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Old 03-04-19, 10:40 AM
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It's snowy and cold enough here that the dog prefers to pretend she doesn't have business to take care of outside, and then does it inside. It's great.
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Old 03-04-19, 10:53 AM
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Our clients up there apparently hate us, so we've pushed back organizing an "advisory" (basically just a meeting on market trends) for a few months. At this rate I may make it out there in the summer, which is fine by me.
Yeah, summer would be much preferred to this ****. Oh, that reminds me that the wife booked hotels for the Spring trip to VA (yeah, already). For whatever reason, the boy's Spring break is really early, in about 4 weeks or so. Not totally decided on toting the bike again, but leaning towards it.
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Old 03-04-19, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by mzeffex View Post
It's snowy and cold enough here that the dog prefers to pretend she doesn't have business to take care of outside, and then does it inside. It's great.
That sucks man. I went through that a couple years ago when my (now departed) dog was getting old - I think it was the combination of super ****ty weather and deteriorating bladder control. Diapers are no fun on a toddler, but they're even more no fun on a dog.
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Old 03-04-19, 11:00 AM
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Yeah, summer would be much preferred to this ****. Oh, that reminds me that the wife booked hotels for the Spring trip to VA (yeah, already). For whatever reason, the boy's Spring break is really early, in about 4 weeks or so. Not totally decided on toting the bike again, but leaning towards it.
Do it. Can drope the hamer on you in my new team kit, which I kinda hate. They went for a digital camo look which I'm not a fan of, and all for the low low price of $265!
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Old 03-04-19, 11:06 AM
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Do it. Can drope the hamer on you in my new team kit, which I kinda hate. They went for a digital camo look which I'm not a fan of, and all for the low low price of $265!
Team kit for $265? That's absurd. The kit discount is half the reason for hooking up with a team/group, isn't it?
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Old 03-04-19, 11:07 AM
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In other news, wifey is pregnant with baby #1 , so as of late August I'll be a dad first, husband 2nd, diligent employee 3rd, cyclist 4th, and active BF poster maybe 30th.

In honor of never having time to ride ever again, I'm gonna do back to back centuries on June 1/2 since my company is sponsoring a team participating in the BikeMS here in VA. Since I've only ever done one about 6 years ago, that may be a bad idea to do them back to back. Definitely worthy of starting a thread with a poll seeking training advice, right?
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Old 03-04-19, 11:08 AM
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Team kit for $265? That's absurd. The kit discount is half the reason for hooking up with a team/group, isn't it?
It is, if your team is actually sponsored by a kit manufacturer. We are just a bunch of 3/4 riders who like hanging out, so it's essentially just a group order at full price with a custom design from Vie13. It's good quality stuff, but not cheap.
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Old 03-04-19, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Dan333SP View Post
In other news, wifey is pregnant with baby #1 , so as of late August I'll be a dad first, husband 2nd, diligent employee 3rd, cyclist 4th, and active BF poster maybe 30th.

In honor of never having time to ride ever again, I'm gonna do back to back centuries on June 1/2 since my company is sponsoring a team participating in the BikeMS here in VA. Since I've only ever done one about 6 years ago, that may be a bad idea to do them back to back. Definitely worthy of starting a thread with a poll seeking training advice, right?


I wanted to ask about that, too, but refrained. Congrats!
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Old 03-04-19, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Dan333SP View Post
It is, if your team is actually sponsored by a kit manufacturer. We are just a bunch of 3/4 riders who like hanging out, so it's essentially just a group order at full price with a custom design from Vie13. It's good quality stuff, but not cheap.
Twin Six seems to give us a decent discount and we're just a bunch of CAT 6ers. Then again, having CAT 6 Race Squad emblazoned on us kinda fits within their marketing, so maybe that's part of it.
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Huh. He looked pretty rough the last time I saw a pic of him, but didn't expect that.
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Old 03-04-19, 12:35 PM
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Pro tip of the day: Don't read an article about fecal transplant while trying to enjoy lunch.
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Old 03-04-19, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Pro tip of the day: Don't read an article about fecal transplant while trying to enjoy lunch.
Fecal transplant? That's some good ****.
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Old 03-04-19, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Dan333SP View Post
In other news, wifey is pregnant with baby #1 , so as of late August I'll be a dad first, husband 2nd, diligent employee 3rd, cyclist 4th, and active BF poster maybe 30th.
Congrats! Best wishes on living with her through the steamy month of July.

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The new saddle hath arrived. TPC says it's used, but I don't see any signs that it's ever been clamped to seat post. Saddle shape looks like it might work out. Will find out on Wed, I guess.
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TPC says it's used, but I don't see any signs that it's ever been clamped to seat post.
Have you given it a sniff?
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Pro tip of the day: Don't read an article about fecal transplant while trying to enjoy lunch.
If that's the article in the NYT or WaPo about how the FDA is going to "handle" poop and the economic and policy arguments on both sides, I read it and found it fascinating. Not disgusting, however. I guess that's a professional thing.
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Pro tip of the day: Don't read an article about fecal transplant while trying to enjoy lunch.
BF pro tip. Don't post it.
Attempting sarcasm. Possible fail.
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Originally Posted by Dan333SP View Post
In other news, wifey is pregnant with baby #1 , so as of late August I'll be a dad first, husband 2nd, diligent employee 3rd, cyclist 4th, and active BF poster maybe 30th.

In honor of never having time to ride ever again, I'm gonna do back to back centuries on June 1/2 since my company is sponsoring a team participating in the BikeMS here in VA. Since I've only ever done one about 6 years ago, that may be a bad idea to do them back to back. Definitely worthy of starting a thread with a poll seeking training advice, right?
Congrats and HTFU. You have your priorities straight.
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I saw -4° this morning. Has to be close to a record on this day for us.
The lawns were starting to grow, the pear trees are blooming, it's trying to be spring. And then we get this dumb cold air from Illinois.

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If that's the article in the NYT or WaPo about how the FDA is going to "handle" poop and the economic and policy arguments on both sides,
What is it doing?
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If that's the article in the NYT or WaPo about how the FDA is going to "handle" poop and the economic and policy arguments on both sides, I read it and found it fascinating. Not disgusting, however. I guess that's a professional thing.
Yep. Front page of today's NYT. I found it interesting as well, but the part that got to me was the description of the person who made a "home remedy" in their blender. Happy it helped though. That donors get $40 a pop (or should I say poop?) made me chuckle. I couldn't help thinking it would be an efficient way to make supplemental retirement income. Unlike giving blood, you can do it every day with no repercussions.
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Fecal transplant? That's some good ****.
You should read it. Front page of today's NYT. if "Big Pharma" gets its way regulation-wise, the cost is expected to rise exponentially. One fear is that more and more people will resort to making their own "remedies."
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Yep. Front page of today's NYT. I found it interesting as well, but the part that got to me was the description of the person who made a "home remedy" in their blender. Happy it helped though. That donors get $40 a pop (or should I say poop?) made me chuckle. I couldn't help thinking it would be an efficient way to make supplemental retirement income. Unlike giving blood, you can do it every day with no repercussions.
Now that's a job I would definitely be qualified for, if I could pass the stringent microbiological criteria.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
You should read it. Front page of today's NYT. if "Big Pharma" gets its way regulation-wise, the cost is expected to rise exponentially. One fear is that more and more people will resort to making their own "remedies."
And also that very few people would want to run the chance of being in the placebo arm of a trial of poop for C. diff, when they can just get it from an open source. Major policy dilemma.
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