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Bah Humbug 05-12-22 02:58 PM

Wordle later than normal... and still a four, of course.

Wordle 327 4/6

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Velo Vol 05-12-22 02:59 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22504278)
You realize that you just put yourself in the same category as Velo Vol, don't you?

I'm painfully aware of what Wordle is. There's no way to mute posts mentioning it, unfortunately.

Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22504286)
First Time Flying A Kite.

On the road?

BillyD 05-12-22 03:05 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22504086)
OK everybody I know except for a few outliers on BF does Wordle, including mrs datlas and both daughters.

I like being an outlier but thatís not why I abstain from Wordle. I just donít want another addiction to add to my solitaire addiction and sudoku addiction. Those are challenging enough.

big john 05-12-22 03:08 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22503918)
Kudos.

One of my friends, also named Doug, is a super mighty cyclist and is currently on day 2 of a 3 day ride from here to Boston. I believe he is doing well over 100 miles and over 10K feet of climbing per day.

#MostMightDoug

3 days? When I toured across the country we did back to back hilly centuries the weekend before we started and I don't think it really helped. We found touring itself gets you into touring shape, as others had told us would happen. The third day was the hardest, after that it becomes almost routine.
The first couple weeks we were doing 90-100 mile days and after the first week it was super hot. My bike was 55-60 pounds. Of course, I was 36 at that time. I was riding for 6 weeks with 2 rest days. Oh, I had Giardia for the last part of the trip.

BillyD 05-12-22 03:09 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22504144)
If they are walking among us, we will not likely know it because there is an equal opportunity that they exist in a form that we do not recognize or comprehend. A form such as VV which may be alien in nature, but which we just do not recognize as such is an example. :innocent:

Pffttt don’t worry, the Men In Black are on the job. Just always have a pair of sunglasses with you. ;)

bampilot06 05-12-22 03:09 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22504325)
I'm painfully aware of what Wordle is. There's no way to mute posts mentioning it, unfortunately.

On the road?


Thatís where the wind was. What do you know about Kites?

genejockey 05-12-22 03:13 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22504322)
Well and this is the problem with jumping from software to hardware: the cost and lead-time are MUCH higher, and without experience in the field it's very easy to see an opening and get deep in debt trying to exploit it only to see it evaporate or be revealed as a mirage. This is what I expect will happen with Apple and the fabled Apple Car.

Software is a relatively low investment and relatively easy to scale. Hardware is much harder on both fronts, and that was before the pandemic and war. It's also slower. Even if the smart bike demand were sustained, by the time this thing was out it would be competing with an ever-larger installed base of Peloton, which would also be easier to convince non-cycling spouses for, and looks classy in a house instead of like a kid's toy. This was dumb all the way through.

The other thing is, their "Tron Bike" Smart trainer design primarily would appeal to Zwift users - who almost by definition already have a Smart trainer. I also imagine the underwhelming response they got to their reveals played a part in the decision.

bampilot06 05-12-22 03:17 PM

I might not even get zwift next winter. I honestly hate in doors, and the type of riding I usually do on the trainer is strictly zone 2 which I can do with the free wahoo app.

I do get pretty bad FOMO watching people on strava doing events and such but I never do them. Iím assuming the price will be even higher next year.

Velo Vol 05-12-22 03:21 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22504341)
What do you know about Kites?

They're usually flown in fields.

Bah Humbug 05-12-22 03:56 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22504347)
The other thing is, their "Tron Bike" Smart trainer design primarily would appeal to Zwift users - who almost by definition already have a Smart trainer. I also imagine the underwhelming response they got to their reveals played a part in the decision.

Oh, yes, that's what I meant with the latter portion.

datlas 05-12-22 03:59 PM

Datlas Family news update:

Daughter #1 finished college today and graduates on Sunday. She is looking for music teaching jobs.
Daughter #2 finished 2nd year USC and is coming home tonight for the summer. I hope she gets a summer job but afaik nothing lined up.

Robin’s nest under our deck has babies! I hope the cat stays away.


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bampilot06 05-12-22 04:00 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22504352)
They're usually flown in fields.


Short on those in my neighborhood. Iíll write a formal complaint to my HOA. Can I use you as a reference?

bampilot06 05-12-22 04:01 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22504388)
Datlas Family news update:

Daughter #1 finished college today and graduates on Sunday. She is looking for music teaching jobs.
Daughter #2 finished 2nd year USC and is coming home tonight for the summer. I hope she gets a summer job but afaik nothing lined up.

Robinís nest under our deck has babies! I hope the cat stays away.


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...27df3382f.jpeg
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6adfb3b6e.jpeg

I could have sworn daughter #2 just started collegeÖÖ.. Your kids are growing to fast.

seedsbelize2 05-12-22 04:05 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22504286)

Kudos

seedsbelize2 05-12-22 04:10 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22504336)
3 days? When I toured across the country we did back to back hilly centuries the weekend before we started and I don't think it really helped. We found touring itself gets you into touring shape, as others had told us would happen. The third day was the hardest, after that it becomes almost routine.
The first couple weeks we were doing 90-100 mile days and after the first week it was super hot. My bike was 55-60 pounds. Of course, I was 36 at that time. I was riding for 6 weeks with 2 rest days. Oh, I had Giardia for the last part of the trip.

For me the first day was the hardest. Before I learned to carry food on the bike.

seedsbelize2 05-12-22 04:13 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22504388)
Datlas Family news update:

Daughter #1 finished college today and graduates on Sunday. She is looking for music teaching jobs.
Daughter #2 finished 2nd year USC and is coming home tonight for the summer. I hope she gets a summer job but afaik nothing lined up.

Robinís nest under our deck has babies! I hope the cat stays away.


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...27df3382f.jpeg
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6adfb3b6e.jpeg

Two years!? Just last week we were arguing about USC or the free ride.

seedsbelize2 05-12-22 04:14 PM

New phone charging up. It arrived a day early.

Mojo31 05-12-22 04:20 PM

Congrats to the Atlas grad!

Mojo31 05-12-22 04:21 PM

We are going to College Station to help the youngest move some things to a Dallas apartment since he'll be interning in the D. Poor kid will be paying for two apartments this summer.

big john 05-12-22 04:25 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22504401)
For me the first day was the hardest. Before I learned to carry food on the bike.

I carried a loaf of bread, or part of a loaf, a package of cookies and several bananas. Maybe some nuts or snack foods, too. We stopped for lunch most days, too. I lost 10 pounds on the trip while eating 6000 calories per day.

I did a 9 day trip with my ex wife around Oregon. Over 600 miles and I had learned about eating by then and had no issues. She was not happy the whole time and made sure to let me know.

She loved the overnight trips we used to do. We would stop at the roadside fruit vendors and gorge on strawberries fresh from the field. Stuff like that was the good stuff.

bampilot06 05-12-22 04:26 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22504404)
Two years!? Just last week we were arguing about USC or the free ride.


This is what I remember.


Datlas what year is it?

bampilot06 05-12-22 04:35 PM

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0a7a06759f.png


Here you go Mojo, you can get a stages for 260ÖÖ.

Mojo31 05-12-22 05:27 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22504427)
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0a7a06759f.png


Here you go Mojo, you can get a stages for 260ÖÖ.

I have a Stages PM. Thanks.

bampilot06 05-12-22 05:43 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22504469)
I have a Stages PM. Thanks.


I knew that.

Velo Vol 05-12-22 06:48 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22504388)
Daughter #1 finished college today and graduates on Sunday. She is looking for music teaching jobs.

Have you alerted her of the music opportunity in the Quasi-North?


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