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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 03-22-23, 09:09 PM
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Got some bluemenkase for snacking on and it's been a while since I've had such a pungent cheese. This house may never smell the same.

I'm all about that hint of barnyard!

Made using organic milk, and with a texture not unlike gruyere, the cheese has grassy, fresh pasture notes balanced by the sweetness of creamy caramel.The cheeses are turned and lightly washed throughout maturation, which helps to maintain moisture and adds a hint of barnyard to the rind. The blend of herbs & hay flowers added to the rind give this cheese a special appearance and a distinctive flavor.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I can't recommend a "big law" career to anyone who wants to have a life.
qft

No different up here. That was my first 'career,' and the conditions were precisely as you describe. I stuck it for 9 years after being called, but I knew after about year 5 that I just wasn't cut out for 'the life.' Some are; I wasn't.

Used my savings/everything to transition to academic life -- which, frankly, was where I should have been in the first place. Resulted in a late re-start, but at least I found a work/life balance that worked for me -- more or less. Still going at 71, but going to start a phased retirement next year.
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This is the kind of reportage I'm diggin' right now

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Originally Posted by rjones28
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Old 03-22-23, 09:43 PM
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Originally Posted by badger1
No different up here. That was my first 'career,' and the conditions were precisely as you describe. .
Oh? What area?
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Really the only gripe I have about my career is commuting. All the stress and anger centers around trying to get home. Everything else is groovy. Once I can start driving to work the stress will be gone.
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Old 03-23-23, 04:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Ten hour days are not that bad. That's been my life for 38 years. Except, I worked Fridays and most Saturday mornings as well.

I'm trying to transition to 4 day work weeks, but it's not always possible in my occupation.
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I was an electronic assembler and they made us work 5 10s when we were busy. It was already a horrible job, we sat in stools at a big table stuffing parts into printed circuit boards and we were not allowed to talk. 10 hours of that was torture. $2 per hour turned into $3 overtime. Whoopee!

I worked at a gas station/garage where we so busy we could work as late as we wanted, 6 days many weeks. I remember being so exhausted I couldn't think straight.
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Not if you're salaried.
Iím in the 55 ish range most weeks, more if you count time banging out emails at 8PM while watching TV
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Im more in the first camp. I escaped the world of as clowns about ten years ago, and now do it how I want to do it.
Wife and I have been considering going on our own for a few years but just donít have ďthe ideaĒ yet.

Until then- itís dealing with all of the things that frustrate me. Lazy staff, lack of accountability, lack of follow through, etc.
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It must be the cassette. I donít know why I am having such a hard time accepting the cassette is bad. I never had any issues with it on the Ritchey, but I also have no idea many miles are on the cassette/ groupset.

I did try and buy a replacement today but my LBS only has sora 9 speed cassettes in stock so I passed.
It could be that the cassette is worn in to match the chain on the Ritchey so you don't get symptoms.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Oh. One of those people.

There were several years when I was growing up that our household lacked a TV. Not my idea. My classmates would talk about TV programmes at school, and I had nothing to add.

The golden age of television started when The Sopranos demonstrated that audiences would accept a show that didn't have to reset to the same status quo every episode and target the lowest common denominator. There were a few exceptions (The Twilight Zone was excellent, for example), but there was nothing on par with, for example, The Good Place. Or Breaking Bad. Television improved dramatically in the past two decades.
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I now have almost doubled my 2s in the past week.

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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
It could be that the cassette is worn in to match the chain on the Ritchey so you don't get symptoms.

Replaced the chain multiple times on the ritchey, and that groupset has been on the trek now since December. Has a new chain as well.


Looking online seems ultegra 9 spd cassettes are rather hard to come by. Weight savings is about 45 grams. Prolly just suck it up and put a sora on it . More concerned about the brakes. My LbS has sora and tiagra calipers. I need them to be about 2 3/4 inches long. Hard to tell in the picture.

The calipers on the madone 2.0 are long enough but I donít what they are. No markings and the bike is a mismatch of 105 and tiagra.
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Strava taxed me a little higher than usual today. Took .6 mph off my average and 6 watts off my average power. Seems a little excessive and also frustrating. Iíll never understand why the data canít just copy right over. I trust garmin over strava.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Oh? What area?
Geographically? B.C. (West Coast).
Area(s) of practice? Corporate/commercial stuff.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Not my idea. My classmates would talk about TV programmes at school, and I had nothing to add.
When I was growing up, there were just programs that my brother and I simply wouldn't be allowed to watch. When the Pokemon card game came out, we weren't allowed to play it. Video games? So long as it wasn't a shooting game (so nothing any of my peers were playing e.g. Halo). Also had hard restrictions on movies we were permitted to see.

