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Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1,199
Views: 15,296
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

My local gravel event organizer put on a test...

My local gravel event organizer put on a test virtual group ride on RGT. I intended to check it out, but failed to do so. I let my El Camino bed liner project eat up most of my weekend. But that did...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 1,199
Views: 15,296
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

That's totally a thing. When I was looking into...

That's totally a thing. When I was looking into doing some Japanese garden stuff in my backyard (Yeah right, I can barely finish my patio and the grass is out of control) there were specific...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1,199
Views: 15,296
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Mostly a kit from mojotone. Purchased in such a...

Mostly a kit from mojotone. Purchased in such a way to get a custom cab and speaker. But ended up modding and swapping out the power and output transformers.



12 inch Celestion Greenback
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1,199
Views: 15,296
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

On the guitar amp front, I built a Princeton...

On the guitar amp front, I built a Princeton Reverb clone maybe a year ago? Modded it a bit and beefed up the power. It's a beast. Completely cured me of amp envy. The only other amp I've played...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1,199
Views: 15,296
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

I was out of town when things started going...

I was out of town when things started going crazy, but when i got back and went grocery shopping my local store was wiped out of TP and paper towels. Perhaps because I tend to go mid morning on...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 1,199
Views: 15,296
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

I mean, they're wearing helmets, right? That...

I mean, they're wearing helmets, right?

That was always my favorite on the FB or IG. Half of the Rapha ads would have a guy without a helmet and everyone would lose their mind. GCN posted a video...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1,199
Views: 15,296
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

In other consumerism news: I simplified a bit by...

In other consumerism news: I simplified a bit by selling off two guitars I was not playing (Only three of my others get any real play) and finally took the Schott jacket plunge. I have been...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1,199
Views: 15,296
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Jeez, new thread and I can't even being to keep...

Jeez, new thread and I can't even being to keep up.

I did the zwift twice this week so far and caught the April Fool's 80's theme. Later found out it pissed off a bunch of people because the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,930
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

In other consumerism news, I ordered a product...

In other consumerism news, I ordered a product that just shipped from a New Jersey warehouse. It should take about three days to get here, but I'm considering leaving it in the box for an extra day...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,930
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

So here's an interesting development: boss man...

So here's an interesting development: boss man had a meeting today and basically told everyone to wear gloves and masks as much as possible while at work. I get the gloves thing, but the mask bit...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,930
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

I had two that I really liked when I bought/built...

I had two that I really liked when I bought/built them. Then I realized I basically dig Strats and that's just how it is. I have 4 strats, but I really only play two of them. And two acoustics, but I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,930
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

We actually had a domestic violence murder right...

We actually had a domestic violence murder right across the street from us a little over a month ago. Boyfriend/common law husband killed the woman. He is in jail as far as I know. But with that...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,930
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

This weekend was awesome weather, but no riding...

This weekend was awesome weather, but no riding happened. Sad!

I spent most of my outdoor time on yard work and stripping paint from the bed of my El Camino. I decided to do a bed liner, but there...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,930
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

I've yet to find a pair of safety glasses that...

I've yet to find a pair of safety glasses that didn't immediately give me a headache due to the warped vision.

I have traditionally been an Oakley man. Of the current three pairs I have, they have...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,930
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Well it finally happened. They issued a...

Well it finally happened. They issued a stay-at-home order for Denton County. Basically any surrounding DFW county is following suit from Dallas County's earlier decision.

Like I said earlier, my...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,930
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

I've been meaning to get to the liquor store.

I've been meaning to get to the liquor store.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,930
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Well I got the word today that our business is...

Well I got the word today that our business is considered essential as we serve the electricity industry. So I got that going for me. Which is nice.

I think we're still going to go ahead and be...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,930
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

My favorite beer is the Chimay Grande Reserve. It...

My favorite beer is the Chimay Grande Reserve. It is 9% and comes in a 750 ml bottle. That paired with a good steak dinner and I am feeling GREAT. Best done when you know you can basically go...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,930
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Around $1.80 here and I have been daily driving...

Around $1.80 here and I have been daily driving the El Camino. It's rough around the edges "rat rod" vibe gives it that perfect end of the world feeling as the world around me gets ever so quiet.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,930
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

It helps that I never partied in my youth. (Wow,...

It helps that I never partied in my youth. (Wow, it feels really weird to say "in my youth") So I don't have a lot of bad memories of hangovers. Every other month or so I'll have a strong cocktail or...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,930
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Dallas County just ordered shelter in place. I am...

Dallas County just ordered shelter in place. I am in Denton County, but it could happen. We just adjusted our mortgage and my student loan payments back to the standard payment so we could put away...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,930
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Uhhh... How old we talkin' here? I rarely drink,...

Uhhh... How old we talkin' here? I rarely drink, but if it's liquor I quite enjoy the buzz at 37 or 38 or whatever hell age I am these days. 37?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,930
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

No doubt. I only kept mine alive because the...

No doubt. I only kept mine alive because the local gravel ride organizer is most communicative on that platform. That and sometimes the marketplace thing is useful. Especially since it has basically...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,930
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

The whole flaunting recommendations burns me as...

The whole flaunting recommendations burns me as well. Especially when people decide to give it a political slant. Luckily I purged my FB a while back and rarely engage there anyway, so my exposure to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,930
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

So question: If I do the ultrasonic chain...

