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Old 02-05-15, 08:53 PM
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Today some kid from LA offered me $3500 for one of my mopeds. I said no.
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Old 02-05-15, 09:37 PM
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Currently working through Bicycle Design an Illustrated History from the MIT Press. I'd really recommend it. Very well written, and well researched. Filled with original catalogue scans and patent drawings. Written in a little bit of an academic style. I can't recommend it enough.

I also went up to 4 classes from the 3 I was taking in the fall. I'm now up to 5-600 pages a week of reading. No more Netflix binges (got them out of my system over break), at least for a couple weeks.

Also went on a ride bikes date with a girl. She likes touring and long rides. Very cute. The fact she rides on the sidewalk when downtown, though, = heartbreak.

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Old 02-05-15, 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
Today some kid from LA offered me $3500 for one of my mopeds. I said no.
Attachment to the moped aside, wouldn't you take a loss to let it go at that price?
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Old 02-05-15, 11:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Unkle Rico View Post
85' Golf
ABA swap and a ton of other crap.

Thumbup
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Old 02-05-15, 11:07 PM
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Today I have finally received my coffee table I ordered from etsy in December! Love it!
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Old 02-05-15, 11:41 PM
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Originally Posted by iTripped View Post
Attachment to the moped aside, wouldn't you take a loss to let it go at that price?
I haven't really kept track of money spent so it's hard to say.

I'm not particularly "attached" to my mopeds but some **** just isn't for sale. I told him to build his own.
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Old 02-06-15, 12:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Muffin Man View Post
CAAD still hasn't sold. I suck at selling bikes.
Let's see how good you're at giving them away then.
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Old 02-06-15, 06:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
Let's see how good you're at giving them away then.
ill take it.

boom quickest sale ever.
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Old 02-06-15, 06:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
I haven't really kept track of money spent so it's hard to say.

I'm not particularly "attached" to my mopeds but some **** just isn't for sale. I told him to build his own.

Post a pic of it!

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Old 02-06-15, 08:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Unkle Rico View Post
85' Golf
ABA swap and a ton of other crap.

I'll see yer Golf and raise you a 16V Scirocco.....

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Old 02-06-15, 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted by T13 View Post
Post a pic of it!
I have a few but this is the one the kid was referring to:

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Old 02-06-15, 09:34 AM
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^^^ Is that the one you mangled your hand on ? I can see why you have sentimental attachment to it.
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Old 02-06-15, 09:41 AM
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It is.

My thumb and forefinger have come really close to fully growing back and even my doctor is a little surprised. She said when a fingertip is severed, theres a decent chance of it growing back if even a small part of the cuticle is still intact.
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
My thumb and forefinger have come really close to fully growing back and even my doctor is a little surprised. She said when a fingertip is severed, theres a decent chance of it growing back if even a small part of the cuticle is still intact.
It's all that Zilla.
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Old 02-06-15, 11:26 AM
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saturday and sunday are my first days off in yellowstone. its pretty rad out here. im working in the kitchen at the old faithful snow lodge. gonna build some sick bikes out here.
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Old 02-06-15, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
I have a few but this is the one the kid was referring to:

What year is that?
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Old 02-06-15, 01:41 PM
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1979

Click the word 'this' in my post if you want to nerd out moped-style.

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Today I made breakfast for the Sqrl. Latet was paid $50 to ride some miles to a corporate office and put a reflector on one of their company beach cruisers. Then I had a Hawaiian pork & cabbage dish for lunch. Ooooh yeah

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1979

Click the word 'this' in my post if you want to nerd out moped-style.
I like the expansion chamber on the Sabbath. Twisted and blued.
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Old 02-06-15, 03:32 PM
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Earlier this year I decided that this would be the year I try racing at Kissena. Today I realized that I haven't ridden my geared bike since July, so as much as I love having it around, I'll probably end up selling it to finance some decent track wheels, maybe a frame. Hrm.
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
I have a few but this is the one the kid was referring to:


Wow man, that thing is awesome. 60mph too? Very cool. I've had a few Vespas and quite a few small bikes, never gotten my hands on a moped though. Yet.
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Old 02-07-15, 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by garlic_rice View Post
Earlier this year I decided that this would be the year I try racing at Kissena. Today I realized that I haven't ridden my geared bike since July, so as much as I love having it around, I'll probably end up selling it to finance some decent track wheels, maybe a frame. Hrm.
What part of Queens are you from? I was thinking of signing up too.
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Old 02-08-15, 03:03 PM
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today i took the sanitation test.

oh my god. if anyone fails that they shouldnt just not be offered a job, they should be euthanized.
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Today I worked on my cycling tan.
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Today i....

Almost killed a fat dumb tourist stepping into the bibike lane.
Randomly ran into a bike club buddy 30 miles from home.
Bought a 2 dollor organic bannana at a local market.
Crashed a charity ride that was between me and a post ride beer.
Got day time drunk.
Rode home , took afternoon nap.
Did laundry
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