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Road Cycling It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle. -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 02-19-21, 05:29 PM
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It was great. There is a spider web of roads out there. I was on an old railroad bed.
Glad to hear!!
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Old 02-19-21, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
I badly need a real bike ride for my mental health, but the recent snowstorm and cold temps mean another weekend with fake miles and maybe some XC Skiing for outdoor activity.

Is it spring yet?
I haven't had a real ride since 2/2, thank God for feedback trainers and modern programs or I'd be crankier than I usually am. We get a warm up starting on Sunday but we have another 3" forecast so that will delay things till at least Tuesday.

BTW, it was 68F here on this day in 2017.
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One of the many reasons I dread the training center.
Given that you've got the best office view of all of us, I don't want to hear it
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
But I have one of these.
Classic. I owned several of those. Usually had to replace them because the strap would come loose and the rear tire would rub a hole in the bag. One time I was riding along and heard a tinkling noise. I kept riding because the noise stopped and I figured that I probably ran over a piece of metal or something. Got home and realized that I had lost my metal tire irons through a hole in the bag.
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Old 02-19-21, 05:40 PM
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All but a year of the time I spent working at Genentech, it was in Building 1, which was really just a converted warehouse, with windows only for a very few executives, and part of the lunchroom. The rest of the place had no windows. Nothing but artificial light. Every year when Daylight Savings Time started and I left work before dark for the first time, for the first whole week I felt like I was leaving early.
I last worked inside a building in the early 70s when I worked at factories. Sometimes it sucks working outside, like when it's 110 degrees, but being stuck inside sucks, too.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I haven't washed my car for at least three months.
I rarely do except for in the winter.
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I last worked inside a building in the early 70s when I worked at factories. Sometimes it sucks working outside, like when it's 110 degrees, but being stuck inside sucks, too.
Being a highway construction engineer, I worked outside for 30 some years until I got promoted to management which lasted 6 years before I retired early, mainly because they promoted me to a desk.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
All but a year of the time I spent working at Genentech, it was in Building 1, which was really just a converted warehouse, with windows only for a very few executives, and part of the lunchroom. The rest of the place had no windows. Nothing but artificial light. Every year when Daylight Savings Time started and I left work before dark for the first time, for the first whole week I felt like I was leaving early.
The regular office folk plus the executives get windows. No love for the shop personnel.

I remember hearing our company president telling someone that during the build-out for our new building they intentionally "laid out the office floor plan so that everyone has a clear view to a window".

​​​​​Maybe he qualified earlier who counts as "everyone".
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
The regular office folk plus the executives get windows. No love for the shop personnel.

I remember hearing our company president telling someone that during the build-out for our new building they intentionally "laid out the office floor plan so that everyone has a clear view to a window".

​​​​​Maybe he qualified earlier who counts as "everyone".
When we moved to a new facility a couple years ago, we found one windows all the way around. I ended up with the corner office, which isn't as great as it sounds, because it faces South and West and the A/C has NEVER been up to the task.
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Old 02-19-21, 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Being a highway construction engineer, I worked outside for 30 some years until I got promoted to management which lasted 6 years before I retired early, mainly because they promoted me to a desk.
Did you hate the desk?
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
Ice sheet in our pool got to roughly 2" thick. First time we've ever had ice in a pool.
Is that thick enough to walk on?
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I rarely do except for in the winter.
A head shaking moment during my winter foray into Ohio was seeing the line of vehicles at the car wash. All the way out onto the road. #CrazyLand
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
That's the end of winter according to the earth's orbit, not according to the temperature.






I haven't washed my car for at least three months.
"Spring" is right there in the label.
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Celebrating LSSs PPP loan forgiveness with a little glass of decent Sauvignon Blanc. She is now really retired. The good creature shoveled snow and scraped ice all day too. Glad Im a keeper!
She should have stuck it out long enough to cash in on Phase 2.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Is that thick enough to walk on?
I wouldn't.
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Did you hate the desk?
I hated being attached to it.
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New tent arrived quicker than expecting. So I took it out for a short overnight hike to test it out.

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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
"Spring" is right there in the label.
Freezing temperatures = winter
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I wouldn't.
Set up a video recorder and try it. #YOLO
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New tent arrived quicker than expecting. So I took it out for a short overnight hike to test it out.

Wonderful. Nicely done.
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She should have stuck it out long enough to cash in on Phase 2.
Nah, turns out they didnt really need Phase 1, welcome as it was.
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New tent arrived quicker than expecting. So I took it out for a short overnight hike to test it out.

Oh, man! Thats the picture Im going to fall asleep with tonight.
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Celebrating LSS’s PPP loan forgiveness with a little glass of decent Sauvignon Blanc. She is now really retired. The good creature shoveled snow and scraped ice all day too. Glad I’m a keeper!
Kudos to her. She found a miserable way to celebrate.

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wut

That can't be a real photo with a regular camera.
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Kudos to her. She found a miserable way to celebrate.
Actually happened a few days ago and if she werent shoveling, shed be riding the trainer or doing weights or some godawful floor exercise.
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I hated being attached to it.

sounds like commitment issues.
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I like desks; I'm at one right now.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
wut

That can't be a real photo with a regular camera.
oh it was. An Olympus OMD E10 Mk II with Samyang f2 12mm lens. 15 seconds at f2 at ISO1600.
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