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07-25-20, 01:23 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Other than changing the brakes, oil and the plugs...

Other than changing the brakes, oil and the plugs (it eats plugs but it's also boosted to like 21psi) I do basically nothing to it. It's been super reliable. Still feels like the day I bought it...
07-24-20, 03:12 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

That's the one, going by memory, so not a typo,...

That's the one, going by memory, so not a typo, just a bad memory.
07-21-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 21,381
Posted By Flatballer

Man, this thing went off the rails early (like,...

Man, this thing went off the rails early (like, halfway down the first page or so).

And then it took the rails, threw them in the ocean, and took a rocket ship to crazy town after taking a very...
07-12-20, 07:13 AM
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Views: 10,334
Posted By Flatballer

I'm guessing that's mostly a mix of tactics,...

I'm guessing that's mostly a mix of tactics, better training these days, and better gearing/shifting speed.

Plus aero wheels probably.
07-06-20, 06:43 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Well, we bought a car. To be technically correct...

Well, we bought a car. To be technically correct I suppose we have a written offer and a deposit down while they try and find us the color combo we want. Car sales are way down but we've been putting...
06-29-20, 05:42 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Same. When I first started posting when I joined,...

Same. When I first started posting when I joined, he was a huge influence and larger than life figure.
06-25-20, 06:55 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

Even before Covid we were not big fans of having...

Even before Covid we were not big fans of having people in our house to do work. They rarely do it as well as we'd like, and it's just uncomfortable having someone you don't know working in your...
06-08-20, 01:32 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Hoo boy did I open up a can of worms. LLC,...

Hoo boy did I open up a can of worms.

LLC, LLP, S-corp, sole proprietor, tax considerations, liability insurance, unemployment insurance, workers comp, drug and alcohol policies...
05-28-20, 01:18 PM
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Views: 29,538
Posted By Flatballer

I joined this site at 20, middle of college,...

I joined this site at 20, middle of college, starting to race bikes.

I'm now 31, almost 32, and have 2 kids and a wife and the world is ******g falling apart around me.

Side note, I kinda...
05-28-20, 10:18 AM
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Views: 29,538
Posted By Flatballer

All that was 10 years ago? We've all gotten old. ...

All that was 10 years ago? We've all gotten old.

I've been on this site for 12 years almost, and I'm the newest member of this current page!
05-27-20, 01:15 PM
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Views: 284,660
Posted By Flatballer

There's some seriously steep stuff around here,...

There's some seriously steep stuff around here, yeah. I haven't ridden that specific route, but I've ridden some around the rivers (climbing out from Forbidden Drive for example) and it can be...
05-20-20, 12:17 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

You know you haven't been paying much attention...

You know you haven't been paying much attention to bikes when there are like 3 new BB specs that you've never heard of.
05-19-20, 10:46 AM
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Views: 29,538
Posted By Flatballer

Weird, not sure why their website showed me it...

Weird, not sure why their website showed me it wasn't. I thought it was strange. Thanks for the correction.
05-19-20, 09:46 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/RBzt_3Z3kfY/maxresdefault.j...

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/RBzt_3Z3kfY/maxresdefault.jpg
05-18-20, 10:20 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

Sure is interesting how when times are bad...

Sure is interesting how when times are bad companies are all "we're all in this together, sacrifices will need to be made among everyone" but when times are good I don't hear a lot of "we're all in...
05-15-20, 06:52 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Both kids have appointments one after the other...

Both kids have appointments one after the other this week to get checkups and vaccines.

The 2 year old won't wear his mask. Not a sentence I ever thought I'd write. Not sure if he's technically...
05-10-20, 03:54 PM
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Views: 284,660
Posted By Flatballer

Meanwhile I'm strongly considering getting back...

Meanwhile I'm strongly considering getting back into tech adjacent. My current division at work is busy but other sections are pretty bad, salary cuts and furloughs and layoffs and stuff all over. I...
04-28-20, 04:53 PM
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Views: 284,660
Posted By Flatballer

Congrats on another year of wisdom.

Congrats on another year of wisdom.
04-18-20, 01:40 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

My lab wouldn't hurt anyone intentionally, but I...

My lab wouldn't hurt anyone intentionally, but I still don't let her bother people or run around off leash basically anywhere that isn't a dog park. People suck.
04-16-20, 01:02 PM
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Views: 284,660
Posted By Flatballer

And everyone knows that 2.9 is less than 6.4, and...

And everyone knows that 2.9 is less than 6.4, and therefore, by the rules of golf cycling, he wins.

Wait, this could be good for me.
04-03-20, 11:47 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x960/qtv3icjgidz21_8cdb58d90a19064d4fbc39d10f8db4ec41d787df.png
04-03-20, 10:10 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

I can't find the exact example I wanted, but...

I can't find the exact example I wanted, but there's a bunch of meme's with "what I thought the apocalypse would be like vs what it looks like" with guys with full tactical loadouts and ammo and...
03-24-20, 06:44 AM
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Views: 284,660
Posted By Flatballer

We support utilities (I do power, but we have gas...

We support utilities (I do power, but we have gas and comm as well) so they've deemed us essential. I don't necessarily agree with every part of the utility business being essential, but it's keeping...
03-22-20, 09:26 AM
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Views: 284,660
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...
03-21-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5,037
Views: 284,660
Posted By Flatballer

Very good article, thanks. And nice of the NYT to...

Very good article, thanks. And nice of the NYT to allow their virus coverage out from behind the paywall.
03-18-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5,037
Views: 284,660
Posted By Flatballer

My work finally made the call today to institute...

