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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 02-22-23, 09:07 PM
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I think 3.11 was my first Winders.

I was DOS 'til then save for some Mac action in college.

The first computer I bought for myself was a Tandy 1000. Ran on MS-DOS.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
I used DOS 3.1.
Mrs. rjones28 had a TRS-80, BITD. 48k of RAM!
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You're old. We get it.
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Old 02-22-23, 09:24 PM
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I expected whyfi to be all done with his wood by now.

I personally have never played with my wood, so I donít really know how much time wood playing takes.

He sure is taking his time though. Must be really enjoying it.


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Old 02-22-23, 09:30 PM
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Training in AZ in February, what could go wrong? One of the riders is Mexico Champion Anet Barrera, she's probably trying to talk coach into training in her stomping grounds next time





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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I expected whyfi to be all done with his wood by now.

I personally have never played with my wood, so I donít really know how much time wood playing takes.

He sure is taking his time though. Must be really enjoying it.


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As someone who enjoys playing with his wood from time to time, it can be a very rewarding and enjoyable activity.

My understanding from a couple of recent messages is that WhyFi was dealing with some larger equipment that needed special handling.

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Old 02-22-23, 09:37 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28
I've been on Windows since it was just called Windows.


motley looking crew ... whowouldathunkit
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Originally Posted by Eric F
As someone who enjoys playing with his wood from time to time, it can be a very rewarding and enjoyable activity.

My understanding from a couple of recent messages is that WhiFi was dealing with some larger equipment that needed special handling.
I’m into wood

our 50’s house features a generous amount of oak ... floors .. trim ... some walls ... I refinished much of it (darkened over time)

also small mudroom with knotty pine ... breezeway / family room with reclaimed cypress (from florida swamps) ...

when I watch nice wood covered with paint on a HGTV program I’m ready to choke someone ...

ditto when they paint masonry - especially nice looking brick or stone
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Mrs. rjones28 had a TRS-80, BITD. 48k of RAM!
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Old 02-22-23, 10:30 PM
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Originally Posted by t2p

crazy choice of bikes for someone recovering from injury or medical condition including stroke

would think it would be especially bothersome when pedaling
I don't know anything about the guy but I'm pretty sure it was an e-bike.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Mind blown. I had to have a mouse overnighted for this trip because my travel mouse was in my work bag that I didn't bring because I had to fly. Was miserable for the one day with just the trackpad.

Now on this machine I only use the pad, but trying to do any selection or drag/drop is a pain, and I do way too much of that for work.
I never travel with a mouse, but usually when I get where Iím going thereís a docking station and a few screens. I donít code much anymore- so itís not super crucial for banging out email and attending meetings.
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I think she was only half-serious, but after seeing me struggle with working on my bike recently, mrs datlas said ďwhy donít you go ahead and get yourself a new bike??Ē

HmmÖ..
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Or maybe I should go full 21st century and get one of these thingamajigs

we are borg, resistance is futile
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
but seriously what is an infraction? raise your hand if you have received one.
He's questioning a punishment! That's an infraction!!! STONE HIM!
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Originally Posted by datlas
6 feet 1/2 inch tall. 38.5 inch cycling inseam.
TIL I'm taller than [MENTION=107711]datlas[/MENTION].

6'2" but 36" cycling inseam and reasonably long arms.

I like 57cm top tubes.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
How tall are you and whatís your inseam?

I am 5-11
35 inch inseam
very short torso
very long arms.

Iím beginning to think I need a custom bike too. This might be the cause to all my problems.
More likely the beginnings of them.

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Originally Posted by abshipp
TIL I'm taller than [MENTION=107711]datlas[/MENTION].

6'2" but 36" cycling inseam and reasonably long arms.

I like 57cm top tubes.
Yeah I like a 56cm top tube but if riding a stock frame I can shorten the stem to get same effective reach to bars.

And I don't necessarily agree with the "hub obscured by bars when in drops" sizing rule, that actually works quite well for me. So does the 0.883 rule for seat height.
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Parents got me a Varia 515 for my yesterday. Very much looking forward to trying it out.

Walked downtown and had a glorious sushi dinner with my wife. If not for having to work it would have been a pretty perfect day
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Parents got me a Varia 515 for my yesterday. Very much looking forward to trying it out.

Walked downtown and had a glorious sushi dinner with my wife. If not for having to work it would have been a pretty perfect day


Everyone I know who has a varia likes it.
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Well, I went to NH Tuesday night thinking I was coming back Thursday night, but ended up coming home last night because the storm forecast shifted so much.

I live about 2.5hrs south of where I went in NH, and we were projected to get rain and some sleet. The NH forecast was rapidly changing and predicting 12-18Ē of snow and instead of starting in the afternoon and stopping this morning, it was turning into an all day storm today. I have an appointment I canít miss on Friday morning, so I left yesterday evening and white knuckled the last 30-40 minutes because closer to home was getting a dump. The prediction here at home changed rain and sleet to 8Ē+ of snow.

I woke up to plows going up and down the street, and theyíve been going by pretty frequently. Now I have to go deal with my driveway and walkway. Ugh.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Yeah I like a 56cm top tube but if riding a stock frame I can shorten the stem to get same effective reach to bars.

And I don't necessarily agree with the "hub obscured by bars when in drops" sizing rule, that actually works quite well for me. So does the 0.883 rule for seat height.
Hub obscured by the bars tends to work for me as well. To be honest my road bike fit probably isn't ideal for me - stack is too low for my flexibility and fitness. I've been kicking around the idea of getting a new bike that's a bit taller - maybe even going to a gravel or all-road frame. Only problem is I can't get over how cool I think my current bike is and I feel like I would really regret selling it.


Everyone I know who has a varia likes it.
It's a bit chunkier than I expected but doesn't look too bad on the bike. Might look around for a bit more svelte mounting system than the supplied o-ring mount.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
sushi dinner
Smoked salmon nigiri from last night might just be the best tasting thing I've ever eaten.

Also, ​​​​I'm about 98% convinced that I have some kind of bad reaction to gluten, given that the last two weeks I have been actively avoiding it and my goodness has my quality of life improved. I've been plagued with stomach issues for a while and they have all gone away, plus the few psoriasis flare-ups I have are receding dramatically.

But dang, wheat is in absolutely everything
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Parents got me a Varia 515 for my yesterday. Very much looking forward to trying it out.

Walked downtown and had a glorious sushi dinner with my wife. If not for having to work it would have been a pretty perfect day
Happy birthday! Hope it was a good one!
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Hub obscured by the bars tends to work for me as well. To be honest my road bike fit probably isn't ideal for me - stack is too low for my flexibility and fitness. I've been kicking around the idea of getting a new bike that's a bit taller - maybe even going to a gravel or all-road frame. Only problem is I can't get over how cool I think my current bike is and I feel like I would really regret selling it.



It's a bit chunkier than I expected but doesn't look too bad on the bike. Might look around for a bit more svelte mounting system than the supplied o-ring mount.
Get this - https://www.jensonusa.com/garmin-Var...MaAm9TEALw_wcB
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