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Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 107,040
Posted By Jadesfire

This summer kinda turned into a ****-show (I...

This summer kinda turned into a ****-show (I mean, whose didn't, I know) and I had to prioritize some other things, so no, not yet. It's part of the reason I popped back in here- motivation since...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 370,763
Posted By Jadesfire

Well, crap. He was a lovely musician. ...

Well, crap.

He was a lovely musician.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYTVbagUFFw

RIP pcad.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 370,763
Posted By Jadesfire

My first and only family vacation trip was to...

My first and only family vacation trip was to Yellowstone Nat'l Park in June of my 11th or 12th year. First time seeing mountains (wonderful), enjoying temps in the 70s at midday in the summer...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 370,763
Posted By Jadesfire

Know what you need? Goats. ...

Know what you need? Goats.
https://laughingsquid.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/baby-goats-in-sweaters.gif...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 370,763
Posted By Jadesfire

I don't even have a debit card anymore. I don't...

I don't even have a debit card anymore. I don't keep large sums in my primary checking account anymore, either- it's strictly a funnel for savings and bills and any remainder that's left when the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 370,763
Posted By Jadesfire

I'm a glass is half full kinda gal.

I'm a glass is half full kinda gal.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 370,763
Posted By Jadesfire

Sigh. ...

Sigh.

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 370,763
Posted By Jadesfire

I have an area in the backyard that needs a...

I have an area in the backyard that needs a raised bed or two. What are the measurements of this one and, if you don't mind, about how much did it cost in materials?
Looks great! Enjoy.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 370,763
Posted By Jadesfire

Agreed. I switched over to a safety razor...

Agreed. I switched over to a safety razor exclusively several years ago. Works great for legs and underarms. If I do nick myself (usually on the knee somewhere), I know I should have changed the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 370,763
Posted By Jadesfire

Or a dog with thunderstorm anxiety.

Or a dog with thunderstorm anxiety.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 370,763
Posted By Jadesfire

Contribution to bird stories: I once had to catch...

Contribution to bird stories: I once had to catch a peacock and administer subcutaneous fluids to it. Also got to care for some "domesticated" hunting hawks.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 370,763
Posted By Jadesfire

Oh! Completely-unrelated anecdote time: Some...

Oh! Completely-unrelated anecdote time:
Some years ago, never mind how many, I made the first of a couple of attempts to clean out my mom's garage. My dad had put up a scavenged shelving unit for...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 370,763
Posted By Jadesfire

Yeah..it's a side effect.

Yeah..it's a side effect.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 370,763
Posted By Jadesfire

Will do. I'm not terribly worried- I figured it...

Will do. I'm not terribly worried- I figured it would be a wait, and it's not exactly a critical part anyway. I'm going to give it another week or so and if there's no status update I'm going to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 370,763
Posted By Jadesfire

Lol. I picked up the boxes and thought they were...

Lol. I picked up the boxes and thought they were empty. Had my budget been able to stretch to carbon rims I think they could have floated here....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 370,763
Posted By Jadesfire

I realized a couple of months ago that I was...

I realized a couple of months ago that I was going to have some actual honest-to-god free time on my hands as I finish up grad school. And I'm tired of puttering around on my parts-bin bicycles- I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 370,763
Posted By Jadesfire

Two Zoom meetings and paperwork all day. But...

Two Zoom meetings and paperwork all day.

But I did get email confirmation from FedEx: wheels have been delivered! It would be a bike-building weekend but I'm going to wait for the power meter to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 370,763
Posted By Jadesfire

I tried running tonight for the first time in a...

I tried running tonight for the first time in a long time.


It is indeed stupid.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 370,763
Posted By Jadesfire

I went for a walk today during a study break. It...

I went for a walk today during a study break. It is absolutely gorgeous here this weekend. Some of this band's songs came up on my playlist (they've been around for some time but I just discovered...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 370,763
Posted By Jadesfire

Tartar sauce and fries ftw.

Tartar sauce and fries ftw.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 370,763
Posted By Jadesfire

I've got no idea what my IQ is, but I'm pretty...

I've got no idea what my IQ is, but I'm pretty sure it dropped a few points after reading that thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 370,763
Posted By Jadesfire

I stopped by my LBS today after work in an...

I stopped by my LBS today after work in an attempt to throw some money at a local small business...yeah, they didn't really need my help. I walked in and their comfort and kids bikes in the center of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,667
Posted By Jadesfire

Well, fair enough, I did forget to clarify the...

Well, fair enough, I did forget to clarify the tubulars vs tubeless. And there were other, more appropriate options provided to the OP anyway.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 370,763
Posted By Jadesfire

Oh, no. I'm so sorry. :hug:

Oh, no. I'm so sorry.
:hug:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 370,763
Posted By Jadesfire

OK, so writing as a someone who was once also an...

OK, so writing as a someone who was once also an 18-year-old girl:
First of all, I truly applaud the effort you are making to take her wishes and interests into account. Like your sister, that is...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 370,763
Posted By Jadesfire

Mine was pre-coffee, an equally dangerous state...

