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07-12-21, 04:19 PM
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Posted By Enthalpic

The scary stretching device works; ROM improved...

The scary stretching device works; ROM improved from 70 to 85% in just 4 days.

I joked with her today: "you just like hurting people."
She responds: "it was this or dentistry."
07-12-21, 08:19 AM
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Posted By Hermes

Note to self. If in a professional stage race on...

Note to self. If in a professional stage race on TV, remember to zip up the jersey when trying to chase back on going downhill into the wind after a climb.
07-10-21, 08:05 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Congrats?

Congrats?
07-09-21, 11:43 AM
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Posted By Psimet2001

I apologize - my first instinct is to grab a...

I apologize - my first instinct is to grab a tensiometer and a spoke wrench when I see that. Man, I hope that works out for you.
07-09-21, 08:03 AM
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Posted By Hermes

I will never complain again.

I will never complain again.
07-04-21, 11:21 PM
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Posted By Enthalpic

That's funny. I played Clash of Clans with...

That's funny.

I played Clash of Clans with my nephew for a while.
07-02-21, 06:21 PM
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Posted By gsteinb

My kid is presently moving out and heading back...

My kid is presently moving out and heading back to NYC to live with friends.
07-02-21, 06:02 PM
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Posted By caloso

Also, my son had an interview at 3 for a job at...

Also, my son had an interview at 3 for a job at one of the local bike shops. It's 5 and he still seems to be there, which I take as a good sign.
07-02-21, 05:01 PM
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Posted By caloso

The big boss replied all to an office-wide email...

The big boss replied all to an office-wide email this morning. I think everyone just pretended they didn't see it.
06-20-21, 10:57 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

Ouch. Good luck. Buying a bike for a...

Ouch. Good luck.

Buying a bike for a cyclist, without input, seems like an obvious thing to avoid.
06-18-21, 07:16 AM
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Posted By gsteinb

When we moved from one house to the next I needed...

When we moved from one house to the next I needed to replace smoke detectors in order to get a CO. I do so, but developed a chirp. Since the system is all hooked together (or so it seemed) I couldn't...
06-17-21, 01:53 PM
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Posted By Psimet2001

I'm having a "I want to punch the world in the...

I'm having a "I want to punch the world in the face" kind of day. Anymore I try and reverse that energy so I share with all of you: Best wishes to you all on having a wonderful day. may it be amazing...
06-16-21, 11:46 AM
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Posted By Psimet2001

I'd do horribly. I can't race while sucking in my...

I'd do horribly. I can't race while sucking in my gut.
06-16-21, 11:40 AM
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Posted By Hermes

In a motor miss and out drill, the motor is...

In a motor miss and out drill, the motor is judge, jury and hangman, so you have to beat the motor by a margin to make sure he sees the beat. There is no camera replay.:D

Every couple of laps the...
06-11-21, 12:33 PM
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Posted By Enthalpic

I always was the last into work and usually the...

I always was the last into work and usually the last to leave.

I was on salary but could bill overtime. One month I was super busy and the manger knew I was putting in long hours. At the end of...
06-11-21, 12:32 PM
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Posted By big john

I had 11 different service managers in the 21...

I had 11 different service managers in the 21 years I spent at my last dealership. They ranged from apathetic do-nothings to micro managing morons to I'll be your buddy to arrogant pricks who think...
06-11-21, 10:44 AM
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Posted By Psimet2001

I wouldn't have been able to hold back most...

I wouldn't have been able to hold back most likely. I would have responded with a "no way! you're still here? you want some of this pizza I had delivered? I'll swing it by your desk." Then followed...
06-11-21, 07:07 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I had a boss that expected us to be in before him...

I had a boss that expected us to be in before him and leave after him. Amazingly, Fridays were the only days he worked late.

He was not a good manager.
06-10-21, 12:04 PM
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Posted By Psimet2001

The guy that hired me for my first "real job" was...

The guy that hired me for my first "real job" was a bit of a legend in the corporation. He told me, "Show up before your boss and go home after your boss leaves. If you just do that then what you...
05-05-21, 04:53 AM
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Posted By gsteinb

Train harder ...

Train harder
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04-29-21, 03:07 PM
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Posted By Enthalpic

First physiotherapy only 6 days post op. Looks...

First physiotherapy only 6 days post op. Looks better than it was before the screws....
04-28-21, 04:35 PM
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Posted By gsteinb

Thanks guys. Tough stuff. She was loved, and went...

Thanks guys. Tough stuff. She was loved, and went peacefully. ...
04-27-21, 09:20 AM
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Posted By gsteinb

It's looking like it's time to say goodbye to...

It's looking like it's time to say goodbye to this old girl. My house has been like an episode of the good place the past several days.

16 years

...
04-20-21, 10:01 AM
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Views: 391,555
Posted By Psimet2001

I have repaired a "roof rack crash" bike on more...

I have repaired a "roof rack crash" bike on more than one occasion. It is never an easy or inexpensive experience. I have seen grown adults cry over it.

Here's my "latest". If you're my friend on...
04-19-21, 09:17 AM
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Posted By Hermes

FWIW, bikes on a roof rack expose the bikes and...

FWIW, bikes on a roof rack expose the bikes and the car to damage when one drives into the garage or other low hanging objects such as tree limbs with the bikes on the top. It has happened to a lot...
04-18-21, 06:06 AM
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Posted By gsteinb

Yeah, actually I realized I can order prodigious...

Yeah, actually I realized I can order prodigious amounts of roof rack things for the Gladiator and my trailer. I can buy a cargo box just to get in my attic until that time we really need more...
04-14-21, 01:19 PM
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Posted By Enthalpic

e-bike. My father in law wants one. I might...

e-bike.

