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Old 04-26-14, 05:52 AM   #22126
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Congrats WR, I was oh so close... Now I'll hopefully have it paid off by the time I retire...

College/Uni savings has been growing at the same time, but I believe it's cheaper up here...
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Old 04-26-14, 07:30 AM   #22127
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WR, congrats!

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i'm here at a stage race, my first A race of the year, and i think i may have a cold...
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Hmm. That is cool, but I think they're over-selling a bit. Those are more like magnetically actuated attachments for a fixed assembly machine, than "robots."

You have to start somewhere though, if you plan to destroy the universe with replicators.

Who knew Gene Simmons was a prophet?

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Old 04-26-14, 09:46 AM   #22129
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I did price out the Toyota minivan I kind of wanted online one day. It was $53k. I had no clue they could be so expensive.

And I just priced out the MB Sprinter. For what I would want, $50k.
We (Chevrolet) have half ton pickups over $50k for the first time. Blows my mind. Almost the price of a Corvette.

Speaking of power, a guy brings in his 2014 Corvette complaining it doesn't have enough power, that he can feel it's down on power when going up an on-ramp. The thing has over 500hp with a 7 speed manual trans. I drove it in 'track' mode and it will just light the rear tires with a little stab at the gas pedal. I think it's ridiculous that people have such a thing and this guy wants more. Louis C.K. said "Everything's amazing, and nobody's happy".
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Ugh, sorry.

I'm sitting around waiting for it to be time to drive to my race. Extended race nerves - yuck.

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i'm here at a stage race, my first A race of the year, and i think i may have a cold...
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Old 04-26-14, 10:06 AM   #22131
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Polar HR monitor seems to have finally died..... Ugh...
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Time for an SRM.
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Old 04-26-14, 11:27 AM   #22133
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Old 04-26-14, 04:51 PM   #22134
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Yep, you see it everywhere.
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Mike Ferrintino had a column with that title in "Bike" where he explained Louis was sitting on an airplane when another pasenger got pissed off because the in-flite internet went down.
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Old 04-26-14, 05:10 PM   #22136
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Ugh, sorry.

I'm sitting around waiting for it to be time to drive to my race. Extended race nerves - yuck.
Race nerves= adreneline= good? How'd it go?
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Old 04-26-14, 06:53 PM   #22137
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I did price out the Toyota minivan I kind of wanted online one day. It was $53k. I had no clue they could be so expensive.

And I just priced out the MB Sprinter. For what I would want, $50k.
I bought a used Sienna off Ebay for $10k with 60k miles. It's got 160k on the clock now. Other than service and expendables like tires and brakes, we have maybe $100 in repairs into the thing. 25-30 MPG, and the CHP verified the thing will do 92 pretty easily.

BTW, the ticket cost me $365. I should get Matt to plead my case.
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Ugh, sorry.

I'm sitting around waiting for it to be time to drive to my race. Extended race nerves - yuck.
thanks

the race didn't go too badly, though i could have used a bit more firepower. if i well okay, i'll do the itt and then bail; otherwise i'll bail both races tomorrw
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Old 04-26-14, 09:33 PM   #22140
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Mike Ferrintino had a column with that title in "Bike" where he explained Louis was sitting on an airplane when another pasenger got pissed off because the in-flite internet went down.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEY58fiSK8E He's a genius.
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Bleh, sucks. Between my wife and me we've had 5 separate cases of Lyme. Luckily all were caught early. I wish you and your daughter all the best!
Catching it early is key. Her test came back negative 6 months ago, but with the inconclusive nature of current tests, we think she may have been positive for a while. Her whole senior year of high school is pretty much flushed down the toilet because of all the problems. We now have to go back to the school & beg for exemptions due to the Lyme and hope they let her graduate even though she has missed so much.
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little nervous for a crit tomorrow...it is up-down, up-down, 110 feet of climbing per lap with some fast turns. i'm traveling and have only wheels with carbon brake tracks.

main thing that concerns me is i'm under strict orders not to go down with my collarbone still healing.

hm. gusting to 35mph, 1/2-3/4" rain predicted. hmm.


otherwise, racing out here is super fun.
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Old 04-27-14, 03:00 AM   #22143
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I bought a used Sienna off Ebay for $10k with 60k miles. It's got 160k on the clock now. Other than service and expendables like tires and brakes, we have maybe $100 in repairs into the thing. 25-30 MPG, and the CHP verified the thing will do 92 pretty easily.

BTW, the ticket cost me $365. I should get Matt to plead my case.
Did you modify it into a motorcycle? Looks like 18/25 on those things. You pulling it around for training?
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Old 04-27-14, 04:47 AM   #22144
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Sitting and having coffee with a female friend at THE cafe in town when the ex walks up. That was interesting....

We're civil and all, but I'll be happy when she moves out of town next week. A bit of separation in a separation is a good thing.

Team ride in a few hours where I will once again inevitably end up staring at her ass. It's a cute ass, but I've stared at it enough lol
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little nervous for a crit tomorrow...it is up-down, up-down, 110 feet of climbing per lap with some fast turns. i'm traveling and have only wheels with carbon brake tracks.

main thing that concerns me is i'm under strict orders not to go down with my collarbone still healing.

hm. gusting to 35mph, 1/2-3/4" rain predicted. hmm.


otherwise, racing out here is super fun.
Race fast and safe.
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Old 04-27-14, 07:59 AM   #22146
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Race nerves= adreneline= good? How'd it go?
Good, thanks for asking. I put my race report in the old-folks-home:
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Old 04-27-14, 09:44 AM   #22148
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I bought a used Sienna off Ebay for $10k with 60k miles. It's got 160k on the clock now. Other than service and expendables like tires and brakes, we have maybe $100 in repairs into the thing. 25-30 MPG, and the CHP verified the thing will do 92 pretty easily..
Say what? I'm not aware of any minivan configuration that gets that sort of mpg. Certainly not my Sienna.
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Old 04-27-14, 10:01 AM   #22149
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Say what? I'm not aware of any minivan configuration that gets that sort of mpg. Certainly not my Sienna.
I drove a 2013 Grand Caravan last year back and forth to Tulsa and got just over 30mpg for the whole trip (2100 miles)
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Old 04-27-14, 02:49 PM   #22150
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Good, thanks for asking. I put my race report in the old-folks-home:
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Ah! Nice work! I never read any other boards. Maybe I should!
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