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    Bicycle Repair Man !!! Sixty Fiver's Avatar
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    How the heck was your day ?

    Mine started off as usual as I awoke to the chirping of the Crackberry... the crew starts at 8 while I don't have to be in until 1030 but the morning chatter lets me know what's going on.

    I decided to take my Trek 7500 today as the winds we have been having had made me start referring to Edmonton as Chicago north and with wind gusts reaching 50 plus kmh having a full set of gears was a nice thing.

    That and I wanted to see how many km I logged as a now professional courier and after a slow day my odometer was reading 40 km on the nose... I expect that on a normal day I ride at least 60 km which is pretty much all short sprints.

    For the first time ever my venerable Trek crapped out on me when it tried to pull the derailer in to and around my spokes but since this happened at a walking pace I avoided causing any serious damage... when I got home I found that I had cracked the lower jockey wheel and since I had been meaning to replace that Shimano XT I swapped in a vintage (and much better) Suntour Cyclone GT.

    It goes with the Suntour bar cons, shifts 10 times better, and isn't twitchy.

    Now it's just me and the dogs here chillaxin and I figure I may have to get back on the bike and get some groceries as the cupboards are looking somewhat bare.

    It will give time the opportunity to make sure the bike is dialled in for tomorrow too.



    So... how about you ?

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    Had to do some employee performance reviews. Sucked! Struggling to keep up with my work load, but falling further behind daily - stressful. Had to deal with a pissed off customer ... basically had to bend over and take it. So all in all, not too bad of a day ... compared to tomorrows workload

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    Alf - Did you tell them that bribes were more than welcome ?

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    Had one guy bring me a coffee But he forgot the milk and sugar Needless to say, his evaluation didn't go so well

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    Well, I had to bring my work laptop with me tonight...and I'm not working from home tomorrow. That can only mean one thing...

    LATE NIGHT WORK!

    At least I got a few hours of riding in, all of which were uncomfortable and really windy.
    Ride more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    Mine started off as usual as I awoke to the chirping of the Crackberry... the crew starts at 8 while I don't have to be in until 1030 but the morning chatter lets me know what's going on.

    I decided to take my Trek 7500 today as the winds we have been having had made me start referring to Edmonton as Chicago north and with wind gusts reaching 50 plus kmh having a full set of gears was a nice thing.

    That and I wanted to see how many km I logged as a now professional courier and after a slow day my odometer was reading 40 km on the nose... I expect that on a normal day I ride at least 60 km which is pretty much all short sprints.

    For the first time ever my venerable Trek crapped out on me when it tried to pull the derailer in to and around my spokes but since this happened at a walking pace I avoided causing any serious damage... when I got home I found that I had cracked the lower jockey wheel and since I had been meaning to replace that Shimano XT I swapped in a vintage (and much better) Suntour Cyclone GT.

    It goes with the Suntour bar cons, shifts 10 times better, and isn't twitchy.

    Now it's just me and the dogs here chillaxin and I figure I may have to get back on the bike and get some groceries as the cupboards are looking somewhat bare.

    It will give time the opportunity to make sure the bike is dialled in for tomorrow too.



    So... how about you ?
    You have yours set to "Annoy"?
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    Bicycle Repair Man !!! Sixty Fiver's Avatar
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    It has to be left on 24/7 for the job... it is set up to be as least annoying as possible.

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    moving crew took all my earthly possessions.
    I'm now unemployed, living in my mom's basement.
    on the plus side, I washed/waxed/vacuumed/detailed AND oil changed my car. we're ready for this adventure!
    i woke up one morning and i stepped out of bed | had to get a bike, had to paint it red
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    Quote Originally Posted by artifice View Post
    moving crew took all my earthly possessions.
    I'm now unemployed, living in my mom's basement.
    on the plus side, I washed/waxed/vacuumed/detailed AND oil changed my car. we're ready for this adventure!
    You sound strangely like some of the young males on Foo ...

    My day wasn't too bad. I'm planning the Halloween party for the engineering department. I can't decide on what costume to wear.
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    Not so great for awhile, over-inflated my tube last night (130+?) and it bubbled up halfway through my commute, pushing the sidewall off the rim of my bike. Had to ride on about 20 psi of air for a few miles through the ghetto to a bike shop.

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    Meh.

    Seventeenth day of meh, actually. More to go. I'm bored.

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    I had a decent day. Gotta wake early tomorrow though like 7AM which is la la land for the skinnyone

    Quote Originally Posted by artifice View Post
    I'm now unemployed, living in my mom's basement.

    from 1:95 to the end

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    gotta wake up at 5 tomorrow...but went to a nice party tonight with great view of skylines. Almost won a bike in a raffle (missed by one number).
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    pretty sweet...got sick took dayquil...went to work...cold drafty shop...feel more sick...do it again tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skinnyone View Post
    I had a decent day. Gotta wake early tomorrow though like 7AM which is la la land for the skinnyone
    7 am? That's sleeping in 2 hours for me.
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    Dude wheres my guads? skinnyone's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    7 am? That's sleeping in 2 hours for me.
    <---- Morning person.. NOT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    7 am? That's sleeping in 2 hours for me.
    If I woke up at 5 AM I dont think I could find my way to anything but the floor...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Minesbroken View Post
    If I woke up at 5 AM I dont think I could find my way to anything but the floor...
    I naturally wake up at 4:45. I go to 5:30 spin class in fall/winter, or leave at 5:30 to ride to work in spring/summer.
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    Normal nine to five here, then dinner with the family, some play time watching the boys ride their bikes and then got them off to bed. Then I tore down a chrome BMX rig and began polishing a frame. Cleaning up pretty good. Going to finish the tear down tomorrow and start cleaning up the rims.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    I naturally wake up at 4:45. I go to 5:30 spin class in fall/winter, or leave at 5:30 to ride to work in spring/summer.

    you are the goddess of morning... At 4:30 I am incoherent...you could push me out of bed onto the floor and I wouldnt wake up till 8
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    If I wake at a 5am, I pee and go back to sleep. Most times I even get out of bed to do this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    If I wake at a 5am, I pee and go back to sleep. Most times I even get out of bed to do this.

    I'm on autopilot till about 10:30 when I usually wake up and I'm putting a radio in or something...
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    Wasn't too bad.

    I didn't get as much done at work as I hoped. Had a client ring up with a problem with their GST return due on Tuesday. Spent an hour on the phone with them and a further hour fixing their cashbook for them. Still I almost got the jobs finished that I was originally planning to and it's now Friday evening at the start of a long weekend. Whoot.
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    I am still looking at Friday from where I sit and am thinking that I will only be the answer to everything for a few more hours...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    I am still looking at Friday from where I sit and am thinking that I will only be the answer to everything for a few more hours...
    I guess that I should start baking a cake for you then. Oh, I didn't think that you were that old.
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