Her Altima had been paid off years ago, so she wasn't looking forward to getting a new car, she figured that the Altima would last the rest of her life (she's 82), and it only had 42k miles on it. She called a few dealers to see what they had in stock (and checked their websites, too), but no one had any Altimas that she wanted.

On Tuesday, she called the local Hyundai dealer to ask about Elantras. They told her that they have one that just arrived, that it was still on the truck, but was in the process of being unloaded. She asked the color, and was told it was Red. She would have preferred silver or grey, but thought she'd go take a look at it. After test driving it, she said she'd take it. Their detailer was off that day, so her salesman spent a couple hours washing & prepping it for her. She was very impressed with all of the safety features it has that her 9-year old Nissan didn't. Like Blind Spot and Lane Departure warnings and an Accident Avoidance System. If hers is like my Santa Cruz, it also has Driver Attention warnings in it. If I'm on the highway with cruise control set, the truck will practically drive itself. Her Elantra should be the same.
Fri Sep 17, 2021 5:28 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2020 Honda NC750DCT ABS
Joined: 06 Feb 2006
Posts: 6867
Location: Maple Grove, MN
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2020 Honda NC750DCT ABS
Joined: 06 Feb 2006
Posts: 6867
Location: Maple Grove, MN
Fri Sep 17, 2021 5:28 pm linkquote
I had cataract surgery on my left eye Monday. I was scared to death about someone cutting into my eye while I was awake. It made me put this off for way too long. I can't even touch my own eyeball or take those stupid glaucoma tests without jumping across the room.

I now thank God that he made me to live in a time where miracles are every day events. The eye was amazingly better after a couple of hours. Next day: 20/20. I am amazed at what I see, and I don't remember a thing about the surgery. No pain afterwards. Just miracle.

Now I can't wait to get the other eye fixed. I'm already riding without any glasses as my vision is excellent in that eye and the glare I'd experienced for years is now, well, normal glare, not blotting out all of my vision.

Note, once again I am the youngest person in the clinic. It seems everything I have, I get 20 years before everyone else. At least in this case that may turn out to be a good thing as I won't have to deal with cataracts ever again!

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Fri Sep 17, 2021 7:35 pm

Ossessionato
2020 MP3 Sport 500 HPE ABS ASR
Joined: 25 Aug 2007
Posts: 4298
Location: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora Reina de los Ángeles sobre el Río Porciúncula
 
Ossessionato
2020 MP3 Sport 500 HPE ABS ASR
Joined: 25 Aug 2007
Posts: 4298
Location: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora Reina de los Ángeles sobre el Río Porciúncula
Fri Sep 17, 2021 7:35 pm linkquote
lomunchi wrote:
I had cataract surgery on my left eye yesterday. I was scared to death about someone cutting into my eye while I was awake. It made me put this off for way too long. I can't even touch my own eyeball or take those stupid glaucoma tests without jumping across the room.

I now thank God that he made me to live in a time where miracles are every day events. The eye was amazingly better after a couple of hours. Next day: 20/20. I am amazed at what I see, and I don't remember a thing about the surgery. No pain afterwards. Just miracle.

Now I can't wait to get the other eye fixed. I'm already riding without any glasses as my vision is excellent in that eye and the glare I'd experienced for years is now, well, normal glare, not blotting out all of my vision.

Note, once again I am the youngest person in the clinic. It seems everything I have, I get 20 years before everyone else. At least in this case that may turn out to be a good thing as I won't have to deal with cataracts ever again!
I had both eyes done last year. What a difference! I expected clearer vision, of course, but the colors!

Everything was so much more vibrant I thought I was stoned. I kept saying, "Wow! Look at those colors!"

BTW, my vision was 20/200 left eye and 20/400 right eye. Afterwards it was 20/20 left and 20/70 right (due to astigmatism).

I also learned that the implants are blue blockers.

Modern miracle.
Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:35 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2020 Honda NC750DCT ABS
Joined: 06 Feb 2006
Posts: 6867
Location: Maple Grove, MN
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2020 Honda NC750DCT ABS
Joined: 06 Feb 2006
Posts: 6867
Location: Maple Grove, MN
Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:35 pm linkquote
mpfrank wrote:
I had both eyes done last year. What a difference! I expected clearer vision, of course, but the colors!

Everything was so much more vibrant I thought I was stoned. I kept saying, "Wow! Look at those colors!"

