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Old 07-15-20, 04:25 AM
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex View Post
It deserves the hate. My other option is the rock creek trail (which is actually a little shorter), but it is standing room only in the afternoons since the lockdown, and also I’m not in a rush, so I can take the minimally longer route in the afternoon...
It’s certainly the best way to get downtown. It’s half a mile from my house and I use it when I need to.
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Old 07-15-20, 06:03 AM
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Sunday’s long ride activated my old roommate, Mr. Simplex. Most unpleasant and a great way to review the sensory distributions of the sacral nerve roots.

Hey, can paid Strava members see people’s ages?

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Old 07-15-20, 06:11 AM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Hey, can paid Strava members see people’s ages?
Overtly? Not that I'm aware of. You can dig through the filtered leader boards of a segment and find out which age group, weight class, etc that they belong within.
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Old 07-15-20, 06:28 AM
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Right, you can probably get an age spread but not easily.

Just playing around, it looks like if a person has a KOM or QOM, you can zero in on their age group pretty fast. If not, it seems like it would really take some digging.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Sunday’s long ride activated my old roommate, Mr. Simplex. Most unpleasant and a great way to review the sensory distributions of the sacral nerve roots.

Hey, can paid Strava members see people’s ages?
Sorry to hear it. My wife suffered most of her life but things have calmed down a lot since she retired. Now, she only ha a rare problem and even then, it's not as severe. Same goes for migraines. Obviously work is evil.
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Old 07-15-20, 06:40 AM
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Strong storms headed our way late morning. I'm going to leave soon and try to squeeze a ride in since I've had two days off.
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Old 07-15-20, 07:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Sorry to hear it. My wife suffered most of her life but things have calmed down a lot since she retired. Now, she only ha a rare problem and even then, it's not as severe. Same goes for migraines. Obviously work is evil.
A moment of pleasure and a lifetime of pain. Ah me!

I'll spare you the the contact tracing.

Rare for me too, completely bearable, and a good stress warning.
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Old 07-15-20, 07:24 AM
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I'm catching up. See above.


Doing OK?
Doing good, thanks! Back to myself today, time to start working on some projects.
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Old 07-15-20, 07:33 AM
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Speaking of MUP's, I saw this on my way to the MUP after work. I am guessing 1964 but the old timers can chime in.
The only vintage vehicles I care about are muscle cars.
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Time to mail the tax payments.
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Time to mail the tax payments.
We were quite happy to receive a small refund this year.

Sure beats last year getting slapped with a large unexpected bill right after getting married
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Old 07-15-20, 08:04 AM
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. Obviously work is evil.
You'll get no argument from me.
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Old 07-15-20, 08:14 AM
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We were quite happy to receive a small refund this year.

Sure beats last year getting slapped with a large unexpected bill right after getting married
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The only vintage vehicles I care about are muscle cars.
After working on cars for 50 years I have a love-hate POV on them. Some muscle cars are interesting but many are just boring same old thing to me. I also don't really like anything older than around 1938-40. I mean, I can enjoy looking at a Dusenberg but Model T? Nah. I had a 1947 Chevy and I wish I still had it. I also liked my 66 Corvair because it was so weird. Actually I could live without ever owning anything other than the piece of crap Trailblazer I have now.
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Slow morning. I awoke with energy to burn. Laundry is done and hung out to dry. Breakfast in the bag. Weed eater inspected and awaiting fuel, which I will buy shortly. As of yesterday, I have again lost interest in brewed coffee and am functioning marvelously by microdosing with instant.
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It’s weird how much I don’t seem to like the trainer anymore. Will have to get back on top of that by the time it gets cold and dark.
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It’s weird how much I don’t seem to like the trainer anymore. Will have to get back on top of that by the time it gets cold and dark.
You'll get into a show on Prime or something, and get back to business.
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You'll get into a show on Prime or something, and get back to business.
Oh I always have a show I’ll only let myself watch on the trainer. Right after I ran out of AHS my mother recommended Ozark, which is good. Still just wanted to go out for real, but only had exactly an hour.

Maybe the MP1 will help when the time comes.
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Oh I always have a show I’ll only let myself watch on the trainer. Right after I ran out of AHS my mother recommended Ozark, which is good. Still just wanted to go out for real, but only had exactly an hour.

Maybe the MP1 will help when the time comes.
That's exactly how I do it. Some stuff I didn't realize would be so good, and I'll have to sit down and watch it again. Those actually made me look forward to the trainer... Then there's stuff like Bosch, The Man in the High Castle, etc, which are perfect trainer fodder.
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That's exactly how I do it. Some stuff I didn't realize would be so good, and I'll have to sit down and watch it again. Those actually made me look forward to the trainer... Then there's stuff like Bosch, The Man in the High Castle, etc, which are perfect trainer fodder.
I couldn't deal with The Man in the High Castle. Too unrelentingly dark, as in, I had to turn the lights off to see what the hell was going on and, of course, figuratively.

Just split The Death of Stalin into two sessions. I'll have to check out the other stuff mentioned.
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I couldn't deal with The Man in the High Castle. Too unrelentingly dark, as in, I had to turn the lights off to see what the hell was going on and, of course, figuratively.
I tried and tried to get into The Man in the High Castle, but nope. I'm sure I would've loved it when I was twenty-something, however.

Currently watching Better Than Us, which is a Russian android sci-fi series. It's just OK.

Favorite so far this year has been Outer Banks.
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It’s weird how much I don’t seem to like the trainer anymore. Will have to get back on top of that by the time it gets cold and dark.
That one show, "Riding in the Real World" is a little more enjoyable.
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Got out for a nice Wed ride. Finally had a chance to ride a route that I'd planned a couple weeks ago, stringing together a couple of previously unridden (by me) stretches for a more direct route around Minnetonka. Velo Vol will be pleased to hear that it involved a short stretch of Hwy 7.

The bike felt... awesome. Popped on the freshly waxed chain last night and between that and the wheels, tires and frame, it's just such a nice ride. So glad I made all of those upgrades this winter/spring.

I, on the other hand, felt a little off. Not horrible, just not quite right. A little fatigued. I'll make sure that the recovery rides the next two days are actually recovery rides.
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That one show, "Riding in the Real World" is a little more enjoyable.
Sure, right now. But it will get cold and dark, and every other Wednesday I have to be ready for the cleaners. And sometimes it’s raining.
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