So question: If I do the ultrasonic chain cleaning and then just apply regular lube, how screwed am I? My impression is that the lube is stripped from the inside of the rollers. Getting into the wax...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,930
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Just for kicks, I looked at my small 401k account...

Just for kicks, I looked at my small 401k account today. I had to go back in the statements to see roughly where the high point was at. Looks like it has lost roughly 20 percent. Oh well. I'm young...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,930
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Decided to use my lunch break to hit up the...

Decided to use my lunch break to hit up the grocery store. I really wanted to get some basic meat for the week, but as I understand it they are restocking every night only to be picked over by the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,930
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Well, two things: 1) Once you drive from your...

Well, two things: 1) Once you drive from your house/apartment to the freeway, get on the freeway, and then drive into Lewisville, you feel like you've gone farther than that and 2) There used to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,930
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

I was actually in Arlington, TX at the time...

I was actually in Arlington, TX at the time riding at River Legacy on the north side of town.

I think the Denton-Katy trail was mostly a by product of the rail line being put in to join up with...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,930
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

MUP's are extremely hazardous. I recall when I...

MUP's are extremely hazardous. I recall when I first got back on pavement after ACL surgery. It was nearly winter, so I figured an easy ride on the lightly populated MUP would be great to keep me...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,930
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Thank cow, test results finally came back and my...

Thank cow, test results finally came back and my SIL does NOT have the dreaded coronavirus, which means I can get back to work tomorrow. Man, in what universe am I excited about getting back to work?...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,930
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

They're still sorting out how online learning...

They're still sorting out how online learning will work at the moment. It was sort of spring break and now another week or so for teachers to sort out how to do online classes. My daughter is...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,930
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Still waiting to hear back on SIL's test. They...

Still waiting to hear back on SIL's test. They said Tuesday and she called this morning to find out that thy still don't have results and it might even be tomorrow now. As far as I know, she was...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,930
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Now in bike related news: the weather is crap and...

Now in bike related news: the weather is crap and my weekend went to hell. Tomorrow is Tuesday, so I am hoping to get back into my routine of doing the minimal fake miles on Tuesdays and Thursdays....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,930
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

I feel bad because I just keep popping in here...

I feel bad because I just keep popping in here for little mini-monologues, but it's all so strange.

My wife is a teacher and they extended spring break. A LOT of people in the area are expecting...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,930
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Wow, sorry to hear it. I have had similar...

Wow, sorry to hear it. I have had similar upheavals with work, but I'm not the main person calling all the shots for the entire group. I can't imagine the stress.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,930
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Yes, information would be great. I mentioned my...

Yes, information would be great. I mentioned my SIL getting tested. As far as I know, she got the test sometime Friday and was told to expect results sometime Tuesday. So there is a huge lag time...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,930
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Those are sweet. I was looking pretty hard at...

Those are sweet. I was looking pretty hard at their carbon CX/gravel shoe. Have you worn Giro shoes before? Could you compare fit between the two brands?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,930
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

I had to make a grocery run yesterday. We had...

I had to make a grocery run yesterday. We had been out of town last week' so I genuinely needed to buy some standard items as well as meat and vegetables. People are definitely getting weird.

The...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,930
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Things continue to get even stranger for me....

Things continue to get even stranger for me. Sister in law had some flu-like symptoms and tested negative for flu. Her husband traveled to Germany for work early this month, so the immediate response...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,930
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Further from my previous post, I just contacted a...

Further from my previous post, I just contacted a guy in NYC about the project hoping to get some pictures from the previous prototype and everyone at that company has been asked to work from home...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,930
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Things are weird. I am in Nashville visiting a...

Things are weird. I am in Nashville visiting a friend who lives here. The whole family is here and predictably sick (My two kids and wife have been on and off sick for weeks now). There are...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,930
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

So I happened to find myself inside of a Harbor...

So I happened to find myself inside of a Harbor Freight store last night and picked up the ultrasonic cleaner. While I'm getting my chain totally clean, I think it's a good a time as any to jump on...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,930
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

I only know half of the people on that list. Or...

I only know half of the people on that list. Or at least half of those people I can link to a regular Addiction poster. I concur with a restart and being invite only. That will be less people to make...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,930
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Geez, I lost track of this thread. Weekend...

Geez, I lost track of this thread.

Weekend completely got away from me with no riding. I did 2-3 hours manual labor each day working on a patio build that is overdue.

The event I was "training"...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,930
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

I am lucky enough to be just young enough that...

I am lucky enough to be just young enough that anything I have in a 401K can fluctuate wildly before I every expect to see it again. I was late to the game on getting one started so it's rather small...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,930
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

No reason. We very occasionally have clients...

No reason. We very occasionally have clients visit, usually in groups, and my people are not typically tasked with anything in regards to entertaining or talking to them. And yes, we all clock in for...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,930
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

Definitely. That's what makes this hard. On the...

Definitely. That's what makes this hard. On the whole, my boss is actually a good boss. He works hard for us in terms of representation to the owners, put in a real structured bonus program,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,930
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

It's a small company, so things can be pretty...

It's a small company, so things can be pretty fluid. The plan moving forward, though, is for me to see their clock-in times and write people up for being late. This is essentially going to create...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,930
Posted By WalksOn2Wheels

So I don't usually talk about work stuff, but I...

So I don't usually talk about work stuff, but I would genuinely like advice as to how to proceed with this.

I am in management and essentially have one minor boss and one big boss above me....
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