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03-22-20, 09:26 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

I've got four direct reports. One just came back...

I've got four direct reports. One just came back from Dubai and I have to figure out how to get her desktop set up at home. I think IT can install the VPN client not I'm not 100% yet.

Other guy I...
03-20-20, 05:37 AM
Replies: 14,540
Views: 808,220
Posted By gsteinb

I feel you. Not being argumentative, but I am...

I feel you. Not being argumentative, but I am saying the absolute opposite though. For me there's more to it all. We're not racing any time soon. I'd be shocked if races are salvaged this year. My...
03-19-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,310
Posted By big john

The governor said there was a difference between...

The governor said there was a difference between the Bay Area order and the rest of the state but I'm not clear on the nuances. I'll read up on it some more.
03-19-20, 11:13 AM
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Views: 808,220
Posted By gsteinb

Cranked it pretty good today. I think one of the...

Cranked it pretty good today. I think one of the good internal questions we can ask ourselves is 'why we do this.' Surely it isn't only to race, or to win, since there's really not a lot of that. On...
03-19-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,654
Posted By UmneyDurak

Nice, congrats! Few weeks ago I got that...

Nice, congrats!

Few weeks ago I got that goal completely unexpectedly. Was helping teammate in stage race. Last race was RR. I was attacking, and pushing the pace on ever roller and rise. It was...
03-18-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,310
Posted By Clyde1820

Hm. According to data from Statista, the USA has...

Hm. According to data from Statista, the USA has about 6x the number of hospitals, hospital beds and population, give or take, but the USA has about ~14% fewer beds per-capita (of population) as...
03-17-20, 03:05 PM
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Posted By topflightpro

Well, my big race is scheduled for late...

Well, my big race is scheduled for late June/early July, so I am optimistic it will still happen.
03-17-20, 08:01 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

Two of our nephews have become huge mountain...

Two of our nephews have become huge mountain bikers.When they can't ride, they watch downhill videos on YouTube or RedBull. They are 6 and 8. We are delivering their new, real mountain bikes to them...
03-16-20, 10:18 AM
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Views: 248,691
Posted By hubcyclist

How about some positive news? My son is almost 9...

How about some positive news? My son is almost 9 and hasn't ridden a bike without training wheels. He never really took to using a balance bike or anything else and I try not to push him because I...
03-15-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,310
Posted By Cypress

CDC is now recommending gatherings of 50 or more...

CDC is now recommending gatherings of 50 or more to be canceled for 8 weeks.

I guess I’m getting my wish of late-season races?
03-15-20, 08:01 PM
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Posted By big john

Now our governor wants all of us 65 and older to...

Now our governor wants all of us 65 and older to "self isolate" at home.
Strong words from a man who never won a cat 5 race in his life.
03-15-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,654
Posted By TMonk

bravo!

bravo!
03-15-20, 04:50 PM
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Posted By big john

It's been raining every day here, which never...

It's been raining every day here, which never happens, but today there was a break and I joined a newer club for a nice ride. Low 50s, cloudy and windy felt wonderful instead of cabin fever. On the...
03-15-20, 11:24 AM
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Posted By furiousferret

I did a Zwift group ride and because I'm...

I did a Zwift group ride and because I'm altruistic, I'll drop back and help pull stragglers back. Yesterday, the main group sped up as I was bringing in 3, we went about 4 minutes and had to go...
03-15-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,310
Posted By furiousferret

It's not comforting that I get more frequent and...

It's not comforting that I get more frequent and concise updates from USA Cycling and my Air Conditioning company than our local government or CDC.

I'm not sure why my AC company is sending me...
03-14-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,310
Posted By Cypress

I got my hair cut yesterday after work and I was...

I got my hair cut yesterday after work and I was one of 6 people for the DAY. The second I walked in they looked at me in a “do you look sick” kind of way before greeting me. They also asked how I...
03-13-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,310
Posted By furiousferret

This is a global conspiracy to keep me from...

