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Old 06-29-16, 12:52 PM
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for some reason my legs have been just **** for weeks

i havent felt the desire to go out and hammer since they feel so ****ty, which is taking the drive away from bikes and really bumming me out

on the other hand i have more motivation to run which is just weird
You've probably over trained your legs, which is why people have rest weeks. I over did it like two years ago and have since learned my lesson.

Just take it easy for a week or two and you should bounce back.
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Old 06-29-16, 02:10 PM
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i want to blame the running but thats probably what it is, i have been goin pretty hard this year on the bike.

ive tried taking it really easy the past 2 weeks but i think im just gonna go camping and not ride bikes at all next week and see if that helps
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Old 06-29-16, 02:18 PM
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Today I haz fancy carbon tubular track wheelset. Just in time for some planned events at Alpenrose!
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The new DA crank is fugly.
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Old 06-29-16, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by cali_axela View Post
Today I haz fancy carbon tubular track wheelset. Just in time for some planned events at Alpenrose!
This reminds me that I have a pair of tubular Velocity rims and one or two tubular mavic rims. Gotta do something with those.

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The new DA crank is fugly.
Having that machined and polished face on DA9000 was kinda cool. Now it just looks fat.

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Old 06-29-16, 03:43 PM
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Today I went to the brick and mortar Apple store to buy an Apple iPhone SE for free with a two year Verizon contact. Basically, I've had it with the terrible service I get with my T-mobile Nokia flip phone, plus I want to do internet stuff and take pictures when I'm away from home. Anyway, it turns out Verizon needs two days to do a credit check on me before approving the contract and getting the phone operational. So, I have to go back to the store on Friday to get it and bring it home. Before even starting the credit check I had to speak to the Verizon rep to answer a few questions to verify my identity, which I guess has become necessary because of the epidemic of identity theft.
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Old 06-29-16, 06:52 PM
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Today I went to the brick and mortar Apple store to buy an Apple iPhone SE for free with a two year Verizon contact. Basically, I've had it with the terrible service I get with my T-mobile Nokia flip phone, plus I want to do internet stuff and take pictures when I'm away from home. Anyway, it turns out Verizon needs two days to do a credit check on me before approving the contract and getting the phone operational. So, I have to go back to the store on Friday to get it and bring it home. Before even starting the credit check I had to speak to the Verizon rep to answer a few questions to verify my identity, which I guess has become necessary because of the epidemic of identity theft.
I remember when I bought my first cell phone way back in college. I had no established credit yet, so I had to pay $700 up front, which they held onto for my entire two year contract before crediting it back to me.
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Old 06-29-16, 07:06 PM
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Today I gained a whole new level for bike shop employees and dealing with customers.
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Old 06-29-16, 07:42 PM
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ive never heard of having to do any of this madness for a phone. i give them money and they give me a phone. done. its not a major purchase like a car or house

where are you guys buying your phones? or are you buying diamond encrusted potatoes?
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Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
ive never heard of having to do any of this madness for a phone. i give them money and they give me a phone. done. its not a major purchase like a car or house

where are you guys buying your phones? or are you buying diamond encrusted potatoes?
Are you buying a prepaid burner phone ?
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Old 06-29-16, 08:08 PM
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fruit brand pocket laptop with a 2 yr contract or an upgrade phone, either from my carrier or apple store

burners come from the spanish deli downtown, everybody knows that.

oh hey quote notifications work again
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Old 06-29-16, 08:34 PM
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Haha burner phone. I have one of those sitting in my filing cabinet. $20 Nokia from AT&T.
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Boost Mobile burners brought home the bacon back when I was couriering.
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Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
fruit brand pocket laptop with a 2 yr contract or an upgrade phone, either from my carrier or apple store
So you already have a carrier with whom you've established credit, right ? See, I'm new to Verizon, who will subsidize my new phone, and they just want to check my credit to make sure I'm not a deadbeat who will take the free phone and default on the service contract. It's just a two day delay that doesn't cost me a dime. I haven't paid anything yet or given them my credit card number, and I don't want to give them my credit card number for an autopay. The unsubsidized price of the phone is $399.
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Holy hot damn. Today I just got off the phone with Best Buy. Bought my iPhone 6S 64gb for $299 with a 2 year contract renewal on Verizon. That's fine, I am sticking with them and have no plans to go anywhere else. Just checked the website. Same phone is now $199. Falls within the 15 day price match so I called Best Buy customer service and they got the ball rolling. Looks like my Best Buy credit card will be updated to reflect that new price within 24 hours.

So $299 is still cheaper than going through Apple or Verizon it appears where you pay full price which is like $6xx. I was OK paying that much for the phone. $199? Absolutely.

Thanks @TejanoTrackie for making me go to the Best Buy site to see if they have the SE available. Because of you, I found out that the price had dropped.
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Actually, $299 is the current price through Apple for the 6s 64Gb with a 2 year Verizon contract. I'm just getting the SE with 16Gb for free. I like buying from Apple, because Applecare is easy with them. Just bring the phone back to the store if anything breaks.
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Old 06-29-16, 10:53 PM
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Originally Posted by cali_axela View Post
Today I haz fancy carbon tubular track wheelset. Just in time for some planned events at Alpenrose!
Horray!

I want some for my track bike too. Most of the remainder of 2016 will be focused on road expenditures for me as I plan on replacing both of my road bikes, but my track bike and ss/fg road are short on the list for 2017.
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
So you already have a carrier with whom you've established credit, right ?
the "or" was meant to reflect when i got my first phone with them, or when ive upgraded since

actually i went to tmobil for 2 yrs (awful experience, i feel your pain) then went back to att. so in total ive had 3 "new" experiences and never dealt with the credit thing

this was all many moons though so things may have changed like you said with the current identity theft stupidity
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Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
the "or" was meant to reflect when i got my first phone with them, or when ive upgraded since

actually i went to tmobil for 2 yrs (awful experience, i feel your pain) then went back to att. so in total ive had 3 "new" experiences and never dealt with the credit thing

this was all many moons though so things may have changed like you said with the current identity theft stupidity
Maybe I'm on some illegal immigrant watch list because of my hispanic surname.
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
Actually, $299 is the current price through Apple for the 6s 64Gb with a 2 year Verizon contract. I'm just getting the SE with 16Gb for free. I like buying from Apple, because Applecare is easy with them. Just bring the phone back to the store if anything breaks.
SE is the best of both worlds, size and features. I am finding that my 5S is just a tad bit too small, especially coming from a Samsung Note 3. This 6S should be just about right.
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SE is the best of both worlds, size and features. I am finding that my 5S is just a tad bit too small, especially coming from a Samsung Note 3. This 6S should be just about right.
Your and my needs are probably quite different. I mostly need a mobile phone just to be a phone with email access. I will use it as a camera, and a few apps for navigation etc, but not much more. I leave web surfing to my iPad mini, which stays at home and accesses the web on my secure wifi connection. In fact, I'm typing this message on it right now.
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I just went from a 6 to an SE and it was odd at first to reduce sizes but you acclimate pretty quickly. Fits much nicer in my tight hipster jeans.
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Today is my last day of work before my mini vacation:

Jul 1: Canada Day! Our CEO is Canadian . <3 Canada.
Jul 4: Duh
Jul 5: PTO

I do plan on working ~2-4 hrs on F or S and M, mainly so I can tie up some loose ends and do some of the extra crap I can never find time to do during the day.

My main goal for the break: Clean my stuff, get 8+ hrs of sleep/night, play the piano, get some house plants and re-arrange the living room of my apt.
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