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Road Cycling It 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. -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 03-16-21, 04:24 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28
We don't have an auditing department at rjones28, inc.
I'm the auditing department in my house. I manage the budget, pay all of the bills, and balance our accounts. I see purchases from clothing stores, dress shops, etc. and I purposely do the accounting without prejudice and with a blind eye.
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Due to my health issues, my wife insisted that I go on a bike and parts reduction program so I'm down to one road bike, a tandem, and two high-end trikes. I also sold eight cranksets, a couple sets of wheels, and numerous small parts. I still have a few cranksets that I could unload.

It's actually very refreshing to downsize but it does look awfully bare in my shop at the moment.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
I'm the auditing department in my house. I manage the budget, pay all of the bills, and balance our accounts. I see purchases from clothing stores, dress shops, etc. and I purposely do the accounting without prejudice and with a blind eye.
The wife audits the household stuff while I audit the business and investment property accounts. Seems fair since it all starts with me and flows down to her.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Due to my health issues, my wife insisted that I go on a bike and parts reduction program so I'm down to one road bike, a tandem, and two high-end trikes. I also sold eight cranksets, a couple sets of wheels, and numerous small parts. I still have a few cranksets that I could unload.

It's actually very refreshing to downsize but it does look awfully bare in my shop at the moment.
I just want to downsize all the crap that ISN'T bicycles. That way I can upsize the bicycles, and still move around in the garage..
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
I'm the auditing department in my house. I manage the budget, pay all of the bills, and balance our accounts. I see purchases from clothing stores, dress shops, etc. and I purposely do the accounting without prejudice and with a blind eye.
Impartial accounting is key.
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Old 03-16-21, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Kudo! I'd love to give it another whirl, but I don't think that I'll even be able to take the Cervelo out tomorrow. We should hit 40 today, if we haven't already, but they roads are pretty messy - we ended up getting 3 or 4 inches yesterday.

I think I could have done better, I was in the mid-high 500s for a bit which killed me
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I have an acquaintance who only buys red bikes. That way when his wife asks is that bike is new, he says no it was just stuck in the shed.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
I think 5 is quite a few bikes as it is, you know?
I like the five that I have, they cover most of the different styles I like. At the moment I just want better versions of all of them

A gravel bike will probably enter the picture at some point soon though.
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Nothing on the radar but the sky is still leaking. I hope it stops and is dry by 5 am, but I dont think that is going to happen.
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Had no motivation to ride today. Too much work, bad weather, and both of my brothers are spiraling into despair, one now with COVID. Too much to think about. Maybe tomorrow.
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Sorry to hear that about your brothers, Mo.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Had no motivation to ride today. Too much work, bad weather, and both of my brothers are spiraling into despair, one now with COVID. Too much to think about. Maybe tomorrow.
Hoping for the best.
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That sucks Mo.
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Get one and drop a LS into it. That would be fun.
I like it!
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Put off going to look at/purchase the Circuit. I think 5 is quite a few bikes as it is, you know?
yes, yes I do know.
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Old 03-17-21, 05:32 AM
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Had no motivation to ride today. Too much work, bad weather, and both of my brothers are spiraling into despair, one now with COVID. Too much to think about. Maybe tomorrow.

Keeping positive thoughts, MoAlpha.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Had no motivation to ride today. Too much work, bad weather, and both of my brothers are spiraling into despair, one now with COVID. Too much to think about. Maybe tomorrow.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Had no motivation to ride today. Too much work, bad weather, and both of my brothers are spiraling into despair, one now with COVID. Too much to think about. Maybe tomorrow.
Sucks MO, hang in there
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It's overcast and 35F. Still gonna ride.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Had no motivation to ride today. Too much work, bad weather, and both of my brothers are spiraling into despair, one now with COVID. Too much to think about. Maybe tomorrow.
Ugh. I hope all three of you are feeling better soon.
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So it's contract time here at the place where I am employed for the moment. And it is truely, a **** show. People turning on each other, management abusing it's work force, tons of uncertainty everywhere. I hate this place.
Since the pandemic began I've been coming in an hour earlier and performing calibration/testing on equipment that normally falls on the crews. But in order to isolate everyone, I was told to do it.
One of my Co workers complained that it was unfair that it wasn't an equitable distribution of overtime. So, I am back on 8 hours. Have I mentioned that I hate this place?
They have cut our staff to 50% in an effort to force overtime.
I need 5 years min. To make my pension work. I don't know if I'm going to make it.
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Originally Posted by ls01
So it's contract time here at the place where I am employed for the moment. And it is truely, a **** show. People turning on each other, management abusing it's work force, tons of uncertainty everywhere. I hate this place.
Since the pandemic began I've been coming in an hour earlier and performing calibration/testing on equipment that normally falls on the crews. But in order to isolate everyone, I was told to do it.
One of my Co workers complained that it was unfair that it wasn't an equitable distribution of overtime. So, I am back on 8 hours. Have I mentioned that I hate this place?
They have cut our staff to 50% in an effort to force overtime.
I need 5 years min. To make my pension work. I don't know if I'm going to make it.
Lots of bad stuff like that going around. Hope you get through it okay.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
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