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t2p 08-17-22 10:17 AM

gotcha ... (actually forgot about that)

Mojo31 08-17-22 10:17 AM


Originally Posted by t2p (Post 22613399)
curious - why the Baylor exclusion ?

one key thought from your good advice above - 'especially if the kids do well in school'

this can often be a requirement to obtain good academic scholarship money (which there is an abundance of)

and high SAT / ACT scores also ... however some of this has appeared to recently change ?

( and this will mean the grade / GPA 'clock' begins ticking early ... freshmen/9th grade year)

But, the study habits needed to do that need to be instilled starting in first grade.

Mojo31 08-17-22 10:18 AM


Originally Posted by t2p (Post 22613419)
there are a large number of quality schools in VA ...

???

UVA and VT obviously come to mind quickly

Don't forget Washington and Lee.

I was accepted into its law school, and it was actually my first choice. Ultimately didn't want to live on the East Coast though.

bampilot06 08-17-22 10:21 AM


Originally Posted by t2p (Post 22613419)
there are a large number of quality schools in VA ...

???

UVA and VT obviously come to mind quickly


Probably wonít be living in VA then, but thatís not the point. The point is having my wife close doors on our children. Thatís the way I see it. Obviously if school is not their forte and they donít manage any scholarships out of state is out of the question.

Mojo31 08-17-22 10:21 AM


Originally Posted by t2p (Post 22613426)
gotcha ... (actually forgot about that)

Ended up with a 👍 and a 🤟.

Good for for both.

bampilot06 08-17-22 10:22 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22613431)
Don't forget Washington and Lee.

I was accepted into its law school, and it was actually my first choice. Ultimately didn't want to live on the East Coast though.


East coast didnít want you either.










jk.

t2p 08-17-22 10:24 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22613431)
Don't forget Washington and Lee.

I was accepted into its law school, and it was actually my first choice. Ultimately didn't want to live on the East Coast though.

yes - and the list is fairly long

and beautiful campuses (is campuses a word ? campi ? lol )

bampilot06 08-17-22 10:25 AM

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...01f8127d8.jpeg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...dd847fa4b.jpeg

Yorktown Beach. I like to think this is how it looked when the French showed up to help kick some red coat ass. Iím sure the side walk was there for walking pleasure.

I took some drive by pictures of the battlefield but they are blurry and just look like shaky camera grass.

t2p 08-17-22 10:31 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22613439)
East coast didnít want you either.










jk.

was there a vote ? and who was in charge of the potential kickbacks ? lol

t2p 08-17-22 10:35 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22613155)
Tape looks good

just took a quick look at Colorado Cyclist to check out their bar tape inventory

yikes ... lacking

is there a worldwide bar tape shortage ?

and/or - has CC sunk ... ? ... years ago (pre internets) that was one of my go to places ... along with Performance (?) and Nashbar ...

Mojo31 08-17-22 10:36 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22613439)
East coast didnít want you either.










jk.

Prolly right.

As a mid-west white trash type with no family money, I'm sure I was an affirmative action admit.

I'm sure I would have been an odd duck at W&L. Hell, I was an odd duck at SMU.

Mojo31 08-17-22 10:41 AM


Originally Posted by t2p (Post 22613462)
just took a quick look at Colorado Cyclist to check out their bar tape inventory

yikes ... lacking

is there a worldwide bar tape shortage ?

and/or - has CC sunk ... ? ... years ago (pre internets) that was one of my go to places ... along with Performance (?) and Nashbar ...

Try Excel. They seem to have an assortment.

bampilot06 08-17-22 10:42 AM

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ebe9433b4.jpeg
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c52befef4.jpeg


If you squint you can see it.

t2p 08-17-22 10:46 AM

white trash also needs love

Mojo31 08-17-22 10:51 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22613472)

Quality.

