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Old 05-06-14, 06:46 AM
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Today I'm at the dealership getting an alignment and oil change (cause coupons). Cars man, why?

Tonight I'm going to the track for the first time. Sure I'll be nervous once I actually get on the track.

Also decided yesterday that I'm going to be traveling to the Pacific Northwest at the end of summer. Portland, Seattle, maybe Vancouver. It'll be the first time I travel solo on a longer vacation.
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Old 05-06-14, 07:06 AM
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I hear you. My car died about a year and a half ago and I haven't bothered to replace it.
You will really enjoy the track though it can be a bit unnerving at first. Be willing to take instruction.
Expertise on the road does not immediately translate to expertise on the track, though it will give you a leg up.
Beware, once you see the PNW you may never want to return to New Jersey.
Are you bike touring cross country to get there?
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Old 05-06-14, 09:51 AM
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No, I only own fixed gear bikes, nor do I have the time. Going to fly out with my bike then take the train.

After living in the Northeast my whole life and two years in Toronto, I'd be more than willing to give up winter. Unfortunately/fortunately my family keeps me here (for now).
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Old 05-06-14, 12:52 PM
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Sup sqrl.
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Today I:

1. Pulled cranks; re-greased everything
2. Greased seatpost and seatpost clamp bolt
3. Greased stem bolts
4. Swapped brake lever to old XTR lever; Avid lever was bent
5. Put 3 scoops of Stan's in rear wheel setup tubeless (no flats here please)
6. Replaced ESI Chunky grips, were shredded, with a pair of Ergons I had sitting around; greased Ergon bolts
7. Adjusted BB7 brake pads
8. Added two king cages on front fork (holds my beers )
9. Re-greased pedals
10. Re-greased rear hub bolts and front hub skewers
11. Checked all bolts to make sure they are all snugly down

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Old 05-06-14, 01:35 PM
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My bike riding is lagging while I look for new houses.
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Old 05-06-14, 10:08 PM
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Went for a test ride on my new cambium. got doored. at least the saddle feels great
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Old 05-06-14, 10:22 PM
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PSA: Mother's day is this Sunday 5/11. Don't be that son/ daughter/ husband.

Tackled that^ today.with my wallet
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Old 05-06-14, 10:33 PM
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Today(yesterday on east coast) I put in 44 miles.
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Old 05-06-14, 10:45 PM
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Yesterday i rode my bike for the first time
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Old 05-07-14, 07:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
PSA: Mother's day is this Sunday 5/11. Don't be that son/ daughter/ husband.

Tackled that^ today.with my wallet
Thanks for the heads up.

My wife conveniently celebrates 3 different "Mother's Day"

Dec 8th because she is Panamanian
Aug 15th because we lived in Costa Rica for many years
May 11th because we are in the US now.

Fortunately she is pretty low maintenance, so its just flowers or something simple.
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Old 05-07-14, 07:45 AM
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Originally Posted by rex615 View Post
Thanks for the heads up.

My wife conveniently celebrates 3 different "Mother's Day"

Dec 8th because she is Panamanian
Aug 15th because we lived in Costa Rica for many years
May 11th because we are in the US now.

Fortunately she is pretty low maintenance, so its just flowers or something simple.
Interesting. I should get two father's days then. One in June for Canada and one in September for Australia.
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Old 05-07-14, 08:22 AM
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Interesting. I should get two father's days then. One in June for Canada and one in September for Australia.
Seems fair.

Fathers Day is on the same date for Panama, Costa Rica and the US (June), so I only get one anyway.
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Originally Posted by SpeshulEd View Post
My bike riding is lagging while I look for new houses.

pick neighborhood you want to live in. explore it on your bicycle. win/win.

Looking online is quick and easy, but being on a bicycle riding around lets you get a feel for the area, how people act, how safe things appear, etc.
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Old 05-07-14, 04:14 PM
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today i mounted my new 28c panaracers on my ron kitching. very excite. bless you panasonic for making so many 27" models.
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Today I got in 40 miles.
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today my new boss told me hes giving me a machine to put linux on and do whatever i want with it

and i found a vnc for my phone that lets me control computers with it.

****ing science.
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Old 05-07-14, 05:55 PM
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I returned the defective frame I bought, exchanged it for one without flaws and then I built up my first frameset with leftover parts.
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Old 05-07-14, 06:17 PM
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The Muff and I got in a 30 mile gravel ride today after installing new BB bearings on his caad.

We both just cleaned our bikes haha.
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bikes all set up with new tires and grips, and its thunderstorming. might go anyway. probably will.
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Old 05-07-14, 08:01 PM
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The Muff and I got in a 30 mile gravel ride today after installing new BB bearings on his caad.

We both just cleaned our bikes haha.
My bb doesn't click anymore thank ****ing christ.

Gravel is the best thing ever.
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pick neighborhood you want to live in. explore it on your bicycle. win/win.

Looking online is quick and easy, but being on a bicycle riding around lets you get a feel for the area, how people act, how safe things appear, etc.
Not a bad idea. Might take the bikes downtown this weekend. We think we've might have found the one, hoping to see it this weekend. It's in an awesome location, needs a little work, but nothing wrong with that as it'll allow us to remodel it the way we want.
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Old 05-08-14, 01:55 PM
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Today I put the fenders on, packed a 2nd rain shell and rain pants and prepare for a very wet ride home tonight. The right gear makes ALL the difference. Too bad my rain gear isn't quite complete yet though. Still need to figure out something for the hands and feet and really, I need multiples of everything since we get rain for days.
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Old 05-08-14, 03:44 PM
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Today I put the fenders on, packed a 2nd rain shell and rain pants and prepare for a very wet ride home tonight. The right gear makes ALL the difference. Too bad my rain gear isn't quite complete yet though. Still need to figure out something for the hands and feet and really, I need multiples of everything since we get rain for days.
What kind of rain pants do you have? I've been searching around and I haven't found anything I've really liked.
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My 'rain' pants are about 2 or 3 years old now and no longer sold. (I know because I checked last week). Having said that, I am likely going to pick up a pair of these soon.
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