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Old 07-12-23, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by TMonk
Considering trying to take a client call Friday while on Zwift. I'd be one of three (of four) from my company, and merely playing a scientific support role in case the customer has any technical questions. I have some trainer time on tap tomorrow morning and I might ask someone on my team at work to call me to pilot it out.

I only WFH for like 10-15% of my hours, but still, for the fraction of that time spent in meetings, it would be pretty sweet to do it while riding!

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I attended occasional scientific, clinical, and administrative gatherings from the trainer throughout the pandemic. I just kept the camera off and the effort level compatible with coherent thought and speech.
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Old 07-12-23, 09:32 AM
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yeah, panting mid effort probably isn't a good call! I'll plan on easy riding leading up to it and during.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
is that considered vegetarian friendly?
Maybe. Have you received your KSU tickets yet?
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Maybe he got it from seedsbelize2. He is a noted Mennonite by his own admission.
He is?
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Old 07-12-23, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
I had a Sampson pedal sponsorship in 1987. I bet no one remembers those.
Got a pair in my bike closet.

Originally Posted by datlas
My cycling buddy used them.

I was Look from the start, although I think I bought a pair of Mavic "Look Patent" pedals early on when Look could not churn them out fast enough.
I had a pair of the Mavic "delta" pedals. Broke an axle in a sprint and came SO close to bailing.
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I find meetings a colossal waste of time unless they are meet and greets at the beginning of a relationship. As a result, this article about the company my daughter works for caught my eye:

Shopify Shames Employees With Cost Calculator for Pointless Meetings (msn.com)
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Maybe. Have you received your KSU tickets yet?

He is?
Tickets are digital but not yet received. He himself said he was Mennonite. I think he "yanked over" long ago.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Tickets are digital but not yet received. He himself said he was Mennonite. I think he "yanked over" long ago.
I was splashed Methodist and raised Mennonite but neither of them took.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Tickets are digital but not yet received. He himself said he was Mennonite. I think he "yanked over" long ago.
Is that code for Dubai call girls?
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Originally Posted by rsbob
Is that code for Dubai call girls?
no, it's rejecting the Mennonite upbringing and embracing the Yankee/"normal" lifestyle.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Aren’t they lovely?
So far, I like them quite a lot. I wish I could fit 28s on my bike, though.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
We're headed to Vermont this weekend. Hope the place we've rented isn't under water.
Ill-timed, through no fault of your own.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
New Tire Day!
Nice, pretty much the look I'm going for. I just can't afford those boushie wheels.
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Originally Posted by TMonk
yeah, panting mid effort probably isn't a good call! I'll plan on easy riding leading up to it and during.
Exactly. I've worked for years to keep the intellectual expectations moderate, so no problems there.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
They don't make 'em like they used to

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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Is that every day?
Lately, yes. They change target locations now and then.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Is that document resting on an oak desk?
#TurnAboutIsFairPlay
Looks like cherry.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
I was splashed Methodist and raised Mennonite but neither of them took.
Do you know how to make furniture?
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Originally Posted by rjones28
We're headed to Vermont this weekend.
What are you going to do there?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
What are you going to do there?
Possibly bail/pump floodwater.
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The Sodomites make the best furniture.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Possibly bail/pump floodwater.
I'm thinking they'll stay here.


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Originally Posted by BillyD
Nice, pretty much the look I'm going for. I just can't afford those boushie wheels.
I can't afford them either. I paid a little more than the new cost of the wheels for the entire bike, with those wheels already on it.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
no, it's rejecting the Mennonite upbringing and embracing the Yankee/"normal" lifestyle.
To be fair, though, "Mennonite" covers a very broad range of congregations from "Almost Amish" to "Normie Protestant". Ours was more toward the latter, though that didn't stop kids in school from asking "Where's your little hat?", which was stupid because they're referring the small bonnets that women in some Old Order Mennonite conferences wear, and I'm a guy, so I wouldn't have worn one in any case.

When I was a kid, my older brother bought a 1/24 model of a Dodge Barracuda, which for fun he painted all black including the bumpers, and called it his Black Bumper Barracuda, after the Black Bumper Mennonites, who owned cars but painted their chrome over in black.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I'm thinking they'll stay here.


AFAIK, Larry never talks about having any brothers, let alone two named Darrel.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Do you know how to make furniture?
Only if the instructions are well written and all the bits and fasteners are there.
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