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Forum: Foo
04-27-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By Alfster

What is your day like?

Describe what your day is like (weather, activities, good or bad, etc) ... with a photo ... no text. Here's mine ...
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Forum: Foo
04-09-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 987
Posted By Alfster

No one likes a show-off :notamused:

No one likes a show-off :notamused:
Forum: Foo
04-08-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 987
Posted By Alfster

Well, my parcel arrived today. The UPS guy...

Well, my parcel arrived today. The UPS guy damage a major limb on our Pine tree. Somehow all the other UPS drivers managed to easily avoid it ... as would a donkey or moose. Still groovin' on the...
Forum: Foo
04-07-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,394
Posted By Alfster

My wife and I were just talking about this when...

My wife and I were just talking about this when we were walking in our downtown area and were approached by a homeless person who only want to talk. Loneliness has to be one of the worst parts of...
Forum: Foo
04-05-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 987
Posted By Alfster

I think they sent mine back to their China...

I think they sent mine back to their China processing center.
Forum: Foo
04-05-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 987
Posted By Alfster

That would be any Canadian ... including the ones...

That would be any Canadian ... including the ones living in the US. Try Celine Dion or Justin Bieber ... just make sure you're complimentary about their music ... especially with Celine.
Forum: Foo
04-05-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 987
Posted By Alfster

So that's my competition then. Good to know. ...

So that's my competition then. Good to know. Although I'm pretty sure a team of moose (mooses, moosie, meese) could have improved on your delivery time. Next time check with me for a quote. I...
Forum: Foo
04-05-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 987
Posted By Alfster

I live in Canada. Everywhere is a freezer. The...

I live in Canada. Everywhere is a freezer. The body stays outside .
Forum: Foo
04-05-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 987
Posted By Alfster

If I come upon a certified tree whisperer I'll...

If I come upon a certified tree whisperer I'll give it a try. Although there is a high risk of employee absenteeism when there are forest fires in the area.
Forum: Foo
04-05-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 987
Posted By Alfster

You'd be surprised. I hear a donkey braying each...

You'd be surprised. I hear a donkey braying each morning when I wake up. I live on an acreage with a horse farm nearby. Apparently they also have donkeys.
Forum: Foo
04-05-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 987
Posted By Alfster

Delivery by donkey would have been quicker

If I would have known how long it would take to ship my table saw from a Lowes store (only 3 hours away) to my home I would have picked it up myself. I ordered it on Monday thinking that was more...
03-23-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 50,464
Posted By Alfster

Wow, just read Rowan and Machka's story for the...

Wow, just read Rowan and Machka's story for the first time. I can only imagine how hard that year has been on the both of you. Glad to hear recovery is going well for you Rowan, and still...
03-22-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,849
Posted By Alfster

I've tried the calorie counting apps in the past....

I've tried the calorie counting apps in the past. I'm not disciplined enough to constantly record each meal, so it didn't work for me. In November of last year I finally decided to get back into...
Forum: Foo
03-06-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 852
Posted By Alfster

Will they take the Blockbuster card with the...

Will they take the Blockbuster card with the Canadian Maple Leaf on it? :D
Forum: Foo
03-02-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 852
Posted By Alfster

Where do I send the money to for the compliment :p

Where do I send the money to for the compliment :p
Forum: Foo
03-02-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,940
Posted By Alfster

Noisebeam Machka RubeRad

Noisebeam
Machka
RubeRad
Forum: Foo
03-02-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 852
Posted By Alfster

It's not secret if you tell everyone about it...

It's not secret if you tell everyone about it :eek:
Forum: Foo
03-02-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 852
Posted By Alfster

Shredding old papers and found this ...

... a blast from the past :eek:


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02-24-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,195
Posted By Alfster

Only the retired ones. I've got a ways to go yet.

Only the retired ones. I've got a ways to go yet.
02-20-19, 12:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 929
Posted By Alfster

Just getting into shape after years of doing...

Just getting into shape after years of doing little to no exercise. I will be continuing with eating healthier, and drinking water in lieu of sugary drinks. Lost over 40 lbs so far, with about 15...
02-15-19, 11:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,195
Posted By Alfster

Looks like it should work. Just don't want too...

Looks like it should work. Just don't want too thin or too flexible of rubber as the locking edges will more easily come apart.
02-14-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,195
Posted By Alfster

I wouldn't need a basement exercise room if I...

I wouldn't need a basement exercise room if I lived in Hawaii. I'm jealous!
02-14-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,195
Posted By Alfster

So once I get started I usually get carried away....

So once I get started I usually get carried away. I just bought a receiver and in-ceiling speakers. Which of course means that I need to rip off the old wall paneling and ceiling tiles to install...
02-14-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,195
Posted By Alfster

The flooring was quite easy to install. See link...

The flooring was quite easy to install. See link below for the exact product I installed. It's 3/8" thick, hard rubber flooring. Very durable. You'll need a good utility knife with a fresh blade...
Forum: Foo
02-12-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,658
Posted By Alfster

MS Surface. I'll never go back to bulky laptops...

MS Surface. I'll never go back to bulky laptops again.
02-10-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,195
Posted By Alfster

Just about done. Just need to install a bit of...

