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Velo Vol 05-12-22 11:29 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22504016)
You know me.

Wordle boycotters are people too!

Mojo31 05-12-22 11:35 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22504040)
Wordle boycotters are people too!

Yeah, but the question is what kind? That answer has not yet been defined.

LesterOfPuppets 05-12-22 11:43 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22504031)
Cinque
Wordle 327 4/6

⬛⬛⬛⬛🟨
🟩⬛🟩🟩⬛
🟩⬛🟩🟩🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Err, quattro. Felt like Cinque though.

Trsnrtr 05-12-22 11:55 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22503763)
Whoa, momma! Hey Trsnrtr, have you tried Counter Culture Hologram? I know that I've tried it in the past, but the old set-up really leaned towards darker roasts. It was really nice this morning, though - nice body, sweet, and notes of blueberry. It was my third of the morning, but it was so good that I might have to have another, even if I get twitchy :twitchy:

CC seems to regularly be on sale for Prime Members at Whole Foods and, at my store, at least, it's usually pretty fresh (2-3 weeks out of roast), so I'm going through them again with the new stuff.

Never tried it. I'll check on it. I like darker the better.

WhyFi 05-12-22 12:02 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22504068)
Never tried it. I'll check on it. I like darker the better.

My wife likes more traditional, darker roasts, too, but I let her try mine this morning - she liked it, despite previously saying that she wasn't in to coffee with fruit notes. It's lighter, but not really light - still medium.

The lighter roasts can be tough to extract, though. You have to grind finer and brew at a higher temp, typically. On the old set-up, I couldn't do that effectively and it was too sour for my taste.

datlas 05-12-22 12:10 PM

OK everybody I know except for a few outliers on BF does Wordle, including mrs datlas and both daughters.

genejockey 05-12-22 12:12 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22504040)
Wordle boycotters are people too!

That's an extraordinarily low bar.

Bah Humbug 05-12-22 12:32 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22503764)

Wake me when they walk among us.

Openly.

WhyFi 05-12-22 12:36 PM

I'm not a Wordle boycotter, I just don't give a **** about it. I believe that I'm a person, too, but I could be wrong.

WhyFi 05-12-22 12:42 PM

Pad see ew for lunch. Good, but not $15 good.

Velo Vol 05-12-22 12:48 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22504086)
OK everybody I know does Wordle except for a few clear-headed people on BF, who rightly point out that it's dumb,

Fixed

Mojo31 05-12-22 12:57 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22504111)
Wake me when they walk among us.

Openly.

If they are walking among us, we will not likely know it because there is an equal opportunity that they exist in a form that we do not recognize or comprehend. A form such as VV which may be alien in nature, but which we just do not recognize as such is an example. :innocent:

If they do get here, we are likely doomed since they will have achieved things that we only dream of.

datlas 05-12-22 01:08 PM

Uh oh. Looks like that teaser "TRON" bike/trainer will not be coming anytime soon.

https://www.velonews.com/gear/tech-w...ment-projects/

Bah Humbug 05-12-22 02:04 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22504144)
If they are walking among us, we will not likely know it because there is an equal opportunity that they exist in a form that we do not recognize or comprehend. A form such as VV which may be alien in nature, but which we just do not recognize as such is an example. :innocent:

If they do get here, we are likely doomed since they will have achieved things that we only dream of.

Well exactly. Until they are real and relevant, itís just a bunch of hot air.

Bah Humbug 05-12-22 02:05 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22504161)
Uh oh. Looks like that teaser "TRON" bike/trainer will not be coming anytime soon.

https://www.velonews.com/gear/tech-w...ment-projects/

Gobsmacked.

That they thought this was a good idea.

bampilot06 05-12-22 02:14 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22504086)
OK everybody I know except for a few outliers on BF does Wordle, including mrs datlas and both daughters.


whats wordle?

bampilot06 05-12-22 02:17 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22504161)
Uh oh. Looks like that teaser "TRON" bike/trainer will not be coming anytime soon.

https://www.velonews.com/gear/tech-w...ment-projects/


Im sure everyone canceling their subscription April 1st didnít help anything for team Zwift.

Mojo31 05-12-22 02:23 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22504262)
whats wordle?

You realize that you just put yourself in the same category as Velo Vol, don't you?

bampilot06 05-12-22 02:25 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22504278)
You realize that you just put yourself in the same category as Velo Vol, don't you?


Yes, yes I did.

genejockey 05-12-22 02:25 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22504111)
Wake me when they walk among us.

Openly.

You just need the right glasses.
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...56863af92f.jpg

bampilot06 05-12-22 02:26 PM

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...61c2ad6e0.jpeg
First Time Flying A Kite.

datlas 05-12-22 02:27 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22504267)
Im sure everyone canceling their subscription April 1st didnít help anything for team Zwift.


genejockey 05-12-22 02:29 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22504250)
Gobsmacked.

That they thought this was a good idea.

One thing in the article that caught my eye was "Market Saturation" as one reason. Makes sense, what with Peloton tanking, that everyone who wanted a trainer already has one. Now, if they had launched hardware back at the start of 2020....

genejockey 05-12-22 02:33 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22504267)
Im sure everyone canceling their subscription April 1st didnít help anything for team Zwift.

Not me! I keep on using Zwift when it's not convenient to ride IRL.

Bah Humbug 05-12-22 02:58 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22504291)
One thing in the article that caught my eye was "Market Saturation" as one reason. Makes sense, what with Peloton tanking, that everyone who wanted a trainer already has one. Now, if they had launched hardware back at the start of 2020....

Well and this is the problem with jumping from software to hardware: the cost and lead-time are MUCH higher, and without experience in the field it's very easy to see an opening and get deep in debt trying to exploit it only to see it evaporate or be revealed as a mirage. This is what I expect will happen with Apple and the fabled Apple Car.

Software is a relatively low investment and relatively easy to scale. Hardware is much harder on both fronts, and that was before the pandemic and war. It's also slower. Even if the smart bike demand were sustained, by the time this thing was out it would be competing with an ever-larger installed base of Peloton, which would also be easier to convince non-cycling spouses for, and looks classy in a house instead of like a kid's toy. This was dumb all the way through.


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