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Brakes - tell me why...

Old 10-02-13, 01:18 AM
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Jan loves me not shaving over the weekend because she can scratch the stubble, but if I mention the "b" word, she gives me 'that' look. Sorta makes me want to grow it out to see how much I can get away with ... but then again, maybe I'm just a coward.
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I shaved my face daily for 20 years while in the Navy, during that time I lost enough hair that shaving my head became cheaper than a haircut. Now I am retired bald and bearded, I'm married so I use brakes
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Originally Posted by europa
Jan loves me not shaving over the weekend because she can scratch the stubble, but if I mention the "b" word, she gives me 'that' look.
Angie doesn't like me talking about brakes either.
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Update: the new build is gonna have no brakes.. so one double.. one with none.
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im telling mom...
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She's going to be pissed.
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I'm seeing a Duck Dynasty episode where they all ride FG's in our future. Willie has three brakes, Si has none but crashes first time out. Phil has the Mrs. riding on his handlebars...
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Two brakes, no beard, no girlfriend.

I don't even have a fixie anymore.

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Originally Posted by europa
If I mention the "b" word, she gives me 'that' look.
Brakes are death dude!


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Every time I see the title of this thread,I think:

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I'm sure I've heard about that band somewhere...
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Originally Posted by kriwhe
I'm sure I've heard about that band somewhere...
You probably know them from Yoko...

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1 beard. 1 wife. 0 kids. 2 brakes. Life is good.
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1 beard
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1 bad ass *****
1 black coffee
0 idea what happened to this thread.
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Originally Posted by willpay
1 beard
1 break
1 bad ass *****
1 black coffee

0 idea what happened to this thread.
It died because this is such an old, tired topic.
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It died because this is such an old, tired topic.
Tell me of the Merckx! How's it coming?!?!?! Since this is a dead thread I don't feel bad for asking.
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Originally Posted by willpay
1 beard
1 break
1 bad ass *****
1 black coffee
0 idea what happened to this thread.
How is it that people see the work brakes spelled correctly about a hundred times in a thread (as well as in the thread title), yet proceed to use an entirely different word when they post?
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla
How is it that people see the work brakes spelled correctly about a hundred times in a thread (as well as in the thread title), yet proceed to use an entirely different word when they post?
Because I'm busy at work at typing as quickly as possible so that my co-workers don't see me slacking off.
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people who use breaks are lazy so that applies to things liek typing
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people who use breaks are lazy so that applies to things liek typing
My biek has 2 breaks and deep dish wheel lips. Only 1 handlebar neck and forks tho.
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Old 10-10-13, 10:25 AM
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My beard has 0 typos.
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Front only, because it's neither totally uncool nor cool, black nor white. I live in the gray zone.

FWIW, my goal on my fixed rides is to never use the brake, even on some fairly steep descents, and I rarely need to touch it. It's essential though when in any traffic, at least for me.
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Old 10-16-13, 09:11 AM
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So I'm growing my beard out for the first time. It's been going about 2 months. The thing is I have a bald spot on one of my cheeks about the size of a quarter. I'm kind of just waiting to see if the surrounding hair covers it up after a while. Anybody think this is likely? There is no way I'm willing to go to a mustache or goatee. If I'm going to shave, I'm going to do the whole thing.
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