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Old 08-25-11, 03:41 PM
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Good luck G. Hopefully that kit won't be a bulls eye.
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Old 08-25-11, 03:45 PM
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I have a dash cam where I delete the last few minutes if nothing happened. I recorded all the way home in case I crashed because of the spider. I was driving all paranoid, swatting at imaginary stuff on my arms, legs, neck, hair.
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Old 08-25-11, 04:01 PM
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Good luck G.

[another car surprise story]

My brother-in-law and I picked up a rental car in Tobago. We were a few minutes out of the lot when this big honkin spider comes out of nowhere and goes frantic running around the car. I just about $hit myself. It was roughly the size of my palm and fast as hell.

[/another car surprise story]
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Old 08-25-11, 04:57 PM
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Old 08-25-11, 04:58 PM
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made myself a keychain today


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Old 08-25-11, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by jsutkeepspining View Post
i see your point, but the teacher was more trying to compare a seemingly easy sport (trust me i suck at ping pong it's hard) to cycling.
Should've invited him to come for a ride...
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Old 08-25-11, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by wens View Post
Should've invited him to come for a ride...

heh - I would have invited him for both
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Old 08-25-11, 05:34 PM
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I'm thinking about trying to ride in the hurricane. My sense of self preservation says it's about the dumbest thing I could possibly do, but my sense of senselessness senses a righteous amount of fun.
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Old 08-25-11, 05:50 PM
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dude, you should gather a bunch of broken sram shifters, make key-chains out of them, and sell them to crabon-fibré loving freds like Pcad.
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Old 08-25-11, 05:54 PM
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i got the idea from my manager who made one out of a sram red shifter lever. i found a rival brake lever in our junk parts bin, sanded it down, cut off part of it and drilled a hole

couldn't find anymore though =/
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Old 08-25-11, 05:56 PM
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dude, you should gather a bunch of broken sram shifters, make key-chains out of them, and sell them to crabon-fibré loving freds like Pcad.
The best way to make a buck in this economy.
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Old 08-25-11, 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by TheKillerPenguin View Post
I'm thinking about trying to ride in the hurricane. My sense of self preservation says it's about the dumbest thing I could possibly do, but my sense of senselessness senses a righteous amount of fun.
Three friends of mine and myself rode a century through Tropical Storm Fay back in '08. It wasn't that big of a deal, just do it.
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Old 08-25-11, 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted by TheKillerPenguin View Post
I'm thinking about trying to ride in the hurricane. My sense of self preservation says it's about the dumbest thing I could possibly do, but my sense of senselessness senses a righteous amount of fun.
kensuf and I did that a while back. It was stupid, but epic. My route was a 35 mile out and back, except that 3 different downed trees got in the way of the "back" part resulting in detours. And I almost was hit by several falling limbs during the ride.

(added in edit: for those that are "slow" the downed trees coming back were not downed on the way out.)

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Old 08-25-11, 06:15 PM
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Glad to hear that Ken's ride was less eventful.
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Old 08-25-11, 06:26 PM
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I believe our state crit should be held anyway
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I battle spiders way too frequently...wolf spiders (pictured), huge black widows...this one was an epic. He was chillin on the side of our wash-mashine in the garage. I saw him point at me, laugh, and run to the back of the machine . I looked back there and saw him, got my brake cleaner (no need to waste money on fancy repellents), gave him a shot, and he lunged at me. I was swinging at the fences, brake cleaner consumed the air...he was tough but I finally overcame him. He was big, and dense enough you could hear him 'thumping' as he scrambled toward death. We actually moved the dryer (where he finally came to rest) the next day so I could show the girl...she thought I was being 'dramatic' about his girth and viciousness... as you can plainly see, it could have easily been I who perished.

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Old 08-25-11, 06:50 PM
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^^ crap! We battle the black widows every year but nothing like that.
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Old 08-25-11, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by mollusk View Post
<old guy telling a boring story>
A few years back I fixed a roof leak at my in-law's house in the middle of a strong tropical storm/weak hurricane.
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Same here .... the roofers didn't secure the tarp well. I heard "drip drip" at 1:00 in the morning and there was water coming through the ceilings. I climbed up in the dark & pouring rain with a flashlight, hammer & some nails on a 45 degree roof to "fix" it well enough for a few hours .... that sucked
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Old 08-25-11, 06:58 PM
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on another occasion, I came home from work, it was dark and I was walking up to my front door...just as I approached the threshold I saw something very close to my face, and just as I touched it I realized it was a huge spider and I was walking though a web that had been spun between 2 tall bushes on either side of the door. I launched backward into the darkness of the front yard, threw off my shirt, the days' mail exploding from my hands, my body rolling about on the lawn, frantically rubbing myself about the face and hair, car keys lost in the grass (found the next morning). If it was on me I could have had a heart attack.

the girl was amazed.
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Originally Posted by hammy56 View Post
on another occasion, I came home from work, it was dark and I was walking up to my front door...just as I approached the threshold I saw something very close to my face, and just as I touched it I realized it was a huge spider and I was walking though a web that had been spun between 2 tall bushes on either side of the door. I launched backward into the darkness of the front yard, threw off my shirt, the days' mail exploding from my hands, my body rolling about on the lawn, frantically rubbing myself about the face and hair, car keys lost in the grass (found the next morning). If it was on me I could have had a heart attack.

the girl was amazed.
I think that we can all agree that hammy is wound a little tight.
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The more I learn about Anquetil, the more I like him.
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to whom it may concern:

I will be at Chris Tather in this kit. My wife is pleasant to talk to.
noted. I will no longer look for the purple.
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Originally Posted by mollusk View Post
I think that we can all agree that hammy is wound a little tight.
nah, Im cool...I just dont dig spiders, or roaches, or ESPECIALLY those yellow/orange grasshoppers. Those are the.friggin.worst!! ew.
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Old 08-25-11, 07:47 PM
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i really want this: http://www.competitivecyclist.com/pr...7562.44.1.html

but keep trying to talk my self out of it! help me please!!!!!!!
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I was doing the laundry the other day and picked up a face cloth. It unfolded as I opened it and just like a a little prize, a live scorpion was sitting in the middle of it. I showed it to my wife. She was less than happy.

We now have exterminator service.

3 consecutive weeks off for the neck and back has left me in a training void. Retooling for cross season.
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