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11-04-15, 04:53 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

Lucky Brand jeans are the common body builder...

Lucky Brand jeans are the common body builder solution. I tried them, and they are awesome. I have three pair now, and they all fit just right in the waist, room for the thighs in most motions, and...
11-04-15, 07:58 AM
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Posted By waterrockets

Yeah, I'm running the Cycolite bright stuff. 850...

Yeah, I'm running the Cycolite bright stuff. 850 Lumens up front, and a 2W taillight. Visibility isn't a problem, but I do have some pretty significant problems with runners in the bike lanes, and...
11-03-15, 10:37 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

Thanks all. Busy times for sure. For clarity, not...

Thanks all. Busy times for sure. For clarity, not all of my coaching is soccer (that would be crazy). I've got a First Lego League team too (Lego robotics).

The job thing has been great though. I...
11-03-15, 11:49 AM
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Posted By waterrockets

Sucks to hear of the deaths. Hey all, I...

Sucks to hear of the deaths.


Hey all, I hope all is going well around here. I landed a dream job after a very brief (and anticipated) layoff in late July. Family is doing great -- but I'm...
03-23-15, 05:04 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

I guess it might be interesting that we took a...

I guess it might be interesting that we took a 5-family spring break ski vacation last week, and one family was that of a friend who is a 7-time TdF racer. We didn't spend more than about 2 minutes...
03-23-15, 04:56 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

Thanks :beer: I hope your season is shaping...

Thanks :beer:

I hope your season is shaping up.
03-23-15, 04:25 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

Things are going well. I inherited a new project...

Things are going well. I inherited a new project and a new team (and still have manage my existing team). The brief version is that I don't have the brain cells available to follow any forums about...
03-23-15, 01:12 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

I stopped by when I heard Tom had passed. Sad...

I stopped by when I heard Tom had passed. Sad news. I hope you all are well.



'sup?
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03-23-15, 01:11 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

Very sad news. Tom, thanks for everything. I'm...

Very sad news. Tom, thanks for everything. I'm sure your family is very proud of you. You will be missed.
02-05-15, 10:41 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

Why the hell is this the conversation that brings...

Why the hell is this the conversation that brings me out of the woodwork?

I'm riding too, but consistency is suffering. No base, but decent top end.

Oh hey, by the way, I learned today that we...
02-05-15, 10:40 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

Thx. Still busy as hell, but settling into it....

Thx. Still busy as hell, but settling into it. This other job opportunity is giving me a bit of a runaround on a decision, so I'm distracted too.



Yeah, it's a pretty simple comfort equation....
02-05-15, 09:17 AM
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Posted By waterrockets

Wow, we agree on something. I've been heating up...

Wow, we agree on something. I've been heating up straight pins for decades for this purpose. Maybe 3 or 4 per year. Jam it in there about 1cm, then squeeze the hell out of it. Still doesn't hurt as...
01-13-15, 07:28 AM
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Posted By waterrockets

Congrats grolby. Good luck RTC.

Congrats grolby. Good luck RTC.
01-12-15, 12:22 AM
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Posted By waterrockets

One positive note, adding to busy... in the...

One positive note, adding to busy... in the interview process with a company where I'll be moving into the fitness tech industry, at a company where you'd be an outcast w/out a bike hanging on the...
01-12-15, 12:20 AM
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Posted By waterrockets

Yeah, been mega busy at work and home. New...

Yeah, been mega busy at work and home. New project assignment, a bunch of new folks on my team, now taking on employees from a RIFd manager, so team jumping from 6 to 16 all at once. Planning...
01-11-15, 11:59 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

Weather in Austin was a bit freak, but not enough...

Weather in Austin was a bit freak, but not enough to inspire another SRV song about Texas floods. We had a mildly wet week, and a quick rain front last night. Nothing serious.

This is indeed the...
11-18-14, 08:57 AM
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Posted By waterrockets

So... freaking busy. Too much volunteering...

So... freaking busy. Too much volunteering commitment to cover some changes at work. On the bright side: work trip to Egypt coming up!

So, you're alive too? Probably looking a photos of someone...
11-17-14, 04:46 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

Tour de Gruene 2-man TTT last week: raced Merckx...

Tour de Gruene 2-man TTT last week: raced Merckx and got 48/191. 11th in Merckx.

Blah. It was a fun race, but I went out hard, in spite of telling myself that I wouldn't, then couldn't push the...
11-03-14, 02:17 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

There's a comedian with a routine around The...

There's a comedian with a routine around The Pledge of Allegiance.

"...and to the rebublic, for Wigistan, one nation under God"

"dude, it's not 'for Wigistan,' dumbass. It's 'for midget Stan!'"
10-31-14, 03:38 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

I did a test on a 17% grade. 18-22% less power...

I did a test on a 17% grade. 18-22% less power with running shoes vs. clipless pedals/shoes/cleats.
10-31-14, 09:11 AM
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Posted By waterrockets

The media has forgotten about nurse Vinson and...

The media has forgotten about nurse Vinson and all of the infections she didn't cause by traveling within CDC guidelines.

Nurse Pham asked for privacy as the continues to recover at home. Yeah,...
10-22-14, 09:15 AM
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Posted By waterrockets

Keep at it. We got the house paid off this year....

Keep at it. We got the house paid off this year. Seems like a long time when you start in on it.
10-22-14, 09:10 AM
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Posted By waterrockets

Careful there. My brother-in-law went through a...

Careful there. My brother-in-law went through a divorce fueled by a similar situation.
10-22-14, 09:08 AM
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Posted By waterrockets

Yep, then if you want a target for an hour-long...

