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Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-13, 09:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,717
Posted By MrCrassic

I don't want to become a lifter. I just want to...

I don't want to become a lifter. I just want to look better naked, lol.

Riding is great for endurance (I don't want to race) and for building leg mass, but does absolutely nothing for the upper...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-13, 06:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,717
Posted By MrCrassic

From what I've been reading and have personally...

From what I've been reading and have personally experienced, "toning" has everything to do with increasing muscle mass and activity and decreasing body fat to levels low enough to show their...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-13, 04:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,717
Posted By MrCrassic

Thanks for the great response, Duncan! My...

Thanks for the great response, Duncan!

My goals are pretty standard: to look even better naked without getting HYOOOJ, slow and/or losing fitness on the bike. If anything, I mostly want to fill...
Forum: Foo
02-26-13, 03:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 429
Posted By MrCrassic

Well done, Foo brethren!

Well done, Foo brethren!
Forum: Foo
02-26-13, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By MrCrassic

So I got the Surface Pro.

This thing simply kills it. Instantly makes the iPad and just about every ultrabook ever produced before it obsolete or horribly mispriced.

Unnecessary back-story: I've been using convertible...
Forum: Foo
02-26-13, 02:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 429
Posted By MrCrassic

Yeah, the lack of microSD is a bit of a bummer,...

Yeah, the lack of microSD is a bit of a bummer, but I've been getting Nexus devices for a while now (Nexus 4 now ; previously owned the Galaxy Nexus) and the speed, weight, form factor (the only...
Forum: Foo
02-26-13, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8,870
Views: 573,748
Posted By MrCrassic

dafuq this is still around?! Good lord.

dafuq this is still around?!

Good lord.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-13, 11:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,717
Posted By MrCrassic

I don't have that much body fat at the moment...

I don't have that much body fat at the moment (I'm getting ~8% from my Accu-Measure calipers and the Jackson-Pollack 7pt method, so it's somewhere between there and 12%), so that's not really the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-13, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By MrCrassic

Start with any ol' windbreaker jacket (I think...

Start with any ol' windbreaker jacket (I think the cheaper ones are made of some kind of plastic, whereas more expensive ones use synthetic blends) and a synthetic (NOT cotton) base layer under your...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-13, 11:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,598
Posted By MrCrassic

It depends on how much of your "area" is hurting...

It depends on how much of your "area" is hurting after your rides.

Like others have said, it's normal if you're just starting out and your cheek bones are making every chair hard to sit in....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-13, 09:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,717
Posted By MrCrassic

Thanks! From reading Rippetoe's book, I...

Thanks!

From reading Rippetoe's book, I understand that the fundamental exercises work the core pretty well. Is that not the case?



Like which?[/COLOR]
Forum: Foo
02-26-13, 07:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 429
Posted By MrCrassic

Nexus 7. $200 directly from Google with warranty....

Nexus 7. $200 directly from Google with warranty.

You cannot do better than this.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-13, 07:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,717
Posted By MrCrassic

Road cycling and weightlifting. Advice appreciated!

Hey, folks! It's been a LOOOOONG time since I've been here; glad to see some familiar names still posting on here.

I'm going into my six year on the saddle but have also begun weight training...
Forum: Northeast
11-12-12, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 833
Posted By MrCrassic

I did the River Valley ride. The route itself was...

I did the River Valley ride. The route itself was fine but the weather was so unsupportive, I only did 75 miles of it. I wish I did Tour de Bronx instead.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-11, 08:35 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,952
Posted By MrCrassic

I just inspire myself after a while (a week or...

I just inspire myself after a while (a week or so) of not riding. Getting a nice, big ride in at least once in a lazy week is great.
05-23-11, 08:34 AM
Replies: 59,818
Views: 2,301,346
Posted By MrCrassic

Glad to see this thread still alive and kicking...

