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He doesn't be allowed to purchase things on internet nor at physical stores anymore
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This doesn't seem awful, but I could have done better.
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Ragball cricket bat. Such a bad idea.
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wow
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I hate moving more than anything.
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Moving sucks.  I can think of several things that are worse, but moving is way up there.
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Smells, sounds. Stuff keeps conspiring to trigger memories of deployments. Today it was the smell of diesel and dust as I walked by a working excavator and industrial air compressor.
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A San Francisco bike group unhappy with a crackdown on cyclists who run stop signs is protesting the law by obeying it in critical mass style.
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+Eric Hansen I did. I live out here, and I see this. If you want to block me, go ahead.
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I've had a number with T-mo since 2012. I've always gotten calls for a Tiffany Battle since getting this number. They tapered off for a while as I told various creditors and bill collectors this wasn't her number, but recently they've picked up again. Pretty sure she's using the number to dump on whatever she wants to scam. I've got an address in Blacklick. Part of me wants to visit, part of me doesn't want to be arrested.
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Also, its worth noting even though I had a number blacklisted the OS allowed a call to come through because the person called 3 times within minutes, so I did install an app as a second line of defense. But with the blanket option of all non-contact numbers being blacklisted, the OS hasn't messed up yet. You get a notification too so you know its working. 
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I didn't post much about it this year, because I did fuck all special training, but I did an Olympic #triathlon on Sunday. You may have seen the Strava posts of my ride and run, and apparently that's all I am going to get. My times were not recorded by the electronic equipment at all. Right now, they're "working 'around the clock' to reconstruct my race", or translated into English, working to come up with some plausible bullshit numbers. Pretty fuckin' pissed.

Anyway. The bike segment was the highlight of the day, because, you know, bikes. I sucked ass at the swim, and most everyone in my category was already on the road. I caught up a shiiiiitload of people, and never got passed. After passing a neverending stream of hybrid riders down the 13 mile sprint segment, I turned onto the loop that was only ridden by those in the Olympic length event. Very first thing that you encountered, a six lane road ground up for construction, with two strips of new pavement laid over the ground segments. There were six 2" bumps in the course. The organizers had people pointing and yelling about the bumps, everyone was slowing down.... so I accelerated and hopped all of them cross style. Bike handling, yo.

Pretty much right after that, I passed a guy taking a drink from his handlebar penis. I genuinely said "Yeah! Keep it up, man!" as I flew past. I realized right away that would be misconstrued. So I sorta made it into a game after that. The best one was a dude going slightly slower than me. I decided not to pass, because there was a corner imminent. I yelled forward "take the corner like you want! I'll pass after." The guy started weaving indecisively all over the course. I said again "Just take the corner however you want to!", so he sorta half-assed a paint-to-paint turn, and I accelerated through the apex behind him. This turn was on to the steepest descent of the course. I could hear him clunking through the gears, trying to accelerate, so I started making diesel race car sounds (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5Xf39cjaL8) as I shifted through my 11ty billion gears. I reached 50-12 and said "OH NOES I'M OUT OF GEARS!" while tapping the upshift button. Then I spun up to 110 RPM, put my chin onto the stem, and left him far behind. Of course, once you go down a hill, you've got to go back up! I passed like 10 people climbing out of that river valley.

I reached the dismount line, got my feet out of my shoes, but realized they'd drag on the ground if I just ran it into the transition. So I carried the bike cross style into Ohio Stadium. My GPS says I did the 40k in 1:02ish.

It is no exaggeration to say the last time I ran was this event last year. I mean that in the most literal way. I am quite sure i've not even jogged for a moment in the past year. Did the first two miles in under 15 minutes, which proved I am at the most fit state i've ever been in for my entire life. Maybe I should run more so my knees, hips, and ankles don't feel like total shit. I was running in fivefingers on mixed concrete and asphalt, btw.

All in all, I think my sister beat me. She started one swim corral behind me, exited the water before me, I passed her about 2/3rds through the bike, and she finished just a few minutes after me. She also didn't train at all in the last few months owing to a dislocated tibia and other things. She was riding a Cannondale BadBoy, which is literally a Caffeine F3 26" mountain bike with 28-622 tires on, and a 48/36/26 crankset. She needs a proper road bike.

Anyway! Everyone  i've talked to in person has said "that's bullshit, you should get a refund". That includes my co-workers, and my other sister who doesn't even sport at all. What do you think?
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Oh. I can do that from breast stroke only.
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I hear this is pretty good, or something. Didn't quite keep it under an hour, never got passed, caught up all the people that passed me in the swim.
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The bidon cage display looks pretty bleak. I think I'll go grab some colors from the stock room.


