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Old 02-18-19, 10:46 AM
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I won't make it personal. It's just tough to know when someone posts "I just bought this bike! Did I get a good buy???" if they are really sincere and worthy of talking to or just a silly old troll. Sad!
One good thing about the post, it did draw @PepeM out. Nice to see him.
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Still haven't been on a bike since... August I think. That one time I went on a group ride and got droped. I was thinking of getting a new smart trainer as an excuse to do something bike related. Sad!
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I won't make it personal. It's just tough to know when someone posts "I just bought this bike! Did I get a good buy???" if they are really sincere and worthy of talking to or just a silly old troll. Sad!
In this example, one could comment on the thread as a whole, good or bad, whatever, such as "That xyzzy thread is really something". If it's a couple of pages long or more you could criticize the thread and the course it has taken as a whole, such as "That thread is a wreck". But if it's immediately after the thread is started you can't go there, because to criticize the thread is to criticize the OP, personally. It just takes good judgement, discretion.

Now if one wanted to criticize an individual for starting a dumb thread or making a dumb post that's best done in the thread itself. (Not that I'm condoning insults, because I'm not. )
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You must be new here.
he has already proven himself to be a slow learner.
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Waiting in the terminal for the bus to Merida. I missed the 10:00 bus, because they called out Tuxpehual only. Everybody knows that's the merida bus apparently.
Have mercy, waiting on the bus all day...
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Still haven't been on a bike since... August I think. That one time I went on a group ride and got droped. I was thinking of getting a new smart trainer as an excuse to do something bike related. Sad!
No. Buy the smart trainer and THEN post to ask if you got a good buy!

But seriously, if you like video games etc. then getting a smart trainer and a Zwift account may be worthy of consideration. Problem is that even the base model smart trainers are going for $500-600. I got a Wahoo KICKR Snap that is reasonable for a budget, wheel-on trainer. Any questions let me know.
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Still haven't been on a bike since... August I think. That one time I went on a group ride and got droped. I was thinking of getting a new smart trainer as an excuse to do something bike related. Sad!
I guess you still think PA roads are nice. Is there a cat update?
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Have mercy, waiting on the bus all day...
Seeds is bound for New Orleans?
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C'mon now, it's not like this is a prison in here. One can mention other threads and state that it's either wonderful or awful or anywhere in between. Just don't criticize a specific individual or post or thread topic, or say anything that would cause an individual to come into this thread and complain. For example, you can't say something like "Oh boy that troll is at it again in xxx thread", because he and everybody else can figure out who you're talking about. Just one example of hundreds. Just don't make the remark personal is the general guideline.

Now I realize some people don't have good judgement and some don't do well toeing a fine line and that it would be best if they just said nothing at all. And if your comment disappears then you'll know the reason why.

And if you really really really MUST say something personal, go post in that particular thread and take your chances over there, not here.
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I forgot how to pronounce "x" in Spanish.
Equis.

Por ejemplo:

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Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment.
My version is that "Wisdom comes from experience. Experience comes from making bad decisions."

Same idea.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
No. Buy the smart trainer and THEN post to ask if you got a good buy!

But seriously, if you like video games etc. then getting a smart trainer and a Zwift account may be worthy of consideration. Problem is that even the base model smart trainers are going for $500-600. I got a Wahoo KICKR Snap that is reasonable for a budget, wheel-on trainer. Any questions let me know.
Thin is, I already have a smart trainer (Tacx Genius I think). I actually set it up yesterday, but then I got lazy and ended up not riding.

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I guess you still think PA roads are nice. Is there a cat update?
I still do, yes. Although last time I drove to NYC, I noticed that halfway through the trip (around the Poconos) the roads suddenly turned much worse, so it might depend on where you live. Over here though, they are quite excellent.

No new cats since I moved, just the two regular ones. My wife REALLY wants a dog now, however, but it won't be until we get our own house, which is probably still a few years away.
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Still haven't been on a bike since... August I think. That one time I went on a group ride and got droped. I was thinking of getting a new smart trainer as an excuse to do something bike related. Sad!
How's the academic life treating you?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I forgot how to pronounce "x" in Spanish.
1) X
2) sh
3) h

This is what we were taught in school. Lester's example confounds me. It's true enough though. Perhaps it is the plural of "x".
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I just love riding a vintage road bike. The smooth speed and quick response of the steel has to be one of the most enjoyable experiences I know.

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I will buy no more bikes forever.

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How's the academic life treating you?
So far so good.

Teaching is easy and enjoyable. Preparing takes a long time right now, because I have to do everything from scratch, but I can see it getting much faster as soon as next year. Grading sucks. Research is a drag but needs to be done. Departmental meetings are ok. Campus-wide faculty meetings though, worse than arguing with the BF experts.

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1) X
2) sh
3) h

This is what we were taught in school. Lester's example confounds me. It's true enough though. Perhaps it is the plural of "x".
"Equis", as in the video, is how you call the letter X. If the question is how to pronounce the letter X within a word, well then it gets a lot more complicated, as there are several ways depending on the word.
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So far so good.

Teaching is easy and enjoyable. Preparing takes a long time right now, because I have to do everything from scratch, but I can see it getting much faster as soon as next year. Grading sucks. Research is a drag but needs to be done. Departmental meetings are ok. Campus-wide faculty meetings though, worse than arguing with the BF experts.



"Equis", as in the video, is how you call the letter X. If the question is how to pronounce the letter X within a word, well then it gets a lot more complicated, as there are several ways depending on the word.
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I forgot how to pronounce "x" in Spanish.
I heard it on the X.
Dont try to understand this comment, it is not meant for you but for other oldsters.
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