Road Cycling ďIt is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.Ē -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 05-16-18, 09:40 AM
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I am sick again.����
That's that warm weather down there. Tropical air masses are a haven for microorganisms. I think you need to relocate to the northeast where you could really thrive considering you already have that magic shovel.
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Comcast just sent us a new router and I decided to check. Old one was identified as malfunctioning by them somehow. We only pay for 75mbs but was wondering about the disparity between up and download speeds.

JTaylor and other techno wiz's will have the final say in this matter as they head up the tech tribunal of this online community.
I mean I could help you if it was a satellite link... and you had lots of test equipment. But I think this is a question best left for your ISP (aka a mystery that will never be solved).
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There's a V shape in the image, consistent with the username, so it keeps with the theme.

​​​​​And it's furry.
They should charge extra for avatar revisions. Consumes extra bandwidth. My computer feels slower already.
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I am taking daughter #2 for her driver's license road test today. I think it unlikely she will pass.
Thanks for the warning. What time exactly so we can alert the greater southeast Pennsylvania tornado warning system. #mixeduseresources
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WTF did I just watch??

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The closest threat would be those damn war-lovin' Canadians.
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Attackers of hidden, underground concrete ICBM silos?
You all must not watch enough movies.

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That is a camel that @Velo Vol changed into, right?
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I am taking daughter #2 for her driver's license road test today. I think it unlikely she will pass.
They must have more stringent driving tests there than I had back in the day. Basically, I just drove around a couple blocks, with minimal traffic.

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That's that warm weather down there. Tropical air masses are a haven for microorganisms.
I haven't gotten normal sick in a few years.
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Dang. That bites. Allergies have been kicking my face in lately, but it's usually ok if I remember the pill.

On the RHR note, the vivoactive HR has been interesting so far. I notice an elevated RHR right after a ride with a stronger effort. It usually drops right back down the next day, so that's good.
I have nasty grass allergies, not that bad with trees. Grass in my area is about a week away from causing me grief. I can hardly wait.
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I'm bumping along at 179.44/24.44 this morning on wifi. Soon as I unpack an ethernet cable, I'll try it again wired.
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PayPal sucks. They refused to process the purchase of my bike, because it's out of my normal spending pattern.

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Almost makes me wanna only ride full rigid 26ers from here on out.
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PayPal sucks. They refused to process the purchase of my bike, because it's out of my normal spending pattern.

WTF?
Oof. My credit cards just started getting that way with European and Chinese online purchases last year. It used to happen only with larger purchases, but I even got it when ordering a $60 stem from Hong Kong.
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Oof. My credit cards just started getting that way with European and Chinese online purchases last year. It used to happen only with larger purchases, but I even got it when ordering a $60 stem from Hong Kong.
I understand them flagging the transaction, but after an hour on the phone, they still refused the transaction. Initially it was declined because it was over the daily spending I have with my bank, but I got that changed, and PayPal still refused it.
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I understand them flagging the transaction, but after an hour on the phone, they still refused the transaction. Initially it was declined because it was over the daily spending I have with my bank, but I got that changed, and PayPal still refused it.
Thatís really ******** (stupid).
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Oh, the reason I suspect daughter 2 will fail is that her parallel parking skills are not good. Not terrible but probably not good enough to pass.

In PA, if you fail parallel parking you fail the driving test. That’s stupid but that’s the rule.
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I understand them flagging the transaction, but after an hour on the phone, they still refused the transaction. Initially it was declined because it was over the daily spending I have with my bank, but I got that changed, and PayPal still refused it.
Oh yeah, that's a whole 'nother level of pain-in-the-ass there! My situations were easy, follow a link in email, then click "OK" to allow charge.
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Thatís really ******** (stupid).
Luckily I have a friend that frequently makes large purchases with PayPal, so he's going to buy it for me.

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That's that warm weather down there. Tropical air masses are a haven for microorganisms. I think you need to relocate to the northeast where you could really thrive considering you already have that magic shovel.
Man I've gotten sick once - once! - since I moved to TX. In cold climates I got sick at least once a year.
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Oh, the reason I suspect daughter 2 will fail is that her parallel parking skills are not good. Not terrible but probably not good enough to pass.

In PA, if you fail parallel parking you fail the driving test. Thatís stupid but thatís the rule.
I wish back-in parking would be mandatory. It takes a bit of time to become skilled at, but everyone who parks nose-in just backs up randomly in the parking lot. Rearview cameras make it worse, since they can "see" but it's low-res and narrow-angle, relatively.
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Watching people try to parallel park is a treat in itself. If I'm not in hurry, it's worth the wait, especially if they miss the first couple. The level of frustration goes up exponentially.....
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Man I've gotten sick once - once! - since I moved to TX. In cold climates I got sick at least once a year.
@DougRNS pay no attention to these people, you need to move north to make that special shovel really pay dividends.
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Luckily I have a friend that frequently makes large purchases with PayPal, so he's going to buy it for me.

Nice! That's basically the disc version of my Domane. What frame size is that? The headtube looks massive.
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