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Old 03-22-20, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Just bumped my 401k contribution rate. Might as well pile it in while things are devalued. Worked last time around.
Agree. Not sure if at bottom but in any case a fine time to increase contributions.
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Did you give it to her as a Christmas present?
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Home exercise equipment sales had to have spiked. I'm tempted to dust off the rollers. It would be fun to use this time to get good at them.
I still have my trainer set up in the other room. Worst case I can ride in Watopia for a few weeks.

I keep hearing rumors that the National Guard is being called up. And then people make all kinds of assumptions as to what they will be doing, and what we will be required to do (or not do). The rumors are more virulent than the virus itself.
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Being follicularly challenged, I trim/cut my own hair. Dang trimmer just broke! It is beyond repair with a motor related thing. Luckily, it broke just before I started cutting my hair. Due to “high demand” the new one won’t ship till next Friday.
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Old 03-22-20, 11:16 AM
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I’m aleeady maxed out on my 401k contributions. It’s one of the two contributions I always max out. The other is the kids’ college savings plans.

We have a “communal” big screen tv in the hallway at work and programming usually rotates between cnn, espn, fox To cater for everyone. This past week, it’s all been msnbc and the stocks consistently doing relatively better are online retailers and fitness equipment manufacturers (I know how surprising right?).

I guess if you can get pampers stock, they’re expected to do much better in 10 months or so.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Agree. Not sure if at bottom but in any case a fine time to increase contributions.
Yep, not calling a bottom (but I do wish they hadn't put in their annual contribution match like two weeks ago), but better to be piling in money now than last year. Not like I'm spending on travel or racing or any of that.
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I've got to say, I know it's a meme account but all of their posts showing separated Shimano cranks are pretty scary.
They are, and the problem has been around long before he started shining a light on the issue. I can't say that it factored in to my decision to get a Rotor/P2M, I didn't know about it at the time, but I'm glad that I went that route, being the WattMonster that I am.
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Old 03-22-20, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Yep, not calling a bottom (but I do wish they hadn't put in their annual contribution match like two weeks ago), but better to be piling in money now than last year. Not like I'm spending on travel or racing or any of that.
Dollar Cost Averaging FTW
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The Green Book and Top Chef, or iRacing, and Top Chef... First 80 minutes are Sweet Spot, so I may as well go iRacing, then the last hour and a half is endurance, so I think that's the right choice.
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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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Old 03-22-20, 12:09 PM
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The bread guy didnt show up at the Farmers market today.

No worries, Ill just bake some bread, were out.

Ok look at that, Im low on yeast. Better order some more.

Things you cannot buy right now through King Arthur Flour Company nor through Amazon: flour or yeast!
Are people suddenly baking more? I guess it's a good idea. Every time I've been to the store lately there has been plenty of bread, even when there hasn't been any soup, water, or TP.
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Old 03-22-20, 12:26 PM
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Are people suddenly baking more? I guess it's a good idea. Every time I've been to the store lately there has been plenty of bread, even when there hasn't been any soup, water, or TP.
I guess.

I am trying to avoid regular stores. The lines are a public health cluster F, IMO.
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Old 03-22-20, 12:47 PM
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The panic buying is silly. CO has sold a lot of TP, guns, and freezers.
The rjones28 pantry has had a chest freezer for years.

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Old 03-22-20, 12:53 PM
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Flight cancelations are finally starting to affect me. Half my day is canceled.
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They are, and the problem has been around long before he started shining a light on the issue. I can't say that it factored in to my decision to get a Rotor/P2M, I didn't know about it at the time, but I'm glad that I went that route, being the WattMonster that I am.
Praxis cranks on the Crux. Currently, Alba (aluminum). The plan is to upgrade to Zayante (carbon) 1X with GRX 810.
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Sadly so. Heck, I think I'm ex-everything.
Quitting is one of my greatest accomplishments, and definitely the most satisfying. Non-smokers have no idea how rewarding it is to get that monkey off your back. It's been 15 years now.
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The Green Book and Top Chef, or iRacing, and Top Chef... First 80 minutes are Sweet Spot, so I may as well go iRacing, then the last hour and a half is endurance, so I think that's the right choice.
iRacing. Definitely iRacing.

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Flight cancelations are finally starting to affect me. Half my day is canceled.
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Praxis cranks on the Crux. Currently, Alba (aluminum). The plan is to upgrade to Zayante (carbon) 1X with GRX 810.
I was tempted by some really good prices on their cranks a couple months ago and they're sometimes available for a song as take-offs; some people seem to think that they're crap just because they're OEM on some bikes.
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Nothing has changed for Benson.
Sunday walk. You can tell its cold, because Mrs. rjones28 is bundled up like the kid in A Christmas Story.

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Originally Posted by Heathpack View Post
I guess.

I am trying to avoid regular stores. The lines are a public health cluster F, IMO.
I went to Food 4 Less on Wednesday, no lines in or out. One person in front of me at checkout. Toilet paper stacked on pallets throughout the store.
Mrs. John went to Smart and Final on Monday. Chaos in the store and 30 minutes in checkout line.
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Quitting is one of my greatest accomplishments, and definitely the most satisfying. Non-smokers have no idea how rewarding it is to get that monkey off your back. It's been 15 years now.
I didn't smoke for long and I never smoked that heavily (it was primarily a social thing), but it was still a *very* noticeable difference (particularly w/r/t athletic endeavors) when I quit. I can only imagine how freeing it would be if you were in deep(er).
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Tennessee might be closing its boarders soon? My Fo lives in nashville and is worried he may not be able to get home.
Canada must really not want velo back if there working with the tennessee state govt.
Can you blame them?
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
I went to Food 4 Less on Wednesday, no lines in or out. One person in front of me at checkout. Toilet paper stacked on pallets throughout the store.
Mrs. John went to Smart and Final on Monday. Chaos in the store and 30 minutes in checkout line.
Winco was pretty normal yesterday. Seemed like a fairly typical Saturday afternoon crowd and lines were short. I did wash hands before and shower afterwards. The main shortages I noticed included lunch meat, sliced cheese, and eggs. TP and paper towels gone, but luckily we'd gotten a 30 pack of TP before the insanity began.
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