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Old 06-02-15, 08:22 AM
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
I thought that everyone did this? No?

Sometimes I will sit on the top tube and pedal when I am out screwing around. Looks comical from what others have told me.

Just don't accidentally "Belvedere" yerself.....
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Old 06-02-15, 09:45 AM
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Today I just got back from the dentist and found out I need a root canal and crown on my bad tooth. Lotta pain in my mouth and wallet. The dentist felt sorry for me and gave me a 10% senior citizen discount, but it's still going to cost me well over $2K. Oh, and in case you are wondering, my Medicare insurance doesn't cover any of this.
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I'd like to think i have as much money as brains.
I see the light at the end of the tunnel, but the tunnel keeps getting longer - me
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Old 06-02-15, 10:02 AM
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my dads on medicare, they basically support the bare minimum for you to continue living

theyl fix whatever you got from getting worse but theyre not gonna bring you to 100% again
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Old 06-02-15, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by sickz View Post
sat on my toptube while waitin' at red lights.

yes i know i look cool.
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^
I always do that - like half the time or more.
Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
I thought that everyone did this? No?

Sometimes I will sit on the top tube and pedal when I am out screwing around. Looks comical from what others have told me.
You guys have to stop for red lights? That must suck.
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Old 06-02-15, 03:10 PM
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Took a chem test today. I have no idea how I did, and that scares me.
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Old 06-02-15, 03:23 PM
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Muffin Man, it's over so take a deep breath.

Three finals to go. I am so glad I won't be having the same shop instructor next semester because the drag of this semester and we could have learned more without her.
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Old 06-02-15, 03:40 PM
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it really sucks when your professor is a detriment to the learning experience, ive been there and its so frustrating. its especially crap when theres only that one person who teaches xyz subject
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Old 06-02-15, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Muffin Man View Post
I have no idea how I did.
That's a way better sign that if you felt like you didn't know anything. I'm sure you did fine.
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Old 06-02-15, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
my dads on medicare, they basically support the bare minimum for you to continue living

theyl fix whatever you got from getting worse but theyre not gonna bring you to 100% again
Ain't that the truth. Anyways, I just came back from the dentist and CVS $2139.60 poorer. At least the meds are cheap with my Medicare card. Not really a lot of pain, but I'm taking the hydrocodone anyway just to get high.
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Old 06-02-15, 06:03 PM
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when does a cross bike with risers start to look like a hybrid?
The moment you installed the risers.
Next Question?
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Old 06-02-15, 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
Not really a lot of pain, but I'm taking the hydrocodone anyway just to get high.

hey you paid for it in time and money, dont want that to go to waste now!
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Old 06-02-15, 06:46 PM
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Word.


I personally enjoy the feel of opiate painkillers, and for this reason (and my compulsive tendencies), I will never try H, or seek out a bottle of painkillers that hasn't been prescribed to me. I just need to work on crashing my bike and getting root canals more often I guess.
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I'm in discussion with Colossi to have them build me a "custom" steel road frame. For my next trick I will make my wallet disappear.
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Old 06-02-15, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
I thought that everyone did this?
i usually track stand at reds, anticipating the light to get the jump on traffic.
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Old 06-02-15, 08:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
it really sucks when your professor is a detriment to the learning experience, ive been there and its so frustrating. its especially crap when theres only that one person who teaches xyz subject
We have a few instructors but she was brought on this semester for our class. It felt like almost everyday I had no idea what the hell was going to happen because all kinds of random **** pissed her off. Then she told me I'm except from the final weld test because I passed the certification test but now I'm taking it anyway? I spent the last month practicing something else...
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Old 06-02-15, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Cyril View Post
The moment you installed the risers.
Next Question?
I doubt that.
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Old 06-02-15, 09:55 PM
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Today I ordered some stealthy black zipp decal kits to replace the loud white ones on my 404's.

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Ain't that the truth. Anyways, I just came back from the dentist and CVS $2139.60 poorer. At least the meds are cheap with my Medicare card. Not really a lot of pain, but I'm taking the hydrocodone anyway just to get high.
I would like to convey my deepest sympathies to your bike monies. Gone too soon.
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i usually track stand at reds, anticipating the light to get the jump on traffic.
I have the balance of a stoned water buffalo. Maybe one day I will be able to do this.
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Old 06-03-15, 12:17 AM
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couldn't tell you the last time i put a foot down at an intersection. I can barely walk in a straight line but I can track stand for hours on end.
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Old 06-03-15, 12:23 AM
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I think learning to track stand at red lights might be my "new" new years resolution. I'm good at doing the slow roll but the moment I come to an actual stop, I have about 3-5 seconds.
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Old 06-03-15, 12:25 AM
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right foot forward, turn front wheel to the right....rock back and forth a tad til you find the sweet spot.
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Old 06-03-15, 01:48 AM
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Getting back into skateboarding. There's a cozy 3' mini at the local park and I'm learning to ride transition. I feel like a teenager again and it feels great. I even have two coworkers to session with. Skagway, Alaska rules. Who wants to come visit?
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Old 06-03-15, 03:43 AM
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i gave up trying to learn trackstanding 3 years ago, i just pace back and forth really slow in the crosswalk like a caged lion

pretty damn good at keeping my balance on the roadie going <1mph racheting the cranks tho lol
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Coming back from lunch and having stuff i ordered at my desk is awesome. Thanks Retrogression.

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