Glad to see this thread still alive and kicking after a year break :)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-11, 02:00 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,532
Posted By MrCrassic

exactly 25. (did some work on spin bike, but I'm...

exactly 25. (did some work on spin bike, but I'm feeling lazy atm :( )

the miles i'm not riding i'm making up for in walking. kind of lame, but it's something :)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-11, 02:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,030
Posted By MrCrassic

I tried riding in ~10 degree weather two years...

I tried riding in ~10 degree weather two years ago and my hands were done in less than 10 minutes with all sorts of layering. By the time I stopped mid-ride, I felt like my thumb had frostbite. My...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-11, 02:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,030
Posted By MrCrassic

Wow; thanks for the responses! I found the...

Wow; thanks for the responses!

I found the Bar Mitts at Sid's on Friday (or Saturday) when I went to get a new tire. The helpful person at the counter recommended that I put hand warmers on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-11, 09:39 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,030
Posted By MrCrassic

Numb fingers from all sorts of gloves...

Hi, all!

The only things that keep my rides from going the distance in the winter are my hands. No matter what gloves I use, my fingers get numb to the point where riding becomes unbearable. This...
Forum: Foo
12-27-10, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By MrCrassic

You know how it goes with rich old men

You know how it goes with rich old men
Forum: Foo
12-27-10, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By MrCrassic

Ubuntu Forums (http://ubuntuforums.org/) is where...

Ubuntu Forums (http://ubuntuforums.org/) is where you want to be. Excellent source of information.
Forum: Foo
12-27-10, 12:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 791
Posted By MrCrassic

I'm sure this was said before, but buying a phone...

I'm sure this was said before, but buying a phone outright will let you use practically whatever data/voice plan you want. For example, my mom, who is also on the T-, is using an iPhone with no data...
Forum: Foo
12-24-10, 07:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 881
Posted By MrCrassic

This can take a really long time depending on the...

This can take a really long time depending on the kind of person you are, but you'll be better off for it.
Forum: Foo
12-24-10, 07:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 881
Posted By MrCrassic

Ain't this the truth! Listen to this man;...

Ain't this the truth!

Listen to this man; when it comes to relationships and dating advice, he's spot on.
Forum: Foo
12-21-10, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 224
Posted By MrCrassic

There are way too many variables involved in...

There are way too many variables involved in getting an accurate number. For starters, you'll need to know the disks used in the sample, their age, operating conditions, network cabling, networking...
Forum: Foo
12-20-10, 06:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By MrCrassic

@Ruben: Dude, I'm super happy you found someone...

@Ruben: Dude, I'm super happy you found someone else and got custody. I hope all works out with her. :)

@gitarzan: Glad that things turned around in the end.

@mlts22: Dude, I didn't know you...
Forum: Foo
12-20-10, 01:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By MrCrassic

Your year in a nutshell.

Sorry if there's another thread like this; it's been a while since I've been around.

Here's my year in a nutshell. Two years ago, I thought I'd never stop being a regular here. BF was an...
Forum: Foo
12-20-10, 01:15 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,695
Posted By MrCrassic

not if there aren't any good guys...

not if there aren't any good guys...
Forum: Foo
12-20-10, 01:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 471
Posted By MrCrassic

MSE is the best antivirus tool there is at the...

MSE is the best antivirus tool there is at the moment, which is surprising given how crappy their first product was (way back in the day). It's free, "light" and practically unnoticeable. I never...
Forum: Foo
12-20-10, 01:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 718
Posted By MrCrassic

Physics I - II (knowledge went unused) Calculus...

Physics I - II (knowledge went unused)
Calculus I - IV (really liked it...but knowledge ultimately went unused)
Chemistry I - II (hated it back then; appreciate it much more now...still goes...
Forum: Foo
12-20-10, 01:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 675
Posted By MrCrassic

I'm bad at dealing with pressure (I wish I knew...

I'm bad at dealing with pressure (I wish I knew of a way to deal with that.)
I'm also pretty slow at mental math and taking tests.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-10, 05:44 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,721
Posted By MrCrassic

doesn't a license + some additional information...

doesn't a license + some additional information underneath jersey or something suffice?
Forum: Foo
09-09-10, 06:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,630
Posted By MrCrassic

I got hit by a cyclist like this. He was a...

