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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
    In the near future you folks better hope Internet Brands (Bike Forums) has deep pockets. This will totally change the internet as we know it today.
    What happened?

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    Quote Originally Posted by coasting View Post
    i think i am addicted indiscriminately to food.
    Is it's any consolation, you're not by yourself.
    Where else but the internet can a bunch of cyclists go and be the tough guy? - - jdon
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    Quote Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
    So my month of car shopping is concluded. After searching for 5 speed manual hatchbacks, I was all set to order a Ford Focus hatchback on Tuesday, and my wife suggested I try something completely different. She suggested the Mazda cx-5, but since I suck at listening, I tried a Honda Insight with a CVT. I now own a silver Honda Insight EX. I'll post pics when I get it.

    Hey @v70cat, does this hurt my retro grouch status?
    Hope you like the new car. CVT is about as different from a single as you can get. You will need snow tires for that car.
    PS Retro yes but never said grouch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heathpack View Post
    What happened?
    Lemme see, how can I put this?

    The FCC has decided to sell their interests to big business, much like the FDA has been doing for decades.


    Mods, I surrender peacefully and fully accept my temporary confinement to Trollheim. I just couldn't help it.
    Um, what do you mean it won't be temporary?
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    We are moored next to the cliffs. When we came in yesterday, we had 22 knots of wind while we needed to pick up the mooring, which can make things tricky. Compounded by the fact that we have brought non-sailing friends with us this weekend, our experience is non-sailing people pop up to "help" at the most inopportune moments, even though you tell them the most helpful thing they could do is to sit in the place you have put them and not move, lol. Anyway, we asked for a mooring over by the cliffs because it's a little more sheltered there.

    Now this morning it's nice to be by the cliffs, we are sitting around drinking coffee and the sound of the waves lapping at the shore adds to it all. It's dead calm this morning, we can hear the distant barking from the seal lion colony and gulls crying every now & then. The water is so clear here that we can see the bottom and of course the fish as they swim by. There's a few sea lions feeding in the harbor but none too close to us.

    Had no idea that today was Derby Day. We are planning on a hike today. It will probably end in town around race time, so we will maybe catch the race post-hike, along with lunch and drinks at the bar. Should be a good day here at the island.

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    I was once invited by a sailing friend to be a member of crew on his boat. He said they needed someone to serve the drinks.
    coasting, few quotes are worthy of him, and of those, even fewer printable in a family forum......quote 3alarmer

    No @coasting, you should stay 100% as you are right now, don't change a thing....quote Heathpack

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    Quote Originally Posted by coasting View Post
    I was once invited by a sailing friend to be a member of crew on his boat. He said they needed someone to serve the drinks.
    You would fit right in on our trips @coasting. I was just thinking to myself that I have found the answer to last nights rhetorical question "what's the harm in just one more glass of wine?".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudelsack View Post
    Not exactly but close enough. It was the sign over the entrance to Auschwitz.
    Two things really touched me in different ways when I visited Auschwitz. One was the display of all the shoes because it so pointed up the humanness of the victims. The other, for obvious reasons, was the booth, set up outside the gates, that was staffed by followers of Lyndon Larouche who claimed that none of the things we were about to see had happened.
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    Addiction XXX5

    Call of shame, or as I have nothing better to do right now...

    I had this great ride all planned out today, but it's gusting up to 35 mph so I re routed to Floyd Park, content to meander along the MUP. I went to use a rest room and when my bike shoes, which have a thin coating of grease on them, hit the polished concrete floor...

    At my age you don't bounce. You hit the concrete with a sickening thud. There's nothing broken, but there are parts of my anatomy that are not amused.

    As I stepped outside, I got hit with a 40 mph gust of wind and concluded that the entertainment value of this ride had come to and end.

    Now I'm waiting fort wife to get me. 2nd call of shame ever. Bummer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
    Is it's any consolation, you're not by yourself.
    If you say so, Morgan.
    coasting, few quotes are worthy of him, and of those, even fewer printable in a family forum......quote 3alarmer

    No @coasting, you should stay 100% as you are right now, don't change a thing....quote Heathpack

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudelsack View Post
    Call of shame, or as I have nothing better to do right now...

    I had this great ride all planned out today, but it's gusting up to 35 mph so I re routed to Floyd Park, content to meander along the MUP. I went to use a rest room and when my bike shoes, which have a thin coating of grease on them, hit the polished concrete floor...

    At my age you don't bounce. You hit the concrete with a sickening thud. There's nothing broken, but there are parts of my anatomy that are not amused.

    As I stepped outside, I got hit with a 40 mph gust of wind and concluded that the entertainment value of this ride had come to and end.

    Now I'm waiting fort wife to get me. 2nd call of shame ever. Bummer.


    You missed your ride but at least you did not break, that's something I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rowan View Post
    A friend of mine was engaged to build bikes for an LBS. He simply lined up the frames in an open room and in front of their boxes, and worked his way along them putting the items on them.

    You can go only so far with trying to "tune" bad bikes. It's the point that has been made on BFs thousands of times over the years. Crap in, crap out, and no amount of polishing the turd is going to change that.

