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Old 02-16-13, 07:50 AM
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So, how does one crack a mahogany skinned door without realizing they have done so? The latest uni tenant's shenanigans. End of April can not come soon enough!
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Old 02-16-13, 08:52 AM
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I prefer Rubino Pros to Krylions, they seem to wear better and the Krylions just don't make me feel as confident.

Going to be warm here today but it might be windy. Looking forward to a nice long day in the saddle.
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John - I've only heard good stuff about the Rubinos. The Krylions have been discontinued anyway, replaced by the Pro4 Endurance. I won't need tires for a while; I'll have to see which good ones are on sale when I do.

Have a great ride!
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Old 02-16-13, 09:19 AM
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Unless I find a good deal on something else, I always buy Rubinos. Theyre high mileage tires for sure.
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Old 02-16-13, 10:44 AM
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I used Rubino Pros on my pit/training wheels last year. They were fine. Once the center of the tread flattens out they become flat prone. Once you get one flat, the next one comes pretty soon after. I would get 2K-3K miles up to that point. Can't argue with that.
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Old 02-16-13, 11:47 AM
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That has been my experience as well.
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Old 02-16-13, 11:53 AM
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i like kyrlions and gatorskins
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Old 02-16-13, 12:33 PM
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Well, initial quality of the Rubino Pro = .
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Old 02-16-13, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Fat Boy View Post
Get your mind outta the gutter...there's no room with rkwaki around anyway. It's just another way to say tires..
Also another way to say pecker...

Squatted 605 this morning - yee ha...

About to go have my first deep tissue massage in a while - ouch

The regular rub-n-tug girl was booked...
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Old 02-16-13, 04:01 PM
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Dang. 605. That's like squatting me while I was doing the most I've squatted 10x.
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Old 02-16-13, 04:40 PM
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I'm home in NJ this weekend (central NJ)

Just got in from a few hours out from Hillsborough to Stanton back to home. Where did your incident happen?
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Old 02-16-13, 05:17 PM
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Dang. 605. That's like squatting me while I was doing the most I've squatted 10x.
For reals, I'm usually happy with half of that.
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Old 02-16-13, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by rkwaki View Post
Also another way to say pecker...

Squatted 605 this morning - yee ha...

About to go have my first deep tissue massage in a while - ouch

The regular rub-n-tug girl was booked...
Only 605? geez you're weak. I used to be able to do that in 6th grade while starving myself to make weight
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Old 02-16-13, 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by jsutkeepspining View Post
Only 605? geez you're weak. I used to be able to do that in 6th grade while starving myself to make weight
So...9 months later I guess your doing about 700, eh?
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Old 02-16-13, 05:40 PM
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nope i've topped out at 699.
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Old 02-16-13, 07:07 PM
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There's this young woman who rides with our club sometimes and she's pretty hot, so this one guy decided to hit on her and told everyone who would listen he was going to have her. Of course, she rejected him so now he talks smack about her and tries to drop her in the hills, (he can't).
Today, she was pulling the group over some rolling hills and when we stopped he started giving her crap about leading. I told her not to feel bad about being strong.
I think she's cool and we all like having her there and I hope this dude doesn't drive her away.
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Old 02-16-13, 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by rkwaki View Post
Squatted 605 this morning - yee ha...
I can't beat that, but I did have 2 squats before hitting the road at 6am this morning. So I got that going for me.
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Old 02-16-13, 07:34 PM
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I can't beat that, but I did have 2 squats before hitting the road at 6am this morning. So I got that going for me.
Which is nice.
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Old 02-16-13, 08:29 PM
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I really like the new Endurance 4. I think they are even better than the old Krylions.
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I really like the new Endurance 4. I think they are even better than the old Krylions.
How are they in the corners?
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Old 02-16-13, 10:40 PM
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Pretty good.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
There's this young woman who rides with our club sometimes and she's pretty hot, so this one guy decided to hit on her and told everyone who would listen he was going to have her. Of course, she rejected him so now he talks smack about her and tries to drop her in the hills, (he can't).
Today, she was pulling the group over some rolling hills and when we stopped he started giving her crap about leading. I told her not to feel bad about being strong.
I think she's cool and we all like having her there and I hope this dude doesn't drive her away.
I hate that kind of crap. He sounds really insecure or something. There was a guy on a group ride trying to chat up a girl and holding up traffic behind us. The rider was swearing at the car telling the car to go. Finally I told him the car was waiting for him because the driver was being considerate, unlike him. I might have used the word "jerk" in there to describe what the driver was not. I also might have pointed out that she wasn't interested in him anyway.

I hope that you can tell her in a non-trying-to-pick-you-up-way that the other guys respect her strength, willingness to take the front, etc. I'm sure she doesn't need to hear it but it's always nice to hear good things about your riding.
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Since when has a group ride become the latest singles bar??
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Originally Posted by rkwaki View Post
Also another way to say pecker...

Squatted 605 this morning - yee ha...

About to go have my first deep tissue massage in a while - ouch

The regular rub-n-tug girl was booked...
Is there a happy ending to this story?
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Old 02-17-13, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by carpediemracing View Post
I hope that you can tell her in a non-trying-to-pick-you-up-way that the other guys respect her strength, willingness to take the front, etc. I'm sure she doesn't need to hear it but it's always nice to hear good things about your riding.
Some of us do compliment her riding and she has made friends with the main hammer-princess in the group so maybe she'll stick around.
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