This is a global conspiracy to keep me from upgrading to Cat 3 and winning this years Nats RR.
03-12-20, 04:34 PM
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Views: 248,691
Posted By big john

Me, too.

Me, too.
03-12-20, 01:39 PM
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Views: 8,310
Posted By furiousferret

We telecommute 2 days a week, and spoke with...

We telecommute 2 days a week, and spoke with management about sending everyone home until this blows over. We were told its a privilege, don't be a fear monger, and its not a big deal (just a bad...
03-12-20, 12:40 PM
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Views: 248,691
Posted By Hermes

I am watching it rain.

I am watching it rain.
03-11-20, 07:10 AM
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Views: 544
Posted By topflightpro

I never noticed it cratered. If anything, I feel...

I never noticed it cratered. If anything, I feel like the coaching market has continued to get larger even as the number of races/racers has seemed to decline.
03-04-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,654
Posted By TMonk

Haven't been as active with posting, super busy...

Haven't been as active with posting, super busy at work and with all of the wedding planning! It's in 2 months. But I have been racing!

VoS cat 2 was fun, minus being 2 minutes late to the start...
03-03-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 932
Posted By furiousferret

Californian here. We have the same issues, but...

Californian here. We have the same issues, but tbf, our summer months are filled with Michelob Ultra auditions and sitting on the beach and waxing our surfboards.

I have both a like and...
02-24-20, 03:07 PM
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Views: 248,691
Posted By Wylde06

Put my 2 week notice in today. I start the new...

Put my 2 week notice in today. I start the new job on March 9th

:beer:
02-20-20, 10:55 AM
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Views: 248,691
Posted By hubcyclist

Leaving Puerto Rico today. As much as I hate time...

Leaving Puerto Rico today. As much as I hate time away from training it was fun being away from New England in mid 80s weather. I also am afraid of the weight gain lol we went to the Bacardi facility...
02-18-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 869
Posted By Spesh

Everywhere except Tulsa in the beginning of June,...

Everywhere except Tulsa in the beginning of June, it seems.
02-06-20, 04:20 PM
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Views: 248,691
Posted By Enthalpic

It still serves it's intensive purposes. ;)

It still serves it's intensive purposes. ;)
02-03-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,654
Posted By furiousferret

:popcorn

:popcorn
02-03-20, 04:43 PM
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Views: 1,654
Posted By topflightpro

Oh come one now. You can't do that. Don't leave...

Oh come one now. You can't do that. Don't leave us hanging. Back it up with the story.
01-25-20, 02:21 PM
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Views: 248,691
Posted By hubcyclist

Yeah, I have a Pi 3 and a Pi zero, although I...

Yeah, I have a Pi 3 and a Pi zero, although I haven't put them to use for this stuff yet, the Pi is mainly a plex server while the zero has been used as a NES/SNES emulation station. Once I get more...
01-23-20, 11:17 PM
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Posted By big john

Olds. :) For my 40th birthday (1994) we had a...

Olds. :) For my 40th birthday (1994) we had a party and a softball game. My friend Dave slid into second base and re-injured his knee but didn't know how bad it was until the next day when he and I...
01-23-20, 02:36 PM
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Posted By TMonk

After two lackluster two days of training, I got...

After two lackluster two days of training, I got up early and hit 3.25 hrs of zone 3 AP before work. I feel great! Tired, but good.

Commute home later,
off day tomorrow,
4-5 hrs with some group...
01-22-20, 06:30 PM
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Views: 248,691
Posted By hubcyclist

I've been geeking out with trying some...

I've been geeking out with trying some programming. I took a Java semester course as an undergrad in 1999, and while I enjoyed it, I wasn't convinced I had could cut it as a computer sci major (I...
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Views: 711
Posted By Welshboy

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS...

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS1961/PTW/2007PBP09_zps1fed8b1b.jpg
Waiting to start.

