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Old 07-07-20, 01:30 PM
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No fraying cables.
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Old 07-07-20, 01:33 PM
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Embrace it. We all look like dorks on the bike.

Well, not me - I'm one of the cool guys in Spandex, but ya know... solidarity and whatnot.
Oh I already embraced it, I’m just not sure how much more of it the world can take. It might be considered a crime against humanity, you know?
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it figures, all the models I like are for small faces . The rest would make me look like even more of a dork.
How could that be?
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Old 07-07-20, 01:41 PM
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How could that be?
IKR!?

Thats what I’ve been telling.
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Old 07-07-20, 01:45 PM
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No fraying cables.
I am a-frayed it's too expensive. Sad.
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I am a-frayed it's too expensive. Sad.
Prolly
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Old 07-07-20, 02:45 PM
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Soupy out. Can’t wait for fall.
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Oh boy.
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Oh boy.
The only reason I rode it to the shop was to install the upgraded drivetrain. Nearly 14 miles of fatbiking on pavement in the heat.
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Old 07-07-20, 03:22 PM
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The only reason I rode it to the shop was to install the upgraded drivetrain. Nearly 14 miles of fatbiking on pavement in the heat.
Are you making the changes to increase your average speed?
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Old 07-07-20, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
The only reason I rode it to the shop was to install the upgraded drivetrain. Nearly 14 miles of fatbiking on pavement in the heat.
How many bottles of water were consumed? Did you pre-hydrate?
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Old 07-07-20, 03:34 PM
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How many bottles of water were consumed? Did you pre-hydrate?
Zero ounces consumed on the way down the hill. 80 degrees. 25 ounces consumed on the way back up the hill. 90 degrees. I did pre-hydrate.
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Old 07-07-20, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Are you making the changes to increase your average speed?
Average speed is irrelevant off road. Shifting is faster and requires zero effort.
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Old 07-07-20, 03:39 PM
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Zero ounces consumed on the way down the hill. 80 degrees. 25 ounces consumed on the way back up the hill. 90 degrees. I did pre-hydrate.
I drank half a bottle, while I was at the shop.
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Old 07-07-20, 04:35 PM
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So my contract before the corporate buy-out stated that I got 4 weeks of vacation time after 10yr of employment with the old company, which was a benchmark that I achieved before the corp stepped in.

But. The max annual vacation allotment with the corp is 3 weeks. I had to wrangle with them a bit when they took over my contract. In the end, they agreed to keep me at 4 weeks vacation. Cool. I get one more week vacation than most people in the corp.

Then. When I wanted to explore the 3 day work week, my regional VP looked into my contract and stated that the wording of my contract was such that I could go to 3 days a week, still be considered full time and all my benefits would remain the same.

I assumed that meant that I'd still get 4 weeks of vacation. With a 4 day work week that was 16 days, and with a 3 day work week it would become 12 days.

Nope. Thats not how it works. A full time employee accrues vacation hours at a certain number per pay period. It doesn't matter if you work 3 or 4 or 5 days, you still accrue the same number of vacation hours per week.

Which means I have the same number of total hours of vacation days per week. Previously that was equivalent to 4 weeks, but now it is equivalent to 5 weeks.

So: In September, I will move to a 3 day work week, same benefits, same base salary, and an extra week of vacation.

That's winning right there.
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A nearby giant 24/7 multiple specialty hospital and emergency has a human COVID case so they are shut down as of today. Three docs in the hospital to manage hospitalized cases but they are closed to new cases for what I assume will be two weeks. We are going to get very very busy. Thankfully I am on vacation for a few days starting tomorrow. Even though I am currently waiting for the first of the deluge of emergencies to arrive.

Also: a mountain biking friend/acquaintance flew to Texas for 10 days to visit family in Houston. This was right before COVID took off there. She and her son flew home, then two days later were both sick. Interestingly the son was GI sick, the mother was just vaguely sick. They are both still sick. Just got their COVID tests back: positive.

#funtimes
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Old 07-07-20, 04:41 PM
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Man I don't know what it is but people are in a MOOD today. Even at work people are chucking around things like "UGLY!!!!" about bugs instead of just asking us to investigate them.
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Old 07-07-20, 04:45 PM
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Sigh. I did not have much confidence in our health trade system to begin with, but things like this makes it even worse.

The thing is, they’re the ones that “got caught” and may not be the most aggressive out there.

https://www.nbcnews.com/business/eco...-he-d-n1232971
Bad, but not as bad as flooding the country with dope, and not as frequent or brazen as it used to be.
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A nearby giant 24/7 multiple specialty hospital and emergency has a human COVID case so they are shut down as of today. Three docs in the hospital to manage hospitalized cases but they are closed to new cases for what I assume will be two weeks. We are going to get very very busy. Thankfully I am on vacation for a few days starting tomorrow. Even though I am currently waiting for the first of the deluge of emergencies to arrive.

Also: a mountain biking friend/acquaintance flew to Texas for 10 days to visit family in Houston. This was right before COVID took off there. She and her son flew home, then two days later were both sick. Interestingly the son was GI sick, the mother was just vaguely sick. They are both still sick. Just got their COVID tests back: positive.

#funtimes
I guess SoCal is getting hit pretty hard. I hope people are taking it seriously. There has even been an uptick here, where things just started to loosen up.
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II hope people are taking it seriously.
Depends on who you are. Some people yes, others not so much....
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There has even been an uptick here, where things just started to loosen up.
Uptick here, too. Things just started loosening up here, too. Weird coincidence, eh?
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Uptick here, too. Things just started loosening up here, too. Weird coincidence, eh?
I hope for all y'all's sake it stays an "uptick". We started with an "uptick" too...
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I have that exact same jersey and found I come home soaked. It doesn’t seem to evaporate as well although it also could be related to the extremely high humidity here.
I ride in high humidity almost every time I ride, and have never come home wet. I get wet after I stop, but not while moving. And I sweat heavily.
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I hope for all y'all's sake it stays an "uptick". We started with an "uptick" too...
If it gets bad again here, we're all ****ed because the shutdown has been as strict as any in the country, compliance with masks and distancing has been near 100%, and a relatively large slice of the population has been working from home.
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I hope for all y'all's sake it stays an "uptick". We started with an "uptick" too...
Heh. You mentioning that just reminds me of an old neighbor in Brooklyn. Very conservative, moved from NYC to CA and then to TX. Anyway, the wife posted a very smug "sorry, not sorry" (literally - that was the caption) set of party pics, her and her friends all cozy and crowding together for selfies... this was just after TX started loosening up. In the process she invited/taunted her CA and NYC friends, saying they were welcome to come over and enjoy the freedoms.

How's that going for ya now, ya ****?
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