BTW, my vision was 20/200 left eye and 20/400 right eye. Afterwards it was 20/20 left and 20/70 right (due to astigmatism).

I also learned that the implants are blue blockers.

Modern miracle.
I figured the color thing out but have to check with the surgeon: The damaged lens they remove is yellowed. I've noticed a serious blue shift between eyes this week which makes blues more vibrant but also makes whites much whiter. Having someone cut my eye open, remove the lens and put a new one in, while I'm awake is one of the best things that's ever happened to me!
Sat Sep 18, 2021 4:40 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2006 GTS 250
Joined: 21 Feb 2011
Posts: 9585
Location: KS USA
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2006 GTS 250
Joined: 21 Feb 2011
Posts: 9585
Location: KS USA
Sat Sep 18, 2021 4:40 am linkquote
The first weekend of what feels like Fall.
Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:45 am

Molto Verboso
GTV300 (wife's)
Joined: 08 Nov 2014
Posts: 1652
Location: Central New York
 
Molto Verboso
GTV300 (wife's)
Joined: 08 Nov 2014
Posts: 1652
Location: Central New York
Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:45 am linkquote
lomunchi wrote:
I had cataract surgery on my left eye Monday. I was scared to death about someone cutting into my eye while I was awake. It made me put this off for way too long.
I had mine done a couple years ago. I was not scared and the operation was about the simplest procedure I ever had done. Doc. also has good taste in music that was playing during the operation.

I still need glasses for reading but after wearing them since pre-teen years I still wear them 90% of the time just out of laziness, I'd loose them if they weren't on my nose.

Wife is suppose to get an updated version in about a year and they think she will not need glasses for near or far vision.
Sat Sep 18, 2021 11:53 am

Ossessionato
2020 MP3 Sport 500 HPE ABS ASR
Joined: 25 Aug 2007
Posts: 4298
Location: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora Reina de los Ángeles sobre el Río Porciúncula
 
Ossessionato
2020 MP3 Sport 500 HPE ABS ASR
Joined: 25 Aug 2007
Posts: 4298
Location: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora Reina de los Ángeles sobre el Río Porciúncula
Sat Sep 18, 2021 11:53 am linkquote
kshansen wrote:
I had mine done a couple years ago. I was not scared and the operation was about the simplest procedure I ever had done. Doc. also has good taste in music that was playing during the operation.

I still need glasses for reading but after wearing them since pre-teen years I still wear them 90% of the time just out of laziness, I'd loose them if they weren't on my nose.

Wife is suppose to get an updated version in about a year and they think she will not need glasses for near or far vision.
Maybe something new is on the horizon, but AFAIK, they correct one eye for distance vision and the other for close vision and your brain is smart enough to know which to favor.

At least that is what was offered to me.

I declined, and continue to wear bifocals and use reading glasses.

However, it is very nice to know that I can drive (and ride) just fine without glasses if need be.
Sat Sep 18, 2021 2:43 pm

Molto Verboso
Medley 150
Joined: 02 Jul 2016
Posts: 1960
Location: Adelaide
 
Molto Verboso
Medley 150
Joined: 02 Jul 2016
Posts: 1960
Location: Adelaide
Sat Sep 18, 2021 2:43 pm linkquote
Got my 5G phone today.



Sat Sep 18, 2021 3:03 pm

Petty Tyrant
0:7
Joined: 11 Oct 2005
Posts: 32620
Location: Bay Area, California
 
Petty Tyrant
0:7
Joined: 11 Oct 2005
Posts: 32620
Location: Bay Area, California
Sat Sep 18, 2021 3:03 pm linkquote
Sledge wrote:
Got my 5G phone today.
[rimshot]
Sat Sep 18, 2021 3:05 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
MP3 500, GTS 250 (both 2008 MY), 2012 Honda NC700 DCT, 2014 Can Am Spyder RT
Joined: 02 Mar 2013
Posts: 6777
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
MP3 500, GTS 250 (both 2008 MY), 2012 Honda NC700 DCT, 2014 Can Am Spyder RT
Joined: 02 Mar 2013
Posts: 6777
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Sat Sep 18, 2021 3:05 pm linkquote
Sledge wrote:
Got my 5G phone today.
Huh. Looks a lot slower than what I have.
Sat Sep 18, 2021 3:18 pm

Molto Verboso
GTV300 (wife's)
Joined: 08 Nov 2014
Posts: 1652
Location: Central New York
 
Molto Verboso
GTV300 (wife's)
Joined: 08 Nov 2014
Posts: 1652
Location: Central New York
Sat Sep 18, 2021 3:18 pm linkquote
mpfrank wrote:
Maybe something new is on the horizon, but AFAIK, they correct one eye for distance vision and the other for close vision and your brain is smart enough to know which to favor.
That one near and on far was an option I was given but went for both set to distance, my brain is somewhat over worked as it is! My distance vision is well within the limits for driveing with out correction.

