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Old 10-08-23, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Are you me?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Your logic, minus the crashing part, is sound.
In that case, since you are faster, but not 100% faster, you are a failure. Better start putting in more miles.
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Of course now I watch no tv at all, of any stripe, at any time if the day. Can I say bliss twice in the same morning?
Post 21 and 37 are the same but hours apart. I'm confused.
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It's sunny and 65 but I'm tired, possibly a side effect fom an antibiotic for treating an insect bite. I also took a wicked shot to upper guad yesterday while working around the house. Due to those factors and the inability to HTFU, I'm not riding today. Watching our national past time on the TV.
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Yes. And still dreaming.
About the Dodgers getting swept?
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
About the Braves getting swept?
fixed
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
In that case, since you are faster, but not 100% faster, you are a failure. Better start putting in more miles.

I think I can fit more miles into my schedule. Do you ever do divorce court? Asking for a friend.
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So my dog is 16 years old. I have talked about her before, she has a bad skin allergy so she stinks like death all the time even after giving her a bath. She started having seizures a couple months ago. First one was after chasing a rabbit, and she would have them sporadically whenever her heart rate got too high. So we have used caution with her being outside, to make sure she doesn’t run. Her groomer informed us last time we picked her up she wasn’t comfortable washing her anymore. She didn’t tell us she had a seizure, so my wife washed her yesterday, and she had a seizure while she was washing her. Pretty sure that’s why the lady doesn’t want to groom her anymore.

This morning at 4 am she had another seizure while I was getting ready to ride. She has been breathing weird all day.
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sounds like the end is near, although im no veterinarian expert. fortunately for her, all dogs go to heaven and all that. hope she had a good life.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Is it possible that my Emonda is faster than my Domane? They are virtually the same spec -

Emonda 1pound lighter
Domane 12 speed Ultegra Di2 vs. Emonda 12 speed 105 Di2
Both have Trek carbon wheels with comparable depths
Emonda has 5000 TLS 25mm tires vs. Pirelli Race TLR SL in 28mm
Domane has ceramic BB while Emonda is stock

Sometimes it just feels faster, but I don’t have any imperial data. Might be that sometimes I just feel faster, and just coincidentally I’m on the Emonda. 🤷🏻‍♂️
The Canyon is always the fastest bike in my stable. I don't know why. Maybe more aero by just a little. The bars aren't any lower than my other bikes, the cables are exposed, etc. On the old 25 mile "time trial" route I used to do, it was 1:17 faster than the bikes that tied for second. Go figure.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
So my dog is 16 years old. I have talked about her before, she has a bad skin allergy so she stinks like death all the time even after giving her a bath. She started having seizures a couple months ago. First one was after chasing a rabbit, and she would have them sporadically whenever her heart rate got too high. So we have used caution with her being outside, to make sure she doesn’t run. Her groomer informed us last time we picked her up she wasn’t comfortable washing her anymore. She didn’t tell us she had a seizure, so my wife washed her yesterday, and she had a seizure while she was washing her. Pretty sure that’s why the lady doesn’t want to groom her anymore.

This morning at 4 am she had another seizure while I was getting ready to ride. She has been breathing weird all day.
Sorry to hear that. My previous dog had skin issues, and then heart failure not long after. We kept him comfortable as long as we could, but it got to a point where a good day was getting rare and there just wasn't anything else to be done. He was a good dog.

We went about 4 years before we got our current dog, who thankfully is young and sweet with no issues.
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Originally Posted by jtaylor996
Sorry to hear that. My previous dog had skin issues, and then heart failure not long after. We kept him comfortable as long as we could, but it got to a point where a good day was getting rare and there just wasn't anything else to be done. He was a good dog.

We went about 4 years before we got our current dog, who thankfully is young and sweet with no issues.

Just hope it happens while I am home and not at work.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Just hope it happens while I am home and not at work.
Generally, it's more of a decision on your part than an event.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
So my dog is 16 years old. I have talked about her before, she has a bad skin allergy so she stinks like death all the time even after giving her a bath. She started having seizures a couple months ago. First one was after chasing a rabbit, and she would have them sporadically whenever her heart rate got too high. So we have used caution with her being outside, to make sure she doesn’t run. Her groomer informed us last time we picked her up she wasn’t comfortable washing her anymore. She didn’t tell us she had a seizure, so my wife washed her yesterday, and she had a seizure while she was washing her. Pretty sure that’s why the lady doesn’t want to groom her anymore.

