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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 06-27-13, 11:35 PM   #1501
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Old 06-28-13, 01:35 AM   #1502
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god i wish i could see explosions or mogwai.



however, i just saw grimes.

for free.

so that really wasn't bad.
and holy **** if you give people a free show and tell them to dress up they will actually do it! it's crazy. and they look damn good, too.
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Old 06-28-13, 06:57 AM   #1503
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charlie if explosions comes here lesgo see them together, brodate, kk?
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Old 06-28-13, 07:39 AM   #1504
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postrock dreamshow: mono, mogwai, explosions in the sky, potentially with this will destroy you

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Old 06-28-13, 07:47 AM   #1505
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god i wish i could see explosions or mogwai.



however, i just saw grimes.

for free.

so that really wasn't bad.
and holy **** if you give people a free show and tell them to dress up they will actually do it! it's crazy. and they look damn good, too.
OMG grimes! super jells, love her so much.
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Old 06-28-13, 07:49 AM   #1506
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today is the blackhawks parade. i'm not going because i'm not crazy (also work) but holy **** there are already thousands of idiot suburbanites drunk/rowdy/stupid on public transit and wandering the streets. my friend who works in the loop said riding to work was awful, lots of pedestrians in the bike lane and stuff. i'm lucky that i'm just far enough north that there are lots of people on the sidewalks but my commute was fine.
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Old 06-28-13, 07:53 AM   #1507
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I've seen Mogwai twice, they put on a damn good show too.

The only one I'm missing is Godspeed You Black Emperor. They're on my bucket list but who knows if it'll ever happen.
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Old 06-28-13, 08:17 AM   #1508
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caspian too imo
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Old 06-28-13, 09:18 AM   #1509
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saw caspian and red sparrowes when they came here a few years ago.

def brodate
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Old 06-28-13, 10:47 AM   #1510
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Mildly on topic, my friend who owns the local card shop is in to cycling I found out today. We've been playing for like 10 years, and I just found out. 45 miles planned for tomorrow. So many matching interests, glad DOMA got turned over, I might have to marry the guy.
Our sqrls are coming too, it's gonna be pretty leisurely.
Sweet!

Yeah so... I pulled a Tarmogoyf pack 1, pick 1. Sup $140 card. I was joking around earlier in the day with Jesse saying it would be funny if I got one and what I would do if I did.

I think I'm a Prophet... or a psychic. Either way, maybe I should start playing the lottery.
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Old 06-28-13, 11:20 AM   #1511
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First time going out to some single track. Ate it on a downhill hairpin turn and learned how not to do those. Luckily there were a couple small trees right there and I grasped for branches before I could go tumbling down the side of the hill.
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Old 06-28-13, 11:38 AM   #1512
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Sweet!

Yeah so... I pulled a Tarmogoyf pack 1, pick 1. Sup $140 card. I was joking around earlier in the day with Jesse saying it would be funny if I got one and what I would do if I did.

I think I'm a Prophet... or a psychic. Either way, maybe I should start playing the lottery.
You've used up all your luck. I did that with a Charizard back when I was a kid. I told him I'd buy him a pack of Pokemon cards, but if there was a Charizard in there it was mine. All my luck was spent on that single moment.

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Old 06-28-13, 11:56 AM   #1513
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Old 06-28-13, 12:10 PM   #1514
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+ carlton melton

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Old 06-28-13, 12:16 PM   #1515
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I don't know what any of those numbers mean.
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Old 06-28-13, 12:31 PM   #1516
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I forgot this story from last night:

I met a friend at a bar and rode my bike there. Quiet neighborhood and a seat right at the floor to ceiling front windows, so I only u-locked my frame and front wheel (normally I leash the other wheel). Well, we're sitting there drinking and I see these two dudes stop and look at my bike, and suddenly one of them bends over and touches my rear skewer. I yell "What the ****!", knock on the window, and make the universal "what the ****" arm gesture when they look over.

They came inside and apologized, "sorry, i'm a bike mechanic and was explaining to my friend what a fixed gear is". Nice enough dudes, though I wasn't sure what to say when he complimented the threadless stem/headset. Like, isn't that pretty common? It's what came stock on the bike. Then he went on and on about some idea he had for locking bolts that you could use on every part of the bike. Didn't make any sense to me so I shrugged.

/cool story bro
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Old 06-28-13, 01:18 PM   #1517
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lol, i always feel a little bad when i get super defensive on someone and it turns out to be nothing

lots of times people come up on the right of me like they dont see me or theyre trying to pass (in a car) and im like "hey *******!!" and then they turn right.

oops.

today i had to spend $85 for someone to scan my fingerprints in order to keep working at the college since im not a student anymore. so much for going out to eat and buying bike things and new vans this week.
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Old 06-28-13, 05:02 PM   #1518
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been a while,

In fruita CO for the weekend to ride some singletrack. Its 5pm and a 102 outside. Good God I'm going to die.

If I don't make it back, someone start a premium rush thread in my memorial.
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Old 06-28-13, 05:26 PM   #1519
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lots of times people come up on the right of me like they dont see me or theyre trying to pass (in a car) and im like "hey *******!!" and then they turn right.
And then there are the idiots that roll up beside you to pass on the right from a stop light.
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Old 06-28-13, 05:51 PM   #1520
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Old 06-28-13, 06:25 PM   #1521
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Old 06-28-13, 06:29 PM   #1522
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I don't know what any of those numbers mean.
I think you're joking, but 9.5 miles at 17.7 mph avg on a 44x17 gear (spinnninnn, considering we spent a lot of time loafing downtown and/or trackstanding) in 90 deg heat with high humidity. I went and stood in the server room to cool down after. Now all the heatsinks probably smell like asparagus sweat.
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Old 06-28-13, 06:53 PM   #1523
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Got to drive my sorta dream car today, an Aston Martin Vantage. Gonna be my nightmare car when fixing it though.
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Old 06-28-13, 06:57 PM   #1524
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Got to drive my sorta dream car today, an Aston Martin Vantage. Gonna be my nightmare car when fixing it though.
this is where I want the facebook like button. so wait, are you an Aston mech? someone (probably a pro athlete) was driving one around my neighborhood this winter and the cackling sound on the shut-throttle overrun was really pornographic. so nice.
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Old 06-28-13, 07:02 PM   #1525
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this is where I want the facebook like button. so wait, are you an Aston mech? someone (probably a pro athlete) was driving one around my neighborhood this winter and the cackling sound on the shut-throttle overrun was really pornographic. so nice.
I do auto body work on mainly higher end European cars, its like 75% Porsche/BMW/mercs/Audi with some random lower end then every once in a while a truly high end car. I made sure to give it a couple revs once I got it in the shop.
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