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    TQ: changing the world one non-cyclist at a time

    I spent all of last night teaching my buddy how to give his cheap Kona hybrid a tune up. I ordered him a set of brake/shift cables/housing and explained to him why all the stuff on his bike was running like crap.

    Had him clean the cassette and chain rings and deraillure, scrubbed off old brake crud on his rims then helped him install all the new cables while explaining how the various components worked. He seemed to enjoy getting his hands dirty (not something he does very often) and was eager to do all the work himself...a good thing.

    So today, with his spanking "new" bike, i took him for a ride. I had planned on 12 miles if he could do it but let him set the pace and path...we ended up doing 16 @ 15mph. Not shabby for someone on their first ride, essentially, and on a 25 pound hybrid that is too big for him.

    Yatta yatta yatta we discussed the bores of running and in the end he said "We should do this more often". He did laugh at my lycra, but i warned him that he may look as much of a dweeb as me, and on mile 7 said his butt was getting numb and he could see the use of padded shorts.

    Good stuff...

    Next Mission: The girlfriend wants to get a bike. There is a bike auction this Saturday. We shall conquer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by timmyquest View Post
    Yatta yatta yatta we discussed the bores of running
    I bet that was a short conversation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taerom View Post
    I bet that was a short conversation.


    Him-"This is much better than running."
    Me-"Yup"
    "I get so bored when i run. I try to do things like name all of the 5 starters on the '97 bulls or see if i can name the starting 5 of every team in the NBA..." (b-ball fan)
    "yup...running sucks. Hurts too"
    "Yeah, my legs get all sore, my feet get all sore"
    "Yup"
    "And you get to see so much more on a bike huh?"
    "Yup"

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    Quote Originally Posted by timmyquest View Post
    I spent all of last night teaching my buddy how to give his cheap Kona hybrid a tune up. I ordered him a set of brake/shift cables/housing and explained to him why all the stuff on his bike was running like crap.

    Had him clean the cassette and chain rings and deraillure, scrubbed off old brake crud on his rims then helped him install all the new cables while explaining how the various components worked. He seemed to enjoy getting his hands dirty (not something he does very often) and was eager to do all the work himself...a good thing.

    So today, with his spanking "new" bike, i took him for a ride. I had planned on 12 miles if he could do it but let him set the pace and path...we ended up doing 16 @ 15mph. Not shabby for someone on their first ride, essentially, and on a 25 pound hybrid that is too big for him.

    Yatta yatta yatta we discussed the bores of running and in the end he said "We should do this more often". He did laugh at my lycra, but i warned him that he may look as much of a dweeb as me, and on mile 7 said his butt was getting numb and he could see the use of padded shorts.

    Good stuff...

    Next Mission: The girlfriend wants to get a bike. There is a bike auction this Saturday. We shall conquer...
    yada yada yada.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    yada yada yada.
    Yatta.

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    Wow, this is evolving faster than i thought it would. He just told me he wants to buy some cycling shorts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    what...the...heck was that? And why have I watched it three times already?

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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    That's disturbing. Japan's Village People?
    Tom

    "It hurts so good..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    wow, that's kinda wrong....
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    Yet more proof that I'm.. well, pretty much right about everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    wow, that's kinda wrong....
    No THIS is kinda wrong and NOT SAFE FOR WORK, KIDS, OR UPTIGHT PEOPLE!!!!!!A
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    I ... I think I've had enough coffee today, must get to work now.

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    Admit it Tude, you are gonna show people that clip today!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Admit it Tude, you are gonna show people that clip today!!!!!!!!!
    Tude's gonna be showing stuff today?
    Pic's or it didn't happen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Admit it Tude, you are gonna show people that clip today!!!!!!!!!


    Already sent my evil henchmen the link(s) in an innocent e-mail <and await their wtf comments with great anticipation ... mwahahahaha>

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    You most go to TheLonelyIsland.com. Some great stuff in there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taerom View Post
    what...the...heck was that? And why have I watched it three times already?
    deep down, you know why.
    Last edited by botto; 04-24-08 at 08:47 AM.

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    yatta > yada

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    No THIS is kinda wrong and NOT SAFE FOR WORK, KIDS, OR UPTIGHT PEOPLE!!!!!!A
    no, that is all kinds of wrong.
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    Yet more proof that I'm.. well, pretty much right about everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    no, that is all kinds of wrong.
    Admit it Trsidn, you have already sent that link to at least three people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    deep down, you know why.
    I like asian men. lol.

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