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Old 07-12-2012, 11:38 AM   #24481
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One of my riding buddies who had interviewed for a job recently had an even worse experience. When more than a week had gone by with no word, he finally called the company back and was told that they have a policy against hiring ex-convicts. He told the woman on the other end that he'd never even been arrested. He tried to determine whether they might have confused him with someone else by the same name, but the woman said that they could not give out any personal information and hung up. WTF?
Nice

Course, that's one way to give people the brush-off without having to answer a question they probably don't have the answer to.



Just got back from my 'round the block' hour-long loop. Tossed in a lap of my cross course to work on my mounts. Anything faster'n a walk and I've got a stutter step. Gotta get rid of that. The 10' it costs me every time is 10 more feet I gotta make up.

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Old 07-12-2012, 11:56 AM   #24482
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Nice

Course, that's one way to give people the brush-off without having to answer a question they probably don't have the answer to.

If that's what she was doing, it's a pretty reprehensible way to go about it. Now Dave is worried that there might actually be someone in the area with his name and a criminal record for prospective employers to find when doing a routine background check. If there is, he might be instantly disqualified as an applicant for any number of jobs without ever being told the reason.
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Old 07-12-2012, 12:21 PM   #24483
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If that's what she was doing, it's a pretty reprehensible way to go about it. Now Dave is worried that there might actually be someone in the area with his name and a criminal record for prospective employers to find when doing a routine background check. If there is, he might be instantly disqualified as an applicant for any number of jobs without ever being told the reason.
If he's got a fairly common name, it may be. Transpose his middle initial and presto! instant bad background

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Old 07-12-2012, 01:39 PM   #24484
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Nice

Course, that's one way to give people the brush-off without having to answer a question they probably don't have the answer to.



Just got back from my 'round the block' hour-long loop. Tossed in a lap of my cross course to work on my mounts. Anything faster'n a walk and I've got a stutter step. Gotta get rid of that. The 10' it costs me every time is 10 more feet I gotta make up.

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recovery ride for 1 hour on the fixed gear.

hard to keep from accelerating over 15 mph

Yesterday I tried to stay on the higher gears for 3 hours.

Ate like a lion afterwards.
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:13 PM   #24485
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Anyone going to RAGBRAI?

First round on me.
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:42 PM   #24486
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I rode 14 miles today. The last leg of which was me getting lost in west Baltimore.

whoever wanted to follow me home could have followed the brown trail I left all the way across town
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Old 07-13-2012, 05:37 AM   #24487
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I rode 14 miles today. The last leg of which was me getting lost in west Baltimore.

whoever wanted to follow me home could have followed the brown trail I left all the way across town
Did you wheelie your bicycle?
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:37 AM   #24488
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First round on me.
Snowman88 and I will be attending the great ride this year... so 2nd and third rounds on him you riding with a team or charter?
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Old 07-14-2012, 04:50 AM   #24489
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STP....who's in....leaving UW in bout a half hour....next stop Portland!
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Old 07-14-2012, 10:04 AM   #24490
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STP....who's in....leaving UW in bout a half hour....next stop Portland!
Have fun - I know a few who are riding it also on recumbents. One lady, well over 60 with only one lung, will be there on a blue Bacchetta. Don't underestimate her if you happen to run into her. She rode 318 miles in her last 24-hr event.
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Old 07-14-2012, 01:10 PM   #24491
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STP....who's in....leaving UW in bout a half hour....next stop Portland!
GAAAAHHHH!!! ESSS TEEE PEEE!

All over Seattle, bike mechanics are getting drunk before noon after several weeks of STP "emergencies."

Oh, wait-that'll be tomorrow after the one-day crowd leaves.

Did I ever tell you about the time a guy just had to have Mavic Zap for his one-day run the next day? Real Type A(sshole), that one.
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Old 07-14-2012, 01:17 PM   #24492
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We did 61 miles today, with over 3,000 feet of climbing. VT trip coming up in 3 weeks. I feel pretty good.
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Old 07-14-2012, 06:56 PM   #24493
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Today was a long hot ride to the beach and back. when I can get to my computer I'll be able to add the Strava link. I hammered a good bit.
On the way out I had the usual headwind so there were some tough spots.



I started off keeping my pace down for ten minutes to get a little warm, then increased by one mph. This caught the guy who passed me and I never saw him again. After fifteen I was at the park where I normally kick it up some more. I didn't manage too much but felt pretty good.

When I was getting ready to go I thought about lubing the chain but it was already hot in the garage so I figured that would wait. Well, my gears were noisy and by the 20 mile mark I'd finally figured it out.
I'd left with on the inner chain ring of the triple so spinning to 20 mph meant I was crossing the block, hence the ragged gears.

I got that back to right and was rewarded with wonderfully smooth relatively quiet running for the remainder of the 54 miles.
I managed to average 16.5 mph with all my stops for water and a little rest. on the way back the tail wind held so I managed some impressive times and speeds over some distance for me.
Only one near mishap a group of about a dozen people were splattered on either side of the bike path at about a mile in from the ocean and just as I approached one person from either side of the path makes to move into the middle of the path blocking all possible escape routes.
these idiots never even turned their heads to check for any traffic. Let alone some old man bobbling along at too high a rate. I saw them early enough to slow and yell, and wiggle between the startled groups at about 5 mph.
I thought for just a second of turning around to point out how this path while recreational does have a sort of traffic and therefore should be approached much like a road.
But, I didn't.
If I want to do speed runs I need to take my playtime to the street where speeds are safer for the masses, though out here it does feel sketchy at times. From motorcycle commuting the numbers of people sitting in cars, trucks and SUV; texting rather than paying attention to the road has barely decreased with all the adverts and fines. Friday night I had two cars run red lights across me, one was a left turn well after the red came on. THat guy looked right at me, so I gave him a friendly ADV salute.

When I arrived at the beach there were a bunch of cyclists standing around on the ramp up to the restrooms, paying zero attention to anyone else in the world who might want access. I rode out into the parking lot and jumped the curb with the Roubaix. I love this bike.

All in all I'm feeling pretty good after that hard of a ride. I skipped the anti inflamitories today since they make my mouth dry. And no pain from my disk.
I did a good bit of stretching when I got home and massaged my legs. Drank a couple galons of cool water too.

I'm convinced glove sizes have been switched up. When I started riding seriously back in the 80's I got these leather and cotton net gloves that were mediums. Then when lycra gloves came out from Italy, I had to get size small.
Now, The large size seems too small, my hands go to sleep.
Tomorrow I'll see how I feel about riding some hills.
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:54 AM   #24494
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Spent the morning in a mountain biking class out at Santos on Saturday. The focus was hill climbing and scaling rocks (huge, boulder sized ones ). After half a dozen failed attempts, I finally managed to make it up a steep, rock strewn hill which I'd previously dismissed as an impossible climb. I decided not to try the harder and much more dangerous climbs over huge rocks because a fall could easily have resulted in broken bones. More body armor and a full face helmet are a must for this kind of activity. It was, however, very revealing to see the technique demonstrated by a pro-rider.
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:21 AM   #24495
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Spent the morning in a mountain biking class out at Santos on Saturday. The focus was hill climbing and scaling rocks (huge, boulder sized ones ). After half a dozen failed attempts, I finally managed to make it up a steep, rock strewn hill which I'd previously dismissed as an impossible climb. I decided not to try the harder and much more dangerous climbs over huge rocks because a fall could easily have resulted in broken bones. More body armor and a full face helmet are a must for this kind of activity. It was, however, very revealing to see the technique demonstrated by a pro-rider.
Very cool. Always nice to see techniques in practice by those who can relay the steps to others.
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