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bampilot06 07-18-20 02:27 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21594249)
I learned about this during my infusions (for some reason doctor offices love HGTV). It's called fixer-upper. You buy a house for $70,000, then spend $150,000 fixing it. All the cool kids are doing it these days.


Unfortunately he wants full asking price.

Bah Humbug 07-18-20 02:38 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21594249)
I learned about this during my infusions (for some reason doctor offices love HGTV). It's called fixer-upper. You buy a house for $70,000, then spend $150,000 fixing it. All the cool kids are doing it these days.

We'd have been happy to scrape the lot and build new, but there's nothing remotely close to as cheap as $70k here.

Velo Vol 07-18-20 02:49 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21594315)
We'd have been happy to scrape the lot and build new, but there's nothing remotely close to as cheap as $70k here.

I think the show was in Waco.

Bah Humbug 07-18-20 03:03 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21594322)
I think the show was in Waco.

It is. Waco is a wasteland. AG and I could probably go buy a small second house up there with our joint account. But that would only work if she never had to go into the office again, which is literally the reason Waco is cheap and Austin is expensive.

I bet Waco is quiet though.

datlas 07-18-20 03:10 PM

That was a hot, hard, and long ride. Did I miss much while away?

indyfabz 07-18-20 03:22 PM


Originally Posted by kissTheApex (Post 21594211)
smfh.

We’re the dominant species on the planet because we’re such a holes I guess. I think the planet might be ready for a meteor and a reset.

My sentiments exactly. The owner is coming tonight. He’s a very muscular, former lacrosse player. I suspect people will behave better.

LesterOfPuppets 07-18-20 03:58 PM

Oooh, looks like we're due for 3 days in double digits. I hope it happens!

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6a1eee685c.png

LAJ 07-18-20 04:00 PM

Well hell. My watts were pathetic, but I'm sveldt, and I've pulled a crap ton of spacers, so I'm looking a little more like something that may be slightly more aero than a brick. I must have looked like I was using one of those stair stepper/elliptical type bikes prior, because I pulled a lot out... I finally broke an hour on a 40k TT, even though I was begging for a flat tire with 40 minutes gone... Oh my oh my was it hot. 58:43. I'll take it.

abshipp 07-18-20 04:16 PM


Originally Posted by kissTheApex (Post 21594216)
Not only does it makes sense, but it’s absolutely brilliant! :eek:

I honestly wouldn’t have thought about that. But now that you opened my eyes... :innocent:

I sure appreciate it :thumb: I just like doing weird ****, in all of my hobbies!

Unfortunately it looks like the problem is the amp :( I've tried 4 different pedals, a different amp, a different power supply, a known good set of cables, and trying all of the ground lift switches I can find - something's all weird on the loop send. I'm hoping to find a combination of variables that works but I'm running out of options ATM.

MoAlpha 07-18-20 04:20 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21594414)
Well hell. My watts were pathetic, but I'm sveldt, and I've pulled a crap ton of spacers, so I'm looking a little more like something that may be slightly more aero than a brick. I must have looked like I was using one of those stair stepper/elliptical type bikes prior, because I pulled a lot out... I finally broke an hour on a 40k TT, even though I was begging for a flat tire with 40 minutes gone... Oh my oh my was it hot. 58:43. I'll take it.

:thumb::thumb::thumb: Great achievement, especially for a man in his...uh...middle years! How hilly, how windy, and how did you train for it?

Trsnrtr 07-18-20 04:23 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21594414)
Well hell. My watts were pathetic, but I'm sveldt, and I've pulled a crap ton of spacers, so I'm looking a little more like something that may be slightly more aero than a brick. I must have looked like I was using one of those stair stepper/elliptical type bikes prior, because I pulled a lot out... I finally broke an hour on a 40k TT, even though I was begging for a flat tire with 40 minutes gone... Oh my oh my was it hot. 58:43. I'll take it.


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...54d0921d46.jpg

kissTheApex 07-18-20 04:41 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21594440)
I sure appreciate it :thumb: I just like doing weird ****, in all of my hobbies!