The doctor did say the lenses he would be using on my wife are an updated version that should do both. Guess when she goes to get hers done maybe next year I will ask if it would be possible to trade my old ones in for the new version!
Sat Sep 18, 2021 7:49 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2020 Honda NC750DCT ABS
Joined: 06 Feb 2006
Posts: 6867
Location: Maple Grove, MN
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2020 Honda NC750DCT ABS
Joined: 06 Feb 2006
Posts: 6867
Location: Maple Grove, MN
Sat Sep 18, 2021 7:49 pm linkquote
mpfrank wrote:
Maybe something new is on the horizon, but AFAIK, they correct one eye for distance vision and the other for close vision and your brain is smart enough to know which to favor.

At least that is what was offered to me.

I declined, and continue to wear bifocals and use reading glasses.

However, it is very nice to know that I can drive (and ride) just fine without glasses if need be.
That's what they did to one of my employees as Lasik, though. It took here a couple of months of whining but she likes it now.
Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:23 pm

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2021 Primavera 150 touring, 2016 LXV 150 ie, 1978 Vespa P125, 2019 Piaggio Liberty 150
Joined: 06 Jul 2016
Posts: 718
Location: central Illinois USA
 
Addicted
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Joined: 06 Jul 2016
Posts: 718
Location: central Illinois USA
Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:23 pm linkquote
I am on vacation, it started as soon as I exited the security gate and headed to my Libby.. and yes, MO Loves Company Annual Scooter Rally is this coming weekend, my Airbnb is paid for and I am going to go play on the city… oh, and get some things done here too!
Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:00 pm

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2017 Piaggio BV350
Joined: 21 Jun 2016
Posts: 565
Location: Irving, TX
 
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2017 Piaggio BV350
Joined: 21 Jun 2016
Posts: 565
Location: Irving, TX
Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:00 pm linkquote
I spoke with the feline neurologist office today about my cat, Jackson, who has ataxia. We've decided to not do the MRI & spinal tap, and go with the steroids for maintenance instead.

Even though we don't know what is causing it, I'm cheered up because we won't be spending the $4k on the MRI, and he'll be back to normal within a day or two of being back on steroids, and he'd probably end up on steroids after the MRI, anyway.

Oh, and by getting the Rx through Chewy.com, we'll save 88% off the vet office price.
Mon Sep 20, 2021 5:15 pm

Moderaptor
The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
Joined: 26 Aug 2007
Posts: 40425
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
 
Moderaptor
The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
Joined: 26 Aug 2007
Posts: 40425
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
Mon Sep 20, 2021 5:15 pm linkquote
monogodo wrote:
I spoke with the feline neurologist office today about my cat, Jackson, who has ataxia. We've decided to not do the MRI & spinal tap, and go with the steroids for maintenance instead.

Even though we don't know what is causing it, I'm cheered up because we won't be spending the $4k on the MRI, and he'll be back to normal within a day or two of being back on steroids, and he'd probably end up on steroids after the MRI, anyway.

Oh, and by getting the Rx through Chewy.com, we'll save 88% off the vet office price.
Prednisone - Snibbo for cats, a universal panacea. Our Teddy lasted four years with ataxia, in the end just plain old age did him in at 20.
Mon Sep 20, 2021 5:36 pm

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2021 Primavera 150 touring, 2016 LXV 150 ie, 1978 Vespa P125, 2019 Piaggio Liberty 150
Joined: 06 Jul 2016
Posts: 718
Location: central Illinois USA
 
