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    Yeah, but teach a horse to ride a bike! I'd like...

    Yeah, but teach a horse to ride a bike! I'd like to see that! :)
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    Too much is when you decide it's not worth...

    Too much is when you decide it's not worth proceeding in to.

    Last Thanksgiving I rode to the in-laws and it was a steady 15 MPH headwind with 35 mph gusts. I popped up over a hill and hit a gust...
  3. Always assume that the car you see in your rear...

    Always assume that the car you see in your rear view mirror is going to do something stupid like pass you on the left even though you clearly moved to your left and signaled a left turn. Two VERY...
  4. I have tried the velcro strap and tucking my...

    I have tried the velcro strap and tucking my pants into a sock but still manage to get grease on my sock or pant leg. I always wanted to get a gaiter from a hunting store. Just wearing ONE at a...
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    Ahhh, quite the contrary, at least for a...

    Ahhh, quite the contrary, at least for a motorcycle like a Goldwing, they are whisper quiet. Some cars are extremely quiet too, especially ones like hybrids.

    The reason I even bring this up is...
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    Being that she was already off the road so far I...

    Being that she was already off the road so far I think the horse rider was a bit off base. If she was ON the road then I would say she would merit a warning like any other slower moving traffic. I...
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    This ^^^^^^^^^^

    This ^^^^^^^^^^
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    No thanks, another gadget to put a battery in,...

    No thanks, another gadget to put a battery in, track charge and replace / charge. I would also assume that there is some sort of backup key that would have to be carried in case of a power /...
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    Yes, they have been doing a lot of promotional...

    Yes, they have been doing a lot of promotional tie in shows lately. I have to wonder if it's just the fact that they are running out of other material or simply fishing for ratings by doing stuff...
  10. Thread: Well...

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    That's a deep subject.

    That's a deep subject.
  11. I'd gladly donate all mine to you as well.

    I'd gladly donate all mine to you as well.
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    I've done the rust converter thing, mixed results...

    I've done the rust converter thing, mixed results as the rust seems to continue to edge out under the paint.

    I've had pretty good luck with the old fashioned naval jelly and a wire brush / scotch...
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    Wish you the best! I also wish I had the guts to...

    Wish you the best! I also wish I had the guts to do it too. The place I am currently at is like working in a real life Dilbert cartoon.
  14. I've hear the smae thing for bagels in other...

    I've hear the smae thing for bagels in other states. You can sell them UNcut tax free but the moment you cut them they are taxable because they are "ready to eat". So you either charge the tax or...
  15. Thread: Contact lenses

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    Hmm, I've never really had this problem and I...

    Hmm, I've never really had this problem and I wear the ultrathin, extra moist versions. it will sometimes invert as I remove it from the case but a grab it with the other fingers roll it around and...
  16. 15 years, I bought the bike, rode the hell out of...

    15 years, I bought the bike, rode the hell out of it and parked it in the shed for 15 years :) Well technically it DID go flat in that time so I guess it doesn't count.

    Relistically I went about...
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    One of my closest calls was a dude using a cell...

    One of my closest calls was a dude using a cell phone.

    We pulled up to the intersection within fractions of a second of each other. I was turning right into the direction he was heading. I...
  18. Thread: Contact lenses

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    This is FAR less common with soft contact but...

    This is FAR less common with soft contact but I''ve had it happen a time or two. it may be because of dry eyes and the lens scrunches up and I blink it out. I know I've lost a few hard lenses but...
  19. Thread: Double Digits!

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    As others have said, just rack up the miles. ...

    As others have said, just rack up the miles. Keep adding to them and they get easier.

    One caution, remember that wherever you are you're only half way there. So head out as far as you want to but...
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    Never had a plastic bag do that but did cut...

    Never had a plastic bag do that but did cut through a weedy pathway once, damn weeds got caught up around the DR pulleys and I had to stop and clear them out before I could move. Ground to halt...
  21. Thread: Contact lenses

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    I almost always put mine in straight out of the...

    I almost always put mine in straight out of the shower, my hands won't be any cleaner than they are then :) Beyond that it's seconds to pull them out of the container, squirt a little solution on...
  22. The 90's? Wasn't that like just 3 or 4 years...

    The 90's? Wasn't that like just 3 or 4 years ago? Seems like it!

    Another-old-fart here.
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    Boy that sucks! If they put as much effort into...

    Boy that sucks! If they put as much effort into doing something worthwhile that thye used to steal your ride they would probably be much better off.

    I guess you need to lock the next one up.
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    I always had very bad vision. About 10 years ago...

    I always had very bad vision. About 10 years ago I had LASEK eye surgery. At that point my vision was about 10/750. My glasses were about 7/8ths of an inch thick, and that was when I paid extra...
  25. Amazing! I wonder, how does he disconnect and...

    Amazing! I wonder, how does he disconnect and reconnect the brakes? I've always had a hell of a time getting mine reconnected with my big ham fists.
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