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Old 05-20-20, 09:55 AM
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2.5 hrs. on the phone waiting for someone at Delta to pick up. Its website is not clear about rescheduling and cancelling. It modified my schedule so much (from 2 flights and arriving early afternoon to 4 flights and arriving at 10 p.m., and some of the connections are so close I might not make them.) that I have a right to cancel and supposedly receive a voucher/refund. But it the website also says I am permitted to reschedule on line. When I tried to do the latter (was hoping for next year) it told me I couldn't reschedule at all on line, but it does offer me the ability to cancel. My guess is that it is steering people with cancellation rights in that direction and away from rescheduling right now until things normalize some.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Is that why you're (here)?
It's still winter here so why are there geese?

Come to think of it, I think there are some here most of the year. I guess they HTFU.
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Not good:
Quick, cue the Zeppelin. Remastered version sounds great!


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Old 05-20-20, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
2.5 hrs. on the phone waiting for someone at Delta to pick up. Its website is not clear about rescheduling and cancelling. It modified my schedule so much (from 2 flights and arriving early afternoon to 4 flights and arriving at 10 p.m., and some of the connections are so close I might not make them.) that I have a right to cancel and supposedly receive a voucher/refund. But it the website also says I am permitted to reschedule on line. When I tried to do the latter (was hoping for next year) it told me I couldn't reschedule at all on line, but it does offer me the ability to cancel. My guess is that it is steering people with cancellation rights in that direction and away from rescheduling right now until things normalize some.
This is precisely why I always book with Expedia. Communication.
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Old 05-20-20, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
This is precisely why I always book with Expedia. Communication.
It's hard to get through to a lot of places these days. As of a little while ago, a guy in the office next to me had been waiting nearly 1.5 hrs. to talk to someone about a car lease or something. He said it's one of those issues that you need someone live for.

And I think Delta's customer service is based in India.
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Old 05-20-20, 10:58 AM
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I did a destination ride out to one of the tougher hills near me. It’s 1 mile at 11%, the last 1/4 mile is more like 15%. Nice ride. Strava won’t give me segment details anymore. Sigh.
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I did a destination ride out to one of the tougher hills near me. It’s 1 mile at 11%, the last 1/4 mile is more like 15%. Nice ride. Strava won’t give me segment details anymore. Sigh.
Pay up.

What gearing did you finish at?
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Old 05-20-20, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
One wonders why they're here. I thought they migrated south during winter?
Although you hate to admit it, Tennessee *IS* south in the winter. There’s a reason they’re named Canada geese. Even N.Y. is south to them.
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Old 05-20-20, 11:47 AM
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I've been liking how my SLT feels fit-wise lately, so I drew a couple of seat tubes in CAD comparing the relative saddle position of my Trek and the SLT.

The SLT has a 74° seat tube angle, and the Trek is 72.5° stock but it's likely sitting around 73° now with a slightly lowered front end. At my saddle height of around 30" (76cm) that means that given the same seat post, saddle, and seat post clamp position on the rails, I would be about .57" (~1.5cm) closer to the BB on the SLT than on the Trek. So I'm going to try and move my saddle forward about that much and see how things feel tonight.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
What gearing did you finish at?
Finished with 34-28. I have done this hill with a 25 but easier in a 28.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Pay up.
Nope. Not worth it for me. If they took the previous version and made it $20/year I would likely pay. But $60/year so I get segment detail? No thanks.
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Midland is my home town. I just sold my house there and moved away a year ago. Lots of friends under water. Spent a lot of time water skiing on those lakes.Really sad to see.
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Gonna make some guacamole today. We don’t have any chips but we have several soft tortillas so I want to try making tortilla chips. Just fry them in oil for a minute? Do you have to turn them??
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Can you pick me up a few things?
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Midland is my home town. I just sold my house there and moved away a year ago. Lots of friends under water. Spent a lot of time water skiing on those lakes.Really sad to see.
Sorry to hear
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Gonna make some guacamole today. We don’t have any chips but we have several soft tortillas so I want to try making tortilla chips. Just fry them in oil for a minute? Do you have to turn them??
Flour or corn? For corn, we use just a splash of oil, or none at all. I imagine it would be the same for flour. Turning them is good.
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Nope. Not worth it for me. If they took the previous version and made it $20/year I would likely pay. But $60/year so I get segment detail? No thanks.
One wonders how many more subscriptions they could sell @ $2/month versus $5.
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On the espresso front, it appears that my cheapo grinder can't grind fine enough to do the job.
Typical. Usually not terribly uniform grounds, either. Grind quality is a surprisingly big part of espresso.

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My wife, a non-coffee drinker, is starting to look askance at me. Is that a bad thing?
My wife gave me those looks. I converted her. I think that if my machine broke down, she'd go halfsies on a new one.
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Gonna make some guacamole today. We don’t have any chips but we have several soft tortillas so I want to try making tortilla chips. Just fry them in oil for a minute? Do you have to turn them??
I'd just eat the guac with soft tortillas.
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I've been liking how my SLT feels fit-wise lately, so I drew a couple of seat tubes in CAD comparing the relative saddle position of my Trek and the SLT.

The SLT has a 74° seat tube angle, and the Trek is 72.5° stock but it's likely sitting around 73° now with a slightly lowered front end. At my saddle height of around 30" (76cm) that means that given the same seat post, saddle, and seat post clamp position on the rails, I would be about .57" (~1.5cm) closer to the BB on the SLT than on the Trek. So I'm going to try and move my saddle forward about that much and see how things feel tonight.
I'm in the zero setback seatpost camp. Well, with a ~73° STA. The Domane was a little steeper so I went with a mild setback (1cm).
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I'm not averse to eating guac with a spoon.
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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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Break time's over - more garden work. I think that I get to shovel gravel for the wife.
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I'm not averse to eating guac with a spoon.
You and AG.
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