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Old 06-22-21, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Correct.

Heck, if it gets them off the couch, 3 grand is nothing.
I guess. My treadmill was 550.00 and does what it’s suppose to do. Provide tread for me to walk on.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
I guess. My treadmill was 550.00 and does what it’s suppose to do. Provide tread for me to walk on.
Sure, but can it eat a baby?
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Old 06-22-21, 09:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Or charging $1 a day for you to use your $3,000 treadmill.
C'mon now, be reasonable. These executives have bratty children to feed and put in summer camps and private schools in the fall, and gardeners and domestiques to pay to maintain their sprawling homes and privileged lives. Don't be so selfish.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Sure, but can it eat a baby?

my daughter did not get eaten. Is that good or bad?
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
C'mon now, be reasonable. These executives have bratty children to feed and put in summer camps and private schools in the fall, and gardeners and domestiques to pay to maintain their sprawling homes and privileged lives. Don't be so selfish.
Wasn't there some sort of infighting between the owners of Peloton in recent years? Seemed like everyone involved was a dirtbag.

When I bought a house last year the sellers had a nice treadmill and a Peloton bike in the basement that they didn't want to move. I bargained for the treadmill (I thought maybe I would take short walks during lunch) but I let them keep the Peloton because I have a smart trainer. After the fact, I wondered if I should've kept the Peloton for convenience. But the monthly subscription for workouts that aren't really targeted at cyclists turned me off. I feel like I made the right call.

(And for anyone wondering, I've barely used the treadmill, either.)
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Old 06-22-21, 09:16 AM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
I guess. My treadmill was 550.00 and does what it’s suppose to do. Provide tread for me to walk on.
My treadmill is out in front of my house, and it goes around the block. My dog gets to go with me. It cost way more than 3 grand, but it's lasted awhile.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I wonder if you asked the average (non-athletic) person on the street: Do bicycles or treadmills cost more? what the responses would be.
Mine would be; not all questions deserve an answer.
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Mine would be; not all questions deserve an answer.
Got any lawn mowing planned for today?
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Slow day. Everyone must be Amazon Priming.
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Got any lawn mowing planned for today?
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Slow day. Everyone must be Amazon Priming.
Nope. Getting ready to eat and listening to a podcast.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I wonder if you asked the average (non-athletic) person on the street: Do bicycles or treadmills cost more? what the responses would be.
Which do you think costs more, bicycles or treadmills?
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Originally Posted by ksryder View Post
Wasn't there some sort of infighting between the owners of Peloton in recent years? Seemed like everyone involved was a dirtbag.

When I bought a house last year the sellers had a nice treadmill and a Peloton bike in the basement that they didn't want to move. I bargained for the treadmill (I thought maybe I would take short walks during lunch) but I let them keep the Peloton because I have a smart trainer. After the fact, I wondered if I should've kept the Peloton for convenience. But the monthly subscription for workouts that aren't really targeted at cyclists turned me off. I feel like I made the right call.

(And for anyone wondering, I've barely used the treadmill, either.)
I could be wrong, but based on the famous Peloton commercial, it looks like the memberships are so you can basically watch a spin (or treadmill) class?

I don't get why, after the novelty wears off, you need to be in a class to spin or run. Just watch TV or whatever.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Which do you think costs more, bicycles or treadmills?
You're asking me to ignore my last 15 years to answer a question.
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Old 06-22-21, 11:06 AM
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My treadmill is out in front of my house, and it goes around the block. My dog gets to go with me. It cost way more than 3 grand, but it's lasted awhile.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
my daughter did not get eaten. Is that good or bad?
Worse, she got sucked into the life of an equestrian!

No power meter for you.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I could be wrong, but based on the famous Peloton commercial, it looks like the memberships are so you can basically watch a spin (or treadmill) class?

I don't get why, after the novelty wears off, you need to be in a class to spin or run. Just watch TV or whatever.
Then why do we need Zwift?
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Woah, animated gifs work here? Is that new?
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Slow day. Everyone must be Amazon Priming.
Spent all morning bending over for the HVAC guys.

Diagnosis was "You're facked!"

$14k for a system to cool and heat a bedroom and bath. SMH
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Then why do we need Zwift?
"We" don't.
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I have a vague memory of being on a treadmill that was actually just an array of rollers like the hotdog rollers at 7-11, but they were higher at the front and back to help keep you from running off of the contraption. And i think the rollers were wood.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
Spent all morning bending over for the HVAC guys.

Diagnosis was "You're facked!"

$14k for a system to cool and heat a bedroom and bath. SMH
Holy carp. We just got a 5 ton heat pump put on the house for $10k about 6 months ago.
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This one is a 2 ton variable speed Lennox. Could have gone with a single speed lower seer unit that was less, but.
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$14k for a system to cool and heat a bedroom and bath. SMH
You could have gotten a much better deal a year ago.
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