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genejockey 01-18-22 11:58 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22378460)
Sounds like my wife.

You know how Google, and Ebay, and a lot of other interfaces try to guess what you meant, so you don't always have to type things in exactly correct?

Yeah, R's not like that. R won't even tell you what you did wrong. It just tells you that you did it wrong, stupid. And I am a mediocre typist at best, and my eye/brain always tends to see what I think I typed, rather than what I actually typed.

Velo Vol 01-18-22 12:03 PM

MOTD*

18 January 2022

*plural


Eric F 01-18-22 12:06 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22378443)
Kudos! I've fluctuated in all of those regions in the last 5-6 years - it does make a huge difference. Now hovering in the low 170s and I can't imagine going back. I even have a hard time looking at photos of myself from more than a few years ago.

2 years ago, I weighed 225. That's when I got back on my bike. In 6 months I got down to 185, and then trimmed another 5 off over the next 6-ish months. Due to family schedule stuff (daughter's softball, primarily) interfering with my riding, and the crappy eating habits that tend to go with it, it climbed back up over 190, which is where I am now. It's time to make a couple of small adjustments to get the trend heading the other way.

Velo Vol 01-18-22 12:28 PM

Tough day on the Street


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6b100a97b.jpeg

Mojo31 01-18-22 12:33 PM

big john

Not the mechanic you want to be. Ever.

Ultra Rare Ferrari Enzo Crashes Into Tree In The Netherlands (msn.com)

Eric F 01-18-22 12:44 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22378526)

On the topic of mechanics having bad days - Rolls Royce Phantom...
https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...9Q&oe=61EB00A1

indyfabz 01-18-22 12:45 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22378457)
I would have been in high school. It gets easier to imagine the closer you get, though.

During my dramatic weight loss in '86-'87 I went from 265 to 173 in 9 months. I weighed in at 175 one day. The next day I went for a ride. Made it about 7 miles from my house and my body said "Enough!" Soft pedaled back home and got on the scale. It read 173. Got a small pizza from a place near the house then hung out at our swim cub all day just relaxing.

Eric F 01-18-22 12:46 PM

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Mojo31 01-18-22 12:58 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22378546)
On the topic of mechanics having bad days - Rolls Royce Phantom...
https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...9Q&oe=61EB00A1


Ouch! There were several stories of dealer mechanics letting the new Corvettes fall of the lifts due to not knowing where the lift points were.

When I would watch my 911 get lifted on a 4-point lift, I always wondered if they were conscientious about how much of the car's weight was behind the rear wheels. It was so unbalanced that if you wanted to change a front wheel, you could lift at the rear wheel jack point and both would come off the ground.

LAJ 01-18-22 01:02 PM

My Tacoma wouldn't have gone to that shop, much less my Rolls.... ****hole.

datlas 01-18-22 01:03 PM

You people are all too fat for this sport.

WhyFi 01-18-22 01:06 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22378467)
You know how Google, and Ebay, and a lot of other interfaces try to guess what you meant, so you don't always have to type things in exactly correct?

Yeah, R's not like that. R won't even tell you what you did wrong. It just tells you that you did it wrong, stupid. And I am a mediocre typist at best, and my eye/brain always tends to see what I think I typed, rather than what I actually typed.

Yeah, my wife works mostly in R and is... thoughtful and orderly. I have to hear about others, all the time, that are less so and her struggles to make sense of their messes that don't translate or scale well or whatever the hell.

Eric F 01-18-22 01:07 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22378576)
You people are all too fat for this sport.

Only the people who care about going fast.

indyfabz 01-18-22 01:09 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22378576)
You people are all too fat for this sport.

That's true for me these days.

WhyFi 01-18-22 01:14 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22378576)
You people are all too fat for this sport.

:innocent:

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...811d5cbdab.jpg


:p

Mojo31 01-18-22 01:16 PM

Not too fat if the spokes don't break.

Velo Vol 01-18-22 01:18 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22378592)
Not too fat if the spokes don't break.

You must be new here.

datlas 01-18-22 01:19 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22378589)

Fake climbs don't count. Just saying.

WhyFi 01-18-22 01:19 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22378482)
2 years ago, I weighed 225. That's when I got back on my bike. In 6 months I got down to 185, and then trimmed another 5 off over the next 6-ish months. Due to family schedule stuff (daughter's softball, primarily) interfering with my riding, and the crappy eating habits that tend to go with it, it climbed back up over 190, which is where I am now. It's time to make a couple of small adjustments to get the trend heading the other way.

I've never had problems dropping 20+ lbs during the season. Unfortunately, I never had problems with gaining 20+ lbs during the off-season, either.

WhyFi 01-18-22 01:27 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22378598)
Fake climbs don't count. Just saying.

Hey now - work is work and I'll take my (fake) wins where I can. :o

Eric F 01-18-22 01:30 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22378600)
I've never had problems dropping 20+ lbs during the season. Unfortunately, I never had problems with gaining 20+ lbs during the off-season, either.

The losing part has gotten harder as I've gotten older. I also don't really want to get back down to "race weight". 180-ish is good for me, at this point in my life.

Trsnrtr 01-18-22 01:38 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22378433)
I've gotta say Trsnrtr, WDTing the last couple of weeks has been a big difference - better shots and better consistency. It's actually changed my drinking habits! It was rare for me to drink a straight espresso, but I've been having one most days, lately.

Iím a big fan, too. It really helps my cheap Rocky.

rjones28 01-18-22 01:39 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22378574)
My Tacoma wouldn't have gone to that shop, much less my Rolls.... ****hole.

Harrumph.

My first thought was, that's a pretty grungy shop.

LAJ 01-18-22 01:48 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22378646)
Harrumph.

My first thought was, that's a pretty grungy shop.

That is a grungy shop.

WhyFi 01-18-22 01:57 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22378644)
Iím a big fan, too. It really helps my cheap Rocky.

I'll probably be upgrading my machine and/or grinder soon, but this certainly makes it easier to be a little more patient on both fronts.


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