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    Sticky: LOL - they are using the word "smart" rather...

    LOL - they are using the word "smart" rather loosely.
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    LOL - I had to look that one up. My daughter...

    LOL - I had to look that one up. My daughter would have certainly known the term.

    When I was a kid and would traipse around town on my skateboard or bicycle with my pet snake tangled in my hair,...
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    This was July 2011, just outside of Wichita...

    This was July 2011, just outside of Wichita Falls.

    The most docile snake I've ever caught in the wild. Not even once, did she try to nip me.

    I labeled the images "bullsnake" but I think she...
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    I don't disagree with your analysis of Ti...

    I don't disagree with your analysis of Ti properties, but the unwashed masses think Ti IS the lightest metal out there.
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    Today, loading has seemed even more labored than...

    Today, loading has seemed even more labored than usual.

    In case this means anything that TPTB can do anything about, while my browser sits and spins and spins and spins, the status bar reads,...
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    In college, I was a delivery driver. I got paid...

    In college, I was a delivery driver. I got paid by the delivery, not hourly, so if I hauled-A around town, I'd get paid more. As a result, my knowledge of Dallas streets increased greatly and I...
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    Perhaps go before the judge and ask to take...

    Perhaps go before the judge and ask to take defensive driving. Since you were on a bike, tell him you'll take a League of American Bicyclists approved bicycle safety course and bring him a...
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    Bummer that it's on you, but I wish the police...

    Bummer that it's on you, but I wish the police would issue more citations to cyclists running stop signs and red lights.
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    The most surprising winter accessory for me is...

    The most surprising winter accessory for me is chapstick. The first time I used it while riding, I was stunned at what a difference in comfort it made. Ever since, I keep it in my top tube bag from...
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    There are classes at REI, but I don't know if...

    There are classes at REI, but I don't know if they offer them year 'round
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    Sticky: Not putting words in your mouth. You stated: ...

    Not putting words in your mouth. You stated:

    Is it your contention that you were not implying a lack of thinking?

    Is it also your contention that your mystification was not brought on by one's...
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    Sticky: I am a helmet nanny. I've had two crashes that...

    I am a helmet nanny. I've had two crashes that involved head strikes. In one of those, I'm fairly certain that the helmet saved me from more severe injury.

    Your implying that those who don't...
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    Sticky: Real-world studies are fairly useless in regard...

    Real-world studies are fairly useless in regard to helmet use. Two reasons come to mind, right off the bat.

    1. If someone has one of the rare crashes in which there is a head-strike and a helmet...
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    Poll: It's never black and white.

    It's never black and white.
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    Because Ti is touted as being the lightest metal...

    Because Ti is touted as being the lightest metal out there. When an amateur weight-weenie tries to shave grams, this catches his or her eye.
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    When his started, I loaded a script blocker into...

    When his started, I loaded a script blocker into my browser on my home computer (connection there is not as sturdy as the one at work).

    If you stop the page from loading and then reload it...
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    Thank you. And yes. I could absolutely see a wool...

    Thank you. And yes. I could absolutely see a wool Buff being a big player in winter camping.
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    I got a thin one and used it for the first time,...

    I got a thin one and used it for the first time, this morning. I only needed it for the first half of my commute. I kind of like it. As it gets cooler, I'll get a better handle on how much I like it...
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    Depending on how cold it gets, I use a fleece...

    Depending on how cold it gets, I use a fleece beanie with a fleece neck gator or a fleece baklava. On less harsh days, I picked up a Buff to replace the torn-off t-shirt sleeve I was using to keep...
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    I also pack one of those tiny "one egg" skillets....

    I also pack one of those tiny "one egg" skillets. I use muffin batter to make pancakes in it.
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    I haven't read this whole thread, (all 21 posts -...

    I haven't read this whole thread, (all 21 posts - yes, I'll accept any 'lazy' label y'all want to attribute) but I was in the Dallas REI and all of the Randonees are on clearance. Make of this info...
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    Sticky: wph, While I agree with the principle you are...

    wph,
    While I agree with the principle you are arguing, I don't think a bat is the best comparison. Perhaps a 250lb linebacker diving at you, helmet first. If he plowed into your head, the...
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    This is a repost from 2011, but my setup hasn't...

    This is a repost from 2011, but my setup hasn't changed.
    I use an Imusa aluminum mug from Fiesta market. It doesn't come with a lid and I looked and looked for one that fit. I never found one, so I...
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    Sticky: My safe word is "mconlonx." It's especially...

    My safe word is "mconlonx." It's especially effective since whomever I'm with has to stop and say, "What did you say?"
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