Go Back  Bike Forums > The Racer's Forum > "The 33"-Road Bike Racing
Reload this Page >

The Water Cooler, Scuttlebutt, Chit Chat Thread

"The 33"-Road Bike Racing We set this forum up for our members to discuss their experiences in either pro or amateur racing, whether they are the big races, or even the small backyard races. Don't forget to update all the members with your own race results.

The Water Cooler, Scuttlebutt, Chit Chat Thread

Reply

Old 12-18-17, 09:48 AM
  #2076  
Flatballer
No matches
 
Flatballer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Eastern PA
Posts: 11,076

Bikes: two wheeled ones

Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 979 Post(s)
I recorded the Steelers game yesterday to watch at night (since I never, ever have time to actually sit down during the day on a weekend to watch something, I'm not sure who those people are who do) and we had it on in the background while we decorated. Third quarter was about over and I was in and out of the room, so I paused it so I could actually sit down and enjoy the fourth quarter.

Xfinity goes to screensaver, I walk in the room. News thing in the bottom corner: "Patriots pull out miracle comeback against Steelers". ****ing hell Xfinity, YOU KNOW WHAT I'M WATCHING RIGHT NOW YOU ********!

I didn't bother watching it. Maybe if the Steelers had won I would've bothered.
Flatballer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-17, 09:57 AM
  #2077  
topflightpro
Senior Member
 
topflightpro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 6,125
Mentioned: 40 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1160 Post(s)
You should have watched it. The last two minutes were really good.

(Note: I would have liked to have seen both team lose horribly, as I hate both.)
topflightpro is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-17, 11:53 AM
  #2078  
Flatballer
No matches
 
Flatballer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Eastern PA
Posts: 11,076

Bikes: two wheeled ones

Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 979 Post(s)
yeah, that's what upset me more. I went online and everyone is like "that was the best fourth quarter this year".
Flatballer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-17, 12:06 PM
  #2079  
furiousferret
Senior Member
 
furiousferret's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Redlands, CA
Posts: 5,687
Mentioned: 22 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 585 Post(s)
Took the nephews to see Star Wars last night. During the intro screen with the scrolling text, the guy directly in front of us showed up with a bunch of food and stood there as he passed it out. Without even thinking I blurted out, 'Are you (expletive) kidding me?' He stared at me for a sec but then 3 other people started screaming at him and he finally got the hint. Part of me feels bad for swearing in front of a bunch of kids but had I not said anything that probably would have annoyed me more.

Oh yeah, enjoyed the movie, 8/10.
furiousferret is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-17, 12:10 PM
  #2080  
Ygduf
¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 
Ygduf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Redwood City, CA
Posts: 10,963

Bikes: aggressive agreement is what I ride.

Mentioned: 107 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 962 Post(s)
Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
I'd change teams if they used hincapie
or canary, or pactimo...
Ygduf is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-17, 12:40 PM
  #2081  
topflightpro
Senior Member
 
topflightpro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 6,125
Mentioned: 40 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1160 Post(s)
Originally Posted by furiousferret View Post
Oh yeah, enjoyed the movie, 8/10.
I would rate it as a "Meh."
topflightpro is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-17, 12:44 PM
  #2082  
hubcyclist
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Boston
Posts: 1,474

Bikes: 2017 Raleigh RX 1.0, 2018 Specialized Allez

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 185 Post(s)
i love it when luke skywalker goes nuts and kills everyone

j/k i haven't seen it, I may have to do a late night showing alone since my wife doesn't really care for the movies and it might be a little too intense for my 6 year old. but I have to basically avoid a lot of sites I do like to go to to avoid spoilery headlines
hubcyclist is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-17, 12:53 PM
  #2083  
TMonk
Not actually Tmonk
 
TMonk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 10,823

Bikes: road, track, mtb

Mentioned: 97 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 806 Post(s)
forgot, i've also done Squadra twice - it's equally 'meh'.

At this rate I prefer to buy multiple sets of the (same) nicer generic black bib shorts that see most of my riding, and one (or two) sets of team bibs for racing and short rides only. Jerseys I buy 2-3/season and also 1 skinsuit.