Yep, then if you want a target for an hour-long TT (FTP estimate, shoot for 74-86% of MAP). Mine is on the bottom end of that scale. My guess is kilo and sprinter types will end up on the bottom, and...
10-17-14, 01:55 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

First, benchmark! No fun if you don't see what...

First, benchmark!
No fun if you don't see what you gained. Install Antutu Benchmark, and get a number. The Nexus 4 should be in the 18,000s somewhere.

Next, go into developer mode (this only...
10-16-14, 03:21 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

It is large. Still, display is 1/2" bigger than...

It is large. Still, display is 1/2" bigger than the iPhone 6 Plus, but it's only like 1mm taller and 5mm wider. The price surprised me at first, but it's $300 cheaper than a comparable iPhone, which...
10-16-14, 03:16 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

your ovo leg, or the other one?

your ovo leg, or the other one?
10-16-14, 01:35 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

Yeah, once I get into the mode of completely...

Yeah, once I get into the mode of completely checking my ego at the door, I can just ride base and nothing else. Good to remember that I should ride in anger anyway, once in a while. I remember the...
10-16-14, 01:32 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

Fine. It's geek time. I just moved my Nexus...

Fine. It's geek time.

I just moved my Nexus 4 from Dalvik to ART. Holy crap it's fast. Bumped my benchmarks from Galaxy S3 to Galaxy S4, just by clicking a radio button and rebooting. Maybe I...
10-16-14, 01:28 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

I feel the same way, but I'm in the 2013 video...

I feel the same way, but I'm in the 2013 video...
10-16-14, 10:26 AM
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Posted By waterrockets

Anyone need some motivation for races this...

Anyone need some motivation for races this weekend? Go vote on which of my teammate's Driveway trailers makes you want to visit Austin the most:
Homage to the PURE Austin Driveway Series - Texas...
10-15-14, 11:07 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

:wtf: sounds like a great morale booster

:wtf: sounds like a great morale booster
10-15-14, 03:22 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

Yeah, ok, seeing is believing. I could watch an...

Yeah, ok, seeing is believing. I could watch an episode... it's been a while.
10-15-14, 10:59 AM
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Posted By waterrockets

Went out for a Tour de Gruene tune-up ride...

Went out for a Tour de Gruene tune-up ride yesterday with some friends. We went fast, and it hurt.

I'm looking good for that race, I think. My TTT partner is a friend from Houston (had to cast a...
10-15-14, 10:56 AM
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Posted By waterrockets

♫♪Rock and roll... ♪♫♪ ...

♫♪Rock and roll... ♪♫♪



>recordscratch.wav< O_o
10-15-14, 10:49 AM
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Posted By waterrockets

:) We need to fire management at that...

:)

We need to fire management at that freaking hospital, and tell the remaining nurses to use their heads if someone tries to send you in for a leaky ebola patient in a freaking smock.

CDC...
10-13-14, 12:52 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

Yep. I think it would be easiest to bring a...

Yep. I think it would be easiest to bring a router and plug into the Ethernet in the room, but fewer rooms offer wired connections these days.
10-06-14, 05:54 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

Congrats grolby! Very cool. This is...

Congrats grolby! Very cool.



This is great progress, and great news.
10-06-14, 01:12 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

Yeah, I've shaved road rash on my arms a few...

Yeah, I've shaved road rash on my arms a few times, after a really good scrub. It adds no pain at all. Just make sure to use a fresh blade.
10-03-14, 01:44 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

I'm a touch taller than you and dropped weigh...

I'm a touch taller than you and dropped weigh from 183 to 167 one year, just to see what would happen. This was my high school sedentary weight. I did lose some top end power (1' went from ~820W to...
10-02-14, 09:25 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

More of a brain fart for the guy about to sweep...

More of a brain fart for the guy about to sweep pavement, but the marshals here certainly could have provided more direction...

http://waterrockets.smugmug.com/Other/Stuff/i-XxWLK6r/0/O/post.jpg
10-01-14, 05:54 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

That would be cool. Especially if we managed to...

That would be cool. Especially if we managed to find some Wurst afterwards.
10-01-14, 12:59 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

Yes. >.< The course was vastly different...

Yes. >.<

The course was vastly different last year (much of it shared with the new ToNB road race course). I like the new course, but it feels like we're going the wrong way on River Road....
09-29-14, 03:05 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

2x30s today. Almost matched power on the second...

2x30s today. Almost matched power on the second one, but felt horrible the last 10 minutes, so dropped 3W.
09-29-14, 03:01 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

Austin is a good mix. It's more expensive than...

Austin is a good mix. It's more expensive than Houston, but you can get pretty high end suburban homes 10 miles from downtown for ~$150/sq ft.
09-26-14, 02:54 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

Had a good week. Only workouts of note were three...

Had a good week. Only workouts of note were three threshold workouts. Did a 2x30s, 6x5x1s, and 2x20s + 1x10. It would appear I've finally taken my threshold back over 300W again, but I need to get...
09-26-14, 08:24 AM
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Posted By waterrockets

I'm on an hourly project at work now. Talk about...

I'm on an hourly project at work now. Talk about a double-edged sword with overtime.
09-22-14, 09:59 AM
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Posted By waterrockets

I'm guessing "Riding" is your gf's name? Does she...

I'm guessing "Riding" is your gf's name? Does she have a red hoodie?
09-20-14, 01:36 PM
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Posted By waterrockets

Depends. The corners will create a huge...

Depends.

The corners will create a huge accordion, so being far up in the pack is important unless you're an expert at tail-gunning and can trust that people aren't going to just fly off the back....
09-20-14, 01:27 PM
Replies: 54
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Posted By waterrockets

I look for consistency between tests. You want...

I look for consistency between tests. You want repeatable results that will highlight small changes in fitness. If the Allen/Coggan method looks attractive, then use that. It really is just a matter...
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