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Old 08-16-19, 05:45 AM
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I have several Garmin products. They all work fine.
I have and had several Garmin products and I unequivocally disagree.
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Old 08-16-19, 05:56 AM
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Take one, or two, for the team.
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Old 08-16-19, 06:58 AM
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I have my limits.

I would try it. Once. Never had anything like that before.
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I would try it. Once. Never had anything like that before.
I have. Mnyeh.

So, @datlas, I have been strong-armed into doing a week of consult attending in October. They say I'll have an NP, maybe a resident, and a brilliant fellow to tell me what to tell them to do, but I'm still terrified. There is also an ethical conflict arising from the fact that if I don't commit gross negligence, they'll probably put me on the schedule again.

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I worked at a restaurant that made fried ice cream sundaes. Yeah - meh. I don't think that the flash frying of the applied topping really adds anything vs conventional toppings.
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Old 08-16-19, 07:28 AM
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I worked at a restaurant that made fried ice cream sundaes. Yeah - meh. I don't think that the flash frying of the applied topping really adds anything vs conventional toppings.
Yeah, the old Good Humor toasted almond popsicle was better, especially the one with the hard chocolate around the stick.
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Old 08-16-19, 07:30 AM
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A question for you folks that are no strangers to the application of elbow grease: is there an easy/easier way to remove little pin-pricks of black rust from metal?

I'm in the process of removing a little bit of rust from the VW's door sill/step. I'm down to 95% shiny metal, but the little spots of black rust are being stubborn - it's going to take a lot more work to hit those low spots if I'm going to continue with sandpaper. Before calling it a day, I did hit it with a wire brush - the results look promising vs sanding, but still a considerable amount of tedious time/work. Maybe the addition of a chemical remover in addition to the wire brush, like a mild citric acid solution?
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Old 08-16-19, 07:45 AM
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I have. Mnyeh.

So, @datlas, I have been strong-armed into doing a week of consult attending in October. They say I'll have an NP, maybe a resident, and a brilliant fellow to tell me what to tell them to do, but I'm still terrified. There is also an ethical conflict arising from the fact that if I don't commit gross negligence, they'll probably put me on the schedule again.
Oh dear. If you start to like it, that's great. If you don't want to come back, be a french shower to everyone under you and the patients, and they won't ask you back.
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Yeah, the old Good Humor toasted almond popsicle was better, especially the one with the hard chocolate around the stick.
Speaking of revisiting old childhood delights, there was an ice cream truck hanging out at the UP Big Boy visit a couple weeks ago. I got treats for the kids, but had to have one of those chocolate eclair Good Humor bars for myself. I enjoyed it, but not enough that I'd search them out the grocery store.
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Oh dear. If you start to like it, that's great. If you don't want to come back, be a french shower to everyone under you and the patients, and they won't ask you back.
I used to be pretty good, but that was 15 years ago, and I seem to lack the french shower gene.
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Speaking of revisiting old childhood delights, there was an ice cream truck hanging out at the UP Big Boy visit a couple weeks ago. I got treats for the kids, but had to have one of those chocolate eclair Good Humor bars for myself. I enjoyed it, but not enough that I'd search them out the grocery store.
No, it has to come from a truck. When I was a kid, there was an actual Good Humor store nearby, where my mom would take us sometimes.
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A question for you folks that are no strangers to the application of elbow grease: is there an easy/easier way to remove little pin-pricks of black rust from metal?

I'm in the process of removing a little bit of rust from the VW's door sill/step. I'm down to 95% shiny metal, but the little spots of black rust are being stubborn - it's going to take a lot more work to hit those low spots if I'm going to continue with sandpaper. Before calling it a day, I did hit it with a wire brush - the results look promising vs sanding, but still a considerable amount of tedious time/work. Maybe the addition of a chemical remover in addition to the wire brush, like a mild citric acid solution?
Rust stopping primer applied with a Q-tip. Follow with touch up paint pen or not. Then some type of clear sealer like fingernail paint.
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Old 08-16-19, 08:11 AM
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I used to be pretty good, but that was 15 years ago, and I seem to lack the french shower gene.
Off the subject, but what's the story with your avatar? It looks like a PG version of our, uh, sensory input...
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Old 08-16-19, 08:16 AM
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Rust stopping primer applied with a Q-tip. Follow with touch up paint pen or not. Then some type of clear sealer like fingernail paint.
So don't bother with further removal? I have a can of Rust-Oleum primer/paint that I bought for use on this spot, but I haven't looked at the instructions too closely (bought it months ago and I'm too lazy to go out to the garage right now).
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Off the subject, but what's the story with your avatar? It looks like a PG version of our, uh, sensory input...
It has a pecker doesn't it? Yes, it's someone on the internet's 3D idea of a cortical representation homunculus, I don't know if it's sensory or motor. I look something like that in real life, but with smaller hands.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
A question for you folks that are no strangers to the application of elbow grease: is there an easy/easier way to remove little pin-pricks of black rust from metal?

