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big john 08-15-22 02:20 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22611268)
It amazes me just how stupid people can be.

That probably includes me from time-to-time.

There might have been things I've missed, but don't be unkind..
It don't mean I'm blind

big john 08-15-22 02:22 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22611263)

In the tv show Cisco's sidekick Pancho was played by an actor named Leo Carillo. There is a beach and park named after him up the road from Malibu.

big john 08-15-22 02:31 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22611283)
It can be astonishing to watch someone who is otherwise very much driven by logic, reason, and evidence go completely off the rails and start making the same kind of arguments that, in another context, they have ridiculed.

The worst is when it's someone you have known for decades and they bust out the conspiracy theories. When someone you love picks the theories over facts and reason it's a hard pill to swallow.

Mojo31 08-15-22 02:32 PM

My burning question of the day, at least in my mind, is whether my R7000 11-speed cassette will fit on the hub that my Sora 9-speed cassette occupies.

I find answers both ways, and I know that the best way to know is to take off the Sora cassette and try the other, and I'm working towards that.

Plan is to change the Sirrus to my 105 drive train that I took off the Domane.

Bah Humbug 08-15-22 02:34 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22611162)
I view it differently in the professional world versus corporate world. My firms have traditionally represented a lot of different types of people, and it is fair to see what people are posting online. I had one lawyer that started posting a lot of anti-gay and other far right postings on FB, and I had to tell him to shut it down if he wanted to remain employed. It was an affront to the clients. I don't want any client or prospective client judging my firm based on someone's online postings.

Also, since we have some very strict confidentiality requirements with respect to our clients' affairs, I thought it was fair to see how lose lipped people were.

I don't have employees anymore so I don't have to worry about it anymore.

Oh, it's fair if it's there - I'm just saying some took countermeasures. Just like dating, I'm glad I don't have to deal with the new version of the world (at least for now).

Mojo31 08-15-22 02:39 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22611311)
Oh, it's fair if it's there - I'm just saying some took countermeasures. Just like dating, I'm glad I don't have to deal with the new version of the world (at least for now).

Amen, bruv!

If my wife were to leave me or if something happened to her, I'm not sure that I'd ever want to date anyone.

I certainly could never be anyone's employee again.

bampilot06 08-15-22 02:42 PM

I grew up in a house where my parents didnít discuss politics. My mom would never tell me who she voted for. If I asked she would say none of my buisness. My dad was easier to figure out due to hobbies and such. My point is, I miss the days where people kept politics to themselves.

Iíll have captains bring up politics day one, leg one of a trip. It amazes me, what happens if I donít agree? Weíre stuck together for 4 days.

bampilot06 08-15-22 02:43 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22611325)
Amen, bruv!

If my wife were to leave me or if something happened to her, I'm not sure that I'd ever want to date anyone.

I certainly could never be anyone's employee again.

Iím sure there is a cyclistdating app out there. Or you could just get weird and strava stalk.

genejockey 08-15-22 02:45 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22611306)
The worst is when it's someone you have known for decades and they bust out the conspiracy theories. When someone you love picks the theories over facts and reason it's a hard pill to swallow.

I found it very unpleasant to discover that my niece went anti-vax. My sister, her Mom, thinks it was the influence of the guy she was living with, but really - years ago, she adopted an Ethiopian orphan who's HIV positive, but has been kept healthy since then (I think he's now a senior in high school) with antiretroviral drugs, developed by some of the same people who were urging us to get vaccinated. And not only has she travelled a lot and so been subject to vaccine requirements, but she had 6 kids (two of her own plus 4 adoptees) who all had to get vaxed to go to school etc. And then decided she'd rather listen to a Personal Trainer than the uncle who'd worked in the Biopharma Biz for 40 years, including in vaccine development.

genejockey 08-15-22 02:49 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22611334)
I grew up in a house where my parents didnít discuss politics. My mom would never tell me who she voted for. If I asked she would say none of my buisness. My dad was easier to figure out due to hobbies and such. My point is, I miss the days where people kept politics to themselves.

Iíll have captains bring up politics day one, leg one of a trip. It amazes me, what happens if I donít agree? Weíre stuck together for 4 days.

My family was the opposite. We talked politics all the time. We even argued politics a lot, which is strange because we ran a very limited gamut from liberal to socialist.

But I've always been careful not to discuss politics or religion at work, because of exactly what you describe. I do discuss politics with one or two coworkers, but mostly because we agree on most things.

WhyFi 08-15-22 02:50 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22611339)
And then decided she'd rather listen to a Personal Trainer than the uncle who'd worked in the Biopharma Biz for 40 years, including in vaccine development.

