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Old 10-10-22, 05:08 PM
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Addiction 2022.4

Welcome to the unofficial start of holiday season.
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The holiday table is going to look different this year. Last year, we lost my step-dad. In just over a month, we are adding my first grand-baby.
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Finally!
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Also the start of this season.

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Originally Posted by Eric F
The holiday table is going to look different this year. Last year, we lost my step-dad. In just over a month, we are adding my first grand-baby.
As I once told a coworker about a promotion, "congratudolences".

Hope all is well.
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Not quite an Indiana Jones feat.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Not quite an Indiana Jones feat.
But did I tell ya the one about an American, Frenchman, Mexican and German on a Zoom call?
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Went MTBin today. Not sure if I was fast or slow, not sure If I was having fun or not. I wanted to like it, but the course was so narrow and the cut backs were so sharp, most of the time I was going slow as ****. I don’t see how it’s physically possible to go any faster. I went down some steep hills which was thrilling. Think i’ll just stick to being a roadie for now.
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Welcome to the unofficial start of holiday season.
Better get the ball rollin' with some MEGA Porsche ass.

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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Went MTBin today. Not sure if I was fast or slow, not sure If I was having fun or not. I wanted to like it, but the course was so narrow and the cut backs were so sharp, most of the time I was going slow as ****. I don’t see how it’s physically possible to go any faster. I went down some steep hills which was thrilling. Think i’ll just stick to being a roadie for now.
It's not for everyone.
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Hi! What’s this thread about??
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Originally Posted by big john
It's not for everyone.
I'm glad there are those who love it, and it's cool to watch really skilled riders ripping down a trail, but it's not something I want to do myself. I like speed+ control.
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it's a glorious spring day here. I'm stuck in the office working.
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Originally Posted by gnome
it's a glorious spring day here. I'm stuck in the office working.
I hate when that happens.
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I'm glad there are those who love it, and it's cool to watch really skilled riders ripping down a trail, but it's not something I want to do myself. I like speed+ control.
I think it's best for most people to learn the skills when they are younger but for casual trail riding anyone (almost) can play. Most of what I do now is pretty tame.
I've had some really great times on the dirt. There are no cars and riders are usually not trying to drop each other. It's a great change of pace from road riding and has helped me with burnout in the past.

The other thing is the weather. With some exceptions, I hate road riding in the rain but mountain biking in the rain is a blast. I rode in the snow a lot in the 90s, so much fun! And wind doesn't bother me on the dirt unless it's just howling.
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Off road riding here is as flat as on road. I have an old unsprung MTB. Would be nice to have some suspension, if only in the front. I do it at times, and enjoy it.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Off road riding here is as flat as on road. I have an old unsprung MTB. Would be nice to have some suspension, if only in the front. I do it at times, and enjoy it.
Let some of the air out, maybe put a fatter tire on front.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
As I once told a coworker about a promotion, "congratudolences".

Hope all is well.
All is well…enough.

I’m looking forward to being Grampy. I love being a dad to my girls, and this new adventure should be a lot of fun.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Went MTBin today. Not sure if I was fast or slow, not sure If I was having fun or not. I wanted to like it, but the course was so narrow and the cut backs were so sharp, most of the time I was going slow as ****. I don’t see how it’s physically possible to go any faster. I went down some steep hills which was thrilling. Think i’ll just stick to being a roadie for now.
In my experience, when you think it’s not possible to go faster on a bike, you’re wrong. Someone is always better/faster/dumber.
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Originally Posted by big john
…riders are usually not trying to drop each other.
Usually - lol.
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Usually - lol.
It's so different than club rides on the road.
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Hi! What’s this thread about??
Nothing. And yet everything at the same time…
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Better get the ball rollin' with some MEGA Porsche ass.

Amazing that there actually is a bicycle in the background. Or is that yours, being used as a prop in the picture.

I am not particularly a Porsche fan, and less so after a person I knew quite well was killed along with his navigator in Targa Tasmania about a year ago -- an event that I was the media manager for in its second, third and fourth years back in the 90s. But this Porsche does look pretty impressive.
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