You went to the VV Photography School, didn't you?

datlas 08-17-22 11:16 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22613357)
On last night's ride, I was rolling down the road towards Woodside, as usual only paying attention to the road. Then I noticed a rider on the other side of the road, trying to get my attention. He yelled, "What time is it?" I looked at my watch and shouted the time back to him.

As I was doing this I realized that the rider - a big guy, with long blond hair and a big bushy beard, not wearing a shirt but wearing gym shorts, was none other than our own "Larry Sellerz". So I shouted, "Hey, LARRY!"

He shouted back, "It's GABE!"

So I turned around and chased him down and introduced myself, then rode with him for s short bit. Then we stopped and he showed me his rear brake, where it had been knocked off center in the crash he described last week. The left caliper arm was tied to the seatstay with brown twine, so it wouldn't rub on the rim. I suggested he loosen the whole thing, center it, and retighten the mounting bold. That didn't seem to have occurred to him.

He was going the other way, so I said "Nice to meet you" and turned back around.

Worlds are colliding!

Bah Humbug 08-17-22 11:17 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22613427)
But, the study habits needed to do that need to be instilled starting in first grade.

This... I did horribly in college for a while because I could get through lower levels without that. I'm ok, but it would have been much better the other way.

Though in general I try not to imagine ways I could have supposedly made my life better; my unhappiness is mostly internal. But process over results, and I'd advise the other way.

MoAlpha 08-17-22 11:20 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22613512)
This... I did horribly in college for a while because I could get through lower levels without that. I'm ok, but it would have been much better the other way.

Me too.

bampilot06 08-17-22 11:26 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22613478)
Quality.

You went to the VV Photography School, didn't you?


Yes.

Mojo31 08-17-22 11:43 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22613512)
This... I did horribly in college for a while because I could get through lower levels without that. I'm ok, but it would have been much better the other way.

Though in general I try not to imagine ways I could have supposedly made my life better; my unhappiness is mostly internal. But process over results, and I'd advise the other way.

My son is naturally pretty bright, and because of that he glided through school without having to put in much study effort. Graduated 15 out of about 250 in high school.

Then, he got to A&M and enrolled in the engineering program which is pretty tough, and had his "Oh [another word for excrement]!" moment after his first round of tests. He then learned that he really needed to hit the books since he was no longer in high school.

Both kids went to schools where every student was essentially in the top 10% of their high school class. When they started, I told them both that all those kids that were in the lower 90% of their high school classes were no longer their classmates and that every other kid did as well or better than them in high school. Being in the top 10% of the top 10% is not easy!

Mojo31 08-17-22 12:00 PM

PAOTD

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...583318241.jpeg

It's coming, it's a bad ass, and it's street legal - 2023 911 GT3 RS.

genejockey 08-17-22 12:05 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22613512)
This... I did horribly in college for a while because I could get through lower levels without that. I'm ok, but it would have been much better the other way.

Though in general I try not to imagine ways I could have supposedly made my life better; my unhappiness is mostly internal. But process over results, and I'd advise the other way.

I did okay in college, but flamed out in grad school. And I'm not unhappy about that at all. The path I took worked much better for how my mind works. I am not creative, so I can't really do the 'Broad Scope' kind of stuff but I'm really good at problem solving, data analysis, and general tinkering. So I'm not the guy to come up with the Grand Idea, but I'm the guy to make it work. So that's what I've done for 40 years.

I found I couldn't motivate myself to work for a degree 4-5 years in the future. BUT pay me a salary, and I can motivate myself.

Bah Humbug 08-17-22 12:43 PM

I'm also very glad I wasn't in my now_FIL's department, because he's a professor there...

Mojo31 08-17-22 01:06 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22613613)
I'm also very glad I wasn't in my now_FIL's department, because he's a professor there...

You saying that that might have impacted your extracurricular activities with his daughter?

bampilot06 08-17-22 01:23 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22613554)
PAOTD

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...583318241.jpeg

It's coming, it's a bad ass, and it's street legal - 2023 911 GT3 RS.

And It cost the equivalent of about 25 bikes.


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