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Old 01-18-22, 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Its slow, but I never made a serious assault on it.
It's kind of turned in to a default course for me if I'm not feeling like crap. It's a good duration and I've come to appreciate the power/HR/time info for each segment/turn - it breaks the course up in to digestible chunks and makes it easy to do quasi-intervals. I did Ventoux the other day, which has no such niceties, and it just sucks in comparison.
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The cars don't care.
Perhaps not, but you gotta wonder how much time the mechanics save not having to look for that tool they were using just yesterday on that Chevy, but then they put it down someplace and can't find it.
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It's kind of turned in to a default course for me if I'm not feeling like crap. It's a good duration and I've come to appreciate the power/HR/time info for each segment/turn - it breaks the course up in to digestible chunks and makes it easy to do quasi-intervals. I did Ventoux the other day, which has no such niceties, and it just sucks in comparison.
I should do that some day when I have a lot of spare time.
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If it can help my Rocky prevent channeling, it's a winner.
I'm really wanting in on the 64mm flat burr scene. Seems like some cool stuff happening there. I'mma wait for these new Ditting-style cast burrs to hit, though, which should be later this year.
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I believe you’re correct.

I’d love to get back into some programming (that’s what we called it back in my day) but I’ve been away too long. Some days I wake up and don’t even remember what day it is.
I went back to college about '92 or '93 because I had been programming for a year or two for fun and enjoyed it. Because of my science and math background, my advisor steered me away from IT and talked me into CS which is mainly algorithms and pseudo-code and also writing stuff for math problems, nothing practical. By my senior year, I was burned out and sick of writing stuff to solve theoretical problems and never seeing any real results from your work that said, "Wow! That's cool." Despite having a perfect GPA, I decided to drop out and apply myself to my real career that had been suffering somewhat from the all of the homework. It was a good decision on my part.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
I should do that some day when I have a lot of spare time.
It's not *that* long. Active time for me is only about a 10 min warmup to the base and then the actual climb. After that, I let my avatar coast all of the way back down the hill (about 10 minutes) while I get off of the bike and stretch and whatnot. And again, the segment info is great. Set a power goal for the current segment and plug away. Before you know it, you're at turn No 2 and almost done - it's a great tool and distraction. I wish that something similar were enabled elsewhere, though I don't know where it would make sense.
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I'm really wanting in on the 64mm flat burr scene. Seems like some cool stuff happening there. I'mma wait for these new Ditting-style cast burrs to hit, though, which should be later this year.
I toy with the idea of a new grinder. My Sette Baratza 270WI seems to be in need of a rebuild. I keep having to set it finer and finer despite cleaning and adjustment.

Now, I need a cuppa.
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On the topic of mechanics having bad days - Rolls Royce Phantom...


Back in the day when I was still a residential rough carpenter. A guy I grew up with had an auto repair business. My boss at the time had a beautiful 4wd chevrolet cab.5 dually with a glass cap. All black. Was really sinister looking rig. Well it needed brakes. I recommended my buddy's shop and called ahead for him. My boss hot his estimate and an appointment time, alls good, right?...wrong! The mechanic managed to drop it off the lift from about eye level the rear lift arms. "Removed" pretty much both bed sides on the way down. Took a month to get it repaired.
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You people are all too fat for this sport.
stop with the stone throwing please...They're making me think about meatballs....
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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 can't wait to get down to 225!

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POTD Proper Shop Edition Part II:



Mine is in there smiling, happy to be arounds its pampered relatives.

I'big john chime in, but I've always heard that the mechanics always prefer working on a clean, well cared for ride, whether car or bike. It's the same with owners wanting to see a floor that is clean and tidy.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
^^^... doesn't get it.
Nope, sure doesn't.
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POTD Proper Shop Edition Part II:



Mine is in there smiling, happy to be arounds its pampered relatives.

I'big john chime in, but I've always heard that the mechanics always prefer working on a clean, well cared for ride, whether car or bike. It's the same with owners wanting to see a floor that is clean and tidy.
That's why I put a pic of my compound up. That's how a working shop should look.
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Our floors were epoxy, and they were pretty robust, but the tile in the Porsche shop is a far better idea.
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I’ve ridden with a few bike mechanics and store owners and they all rode dirty bikes.
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Was that your shop you posted?

The one I posted is a newish dealership (maybe 2 years old).

They don't have to be new to be proper, but need to be clean and not look like a scene from "Horders."

I have a polyaspartic floor coating in my garage that has been impervious for over 12 years. Still looks practically brand new, and is typically so clean you can walk on it in white socks without getting them dirty.
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stop with the stone throwing please...They're making me think about meatballs....
Mmmm, meatballs.
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Said floor (with bike content):

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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
I’ve ridden with a few bike mechanics and store owners and they all rode dirty bikes.
"The cobbler's children have no shoes"
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
Was that your shop you posted?

The one I posted is a newish dealership (maybe 2 years old).

They don't have to be new to be proper, but need to be clean and not look like a scene from "Horders."

I have a polyaspartic floor coating in my garage that has been impervious for over 12 years. Still looks practically brand new, and is typically so clean you can walk on it in white socks without getting them dirty.
That's where I worked until the state called my name. At the time of that pic, the shop was about 15 years old. Those floors were worth it, but one had to be mindful, simply because letting large parts hit it, would chip it.

My toolbox was loaded on the back of a rollback, and following it home, was a long 30-ish minutes.
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I’ve ridden with a few bike mechanics and store owners and they all rode dirty bikes.
Did you see the story about the guy that took a Rabbi and some of his members hostage in the Synagogue outside Fort Worth Saturday? Watching the story, that Rabbi had some big cajones! Glad they made it out okay.

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That's where I worked until the state called my name. At the time of that pic, the shop was about 15 years old. Those floors were worth it, but one had to be mindful, simply because letting large parts hit it, would chip it.

My toolbox was loaded on the back of a rollback, and following it home, was a long 30-ish minutes.
The floor in my garage does not chip or cut. It's also very chemical resistant. I've used floor jacks, jack stands and other stuff under load, and have dropped large tools, knives, etc., and it has never suffered any damage. I just have some very faint staining from tires in a couple of places. Stuff is pretty much bullet proof.

From the day I bought my very first house, it was always a dream to have a garage with a really nice floor and finished walls.
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The floor in my garage does not chip or cut. It's also very chemical resistant. I've used floor jacks, jack stands and other stuff under load, and have dropped large tools, knives, etc., and it has never suffered any damage. I just have some very faint staining from tires in a couple of places. Stuff is pretty much bullet proof.

From the day I bought my very first house, it was always a dream to have a garage with a really nice floor and finished walls.
Those things aren't heavy. I'm talking truck rotor type heavy, from 4 feet. One thing it didn't like was fire. When welding, I put a floor cover down.
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Said floor (with bike content):

My garage floor and front porch are also epoxy coated. Like yours, the coating goes part way up the side wall. Our front porch is so nice that people have stopped their car and walked up to look and touch it.
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Safeties and running backs never are.
Can you imagine a 330 pound guy fast enough to play in the secondary? A running back would be more likely. I was trying to think of the biggest RB I could remember and Christian Okoye comes to mind. He was 265 iirc.
I know the Bears used William Perry in a few plays from scrimmage but he wasn't really a RB.
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