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Old 06-05-14, 04:39 AM   #7251
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Today I finished season 1 of Hannibal. I'm pleasantly surprised because I was expecting it to be horrible.
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Old 06-05-14, 09:41 AM   #7252
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^^ lady texted me after the race and said 25 cent beers at a strip club tonight but had to be there quick, ended up having to bike another 20 miles doing alleycat crap. Felt like a jackass blowing lights with race numbers on but it was for a good cause.
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Old 06-05-14, 10:46 AM   #7253
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I finished watching Prison Break... .
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Old 06-05-14, 12:05 PM   #7254
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First semester of welding done. Now I need to figure out how to keep practicing over the summer.
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Old 06-05-14, 03:02 PM   #7255
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Take up welding! It did the trick for me
interestingly enough if all goes as planned ill be in the ironworkers union in a couple months, weld all the things.
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Old 06-05-14, 05:38 PM   #7256
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I just finished season 2 last night!
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Old 06-05-14, 06:53 PM   #7257
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I just finished season 2 last night!
Season 3 is so good. I binged watched all of season 3 in 4 days lol.
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Old 06-05-14, 07:25 PM   #7258
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Do you guys think a Kona Rove would be a good ride for a college kid living in Portland?

Anyone heard of any problems with them? Or any personal experience?

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Old 06-05-14, 09:23 PM   #7259
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Highlight of the day was when I found that a Waterloo Trek 930, just like Dan's but geared, 58cm, w/ OG decals, was locked up beside mine. Noticed the familiar shade of blue and then the vintage trek logo on the ST before in a pleasant surprise.

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Wow that lume is nice.
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Old 06-05-14, 09:26 PM   #7260
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I own a Rove and I like it, as it's kind of a beast -- steel, weighs about 26 pounds. It's been perfectly reliable for ~2000 miles. Happy to answer any specific questions if you have them, though you might get more input at the Cyclocross forum.

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Old 06-05-14, 09:29 PM   #7261
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Do you guys think a Kona Rove would be a good ride for a college kid living in Portland?

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Can't really go wrong with a Kona.... no I'm not being biased because my commuter is that make....

Also you should push the envelope for a rove Ti. WANT.
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Old 06-05-14, 09:30 PM   #7262
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Also you should push the envelope for a rove Ti. WANT.
That might be pushing a little too far! I could go custom for $2000...
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Old 06-05-14, 09:40 PM   #7263
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That might be pushing a little too far! I could go custom for $2000...
If the geometry works, I think the Rove Ti would be raddddd. Ask Charlie for his opinion due to him owning one and his proximity to where you're located.

Also, I see you decided to get the hell outta Davis and decided to attend school in Portland, huh? Have fun!
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It'll probably get stolen. Personally I'd opt for a series of $50 rigid mtbs from the 90s offa craigslist.
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Old 06-05-14, 10:04 PM   #7265
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Also, I see you decided to get the hell outta Davis and decided to attend school in Portland, huh? Have fun!
I figured after 18 years it'd be fun to try something new!

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It'll probably get stolen. I'd probably opt for a series of $50 rigid mtbs from the 90s offa craigslist.
I do love my 80's/90's mtbs. But I can keep it in my room so I think it'd be reasonably safe.
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Old 06-05-14, 11:28 PM   #7266
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Wow that lume is nice.
I know right!!! I think the dude accepted my offer too ........ time to pay up.
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Old 06-06-14, 07:28 AM   #7267
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today the struggle continues. i had planned on starting to ride into work again, woke up and looked at my bike and laid in bed for another half hour.

i drove.
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Old 06-06-14, 08:05 AM   #7268
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today the struggle continues. i had planned on starting to ride into work again, woke up and looked at my bike and laid in bed for another half hour.

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Drive off the island and come race track bikes on Wednesdays in Wall, NJ. It will get you out of the funk.
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Old 06-06-14, 09:34 AM   #7269
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today the struggle continues. i had planned on starting to ride into work again, woke up and looked at my bike and laid in bed for another half hour.

i drove.
Mornings are tough for me. I try to not leave any decisions for early morning, and i try (emphasis on try) to stick by the decisions I made before bed. One trick is to leave everything ready, so you can't find any excuses.

Shake it off and try again tomorrow.

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Drive off the island and come race track bikes on Wednesdays in Wall, NJ. It will get you out of the funk.
hmm, didnt even know there was a drome over there, i only knew of PA and queens.

really want to get my track on but i gotta the fg operational again, and it would be easier logistically than queens, but i wouldnt be able to get there early enough which blows
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Old 06-06-14, 12:33 PM   #7271
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Went to our big bike festival kick off ride yesterday, was hoping the red bull people were there again this year but no luck, last year I stocked up and lived like an over caffeinated king. While I was waiting some guy came up and was adding about my bike, I guess he recognized it from instagram or here. #imfamous
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Old 06-06-14, 09:31 PM   #7272
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Experienced the rite of passage of falling over while riding clipped in for the first time. Luckily it was in my garage and not at a stoplight pulling the kiddy trailer.
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Old 06-06-14, 09:45 PM   #7273
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today the struggle continues. i had planned on starting to ride into work again, woke up and looked at my bike and laid in bed for another half hour.

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It has to be futile. Try moving your car keys after a couple drinks and you'll have no problem having to bike to work the next morning.

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Experienced the rite of passage of falling over while riding clipped in for the first time. Luckily it was in my garage and not at a stoplight pulling the kiddy trailer.
That one doesn't count. The one that does is at a busy intersection during rush hour with somebody rushing out of their car to help.
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Old 06-06-14, 09:46 PM   #7274
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Old 06-06-14, 09:56 PM   #7275
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That one doesn't count. The one that does is at a busy intersection during rush hour with somebody rushing out of their car to help.
LOL. I suppose you're right. There's nothing like falling over all by yourself to make yourself remember to un-clip well ahead of where you intend to stop. Actually, I can't imagine how much more difficult this would be riding fixed vs. freewheel. I probably would've ate it 10 ten times by now.
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