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Old 12-22-20, 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas
For XRT or for fun??
Ohhh, right!
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Old 12-22-20, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Ugh that's harsh

I know there's no good time for crap like that, but right before the holidays? Seriously?
Slash ‘n burn is a favorite corporate tactic in preparation for a new fiscal year.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
I found out today that as part of our impending merger I’m expected to take a 20k haircut on comp.

Merry ****-ing Christmas.
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Old 12-22-20, 04:24 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Ohhh, right!
You docs are ruining my bad boy reputation.
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Old 12-22-20, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by ls01
Nope, the work office. Tool man is normally a "last station" kinda gig for guys on the path to retirement. But the Co. Has been so hard on guys they've been leaving early. They put in their papers and show up, "oh,, by the way today is my last day". The last 3 have done it this way.
So whoever it was in 2007 walked out without his porn.
Probably too heavy to carry.
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Old 12-22-20, 04:36 PM
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Another win for the Zags!

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Old 12-22-20, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Let's see 'er when you git 'er!

Needs a little finishing. Frett polish, non rusty strings, and to be honest better tuners. But for $150.00 pshhh! Its ok.
Its a Grote. Its Chinese.
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Old 12-22-20, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Reckon I should get some now that my knees complain even on balmy 50° rides if I wear shorts.
I need some proper ones that don't slide down. Not sure if it's the warmers that lost their elasticity, or the shorts, or (probably) both, but they don't stay up.
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Time to look for an exit strategy.
Exit to where?
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Slash ‘n burn is a favorite corporate tactic in preparation for a new fiscal year.
There's a special place in Hell for those bastards
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Old 12-22-20, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Exit to where?
Pre-COVID19, plan was Andalucía. It’s still the leading contender.

#DreamDeferred
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I need some proper ones that don't slide down. Not sure if it's the warmers that lost their elasticity, or the shorts, or (probably) both, but they don't stay up.

Exit to where?
Yeah, half of my shorts don't have grabbers, so I'll have to be careful on chilly days.
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Old 12-22-20, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
You docs are ruining my accident prone reputation.
Fixed.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Yeah, half of my shorts don't have grabbers, so I'll have to be careful on chilly days.
Sunday's ride (in shorts) was 46F. Not ideal.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Sunday's ride (in shorts) was 46F. Not ideal.

Definitely not dressed for the winter you have been warning us about since August.
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Old 12-22-20, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Definitely not dressed for the winter you have been warning us about since August.
The mid-40s is the worst to dress for. In the 30s-low 40s I have my snowsuit, but mid 40s is really too warm for that.
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Originally Posted by ls01
I still haven't recieved the bibs shorts I was supposed to recieve on the 14th. Indianapolis is apparently the Bermuda triangle for usps
Did you see my post the other day that it took 2 weeks for my “2 day priority” package to arrive?
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Behold!

I have observed and documented the mysteries of the heavens!



I'm not good with telescopes.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Behold!

I have observed and documented the mysteries of the heavens!



I'm not good with telescopes.


could be the moon, a planet, or a street light.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
could be the moon, a planet, or a street light.
Mysteries, man. Who knows what's really "up there"?
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Mysteries, man. Who knows what's really "up there"?

711 or wawa for one.
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Old 12-22-20, 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
I still haven’t heard it.
I've never heard it. Not a Springsteen fan. Is it newer than the last 20 years?
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Originally Posted by abshipp
My singlespeed road riding is all fixed gear. Got an ACS 17t already in the parts bin if that changes though

Related:

What color bar tape? I'm thinking black since the saddle is black and seems a bit out of place without anything to match it, maybe if I find a yellow Turbo or Flite I'll go with yellow. Don't want to do white. Any other suggestions?

Black. Bartape is always black.
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Old 12-22-20, 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by abshipp

For bar ends I've got some rubber Velox that would be appropriate.
A friend made some bar end plugs for me on his 3D printer. They're not on the bike yet but they have a "B" and a "J" on them.
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Old 12-22-20, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
You're a Mean Green?
The guy that knocked me off of my motorcycle referred to his Kawasaki as "Mean Green".
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Originally Posted by datlas
Did you see my post the other day that it took 2 weeks for my “2 day priority” package to arrive?
lol. What a mess! I am dying to try out these new shorts. There are 3 levels $40.00, $65.00, & $80.00 . I have a 40 & 65 coming. And endorsed by former pro Phil Gaimon.
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