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indyfabz 05-20-20 09:55 AM

2.5 hrs. on the phone waiting for someone at Delta to pick up. Its website is not clear about rescheduling and cancelling. It modified my schedule so much (from 2 flights and arriving early afternoon to 4 flights and arriving at 10 p.m., and some of the connections are so close I might not make them.) that I have a right to cancel and supposedly receive a voucher/refund. But it the website also says I am permitted to reschedule on line. When I tried to do the latter (was hoping for next year) it told me I couldn't reschedule at all on line, but it does offer me the ability to cancel. My guess is that it is steering people with cancellation rights in that direction and away from rescheduling right now until things normalize some.

Velo Vol 05-20-20 09:57 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21486414)
Is that why you're (here)?

It's still winter here so why are there geese?

Come to think of it, I think there are some here most of the year. I guess they HTFU.

Lemond1985 05-20-20 10:01 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21486435)
Not good:

Quick, cue the Zeppelin. Remastered version sounds great!


seedsbelize 05-20-20 10:35 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21486441)
2.5 hrs. on the phone waiting for someone at Delta to pick up. Its website is not clear about rescheduling and cancelling. It modified my schedule so much (from 2 flights and arriving early afternoon to 4 flights and arriving at 10 p.m., and some of the connections are so close I might not make them.) that I have a right to cancel and supposedly receive a voucher/refund. But it the website also says I am permitted to reschedule on line. When I tried to do the latter (was hoping for next year) it told me I couldn't reschedule at all on line, but it does offer me the ability to cancel. My guess is that it is steering people with cancellation rights in that direction and away from rescheduling right now until things normalize some.

This is precisely why I always book with Expedia. Communication.

indyfabz 05-20-20 10:40 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21486528)
This is precisely why I always book with Expedia. Communication.

It's hard to get through to a lot of places these days. As of a little while ago, a guy in the office next to me had been waiting nearly 1.5 hrs. to talk to someone about a car lease or something. He said it's one of those issues that you need someone live for.

And I think Delta's customer service is based in India.

datlas 05-20-20 10:58 AM

I did a destination ride out to one of the tougher hills near me. It’s 1 mile at 11%, the last 1/4 mile is more like 15%. Nice ride. Strava won’t give me segment details anymore. Sigh.

Velo Vol 05-20-20 11:15 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21486581)
I did a destination ride out to one of the tougher hills near me. It’s 1 mile at 11%, the last 1/4 mile is more like 15%. Nice ride. Strava won’t give me segment details anymore. Sigh.

Pay up.

What gearing did you finish at?

BillyD 05-20-20 11:43 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21486258)
One wonders why they're here. I thought they migrated south during winter?

Although you hate to admit it, Tennessee *IS* south in the winter. There’s a reason they’re named Canada geese. Even N.Y. is south to them.

abshipp 05-20-20 11:47 AM

I've been liking how my SLT feels fit-wise lately, so I drew a couple of seat tubes in CAD comparing the relative saddle position of my Trek and the SLT.

The SLT has a 74° seat tube angle, and the Trek is 72.5° stock but it's likely sitting around 73° now with a slightly lowered front end. At my saddle height of around 30" (76cm) that means that given the same seat post, saddle, and seat post clamp position on the rails, I would be about .57" (~1.5cm) closer to the BB on the SLT than on the Trek. So I'm going to try and move my saddle forward about that much and see how things feel tonight.

datlas 05-20-20 12:12 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21486606)
What gearing did you finish at?

Finished with 34-28. I have done this hill with a 25 but easier in a 28.

datlas 05-20-20 12:15 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21486606)
Pay up.

Nope. Not worth it for me. If they took the previous version and made it $20/year I would likely pay. But $60/year so I get segment detail? No thanks.

TassR700 05-20-20 12:19 PM

Midland is my home town. I just sold my house there and moved away a year ago. Lots of friends under water. Spent a lot of time water skiing on those lakes.Really sad to see.

datlas 05-20-20 12:20 PM

Gonna make some guacamole today. We don’t have any chips but we have several soft tortillas so I want to try making tortilla chips. Just fry them in oil for a minute? Do you have to turn them??

BillyD 05-20-20 12:25 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21486379)

Can you pick me up a few things?

abshipp 05-20-20 01:01 PM


Originally Posted by TassR700 (Post 21486714)
Midland is my home town. I just sold my house there and moved away a year ago. Lots of friends under water. Spent a lot of time water skiing on those lakes.Really sad to see.

Sorry to hear :(

seedsbelize 05-20-20 01:10 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21486716)
Gonna make some guacamole today. We don’t have any chips but we have several soft tortillas so I want to try making tortilla chips. Just fry them in oil for a minute? Do you have to turn them??

Flour or corn? For corn, we use just a splash of oil, or none at all. I imagine it would be the same for flour. Turning them is good.

Velo Vol 05-20-20 01:35 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21486701)
Nope. Not worth it for me. If they took the previous version and made it $20/year I would likely pay. But $60/year so I get segment detail? No thanks.

One wonders how many more subscriptions they could sell @ $2/month versus $5.

WhyFi 05-20-20 01:53 PM

Wildlife sighting on the morning ride -

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3bd1d04691.jpg

WhyFi 05-20-20 02:10 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21486184)
On the espresso front, it appears that my cheapo grinder can't grind fine enough to do the job.

Typical. Usually not terribly uniform grounds, either. Grind quality is a surprisingly big part of espresso.


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21486184)
New grinder should be here today.

:bday:


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21486184)
My wife, a non-coffee drinker, is starting to look askance at me. Is that a bad thing?

My wife gave me those looks. I converted her. I think that if my machine broke down, she'd go halfsies on a new one.

WhyFi 05-20-20 02:16 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21486716)
Gonna make some guacamole today. We don’t have any chips but we have several soft tortillas so I want to try making tortilla chips. Just fry them in oil for a minute? Do you have to turn them??

I'd just eat the guac with soft tortillas.

Velo Vol 05-20-20 02:17 PM

#YearWithoutSummer


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0912405fcb.png

WhyFi 05-20-20 02:19 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21486659)
I've been liking how my SLT feels fit-wise lately, so I drew a couple of seat tubes in CAD comparing the relative saddle position of my Trek and the SLT.

The SLT has a 74° seat tube angle, and the Trek is 72.5° stock but it's likely sitting around 73° now with a slightly lowered front end. At my saddle height of around 30" (76cm) that means that given the same seat post, saddle, and seat post clamp position on the rails, I would be about .57" (~1.5cm) closer to the BB on the SLT than on the Trek. So I'm going to try and move my saddle forward about that much and see how things feel tonight.

I'm in the zero setback seatpost camp. Well, with a ~73° STA. The Domane was a little steeper so I went with a mild setback (1cm).

LAJ 05-20-20 02:35 PM

I'm not averse to eating guac with a spoon.

WhyFi 05-20-20 02:37 PM

Break time's over - more garden work. I think that I get to shovel gravel for the wife. :bday:

Bah Humbug 05-20-20 02:48 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21486990)
I'm not averse to eating guac with a spoon.

You and AG.


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