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    What did you learn today?

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    Ummm.....I don't think I learned anything new today.

    Yesterday was a much different story though.
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    Today I "learned" how to bunny hop over things. I knew in theory how to do it before but could never quite make it work

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    I learned that Malistryx will never have sex with me.
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    The largest nuclear bomb ever detonated was the "Tsar Bomba" at a 50Mt yield.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress View Post
    I learned that Malistryx will never have sex with me.
    So you learned what was already obvious to the rest of humanity?

    I learned that arugula tastes like slightly spicy mud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Second Mouse View Post
    So you learned what was already obvious to the rest of humanity?
    You'd do me.
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    ....gets the cheese Second Mouse's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress View Post
    You'd do me.
    Oh yeah--in a heartbeat.


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    That the delete key on SpongeDad's keyboard is the REALLY big one I couldn't see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malistryx View Post
    Today I "learned" how to bunny hop over things. I knew in theory how to do it before but could never quite make it work
    I've been bunnyhopping, in some form or another, since 2001.

    I learned that shiny metal stuff attracts *******s who want drugs.
    Ten tenths.

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    I learned that cylcocross is possible on my Scott.

    I learned that clippin' out when going up a 5% grade in 53x21 can be done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BugsInMyTeeth View Post
    So let's hear the bunny hopping pointers...
    You asked for it:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUtxsfuymxc

    Ten tenths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BugsInMyTeeth View Post
    Somehow I knew Counter Strike would work its way into your answer.
    What else could you possibly expect other than an FPS?
    Ten tenths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BugsInMyTeeth View Post
    Any chance you know how to do so in RL on an MTB?

    (if so.. post the pointers, otherwise.. STFU.. (jk ) )
    I haven't done it on a MTB, but I've been bhopping sticks, manhole covers and storm drains for about three years on my roadbikes.
    Ten tenths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BugsInMyTeeth View Post
    I waited.. but since you insist.. Ok.. on a roadie.. mtb, or any other bike for that matter... any pointers for a successful bunny hop?

    (teaching is a big part of learning).
    I simply shift my weight back (ass off of the saddle, but your junk should be kinda touching the back of it), put some pressure on the pedals (which should be parallel to the ground), and pull up on the bars while juking my body forward (a little) and up.

    This will get me about 4-5 CM in the air, which is enough to clear debris when you are traveling 40 KPH.
    Ten tenths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BugsInMyTeeth View Post
    Very good Tug.

    Now remember boys and girls.. junk should be slightly touching the back of saddle.

    +1

    Very slightly.

    You don't want to whale your gear when you thrust.
    Ten tenths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BananaTugger View Post
    I put some pressure on the pedals (which should be parallel to the ground), and pull up on the bars while juking my body forward (a little) and up.

    This will get me about 4-5 CM in the air, which is enough to clear debris when you are traveling 40 KPH.


    On a MTB you want to preload those pedals since the bike is so much heavier. Pump your legs like you would on a skate/surfboard, then imagine yourself jumping up and pulling the bike under your legs and arms as you pull up and over.

    Just like an ollie. Sort of.



    Today I learned about hot chicks that ride bicycles in Canada. (Thanks randya)

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    It seems as though I have to relearn the same thing every other day. I can't count on anyone but myself. Everyone else is just so unreliable and can't be there for you. ****.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mirona View Post
    It seems as though I have to relearn the same thing every other day. I can't count on anyone but myself. Everyone else is just so unreliable and can't be there for you. ****.

    I've been learning this the hard way everyday for a week now.



    No matter how many hot chicks I date, or cool buds I hang with, at the end of the day I'm alone.


    Without purpose, that could be hell. Today I learned that the remedy for disappointment is to make an appointment with yourself, do something constructive in that time, and then repeat.

    You would be amazed at how many millions of people reach out to the unneedy every day to offer their help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serendipper View Post
    No matter how many hot chicks I date, or cool buds I hang with, at the end of the day I'm alone.
    My life in a nutshell. Stupid nutshell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mirona View Post
    My life in a nutshell. Stupid nutshell.


    You'll find your pants man. Don't fret.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BugsInMyTeeth View Post
    This is boarderline existentioanlism.

    Weeee!

    So what did YOU learn today?
    There might be too many "o"'s in there.

    Just sayin'.
    Ten tenths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BugsInMyTeeth View Post
    Excellent.

    So you're saying that you learned today that bugz is a brutally whicked terrible speeler.
    Yes.

    I have also learned that a piece of legal size paper taped to your desk makes a kickass mousepad.
    Ten tenths.

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    It's not philosopy...



    ...it's just that, when you learn stuff, your mind tends to start thinking. Then you get depressed. Then you start to forget a little...then you drink some whisky, or ride your bike down that dangerously dumb hill, or hook up with the girl you know is no good for you...then you forget a lot and start to become happy and grin.

    Until that fateful day comes when you become a little less dumb, and the hurtin' begins again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BugsInMyTeeth View Post
    Was reading up on Fast Neutron Reactors today.

    A different approach to fission, or at least to most fission reactors in North America. No moderator is used, and the coolant is some sort of liquid metal.

    Wild.
    Sodium, if I recall. And I think the byproducts are a little more bomb-friendly.....Plutionium and such....
    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    Yet more proof that I'm.. well, pretty much right about everything.

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