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Old 07-15-17, 06:19 PM
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+1 get well soon @revchuck. Bummer!
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I purchased a new (51 t) chainring, chain, stem and handlebar tape for my track bike today. Also swapping out the tore up old saddle on there with a new and unused Specialized Power that I took off my venge. I'm excited to get it all nice and spiffy .
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Originally Posted by globecanvas View Post
I raced in the rain in brooklyn this morning and it was a fun race but a filthy mess. Afterwards everybody looked like they had rolled around on the floor of a tire shop. Something evil got in my throat on the last lap. Road chemicals? Dog ****? Rat poison? I've been hacking and wheezing for 4 hours now.
the one p12 road race I won in the pouring rain on farm roads was like that. the road spray was unbelievably salty. no organic farms out there in the central valley.
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To add insult to injury - literally - I'm the new owner of four stainless steel screws in my left femur and a walker, thanks to a small hole in the road that I hit just wrong while riding with sweat-soaked gloves on top of the hoods. So I get to hobble around building the bike which will take at least twice as long, and then get to look at it for a month or so before I can ride it.

#firstworldproblems
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To add insult to injury - literally - I'm the new owner of four stainless steel screws in my left femur and a walker, thanks to a small hole in the road that I hit just wrong while riding with sweat-soaked gloves on top of the hoods. So I get to hobble around building the bike which will take at least twice as long, and then get to look at it for a month or so before I can ride it.
bro nooooooooooooo
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Old 07-16-17, 08:59 AM
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bro nooooooooooooo
Mais oui.

The upside of this is that it's given me a needed break from burrowing further down the rabbit hole that cycling is for me. For example, I'm currently working my way through a book of C. S. Lewis essays written during the WWII time frame. I'm also aggressively enlarging my music collection by hitting all the Goodwill stores and such in the area - I scored a double CD set of Julian Bream and John Williams in primo shape for $0.49 among other things.

Planning my return to form has been fun too. My annual trip to Tucson has been tentatively moved up to mid-November so I can do El Tour and that one-rep hill repeat that is Mt. Lemmon. Next year's goals involve lotsa miles combined with lotsa climbing, and now I'll be hungry for those winter base miles rather than kinda bored. I'm already looking forward to getting back on the trainer soon, and I avoid the trainer like the plague most years.

While this isn't the ideal way to take a break from the bike, I'm making some pretty decent lemonade from those lemons.
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My annual trip to Tucson has been tentatively moved up to mid-November so I can do El Tour...
See ya there!

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While this isn't the ideal way to take a break from the bike, I'm making some pretty decent lemonade from those lemons.
Nice attitude.
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Is the El Tour De Tucson comeptititve, or is it just a big ol group ride? Sounds like it could be fun!
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from a race guide FAQ

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I'm a cat 5 and my field is full. Can I race in the Masters 40+ race if I am old enough? I'm in great shape; I've won a bunch of races; I know a race volunteer's sister's boyfriend; I used to be a cat 1; I do group rides with cat 1s; I can ride 28 mph; I never crash; My wheels are very fast

No.
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Is the El Tour De Tucson comeptititve, or is it just a big ol group ride? Sounds like it could be fun!
I haven't done it, but @TMonk has. Here is the website, and the overall results are here. The first finishers averaged >25 mph for 106 miles with ~4k feet of climbing. OTOH, the last 300 or so folks (of 2123 total riders) took > 9 hours to do it. I definitely won't be on the sharp end. My guess is I'll end up around the five-hour mark if I find a paceline I'm comfortable with, probably a half-hour longer if I end up going solo. Two months or so off the bike ain't going to help my speed.
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El Tour is competitive at the pointy end, but just a big ol' group ride for most participants. It's fun! @Ttoc6 I highly recommend it. I have family there so I go every year.

If you finish under 5 hrs or are a P/1/2 you get the "Platinum" start, which is a separate roped off area at the front. It can be a little wild at first as people try to seed themselves into fast groups, and after that it can be pretty smooth and fast. There are only a few features on the course that force selections.
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Originally Posted by revchuck View Post
While this isn't the ideal way to take a break from the bike, I'm making some pretty decent lemonade from those lemons.
+1 attitude. Heal well.
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Metcalf with the 49+ kph hour record for 55-59.

w. t. f.
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Metcalf with the 49+ kph hour record for 55-59.

w. t. f.
Yeah. You see what it's like to be a NorCal masters racer. I am damn happy with the tub of cytomax prime I once won.
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my fb "2 years ago today" was a podium pic when I won a 12-person CCCX race.



from left-to right: national champion - national champion - me - 2nd to doper Kale at nats crit - national champion.

that's the race when I decided I should go to Ogden (I got 4th). My wife was pregnant with the twins at the time and that skinny sexy winner had no ****ing idea what was coming for him!
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Metcalf with the 49+ kph hour record for 55-59.

w. t. f.
On like 280 watts!
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I forgot my cell phone at home today.

My bathroom breaks are going to be much shorter than usual.
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Sitting here listening to secure code training. Real exciting stuff.
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Sitting here listening to secure code training. Real exciting stuff.
Don't let your buffers overflow!

Or inject SQL, it's never good.
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nobody believes me but my last name is ;drop table;
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nobody believes me but my last name is ;drop table;
I think this is clearly what you're referencing, but I'm going to add it anyway because it's one of my favorite xkcd (there are so, so many that are great though, it's hard to even say this is one of my favorites).

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hehe, there is always a relevant xkcd
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Buffer overflows, sql injections and race conditions, oh my!

Spent a bunch of time ssh'd in a database today. Trying to figure out how to setup an automated backup, ideally to a local (to me, not the server) drive to keep it all safe. Seems to be a challenge when you're only allowed in through an ssh server. I can manually move it over through psftp, but need to figure out a script or something to get it set up automatically.
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crons bro! copy the db to a backup file and then send that backup file to your specified email address with the file attached.
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I was tinkering with Crons yesterday. Something, something permissions issue when I tried to restart it. I'll see if actually worked when I'm back at work on monday. I have to worry about security to a very high level at this job, so I'm not sure an email solution will work, but I'll definitely look into it.
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