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Discussion: Volume

in: Charlie; Charlie > 2017-11-27

Nov 27, 2017 11:31 PM # 
walk:
Is one of the reasons we haven’t gone for quite a while and will probably drop it.
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Nov 28, 2017 12:17 AM # 
chitownclark:
Beside the volume, do they also place the bikes very close to each other, and turn down the lights? So that you're transported to another dimension, another place and time, with sweating twenty-somethings on both sides, in the dark, rocking in unison with the the pounding rhythm?
Nov 28, 2017 1:35 AM # 
Charlie:
In short, no. Nothing that high concept, and more likely sweating 50 or 60-somethings, except for Caitlin who appears to be in her 30s. Definitely not dark, and this crowd is not doing much in unison. Not all that bad if the volume were cut in half, and not as loud as the other place I did it, maybe 15 years ago m
Nov 28, 2017 12:05 PM # 
chitownclark:
Too bad. Because of the high proportion of college girls in my neighborhood, our local club attracts a young crowd. Always fun to show up, with my white hair and wrinkles, and claim a bike in the middle of that crowd at 6am. Used to take out-of-town orienteers that stayed with me over to that workout. Always put a sparkle in their eyes by the time we were noshing on our Eggs Benedict.
Nov 28, 2017 2:37 PM # 
Charlie:
Winsted is a little town that time forgot. Pretty sure there is a total dearth of fashionable young ladies there. I tend to be one of the younger gents in the locker room, too. I haven't had eggs benedict in probably 20 years or more. I find hollandaise sauce somewhat unappealing. But a sparkle in my eye would be a welcome development.
Nov 30, 2017 10:58 PM # 
chitownclark:
Sounds like the 'city mouse vs country mouse' dichotomy. I certainly envy your access to countryside right outside your front door. But there's something to be said for the more urbane attractions of a big city...particularly as you get older, and less inclined to 'rough it.' Do you ever plan to scale down, and move in to more urban environment? Would any of your kids want your place on Ratlum Mountain?
Dec 2, 2017 2:20 AM # 
Charlie:
I would like a city more at this stage of life than I would have several years ago, but it really just doesn't seem like a practical alternative right now. Besides, if I were going to live in a city I would really like a European one, and that doesn't seem likely. At this point it doesn't seem that any of my kids would want to end up on Ratlum, so I will have to figure out what to do with it. I don't imagine I will want to stay here until the bitter end.
Dec 2, 2017 4:31 AM # 
Geoman:
Well Charlie, you and Rhonda need to come out and join us in Berkeley. We are the oldest couple on our block and it is great to be within walking distance of 70 restaurants. Of course Venice is a good alternative.
Dec 2, 2017 1:17 PM # 
Charlie:
Berkeley is certainly a nice place, but we can discuss it over a cappuccino in Venice.
Dec 2, 2017 3:25 PM # 
chitownclark:
Both Berkeley and Venice are vulnerable to sea-level rise. Us folks in 'fly-over country' 500' - 600' higher feel pretty smug about our future, even without the cappuccinos.
Dec 2, 2017 8:05 PM # 
Charlie:
Well, at 1150' maybe I should just stay put. Berkely is not all that vulnerable to sea rise at about 170 ft, but Venice is really on the brink. Good thing I am going there next week. Better not to wait too long.
Dec 2, 2017 10:33 PM # 
Geoman:
The bayside areas of Berkeley are definitely at risk to sea level change. Luckily these areas are lightly populated, being mostly parks, warehouses and I-80.
Dec 3, 2017 2:44 AM # 
jjcote:
I'll look forward to orienteering at Ratlum Island. I can get there by kayak.
Dec 3, 2017 6:57 AM # 
DWildfogel:
Y'all are welcome to hang out up here, 2400' up. If sea level rises, say, 2000', there won't even be much of a curvy drive left to get up here.

On the other hand, might be easier to go hang out at Mikell's.
Dec 3, 2017 2:46 PM # 
walk:
I’ll visit my daughter at 11,000’. May even get some skiing in.
Dec 3, 2017 10:09 PM # 
jjcote:
Maybe I should buy Ratlum. I'm confident that I'd be capable of restoring it to the condition it was in when Charlie and Rhonda acquired it in 1994.
Dec 4, 2017 4:35 PM # 
coach:
We're at 105 feet, is that enough? Skrindvagen is 112', a move there would OK then.

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