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05-22-13, 02:35 PM
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Posted By saratoga

My 70 yo mom still goes to some of my races and...

My 70 yo mom still goes to some of my races and helps out if someone doesn't have anyone to feed them. I was very fortunate she was there when I crashed in 2007 at a RR that I was going to do alone....
05-10-13, 02:07 PM
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Posted By saratoga

Well said. The most successful people I've...

Well said.

The most successful people I've met in all walks of life have also been the most humble. :thumb:
05-10-13, 06:30 AM
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Posted By saratoga

Anybody ever been to Luxembourg? Possible bus...

Anybody ever been to Luxembourg? Possible bus trip coming up.
05-09-13, 06:11 AM
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Posted By saratoga

2.5 hrs on a Wed night, better than usual. ...

2.5 hrs on a Wed night, better than usual.

Rode out to the mtb park, trails for 1.5 hrs, rode home.
05-08-13, 11:58 AM
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Posted By saratoga

After owning a 2011 VW TDi, it's not exactly low...

After owning a 2011 VW TDi, it's not exactly low maintenance or what I would consider to be inexpensive to maintain. Yes they come with 3/36 no additional charge maintenance. Yes it gets good mileage...
05-07-13, 07:55 AM
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Posted By saratoga

Dude driving a u haul over the weekend decides...

Dude driving a u haul over the weekend decides he's in a hurry and wants to pass on the right in a lane that merges left and is barricaded off with orange construction barrels. Doesn't make it in...
05-03-13, 01:46 PM
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Posted By saratoga

$65? Wow. The YMCA runs $50/mo here and that's...

$65? Wow. The YMCA runs $50/mo here and that's high for this area.

There are a bunch of Youfit $10 deals and LA Fitness took over Lifestyles which runs about $20/month. Gym memberships are cheap...
05-03-13, 08:50 AM
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Posted By saratoga

Gym rats crack me up, especially the guys who try...

Gym rats crack me up, especially the guys who try to show their gfs/wives off by having them do something that's way over their ability.

I belong to the Y because I like what they stand for and do...
05-02-13, 07:28 PM
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Posted By saratoga

Didn't kwaki say something about getting...

Didn't kwaki say something about getting rear-ended recently?

Thursday was the 4th 13 hour work day this week which is just as well seeing as it has been raining almost all week.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-13, 02:38 PM
Replies: 63
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Posted By saratoga

I had an 04 R1000 that I sold for $350 probably 5...

I had an 04 R1000 that I sold for $350 probably 5 years ago. It was a nice bike but it had 9sp Ultegra with a 52 big ring and a goofy 1" headset like someone already mentioned.
04-29-13, 06:05 AM
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Posted By saratoga

As ashamed as I am to admit I created a Strava...

As ashamed as I am to admit I created a Strava account over the weekend, I did.
04-29-13, 05:59 AM
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Posted By saratoga

My limits are Gainesville to the north and Naples...

My limits are Gainesville to the north and Naples to the south, about a 2.5 hour radius. There are plenty that fall into this area.

Tallahassee (4 hours) and Miami (4.5-5 hours) are the furthest...
04-26-13, 10:11 AM
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Posted By saratoga

Says the man who has family fart night. ...

Says the man who has family fart night.

Otherwise, way TMI and for the record, NO I did not ask! :p
04-26-13, 09:55 AM
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Posted By saratoga

http://tbo.com/news/breaking-news/ingested-diamond...

http://tbo.com/news/breaking-news/ingested-diamond-is-a-jewel--of-a-story-for-flustered-winner-b82483646z1



Gross!
04-26-13, 06:25 AM
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Posted By saratoga

Friends of mine had a chocolate lab that they got...

Friends of mine had a chocolate lab that they got from someone looking to put him down because he was sick and evidently didn't have the funds to figure out what was going on... turns out he had...
04-26-13, 06:11 AM
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Posted By saratoga

It depends... The local Wed night training...

