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Old 01-06-24, 08:44 PM
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I worked from 7 - 3:15 then I powered down at around 4 for a power nap. At 4:30 we entertained about 15 people who worked with my wife. They left around 8. I'm beat and I think I'm hitting the hay.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Become a senator, a surgeon, or a CEO.
it could be problematic If you have bad hand-eye coordination and you're a surgeon. I'm just thinking out loud.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
it could be problematic If you have bad hand-eye coordination and you're a surgeon. I'm just thinking out loud.
I think of hand-eye coordination as being a gross motor, kinetic, sort of thing. Surgery is all fine motor and spatial thinking skill.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
I think of hand-eye coordination as being a gross motor, kinetic, sort of thing. Surgery is all fine motor and spatial thinking skill.
I was just thinking out loud. And I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
I think of hand-eye coordination as being a gross motor, kinetic, sort of thing. Surgery is all fine motor and spatial thinking skill.
Mrs tmís surgeon walks with a limp, because he grounded a pedal in a turn.

His surgery skills are better than his bike handling skills.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
I worked from 7 - 3:15 then I powered down at around 4 for a power nap. At 4:30 we entertained about 15 people who worked with my wife. They left around 8. I'm beat and I think I'm hitting the hay.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
My co-organizer of the BF Monthly Peninsula C&V Rides showed up with such a corncob one ride. He had to work pretty hard on one pitch that's 8% for about a quarter of a mile.
...if he's the co-organizer, you'd think he would have scouted the course more better. I still remember the olden days, when a lot of thought was put into gearing for the course. Not like these kids nowadays, with their fancy compact cranks and wide ratio miracle cycles. *harrumph*

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There was a brief discussion, some years ago in C&V, about a corncob with five equal cogs. I have a five speed rear; I donít remember if it is a freewheel or cassette. In any case, it is currently residing in the bin.
...I still ride some 120 spaced fives here. Just rode an Argos with five in the back last week, on a loop down to the Sacramento river and back. One less cog, I probably save what, 5 or 6 grams ? Pretty soon you're talking some serious weight savings.
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...bike trainer setups are one of the reasons I moved to California. That, and I wanted a growing season that lasted longer than 4 months. The skiing isn't bad, either. You just need to drive up to it.
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Originally Posted by rsbob
replaced mine with Conti Extreme Contact DWS at about the same price. Ouch! Thinking of going with ATTURO AZ850. Much better price and people love them. Now back to bikes. Check out the Rennlist Macan forum.
What is there to check out on the Macan forum?
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer
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...bike trainer setups are one of the reasons I moved to California. That, and I wanted a growing season that lasted longer than 4 months. The skiing isn't bad, either. You just need to drive up to it.
Counterpoint: I first tried Zwift when the air outside got to be like Mordor.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
ĒSt. Peter, donít you call me Ďcause I canít go
I owe my soul to the company storeĒ

You youngins will probably have to Goggle that.
We oldsters enjoyed the memory.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
No, because itís a toy. SMH.
I thought it was pretty funny actually, but we don't want to encourage him.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
That rug would be ready for disposal after half a season under my trainer.

Mojo might be interested in those red tires.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Counterpoint: I first tried Zwift when the air outside got to be like Mordor.

...yeah. When I moved here in the early '80's, who knew the whole place was gonna go up in smoke 40 years later ?
OTOH, it makes the winter rainy season seem all the more precious, and the air quality's been pretty good here this year.

I just don't have the heart to move indoors to ride or run. It kinda takes all the joy out of it for me. YMMV and it might be a case of HTFU.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Mojo might be interested in those red tires.
Are they fast?
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer
...yeah. When I moved here in the early '80's, who knew the whole place was gonna go up in smoke 40 years later ?
OTOH, it makes the winter rainy season seem all the more precious, and the air quality's been pretty good here this year.

