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Old 12-29-12, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by thechemist View Post
strava base mile challenge
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oh shovel. btw why do you want an hd shovel, my regular definition one works just fine.
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Old 12-29-12, 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by jsutkeepspining View Post
btw why do you want an hd shovel, my regular definition one works just fine.
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Old 12-29-12, 07:12 PM
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2 different guys referenced there. R600DuraAce is your Central Park 400 watt guy and the author of "drope the hamer" was ryanf.
that's right, ryanf!
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Old 12-29-12, 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by jsutkeepspining View Post
oh shovel. btw why do you want an hd shovel, my regular definition one works just fine.
I know you were just joshin' but just as an FYI...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harley-...velhead_engine
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Old 12-29-12, 08:23 PM
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what software do people here use to track their mutual fund performances? my needs are relatively simple: basically shift things between bonds and index funds.
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Old 12-29-12, 08:26 PM
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hey EC... you're in NoVa now?
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Old 12-29-12, 08:28 PM
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what software do people here use to track their mutual fund performances? my needs are relatively simple: basically shift things between bonds and index funds.
I just glance at the Fidelity website now & then. I'd be nervous having much in bonds these days.
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Old 12-29-12, 08:38 PM
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hey EC... you're in NoVa now?
Yep. I moved to NoVa so I can siphon all yalls money by being a no good gubamint employee

actually just kidding. USPTO, the agency for whom I work, is fully self funded from fees that applicants pay.
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I just glance at the Fidelity website now & then. I'd be nervous having much in bonds these days.
gotcha.

btw, why the nervousness with bonds? Or are you referring to specific index with a not so good rating?
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Old 12-29-12, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by carpediemracing View Post
I know you were just joshin' but just as an FYI...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harley-...velhead_engine


I built her from the ground up.
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Old 12-29-12, 08:43 PM
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Interest rates are so low (thus prices are high) that I don't imagine there's much upside. Short term are safer, but not much yield.

Disclaimer: I don't know what the heck I'm talking about.
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Old 12-29-12, 08:50 PM
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Originally Posted by kensuf View Post
I believe the quote is 400w, not 550. But on the internet, everyone's watts are higher.
Well, inflation-adjusted, sure. But also, I'm a for-real bike racer, not some Central Park poseur.
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Old 12-29-12, 08:58 PM
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I built her from the ground up.
wheres the oil stain?
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Old 12-29-12, 09:03 PM
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Never leaked.
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Originally Posted by echappist View Post
Yep.
Riding? I ride mostly over in Maryland, but work in Fairfax... and do a few races over there as well.
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Old 12-29-12, 09:39 PM
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Never leaked.
a shovelhead that never leaked was a shovelhead never ridden.

Im kiddin' ya...I had a few Harleys back in the day. Two evo's and then a Buell. Never had a shovel, but always thought the FXE's were nice lookin rides.
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Old 12-30-12, 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted by hammy56 View Post
wheres the oil stain?
Harleys don't leak, they mark their spot.

Reminds me of an ad I saw offering coffee cups with logos from vintage motorcycles like Greeves, Triumph, Matchless, and AJS. In small print it said "no, the AJS cup doesn't leak".
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Old 12-30-12, 08:39 AM
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My Triumph didn't leak even though it was manufactured during the days of the Meriden Worker's Cooperative when the workers were more interested in striking than in the quality of the machining. The secret: when I built it I used Yamabond #4 on the joints.
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My Triumph didn't leak even though it was manufactured during the days of the Meriden Worker's Cooperative when the workers were more interested in striking than in the quality of the machining. The secret: when I built it I used Yamabond #4 on the joints.
used this on the crankcases of all my race bikes. I raced 2-strokes and air leaks were no bueno.
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Old 12-30-12, 08:58 AM
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I had a Husqvarna 390 and the center case cracked on one side where the cylinder studs went and the cylinder tried to lift off, kinda like the old Volkswagens did.
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I wish I could talk about when I raced motorcycles. I can't because I never did. Barely rode one (twice, in parking lots). I think I'd die on one if I were to get one.

I still have some motorcycle magazines so I can look wistfully at articles and pictures.
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Old 12-30-12, 11:24 AM
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My old roommate Chris D'Aluisio raced them for a while with some success.

http://www.theriderfiles.com/?p=5965



He was pretty good on a bicycle too.
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^he was a good 250 rider.

in the process of packing for our move; really doing some serious "cleaning". Ive been getting rid of tons, literally. Sold my welder, generators, big compressor, and giving away a lot of tools specific to my old 2 cycle race bikes (flywheel pullers, clutch holders, leak-down testers etc). Only keeping pictures and maybe the bins of wood/plastic that I was rewarded for risking life and limb. And keeping one pair of old leathers that saved my skin a few times. One last high-side crash in '01 blew the ass out and they were retired...
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I wish I could talk about when I raced motorcycles. I can't because I never did. Barely rode one (twice, in parking lots). I think I'd die on one if I were to get one.

I still have some motorcycle magazines so I can look wistfully at articles and pictures.
Like with bicycles, I never raced but I rode with racers and trained to try and keep up in the desert. I started riding bicycles to improve my fitness so I wouldn't get so tired on the mc. You'd be surprised how aerobic it is riding whoop dee doos for 3 hours.
I never thought I was good enough to race and I was too much of a wuss. I did ride desert nearly every weekend for 10 years. Some great memories there.
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I learned to ride a motorcycle on a Bultaco Sherpa T at the dump.
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