Unfortunately it looks like the problem is the amp :( I've tried 4 different pedals, a different amp, a different power supply, a known good set of cables, and trying all of the ground lift switches I can find - something's all weird on the loop send. I'm hoping to find a combination of variables that works but I'm running out of options ATM.

shoot! Is it still under warranty?

LAJ 07-18-20 04:44 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21594443)
:thumb::thumb::thumb: Great achievement, especially for a man in his...uh...middle years! How hilly, how windy, and how did you train for it?

Thank you!

No hills, cross-head going out, but that's when I made some time. It's a T shape type deal, so we got all 4 compass points. 98.5 average temp.... But it's a dry heat! With the new position, I expected to lose some watts, so the aero thing is true. Get aero, the speed takes care of itself. I wasn't nearly as acclimated as I needed to be, but something had to change. With Covid, we didn't know this was coming up til about 3 weeks ago, so that's when I got back on the TT bike. Then, I didn't do anything but. 4x10' LT, 2x20' LT, then I would do stuff like 3x3' VO2 max after those. Of course, his favorite is 4x6' Vo2 max, and 40" on/20" easy for 10 minutes, times 4. You haven't lived until you've done that on a TT bike... Going to 7-Eleven? You better be on the TT bike... I had been doing plenty LT stuff prior, so that part wasn't as daunting, but on the TT bike, it was harder, of course.

LAJ 07-18-20 04:44 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21594448)

Thank you sir :)

Bah Humbug 07-18-20 04:45 PM


Originally Posted by kissTheApex (Post 21594211)
smfh.

We’re the dominant species on the planet because we’re such a holes I guess. I think the planet might be ready for a meteor and a reset.

It's not that I want the world to end, but if I looked up and saw this ballyhooed meteor, I'd be like, ok.

LAJ 07-18-20 04:46 PM

Now I'm shopping for real gear. A deep front wheel, and a disc in the rear.... Dangit, he says.

LAJ 07-18-20 04:48 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21594477)
It's not that I want the world to end, but if I looked up and saw this ballyhooed meteor, I'd be like, ok.


No doubt. Sometimes I think I'm OK being old, so I may not have to witness what's coming down the pike.

Bah Humbug 07-18-20 04:48 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21594414)
Well hell. My watts were pathetic, but I'm sveldt, and I've pulled a crap ton of spacers, so I'm looking a little more like something that may be slightly more aero than a brick. I must have looked like I was using one of those stair stepper/elliptical type bikes prior, because I pulled a lot out... I finally broke an hour on a 40k TT, even though I was begging for a flat tire with 40 minutes gone... Oh my oh my was it hot. 58:43. I'll take it.

Awesome!

LAJ 07-18-20 04:49 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21594485)
Awesome!

Thank you!

kissTheApex 07-18-20 04:53 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21594477)
It's not that I want the world to end, but if I looked up and saw this ballyhooed meteor, I'd be like, ok.

I know what you mean.

datlas 07-18-20 05:00 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21594448)

I like this avatar best of all.

Velo Vol 07-18-20 05:24 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21594414)
Well hell. My watts were pathetic, but I'm sveldt, and I've pulled a crap ton of spacers, so I'm looking a little more like something that may be slightly more aero than a brick. I must have looked like I was using one of those stair stepper/elliptical type bikes prior, because I pulled a lot out... I finally broke an hour on a 40k TT, even though I was begging for a flat tire with 40 minutes gone... Oh my oh my was it hot. 58:43. I'll take it.

Kudos, but what's wrong with riding like a brick?

Velo Vol 07-18-20 05:25 PM

DougRNS when was the last time you rode up nearby Brasstown Bald?


WhyFi 07-18-20 05:49 PM

I think that there should be a law that you need to explicitly disclose the inclusion of raisins in any baked goods. Whilst out on our day of family fun, I got a peach crisp only to find friggin' raisins mixed in with the peaches. Damn savages.

Bah Humbug 07-18-20 05:55 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21594448)

Actually, if I looked up and saw a meteor, I might just raise a glass of champagne to it.


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