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Old 06-23-22, 06:26 AM
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was/is Phil Spector (sp?) overrated ?

he worked a little with the Ramones and it was not good
Correct. The "Get Back" sessions were initially recorded with George Martin producing. But there was much bickering about the project, and it sat on the shelf for several months. The Beatles then recorded "Abbey Road" with George Martin and it was generally a good album. After they more or less broke up, the record label got Phil Spector to work on the "Get Back" sessions which were eventually released as "Let it Be," to mixed reviews. He put in some extras that some people liked but most people hated.

The guy may have been a musical genius, but clearly an easily unhinged one.
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Possibly P&R content: my organization requires us to do annual training on various topics including HIPAA, blood-borne pathogens, sexual harassment, hazardous materials, fire prevention, etc., which are all reasonable, although somewhat annoying to jump through the hoops on topics that I am familiar with.

They just added a new one: Active Shooter Training.

Sigh.
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Since I have a hard limit of 3 complete bikes but I just can’t help but tinker, I’ve been really thinking of building disassembling my current fixed gear bike and use some of its parts to build my track frame in to a fixed gear or single speed road bike.

Biggest thing I’m struggling with is how to gear it - I really want to build it as a fixed gear but if I pick a ratio that will allow me to get up some of these hills without too much pain will be super spinny going downhill.

Since I’ll be running front and rear brakes I’m tempted to just run a single speed freewheel so that I won’t have to worry about my legs keeping up with the bike going downhill. But singlespeeds aren’t as fun to ride as a fixed gear…

I really like how it looks with this cockpit though, and I think I’m going to run my set of Mirage Monoplanar brakes



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Possibly P&R content: my organization requires us to do annual training on various topics including HIPAA, blood-borne pathogens, sexual harassment, hazardous materials, fire prevention, etc., which are all reasonable, although somewhat annoying to jump through the hoops on topics that I am familiar with.

They just added a new one: Active Shooter Training.

Sigh.
As they say down here, strap one on and be prepared.

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Old 06-23-22, 06:51 AM
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The guy may have been a musical genius, but clearly an easily unhinged one.
He certainly screwed over Darlene Love.

Darlene Love Remembers Phil Spector: 'He Wanted to Control My Talent' - Variety

If you have never seen "20 Feet From Stardom" you should. Fabulous documentary with great interviews and old footage. Love talks about what Spector did to her. Hopefully it's still available on NertFlix.

I saw Love perform in the East Village in the mid-2010s. Great performance, especially given her age.
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They just added a new one: Active Shooter Training.

Sigh.
We had to do that a couple of years ago. Had a refresher last year.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Possibly P&R content: my organization requires us to do annual training on various topics including HIPAA, blood-borne pathogens, sexual harassment, hazardous materials, fire prevention, etc., which are all reasonable, although somewhat annoying to jump through the hoops on topics that I am familiar with.

They just added a new one: Active Shooter Training.

Sigh.
All that plus anti discrimination, diversity, reportable relationships, whistleblowers, managing subordinates, hiring veterans, handling government records, data management, data security, international travel with government issue equipment, universal precautions, Good Clinical Practice for research, Good Lab Practice, research ethics, and about five I can’t even remember.

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Old 06-23-22, 07:15 AM
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I could see myself doing that. **** em.
Why? OK, put aside what the neighbours think part. Why live in a poohole?

For example, I don't know how long it takes a rowboat to rot, but however long, he's had one lying for that long behind the trailer. Why? He's never going to use it. But there it lies.
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Why are you weedeating his property?

Weird. Unless you got paid.
We do get paid.
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Possibly P&R content: my organization requires us to do annual training on various topics including HIPAA, blood-borne pathogens, sexual harassment, hazardous materials, fire prevention, etc., which are all reasonable, although somewhat annoying to jump through the hoops on topics that I am familiar with.
Got some good fire prevention tips? The west coasters could use them.
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Since I have a hard limit of 3 complete bikes
Kudos. Some here could learn from you.
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Since I have a hard limit of 3 complete bikes…

Me too. Sucks
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Old 06-23-22, 07:22 AM
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All that plus anti discrimination, diversity, harassment, reportable relationships, whistleblowers, managing subordinates, hiring veterans, handling government records, data management, data security, international travel with government issue equipment, Good Clinical Practice for research, Good Lab Practice, research ethics, and about five I can’t even remember.
Yup. Reminds me of a funny viral video I saw recently. Shows a guy walking into a doorway and banging his shoulder.

