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Addiction LXXVII

Old 03-31-20, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Rapha bidon bidet or GTFO
Goes without saying.

Just don’t flip it!
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Yeah, prolly. I'd still give it a shot before moving to the strategic retreat, though.

Is she going to be shouldering any of the obligation for tuition and expenses?
If she goes to NYU, yes. Probably a modest percentage, say 10K/year? If she goes to Temple, it's free for her.
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I miss my group rides. I'd like to go for a ride today but no group means I have to decide everything. I can't even decide on road or mtb, climb or flatish. First world problems.
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Old 03-31-20, 09:51 AM
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Good idea but she is a SNOB and thinks she is "better" than Temple. She applied to U Penn (but got rejected) and would likely have agreed to go there since it's an elite Ivy school.

Sigh. I am ****ed.
Looking back at undergrad, my view (which I'd tell an 18 y-o-d who cared what I had to say), is that unless you're in a niche field (e.g., a science nerd going to MIT), just as important as school rankings (or maybe even more so) are the connections you make in school, with students and faculty. And there are plenty of good faculty in lower-tier colleges that inspire and mentor students.
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Old 03-31-20, 09:51 AM
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I miss my group rides. I'd like to go for a ride today but no group means I have to decide everything. I can't even decide on road or mtb, climb or flatish. First world problems.
I miss group rides, but I also miss long rides - I don't want to inflict being bottled up with the kids upon the wife for 3+ hours at a time. Maybe when they can start working in the garden or something, which should be soon, I'll be able to skip out longer. Fingers crossed.
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Old 03-31-20, 09:53 AM
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New tent day. Bulky, but I think it will do.

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Old 03-31-20, 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
II can't even decide on road or mtb, climb or flatish. First world problems.
Since our State Park is closed due to you-know-what, the only place available to ride is a county park that just built a nice set of trails.

They're been intermittently open and closed due to soil moisture, but they just opened them up again this morning

Unfortunately they are pretty far away from my house. They are, however, super close to my work, so as long as we don't get any rain tonight or tomorrow I'm going to bring the MTB to work tomorrow
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Old 03-31-20, 10:03 AM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
I miss my group rides. I'd like to go for a ride today but no group means I have to decide everything. I can't even decide on road or mtb, climb or flatish. First world problems.
road cycling, there is no question. Into the wind first.
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Old 03-31-20, 10:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Looking back at undergrad, my view (which I'd tell an 18 y-o-d who cared what I had to say), is that unless you're in a niche field (e.g., a science nerd going to MIT), just as important as school rankings (or maybe even more so) are the connections you make in school, with students and faculty. And there are plenty of good faculty in lower-tier colleges that inspire and mentor students.
Rightly or wrongly, it matters for medical school and beyond.
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Old 03-31-20, 10:07 AM
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Maybe I'll just cruise the neighborhood for an hour or two.
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Old 03-31-20, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by ls01 View Post
road cycling, there is no question. Into the wind first.
Doesn't seem to be any wind today.
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Old 03-31-20, 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Doesn't seem to be any wind today.
That means it's a good day.
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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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Old 03-31-20, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
And Waco has a 70.3 in October...
I did a mini-tri as a team member several years ago. It's near Chattanooga and held at the beginning of October. To me that seems too late to be in a frigid lake, but I don't swim so what do I know?
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Old 03-31-20, 10:13 AM
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Able to go ride for the first time in several weeks. Chilly, but felt great to be out. Suppose to rain this afternoon, but stop sometime tonight. Hopefully, I can try and ride again tomorrow.

Wife has been getting weird about things since I have been back at work. I don’t understand, but suddenly me going on an hour long bike ride is a problem.
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Rightly or wrongly, it matters for medical school and beyond.
Right. I was talking undergraduate.
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Old 03-31-20, 10:17 AM
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So we heard from the last college for daughter #2 . She got accepted at NYU. Her 3 top choices are USC, NYU, and Temple.

No way she is going to USC. It's too far away and very expensive. I know it has the #1 program for her current intended major (Film) in the whole effing country, but that's just not happening based on her maturity and other issues. If she shows some maturity she possibly could transfer there after 1 or 2 years closer to home.

NYU is possible, but TBH the cost of NYU (after the modest scholarship they gave her) will cost about 6x the cost of Temple (which has offered her free tuition for 4 years, we just pay expenses).

We are going to have a big fight on our hands, and I don't look forward to it. There will be more drama to come.
Reminds me of a recent hilarious sitcom episode where the young man took a gap year, grudgingly accepted by his parents, then decided he would skip college altogether. His mom had to be restrained from kicking his ***.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Right. I was talking undergraduate.
I meant that where you go for undergrad matters a lot for your prospects of getting into medical school and which medical school you get into. Which, in turn, matters quite a bit in terms of where you go after that.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Right. I was talking undergraduate.
You mean if you don't go to grad school?
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Good idea but she is a SNOB and thinks she is "better" than Temple. She applied to U Penn (but got rejected) and would likely have agreed to go there since it's an elite Ivy school.

Sigh. I am ****ed.
My entire high school had this mentality. 75% went to Ivy schools and if you were doing anything different, you were jacking up their stats.

I applied early to Northwestern to be back in Chicago and 30 minutes from my mom.
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Speaking of WhyFi's hairy legs, does one shave their legs during the zombie apocalypse? I was a no, but now I think I'm a yes.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I did a mini-tri as a team member several years ago. It's near Chattanooga and held at the beginning of October. To me that seems too late to be in a frigid lake, but I don't swim so what do I know?
With a wetsuit it’s not bad at all. And it’s a river, if that makes it warmer. Not sure if it does.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Looking back at undergrad, my view (which I'd tell an 18 y-o-d who cared what I had to say), is that unless you're in a niche field (e.g., a science nerd going to MIT), just as important as school rankings (or maybe even more so) are the connections you make in school, with students and faculty. And there are plenty of good faculty in lower-tier colleges that inspire and mentor students.
I know that. You know that. Try telling a surly 18 year old girl that. Not gonna work. Sad!
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Speaking of WhyFi's hairy legs, does one shave their legs during the zombie apocalypse? I was a no, but now I think I'm a yes.
Gotta be able to ride fast when you’re fleeing the zombies.
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My entire high school had this mentality. 75% went to Ivy schools and if you were doing anything different, you were jacking up their stats.

I applied early to Northwestern to be back in Chicago and 30 minutes from my mom.
Her circle of friends/classmates mostly have that attitude too. Most of them have pushy parents, btw, but that attitude is common among bright kids and is sadly infectious.

Northwestern is a great school, btw. My mom's sister lives in Evanston. It's a great town. I probably spent (total over my first 18 years of life) about 6 months there. Too cold in winter IMO.
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Speaking of WhyFi's hairy legs, does one shave their legs during the zombie apocalypse? I was a no, but now I think I'm a yes.
I opened up the bathroom cabinet this morning and saw my not-often-use Philips OneBlade. As I, uh, took a seat, I hit the power button just to see if it had a charge. It did. I applied it to one of my bare knees to see how it would do on the winter cultivation of leg hair. It did well. I now have one clean, smooth knee and the commitment to continue before the next time I bare my legs in public.
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