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Velo Vol 04-04-20 09:52 AM


Originally Posted by whyfi (Post 21400182)
omfg. I've gotten about 10 emails in the last 5 minutes, all from parents having trouble logging in to a live stream performance from a guy that occasionally stops by the classroom to sing kids songs. :notamused:

lol

datlas 04-04-20 09:53 AM

Thanks for the well wishes. My family and I will be ok. Even if I spend the rest of 2020 without a paycheck (which is possible), we will manage as we have savings. Some of my fellow physicians, I fear, live paycheck to paycheck and if savers are over-leveraged in the stock market. They are ****ed. Royally.

datlas 04-04-20 09:58 AM

Conference call at noon to discuss plans. There are 4 shareholders in my office plus the organization's Director of Operations.

I had suggested just a group text. I was vetoed, they said it's "too complicated" for a group text.

I think they are all just too old, but wtf do I know. I hate meetings and wish to minimize the waste of time. I only run one meeting, that's the hospital's IRB. We had a super-short 10 minute teleconference meeting last week. That's how meetings should be, minimize the wind-bags and keep it focused.

LAJ 04-04-20 09:59 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21400063)
Seems so, pretty cool, right?

I agree, and unusual to two see tires with two colors, much less matching a bike with the same two colors.

Velo Vol 04-04-20 10:02 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21400205)
Thanks for the well wishes. My family and I will be ok. Even if I spend the rest of 2020 without a paycheck (which is possible), we will manage as we have savings. Some of my fellow physicians, I fear, live paycheck to paycheck and if savers are over-leveraged in the stock market. They are ****ed. Royally.

Sticking with the mighty Saturn all these years is paying off now.

LAJ 04-04-20 10:05 AM


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.


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21400136)
Yeah, sorry to hear. It's going to be tough.

My wife has been struggling the whole time to save her practice, including hours on the phone with the bank yesterday about getting one of the small business loans in the CARES Act. Predictably, the process is complicated, fraught with gotchas, and being gamed by the financial industry and she's not a businesswoman. She just seems to be the most savvy of all her partners, so she manages the financial side. They'll most likely survive and get their associates and employees through, but it's going to hurt.

This sucks. Thinking as positive as possible.

LAJ 04-04-20 10:09 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21400182)
My daughter's preschool is officially done until the fall, at the earliest, and it seems as if the Director feels the need to continue to provide entertainment/education/distractions for the kids. I don't think that the Director has worked in a business environment, as she's CCed all of the parents instead of BCCing them.

Predictably, many of the parents are just as clueless and have been replying to all. :twitchy:

OMFG. I've gotten about 10 emails in the last 5 minutes, all from parents having trouble logging in to a live stream performance from a guy that occasionally stops by the classroom to sing kids songs. :notamused:

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.

ericy 04-04-20 10:21 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21400050)
Pretty cool. Do I need a pretty handkerchief like that one for it to work?

My wife tried one of those this morning, but there was something not quite right and it kept popping off.

Besides - I hear that dry cleaning bags work much better at keeping the viruses out.

abshipp 04-04-20 10:23 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21400015)
Holy poop! I was fretting over going from 70 yesterday to a high of 52 and intermittent drizzle but after seeing your temps, I feel way better.

Yeah, that's rough.

We're about 10 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.

abshipp 04-04-20 10:25 AM


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.


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21400136)
Yeah, sorry to hear. It's going to be tough.

My wife has been struggling the whole time to save her practice, including hours on the phone with the bank yesterday about getting one of the small business loans in the CARES Act. Predictably, the process is complicated, fraught with gotchas, and being gamed by the financial industry and she's not a businesswoman. She just seems to be the most savvy of all her partners, so she manages the financial side. They'll most likely survive and get their associates and employees through, but it's going to hurt.

:hug:

Velo Vol 04-04-20 10:27 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.

They might be deductible work expenses. LOL

rjones28 04-04-20 10:30 AM


Originally Posted by ericy (Post 21400251)
My wife tried one of those this morning, but there was something not quite right and it kept popping off.

Besides - I hear that dry cleaning bags work much better at keeping the viruses out.

:eek:

Bah Humbug 04-04-20 10:33 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21400222)
Sticking with the mighty Saturn all these years is paying off now.

Cronus Invictus

Trsnrtr 04-04-20 10:48 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21400116)
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.

Dang!

You can move to Illinois and be my doctor. Id love to have a cycling doctor.

Trsnrtr 04-04-20 10:51 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21400136)
Yeah, sorry to hear. It's going to be tough.

My wife has been struggling the whole time to save her practice, including hours on the phone with the bank yesterday about getting one of the small business loans in the CARES Act. Predictably, the process is complicated, fraught with gotchas, and being gamed by the financial industry and she's not a businesswoman. She just seems to be the most savvy of all her partners, so she manages the financial side. They'll most likely survive and get their associates and employees through, but it's going to hurt.

Dang! More rough news.

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

Trsnrtr 04-04-20 10:52 AM


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

We're about 10 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 52, its going to be late in the day because its only 37 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. Its 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)
Its 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 52, its going to be late in the day because its only 37 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. Ive 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

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