We get 1 free set of clothing/season and I usually just go for the skinsuit as I have a hard time justifying purchasing one myself.
__________________
"Your beauty is an aeroplane;
so high, my heart cannot bear the strain." -A.C. Jobim, Triste
TMonk is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-17, 01:00 PM
  #2084  
topflightpro
Senior Member
 
topflightpro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 6,125
Mentioned: 40 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1160 Post(s)
Originally Posted by hubcyclist View Post
i love it when luke skywalker goes nuts and kills everyone

j/k i haven't seen it, I may have to do a late night showing alone since my wife doesn't really care for the movies and it might be a little too intense for my 6 year old. but I have to basically avoid a lot of sites I do like to go to to avoid spoilery headlines
Your six year old will probably be fine. It wasn't that scary, and there are several scenes designed to cater specifically to children of that age, as well as to sell them new products.
topflightpro is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-17, 01:04 PM
  #2085  
topflightpro
Senior Member
 
topflightpro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 6,125
Mentioned: 40 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1160 Post(s)
In other news, I'm testing out a new hearing aid. My first one fit completely in my ear, but it wasn't quite right - it was started to cause severe discomfort and pain, so they sent it back to have it remade.

This new one is an over the ear one, and because it is larger, it has Bluetooth built in, so it is already paired with my phone. The problem is, while I can hear everything around me, including the woman around the corner and three cubicles down, I cannot understand a damn thing from the phone. It's just gibberish.

Also, if you haven't noticed by my posting frequency, things are kind of slow at the office today.
topflightpro is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-17, 02:15 PM
  #2086  
gsteinb
out walking the earth
 
gsteinb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 20,708
Mentioned: 65 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 521 Post(s)
Originally Posted by Ygduf View Post
or canary, or pactimo...
don't know the backstory. But Hincapie was a **** even as junior. And even though he's treated as a conquering hero every time he comes back to NY, I never liked the guy or the sense of entitlement that's always surrounded him. So my clothing money will always go elsewhere.
gsteinb is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-17, 03:23 PM
  #2087  
Doge 
Senior Member
 
Doge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Southern California, USA
Posts: 9,132

Bikes: 1979 Raleigh Team 753

Mentioned: 130 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2762 Post(s)
LUX went from Hincapie to Castelli.
USAFA went from Pactimo to Castelli.
Castelli Sanremo size M made in USA (Portland I believe).

Seems each size of something is made in a different location. All in all, great stuff.
Doge is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-17, 03:40 PM
  #2088  
caloso
Packfodding 3
 
caloso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Sacramento, California, USA
Posts: 37,612

Bikes: Ridley Excalibur, Gazelle Champion Mondial, On-One Pompino, Specialized Rock Hopper

Mentioned: 51 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1646 Post(s)
My team went to Castelli 4 years ago when Hincapie quality went down the tubes. But I have some 6 or 7 year old Hincapie bibs I really like(d). The material is getting see-through but the pad and leg grippers have always been comfortable. I keep holding on to them to wear under tights.
caloso is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-17, 03:48 PM
  #2089  
mattm
**** that
 
mattm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: CALI
Posts: 15,337
Mentioned: 142 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1060 Post(s)
Originally Posted by furiousferret View Post
Took the nephews to see Star Wars last night. During the intro screen with the scrolling text, the guy directly in front of us showed up with a bunch of food and stood there as he passed it out. Without even thinking I blurted out, 'Are you (expletive) kidding me?' He stared at me for a sec but then 3 other people started screaming at him and he finally got the hint. Part of me feels bad for swearing in front of a bunch of kids but had I not said anything that probably would have annoyed me more.

Oh yeah, enjoyed the movie, 8/10.
Ha, that's awesome you said something!

Saw it Friday for work - err, work took us there or whatever, because we're a bunch of man-children who like kid's movies.

The last two "Star Wars" movies have seem so contrived to me, it's all kind of running together. "We have to get to the unit to disable it so XYZ can happen!!!11" They just keep doing that over and over again.

At this point I feel like they should have stopped after the first three (the originals from the 80's) and called it a day.