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Joined: 06 Jul 2016
Posts: 718
Location: central Illinois USA
Mon Sep 20, 2021 5:36 pm linkquote
Car got oil change, much needed. Son fed me pizza cooked on his Komodo grill before taking me to my car. I got the bike patio enlarged, that was on spring plans but got moved cuz I moved pampas grass to make it easier for neighbors to get their new (huge) RV parked, LOL, it and their truck is longer than their lot is wide and I have the corner so driving over my back/east edge helps make parking easy, pampas grass can move in the spring here but I loose it in the fall. Bike patio expansion included taking out a planting bed with day lilies and reducing a mowing issue, day lilies move just fine this time of year. Why did the bike/scooter parking grow? Cuz tomorrow son dumps me at the train station so I can take the train to take a bus to pick up a new Primavera 150 Touring that I do not need but want.
Tue Sep 21, 2021 4:27 am

MV Santa
GTS250, 1960 VBA, 1975 VBC, 1980 P200E cutdown
Joined: 04 May 2010
Posts: 4561
Location: Sedgwick, Kansas
 
MV Santa
GTS250, 1960 VBA, 1975 VBC, 1980 P200E cutdown
Joined: 04 May 2010
Posts: 4561
Location: Sedgwick, Kansas
Tue Sep 21, 2021 4:27 am linkquote
mpfrank wrote:
I had both eyes done last year. What a difference! I expected clearer vision, of course, but the colors!

Everything was so much more vibrant I thought I was stoned. I kept saying, "Wow! Look at those colors!"

BTW, my vision was 20/200 left eye and 20/400 right eye. Afterwards it was 20/20 left and 20/70 right (due to astigmatism).

I also learned that the implants are blue blockers.

Modern miracle.
I had both eyes done and it was life changing.

Due to extreme astigmatism I wore thick glasses since I was about 6 then hard contacts after age 16. I hated them but they did allow me to see. Soft contacts were never an option for me because of the astigmatism.

They caught my cataracts early so I didn't really suffer from that for long.

My insurance wouldn't pay extra for the lenses that corrected for astigmatism so I had to pay $1600 for that but I was glad to do it.

I now have 20/20 vision in both eyes. They told me that I would need reading glasses from now on and they weren't wrong about that but it was an easy trade.

I never noticed anything about the colors. I don't know if my lenses are blue blockers or if that has anything to do with it.
Tue Sep 21, 2021 4:59 am

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2017 Piaggio BV350
Joined: 21 Jun 2016
Posts: 565
Location: Irving, TX
 
Addicted
2017 Piaggio BV350
Joined: 21 Jun 2016
Posts: 565
Location: Irving, TX
Tue Sep 21, 2021 4:59 am linkquote
jimc wrote:
Prednisone - Snibbo for cats, a universal panacea. Our Teddy lasted four years with ataxia, in the end just plain old age did him in at 20.
Gave him his first dose of prednisolone last night. He's already tons better.

He looked like a drunk sailor it was so bad. Now he just looks like an arthritic old man. By tomorrow he should be back to normal.

Jackson is 9, so if he reaches 20, I'd be surprised (but grateful). The three cats we had prior to our current three reached 16, 20, & 20. Our current three are 9, 8, & 8.
Tue Sep 21, 2021 6:10 am

Ossessionato
'13 GTS 300ie Touring, AKA Gigi
Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 2063
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
 
Ossessionato
'13 GTS 300ie Touring, AKA Gigi
Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 2063
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
Tue Sep 21, 2021 6:10 am linkquote
Our club's anniversary is next month, and we are planning a mural ride around Phoenix. Today, my husband and I will be riding the route and hammering out the last details.
Wed Sep 22, 2021 6:45 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
Posts: 10337
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
Posts: 10337
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Wed Sep 22, 2021 6:45 am linkquote
Dropped our kid off at college *again* last night. She'd had gall bladder surgery on Thursday, actually two procedures, stayed an extra day in hospital and went through hella pain through Sunday. Monday was quite a bit better and Tuesday even more so (interestingly most of the pain was in her shoulder, presumably referred from the gas they inflated her with). We'd just had her college launch before Labor Day but this issue was looming and had to be dealt with.

College has been a game-changer for all of us. She's risen to the challenge far better than we'd imagined and is a happier kid than we've seen in a long time. So, fingers crossed. Even before the surgery I'd kept saying "If we can get through September, we've got this..."