Regarding serialized TV, I remember the first show that my whole family got in to watching regularly was House. When I started working I ended up getting scheduled regularly on the night that it aired (Tuesdays IIRC). I always feel like that permanently killed any interest in serialized TV.

What I'm basically saying is that I have massive gaps in pop culture awareness - not that it's necessarily a bad thing, but it's a thing.

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I'm thankful that I never worked for the Big 4. No excessively long hours. I've had good bosses and my working week has been 37.5 hours for virtually all my working career.
In my department, my timesheet is expected to be 80.00 hours. Ideally not any less, but certainly not any more. Might not get rich here but I'll know exactly what to expect.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
They were reporting their findings by talking about what they watched.
Maybe you should have told them to be more specific so you would know more and be able to contribute.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Video games? So long as it wasn't a shooting game (so nothing any of my peers were playing e.g. Halo).
Still could have played PacMan, DonkeyKong, Pong, etc. #OldSchool
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
This is the kind of reportage I'm diggin' right now

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfvfXA2SIRU
Performed at Montreux a few years after this, as part of a European tour.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
The golden age of television started when The Sopranos demonstrated that audiences would accept a show that didn't have to reset to the same status quo every episode and target the lowest common denominator. There were a few exceptions (The Twilight Zone was excellent, for example), but there was nothing on par with, for example, The Good Place. Or Breaking Bad. Television improved dramatically in the past two decades.
Seinfeld? That's gold, Jerry! GOLD!

But I do agree that we are in a "golden age" of better TV these days compared to the past.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
In my department, my timesheet is expected to be 80.00 hours. Ideally not any less, but certainly not any more. Might not get rich here but I'll know exactly what to expect.
Since I got paid piecework, or "flat rate" as it's called, timecards and clocks were used sporadically. We were supposed to clock in and out but at the last job we didn't use the clock at all for at least 10 years. We only got paid if we could bill our time to a job, so we could be there all day and make nothing. Also, no sick pay and no overtime.
At some point state (I think) labor laws changed and the mechanic shops had to start paying overtime. But how do you pay overtime to someone who doesn't get paid by the hour? And hourly attendance was not recorded? Some bright boys came up with a formula which I'm not clear on but techs started suing employers for back pay. A few ex employees at my job sued for tens of thousands and from that point there became a very strict policy of clocking in and out.

My paycheck started showing an amount for overtime, usually less than $10 for a 2 week period. I still don't know how the amount was calculated. Something to do with billable hours, I guess.
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Originally Posted by mschwett
most every attorney i know who is in house for big tech is happier than the members of their cohort who are in big law. earnings are 50/50, depends so much on options in that world.
Are you an attorney?

Every in-house attorney I've ever known has been much happier than the big law counterparts. Salaries are lower, but with the stock they usually make it up. Sometimes by a lot.

I've been solo for almost 10 years, and have not missed the firm life at all. I still have some periods of long hours, but the rewards are worth it. The flexibility and lack of BS is even more worth it.
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Originally Posted by badger1
qft

No different up here. That was my first 'career,' and the conditions were precisely as you describe. I stuck it for 9 years after being called, but I knew after about year 5 that I just wasn't cut out for 'the life.' Some are; I wasn't.

Used my savings/everything to transition to academic life -- which, frankly, was where I should have been in the first place. Resulted in a late re-start, but at least I found a work/life balance that worked for me -- more or less. Still going at 71, but going to start a phased retirement next year.
I'm still going at 65, but like you starting to cut back some. My wife won't let me quit altogether.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Wife and I have been considering going on our own for a few years but just donít have ďthe ideaĒ yet.

Until then- itís dealing with all of the things that frustrate me. Lazy staff, lack of accountability, lack of follow through, etc.
Everybody who does always asks whey they didn't do it sooner.

I don't mind working long hours if they are billable. I work about the first 200 billable hours each year to cover the overhead. Everything over that goes into my pocket. My "salary" is not set except for accounting purposes, so I'm happy to sell as much of my time as I can.
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