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Old 09-13-17, 07:17 PM   #9651
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Metropolis?
It's up there.

Fun Fact: Mrs. rjones28 and several other musicians improvised a score for a screening of Metropolis.
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Proof that crabon fiber should be banned. Hope he wasn't planning on having (more) children.

Watch: Pro cyclist suffers terrible fall as handlebar snaps during time trial | Cycling Today
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I took a hi-rail trip this morning from Woodbury, NJ to Swedesboro, NJ. (A hi-rail is a motor vehicle that can also run on railroad tracks.) Saw many wild turkeys and a fox.
They just harvested the alfalfa behind our house. A raft of wild turkeys have been out in the field every morning since.
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They just harvested the alfalfa behind our house.
You don't grow buckwheat?
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It's up there.

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Why don't people just watch silent films silently?
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...I watched the video, and it looks to me like a real cyclist would have dropped that aero add-on, grabbed what remained of the bar on the outboard, and finished that race with a personal best.
Correct.
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Why do you hate musique?
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Here's a nice flick about riding the rails, with musical accompaniment. And a bit of foley.

https://www.nfb.ca/film/railrodder/
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From the truck stop?
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You don't grow buckwheat?
I don't grow anything.
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I don't grow anything.
Mrs. rjones28 has an herb garden though.
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Dudes got busted for stealing a pole. Why does one have an armwarmer on?

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That's exactly what I was looking at, @LAJ. Have you tired Factors? How did the fit compare? Was looking at a pair of neon yellow Trans, have Factors currently.
I didn't try the Factors. I did go with rubbing alcohol to stretch them out a tad, as the wide isn't as wide as the shoes mentioned below. They are very comfortable, and I raced them all of 2016.

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The CX237's are my longer distance shoes, because they're white, and don't heat up as much. Having duck feet sucks. This year I raced in Lake CX402's, and they may now be the most comfortable, once I baked them properly. It took a few shots to get the heel molded right.
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Mrs. rjones28 has an herb garden though.
Is that legal??
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Mrs. LAJ grows stuff that takes paint off.
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Mrs. LAJ grew a 6 plant herb garden, just to see if she could. (like there was any doubt) She made a few pals out of the endeavor.
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Is that legal??
It is in New York.
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Dudes got busted for stealing a pole. Why does one have an armwarmer on?

A fashion statement?
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They likely would have gotten away with it had the flag been red, as the law stipulates.
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Hey, at least they had the courtesy to put a flag on it. Just in case someone behind them wasn't paying attention .

Edit- arm warmer guy also has tall socks on. Perhaps it's a Crossfit WOD gone slightly awry.
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What is "Which Crabon Fiber Bike is most likely to asplode?"

I will take Bombproof/Bulletproof for $400, Alex.
Sorry, no. The question was "what is the fastest road bike for $2,000?" ( no kidding it has over 30 responses)

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Not a very eye-catching flag.
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The CX237's are my longer distance shoes, because they're white, and don't heat up as much. Having duck feet sucks. This year I raced in Lake CX402's, and they may now be the most comfortable, once I baked them properly. It took a few shots to get the heel molded right.
I need to see what the other pair of Lake's are. They may be 402's.
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