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Old 03-31-20, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
What do you think of my new look?

“Hey, baby. If Covid-19 doesn’t take you out can I?”
"Look! It's says "health" on it so you know I'm safe!"
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Old 03-31-20, 01:24 PM
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Lol. Why do I get the feeling that razor sales are down and pajama sales are up?
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Old 03-31-20, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Fly sold separately?
Nope. It's in there. My UL tent is 2.25 lbs. total packed weight.
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Kudos on the weight!^^^^










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Old 03-31-20, 01:33 PM
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It's getting harder and harder for me to not turn into a nervous wreck about this whole thing.

We just had an impromptu meeting with all the people in the shop about our boss who's been out since last Friday with CV-19 like symptoms but still hasn't received test results back. Our president tried to re-assure everyone that it's been long enough that if we aren't showing symptoms by this point, it's highly unlikely that we were infected by him.

So with that said, naturally, I've been feeling a little short of breath since last night and earlier today. It's likely just allergies since I've had a bit of a tingly throat and some sinus drainage as well. Or it might be some residual effects from the cold I had a bit ago. But still I just can't shake the idea that I might just be asymptomatic or just have extremely mild symptoms. I'm still coming in to work, and wondering if that's still a wise idea.

Asking to work from home is a switch I don't want to flip too early since once that starts I'm basically committed until this whole thing blows out, but I also don't want to wait too long.
TL;DR version. I'm at the bottom right:

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Old 03-31-20, 01:35 PM
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As in, par for the course before all the craziness started? The kids here have access to a lot of stuff at school, but they've never been issued a personal device before.
Yeah, my 4th grade granddaughter has had a chromebook issued by her school from the start of the school year, this year and last year too. Getting them started early I guess.
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Old 03-31-20, 01:38 PM
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IKR. Between the hardware that I have here and the bandwidth of our fiber connection, I could prolly host his virtual classroom, it's just that I've never felt the need/want for a portable with a keyboard (well, I wouldn't mind a Surface with a type cover, but I digress).
I love using a computer that's way over-specced for the program it's running
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Old 03-31-20, 01:46 PM
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I rode a bit and went by the big park where the are doing cofeve testing. Maybe hundreds of cars lined up and down the roads. A frightening scene. I then went by two huge parking lots which were filled with rv type trailers. The mayor said they were setting up trailers to house the homeless people who test positive and others who need to be isolated. More fright.
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Old 03-31-20, 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
His stated purpose for not coming in here is covid. I thought he might feel more comfortable in there.
https://mexiconewsdaily.com/opinion/...epid-response/
I know why you tagged Doug; what I don't get is the need to add a new BF section specifically for COVID19 travel. wut
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Old 03-31-20, 01:53 PM
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Someone started a thread in General trying to make fun of me. Good job by the mods of swiftly deleting it after reporting.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Nope. It's in there. My UL tent is 2.25 lbs. total packed weight.
Had you seen that particular tent in real life? Or did you order it blind?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Had you seen that particular tent in real life? Or did you order it blind?
I may have seen it in the store once. I have also looked at photos, drawings and the specs. I may save it for flatter, local trips because total weight is 10 oz. more than my UL. Having two vestibules and two side doors instead of one front door and one vestibule will be nice.
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Old 03-31-20, 02:03 PM
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Don't know if you've seen this (apparently it was featured by Jimmy Kimmel), but it's really clever and funny:

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Old 03-31-20, 02:04 PM
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I love using a computer that's way over-specced for the program it's running
Exporting ride videos has me thinking that I may need to upgrade my measly 6-core/12 thread CPU, though...

That or find a video editor that'll take advantage of my fairly powerful GPU (I'm just using the software that came with the Cycliq and I don't think it's got hardware acceleration).
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Old 03-31-20, 02:07 PM
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Exporting ride videos has me thinking that I may need to upgrade my measly 6-core/12 thread CPU, though...