You're obviously a patsy for The Man.

genejockey 08-15-22 02:52 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22611336)
Iím sure there is a cyclistdating app out there. Or you could just get weird and strava stalk.

Yeah, that would be a hard conversation to start without coming across creepy, wouldn't it?

"Hi! You're Debbie43 on Strava, aren't you? I saw you on my ride last week and found your name on "Fly-Bys", and I recognized you from behind. I really liked the pictures you posted on you profile! Where do you live?"

genejockey 08-15-22 02:53 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22611350)
You're obviously a patsy for The Man.

Unless I am, in fact, The Man.

datlas 08-15-22 02:53 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22611353)
Yeah, that would be a hard conversation to start without coming across creepy, wouldn't it?

"Hi! You're Debbie43 on Strava, aren't you? I saw you on my ride last week and found your name on "Fly-Bys", and I recognized you from behind. I really liked the pictures you posted on you profile! Where do you live?"

Too late. Strava reset everyone's privacy settings to "private" for flyby about a year or two ago. No more stalking. Before then, you could have actually done that.

genejockey 08-15-22 02:56 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22611350)
You're obviously a patsy for The Man.

Oh, yeah! When I pointed out that I'd worked a lot of my career in things like HIV, she responded, "But you didn't cure it, did you?"

I confess I responded by asking her how SHE'D go about curing it, but stopped short of saying, "I'm sure your extensive experience (checks notes) selling used cars would give you great insight into the problem."

genejockey 08-15-22 02:58 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22611358)
Too late. Strava reset everyone's privacy settings to "private" for flyby about a year or two ago. No more stalking. Before then, you could have actually done that.

And a damn good thing, too. IIRC, there was a thread back then asking if there was a non-creepy way to introduce yourself to a woman you'd seen on Fly-by. IIRC, the consensus was, "No."

Mojo31 08-15-22 02:59 PM

Political discussions with clients is strictly verboten in my world. Don't want to risk losing any business.

I grew up in a very Dem family, in fact, my mom was a Dem election judge when I first voted. My dad was union labor all his life, so you can deduce where that put him. Imagine my mom's (and my dad's) shock and dismay when I voted in the R primary at age 18. They were not really liberals though as they grew up in a fairly bigotted community.

My wife was a social worker when we got married and pretty liberal. Her parents were bit Rs who often referred to my wife as the family socialist. Later in life they were staunchly R when their economic need and the relief they got pretty much squared them with D financial policies.

Now, many years later, I seem to find myself straddling the middle somehow.

Mojo31 08-15-22 03:09 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22611336)
Iím sure there is a cyclistdating app out there. Or you could just get weird and strava stalk.

I don't know a single person that I would be attracted to enough to want to date.

bampilot06 08-15-22 03:17 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22611377)
I don't know a single person that I would be attracted to enough to want to date.


Not related in anyway, Iím back in dallas for 5 days Sept 13. No bike or car this time unfortunately.

big john 08-15-22 03:17 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22611353)
Yeah, that would be a hard conversation to start without coming across creepy, wouldn't it?

"Hi! You're Debbie43 on Strava, aren't you? I saw you on my ride last week and found your name on "Fly-Bys", and I recognized you from behind. I really liked the pictures you posted on you profile! Where do you live?"

I had a moment Saturday which was pretty awkward. I was riding with friends and we encountered a woman I knew from a different club. They had never met her. I said hello and she said I looked familiar but she wasn't sure. I guess I really don't know her but I've been on rides with her and I reminded her of that.

It didn't feel like I was being creepy but it was a little weird. Hope the next time I see her we can have a laugh about it.

Mojo31 08-15-22 03:17 PM

Typical political conversation:

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ab2b0b401a.jpg

Bah Humbug 08-15-22 03:18 PM

It is weird how much this TV's power consumption varies. Netflix HDR? Torching at 450 with modern eco mode for Drive to Survive. Ditto for HDR Disney+. Hulu and NFL+ are 260-280. Broadcast and SDR gaming are 200. Outer Range on Amazon? 150. It's a dim show but nothing else has been nearly that low.

Love this thing though. I keep thinking I see uniformity issues only to realize it's a bit of reflection on a dim spot.

Mojo31 08-15-22 03:19 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22611387)
Not related in anyway, Iím back in dallas for 5 days Sept 13. No bike or car this time unfortunately.

Sounds like you're hitting on me.

I'm available!

Seriously, nothing going on that week. I'm always up for dinner.

Bah Humbug 08-15-22 03:20 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22611355)
Unless I am, in fact, The Man.


genejockey 08-15-22 03:21 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22611377)
I don't know a single person that I would be attracted to enough to want to date.

At my age, I'm not even sure where I'd start, although my familial longevity compared to the shorter lifespans of American men should eventually work in my favor.


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