My work finally made the call today to institute suggested work from home for everyone. I'm just happy we all have jobs. Hopefully I can keep my people motivated to get projects out the door while...
03-12-20, 01:02 PM
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Views: 284,660
Posted By Flatballer

My county just went on lockdown. ...

My county just went on lockdown.

https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/coronavirus/montgomery-county-coronavirus-containment-plan/2324091/

All non-essential stores are asked to close. All large...
02-06-20, 12:28 PM
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Views: 284,660
Posted By Flatballer

They're usually (always?) filed pro se.

They're usually (always?) filed pro se.
01-23-20, 10:24 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

I think you can tag rides in Strava either by...

I think you can tag rides in Strava either by bike used or by a keyword, and you should (I have not at all looked at their API, I'm just assuming) be able to filter rides by that and then create a...
01-15-20, 11:47 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

It's clearly Burt Reynolds.

It's clearly Burt Reynolds.
01-10-20, 10:31 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

The designers and engineers who work for me often...

The designers and engineers who work for me often have just one code per day, or even per week.

Meanwhile, I have 10 codes a day, down to the quarter hour (which I totally do by feel, often at...
11-17-19, 10:56 PM
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Views: 284,660
Posted By Flatballer

That's not shoddy work, that's fraud.

That's not shoddy work, that's fraud.
09-30-19, 09:58 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Are you telling me your son is a senior already? ...

Are you telling me your son is a senior already?

I'm older than I realized.
09-20-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15,160
Views: 858,894
Posted By Flatballer

I got stung on the tongue and inside my lower lip...

I got stung on the tongue and inside my lower lip by a ground hornet once.

That was a fun week.
08-29-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 15,160
Views: 858,894
Posted By Flatballer

Just from the description I knew that was a term...

Just from the description I knew that was a term I was just better off not knowing about.

Anything that's "like a degloving" is not something I care to see.

For me, training is just kind of...
08-24-19, 09:55 AM
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Views: 435,843
Posted By Flatballer

Garmin is replacing my Edge 530 due to continued...

Garmin is replacing my Edge 530 due to continued issues with phone connectivity. I get drops on basically every single ride I do.

We'll see if it helps, but I'm not holding my breath.
08-12-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5,037
Views: 284,660
Posted By Flatballer

If you keep saying things like this, my wife will...

If you keep saying things like this, my wife will find you.

I'm already feeling guilty about getting back into cycling and how much I've spent.
08-10-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 15,160
Views: 858,894
Posted By Flatballer

3x8 inside. Aiming for about 105-108%, somewhere...

3x8 inside. Aiming for about 105-108%, somewhere around 185.

Went 183, 184, 187. So pretty spot on, probably could've gone slightly harder early. Not sure I could've done a 4th like ideally I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 19,516
Views: 4,131,245
Posted By Flatballer

I have a okay entry level telescope collecting...

I have a okay entry level telescope collecting dust and a bike I ride all the time, so that sounds good to me.
08-05-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 58,146
Posted By Flatballer

Awesome job. You can definitely tell that...

Awesome job.

You can definitely tell that the wind is whipping even on the podium, all the holes in the banner are completely open.
07-27-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 5,037
Views: 284,660
Posted By Flatballer

My son is about 15 months old. Starting to get...

My son is about 15 months old. Starting to get more words, but most of them are still not objects, mostly they're 'no', 'thank you', 'hot', 'more', 'all done' etc. He also knows some nouns, 'bread',...
07-25-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 15,160
Views: 858,894
Posted By Flatballer

I still have my powertap hub and I use duos now....

I still have my powertap hub and I use duos now. I haven't ridden with both, but I really should. See how they compare.
07-24-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 15,160
Views: 858,894
Posted By Flatballer

FTP test last night. Ramp style (93% target 10...

FTP test last night. Ramp style (93% target 10 minutes, 100% 15 minutes, ramp until exhaustion).

175W basically. At 205 lbs, so pretty bad, but it's somewhere to start, and it's going to be a...
07-19-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5,037
Views: 284,660
Posted By Flatballer

That's awesome. It looks really tough, but looks...

That's awesome. It looks really tough, but looks super fun.
07-17-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5,037
Views: 284,660
Posted By Flatballer

Looking at pictures like this, I can see why...

Looking at pictures like this, I can see why gravel is becoming so popular.

No cars, beautiful vistas.

https://www.velonews.com/2019/07/gravel/gallery-2019-crusher-in-the-tushar_497444
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 19,516
Views: 4,131,245
Posted By Flatballer

The gold KMC chains are Titanium Nitride coated....

The gold KMC chains are Titanium Nitride coated. That material happens to be gold colored, but also has excellent wear and friction properties that are good for chains.

Looking cool is a side...
07-09-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 15,160
Views: 858,894
Posted By Flatballer

Smart man.

Smart man.
07-09-19, 07:14 AM
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Views: 858,894
Posted By Flatballer

30 minute commute. Easy pace. I've been...

30 minute commute. Easy pace.

I've been trying out intermittent fasting (the 16/8 style), and it worked well yesterday (the first day I really committed) for the most part, except I didn't eat...
07-06-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 15,160
Views: 858,894
Posted By Flatballer

90 minutes or so. Hair over 20 miles, 1400 feet. ...

90 minutes or so. Hair over 20 miles, 1400 feet.

That's a lot of climbing for me, and it was all pretty steep and punchy. Also my longest ride yet since I've been back.

Was aiming for Z1 (of...
07-04-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 15,160
Views: 858,894
Posted By Flatballer

Hour early dad ride in time to get the kids when...

Hour early dad ride in time to get the kids when they woke up. I like this ride and will start doing it more. I can get time in and not feel guilty because my wife still gets to sleep in.

Mostly...
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