It depends...

The local Wed night training crit has been faster than sanctioned P123 crits I've been in if no break goes up the road. This is my exp from the A race. The B race looks like most 4-5...
04-25-13, 08:14 PM
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Posted By saratoga

Yeah, I know how schitzo some of them can be. The...

Yeah, I know how schitzo some of them can be. The oldest Weimaraner I had as a kid was calm and just wanted to be with someone all the time... he would stop and point at every small animal that moved...
04-25-13, 07:18 PM
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Posted By saratoga

Was thinking of getting another dog. Had weims...

Was thinking of getting another dog. Had weims previously but have always wanted a big goofy lab.
04-24-13, 08:05 AM
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Posted By saratoga

Been riding my MTB lately, there's a good MTB...

Been riding my MTB lately, there's a good MTB park about a 20min ride away from where I live so I've been riding out there, practicing one or two trails then riding home after work.

Last night I...
04-24-13, 06:59 AM
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Posted By saratoga

^^What he said. I-75N to SR52, head east into San...

^^What he said. I-75N to SR52, head east into San Ann.

There's a ride that leaves from the 7-11 at Fishhawk and Boyette in Lithia at 7:30 on Wed mornings. Heads south to Manatee county and...
04-24-13, 06:17 AM
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Posted By saratoga

Todd Rundgren only banged the drum as far as I...

Todd Rundgren only banged the drum as far as I know.
04-23-13, 10:00 AM
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Posted By saratoga

^^Dutch Oven.

^^Dutch Oven.
04-22-13, 05:31 PM
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Posted By saratoga

Haha I remember that...he was making life...

Haha I remember that...he was making life miserable in the 3's. One of the few times I've actually been caught near the front! Dean Warren took some great pics that year.
...
04-19-13, 04:21 PM
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Posted By saratoga

FL gets more physical the further south the race...

FL gets more physical the further south the race is.

I've seen a lot of dumb moves here but have no other point of comparison.
04-19-13, 07:17 AM
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Posted By saratoga

How's it go? Back then all I wanted was a BMW....

How's it go? Back then all I wanted was a BMW. Now all I want is a BM.
04-19-13, 06:12 AM
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Posted By saratoga

The magnitude of this is hard to digest... news...

The magnitude of this is hard to digest... news says the guy on the run is a 19 year old. How screwed up are people? When I was 19 all I wanted was a nicer car and more women.
04-18-13, 05:26 PM
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Posted By saratoga

Ugh, MBA buzzwords make my head hurt. It's...

Ugh, MBA buzzwords make my head hurt.

It's hard to imagine a technology company struggling with technology. Your cell phone would literally not function without what we do but when it comes to...
04-18-13, 05:16 PM
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Posted By saratoga

Nothing happened with him, he was fine. His boss...

Nothing happened with him, he was fine. His boss has some issues.
04-18-13, 09:48 AM
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Posted By saratoga

On a side note, glad I made the decision on a...

On a side note, glad I made the decision on a hunch to step away from the coaching service I was using about a month ago.
04-18-13, 09:42 AM
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Posted By saratoga

If we didn't have engineers to work with end...

If we didn't have engineers to work with end users to sort out their business needs for new information and systems, deliver requirements and design documents, design functional and consistent AUIs,...
04-15-13, 01:44 PM
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Posted By saratoga

I live within 10 minutes of two good size parks...

I live within 10 minutes of two good size parks in old phosphate mines with extensive MTB trails and a few friends have switched from road to MTB over the past couple of years. I don't like CX all...
04-04-13, 06:28 AM
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Posted By saratoga

That's a pretty good museum too. Last time I was...

That's a pretty good museum too. Last time I was there, they were just finishing the B-29 exhibit.
03-29-13, 07:49 AM
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Posted By saratoga

A 7X16 enclosed trailer like a HaulMark will run...