Just about done. Just need to install a bit of rubber tile in the closet, install a french glass door at the entrance, replace the lights with flush mount LED lights, and replace my Fluid 2 trainer...
02-09-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,652
Posted By Alfster

Thanks for the reply kcjc. After doing some much...

Thanks for the reply kcjc. After doing some much needed research on the various smart trainers, I've decided to go with the one I believe will give me the best experience with Zwift ... the Wahoo...
02-09-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,195
Posted By Alfster

Challenges, especially with friends and/or...

Challenges, especially with friends and/or coworkers, is definitely a great motivation. However, in our area I doubt anyone would find the motivation to get me out in our -25 to -35 degree celcius...
02-08-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,195
Posted By Alfster

Getting around to the flooring replacement sooner...

Getting around to the flooring replacement sooner than I had expected. We installed a 3/8 thk hard rubber flooring meant for gyms. I'm loving the surface. Whenever I'm doing a stretching program...
02-05-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,652
Posted By Alfster

Ha, I definitely won't be disappointed to see a...

Ha, I definitely won't be disappointed to see a drop in my power reading. I have nothing to compare it too. I'm just starting to get back into some kind of shape after 10 years of sloth. I'm...
02-03-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 663
Posted By Alfster

I've been looking at some smart trainers and...

I've been looking at some smart trainers and Zwift. Which model of smart trainer do you have, and would you recommend it? It looks like we're in a deep freeze for a while yet before the temps warm...
02-02-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,195
Posted By Alfster

Thanks for the info. I like the size/portability...

Thanks for the info. I like the size/portability of your fan. I'd like to get rid of that tall fan I currently have.
02-02-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,195
Posted By Alfster

Here's why I don't have much of a choice ... ...

Here's why I don't have much of a choice ...
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02-02-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,652
Posted By Alfster

I'm willing to spend a bit to get a decent...

I'm willing to spend a bit to get a decent trainer. I was checking out the Wahoo Fitness Kickr Power Trainer. I think it's their latest 2018 model. It seems to get decent reviews. I'll check out...
02-02-19, 12:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,652
Posted By Alfster

Which bike trainer works best with Zwift?

I'm wanting to replace my old Fluid 2 trainer with a smart trainer that works well with Zwift. Which one do you guys recommend?

I'll be using a 2007 Orbea Onix with a Shimano RD 6600 10 speed...
Forum: Foo
02-01-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,493
Posted By Alfster

That's one of the things I looked for when buying...

That's one of the things I looked for when buying an acreage in Alberta. I didn't want to be able to hear anything except the birds and the wind through the trees. We ended up find the perfect...
01-30-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,436
Posted By Alfster

I'm learning to love mine :)

I'm learning to love mine :)
01-30-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,195
Posted By Alfster

I'm sure there is positives and negatives to...

I'm sure there is positives and negatives to having a home workout area. Probably easy to just say "I'll pick it up tomorrow". So far I'm still in the 'very enthusiastic' stage of workouts. I'm...
01-30-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,195
Posted By Alfster

That's a great space. I prefer it over mine. ...

That's a great space. I prefer it over mine. Nice to be able to have some space to work on your bikes. Is that a fan on the floor?
01-29-19, 11:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,195
Posted By Alfster

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/both_39f78d329bdf4a069cef901803bc8defade4450f.jpg...
01-29-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,195
Posted By Alfster

Thanks. I have some work left before it's...

Thanks. I have some work left before it's complete. Today I installed two Smart TV's, one for the treadmill and one for the bike. My wife can now catch up on her Game of Thrones while working out...
01-27-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,866
Posted By Alfster

I'll probably do just that. When I was biking...

I'll probably do just that. When I was biking regularly, I would do charity rides in the Toronto area. I know there's a large MS Charity ride locally here in Alberta.
01-27-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,866
Posted By Alfster

Yeah, when I restarted biking in my late 30's it...

Yeah, when I restarted biking in my late 30's it felt great to be back on a bike. I was able to commute daily to work (20km round trip). The morning ride was amazingly zen, with a variety of...
01-27-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,195
Posted By Alfster

I've trying to gain back my fitness level from 15...

I've trying to gain back my fitness level from 15 years ago, let alone from last year LOL.
01-27-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 661
Posted By Alfster

That's only a dream for me right now. Need to...

That's only a dream for me right now. Need to get into much better shape. Someday I'd like to do a Jasper to Banff ride.
01-27-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,195
Posted By Alfster

Let's see other people's areas they use for...

Let's see other people's areas they use for exercise in their homes :)
01-27-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,195
Posted By Alfster

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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01-27-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,195
Posted By Alfster

Getting serious about getting into shape

I want to be able to do some longer rides this summer, so I'm getting serious about some winter training. My wife and I cleaned out one of our basement rooms and converted it to an exercise room....
01-20-19, 10:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,866
Posted By Alfster

Doesn't always have to be about bikes. Sounds...

Doesn't always have to be about bikes. Sounds like you were lucky with love twice in your lifetime. Nice to have supportive partners :)
01-19-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,299
Posted By Alfster

Does anyone watch a movie with headphones while...

Does anyone watch a movie with headphones while using their trainer? That's what I've been doing to kill the boredom of the trainer. Just started using it again after many, many years.
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