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06-30-20, 11:49 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

Yeah, I've seen people swinging by who I haven't...

Yeah, I've seen people swinging by who I haven't seen in many years.
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, 11:23 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

******g hell. Stunned.

******g hell.

Stunned.
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...
06-17-20, 10:30 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

I have no idea what's going on and I feel like...

I have no idea what's going on and I feel like I've accidentally opened my Facebook.
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...
06-07-20, 03:08 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

They're not forcing my work back to the office,...

They're not forcing my work back to the office, but giving the option to most (forcing a few managers). The current phase here is still supposed to be "telecommute if possible" though, and it's...
06-01-20, 08:56 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

I caught a few minutes of the Coca-Cola 600, and...

I caught a few minutes of the Coca-Cola 600, and it didn't seem that weird, because the cars are so loud, you don't ever get crowd noise anyway unless it's a super impressive pass or something. It...
05-29-20, 06:04 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

2 week quarantines for anyone attending before...

2 week quarantines for anyone attending before and after?

Just non-mass start events?

I have no idea.
05-28-20, 01:18 PM
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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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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!
05-28-20, 10:05 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

Yeah, what Hermes said. If you train for a 1500W...

Yeah, what Hermes said. If you train for a 1500W sprint, other things will suffer, the body and muscles and stuff can only do one or the other.

Track sprinters put down insane numbers, but any...
05-27-20, 01:18 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Good to hear, hadn't heard yet.

Good to hear, hadn't heard yet.
05-27-20, 01:15 PM
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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...
05-26-20, 06:50 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Last year our neighbor decided to start mowing...

Last year our neighbor decided to start mowing his lawn almost exclusively after like 830 at night. I was hoping it was just something for last year.

Nope. And he's on the same side of the house...
05-21-20, 10:31 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

Well that's gorgeous. I'm so jealous of some of...

Well that's gorgeous. I'm so jealous of some of the scenery you guys out west have.
05-20-20, 04:55 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

If I had donated in the past I'd get it. But we...

If I had donated in the past I'd get it. But we haven't, we just bought a family membership for a year or two. It wasn't a donation so much as advance ticket sales to save us money basically.
05-20-20, 04:53 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

My track bike has a threaded BB. I think they're...

My track bike has a threaded BB. I think they're still common there. It's super duper easy to work on.
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.
05-20-20, 12:16 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

My 2 year old did a great job wearing his mask,...

My 2 year old did a great job wearing his mask, honestly. He kept it on for almost an hour and then started to fight about it so we took it down. Seeing my kids having to wear masks just to go get...
05-19-20, 01:48 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Same. We've "wasted" some money on various...

Same. We've "wasted" some money on various memberships (local zoo, gymnastics class, etc). The gymnastics charged us for the month but then stopped, which seemed fair.

The zoo has been a pain,...
05-19-20, 10:46 AM
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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, 09:51 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

A good idea, but maybe not feasible. USAC itself...

A good idea, but maybe not feasible. USAC itself isn't a non-profit, so probably not set up to take donations.

USACF (USA Cycling Foundation) is a 501c3 but if all the donations go there, they'll...
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, 01:57 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Did you set the crank arm length properly on both...

Did you set the crank arm length properly on both stages? I don't know the specifics, but my dual ass (calling them that now KP) have a setting on the firmware accessible through the app that sets...
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...
05-18-20, 09:01 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

Is there a fix on that meter that you can adjust...

Is there a fix on that meter that you can adjust it in-line with what you think it should be to line up with your other readings?

I know on my Assioma I can change each pedal individually up or...
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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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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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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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.
04-16-20, 12:36 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

This alone tells me not to ever bother. That...

This alone tells me not to ever bother.

That data is so bonkers all over the place it's worthless.

I have to say, averaging 6.4 W/kg for over 21 minutes, without even pushing the HR (159 HR),...
04-06-20, 09:01 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

Perhaps they planned to assist from a distance. ...

Perhaps they planned to assist from a distance.

Throw you a new tube maybe?
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...
04-01-20, 12:20 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

#wisedads...

#wisedads (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=wisedads) more like it.
04-01-20, 11:08 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

A good point. Yeah, maybe not the best time right...

A good point. Yeah, maybe not the best time right now.
04-01-20, 08:15 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

Striking the balance between letting your kids...

Striking the balance between letting your kids get hurt and protecting them is one of the hardest things to get right, in my opinion.

I think my wife tends a little too much towards protection,...
03-31-20, 10:21 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

I was wondering where you'd all been. Guess I...

I was wondering where you'd all been. Guess I missed the other thread since I never venture outside of stuff I'm already subscribed to anymore.

Our county was one of the first in the Northeast to...
03-30-20, 10:40 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

I've had mine for years. They're well priced and...

I've had mine for years. They're well priced and I love them. Nice hard case, multiple lenses.
03-24-20, 06:44 AM
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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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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
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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, 10:35 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Not that much different than the rest of us at...

Not that much different than the rest of us at this point though. I've gone for walks with the family but other than that we haven't left the house since Friday. And don't have any plans to for a...
03-18-20, 03:29 PM
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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...
03-15-20, 01:21 PM
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Views: 273,542
Posted By Flatballer

Looks like no bike racing, at least for a while....

Looks like no bike racing, at least for a while. My work is continuing to ask people to come in, and I have no idea why. Our entire county and the 3 counties around us have shuttered basically...
03-12-20, 01:02 PM
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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...
03-05-20, 12:44 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Almost every time I give money to somewhere I...

Almost every time I give money to somewhere I regret it.

We made our donations last year, nothing major, but our biggest was a whopping $400 to Heifer. They've called me no less than 5 times since...
03-03-20, 09:50 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

This has been a terrible winter for being sick in...

This has been a terrible winter for being sick in my family.

Usually my wife and are pretty okay, and the kids are mostly fine.

My kids have been sick constantly, and my wife and I haven't been...
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