A 7X16 enclosed trailer like a HaulMark will run right at 2500# empty depending on the options it has- barn doors or gate, side door, thickness of the plywood on the sides, etc. Most 2 axle trailers...
03-27-13, 02:36 PM
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Posted By saratoga

Ouch. $4500 would more than pay for a built...

Ouch. $4500 would more than pay for a built Allison trans that could handle north of 900 ft/lb on a regular basis in a GM Duramax pickup.

What breaks in the Subaru transmissions?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-13, 02:04 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,342
Posted By saratoga

You took a (very clear) picture of what went on...

You took a (very clear) picture of what went on behind you while riding but couldn't see the tag number of the same car passing you?
03-25-13, 01:57 PM
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Posted By saratoga

Two sock puppets in one thread? Does everyone...

Two sock puppets in one thread? Does everyone have one?
03-25-13, 01:09 PM
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Posted By saratoga

Congrats! Sinus infection and lousy weather...

Congrats!

Sinus infection and lousy weather kept any riding from taking place last weekend.

The shop called to say they've got the MTB in so that gives me something to look forward to this...
03-22-13, 01:11 PM
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Posted By saratoga

A buddy of mine had a Camaro SS and got rid of it...

A buddy of mine had a Camaro SS and got rid of it for a Challenger SRT 8. It's still a boat but it does handle better than the GM plus it doesn't have the annoying displacement on demand.

I'll...
03-22-13, 10:27 AM
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Posted By saratoga

Meh, I'm a transplant.

Meh, I'm a transplant.
03-22-13, 09:33 AM
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Posted By saratoga

I'll ride in 95* weather anytime. I hate the cold...

I'll ride in 95* weather anytime. I hate the cold ( cold being anything below 50).
03-22-13, 07:33 AM
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Posted By saratoga

It was probably the drugs talking. Saturday:...

It was probably the drugs talking.

Saturday:
SaturdayA slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10am. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a...
03-22-13, 07:30 AM
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Posted By saratoga

You talking about the new blackberry hating on...

You talking about the new blackberry hating on the iphone kind of conflict?
03-21-13, 12:49 PM
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Posted By saratoga

Went to the Dr this morning because the pressure...

Went to the Dr this morning because the pressure was getting out of control... sinus infection. No riding this weekend which sucks because the weather is perfect.

And I've used a neti pot off and...
03-21-13, 12:19 PM
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Posted By saratoga

Congrats!

Congrats!
03-20-13, 06:22 PM
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Posted By saratoga

Yeah, I have a neti pot. Problem being nothing...

Yeah, I have a neti pot. Problem being nothing would flow through my nose it's so clogged up right now. :(

TMI-->...and unlike that pic it never comes out the other side without running everywhere.
03-20-13, 06:02 PM
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Posted By saratoga

It's one thing to know the technical side but...

It's one thing to know the technical side but another to be able to understand what the business need is and to be able to translate that to the technical world. When I started, finance worked out of...
03-20-13, 12:30 PM
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Posted By saratoga

I am in IT. We provide enterprise BI mainly for...

I am in IT. We provide enterprise BI mainly for finance if you can imagine how difficult that can be.
03-20-13, 12:13 PM
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Posted By saratoga

Ha I think everyplace has its political crap. You...

Ha I think everyplace has its political crap. You should be in the telcom industry (sounds like you could be!).

I have to have an explanation ready for every decision I make or variance that...
03-20-13, 12:00 PM
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Posted By saratoga

Hida is 100% right... do the PC thing. Make...

Hida is 100% right... do the PC thing.

Make a mental note and remember it to decide how to handle things next time a similar situation comes up now that you know what to expect.

Throwing...
03-19-13, 08:13 AM
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Posted By saratoga

The 2011 VW tdi I just traded would open the RR...

The 2011 VW tdi I just traded would open the RR window on its own sometimes, change from sirius to FM radio without touching it, the voice thing would scream "SAY A COMMAND!" at random, it had an...
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