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    I'm totally with the OP. For me, riding is for...

    I'm totally with the OP. For me, riding is for fun. It's not an endurance thing. I like a metric now and then, but most days 30 miles is just fine.
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    Letting dried beans sit overnight in a bowl of...

    Letting dried beans sit overnight in a bowl of cold water does nothing to improve their flavor or their texture. In fact, it does quite the opposite. While soaking shortens the unattended cooking...
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    The book said soaking causes them to ferment. ...

    The book said soaking causes them to ferment. Who knows. They seem to cook up just as fast if you don't soak them. I've just found it to be an unnecessary step and I do think they taste better if...
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    Early to Rise Early to Bed Makes a Man Healthy...

    Early to Rise
    Early to Bed
    Makes a Man Healthy
    But Socially Dead.
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    I was reading an old, authentic Mexican cookbook...

    I was reading an old, authentic Mexican cookbook at the library and the author said there is no need to soak beans (pintos) before cooking, and that you are throwing away nutrition and flavor if you...
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    Soaking isn't necessary.

    Soaking isn't necessary.
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    +1 There is something special about being up...

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    There is something special about being up and active in the wee hours while the rest of the world sleeps.
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    Black beans, pinto beans, and lentils are an...

    Black beans, pinto beans, and lentils are an everyday thing for me.
  9. Good thread. We've been calling dookie dookie...

    Good thread. We've been calling dookie dookie since I was a kid.
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    For $8-10 you can get a Brita bottle with a...

    For $8-10 you can get a Brita bottle with a filter in the cap. I love mine. Cheap, handy, and it works like a charm.
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    Found a bag of pot on my ride

    It must have fallen out of some Harley riders pocket over the weekend. The trail I ride is along a road that gets heavy mc use on the weekends.
    I don't smoke so I dumped it out on a rock, as an...
  12. Thanks. I feel like I made the right decision,...

    Thanks. I feel like I made the right decision, not to take the teaching job. The only reasons I really wanted it were 1) the extra time off, and 2) having equipment available. I taught shop.
    I...
  13. How important do you all feel about avoiding...

    How important do you all feel about avoiding stress? I recently left teaching high school for a much less stressful job. An opportunity came up to teach for a few more years but I let it pass because...
  14. Love my 26" Trek 820 mtb with slicks for paved...

    Love my 26" Trek 820 mtb with slicks for paved roads and trails. If I could only have one bike it would be a 26" mtb.
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    I ride the Confluence Trail almost daily, and the...

    I ride the Confluence Trail almost daily, and the trails at SIUE regularly. I especially like the mountain bike trails, weather permitting.
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    Porters and a ghun bearer. You know. Get one of...

    Porters and a ghun bearer. You know. Get one of those shaded chairs mounted on two poles with four or more flunkys to haul you around. Then get a water boy and a hot young chick to fan you with a...
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    Mine says Nokia on it. It is so awesome to be...

    Mine says Nokia on it. It is so awesome to be able to carry around a little computer with you.
    No way do I need it but it sure is cool to have it.
    -I like when I'm riding in a strange place and I...
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    I know those places.

    I know those places.
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    I have got some nasty looks from some...

    I have got some nasty looks from some macho-looking owners after HALTing their dog but no one has ever confronted me. I think they know people have a right to defend themselves.
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    Your post freaks me out. The dog I collided...

    Your post freaks me out.

    The dog I collided with, the collision that resulted in the plate in my shoulder, had chased me numerous times - up and down a hill- before the crash. I think it got to...
  21. Thread: Found on ride

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    Not far. I ride past it several times per week. I...

    Not far. I ride past it several times per week. I have a 14 mile loop that takes me past it.
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    Those are good books. I just finished this -...

    Those are good books.

    I just finished this - "Cahokia, Mirror of the Cosmos". Excellent history of the area.
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    That Super soaker with vinegar sounds like it...

    That Super soaker with vinegar sounds like it would work. I use HALT spray. A serious, country, hunting, protection dog is not going to be fazed by water in the face or someone yelling NO at them....
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    One good thing about censorship. It usually...

    One good thing about censorship. It usually corrects spelling errors.
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    These punks do not impress me. As a young kid I...

    These punks do not impress me. As a young kid I used to whack whole rolls of caps with a hammer. My ears would ring for the rest of the day. Maybe that's why they ring now. I never have had good...
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