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  1. Thread: Drone attack

    by Gnosis
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    You'd have my vote in your favor, Biker395....

    You'd have my vote in your favor, Biker395. :thumb:
  2. Thread: Drone attack

    by Gnosis
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    I concur. If a drone flies close enough to me...

    I concur.

    If a drone flies close enough to me that I can swat it down, then it clearly has invaded my 3-foot personal space which virtually any psychologist is well aware thereof. In such a case,...
  3. :lol: Now, THAT just might work.

    :lol: Now, THAT just might work.
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    You nailed it. My bike was definitely my “key to...

    You nailed it. My bike was definitely my “key to freedom.” My parents were physically and emotionally abusive (though I’ll spare everyone the tales of horror), so I got on my bike as frequently as...
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    I went through the whole diagnosis process at age...

    I went through the whole diagnosis process at age 36, at which point I already had degenerative disc disease; several bulging discs; and the disc at the bottom of my spine is only half as thick as...
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    It was my pleasure sharing that portion of my...

    It was my pleasure sharing that portion of my bicycling beginnings.

    Incidentally, we couldn't pedal those bikes unless we were pedaling out of the saddle and our Hobbit sized bodys dramatically...
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    Ah, the joys of aging; NOT!

    Over this past week, my low back has twice popped out of place with an excruciating crunch sound whilst accompanied by gravity uniformly accelerating me to my knees as I bellowed in shear agony. The...
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    I love “throwaways.” In fact, 3/5 of my n+1 fleet...

    I love “throwaways.” In fact, 3/5 of my n+1 fleet are throwaways; bikes that their previous owners tossed because they presumed them to be unsalvageable. One of them was a 32-pound 1995 Giant Rincon...
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    That’s correct, Biker395. I made the basket with...

    That’s correct, Biker395. I made the basket with my Erector set (I built many useful things with my Erector set) so I could collect used newspapers to be recycled for cash. My father would take them...
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    I have a 1995 Giant Rincon mountain bike that I...

    I have a 1995 Giant Rincon mountain bike that I inherited from a neighbor. It originally had the following:

    42/34/24 170mm crankset
    SRAM 3x7 Gripshifters
    14/28 7-speed freewheel
    Traditional...
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    My first bike was the one I trash-picked at age...

    My first bike was the one I trash-picked at age 11 (see pic).

    It had a broken rear spoke (which was never replaced), a mere shaft for a right pedal (which also was never replaced), and the frame...
  12. Thread: Speed!

    by Gnosis
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    My max was 52.6 MPH down the route 125 mountain...

    My max was 52.6 MPH down the route 125 mountain heading toward Shamokin, PA. I was riding my 35 pound Trek 29er with 29” x 2.1 street tires and it was awesome! I didn’t pedal down the descent but...
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    :lol:

    :lol:
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    I thought the title of the thread said “Singles...

    I thought the title of the thread said “Singles Vaccine” (forgot my reading glasses). I was thinking; “Man, the wonders of Modern Medicine. Now they even have a cure for being single!" :lol:
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    Comments are no different than opinions; ďa dime a dozenĒ and meaningless especially when emanating from the mouths of total strangers. Itís clear that you permit these comments to bother you or you...
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    :lol:
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    I concur 100%.

    I concur 100%.
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    Poll: Greetings Biker395, Though I genuinely fancy...

    Greetings Biker395,

    Though I genuinely fancy the convenience of CO2 cartridges, Iíve never liked putting myself in proximity of anything thatís under high pressures and additionally has the...
  19. Poll: 26" x 2.0 and 29" x 2.1 (700 x 54).

    26" x 2.0 and 29" x 2.1 (700 x 54).
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    On hot ride days I purposely soak (and then wring...

    On hot ride days I purposely soak (and then wring out) my gloves because it makes my hands feel cooler when moving along. Frequent soaking and wringing also gets rid of the salt they collect, so I...
  21. Using headlights during brilliant daylight hours...

    Using headlights during brilliant daylight hours amounts to a pure waste of battery power as well as battery service life as far as I’m concerned.

    I always make the assumption that “drivers don’t...
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    :lol:
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    Welcome back to the world of bicycling,...

    Welcome back to the world of bicycling, schwinn1959!

    My excruciating near fatal heart attack at age 53 is the event that eventually forced me to commence bicycling when I was finally well enough...
  24. A one-time overindulgence after 4+ years of bicycling

    Greetings fellow 50+ers,

    I just did something that I hadnít done my entire life. I know itís the last thing a 59-year-old heart attack survivor (incurred at age 53) should do, but I was starving...
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    I’m happy to convey that I’m on par for 3,000...

    I’m happy to convey that I’m on par for 3,000 miles this year, which will be higher than any of my previous years of roughly 2,250 annual miles. :)
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