...what the shit, buyers!?
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They never went back.
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Occupation
Student/Bike Tech
Employment
  • Bike Source
    Technician, 2014 - present
  • Worcester's Sales and Service
    Service Writer, 2010 - 2012
  • U.S. Army
    33W, 1999 - 2008
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Currently
Columbus, OH
Previously
Cleveland, OH - Charlotte, NC - Hohenfels, Germany - Sierra Vista, AZ - Anjung-Ri , Korea - Balad, Iraq - Athens, GA - Killeen, TX - Taji, Iraq - Ganghwa-gun, Incheon, South Korea
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Is a jerk.
Introduction
I like to make stuff, to understand how things work, then to break things apart and make new things out of them.

Hobbies are like clothes to me; they wear out, and I get some new ones, except I never really throw the old hobbies away, so the analogy breaks down. Right now, I cycle pretty extensively. Ok, rather a lot.

Five things I like almost as much as riding a bike:
1: Looking at my bikes.
2: Talking about my bikes.
3. Reading websites about bikes.
4. Thinking about what bike i'm going to buy or build next.
5. Bacon.

Some things i've previously enjoyed as much as biking: SCA heavy combat, amateur radio, video games, firearms.

I'm attempting to learn the mandolin. I *love* music I have not heard before, particularly melodic metal or metal using unconventional instrumentation.

I am an Atheist, and will make posts regarding such, but I respect your right to believe in whatever you want.

If you hate homosexuals, feel free to never discuss such with me.

I'm pretty acerbic, and my sense of humor has been described as 'extreme', but I hope that doesn't stop you from reading the crap I post.
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Education
  • Ohio State University
    Electrical Engineer, 2012 - present
  • Army Electronic Warfare School
    Systems Integrator/Maintainer, 1999 - 2000
  • Army Electronic Warfare School
    Hunter UAV Avionics/Power System Maintainer, 2002 - 2002
  • Army Electronic Warfare School
    Shadow UAV Repairman, 2006 - 2006
  • U.S. Army Leadership Development School at Grafenwöhr
    NCO Professional Development., 2005 - 2005
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Skyssx, @YoureAFanOfMine
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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
No place to lock up a bike, doesn't allow bikes in store.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
I improperly installed a crank set from a single speed kit, resulting in the left side arm being slowly destroyed. I called ALL the shops in Columbus, no one had a used crank arm in 165mm. One had a new Sugino Messenger arm, but at quite a steep price. Paradise Garage keeps Origin-8 crank arms in stock in all sizes just for things like this. I was able to properly install the new arm that weekend. It's been three weeks now, and my bike is still going strong.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Good location. Free air for your tires!
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reviewed 2 years ago
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Visited this place with my fiancee when she was in town. We both ordered from the local special menu, her a fruit and pork dish, me the steak. I ordered medium-rare and received well done. On bringing this to the waitresses attention, I received another steak, again well done. Not a single bit of pink was showing in either steak. I don't know how you get to be a chef in a place that sells $22 steaks but still can't cook one medium rare. The pork dish was good, but nothing I couldn't have cooked at home. I'll not be going here again.
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Food: Poor - FairDecor: GoodService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
GREAT in store selection and very courteous service. However, I will never special order another part. I had some tires on order for two months. First, I was told the tires were on their stock order, and that they would be in that Monday (three days). I ordered them, then called every other week. I was always told "they're not in yet, but they will be soon". One month in, I found out that the tires had never been ordered AT ALL! To compound that, they had the wrong size down for my name in the computer! At that point, I put half down, and the correct tires were ordered. Two MORE weeks, and I find that the tires STILL have not been ordered! The explanation was that the tires are now sold out nationwide. The tires were always in stock at several retailers online, for less money. Last thing I was told, was that they would definitely be in within the next two weeks, and that Columbus doesn't get snow in November. That deadline passed, still no tires, and NO CALL. I asked for and was refunded my money on Wednesday the 21st of November in the afternoon. In driving to Michigan, I got caught up in a traffic jam in Delaware. During that time, I ordered the tires from an online retailer. The local store could have, at any time, bought the tires at that same online retailer and sold them to me at 28.7% mark-up, free shipping. I received a shipping confirmation from the online retailer within an hour. Later on in the drive, around 7, the owner of Baer Wheels called and said he had finally ordered the tires and they were on the way. Apparently, apparently two months is the minimum time for parts orders.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
I did not buy my bike at Eddy's, I purchased it over a decade ago in Arizona. I had previously replaced almost every part five years ago while living in Germany, so my ride is a real Frankenbike! I had a few issues and I was sick of trying to figure them out on my own. First, my derailleur always looked like it was sitting at an angle. They quickly showed me how the hanger was bent and fixed it on the spot. I also had a torn tooth on one of my chain rings. They ordered a new, larger set, and it came in a week later. The set would not fit although all printed materials said it should. They were able to find out my bike had a bottom bracket that was smaller than originally equipped and I needed a longer one. Once again, they fixed it while I waited, but it took a bit longer this time. Great service. Large dressing room with bench and mirror, too.
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Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago