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big john 04-16-20 12:45 PM

RIP Brian Dennehy

ls01 04-16-20 12:48 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21421776)
On my ride yesterday I saw about 20 kids in the playground at a day care center.
When I got close to home there were people selling face masks for $5 on a street corner. I didn't stop to check them out.

why do you hate capitalism?

WhyFi 04-16-20 12:50 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21421831)

Hadn't heard of them before. They'd make a killer The Cars (is that proper? :foo:) cover band.

big john 04-16-20 12:53 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 21421851)
why do you hate capitalism?

Maybe I should have bought one? They were stationed on opposite corners. I don't know if they were competitors or working for the same entity. They had similar hand made signs.

I hear day care is quite expensive these days.

ls01 04-16-20 12:54 PM

Sanded the ceiling yesterday. Painted all the trim. 2 coats. Today I painted the closet. And the ceiling I sanded yesterday. 2 Coats. Came out nice. I may or may not start the walls tonight. If not tonight then tomorrow.

ls01 04-16-20 12:55 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21421863)
Maybe I should have bought one? They were stationed on opposite corners. I don't know if they were competitors or working for the same entity. They had similar hand made signs.

Dont know if I would trust my health to an amatur made face mask

WhyFi 04-16-20 01:10 PM

Man, I love the Japanese, if-you're-going-to-do-it-do-it-really-******g-well mentality -



noodle soup 04-16-20 01:46 PM

Filed for unemployment on 4/8 , and received the first payment yesterday. AZ actually has their **** together.

WhyFi 04-16-20 01:52 PM

Dude's riding his bike:roflmao2:-

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f60c96eb38.png

LAJ 04-16-20 02:07 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21421936)

It would carry more weight with me if it were a Scanpan lid.

Trsnrtr 04-16-20 02:27 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 21421865)
Dont know if I would trust my health to an amatur made face mask

Well, if the facemask is really for other's benefit, who cares?

rjones28 04-16-20 02:29 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21421982)
Well, if the facemask is really for other's benefit, who cares?

That's the spirit.

Trsnrtr 04-16-20 02:39 PM

MoAlpha As per our conversation this morning, I rode the exact same route today with my bike with a PM as I did Tuesday with no PM. I even wore the same clothes and the temp was the same though there was a little more wind on Tuesday. Anyway, in my not-so-scientific test, my calorie number was 612 with the PM and HR monitor vs. 962 with just a HR monitor.

It doesn't really mean much but is pretty consistent with what I've perceived in the past and that is that Garmin calorie declarations are worthless without a PM.

MoAlpha 04-16-20 02:55 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21422010)
MoAlpha As per our conversation this morning, I rode the exact same route today with my bike with a PM as I did Tuesday with no PM. I even wore the same clothes and the temp was the same though there was a little more wind on Tuesday. Anyway, in my not-so-scientific test, my calorie number was 612 with the PM and HR monitor vs. 962 with just a HR monitor.

It doesn't really mean much but is pretty consistent with what I've perceived in the past and that is that Garmin calorie declarations are worthless without a PM.

Agree, that looks well outside the range of measurement error or day to day physiological variability. HR is only related to energy expenditure in the loosest way.

Oh, the other thing the software I use does is construct a regression model relating HR (time in zone) to physical work for rides (trainer in my case) where you have both. The R value for the regression is currently about .8 after several months of indoor workouts at various intensities. It uses that model to estimate TSS from HR-only rides and the HR TSS estimates from rides with power are consistently high.

Bah Humbug 04-16-20 02:56 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21421936)

Took me a minute to figure out what was going on. Oh boy...

sfrider 04-16-20 03:14 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21421093)
Anyone here good with accounting? I have always done my own taxes because they are stupid simple and all my income is from my company which I get a W-2 from.

However, there is talk of selling my company, for which we each get a big DUMP of $$$....at the start, which I am sure will be taxed....but if we leave the new entity in the first 5 years we have to give back a pro-rata amount of the money they gave us. I can't predict the future, but if I get fed up after a year or two, I would have to return the money including the taxes I paid, which means I may actually LOSE money on the deal. Sad!

I suppose I need to consult an accountant, but I wonder if there is a way I can get some way to distribute the money over time or in a way that if I have to return some of it, I won't get taxed?

Yep, consult a CPA. I'm confident you can include a repayment as an itemized deduction (assuming it's a non-trivial amount), but deductions never really break even in my experience. Your tax bracket for a large payout is going to be higher than when you itemize it as a deduction later, meaning you almost certainly lose money.

That's a really strange arrangement BTW. Normally such things are handled using restricted stock or stock options. Being restricted you can elect to pay taxes when you exercise rather than receive them, exactly to avoid losing money if they turn out to be worthless.

abshipp 04-16-20 03:23 PM

So I've been totally shunned by the greater 41, having my thread drop off the first page twice now.

Can anyone here help?


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21411079)
From what I remember, Shimano shifters have quite a long lever throw. This would likely interfere with my handlebar bag and not allow me to shift properly, and would necessitate either a different bag or wider handlebars. Does anyone have an actual measurement of how far inboard their levers go?

Probably looking at Tiagra or 105, unless I find a screaming deal on Ultegra or DA. (although isn't 10 speed Ultegra the one that shreds cables?)

Mechanical brakes.

This measurement here:

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...cad10bcebe.jpg


big john 04-16-20 03:30 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21422083)
So I've been totally shunned by the greater 41,

Pearls before swine?

datlas 04-16-20 03:33 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21422092)
Pearls before swine?

And thatís being kind.

abshipp 04-16-20 03:38 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21422092)
Pearls before swine?

:lol:

abshipp 04-16-20 03:42 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21422092)
Pearls before swine?


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21422099)
And thatís being kind.

Do you think I would have more luck in General?

big john 04-16-20 03:47 PM

Ever try the mechanic forum? I've had good responses there.

WhyFi 04-16-20 03:47 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21422083)
So I've been totally shunned by the greater 41, having my thread drop off the first page twice now.

Can anyone here help?

On my Ultegra levers, the full sweep is about 3.5", but the lever is offset... you're probably looking at 2.75"-ish from the center line of the shifter.

Bah Humbug 04-16-20 03:48 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21422083)
So I've been totally shunned by the greater 41, having my thread drop off the first page twice now.

Can anyone here help?

You should have asked for a wheel recco or who makes the best groupset.

It is one heckuva long throw. I checked mine (5800) super-eyebally and a full sweep has the tip going ~2.25" inboard from the inside of the lever head (not center as you drew).

LesterOfPuppets 04-16-20 03:54 PM

AZ Game and Fish is very excited. First photos of a Bald Eagle nest in a Saguaro in AZ!

https://scontent.fphx1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...c4&oe=5EBF98C3

https://twitter.com/azgfd/status/1250599688782245889?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"


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