As an aside, a couple of days ago she was showing me the incisions. I was wondering why they needed four. She responded by pointing, "this one is to remove the gall bladder, this one is to put the gas in and these two are to keep me humble. Witty kid, that one.
Wed Sep 22, 2021 7:03 am

Moderatus Rana
MP3 250 and 2 MP3 500s
Joined: 11 Jul 2008
Posts: 22159
Location: Nashville, Indiana
 
Moderatus Rana
MP3 250 and 2 MP3 500s
Joined: 11 Jul 2008
Posts: 22159
Location: Nashville, Indiana
Wed Sep 22, 2021 7:03 am linkquote
My son-in-law and grandson Wes made an unscheduled trip down from Chicago Monday because Wes's kindergarten class is on covid quarantine for 14 days. So he is doing Nana School with my wife (retired teacher) in the mornings and I take over in the afternoon for phys. ed. and general shenanigans.



Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:24 am

Hooked
Vespa ET4 150
Joined: 24 Apr 2021
Posts: 216
Location: Escondido CA
 
Hooked
Vespa ET4 150
Joined: 24 Apr 2021
Posts: 216
Location: Escondido CA
Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:24 am linkquote
I'm at a beachfront hotel in Carpinteria with Mrs. Topo. The guitarist next door is so good, I keep my bad strumming pianissimo. The food in town is fine and today we'll watch the seal rookery from a polite distance. California ain't so bad.
Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:20 am

Ossessionato
BV350, Primavera 150, Yamaha Zuma 125
Joined: 06 Jun 2013
Posts: 3469
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
 
Ossessionato
BV350, Primavera 150, Yamaha Zuma 125
Joined: 06 Jun 2013
Posts: 3469
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:20 am linkquote
fledermaus wrote:
…College has been a game-changer for all of us. She's risen to the challenge far better than we'd imagined and is a happier kid than we've seen in a long time. So, fingers crossed. Even before the surgery I'd kept saying "If we can get through September, we've got this..."
Glad to hear she's recovering from surgery and is happy with college. Hope the surgery hasn't set her back too far.
Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:42 am

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2017 Piaggio BV350
Joined: 21 Jun 2016
Posts: 565
Location: Irving, TX
 
Addicted
2017 Piaggio BV350
Joined: 21 Jun 2016
Posts: 565
Location: Irving, TX
Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:42 am linkquote
We changed printer vendors back in July, and I now have a fancy Xerox Versant 280 with the Adaptive CMYK Plus kit.

Normal digital color printers print CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, blacK).
The Adaptive CMYK Plus kit adds Vivid (Gold, Silver, Clear, White in place of CMYK, respectively), and Fluorescent (Fluorescent Cyan, Fluorescent Magenta, Fluorescent Yellow in place of CMY, respectively). These two kits add tons of cool options for printing things.

The problem is, there was very little training/instruction on how to print using them. Sure, they showed me how to swap out the CMYK for GSCW, or FC/FM/FY/K, but they didn't say anything about how to get the files set up to print. Yeah, they gave me a Design Guide, but it didn't really tell me a whole lot about how to get it to work in InDesign or Photoshop or Illustrator. I reached out to the two trainers, and they helped a little, but I still wasn't able to get a file that I thought was set up correctly to print correctly.

So I searched Google. And I figured it out. So now I can print cool metallic gold or silver. Or fluorescent colors (yay 80s themed party invites!).
Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:58 am

Molto Verboso
GTV300 (wife's)
Joined: 08 Nov 2014
Posts: 1652
Location: Central New York
 
Molto Verboso
GTV300 (wife's)
Joined: 08 Nov 2014
Posts: 1652
Location: Central New York
Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:58 am linkquote
Well this may be a bit of an odd post in this thread but it did make me feel better today.

We decided that the above ground pool was getting old and a bit of work for the short season we have here in Central NY. So this week we dismantled it and today was the take the scrap to metal recycling place.

Got weighed in and shown where to unload the scrap. I backed up to the pile and as I walked around the front of my car noticed something on the ground. Looked odd and a closer look saw that it looked like a cell phone, strange place to see one of those! Just for kicks I picked it up and sure enough it was a Samsung Cell phone!

Now you have to understand that there are all kinds of heavy machine and trucks running around this scrap yard. To my surprise the phone did not look damaged at all. So I slipped it in my pocket and proceeded to unload my trailer of the swimming pool scrap.

While heading to the office to see what my scrap was going to put in my pocket I noticed the phone ringing but did not answer as I was not sure how to as I'm an old flip phone guy and these "smart phones" confuse the heck out of me. At the office while getting my money I as them if anyone had reported a missing phone. None of the workers there had but before I left the office the phone rang again and the guy in the office answered it and sure enough it was the person who lost it!

