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rjones28 05-24-20 07:47 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21493929)
Ha, I was not quiet on the first non-Addiction thread, to the point where the ardent supporters were pissed off enough that I left.

It's crap. There's a psychological barrier where any amount of money (and miss me with the cup of coffee nonsense) changes the nature of the deal. When it's free, I'll put up with a lot of junkiness. As soon as they charge a single dollar, I am no longer a guest but a client, and that changes things. It's similar to how my expectations would change if you let me crash on your couch for a night on a cross-country drive vs if you charged me for it, even a nominal amount. When it's not longer a favor, the entire concept changes. There's a whole fascinating book about research into this called Predictably Irrational. I also don't trust Strava in the slightest. They ignore bugs forever, break features (like the BT sensor support, not that that's one I care about personally), break third parties intentionally, and generally act like poor digital citizens. Again, that's one thing when they're free, but if I were to pay a single dollar I'd have expectations about their quality and reliability of service that they've never demonstrated an interest in meeting. If they want to be a commercial service, they have to demonstrate professional quality, and I've never seen that out of them. Asking me to pay to enable that is up there with my ex who said "well if you marry me I'll change". I also don't need another social network; I already mostly ignore FB and IG, and completely ignore T. The more resources they pour into that side, the less I want to contribute.

Finally, this puts the stink of death on them - it seems their VC sugar daddies are tightening the purse strings in these pandemic times, and Strava is desperate to make money. If this attempt fails (which it probably will, when you read below) they'll either fail or have to be yet more draconian to try to convert free into paid users.

This article sums it up even better: https://medium.com/@cosmocatalano/on...k-b6928d6e8b5b

I cannot disagree with anything here. I am also getting the "stink of death" vibe a little. I read it more as desperation, but pretty much the same thing. I'll remain a "freeloader" for a while, to see how things shake out.

rjones28 05-24-20 07:49 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21493960)
I find that angry flailing helps.

I once flung a cat across the room, when she became to aggressive in her demand for morning food.

rjones28 05-24-20 07:53 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21493994)
I screwed up my coffee this AM. I have a new bag of beans and even though I had the grind # written down, the first double shot grind was coarse, readjust and the second double was too coarse,also.

Going to have to readjust and wait an hour or two before trying again. :twitchy:

I've changed my whole coffee routine. I'm undecided about whether I got the grind right on the first try or not.

rjones28 05-24-20 07:58 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21494098)
I've changed my whole coffee routine. I'm undecided about whether I got the grind right on the first try or not.

The new setup uses more counter space,, but cleanup is easier.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ecb4a99d9c.jpg

noodle soup 05-24-20 08:00 AM

So I waited for the bike to arrive until 9pm, and then turned out the lights and went to bed.

This morning when I checked the UPS tracker, this is what it now says.

Scheduled Delivery

Tuesday 05/26/2020

Estimated Time

by 9pm.

I'm glad I didn't rush home at 2pm to wait for it.

rjones28 05-24-20 08:06 AM


Originally Posted by noodle soup (Post 21494115)
So I waited for the bike to arrive until 9pm, and then turned out the lights and went to bed.

This morning when I checked the UPS tracker, this is what it now says.

Scheduled Delivery

Tuesday 05/26/2020

Estimated Time

by 9pm.

I'm glad I didn't rush home at 2pm to wait for it.


Velo Vol 05-24-20 08:14 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21494091)
I once flung a cat across the room, when she became to aggressive in her demand for morning food.

Such violence.

rjones28 05-24-20 08:56 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21494144)
Such violence.

She landed on her feet.

BillyD 05-24-20 08:56 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21493527)
The Manwich can makes the shot epic.

Really? I'm more concerned about that drug scale. I know Les is a clean-cut guy, but I'd be concerned about what visitors think, especially considering Az is such a conservative place.

rjones28 05-24-20 08:58 AM

She never used her teeth to wake me, after that and we were buds for the next 16 years.

BillyD 05-24-20 09:03 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21493867)
How do you change the setting on an alarm cat? I would not mind sleeping in until say 6:30 on a lazy Sunday morning.

Tough love. Shut it out of your room and do not respond in any way until it is NOT complaining. Repeat daily until it recognizes that it does not rule you.

This is what owners of large dogs do, because you cannot allow a large dog to think it rules you. It's cute in cats, not so much in dogs.

BillyD 05-24-20 09:07 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21494091)
I once flung a cat across the room, when she became to aggressive in her demand for morning food.

:eek: Gasp!

Not YOU Jonesy.

BillyD 05-24-20 09:09 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21494209)
She never used her teeth to wake me, after that and we were buds for the next 16 years.

Teeth? Oh, ok you did the right thing.

Velo Vol 05-24-20 09:16 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21494225)
:eek: Gasp!

Not YOU Jonesy.

Unlikely there's anger management therapy available in Chittenango.

Bah Humbug 05-24-20 09:16 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21494035)
I tried and tried pour overs and finally gave away my pour over equipment to a friend. POs are very smooth but I like my coffee hot and rich which I never could achieve with a pour over.

Interesting; I guess I'm glad I'm easy to please. :)

I use a bunch of grounds to make mine, which gets it strong enough for my taste. Especially with super-dark roasts.

rjones28 05-24-20 09:20 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21494207)
Really? I'm more concerned about that drug scale. I know Les is a clean-cut guy, but I'd be concerned about what visitors think, especially considering Az is such a conservative place.

Also, what is the tool on top of the muffin tin? Rasp, file, microplane?

rjones28 05-24-20 09:21 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21494245)
Unlikely there's anger management therapy available in Chittenango.

Bite me.

WhyFi 05-24-20 09:31 AM

That. Was. The. ******g. Best.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2db18d22c2.jpg

Consistently pushing the pedals harder makes you go faster! Why didn't someone tell me this earlier?!

WhyFi 05-24-20 09:33 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21494091)
I once flung a cat across the room, when she became to aggressive in her demand for morning food.

For me, it was the little damn furnace cozying up between my lower legs and making me overheat at night. I start with gentle nudges, but she'd come right back, so I'd have to escalate until there was some airtime.

rjones28 05-24-20 09:39 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21494277)
That. Was. The. ******g. Best.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2db18d22c2.jpg

Consistently pushing the pedals harder makes you go faster! Why didn't someone tell me this earlier?!

Kudos

noodle soup 05-24-20 09:46 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21494277)
That. Was. The. ******g. Best.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2db18d22c2.jpg

Consistently pushing the pedals harder makes you go faster! Why didn't someone tell me this earlier?!

I had a good one yesterday too. I've been pretty slow on my solo rides lately, but I suspect it was lack of motivation to go faster.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...a2b07e51_o.png

WhyFi 05-24-20 10:04 AM


Originally Posted by noodle soup (Post 21494301)
I had a good one yesterday too. I've been pretty slow on my solo rides lately, but I suspect it was lack of motivation to go faster.

So are we elite? :roflmao2:

noodle soup 05-24-20 10:07 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21494339)
So are we elite? :roflmao2:

The guy I rode with wins or podiums in most of his CAT2 races. I'd say I'm fit for an old guy.

datlas 05-24-20 10:15 AM

Benefit of alarm cat is I got in a decent ride and home before noon.

datlas 05-24-20 10:15 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21494277)
That. Was. The. ******g. Best.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2db18d22c2.jpg

Consistently pushing the pedals harder makes you go faster! Why didn't someone tell me this earlier?!

Double kudos


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