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Old 08-17-19, 02:54 PM
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Dang. That's awesome. Congrats, Billy.
Thank you! She’s now 42 lbs.
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So Rhino Entertainment put together a lot of audio from Woodstock. WXPN has been broadcasting it exclusively since a bit after 5 p.m. yesterday. I am not talking about the soundtrack from the film. It's all the music and a lot of other audio recorded during the festival. It started, of course, with Richie Havens' set. I flipped it on again last night and Ravi Shankar was performing. At one point the press is in his face taking photos. You can hear the camera shutters. He gets pissed and tells them they have enough photos. He wanted to play. Maybe you can stream it through the station's website.
I have to look around to see if I can find something like that.
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I don’t have a HRM but my Apple Watch measures it sometimes. If I rest and relax, it settles down, typically 46 to 48.
I find my Apple Watch app to be very accurate, always within a beat or two of my treadmill.
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I had a friend who briefly lived there and would bring back bottles frequently. Hard to find in the states but I suppose I could order on the internet. I think that's part of the appeal. But also it's really good.
Melinda's was the original Marie Sharp's. Then one year they got a contract with Walmart. No longer available in Belize, but easily available in the US. Have you tried it?
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Old 08-18-19, 05:01 AM
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Hard ride yesterday. I felt great until I didn’t, about 55 miles into 80. I got severe cramps in both legs and had to drop my work effort way back. Another rider was bonking at the same time, so we sent the rest of the group ahead and limped back at a much reduced pace.

It was still a good ride.
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Hard ride yesterday. I felt great until I didn’t, about 55 miles into 80. I got severe cramps in both legs and had to drop my work effort way back. Another rider was bonking at the same time, so we sent the rest of the group ahead and limped back at a much reduced pace.

It was still a good ride.
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A bar tape thread in the 41 reminds me of the original tape on my Propel, not the tape, but the taping job. When it was worn and I was replacing it, I marveled at the finishing job. It was obviously done by hand and perfect which I found amazing considering it’s a Giant, albeit a higher end one. The tape had been trimmed and shivved thin at the finishing end.

I could imagine some little old lady at Giant whose only job was taping carbon bars.
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Slept like **** last night, so I started to down some espresso before prepping/packing for the century ride with my friend... And right after getting that first cup in to me, my buddy let's me know that's he's going to have to reschedule. Shoulda told me that before I got the jet fuel pumping so that I could get back to sleep.
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Any Gen-Xers in here? I'm going to see the Violent Femmes tonight. Haven't been to a concert in ages. Hope we don't get rained out.

They were my favorite group as a kid. One year my cool older sister was going to take me to see them for my birthday but then my parents found out and wouldn't let me go. So 30 years later I'm getting my redemption!

(Also I fall into that weird gap between gen-x and millenial but I had older sisters so I've always identified with gen-x even though college had become unaffordable by the time I went to school.)
My friend and I would listen to that first record over and over back in the day. I finally got around to seeing them in the late '90s. They played some "secret" show for which you could only gain admittance with a fat stack of Marlboro Miles. It only took a couple of weeks of tearing miles off of peoples Marlboro packs to get our tickets. The best part being that they booked it in a tiny punk club with approx 200 capacity.
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Slept like **** last night, so I started to down some espresso before prepping/packing for the century ride with my friend... And right after getting that first cup in to me, my buddy let's me know that's he's going to have to reschedule. Shoulda told me that before I got the jet fuel pumping so that I could get back to sleep.
Solo century!

I'm up for no good reason. Guess I should get dressed to ride so I can roll out as soon as the sun rises.

only 83°, much better than the approx 90° sunrise weather we've had enough of.
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Slept like **** last night, so I started to down some espresso before prepping/packing for the century ride with my friend... And right after getting that first cup in to me, my buddy let's me know that's he's going to have to reschedule. Shoulda told me that before I got the jet fuel pumping so that I could get back to sleep.
So from 100 to zero in a few seconds?!? Sad!
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No Sunday morning ride for me. We are taking daughter 1 back to college. It will be an epic 15 minute drive to West Chester University.
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A bar tape thread in the 41 reminds me of the original tape on my Propel, not the tape, but the taping job. When it was worn and I was replacing it, I marveled at the finishing job. It was obviously done by hand and perfect which I found amazing considering it’s a Giant, albeit a higher end one. The tape had been trimmed and shivved thin at the finishing end.