Maybe I'm just old & grumpy. In fact I am getting old, since I felt like the IMAX place we saw it at seemed way too loud to me. I think that's a sign you're getting old right?
__________________
cat 1.

my race videos
mattm is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-17, 03:56 PM
  #2090  
topflightpro
Senior Member
 
topflightpro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 6,125
Mentioned: 40 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1160 Post(s)
Originally Posted by mattm View Post
Maybe I'm just old & grumpy. In fact I am getting old, since I felt like the IMAX place we saw it at seemed way too loud to me. I think that's a sign you're getting old right?
Not in my case. In fact, it's the opposite. Going deaf sucks.

But I generally agree with your assessment of the movie. The Force Awakens seemed like a remake of Star Wars. Last Jedi seemed like they pulled a bunch of scenes from Empire and Return of the Jedi, tossed them in a hat, pulled them out in a new order and made a movie from that.
topflightpro is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-17, 04:00 PM
  #2091  
caloso
Packfodding 3
 
caloso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Sacramento, California, USA
Posts: 37,612

Bikes: Ridley Excalibur, Gazelle Champion Mondial, On-One Pompino, Specialized Rock Hopper

Mentioned: 51 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1646 Post(s)
I guess it's not canon anymore, but I think some of the best Star Wars stuff was the Star Wars Rebels animated series.
caloso is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-17, 05:54 PM
  #2092  
furiousferret
Senior Member
 
furiousferret's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Redlands, CA
Posts: 5,687
Mentioned: 22 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 585 Post(s)
Originally Posted by mattm View Post
Ha, that's awesome you said something!

Saw it Friday for work - err, work took us there or whatever, because we're a bunch of man-children who like kid's movies.

The last two "Star Wars" movies have seem so contrived to me, it's all kind of running together. "We have to get to the unit to disable it so XYZ can happen!!!11" They just keep doing that over and over again.

At this point I feel like they should have stopped after the first three (the originals from the 80's) and called it a day.

Maybe I'm just old & grumpy. In fact I am getting old, since I felt like the IMAX place we saw it at seemed way too loud to me. I think that's a sign you're getting old right?
I've learned that being old you have to dumb down you're expectations a bit. We've seen at least 3,000 movies and they're all variations of 10 different plots. 95% of the time you can tell you who's going to die, who's going to live, the general plot, just by seeing the trailer. At this point I just expect entertainment, in the past 10 years there's been maybe 5 movies that have impressed me. Star Wars have such strict rules set up on it (kids, merch, etc.) I'm not expecting to be awed.


Spoiler
The movie was a bit mechanical, where everyone had to do something to get somewhere and it wasn't natural. Also seemed a bit copied from the originals (but not as bad as the first one this series). The only legit 'dumb' part was the person in flying in space.

Last edited by furiousferret; 12-18-17 at 05:58 PM.
furiousferret is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-17, 07:36 PM
  #2093  
Ttoc6
Cat 3
 
Ttoc6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: UT
Posts: 1,346

Bikes: CAAD 10 / CAAD X / Scalpel

Mentioned: 76 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 541 Post(s)
Originally Posted by caloso View Post
I guess it's not canon anymore, but I think some of the best Star Wars stuff was the Star Wars Rebels animated series.
Since then, the only previously published material still considered canon are the six original trilogy/prequel trilogy films, the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series and film, and the stand-alone Dark Horse Comics arc Star Wars: Darth Maul—Son of Dathomir; which was based on unproduced scripts from The Clone Wars TV series.[1] Most material published after April 25—such as the Star Wars Rebels TV series along with all Marvel Star Wars comic books and novels beginning with A New Dawn—is also considered part of the new canon, on account of the creation of the Lucasfilm Story Group, which currently oversees continuity as a whole. Characters under the Legends banner are still available for use as needed, even if events concerning them are no longer canon.

--wookiepedia.



