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Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-19, 09:30 AM
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Posted By jtaylor996

So I taught both of my kids to ride bikes this...

So I taught both of my kids to ride bikes this past weekend. The strategy was to get the younger one doing it first to piss the older one off enough for her to commit to doing it. Worked like a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 100,104
Posted By jtaylor996

Understatement of the century, there.

Understatement of the century, there.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 100,104
Posted By jtaylor996

It seems less mutual to me and more "you're...

It seems less mutual to me and more "you're fired". They wouldn't terminate the contract if they thought he could win a stage... by keeping it in place they could at least prevent him getting wins...
05-09-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 993
Posted By jtaylor996

Kittel out at Katusha

Can't believe there's no thread on this yet.

There are lots of rumors, not sure I'd care to repeat any of them.

You don't fire/let go this guy before the tour unless you think he has no chance...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 100,104
Posted By jtaylor996

I think I've reasoned out the answer to my own...

I think I've reasoned out the answer to my own question. Kittel has always been worth a few stage wins at early sprint stages at the tour.

So if there was any chance of him doing the same at this...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 100,104
Posted By jtaylor996

Also, did y'all hear about Kittel getting fired...

Also, did y'all hear about Kittel getting fired from Katusha? Holy cow, didn't see that coming. I wonder if he'll be present at all at this year's tour.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 100,104
Posted By jtaylor996

Double NBD for my kids. I got some BMX style BSOs...

Double NBD for my kids. I got some BMX style BSOs for them from wally world.

My 5 year old (well 6 next week) is graduating from zooming around on her coaster bike to an 18" BMX style, and my...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 100,104
Posted By jtaylor996

RIP Notre Dame :(

RIP Notre Dame

:(
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 100,104
Posted By jtaylor996

PHEW!!!! I don't have to sit through 6...

PHEW!!!!

I don't have to sit through 6 additional months of meetings on this cursed project!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 100,104
Posted By jtaylor996

Could be the ME went out, causing the spacecraft...

Could be the ME went out, causing the spacecraft software to slew to "up", and velocities to start going up rapidly. That would look like IMU failure at first. I'll be interested in the final report....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 100,104
Posted By jtaylor996

So the way it works, it's always just one...

So the way it works, it's always just one person's job to flip their **** when stuff goes wrong. Everyone else still has to monitor their own stuff. I think you can see the gal in the front row is...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 100,104
Posted By jtaylor996

It goes bad at about 1:28:33, when they lose...

It goes bad at about 1:28:33, when they lose telemetry, and all the sudden the spacecraft is pointed the wrong way.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 100,104
Posted By jtaylor996

RIP SpaceIL's lunar lander. Made a nice long...

RIP SpaceIL's lunar lander. Made a nice long smear across the moon just now.

Let's hope the Falcon Heavy does better tonight. My FH mission comes up next, and I need to re-use those side boosters....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 100,104
Posted By jtaylor996

I had a pretty long bout of sleep paralysis last...

I had a pretty long bout of sleep paralysis last night. Thatís what I get for taking a nap earlier in the day.

I guess i should go get tested for narcolepsy.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 100,104
Posted By jtaylor996

Looks like it.

Looks like it.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 100,104
Posted By jtaylor996

Man... **** trimble navigation with a rusty 4x4. ...

Man... **** trimble navigation with a rusty 4x4.

We have some not working antenna systems out there and upset customers because Trimble has posted all over their website flat out false information...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 85,945
Posted By jtaylor996

Yeah, this was on a group "DFW Scanner" which is...

Yeah, this was on a group "DFW Scanner" which is just general emergency stuff that happens around town, so unfortunately it's a pretty good cross section of the area's opinions. Not surprising, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 85,945
Posted By jtaylor996

I don't know. You're my internet doctor. What's...

I don't know. You're my internet doctor. What's the prognosis?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 85,945
Posted By jtaylor996

I got cancer just now while reading the comments...

I got cancer just now while reading the comments on a facebook post about a cyclist hit and killed in my local area. RIP.

Also, RIP humanity.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 85,945
Posted By jtaylor996

I've come back from a hiatus to tell you all that...

I've come back from a hiatus to tell you all that I have cancer.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 85,945
Posted By jtaylor996

I haven't zwifted in a year though. I need to...

I haven't zwifted in a year though. I need to start again. I've got a trainer tire ready to put on.

The real problem is my wife has kicked the activity out of the bedroom, and I have no idea where...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 85,945
Posted By jtaylor996

I like to assume everyone else on zwift is...

I like to assume everyone else on zwift is cheating. That way I feel great about my own performance (if you can call it that).
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 85,945
Posted By jtaylor996

I've been wanting a wheel off trainer lately, but...

I've been wanting a wheel off trainer lately, but for now I'll just put on my trainer wheel and go at it with my old cyclops fluid trainer. It won't do the "inclines get harder" bit, though.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 85,945
Posted By jtaylor996

Marv was in Gryffindor???

Marv was in Gryffindor???
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 85,945
Posted By jtaylor996

What trainer are you using?

What trainer are you using?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 85,945
Posted By jtaylor996

Thanks much, BillyD.

Thanks much, BillyD.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 85,945
Posted By jtaylor996

One more to go until he's reached the optimal...

One more to go until he's reached the optimal number of vehicle wheels. So sayeth we all on bike forums.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 85,945
Posted By jtaylor996

I did end up finding a much better pic once I got...