I could imagine some little old lady at Giant whose only job was taping carbon bars.
And her granddaughter wraps bars on the entry-level Giants.
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Wow, the time gap between yesterday's last post and today's first post is humongous. Major league slacking.
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Solo century!
Pass! I've already got a solo century on the books this year - that's enough for me.

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So from 100 to zero in a few seconds?!? Sad!
I'll hook up with the club ride this morning, so 100 to ~50. I'm okay with that.
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Wow, the time gap between yesterday's last post and today's first post is humongous. Major league slacking.
We're not young pups any more.
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Hard ride yesterday. I felt great until I didn’t, about 55 miles into 80. I got severe cramps in both legs and had to drop my work effort way back. Another rider was bonking at the same time, so we sent the rest of the group ahead and limped back at a much reduced pace.

It was still a good ride.
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Slept like **** last night, so I started to down some espresso before prepping/packing for the century ride with my friend... And right after getting that first cup in to me, my buddy let's me know that's he's going to have to reschedule. Shoulda told me that before I got the jet fuel pumping so that I could get back to sleep.
That sucks.
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Trader Joe’s discontinued their chocolate hemp protein, which is my favorite supplement in a cup of reduced fat milk post ride. Had to make do with vanilla hemp protein this morning. At least it’s only a mild taste.
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I retire from my first career in 10 months. So I've made the decision to completely change directions and get into IT. I got my first cert a week ago, MTA 98 349, and now I'm really having fun studying for the CompTIA and 98 366. Learning about cables today. I wonder if there is a cable kit I could get that I can practice stripping and putting those different little ends on?

I also quit drinking coffee. I switched to tea, and I'm down to just two bags of tea a day now. Last couple weeks were rough, but I'm sleeping a little better. My functionality was becoming too dependent on the nespresso machine.

I quizzed Ivan yesterday and he passed. He was able to show me where his belly button and feet were.
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I retire from my first career in 10 months. So I've made the decision to completely change directions and get into IT. I got my first cert a week ago, MTA 98 349, and now I'm really having fun studying for the CompTIA and 98 366. Learning about cables today. I wonder if there is a cable kit I could get that I can practice stripping and putting those different little ends on?

I also quit drinking coffee. I switched to tea, and I'm down to just two bags of tea a day now. Last couple weeks were rough, but I'm sleeping a little better. My functionality was becoming too dependent on the nespresso machine.

I quizzed Ivan yesterday and he passed. He was able to show me where his belly button and feet were.
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My tri friend is doing IM Mont Tremblanc today. Crazy!
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Wow, the time gap between yesterday's last post and today's first post is humongous. Major league slacking.
Sorry. I was tired last night. Plus, if I let you know how I REALLY feel, the whole operation could get shut down for a few days. I am trying to be on my best behavior and hoping the authorities notice.
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Sorry. I was tired last night. Plus, if I let you know how I REALLY feel, the whole operation could get shut down for a few days. I am trying to be on my best behavior and hoping the authorities notice.
Sounds like you need somewhere to blow off steam. I hear FB or Twitter are popular venues. Or you don't have to leave home at all, you can try our very own Trollheim, I won't think any less of you, and screw those who do.
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I retire from my first career in 10 months. So I've made the decision to completely change directions and get into IT. I got my first cert a week ago, MTA 98 349, and now I'm really having fun studying for the CompTIA and 98 366. Learning about cables today. I wonder if there is a cable kit I could get that I can practice stripping and putting those different little ends on?
BITD I was IT, so I'm interested in what you're talking about. What's the MTA thing? What's the TIA thing? What cable kit(s)?
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