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Old 06-06-15, 11:36 PM
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I'm about to bum you fixie guys out with brake stuff.

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Old 06-06-15, 11:46 PM
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And here I thought he was just an Archetype in Bike Snob's book! Had no idea he was an actual dude!
LOL there's been numerous sightings of him riding in LA or spectating @ ADT event center velo

Even pictures of him with his signature Lotus trackframe in various states of bedazzlement.
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Old 06-07-15, 01:57 AM
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today i just had a ****ing tick crawl out of the hood on my brake lever

WTF
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Old 06-07-15, 04:36 AM
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Today(yesterday, Saturday actually) I put in 30 miles on the Basso, after having not ridden a FG for more than a couple miles in about 4 years. It was a perfect day for it. The temps were in the mid to high 60s and sunny. The only thing that sucked were a few mile long, small grades with headwinds the whole length. Also, boy does my ass hurt today. Haha
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Old 06-07-15, 04:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
today i just had a ****ing tick crawl out of the hood on my brake lever

WTF
That's better than having one crawl out of yer ear. When I was in bootcamp, I got one attached to my nutsack. hehe
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Old 06-07-15, 06:12 AM
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Thank you for sharing.
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Old 06-07-15, 09:00 AM
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Finished our annual nighttime 200K brevet about 1:00 this am. Highlight was getting surprised by the couple monster truck tires lying in the shoulder. I managed to swerve off into the gravel but grabbed too much front brake and endovered. Landed on my shoulder, then the bike landed on me. Got up sore as hell but still in one piece, rode another three hours to the finish. Moral of the story, don't keep your headlamp on low just because you're cheap with batteries.
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Old 06-07-15, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
today i just had a ****ing tick crawl out of the hood on my brake lever

WTF
Better that than crawling out of your shorts...
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Old 06-07-15, 04:17 PM
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Finished our annual nighttime 200K brevet about 1:00 this am.
Double metric, Kudos!

In the dark,.... respect.
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Old 06-07-15, 09:39 PM
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today I realized (through strava) that I've ridden my nature boy over 1200mi in the last 2 months and driven my car exactly 0 miles. lost 14lbs last month and I feel really good overall.
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Old 06-08-15, 08:02 AM
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today I realized (through strava) that I've ridden my nature boy over 1200mi in the last 2 months and driven my car exactly 0 miles. lost 14lbs last month and I feel really good overall.
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Old 06-08-15, 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by johnnytheboy View Post
today I realized (through strava) that I've ridden my nature boy over 1200mi in the last 2 months and driven my car exactly 0 miles. lost 14lbs last month and I feel really good overall.
Next step, sell the car ?
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Old 06-08-15, 11:03 AM
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Today I'm having super awesome random leg cramps / spasms, after pushing myself way too hard on a short (~30 miles) and fun but stupid ride yesterday. Climbed twin peaks twice (once from each side) in 47x16 while carrying a pannier full of several people's locks, food, beer. Was worth it, but damn. Shoulda drank way more water instead of beer and/or not mashed so hard trying to keep up with my friends on a tandem who were crushing it.
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Old 06-08-15, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by 3speedslow View Post
Next step, sell the car ?
i just bought it last feb.....it's hard living where i do without a car...but i'm making it work...i'm leaving for tulsa tough on friday, so i'll drive then...!
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Old 06-08-15, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by johnnytheboy View Post
i just bought it last feb.....it's hard living where i do without a car...but i'm making it work...i'm leaving for tulsa tough on friday, so i'll drive then...!
No justo's needed. Was wondering if that was part of your game plan.

I I did that, left the car so long in the driveway that people asked if it was buggered or for sale !

Made the move down to the coast and decided it was time to go car less. Congrats on the weight loss and health progress ! People down here tell me I will be the healthiest dead person when I go !
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Old 06-08-15, 12:56 PM
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Every time I need to drive my truck, I need to charge the battery for about a day to get it to run. Which I need to do again, so I can take it the car wash and list it for sale.

I still have another car, but the truck is going bye-bye!
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Old 06-08-15, 03:27 PM
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ive been driving only a handful of times per month since i started riding again in march. my car is on its last legs so im pretty sure this is gonna be my last year without a car. ive had the same thing with the battery though the past couple years once it gets to winter, snow day hits and i go to drive and the battery is dead. "oh darn. sickday."

all i need is to setup my lockup bike with some racks and ill be good to go
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Today my right clavicle is in two pieces and I have three fractured ribs.
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Old 06-08-15, 03:55 PM
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Today my right clavicle is in two pieces and I have three fractured ribs.
Ouch. How?
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Today my right clavicle is in two pieces and I have three fractured ribs.
UHD? Unintentional High Speed Moped Dismount?
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dude went so hard his mortal body couldnt handle it
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However it happened, heal well !
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Today my right clavicle is in two pieces and I have three fractured ribs.
Rough sex ?
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Just got back to SF from riding 545 miles down to LA FROM SF

What an epic journey!

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was bombing around all day bar hopping. Started storming like hell kept on riding place to place. Hit something popped both tires at once. RAD
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