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Old 01-18-22, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Sounds like my wife.
You know how Google, and Ebay, and a lot of other interfaces try to guess what you meant, so you don't always have to type things in exactly correct?

Yeah, R's not like that. R won't even tell you what you did wrong. It just tells you that you did it wrong, stupid. And I am a mediocre typist at best, and my eye/brain always tends to see what I think I typed, rather than what I actually typed.
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People here don't get it.
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Kudos! I've fluctuated in all of those regions in the last 5-6 years - it does make a huge difference. Now hovering in the low 170s and I can't imagine going back. I even have a hard time looking at photos of myself from more than a few years ago.
2 years ago, I weighed 225. That's when I got back on my bike. In 6 months I got down to 185, and then trimmed another 5 off over the next 6-ish months. Due to family schedule stuff (daughter's softball, primarily) interfering with my riding, and the crappy eating habits that tend to go with it, it climbed back up over 190, which is where I am now. It's time to make a couple of small adjustments to get the trend heading the other way.
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On the topic of mechanics having bad days - Rolls Royce Phantom...
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I would have been in high school. It gets easier to imagine the closer you get, though.
During my dramatic weight loss in '86-'87 I went from 265 to 173 in 9 months. I weighed in at 175 one day. The next day I went for a ride. Made it about 7 miles from my house and my body said "Enough!" Soft pedaled back home and got on the scale. It read 173. Got a small pizza from a place near the house then hung out at our swim cub all day just relaxing.
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On the topic of mechanics having bad days - Rolls Royce Phantom...

Ouch! There were several stories of dealer mechanics letting the new Corvettes fall of the lifts due to not knowing where the lift points were.

When I would watch my 911 get lifted on a 4-point lift, I always wondered if they were conscientious about how much of the car's weight was behind the rear wheels. It was so unbalanced that if you wanted to change a front wheel, you could lift at the rear wheel jack point and both would come off the ground.
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My Tacoma wouldn't have gone to that shop, much less my Rolls.... ****hole.
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You people are all too fat for this sport.
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You know how Google, and Ebay, and a lot of other interfaces try to guess what you meant, so you don't always have to type things in exactly correct?

Yeah, R's not like that. R won't even tell you what you did wrong. It just tells you that you did it wrong, stupid. And I am a mediocre typist at best, and my eye/brain always tends to see what I think I typed, rather than what I actually typed.
Yeah, my wife works mostly in R and is... thoughtful and orderly. I have to hear about others, all the time, that are less so and her struggles to make sense of their messes that don't translate or scale well or whatever the hell.
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You people are all too fat for this sport.
Only the people who care about going fast.
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You people are all too fat for this sport.
That's true for me these days.
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You people are all too fat for this sport.





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Not too fat if the spokes don't break.
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Not too fat if the spokes don't break.
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Fake climbs don't count. Just saying.
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2 years ago, I weighed 225. That's when I got back on my bike. In 6 months I got down to 185, and then trimmed another 5 off over the next 6-ish months. Due to family schedule stuff (daughter's softball, primarily) interfering with my riding, and the crappy eating habits that tend to go with it, it climbed back up over 190, which is where I am now. It's time to make a couple of small adjustments to get the trend heading the other way.
I've never had problems dropping 20+ lbs during the season. Unfortunately, I never had problems with gaining 20+ lbs during the off-season, either.
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Fake climbs don't count. Just saying.
Hey now - work is work and I'll take my (fake) wins where I can.
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I've never had problems dropping 20+ lbs during the season. Unfortunately, I never had problems with gaining 20+ lbs during the off-season, either.
The losing part has gotten harder as I've gotten older. I also don't really want to get back down to "race weight". 180-ish is good for me, at this point in my life.
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I've gotta say Trsnrtr, WDTing the last couple of weeks has been a big difference - better shots and better consistency. It's actually changed my drinking habits! It was rare for me to drink a straight espresso, but I've been having one most days, lately.
I’m a big fan, too. It really helps my cheap Rocky.
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My Tacoma wouldn't have gone to that shop, much less my Rolls.... ****hole.
Harrumph.

My first thought was, that's a pretty grungy shop.
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Harrumph.

My first thought was, that's a pretty grungy shop.
That is a grungy shop.
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I’m a big fan, too. It really helps my cheap Rocky.
I'll probably be upgrading my machine and/or grinder soon, but this certainly makes it easier to be a little more patient on both fronts.
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