    I was a little surprised you wanted to go this route and take a pay cut to do it. It's going to conflict with your bike principles forever. I was told once that the best business people are those who don't engage in their passion. The same LBS as above was run by the daughter of the owner; she was an architectural graduate with a strong arts bent. She had little to no interest in cycling, but made a hugely successful bike shop manager.
    Yeah. I'm probably going to keep volunteering at the bike shop on Saturdays to keep my hand in working on older "better" bikes although a lot of the bikes we get donated are bikes we sell at Walmart that people gave up on and got rid of.

    I took this job because I'm interested in the variety of what I'll be working on. Right now it's bikes and ride-ons but it will also be TV walls, furniture, pool tables, etc so I won't be bored. I wanted to get away from what I perceived was going to be a highly stressful position as a supervisor of an understaffed department. I like the idea of getting paid to do something I enjoy which may or may not have been a mistake. And I'm hoping, probably foolishly, that I can improve the reputation of Walmart bike assemblers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post


    ...when they set up the camps here, Modesto will have a large one. The Arch - Page 2
    Dude. This is Ayn Rand territory. Is that arch made of Rearden metal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by datlas View Post
    I heard 50 is the new 30 but I don't buy it.
    I don't like it either. That would make me 32 and I'd have to take another run at turning 40 and it was traumatic enough the first time. Funnily, turning 50 was a breeze.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhotoJoe View Post
    I live in California.
    You must be beautiful. I kid you not, they were all gorgeous. Male and female, adult and.child. It was spooky. Like a Twilight Zone episode.

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    I have never seen this before. It's cool as ****.

    Quote Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
    I would wager that not riding in Minnesota is just as fatiguing as not riding in New York.

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    Quote Originally Posted by surgeonstone View Post
    You must be beautiful. I kid you not, they were all gorgeous. Male and female, adult and.child. It was spooky. Like a Twilight Zone episode.
    My mom says I'm handsome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heathpack View Post
    We are moored next to the cliffs. When we came in yesterday, we had 22 knots of wind while we needed to pick up the mooring, which can make things tricky. Compounded by the fact that we have brought non-sailing friends with us this weekend, our experience is non-sailing people pop up to "help" at the most inopportune moments, even though you tell them the most helpful thing they could do is to sit in the place you have put them and not move, lol. Anyway, we asked for a mooring over by the cliffs because it's a little more sheltered there.

    Now this morning it's nice to be by the cliffs, we are sitting around drinking coffee and the sound of the waves lapping at the shore adds to it all. It's dead calm this morning, we can hear the distant barking from the seal lion colony and gulls crying every now & then. The water is so clear here that we can see the bottom and of course the fish as they swim by. There's a few sea lions feeding in the harbor but none too close to us.

    Had no idea that today was Derby Day. We are planning on a hike today. It will probably end in town around race time, so we will maybe catch the race post-hike, along with lunch and drinks at the bar. Should be a good day here at the island.
    My brother is a schooner captain and my nephew races on the big boats professionally. I think they skipped the work part and went straight into retirement. First time I went out with my brother I thought I was going to die. 50 knot winds, 20 foot seas. Out on the bowsprit changing a jib and suddenly underwater. Scary but fun. Dangerous stuff, he has lost more than a dozen close friends to yachting disasters. Last guy was a close friend who perished with his family in the Tasman Sea. Be careful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudelsack View Post
    Call of shame, or as I have nothing better to do right now...

    I had this great ride all planned out today, but it's gusting up to 35 mph so I re routed to Floyd Park, content to meander along the MUP. I went to use a rest room and when my bike shoes, which have a thin coating of grease on them, hit the polished concrete floor...

    At my age you don't bounce. You hit the concrete with a sickening thud. There's nothing broken, but there are parts of my anatomy that are not amused.

    As I stepped outside, I got hit with a 40 mph gust of wind and concluded that the entertainment value of this ride had come to and end.

    Now I'm waiting fort wife to get me. 2nd call of shame ever. Bummer.
    Same here today, beautiful but so windy and gusty. Decided in. See- we surgeons aren't so dumb after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhotoJoe View Post
    My mom says I'm handsome.
    And your mom is probably pretty hot as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
    I have never seen this before. It's cool as ****.

    Who thinks up this stuff? I'd say the guy dunking the parts is going to be automated out of a job pretty darn quick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona_W View Post
    I don't like it either. That would make me 32 and I'd have to take another run at turning 40 and it was traumatic enough the first time. Funnily, turning 50 was a breeze.
    60 is a bit tougher. Not many pain free days anymore. Today is one of them so happy happy happy I am.

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    whaaat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona_W View Post
    Two things really touched me in different ways when I visited Auschwitz. One was the display of all the shoes because it so pointed up the humanness of the victims. The other, for obvious reasons, was the booth, set up outside the gates, that was staffed by followers of Lyndon Larouche who claimed that none of the things we were about to see had happened.
    Next time call me to go along with you. I will beat the crap out of the Larouchers and you can hold a sign saying that you are not really seeing me beat the crap out of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TranceLov3 View Post
    whaaat?
    Whaaat what.

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