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Old 11-15-20, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
I'm going to try and schedule two rides per week. Serms to be the only way I'll manage it, for the foreseeable future, anyway. Sunday is a given, because, Sunday. In the US I rode Sundays for less traffic. Here, we actually have more traffic because most folks commute on public transport and go visiting on Sundays. But. There are no work trucks out on Sunday, so at least that segment of harrassment is removed.
I pushed a plane for more than four hours yesterday, and my shoulder feels it today. I enjoyed every second of it. The new hoped for finish of the work bench project is two weeks hence. I think it's realistic.
At the moment I'm waiting for the fog to clear
Here's some work bench pr0n for motivation -

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One of these days I'll finish my little split-top.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
I’m alive.

My face is messed up from where I rfell.

Hospitals are stupid on the weekends.
was Stephen all by himself and is he also ok? Get better soon.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Changed the two 4' T8 fixtures to for 8600 lumen 4k LED fixtures. Way brighter although pics don't really show how bright. Did it to, you know, do more bike stuff.

You fancy! Nice work area.
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UPDATE:

Per WhyFi 's prodding I watched the video and real quick knew what was wrong. I've been lazy and measuring by tablespoon "scoops" and have been a little short and it makes a big difference. Thanks WhyFi .
I made it in the automatic drip maker today. i usually do unless i feel like doing the French Press but it is still smooth and the boldness jumps out.
I'd estimate i was 10-15% short on coffee.

Here's a good lesson that can be applied to cycling. Don't take shortcuts and skip something that doesn't seem important. It's all important. If your aren't getting the same results make sure you are putting the same in.
​​​@LAJ. tl;dr - Operator error. Sad!
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Here's some work bench pr0n for motivation -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQtJsBZF50E

One of these days I'll finish my little split-top.
Way cool. Also, those steel J vice deals are genius.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
I was going to shoot for a 300-mile week before taking tomorrow off (and a few fake mile days during the cold snap), but there's a wind advisory. I'll go out, but just lap the Veloway until I go home.
You are turning into a serious cyclist. Kudos? Will you back to Tri's when it is safe? Will all this cycling help, or were you already strong in this discipline vs the other two? What's your weakness - swimming?
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
UPDATE:

Per WhyFi 's prodding I watched the video and real quick knew what was wrong. I've been lazy and measuring by tablespoon "scoops" and have been a little short and it makes a big difference. Thanks WhyFi .
I made it in the automatic drip maker today. i usually do unless i feel like doing the French Press but it is still smooth and the boldness jumps out.
I'd estimate i was 10-15% short on coffee.

Here's a good lesson that can be applied to cycling. Don't take shortcuts and skip something that doesn't seem important. It's all important. If your aren't getting the same results make sure you are putting the same in.
​​​@LAJ. tl;dr - Operator error. Sad!
Thumbs up!

Since everyone has different taste, I would never question what your likes are. I'm glad you found the secret decoder ring!
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Originally Posted by LAJ
You fancy! Nice work area.
Always wanted a nicely finished garage. Only took me 12 years to get decent light in it. Now, I want a bigger nicely finished garage, but that ain't happening. Will die in this house unless LSS moves me to the "home" first.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
Way cool. Also, those steel J vice deals are genius.
Ah - the holdfasts? Yeah, they've been around for forever - simple and effective.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
I’m alive.

My face is messed up from where I rfell.

Hospitals are stupid on the weekends.
Glad you are ok. PM me if you need any advice.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
Thumbs up!

Since everyone has different taste, I would never question what your likes are. I'm glad you found the secret decoder ring!
its kind of ironic that I would make that mistake. Early on in my career my boss impressed upon me the concept that little things add up to make a big difference.

He would always ask this question to make a point. Have you ever been bitten by a elephant? Of course the answer is almost always no. The he'd ask; have you ever been bitten by a mosquito? Of course, the answer was always yes. Then he'd say - it's the little things that'll get you.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Serious question - how do you find the time to ride that much? These days its still pretty dark when I leave for work, and it's dark when I get home.

