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seedsbelize2 04-04-22 05:33 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22461457)
I usually get the best Motorola I can get for less than $250. Actual price paid has gone up and down though. I spent $189 for a Moto in 2016, then $239 for two (BOGO!) in 2019. That one was a little slow though, then I broke the speaker so $229 for a single phone again in 2021.

Same. I'm on a six year old Moto as we speak.

genejockey 04-04-22 05:39 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22461800)

I couldn't find a name for those, except one page that referred to them as "Pear Nipples"

seedsbelize2 04-04-22 05:43 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22461789)
AG is in the process of accepting the job that would enable a (slow) move to FC. Her pay increases over the past year, base salary alone, are almost 80% of my actual salary. Kept-man status approaching.

It's good work, if you can get it.

seedsbelize2 04-04-22 05:46 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22461862)
I couldn't find a name for those, except one page that referred to them as "Pear Nipples"

Those are cable ends. Why complicate things?

phrantic09 04-04-22 05:47 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22461804)
I envy you. I’ll never be able to stop working.

I’d never want to- I love working for the evil health insurance company


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22461802)
Still feel like garbage, but today I was determined to be somewhat productive. Sprayed the outside of my house for bugs, shot the weeds, washed and waxed wife’s car plus full inside detail.

Saw a video on GCN on how to wash your bike in 30 mins. So washed both the cervelo and the madone. I think it took me closer to an hour but oh well.

Finally put the brand new GP5000 on the Madone. Went fine, except putting the rear wheel back on the madone continues to give me problems. Took me about 45 mins, even had my wife come out to help thread while I squeezed chain stay together. Still nothing.

Finally got to go in by grabbing both sides and pushing while trying to slowly screw the axle in. I pray I never get a flat tire. I’ll be ****ed.

something seems off there

Mojo31 04-04-22 05:48 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22461789)
AG is in the process of accepting the job that would enable a (slow) move to FC. Her pay increases over the past year, base salary alone, are almost 80% of my actual salary. Kept-man status approaching.

Kept man status is something I’ll never know. 😔

Our daughter’s fiancé just took a new job in Austin. She’s pissed that he’ll now be making more than her.

I’d gladly let my wife make more than me, but she’s perfectly happy not working.

phrantic09 04-04-22 05:50 PM

My planned 40 turned into 32 because of this nonsense


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e020cad73.jpeg

That’s 2 links on this chain in the past month

bampilot06 04-04-22 05:53 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22461875)
I’d never want to- I love working for the evil health insurance company



something seems off there



Which part?


I wonder if anybody else with a 2022 madone has these troubles.

bampilot06 04-04-22 05:54 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22461878)
My planned 40 turned into 32 because of this nonsense


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e020cad73.jpeg

That’s 2 links on this chain in the past month


Something seems off there.

big john 04-04-22 05:54 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22461800)

Fittings.

Mojo31 04-04-22 05:54 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22461804)
I envy you. I’ll never be able to stop working.

Me neither.

I talked to a friend who has been a mentor since law school. He’s now 77, and still practicing! My target is 67, but that might be a dream.

bampilot06 04-04-22 05:57 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22461885)
Me neither.

I talked to a friend who has been a mentor since law school. He’s now 77, and still practicing! My target is 67, but that might be a dream.


selling the porsche for a saturn might help…….

phrantic09 04-04-22 05:59 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22461882)
Which part?


I wonder if anybody else with a 2022 madone has these troubles.

That you have to squeeze the chain stays together to thread the axle in. I’d make the shop show me on another Madone that it’s the same way or expect a warranty.

bampilot06 04-04-22 06:00 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22461892)
That you have to squeeze the chain stays together to thread the axle in. I’d make the shop show me on another Madone that it’s the same way or expect a warranty.


I might just do that. If I couldn’t get it back in today we were going to have problems. I shouldn’t have to bring my bike to the shop to get the back wheel on.

genejockey 04-04-22 06:01 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22461821)
Tuesday Weld does.

She married to JB?

big john 04-04-22 06:26 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22461804)
I’ll never be able to stop working.

I felt like that for most of my 50 years of working. It made me depressed and stressed out. When I finally figured out I could survive on Social Security I was relieved. Still scared because I wasn't sure but I had to get out of there. I hated it so much I was willing to retire at 62 and do without health insurance but things happened to keep me on the job until 65.
You're still young enough to make plans for retirement, provided the world doesn't end before that.

Bah Humbug 04-04-22 06:29 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22461876)
Kept man status is something I’ll never know. 😔

Our daughter’s fiancé just took a new job in Austin. She’s pissed that he’ll now be making more than her.

I’d gladly let my wife make more than me, but she’s perfectly happy not working.

Interesting that she wants to make more than him.

And I don't actually plan on kept man status, but if I lost my job tomorrow I'd shrug and work on getting my lifeguard certification. Then maybe see about finding some other remote work.

Though they did - today - send an email that throughout April they'll be sending emails recalling everyone, vaxed or not, to the office. How this interacts with the closure of our Austin office and my grandfathered status into full-time WFH remains to be seen.

Mojo31 04-04-22 06:30 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22461889)
selling the porsche for a saturn might help…….

What fun is that?

big john 04-04-22 06:31 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22461882)
Which part?


I wonder if anybody else with a 2022 madone has these troubles.

I saw that on a Specialized mountain bike. I thought the threads were stripped in the dropout but it needed to be squeezed together.

Mojo31 04-04-22 06:34 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22461927)
Interesting that she wants to make more than him.

And I don't actually plan on kept man status, but if I lost my job tomorrow I'd shrug and work on getting my lifeguard certification. Then maybe see about finding some other remote work.

Though they did - today - send an email that throughout April they'll be sending emails recalling everyone, vaxed or not, to the office. How this interacts with the closure of our Austin office and my grandfathered status into full-time WFH remains to be seen.

She’s our super competitive one. Purely an ego thing.

big john 04-04-22 06:34 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22461885)
Me neither.

I talked to a friend who has been a mentor since law school. He’s now 77, and still practicing! My target is 67, but that might be a dream.

Downsize.

Velo Vol 04-04-22 06:37 PM

Back from my LesterOfPuppets birthday ride. I rode half his age, maybe.

Finally a warmish day that wasn't crazy windy. A few more rides like that and I'll be a quasi-serious cyclist again.

Oh! I was on the last lap of my office park stretch and low and behold another cyclist pops onto the scene! It's happening. :bday:

(Let the record show that Velo Vol was the office park trailblazer.)

Velo Vol 04-04-22 06:40 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22461746)
Well it turn out the young man who was killed was a close neighbor. And we knew him well enough to say hi on the street. We met him as one of the workers who built our house. There might be q funeral in my near future.

Terrible.

DougRNS 04-04-22 06:57 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22461871)
Those are cable ends. Why complicate things?

You must be new here.

rjones28 04-04-22 07:01 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22461285)
It's my birthday too! Our family coincidence is I was born the day MLK was shot, and my sister was born on his birthday a few years later.

Got a birthday morning hike in, dunno if I'll go for my age in miles, kilometres sounds like a nicer ride length.

:bday:


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