|tax refunds - poll - is it going to buy more cycle stuff?||Fez|
Apr 15, 2003 11:20 AM
|Waited till last nite to start doing the taxes.
Turns out I'm getting a refund. I knew that all along, but I had other things to do so filing for it wasn't a top priority.
What to do with it?
a) Save it at 1% yield (natural instinct as a result of living and growing up cheap)
b) Get Litespeed Vortex w/ Record 10 and use it as a motivation to ride even more?
c) Take a cycle tour/trip/vacation?
Or, tell us what you plan to do with yours...
|c) Take a cycle tour/trip/vacation OR||joeblack|
Apr 15, 2003 11:38 AM
|d) give it to me
I owed out the ying yang.
|d) Pay 2003 Q1 estimated taxes||PdxMark|
Apr 15, 2003 11:52 AM
Apr 15, 2003 12:07 PM
|Got myself a digital camera, and
to get a new pc to run it. Without a doubt the best non-cycling toy ever.
Question for other photographers out there, RBR limits photo file size to 200k (I think), do you take pix at a lower resolution specifically for posting here? My camera generates files around 1mg. I can down size them to 640x800, but I see lots of physically large photos posted here that are way under the 200k limit.
|low quality .jpg files||JS Haiku Shop|
Apr 15, 2003 12:14 PM
|adobe photoshop will do it, and many other (smaller) applications. FWIW, i take 640x480 .jpg images direct from the camera, reduce them to 500 pixels max width or 480 max height, and put them here, unmolested. no problems with the upload.|
|RBR Digi format suggestions||Kristin|
Apr 15, 2003 1:06 PM
|Here's what I do. I take my original, tweak it in PhotoShop. (You probably got PS 6.0 LE with your camera.) Then (with contraints turned on) I reduce the largest side of the image to 600 pixels--which will allow it to fit on the RBR screen comfortably. Then I save it to a JPEG at whatever quality allows me >185KB. (If the files is exactly 200 KB, you will have a problem uploading it. 185KB has never failed.)|
|RBR Digi format suggestions||4bykn|
Apr 15, 2003 2:22 PM
|Thanks for the tips....a quick test. A photo taken last week. Approx 1mb originally, re-sized and dropped it easily to 67kb. Was 2048x1536, went to 600x800. I know the pic could use some cropping and editing, this was just a quick test.|
Apr 15, 2003 2:42 PM
|How was NY?|
Apr 15, 2003 4:36 PM
|I'm told it(NYC) was nice. My wife went as chaperone with my elder daughter's high school chorus trip. I gave her a crash course on the camera, and got a bunch of pictures and a t-shirt in return. Digital cameras sure make photography more instantly gratifying.|
Apr 15, 2003 2:43 PM
|If you go down to 600x400, it will elimiate the scroll bar all together.|
|1/3 son's 529, 1/3 wife, 1/3 me nm||txcross|
Apr 15, 2003 12:41 PM
|$358 in the wrong direction : (( nm||52-16SS|
Apr 15, 2003 1:01 PM
|Only if I'm feeling stupider than usual...||The Walrus|
Apr 15, 2003 2:55 PM
|...not that I wouldn't
to spend it on cycling, but I've been out of work for 3+ years, so my refund's going for a couple of mortgage payments, and maybe a nice dinner out somewhere.
|gave Uncle Sam a DA crankset and chain, more or less. %) nm||Mike P|
Apr 15, 2003 5:04 PM
|f) Litespeed Classic with Ultegra||mtncranker|
Apr 15, 2003 8:20 PM
|Makes me smile at tax time!|
|No cycling gear||mickey-mac|
Apr 15, 2003 8:58 PM
|We got our refund almost two months ago. The dough went for a Weber gas grill, beer, weekend trip to San Diego, dress shirts (ugh), a few nice dinners, beer, kids' gymnastics classes, beer, tickets to the Manchester United match this summer, and beer. If anything's left over, I'll probably invest it in beer.|
|re: tax refunds - poll - is it going to buy more cycle stuff?||ripper|
Apr 16, 2003 12:33 AM
|nope, the bike was last year. this year its going to be a Taylor 814c which i am getting at cost through a musician friend of mine. i was thinking about new golf clubs but decided that i needed a distraction for rainy days.|
Apr 16, 2003 3:48 AM
|going right into Mary's college fund. Time to buy low, youknow.|
|Maybe, if the IRS is shopping for a Carbonissimo with Record 10||djg|
Apr 16, 2003 6:11 AM
|and a set of Hyperions. Negative refund this year. Big time.|
|re: tax refunds - poll - is it going to buy more cycle stuff?||r-kelley|
Apr 16, 2003 7:20 AM
|Destroyed my rear wheel in a mountain bike race two weekends ago. Tax refund had perfect timing. Just orded a pair of Mavic Crossmax SLs. They should be here tomorrow in time to race on Sat.
|shoes, bibshorts, helmet||SerottaGrl|
Apr 16, 2003 9:05 AM
|already picked up a pair of Sidi Dominator 4's (yep, i'm an mtb convert and still running the same shoes and Time ATACs. you'll be even more horrified to find out that i also use Fox full finger gloves!)
still mulling over bibshorts - Castelli v. Assos (that would be a major splurge and finish off the refund)
like to pick up a Pneumo on sale, too
the rest went to pay off last year's taxes :-(
|pay for the new starter in my car :(||_rt_|
Apr 16, 2003 9:27 AM
|for the first time ever i'm getting a chunk of $$ back after taxes and to celebrate the starter on my car died. oh well, so much for buying myself a gift of any sort. *sigh*