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Yes, that is correct. The idea is just to help the company grow as much as possible, continuing to hire and pay others first. I guess I've been acting as a partner in the company for a while now but not been an official equity partner on paper.

Yes 7.5% is more than nothing. I'm trying to figure though if that number is low or high. What do you think based on this information? What does your gut say?

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Interesting idea. How is Training load calculated? Some sort of algorithm that takes into account upcoming race schedule, age, category, past riding schedule?

And 'Pedal force vs. cadence', does this reveal where weak spots are in your stroke? Also does it show you your optimal cadence, based on speed and duration of ride. I think that would be great information to have.

Also, with strava I'd love to see when different sections are starting and ending so I know exactly when to gas it and stop, perhaps even how I'm progressing as I'm riding. This is pretty unrelated though to this app.

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The training load is based on the exponentially weighted moving average of the normalised work of rides, where the normalised work is a number that shows how "hard" a ride is. A one hour time trial is worth 100, so if you do just that every day for a long time, you'll end up with a long-term stress and short-term stress of 100, and a stress balance of 0. There's a longer explanation over on the blog: http://www.cyclinganalytics.com/blog/2012/06/the-training-lo...

This isn't able to show any weak spots in your stroke because this data is only being recorded once every second. I think you need a Wattbike or similar to show exactly what your pedal stroke looks like. I'm not sure how to work out optimal cadence, but it sounds like something worth thinking about.

Are you talking about when you're using the Strava phone app? I haven't used it, but I'd definitely be in favour of it showing when you're starting segments and doing other smart stuff like that. I'm planning on doing a bit more Strava integration with my site too, starting with getting the Strava segments for a ride.

Thanks for your feedback!

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I've used a computrainer before to capture this data, weak spots in pedaling. Not sure how this technology works though.

Yes, Strava phone app. I don't have the fancy smancy garmins/power meters/etc. Does it show though on a Garmin when you enter a segment if you are running Strava?

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It looks like Computrainers capture more data[1]. I'd love it if power meters on bikes also captured this data.

Nah, us Garmin users don't even have an app on our devices, we just upload our data to their website when we get home (just like it works with my site).

1. http://www.racermateinc.com/spinscan.asp

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Great to hear. Congrats. Wish we had something like this in Charlotte, or I could just move to Seattle.

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Or you could just head down to the Steele Creek area or further south to the hotbed of Fort Mill. On a serious note, you haven't explored the Triangle?

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I'm from Seattle visiting Winston for the summer. I was hoping to do some networking here but I haven't been able to find anything industry related. Aside from a few graphic design firms it seems to be a bit of a ghost town. Any ideas?

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Charlotte really suffered with the financial mess as BOFA and Wachovia were the heart of the city. Winston Salem and Greensboro don't have a lot to offer. Asheville is one my favorite cities but just doesn't have a lot going on either unless you're on your own.

The Triangle really is a good place. You've got UNC@Chapel Hill, NC State and Duke all within a short(car) distance. Cisco and NetApp have a large presence out on Kit Creek in the Park in Cary. At the time I left that area I believe Cisco's campus was 12 or 13 buildings and NetApp was up to 4. IBM still has a significant footprint there. And Red Hat is headquartered there.

There is a lot of small startup stuff happening in Durham(American Tobacco District).

Here's a good resource: http://www.downtowndurhamstartups.com/content/startup+direct...

Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill-Morrisville-Cary-Apex : Take your pick and you'll find a lot going on. On a map basically look at the intersection of Highway 55 and 54 and you're looking at the center from everything.

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you should probably just move :)

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It's not what you say, it's what people say about you. Kinda like a popularity contest in high school. If you are quarterback screwing the hot cheerleader, most people are looking/following you (whether they "like" you or not). So, get links. Lots of 'em. source: http://www.seomoz.org/article/search-ranking-factors

Yes, setting up your site based on broad or long tail terms is good foundation...but you can rank your site for words that aren't even on your site. Why do you think disney ranks for 'exit' and 'leave'? http://blog.searchmetrics.com/us/2011/04/14/the-evolution-of...

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I wonder how much he had made from us talking about him here?

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I guess they aren't using GPS. If they did, I wonder I studying other brain increasing activities would give the cabbies even smarter brains.

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It's a point of pride amongst cabbies to have the got past the hurdle of attaining 'the knowledge'. And my guess is that their union will be able to pressure the taxi licensing body not to reduce the hurdle, since that is what keeps the 'riff-raff' out.

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What does a cabbie do if the customer wants to be driven somewhere outside of London? Do they fall back to GPS in that case? Anyone know?

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Actually, won't it be summer in both?

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Yes it would and if you know anything about winter in Canada you'll know that it would be awesome to be in Chile instead of the cold north.

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Depending on where you live and work in Montréal, though, venturing outdoors in winter can be almost completely optional. That can be both a blessing and a curse. I lived a workaholic life there for a while and I hear the city's very nice -- but since both my apartment and my office (and the grocery store, restaurants, etc.) were connected to the Metro, I've never actually seen it.

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Yeah the underground city is pretty awesome and useful. There are days when you might have to carry a shovel with you(don't think I'm kidding it's not an uncommon sight) when walking outside in the winter but last few winters have been pretty mild (ok last year had a good amount of snow). Global warming's helping ;p

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I don't know anything about it but doesn't sound like much fun, winter in Canada.

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No need to bash if you don't know anything about it. Winter in Canada is better than most places. Instead of getting lots of rain you get lots of snow. It's nice to have more than 2 or 3 seasons.

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> Winter in Canada is better than most places. Instead of getting lots of rain you get lots of snow.

You obviously don't live in Vancouver, where it rains virtually every day for the 6 months of winter (and I say this as someone who lived there for 5 years). Very SAD.

And in Toronto that snow very quickly turns to dirty slush. Gets old real fast.

There's a reason Canadians who move to California tend to stay there. (Well, assuming they can get a green card. I didn't, which is why I'm now in Melbourne.)

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The post mentions Montreal. Where it does snow, it rains seldom during winter and sunny, but cold, days are the norm from December to March. You can't generalize on the weather in a 10 million square kilometer country.

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Agree 100%. Look at ways to get each page indexed with original quality content.

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Yes, there is content. I started this idea but it has just been me talking about how others are nice to me.

How do I get others to participate? Any thoughts?

I was thinking of getting a sponsor to provide a prize to the winner every week.

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What kind of reports?

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