I'm in the process of removing a little bit of rust from the VW's door sill/step. I'm down to 95% shiny metal, but the little spots of black rust are being stubborn - it's going to take a lot more work to hit those low spots if I'm going to continue with sandpaper. Before calling it a day, I did hit it with a wire brush - the results look promising vs sanding, but still a considerable amount of tedious time/work. Maybe the addition of a chemical remover in addition to the wire brush, like a mild citric acid solution?
I'd say, something like a little wire wheel on the end of a Dremel or just seal them with the right paint. No oxygen, no progression.
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So don't bother with further removal? I have a can of Rust-Oleum primer/paint that I bought for use on this spot, but I haven't looked at the instructions too closely (bought it months ago and I'm too lazy to go out to the garage right now).
Try some naval jelly with a small brass wire brush first to remove embedded rust. Then a corrosion inhibiting primer before final paint.
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Speaking of revisiting old childhood delights, there was an ice cream truck hanging out at the UP Big Boy visit a couple weeks ago. I got treats for the kids, but had to have one of those chocolate eclair Good Humor bars for myself. I enjoyed it, but not enough that I'd search them out the grocery store.
Did he ring the bells??
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No oxygen, no progression.
This is the key. The rest depends on how much time you want to spend on it.
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On Wednesday, I was in a meeting with a client around 5:00 p.m. and we hear tires squeal and a smash. He and I look down and it looks like a car turned in front of a cyclist coming down the hill. We can only see her legs because a tree is in the way. Front wheel of her carbon Trek (like Vol's, post Postal pre aero) is mangled to hell. She's not moving.

We try to continue our appt but I have that terrible feeling. I look down again and you can see blood coming from her leg, probably where it hit the car. Still not moving. She has no show socks and cycling shoes, so I'm hopeful she was wearing a helmet. AMR takes her away and the older couple driving the car sit with the police below my office.

Yesterday a cyclist that was hit by a van from behind a few miles from my house tweeted he was able to sit up for the first time since the accident on July 20th. Van driver left him broken in the rain until someone found him and drove him down the road to the hospital.

Before bed last night, I watched the body cam footage released by the Colorado Springs Police Department. Young kid shot in the back four times while running away. He goes to the ground, tries to raise his hands as instructed, and then bleeds out. Had a hard time sleeping last night.

I was going to ride in this morning and drove instead. On my way in, I thought of Addiction. Hope you guys are doing well and no one has been hit by cars or fallen off ladders in the last year.

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I don’t need a power meter or fancy computer to tell me I suck. I am painfully aware.
Same here. But one day . . . . . . . there will be rueing.
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Great to see you, sbxx.

I had KOA on at work because they carry the Rockies, and came in the break room during a Peter Boyles rant against cyclists. I remember him talking to Lewis and Floorwax many years ago, and know he rides a motorcycle, so I was taken aback by it all. I quit listening to Jamie in the morning, based on her and her radio partners moronic statements about cyclists. Their deal was brought on by a cyclist getting cranky at a driver for pulling into the bike lane ahead of him. One incident that made the news, compared to the minimum 5 times a car violates my safety on nearly every single ride.

The answer is less. People. Cars. Phones. Urgency. Nothing but a pipe dream.

That footage is disturbing as hell, and so as not to go all P&R, I'll stop there.

Either way, I hope you and yours are doing well. I surmise you're buried in work, based on reputation, and the world today.
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Hope your wife and pooches are doing well, LAJ. All the CU kids and their out of state parents are in town. Given the traffic, it's a no brainer to ride. Problem though is we now have all the California Google types in town. It's a death wish this week and next. Stay out of town if you're headed this way.

What's your racing status? Are you still with Old School?
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Dang. That's awesome. Congrats, Billy.

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Here's the new puppy, 12 weeks old, 24 lbs, full of mischievous energy, chewing on EVERYTHING.

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All good. Mrs. LAJ grows stuff like magic, Indy just walks to the end of the block and back, because a whole block is too much. If she sees a bunny, it's a great day. Georgia-Mae hunts from the comfort of home. She lays down in the AC and spots her prey out the window, that's climbing her tree, in her yard. She makes so much racket screaming out the doggie door, the squirrel is safe, and I don't get any surprise dollies presented to me anymore. It's a good game.

Racing is hard. The only ones left are old grizzled veterans that have been racing since the 80's. Cagey, and fit. I'm not disappointed, and when I hit a top 5, I'm pretty happy. Bannock was a couple weeks ago, and since we race with the 50+ guys, it's tough to know right where you are, in relation to the rest in my field. I was right there with a guy I can usually outlast to the line, but we came around the third to last corner, and there was a guy down. He was untangling himself, and just as I approached, he threw his bike in my path. That slowed me, the other guy I was racing chose the outside line to him, and he went through without delay. I ended up 4th. Crap. Not bad for the second crit of the day, but a podium would be nice.

I'll stick with Old School. I have too many kits with their name on them,
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