Not sure if they told the person my name but just glad to have been in the right place at the right time to save someone the aggravation or expense of replacing a phone!
Fri Sep 24, 2021 11:14 am

Molto Verboso
2021 GTS 300 HPE +2013 GTS 300ie
Joined: 12 Dec 2017
Posts: 1553
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
 
Molto Verboso
2021 GTS 300 HPE +2013 GTS 300ie
Joined: 12 Dec 2017
Posts: 1553
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Fri Sep 24, 2021 11:14 am linkquote
I had a great ride today on Becky.
It is Heritage Day in South Africa and a public holiday.
People are encouraged to wear traditional clothing and do traditional activities.
I wore my Vespa jacket and rode my scoot for an hour and a bit.
Fri Sep 24, 2021 5:57 pm

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2021 Primavera 150 touring, 2016 LXV 150 ie, 1978 Vespa P125, 2019 Piaggio Liberty 150
Joined: 06 Jul 2016
Posts: 718
Location: central Illinois USA
 
Addicted
2021 Primavera 150 touring, 2016 LXV 150 ie, 1978 Vespa P125, 2019 Piaggio Liberty 150
Joined: 06 Jul 2016
Posts: 718
Location: central Illinois USA
Fri Sep 24, 2021 5:57 pm linkquote
I am at the Missouri Loves Company scooter rally, currently tucked in my same bed in same Airbnb where I stay when I come to St. Louis and I can actually fit that loud motorcycle disk brake lock on the brake disk of my 11" LVX wheel! Of course I am almost standing on my head to do that but, steering is locked and that alarm goes off very easily and loudly!
Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:57 am

Ossessionato
'13 GTS 300ie Touring, AKA Gigi
Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 2063
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
 
Ossessionato
'13 GTS 300ie Touring, AKA Gigi
Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 2063
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:57 am linkquote
Our eldest turned 18 yesterday.


I ambushed him yesterday morning to take this photo.

Sat Sep 25, 2021 9:59 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
In garage: Yamaha Tricity 155 Urban 2019 - MV Agusta 125 RS 1956
Joined: 21 Jul 2007
Posts: 8140
Location: Latina (Italy)
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
In garage: Yamaha Tricity 155 Urban 2019 - MV Agusta 125 RS 1956
Joined: 21 Jul 2007
Posts: 8140
Location: Latina (Italy)
Sat Sep 25, 2021 9:59 am linkquote
Not that it has much to do with "cheers me up" but today I blocked the maintenance vehicles of the gas company because they always pass on my property to go to neighboring land (which has no access road) and ruin mine rural road; I imposed on them a payment of the right of way (€ 10,000) and maybe they give them to me.
They'll come with a contract next week.

PS: GG ... I notice a similarity in the son's face, an intelligent and calm look. Will he be a Vespa rider too?
Wed Sep 29, 2021 11:02 am

Addicted
2017 Piaggio BV350
Joined: 21 Jun 2016
Posts: 565
Location: Irving, TX
 
Addicted
2017 Piaggio BV350
Joined: 21 Jun 2016
Posts: 565
Location: Irving, TX
Wed Sep 29, 2021 11:02 am linkquote
Out of curiosity, I checked my pay statement for this pay period (pay day is this coming Friday). I got another raise!

They gave me a 9.22% raise.

I checked previous pay statements, and apparently they awarded raises back at the beginning of September, and I never bothered to check my statements.

(I usually don't check the statement unless there's a problem. I check my bank balance, and if the amount that is direct deposited isn't approximately the expected amount, I then check the statement.)
Wed Sep 29, 2021 11:44 am

Ossessionato
'13 GTS 300ie Touring, AKA Gigi
Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 2063
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
 
Ossessionato
'13 GTS 300ie Touring, AKA Gigi
Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 2063
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
Wed Sep 29, 2021 11:44 am linkquote
Attila wrote:
PS: GG ... I notice a similarity in the son's face, an intelligent and calm look. Will he be a Vespa rider too?
Thanks, he's usually mellow. He's ridden a Metropolotain around the neighborhood but is risk-averse. Having been exposed, it's now up to him.
Wed Sep 29, 2021 11:50 am

Molto Verboso
LX150
Joined: 19 Jan 2010
Posts: 1303
Location: Los Angeles, CA
 
Molto Verboso
LX150
Joined: 19 Jan 2010
Posts: 1303
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Wed Sep 29, 2021 11:50 am linkquote
Finding this cellphone-shaped flask (circa 1998?) in a box of old stuff.



Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:45 pm

Petty Tyrant
0:7
Joined: 11 Oct 2005
Posts: 32620
Location: Bay Area, California
 
Petty Tyrant
0:7
Joined: 11 Oct 2005
Posts: 32620
Location: Bay Area, California
Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:45 pm linkquote
GBaby wrote:
Finding this cellphone-shaped flask (circa 1998?) in a box of old stuff.
You can still buy that today: https://www.amazon.com/SE-HQF101MP-Stainless-Cellphone-Ounces/dp/B000SO8956/ref=sr_1_3
Wed Sep 29, 2021 4:15 pm

Molto Verboso
LX150
Joined: 19 Jan 2010
Posts: 1303
Location: Los Angeles, CA
 
Molto Verboso
LX150
Joined: 19 Jan 2010
Posts: 1303
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Wed Sep 29, 2021 4:15 pm linkquote
Well, feature that! Nothing ever goes away on the internet, or should I say, The Information Superhighway.
Wed Sep 29, 2021 5:03 pm

Addicted
2021 Primavera 150 touring, 2016 LXV 150 ie, 1978 Vespa P125, 2019 Piaggio Liberty 150
Joined: 06 Jul 2016
Posts: 718
Location: central Illinois USA
 
Addicted
2021 Primavera 150 touring, 2016 LXV 150 ie, 1978 Vespa P125, 2019 Piaggio Liberty 150
Joined: 06 Jul 2016
Posts: 718
Location: central Illinois USA
Wed Sep 29, 2021 5:03 pm linkquote
Today as I was getting ready to leave the motorcycle parking area at work a guy came up to ask about the scooter, a rather beefy guy. He's had a Harley in the past but that's not what he wants, we talked weights and speed, weights and mpg, and I got out paper and pen and wrote down where I buy my rides, MotoEuropa down in St. Louis MO, and think a GTS 300 is probably a better choice than the 150 cc scooters I have, due to his weight, close to 2x mine.
I mentioned all the different brands they have down there and the biggest part is that motorcycle museum that's attached to the shop. That's something he's never been able to see, some very vintage/antique motorcycles. I did mention that BMW does a step through/scooter and that they are all motorcycles, those Harleys are cruiser style, that Ninja is not actually called a crotch rocket but a type of calf, not cafe racer, due to your thighs and calves are often tight against the bike for speed. Think he's day shipping crew or cut floor, he's not kill or he would already know who I am and that I have several of those scooter things. But, ya, enjoyed talking scooters and hope he makes it down to St. Louis and my favorite Vespa dealer
Thu Sep 30, 2021 5:46 am

Addicted
2017 Piaggio BV350
Joined: 21 Jun 2016
Posts: 565
Location: Irving, TX
 
Addicted
2017 Piaggio BV350
Joined: 21 Jun 2016
Posts: 565
Location: Irving, TX
Thu Sep 30, 2021 5:46 am linkquote
maggiegirl wrote:
Today as I was getting ready to leave the motorcycle parking area at work a guy came up to ask about the scooter, a rather beefy guy. He's had a Harley in the past but that's not what he wants, we talked weights and speed, weights and mpg, and I got out paper and pen and wrote down where I buy my rides, MotoEuropa down in St. Louis MO, and think a GTS 300 is probably a better choice than the 150 cc scooters I have, due to his weight, close to 2x mine.
I mentioned all the different brands they have down there and the biggest part is that motorcycle museum that's attached to the shop. That's something he's never been able to see, some very vintage/antique motorcycles. I did mention that BMW does a step through/scooter and that they are all motorcycles, those Harleys are cruiser style, that Ninja is not actually called a crotch rocket but a type of calf, not cafe racer, due to your thighs and calves are often tight against the bike for speed. Think he's day shipping crew or cut floor, he's not kill or he would already know who I am and that I have several of those scooter things. But, ya, enjoyed talking scooters and hope he makes it down to St. Louis and my favorite Vespa dealer
If he's willing to travel a little farther (to Dallas, TX), I have a 2017 BV350 for sale...
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