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS1961/PTW/2007PBP18_zps7aeeb510.jpg
...
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Posted By Welshboy

My 2007 Paris-Brest-Paris

I hope it's OK to post this here as 2007 is a few years ago now! Perhaps reading this ride report might just inspire someone to give it a go at sometime in the future.
...
01-15-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,654
Posted By TMonk

2020 racing stories

Started 2020 off with a course record in the Men's 20k TTT at the Fiesta Island Time Trial (FITT) series. The four of us rode a 24:56 20k. To put that result into perspective, the course record for...
01-15-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14,540
Views: 808,220
Posted By Hermes

I had a creaking noise on my road bike - drove me...

I had a creaking noise on my road bike - drove me nuts. I took it to the shop and had them check the bearings, bottom bracket, cleaned and lubed everything. It was better. I took out the rear...
12-31-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3,035
Views: 279,385
Posted By KDTX

Wow....almost 9 years later and the thread I...

Wow....almost 9 years later and the thread I started is still alive and well! Footage has improved as well as on screen data. Keep the video's coming!
11-07-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,276
Posted By BK84

1- Done 2- 27 races 3- 9 podiums

1- Done

2- 27 races

3- 9 podiums
10-29-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 960
Posted By Cypress

When I lived in MT, I'd go 3-4 months without...

When I lived in MT, I'd go 3-4 months without riding due to the weather. I stayed in excellent shape one year by religiously playing racquetball. Started the cycling season 10-pounds lower than usual...
10-28-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 4,632
Views: 248,691
Posted By carpediemracing

Very good. I'm not on the computer as much...

Very good. I'm not on the computer as much anymore so not really on forums and such. No longer work with computers so my "alt-tab" posting (blog, forums) is no longer a thing. I realize I used to...
10-23-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4,632
Views: 248,691
Posted By big john

Patrick O'Grady wrote a column years ago...

Patrick O'Grady wrote a column years ago comparing pro cycling in the U.S. with competitive eating. He said a guy won $2500 for eating 5 pounds of corned beef and cabbage which was the same amount...
10-14-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 49,228
Posted By Hermes

Win...Sunday Oct 13th, Fiesta Island 20k TTT,...

Win...Sunday Oct 13th, Fiesta Island 20k TTT, closed course to all traffic, 64 degrees, very light winds start time 7:03 AM.

https://i.imgur.com/DkHcsU3.jpg

When we arrived it was dark and our...
10-13-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 49,228
Posted By furiousferret

I did my teams CX race today (after working...

I did my teams CX race today (after working registration for 5 hours), probably got 30th out of 40 in 4/5.

Since it was California CX you have Cat 2 roadies and maybe a few Cat 1s lining up in the...
10-12-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 49,228
Posted By Doge

This is MTB - so skip if you want. Riding the...

This is MTB - so skip if you want. Riding the last laps without a saddle/ funny / not so funny stuff. My kid in the white and blue #279. The carbon seat rails shattered....
10-07-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4,632
Views: 248,691
Posted By Cypress

Oh, and I saw that the registration fees increase...

Oh, and I saw that the registration fees increase to $1600 on May 1st (1.5 months before the event). That $4.57/mile. At an average speed of 15 mph, that's $68.57 per hour.

Maybe I should take up...
10-05-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4,632
Views: 248,691
Posted By Cypress

I just went to register for a 5-day gravel stage...

I just went to register for a 5-day gravel stage race that I’ve been eyeing. Entry fee: $1200 base fee with the option of adding VIP camping and other stuff for even more money. I didn’t register out...
08-12-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 49,228
Posted By cmh

Congrats on the win topflight, but dang. ...

Congrats on the win topflight, but dang. Collarbones are such a useless bone.
07-16-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 49,228
Posted By Hermes

mattm Heal up fast. I am looking for the yuck...

mattm Heal up fast. I am looking for the yuck button.
07-16-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 49,228
Posted By furiousferret

Just because I hit 'like' doesn't mean I'm a fan...

Just because I hit 'like' doesn't mean I'm a fan of the broken bone :(

Also did you get to be on the team that swears all the time on youtube? Those guys are like the Cobra Kai of cycling.
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