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Old 09-26-10, 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Flatballer View Post
I'm guessing she started backing up, remembered you were behind her, came inside, had a quickie, and then you went and moved your car?
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Close, FB. She was in a hurry (as usual), got in a tizzy, and slammed into my Audi's front end. Me and the dog both heard it and jumped up and ran outside. Then she pulled into the grass - around the car - and stopped in front of the house. She then rolled the window down and yelled at me: "YEAH. I HIT IT!!!" and sped off.
I'm going with FB version. The other leaves me feeling emasculated.
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Old 09-26-10, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
for the love of god, it's stars and stripes. stars and bars is what the inbred rednecks carried in their failed attempt at secession.
Shrug. Stripes is the elite jersey. Masters jerseys are horizontal. Most usually referred to as bars.
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Old 09-26-10, 05:45 PM
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The Mayor's Cup is one of the most memorable races I've ever done.
Wait, were you in this one?

It was awesome! I got some great pictures, bumped into a few old teammates and enjoyed it even though it was fairly cold and windy. The pack was splintered like crazy and guys were getting shed like woah. I missed the women's race and got there 10 mins into the mens. Apparently the first 5-10 laps were crazy hard and a ton of people fell off.

Only one crash (that I saw) in the mens. CCB (i think) guy in a break crashed himself out into the barriers. Not sure quite what happened. He was doing great till then. He was just lying there and the marshalls didn't do a good job of alerting the field. The group almost ran over him ...

The 19 year old kid who won in portsmouth last weekend (livestrong) came 2nd today. He's on fire.

FYI, Daniel Holloway really needs a better barber. His haircut was terrible...
Looked like a buzz cut on the sides, with too much mop on top, and a mullet in the back. Yuck!
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Old 09-26-10, 07:03 PM
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Sounds like the Mayor's Cup was a good time. Gavin Mannion is the LS rider -- from Dedham. I was at our university's open house for prospective students. For some flair/marketing, I used an iPad to show a variety of elements about our department (and to bid on a bike on eBay, hehe -- didn't have high bid)
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Old 09-26-10, 07:12 PM
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
Wait, were you in this one?
No no no no no no...when they ran it years ago it was a P/1/2.
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Old 09-26-10, 08:53 PM
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

FYI, Daniel Holloway really needs a better barber. His haircut was terrible...
Looked like a buzz cut on the sides, with too much mop on top, and a mullet in the back. Yuck!
Probably 25% of the guys at collegiate track nats were rocking mullets. It was awesome.
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Old 09-26-10, 09:23 PM
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I'm 23 years away...

Most of my money that's in the market is in my pension fund, and most of that is in relatively stable but not very glamorous investments. Chugging away at like 5% this year... I have a little bit in some funds that made me a lot of money a few years ago, lost a bit last year, and this year are more or less breaking even. We are about to get our next distribution and I made my selections to mostly go into the stable funds, and about a quarter into some small cap and foreign funds that actually did pretty well over the last several years. But ugh, I hate dealing with it...
Pay some extra principal each month if you can. You'll save a lot of interest in the long run. Or, refinance to a 15 or 20 year mortgage. Interest rates are at historic lows.
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Old 09-26-10, 09:33 PM
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I got results back for blood work. Hematocrit is an amazing 43.6 (Lowest normal is 41). That explains why I suck at this sport. (Joke)

Also, while googling hematocrit, I found this AWESOME interview with Lemond on his racing as a kid. Check it: http://bikeraceinfo.com/oralhistory/lemond.html

