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Old 08-19-19, 01:40 PM
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Thanks all! She’s happy and healthy and surprisingly low maintenance so far, although I’m sure that will change. I followed the advice of @ksryder and found a Cyclops Magnus on FB marketplace locally for half the price of a new one, will pick it up Sunday assuming things work out. Hopefully it makes the trainer a bit more engaging.
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Thanks all! She’s happy and healthy and surprisingly low maintenance so far, although I’m sure that will change.
Congrats. Girls rule! And yes, get your travel in before eating, sleeping, and pooping stop curing all ills.
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Thanks all! She’s happy and healthy and surprisingly low maintenance so far, although I’m sure that will change. I followed the advice of @ksryder and found a Cyclops Magnus on FB marketplace locally for half the price of a new one, will pick it up Sunday assuming things work out. Hopefully it makes the trainer a bit more engaging.
Cool maybe I'll see you on Zwift this winter. Climbing the virtual Alpe d'Huez has really been a revelation for this flatlander.
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Thanks all! She’s happy and healthy and surprisingly low maintenance so far, although I’m sure that will change. I followed the advice of @ksryder and found a Cyclops Magnus on FB marketplace locally for half the price of a new one, will pick it up Sunday assuming things work out. Hopefully it makes the trainer a bit more engaging.
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Be careful out there. I saw waves and waves of Ragweed on my ride this weekend. That stuff is just evil to me.
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Reason I’m asking is because we had a little baby girl 4 days ago and wifey was kind enough to let me get out for a couple rides, but in general a trainer will be more dependable for quick workouts.
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Thanks all! She’s happy and healthy and surprisingly low maintenance so far, although I’m sure that will change.
Speaking of, you came to mind last night when I was thinking about my social engagements for the week. You already know that I'm not terribly fond of giving parenting advice, but this doesn't count - it's less parenting advice and more advice for someone that's a parent. Anyway, here it is:

If you want/need to get out of the house and see some friends, offering to take the child with you while your wife stays at home is an almost 100% effective Get Out of Jail Free card. Hell, I'd even go so far as to say that it's a win/win that your wife will thank you for and it's often not that much work (IME, just putting them in the car for the drive to wherever will put them to sleep at this age - she might not even wake back up while you're out).
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Originally Posted by Dan333SP View Post

Reason I’m asking is because we had a little baby girl 4 days ago and wifey was kind enough to let me get out for a couple rides, but in general a trainer will be more dependable for quick workouts.
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Dumptruck took out a couple of cars on the way to this perfect Subway restaurant insertion in Seattle.
Ouch! I hope no one was injured.
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Dumptruck took out a couple of cars on the way to this perfect Subway restaurant insertion in Seattle.

Wouldn't have been the first time that going to Subway made me **** my pants.
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Speaking of, you came to mind last night when I was thinking about my social engagements for the week. You already know that I'm not terribly fond of giving parenting advice, but this doesn't count - it's less parenting advice and more advice for someone that's a parent. Anyway, here it is:

If you want/need to get out of the house and see some friends, offering to take the child with you while your wife stays at home is an almost 100% effective Get Out of Jail Free card. Hell, I'd even go so far as to say that it's a win/win that your wife will thank you for and it's often not that much work (IME, just putting them in the car for the drive to wherever will put them to sleep at this age - she might not even wake back up while you're out).
So yo leave the baby sleeping in the car while you hang out with your friends. Good advice
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We drove off under sunny skies and returned through torrential rain an hour and a half later. Must be the season.
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Old 08-19-19, 05:28 PM
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So yo leave the baby sleeping in the car while you hang out with your friends. Good advice
Be sure to crack the windows if it's sunny.
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Drillium Bell!!!

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Be sure to crack the windows if it's sunny.
My wife would have killed me if our baby got stolen out of the car.
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My wife would have killed me if our baby got stolen out of the car.
Yeah, but these days you can just keep an eye on the used babies section on Craigslist and catch the suckers that stole 'em.
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Question- what’s the cheapest smart trainer that allows Zwift to control resistance? Direct drive trainers seem to cost more than my bike. If I understand correctly, the Kinetic Road Machine is a “smart trainer” in that it sends speed/power data via BT, but only the $200 pricier “road machine control” version is variable resistance, right? Any cheaper options?

Reason I’m asking is because we had a little baby girl 4 days ago and wifey was kind enough to let me get out for a couple rides, but in general a trainer will be more dependable for quick workouts.
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Yeah, but these days you can just keep an eye on the used babies section on Craigslist and catch the suckers that stole 'em.
I wish I’d thought of that back then. It could eased the poor woman’s mind and permitted much better ventilation.
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We drove off under sunny skies and returned through torrential rain an hour and a half later. Must be the season.
Good thing you got the windshield wipers fixed!
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We are without power, except for one or two circuits, for the duration of the evening. Tomorrow the electrician and I will run new copper cable underground, to replace the old and corroding aluminum cable installed by the first electrician, five years ago. You know him, the one who was more interested in stuffing his pockets than in doing a proper job. This afternoon we bought 100 meters of #6 , and 100 meters of #8 copper cable, a new 100A breaker and a new box for it. A little over $300. Not terrible. The old cable will be left where it is, and will be bypassed by the new. Exactly the way I used to deal with mysterious electrical problems in my personal vehicles in days of yore. Soon I will need to find a place to plug in this laptop.
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We are without power, except for one or two circuits, for the duration of the evening. Tomorrow the electrician and I will run new copper cable underground, to replace the old and corroding aluminum cable installed by the first electrician, five years ago. You know him, the one who was more interested in stuffing his pockets than in doing a proper job. This afternoon we bought 100 meters of #6 , and 100 meters of #8 copper cable, a new 100A breaker and a new box for it. A little over $300. Not terrible. The old cable will be left where it is, and will be bypassed by the new. Exactly the way I used to deal with mysterious electrical problems in my personal vehicles in days of yore. Soon I will need to find a place to plug in this laptop.
Who removes old wiring?
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Who removes old wiring?
If it's not fastened, I like to use old wiring to pull the new stuff through. Otherwise, yeah, leave it.
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If it's not fastened, I like to use old wiring to pull the new stuff through. Otherwise, yeah, leave it.
You gotta think about the next owner!
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