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by Alan
Fri May 22, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Artifact
Replies: 158
Views: 7051

Re: Artifact

Me too.
by Alan
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Chess
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Re: Chess

Part of the stumbling block for me has always been the openings. I hate to memorize stuff like that, just like build orders in Starcraft, which makes me noncompetitive. Yeah, that's exactly the misconception about openings (theory vs principles) that is one of the reasons people never try to learn ...
by Alan
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Chess
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Re: Chess

I should mention that I do really enjoy chess now though!
by Alan
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Chess
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Chess

Does anyone play? Back in December during AJ's winter break, I took the week off. The McDonald's that Maggie's mom used to take the kids to pre-Covid had touchscreen games at some of the tables, and AJ's favorite game on it was this 3-person tic tac toe game, which he wanted to play with me, but sin...
by Alan
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Artifact
Replies: 158
Views: 7051

Re: Artifact

Would be nice if they let you trade in your cards for credit towards whatever it is they’re going to sell in the future.

I guess I’ll try this when I get access.
by Alan
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: I think it's back to normal
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: I think it's back to normal

I’m glad my bicycling diary turned out to be useful!
by Alan
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Legends of Runeterra
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: Legends of Runeterra

I tried it out. It feels similar to Eternal, very combo-heavy and a lot of card interactions that need to be played in the right order.

Seems like a decent time-waster on mobile once that comes out.
by Alan
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Bicycles
Replies: 66
Views: 19354

Re: Bicycles

I converted my steel Trek bike to a gravel bike: trek gravel.jpg The new wheels are 650b, and I put some tubeless 38mm tires on them. It was a pain setting up the tubeless tires; I spent like 2 hours unsuccessfully getting them to seat properly then learned that I was supposed to put two layers of t...
by Alan
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Legends of Runeterra
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Legends of Runeterra

Open beta starts today. Jonathan have you looked into this at all? Seems like kind of a mishmash of Hearthstone and Artifact.
by Alan
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Bicycles
Replies: 66
Views: 19354

Re: Bicycles

by Alan
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Bicycles
Replies: 66
Views: 19354

Re: Bicycles

Crank length affects your fit in two ways: one you need to adjust the height of your saddle so that your leg has the right amount of extension at the bottom of your pedal stroke and two you need to adjust how fore/aft the saddle is so that the front of your knee is directly above the pedal (using a ...
by Alan
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Bicycles
Replies: 66
Views: 19354

Re: Bicycles

The Chorus crankset is 172.5 mm, as are the Centaur and my 105 cranks. Maggie's used to a 165 mm so mine may be a bit too long for her. But she can probably try it out.
by Alan
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Bicycles
Replies: 66
Views: 19354

Re: Bicycles

Facebook Marketplace is a shitshow. On Monday, Maggie had to work so I had to come up with someplace to take the kids. I've been keeping an eye out for good deals on Marketplace and Craigslist since all I have for Maggie's bike is the frame and fork. Well, I came across a listing for an unspectacula...
by Alan
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Bicycles
Replies: 66
Views: 19354

Re: Bicycles

I needed help from a bike shop mechanic to get the fixed cup of the bottom bracket removed . The previous owner had not put any grease, lube, or anti-seize on the threads so it had seized. The headset is a little bit of an odd one, the Stronglight B10 , that has a plastic cup and roller bearings ins...
by Alan
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Bicycles
Replies: 66
Views: 19354

Re: Bicycles

I have a new project! I had floated the idea of building up an old steel bike for Maggie a while ago and she was excited about it. So for the past couple months I’ve been on the lookout for a quality vintage steel frame that I could get for cheap. There were several nice bikes I missed out on. The f...
by Alan
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Bicycles
Replies: 66
Views: 19354

Re: Bicycles

Sometime before next year's Belgian Waffle Ride I plan to convert the Trek bike into more of an all-road/semi-gravel bike. I'm planning to put either IRC Serac or IRC Marbella tires on my old wheels and go tubeless. I can't go bigger than my current 25c tires on my Ridley, but the Trek should let me...
by Alan
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Bicycles
Replies: 66
Views: 19354

Re: Bicycles

Ended up getting a Specialized Power Expert. Very comfortable, way more comfortable than my old saddle.

Also picked up my first set of carbon aero wheels, the Prime BlackEdition 50s. Inexpensive compared to other carbon wheels but even on sale the pair still cost $800.
by Alan
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Bicycles
Replies: 66
Views: 19354

Re: Bicycles

I just took off Erik's training wheels. Too bad the tube I repaired the flat in, got another flat when he was taking his first longer ride down the street. Probably a spoke or something broke free and is piercing the tube :-\ It's the rear wheel, so taking the wheel off is more of a pain. yay Still...
by Alan
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Amazon's Wheel of Time
Replies: 2
Views: 291

Amazon's Wheel of Time

Rosamund Pike will be Moiraine.

I think that is an absolute, spot-on, perfect casting choice.
by Alan
Tue May 07, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Bicycles
Replies: 66
Views: 19354

Re: Bicycles

I finished the bike last week. Cutting the cable housings was a bit of an adventure, I think I cut the front brake housing a little short which will probably lead to premature cable wear but I don't think it's a big enough problem to buy extra cable housing for it. I then had an issue with the chain...