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Old 08-18-19, 09:12 AM
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BGroup ride this a.m. To paraphrase Bob Dylan,

Business men, they drink my wine.
Fat men clean my clock.

Well, not that fat, but I really should go uphill faster than I do, scrawny as I am.

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Old 08-18-19, 09:56 AM
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Did a short ride today due to humidity and pollen count which is high. Recovering with a post-ride macchiato.
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Old 08-18-19, 10:09 AM
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BITD I was IT, so I'm interested in what you're talking about. What's the MTA thing? What's the TIA thing? What cable kit(s)?
The mta thing is the first beginner level microsoft fundamentals certification, and the TIA thing is a more of a general all around computer fundamentals thing. I just want to play with a cable and crimp ends on it. We might go by harbor freight and see what they have. If they don't have what I'm looking for I'll start ordering stuff. I'm almost ready to upgrade hubbies laptop and start building a desktop myself. Pretty exciting. I would like to find a soldering class for electronics as well, need to remember to check the local votech on that.
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Slept like **** last night, so I started to down some espresso before prepping/packing for the century ride with my friend... And right after getting that first cup in to me, my buddy let's me know that's he's going to have to reschedule. Shoulda told me that before I got the jet fuel pumping so that I could get back to sleep.
I won’t pretend I saw that coming, but neither am I surprised.
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Second night back in the hammock I woke up bright eyed at 03:30. At 5 I gave in and made coffee and was asleep by 6. Re-awoke at 7:30, already too late to walk dogs and then ride. To paraphrase Vonnegut, So it goes.

I've been finding, of late, that when my thoughts won't let me go back to sleep, an infusion of coffee into the system releases the thoughts and allows sleep. I've been using this technique for years, for naps, but never made the connection to early mornings.

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Old 08-18-19, 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Makel View Post
The mta thing is the first beginner level microsoft fundamentals certification, and the TIA thing is a more of a general all around computer fundamentals thing. I just want to play with a cable and crimp ends on it. We might go by harbor freight and see what they have. If they don't have what I'm looking for I'll start ordering stuff. I'm almost ready to upgrade hubbies laptop and start building a desktop myself. Pretty exciting. I would like to find a soldering class for electronics as well, need to remember to check the local votech on that.
Oh ok you’re looking at the hardware side of PCs, I was more of a software guy, except way back when I strung up interfaces for minis (bigger than PCs but smaller than mainframes).
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Old 08-18-19, 11:26 AM
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for baby Ivan, next is “Head, shoulders, knees and toes...
Tony Chestnut (toe, knee, chest, nut) is better.
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Old 08-18-19, 11:28 AM
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Wow, the time gap between yesterday's last post and today's first post is humongous. Major league slacking.
If it's worth doing, it's worth doing right.
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Hey all remember me? I’ve been pondering the changeover from Campy 11 speed mechanical to an electronic system. Any experience among this esteemed group of which gruppo to purchase or indeed, if a purchase is even worth it?
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We're not young pups any more.
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Old 08-18-19, 11:32 AM
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I retire from my first career in 10 months. So I've made the decision to completely change directions and get into IT. I got my first cert a week ago, MTA 98 349, and now I'm really having fun studying for the CompTIA and 98 366. Learning about cables today. I wonder if there is a cable kit I could get that I can practice stripping and putting those different little ends on?

I also quit drinking coffee. I switched to tea, and I'm down to just two bags of tea a day now. Last couple weeks were rough, but I'm sleeping a little better. My functionality was becoming too dependent on the nespresso machine.

I quizzed Ivan yesterday and he passed. He was able to show me where his belly button and feet were.
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Old 08-18-19, 11:54 AM
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Hey all remember me? I’ve been pondering the changeover from Campy 11 speed mechanical to an electronic system. Any experience among this esteemed group of which gruppo to purchase or indeed, if a purchase is even worth it?
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Old 08-18-19, 11:58 AM
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Also, why not go 12 speed?
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I currently have the 10 speed. Yes I would do the 12 eps if I changed. Do u use the eps or equivalent? Preference sram dura ace or Campy?
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11 speed Record. No electronic shifting.


Yet.
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Melinda's was the original Marie Sharp's. Then one year they got a contract with Walmart. No longer available in Belize, but easily available in the US. Have you tried it?
Once something becomes easily available I rapidly lose interest.

Caused quite a few problems in relationships over the years tbh
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Pffft - where were you?
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Hey all remember me? I’ve been pondering the changeover from Campy 11 speed mechanical to an electronic system. Any experience among this esteemed group of which gruppo to purchase or indeed, if a purchase is even worth it?
Good to see you. In a recent thread, we (well, mostly me) were wondering if you have a Ti bike in the rotation.

As far as electronic... if you can swing it, swing it.
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Old 08-18-19, 02:36 PM
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Ended up doing about 65 miles with the (small) group. Fast Johnny showed up and set a punishing pace, at times. I'm sure that I put in more work than if I would have done the century. Wind was horrendous at times, but that was mostly on the way out.
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Hey all remember me? I’ve been pondering the changeover from Campy 11 speed mechanical to an electronic system. Any experience among this esteemed group of which gruppo to purchase or indeed, if a purchase is even worth it?
I remember you. Nice of you to pop in. How's life?

I can't comment on your question specifically, but if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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Ended up doing about 65 miles with the (small) group. Fast Johnny showed up and set a punishing pace, at times. I'm sure that I put in more work than if I would have done the century. Wind was horrendous at times, but that was mostly on the way out.
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My tri friend is doing IM Mont Tremblanc today. Crazy!
I just checked his status. He finished the swim and bike. Now slightly more than halfway done with the stupid part. His pace is slowing but I expect he will still finish with a respectable time.
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Hey @MoAlpha, did you see my cramp posting earlier? I am confident that the cramps I get periodically (including yesterday) are what they classify as "muscle fatigue" cramps. I kinda DON'T think they are an electrolyte or hydration problem, as I have had hotter rides, longer rides, and borderline dehydration rides with NO cramps. These are cramps that come on several hours into a HARD ride. But once they hit, I have a tough time continuing to ride, even at a reduced effort. I know some studies say this is not really a "muscle" problem per se but a nerve issue, and the latest treatments/elixirs are targeted towards certain semi-caustic agents that cause a reflex response to the motor neurons. I have not tried anything and would prefer to PREVENT the cramps, but treatment is also a consideration.

Any thoughts?
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