This morning at 4 am she had another seizure while I was getting ready to ride. She has been breathing weird all day.
Sorry to hear about your pooch. Our pets are family.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
So my dog is 16 years old. I have talked about her before, she has a bad skin allergy so she stinks like death all the time even after giving her a bath. She started having seizures a couple months ago. First one was after chasing a rabbit, and she would have them sporadically whenever her heart rate got too high. So we have used caution with her being outside, to make sure she doesn’t run. Her groomer informed us last time we picked her up she wasn’t comfortable washing her anymore. She didn’t tell us she had a seizure, so my wife washed her yesterday, and she had a seizure while she was washing her. Pretty sure that’s why the lady doesn’t want to groom her anymore.

This morning at 4 am she had another seizure while I was getting ready to ride. She has been breathing weird all day.
Sorry to hear.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Generally, it's more of a decision on your part than an event.

wife does not want to put her down.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
It certainly should be. Domane, as I recall, is rather upright and chunky. Is the fit the same on both? Not just "both fit you" but same body position.
Saddle height is the same. Floor to top of bars is 1.5" lower on Emonda.
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This guy became mobile this week. From henceforth this week shall be known as hell week.
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today’s ride was a fail even by recently already reduced standards. woke to thick fog, which was a nice change. headed south rather than north due to the ongoing fleet week activities. big mistake.

had 68 miles planned, but the key trail segment to make the loop was closed. from there began some very crummy suburban roads, a few nice segments of recently built / upgraded bay trail on a new flood control / sea level rise levee, and then a brutal slog into what would have been 25 miles with a consistent 15-20mph headwind. there was no tailwind on the way “down.”




i called it at mile 51, ate some french fries, and took a train home.

it was such a promising start … heart rhythm was solid, beautiful weather.


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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Post 21 and 37 are the same but hours apart. I'm confused.
Well there ya go. I picked up my phone and there was that post, written but un posted. I do this frequently. Write it and don't post it. Just chalk it up to padding my post count. That used to be quite the thing here.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
So my dog is 16 years old. I have talked about her before, she has a bad skin allergy so she stinks like death all the time even after giving her a bath. She started having seizures a couple months ago. First one was after chasing a rabbit, and she would have them sporadically whenever her heart rate got too high. So we have used caution with her being outside, to make sure she doesn’t run. Her groomer informed us last time we picked her up she wasn’t comfortable washing her anymore. She didn’t tell us she had a seizure, so my wife washed her yesterday, and she had a seizure while she was washing her. Pretty sure that’s why the lady doesn’t want to groom her anymore.

This morning at 4 am she had another seizure while I was getting ready to ride. She has been breathing weird all day.
It's time
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
wife does not want to put her down.
I was that person on our most recent loss. I was thankfully talked into it. It's the right choice. I was home alone with him for his last week. He was ready and I was blind. Such a relief to see the suffering end. Win win.
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Originally Posted by mschwett
today’s ride was a fail even by recently already reduced standards. woke to thick fog, which was a nice change. headed south rather than north due to the ongoing fleet week activities. big mistake.

had 68 miles planned, but the key trail segment to make the loop was closed. from there began some very crummy suburban roads, a few nice segments of recently built / upgraded bay trail on a new flood control / sea level rise levee, and then a brutal slog into what would have been 25 miles with a consistent 15-20mph headwind. there was no tailwind on the way “down.”




i called it at mile 51, ate some french fries, and took a train home.

it was such a promising start … heart rhythm was solid, beautiful weather.


Fail is such a strong word.

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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
I was that person on our most recent loss. I was thankfully talked into it. It's the right choice. I was home alone with him for his last week. He was ready and I was blind. Such a relief to see the suffering end. Win win.
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We had one dog Rocky that passed pretty peacefully in the night with no major ailments. Was deaf, could hardly see, but knew his way around the place. Wasn't visibly in pain. One day, he just stopped eating, put himself to sleep at night, and didn't wake up.

We've also had another dog disappear, another one eat gopher poison (that my dad planted), and another one get viciously mauled and died hours later. That one was rough. My parents live on an un-fenced acre and tend to pick small to medium sized dogs. It's the call of the wild out there.
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