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    Snelling Road Race


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    not sure how or why this deserves it's own thread.

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    Wish I'd gone to that race, so I coulda been slaughtered by the stacked field.. maybe next year I'll get to do Snelling.

    But at least I have plenty of chances to race Chuck & Fast Freddy!!
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    I was there, W4. We went out on the first wave, in the morning, and therefore missed that hellacious wind that afternoon. It's a great course, lots of fun, and well run. There's a even a stretch of "pave" in there for when you think the road isn't chewed up enough!
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    They ought to test bottle cages on that road. Or dental filling glue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattm View Post
    Wish I'd gone to that race, so I coulda been slaughtered by the stacked field.. maybe next year I'll get to do Snelling.

    But at least I have plenty of chances to race Chuck & Fast Freddy!!
    Matt there is someone I am hoping you can get ahold of for me since you are in that scene (hint - he came fourth)
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    Quote Originally Posted by rkwaki View Post
    Matt there is someone I am hoping you can get ahold of for me since you are in that scene (hint - he came fourth)
    Dude I don't know any racers out here yet, not sure I can be of much help..

    If you know his name, maybe you can stalk him on FB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattm View Post
    Dude I don't know any racers out here yet, not sure I can be of much help..

    If you know his name, maybe you can stalk him on FB.
    No he isn't a FB guy. I'll PM you his name, he would be a good one to get 'in' with
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    Quote Originally Posted by rkwaki View Post
    No he isn't a FB guy. I'll PM you his name, he would be a good one to get 'in' with
    I see his name on the results, but how the hell am I gonna find him?

    And even if I did.. "Hey, some guy from the internet said I should talk to you."

    That'll go over great I'm sure! =]
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    Quote Originally Posted by rkwaki View Post
    No he isn't a FB guy. I'll PM you his name, he would be a good one to get 'in' with
    sounds gay
    I'm sure when you were getting to the point of blowing nothing was obvious but making the pain stop...I don't know about you but after the fact I always look back at those moments and think 'why didn't I just keep going' but at the time there wasn't enough oxygen on the planet to make me take one more pedal stroke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattm View Post
    I see his name on the results, but how the hell am I gonna find him?

    And even if I did.. "Hey, some guy from the internet said I should talk to you."

    That'll go over great I'm sure! =]
    I swear to God it can't be this difficult...

    This is how it goes:
    Matt: Eric?
    Eric: Yeah, what's up?
    Matt: Rkwaki (would provide you with my real name) says hey and wondered if you might give him a call
    Eric: Rkwaki? Holy Crap it's been a while, you have a number?
    Matt: I sure do as I think he is the most awesome dude in the entire Internet world
    Eric: Thanks, maybe one day you'll be as fast as me
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnybutts View Post
    sounds gay
    What would you expect, look who wrote it!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rkwaki View Post
    I swear to God it can't be this difficult...

    This is how it goes:
    Matt: Eric?
    Eric: Yeah, what's up?
    Matt: Rkwaki (would provide you with my real name) says hey and wondered if you might give him a call
    Eric: Rkwaki? Holy Crap it's been a while, you have a number?
    Matt: I sure do as I think he is the most awesome dude in the entire Internet world
    Eric: Thanks, maybe one day you'll be as fast as me
    Remember, mattm is an engineer. Sometimes people like us need to be walked through social interactions step by step.
    I'm sure when you were getting to the point of blowing nothing was obvious but making the pain stop...I don't know about you but after the fact I always look back at those moments and think 'why didn't I just keep going' but at the time there wasn't enough oxygen on the planet to make me take one more pedal stroke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnybutts View Post
    Remember, mattm is an engineer. Sometimes people like us need to be walked through social interactions step by step.
    Man would you guys ever have fun with me...
    I have no social filter and will walk up to anyone and shoot the breeze.
    There was a pro team that was riding a frameset that we were moving to and I Facebooked a guy on their team and struck up a conversation. Next thing you know I have a standing invite to go train with him if I am on that side of the country (he has now left for Europe) and I'm too fat to ride with him
    Then I am looking at some race pics and he and I are beside each other on the start line at a race.

    Sometimes you just have to put yourself out there.

    People are just people, I have trash talked people way more accomplished than I am...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rkwaki View Post
    I'm too fat
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammy56 View Post
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    You like that one don't you inkman?
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    so much that I made it my sig...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hammy56 View Post
    so much that I made it my sig...
    Nice - I like me some notoriety...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rkwaki View Post
    I swear to God it can't be this difficult...

    This is how it goes:
    Matt: Eric?
    Eric: Yeah, what's up?
    Matt: Rkwaki (would provide you with my real name) says hey and wondered if you might give him a call
    Eric: Rkwaki? Holy Crap it's been a while, you have a number?
    Matt: I sure do as I think he is the most awesome dude in the entire Internet world
    Eric: Thanks, maybe one day you'll be as fast as me
    hey wait a minute.....you never gave me your number...
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    To get on Eric's good side maybe try to bribe him with some molson and hockey memorabilia. Chuck's report was pretty spot on, super windy and guys cracking everywhere. The results page doesn't do it justice, 28th-62nd listed as finishers were either way OTB or a full lap down just riding it out for training.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnybutts View Post
    Remember, mattm is an engineer.
    Computer programers are not engineers. What is with people today adding "engineer" to position titles when in fact their degree or diploma came from another faculty or a technical school?

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    snelling is billiard smooth compared to copperopolis

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enthalpic View Post
    Computer programers are not engineers. What is with people today adding "engineer" to position titles when in fact their degree or diploma came from another faculty or a technical school?
    Why not?

    I'm certainly not a scientist. Engineers find cost-effective solutions to problems, and that's more or less what I do.

    And what is a "faculty" school anyway?

    Also I like how this thread is so derailed.
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    The term engineer carries with it certain legal and ethical implications. I don't see why you can't call yourself a computer scientist; even if you never do research or anything novel -which I bet you do- you are still a scientist, it's just applied science.

    Faculties are branches within a university (medicine, engineering, science, arts, etc). Computer engineers go to the faculty of engineering and basically become specialized electrical engineers. Programmers go to the faculty of science and become software architects or code monkeys.

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    This is a dumb argument. But you should read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_engineering

    Also, just because someone codes doesn't make them a "code monkey".. there's a lot more that goes in to writing programs than just coding.

    Computer Scientists create new algorithms and do research.. I just employ the right algorithms and approaches at the right time (in a cost-effective manner).

    Also, Texas and a few other states allow one to get an official "Professional Engineer" title/certification for software, so you might want to tell them they're wrong too..

    Anyway, my degree's title has "Engineering" in it - not "Science" - but I'm not sure any of this really matters.

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    Back on track.. I do plan on doing Copperopolis, I'll make sure to bolt down my water bottles!! (and tighten my fillings)
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