I was a little dissapointed in the movie walking out, but after sleeping on it and listening to an interview with the director on NPR the next morning, my opinion has shifted. Not my favorite star wars movie, but not the worst. Looking forward to seeing it again with my Dad when i fly home for xmas.
Ttoc6 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-17, 07:37 PM
  #2094  
Ttoc6
Cat 3
 
Ttoc6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: UT
Posts: 1,346

Bikes: CAAD 10 / CAAD X / Scalpel

Mentioned: 76 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 541 Post(s)
Originally Posted by Flatballer View Post
That's a shame. It's so hard these days to keep things secret with as much tracking as goes on. If you share a computer you have to browse in incognito or something to prevent targeted ads ruining it. If you share an amazon account you have to be super careful with the e-mails and notifications and recommendations.

My wife and I have prime, so this year we finally did the household thing and split it out so I have my "own" account, that still has the prime from the main account, but I get my own e-mails and recommendations and stuff.

Even with that, I know I'm getting something from the NFL shop, and I know I'm getting some socks. The first one I picked up her phone and the notification bar had an e-mail up. The second, my not quite 2 year old tattled on her because she took her shopping and said they were getting socks for daddy. So as soon as I got home "daddy socks, daddy socks, shopping".
Fun story.. I found out that Santa wasn't real when I found the letter my parents had put together as a MS publisher file on their computer. Why I was snooping around in their files, I don't remember..?
Ttoc6 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-17, 08:41 PM
  #2095  
johnybutts
Senior Member
 
johnybutts's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 3,316

Bikes: Type of horse.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Originally Posted by Wylde06 View Post
Or not..

I had an interview this morning for a data entry/payment processing job and I have another interview for a financial analyst position at the University this afternoon.

Something needs to happen here soon.
My wife was laid off from a nice O&G job 2.5 years ago. She worked some part time gigs and went back to get a masters degree in that time. Last week she got a offer from her dream company. A miracle in my eyes and an enormous weight lifted off our shoulders.

Good things will come buddy. Work hard, work smart, be strategic, and stay humble.
johnybutts is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-17, 11:59 PM
  #2096  
mattm
**** that
 
mattm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: CALI
Posts: 15,337
Mentioned: 142 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1060 Post(s)
Originally Posted by caloso View Post
I guess it's not canon anymore, but I think some of the best Star Wars stuff was the Star Wars Rebels animated series.
“Canon”?

Is this really what Star Wars fans say? Seems a bit much.
mattm is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-17, 07:41 AM
  #2097  
topflightpro
Senior Member
 
topflightpro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 6,125
Mentioned: 40 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1160 Post(s)
Originally Posted by Ttoc6 View Post
Fun story.. I found out that Santa wasn't real when I found the letter my parents had put together as a MS publisher file on their computer. Why I was snooping around in their files, I don't remember..?
Wait, Santa's NOT real? WTF!
topflightpro is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-17, 08:11 AM
  #2098  
himespau 
Senior Member
 
himespau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 10,889
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1198 Post(s)
how about a spoiler alert, jackass

himespau is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-17, 01:11 PM
  #2099  
Ygduf
¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 
Ygduf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Redwood City, CA
Posts: 10,963

Bikes: aggressive agreement is what I ride.

Mentioned: 107 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 962 Post(s)
Originally Posted by topflightpro View Post
Wait, Santa's NOT real? WTF!
he's real, and my boy will never forget that he's always watching
Ygduf is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-17, 02:35 PM
  #2100  
aplcr0331
Compulsory Collectivisim
 
aplcr0331's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Inland Northwest
Posts: 454
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 183 Post(s)
Originally Posted by Ttoc6 View Post
Fun story.. I found out that Santa wasn't real when I found the letter my parents had put together as a MS publisher file on their computer. Why I was snooping around in their files, I don't remember..?
I found out he wasn't real when I asked "Santa" for a Dallas Cowboys helmet for Christmas (my old man was Landry, Dorsett, and Staubach fan so that meant I was too, plus it was before the Seahawks came into the league) and I got a Denver Broncos helmet. My mom bought presents and to her, it looked like a Dallas Cowboy helmet because there was a big "D" on the side and a horse. So it was a Dallas Cowboy helmet. I was 5 when I figured out Santa wasn't real because he'd have to know the difference between the two right?
aplcr0331 is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service