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Old 03-28-20, 08:23 AM
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You hear it a lot in film scores, especially dramatic action scenes. Mrs. rjones28 has included it in one of her compositions.
Cool. Tapped with a stick?
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I'm still trying to decide what to wear to the living room.
In these days of virtual meetings, we are all dressing up to lie around.
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So, core and upper before or after fake miles?
6 one, half dozen the other. Legs, I always do before, simply because weights mess with the bike, bike messes with the legs. When in weight phase, weights take precedent, sort of.
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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Cool. Tapped with a stick?
Usually, hard mallets or hammers (hamers).
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6 one, half dozen the other. Legs, I always do before, simply because weights mess with the bike, bike messes with the legs. When in weight phase, weights take precedent, sort of.
I’m just doing one-leg stationary lunges with the back foot on a step. Not enough to do much to the bike or vice Verma versa. Need a group 27 battery to hug.


Just to clarify, I am not working out with an Indian guy

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I’m just doing one-leg stationary lunges with the back foot on a step. Not enough to do much to the bike or vice Verma. Need a group 27 battery to hug.
Quality
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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Having a denier as a supervisor, has it's own challenges. His wife has lupus, among other things, and I think he should be locked down as a courtesy to her. Of course, he doesn't want to be there, and lobbied hard to his supervisor to include us in the essential pool. That included tossing in the fact that we (I) could find the electrical issue in his Subaru.
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Howard Shore used an anvil and other metal objects in the LOTR score. Anvils are heavy, so brake drum is often substituted in performance.

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Old 03-28-20, 08:55 AM
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I did my second group ride of the day on Zwift. This was more fun because it was a meetup for my club and I knew most of the riders. We had voice chat on Discord which allows safe distance socialization and smack-talking. A couple riders either showed up late or did not have the ability to properly join the meetup, so they were not recognized as part of the group and could not benefit from the “Keep Group Together” setting. One of them got dropped right away. Sad! The others were able to hang with us.

It was still fake miles, but reasonably fun. Since I had an invisible hand keeping me with the group, I did not work as hard as my first ride. Apparently my average power was 2 W/Kg, which is my “cruise comfortably/conversational” pace.
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Usually, hard mallets or hammers (hamers).
Do you have to put it back on the car to tune it?

Sounds like a lot of work.
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Do you have to put it back on the car to tune it?

Sounds like a lot of work.
Use an emergency brake cable wrapped around it, and adjust as needed.
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Old 03-28-20, 09:11 AM
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Are you a bad driver?
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Here too. Lots of fear, alienation, and rage in this failing country.


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I left me dumbfounded (as I have frequently been in this thing) by the minimizers and deniers. I thought to myself, “they’ll see for themselves soon enough!”
An attorney in my office said the same thing yesterday in response to our first round of lease extension negotiations. His words were "do you expect us to believe people are going to pay that much a square foot in 30 days when they're hauling bodies out of this building?"

People are dumb. Hang in there. At least you got a dog job. Dogs are better.
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Piccolos, triangles, and the like are only acceptable outdoors, one reason I shy away from symphonic music after about 1850.
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Do you have to put it back on the car to tune it?

Sounds like a lot of work.
Suffering for one's art.
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Use an emergency brake cable wrapped around it, and adjust as needed.
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Problem with the minimizers and deniers is that if they are young and healthy, they will almost certainly be fine, thus “proving” they were right. They will point to the huge numbers of sick (and sadly, dead) as “fake news” or “sick old people who would have died this year anyway.”

Sad.
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You can play other car parts too.

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I let the supercharged Tacoma scream on South Boulder Road yesterday. That was fun. No one was out and a presumed reduced police presence. It ain't a McClaren, but it's still fun. When we bought it in 2012, I told my wife we'd have that truck when it came time for the kid to drive. She said no way, BS.

About to hit 60k and still new. She was talking about giving the truck to the kid this week. Great big safe vehicle to learn how to drive, she says.
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For you Chicago sports fans, ESPN has the Kerry Wood 20 strikeout game today and NBA TV has Jordan's 69 point game against the Cavs.
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You hear it a lot in film scores, especially dramatic action scenes. Mrs. rjones28 has included it in one of her compositions.
Recent performance of Mrs. rjones28's percussion work. Featuring brake drum.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KXj...ature=youtu.be
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Bad Ohio driver sightings on I-75 are not uncommon.
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For you Chicago sports fans,
You're the only one.
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Indycar at Watkins Glen at 4 eastern. I am surprised how realistic the iRacing stuff is. Cup at Texas tomorrow, and that's on network TV.
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I let the supercharged Tacoma scream on South Boulder Road yesterday. That was fun. No one was out and a presumed reduced police presence. It ain't a McClaren, but it's still fun. When we bought it in 2012, I told my wife we'd have that truck when it came time for the kid to drive. She said no way, BS.

About to hit 60k and still new. She was talking about giving the truck to the kid this week. Great big safe vehicle to learn how to drive, she says.
I like it. 60K isn't even "broke in" yet. Getting a virtually new truck will be awesome.
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