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TDF rest day boredom...(23 posts)

TDF rest day boredom...biknben
Jul 22, 2003 7:37 AM
Anybody have some work for me to do. I'm bored and the TDF isn't on.

Yesterday, between the TDF live audio and my thread about Mt. washington, I didn't start working till after lunch. Now I'm bored out of my mind with little work to do with no real deadline. There aren't enough RBR forums. I've been through them all.

Anybody got a good joke? Maybe some haiku? Funny picture? Where are the podium babes?

I had a car with a bike rack intentionally swerve at me yesterday. What the hell is that about? Must have been a disgruntled MUT user. I'm sitting here festering about what I may do if I see him on the way home again.
Things to think about...jtferraro
Jul 22, 2003 7:53 AM
Re: the TdF live audio on, did you or anybody notice that Phil & Paul aren't quite live? I was listening to the live audio at work on Friday, and called my gf @home, who was watching it on TV. The live audio was behind the live TV broadcast by a few minutes. I also noticed, yesterday, that the live audio on OLN is ALSO behind Velonews' 5-minute text updates!!

Also, as a C'dale enthusiast, what did you think of Simoni's new bike (the carbon and aluminum one)? I've been dying for C'dale to start production of cf road frames and maybe this is a start? I recently took a "Managing Technical Projects" grad class and, for my project, chose Cannondale Carbon Fiber Frame Feasibilty Project. When I first saw/heard of Simoni's new bike I couldn't believe it! I know it is carbon and aluminum and saw Frankie's OLN video clip of it, but don't know anything more about it. What have you heard? I wonder if they'll go full production w/this or go w/an all cf frame in the future?

Good Luck on yer way home today - you sure they guy intentionally swerved at you? Weirdo!

Things to think about...divve
Jul 22, 2003 8:08 AM
From what I heard it's still early days....Cannondale is expecting it to be an '05 bike, as in, released somewhere near July '04...or perhaps a surprise in March.
Thanks. Any idea if it will be full cf or alum & cf? (nm)jtferraro
Jul 22, 2003 11:00 AM
it should be what you've seen already. nmdivve
Jul 22, 2003 3:26 PM
Things to think about...biknben
Jul 22, 2003 8:47 AM
I was told by the C'dale rep to look out for a carbon main triangle bike at the tour. C'dale has dabbled with carbon on the road before. They created some Raven type Al skeleton with cabon sheel frame years ago. Never made it to production.

The swerving driver was pretty blatant. I was waiting in a line of cars at a light. The cars in front of me were waiting to make a right so I just hung out behind them. When the light turned green I was able to keep up with the cars as each of them turned ahead of me. The guy behind me was going straight as I was and apparently thought I should have been more to the right. He used the left turn lane to get next to me and then swerved back when he realized there was a car ahead waiting to make a left turn. I was just a bike length behind the car in front of me the whole time. He timed it just right and went between me and the left turning car as the right turning car got out of the way. I didn't give ground and he squeezed by. After going by, he threw his arm out as if to motion me to stay right. In return I lifted my finger as if to motion him "F" himself. He had a Blackburn trunk rack on the back of his white Saturn. Nice guy :-)
Jul 22, 2003 10:52 AM
I knew C'dale dabbled w/cf w/the Raven but didn't realize they dabbled w/it on a road bike, too. We'll see what happens. The other poster mentioned we should maybe see something next year, being introduced as a '05.

Hmm...that guy does sound a bit disgruntled. Let's just hope he had a bad day at work! I'm certainly not jusifying his actions - just giving him some leeway. I hear you, staying tight w/the cars in front of you. That way, he'd have nothing to gain if you WERE more right.

-Jeff (nm)JS Haiku Shop
Jul 22, 2003 8:01 AM
A new training tool????.Dave Hickey
Jul 22, 2003 8:05 AM
If that doesn't work............Dave Hickey
Jul 22, 2003 8:09 AM
Love Forum at www.bicycling.comterry b
Jul 22, 2003 9:18 AM
If you want to get an idea of just how screwed up the population of our small world really is. Any of the political or religion questions will certainly take your mind off whatever it is you should be doing. Makes the local "Non-cycling Forum" seem almost sane.

Or, visit one of the "bistros" where people eat virtual food and drink virtual coffee while visiting with their virtual friends.

It will take your mind off being bored, just don't get hooked. It's a lot like watching Jerry Springer, you know you shouldn't but gee whiz it's funny.
where's the love?CritLover
Jul 22, 2003 10:11 AM
How come there's no love fourm on RBR? I think there's a lot of love around here... plus it'd give me someplace to gripe about my last date.

And avirtual bistro? I've never heard of these. Do you have a link for a good one? I'd like to see what you're talking about.
try this oneterry b
Jul 22, 2003 10:36 AM

a little short-lived and tame, but you get the idea. if you find you can't get out, I can recommend a nice de-programmer.
sick and disturbing, yet i feel somehow sympathetic. nmJS Haiku Shop
Jul 22, 2003 10:56 AM
me too, I'm sort of an amateur sociologist (nm)terry b
Jul 22, 2003 1:16 PM
You upset somebody over there...Uprwstsdr
Jul 22, 2003 10:59 AM
there is a post titled "RBR Elitist take their shot.." It then posts your above post and ends with "Funny how someone takes shots at people who visit forums, by posting messages to a forum!"
they tend to miss the point (a lot) (nm)terry b
Jul 22, 2003 1:21 PM
They should call it Beckah's Banal Bistro.Sintesi
Jul 22, 2003 5:45 PM
"Hey, what's up."

"Nothing, watching the cat's play."

"Ah, that's nice. Here kitty kitty."

"I like pussy."

"No fair, play nice."


This stuff writes itself.
Be careful with the Bistro'sKristin
Jul 22, 2003 11:31 AM
I heard the chef spits in the food.
I think their forum closely mirrors the magazineCrankYanker
Jul 22, 2003 12:14 PM
Lots of content, nothing of value. They get about 500 new topics by 9 a.m. Most of them are mindless drivel, a waste of time. But he sheer volume of posts will be enough to keep you busy. Then again, you could spend the whole day at a landfill.
Where do you work?KG 361
Jul 22, 2003 11:19 AM
Please don't say "the gov't" =) I could find plenty for you to do here. BTW-where did you get that scale that you had in your Mt washington ride post? I can't wait to see how much mine really weighs. I've only done ballpark figures by weighing myself then me & the bike on my scale that isn't very good.
Where do you work?biknben
Jul 22, 2003 11:44 AM
No, I'm not a gov't employee. Just part of a poorly managed Engineering firm.

That scale in the photo is a Berkley fish scale. I picked it up at an Army/Navy store. If you "google" for Berkley you will find some for about $30.
Thanks. =) nmKG 361
Jul 22, 2003 12:42 PM