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Old 08-24-11, 01:35 PM
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I was always told "go away and quit bugging the **** out of me".
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Old 08-24-11, 01:39 PM
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I was always told "go away and quit bugging the **** out of me".
And yet you still post here.

As far as the coaching thing goes, Wooden and Bill Walsh could coach at any level.

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Old 08-24-11, 01:40 PM
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Freakonomics is awesome.

If you're interested in that kind of analysis, 'Nudge' is another good book. Looks at the choice architecture (not economics) but is from the same school of chicago thought.

I wanted to go to UChicago because of Freakonomics haha.
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Old 08-24-11, 01:56 PM
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Gladwell touches on the same. He also talks very favorably of the 10,000 hour rule.

I'm quoting myself to bring two interesting links ot the top again...rebuttals within.

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There is a new Mastodon album coming out.

THERE IS A NEW MASTODON ALBUM COMING OUT.

*squeel*
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Old 08-24-11, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by TheKillerPenguin View Post
There is a new Mastodon album coming out.

THERE IS A NEW MASTODON ALBUM COMING OUT.

*squeel*
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( this. is. good. news.)

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Old 08-24-11, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by shovelhd View Post
there is a crossroads at age 13 or 14
I was an idiot at that age. I quit playing "organized" baseball. I couldn't hit a lick, my fielding was poor, but I could throw a baseball one hell of a lot further than any of my peers and I lived in a baseball hotbed. Coaches kept calling my parents to get me to play, but I didn't want to play. I had it in my head that to be a "good person/citizen of the Earth" I should be cooperative and not competitive. So I quit playing baseball on philosophical grounds.

You have got to remember that back then (mid to late 1960's) there wasn't any real money to be made playing baseball. Things are very different now.

I did continue to play sports that I sucked at, like basketball. I love that sport, but I have no special skills other than mid to long range shooting and knowing how to box out. There is no money in that.

And I really suck at bike racing. Perhaps that is the attraction.
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Old 08-24-11, 03:20 PM
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I hit that crossroads with the following sports on my platter: Baseball (Catcher that could hit the piss outta the ball but just couldn't control my throwing accuracy), Soccer (defense/goalie, played on 2 teams....yes...one was a travel/all-star team.....pot...kettle and all that), and this little sport I was starting to do called cycling. Back injury sidelined the ball sports 100%. Was prescribed swimming and cycling as "low-impact" sport possibilities. Did my first road race not long after that.....horrible experience.
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Old 08-24-11, 03:42 PM
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I sucked at all sports as a kid so I did Band. My younger brother, however, was a star baseball player, and still holds pitching records at the local Jr College. Sadly, his shoulder failed him and even a free ride to Baylor couldn't convince him to risk any more injury to it. It's weird, as a kid, my Dad and brother were very close, as he was his coach until high school, when he just became his pitching coach. Now, my Dad and I are close because we both ride. Funny how that ended up.
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Old 08-24-11, 05:04 PM
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Saw the gf last night. She doesn't look too bad for someone that totaled their car...
Apparently the car did quite a few stunts including a couple of flips before settling upside down.

She got off with a few scratches and a few bruises. So lucky. I'm so thankful.
Her email scared the hajeebus out of me.
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Old 08-24-11, 05:51 PM
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so music is for people who suck at sports eh?
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Originally Posted by Grumpy McTrumpy View Post
so music is for people who suck at sports eh?
Or sports are for people who suck at music.

I suck at both.
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Old 08-24-11, 06:26 PM
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This isn't the time to decide on if or what races to do at Thater.
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Old 08-24-11, 07:22 PM
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today one of my teachers compared cycling to ping pong. Nearly flipped a ****, but then realized i cant yell at a teacher. So i just said okay and left. WTF how is cycling like ping pong?

btw the teacher is the coach for our div 3 football team, who never has a record higher than 3-6. Yeah I'm the unathletic one.
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Old 08-24-11, 07:39 PM
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Watching USAPCC. Much disappointed by the quality of the picture (I'm spoiled by the euro races). Hehe... The airplane had to go be de-iced.
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Old 08-24-11, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by jsutkeepspining View Post
today one of my teachers compared cycling to ping pong. Nearly flipped a ****, but then realized i cant yell at a teacher. So i just said okay and left. WTF how is cycling like ping pong?
hrmmm... as an ex-decent level table-tennis player, perhaps I would chip in here.