First clip: Born in 1980, bumps, keeps walking.
Second clip: Born in 1990, bumps, looks confused, then keeps walking
Third clip: Born in 2000: Bumps, starts to cry, falls down crying, takes a selfe and posts on social media "I am a victim."

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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Since I have a hard limit of 3 complete bikes but I just can’t help but tinker.
Mine is 2. Sigh.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Since I have a hard limit of 3 complete bikes but I just can’t help but tinker, I’ve been really thinking of building my track frame in to a fixed gear or single speed road bike.

Biggest thing I’m struggling with is how to gear it - I really want to build it as a fixed gear but if I pick a ratio that will allow me to get up some of these hills without too much pain will be super spinny going downhill.

Since I’ll be running front and rear brakes I’m tempted to just run a single speed freewheel so that I won’t have to worry about my legs keeping up with the bike going downhill. But singlespeeds aren’t as fun to ride as a fixed gear…

I really like how it looks with this cockpit though, and I think I’m going to run my set of Mirage Monoplanar brakes


If you are using varied terrain, SS makes much more sense. That's what I do for my SS build. I think I have a 46/17 on it which is fine for flats and I can muscle up short inclines at something like 40RPM. I try to save it for trail days.
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I had a reoccurrance of my intestinal issue this week and since it could be an infection they wouldn't do the disc procedure to avoid spreading infection. So I am getting a CT scan to see what is going on in my insides.

#LongAndWindingRoad
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That's a bummer. Hopefully it was just a one-off thing.
A few years ago I lost a gp4000sII to a sidewall blowout, with 80 miles on it.
Sad!
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Me too. Sucks
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Mine is 2. Sigh.
lol I totally spaced on some context there, the bike I’ll be mothballing to make space only has one good use so maybe this build would be a bit more useful. It does bike paths really well but that’s about it.

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If you are using varied terrain, SS makes much more sense. That's what I do for my SS build. I think I have a 46/17 on it which is fine for flats and I can muscle up short inclines at something like 40RPM. I try to save it for trail days.
If I have the room on the track ends I might go with a 46/17 or 48/18 fixed and then a 20t freewheel on the other side. I think that would give me around 70” fixed and 61” free, that might be just low enough to make the bike okay to ride off of the trail.

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It's almost time to renew our annual social security medical insurance, and it appears the cost has actually gone down this year. It used to be heavily top loaded, with us oldsters paying exorbitant sums and the younger folk getting off easy. It appears to be distributed much more evenly this year. I'm not seeing those large gaps between age groups. As we enter a new decade, I expected to pay in the neighborhood of US$1200 apiece. Looks like it will be closer to $700. We can surely thank our socialist president for that.
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Mine is 2. Sigh.
Igualmente
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Why? OK, put aside what the neighbours think part. Why live in a poohole?

One man's poohole is another man's mansion.
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Possibly P&R content: my organization requires us to do annual training on various topics including HIPAA, blood-borne pathogens, sexual harassment, hazardous materials, fire prevention, etc., which are all reasonable, although somewhat annoying to jump through the hoops on topics that I am familiar with.

They just added a new one: Active Shooter Training.

Sigh.
It pisses me off that this has become a necessity for far too many lines of work.
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My doctor prescribed bezafibrate, oral, for my 216 triglycerides, for six months.
Si, o no?
Opinions please.
Especially if you have ever played a doctor on tv.
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lol I totally spaced on some context there, the bike I’ll be mothballing to make space only has one good use so maybe this build would be a bit more useful. It does bike paths really well but that’s about it.



If I have the room on the track ends I might go with a 46/17 or 48/18 fixed and then a 20t freewheel on the other side. I think that would give me around 70” fixed and 61” free, that might be just low enough to make the bike okay to ride off of the trail.
Lol. I have space for about 200 bikes, but a higher being has limited me to two.
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Lol. I have space for about 200 bikes, but a higher being has limited me to two.
When I bought the Circuit, Mrs. GJ was expecting it to be a whole lot more than it was, like maybe > $1000. So she was pleasantly surprised that it was a lot less than that. And apart from the Litespeed, that was the most expensive C&V bike I've acquired. I think she figures it keeps me happy and out of her hair.
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