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ksryder 07-16-21 10:27 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22144157)
Yeah, if I were female, I'm certain that I would feel differently about FlyBy - guys can be ******' creeps. I think that one of the big nails in the coffin was the idiots that were uploading activities while at a secret military base, though.

I'm fine with the default being "off," but it would have been nice to see some pop-ups or more dialog on the various privacy options that could be used in conjunction with FlyBy. I think that simply throwing the big switch and saying, "yeah, you can turn it back on if you want," left the ranks of participants much lower than the actual number that would be willing to share that info if they knew the why/how of it.

Pretty much this. The location tracking concerns, especially for women, were legitimate concerns and should've been addressed. Unfortunately Strava tends to take a "nuclear weapon to kill a gnat" approach to everything. Plus they were already under the spotlight because of the aforementioned military security issues which, to be fair, were not Strava's fault. That was a "soldiers and contractors surprised to find that their workouts uploaded to a public site are public" sort of thing but Strava took the heat for it.

Mojo31 07-16-21 10:31 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22144145)
Other than loosing the pinch bolts and then the centerbolt, anything else I should be aware of. I’ve never done this on a road bike before.
BMX involved a lot of hammers and other non conventional methods.


Edit: I do have a crank arm puller, not sure if it is compatible. Came with one of the “bike tool kits” on amazon. So far most of the tools work well enough just to get me into trouble.

Once you take off the left arm, the crank should come. Just give it a pull.

Mojo31 07-16-21 10:33 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22144179)
Walking around the neighborhood, a green healthy lawn would stick out like a sore thumb.

Never want to be "that guy."

genejockey 07-16-21 10:36 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22144187)
Never want to be "that guy."

I did notice one street where the lawns seemed a lot greener, so I suspect there's a lot of 'monkey see/monkey do' going on.

LesterOfPuppets 07-16-21 10:38 AM

OMG, they ruined the Gorilla in Rock Springs!

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e812994e2a.jpg

Bah Humbug 07-16-21 10:41 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22144079)
Not sure the Carolinas would be much different though on that topic.

Yeah, believe me that’s a topic. Feel like it has to be better than Texas, but…

genejockey 07-16-21 10:41 AM


Originally Posted by ksryder (Post 22144181)
Pretty much this. The location tracking concerns, especially for women, were legitimate concerns and should've been addressed. Unfortunately Strava tends to take a "nuclear weapon to kill a gnat" approach to everything. Plus they were already under the spotlight because of the aforementioned military security issues which, to be fair, were not Strava's fault. That was a "soldiers and contractors surprised to find that their workouts uploaded to a public site are public" sort of thing but Strava took the heat for it.

I wonder how many women who might otherwise really enjoy cycling get out of it because of some of the guys in it. I see a lot more groups of 2-5 women riding together occasionally with one guy, than I see one women riding with a group of men.

datlas 07-16-21 10:42 AM

I am tracking the covid case count carefully. Looks like asplosion is imminent. Sad.

Velo Vol 07-16-21 10:43 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22144179)
Walking around the neighborhood, a green healthy lawn would stick out like a sore thumb.

Nope.

LesterOfPuppets 07-16-21 10:53 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22144203)
I am tracking the covid case count carefully. Looks like asplosion is imminent. Sad.

We're what, about a month behind the UK for the Delta variant?

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9415816734.png

datlas 07-16-21 10:57 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22144219)
We're what, about a month behind the UK for the Delta variant?

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9415816734.png

About that. The daily case count in LA County had been under 2 per 100K for the past few months but in the last few weeks has gone up to over 10. :twitchy:

Mojo31 07-16-21 11:05 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22144227)
About that. The daily case count in LA County had been under 2 per 100K for the past few months but in the last few weeks has gone up to over 10. :twitchy:

Any reports of the vax'd getting it in significant numbers? Or, are those primarily unvax'd people?

Bah Humbug 07-16-21 11:13 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22144102)
One of those is way more :twitchy: than the other.

Price-wise? From the Zillow browsing I’ve done, they’re both tolerable. It’s not like Austin is cheap. It mat not really matter; AG’s career is just on a rocketship. She’s up for a mid-cycle promotion right now, and as a result will probably make double what I do shortly. When I finally get severed whenever they want to make me move, my job search is going to be mostly based on being able to take all non-work tasks off her plate.

Bah Humbug 07-16-21 11:14 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22144203)
I am tracking the covid case count carefully. Looks like asplosion is imminent. Sad.

I thought I saw that that was over.

Mojo31 07-16-21 11:20 AM

Austin is going crazy right now. My daughter just moved back. When she was shopping for a place to rent, these are some of the things she and her two roommates ran into:

1. They put in their app and a deposit for a place, but were then told that someone else offered $2,000 per month over the listed rental rate so they got bumped.

2. At another place within their comfortable rent range, they were told that they would only qualify if each of them (all 25 with good paying jobs) made at least $165,000 per year for a combined household income of right at $500,000. Hard to do when you are just two years out of school. Seems their combined incomes of about $300,000 was just not enough.

SMH

Mojo31 07-16-21 11:22 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22144250)
I thought I saw that that was over.

It is in Texas. Why would you want to move someplace where it is still a problem?

Velo Vol 07-16-21 11:22 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22144248)
Price-wise?

No. Quality of life. Raleigh is flat, but otherwise OK.

Velo Vol 07-16-21 11:24 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22144259)
Austin is going crazy right now.

A lot of west coasters moving there thinking it's "cheap."

datlas 07-16-21 11:27 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22144238)
Any reports of the vax'd getting it in significant numbers? Or, are those primarily unvax'd people?

I don't have details on that, but by report the vast majority of those hospitalized are un-vaxxed.

WhyFi 07-16-21 11:31 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22144261)
It is in Texas. Why would you want to move someplace where it is still a problem?

Well, it never was a problem in TX because it was all fake news in the first place, amiright?

Mojo31 07-16-21 11:31 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22144270)
I don't have details on that, but by report the vast majority of those hospitalized are un-vaxxed.

That's what I understood.

Might need some cataclysmic event to get the anti-vaxxers off their stupid platform. I know plenty, and their reasons just don't make sense.

Of course, nobody likes to be magnetized.

Mojo31 07-16-21 11:32 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22144276)
Well, it never was a problem in TX because it was all fake news in the first place, amiright?

You are right. :thumb:

datlas 07-16-21 11:33 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22144277)
That's what I understood.

Might need some cataclysmic event to get the anti-vaxxers off their stupid platform. I know plenty, and their reasons just don't make sense.

Of course, nobody likes to be magnetized.

Yeah, maybe if they took the microchip out of the vaccine and gave free tinfoil hats with each shot, they would have more success.

Bah Humbug 07-16-21 11:33 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22144262)
No. Quality of life. Raleigh is flat, but otherwise OK.

Oh. SS is building a nice bike system, and there's that massive system in NYS. It's cold, but I've dealt with that before. Would definitely need a full-bore trainer system. Mainly just the addition of a big rocker plate.

WhyFi 07-16-21 11:33 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22144277)
Of course, nobody likes to be magnetized.

I think it's great - I don't need pockets for my keys anymore.


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