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Old 07-07-20, 07:36 PM
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In other fatbike news, just ordered some hubs to build up a wheelset for running some 27.5 x 2.3" slicks. Already got the rims...

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I was thinking of doing some work on my fatbike today (chopping the steerer and lubing chain) but it's 120°+ in the garage right now and it's not supposed to drop below 100° outside 'til 11pm or so.
Midnight wrench session.
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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Oh yeah, that’s a whole other level of bad, those people will have their own level of hell, right there with abusers and people talk at the movie theaters!
I wonder what level lawyers (present company excluded) and used car salesmen will get.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
In other fatbike news, just ordered some hubs to build up a wheelset for running some 27.5 x 2.3" slicks. Already got the rims...

Oh yeah.
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The season formerly known is summer is all but done. Sad..
I wish, just getting started here. Lots of 100s in my future, at least 4 small brush fires today.
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Old 07-07-20, 07:48 PM
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I wish, just getting started here. Lots of 100s in my future, at least 4 small brush fires today.
Some schools are starting in two weeks.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
In other fatbike news, just ordered some hubs to build up a wheelset for running some 27.5 x 2.3" slicks. Already got the rims...
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Midnight wrench session.
Why a fatbike and not a mtb? I never tried one but I'm fat-curious.
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Old 07-07-20, 07:52 PM
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I wonder what level lawyers (present company excluded) and used car salesmen will get.
probably down at the ninth level. alongside politicians.
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Old 07-07-20, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Ah, so that's why the Vimovo says, "Do not crush." (not that I was tempted to)

Speaking of which, generic V isn't covered so the nurse's plan B is naproxen + esomeprazole. Is that a sensible solution, given my daily prednisone?
Reasonable.
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I don't think any decision has been made by the school district here yet. Only 650,000 students in LA Unified. All of my schooling was with that district.

fun fact: No school I attended ever had air conditioning until high school and then it was just one building out of many. Sometimes the teachers would turn off the lights as if it would help.

We also had dress code until my senior year. No jeans, no facial hair, no hair touching your ears, and girls had to wear dresses.
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Brooklyn will always deliver.
I want to say that they were originally from Oklahoma. The hubby was a big-time Sooner fan. Why they decided on NYC and LA, consecutively, is beyond me.
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Why a fatbike and not a mtb? I never tried one but I'm fat-curious.
I'm not a real mountain biker. Fat bike can do snow and single track. One bike to rule them all, unless you are a real mountain biker. It's not fast, but it's fun.
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Reasonable.
Should I ask about something else? I've an appointment Monday.
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fun fact: No school I attended ever had air conditioning until high school and then it was just one building out of many. Sometimes the teachers would turn off the lights as if it would help.
wut

Every school I attended had heat, air conditioning, and running water. #20thCentury
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
I'm not a real mountain biker. Fat bike can do snow and single track. One bike to rule them all, unless you are a real mountain biker. It's not fast, but it's fun.
I'm sure it's a blast in the snow. I used to ride an old Trek hardtail in the snow and I loved it. Had to be the right kind of snow, though. If it got too slushy forget it.
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Old 07-07-20, 08:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
wut

Every school I attended had heat, air conditioning, and running water. #20thCentury
The worst buildings were the portable bungalows which contained 2 classrooms. Those things had poor insulation and they were the suck on a hot day.
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Every school I attended had heat, air conditioning, and running water. #20thCentury
No internets until college, though.
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I don't think any decision has been made by the school district here yet. Only 650,000 students in LA Unified. All of my schooling was with that district.

fun fact: No school I attended ever had air conditioning until high school and then it was just one building out of many. Sometimes the teachers would turn off the lights as if it would help.

We also had dress code until my senior year. No jeans, no facial hair, no hair touching your ears, and girls had to wear dresses.
Did they have to kneel and make sure their skirt touched the floor?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
wut

Every school I attended had heat, air conditioning, and running water. #20thCentury
No A/C for DougRNS, I just HTFU.

Full disclosure:
In PA, it was only bad the first week or two at the beginning and end of the year.

This was before your fellow Tennessean Al Gore invented the internet, global warming and inconvenient truths.
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Why a fatbike and not a mtb? I never tried one but I'm fat-curious.
I just have 2.8" plus tires on mine, and it's super fun in the snow!

Down here in the desert it's fun to ride full rigid that doesn't beat you up, and they float across sandy washes with aplomb.

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I don't think any decision has been made by the school district here yet. Only 650,000 students in LA Unified. All of my schooling was with that district.

fun fact: No school I attended ever had air conditioning until high school and then it was just one building out of many. Sometimes the teachers would turn off the lights as if it would help.

We also had dress code until my senior year. No jeans, no facial hair, no hair touching your ears, and girls had to wear dresses.
No AC for me til I got to middle school in AZ.

I have no idea how I survived school sans-AC in NC. May had to have hurt just a little.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
In other fatbike news, just ordered some hubs to build up a wheelset for running some 27.5 x 2.3" slicks. Already got the rims...
Sweet!

What rims and tires?
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Sweet!

What rims and tires?
Stan's Sentry for rims.
https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...&category=3649

Dunno about tires yet really.

I'll probably lace some 26er fat rims to those hubs if/when we get back close to some snow.
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No A/C for DougRNS, I just HTFU.
Uh huh. Got your windows open now?
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Did they have to kneel and make sure their skirt touched the floor?
I don't remember that but one of my teachers was not happy that girls would be allowed to wear pants and he fought against it. He was pretty young, too.
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