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Trsnrtr 04-04-20 10:52 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21400254)
Yeah, that's rough.

We're about 10į cooler than you it looks like. It's not quite warming up like what was forecast though :(

I was thinking about trying to break 50 miles for the first time this year but I think that may need to wait for tomorrow.

If we make 52į, itís going to be late in the day because itís only 37į now at almost noon.

Bah Humbug 04-04-20 11:00 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21400301)
Dang! More rough news.

My older brother and I were talking about this a few days ago. Itís a good time to be retired with so many people around us struggling with their future.

I just barely avoided being in the crew that got screwed by the great recession and now again by the coronavirus. And it's their fault, of course, for not being on solid financial footing.

abshipp 04-04-20 11:06 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21400301)
Itís a good time to be retired with so many people around us struggling with their future.

I've got to say, working at a place that supplies parts for government contracts is a huge pain a lot of the time, but it's certainly making things easier right now. I feel very very fortunate that not a lot has changed for me.


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21400304)
If we make 52į, itís going to be late in the day because itís only 37į now at almost noon.

Same here. The sun is trying it's best to creep out, but the clouds are still winning.

Bah Humbug 04-04-20 11:10 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21400329)
I've got to say, working at a place that supplies parts for government contracts is a huge pain a lot of the time, but it's certainly making things easier right now. I feel very very fortunate that not a lot has changed for me.

Same here, except being a very tiny and almost insignificant cog inside a soul-crushing megabank. However, stable, upper-middle-class employment for the past decade and a half. Which is also "since I graduated college". I hope I keep the perspective to never complain again.

BillyD 04-04-20 11:27 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21400237)
Speaking of reply to all, we received one of those from a gal fortunate enough to be able to work at home from the onset. She was wondering who was going to pay for all of her cleaning and disinfecting supplies she was using while at home. I wanted to reach through the monitor, and drag her ass straight to reality.

Entitled jackass.

abshipp 04-04-20 11:29 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21400335)
Same here, except being a very tiny and almost insignificant cog inside a soul-crushing megabank. However, stable, upper-middle-class employment for the past decade and a half. Which is also "since I graduated college". I hope I keep the perspective to never complain again.

I feel like that is the absolutely safest place to be in the world; a member of a huge organization in which nobody notices that you exist.

It might not be exciting, but it would be stable.

Most of the time I love working in a small company, but I do entertain the idea of getting myself in to a bigger company for that reason every once in a while.

indyfabz 04-04-20 12:40 PM

Rode through Zombie Land. I cannot find a word to describe the conditions I saw. I was reluctant to photograph people, but this was one of the cleaner areas I saw.


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e83e66390.jpeg
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2556160b0.jpeg

LAJ 04-04-20 12:47 PM

People can't be bothered to put a shopping cart in a corral, so why would actually having to lift your arms to put a piece of paper into a can be expected?

LesterOfPuppets 04-04-20 12:59 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21400217)
I agree, and unusual to two see tires with two colors, much less matching a bike with the same two colors.

I miss the first tyres I'd put on there after yanking the stock 2-pound brown wire beads. These were apparently race-day CX treads though, as I chewed them up in no time...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...783d43ad77.jpg

LAJ 04-04-20 01:17 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21400531)
I miss the first tyres I'd put on there after yanking the stock 2-pound brown wire beads. These were apparently race-day CX treads though, as I chewed them up in no time...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...783d43ad77.jpg

Cool means sacrifice, at times.

LesterOfPuppets 04-04-20 01:40 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21400561)
Cool means sacrifice, at times.

Luckily they were free, I peeled them off a customer's bike at Performance so that he could get some 32mm Gatorskins on his CX bike and he didn't want to keep the ol' Hutchinsons.

rjones28 04-04-20 01:47 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21400237)
Speaking of reply to all, we received one of those from a gal fortunate enough to be able to work at home from the onset. She was wondering who was going to pay for all of her cleaning and disinfecting supplies she was using while at home. I wanted to reach through the monitor, and drag her ass straight to reality.