That or find a video editor that'll take advantage of my fairly powerful GPU (I'm just using the software that came with the Cycliq and I don't think it's got hardware acceleration).
I wouldn't take any chances. You being able to export ride videos expeditiously could be the difference in catching an offending driver or them getting away!
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I love using a computer that's way over-specced for the program it's running
I have an i5 with 16gigs and a RAID array for my HTPC.

I suppose the RAID is justified.
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Old 03-31-20, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Exporting ride videos has me thinking that I may need to upgrade my measly 6-core/12 thread CPU, though...

That or find a video editor that'll take advantage of my fairly powerful GPU (I'm just using the software that came with the Cycliq and I don't think it's got hardware acceleration).
One of my friends just released Ryzen 4000. It's looking nice.
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Old 03-31-20, 02:09 PM
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I know why you tagged Doug; what I don't get is the need to add a new BF section specifically for COVID19 travel. wut
I don't.
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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 03-31-20, 02:11 PM
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I think the sbxx household is going to make some cotton hospital masks. I just bought a simple used sewing machine and fabric from a Thornton sewing shop (+1) and received the pdf file with instructions on how to make the masks from Saint Joseph Hospital (+2). This happens to coincide with a school project for the remainder of the year (+3). Curbside pickup tomorrow morning.

My mother in law's neighbor is an ER nurse at Saint Joseph. My mother in law ran into her walking the dog and offered to make some masks. ER nurse originally said no, but then hunted her down and took her up on it. Mother in law has made 15 masks so far.

https://operationwecansewit.com
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Old 03-31-20, 02:12 PM
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In other news, I have no idea how to sew.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
It's getting harder and harder for me to not turn into a nervous wreck about this whole thing.

We just had an impromptu meeting with all the people in the shop about our boss who's been out since last Friday with CV-19 like symptoms but still hasn't received test results back. Our president tried to re-assure everyone that it's been long enough that if we aren't showing symptoms by this point, it's highly unlikely that we were infected by him.

So with that said, naturally, I've been feeling a little short of breath since last night and earlier today. It's likely just allergies since I've had a bit of a tingly throat and some sinus drainage as well. Or it might be some residual effects from the cold I had a bit ago. But still I just can't shake the idea that I might just be asymptomatic or just have extremely mild symptoms. I'm still coming in to work, and wondering if that's still a wise idea.

Asking to work from home is a switch I don't want to flip too early since once that starts I'm basically committed until this whole thing blows out, but I also don't want to wait too long.
Hang in there.
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Old 03-31-20, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Another desktop user here. 27” iMac updated with Catalina 10.15.3.
I haven't updated to Catalina yet because to do so would mean, after all is said and done, I have to adopt microsoft's software rental plan for Office, the prospect of which irritates me to no end pisses me the **** off.
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I haven't updated to Catalina yet because to do so would mean, after all is said and done, I have to adopt microsoft's software rental plan for Office, the prospect of which irritates me to no end pisses me the **** off.
I still used my old 2008 Macbook to watch things on our TV until it got so old that Google Chrome no longer was supported or updated on it, and Hulu stopped working entirely.

Then the battery got puffy ​​​​​​​
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In other news, I have no idea how to sew.
On my list of things to learn, someday.
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Yesterday, as the little girl napped, I snuck out for a ride. Today, it was time to wash and lovingly caress the Cervelo. Two things: 1) I love not getting black smudges on my hands with every little nudge of the drivetrain 2) Never again will I buy a bike with a matte finish. Cleaning the Cervelo is WAAAAAYYYYY easier than the Domane.

Anyway, here's the current, ready-to-ride status of the Cervelo. I bought some silver/gray Bontrager cages - they're not an exact match, but I can't find anything red or gray that is an exact match and I didn't want to go with black cages. They'll have to do for now. Cervelo stem installed, but I still want to get around to trimming the steerer so that the top cap sits flush with the stem. I also want to track down some black baby bike bolts for the out-front mount.


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