7 lbs Pale Malt Extract
2 lbs. Ground Weyermann's Carafoam Crystal Malt
5.5 - 6.0 Gallons of Water
1.5 ounces of Challenger Hops (10.1%) Boiling
.75 ounce of Saaz Hops (3.4%) Finishing
1.75 ounce package of Wyeast 1007 German Ale Yeast
Specific Gravity Came to 1.053
Update Jan7 - Racked to Secondary Fermentation and added a half ounce of Saaz to Dry Hop.
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We had a nice strong (up to 20 MPH) south wind blowing when I hooked up with Terry at 7:30. We hammered it straight into the wind for 25 miles down to White Rock Lake. At the lake we hooked up with Dave DeSosa. Dave showed us how to get from the lake down to I30. We hopped on the access road and followed that to US80. A couple of miles before we got to Forney, the access road ran out. We could either get on the highway or turn around. Since none of us had been out that way before we decided NOT to follow the original plan. So we turned back around and then FINALLY (after 45 miles) we turned North.
We followed East Fork which turned into Bobtown Road to Rowlett Road. From there we took the usual route home through Sachse. When I pulled into the homestead I had 65.4 miles. Terry reported 67 miles.
I was really happy to get the miles in, but the wind was insane!
HR Ave 139, Max 173
Speed: Ave 15.3, Max 29.6
Cad: Ave 76, Max 107
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I got a pair of these really cool CalienToes from Pearl Izumi.
For those colder days, how about these booties from Bergamo?
And how about this jacket from New Balance?
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I had logged about 33 miles when Terry and Jane peeled off for home. It was around 9:30 which meant that the riders from RBM should have been in the area. I guessed that they might have got a late start and that they would be behind me as I rode towards home. Sure enough just a block before home, I saw them closing in on me. Since I could not feel my feet, I figured I might as well pick up a few more miles.
Two weeks ago it was cold enough that they had combined the top two groups. When they caught me I surmised that this was the fast group. But I would not be sure until we got to the point where the routes diverged in Sachse.
Sure enough it was the fast group. I actually survived the first several hills. Usually I get dropped on the first hill. I was hanging in there pretty well. Until I realized that the guy I was drafting on was dropped from the front group. By the time he moved aside, it was too late.
So I hammered solo for about 10 miles with my HR above 180 (90% Max). There was a group of three behind me. I was able to keep up with the main group but not close any ground. I dropped the group behind.
Finally I was spent. I had less than ten miles to home. Eventually the group of three caught me. I was so hammered that I could not even keep up with them. I took the shortcut around the light at 78 and that got me in front of the group of three. They passed me a second time on Murphy Road less than a mile from home.
With discretion the better part of valor, I peeled off with 55 miles in 3.5 hours. It took about 20 minutes with the hair dryer pointed at my toes before I could actually feel my feet!
Ride Time: 3:24
HR: 185 Max, 147 Ave
Distance: 55 miles
Ave Speed: 16.1
Max Speed: 30.0
Ave CAD: 79
Max CAD: 98
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Logan and Reagan were watching the movie and sure enough there is Lindsey LowHands and she DOES look like Logan.
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Certainly I am not a master of the Queens English, but at the same time, re-reading my post, I felt like I offered a fair assessment of the service and of his approach.
He went on to say...
As a point of clarification, Freeway doesn’t lock you into 1 supplier, just like banking with one bank doesn’t lock you into just using that 1 financial institution. Freeway is akin to banking online in that it provides our clients with a [free] facilitator of our services, supported by unparalleled functionality in translation memory management, CMS connectivity, and front-end dashboard management/reporting.What advantage is a centralized content management system, if I can only use it with one supplier? I can use Freeway with Lionbridge and I can get my Freeway data and then manually sync that with other suppliers. Got it. I am not "locked in". But, how did that add value to my efforts? It did not. I only get business value if I limit my service providers to Lionbridge. Right?
My friend told me that Freeway was like Salesforce.Com. Its not, of course, but lets try to use the anology. If I chose to work some of my projects with Lionbridge and some of my projects with SDL, that would be like having half of my sales yahoos using Salesforce while the other half were using ACT. So the lead management team would need to get the data from both applications and work with the IT Department to create an application to synchronize that data. Now that's adding value!
So. Freeway is a lock in play. I applaud Lionbridge in its innovation. But it is what it is!
If Lionbridge want to capture our attention, then make the service available to anyone for free. Suppliers and Translators. For free. Make the service a market place where Lionbridge can compete against anyone. In that event I might be willing to use Freeway. The advantage to Lionbridge is that they have the ultimate edge in competing for services against any suppliers since they are hosting the marketplace.
And if you were wondering about my friend on Linked In, there is no need. Since he refused to forward my message, I had no choice but to nuke him as a connection. So Sorry!
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Even a year ago he was too damn big for that aquarium. I tried in vain to get Marissa to take slider back to the pond in the park next to the field where we found him. But that plan was going no where. So I decided to build a Slider pond on the side of the house:
Marissa promptly went down to the pet store and got a slider a girlfriend who she named Sammy. I don't have a picture of Sammy because she buried herself for the winter.
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Their first game was against that team that they lost to in that fourth game mentioned above. Revenge worked wonders and they pulled off a 1-0 win. Then they played against a Division 2 team. (Basically the top 30 teams in Dallas are broken into three Divisions - D2 represents the teams ranked 11-20. Marissa's team is not in the top 30.) But for the first time is six attempts they finally pulled off a win beating this D2 team. They lost tonight against another D2 team. But they finished tied for fourth out of 12 teams in the Tournament.
Better yet they are really playing well. Its a thing a of beauty!
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November 1 - 30 min 8.0 on the LeMond trainer
November 2 - Dr. Bunzo #6
November 3 - 1200m Swim (12x100)
November 4 - 56.8 Miles Bike - 3:23, 16.8 ave MPH, 83 ave CAD.
November 6 - 5 mile run (40 min)
November 7 - 1200m Swim (12x100)
November 8 - 12.8 mile bike (46 min) (circuits) 16.4 ave MPH
November 9 - 1600m Swim (8x100m, 200m, 500m, 100m)
November 10 - Dr. Bunzo #7
November 11 -
November 12 -
November 13 - 11 mile Lifecycle (30 min)
November 14 - 2000 Swim (3x500+5x100)
November 15 - 30 min lifecycle 8.2 miles 106 ave CAD
November 16 - 2500m Swim (500 WU, 500, 400, 300, 200, 100, 500 WD)
November 17 - Dr. Bunzo #8
November 18 - 18.6 Miles Bike 1:06 (8 laps at the Crit Course)
November 19 -
November 20 -
November 21 -
November 22 - 36 Miles Bike 2:14, 16.1 ave MPH, with Terry and Jane.
November 23 -
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November 25 -
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November 27 - Dr. Bunzo #9
November 28 - 3.5 mile run!! 30 min
November 29 - All day meeting at work....Makes me nuts....
November 30 -
Bike: 151.4 miles
Swim: 8500 meters
Run: 8.5 miles
Back to October
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Generally the treatment includes a 45 minute nap and generally I am taking this treatment in the middle of the day. There is nothing better than getting a nap in during the work day! So the bottom line is that the acupuncture is working well for me. I'm digging it!
Sadly my knee is still acting up when I run. As a result I have not been running. But I have been swimming like a freaking fish (4500 meters this week) and riding the bike (26 miles today at 32 freaking degrees.)
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