1) both are decided by sudden, max level efforts, with lots of careful, positional play to set up those decisive moments.
2) both are niche sports in North America, whose subtleties are unknown to the vast majority of Americans.
3) both are full of nuance, and to an non-practicing observer, seem to be entirely straight-forward.
a) the spin and placement on every table tennis shot at any significant level of play would render non-competitive players unable to be involved in almost any point, at almost any time. everyone has hit a ball back/forth, and few can see much more too it.
b) cycling - well, admittedly, we mostly look like we are just sitting there & spinning our legs... everyone has done that and few can see more too it.

yep - I could see plenty of americans making the analogy
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Old 08-24-11, 07:47 PM
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Enjoying the commercials- Tom Danielson comparing LASIK to a good chamois, the Gander Mountain firearm commercials, and the official tour de France exercise bike.

I can't imagine wrecking on a cattle grate. Those things have a 5-6 inch gap between the bars.
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Originally Posted by Hida Yanra View Post
hrmmm... as an ex-decent level table-tennis player, perhaps I would chip in here.

1) both are decided by sudden, max level efforts, with lots of careful, positional play to set up those decisive moments.
2) both are niche sports in North America, whose subtleties are unknown to the vast majority of Americans.
3) both are full of nuance, and to an non-practicing observer, seem to be entirely straight-forward.
a) the spin and placement on every table tennis shot at any significant level of play would render non-competitive players unable to be involved in almost any point, at almost any time. everyone has hit a ball back/forth, and few can see much more too it.
b) cycling - well, admittedly, we mostly look like we are just sitting there & spinning our legs... everyone has done that and few can see more too it.

yep - I could see plenty of americans making the analogy
i see your point, but the teacher was more trying to compare a seemingly easy sport (trust me i suck at ping pong it's hard) to cycling.
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Old 08-24-11, 08:26 PM
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I took the CAAD5 to work today so a potential buyer could come by and see it. Everyone at work wanted to know the asking price and when I said $300 they thought I must be insane. How could any used bike be worth that much? A couple guys offered $25 but they were both around 5'4" and it's a 63cm frame. None of them were aware that bikes came in different sizes.
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This isn't the time to decide on if or what races to do at Thater.
Well you missed pre-reg.

Grumpy and I are in the M35+, I'm in the M45+, and he's in the 2/3. FWIW.
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Friday: Lewis Black.

It's on.
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Originally Posted by Apus^2 View Post
Enjoying the commercials- Tom Danielson comparing LASIK to a good chamois, the Gander Mountain firearm commercials, and the official tour de France exercise bike.

I can't imagine wrecking on a cattle grate. Those things have a 5-6 inch gap between the bars.
he's so crap in those commercials that he makes Levi look charismatic.
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on an unrelated note, i feel compelled to out two members of this subforum: cdr & bostongarden both ate a bucket of BBQ ribs tonight.

the horror, the horror...
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Levi charismatic.
Those two words cannot be used in the same sentence under S.457 (Senate Bill 457 (2004)) "Legislation to Eviscerate Very Incongruant Sentences Under Common Knowledge (Levisuck).

I hope you have a good lawyer or a plane ticket back to Euroland.
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Originally Posted by jsutkeepspining View Post
i see your point, but the teacher was more trying to compare a seemingly easy sport (trust me i suck at ping pong it's hard) to cycling.
see my point 3, I gotcha covered.

yeah, I expected as much from the parts of the anecdote you related.
there are some similarities between the sports - eh, oh well.

keep riding, it'll work itself out
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