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Old 07-05-20, 06:37 PM
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My younger daughter wants him to adopt her so he can help with USC tuition. Not gonna happen.
Why not? I'm sure you can work out a few visits.
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Why not? I'm sure you can work out a few visits.
He already has two kids. I don’t think he wants any more.
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PS Maple Blueberry Scones in the background

I’m now Alarmingly Fat
yeah, right. i don't believe it.
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She loves her new backyard, and all the dollies her sisters have left her.



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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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She loves her new backyard, and all the dollies her sisters have left her.


In other new, years after I first wanted it, long-sleeved summer jerseys finally appear to be a thing. My newfound riding frequency means I keep running out, so I picked one up.
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PS Maple Blueberry Scones in the background

I’m now Alarmingly Fat
I'm willing to jump on that fatness grenade for you - send me the scones.
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She loves her new backyard, and all the dollies her sisters have left her.
Nice lawn.
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I got three Strava notifications while I was out on a ride today, all of them to tell me that I'd lost KOMs. Now, keep in mind that I'm a big boy, so the only KOMs I'm getting are short, high output kinds of affairs. Yeah, no - no one just beat me in a flying half mile by 11 seconds. Not anyone around here, at least. Likewise, no one beat my time on a flat, 1.2 mile stretch by 55 seconds. Damn people and their phones that they forget to pause.
Very... odd. The guy that "dethroned" me while driving around in his car just "dethroned" me again... in his car, again. Looking at his rides over the past week, two have been legit with a Garmin Fenix showing HR - 17-18mph averages on bike paths... but then he's got *five* rides - uh, "rides" - in his car, four of which have already been flagged by others. What's the motivation? Pissed about full segment info going behind the pay wall?
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I'm willing to jump on that fatness grenade for you - send me the scones.
I'm willing to help.
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Old 07-05-20, 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Very... odd. The guy that "dethroned" me while driving around in his car just "dethroned" me again... in his car, again. Looking at his rides over the past week, two have been legit with a Garmin Fenix showing HR - 17-18mph averages on bike paths... but then he's got *five* rides - uh, "rides" - in his car, four of which have already been flagged by others. What's the motivation? Pissed about full segment info going behind the pay wall?
I had a guy that I would sometimes ride with do something similar. I called him out on it, and he never talked me again. Might be a coincidence.
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Old 07-05-20, 07:57 PM
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She loves her new backyard, and all the dollies her sisters have left her.



OMG dog toy nirvana
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Old 07-05-20, 07:58 PM
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He also passed me once on some fancy MacLaren convertible that looked sporty.
I had a feeling you were going to say that.
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Old 07-05-20, 08:36 PM
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OMG dog toy nirvana

None of our girls have every destroyed a toy. We weed through them, and stuff the extra's in a box in the garage. Delta loved them, Apryl, not so much. Indy loved them, then Georgia took that interest away. Indy seemed cool with it, but we're not going to let that happen this time. Share, or none. So far, it's share. Yeah, it's time to weed through again. Of course, you see the toy crate is way more better to gnaw on than any old toy...
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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 07-05-20, 08:43 PM
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Very... odd. The guy that "dethroned" me while driving around in his car just "dethroned" me again... in his car, again. Looking at his rides over the past week, two have been legit with a Garmin Fenix showing HR - 17-18mph averages on bike paths... but then he's got *five* rides - uh, "rides" - in his car, four of which have already been flagged by others. What's the motivation? Pissed about full segment info going behind the pay wall?
Maybe, but that seems an odd way to go about expressing his anger. For the car rides, did you see if it was a case of not turning it off after the bike, or the whole thing was a ride? Is the Fenix new? It's possible he just got it (they were on sale very recently) and is used to recording from an Edge (or his phone) and is forgetting to turn the Fenix off.

Or yeah, he's a jerk.
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Very... odd. The guy that "dethroned" me while driving around in his car just "dethroned" me again... in his car, again. Looking at his rides over the past week, two have been legit with a Garmin Fenix showing HR - 17-18mph averages on bike paths... but then he's got *five* rides - uh, "rides" - in his car, four of which have already been flagged by others. What's the motivation? Pissed about full segment info going behind the pay wall?
I’ve seen a few of those here lately.
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Great day... overslept two hours, no bikey for me, I even cleaned it up and made it pretty yesterday all for nothing.
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Maybe, but that seems an odd way to go about expressing his anger. For the car rides, did you see if it was a case of not turning it off after the bike, or the whole thing was a ride? Is the Fenix new? It's possible he just got it (they were on sale very recently) and is used to recording from an Edge (or his phone) and is forgetting to turn the Fenix off.

Or yeah, he's a jerk.
No, it's not a case of a ride that needs to be trimmed - it's all car, no legitimate activity content whatsoever. Also, he stopped doing fake rides with his Fenix, which captures HR, and has recently done them exclusively with the iPhone app.
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Great day... overslept two hours, no bikey for me, I even cleaned it up and made it pretty yesterday all for nothing.

hate it when that happens.
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No, it's not a case of a ride that needs to be trimmed - it's all car, no legitimate activity content whatsoever. Also, he stopped doing fake rides with his Fenix, which captures HR, and has recently done them exclusively with the iPhone app.

what’s the purpose of this, to stick it to strava?

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Strava has jumped the shark IMO and although I still use it to track my miles and see what friends are doing, I have stopped looking at segments entirely.
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I’m using the first vacation time of the year the next couple of days. Woke up early enough to give me a decent ride but just wanted to relax for a bit.

Currently enjoying the (minimal) nice weather with a cup of coffee on the back porch. Then will help the 13 year old with his gaming PC build (the little guy has been saving for almost a year for it ), and then time for some garage cleaning and woodworking.
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Strava has jumped the shark IMO and although I still use it to track my miles and see what friends are doing, I have stopped looking at segments entirely.
I really only look at segments to track my own efforts and monitor improvement.
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I’m using the first vacation time of the year the next couple of days. Woke up early enough to give me a decent ride but just wanted to relax for a bit.

Currently enjoying the (minimal) nice weather with a cup of coffee on the back porch. Then will help the 13 year old with his gaming PC build (the little guy has been saving for almost a year for it ), and then time for some garage cleaning and woodworking.
Building your own PC is a treat.
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