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Old 12-06-08, 11:44 PM
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Our space is also something of mud room as you can enter the room via a stairway in the garage and it adjoins our master closet & bath.



The room sits over about 1/3 of the garage and doubles as a work-out room and as my music room: who'd of thought there'd be two "chambers" in this thread with Tubas sitting around...




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Old 12-06-08, 11:46 PM
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Originally Posted by cyclezealot View Post
that's 119 inches of 1080p perfection.

my torture chamber is out in the lobby.


crappy iPhone pic.

later.
First I look at the bikes. Post number 5..... Six bikes.. Maybe one is Titanium... Like your coral..
Photo number two.. Nice exercise room. It'd be like the Tour de France with a bike race dvd . But, a wine chiller... I prefer a good Riesling following a ride on the steel pony...[/QUOTE]

You suck. My lounge\living room doesn't even look that good.
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Old 12-06-08, 11:51 PM
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^.. My apologies.. No reason an exercise / lounge room can't be in the living area. Naugahyde upholstery maybe. You can even sit down afterwards, with a sweaty body.
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Originally Posted by cyclezealot View Post
^.. My apologies.. No reason an exercise / lounge room can't be in the living area. Naugahyde upholstery maybe. You can even sit down afterwards, with a sweaty body.
I hope no offence was taken, I was kidding. My workout room is workout slash storage room. You will see my young blokes toys plus my gear, plus old lounges, plus old book cases etc.
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Originally Posted by cyclezealot View Post
^.. My apologies.. No reason an exercise / lounge room can't be in the living area. Naugahyde upholstery maybe. You can even sit down afterwards, with a sweaty body.
none taken. my house is a house, not a gym.

here is what the area looked like last December. i prefer the new look.



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Red and black. Nice decor.. .You got the essentials, as long as the wine chiller is plugged in..
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omg! a couple of you guys have like 32 bikes or something! i have like...four...
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Weee....

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Originally Posted by celerystalksme View Post
omg! a couple of you guys have like 32 bikes or something! i have like...four...
I have one...and a couple extra front wheels...and a kid about to hit college...aargh.
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Originally Posted by Grumpy McTrumpy View Post
ok here it is... I made a video so you can hear every mistake!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55rJo4TBxck

Hey Grumpy, you kind of sound a bit like Bill Strickland, one of the editors of bicycling magazine (check here)
any connection?
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Sorry, that link didn't work.

here, and then go down to the Cervelo RS review
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We've got 25,000 associates in our company - almost all 25,000 using Dells. There are a few odd Macs used in Marketing and such, but for real Business no Macs are allowed
Just because Dell greased somebody at your company is nothing to be proud of.
I'm surprised an informed rebel like yourself remains in their employ.

You could at least have the decency to own a Mac at home.
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heh, similar upstate NY - midwestern accent.. but I'm guessing that if we have a common ancestor it would be pretty far in the past
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Originally Posted by gabdy View Post


OMG, just realised how bad that saddle bag looks on the TCR.
Is that your local club's idea of a route map/cue sheet draped over the chalkboard?
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"You have to make sure you're in the right gear if you want to play the tuba while riding a bicycle"

HILLARIOUS. Thanks for the great thread. I might get the motivation to take a pic of my torture room. In summary though, it's in a cluttered garage with a tiny dvd player. At least it sits next to a 1960 Triumph.
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Originally Posted by aham23 View Post
man cave law number one; screen must exceed 110 inches.



later.
I think law number 1 is "No Cartoons"

110" hd, very nice.
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Originally Posted by markwebb View Post
Yeah...for every 1 Mac sold there are probably 500 Dells or other MS PC's sold. We've got 25,000 associates in our company - almost all 25,000 using Dells. There are a few odd Macs used in Marketing and such, but for real Business no Macs are allowed
Actually... almost 1 in 10. And if you just look at home consumer use, 1 in 5.
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Originally Posted by Jasper Storm View Post
Is that your local club's idea of a route map/cue sheet draped over the chalkboard?
Yes lol, you'll notice my sons strategy tips too. He suggests riding erratically to put off our opponents.
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Here is my spot in the basement.
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Originally Posted by gabdy View Post


OMG, just realised how bad that saddle bag looks on the TCR.
Are you from Australia?
Very nice Giant; I love the lime-green color scheme.
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Originally Posted by Brian Ratliff View Post
Actually... almost 1 in 10. And if you just look at home consumer use, 1 in 5.
New Thread: Computers At Home: Apple, PC or Both
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Originally Posted by CrimsonKarter21 View Post
Are you from Australia?
Very nice Giant; I love the lime-green color scheme.

Yes. How can you tell? Did they only release the green in Australia?

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1 in 5 at home maybe. 1 in ten overall - it's hard to intrepret their data because it's based on how many users access the 'net with the systems - I don't think it shows units. And article says shares of MS OS use of 'net goes down at night and weekends because businesses close during those times, and November has more weekend days and holidays, so like the 25,000 MS OS machines at our company get zero usage or close to 0 during those times.

It said

In November, 89.6% of users who connected to the Web sites that Net Applications Inc. monitors did so from systems powered by Windows, a drop of 0.84 of a percentage point from October.

The more home users who are online, using Macs and Firefox and Safari, the more those shares go up," he said. November was notable for a higher-than-average number of weekend days, as well as the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S., he said.

That's not units sold or units in use, that a measure of how many access the 'net. And if I use FireFox, that does not count in their measuse towards a MS OS peg count, and I suspect a ton of MS OS users use FireFox.

It simply seems to be a measure of OS hits on the net as measured by sites monitored by a company called 'Net Applications.

Good info, though. And I do like the Apple commercials, but I'd never buy one for Business use


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Actually... almost 1 in 10. And if you just look at home consumer use, 1 in 5.

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