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    I too had a marvelous weekend: with family in San Diego. Lots of great conversation over beer and food. Couldn't have been better.

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    I mentioned it on the Training thread, the Velo Club Monterey annual picnic, and it was a great time. There were probably 50 people there, and I think it was attended by close to everyone in the club. Many of us gals were doing what I would have thought was an exclusive guy thing - showing off our war wounds to each other. I won for visible marks - my shiner is pretty impressive! There was plenty of wine, lots of laughing, hugging, stories, too many sweets (which I ate too much of), dogs meandering around, and just a fun relaxing time. Yes, the racing season is over - for now!
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    Porsche is in one piece. I'm thrashed from walking 4-5 hours a day. It's the slow walking and standing around that kills me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
    Porsche is in one piece. I'm thrashed from walking 4-5 hours a day. It's the slow walking and standing around that kills me.
    Agreed. We spent a lot of time in museums on our summer vacation and it wiped my legs out more than any 100 mile ride.
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    Try Disney.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shovelhd View Post
    Try Disney.
    I have. 30 minutes from the house. Try it carrying a 6 year old on your shoulders

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    Disneyland is cake compared to Disney World. And I have ��

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    Quote Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
    I have. 30 minutes from the house. Try it carrying a 6 year old on your shoulders
    300+ TSS day, that one.
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    So taking a break from the campaign (see the 33), I figured I'd get some real work done and finish up the lighting in my garage. Part way through I realized I needed to pick up some parts so I headed off to the Despot. When I got home the garage door was acting up. Then it wouldn't open. Which is nice after you disconnected most of the lighting in said garage.

    So I got the ladder out and started screwing with the opener. After 45 minutes or so I touched the feed rail and the motor and found there's a grounding problem. Got a nice defib in the process. And I'm feeling much calmer now that the voices are gone.

    That really hurt.

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    Electricity scares me. That's why I'm a mechanical engineer.
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    Ex - ouch!
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    Glad it wasn't more serious!
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    Power electrical engineer here. You do not want to know what I know. Glad you are okay. That is why we have garage door mechanics.
    "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Einstein

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    I found that getting electrocuted has a meditative quality to it.

    Ohmmmmmmmmm.

    Ωhmmmmmmmmm.

    Ω, get it?

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    My younger brother is an electrician, working with equipment where most mistakes are only made once. No matter what they've done before hand, he considers it a bit of a leap of faith when he throws one of the big switches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
    I found that getting electrocuted has a meditative quality to it.

    Ohmmmmmmmmm.

    Ωhmmmmmmmmm.

    Ω, get it?
    Yep. Bored now that you aren't campaigning, and haven't been shocked in the last few hours?

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    I learned how to do home wiring by trail and sometimes error. My job as operations director involves many different mechanical systems. 110 and 220 I'm fairly good at, 240 I don't get.
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    hopefully it only went in to one arm.

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    Dammit, Ex!!! I felt that one from here...

    I'm glad you're okay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AzTallRider View Post
    Yep. Bored now that you aren't campaigning, and haven't been shocked in the last few hours?
    Bored? The last 22 hours went like this:

    Put training wheels on TT bike/work on garage lighting/drop dogs at kennel/shower/pack/drive to airport/go through security/fly to SFO/drive into SF/dinner/4 hour opera/sleep/4:45 wake up/dress/taxi to airport/go through security/fly from SF to Ontario/pick up dogs from kennel/unpack new dishes left on doorstep/call garage repair guy/check email/post this

    Oy vay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy McTrumpy View Post
    hopefully it only went in to one arm.
    And out the other. I've been lit up a few times in the past but this one was the worst.

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    which opera?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy McTrumpy View Post
    which opera?
    Mefistofele. Very well done. Staging was spectacular. We've got the Flying Dutchman and the Barber of Seville in November. I can never see the latter without having this in my head:

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    Deliveries in SoCal? What? did you get confused? And stop being so selfish when your wife is about to have surgery. One item on that list was solely for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
    I found that getting electrocuted has a meditative quality to it.

    Ohmmmmmmmmm.

    Ωhmmmmmmmmm.

    Ω, get it?
    Ω It's a Law.
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    I did my first metric this year and it was a blast! The biggest surprise was how much I actually ate through the whole thing at the snack tables.

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