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10-18-17, 02:09 PM
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Too much topography for that .. the top of that...

Too much topography for that .. the top of that house is below our basement. We'd probably tear it down and build a small house at the back of the lot and rent it out, and maybe eventually move...
10-18-17, 01:53 PM
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Posted By globecanvas

The house next door to us was abandoned a couple...

The house next door to us was abandoned a couple of years ago by the family of criminal methheads who used to live there. It was like a neighborhood holiday when they left. The house has been...
10-18-17, 01:18 PM
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Posted By globecanvas

I'm just curious what language would merit an...

I'm just curious what language would merit an unqualified description as NSFW regardless of workplace.
10-18-17, 10:39 AM
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Posted By globecanvas

I usually lift about half a furlong, which is...

I usually lift about half a furlong, which is equivalent to 35 carats, or a double hogshead.
10-18-17, 10:32 AM
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Posted By globecanvas

That's no guess. That is the American Way.

That's no guess. That is the American Way.
10-18-17, 07:42 AM
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Posted By globecanvas

I've been doing single leg squats and yesterday I...

I've been doing single leg squats and yesterday I added in single leg deadlifts. Both exercises on one leg obviously, holding 15 lbs of hand weights. They are surprisingly difficult exercises. A...
10-17-17, 06:36 PM
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Posted By globecanvas

Some fine attention to HTML detail there too: ...

Some fine attention to HTML detail there too:

https://i.imgur.com/xgcJmlr.png
10-17-17, 09:44 AM
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Posted By globecanvas

I'm not sure that changed. It was always ordered...

I'm not sure that changed. It was always ordered by upload time, except in the case of group activities which were ordered by the first participant's upload time.
10-16-17, 06:10 PM
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Posted By globecanvas

If you scroll down to load more activities, the...

If you scroll down to load more activities, the style changes.
10-16-17, 12:37 PM
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Posted By globecanvas

whoa strava web dashboard changes

whoa strava web dashboard changes
10-16-17, 10:44 AM
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Posted By globecanvas

Also, wow, the training peaks NP and TSS are way...

Also, wow, the training peaks NP and TSS are way different from what I calculate for this ride, by over 25%. FTP is set the same.

I know there are two different commonly used windowing methods...
10-16-17, 10:01 AM
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Posted By globecanvas

A buddy who is a coach is giving me a sort of...

A buddy who is a coach is giving me a sort of free trial of coaching. I am new to the whole training peaks thing. He assigned workouts for the week, but told me I could rearrange them to suit my...
10-16-17, 06:51 AM
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Posted By globecanvas

My good friend's dad was a 9/11 first responder....

My good friend's dad was a 9/11 first responder. He died this year from cancer caused by asbestos exposure, and was added to the FDNY memorial wall. More 9/11 first responders have now died from...
10-15-17, 09:27 AM
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Posted By globecanvas

CS degrees didn't really exist in their current...

CS degrees didn't really exist in their current form when I went to college in the 80s. I got a math degree but spent a number of years as a musician and carpenter after school. In 1995 I got an...
10-15-17, 06:42 AM
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Posted By globecanvas

tommyrod74 tetonrider I enjoy mountain biking,...

tommyrod74 tetonrider I enjoy mountain biking, but not as a racer. I did one MTB race about 4 years ago and pulled out halfway through because I got worried I was going to hurt somebody else.
...
10-14-17, 03:44 PM
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Posted By globecanvas

All fixed now. The best part was having to drive...

All fixed now. The best part was having to drive 20 minutes each way to lowes to get the tool to pull out the valve cartridge so I could drive 20 minutes each way back to lowes and get a replacement.
10-14-17, 08:23 AM
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Posted By globecanvas

Last night during dinner water started coming...

Last night during dinner water started coming through the ceiling. One of my kids had taken a shower and it turns out the overflow drain was cracked so water ran down behind it. While checking that...
10-14-17, 08:20 AM
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Posted By globecanvas

Hell yeah. I've been visiting colleges with my...

Hell yeah. I've been visiting colleges with my HS senior and often my reaction is "I wish I could go to school here." But really what I mean is, I wish I could be 20 years old and going to school...
10-13-17, 03:16 PM
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Posted By globecanvas

Boo to hearing loss. Hope it's nothing serious!

Boo to hearing loss. Hope it's nothing serious!
10-13-17, 10:34 AM
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Posted By globecanvas

I was referring to the screenshots above. ...

I was referring to the screenshots above.

Here's CA's power curve distribution chart which is based on actual data, not self-reported:

https://i.imgur.com/EnnQN5M.png
...
10-13-17, 10:27 AM
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Posted By globecanvas

Funny charts. There is clearly a preference for...

Funny charts. There is clearly a preference for self-reporting FTP in watts as a nice round number (200, 250, 300). The weight distribution chart is steppy at 5kg intervals as well Those two...
10-13-17, 08:19 AM
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Posted By globecanvas

Watts are the wrong metric here, w/kg is better,...

Watts are the wrong metric here, w/kg is better, but if the question is reframed as "can anyone who puts in the work get to 105% of my current w/kg" the answer is still no.
10-12-17, 02:47 PM
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Posted By globecanvas

Looking at the list of books I've read in 2017,...

Looking at the list of books I've read in 2017, these were the sleeper highlights:

Walkaway
Six Wakes
Abyss Beyond Dreams
Revenger
10-12-17, 02:42 PM
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Posted By globecanvas

OK, read this entire series: ...

OK, read this entire series: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_series

"Classic" fantasy I am less into, but I enjoyed this series: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_First_Law
10-12-17, 12:42 PM
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Posted By globecanvas

I think half his novels are brilliant and the...

I think half his novels are brilliant and the other half are annoying. The new one starts out brilliant and then becomes annoying. Recommendation: pass.