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Old 09-27-10, 07:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
Pay some extra principal each month if you can. You'll save a lot of interest in the long run. Or, refinance to a 15 or 20 year mortgage. Interest rates are at historic lows.
+1 We did a 15-year re-fi back in 2002 (low rates then too), then we just started throwing an extra few thousand at it every couple years with a couple bigger drops when we've had the cash. We've finally reached the point where the principal is smaller than liquid savings. This should make the kids' college expenses a bit easier to swallow. Same with TT parts
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Old 09-27-10, 07:17 AM
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Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post
+1 We did a 15-year re-fi back in 2002 (low rates then too), then we just started throwing an extra few thousand at it every couple years with a couple bigger drops when we've had the cash. We've finally reached the point where the principal is smaller than liquid savings. This should make the kids' college expenses a bit easier to swallow. Same with TT parts

I don't follow things too closely lately...new focus?
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Old 09-27-10, 08:08 AM
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I've had this virus for 5 days. Slept 12 hours last night. Still feel like crap, but I'm at work.
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Old 09-27-10, 08:12 AM
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i've got some abdominal pain indicative of appendicitis. dr. appointment today. i have the feeling their going to be lopping off my appendix. how big is that thing, will removing it help my power to weight ratio?
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Old 09-27-10, 08:16 AM
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I've had this virus for 5 days. Slept 12 hours last night. Still feel like crap, but I'm at work.
So you're saying that you feel like crap because you're at work, right?
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Old 09-27-10, 08:35 AM
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i've got some abdominal pain indicative of appendicitis. dr. appointment today. i have the feeling their going to be lopping off my appendix. how big is that thing, will removing it help my power to weight ratio?
every little bit helps. Ask them to take off anything else that doesn't look important. You probably have more intestines than you really need, not to mention those lower ribs.
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Old 09-27-10, 08:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Flatballer View Post
every little bit helps. Ask them to take off anything else that doesn't look important. You probably have more intestines than you really need, not to mention those lower ribs.
Yes but if they're called floating ribs, don't they help make you lighter? I.e. if you have no floating ribs, do you sink?

More importantly, are you a witch? Hmm...
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Old 09-27-10, 08:48 AM
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providing they go in, i'm hoping for some pre-op lipo and that they can just staple off part of my stomach while they're in the neighborhood. (fingers crossed!)
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Old 09-27-10, 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
Yes but if they're called floating ribs, don't they help make you lighter? I.e. if you have no floating ribs, do you sink?

More importantly, are you a witch? Hmm...
Easy enough to determine ... see if he weighs the same as a duck.
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Old 09-27-10, 09:02 AM
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Still haven't htfu and called the ortho about my elbow yet. I really don't want the recovery time nor the $25k bill for surgery. Some days the thing feels OK, sometimes I want to cut my arm off to get rid of the pain. Stupid aging process...
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Easy enough to determine ... see if he weighs the same as a duck.
Yes, but is that before or after the floating ribs are out, hmm?
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Old 09-27-10, 09:27 AM
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Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
I don't follow things too closely lately...new focus?
Nah, it's just that all I have right now is a helmet and some bars. So, it would be nice to at least have some wheels, and maybe even a rig, for the timed stuff.
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Nah, it's just that all I have right now is a helmet and some bars. So, it would be nice to at least have some wheels, and maybe even a rig, for the timed stuff.
Go over to that other tri forum and get stuff for cheap. Those dudes go through equipment like EDR and Rx.
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Old 09-27-10, 09:44 AM
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My daughter got to cheer at the Panthers / Bengals game yesterday at the Bank of America Stadium. Their football team played a scrimmage match during halftime.

(She's in the front row, second from the right)




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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
Go over to that other tri forum and get stuff for cheap. Those dudes go through equipment like EDR and Rx.
I've got some TT stuff for sale. SRAM TT900 shifters, force derailers, and generic brake blades.
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I've got some TT stuff for sale. SRAM TT900 shifters, force derailers, and generic brake blades.
Are those the ratchet ones?
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Originally Posted by substructure View Post
My daughter got to cheer at the Panthers / Bengals game yesterday at the Bank of America Stadium. Their football team played a scrimmage match during halftime.

(She's in the front row, second from the right)




Pretty cool. Like doing a crit on the Champs.
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