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Apr 6, 2008 4:15 pm

I have cable internet access, so download speeds are good; except when I come to this website. Does anyone else have this problem? I feel like I've still got dial-up, when accessing this site.

 
Not sure if it's because of heavy traffic or what, but it's becoming a hassle.
 
Gee, I remember the "old" days, when I'd have to wait about a minute to download one page to the next. It was nothing to spend a couple hours just to pull-up what I wanted. Now, I'm in and out (with more sites to visit), in less than an hour.
 
Oh yeah, I remember when all the internet sites were published in something resembling a phone book.
 
Now, 'cuse me while I go recharge my wheelchair battery; the young'uns are coming over later. I'm 50 years old later on this month; depression city, man, depression city...
Apr 6, 2008 4:25 pm

I agree. Time to upgrade servers?

Apr 6, 2008 8:12 pm
Ashland:

I agree. Time to upgrade servers?

 
 
YES!!!!!
Apr 6, 2008 11:52 pm

I agree.

Apr 7, 2008 9:27 am

It seems it has been poor just the past few weeks.  I often can't reply to messages or even pull some IM's up.

Apr 7, 2008 1:52 pm

Very slow.



Dobe, I've got a few years on you and I biked 2 hours in 40 degree rain and wind yesterday. The good news is my bod is still able. The bad news, the oldtimers makes it impossible to tell good weather from bad. Better to be over the hill than buried under it!


Apr 7, 2008 2:05 pm

Not here. My computer is still running at High Speed. (Glad to know my $1300.00 a month is going to good use!)

 
Miss J
Apr 7, 2008 2:50 pm
BondGuy:

Very slow.



Dobe, I've got a few years on you and I biked 2 hours in 40 degree rain and wind yesterday.



 
Gee, all you had to do was call. I would have given you a ride to the liquor store.
 
Seriously though, that's outstanding!
 
But it blows away my "too old for that" excuse, so I'll just imagine that you're nuts to go out in that kind of weather.... Yes, that's better. Now, I don't feel so bad for being out of shape, ahhhhhhhh. Oh yeah, next time you're out, pick-up some Krispy Kreme donuts for me.
Apr 7, 2008 6:10 pm

I've been having issues with the quote function and replying to PMs.  I notice it only happens when that big blue options banner is at the top of the screen.  Which seems to be all the time these days. 

Apr 7, 2008 10:03 pm
doberman:
BondGuy:

Very slow.



Dobe, I've got a few years on you and I biked 2 hours in 40 degree rain and wind yesterday.



 
Gee, all you had to do was call. I would have given you a ride to the liquor store.
 
Seriously though, that's outstanding!
 
But it blows away my "too old for that" excuse, so I'll just imagine that you're nuts to go out in that kind of weather.... Yes, that's better. Now, I don't feel so bad for being out of shape, ahhhhhhhh. Oh yeah, next time you're out, pick-up some Krispy Kreme donuts for me.
 
Eat to ride-ride to eat! Off we go to to get some donuts!
 
Actually I'm trying to get ready for the riding season and have a late start. I'm planning on riding my bicycle from Jersey to Florida. My kids think I'm nuts but if you visit www.crazyguyonabike.com you'll see that despite the name a lot of people ride a lot farther. And a good number of those people are older than we are. So NJ to FL isn't that big a deal. I'm figuring 1400 miles to Key West at about 50 miles a day. From Key West I'll take the Key West Express Ferry up to Ft Myers. Ride to my son's house in Cape Coral, box the bike and trailer to ship them UPS back to NJ, and then hop on a flight back home.
 
The big problem is the 30 days or so it's gonna take to do this. That's too much time out of the office. I might have Homer follow me as a sag wagon mobile office. Still haven't figured it all out yet including whether to go for this year or next. But. it's a done deal, it's gonna happen.
The good news with a ride like that, All the Krispy Kremes you can stand. And Little Debbies, and Chocolate Chip Ice cream, Chips Alloy Chocolate Chip Cookies, Lays Sour Cream and Onion Potato Chips, Cheezits...
Apr 8, 2008 11:55 am

+1 on the water. One ride on the Jersey Turnpike will confirm the crazy factor.


Apparently in my post above i invented a new cookie, the Chips Alloy. I'm sure it's healthy  despite the metalic after taste. Us crazy biker types will eat anything!
 
 
Apr 8, 2008 5:46 pm

Bondguy,

 
Whenever I'm on the stationary bike for too long, the "boys" go numb for about 10-15 minutes after I get off (and that's for just a 30 minute ride!). I've seen the "special" bike seats that prevent this problem. What kind of bike seat do you use? Oh yeah, if you answer the regular kind, then your "boys" are made of steel!
Apr 8, 2008 10:14 pm

iceco1d:

ditto on the options banner spiff...

AGREED!

 
 
-Everyone, write a pm (that is if you are able) and tell the admins to take the freaking banner down. Advertise on your magazine page.
Apr 9, 2008 1:17 pm
doberman:

Bondguy,

 
Whenever I'm on the stationary bike for too long, the "boys" go numb for about 10-15 minutes after I get off (and that's for just a 30 minute ride!). I've seen the "special" bike seats that prevent this problem. What kind of bike seat do you use? Oh yeah, if you answer the regular kind, then your "boys" are made of steel!
 
Ah, hmm, I don't know without looking and the bikes are there and I'm here.
 
The seats on my bikes are the stock seats that came with the bikes. The two bikes I put the most miles on are relatively new, 2004, 05, and both have the ergonomically correct boyz savin seats. That said, i'm looking for a new seat for the touring bike because the butt's not liking it. I've heard good things about Selle and Terry.
 
Two resources are your local bike shop and www.bikeforums.net . Don't buy from Wally world. It's worth the extra dough to by from a shop. Make sure you talk to someone who knows seats, like the shop owner or mgr. Seats range from $25 to over $100. A good seat can be had for the $40-$60 range.
 
If you go to the general section thread on that website and ask you will get many choices.
 
One other thing to consider buying would be padded cycling underwear. it's available in boxer or tighty whitey style and can worn under regular clothing. It may not help with the boyz, but it will help with the overall comfort.
 
Lastly, if you use cycling shorts, on an exercycle or bicycle you need to go commando.  Undies add a layer that hold sweat and sweat is bad when held against your skin for any length of time. I know, more than you wanted to know.
Apr 9, 2008 2:24 pm
MISS JONES:

Not here. My computer is still running at High Speed. (Glad to know my $1300.00 a month is going to good use!)

 
Miss J
 
 Don't make too many posts through work--they can read everyone of your inputs, replys, and posts--at GP Central!