Mine was pre-coffee, an equally dangerous state of existence.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 370,763
Posted By Jadesfire

It got published in the NEJM. He'll be OK. ...

It got published in the NEJM. He'll be OK.

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2007800?query=TOC
Forum: Foo
04-15-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 909
Posted By Jadesfire

Not to mention, it's kind of pointless to carry...

Not to mention, it's kind of pointless to carry around a med kit and not have any idea what's in it. That defeats the purpose of being prepared for an emergency. Know what tools you have and how to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 370,763
Posted By Jadesfire

That's what I hear/read. Seemed like a solid...

That's what I hear/read. Seemed like a solid option since I'm ready to modernize. This plus a set of Psimet wheels (also ordered) and I should be set...for a while ;).



Something something...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 370,763
Posted By Jadesfire

The newer Shimano 105...R7000 (I think that's the...

The newer Shimano 105...R7000 (I think that's the #).
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 370,763
Posted By Jadesfire

Oh, hey glad you posted here today. I have to...

Oh, hey glad you posted here today. I have to thank you for saving me a lot of money recently. After purchasing a new group set on one website (which shall remain nameless), I was googling around...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,310
Posted By Jadesfire

As another female rider (and 5' 10"), I can tell...

As another female rider (and 5' 10"), I can tell you:
1.) Cycling clothing is supposed to be fitted enough to provide some semblance of aerodynamics and compression, not tight enough to restrict...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 370,763
Posted By Jadesfire

[h2] Woot Woot. I do enjoy seeing shipping...

[h2]

Woot Woot. I do enjoy seeing shipping updates. New Shimano 105 on the way!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 370,763
Posted By Jadesfire

I made Ghiradelli brownies yesterday. They were...

I made Ghiradelli brownies yesterday. They were good.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 370,763
Posted By Jadesfire

It is a beautiful day here so I took a very nice...

It is a beautiful day here so I took a very nice ride this morning on the Bianchi that I hardly ever use. And almost immediately remembered why I don't use it more- the handlebars are too narrow, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 370,763
Posted By Jadesfire

Forewent a ride today in favor of stimulating the...

Forewent a ride today in favor of stimulating the local economy by getting a burger (take-out, of course) from one of the most popular local restaurants. 1 o'clock on a Saturday usually means about a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 370,763
Posted By Jadesfire

All kinds of lessons/wisdom being imparted during...

All kinds of lessons/wisdom being imparted during stay-at-home time!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 370,763
Posted By Jadesfire

It would have been something along the lines of...

It would have been something along the lines of 12 weeks working with local populations. I don't have any particulars on possible projects, unfortunately, as even applying (and I had a very good...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 370,763
Posted By Jadesfire

Also, thanks all for the kudos. Multi-quote keeps...

Also, thanks all for the kudos. Multi-quote keeps acting up for me, or I'd add all y'all to this. It's nice to have a funny/sarcastic community focused around one of my hobbies.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 370,763
Posted By Jadesfire

Well, landed an internship today....

Well, landed an internship today. Plans/intentions laid for the past several years had to change with recent events and thus no international traveling, which bums me out. On the other hand, I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 370,763
Posted By Jadesfire

Indeed, I made the mistake of clicking on that...

Indeed, I made the mistake of clicking on that No. 22 link posted up yesterday. For about 2 minutes a shopping cart with an $8,000+ bike in it. And I am neither an old man nor a dentist.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 230,683
Posted By Jadesfire

The cat didn't suit you. ...

The cat didn't suit you.


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Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 230,683
Posted By Jadesfire

Do you have back up? And does your getaway driver...

Do you have back up? And does your getaway driver know the best route outta there?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 230,683
Posted By Jadesfire

Luckily (selfishly) I don't live in the city...

Luckily (selfishly) I don't live in the city itself, just in the surrounding area so I'm not at as high of a risk. It's a mess, though, for sure.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 230,683
Posted By Jadesfire

We have this running saying in the clinic when...

We have this running saying in the clinic when the poop hits the wall (ironically, sometimes literally): "Everything's fine. It's fine. No problem." I've been using this as a daily mantra- it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 230,683
Posted By Jadesfire

https://media1.giphy.com/media/JC2qKSUrXVVn2/giphy...

https://media1.giphy.com/media/JC2qKSUrXVVn2/giphy.gif...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 165,760
Posted By Jadesfire

Just wanted to say that this photo has me...

Just wanted to say that this photo has me re-evaluating the '77 Panasonic frame set that's been hanging on my wall for about a year. It was ear-marked for a classic build, but I really like the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 230,683
Posted By Jadesfire

Well, tbf, also I'm probably overthinking it and...

Well, tbf, also I'm probably overthinking it and coming up with excuses simply because I'm not a morning person and commuting means an 04:15 wake-up call. But I am also getting a little stir crazy at...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 230,683
Posted By Jadesfire

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

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Spinach, grape tomatoes, 1 hard-boiled egg, and a bunch of vegetables I roasted...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 230,683
Posted By Jadesfire

You've linked one website with information from 2...

You've linked one website with information from 2 weeks ago about statistics in China from case information collected a month prior to publication, and another website talking about how this might...
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