What is she doing over there?

indyfabz 04-04-20 01:50 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21400500)
People can't be bothered to put a shopping cart in a corral

Something that drives me almost to crazy, whether it be at a local big grocery store or Whole Foods. Iíve seen people leave carts directly behind other cars. How lazy and/or inconsiderate do you have to be to do that?

datlas 04-04-20 01:53 PM

The new hipster white wheel set comes with a fixed gear installed but nothing on the freewheel side. I am not hip or foolish enough to hi fixed so I want to transfer the SS freewheel from the shot wheel to the new one. The lock ring does not take a typical freewheel tool. Any suggestions??

pic:


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...22ae1d83c.jpeg

indyfabz 04-04-20 01:55 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21400609)
the new hipster white wheel set comes with a fixed gear installed but nothing on the freewheel side. I am not hip or foolish enough to hi fixed so i want to transfer the ss freewheel from the shot wheel to the new one. The lock ring does not take a typical freewheel tool. Any suggestions??

Pic:


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...22ae1d83c.jpeg

htfu?

datlas 04-04-20 02:03 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21400611)
htfu?

I tried putting a bolt on one of the cutouts and whacking it with a hammer. Fail.

MoAlpha 04-04-20 02:04 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21400609)
The new hipster white wheel set comes with a fixed gear installed but nothing on the freewheel side. I am not hip or foolish enough to hi fixed so I want to transfer the SS freewheel from the shot wheel to the new one. The lock ring does not take a typical freewheel tool. Any suggestions??

pic:


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...22ae1d83c.jpeg

Damn! I had one of those tools until recently and ditched it because I knew I’d never have a SSFW again. It’s probably on there too tight, but a pair of needle nose pliers and a big adjustable?

seedsbelize 04-04-20 02:06 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21400116)
Probably 80% anxiety and 20% day lengthening. My natural wake-up time ordinarily is about 45 minutes before daybreak. Lately I have been awakening even earlier.

Good news is I went out at daybreak and finished my 3 1/2 hour ride while the family was still in sleep/morning mode.

I have a noon teleconference with my office partners. We are likely going to talk about shutting the office completely and having everyone work from home with a skeleton crew of 2-3 nurses and one non-clinical worker, plus the 5 docs. Sad. We are hemorrhaging $$$ and even with the furloughs and telemedicine it's looking grim.

It's looking more like Temple for the win!
:mad:

datlas 04-04-20 02:10 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21400631)
It's looking more like Temple for the win!
:mad:

Thatís what I want. We need a meeting of the minds.

datlas 04-04-20 02:10 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21400624)
Damn! I had one of those tools until recently and ditched it because I knew Iíd never have a SSFW again. Itís probably on there too tight, but a pair of needle nose pliers and a big adjustable?

Lemme try that....

MoAlpha 04-04-20 02:16 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21400301)
Dang! More rough news.

My older brother and I were talking about this a few days ago. Itís a good time to be retired with so many people around us struggling with their future.

Weíll be fine and Iím not even sure I how I feel about my wife going back to work, given the risks. Itís just all the years of sweat equity and good will the old partners have built up in the practice and the implicit promise they made the young ones, all of whom had to buy in. It would be a shame to see that end with a whimper.

BillyD 04-04-20 02:17 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21400631)
It's looking more like Temple for the win!
:mad:

I'm thinking she needs to miss a meal or two. That usually gets the attention of the privileged, and is a great teaching tool.

MoAlpha 04-04-20 02:17 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21400636)
Lemme try that....

Hope he didnít need those pliers...

seedsbelize 04-04-20 02:18 PM

39įC. Hot!

datlas 04-04-20 02:20 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21400636)
Lemme try that....

Failed. Canít get enough torque. Might just buy a SS freewheel from ScamBay for $7 and ask the LBS to take this off once COVID19 situation better.


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