I got hit by a cyclist like this. He was a messenger who was making a left turn (the wrong way) on a VERY active street and we collided as I crossed the intersection. I had just finished spending way...
Forum: Foo
05-18-10, 09:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 455
Posted By MrCrassic

Absolutely would've gone for the degree; what I...

Absolutely would've gone for the degree; what I would've done differently, however, is started at a community college and transfer to a more well-known school instead. Certificates are way too...
Forum: Foo
05-17-10, 04:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,066
Posted By MrCrassic

Graduating next week (though I have to take one...

Graduating next week (though I have to take one more class to officially get my diploma).
Will be receiving a Bachelors of Engineering in Computer Engineering.

I've been working at a great place...
Forum: Foo
04-26-10, 12:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,405
Posted By MrCrassic

Ain't that the truth

Ain't that the truth
Forum: Foo
04-19-10, 11:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By MrCrassic

a) Birth control is FAR from new; people were...

a) Birth control is FAR from new; people were just more desperate then
b) I'm going to assert that pulling out is as old as civilization
c) Many, many marriages sucked just as much then as they do...
Forum: Foo
04-19-10, 11:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,010
Posted By MrCrassic

Daytime: Server Administrator/Server-based...

Daytime: Server Administrator/Server-based software developer and "automation engineer" (That's what I'm calling myself...sounds good)
Offtime: IT consultant and/or photographer; depends on the day...
Forum: Foo
04-19-10, 10:58 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,193
Posted By MrCrassic

lol depends on how clever their stupidity is ...

lol depends on how clever their stupidity is

if it's clever enough, hit em with the sat II on a subject of your choice
Forum: Foo
04-18-10, 11:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By MrCrassic

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

I just finished doing some principal research for a paper on the role of contraceptives during the Industrial Revolution and the 19th Century. It's quite humorous how society didn't really change as...
Forum: Foo
04-17-10, 06:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 552
Posted By MrCrassic

The knee-jerk retort: "welcome to real life!" :) ...

The knee-jerk retort: "welcome to real life!" :)

The more thought-out response: If you're disinterested in school because you're disinterested in the program you're in, this is what I would...
Forum: Foo
04-10-10, 10:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 851
Posted By MrCrassic

Dealing with late-night boarding was probably the...

Dealing with late-night boarding was probably the most interesting part of my trip. It made my overnight stop in Omaha a bit uncomfortable; I carried all of my luggage with me everywhere I went....
Forum: Foo
04-09-10, 06:32 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 6,095
Posted By MrCrassic

feel better, tom!

feel better, tom!
Forum: Foo
04-09-10, 06:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 851
Posted By MrCrassic

You must be new here. ;)

You must be new here. ;)
Forum: Foo
04-09-10, 06:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 851
Posted By MrCrassic

Unfortunately, I didn't. I saw someone else bring...

Unfortunately, I didn't. I saw someone else bring their bike though; all you have to do is box it up!

The trip was fantastic! Tons of pictures; lots of perspective.

I would come back to Chicago...
Forum: Foo
04-09-10, 03:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 851
Posted By MrCrassic

No, by Amtrak.

No, by Amtrak.
Forum: Foo
04-09-10, 03:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 851
Posted By MrCrassic

Which are, somehow, still very dangerous to share...

Which are, somehow, still very dangerous to share the road with. The typical NYC Taxi's signature move (three-lane shift) could easily seriously injure cyclists, regardless of experience. I almost...
Forum: Foo
04-09-10, 12:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 851
Posted By MrCrassic

I ain't dead, *****! :)

I ain't dead, *****! :)
Forum: Foo
04-09-10, 12:40 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 9,190
Posted By MrCrassic

I was very tempted to arrange the next few...

I was very tempted to arrange the next few paychecks to get myself one, but I then remembered the iPhone's release in 2007.

I'm waiting a year. I'm very impressed with it, though. Apple, once...
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