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Old 11-10-13, 05:59 PM
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Went to the SD velodrome swap meet today and it was a total bust for me. Couldn't make up my mind on anything and when I did I would've been beaten by somebody else.
An impulse shoppers paradise. Not to mention a ton baja californians in full force dropping mad cash on often less than ideal deals.
My sqrl on the other hand ended up snagging up a lot of kit while I came back empty handed.

The jelly belly team was there selling off team equipment and surprisingly leader wasn't there this time.
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Old 11-10-13, 06:06 PM
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I would love to get a Jelly Belly jersey. There need to be more regular swap meets here.
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Old 11-10-13, 06:18 PM
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I would love to get a Jelly Belly jersey. There need to be more regular swap meets here.
I think you could've gotten yourself the full schbang there. From kit gloves to their aero helmets & focus framesets and all in between team-issue. They were giving out jelly beans too.
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Old 11-10-13, 09:07 PM
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Today I think I may have done my final dirt jump session until spring. So burnt out.
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Old 11-10-13, 09:29 PM
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Today I rode my SS with the newly lowered gear I thought I now needed due to my less frequent riding.

The good news is that it was the right move. The bad news is I still rode like crap.
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Old 11-10-13, 10:03 PM
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today i shredded some gnar on the krampus....
man this bike is fun!
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Old 11-11-13, 12:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
Went to the SD velodrome swap meet today and it was a total bust for me. Couldn't make up my mind on anything and when I did I would've been beaten by somebody else.
An impulse shoppers paradise. Not to mention a ton baja californians in full force dropping mad cash on often less than ideal deals.
My sqrl on the other hand ended up snagging up a lot of kit while I came back empty handed.

The jelly belly team was there selling off team equipment and surprisingly leader wasn't there this time.
I was there today too and nearly bought a minty full-chrome Schwinn Paramount frameset but Angie managed to talk me out of it. I'm not even going to mention how much I was going to pay for it. That place is dangerous.
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Old 11-11-13, 01:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
I was there today too and nearly bought a minty full-chrome Schwinn Paramount frameset but Angie managed to talk me out of it. I'm not even going to mention how much I was going to pay for it. That place is dangerous.
I actually remember that one, they had it right next to their table, it was a 58 if I remember correctly.

I was lusting this Alan Carbonio which is actually in my size for once. But common sense kicked in when I tried to justify $1.1k for something I'll most likely have just to have.
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Old 11-11-13, 05:28 AM
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Today I definitely found the most fun place in California:



Sober living and treatment center conveniently located around the corner.
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Old 11-11-13, 06:05 AM
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I think I ruined my bike.
My rear wheel was scuffed pretty badly from my brake, and I had to change a tire.
Figured I'd go ahead and paint my back wheel orange to match my pedal straps.

Turned out to be a very bright orange/red and it looks awful.

Waiting for a week of snow and repainting the whole bike.
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Old 11-11-13, 08:02 AM
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Red wedding day at my office. I still have a job but this place is going to be empty.
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Old 11-11-13, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by bmontgomery87 View Post
I think I ruined my bike.
My rear wheel was scuffed pretty badly from my brake, and I had to change a tire.
Figured I'd go ahead and paint my back wheel orange to match my pedal straps.

Turned out to be a very bright orange/red and it looks awful.

Waiting for a week of snow and repainting the whole bike.
You Stryper'd when you shoulda done nothin'.

In other news today I wanna strangle every jerkoff on Craigslist kinda.
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Old 11-11-13, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
Today I definitely found the most fun place in California:



Sober living and treatment center conveniently located around the corner.
I live in Yolo county
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Old 11-11-13, 04:27 PM
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today i bought a new macbook pro and am updating to mavericks os...
my isp has a tower out near me, so service has been ****ty lately at my house so i'm downloading the os at the apple store....the internet speed here is ridiculous. download speed is 22mbps upload is 10mbps....wtf
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Old 11-11-13, 05:03 PM
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the only difference i noticed was tabs in the finder finally and my machine sucking more, kinda wish i could go back
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Old 11-11-13, 05:18 PM
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I actually ran mavericks on my old pro since the day it was released. I didn't mind it.
But the new machines don't come with it installed. Weird.
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Old 11-11-13, 05:21 PM
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i dont really have any problem with it, its just on an old machine so it slowed it down a little bit
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Old 11-11-13, 05:59 PM
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But the new machines don't come with it installed. Weird.
Then it'll have to be considered refurbished/ recertified...
That plastic shrinkwrap is pretty expensive.
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Old 11-11-13, 09:44 PM
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I've learned a lot about mtb wheelsets in the last couple of days.

I've also learned the specs on the cannondale website aren't always correct, but hey, I have a really nice easton wheelset that I can't use!
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Old 11-11-13, 10:16 PM
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Today I went for a ride on the beach cruiser.
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Old 11-11-13, 11:37 PM
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Today I worked on dialing in the Scapin I picked up yesterday. So nice having Italian steel back in my life even if it is only Aelle.
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Old 11-11-13, 11:50 PM
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I had a dream within a dream this morning and I believe I came very close to going lucid. This is exciting and I hope it continues.
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Old 11-12-13, 12:44 AM
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Today I sold my mash bolt. I kind of miss it already.
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Old 11-12-13, 09:23 AM
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Today Cotton Bureau posted a goofy bike shirt I illustrated. I have also sold about 50 of my "The Cannibal" shirts. I do wish this project wasnt such a hassle, its really eating into my non existent free time.
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Old 11-12-13, 10:04 AM
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Today was the first day that could really be called winter biking for me. Temp will be at or below freezing all day. The lake was angry, with waves crashing up over the lake front path and completely covering it at times. Along "the curve", the combination of waves and freezing temps created a sheet of ice (on a section of the trail that is heavily banked towards the lake). I was the only one of a group of about 6 cyclists that didn't completely wipe out. One guy fell and started sliding down the slope towards the lake... it was a little scary. Whenever the waves from the lake wash up over the path I get recurring visions of being sucked into the water and/or losing my bike to the lake.
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