His son, Nick Harkaway, is pretty good...
10-12-17, 12:11 PM
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Posted By globecanvas

Just for fun, here's every book I have read so...

Just for fun, here's every book I have read so far in 2017.

https://goo.gl/Nv3QXc
10-12-17, 11:47 AM
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Posted By globecanvas

Read em :) Light fare, but I enjoyed how the...

Read em :) Light fare, but I enjoyed how the author didn't really seem to care about tying all of the narratives together, it was like 20 short stories all told a chapter at a time.

My all-time...
10-12-17, 11:45 AM
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Posted By globecanvas

I didn't love the show -- found it shallow and a...

I didn't love the show -- found it shallow and a bit silly, and badly miscast. Mike from Breaking Bad, who was in the first episode for about 20 seconds, would have been a great Detective Miller. ...
10-12-17, 11:41 AM
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Posted By globecanvas

I have a weakness for sci fi and I read basically...

I have a weakness for sci fi and I read basically all of it. As in, I'll scour amazon looking for stuff I haven't yet read. I enjoyed this series and am looking forward to the next one which is due...
10-11-17, 08:40 AM
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Posted By globecanvas

yikes Where are you? NC?

yikes

Where are you? NC?
10-11-17, 08:39 AM
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Posted By globecanvas

There's some inconsistency about what exactly is...

There's some inconsistency about what exactly is included in various advertised crank weights.
10-11-17, 08:38 AM
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Posted By globecanvas

My buddy was just telling me today about some new...

My buddy was just telling me today about some new gizmo you plug into your suspension and run an app while you ride and it analyzes something and tells you what you need to tune or change.
10-11-17, 08:31 AM
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Posted By globecanvas

It's basically a gas tax that provides low-skill...

It's basically a gas tax that provides low-skill employment. Reasonable people may think that is either a good thing or a bad thing.

My mother in law, who moved nearby after living in NJ her...
10-10-17, 12:31 PM
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Posted By globecanvas

3x15 at some number. That number might be 88% of...

3x15 at some number. That number might be 88% of in-season FTP, or it might be 100% of current FTP, depends on your belief system I suppose.
10-07-17, 02:10 PM
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Posted By globecanvas

Local Saturday morning ride here is a small fast...

Local Saturday morning ride here is a small fast group of mostly regulars. It's technically a drop ride, but it's not like we read new guys the rules or whatever, because they tend to self-drop...
10-07-17, 09:32 AM
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Posted By globecanvas

https://i.imgur.com/AIxDFo9.png

https://i.imgur.com/AIxDFo9.png
10-06-17, 07:02 AM
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Posted By globecanvas

Definitely true, and definitely learnable. But I...

Definitely true, and definitely learnable. But I also think it's true that one can compensate for weaknesses in such a way as to mask the fact that they are weaknesses. This connects to a...
10-06-17, 04:31 AM
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Posted By globecanvas

Way easier! This is technical single track so...

Way easier! This is technical single track so rolling fast is not really a factor. Easier = staying on the bike with less effort.
10-05-17, 01:23 PM
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Posted By globecanvas

This still fricking hurts. On the plus side it...

This still fricking hurts. On the plus side it reacts to hot water the same way as poison ivy so I've been taking really long showers which is concerning to my wife.

Apparently TKP got stung by...
10-05-17, 07:07 AM
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Posted By globecanvas

In the middle of the night the specter of Gary...

In the middle of the night the specter of Gary Fisher appears and waxes your mustache while you sleep.
10-05-17, 05:44 AM
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Views: 5,862
Posted By globecanvas

Strava, man... ...

Strava, man...


https://www.strava.com/activities/1198470686


(see comments)
10-05-17, 05:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,347
Posted By globecanvas

This is a bit off topic, but I just put a much...

This is a bit off topic, but I just put a much bigger front tire on my FS MTB (2.6 Minion DHF) and had to go for a headlamp ride last night to try it out and my goodness what a difference a big...
10-04-17, 10:15 AM
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Posted By globecanvas

If you can focus on the power you are doing...

If you can focus on the power you are doing during the sprint, you are not really sprinting :)

Sprints are won by knowing when to jump, jumping, and going faster than everybody else. You can't...
10-04-17, 09:23 AM
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Views: 5,862
Posted By globecanvas

+1 It's just social media. People can...

+1

It's just social media. People can "cheat," there's all kinds of data noise, and you can have the ride of your life but have it not match the segment because of GPS randomness. If you take it...
10-02-17, 05:18 AM
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Posted By globecanvas

nooooooooooo

nooooooooooo
10-01-17, 01:09 PM
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Posted By globecanvas

Awesome!

Awesome!
10-01-17, 07:50 AM
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Views: 1,511
Posted By globecanvas

Not race equivalent efforts though! Group...

Not race equivalent efforts though!

Group ride is like

Z1 ========
Z2 =======
Z3 =====
Z4 ====
Z5 ===
Z6 ==
10-01-17, 07:39 AM
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Views: 1,511
Posted By globecanvas

What's funny is I do the exact same group rides...

What's funny is I do the exact same group rides and usually see race equivalent NP numbers.
10-01-17, 07:11 AM
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Posted By globecanvas

**** that! Yesterday something fell out of a...

**** that!

Yesterday something fell out of a tree onto my neck and stung the hell out of me. It's a bizarre non-localized sting so I think it might have been a poisonous caterpillar or something....
10-01-17, 07:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,347
Posted By globecanvas

I was thinking about this yesterday while getting...

I was thinking about this yesterday while getting my ass kicked on a MTB ride with an ex-pro.

I used to have a PM on my MTB and I do have one on my cross bike. Like anyone who does this I was...
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