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Work networking issues resolved; Trek Madone update.

Thursday, August 1, 2013 by  
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In yesterday’s blog I wrote about what an incredibly long and stressful work week its been. I’m pleased to report that yesterday my 3-day nightmare finally ended. I won’t get into the boring technical details, but the gist is that the network problems were caused by some damaged fiber optic cabling. Thankfully the damaged fiber was not located in a difficult to access area, and was easily repaired. The affected network was still running clean when I went to bed, and I slept like a baby. When I woke up this morning I realized I was holding my breath while I checked the interface: 100% clean. 🙂

By the way, the network in question has nothing to do with JSF or any of the JSF web sites.


So I got in a short (27.2 kilometer) ride yesterday morning, and I felt pretty bad. This was no doubt due to the stressful situation at work. When I first started to ride my speed was much lower than normal–so much so that I thought something was wrong with my Garmin. I literally flipped through the settings on my Edge 500 as I rode, thinking I’d left it set up for my Fuel mountain bike or something. Nope, the Garmin was set for my Madone. I normally ride the route I took yesterday with an average speed of about 20.3+ MPH when I’m riding solo, but yesterday my average speed was just 19.6 MPH (and I was hurting).

Despite a great night of sleep I’m still feeling a little run down this morning, and may take the day off from exercise.

Speaking of my Madone, I want to give an update on what’s going on with its bottom bracket issues.

Trek has continued to stay in contact with me (most recently yesterday) while their engineers work on finding a permanent solution to the problems I’ve been experiencing. I’ve mentioned several times how impressed I’ve been with Trek’s customer service, and the personal care the Trek representatives I’ve been working with have given me. Trek is obviously a large company with a lot of big names riding for them, yet they are providing a relative nobody like me with a level of service that one doesn’t see too often these days. Even though my Madone’s bottom bracket issue is not yet resolved, at this stage of the game there is no doubt in my mind that Trek is 100% committed to finding a permanent solution–whatever that takes. I think we’re getting close to a final resolution. I’ll keep you all posted.

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