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Old 02-22-21, 03:23 PM
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Aside: Standing desks are one of the dumber things invented this century.
It's early yet.
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Old 02-22-21, 03:23 PM
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The early mountain bikers loved those old Schwinns.


I was an early mountain biker, and rode a bike that looked just like that. Mine had a two speed bendix kickback hub.
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Reminds me of a sticker my brother has on his tool box. Electrician..

Not only will it hurt, it will hurt the entire time you are dying
When I took electric car classes and we opened up the batteries they kept an insulated pole with a hook on the end in case one of us fell on something high voltage. We were taught how to use the pole to drag another student off of the battery. A lot of us also got yelled at by the instructor for stepping into the danger zone.

Our employers were supposed to supply us with 1000 volt gloves and send them in for certification every 6 months. They never did that in the 9 years I was working on electric cars and only replaced the gloves once or twice.
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I can see why you only have to pay every 5 years. Hardly seems worth it to write a check for a hundred pesos every year.
Maybe he pays in Bitcoin?
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Old 02-22-21, 03:28 PM
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I can see why you only have to pay every 5 years. Hardly seems worth it to write a check for a hundred pesos every year.
I have never seen a check being used here. Cash or plastic.
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Old 02-22-21, 03:31 PM
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If I ever have another desk, it will be of the standing variety. I'm not comfortable in a chair for long periods of time anymore.
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If I ever have another desk, it will be of the standing variety. I'm not comfortable in a chair for long periods of time anymore.
I want one of the convertible ones, with some hydraulics. Seems like an hour standing, an hour sitting, repeat as needed would be the best scenario for my back.

I usually do OK if I set hourly stand-and-stretch reminders on my phone.
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Old 02-22-21, 03:51 PM
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If I ever have another desk, it will be of the standing variety. I'm not comfortable in a chair for long periods of time anymore.
How long are you comfortable standing?
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
If I ever have another desk, it will be of the standing variety. I'm not comfortable in a chair for long periods of time anymore.
I've never been comfortable standing for long periods of time. A couple minutes is all I can stand. Walking, riding, sitting, etc, I can do. Standing... nuh-uh.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Define.
It is a deposit of snow sculpted by wind into a mound during a snowstorm.



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The drift Benson is sitting next to was around three feet deep.
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It is a deposit of snow sculpted by wind into a mound during a snowstorm.
Things look bleak. Do you think you'll survive a few more days?
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Things look bleak. Do you think you'll survive a few more days?
What happens then?
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What happens then?
Freeze to death?

Incidentally, at 4.8", we are now below normal for this point in the winter. #GoldenSnowball
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It is a deposit of snow sculpted by wind into a mound during a snowstorm.



Hard pass on that nonsense.

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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
It is a deposit of snow sculpted by wind into a mound during a snowstorm.



Ive always wanted to experience that much snow. Most ive ever seen is like 16 inches.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
It is a deposit of snow sculpted by wind into a mound during a snowstorm.


(Quietly crosses the whole of New York State off list of Places To Retire)
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The weather gods wished me a and let me ride outside in relative comfort

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WE got roof-high drifts one year in Fairfax County, VA. Seems like we got 3 snow days for school.
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Freeze to death?

Incidentally, at 4.8", we are now below normal for this point in the winter. #GoldenSnowball
We have heat.
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Also, we're still three feet behind our normal average snowfall.
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The weather gods wished me a and let me ride outside in relative comfort
This word is doing a lot of work.
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60 degrees tomorrow!!!!!!!
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Also, we're still three feet behind our normal average snowfall.
I would have donated 4.6", if I could.
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Aside: Standing desks are one of the dumber things invented this century.
I may be getting a standing desk since sitting is the new meth. Try to keep up.

In other news, I loaded up my bike for tomorrow. It's supposed to be in the upper 60's so I might give it a whirl. I felt a little better today and got another laser treatment on the affected lower back area. The Orthopedic Doc said I probably wouldn't cause any damage by riding so I'll make a game time decision. Maybe just 45 minutes. Wednesday is supposed to be 70.
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