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Old 01-06-11, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Greg180 View Post
Right about the end of last years racing season.
I think it was more recent than that, like the last few days.
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I see a cure in our future. Wait, here it is!

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I don't like it when people leave.

Just putting that out there. I realize that this is a weird time of year and lots of little stresses come out and make people react differently, but some of us have complicated real lives.

Real life ebbs and flows and I find myself in a place where a considerable portion of my RL friends have deserted the area in which I live. Consequently I look to places like this for a greater percentage of my social contact than it had been at times in the past. This may be stupid to some, but there are reasons for it (most of which are too complicated or personal or boring to speak of).

It may seem like it should not matter when one decides to simply abandon one's presence here. After all, it's just the internet.

But consider this: Every one of the posts represents a human being on the other side.

/end serious.
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Old 01-06-11, 09:00 AM
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Back from Disney. Had a really great time -- amazing place. Happy to get back on the bike today.

I got food poisoning on our last day. Ugh. I really could have used dual toilets for a bit there.
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Us guys on the periphery just don't have the chops to go OTF to keep it exciting. Sorry.
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Originally Posted by Grumpy McTrumpy View Post
I don't like it when people leave.

Just putting that out there. I realize that this is a weird time of year and lots of little stresses come out and make people react differently, but some of us have complicated real lives.

Real life ebbs and flows and I find myself in a place where a considerable portion of my RL friends have deserted the area in which I live. Consequently I look to places like this for a greater percentage of my social contact than it had been at times in the past. This may be stupid to some, but there are reasons for it (most of which are too complicated or personal or boring to speak of).

It may seem like it should not matter when one decides to simply abandon one's presence here. After all, it's just the internet.

But consider this: Every one of the posts represents a human being on the other side.

/end serious.
I'm sorta in the same boat. I moved to my wife's home town. The social network here seems to be based on golf, Budweiser, and UGA football. I've pretty much struck out on all three of those. Being a guy with shaved legs riding a bike and not really giving a damn about UGA doesn't leave much to talk about at the kids birthday parties. I work in a basement office and don't have a water cooler to mill about. This is my virtual water cooler.
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Big John, what brand of cars do you recommend avoiding at all cost? I'm really digging the Cadillac CTS V, but I'm not going to get one. Curious if it would be a money pit after 3 years though.
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Old 01-06-11, 09:07 AM
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Back from Disney. Had a really great time -- amazing place. Happy to get back on the bike today.

I got food poisoning on our last day. Ugh. I really could have used dual toilets for a bit there.
That's what you get for eating at Disney..

I wish I knew you were in Floriduh. I would have made it a point to go to Orlando to visit and meet the myth in person.
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Old 01-06-11, 09:07 AM
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They're even fighting on the 50+ forum, regulars against each other. I know, I was shocked, too. A little geezer on geezer action, there.
A little of it may have been brought on by pcad stirring things up, however.
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Old 01-06-11, 09:08 AM
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Originally Posted by jwible View Post
Us guys on the periphery just don't have the chops to go OTF to keep it exciting. Sorry.
Oh we do, we do. We just don't want to get DQ'd by the mods for blocking in the sprint.
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Old 01-06-11, 09:10 AM
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Big John, what brand of cars do you recommend avoiding at all cost? I'm really digging the Cadillac CTS V, but I'm not going to get one. Curious if it would be a money pit after 3 years though.
I think they have a 5 year bumper to bumoer warranty? Can check later, if you want. I primarily deal with engine electronics on Chevrolets, but I have to run right now.
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Old 01-06-11, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by jwible View Post
Big John, what brand of cars do you recommend avoiding at all cost? I'm really digging the Cadillac CTS V, but I'm not going to get one. Curious if it would be a money pit after 3 years though.
I saw the 2 door at a car show a month ago. Need to upload pictures from the show, but it looked sweet. I might have just been looking at the model.
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Old 01-06-11, 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Grumpy McTrumpy View Post
I don't like it when people leave.

Just putting that out there. I realize that this is a weird time of year and lots of little stresses come out and make people react differently, but some of us have complicated real lives.

Real life ebbs and flows and I find myself in a place where a considerable portion of my RL friends have deserted the area in which I live. Consequently I look to places like this for a greater percentage of my social contact than it had been at times in the past. This may be stupid to some, but there are reasons for it (most of which are too complicated or personal or boring to speak of).

It may seem like it should not matter when one decides to simply abandon one's presence here. After all, it's just the internet.

But consider this: Every one of the posts represents a human being on the other side.

/end serious.
I don't mind people leaving because everything changes, however in the reasons why people leave concerns me more. If someone just wants to move on and not post here any more then so be it, but when it's over conflict that can be resolved then it saddens me. There's nothing "stupid" about using sites like these as a means of social contact because I've always viewed internet socializing as an extension of what we do in "real life" only on a different medium. I've met people from BF and have had great experiences, this site made it easier to connect with other local riders that I otherwise would not have made.

The twitter feed has been the most "personal" thread I've read through in my few years on BF and I hope that doesn't change because there's a sense of familiarity here; reminds me of Cheers for some reason. For what it's worth I enjoy posting here and find the crew here funny, interesting and very knowledgeable. Good luck trying to get rid of me now.

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Psimet says I need an FTP test. What does File Transfer Protocol have to do with cycling, aside from Garmin files?
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Old 01-06-11, 09:51 AM
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Psimet says I need an FTP test. What does File Transfer Protocol have to do with cycling, aside from Garmin files?
Not sure, but I'm still trying to figure out why people go on LSD training rides when riding a bike is the last thing I'd want to do if I were high on LSD.
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Old 01-06-11, 09:56 AM
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botto's gone the way of the monkey?

****, this place is going down...
The 41 is winning a war of attrition.
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Old 01-06-11, 10:02 AM
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Originally Posted by CyLowe97 View Post
Psimet says I need an FTP test. What does File Transfer Protocol have to do with cycling, aside from Garmin files?
FTP stands for Eff The Planet.

when you do the test you will understand this.
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FTP stands for Eff The Planet.

when you do the test you will understand this.
Or Eff The Powermeter
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VOmax stands for "Volume of Ow, maximum." (you don't need to put the little 2 in there)

it's the most Ow-ey, but at least you can count the minutes down to three or five and be done with it. Making it through the eternity that is FTP is a whole different kind of "**** this".
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Maybe the 2 should go above so it's volume of ow, squared.
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AWC = absolute worst condition

this is how you feel after a successful AWC test, but it's over so fast that it's more like getting hit by a truck.
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Originally Posted by Grumpy McTrumpy View Post
VOmax stands for "Volume of Ow, maximum." (you don't need to put the little 2 in there)

it's the most Ow-ey, but at least you can count the minutes down to three or five and be done with it. Making it through the eternity that is FTP is a whole different kind of "**** this".
In my FTP test yesterday, I got about 8 minutes in, was already in severe pain, knew I couldn't maintain the numbers, but I figure I shouldn't "waste" the pain I've already gone through, and that I just have to finish. I hate wasting pain.
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Originally Posted by Grumpy McTrumpy View Post
AWC = absolute worst condition

this is how you feel after a successful AWC test, but it's over so fast that it's more like getting hit by a truck.
I thought it was the new show on The Discovery Channel -- Arctic Warrior Contest.
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Don't be so hard on yourself. I've ridden behind you and you're no box van. Minivan at worst. If a minivan was really skinny.
Thanks. I hope it is from inexperience and technique/timing. It doesn't help that most of my attempts distance people on flats have been on the group rides around here which always have 2s and lots of 3s.
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