I just don't have the heart to move indoors to ride or run. It kinda takes all the joy out of it for me. YMMV and it might be a case of HTFU.
It is simply not possible for me to ride outdoors during the week from the start of Standard Time in November till it ends in March. So, I either ride indoors, or only ride on weekends, and then only when it's not raining. Before I found Zwift, every year I'd set the bike up on the trainer and manage a couple tortuous 40 minute sessions, using all my concentration, and the B52s turned up really loud, to keep turning the pedals over. After a couple weeks, there'd always be a reason not to. So every year, I had to start all over from whatever low level of fitness I'm managed to cling to over the Winter.

With Zwift, I ride the same, or slightly fewer hours each week during the winter as the summer. But the time on the trainer is harder work than riding outside, so I figure it's a wash.
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...yeah. When I moved here in the early '80's, who knew the whole place was gonna go up in smoke 40 years later ?
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
I don't know crap about airplanes, but I do watch the news.

A: It wasn't an emergency exit door
B: It wasn't a door
C: From the inside, a person wouldn't even know it exisred.
D: It's a "plug" used mainly for access for interior overhauls and such.
E: It didn't do its job.
sure it did...look at all that access provided. Now it's timing on the other hand needs some work...
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Hoooo boy that's a bigun. Hope we don't get one that big, at least not all at once.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
But they were GOOD Communists, not part of the Warsaw Pact.
so they were dead?
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so they were dead?
"Let's go out and get those Reds, 'cause the only good Commie is one that's dead".
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This morning, it is with great sadness, I had to put to rest my Grand Gormet coffee maker. I arose and pushed the button to begin its work. While I lay back down to await the fruits of its labors. Only to not hear its final steamy gurgling signifying completion of its mission. After too much time had past I was met with counter tops awash in coffee grounds and water,12 cups of it, everywhere. Even inside the little l.e.d window that displayed the time. I tried to save her. I took her apart and dried her cleaned everything out but no light came on when power was reapplied. 22 years is far to young.
So I had to run down to Meijers before 7:am and make a decafinated monetary decision about a replacement coffee maker. This new one cost me $5.00 more than the old one. But @ $6.00 a day at Timmy Hoe's If it lasts a week, it'll pay for itself. So I'll gamble.
Mom had Carple Tunnel surgery on Thursday. So I was elected to take Dad in for some shots @ the hospital today. Went o.k. He's either fighting long covid or complications from all the chemo. Or some other as yet undiagnosed condition. He has apparently turned a corner and can retain what he is eating this week. I am thankful for that. It's been tough on him he's lost 6 inches from his waist. He donated over 40 pairs of pants today.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
It is simply not possible for me to ride outdoors during the week from the start of Standard Time in November till it ends in March. So, I either ride indoors, or only ride on weekends, and then only when it's not raining. Before I found Zwift, every year I'd set the bike up on the trainer and manage a couple tortuous 40 minute sessions, using all my concentration, and the B52s turned up really loud, to keep turning the pedals over. After a couple weeks, there'd always be a reason not to. So every year, I had to start all over from whatever low level of fitness I'm managed to cling to over the Winter.

With Zwift, I ride the same, or slightly fewer hours each week during the winter as the summer. But the time on the trainer is harder work than riding outside, so I figure it's a wash.
...you probably need to work, or do something like that. I always managed to either commute, or when I finally got the fireman gig, I had full days off in between 24 hour shifts, plus commuting, more or less year round. So it was a blessing that carried me through to retirement. Except for the 5 or 6 years I couldn't ride at all, because I was too beat up from the various collected injuries.

So I also figure it's a wash.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
What does a really tall person do with their life if they donít have any hand eye coordination?
I worked with a 7 footer years ago who couldn't play basketball due to foot problems. He said he found out at a very young age that his height and weight (normal weight) caused undue stress on his feet if he tried to run and jump. He had a sit-down job.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
What does a really short person do with their life if they don't have any hand eye coordination?
As a short serial dropper that can't play sports, I suggest something white collar and... stay away from sharp tools.
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