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  1. Leaving the high mountains tomorrow, heading down...

    Leaving the high mountains tomorrow, heading down to Texas for five days. Hoping to ride three of them. I usually get a combined total of 100 miles. Can't wait - even if West Texas has boring...
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    My wife's dad died at 47. Some 25 years later,...

    My wife's dad died at 47. Some 25 years later, she still misses him dearly. My deepest condolences. It's a minute, tiny, sliver of a silver lining, but it does warm my heart a bit to see all these...
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    If you go this route, get a Toyota or Honda. They...

    If you go this route, get a Toyota or Honda. They can handle the abuse.

    We got a 2008 Highlander in late 2009 with 40,000 miles on it. Definitely a rental car. Well over $30K new, got it for 21K....
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    Awesome, congrats. Enjoy the adventure! ...

    Awesome, congrats. Enjoy the adventure!

    Halloween started here two weeks ago today. Mainstreet trick or treat couldn't collide with halloween, so it was last Friday. School carnival couldn't...
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    ^^ Who the heck is that??? I vaguely remember...

    ^^ Who the heck is that??? I vaguely remember that dog, but it's been a while. And I'm not talking about Snoopy.
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    Vista rebooted after some updates last night and...

    Vista rebooted after some updates last night and defaulted to 10. So I'm playing with it. I will say IE11 runs pretty darn snappy on it. Multiple tabs open, quickly surfing between websites and it is...
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    I've got it on my 8 year old Dell 1525 laptop....

    I've got it on my 8 year old Dell 1525 laptop. Partitioned the 250GB HDD into 200 and 50GB chunks and put Win10 on the 50. Installed relatively quickly and found all drivers. Having WiFi work out of...
  8. You've got to be extremely invested in your house...

    You've got to be extremely invested in your house and prepared to go through misery for several months.

    We are in a land-locked area, with fairly high prices. Our 2bed 1bath was valued at 200K...
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    What limits you? If you are pedaling as hard as...

    What limits you? If you are pedaling as hard as you can but just can't break a certain speed, this indicates lack of strength. If you are trying to pedal faster, but are just gasping for air and...
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    What is that wrapped around the seat post?

    What is that wrapped around the seat post?
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    If my cadence drops below ~ 50-60RPM I tend to...

    If my cadence drops below ~ 50-60RPM I tend to get out of the saddle. I must be one of those "uses 25% more energy standing vs. sitting" though, because I cannot seem to stand on the peddles for long...
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    Totally depends on the Thinkcentre model. Some...

    Totally depends on the Thinkcentre model. Some that use the 280W power supply are the M58, which looks like it would be difficult to squeeze an extra video card in due to its tiny size. The M72 is...
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    "At 7 pounds (3.2kg) the Ultimate is easily the...

    "At 7 pounds (3.2kg) the Ultimate is easily the heaviest and most stable floor pump ever made."

    One of the ONLY times you will see a cycling product praised for its extreme weight.

    Regardless,...
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    Poll: Good vanilla cake is better than bad chocolate...

    Good vanilla cake is better than bad chocolate cake.

    However, good chocolate cake always beats good vanilla cake!
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    I got the certified reconditioned Vitamix for ~...

    I got the certified reconditioned Vitamix for ~ $300 almost ten years ago. The thing still whirs away like new. I have little doubt that it will outlast me, assuming it doesn't get stolen or thrown...
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    Just pace yourself, drink and eat often. You will...

    Just pace yourself, drink and eat often. You will be fine.

    I've done the Mt Evans climb in Colorado. Starts at 8000ft, ends at a little over 14,000. I was starting to get pretty lightheaded at...
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    LOL, fantastic. I must admit, my first thought...

    LOL, fantastic.

    I must admit, my first thought on clicking the thread was "aluminum foil hat" and was slightly disappointed to see the video... until Weird Al threw it in at the end and made my...
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    I spent 1.5 years in Florida recently and learned...

    I spent 1.5 years in Florida recently and learned to enjoy riding in the rain quite a bit. Nice warm, soft rain typically. Not bad.

    Now I am back up in the mountains (<7000 feet elevation). It is...
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    I believe we all have various levels of addictive...

    I believe we all have various levels of addictive personalities. Fortunately mine isn't too addictive - I quit pretty easily after 6 years (which isn't a long time either). Hardest part at first was...
  20. You will get faster, it just takes time. Lots of...

    You will get faster, it just takes time. Lots of time.

    I started road riding a little over 8 years ago. Didn't ride smart, just as hard as I could. 2-3 hour ride, avg HR would be 160s, maybe...
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    I bought a bike from bikesdirect for $400 back in...

    I bought a bike from bikesdirect for $400 back in 2007. I rode it for a little over a year. It wasn't a bad bike, 22lbs or so with Sora components. I didn't mind riding it and got a good workout. The...
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    Snagged it on Ebay. It's a bit risky, but the...

    Snagged it on Ebay. It's a bit risky, but the seller had good feedback. It's probably refurbished but no big deal. I did a quick scan and don't see the same system there, but keep an eye out - the...
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    I've had over 20 browser tabs open, 10+ MS office...

    I've had over 20 browser tabs open, 10+ MS office docs running, 10+ Adobe PDF open and several other misc programs running at once and have never seen memory usage exceed 5GB. To get past 8GB you...
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    I just ordered a Lenovo desktop w/ the 3.4Ghz...

    I just ordered a Lenovo desktop w/ the 3.4Ghz version of that processor. Got it for $500 with 8GB ram, 1TB HDD, DVDR, Integrated WIFI and W8.1. Building your own is a loss-money situation, but if it...
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