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Old 12-04-23, 10:00 PM
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Originally Posted by big john
Can you (briefly) explain the in season tournament? I haven't kept up.
early season tournament - probably to increase early season interest and reduce number of star players sitting out games at this time of the season … (?)

they are now in the single game eliminations - after playing group / round robin games

home team wears uniform with different logo and the courts are decorated with this logo to differentiate from regular season game - but the game still counts as a reg season game

trophy / cup awarded to the winning team - and each winning olayer might receive $500 K … thought I heard that this evening
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Old 12-04-23, 10:05 PM
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Originally Posted by big john
Can you (briefly) explain the in season tournament? I haven't kept up.


TJ McConnell as a high school freshman

no one predicted this kid to become an NBA player
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Bengals vs Jags might go to OT.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
Transmissions, but I'm not as involved in that end, anymore.

If you drive a WRX and have altered the software, you'll fail an emission test here. Heck, that goes for almost everything but GM. We haven't cracked them yet, as they have CAL_ID/CVN combos to the moon and back on those.
not true in california, actually. there’s an EO for the accessport tunes in several flavors!

https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/sites/default...o/d-660-16.pdf
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With free accounts?
yup
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Thanks. You probably just needed to reload the page though; that's how it disappears for me. If you post then the Like button is missing on new posts until you reload the page. 'Tis a bug.
But not a Hum- bug.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Btw, the adhesive tape will work well enough without the strapping tape. Here’s what I’m using at the moment:

I've used sports tape. The stuff athletes tape up thier ankles and wrist with. And gaffers tape,it's like cloth electrical tape. Like hockey players use on the blade of thier stick. .
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You people are old.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I'm doing just fine.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Speaking of insurance, my company denied my semi-annual PSMA scan despite my PSA rising dramatically (I have stage 4 tumors in my lymph nodes in my back). They did approve a CT scan with a bone scan. They’ve never denied a PSMA in the last 4 years.
appeal? Then I would try an get the original ruling maker fired.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Saturn AND Cycling content:

I have a Saturn jersey I've been wearing since they were a thing. And know 2 people with Team bikes . Odly enough one is a steel GT road bike that was won in a contest that also included a week of riding with the team while training in California. The others a Trek
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More Quickbooks spam in General.
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Old 12-05-23, 06:26 AM
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Originally Posted by mschwett
not true in california, actually. there’s an EO for the accessport tunes in several flavors!

https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/sites/default...o/d-660-16.pdf
You'll still fail the first test in Colorado. You then get to come see me, and I verify the rest of the car isn't tampered. I also verify the sticker is installed under the hood. Cobb had their EO rescinded for a bit, because the software was able to be manipulated. We have remote sensing and see how dirty these really are.
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More Quickbooks spam in General.
And there is one spam thread in Foo for something else. I reported it. Can you imagine having a job like that?
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
And there is one spam thread in Foo for something else. I reported it. Can you imagine having a job like that?
Better than having to work as an indentured servant catfishing rich old guys.
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The rebearing-ing of wheels took place on Sunday, 2 sets were done. The R-13's were tackled first. With ceramic hybrids from the Hub Dr. On Ebay. Front is awesome, the rear spins nice but one or both of yhe bearings have excessive play in them, which gives the wheel too much lateral moment. Like the cones are loose. Buy there aren't any Cones . So A pair of NTN bearings has been procured for the hub. I will leave the freehub bearings in.
The Novatec hubbed set came next. A very complex design in comparison to the R13. Separate seals and 2 spacers and retaining rings used. On top of the strangest bearing arrangement I've ever seen. A single 6001 with 3, 6901 bearings. ( driving that single 6001 bearing out I had to hit that socket way harder than I was comfortable with. This will likely be a failure point for these bearings as this is way to tight.) I used regular steel bearings on this wheel and I will be replacing these with NTN's also. I'm dissatisfied with the quality of these bearings (china). Had I not had another of these hubs to pull apart to verify the part stackup I would have gone mad fast. As it was I omitted the retaining ring inside the freehub. I can't see a reason to have it. ( I do now though so it's good that I didn't throw it away) The first assembly of parts wouldn't move. Turns out the spacers are different sizes and I got them backwards one goes in between the freehub bearings and the other goes in the hub between the bearing and the first bearing in the freehub. There's a 60 thousandth difference in length. Once I verified the direction the freehub seal faced and which spacer went where, thing became better..... Until I spun the wheel. Crunchy bearing from the factory. So I pulled them all out. Removed the seals. Cleaned them and. Found the bad one. Replaced it. And reassembled. Still not happy with it so new bearings are on order as of today. This hub took me 3.5 hours to complete. Just my luck, I have 4 of these rear hubs....(sigh) 2 are low mile and ok still thank dog.
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… State Farm is there …
State Farm is not your friend, and they are definitely not there. We are moving our insurance business elsewhere due to their claims handling.
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Originally Posted by mschwett
two door, sweet.