My father in law wants one. I might even buy it from you
04-14-21, 12:59 PM
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Posted By gsteinb

I have a couple thousand dollars in credit at the...

I have a couple thousand dollars in credit at the shop that sponsored my team. I don't live near there any more, and don't really need or want anything.

What do you suppose I could buy and flip...
04-09-21, 11:50 AM
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Views: 391,555
Posted By caloso

Yes, we got him a hardtail for his birthday two...

Yes, we got him a hardtail for his birthday two years ago when he decided he was done with soccer. I thought he might want to do HS mtb, but he decided he wanted to run track. He's doing the 200...
04-09-21, 04:08 AM
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Posted By gsteinb

We talked to our son about a similar dynamic last...

We talked to our son about a similar dynamic last night. He's a musician and audio engineer/producer. He graduated school a year ago, and works for a multi grammy award winner. He has, what's been...
04-08-21, 03:32 PM
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Views: 391,555
Posted By caloso

I was going to, then when Covid hit, I forgot...

I was going to, then when Covid hit, I forgot about it for awhile. Decided I wanted a hardtail, so I got a Canyon Exceed. I love it.
04-02-21, 08:08 PM
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Posted By big john

We were riding and a new dual-sport motorcycle...

We were riding and a new dual-sport motorcycle pulled next to us at a light. I told my friend I was considering a motorcycle like that (probably never do it) and he responded "aren't they expensive?"...
04-02-21, 03:33 PM
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Posted By gsteinb

I can't really wrap my head around 10K+ bicycles.

I can't really wrap my head around 10K+ bicycles.
04-02-21, 08:51 AM
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Posted By kensuf

Round two was Tuesday. I felt great until 25...

Round two was Tuesday. I felt great until 25 hours later, then chills, aches, and fever. It cleared up by the next morning and it beat a ventilator.

The woman that injected me had worked a covid...
04-02-21, 07:36 AM
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Posted By gsteinb

We opened an eBay store before we moved to the...

We opened an eBay store before we moved to the adirondacks. Basically we went from two houses to one, and had a lot of stuff we could sell. Basically we do about $1500 a month in sales on things we'd...
04-02-21, 06:24 AM
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Views: 391,555
Posted By topflightpro

I've found FB groups to be the best place to sell...

I've found FB groups to be the best place to sell things - much better than Craigslist. With CL, I'm guaranteed at least a couple offers at 50% of asking. But really, I've reached the point that...
03-30-21, 01:30 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Scheduled for a vaccine tomorrow!

Scheduled for a vaccine tomorrow!
03-30-21, 12:50 PM
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Views: 391,555
Posted By caloso

I got an appointment for the J&J shot on Friday. ...

I got an appointment for the J&J shot on Friday. Woohoo!
03-28-21, 08:46 AM
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Views: 391,555
Posted By big john

You might remember the story where RacerEx forgot...

You might remember the story where RacerEx forgot his shoes and raced in penny loafers and still got third or so.
03-22-21, 05:12 PM
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Posted By gsteinb

Which flavor shot? I had pfizer. I felt fine...

Which flavor shot?

I had pfizer. I felt fine after the first. Rode the same afterwards. Shutting things down after the second to be on the safe side.
03-22-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,618
Posted By gsteinb

when I'm in a race and whatever I'm using and...

when I'm in a race and whatever I'm using and whatever they're using I'm going to beat them.
03-22-21, 04:20 AM
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Views: 391,555
Posted By gsteinb

How the heck did you drive to VT and pass my exit...

How the heck did you drive to VT and pass my exit off the northway?

edit: huh. We go north to go to VT but we take the ferry across the lake. I always forget there's a bridge up there.
03-21-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,555
Posted By gsteinb

I bought a boat load of new winter gear this...

I bought a boat load of new winter gear this year. New backpack, spikes, crampons, ice axe, shell.

In the end I didn't hike at all. I did 125 over six months in 2020, but I trashed my left knee....
03-20-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,618
Posted By rubiksoval

To toss in my anecdote: Deep 58mm carbon...

To toss in my anecdote:

Deep 58mm carbon wheels were the last of my aero upgrades. And I specifically got them because I had a season in which I had 7-8 different races that I missed out on either...
03-19-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,555
Posted By TMonk

Just got stabbed for the 'rona dose number two...

Just got stabbed for the 'rona dose number two (Moderna). At least it coincides nicely with a rest week.

On my way back to work, I swung by a local Mexican torta/juice place for a cold-cut...
03-19-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 25,794
Posted By hubcyclist

totally, his 35min power is the same as my best...

totally, his 35min power is the same as my best 90sec power in recent history lol
03-19-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 391,555
Posted By big john

By coincidence I ran across this Element with a...

By coincidence I ran across this Element with a V6 swapped into it. Seems like with some good suspension and tires it would be pretty cool....
03-18-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,618
Posted By gsteinb

rant/ In NJ they do a non aero category. bring...

rant/ In NJ they do a non aero category. bring what you got. No disks, no aero bars.

I was going to do the eddy at the NYS champiosnhips a couple years back, and I'd have to have bought wheels...
03-18-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,618
Posted By TMonk

For Mass Start racing it doesn't make a big...

For Mass Start racing it doesn't make a big difference anyways. Fast tires/tubes and a good position on the bike are worth a lot more than the other expensive stuff. Oh, tactics and legs help too....
03-18-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,618
Posted By topflightpro

OP, look up Japanese Keirin racing.

OP, look up Japanese Keirin racing.
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