I did end up finding a much better pic once I got home:...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 85,945
Posted By jtaylor996

Just looked it up... cousin/wife, it seems. ROLL...

Just looked it up... cousin/wife, it seems. ROLL TIDE!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 85,945
Posted By jtaylor996

Would that then be his sister on the right, then?...

Would that then be his sister on the right, then? IIRC, there was something very odd about their relationship...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 85,945
Posted By jtaylor996

I'd bet it's because a lot of their inventory is...

I'd bet it's because a lot of their inventory is on loan... and they sent it back to the mfgrs. But still, damn, that's empty.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 85,945
Posted By jtaylor996

Much luck was involved here. That was about 10...

Much luck was involved here. That was about 10 minutes of effort, and we had clear skies and like 34 degree weather. It was so damn dim I had to do longer exposures than I'd expected, and there's a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5,281
Views: 85,945
Posted By jtaylor996

https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/5029...

https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/50292165_2207650719259153_4851682498800779264_o.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-2.xx&oh=34d37d0656a05270fd77701760126230&oe=5CBCE880

Gonna see if...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-18, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4,707
Views: 69,328
Posted By jtaylor996

If by that you mean did I tell them to go ****...

If by that you mean did I tell them to go **** off, then, yes. Yes, I did.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-18, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4,707
Views: 69,328
Posted By jtaylor996

Ah, there's nothing like a gov't bureaucrat...

Ah, there's nothing like a gov't bureaucrat telling you that you need to either 1. compress the next week's work into the next hour or 2. cancel your Christmas vacation and work over that so they...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-18, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4,707
Views: 69,328
Posted By jtaylor996

The topic always changes in here, but the...

The topic always changes in here, but the atmosphere is always passive-aggressive, it seems.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-18, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4,707
Views: 69,328
Posted By jtaylor996

Steal confirmed (if MF works for you). My...

Steal confirmed (if MF works for you). My experience has been similar buying (and selling) optics second hand. Problems usually end up being nothing at all if they're willing to put it up for sale at...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-18, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4,707
Views: 69,328
Posted By jtaylor996

Indeed. Will give them a chance to make it right....

Indeed. Will give them a chance to make it right. But this lens is basically unmarketable at this point if you're being honest. Hard to believe they didn't notice the issue.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-18, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4,707
Views: 69,328
Posted By jtaylor996

I've never had the "Nifty Fifty", but we've had...

I've never had the "Nifty Fifty", but we've had the 1.4 version (non-L) for a long time, and it still gets a lot of use. I traded a 28-something kit lens that came with my 50D for it long ago. Based...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-18, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4,707
Views: 69,328
Posted By jtaylor996

Yeah, PayPal on this. I've never had this issue...

Yeah, PayPal on this. I've never had this issue on the Fred Miranda forums, where I honestly buy most of my lenses.

I don't know what they did, and I'm not sure I care.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-18, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4,707
Views: 69,328
Posted By jtaylor996

My trails have been closed for months, and I'm...

My trails have been closed for months, and I'm fat and out of shape. #BlameItOnTheRain (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=BlameItOnTheRain)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-18, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4,707
Views: 69,328
Posted By jtaylor996

I'm with you except #4...

I'm with you except #4 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=4) . I was getting shin/toe injuries until I went clipless. YTMV, of course.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-18, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4,707
Views: 69,328
Posted By jtaylor996

I did a bunch of research into it about 6months...

I did a bunch of research into it about 6months ago and came to the conclusion that Xiomi Mi was the best bang for your buck. https://www.gearbest.com/robot-vacuum/pp_440546.html?wid=1349303

All...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-18, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4,707
Views: 69,328
Posted By jtaylor996

Son of a.... Just got a lens in for the wife...

Son of a....

Just got a lens in for the wife (24-70 II) and this is what's going for "Minty like new 9++++" condition:
https://i.imgur.com/Q9oooFT.jpg

I'll take "destroyed coatings" for $1100,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-18, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4,707
Views: 69,328
Posted By jtaylor996

Hot off the satellite: ...

Hot off the satellite:

https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/43694600_10217265142331749_448998217586049024_o.jpg?_nc_cat=111&oh=7ca9f688aad2fb1e308421552b89b384&oe=5C609723
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-18, 07:44 PM
Replies: 10,774
Views: 142,198
Posted By jtaylor996

I just got a new phone. My 6 wouldn't connect to...

I just got a new phone. My 6 wouldn't connect to the cell network anymore... so I splurged and picked up a used 6S in OK condition.

Meh, it's ok. took all night to get it updated and backup from...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-18, 09:17 AM
Replies: 10,774
Views: 142,198
Posted By jtaylor996

I figured just from seeing the results lists. But...

I figured just from seeing the results lists. But why the DNF? Did he crash or something?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-18, 09:11 AM
Replies: 10,774
Views: 142,198
Posted By jtaylor996

He can be best quoted as saying this:

He can be best quoted as saying this:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-18, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10,774
Views: 142,198
Posted By jtaylor996

I vote now, as I have lotta questions about what...

I vote now, as I have lotta questions about what happened to My Guy(tm) since I didn't see the event or really any reporting on it yet.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-18, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10,774
Views: 142,198
Posted By jtaylor996

Part of that seems... unnecessary.

Part of that seems... unnecessary.
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