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Old 08-10-23, 06:46 AM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
even the wife’s- nice
Community property state. We each own half of everything.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
I do know this, yes. As with the Kardex. My intent was that one or two people might look up bits of the ancient history of the NFL.

Maybe I should have gone with "What are the LA Dodgers dodging?"
Dodging trolley cars in Brooklyn.

I went to an Angels game in 1963 when they played home games at Dodger Stadium. A man with a jet pack took off from home plate and flew into center field. The only game I ever went to with my dad.
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Old 08-10-23, 07:24 AM
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Originally Posted by datlas

Also, the "c" word in the UK is not nearly as inflammatory as it is in the USA.
It's used as a term of endearment almost as much as a term of derision in Australia, you have to watch the context.
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Got the RSL bar/stem on the Emonda. Used Fizik BondCush tape, and, man, was it a pita to wrap - no stretch to speak of. Feels great in the hand though.

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Old 08-10-23, 07:26 AM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
It's used as a term of endearment almost as much as a term of derision in Australia, you have to watch the context.
Yeah, mate. You are such a ****!
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Got the RSL bar/stem on the Emonda. Used Fizik BondCush tape, and, man, was it a pita to wrap - no stretch to speak of. Feels great in the hand though.

I have some old timey cork tape I picked up somewhere. Try to stretch it and it just breaks.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
I'm with Vol. The year with no summer.
It already feels like September here.
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Tornado in Knox County!

We will rebuild; we are a resilient peoples.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
do frame set listings go under bike parts or bikes.

Discuss.
Frames get their own category.
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Originally Posted by datlas
By that logic, a bicycle with a broken chain or missing front tire is not a bike.
Yup. I'm okay with that logic.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
If it's not rideable, parts.
Correct
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How humid is it in VA? My sweaty ass print from last night was still visible on my saddle this morning.
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Originally Posted by datlas
By that logic, a bicycle with a broken chain or missing front tire is not a bike.
I used to be a bike and will be again, when the broken parts are restored.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Well don't leave us hanging. Can you?
Yes, you can!

However, if you want online access and do not have a social insurance number (SIN), a temporary taxation number (TTN) or an individual tax number (ITN), you also need to submit a form for RC391 Application for a Canada Revenue Agency Non-Resident Representative Number (NRRN).
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However, if you want online access and do not have a social insurance number (SIN), a temporary taxation number (TTN) or an individual tax number (ITN), you also need to submit a form for RC391 Application for a Canada Revenue Agency Non-Resident Representative Number (NRRN).
I just obtained a SIN.

I can now work in Canada. What job should I get there?
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
How humid is it in VA? My sweaty ass print from last night was still visible on my saddle this morning.
Dew points in the upper 60's to near 70 in most areas. So typical medium humidity summer weather for the East coast.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Dew points in the upper 60's to near 70 in most areas. So typical medium humidity summer weather for the East coast.
Don't forget your Halo (tm) headband.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
It already feels like September here.
Many years September is our hottest month. Late September to October the Santa Ana winds come and bring the extreme fire danger.

After several weeks of 100+ we are getting some nice temperatures courtesy of tropical storm Eugene. Went out for a couple hours yesterday and it was barely 90. Pretty humid and it actually sprinkled a bit twice, which is unheard of in August. Very cloudy this morning but 100 is coming back next week.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Don't forget your Halo (tm) headband.
Did some slow climbs yesterday on the mtb. High humidity had me rinsing my eye out. Don't want to go through what I did the last mtb climbing ride. Doesn't seem to happen on the road climbs.

89% humidity today but I'm not riding.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Fun fact: apparently in the UK, the word crap is possibly more offensive than the other word.

Also, the "c" word in the UK is not nearly as inflammatory as it is in the USA.
That's because it's generally used by men, to describe men. Totally different application, totally different connotation.
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Originally Posted by big john
Many years September is our hottest month. Late September to October the Santa Ana winds come and bring the extreme fire danger.

After several weeks of 100+ we are getting some nice temperatures courtesy of tropical storm Eugene. Went out for a couple hours yesterday and it was barely 90. Pretty humid and it actually sprinkled a bit twice, which is unheard of in August. Very cloudy this morning but 100 is coming back next week.
The hottest I ever was when we lived in San Francisco was 103 degrees in October. That was the day of the Oakland Hills fire.
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Originally Posted by big john
Did some slow climbs yesterday on the mtb. High humidity had me rinsing my eye out. Don't want to go through what I did the last mtb climbing ride. Doesn't seem to happen on the road climbs.

89% humidity today but I'm not riding.
I finally got back out on my mountain bike yesterday. I basically haven’t ridden it in about 2 months - the woods in the summer are brutally hot and humid.

A somewhat tolerable 90* but I only rode for about an hour and a quarter.




I bought the wrong size bike I think. Slammed the stem and put on some 40mm risers to get the bars in about the same position as they would be on the XL frame. Feels a lot better.
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What if all the sports teams that have moved had to leave the name in the city where it started?

The Jazz really should be Nawlins.
The history of sports is, of course, the history of the US.
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Originally Posted by big john
Dodging trolley cars in Brooklyn.

I went to an Angels game in 1963 when they played home games at Dodger Stadium. A man with a jet pack took off from home plate and flew into center field. The only game I ever went to with my dad.
The LA Dodgers aren't dodging anything is my point.

They should have swapped which team went to LA vs SF.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
I finally got back out on my mountain bike yesterday. I basically haven’t ridden it in about 2 months - the woods in the summer are brutally hot and humid.

A somewhat tolerable 90* but I only rode for about an hour and a quarter.

I bought the wrong size bike I think. Slammed the stem and put on some 40mm risers to get the bars in about the same position as they would be on the XL frame. Feels a lot better.
90 isn't so bad, especially if you can get some air moving across your skin. Yes, mtb sizing is really all over from one bike to the next. Really hard to compare, even when you have the geo charts.

I want the bar about even with the saddle without extreme reach. My KHS is pretty close to this except it has the old school slack seat tube, so by the time the saddle gets as high as I want it, the bar is getting far away. If it had a steep seat tube the fit would be ideal for me. It only matters when climbing, though.

When I got the previous bike in 2008 the trend was to just make an extra large longer than a large, so the stack was close to the same. I ended up with way too many spacers under the stem and the front end never felt right doing technical turns. Even the bike before that, in 1998, I had one of those 45 degree up angle stems. The hardtails before that seemed to be based on road bike geometry, more or less, so they fit ok. They absolutely suck on rough ground, however.
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