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    I guess it might be interesting that we took a...

    I guess it might be interesting that we took a 5-family spring break ski vacation last week, and one family was that of a friend who is a 7-time TdF racer. We didn't spend more than about 2 minutes...
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    Thanks :beer: I hope your season is shaping up.

    Thanks :beer:

    I hope your season is shaping up.
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    Things are going well. I inherited a new project...

    Things are going well. I inherited a new project and a new team (and still have manage my existing team). The brief version is that I don't have the brain cells available to follow any forums about...
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    I stopped by when I heard Tom had passed. Sad...

    I stopped by when I heard Tom had passed. Sad news. I hope you all are well.



    'sup?
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    Sticky: Very sad news. Tom, thanks for everything. I'm...

    Very sad news. Tom, thanks for everything. I'm sure your family is very proud of you. You will be missed.
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    Why the hell is this the conversation that brings...

    Why the hell is this the conversation that brings me out of the woodwork?

    I'm riding too, but consistency is suffering. No base, but decent top end.

    Oh hey, by the way, I learned today that we...
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    Thx. Still busy as hell, but settling into it....

    Thx. Still busy as hell, but settling into it. This other job opportunity is giving me a bit of a runaround on a decision, so I'm distracted too.



    Yeah, it's a pretty simple comfort equation....
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    Wow, we agree on something. I've been heating up...

    Wow, we agree on something. I've been heating up straight pins for decades for this purpose. Maybe 3 or 4 per year. Jam it in there about 1cm, then squeeze the hell out of it. Still doesn't hurt as...
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    Congrats grolby. Good luck RTC.

    Congrats grolby. Good luck RTC.
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    One positive note, adding to busy... in the...

    One positive note, adding to busy... in the interview process with a company where I'll be moving into the fitness tech industry, at a company where you'd be an outcast w/out a bike hanging on the...
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    Yeah, been mega busy at work and home. New...

    Yeah, been mega busy at work and home. New project assignment, a bunch of new folks on my team, now taking on employees from a RIFd manager, so team jumping from 6 to 16 all at once. Planning...
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    Weather in Austin was a bit freak, but not enough...

    Weather in Austin was a bit freak, but not enough to inspire another SRV song about Texas floods. We had a mildly wet week, and a quick rain front last night. Nothing serious.

    This is indeed the...
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    So... freaking busy. Too much volunteering...

    So... freaking busy. Too much volunteering commitment to cover some changes at work. On the bright side: work trip to Egypt coming up!

    So, you're alive too? Probably looking a photos of someone...
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    Tour de Gruene 2-man TTT last week: raced Merckx...

    Tour de Gruene 2-man TTT last week: raced Merckx and got 48/191. 11th in Merckx.

    Blah. It was a fun race, but I went out hard, in spite of telling myself that I wouldn't, then couldn't push the...
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    There's a comedian with a routine around The...

    There's a comedian with a routine around The Pledge of Allegiance.

    "...and to the rebublic, for Wigistan, one nation under God"

    "dude, it's not 'for Wigistan,' dumbass. It's 'for midget Stan!'"
  16. I did a test on a 17% grade. 18-22% less power...

    I did a test on a 17% grade. 18-22% less power with running shoes vs. clipless pedals/shoes/cleats.
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    The media has forgotten about nurse Vinson and...

    The media has forgotten about nurse Vinson and all of the infections she didn't cause by traveling within CDC guidelines.

    Nurse Pham asked for privacy as the continues to recover at home. Yeah,...
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    Keep at it. We got the house paid off this year....

    Keep at it. We got the house paid off this year. Seems like a long time when you start in on it.
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    Careful there. My brother-in-law went through a...

    Careful there. My brother-in-law went through a divorce fueled by a similar situation.
  20. Yep, then if you want a target for an hour-long...

    Yep, then if you want a target for an hour-long TT (FTP estimate, shoot for 74-86% of MAP). Mine is on the bottom end of that scale. My guess is kilo and sprinter types will end up on the bottom, and...
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    First, benchmark! No fun if you don't see what...

    First, benchmark!
    No fun if you don't see what you gained. Install Antutu Benchmark, and get a number. The Nexus 4 should be in the 18,000s somewhere.

    Next, go into developer mode (this only...
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    It is large. Still, display is 1/2" bigger than...

    It is large. Still, display is 1/2" bigger than the iPhone 6 Plus, but it's only like 1mm taller and 5mm wider. The price surprised me at first, but it's $300 cheaper than a comparable iPhone, which...
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    your ovo leg, or the other one?

    your ovo leg, or the other one?
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    Yeah, once I get into the mode of completely...

    Yeah, once I get into the mode of completely checking my ego at the door, I can just ride base and nothing else. Good to remember that I should ride in anger anyway, once in a while. I remember the...
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    Fine. It's geek time. I just moved my Nexus 4...

    Fine. It's geek time.

    I just moved my Nexus 4 from Dalvik to ART. Holy crap it's fast. Bumped my benchmarks from Galaxy S3 to Galaxy S4, just by clicking a radio button and rebooting. Maybe I...
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