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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 07-07-20, 09:46 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
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 have 2.8 x 27.5 on my mtb but it has 150mm out back and 160mm in the fork. I have not had it in snow yet.
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Old 07-07-20, 10:18 PM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
I have 2.8 x 27.5 on my mtb but it has 150mm out back and 160mm in the fork. I have not had it in snow yet.
Oh you got a full squish plus bike!

2.8 works great on packed MUPs and 4" or so of powder. I haven't tried them on corduroy trails but I imagine 4" tires would be better on them.
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Old 07-07-20, 10:35 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Oh you got a full squish plus bike!
Yep. It's bigger and has more suspension than my first motorcycle.
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Old 07-08-20, 04:31 AM
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Brooklyn will always deliver.
...pizza and Chinese?
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Old 07-08-20, 04:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
...pizza and Chinese?
It’s Brooklyn... avocado toast
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Old 07-08-20, 04:51 AM
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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.
All is clear now.

(Texans hate Oklahoma with a burning rage that is a faint shadow of the NY-Boston sentiment.)
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Old 07-08-20, 05:22 AM
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Time to ride. Gonna try to beat the rain.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Time to ride. Gonna try to beat the rain.
Almost time here in AZ. It's 85F at 4:50AM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
Almost time here in AZ. It's 85F at 4:50AM
But it’s a dry heat, right? It’s 75 here but soupy humid.
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But it’s a dry heat, right?.
not quite dry, but it's not monsoon season yet(26% humidity). Today will hit 107F, but Saturday it'll reach 114F
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Old 07-08-20, 06:18 AM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
There’s plenty of that here too. The general lack of common courtesy toward other drivers or to cyclists amazes me lately.

Last week a driver and male cyclist, of a man and woman cycling duo, had an altercation. The altercation escalated to the piint that the driver exited his vehicle wielding a knife, and threatening the male cyclist. The woman drew her concealed cary and shot him dead.
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Old 07-08-20, 06:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Quite a range. Should I wait by the mailbox?



Would you? That'd be great thanks...
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Old 07-08-20, 06:28 AM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Did they have to kneel and make sure their skirt touched the floor?
They did in my school but I think they quit my Junior year.
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Old 07-08-20, 06:31 AM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
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.
I graduated in 1969 and girls were required to wear skirts/dresses in school and even as spectators at sporting events except football where slacks were allowed.
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Old 07-08-20, 06:33 AM
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
I wonder what level lawyers (present company excluded) and used car salesmen will get.
Oh, we’re gonna have to have sooooo many levels.

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Last week a driver and male cyclist, of a man and woman cycling duo, had an altercation. The altercation escalated to the piint that the driver exited his vehicle wielding a knife, and threatening the male cyclist. The woman drew her concealed cary and shot him dead.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Looks like it belongs on a Trans Am!

Pontiac, we build excitement.

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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Soupy out. Can’t wait for fall.
. Winter right behind that
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Last week a driver and male cyclist, of a man and woman cycling duo, had an altercation. The altercation escalated to the piint that the driver exited his vehicle wielding a knife, and threatening the male cyclist. The woman drew her concealed cary and shot him dead.
Well...
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Old 07-08-20, 06:41 AM
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. Winter right behind that
Correct.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
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.
We didn't know what AC was.
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Originally Posted by Pirkaus View Post
Actually an Acura RDX at @ 40mph. Finding out about the v-tach, while testing and checking for heart damage, I guess was the silver lining. I have never felt one or noticed it, but Doc said, the notice maybe syncope, or sudden death. Not playing around with this, just gonna ride my bikes and enjoy the view.

edit, tomorrow is my crashiversery, how time flys by.
mines next Tuesday
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Correct.
I would go so far as to say we're in pre-winter.
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Last week a driver and male cyclist, of a man and woman cycling duo, had an altercation. The altercation escalated to the piint that the driver exited his vehicle wielding a knife, and threatening the male cyclist. The woman drew her concealed cary and shot him dead.
Wow! Fun times
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Pontiac, we build excitement.
Kawasaki. Put something exciting between your legs.
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I would go so far as to say we're in pre-winter.
It's 80 degrees
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