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    Interesting posts. Confirms that fingers can...

    Interesting posts. Confirms that fingers can type reflexively without reading or exercising the cranial computer. A couple smack of carny shill like comments.

    Oh well, after being here for...
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    They Have My Address

    In the past few days as soon as I sign in to Bike Forums I'm inundated with ads. Mainly on my Android devices. So many, so fast I can't use the site.

    Can go all over the internet with no...
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    A conversation with my bank illustrates how much...

    A conversation with my bank illustrates how much detailed info they gather.

    I wanted to do business but somehow had triggered one of their fraud alerts. So they asked me questions about where I...
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    As many of these posts point out no one's life is...

    As many of these posts point out no one's life is immaterial. There are people actively wanting to know about you, no matter who you are. It is impossible to live a modern life in complete...
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    You Do Know Don't You?

    You do know this is a public site? Anyone can read posts and many can convert the fake names to actual names and locations.

    When a person posts intimate details about a medical condition, or an...
  6. Thread: Trek Shift

    by HawkOwl
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    Good looking bike. You have actually done what...

    Good looking bike.
    You have actually done what is often advocated, but seldom done. From the ground up you have focused on comfort and utility for you. Kudos.
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    Ridiculous! Exercise of some nature, that you...

    Ridiculous!

    Exercise of some nature, that you enjoy, will add quality and enjoyment to your life. Beyond that luck plays a huge role in surviving all the daily hazards of life. Cycling is but...
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    Oh, your comments were well within the Internet...

    Oh, your comments were well within the Internet Insult Code and didn't raise my hackles one bit. :D

    Actually, you strike me as an interesting person who I would like to meet next time I'm down...
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    It appears the rider's legs are pretty high....

    It appears the rider's legs are pretty high. Generate circulation issues? Problem on long, 20-30 mile plus, rides?
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    Yep, one stumble putting a dent in my wife's new...

    Yep, one stumble putting a dent in my wife's new walls and I'm toast. With my nerve damage not taking a chance.

    Interesting how a couple other posts challenge my character without, as far as I...
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    I suppose it is much like any other asphalt road,...

    I suppose it is much like any other asphalt road, except shorter. Depends largely on weather and soil conditions. Some highways have to be completely reconstructed every few years. Others just...
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    Tough Crowd!! Maybe some people are confusing...

    Tough Crowd!!

    Maybe some people are confusing slopping some paint on the asphalt with resealing.

    Resealing involves power washing, rubberized crack sealer and a couple coats of asphalt. With...
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    No Riding For Me

    In the process of living life I haven't had many rides in the recent past. Maybe that is the reason I didn't think ahead.

    I'm having the driveway and sidewalks resealed. When the contractor...
  14. Thread: 28 vs 32 tires

    by HawkOwl
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    When I changed tires I discovered labeled tire...

    When I changed tires I discovered labeled tire size is more like an inventory number than an accurate size. Same brand and model tire. Labels say one is 28 and the other 32. In fact, both are same...
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    Although the OP is writing about bikes, in fact,...

    Although the OP is writing about bikes, in fact, no matter what you are operating it is tough to be paranoid and defensive enough.

    Motor vehicles failing to stop, weaving in and out in traffic,...
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    If it wasn't so sad I would chuckle at the...

    If it wasn't so sad I would chuckle at the comments criticizing me or offering psychotherapy.

    Fact is the dog running on a public street , chasing a cyclist is both irresponsible and illegal. ...
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    For those who give advice about my attitude or...

    For those who give advice about my attitude or mental well being: Never Fear. What you see in your mirror is not what I see in mine.

    I interpret this guy as one of those whose life experience is...
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    Apology Enough?

    Riding down a suburban street. Suddenly a standard size black dog charges from the front patio of a house. It ignores commands from the owner and soon catches me. I nearly crash pulling my leg up...
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    Not exactly sure just what this project is but it more resembles yet another time waster with profiling overtones than anything else.

    To be actually useful information gathered has to be easily...
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    Not a very credible source for positive or negative comments. Inevitably there will be relatively few people making comments about a greater number of "offenders". It doesn't take long for a...
  21. Thread: Life

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    With some slight rain air quality has been...

    With some slight rain air quality has been upgraded from Hazardous to Very Unhealthy. Some areas have better air quality. But it is awfully dry. So this won't slow the wildfires much. Currently...
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    I've a bunch of titanium in and around my spine. ...

    I've a bunch of titanium in and around my spine. I hear some have had the hardware removed and some not.

    Question for those of you who have had hardware implanted in your spines.

    Have you had...
  23. Thread: Life

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    Life

    Condemned to the gym forever. At least it seems that way. First it was really important travel. Got a lot done on the trips and met some really nice people. A couple of whom are on this Forum. ...
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    Cable Coss is a new favorite along with Squats,...

    Cable Coss is a new favorite along with Squats, Standing Curls to Military Press and Supine Overhead Pullovers.

    Not sore at all today. Just some muscle fatigue.

    Good Stuff.
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    Yep, standard Cable Cross/Cross Cable. We have...

    Yep, standard Cable Cross/Cross Cable. We have machines labeled both ways.

    Proper form apparently is to have feet at shoulder width with one ahead of the other. Then pull the cables with each...
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