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Old 03-28-20, 10:09 AM
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Recent performance of Mrs. rjones28's percussion work. Featuring brake drum.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KXj...ature=youtu.be
Don't take this the wrong way but everyone seemed to lose interest and left.
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I can run again! Sort of.
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I can run again! Sort of.
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Short ride through a low-traffic city followed by chocolate chip brioche (Aldi, natch) French toast. Hey, I've gotta do something with all of the eggs, milk and bread that we've stockpiled in the bunker.
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I survived another day of telemedicine. A few visits had technical problems and I had to downgrade to phone visits. Phone visits are not as good because you can’t see the patient (one of them had ankle pain and I could not isolate the cause or source without seeing it), but also the reimbursement for phone visits is peanuts, I think about $8 for a 15 minute visit.

After work I went for a solo ride. It’s sunny and mid 60’s, a beautiful spring day. I was doing hill repeats up the closest real hill, when a fancy orange convertible came beside me. It was one of my cycling friends! I told him he should be riding his bike.

I did not recognize what car it was, so after the ride I texted him to ask. He said it’s a Mclaren 720S Spyder. I told him it’s ok, but not quite a Saturn.
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Problem with the minimizers and deniers is that if they are young and healthy, they will almost certainly be fine, thus “proving” they were right. They will point to the huge numbers of sick (and sadly, dead) as “fake news” or “sick old people who would have died this year anyway.”

Sad.
In my sphere, it's the older people who minimize, mock, deny, and refuse to be smart. Even AG has to call her mother every few days and give a sitcom-esque generation-reversed "it's for your own good young lady" talk.
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In my sphere, it's the older people who minimize, mock, deny, and refuse to be smart. Even AG has to call her mother every few days and give a sitcom-esque generation-reversed "it's for your own good young lady" talk.
My parents seem to be taking it seriously. My mother in law in VA, though? Ugh. I mean, she doesn't get out of the house much, as it is, but she's not terribly robust and my wife has been hammering on her to minimize her exposure.

...aaaaand then we find out that my MIL thought it was a good idea to keep her annual check-up appointment and that my Kool-aid drinkin' brother in law didn't see an issue so he ******g drove her to the big-ass hospital. I say again - ugh.
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@ work we are down to a skeleton crew, everyone else is on stand by @ home. 2 weeks on 2-4 weeks off depending on job. One of our senior guys, who is a huge dennier. Wouldnt wear a mask, gloves. Got a call on friday, wife and another occupant @his home woke up with flue like symptoms and fever. 2 week quarantine. Bye bye...
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I have a kinetic smart trainer and wahoo Element I am trying to control my trainer through my wahoo. Should the resistance be @100% or lower? Intensity was only factory set @3 I bumped that to 5.
I want to do a 20 min ftp test, but I would like it to be as correct as I can make it.
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Don't take this the wrong way but everyone seemed to lose interest and left.
The final movement of the piece is called "abandonment".
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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Old 03-28-20, 11:20 AM
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I can run again! Sort of.
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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I have a kinetic smart trainer and wahoo Element I am trying to control my trainer through my wahoo. Should the resistance be 100% or lower? Intensity was only factory set @3 I bumped that to 5.
I want to do a 20 min ftp test, but I would like it to be as correct as I can make it.
I think that only affects resistance relative to speed. If you control it through direct wattage that won't matter. This is to move your cadence-for-wattage up and down the gearing for slope mode.
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Having a denier as a supervisor, has it's own challenges. His wife has lupus, among other things, and I think he should be locked down as a courtesy to her. Of course, he doesn't want to be there, and lobbied hard to his supervisor to include us in the essential pool. That included tossing in the fact that we (I) could find the electrical issue in his Subaru.
As I frequently say, science is easy; people are hard.
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BTW, we should have been arriving in VA right about now, with me rarin' to go riding in short sleeves and delivering a bro-deal Domane to bampilot06 . Damn pandemic.
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Problem with the minimizers and deniers is that if they are young and healthy, they will almost certainly be fine, thus “proving” they were right. They will point to the huge numbers of sick (and sadly, dead) as “fake news” or “sick old people who would have died this year anyway.”

Sad.
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All of this staying home and cooking has me itching to buy another Japanese knife. I blame Bah Humbug.
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Old 03-28-20, 11:43 AM
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All of this staying home and cooking has me itching to buy another Japanese knife. I blame Bah Humbug.
STIMULATE that economy!

Me I basically won't buy anything now.
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As I frequently say, science is easy; people are hard.
Indeed. I would have a wonderful job if it weren't for the people and their cars.
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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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STIMULATE that economy!

Me I basically won't buy anything now.
Stimulate that Japanese economy?

I'll hold off. I feel like there are going to be deals to be had in the near future, if I'm still in the market, that is.

This goes for the bike crap, too. I did order some Rapha bibs/jersey and Swiftwick socks yesterday, though (and they'll both arrive within the next 48 hours ); they were running decent sales on stuff that's not often discounted and I think others will be following suit.
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STIMULATE that economy!

Me I basically won't buy anything now.
It's just gas, groceries, and occasional take-out here.
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Stimulate that Japanese economy?

I'll hold off. I feel like there are going to be deals to be had in the near future, if I'm still in the market, that is.

This goes for the bike crap, too. I did order some Rapha bibs/jersey and Swiftwick socks yesterday, though (and they'll both arrive within the next 48 hours ); they were running sales decent on stuff that's not often discounted and I think others will be following suit.
There'll be deals on everything. I just bought two pairs of shorts from De Soto at full whack because one of my pairs is almost dead (six years old) and I've been using them a lot of late. Other than that... not even buying a damn Lego kit.
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I am not buying either, although I admit I did click on the advert for Assos Mille shorts NOT BIBS for $58 from Excel.

Must resist. MUST RESIST!
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All of this staying home and cooking has me itching to buy another Japanese knife. I blame Bah Humbug.
Perhaps postponing the eye doctor appointment was not such a good idea. I read that as wife! I was like
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I feel like there are going to be deals to be had in the near future, if I'm still in the market, that is.
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Not with the US$ doing right now. Something of interest overseas jumped $200 in two days because of the exchange rate. And since covid Johnson closed the U.K. economy there’s nothing I can do but watch the price change as I watch the market in free fall.
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I think that only affects resistance relative to speed. If you control it through direct wattage that won't matter. This is to move your cadence-for-wattage up and down the gearing for slope mode.
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