when my first daughter was born i deemed the only car that met all our criteria was an STi hatch. 6 speed MT, >250hp, <3500lb, four doors, <180” long, a hatch, either RWD or AWD. since then a few others emerged or came and went. it’s been a super fun and practical and reliable car! only mods are cobb “chip”

sadly, subaru gave up on the hatch. looks so much better than the sedan.




little(est) t2p was really into RC at one time - and really big on WRX STI’s

he has a small assortment of RC WRX’s - can see some on second row (from top) in top pic

no emission issues with the battery powered cars lol
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Originally Posted by ls01
The rebearing-ing of wheels took place on Sunday, 2 sets were done. The R-13's were tackled first. With ceramic hybrids from the Hub Dr. On Ebay. Front is awesome, the rear spins nice but one or both of yhe bearings have excessive play in them, which gives the wheel too much lateral moment. Like the cones are loose. Buy there aren't any Cones . So A pair of NTN bearings has been procured for the hub. I will leave the freehub bearings in.
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any of you’s thinking about doing Unbound this year?
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Thinking about doing more endurance gravel races and less crits this year. Ive done so few group rides, at the moment I am not really comfortable with the thought of being in a pack of racers racing relentlessly…..

So talking to the wife about unbound. Issue, no hotel rooms are left and I am scared to look at rental cars.

Croatsn buck 50 looks promising. We used to live down there and we could go down as a family, but 170 dollars entry fee….. Sheesh.


Applachian gravel journey. This requires a 2 person team for some silly reason, but I could take the family with me.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Thinking about doing more endurance gravel races and less crits this year. Ive done so few group rides, at the moment I am not really comfortable with the thought of being in a pack of racers racing relentlessly…..

So talking to the wife about unbound. Issue, no hotel rooms are left and I am scared to look at rental cars.

Croatsn buck 50 looks promising. We used to live down there and we could go down as a family, but 170 dollars entry fee….. Sheesh.


Applachian gravel journey. This requires a 2 person team for some silly reason, but I could take the family with me.
You could always try sprinting in the opening laps and then riding in front of the pack. Then, if they catch up to you for some dreadful reason, do it repeatedly until your "pack" is just a few riders. That's how I prefer to race criteriums
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But you do highlight some legit concerns. In recent years I have come to prefer road racing. Criterium racing can be nerve wracking. It's benefits are of course accessibility and cost. If you have a local series, I'd recommend doing as many as you can, to sharpen your craft and support the community.
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also apparently it's "nerve racking". Had to google that. It's something I say far more often than I write.
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Originally Posted by TMonk
But you do highlight some legit concerns. In recent years I have come to prefer road racing. Criterium racing can be nerve wracking. It's benefits are of course accessibility and cost. If you have a local series, I'd recommend doing as many as you can, to sharpen your craft and support the community.

our team host a local series but it doesn’t start until summer, my racing season will be mostly over by then.

Im not strong enough to sprint off the front and keep everyone at bay. I would blow up in the first 5 mins.
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