I'm impressed with a 300 mile week or anything close!
For a serious cyclists (), that's prolly about 17 or 18 hours. There's more than one way to skin that cat, but it's hard to do without riding each day. Humbug tends to have fairly regular daily output, whereas I'll have 4 or 5 days of ~20 miles and usually 2 or 3 bigger days, with 60-80 being pretty common.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Serious question - how do you find the time to ride that much? These days its still pretty dark when I leave for work, and it's dark when I get home.

I'm impressed with a 300 mile week or anything close!
Agree it takes a big time commitment. I am a not-so-serious cyclist and typically ride 3 days/week: Weds (50-70), Saturday (70-100), and Sunday (30-50) so a big week for me is 200. I don’t know if I ever had a 300 mile week.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Here's some work bench pr0n for motivation -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQtJsBZF50E

One of these days I'll finish my little split-top.
one day I’ll be able to setup my planes as well as the ones they have in the video. One day...
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Originally Posted by datlas
Agree it takes a big time commitment. I am a not-so-serious cyclist and typically ride 3 days/week: Weds (50-70), Saturday (70-100), and Sunday (30-50) so a big week for me is 200. I don’t know if I ever had a 300 mile week.
My most efficient weeks have been barely on the cusp of 200/week*, so I don’t think I’ll ever be nearing anything past 250 per week anytime soon, if ever.

Now that morning commute is starting to get logistically more complex, I doubt I will be able to commute to work any longer. I’m afraid it’s back to “I must have made a mistake the last count, let me recount how many CMU blocks I have in the garage walls” for me during the week.

* 4 days of commuting (~26 miles round trip), with one long-ish, one short ride on the weekends.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
You are turning into a serious cyclist. Kudos? Will you back to Tri's when it is safe? Will all this cycling help, or were you already strong in this discipline vs the other two? What's your weakness - swimming?
Thanks, maybe, and cycling was the weak spot (now it's swimming and running, but I can fix those I think if it comes to that).
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In my heyday, I was riding to work 5 days a week, and doing at least a 200k and a 80-100 mile recovery ride over the weekend. These were summertime schedules, and Mrs. LAJ didn't need me around to garden. 400k's start at 4 am, so I was home by dinner time, and a 600k meant I was home for breakfast. With the longer days, I had time to take care of house stuff after work or after rides. Structured training put the kabosh on that tomfoolery.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Serious question - how do you find the time to ride that much? These days its still pretty dark when I leave for work, and it's dark when I get home.

I'm impressed with a 300 mile week or anything close!
Well, have a spouse on board and no kids, so no family obligations. Have a telecommuting job. Get up and knock out a couple hours Monday-Friday, then on the weekends do something between 45 and 65 miles while she's doing her workouts, going to the farmers' market, or just enjoying my being out of her hair.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
its kind of ironic that I would make that mistake. Early on in my career my boss impressed upon me the concept that little things add up to make a big difference.
Oh?
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I did 300 miles/week twice. Once in 6 days and the other was 7. Back in the early mid 90's. I'm pretty sure both were vacation weeks. I was young and unfettered. Back then I did 6 days/week and 150-200 miles.
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex
one day I’ll be able to setup my planes as well as the ones they have in the video. One day...
I used to really love vintage planes, and I still have a half-dozen or more nice Millers Falls, but good, new planes are so much easier to deal with out of the box. Yeah, you can fettle those ol' planes so that they'll perform splendidly, but it takes a lot of time to find a good candidate (at a reasonable price) and a lot of elbow grease and sandpaper. At this point, I'd rather save some pennies and buy a Veritas or Lie-Nielsen. Same with chisels.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
I did 300 miles/week twice. Once in 6 days and the other was 7. Back in the early mid 90's. I'm pretty sure both were vacation weeks. I was young and unfettered. Back then I did 6 days/week and 150-200 miles.
What about last week?
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Originally Posted by velo vol
what about last week?
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
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Be more specific.
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